ICC World Cup, 26th Match: South Africa v Zimbabwe at Chelmsford, May 29, 1999
ICC World Cup - 26th match, Group A
Zimbabwe won by 48 runs
Played at County Ground, Chelmsford (neutral venue)
29 May 1999 (50-over match)
  Zimbabwe innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal NC Johnson c Pollock b Donald 76 159 117 10 0 64.95
38.1 pulling, in the air, to the square leg area 170/3
View dismissal GW Flower c Cullinan b Elworthy 19 55 43 3 0 44.18
13.4 straight ball outside the off stump, Flower plays with all the footwork of a New Zealander, outside edge from a cover drive straight to the 1st and only slip 65/1
View dismissal MW Goodwin c Kirsten b Klusener 34 70 45 5 0 75.55
30.4 aimed at the off stump, quick with a bit of bounce, poor cross bat shot, looping it for an easy catch for Kirsten at mid on 131/2
View dismissal A Flower run out (Pollock/†Boucher) 29 47 35 3 1 82.85
41.3 from Cronje, played behind point, far too risky a double taken, Pollock with the excellent low throw to the keeper from deep point, no replay needed for it 186/5
View dismissal ADR Campbell* lbw b Donald 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
38.4 LBW first ball, Campbell's batting form is looking as equally shakey as his captaincy form, ball seaming into the pads, pitched on leg and straightened down the line, Shepherd gives it 175/4
View dismissal GJ Whittall c Cullinan b Donald 20 33 31 0 1 64.51
46.4 one step down the wicket, ferocious drive, hit very hard, but direct to Cullinan at cover, merely had to get his hands into place and not be blown backwards by the ball 214/6
SV Carlisle not out 18 36 19 1 0 94.73
HH Streak not out 9 15 13 1 0 69.23
Extras (b 1, lb 15, w 8, nb 4) 28
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 233 (4.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SM Pollock 10 1 39 0 3.90 (2nb)
  JH Kallis 6 0 36 0 6.00 (1nb, 2w)
View wickets AA Donald 10 1 41 3 4.10 (1w)
38.1 to Johnson, pulling, in the air, to the square leg area 170/3
38.4 to Campbell, LBW first ball, Campbell's batting form is looking as equally shakey as his captaincy form, ball seaming into the pads, pitched on leg and straightened down the line, Shepherd gives it 175/4
46.4 to GJ Whittall, one step down the wicket, ferocious drive, hit very hard, but direct to Cullinan at cover, merely had to get his hands into place and not be blown backwards by the ball 214/6
View wicket S Elworthy 6 0 32 1 5.33 (1w)
13.4 to GW Flower, straight ball outside the off stump, Flower plays with all the footwork of a New Zealander, outside edge from a cover drive straight to the 1st and only slip 65/1
View wicket L Klusener 9 0 36 1 4.00 (1nb, 1w)
30.4 to Goodwin, aimed at the off stump, quick with a bit of bounce, poor cross bat shot, looping it for an easy catch for Kirsten at mid on 131/2
  WJ Cronje 9 0 33 0 3.66 (2w)
  South Africa innings (target: 234 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Kirsten c AR Whittall b Johnson 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 ball rises awkwardly, fended away by Kirsten poorly, outside edge spoons up for a great diving forward catch by Andy Whittall 0/1
View dismissal HH Gibbs run out (Huckle/†A Flower) 9 31 21 0 0 42.85
6.4 Johnson to Boucher, poor calling by the batsmen, the ball was played hard into the mid wicket, Huckle dives well, the batsmen weren't expecting that, throws to Flower and Gibbs is well short, didn't even bother to up his pace from a jog 24/2
View dismissal MV Boucher lbw b Streak 8 34 23 1 0 34.78
7.3 short of a length, ball angling straight in, Boucher with a poor flick across the line, into the rear pad, struck high, but near the stumps, Shepherd gives him out 25/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c †A Flower b Johnson 0 9 4 0 0 0.00
8.2 away swinger, then gets some out seam, Kallis lunging at the wide drive, outside edge, easy catch for the keeper, the South Africans are in terrubble 25/4
View dismissal DJ Cullinan c & b AR Whittall 29 87 67 3 0 43.28
29.2 strong shot, going for the big straight drive, only problem is the bowler is standing in the way, great reflex catch 106/7
View dismissal WJ Cronje* b Johnson 4 8 6 1 0 66.66
10.1 quick ball, yorker, aimed at the off stump, Cronje just too late playing the defence, ball cannons into the off stump, what a game 34/5
View dismissal JN Rhodes lbw b Streak 5 7 5 1 0 100.00
11.4 too quick for the batsmen, seaming in, Rhodes leaning over it, trapped in front of middle and off, what a sensation 40/6
View dismissal SM Pollock c Olonga b AR Whittall 52 114 81 4 0 64.19
41.2 smacked so hard and low, heading for a 6! no! the magic man Henry Olonga appears from out of view that take a terrific catch just inside of the boundary and in front of the sightscreen 149/8
L Klusener not out 52 76 58 3 2 89.65
View dismissal S Elworthy c AR Whittall b Streak 1 5 6 0 0 16.66
42.2 slow ball, slightly overpitched outside the off stump, smacked to the covers, Whittall the Andy snares it, Zimbabwe are nearly there 150/9
View dismissal AA Donald c Streak b Olonga 7 22 18 0 0 38.88
47.2 that's it! Zimbabwe have beaten South Africa for the first ever time, and they qualify for the World Cup Super Six! 185/10
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 8, nb 7) 18
  Total (all out; 47.2 overs) 185 (3.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets NC Johnson 8 1 27 3 3.37 (3nb, 3w)
0.1 to Kirsten, ball rises awkwardly, fended away by Kirsten poorly, outside edge spoons up for a great diving forward catch by Andy Whittall 0/1
8.2 to Kallis, away swinger, then gets some out seam, Kallis lunging at the wide drive, outside edge, easy catch for the keeper, the South Africans are in terrubble 25/4
10.1 to Cronje, quick ball, yorker, aimed at the off stump, Cronje just too late playing the defence, ball cannons into the off stump, what a game 34/5
View wickets HH Streak 9 1 35 3 3.88 (1nb, 4w)
7.3 to Boucher, short of a length, ball angling straight in, Boucher with a poor flick across the line, into the rear pad, struck high, but near the stumps, Shepherd gives him out 25/3
11.4 to Rhodes, too quick for the batsmen, seaming in, Rhodes leaning over it, trapped in front of middle and off, what a sensation 40/6
42.2 to Elworthy, slow ball, slightly overpitched outside the off stump, smacked to the covers, Whittall the Andy snares it, Zimbabwe are nearly there 150/9
  GJ Whittall 4 0 20 0 5.00 (1w)
View wicket HK Olonga 4.2 0 17 1 3.92 (2nb)
47.2 to Donald, that's it! Zimbabwe have beaten South Africa for the first ever time, and they qualify for the World Cup Super Six! 185/10
  AG Huckle 10 1 35 0 3.50
View wickets AR Whittall 10 0 41 2 4.10
29.2 to Cullinan, strong shot, going for the big straight drive, only problem is the bowler is standing in the way, great reflex catch 106/7
41.2 to Pollock, smacked so hard and low, heading for a 6! no! the magic man Henry Olonga appears from out of view that take a terrific catch just inside of the boundary and in front of the sightscreen 149/8
  GW Flower 2 0 7 0 3.50

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
Points - Zimbabwe 2, South Africa 0
Player of the match - NC Johnson (Zimbabwe)
Umpires - DR Shepherd and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire - JW Holder
Match referee - R Subba Row

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: B Leadbeater
    • Start of the South Africa innings was delayed by rain for 25 minutes until 3:25pm
    • SM Pollock 50 off 78 balls, 4x4 0x6
 
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