Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    55
    22
    3
    6
    250.00
    8.1 but a man who could have had the perfect World Cup farewell makes it known he still has it. Danny Vettori comes in and castles Viru. It's slow, it just goes on with the arm. Viru, as Viru does, was making room to tap the ball away into the leg side. Leaves a gap between bat and pad and is bowled 85/2
    8 superp catch from Kallis and everyone is in splits! Sachin walks off with a grin on his face, perhaps in disbelief. But the story here is Warnie has got Sachin, again. Thanks to a 40-year old Kallis leaping several feet in the air and grabbing onto a one-hander. Mistimed pull from the batsman ends up at mid-off 85/1
    11.4 Warnie is on absolute song! Laxman joins Lara and Sachin among the people who will get an earful later at the bar. Runs down the track, but the wily leggie has seen it early. Holds it back and drops it short - this time to hoodwink the batsman - and it works. The ball grips, turns and has Laxman stumped. 97/4
    9.5 Warnie has done it! he has downed Sachin and now Lara! That was the straighter one, no turn on it but Lara was looking for some. Went across for the sweep shot and is struck right in line 88/3
    15.3 in the aiiiiir, Agarkaaar, takes it! It was short from Symonds, Mahela jumped back for the pull over wide mid-on again, but those straighter boundaries are massive. He can't quite clear them 118/5
    17.3 full, straight, Hooper goes across the line with a heave and is caught in front. Big grins everywhere 127/6
    19.2 and instant retribution. It's an all South African showdown! Full on middle, Polly swings and finds another one of his good mates Kallis waiting to take the catch. Donald just chuckles. It's fun again. And it just went off again. 137/8
    18 fired in quick and flat on off stump, Moin goes for the good old whack and finds Kallis in the deep at midwicket. Deftly taken. Safest hands in the business? 130/7
    not out
    1
    7
    0
    0
    14.28
    not out
    2
    2
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    140/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.00)
    Did not bat: Shoaib Akhtar
    Fall of wickets: 1-85 (SR Tendulkar, 7.6 ov), 2-85 (V Sehwag, 8.1 ov), 3-88 (BC Lara, 9.5 ov), 4-97 (VVS Laxman, 11.4 ov), 5-118 (DPMD Jayawardene, 15.3 ov), 6-127 (CL Hooper, 17.3 ov), 7-130 (Moin Khan, 17.6 ov), 8-137 (SM Pollock, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Wasim Akram401604.0000
    AA Donald302317.6600
    CA Walsh2030015.0000
    JH Kallis1019019.0010
    SK Warne402035.0000
    DL Vettori401313.2500
    A Symonds201537.5010
  • BATSMEN
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    2.5 they are off. Akhtar is taking high-fives from everyone. Sanga is caught hopping as another one lifts off a back of a length area. Takes the shoulder of the bat and goes to point - on the bounce - which Taufel reminds them 22/2
    2.4 "All about making them do what they don't want to," says Hayden as Shoaib revs up. It is short, and quick. He goes for the pull and has been caught behind the wicket. "Smashed it with my glove," he says as he walks back 20/1
    not out
    48
    38
    3
    3
    126.31
    12.3 he has bounced out a man who had struck four back-to-back hundreds in the World Cup 2015! The short ball comes at him at steep pace. Sanga was shaping for the hook, but the ball just takes the splice and leaps up and to make matters just that tiny bit sweeter, it is taken by Mahela Jayawardene in the deep 102/3
    13.5 he has got it! Perfectly accurate, some turn as well. Symo is in front of the stumps to try and flick it. Misses and is struck on the pads. Murali belts out and appeal and gets that lovely extended forefinger. Could that have been sliding down? Maybe. 104/4
    not out
    20
    14
    0
    3
    142.85
    Extras
    14 (b 2, lb 2, w 10)
    TOTAL
    141/4 (17.2 Overs, RR: 8.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (ML Hayden, 2.4 ov), 2-22 (JH Kallis, 2.5 ov), 3-102 (KC Sangakkara, 12.3 ov), 4-104 (A Symonds, 13.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar402626.5030
    SM Pollock3030010.0040
    CEL Ambrose3036012.0030
    M Muralitharan411814.5000
    CL Hooper302006.6600
    SR Tendulkar0.207021.0000
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