• BATSMEN
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    9.1 yes, gone! Short of a good length on middle and leg, rears from where it lands and angles across Tharanga, squares him up outside off stump and forces him to fish, and he gets a simple edge through to Boucher, great delivery from Ntini 21/2
    4.3 and he's gone! Pitches on leg stump and moves in, Jayasuriya gets that pad too far across, rapped, everyone appeals, looked like it would have taken the top of middle and leg, umpire Harper takes his time and then raises the finger, Pollock strikes 9/1
    24.2 gone! Full outside off and he drives that to Gibbs at backward point, who dives to his left, picks and throws in one smooth action, ball comes back to Kallis, who cant collect it but out of the blue dives Pollock, Jonty-style, moving forward, collects the ball and whips off the bails! Talk about a turning point... 78/5
    10.6 Pollock strikes! Good delivery on a sweet length outside off draws Sangakkara into a tentative poke at that one, and the slight deviation gets the faint edge, Pollock leaps up in appeal but Sangakkara's already turned for the pavilion, what a fine strike from the veteran bowler 23/3
    13.3 what's he thinking?!? This one lands on a good length outside off and seams in, Atapattu leaves it alone, then sees the ball come in sharply and tries to get the bat down but he's ever so late and the ball clips the top of off stump, beautiful delivery and Nel's letting everyone know what he feels about that wicket 34/4
    33.1 Oh What a catch by Gibbs! It was screaming to his left at point when he dived to come up with the catch. Dilshan had carved a short of length delivery but couldn't keep it down and paid for it 114/7
    28.3 And then there were four. Maharoof' lack of footwork does him in. On a driveable length outside the off stump, Maharoof drives, his feet sticking adhesively to the crease, and doesn't lean onto his drive, gets an outside edge and is swallowed by Smith in the slips. 91/6
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    34
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    85.29
    35.5 Bulls eye this time. Reared up from back of length, a clueless Malinga pushed at it, eyes off the ball, and popped up a catch, off his gloves, to the second slip. 124/8
    36.1 And then there were one. Murali backs away as expected and goes for a lofted shot over the bowler's head. But scoops straight to Pollock at long-on 127/9
    39.1 South Africa have scripted a wonderful come-from-behind victory. The final nail in the coffin was delivered by Kemp. Low dipping yorker catches Fernando in front, leaving Vaas stranded and Sri Lanka perilously close to being ousted from the tournament 141/10
    Extras
    12 (lb 5, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    141 all out (39.1 Overs, RR: 3.60)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock10.002122.10471011
    M Ntini9.012422.66422011
    A Nel9.014134.55356000
    JH Kallis8.003414.25293010
    JM Kemp3.101615.05101020
    Fall of wickets:1-9 (ST Jayasuriya, 4.3 ov), 2-21 (WU Tharanga, 9.1 ov), 3-23 (KC Sangakkara, 10.6 ov), 4-34 (MS Atapattu, 13.3 ov), 5-78 (DPMD Jayawardene, 24.2 ov), 6-91 (MF Maharoof, 28.3 ov), 7-114 (TM Dilshan, 33.1 ov), 8-124 (SL Malinga, 35.5 ov), 9-127 (M Muralitharan, 36.1 ov), 10-141 (CRD Fernando, 39.1 ov)

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