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)
1.1

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, not a wide, venkat not very interested in what otherwise looked like a wide one

1.2

Fleming to Kirsten, 1 wide, down the leg side, keeper collects, it's a wide this time

1.2

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump, travelling quite close across the left hander, but no shot offered

1.3

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, thru to the keeper once again

1.4

Fleming to Kirsten, 1 run, top edges a cut shot, down to the 3rd man, saw enough of that from Australia today

1.5

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, leaves a swinging one alone outside the off stump

1.6

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, defends off the off stump, back to the bowler

South Africa 7/0   DW Fleming 1-0-2-0
3.1

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, leaving it outside the off stump, ball angles across

3.2

Fleming to Kirsten, 1 run, inswinger onto the leg stump, pushed to the mid wicket

3.3

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side

3.3

Fleming to Gibbs, no run

3.4

Fleming to Gibbs, 2 runs, stepping back and angling the ball well thru the mid wicket, a well judged double

3.5

Fleming to Gibbs, FOUR, just deflects the ball thru the cover point, perfect timing to the boundary

3.6

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, and some defence to end the over

South Africa 17/0   DW Fleming 2-0-10-0
15.1

Fleming to Cullinan, no run

15.2

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, zipping away past the outside edge of Cullinan on his back foot

15.3

Fleming to Cullinan, 2 runs, misdirected down the leg side, glances it behind the square leg

15.4

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, throughly mistimed drive on the off side, to the mi doff

15.5

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, off cutter from Fleming, a little deviation and bounce into the leading pad

15.6

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, dabbing it away close on the on side

South Africa 55/3   DW Fleming 3-0-12-0
17.1

Fleming to Cullinan, no run

17.2

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, dabbing it away into the off side

17.3

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, turned away into the on side, to the mid wicket

17.4

Fleming to Cullinan, no run

17.5

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, defending onto the on side, bowler fields

17.6

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, ball keeps a little low, outside the off stump, played late by Cullinan, 4 maidens from the past 6 overs

South Africa 55/3   DW Fleming 4-1-12-0
19.1

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, seaming in, 85 mph, lucky defence, inside edge into the pads, nearly thru the gate

19.2

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, defending off the off stump, onto the on side

19.3

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, jammed down the wicket, bump ball knocked down by the bowler

19.4

Fleming to Cullinan, 1 run, slower ball, waits for it, turned behind square for the single

19.5

Fleming to Kallis, 1 run, turning it off the toes, ball runs away towards the square leg

19.6

Fleming to Cullinan, no run, and just the 2 off the over to make it 6 runs off the past 6 overs

South Africa 59/3   DW Fleming 5-1-14-0
21.1

Fleming to Cullinan, 1 run, turned off the off stump and behind the square leg

21.2

Fleming to Kallis, 1 wide, slow ball goes haywire, appeared to have just clipped the pad on its way down the leg side

21.2

Fleming to Kallis, OUT, pushed down to the mid off, dangerous single, Bevan collects and has the full face of the stumps to aim for, direct throw has Cullinan out by close to 2 metres

DJ Cullinan run out 6 (39m 30b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

21.3

Fleming to Rhodes, no run, a little inswinger, defending outside the off stump

21.4

Fleming to Rhodes, no run

21.5

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 run, driving down the on side, Bevan saving runs this time, just need him to come on bowling and take a bag full

21.6

Fleming to Kallis, no run

South Africa 62/4   DW Fleming 6-1-17-0
45.1

Fleming to Klusener, FOUR, around the wicket, simply carved thru the mid wicket, remarkable stuff

45.2

Fleming to Klusener, 1 run, bump ball over the bowler's head, long on gathers and they think twice about the second but decide not to

45.3

Fleming to Pollock, 1 run, playing thru the covers, into the deep, gives Lance the strike

45.4

Fleming to Klusener, 1 run, full toss waist high, not called no ball, top edge down the field, but too short of the long on

45.5

Fleming to Pollock, OUT, angling in, inside edge onto the stumps, Pollock's mini slog is over, but I dare say Australia would prefer the wicket of the other guy

SM Pollock b Fleming 20 (27m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

45.6

Fleming to Boucher, 1 run, playing square off the leg stump, they baulk at the second and Boucher keeps the strike

South Africa 184/7   DW Fleming 7-1-25-1
47.1

Fleming to Boucher, no run, outside the off stump, a little short, couldn't get to it very well, dabbed to the mid wicket

47.2

Fleming to Boucher, no run, inswinging yorker, Boucher gets tied up in his defence again,bat and pad inf ront of the leg stump

47.3

Fleming to Boucher, no run, swing and missing, ball bounces over the leg stump, Boucher hitting the panic button

47.4

Fleming to Boucher, 1 run, inswinging full toss, they finally get a single, knocked thru the wide mid off

47.5

Fleming to Klusener, FOUR, throwing the bat at it, thick edge high in the air, over the backward point, too wide of the 3rd man

47.6

Fleming to Klusener, 2 runs, skies it with a big pull over the mid wicket, ball lands just short of the boundary and is just stopped from going over the rope, they don't go for the 3rd, Moody was the fielder

South Africa 196/7   DW Fleming 8-1-32-1
49.1

Fleming to Klusener, FOUR, stepping back and driving the covers, amazing stuff, can he do it yet again, McGrath pitching up from around the wicket

49.2

Fleming to Klusener, FOUR, driving thru the wide long off, and again, too wide of Mark Waugh in the deep

49.3

Fleming to Klusener, no run, pulled down the wicket, to the mid on, Lehmann with the run out chance, Donald too far backing up

49.4

Fleming to Klusener, OUT, run out gone, Australia have done it

AA Donald run out 0 (7m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

South Africa 213/10   DW Fleming 8.4-1-40-1
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