ICC World Cup - 15th match, Group A

Scotland v South Africa

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 160 balls remaining)

Hello and a warm welcome to the South Africa v Scotland game. I am Sriram Veera and shall bring you the live action today.

Toss South Africa have chosen to bowl. This is the first time that these two teams are playing against each other in a ODI.

Ryan Watson, who will lead Scotland because Craig Wright has flown home following the death of an aunt, is relishing the prospect of meeting Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher, who he played with at school level in South Africa.

0.1

Pollock to Watts, no run, Typical Pollock. On target right away. full and on the off and middle stump line, defended on the front foot.

0.2

Pollock to Watts, no run, Switches to his favourite channel - outside off, left alone

0.3

Pollock to Watts, no run, And again. This one comes back in a touch but still in that zone. Left alone again.

0.4

Pollock to Watts, no run, he doesn't get tired at all. Again in the same zone, another leave from the batsman

0.5

Pollock to Watts, no run, changes the line, homes in on the middle stump line, worked away to midwicket

0.6

Pollock to Watts, no run, completes a maiden with a delivery whizzing past off stump. Watts lets it go through. He seems to know where his off stump is, has not fished at anything.

End of over 1 (maiden) Scotland 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
DF Watts    0* (6b)      SM Pollock    1-1-0-0
RM Haq    0* (0b)     

1.1

Ntini to Haq, no run, on the pad, dabbed to the on side

1.2

Ntini to Haq, no run, beaten. The Ntini angle. Lands around leg and middle stump and seams away past the off stump.

1.3

Ntini to Haq, 1 run, Quick and risky single. Haq pushed a length-delivery towards Langeveldt at mid-off and set off. Direct hit but he just made it. Only just.

1.4

Ntini to Watts, no run, full and outside off and Watts does what he does best - shouldering arms

1.5

Ntini to Watts, no run, beaten. Ntini teases the outside edge with a delivery that straightened after landing just outside off and this time Watts is sucked into a poke.

1.6

Ntini to Watts, no run, Ah! back to regular progamming. Just outside off, Watts is a conservative man, doesn't flirt around and Boucher gathers.

End of over 2 (1 run) Scotland 1/0 (RR: 0.50)
DF Watts    0* (9b)      M Ntini    1-0-1-0
RM Haq    1* (3b)      SM Pollock    1-1-0-0

2.1

Pollock to Haq, no run, Haq is harassed by Pollock. In the corridor outside off and Haq tries to guide it to point

2.2

Pollock to Haq, no run, puts bat to ball and steers a length-delivery, on the off stump line (where else from Pollock?!) to point

2.3

Pollock to Haq, no run, There we go. Another one kissing past the outside edge. Haq is no Watts, he likes to fish and flirt.

2.4

Pollock to Haq, 1 run, in the zone outside off, dabbed to third man

2.5

Pollock to Watts, 1 run, Watts looks pretty compact player. Leans into the line, works a fullish delivery past square-leg

2.6

Pollock to Haq, no run

End of over 3 (2 runs) Scotland 3/0 (RR: 1.00)
RM Haq    2* (8b)      SM Pollock    2-1-2-0
DF Watts    1* (10b)      M Ntini    1-0-1-0

3.1

Ntini to Watts, FOUR, half-volley outside off stump, Watts moves quickly towards the line, stretches forward and square-drives it through cover point

3.2

Ntini to Watts, no run, leans forward, pushes a length-delivery around off stump line, towards point

3.3

Ntini to Watts, 1 no ball, angling in from outside off, at the body, nudged to square-leg

3.3

Ntini to Watts, 1 run, from wide of the crease, coming in towards off stump, Watts plays it with soft hands, too soft and gets a inside-edge to fine leg. He was dismissed by McGrath in the previous game in a similar fashion. Trying to play late and with soft hands and ended up chopping it on to the off stump

3.4

Ntini to Haq, no run

3.5

Ntini to Haq, no run, Haq has a open-stance. Moves towards the length-delivery on the middle stump line, pushes it out to cover

3.6

Ntini to Haq, no run, full and straight. Ntini does it occasionally. He will straighten the delivery now and then. Haq stabs at it and the ball rolls in front of him

End of over 4 (6 runs) Scotland 9/0 (RR: 2.25)
RM Haq    2* (11b)      M Ntini    2-0-7-0
DF Watts    6* (14b 1x4)      SM Pollock    2-1-2-0

4.1

Pollock to Watts, no run, Watts has a near-fatal poke. Again full and straight around off stump that moves away a touch.

4.2

Pollock to Watts, 1 run, tries to get this one in and ends up drifting towards pads, tucked past square-leg for a single

4.3

Pollock to Haq, no run, leans forward to defend

4.4

Pollock to Haq, no run

4.5

Pollock to Haq, no run, full in length, on the middle and leg, straightens a touch, Haq stretches forward, head over the ball and defends.

4.6

Pollock to Haq, no run, Overpitched outside off stump, Haq jumps at the width, drives but straight to cover. Missed opportunity there.

End of over 5 (1 run) Scotland 10/0 (RR: 2.00)
RM Haq    2* (15b)      SM Pollock    3-1-3-0
DF Watts    7* (16b 1x4)      M Ntini    2-0-7-0

5.1

Ntini to Watts, no run, back of length, just outside off stump, punched on the up to cover point where de Villiers moves to his left to make a neat stop

5.2

Ntini to Watts, FOUR, streaky edge to third man boundary. Short in length and outside off, Watts frees his arms and will get a boundary.

5.3

Ntini to Watts, no run, lands outside off, angles in, pushed back to the bowler

5.4

Ntini to Watts, no run, hits the deck short of length, outside off stump, comes in a touch, Watts moves across, pushes it out to cover point

5.5

Ntini to Watts, no run, Full and outside off, left alone

5.6

Ntini to Watts, no run, fullish, on the off and middle stump line, defended to cover

End of over 6 (4 runs) Scotland 14/0 (RR: 2.33)
DF Watts    11* (22b 2x4)      M Ntini    3-0-11-0
RM Haq    2* (15b)      SM Pollock    3-1-3-0

6.1

Pollock to Haq, no run, in the zone outside off stump, dabbed to cover

6.2

Pollock to Haq, 1 run, short of length, outside off stump, nudged past backward point

6.3

Pollock to Watts, no run, Back of a length drifting onto the pads, Watts flicks it square

6.4

Pollock to Watts, no run, Full length ball. 80.9mph and making the batsman play. Watts pushes firmly to the off side. Good probing line from Pollock

6.5

Pollock to Watts, no run, Slightly outside off and tapped away to the point fielder. Pollock maintaining a good length and just varying the line subtly. Typical Pollock

6.6

Pollock to Watts, no run, Straight and probing. Driven back to the bowler. Fine over. Giving nothing away

End of over 7 (1 run) Scotland 15/0 (RR: 2.14)
DF Watts    11* (26b 2x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-4-0
RM Haq    3* (17b)      M Ntini    3-0-11-0

7.1

Ntini to Haq, no run, Snorter! Short and steepling bounce. Pitches halfway through the pitch and rises clsoe to Haq's shoulder. Moving away also. Quite unplayable that

7.2

Ntini to Haq, no run, Back of a length, touched to the midwicket fielder

7.3

Ntini to Haq, 1 run, SImilar delivery but Haq gets is slightly wide of mid-on this time. Batsmen scamper through a quick single

7.4

Ntini to Watts, no run, Again slightly short of a length and straight. Watts struck on the pads but it's a bit too high. Appeal goes up but Ntini quickly restrains himself

7.5

Ntini to Watts, no run, OH! Almost a run-out. Watts steers behind point and takes off but Haq refuses the single. Gibbs quickly moves across from point and sniffs a big run-out chance. Takes his time, takes aim and lets rip but the ball just misses the stumps. Direct hit and Watts had no chance. Just survives

7.6

Ntini to Watts, no run, Driven back to the bowler

End of over 8 (1 run) Scotland 16/0 (RR: 2.00)
DF Watts    11* (29b 2x4)      M Ntini    4-0-12-0
RM Haq    4* (20b)      SM Pollock    4-1-4-0

8.1

Pollock to Haq, no run, Slightly wide of off and jabbed to the off side. Pollock probing, Haq keeping it out

8.2

Pollock to Haq, FOUR, SHOT! Full length ball outside off and Haq eases into it with an efficient movement. Crisply timed and driven between cover and extra cover for a cracking four. Doesn't get moe confident than that

8.3

Pollock to Haq, no run, Tapped to point

8.4

Pollock to Haq, no run, Banged in short, well-directed bouncer as well. Haq sways out of the way well, though. He's handled the short stuff well so far.

8.5

Pollock to Haq, FOUR, CRACK! Another four. Slightly shot again and Haq stands back and swivels it behind square. It was a short-arm jab and raced away to the fence. Assertive start this from Scotland. Stark contrast to their batting against Australia

8.6

Pollock to Haq, no run, driven to cover. No run but it's a good over for Scotland. Eight off it

End of over 9 (8 runs) Scotland 24/0 (RR: 2.66)
RM Haq    12* (26b 2x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-12-0
DF Watts    11* (29b 2x4)      M Ntini    4-0-12-0

9.1

Ntini to Watts, no run, Tucked square. It was drifting down leg and he kept it away

9.2

Ntini to Watts, no run, Defended to the off side. Nice pace from Ntini. Touching 140 kph

9.3

Ntini to Watts, SIX, SENSATIONAL PULL SHOT! Short ball from Ntini, screaming at 80mph and pulled away off the front foot. That gets the meat of the bat and soars way over midwicket for a huge six. Audacious that! U LA LA

9.4

Ntini to Watts, 1 run, Majestic straight drive to a fuller one, well-timed but Charl Langeveldt, at mid-off, dives to keep them to a single

9.5

Ntini to Haq, no run, Back-foot defend, a tap almost.

9.6

Ntini to Haq, no run, Cut to cover but no run there. Good going from the Scots

End of over 10 (7 runs) Scotland 31/0 (RR: 3.10)
RM Haq    12* (28b 2x4)      M Ntini    5-0-19-0
DF Watts    18* (33b 2x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    5-1-12-0

10.1

Pollock to Watts, 1 run, Watts continues to look pretty solid out there. He moves in line, turns a length-delivery, to midwicket for a single

10.2

Pollock to Haq, no run, short of length, outside off stump, guided to point

10.3

Pollock to Haq, no run, Haq moves almost lazily forward. The left-handers give out that impression. Some of them at least. leans forward, dabs a fullish delivery to the off side

10.4

Pollock to Haq, 1 run, full, straight on the middle and leg, Haq waits for the ball to come, wrists it towards square-leg, and they will get a overthrow as Kemp fails to back up

10.5

Pollock to Watts, 1 run, full, hint of away movement, outside off, steered to third man

10.6

Pollock to Haq, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, from a length, nudged to square-leg

End of over 11 (3 runs) Scotland 34/0 (RR: 3.09)
RM Haq    13* (32b 2x4)      SM Pollock    6-1-15-0
DF Watts    20* (35b 2x4 1x6)      M Ntini    5-0-19-0

11.1

Hall to Watts, 1 leg bye, on the hips, tries to tuck it away, gets a leg bye to fine leg

11.2

Hall to Haq, OUT, Andrew Hall gets the breakthrough. Majid Haq falls to a fatal poke outside off stump. Full in length, angling away, Haq opens the bat-face, tries to run it down to third man and nicks it behind. Scotland lose their first wicket.

RM Haq c †Boucher b Hall 13 (46m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 39.39

11.3

Hall to Watson, no run, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

11.4

Hall to Watson, no run, shapes in towards the pads, dabbed away to the on side

11.5

Hall to Watson, no run, skidder , on the off and middle stump line, pushed down the track

One slip in place

11.6

Hall to Watson, no run, appeal for lbw as the ball veers in from the middle stump line, and thuds into the pad. It was high, was going down leg side and apart from it, t'was a good shout!

End of over 12 (1 run, wicket maiden) Scotland 35/1 (RR: 2.91)
RR Watson    0* (4b)      AJ Hall    1-1-0-1
DF Watts    20* (36b 2x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    6-1-15-0

12.1

Pollock to Watts, no run, Pollock continues. This is his 7th over. Now and then, Watts pushes at a delivery outside off and gets beaten. Usually, he is pretty sure of his off stump, doesn't have a waft.

12.2

Pollock to Watts, 2 runs, fuller, around off, square-driven past point

12.3

Pollock to Watts, no run, full and straight, on the middle stump line, leans forward, taps it close on the leg side. No chance of a run.

12.4

Pollock to Watts, 1 run, on the off stump line, cuts in a touch, Watts leans forward, opens the bat-face, steers it to backward point region and will get a single

12.5

Pollock to Watson, no run, Rushes through the channel outside off, left alone

12.6

Pollock to Watson, no run, fullish, on the off stump line, pushed to point

End of over 13 (3 runs) Scotland 38/1 (RR: 2.92)
RR Watson    0* (6b)      SM Pollock    7-1-18-0
DF Watts    23* (40b 2x4 1x6)      AJ Hall    1-1-0-1

13.1

Hall to Watts, no run, on the off stump line, Watts pushes it to cover region.

13.2

Hall to Watts, no run, And again Watts runs into that problem. At times he plays it late, too late and with soft hands and the ball skids towards the stumps after the impact. Again, this time, he didn't know where it went, looked all round and got a eureka moment when he saw the ball sitting behind him. As they say, the truth is always under your nose.

13.3

Hall to Watts, 1 run, length-delivery outside off stump, guided to third man

13.4

Hall to Watson, no run

13.5

Hall to Watson, no run, length-delivery, around off stump, pushed to cover point

13.6

Hall to Watson, FOUR, Watson charges down the track, reaches the pitch and smokes it through the cover. Audacious hit.

End of over 14 (5 runs) Scotland 43/1 (RR: 3.07)
RR Watson    4* (9b 1x4)      AJ Hall    2-1-5-1
DF Watts    24* (43b 2x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    7-1-18-0

14.1

Langeveldt to Watts, OUT, Watts falls after a stiff resistance. He looks pretty shattered. Has an uncharacteristic flash at a length-delivery outside off, gets an edge and is swallowed at first slip.

DF Watts c Smith b Langeveldt 24 (59m 44b 2x4 1x6) SR: 54.54

Gavin Hamilton is the new batter.

14.2

Langeveldt to Hamilton, 1 wide, greeted by an bouncer . Good idea but can we get it on target please?! This one sails down the leg side and Hamilton has a big smile spread across his face

14.2

Langeveldt to Hamilton, no run, on target, around off and middle, pushed to cover

14.3

Langeveldt to Hamilton, no run, leans forward, turns a length-delivery to point

14.4

Langeveldt to Hamilton, no run, pitches on a good length, around middle and off stump, slides away but Hamilton has it covered. Leans forward, covers the movement and defends

14.5

Langeveldt to Hamilton, 1 run, gets this one down to third man.

14.6

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, fullish, outside off, Watson tries to drive it through the off side, the bat-face shuts and he gets an inside-edge and the ball rolls over to the off side.

End of over 15 (2 runs) Scotland 45/2 (RR: 3.00)
RR Watson    4* (10b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-2-1
GM Hamilton    1* (4b)      AJ Hall    2-1-5-1

Powerplay 3 taken

15.1

Hall to Hamilton, no run, Eases forward, gets behind the line of a delivery around off stump, pushes it out to cover region

15.2

Hall to Hamilton, no run, on the leg and middle, full in length, Hamilton wrist it away to square-leg

15.3

Hall to Hamilton, 1 run, in the zone outside off stump, again skids on to the bat , steered to third man

15.4

Hall to Watson, FOUR, short in length, outside off stump, Watson shifts his weight back, punches it past point.

15.5

Hall to Watson, no run, dug in short, Watson shapes to pull, but is beaten by the pace, ends up lapping it to the on side. He got out pulling in the game against Australia

15.6

Hall to Watson, FOUR, Crack. Again banged in short but Watson is ready this time, swivels nicely and pulls past square-leg

End of over 16 (9 runs) Scotland 54/2 (RR: 3.37)
RR Watson    12* (13b 3x4)      AJ Hall    3-1-14-1
GM Hamilton    2* (7b)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-2-1

16.1

Langeveldt to Hamilton, no run, In the zone outside off stump, left alone

16.2

Langeveldt to Hamilton, no run

16.3

Langeveldt to Hamilton, 1 run, on the leg and middle stump line, turned down to fine leg

16.4

Langeveldt to Watson, 2 runs, Another charge by Watson. Langeveldt follows him with a delivery at his body, Watson adjusts and shovels it past midwicket

16.5

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, short in length, just outside off stump, cut to point. Fiercely struck but straigh to the fielder.

16.6

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, almost a mix-up. Dabbed to the on side, and sets off for a run. The fielder rushes in from square-leg and Watson rushes back to his crease and makes it in time.

End of over 17 (3 runs) Scotland 57/2 (RR: 3.35)
RR Watson    14* (16b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-5-1
GM Hamilton    3* (10b)      AJ Hall    3-1-14-1

Bobby you are right. You asked, "is Langeveldt the 2nd bowler to get a wkt with the 1st ball of his WC debut?" Yep. Jones, who took out Uthappa with more than a little help from Leverock was the first man.

17.1

Hall to Hamilton, no run, edge but falls just short of Smith at first slip. Full and skidding away, Hamilton has a flash and nicks it low to the right of Smith.

17.2

Hall to Hamilton, 1 run, similar delivery, driven to extra cover

17.3

Hall to Watson, no run, on the middle stump line, full in length, driven to cover

17.4

Hall to Watson, no run, Another Watson charge but can't connect. The ball heads through to Boucher. Beaten by the slower delivery from Hall.

17.5

Hall to Watson, no run, block. Leans forward to defend.

17.6

Hall to Watson, 1 run, Another slower delivery and Watson can't resist a slash. It balloons down to Pollock at third man but falls short

End of over 18 (2 runs) Scotland 59/2 (RR: 3.27)
RR Watson    15* (20b 3x4)      AJ Hall    4-1-16-1
GM Hamilton    4* (12b)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-5-1

18.1

Langeveldt to Watson, FOUR, Fab stroke. Full in length and outside off, Watson punches it through point.

18.2

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, slower one on the off and middle, and Watson blocks.

18.3

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, leans forward, pushes a full-length delivery to cover

18.4

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, sliding on to the pads, Watson has a nibble at it, no luck and it thuds into the pad

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18.5

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, Watson has got the suicidal itch. Pushes a length-delivery towards mid-off and sets off. Hamilton is no mood to get anywhere. He stays where he is and Watson turns and head back. There is a direct hit but our man is in.

Karan is not impressed with the bowling. "Either Scotland are doing very well, or South Africa is bowling terribly, and unfortunately, it seems the latter. As powerful as they are, the state of the pitches suggests that South Africa will fail to go all the way because of their one weakness - lack of bowling variety."

18.6

Langeveldt to Watson, no run

End of over 19 (4 runs) Scotland 63/2 (RR: 3.31)
RR Watson    19* (26b 4x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-9-1
GM Hamilton    4* (12b)      AJ Hall    4-1-16-1

19.1

Hall to Hamilton, OUT, Hamilton is gone. After pottering around for some time, he suddenly decides to have a go - drives on the up, but sends it straight to cover.

GM Hamilton c de Villiers b Hall 4 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

19.2

Hall to McCallum, no run, Another Scotland batsman who stands with his bat raised in the air. Leans forward to a length-delivery on the off stump line and pushes it out to the off side

19.3

Hall to McCallum, no run, off cutter, moves in from outside off, left alone.

19.4

Hall to McCallum, no run, on the middle peg, McCallum taps it away.

19.5

Hall to McCallum, no run, cries of catch it but Boucher clangs it. Didn't come off the bat though. Must have gone off the fore arm. The ball pitched outside off and cut back in, McCallum didn't want to play at it, tried to withdraw the bat out of the line and the ball went off the fore arm to Boucher who didn't gather it.

19.6

Hall to McCallum, no run, another off cutter, stabs at it, gets a inside-edge to the leg side

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) Scotland 63/3 (RR: 3.15)
NFI McCallum    0* (5b)      AJ Hall    5-2-16-2
RR Watson    19* (26b 4x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-9-1

20.1

Langeveldt to Watson, 1 run, tip and run. pushed to the off side and rushes across for a quick single

20.2

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, full, straight, on the off stump line, steered to point

20.3

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run

20.4

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, bouncer on the middle stump line, ducks under

20.5

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, fuller, on the off and middle, pushed back down the track. McCallum is still yet to get off the mark.

20.6

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, He will stay there. Another full-length delivery has been patted back.

End of over 21 (1 run) Scotland 64/3 (RR: 3.04)
NFI McCallum    0* (10b)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-10-1
RR Watson    20* (27b 4x4)      AJ Hall    5-2-16-2

Graeme Philip wants Karan to eat. His words ie. " Karan - I think you may have to eat your words! South Africa are No.1 in the world and have the best bowling attack. Most times its patience that pays off and I believe they will reach the final....and WIN! "

21.1

Hall to Watson, no run, slides to the leg side, and thuds into the pad.

21.2

Hall to Watson, no run, in the temptation zone outside off, a lame poke and is beaten. pork is good ... poke should be shelved

21.3

Hall to Watson, 2 runs

21.4

Hall to Watson, no run, bouncer, on the off side and Watson sways away

21.5

Hall to Watson, no run

21.6

Hall to Watson, 1 wide, attempted yorker, slips down leg side. Boucher tries to oldest trick in the world. Goes up in appeal to distract the umpire who shrugs his shoulder and calls it a wide.

21.6

Hall to Watson, 1 run, on the legs, dabbed away past square-leg

End of over 22 (4 runs) Scotland 68/3 (RR: 3.09)
RR Watson    23* (33b 4x4)      AJ Hall    6-2-20-2
NFI McCallum    0* (10b)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-10-1

22.1

Langeveldt to Watson, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot.

22.2

Langeveldt to Watson, 1 leg bye, lands on a length, around middle stump line, veers in and thuds into the pad and runs towards short third man

22.3

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, fullish, skids onto the bat and MacCallum pushes forward in defense

22.4

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, length-delivery on the leg stump line, MacCallum stays adjacent to the line, pushes it out to the off side.

22.5

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, fuller, straighter, driven to mid-on

22.6

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, on the leg and middle, again MacCallum stays adjacent to the line and defends. Still on a duck

End of over 23 (1 run, maiden) Scotland 69/3 (RR: 3.00)
NFI McCallum    0* (14b)      CK Langeveldt    5-1-10-1
RR Watson    23* (35b 4x4)      AJ Hall    6-2-20-2

23.1

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, Full in length, outside off stump, driven through point

23.2

Kallis to McCallum, no run, inswinger, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

23.3

Kallis to McCallum, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to point

MacCallum is still on a duck. He obviously loves ducks. Haven't tasted them yet, so can't comment.

23.4

Kallis to McCallum, no run, beaten. Rushes through the channel outside off stump, a lazy waft and the ball kisses past the outside edge

23.5

Kallis to McCallum, no run, bouncer on the off stump line, MacCullum does well to drop his wrists and sways away from the line

23.6

Kallis to McCallum, 1 run, Whoa! MacCullum is off the mark. 19th time lucky. Short of length, outside off, cut to deep point.

End of over 24 (2 runs) Scotland 71/3 (RR: 2.95)
NFI McCallum    1* (19b)      JH Kallis    1-0-2-0
RR Watson    24* (36b 4x4)      CK Langeveldt    5-1-10-1

24.1

Langeveldt to McCallum, no run, Full in length, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot.

Rob also likes SA's chances in the tournament. "There are only two teams that i believe stand in South Africas way.. firstly West Indies: they are at home and seem to be our Achilles heel... secondly New Zealand: they are playing well and are underrated "

24.2

Langeveldt to McCallum, OUT, Maybe he should not have gotten off the mark. That single gave him too much confidence. He charges down the track and yorks himself.

NFI McCallum b Langeveldt 1 (24m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 4.76

24.3

Langeveldt to Brown, 2 runs, off the mark immediately. On the hips, clipped away past square-leg

24.4

Langeveldt to Brown, no run, length-delivery that comes in from outside off, pushed back down the track

24.5

Langeveldt to Brown, no run, bumper and swayed away.

24.6

Langeveldt to Brown, no run, on the hips, turned to midwicket and Watson, at non-striker's end, thinks there is a single in it. Not surprising considering he had this illusion a few times already. The throw comes in fast and if it had hit, he would have been a goner.

End of over 25 (2 runs) Scotland 73/4 (RR: 2.92)
DR Brown    2* (4b)      CK Langeveldt    6-1-12-2
RR Watson    24* (36b 4x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-2-0

25.1

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, length-delivery, on the off stump line, guided to third man where Pollock makes a neat sliding stop

25.2

Kallis to Brown, no run, length-delivery on the off stump, punched to point

25.3

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, lands on a length, on the off stump line, Brown punches it on the up, to left of de Villiers at cover point who flings himself to his left to make the stop. Acrobatic effort.

Ross : "I agree with Karan.....South Africa have a potientially good bowling attack....but unfortunately it lacks variety...its all basically up and down pace attack...no express pace or huge swing bowler or half decent spinner."

25.4

Kallis to Watson, no run

25.5

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, slower one, full in length, outside off, driven to wide third man

25.6

Kallis to Brown, no run, overpitched and driven but again super stop at cover.

End of over 26 (3 runs) Scotland 76/4 (RR: 2.92)
DR Brown    3* (7b)      JH Kallis    2-0-5-0
RR Watson    26* (39b 4x4)      CK Langeveldt    6-1-12-2

26.1

Ntini to Watson, no run, Ntini comes into the attack, fullish and on the stumps straight away, the ball comes in with the arm as Ntini delivers from wide of the crease, Watson moves across nicely and tucks the ball away to the leg side

26.2

Ntini to Watson, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off stump this time, not much movement in the air or off the pitch, played down to point but no chance of a run

26.3

Ntini to Watson, 1 run, once again Ntini is back to the full ball on the stumps, it's clipped to the leg side where Pollock fields and has a shy at the stumps, direct hit but the batsman is well home

26.4

Ntini to Brown, no run, once again full and on the pads, worked away to the leg side

26.5

Ntini to Brown, no run, full and straight - that seems to be Ntini's area of operation at the moment, defended away to the leg side but it is straight to the fielder and there's no chance of a run

26.6

Ntini to Brown, no run, almost an action replay, bunted to the leg side but straight to the fielder

End of over 27 (1 run) Scotland 77/4 (RR: 2.85)
DR Brown    3* (10b)      M Ntini    6-0-20-0
RR Watson    27* (42b 4x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-5-0

27.1

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, short one banged in by Kallis, awkward pull shot played down to the leg side, not really in control but safe anyhow

27.2

Kallis to Brown, no run, once again back of a driving length and once again the batsman is forced to awkwardly push the ball away to the on side

27.3

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, Dougie Brown pushes the ball just wide of the man at cover and hares off for a single. AB de Villiers fields and throws but misses

27.4

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, eased towards cover

27.5

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, just short of a driving length and slipping down leg, clipped away through square-leg for a single

27.6

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, another one that's just a touch too short and Watson swivels nicely and works the ball down towards deep backward square-leg for a single to end the over

End of over 28 (5 runs) Scotland 82/4 (RR: 2.92)
RR Watson    30* (45b 4x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-10-0
DR Brown    5* (13b)      M Ntini    6-0-20-0

28.1

Ntini to Watson, no run, back of a length, pitching outside off, angling in, nothing for the batsman, who is cramped, to do but play the ball away to the on side with an angled bat

28.2

Ntini to Watson, 1 run, good-length ball on the stumps, this time there's a single on offer as the ball is played away to the leg side with soft hands

28.3

Ntini to Brown, 1 leg bye, slipping down the leg side once more, Watson flicks and misses, the ball goes off the pad down leg for a leg-bye

28.4

Ntini to Watson, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch with the full face of the bat

28.5

Ntini to Watson, no run, very full and on the stumps, speared in from wide of the crease, the batsman thinks about giving himself some room but in the end settles for a defensive prod towards the off side

28.6

Ntini to Watson, no run, again very wide of the crease from Ntini, Watson is tucked up but manages to nudge the ball to the leg side

End of over 29 (2 runs) Scotland 84/4 (RR: 2.89)
RR Watson    31* (50b 4x4)      M Ntini    7-0-21-0
DR Brown    5* (14b)      JH Kallis    3-0-10-0

29.1

Kallis to Brown, no run, pushed through a touch fuller and on the off, Brown watches the ball carefully - it's a slower ball - and defends with care, the ball bobbles back towards the stumps but misses and goes to the keeper

29.2

Kallis to Brown, no run, slightly overpitched and outside the off, Brown goes for the drive this time and misses, the ball sneaks through and goes to the keeper

29.3

Kallis to Brown, OUT, good-length ball outside the off, Brown pushes to cover and sets off for a single. The fielder is AB de Villers. He gets to the ball early, lines up the stumps and has a go. Bang on target and Ryan Watson, who is running to the danger end, knows there is no chance of him making it back in time. The decision is referred to the third umpire, but there is no real need. Watson is on his way ...

RR Watson run out 31 (82m 50b 4x4 0x6) SR: 62.00

29.4

Kallis to Smith, no run, Buzzes through close to the off stump but he lets it go through on the length. And it bounces over.

29.5

Kallis to Smith, no run, bouncer and Smith goes down under. Sails harmlessly high above the head.

29.6

Kallis to Smith, 1 run, fuller and a tad outside off, slashed away to third man

End of over 30 (1 run) Scotland 85/5 (RR: 2.83)
CJO Smith    1* (3b)      JH Kallis    4-0-11-0
DR Brown    5* (17b)      M Ntini    7-0-21-0

30.1

Smith to Smith, no run, floated on the off stump line, pushed out to cover

30.2

Smith to Smith, no run, slower through the air, turns in from outside off and defended on the front foot

30.3

Smith to Smith, no run, tossed up, on the off stump line, driven back to Smith

30.4

Smith to Smith, no run, lands outside off and another forward defense is executed

30.5

Smith to Smith, 1 run, slightly short in length, outside off, cut to deep point

30.6

Smith to Brown, 2 runs, flat and on the middle and leg stump line, paddled away fine.

End of over 31 (3 runs) Scotland 88/5 (RR: 2.83)
DR Brown    7* (18b)      GC Smith    1-0-3-0
CJO Smith    2* (8b)      JH Kallis    4-0-11-0

Tusif Hanif joins in. "So Australia are just another team which South Africa can just push out the way easily. I highly doubt it. I think Australia chances at winning the World Cup are just the same as South Africa's"

31.1

Kallis to Smith, 1 run, full in length, outside off, run down to third man

31.2

Kallis to Brown, no run, Full and in the temptation zone, Brown has a flash and is beaten

31.3

Kallis to Brown, no run, slower on, breaks in from outside off, driven to cover

31.4

Kallis to Brown, no run, faster, in the same zone ,again driven to cover. The chokehold continues.

31.5

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, leans forward, places a length-delivery past point for a single.

31.6

Kallis to Smith, no run, slower one, full in length, swatted back to the bowler.

End of over 32 (2 runs) Scotland 90/5 (RR: 2.81)
CJO Smith    3* (10b)      JH Kallis    5-0-13-0
DR Brown    8* (22b)      GC Smith    1-0-3-0

Peter too joins in the Aussie bandwagon. "The Windies scrapped home against one of the minnows and NZ have a clearly struggling batting line up (see stat on their opening batsmen being dismissed on opening 5 overs). Australia is clearly the team causing him to cover his eyes and ears. No.1 ranking since ranking began (until recently). They also have a bit of handy experience in this tournament going back!!"

32.1

Smith to Brown, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

32.2

Smith to Brown, no run

32.3

Smith to Brown, no run, on the middle stump line, nudged to midwicket

32.4

Smith to Brown, 1 run, flighted up, not much spin though, driven to long-on

32.5

Smith to Smith, 1 run, comes down the track and drives to mid-off

32.6

Smith to Brown, 1 run, on the middle peg, bunted past midwicket for a single. Drinks.

Clinton makes a point. "Interesting comments from all - although i think the match against Australia will be a major factor for South Africa. The second place team heads to Guyana which could cause SA problems without a spinner"

Mike West sends a giggle across. "See we do have variety in our bowling attack. Smithy brings himself on to bowl. Opposition falls down laughing and we get 4 quick run outs... no problem see?"

End of over 33 (3 runs) Scotland 93/5 (RR: 2.81)
DR Brown    10* (27b)      GC Smith    2-0-6-0
CJO Smith    4* (11b)      JH Kallis    5-0-13-0

33.1

Kallis to Brown, no run, on the middle stump line, full in length, driven to mid-on

33.2

Kallis to Brown, no run, off cutter on the off stumo line, punched to mid-on

33.3

Kallis to Brown, no run, slightly short in length, pulled away but straight to midwicket

33.4

Kallis to Brown, no run, slower one - Kallis is mixing things up, on the off stump line, driven to cover

33.5

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, slightly short in length, on the middle and leg stump line, worked past square-leg for a single.

33.6

Kallis to Smith, no run, pushes that one through quicker, on the similar line as the previous one, and stabbed away to the on side

End of over 34 (1 run) Scotland 94/5 (RR: 2.76)
CJO Smith    4* (12b)      JH Kallis    6-0-14-0
DR Brown    11* (32b)      GC Smith    2-0-6-0

34.1

Smith to Brown, no run

34.2

Smith to Brown, 1 run, low full toss, on the off and middle, eased down to long-on. No effort to tonk that dolly.

34.3

Smith to Smith, no run, turns in from outside off, attempted sweep shot produces an inside-edge on to the pad

34.4

Smith to Smith, 1 run, leans forward, drives a fullish delivery to long-off

34.5

Smith to Brown, 1 run, pushed that through quickly and punched to long on

34.6

Smith to Smith, FOUR, dragged that one touch short and pulled away to deep square leg region

End of over 35 (7 runs) Scotland 101/5 (RR: 2.88)
CJO Smith    9* (15b 1x4)      GC Smith    3-0-13-0
DR Brown    13* (35b)      JH Kallis    6-0-14-0

35.1

Kallis to Brown, no run, ooh.... how did that miss the stumps? An ambitious swipe across the line, misses and the ball flies over the stumps.

35.2

Kallis to Brown, 2 runs, fuller and he is driven through cover

35.3

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, leans forward to a length-delivery, opens the bat-face, guides it to right of point

35.4

Kallis to Smith, no run, slower delivery, breaks in from outside off, pushed out to point

35.5

Kallis to Smith, no run, Another slower one. Kallis is bowling heaps of them today. Steered to point. Looks like Pollock is warming up.

35.6

Kallis to Smith, 1 run, full and on the middle stump line, flicked past square-leg

End of over 36 (4 runs) Scotland 105/5 (RR: 2.91)
CJO Smith    10* (18b 1x4)      JH Kallis    7-0-18-0
DR Brown    16* (38b)      GC Smith    3-0-13-0

Pollock is back. Pull up your chair and get ready to watch some deliveries in the zone outside off stump. Boucher is standing up to the stumps. There is a short fine third man

36.1

Pollock to Smith, no run, in the channell outside off, defended on the front foot

Mark: "SA are seeded A2 and will head to guyana if they qualify for super8s, irrespective of the result against Australia"

36.2

Pollock to Smith, no run, similar line, slightly closer to the off stump, pushed to cover

36.3

Pollock to Smith, FOUR, Streaky edge through vacant slip region. Smith is at short fine third man and no one in the slips. Smith, the batsman, has a flash at a length-delivery outside off and gets an edge.

Now Smith moves into the slip.

36.4

Pollock to Smith, no run, Charges down the track, Pollock is not impressed and hurls a bouncer and it flies over the helmet as Smith shapes to pull.

36.5

Pollock to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, pushed to cover

36.6

Pollock to Smith, no run, slower one, off break action, pushed into cover region

End of over 37 (4 runs) Scotland 109/5 (RR: 2.94)
CJO Smith    14* (24b 2x4)      SM Pollock    8-1-22-0
DR Brown    16* (38b)      JH Kallis    7-0-18-0

37.1

Ntini to Brown, 1 run, on the off stump line, tapped to right of Gibbs at point

37.2

Ntini to Smith, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, again pushed to right of Gibbs but this time Gibbs swoops on to it in a flash

37.3

Ntini to Smith, no run

37.4

Ntini to Smith, no run, from wide of the crease, full and on the middle stump line, Smith backs away to leg side and whacks it straight to mid-off.

37.5

Ntini to Smith, 1 run, again wide of the crease, again full in length, this time Smith takes the orthodox route. Stays where he is, drives to sweeper cover

37.6

Ntini to Brown, 1 run, similar delivery, slashed away, off the outer part of the bat, down to third man

End of over 38 (3 runs) Scotland 112/5 (RR: 2.94)
DR Brown    18* (40b)      M Ntini    8-0-24-0
CJO Smith    15* (28b 2x4)      SM Pollock    8-1-22-0

38.1

Pollock to Brown, no run

Note from Andy. "it's not the team finishing second in Group A who head to Guyana, it's the team seeded A2. That is South Africa regardless of who finishes second in the group. The only way SA can avoid Guyana is by failing to qualify!

38.2

Pollock to Brown, 1 run, full in length, on the off and middle stump line, driven to sweeper cover

38.3

Pollock to Smith, no run, lands on a length, around off, straightens, guided to point

38.4

Pollock to Smith, OUT, Polly cleans up Smith. Strangling delivery on the off and middle, Smith ends up playing all around it as he tries to work it across the line.

CJO Smith b Pollock 15 (38m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

38.5

Pollock to Blain, no run, banged in short, outside off, swayed away

38.6

Pollock to Blain, no run, lands on a length, around off stump, comes in a touch, pushed out to the cover region.

End of over 39 (1 run) Scotland 113/6 (RR: 2.89)
JAR Blain    0* (2b)      SM Pollock    9-1-23-1
DR Brown    19* (42b)      M Ntini    8-0-24-0

39.1

Ntini to Brown, no run, Banged in short, rises head-high, Brown shapes to pull but is beaten by the pace. Well-directed bumper.

39.2

Ntini to Brown, no run, fuller, on a length, around middle and off, pushed to mid-on

39.3

Ntini to Brown, 1 run, short of length, outside off, punched through point

39.4

Ntini to Blain, no run, leans forward, pushes a full-pitched delivery outside off, to cover.

39.5

Ntini to Blain, no run, climbs up from short of length, chest-high, Blain fends it off towards point

39.6

Ntini to Blain, no run, from wide of the crease, full and furious on the middle stump line, eased towards mid-on

End of over 40 (1 run) Scotland 114/6 (RR: 2.85)
JAR Blain    0* (5b)      M Ntini    9-0-25-0
DR Brown    20* (45b)      SM Pollock    9-1-23-1

40.1

Pollock to Brown, 1 run, short in length, pulled in the air, over midwicket.

40.2

Pollock to Blain, no run, pitches on a length, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the front foot

40.3

Pollock to Blain, no run, nagging line, around off stump, pushed back down the track

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40.4

Pollock to Blain, no run, banged in short, outside off stump, left alone

40.5

Pollock to Blain, no run

40.6

Pollock to Blain, 1 run, Not bad as MacCallum. Blain is off the mark off the 10th delivery. dabbed away to third man

End of over 41 (2 runs) Scotland 116/6 (RR: 2.82)
JAR Blain    1* (10b)      SM Pollock    10-1-25-1
DR Brown    21* (46b)      M Ntini    9-0-25-0

41.1

Kallis to Blain, no run, full and outside off stump, beaten while trying to drive

41.2

Kallis to Blain, 1 run

Australia are A1, SA are A2 First Super 8 match is Aus v Windies in Antigua. SA will play in Guyana.

41.3

Kallis to Brown, no run, short of length, outside off, cut to point.

41.4

Kallis to Brown, 1 run, picks the slower one, biffs it over cover to the man at the deep

41.5

Kallis to Blain, no run, bangs one in short and it sails harmlessly over the batsman who had ducked under. Another dot ball.

41.6

Kallis to Blain, 1 run, on the off stump line, another slower one, worked to midwicket

End of over 42 (3 runs) Scotland 119/6 (RR: 2.83)
JAR Blain    3* (14b)      JH Kallis    8-0-21-0
DR Brown    22* (48b)      SM Pollock    10-1-25-1

42.1

Langeveldt to Blain, no run

42.2

Langeveldt to Blain, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump line, glanced behind square-leg

42.3

Langeveldt to Blain, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, worked to long leg. Another single.

42.4

Langeveldt to Brown, 1 run, full, straight, on the off stump line, driven to mid-on

42.5

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, Bouncer. Not good at discotheques, good in cricket.

42.6

Langeveldt to Blain, 1 run, on the leg stump line, tickled around the corner

End of over 43 (5 runs) Scotland 124/6 (RR: 2.88)
JAR Blain    7* (19b)      CK Langeveldt    7-1-17-2
DR Brown    23* (49b)      JH Kallis    8-0-21-0

43.1

Hall to Blain, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover, sets off for a run, gets back. The throw misses the sticks, goes to fine-leg, now Brown wants a single. Blain doesn't. In the end they didn't get a single run.

43.2

Hall to Blain, 1 run, will get a single this time with a steer to third man

43.3

Hall to Brown, no run, short in length, pulled to midwicket

43.4

Hall to Brown, 1 run, attempted yorker, just outside off, Brown drives but gets a inside-edge and the ball rolls over behind square-leg

43.5

Hall to Blain, 1 run, banged in short, rises chest-high, outside off, pushed down to third man

43.6

Hall to Brown, no run, down the leg side

End of over 44 (3 runs) Scotland 127/6 (RR: 2.88)
DR Brown    24* (52b)      AJ Hall    7-2-23-2
JAR Blain    9* (22b)      CK Langeveldt    7-1-17-2

44.1

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, on the stumps, defended on the front foot

44.2

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, this is getting bit boring eh? Another one, full in length, worked to midwicket. But Scotland are trying to their best to last out 50 overs and hence the game is meandering the way it is

44.3

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, Bouncer and he evades that one easily

44.4

Langeveldt to Blain, 1 wide, wide down the leg side.

44.4

Langeveldt to Blain, 1 wide, Another one down the leg side

44.4

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, on the leg and middle, tries to work it to on side, instead gets a leading edge to point

44.5

Langeveldt to Blain, 1 run, Overpitched on the legs, flicked to deep square-leg

44.6

Langeveldt to Brown, 1 leg bye, lands outside off, Brown shuffles across and is rapped on the pad. But point of impact well outside off and he will take that leg bye

End of over 45 (4 runs) Scotland 131/6 (RR: 2.91)
DR Brown    24* (53b)      CK Langeveldt    8-1-20-2
JAR Blain    10* (27b)      AJ Hall    7-2-23-2

45.1

Hall to Brown, FOUR, Overpitched on the off stump, creamed through cover

45.2

Hall to Brown, 1 run

45.3

Hall to Blain, 1 run, Overpitched outside off stump, slashed away to third man region

45.4

Hall to Brown, 1 run, another full-pitched delivery, driven to widish long off

45.5

Hall to Blain, 1 wide, bouncer down the leg side, wide called

45.5

Hall to Blain, 2 runs, Overpitched on the off stump, Brown backs away to crash it through cover

45.6

Hall to Blain, FOUR, Smash! Half-volley on the off stump line and Blain drills it down the ground.

Please Note: The fixtures for the Super 8 league relate to A1 being the first seed in group A, A2 the second, B1 the first in group B etc, as the expected qualifiers from each group. It does not refer to the actual league placings from round one.

If these two teams do qualify they will be seeded in position 1 or 2 as specified regardless of whether they finish first or second in their group. For example, if West Indies win Group D and Pakistan come second, for the purposes of the Super Eights, West Indies will still be D2 and Pakistan will still be D1.

If these two teams do not qualify from their group they will be replaced in their indicative position by the team that qualifies instead of them. For example, if Ireland qualify instead of Pakistan, Ireland will become D1

End of over 46 (14 runs) Scotland 145/6 (RR: 3.15)
JAR Blain    17* (30b 1x4)      AJ Hall    8-2-37-2
DR Brown    30* (56b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    8-1-20-2

46.1

Langeveldt to Brown, 2 runs, back away and slices a ful-pitched delivery inside-out over cover. de Villiers make a neat diving stop there.

46.2

Langeveldt to Brown, FOUR, Brown goes down town. Blistering drive straight down the ground.

46.3

Langeveldt to Brown, 1 run, Another swing of the bat, the ball scorches the turf enroute to long-off

46.4

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, short of length, on the off stump line, thrashed on the up but straight to cover

46.5

Langeveldt to Blain, no run, swing and a miss. Banged in short - one for the over and Blain shapes to pull but doesn't make contact.

46.6

Langeveldt to Blain, SIX, Take that! Blain backs away and murders one over long-off. For a while it looked Pollock would catch it but it just about sails over him.

End of over 47 (13 runs) Scotland 158/6 (RR: 3.36)
JAR Blain    23* (33b 1x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    9-1-33-2
DR Brown    37* (59b 2x4)      AJ Hall    8-2-37-2

47.1

Hall to Brown, FOUR, Suddenly, the floodgates are open. attempted yorker, turns into low full-toss, swung past square-leg

47.2

Hall to Brown, 1 run, short of length, outside off, dabbed to point . It brings up the fifty of the partnership. Each one got 23 in that.

47.3

Hall to Blain, no run, yorker-length delivery on the middle stump line, Blain backs away and brings his bat down in a hurry to keep it ou

47.4

Hall to Blain, OUT, Super catch by Kemp. Full-pitched outside off stump and Blain slices it away over cover . Kemp runs in and dives low to his left to take a stunner.

JAR Blain c Kemp b Hall 23 (40m 35b 1x4 1x6) SR: 65.71

47.5

Hall to Brown, 1 run

47.6

Hall to Hoffmann, no run

End of over 48 (6 runs) Scotland 164/7 (RR: 3.41)
PJC Hoffmann    0* (1b)      AJ Hall    9-2-43-3
DR Brown    43* (62b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    9-1-33-2

48.1

Langeveldt to Brown, 1 run, length-delivery outside off, thrashed to sweeper cover

48.2

Langeveldt to Hoffmann, SIX, Wow! Upper-cut for six! Hoffman backed away to leg side and cut a length-delivery over backward point, over wide third man for a single. Sliced away for maximum

48.3

Langeveldt to Hoffmann, no run, Tries to repeat the stroke, bat meets air and Boucher gathers

48.4

Langeveldt to Hoffmann, FOUR, Clatter! Slower one on the middle stump line, Hoffman, again backs away, and heaves it over to deep midwicket

48.5

Langeveldt to Hoffmann, FOUR, Three boundaries in a row! Jumps out to drill a length-delivery to long-on. Hoffman is having a ball out there.

48.6

Langeveldt to Hoffmann, no run

End of over 49 (15 runs) Scotland 179/7 (RR: 3.65)
PJC Hoffmann    14* (6b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    10-1-48-2
DR Brown    44* (63b 3x4)      AJ Hall    9-2-43-3

49.1

Hall to Brown, 1 run, full and outside off stump, sliced away to third man

49.2

Hall to Hoffmann, no run, Hoffman backs away, Hall rushes one through the outside-off channel and Hoffman can't reach it. He had moved too far to the leg side.

49.3

Hall to Hoffmann, FOUR, Hoffman is having a party. This is Scotland's highest score, beating 181 for 7 against Australia in 1999, in World Cup cricket. Full in length, throws his arm at it, gets a outside edge and it screams to third man boundary

49.4

Hall to Hoffmann, no run, again he backs away to the legside, again Hall hurls it full and outside off, Hoffman just stands and watches it go into Boucher's gloves

49.5

Hall to Hoffmann, 2 byes, Hoffman moves away to leg side again, another swing and a miss but Brown has rushed across for a single. Hoffman responds. Meanwhile Boucher throws the ball to Hall who has a shy at the non-striker's ends, misess and they come back for another run

49.6

Hall to Hoffmann, OUT, Quite similar to the previous delivery. Well there was a difference. Hall had a direct hit and Hoffman is run out. But a what neat little cameo from him. Lovely hit and giggle effort and Scotland have ended up with their highest WC score.

PJC Hoffmann run out 18 (11m 11b 3x4 1x6) SR: 163.63

End of over 50 (7 runs) Scotland 186/8
     AJ Hall    10-2-48-3
DR Brown    45* (64b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    10-1-48-2
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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Photos

Mar 20, 2007

AB de Villiers celebrates his fifty, Scotland v South Africa, Group A, St Kitts, March 20, 2007

AB de Villiers celebrates his fifty

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Mar 20, 2007

A fan pays tribute to Bob Woolmer during the South Africa-Scotland game, Scotland v South Africa, Group A, St Kitts, March 20, 2007

A fan pays tribute to Bob Woolmer during the South Africa-Scotland game

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