• BATSMEN
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    6s
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    14.5 Soft dismissal. South Africa heave a sigh of relief. A slower one on the off stump line and Gilchrist is done in by the change in pace. He shapes to cut but the ball stops on him and he sends a dolly to Gibbs at backward point. What a frenetic start it has been. It was all on a fast-forward motion. No pause or stop button in sight. Until this happenned. 106/1
    23.3 Over. Extra bounce from Kallis and Hayden goes for the cut. On the back foot and punching away but can't keep it down. Can't get it above Gibbs at point, who snaffles a straightforward chance and jumps up in glee. A tame end to a violent innings. But what a knock! Mat the Bat at his devastating best 167/2
    45.1 Punter is gone. Caught at long on. Goes down on a bent knee and disposes a fullish delivery down the ground. de Villiers didn't have to move an inch and takes it. Ponting exits and enter another big-hitter Andrew Symonds. Roy is in. No breathing space for SA. 328/3
    46.4 Clarke is tragically run out, short of his century. He got to a three-figure mark , last in 2004-05 against Pakistan. The wait is not over yet. Symonds drives a full-pitched delivery to midwicket and stays rooted to the crease. Clarke runs down to the middle of the pitch and turns back. Too late. But what a fabulous knock it has been. Entertaining. 347/4
    18
    13
    2
    0
    138.46
    49.6 What a way to finish. Inswinging yorker that crashes into Symonds's off stump. It was a wonderful over to finish, conceding just four runs in the last over 377/6
    47.2 Holed out. Half-volley on off stump and Hussey tries to loft it over extra cover. Kallis makes good ground and takes a good catch while moving back. Hussey can't manage to clear the short boundary and South Africa limiting the damage here. 353/5
    not out
    14
    9
    2
    0
    155.55
    Extras
    14 (lb 4, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    377/6 (50 Overs, RR: 7.54)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock10.008308.30266420
    M Ntini9.006817.552510100
    CK Langeveldt10.008218.202412121
    AJ Hall10.006026.00296200
    GC Smith2.001407.0030100
    JH Kallis9.006617.33166200
    Fall of wickets:1-106 (AC Gilchrist, 14.5 ov), 2-167 (ML Hayden, 23.3 ov), 3-328 (RT Ponting, 45.1 ov), 4-347 (MJ Clarke, 46.4 ov), 5-353 (MEK Hussey, 47.2 ov), 6-377 (A Symonds, 49.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    41.3 It's all over for Smith. He had to go for it. The run-rate was rocketing. Floated on the middle stump line and he went for a slog-sweep. Top-edges a dolly to Gilly. He had batted in a fiesty manner at the start of the innings but the cramps did him in. 267/6
    20.6 Watson gets the crucial breakthrough with a direct hit from long leg. It was the only way de Villiers was getting out. Huge wicket. Flicked to left of Watson and they think there is a two in it. de Villiers turns, rushes back but is beaten by the fast, flat and the direct hit. Australia's fielding comes to their rescue. All the players mob Watson. 160/1
    43.1 Kallis falls. Hogg claims another wicket. Charges down the track, Hogg drags back the length and he sends it straight down the throat of long-on. Kallis will be accused of slow-batting. He came in, the run rate slowed down, the required rate shot up like a thermometer, the pressure increased and the noose tightened. 277/7
    31.3 done in by the googly. Loopy delivery that pitched on the middle stump line, on a length, and Gibbs shapes to drive to the on side and is beaten by the wrong'un. Gilchrist whips the bails off in a flash and Gibbs's back foot was still in the air. Wonderful delivery from Hogg. 220/2
    32.2 Another one goes. Prince pulls straight to deep square-leg. Banged in short, climbes head-high and Prince pulls it to Hayden. Australia are tightening the screws here. 223/3
    38.5 That's the sucker punch. He's been short of a length throughout this over and now he pulls out the lethal weapon. Close to 140 kph, full, fast swinging yorker. Boucher had already lined up for the swipe across the line and the inside edge rattles off stump. That was the crucial wicket. Tait has got it. 256/4
    40.5 full, furious, and it curves in late, around the middle and leg stump line. Kemp is caught at the crease, the bat comes down in an angle and the ball thuds into the pad. Would have taken out leg. Another big-hitter is gone. 264/5
    44.1 Watto cleans up Pollock. Full, straight, on the leg stump line, Pollock has one almighty swing, bat meets air, ball meets leg stump. SA are fading away. 279/8
    not out
    8
    12
    0
    0
    66.66
    45.2 Bracken joins in the party. The slower one does the trick. Full in length, lands on the middle stump line, and breaks away towards the off stump. Langeveldt tries to run it down to third man, misses and the off stump is pegged back. Australia are just a wicket away from a big win. 280/9
    47.6 Australia win by 83 runs. Yorker on the off stump line, Ntini tries to get his bat down but the ball beats the bat and the furniture is disturbed. HRG chimes in with a timely stat. Ponting becomes the most successful captain in ODI history. This is win no 108, besting Border's record. 294/10
    Extras
    17 (nb 1, w 11, pen 5)
    TOTAL
    294 all out (48 Overs, RR: 6.12)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken9.004024.44314100
    SW Tait10.006126.10329041
    GD McGrath9.006216.88238100
    SR Watson8.014615.75262220
    GB Hogg10.006136.10316210
    A Symonds2.001909.5023000
    Fall of wickets:1-160 (AB de Villiers, 20.6 ov), 1-184 (GC Smith, ), 2-220 (HH Gibbs, 31.3 ov), 3-223 (AG Prince, 32.2 ov), 4-256 (MV Boucher, 38.5 ov), 5-264 (JM Kemp, 40.5 ov), 6-267 (GC Smith, 41.3 ov), 7-277 (JH Kallis, 43.1 ov), 8-279 (SM Pollock, 44.1 ov), 9-280 (CK Langeveldt, 45.2 ov), 10-294 (M Ntini, 47.6 ov)

Match Notes

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ6600122.564
AUS641092.257
SL642080.371
BDESH632070.136
ENG62404-0.753
AFG61502-1.853
SCOT60600-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA6600121.827
SA642081.707
PAK64208-0.085
WI63306-0.053
IRE63306-0.933
ZIM61502-0.527
UAE60600-2.032