VB Series, 2001/02 / Wicket commentary

VB Series - 2nd final

New Zealand v South Africa

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

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

New Zealand 15/1   L Vincent 8* (18b 1x4)   SM Pollock 3.1-2-7-1

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

New Zealand 17/2   L Vincent 9* (20b 1x4)   M Ntini 3.3-2-8-1

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

New Zealand 68/3   SP Fleming 17* (15b 1x4)   JH Kallis 0.4-0-5-1

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

New Zealand 68/4   CD McMillan 0* (2b)   AA Donald 1.2-0-5-1

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

New Zealand 72/5   CL Cairns 4* (5b)   JH Kallis 1.3-0-6-2

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

New Zealand 147/6   CL Cairns 40* (57b 1x4 1x6)   L Klusener 5.4-0-24-1

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

New Zealand 147/7   CL Cairns 40* (57b 1x4 1x6)   L Klusener 5.5-0-24-2

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

New Zealand 157/8   CL Cairns 47* (67b 2x4 1x6)   AA Donald 6.1-0-23-2

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

New Zealand 157/9   CL Cairns 47* (67b 2x4 1x6)   AA Donald 6.2-0-23-3

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

New Zealand 175/10   SE Bond 5* (11b)   JH Kallis 5.1-0-23-3
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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