Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JM Kemp
49(91) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 6 0 5 6 0
MJ Clarke
60(86) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 0 1 2 0 12 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SM Pollock
O5.0
M1
R16
W1
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O10.0
M0
R39
W4
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's all from Jenny Thompson, Will Luke and Martin Williamson. Many thanks for staying with us through a one-sided match and we will be back, along with Sriram Veera and Jamie Alter, for Saturday's final. It's almost all over ...

Presentations "We tried to be nice and positive," admits Smith. "It's a fantastic feeling," grins Ponting. The Man-of-the-Match award went to Glenn McGrath.

Australia win by seven wickets The South Africans acknowledge the support they have received and then head off to lick their wounds, the Australians amble onto the outfield and start a lap of honour.

A clinical performance from the defending champions and the dominated this game from the off. The last few hours have been pretty poor for neutrals, dreadful for South Africans, but that's not Australia's fault. They have done the business and will meet Sri Lanka on Saturday in a re-match of the 1996 final.

31.3
4
Hall to Symonds, FOUR runs, leg-side full toss, Symonds does the business with a swish through midwicket and that's Australia into their fourth successive final

The scores are level.

31.3
2nb
Hall to Clarke, (no ball) 1 run, driven past extra cover, and a no-ball
31.2
4
Hall to Clarke, FOUR runs, Clarke gives himself room and cracks that back from where it came, with interest

Speed's grin appears to be stuck. Perhaps he has gone home and been replaced by a waxwork?

31.1
1
Hall to Symonds, 1 run, worked through square leg

END OF OVER:
31 | 2 Runs | AUS: 142/3

  • MJ Clarke55 (84b)
  • A Symonds13 (14b)
  • CK Langeveldt6-0-34-1
  • AJ Hall6-0-32-0

Two emails land back-to-back. One says we are utterly biased towards Australia, the next says the same but to South Africa. Hmm ... "History recalls 500,000 English fighting 25,000 Boers for four years, so we are anything but weak!" the latter concludes ...

30.6
0
Langeveldt to Clarke, no run, blocked to extra cover
30.5
0
Langeveldt to Clarke, no run, outside off, no contact

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JM Kemp
49(91) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 6 0 5 6 0
MJ Clarke
60(86) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 0 1 2 0 12 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SM Pollock
O5.0
M1
R16
W1
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O10.0
M0
R39
W4
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039