ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final

Australia v South Africa

Match tied

South Africa win the toss and elect to bowl first. Cronje thinks because it's a new strip there'll be a bit of help for the bowlers. turns out it's a Clayton's Toss anyway, Steve Waugh would've batted first if he won the toss. Changes are Lehmann back for Martyn and Kallis back for Boje. So we're back to the same old happy families.

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

0.2

Pollock to ME Waugh, no run, bat raised, ball left alone to the keeper

0.3

Pollock to ME Waugh, no run, dabbing some defence onto the off side, in front of the covers

0.4

Pollock to ME Waugh, no run, coming in nicely into the pads, big loud appeal, Shepherd shakes his head, ball just going down the leg side

0.5

Pollock to ME Waugh, OUT, quicker ball, good bounce, Waugh wasn't expecting it, trying to lean out of the way, ball brushes the gloves, and gone, South Africa off to a fantastic start

ME Waugh c †Boucher b Pollock 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, pitched up and wide of the off stump, Ponting leaves it well alone, ball passes to the keeper

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/1
RT Ponting    0* (1b)      SM Pollock    1-0-3-1
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

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 4/1
AC Gilchrist    3* (8b)      S Elworthy    1-0-1-0
RT Ponting    0* (1b)     

2.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, bat raised high, ball left to the keeper outside the off stump

2.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, bat raised high, the out seam nearly induces a wide in Shepherd

2.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, slight outseam, Ponting committing to the defence and then withdrawing when it was too late, past the outside edge

2.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run

2.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, misplaying it, ball trickles away to the slips

2.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, left alone to the keeper again, Australia waiting for the juice to disappear from the pitch, and Ponting is the ideal man for that

End of over 3 (maiden) Australia 4/1
RT Ponting    0* (7b)      SM Pollock    2-1-3-1
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

3.4

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, defensive outside the off stump, into the covers once more

3.5

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, Elworthy over the wicket for the right hander, ball defended onto the on side. to the mid wicket

3.6

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, more Ponting-esque play, dabbed close on the on side

End of over 4 (2 runs) Australia 6/1
RT Ponting    0* (10b)      S Elworthy    2-0-3-0
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

4.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, and straight thru him, Ricky plays at it very awkwardly and misses

4.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, once more defended, on the off side

4.6

Pollock to Ponting, 3 runs, and off the mark after the regulation dozen balls to get his eye in, driven thru the cover point and into the deep

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 10/1
RT Ponting    3* (13b)      SM Pollock    3-1-7-1
AC Gilchrist    5* (15b)     

5.1

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, pushing outside the off stump, direct to the point fielder

5.2

Elworthy to Ponting, SIX, short and on the hip, Elworthy won't be trying that again, pulled over the forward square leg, his favourite shot after the backfoot defence

5.3

Elworthy to Ponting, FOUR, well well, he does try it again, a little lower this time, pulled along the ground behind the square leg

5.4

Elworthy to Ponting, 1 leg bye, aha, he was being set up for that, nearly a yorker length, into the pads, big appeal, but sliding down the leg side

5.5

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, into the covers

5.6

Elworthy to Gilchrist, no run, and just defended

End of over 6 (11 runs) Australia 21/1
AC Gilchrist    5* (17b)      S Elworthy    3-0-13-0
RT Ponting    13* (17b 1x4 1x6)     

6.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, coming forward, defending outside the off stump, into the pad perhaps

6.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, coming forward, defending down the wicket, Pollock dives to field

6.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, good cover drive, but diretc into the covers

6.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, turning onto the on side, to the mid wikcet

6.5

Pollock to Ponting, 1 run, flicking it forward of the square leg, they just get the one for it

6.6

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

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 22/1
AC Gilchrist    5* (18b)      SM Pollock    4-1-8-1
RT Ponting    14* (22b 1x4 1x6)     

7.1

Elworthy to Ponting, FOUR, awkward shot, found the bouncer coming into him, so decides to lift it over the slips, quite well done really

7.2

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, flicked across onto the on side, to the square leg

7.3

Elworthy to Ponting, 1 run, forcing it thru the backward point, a single is gained before Donald comes in from the 3rd man

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

7.6

Elworthy to Ponting, 1 run, attempted inswinging yorker, had the inswing but none of the york, driven thru the mid wicket

End of over 8 (7 runs) Australia 29/1
RT Ponting    20* (26b 2x4 1x6)      S Elworthy    4-0-20-0
AC Gilchrist    6* (20b)     

8.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, trademarked shot, bat raised above the head, thru to the keeper

8.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, good forward defence, down to the mid off fielder

8.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, tightly defended outside the off stump, back to the bowler

8.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, defended straight down the pitch, bowler fields

8.5

Pollock to Ponting, 1 run, leaning across and nudging it behind the point fielder, into the deep

8.6

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

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 30/1
AC Gilchrist    6* (21b)      SM Pollock    5-1-9-1
RT Ponting    21* (31b 2x4 1x6)     

9.1

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, chopped into the covers, on the one step playing a woefully timed cut shot

9.2

Elworthy to Ponting, no run, down the wicket and driving thru the non striker, Gibbs with some superb fielding, saving quite a few runs

9.3

Elworthy to Ponting, 1 run, turned away, behind the square leg

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

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 31/1
AC Gilchrist    6* (24b)      S Elworthy    5-0-21-0
RT Ponting    22* (34b 2x4 1x6)     

10.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, nudged outside the off stump, direct to the cover point

10.2

Pollock to Ponting, 2 runs, controlled thick edge outside the off stump, Klusener fields well, sliding and saving well from 3rd man

10.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run

10.4

Pollock to Ponting, 2 runs, turned around direct to the fine leg fielder

10.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run

10.6

Pollock to Ponting, FOUR, simple cut shot thru the covers for a simple boundary, very handy stuff for Australia

End of over 11 (8 runs) Australia 39/1
RT Ponting    30* (40b 3x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    6-1-17-1
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

11.2

Elworthy to Ponting, no run

11.3

Elworthy to Ponting, 1 run, driven very strongly on the off side, Cronje has it under control but still ends up having to dive from mid off

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

the much over hyped bowler Kallis is coming on as first change

End of over 12 (8 runs) Australia 47/1
AC Gilchrist    13* (28b 1x6)      S Elworthy    6-0-29-0
RT Ponting    31* (42b 3x4 1x6)     

12.1

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, tucking it onto the on side for a quickie to the mid on

12.2

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

12.3

Kallis to Ponting, 2 runs, turned off the stumps, just behind the square leg, and there's the polite English applause for the team 50

12.4

Kallis to Ponting, no run, pushed on the off side to the point

12.5

Kallis to Ponting, no run

12.6

Kallis to Ponting, 3 runs, playing across the line forward of the square leg, a triple is gathered whilst the fielders get their act together

End of over 13 (7 runs) Australia 54/1
RT Ponting    37* (47b 3x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    1-0-7-0
AC Gilchrist    14* (29b 1x6)     

13.1

Donald to Ponting, OUT, driving thru the covers, Ponting as usual all defence or all attack, in the air and direct to the cover fielder

RT Ponting c Kirsten b Donald 37 (49m 48b 3x4 1x6) SR: 77.08

and a satisfactory start to Donald's bowling I suppose

13.2

Donald to Lehmann, no run, turning onto the on side, to the mid wicket

13.3

Donald to Lehmann, 2 leg byes, flicking it down the leg side, fine leg runs around

13.4

Donald to Lehmann, 1 run, dabbing onto the on side, Lehmann pumps those tree trunks down the pitch

13.5

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

13.6

Donald to Lehmann, OUT, short ball, leaving the batsman, Lehmann with some horrid disturbing stuff, for mature viewers only, high defence, just lets it clip the shoulder, attempted to withdraw the bat into his ample chest

DS Lehmann c †Boucher b Donald 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 14 (4 runs) Australia 58/3
     AA Donald    1-0-2-2
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

14.5

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, backfoot defence outside the off stump

14.6

Kallis to SR Waugh, 2 runs, pushing thru the covers, ball runs into the deep, they grab a double before it's chased down

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 61/3
SR Waugh    2* (2b)      JH Kallis    2-0-10-0
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

15.4

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, head over the line of the ball, defending down the wicket and back to the bowler

15.5

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, left for the keeper to clean up

15.6

Donald to SR Waugh, 1 run, crazy single taken to the mid off, just defending, but the close throw missed from side on

End of over 16 (6 runs) Australia 67/3
SR Waugh    3* (5b)      AA Donald    2-0-7-2
AC Gilchrist    20* (37b 1x4 1x6)     

16.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, defends, pushing towards the off side

16.2

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, defending again into the covers

16.3

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, driving down the off side, to the mid off fielder

16.4

Kallis to SR Waugh, 1 run, aimed at the middle stump, Waugh shuffles across the stumps to run it thru the mid wicket

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

drinks being taken, Australia could do with a few baroccas to cure the obvious 3-day hangovers Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (1 run) Australia 68/4
     JH Kallis    3-0-11-1
SR Waugh    4* (9b)     

17.1

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, driving into the covers

17.2

Donald to SR Waugh, 2 runs, finding a double down to the long leg

17.3

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, pushing otuside the off stump, diretc to the point fielder

17.4

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, driving outside the off stump, direct to the covers

17.5

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, defending, and here comes the sun

17.6

Donald to SR Waugh, 1 run, outside edge, runs down thru the gully and down to the 3rd man with little fuss

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 71/4
SR Waugh    7* (15b)      AA Donald    3-0-10-2
MG Bevan    0* (0b)     

18.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, 1 run, chopped away, flukes a gap in the covers and a single is gained

18.2

Kallis to Bevan, 1 wide, short and straight and wide down the off side, it took Kallis a little while to remember he has trouble with his line, but here we go

18.2

Kallis to Bevan, 1 no ball, short and the batsman is ducking, Shepherd calls no ball very late at the bowler's end

18.2

Kallis to Bevan, no run

18.3

Kallis to Bevan, FOUR, wide again, and short of a lengthm, easy stuff for Bevan, smacked behin dthe point fielder

18.4

Kallis to Bevan, no run, defends on the off side, bowler fields

18.5

Kallis to Bevan, no run, left alone, passes to the keeper

18.6

Kallis to Bevan, no run, stepping back to defend, ball doesn't even pass half way

18.6

Kallis to Bevan, no run, a 7 ball over! woohoo!

End of over 19 (7 runs) Australia 78/4
MG Bevan    4* (7b 1x4)      JH Kallis    4-0-18-1
SR Waugh    8* (16b)     

19.1

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, bat raised, ball passes straight outside the off stump to the keeper

19.2

Donald to SR Waugh, 1 run, easty single wide of the mid on Klusener

19.3

Donald to Bevan, 1 wide

19.3

Donald to Bevan, no run, around the wicket, seaming away a little, Bevan trying some defence, ball beats the outside edge

19.4

Donald to Bevan, no run, excellent pace, ball was short of a length, has Bevan worried and pushing awkwardly

19.5

Donald to Bevan, 1 run

19.6

Donald to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 81/4
SR Waugh    9* (19b)      AA Donald    4-0-13-2
MG Bevan    5* (10b 1x4)     

20.1

Kallis to Bevan, no run

20.2

Kallis to Bevan, 1 run

20.3

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

20.4

Kallis to SR Waugh, FOUR, excellent on drive, ball was pitched up, just outside the off stump

20.5

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

20.6

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 21 (5 runs) Australia 86/4
SR Waugh    13* (23b 1x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-23-1
MG Bevan    6* (12b 1x4)     

21.1

Donald to Bevan, no run

21.2

Donald to Bevan, no run

21.3

Donald to Bevan, no run, outside the off stump, bat raised and left to the keeper

21.4

Donald to Bevan, no run, defensive push, aimed direct at the covers

21.5

Donald to Bevan, 1 run

21.6

Donald to SR Waugh, 1 run

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 88/4
SR Waugh    14* (24b 1x4)      AA Donald    5-0-15-2
MG Bevan    7* (17b 1x4)     

22.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

22.2

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

22.3

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

22.4

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

22.5

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

22.6

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, flapping the bat at it outside the off stump, inside edge runs away on the on side, but it remains a maiden

End of over 23 (maiden) Australia 88/4
SR Waugh    14* (30b 1x4)      JH Kallis    6-1-23-1
MG Bevan    7* (17b 1x4)     

23.1

Donald to Bevan, no run, around the wicket, bat raised over the high, left alone for Boucher to enjoy

23.2

Donald to Bevan, no run, straight down the line, outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

23.3

Donald to Bevan, no run, leaning over the ball, firm defence into the covers

23.4

Donald to Bevan, no run, defends close on the off side, only 2 singles in the past 18 balls

23.5

Donald to Bevan, no run, defensive poke away on the off side, Bevan fully concentrating on the goal of a not out

23.6

Donald to Bevan, no run, well beaten, outside the off stump, thru to the keeper, consecutive maidens, what a great Test match

End of over 24 (maiden) Australia 88/4
MG Bevan    7* (23b 1x4)      AA Donald    6-1-15-2
SR Waugh    14* (30b 1x4)     

24.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, 1 run, turning it off the hip and onto the on side, towards the square leg

24.2

Kallis to Bevan, no run, defends outside the off stump, falls short of the covers

24.3

Kallis to Bevan, no run, more defence, poked towards the covers again

24.4

Kallis to Bevan, no run, wide of the off stump, Bevan going for a poor cover drive, zero footwork, would've done a New Zealander proud

24.5

Kallis to Bevan, 1 run, pushing to the cover point, quick fielding, but safely run

24.6

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 90/4
SR Waugh    15* (32b 1x4)      JH Kallis    7-1-25-1
MG Bevan    8* (27b 1x4)     

25.1

Klusener to Bevan, no run, Klusener on to buy a few wickets, coming around the wicket, wide of the crease to the left hander, ball is defended

25.2

Klusener to Bevan, no run, turning it away, onto the on side, played off the hip, to the mid wicket

25.3

Klusener to Bevan, no run, clipped away onto the on side, off the hip again

25.4

Klusener to Bevan, 1 no ball, late cut, Cullinan and Rhodes combine to save the runs, then get up and give each other some banal high 5s like they're basketballers or something

25.4

Klusener to Bevan, no run

25.5

Klusener to Bevan, no run

25.6

Klusener to Bevan, no run, defending on the off side, to the mid off fielder

only 4 singles from the bat in the past 5 overs

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 91/4
MG Bevan    8* (34b 1x4)      L Klusener    1-0-1-0
SR Waugh    15* (32b 1x4)     

26.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

26.2

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

26.3

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, outside the off stump, Waugh playing at it, and the ball evades the outside edge

26.4

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, driving hard into covers, Benkenstein fields, making an unbilled cameo appearence

26.5

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, Waugh again with the hasty drive, ball passes thru to the keeper

26.6

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, defending. Another tactical maiden for Australia. Probably.

End of over 27 (maiden) Australia 91/4
SR Waugh    15* (38b 1x4)      JH Kallis    8-2-25-1
MG Bevan    8* (34b 1x4)     

27.1

Klusener to Bevan, no run

27.2

Klusener to Bevan, no run, driven hard, but direct to the cover fielder

27.3

Klusener to Bevan, no run, driven hard, but direct to the cover fielder - the sequel

27.4

Klusener to Bevan, no run, defending onto the on side, to the mid on again

27.5

Klusener to Bevan, no run, grinding it away into the off side, to the point fielder Rhodes, who as usual fields well, you know the details

27.6

Klusener to Bevan, no run, and the 4th maiden for South Africa in the past 6 overs, what a pack of womanisers

End of over 28 (maiden) Australia 91/4
MG Bevan    8* (40b 1x4)      L Klusener    2-1-1-0
SR Waugh    15* (38b 1x4)     

28.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

28.2

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, playing and missing a terrible cut shot, too close to the stumps, and it didn't bounce enough

28.3

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, poking down the on side, back to the bowler

28.4

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, getting close to another maiden now, defending close on the off side

28.5

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run, turned off the middle stump, to the mid wicket fielder, this is fantastic tight bowling from the Africans

28.6

Kallis to SR Waugh, 1 run, inside edge onto the pad, amazing, they score a run, let this day be henceforth known as "Run day"

End of over 29 (1 run) Australia 92/4
SR Waugh    16* (44b 1x4)      JH Kallis    9-2-26-1
MG Bevan    8* (40b 1x4)     

29.1

Klusener to SR Waugh, no run, defending square, to the point fielder, Waugh obviously tired after the shot he nearly played

29.2

Klusener to SR Waugh, no run, driven hard into the covers

29.3

Klusener to SR Waugh, FOUR, trying to push it down to the 3rd man, the edge was a bit too thin for his liking, but it was too wide of the keeper

29.4

Klusener to SR Waugh, 1 run, turned thru the mid wicket

29.5

Klusener to Bevan, no run, coming forward and driving direct to the cover fielder

29.6

Klusener to Bevan, FOUR, pulling from outside the off stump, thru the mid wicket, now Bevan is amongst the runs, and that's 9 off the over, heavens above, the poor kittens must be knackered

End of over 30 (9 runs) Australia 101/4
MG Bevan    12* (42b 2x4)      L Klusener    3-1-10-0
SR Waugh    21* (48b 2x4)     

30.1

Kallis to SR Waugh, no run

30.2

Kallis to SR Waugh, 1 run

30.3

Kallis to Bevan, no run, on the back foot, sliced away to the point fielder

30.4

Kallis to Bevan, no run, pushing into the covers

30.5

Kallis to Bevan, no run, turned onto the on side, to the mid wicket fielder

30.6

Kallis to Bevan, no run, and just the one off the over, to have Kallis complete his 10 with 1/27. Excellent bowling, looked heaps better not opening the bowling

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 102/4
MG Bevan    12* (46b 2x4)      JH Kallis    10-2-27-1
SR Waugh    22* (50b 2x4)     

31.1

Klusener to SR Waugh, 1 run

31.2

Klusener to Bevan, no run, driving on the off side, to the mid off fielder

31.3

Klusener to Bevan, no run, defended close on the off side, Bevan refuses Waugh's offer of a run and Waugh has to dive back to his crease

31.4

Klusener to Bevan, no run, into the covers once more

31.5

Klusener to Bevan, no run, driving, direct to the covers, easily fielded

31.6

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, driving down the off side, played quite straight

End of over 32 (2 runs) Australia 104/4
MG Bevan    13* (51b 2x4)      L Klusener    4-1-12-0
SR Waugh    23* (51b 2x4)     

32.1

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 run, flicks off the hip, down to the fine leg, Elworthy has one of the leading economy rates of this world cup

32.2

Elworthy to SR Waugh, FOUR, whatever that was supposed to be, Waugh plays it very nicely over the mid wicket, Elworthy with a slowish overpitched ball

32.3

Elworthy to SR Waugh, FOUR, whacks it thru the wide mid off, tremendous drive, Elworthy is definitely not Mr Economy today

32.4

Elworthy to SR Waugh, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump

32.5

Elworthy to SR Waugh, no run, squeezed upon a yorker that fell just short of the mark

32.6

Elworthy to SR Waugh, 1 run, picks a gap in the covers and grabs a prompt single

End of over 33 (10 runs) Australia 114/4
SR Waugh    32* (56b 4x4)      S Elworthy    7-0-39-0
MG Bevan    14* (52b 2x4)     

33.1

Klusener to SR Waugh, no run

33.2

Klusener to SR Waugh, FOUR, lofted straight and high over the non-striker's loaf of bread, falls just short of the being a 6

33.3

Klusener to SR Waugh, 1 run, dabbed late, just behind the point

33.4

Klusener to Bevan, no run, mistimed away onto the on side

33.5

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run

33.6

Klusener to SR Waugh, SIX, see ball 2, longer and a little wider, lands beyond the rope, 22 runs off the past 2 overs

Klusener has invested with some runs, expect to see some wickets soon Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (12 runs) Australia 126/4
SR Waugh    43* (60b 5x4 1x6)      L Klusener    5-1-24-0
MG Bevan    15* (54b 2x4)     

34.1

Elworthy to Bevan, no run, played close onto the on side, Bevan with 15 from 55, having trouble emulating his captain's exploits

34.2

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 run, down to the fne leg

34.3

Elworthy to SR Waugh, 1 run, easy single on the off side, to the mid off

34.4

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 run, opens the face, glides it down to the 3rd man

34.5

Elworthy to SR Waugh, no run, bouncer, very slow and low, the ball almost comes to rest in between Waugh's shoulder blades

34.6

Elworthy to SR Waugh, 1 run

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 130/4
SR Waugh    45* (63b 5x4 1x6)      S Elworthy    8-0-43-0
MG Bevan    17* (57b 2x4)     

35.1

Klusener to SR Waugh, 1 run, flicked away late behind the point, Kallis looked liek the 3rd man fielder

35.2

Klusener to Bevan, no run, great big wafting swing and miss, Bevan has a plan to raise his strike rate, just needs to tinker with the execution

35.3

Klusener to Bevan, FOUR, and there she blows, a big loft way over the mid on, one bounce and over the rope

35.4

Klusener to Bevan, no run

35.5

Klusener to Bevan, no run

35.6

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run

Cronje following the bowling changes that Lord Bob Woolmer has no doubt written down on paper for him

End of over 36 (6 runs) Australia 136/4
MG Bevan    22* (62b 3x4)      L Klusener    6-1-30-0
SR Waugh    46* (64b 5x4 1x6)     

36.1

Donald to Bevan, no run

36.2

Donald to Bevan, FOUR, trying to turn it on the on side, EDGED! passes in between the keeper and the wide slip Cullinan, I wonder whose idea it was to have the slip so wide

36.3

Donald to Bevan, 1 run

36.4

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, coming down the wicket, trying the low cross bat shot way way over the bowler's head, and missed

36.5

Donald to SR Waugh, no run, turned away onto the on side, direct to the forward square leg

36.6

Donald to SR Waugh, 1 run, chipping a nice little parabola over the bowler's head, mid on runs around to field

Ginger Spice returns for his second spell

End of over 37 (6 runs) Australia 142/4
SR Waugh    47* (67b 5x4 1x6)      AA Donald    7-1-21-2
MG Bevan    27* (65b 4x4)     

37.1

Pollock to SR Waugh, no run, misplayed cut shot down into covers

37.2

Pollock to SR Waugh, no run, another missed slog, just what is going on here

37.3

Pollock to SR Waugh, no run, again trying to give it a flog, bottom edge runs along the ground

37.4

Pollock to SR Waugh, FOUR, driving thru the wide mid off, to thr boundary, 50 up, 71 balls, 6x4 1x6

37.5

Pollock to SR Waugh, no run, misplayed away onto the off side, short of the covers

37.6

Pollock to SR Waugh, 1 run, squeezes down upon it, ball trickles away quickly to the 3rd man

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 147/4
SR Waugh    52* (73b 6x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    7-1-22-1
MG Bevan    27* (65b 4x4)     

38.1

Donald to SR Waugh, 3 runs, hacked away down the on side, on one knee, pulling thru the mid on, quite tragic to watch

38.2

Donald to Bevan, 1 run, playing the drive with sound and fury, but only signifying a mistimed single thru the covers

38.3

Donald to SR Waugh, 1 run, good timing there, driving thru the non striker

38.4

Donald to Bevan, 2 runs, chopped down the on side, a single is gained, then there's a ricochet from the throw to the bowler's stumps

Donald loses his cool, looks mightily peeved with that extra run

38.5

Donald to Bevan, no run

38.6

Donald to Bevan, 1 run, square drive, past the umpire at point

End of over 39 (8 runs) Australia 155/4
MG Bevan    31* (69b 4x4)      AA Donald    8-1-29-2
SR Waugh    56* (75b 6x4 1x6)     

39.1

Pollock to Bevan, 2 leg byes, pitched up and into the pads, big appeal, Venkat shakes his head whilst the seocnd is being taken

39.2

Pollock to Bevan, 1 run, into the covers

39.3

Pollock to SR Waugh, OUT, dabbed at it outside the off stump, looked for the runs to 3rd man, simple outside edge, Boucher is very careful to collect the ball and *then* start celebrating

SR Waugh c †Boucher b Pollock 56 (108m 76b 6x4 1x6) SR: 73.68

Long Tom comes out for 8 overs of defence and 2 overs of tonk

39.4

Pollock to Moody, no run, defending close on the off side

39.5

Pollock to Moody, no run, Moody always with the bat a mile from the body, outside edge lands just short of the slip

39.6

Pollock to Moody, OUT, off cutter into the pads, the brain signals just had too far to travel down the body, quite plumb, Venkat gives the capital L shaped out signal

TM Moody lbw b Pollock 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 158/6
     SM Pollock    8-1-23-3
MG Bevan    32* (71b 4x4)     

40.1

Cronje to Bevan, no run, Cronje bring himself on, probably instead of Klusener

40.2

Cronje to Bevan, 1 run, great shame for Klusener, spent all those runs, and now doesn't even get a chance to pick up his usual 2 or 3 tailenders

40.3

Cronje to Warne, no run, defensive

40.4

Cronje to Warne, 1 run, throwing himself at the cut shot, top edge, one bounce to the 3rd man

40.5

Cronje to Bevan, no run

40.6

Cronje to Bevan, no run, defending onto the off side, just the mere 2 off the over

and here's the lovely Lance, Pollock whipped off, Woolmer's bowling changes are quite inflexible it seems

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 160/6
MG Bevan    33* (75b 4x4)      WJ Cronje    1-0-2-0
SK Warne    1* (2b)     

41.1

Klusener to Warne, 1 run

41.2

Klusener to Bevan, 2 runs, flicking it away in front of the square leg, Donald fields and is in trouble

stays on his knees for some time, some pain hitting him from somewhere

41.3

Klusener to Bevan, no run

41.4

Klusener to Bevan, no run, slapped away to the cover point

41.5

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, sliding it away off the bat and down to the 3rd man

41.6

Klusener to Warne, 1 run

End of over 42 (5 runs) Australia 165/6
SK Warne    3* (4b)      L Klusener    7-1-35-0
MG Bevan    36* (79b 4x4)     

42.1

Elworthy to Warne, no run, Cronje takes himself off, may have been some miscalculation somewhere in the bowling rotations, perhaps there is improvising after all

42.2

Elworthy to Warne, 1 run, played away thru the mid wicket

42.3

Elworthy to Bevan, 2 runs, grabs a double square of the 3rd man

42.4

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 run, driving down the wicket, thru the non striker on the on side, Elworthy is around the wicket

42.5

Elworthy to Warne, 1 run, throwing the bat at the cut shot, thick edge lands safely, fine of the 3rd man

42.6

Elworthy to Bevan, 3 runs, well driven thru the covers, Bevan calls Warne thru for the third, he must be gasping for a ciggie

End of over 43 (8 runs) Australia 173/6
MG Bevan    42* (82b 4x4)      S Elworthy    9-0-51-0
SK Warne    5* (7b)     

43.1

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, around the wicket, aimed at the leg stump, clipped to the fine leg

43.2

Klusener to Warne, (no ball) 1 run, slips out of the hand, aimed at the mid riff, turned away well thru the square leg, Lance gives a little apology

Klusener pulling in for a pit stop, needs a change of shoelaces

43.2

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, turning it away off the pads again

43.3

Klusener to Warne, 1 run, driving thru the mid wikcet

43.4

Klusener to Bevan, 2 runs, aiming at the toes of Bevan every time it seems, plays behind square leg once again

43.5

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, around the off stump for once, very quick running after it was hit direct to the mid off

43.6

Klusener to Warne, no run, pitched up, a yorker, just defended

End of over 44 (8 runs) Australia 181/6
SK Warne    7* (10b)      L Klusener    8-1-43-0
MG Bevan    47* (86b 4x4)     

44.1

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 wide, around the wicket and down the leg side

44.1

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 run, nudging it to the backward point, almost confusion, Warne calls "NO" very late, then notices there's been a misfield

44.2

Elworthy to Warne, 1 run, heaving at it yet again, top edge lands short of Klusener at 3rd man once again

44.3

Elworthy to Bevan, no run, defending close onto the on side, fielded short of the mid wicket

44.4

Elworthy to Bevan, 1 run, opening the face, letting it run down to the 3rd man

44.5

Elworthy to Warne, FOUR, EDGED! and just wide of the diving keeper, no slip of course, too fine for the 3rd man, Elworthy shakes his head

44.6

Elworthy to Warne, no run, defends slightly on the off side

End of over 45 (8 runs) Australia 189/6
SK Warne    12* (13b 1x4)      S Elworthy    10-0-59-0
MG Bevan    49* (89b 4x4)     

45.1

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, tapping it behind the point fielder, Bevan's 50 off 90 balls, 4x4 0x6

45.2

Klusener to Warne, no run, defends the yorker

45.3

Klusener to Warne, 1 run, slogging it over the mid off, they grab a single

and Warne decides his bat is RS, big crack in it, perhaps from the defence of the yorker

45.4

Klusener to Bevan, 1 no ball, full toss outside the off stump, mistimed down the pitch

45.4

Klusener to Bevan, 2 runs, around the wicket, still into the pads, easily worked thru the mid wicket, poor return makes it an easy two

45.5

Klusener to Bevan, 1 run, driving down the on side

45.6

Klusener to Warne, 1 run, glances very fine down the leg side

End of over 46 (7 runs) Australia 196/6
SK Warne    14* (16b 1x4)      L Klusener    9-1-50-0
MG Bevan    53* (93b 4x4)     

46.1

Donald to Warne, no run, dabbing at it, outside the off stump, and missing, trying for some runs to 3rd man

46.2

Donald to Warne, no run, again, same type of non-shot, bowler too good for the batsman

46.3

Donald to Warne, 1 run, leading edge runs along the ground in front of the point fielder

46.4

Donald to Bevan, 1 run, pushing at it, behind the point, another easy single

46.5

Donald to Warne, no run, outsid ethe off stump, Warne simple wants to play it down the wicket thsi time, totally missed, past the outside edge

46.6

Donald to Warne, no run, slow ball, yorker length, Warne is helpless and can only dab it to the mid off

Pollock and Donald to finish effort erm, the effort

End of over 47 (2 runs) Australia 198/6
SK Warne    15* (21b 1x4)      AA Donald    9-1-31-2
MG Bevan    54* (94b 4x4)     

47.1

Pollock to Bevan, FOUR, poor bowling, at the pads, outside the leg stump, glanced down to the vacant fine leg

47.2

Pollock to Bevan, 1 run

47.3

Pollock to Warne, 1 run, down the wicket, poor inprovisation, lofting it over the mid off, Klusener doesn't go for the catch

47.4

Pollock to Bevan, 1 run, slow ball, bevan plays the mistimed off drive

47.5

Pollock to Warne, 2 runs, hacking a pull thru the mid wicket, Kirsten with some poor infielding, batsmen takes a risky, but safe in the end, two

47.6

Pollock to Warne, OUT, Warne waves his sword outside the off stump, ends up draggin the ball from wide of the off stump and chipping over the mid wicket, well not quite over the mid wicket, Cronje falling back for an excellent catch

SK Warne c Cronje b Pollock 18 (36m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

batsmen crossed, Reiffel to face

End of over 48 (9 runs) Australia 207/7
     SM Pollock    9-1-32-4
MG Bevan    60* (97b 5x4)     

48.1

Donald to Reiffel, OUT, slight inswing on the yorker, Reiffel misjudging it totally, trying to defend off his middle stump, and the ball cannons into the off stump

PR Reiffel b Donald 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.2

Donald to Fleming, no run, playing and missing the dab into the covers outside the off stump

48.3

Donald to Fleming, OUT, past the outside edge, into the stumps, the off stump in particular cops the bruising, 3 wickets in 4 balls

DW Fleming b Donald 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

will McGrath handle the might of South Africa as easily as he handled the "might" of the West Indies very valuable wickets, saving 15-20 runs for SA

48.4

Donald to McGrath, 1 bye, pushing at it outside the off stump, missing, they scamper a bye, Boucher not near the mark with the underarm throw

48.5

Donald to Bevan, no run, flicked well thru the mid wicket, but he refuses the easy single with 1 ball remaining

48.6

Donald to Bevan, 1 run, easily nudged from outside the off stump down to the 3rd man, well played by Bevan

terrific day of bowling for Donald, he easily been SA's best thru the whole tournament

End of over 49 (2 runs) Australia 209/9
MG Bevan    61* (99b 5x4)      AA Donald    10-1-32-4
GD McGrath    0* (1b)     

49.1

Pollock to Bevan, FOUR, pulled thru the mid wicket, one knee, hit hard and flat

49.2

Pollock to Bevan, OUT, having a swat at a wide one, bottom edge, to the keeper, and a 5fer for Pollock, finally finding his wicket taking abilities

MG Bevan c †Boucher b Pollock 65 (151m 101b 6x4 0x6) SR: 64.35

a slightly mediocre score for Australia, they could've got a few more without the late collapse, hard to judge how tough the chase will be and that chase will begin at 1400 GMT Match State: Lunch McGrath and Fleming to open the bowling

Tournament Results
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Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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Allan Donald is run out and the game is tied, Australia v South Africa, 2nd semi-final, World Cup, Birmingham, June 17, 1999

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Allan Donald is run out and the game is tied, Australia v South Africa, 2nd semi-final, World Cup, Birmingham, June 17, 1999

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