Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
60(100) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 6 1 3 0 0 1 0
SB Styris
56(84) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 2 1 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nel
O9.2
M0
R33
W2
Eco3.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CD McMillan
O5.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

McMillan stayed there til the end, unbeaten on 38 to add to his three key wickets. New Zealand beat South Africa by five wickets to seal their place in the crucial round coming up. They won the toss, and having come unstuck themselves batting first in St George's against Sri Lanka, opted to field first. It paid off on a difficult batting strip, as Bond and Franklin wasted little time with the new ball. Gibbs and Prince added 76 in 17 overs, but it was the gamble of bringing on McMillan that hammered in South Africa's fate. Chasing 194, New Zealand were sluggish, but Fleming played a dour captain's innings and then that man Styris added another World Cup fifty.

Just waiting to confirm the Man of the Match for you all. Im pretty sure it'll be McMillan.

Ian Smith talks to Smith and Fleming. Smith thinks the first 20 overs were the toughest, and credits New Zealand for making full use of the conditions and keeping his side down. He thinks 220-230 would've been much better. Admits everyone's disappointed in the dressing room. Fleming is happy, though he's not letting on. Check out that grimace as he answers Ian's questions. A good effort, he says, with words of praise for Franklin, who set the day up for New Zealand, he adds. Didnt have any issues with the surface, glad he won the toss. Has plenty to say about McMillan's subtleties as a bowler. Acknowledges the game was tight, but backs the motion to slog it out in the chase.

And yes, no surprises, McMillan is the Man of the Match. He's a happy bloke. Beaming, he says he's grateful to just be here and is glad New Zealand bounced back from the loss to Sri Lanka. Loved each of his three wickets, and says chasing 194 was tricky.

Thats all I have for you, people. Let me remind you of tomorrow's game, a tussle between Ireland and Bangladesh at Bridgetown that will start at 13:30 GMT. I'll be bringing you the commentary again, lucky people, you. Until then, this is Jamie Alter signing off. Cheers!

48.2
4
Nel to McCullum, FOUR runs, there it is, McCullum's not wasting time! Full outside off stump, he uses the feet well, and smashes that through the covers and just sets off for the pavilion, cool as a cucumber! New Zealand have made the semi-finals!

Here's McCullum. Just a couple to seal this affair. Nel's still beaming.

48.1
W
Nel to Oram, OUT, cleaned em up! It was full, no room to hit, and Oram swings across the line only to hear the death rattle behind him! What a celebration from Nel as he savours the sight of splayed stumps in front of him!

The Beige Brigade is alive in the stands. Soon to be the Crimson Brigade as most of them are topless and the suns beating down hard.

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs | NZ: 192/4

  • CD McMillan38 (55b)
  • JDP Oram10 (17b)
  • AJ Hall8-0-32-0
  • A Nel9-0-29-1
47.6
0
Hall to McMillan, no run, full on off stump, he nearly falls over as he works it to short midwicket
47.5
0
Hall to McMillan, no run, back of a length again, he pushes to point again
47.4
0
Hall to McMillan, no run, back of a length outside off stump, chopped to point

New Zealanders all hanging out on the balcony...methinks an ambush of sorts once the winning runs are hit and they make the semis

47.3
0
Hall to McMillan, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets a good look at it and then leaves it be

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
60(100) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 6 1 3 0 0 1 0
SB Styris
56(84) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 2 1 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nel
O9.2
M0
R33
W2
Eco3.53
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CD McMillan
O5.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.564
AUS64109.0002.257
SL64208.0000.371
BDESH63207.0000.136
ENG62404.000-0.754
AFG61502.000-1.853
SCOT60600.000-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.827
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.085
WI63306.000-0.053
IRE63306.000-0.932
ZIM61502.000-0.527
UAE60600.000-2.032