ICC World Cup, 2nd SF: Australia v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 17, 1999
ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final
Match tied
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham (neutral venue)
17 June 1999 (50-over match)
0.1

Pollock to Gilchrist, 3 runs, and Gilchrist into his theatrics pretty quickly, nearly popped a catch to the mid on, but it went just wide

Australia 3/0   AC Gilchrist 3* (1b)
1.1

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, coming around the wicket, they've finally dumped Kallis as the opening bowler, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

1.2

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, coming forward and defending down the on side

1.3

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, pitched up, outside the off stump, a hint of inswing, chinked into the covers

1.4

Elworthy to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, turned off the pads direct to the backward square leg

1.4

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, on the back foot, defending into the covers

1.5

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, good bounce, middle stump line, defended off the hip to the square leg

1.6

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, defensive into the covers, only the no ball denying the maiden

Australia 4/1   AC Gilchrist 3* (8b)
3.1

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, around the wicket still, defended outside the off stump

3.2

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, tapped close on the on side, to the short mid wicket

3.3

Elworthy to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, defensive, ball runs away to the mid off

3.3

Elworthy to Gilchrist, 1 run, chopping it away towards the 3rd man, easy single taken

Australia 6/1   AC Gilchrist 4* (12b)
4.1

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, upright defence, outside the off stump, ball runs straight on the off side

4.2

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, tapped onto the on side this time, mid wicket runs in

4.3

Pollock to Gilchrist, 1 run, driven down the wicket, Donald runs across and dives from the mid on

Australia 7/1   AC Gilchrist 5* (15b)
5.5

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, into the covers

5.6

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, and just defended

Australia 21/1   AC Gilchrist 5* (17b)
6.6

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, nudging outside the off stump, direct to the left hander's point fielder

Australia 22/1   AC Gilchrist 5* (18b)
7.4

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, defending onto the on side

7.5

Elworthy to Gilchrist, 1 run, late little dabbed cut down to the wide 3rd man Pollock

Australia 28/1   AC Gilchrist 6* (20b)
8.6

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, pushed into the covers, not much of an attacking shot

Australia 30/1   AC Gilchrist 6* (21b)
9.4

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, defensive outside the off stump, towards but short of the covers

9.5

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, into the covers again, Gibbs is in the conventional position and moving his his right to gather

9.6

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, driving down the wicket, Elworthy fields after coming around the wicket

Australia 31/1   AC Gilchrist 6* (24b)
11.1

Elworthy to Gilchrist, 1 run, tucked clsoe on the off side, Ponting challenges the cover fielder Gibbs to a race, Ponting Gold, Gibbs Silver

11.4

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, defending just onto the off side, mid off fields quickly

11.5

Elworthy to Gilchrist, SIX, Gilchrist decides that 7 from 26 is a tad too slow, and so whacks not a bad ball way over the long on, terrific stuff

11.6

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run

Australia 47/1   AC Gilchrist 13* (28b 1x6)
12.2

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, late cut, bottom edge travels just wide of the slip, Cullinan dives well to stop it

Australia 49/1   AC Gilchrist 14* (29b 1x6)
13.5

Donald to Gilchrist, 1 run, nudging it around the corner, just fine down the leg side

Australia 58/2   AC Gilchrist 15* (30b 1x6)
14.1

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run

14.2

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run

14.3

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run

14.4

Kallis to Gilchrist, 1 run, thru the mid on, quick running

Australia 59/3   AC Gilchrist 16* (34b 1x6)
15.1

Donald to Gilchrist, FOUR, excellent off drive, down the wicket, too straight for the mid off

15.2

Donald to Gilchrist, no run, aimed at the leg stump, playing across the line, direct to the square leg

15.3

Donald to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, clips the pads down to the fine leg

Australia 66/3   AC Gilchrist 20* (37b 1x4 1x6)
16.5

Kallis to Gilchrist, no run, just some defence onto the on side

16.6

Kallis to Gilchrist, OUT, slashing a wild cut shot, gets the long top edge, easily swallowed by Donald at the 3rd man, doesn't have to move

AC Gilchrist c Donald b Kallis 20 (70m 39b 1x4 1x6) SR: 51.28

Australia 68/4   AC Gilchrist 20 (38b 1x4 1x6)
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