VB Series, 2001/02 / Commentary

VB Series - 2nd final

New Zealand v South Africa

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Welcome to this all important second final of the VB Series, between South Africa and New Zealand South Africa hold a one nil lead after their comfortable victory in Melbourne two days ago South Africa however will not be taking this match lightly, after finishing runners up in the two other times they've competed in this tournament after squandering a 1-0 both times in 1993/94 and 1997/98, they will be keen to finish this series off today The one difference this time however is that its not Australia - often a thorn in the side of the South Africans - they are competing against, but New Zealand - a team who has only beaten South Africa once in their past 17 one-day meetings But New Zealand are a talented and determined side, and certainly not a team to be treated softly - as the Australians learnt the hard way - and it would surprise few if they could win these remaining two final matches This city has seen plenty of rain over the last week but at the moment the Sydney Cricket Ground is bathed in glorious sunshine, it would seem the best weather has been saved for the cricket, an on time start now looking certain Rain later this evening however remains a possibility Just over half an hour to go before the start of play, not a big turn out yet with the home side not playing, despite the match being a sell out New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming called correctly and New Zealand will be batting first South Africa have named an unchanged line up, whilst there one forced change for New Zealand, with Don Nash injured, one bowling all-rounder replaces another, James Franklin coming into the Black Caps eleven The teams have come out onto the ground for their respective national anthems Lou Vincent to take strike to Shaun Pollock, Nathan Astle the other opener Two slips, third man, point, cover, mid off, mid on, square leg, fine leg

0.1

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back to a good short of a length ball, waves and misses at it

0.2

Pollock to Vincent, no run, defended down on the on side, considering a single, but Dippenaar is in quickly from square leg

0.3

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back and leaving a good short of a length delivery to the keeper

0.4

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back to leave a delivery that moves away and keeps a bit low, safely outside off

0.5

Pollock to Vincent, no run, pad forward, thrwoing the bat up at head height to leave outside off

0.6

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back watchfully to defend down on the on side

Makaya Ntini from the Randwick end now

End of over 1 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0
L Vincent    0* (6b)      SM Pollock    1-1-0-0
NJ Astle    0* (0b)     

1.1

Ntini to Astle, no run, back to defend a short of a length ball back down into the pitch, fielded by the bowler

1.2

Ntini to Astle, no run, fends a ball that lifts down to the off side, fielded by Rhodes at point

1.3

Ntini to Astle, no run, back to leave to the keeper

1.4

Ntini to Astle, no run, back and defending a good length delivery down on the on side

1.5

Ntini to Astle, no run, back to push a rising delivery off the body down on the on side, fielded by Dippenaar coming in from square leg

1.6

Ntini to Astle, no run, bat raised, leaving a delivery outside off to the keeper

End of over 2 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0
NJ Astle    0* (6b)      M Ntini    1-1-0-0
L Vincent    0* (6b)     

2.1

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back to a short one, wild up and under swing at the delivery, great diving catch made by the keeper, not a whole-hearted appeal by the South Africans, ruled not out, looked to have nicked it on the replay, perhaps a half-volley to the keeper

2.2

Pollock to Vincent, no run, good delivery moves past the bat outside off

2.3

Pollock to Vincent, no run, fanning and missing at a good short ball, collected by the keeper

2.4

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back and playing and missing outside off

2.5

Pollock to Vincent, no run, safely leaving a ball a bit of a distance away from off, not called wide by the umpire, very borderline

2.6

Pollock to Vincent, no run, back and leaving a good short delivery over the stumps

End of over 3 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0
L Vincent    0* (12b)      SM Pollock    2-2-0-0
NJ Astle    0* (6b)     

3.1

Ntini to Astle, no run, back to chop into the ground in front of point, Rhodes makes a good diving save

3.2

Ntini to Astle, no run, back with a big swish and miss to a ball down off

3.3

Ntini to Astle, no run, back upright, pushed defensively down the track to Klusener at mid on

3.4

Ntini to Astle, no run, back to a ball that scurries on him, defended to the off side

3.5

Ntini to Astle, no run, pushed cautiously along the ground to Klusener at mid on, Astle is down and looking for a single but its not there

Big claps as Ntini runs into bowl

3.6

Ntini to Astle, no run, anti-climax as the ball is contently left outside off

End of over 4 (maiden) New Zealand 0/0
NJ Astle    0* (12b)      M Ntini    2-2-0-0
L Vincent    0* (12b)     

4.1

Pollock to Vincent, no run, another dot ball, thats now 25 out of 25

4.2

Pollock to Vincent, 3 runs, a succession of claps greet the bowler as he runs in, Vincent is back with a crowd pleasing pull away through forward mid wicket, big cheer as New Zealand is off the mark

4.3

Pollock to Astle, FOUR, DROPPED: big charge down the wicket in a wild drive down the ground, hit too hard for Pollock to get down and grab it low at his feet, just gets a finger on it and the ball rolls away to the long off boundary

4.4

Pollock to Astle, no run, plays and misses to a delivery down off

4.5

Pollock to Astle, no run, back and defending to the off side, fielded by Gibbs at cover

4.6

Pollock to Astle, no run, back, pushing defensively to the off side, fielded by Hershelle Gibbs again

End of over 5 (7 runs) New Zealand 7/0
NJ Astle    4* (16b 1x4)      SM Pollock    3-2-7-0
L Vincent    3* (14b)     

5.1

Ntini to Vincent, no run, pushed defensively to the off side, fielded by Rhodes running in from point

5.2

Ntini to Vincent, FOUR, more something than class as Vincent charges down attempting a wild drive down the ground, instead gets a thick top edge that sends the ball high over slips to the third man boundary

5.3

Ntini to Vincent, 1 run, pushed to Rhodes at point and they take him on in a daring single, the throw misses and they steal a run

5.4

Ntini to Astle, no run, plays and misses, looking to cut a rising delivery outside off

5.5

Ntini to Astle, 3 runs, cuts a ball a bit short and with enough width to cut away through cover point, Kirsten makes a spectacular diving save on the rope to turn what looked a boundary into a three

5.6

Ntini to Vincent, no run, back to leave to the keeper

End of over 6 (8 runs) New Zealand 15/0
L Vincent    8* (18b 1x4)      M Ntini    3-2-8-0
NJ Astle    7* (18b 1x4)     

6.1

Pollock to Astle, OUT, back to a short ball, gives it a mighty pull away in the air over backward square leg, stupid shot really, regulation catch taken by Klusener in the deep

NJ Astle c Klusener b Pollock 7 (24m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

Astle continuing his run of low scores Andre Adams the new batsman

6.2

Pollock to Vincent, no run, let go outside off

6.3

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, pushed down on the off side for a quick single, Gibbs comes charging in from cover, throws down the stumps, replay called for but Adams is quick enough, green light displayed

6.4

Pollock to Adams, no run, back to defend back into the pitch

6.5

Pollock to Adams, no run, forward, pushing defensively to the off side, Gibbs comes in from cover to field

6.6

Pollock to Adams, 1 run, neatly glided from outside off, away down to third man

End of over 7 (2 runs) New Zealand 17/1
AR Adams    1* (3b)      SM Pollock    4-2-9-1
L Vincent    9* (20b 1x4)     

7.1

Ntini to Adams, no run, back, pushing defensively down on the off side, Gibbs fields at cover

7.2

Ntini to Adams, no run, back, defending a short ball down on the off side, Ntini comes in to field on his follow through

7.3

Ntini to Adams, OUT, chases a short widish delivery trying to cut, foolishly, he gets a thick outside edge, and Mark Boucher takes an excellent keeper's catch diving to his right

AR Adams c †Boucher b Ntini 1 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

7.4

Ntini to Fleming, no run

7.5

Ntini to Fleming, 1 run

7.6

Ntini to Vincent, no run

End of over 8 (1 run) New Zealand 18/2
L Vincent    9* (21b 1x4)      M Ntini    4-2-9-1
SP Fleming    1* (2b)     

8.1

Pollock to Fleming, no run

8.2

Pollock to Fleming, no run

8.3

Pollock to Fleming, 3 runs, beatifully struck away with a nice drive through wide mid on, good save made on the boundary

8.4

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, neatly turned to the on side

8.5

Pollock to Fleming, no run, safely let go to the keeper

8.6

Pollock to Fleming, no run, taken on the pad, trying to flick to the on side

End of over 9 (4 runs) New Zealand 22/2
SP Fleming    4* (7b)      SM Pollock    5-2-13-1
L Vincent    10* (22b 1x4)     

9.1

Ntini to Vincent, no run, back and pulling a shortish ball short of the man at mid on

9.2

Ntini to Vincent, FOUR, back with a cracking shot, pulling/hooking a short ball fabulously through mid wicket

9.3

Ntini to Vincent, 2 runs, steps out to drive away in the air past mid off, good diving attempt made by Pollock to try and catch it, can't get it then picks himself up to chase after the ball

9.4

Ntini to Vincent, FOUR, down the track, meeting the ball at yorker length, dispatches the delivery with a lovely drive away through wide mid off

9.5

Ntini to Vincent, no run, drives a full pitched delivery back to the bowler

9.6

Ntini to Vincent, no run, back and defending to the off side, where Gibbs fields at short cover

End of over 10 (10 runs) New Zealand 32/2
L Vincent    20* (28b 3x4)      M Ntini    5-2-19-1
SP Fleming    4* (7b)     

10.1

Pollock to Fleming, 1 run, driven to Kirsten at mid off for a quick single, throw in at the bowler's end misses, Fleming gets in safely

10.2

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, down the track to a ball a bit short than he expects, has to check his shot and glance to the on side

10.3

Pollock to Fleming, 1 run, turned away through the on side, Ntini comes in to field from square leg, Fleming keen on a second run but its not there

10.4

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, glided down to third man where Ntini fields

10.5

Pollock to Fleming, 1 run, dropped down on the on side near the pitch for a quick single

Gibbs at cover now in a little closer

10.6

Pollock to Vincent, SIX, meets a full pitched delivery with the long handle, dispatching it with a big swinging drive away in the air over the long on fence, cracking shot

End of over 11 (11 runs) New Zealand 43/2
L Vincent    28* (31b 3x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    6-2-24-1
SP Fleming    7* (10b)     

11.1

Ntini to Fleming, FOUR, chases a delivery wide of off, which he slashes away through backward point to the right of Rhodes away to the vacant boundary

11.2

Ntini to Fleming, 1 run, works a shortish ball off the hip around through backward square

11.3

Ntini to Vincent, SIX, back to a short ball which Vincent gets back to and murders with a cracking pull over the fence at forward mid wicket, pulled that from a fair way outside off too

11.4

Ntini to Vincent, FOUR, again back and pulling, this time keeping it a bit lower, whacking it away to the mid wicket fence

11.5

Ntini to Vincent, no run, forward, pushing to Gibbs at mid wicket

11.6

Ntini to Vincent, no run, pushed to the off side, Vincent is down looking for a run, Rhodes comes in from point and Vincent has to retreat to his ground

Conditions at the ground now a bit gloomier, dark clouds hovering above Alan Donald replacing Pollock

End of over 12 (15 runs) New Zealand 58/2
L Vincent    38* (35b 4x4 2x6)      M Ntini    6-2-34-1
SP Fleming    12* (12b 1x4)     

12.1

Donald to Fleming, 3 runs, back and swinging at a short delivery, slight top edge on it, around to fine leg where Dippenaar fields

12.2

Donald to Vincent, no run, back and cutting, slicing the ball into the ground and Rhodes makes a fine save to a ball hit hard to point

12.3

Donald to Vincent, no run, big airey swing and miss to a ball down off

12.4

Donald to Vincent, no run, stretched forward and defending to the off side

12.5

Donald to Vincent, 1 run, back to a shortish ball, glided away to Ntini at third man

12.6

Donald to Fleming, 1 run, glanced away off the pad through backward square leg

Double change now, Jacques Kallis replacing Ntini

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand 63/2
SP Fleming    16* (14b 1x4)      AA Donald    1-0-5-0
L Vincent    39* (39b 4x4 2x6)     

13.1

Kallis to Fleming, 1 run, flicked away off leg to short fine leg, where Dippenaar fumbles

13.2

Kallis to Vincent, no run, back to pull a short one down into the ground to Dippenaar at short fine leg

13.3

Kallis to Vincent, FOUR, one step down the pitch to drive the ball with a swining drive through wide mid off

13.4

Kallis to Vincent, OUT, again charging at the delivery, looking to fire the delivery down the ground to long on, mishits and Ntini takes an easy one at mid on

L Vincent c Ntini b Kallis 43 (59m 42b 5x4 2x6) SR: 102.38

13.5

Kallis to McMillan, no run, driving to the off side

13.6

Kallis to McMillan, no run, pushed defensively back to the bowler

Rain now appears imminent at the SCG

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand 68/3
CD McMillan    0* (2b)      JH Kallis    1-0-5-1
SP Fleming    17* (15b 1x4)     

14.1

Donald to Fleming, no run, pushed defensively to the on side

14.2

Donald to Fleming, OUT, wild swining pull to a shortish ball on leg, fine diving outstretched catch made by Boeta Dippenaar at short fine leg

SP Fleming c Dippenaar b Donald 17 (32m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

14.3

Donald to Cairns, no run, back, pushing defensively off the back foot to Gibbs at cover

14.4

Donald to Cairns, no run, pushing off the back foot to Pollock at mid off

14.5

Donald to Cairns, no run, glances off the pads to square leg

14.6

Donald to Cairns, 3 runs, struck away off the back foot along the ground through cover, Rhodes chases after it, making a sliding save into the rope

End of over 15 (3 runs) New Zealand 71/4
CL Cairns    3* (4b)      AA Donald    2-0-8-1
CD McMillan    0* (2b)     

15.1

Kallis to Cairns, 1 run, turned off the pad to the on side for a quick single

Very gloomy now and the sound of thunder can be heard

15.2

Kallis to McMillan, no run, pushed off the back foot to Gibbs at short extra cover

15.3

Kallis to McMillan, OUT, short ball pulled in the air, top edges to mid on where Ntini takes an easy catch

CD McMillan c Ntini b Kallis 0 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Match State: Drinks Drinks taken, even though rain is likely to fall very shortly

15.4

Kallis to Harris, no run, back to leave a short pitched delivery to the keeper

15.5

Kallis to Harris, 3 runs, neatly clipped away off the pad through forward mid wicket

15.6

Kallis to Cairns, no run, pushing awkwardly to Dippenaar at cover point

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand 75/5
CL Cairns    4* (6b)      JH Kallis    2-0-9-2
CZ Harris    3* (2b)     

16.1

Donald to Harris, no run, back to leave to the keeper

Rain comes, the umpires confer and the players leave the field The groundsmen come out to cover the wicket Doesn't seem overly heavy at the moment Match State: Delay - Rain There is a bit of hail about now The rain really coming down fiercely now, play will be held up for some time Really really bucketing now, it may be a bit early to call it, but this match may not see any more play Continuing, drenching rain now but the worst of it has probably passed The worst of it has not passed, the worst of it has just arrived Bucketloads of hail fall onto the ground The outfield is now smothered in icy puddles Now that the hail storm has passed only mere light rain remains Looks like the light rain has gone as well and the sun is out too But it will be a while before they clean this mess up Out comes the super sopper Big cheers as the heavy cover is torn away from the pitch The hail looks to have mostly metled - the big paddles the remaining challenger for the groundstaff The ground looks much better now, but still a fair bit of drying to do Match State: Delay - Wet outfield The cricket is due to be back on very shortly at 5.15pm, but it doesn't look good as there is rain coming from the north The match has now been reduced to a 46 over a side game Plays back out on the field

16.2

Donald to Harris, no run, pushed down into the off side, Gibbs comes in from short extra cover to field

16.3

Donald to Harris, no run, back in an akward defence to the off side

16.4

Donald to Harris, no run, forward to leave to the keeper

16.5

Donald to Harris, 1 wide, back to leave to the keeper, a fair outside off

16.5

Donald to Harris, no run, played defensively back to the bowler

16.6

Donald to Harris, no run, forward, let go to the keeper

End of over 17 (1 run) New Zealand 76/5
CZ Harris    3* (8b)      AA Donald    3-0-9-1
CL Cairns    4* (6b)     

17.1

Kallis to Cairns, 1 run, glided away off the pad through square leg

17.2

Kallis to Harris, 1 wide, back to leave a fair way outside off

17.2

Kallis to Harris, no run, bat raised, leaving to keeper Boucher

17.3

Kallis to Harris, no run, back with a slashing cut, straight to Rhodes at point

17.4

Kallis to Harris, FOUR, gets back to a short delivery, pulling it away hard in the air over mid wicket

17.5

Kallis to Harris, no run, bat raised, let go outside off

17.6

Kallis to Harris, 1 wide, back to leave a fair way outside off

17.6

Kallis to Harris, no run, back and pushing to Boje at cover point

End of over 18 (7 runs) New Zealand 83/5
CZ Harris    7* (13b 1x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-16-2
CL Cairns    5* (7b)     

18.1

Donald to Cairns, no run, back in an upright defence

18.2

Donald to Cairns, 1 run, pushed off the pads, neatly in front of square

18.3

Donald to Harris, no run, pad forward, let go outside off

18.4

Donald to Harris, 2 byes, forward to leave to Boucher, who spills what should've been an easy take, Boucher runs after the ball rolling to the fine leg position

18.5

Donald to Harris, no run, back to a short ball, has a wild swing and misses

18.6

Donald to Harris, no run, back, playing defensively back to the bowler

End of over 19 (3 runs) New Zealand 86/5
CZ Harris    7* (17b 1x4)      AA Donald    4-0-10-1
CL Cairns    6* (9b)     

19.1

Kallis to Cairns, 1 run, forward to push away through forward point

19.2

Kallis to Harris, no run, back, driving back down the pitch

19.3

Kallis to Harris, 2 runs, driven away off the back foot through cover, Boje chases after the ball and hauls it in

19.4

Kallis to Harris, no run, forward to drive to cover

19.5

Kallis to Harris, 1 run, back to whack a high delivery through mid wicket

19.6

Kallis to Cairns, 1 run, driven away through forward point

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 91/5
CL Cairns    8* (11b)      JH Kallis    4-0-21-2
CZ Harris    10* (21b 1x4)     

20.1

Donald to Cairns, FOUR, back to a short delivery, crashing it away through wide mid on, along the ground to the cow corner boundary

20.2

Donald to Cairns, 1 run, glides a ball from outside off down to Ntini at third man

20.3

Donald to Harris, no run, upright defensively, pushing to the on side

20.4

Donald to Harris, no run, forward to leave to the keeper

20.5

Donald to Harris, 2 runs, glances away off the pads around through backward square, Harris is quick to turn and charge back for the second on the throw from Boje

20.6

Donald to Harris, no run, back and leaving to the keeper

End of over 21 (7 runs) New Zealand 98/5
CZ Harris    12* (25b 1x4)      AA Donald    5-0-17-1
CL Cairns    13* (13b 1x4)     

21.1

Kallis to Cairns, 1 run, driven to cover, Gibbs dives for the ball but deflects it away allowing for an easy run

21.2

Kallis to Harris, no run, back and defending down on the off side to Gibbs at extra cover

21.3

Kallis to Harris, 1 wide, back to leave to the keeper

21.3

Kallis to Harris, no run, pushed defensively along the ground to mid on

21.4

Kallis to Harris, no run, forward to the delivery, pushing to the off side

21.5

Kallis to Harris, no run, played defensively to the off side

21.6

Kallis to Harris, no run, forward, leaving to the keeper

Looks like the rain from the north has missed us, the sun is still shining here at the SCG

End of over 22 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/5
CZ Harris    12* (30b 1x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-23-2
CL Cairns    14* (14b 1x4)     

22.1

Donald to Cairns, no run, taken on the pad by a ball that cuts back in, appeal for lbw from Donald turned down, on the replay it was rather high and probably going down leg

22.2

Donald to Cairns, no run, played to the off side

22.3

Donald to Cairns, 3 runs, slashing drive away through forward mid wicket

22.4

Donald to Harris, no run, pushed defensively to the off side

22.5

Donald to Harris, 2 runs, slashing back foot drive away through backward point, fielded by Dippenaar in the deep

22.6

Donald to Harris, 1 wide, lets it go, outside off

22.6

Donald to Harris, no run, forward, prodding and missing

Boje on to bowl now

End of over 23 (6 runs) New Zealand 106/5
CZ Harris    14* (33b 1x4)      AA Donald    6-0-23-1
CL Cairns    17* (17b 1x4)     

23.1

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed defensively to the off side

23.2

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, turned in front of square for a quick single

23.3

Boje to Harris, no run

23.4

Boje to Harris, 1 run, fullsih ball, driven down to Kallis at deep mid on

23.5

Boje to Cairns, no run, plays a fullish ball back down the pitch

23.6

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, gently tucked around off the pad behind square

Double change, Klusener on to bowl

End of over 24 (3 runs) New Zealand 109/5
CL Cairns    19* (21b 1x4)      N Boje    1-0-3-0
CZ Harris    15* (35b 1x4)     

24.1

Klusener to Cairns, no run, reaching to a delivery down off and missing

24.2

Klusener to Cairns, no run, back, pushing defensively to the off side, fielded by Pollock at extra cover

24.3

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, worked away off the back foot down to Boje at point

24.4

Klusener to Harris, no run, turned defensively to the on side

24.5

Klusener to Harris, 1 run, works away a delivery that hurries on to him, out to square leg

24.6

Klusener to Cairns, no run, played to the off side, fielded by Rhodes at point

End of over 25 (2 runs) New Zealand 111/5
CL Cairns    20* (25b 1x4)      L Klusener    1-0-2-0
CZ Harris    16* (37b 1x4)     

25.1

Boje to Harris, no run, swept around to Pollock at short fine leg

25.2

Boje to Harris, 1 run, clipped away off the pad in front of square

25.3

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed to the off side, Harris is up looking for a single

25.4

Boje to Cairns, no run, defended to the off side

25.5

Boje to Cairns, no run, drives a fullish ball back to the bowler

25.6

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, turned away through square leg

End of over 26 (2 runs) New Zealand 113/5
CL Cairns    21* (29b 1x4)      N Boje    2-0-5-0
CZ Harris    17* (39b 1x4)     

26.1

Klusener to Cairns, no run, played defensively back to the bowler

26.2

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, driven away through the off side

26.3

Klusener to Harris, no run, worked defensively around to the on side where Pollock fields

26.4

Klusener to Harris, no run, forward with a swing and a miss, taken on the pad

26.5

Klusener to Harris, 1 run, worked around to the on side in front of square

26.6

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, pushed away through cover point

End of over 27 (3 runs) New Zealand 116/5
CL Cairns    23* (32b 1x4)      L Klusener    2-0-5-0
CZ Harris    18* (42b 1x4)     

27.1

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed defensively to the on side

27.2

Boje to Cairns, no run, cut down to Rhodes at point

27.3

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed to Kirsten at mid on

27.4

Boje to Cairns, no run, forward, defended down on the off side

27.5

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, pushes a fuller ball to square leg for a quick run

27.6

Boje to Harris, 1 run, clipped away off the hip through square leg

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand 118/5
CZ Harris    19* (43b 1x4)      N Boje    3-0-7-0
CL Cairns    24* (37b 1x4)     

28.1

Klusener to Harris, no run, forward, defensively, pops up on the off side, short of Rhodes at point

28.2

Klusener to Harris, no run, stretching forward to defend into the ground on the off side

28.3

Klusener to Harris, 2 runs, pulled around very fine, Ntini comes running around from his position to field

28.4

Klusener to Harris, no run, drives a full pitched delivery along the ground to Kirsten at mid off

28.5

Klusener to Harris, 1 run, forward to drive to mid on

28.6

Klusener to Cairns, no run, back, pushing to the off side, applause for Gibbs who makes a very good save at cover

End of over 29 (3 runs) New Zealand 121/5
CL Cairns    24* (38b 1x4)      L Klusener    3-0-8-0
CZ Harris    22* (48b 1x4)     

29.1

Boje to Harris, 1 run, worked to Rhodes at forward square leg, quick run taken

29.2

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, tucks a fullish ball off the pads around behind square to Pollock

29.3

Boje to Harris, 1 run, driven away through mid on down to deep mid on where Kallis fields

29.4

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushing off the back foot to Rhodes at point who fires a return back in

29.5

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed to the off side where Kirsten fields from short extra cover

29.6

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, pushed away wide of Rhodes at point for an easy single

End of over 30 (4 runs) New Zealand 125/5
CL Cairns    26* (42b 1x4)      N Boje    4-0-11-0
CZ Harris    24* (50b 1x4)     

30.1

Klusener to Cairns, no run, forward and driving to the off side where Pollock fields at cover

30.2

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, driven away through mid on down to deep mid on where Kirsten fields

30.3

Klusener to Harris, 1 run, pushed to the off side, Gibbs and Rhodes run after it, Gibbs picks up and throws the return in

30.4

Klusener to Cairns, 2 runs, down the track to whack the delivery high over extra cover, fielded by the sweeper Boje in the deep

30.5

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, pushed away through point where Boje fields again

30.6

Klusener to Harris, 1 run, full pitched delivery, driven along the ground to Donald at mid on for a comfortable single

End of over 31 (6 runs) New Zealand 131/5
CZ Harris    26* (52b 1x4)      L Klusener    4-0-14-0
CL Cairns    30* (46b 1x4)     

31.1

Boje to Harris, no run, forward, pushed to the off side, Donald comes in to field from his backward point position

31.2

Boje to Harris, no run, forward, pushed defensively into the ground on the off side, keeper Boucher comes around to field

31.3

Boje to Harris, 2 runs, turned around off the pad away through fine leg, Pollock chases the delivery and slides to haul it in

31.4

Boje to Harris, no run, turned around to fine leg, looking for a run but Pollock is quickly in to cut it off

31.5

Boje to Harris, 1 run, worked around to the on side, fielded by Rhodes

31.6

Boje to Cairns, no run, forward, pushing defensively to the on side, Gibbs comes in to pick up and field

Lance Klusener currently changing his shoes

End of over 32 (3 runs) New Zealand 134/5
CL Cairns    30* (47b 1x4)      N Boje    5-0-14-0
CZ Harris    29* (57b 1x4)     

32.1

Klusener to Harris, no run, forward to drive a full pitched delivery on the stumps to Kirsten at mid off

32.2

Klusener to Harris, 1 wide, plays and misses to a ball down leg

32.2

Klusener to Harris, 1 run, forward to drive to Donald at mid on for a quick single

32.3

Klusener to Cairns, no run, pushed defensively to the off side, Rhodes fields at point

32.4

Klusener to Cairns, no run, forward, pushing to mid on

32.5

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, worked around off the pad to Kallis at deep backward square

32.6

Klusener to Harris, no run, drives a fullish delivery off the toes to mid on

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (3 runs) New Zealand 137/5
CZ Harris    30* (60b 1x4)      L Klusener    5-0-17-0
CL Cairns    31* (50b 1x4)     

33.1

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, pushed away off the back foot through the off side

33.2

Boje to Harris, 1 run, stretching forward to push to Donald at point for a quick single

33.3

Boje to Cairns, no run, let go down leg

33.4

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed to the off side, Rhodes charges in from cover to send Harris back

33.5

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed defensively to mid on

33.6

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, driven away through wide mid off

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 140/5
CL Cairns    33* (55b 1x4)      N Boje    6-0-17-0
CZ Harris    31* (61b 1x4)     

34.1

Klusener to Cairns, SIX, real up-and-under hit to a ball there to drive, cracks it high up over long off and long down the ground, bouncing well over the fence

34.2

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, neatly cut away down to Ntini at third man

34.3

Klusener to Harris, no run, forward, pushed to the off side

34.4

Klusener to Harris, OUT, forward, taken on the front pad by a ball pitched on leg, big appeal for lbw from Klusener is upheld by umpire Davis

CZ Harris lbw b Klusener 31 (73m 63b 1x4 0x6) SR: 49.20

34.5

Klusener to Parore, OUT, clipped off the pads straight to Gibbs at mid wicket who takes an excellent catch

AC Parore c Gibbs b Klusener 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Daniel Vettori will face the hattrick ball

34.6

Klusener to Vettori, no run, excellent yorker, great ball to produce, Vettori does very well to dig it out to the off side

End of over 35 (7 runs) New Zealand 147/7
DL Vettori    0* (1b)      L Klusener    6-0-24-2
CL Cairns    40* (57b 1x4 1x6)     

35.1

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed to point where Kirsten picks up with Vettori running up a long way, throw in at the bowler's end stumps misses to give Vettori a life

35.2

Boje to Cairns, no run, played to the off side

35.3

Boje to Cairns, no run

35.4

Boje to Cairns, no run, pushed to point, fielded by Kirsten

35.5

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, slog swept away through square leg, fielded by Donald

35.6

Boje to Vettori, no run, forward, pushed down on the on side

End of over 36 (1 run) New Zealand 148/7
DL Vettori    0* (2b)      N Boje    7-0-18-0
CL Cairns    41* (62b 1x4 1x6)     

36.1

Klusener to Cairns, FOUR, drives a full pitched delivery firmly away along the ground through mid off

36.2

Klusener to Cairns, no run, digs a fullish ball to the off side

36.3

Klusener to Cairns, 1 run, tucks a fullish ball off the pads through square leg

36.4

Klusener to Vettori, no run

36.5

Klusener to Vettori, 1 run, turned away through mid wicket, Boje fields in the deep

36.6

Klusener to Cairns, no run, turned around behind square where Kallis fields

End of over 37 (6 runs) New Zealand 154/7
CL Cairns    46* (66b 2x4 1x6)      L Klusener    7-0-30-2
DL Vettori    1* (4b)     

37.1

Boje to Vettori, no run, tries to paddle around to the on side, misses and is lucky to see the ball miss off stump

37.2

Boje to Vettori, no run, forward, pushing defensively down the track

37.3

Boje to Vettori, 1 run, down the pitch to swipe away through mid on

37.4

Boje to Cairns, 1 run, cut to point for a quick single, Rhodes picks up and spins around to throw in wildly, taken high by Boje

37.5

Boje to Vettori, no run, forward, pushing back down the track

37.6

Boje to Vettori, 1 run, swept away to deep backward square to Kirsten in the deep

Allan Donald on to bowl

End of over 38 (3 runs) New Zealand 157/7
DL Vettori    3* (9b)      N Boje    8-0-21-0
CL Cairns    47* (67b 2x4 1x6)     

38.1

Donald to Vettori, OUT, full pitched delivery on the stumps, strikes Vettori on the pads, big appeal, plumb out

DL Vettori lbw b Donald 3 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

38.2

Donald to Franklin, OUT, full and flush on the pads, big appeal and umpire Davis is quick to raise the finger, another plumb one

JEC Franklin lbw b Donald 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Thats two wickets in two balls for the second time this match

38.3

Donald to Bond, no run, forward, tentatively pushing to the off side, hat trick averted again

38.4

Donald to Bond, no run, forward, prodding and missing

38.5

Donald to Bond, no run, forward, played defensively to the off side, fielded by Rhodes at point

38.6

Donald to Bond, 1 run, pushed away through cover point, fielded in the deep

End of over 39 (1 run) New Zealand 158/9
SE Bond    1* (4b)      AA Donald    7-0-24-3
CL Cairns    47* (67b 2x4 1x6)     

39.1

Ntini to Bond, 1 run, pushed away through backward point, fielded by Dippenaar

39.2

Ntini to Cairns, FOUR, full pitched delivery, smacked away through mid off past the diving Kallis to bring up his half-ton

39.3

Ntini to Cairns, FOUR, beautifully struck away off the pads through wide mid on

39.4

Ntini to Cairns, 1 wide, tries to pull, plays and misses to a short ball down leg

39.4

Ntini to Cairns, 1 leg bye, swing and a miss, off the pad through third man away for a leg bye, lbw appeal turned down

39.5

Ntini to Bond, no run, fended down in front of the keeper

39.6

Ntini to Bond, 1 run, glided away down to third man where Kirsten fields

End of over 40 (12 runs) New Zealand 170/9
SE Bond    3* (7b)      M Ntini    7-2-45-1
CL Cairns    55* (70b 4x4 1x6)     

40.1

Donald to Bond, 1 run, glided down to Ntini at third man

40.2

Donald to Cairns, 1 run, struck uppishly, driving, perhaps not the right length to drive, down to Klusner at long off

40.3

Donald to Bond, 1 run, back to push down on the on side for a quick single

40.4

Donald to Cairns, 1 run, drives a fullish ball to mid on where Pollock fields

40.5

Donald to Bond, 1 wide, plays and misses, looking to glance to a very loose delivery down leg

40.5

Donald to Bond, no run, forward, pushing defensively down on the off side

40.6

Donald to Bond, no run, plays a full pitched delivery back to the bowler

Ntini off after one expensive over, Kallis on

End of over 41 (5 runs) New Zealand 175/9
SE Bond    5* (11b)      AA Donald    8-0-29-3
CL Cairns    57* (72b 4x4 1x6)     

41.1

Kallis to Cairns, OUT, slogs a fullish ball high and hard down the ground, but succeeding only in picking out the fielder Boje on the long on fence

CL Cairns c Boje b Kallis 57 (114m 73b 4x4 1x6) SR: 78.08

Well a rather poor batting display their by New Zealand but a good innings by Chris Cairns helped to mount something defendable We believe South Africa will chase a target of 172 in 46 overs Match State: Innings Break That target of 172 has been confirmed Play about to recommence here at the SCG

Tournament Results
New Zealand v South Africa at Sydney - Feb 8, 2002
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v South Africa at Melbourne - Feb 6, 2002
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Feb 3, 2002
Australia won by 33 runs
New Zealand v South Africa at Perth - Feb 1, 2002
South Africa won by 67 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Jan 29, 2002
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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Photos

Feb 8, 2002

8 Feb 2002: Makhaya Ntini of South Africa celebrates after taking the wicket of Andre Adams of New Zealand, during the VB Series Second Final between South Africa and New Zealand played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

Ntini takes the wicket of Adams

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Feb 8, 2002

8 Feb 2002: Allan Donald of South Africa traps Daniel Vettori of New Zealand LBW, during the VB Series Second Final between South Africa and New Zealand played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

Donald celebrates a wicket

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