Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.3 Smith again walks down the pitch to meet the ball, shapes to hit over the top and a sniff of swing takes the ball past the bat and into the off stump 7/1
    8.5 full, de Villiers drives with no foot movement, and a thick kick carries straight to Gilchrist. A fourth delivery over 90mph, a good mixture of length, and now South Africa are up against it 26/3
    5.3 Kallis again gives himself room and advances to meet the ball, but McGrath fires in a yorker which clatters into the off stump 12/2
    22.5 got him this time! A very, very thin edge - much thinner than the one which wasn't given earlier, also to Tait - looking for the short-pitched delivery. His feet were just rooted in the crease there as he chased the ball away from his body 87/6
    9.4 And that might be it ... about the worst ball McGrath has bowled, wide and angled away from the left-hander, but Prince slashes, gets a thin edge, and Gilchrist does the rest 27/4
    9.5 McGrath on a hat-trick ... much better ball, a stock McGrath delivery, Boucher plays a nothing prod and the ball is held low down by Matthew Hayden at first slip 27/5
    not out
    49
    151
    91
    4
    1
    53.84
    26.1 and Tait strikes again! Hall looked to lash that off the back foot through cover, but his feet must have been dipped in the same tub of superglue as Gibbs's as he strikes at the ball away from the body and a thickish edge rips through. Gilchrist makes no mistake 93/7
    29.4 awkward shot, checking his off-drive and that's chipped back to the bowler whose clasping fingers accept that fly-trap-style 103/8
    40.1 short and wide, slashed high to backward point who backpeddled and took an easy catch above his head 130/9
    43.5 up in the block hole and Langeveldt, again giving himself room, is in no position to play it and is cleaned up 149/10
    Extras
    17 (lb 4, w 13)
    TOTAL
    149 all out (43.5 Overs, RR: 3.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (GC Smith, 2.3 ov), 2-12 (JH Kallis, 5.3 ov), 3-26 (AB de Villiers, 8.5 ov), 4-27 (AG Prince, 9.4 ov), 5-27 (MV Boucher, 9.5 ov), 6-87 (HH Gibbs, 22.5 ov), 7-93 (AJ Hall, 26.1 ov), 8-103 (SM Pollock, 29.4 ov), 9-130 (A Nel, 40.1 ov), 10-149 (CK Langeveldt, 43.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken721512.14301000
    GD McGrath811832.25382010
    SW Tait1003943.90486050
    SR Watson8.504915.54317100
    GB Hogg1022412.40431030
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 oh and he's bowled him! A terrific ball, swinging very late into Gilchrist who was rather trapped on the crease - trying to work it to leg - and it squeezed through the gate, knocking out his middle stump 1/1
    24.4 Hayden hits that one the up and dead straight, but he gets under it, Smith runs round a few yards from long-on and holds a steepler, but his knee buckles as he took the catch. 110/3
    8.6 got him! Terrific ball from Nel, yorking Ponting who tried to work it through midwicket, playing across the line - a poor stroke to a very fine ball, and Nel sets off on a Bravo-like aeroplane celebration lap of the wicket 44/2
    not out
    60
    109
    86
    8
    0
    69.76
    not out
    18
    29
    16
    3
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    112.50
    Extras
    11 (lb 5, nb 3, w 3)
    TOTAL
    153/3 (31.3 Overs, RR: 4.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (AC Gilchrist, 1.1 ov), 2-44 (RT Ponting, 8.6 ov), 3-110 (ML Hayden, 24.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock511613.20201000
    CK Langeveldt603415.66236011
    JH Kallis512004.00202011
    A Nel713114.42295010
    AJ Hall6.304306.61206001
    JM Kemp20402.0090000

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