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)
0.5

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

Australia 3/1   * (b)   SM Pollock 0.5-0-3-1
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

Australia 54/2   * (b)   AA Donald 0.1-0-0-1
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

Australia 58/3   AC Gilchrist 15* (30b 1x6)   AA Donald 1-0-2-2
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   SR Waugh 4* (9b)   JH Kallis 3-0-11-1
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

Australia 158/5   * (b)   SM Pollock 7.3-1-23-2
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

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

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

Australia 207/8   * (b)   AA Donald 9.1-1-31-3
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

Australia 207/9   * (b)   AA Donald 9.3-1-31-4
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

Australia 213/10   * (b)   SM Pollock 9.2-1-36-5
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