ICC World Cup, 26th Match, Super Eights: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Providence, Mar 28, 2007
ICC World Cup - 26th match, Super Eights
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 10 balls remaining)
Played at Providence Stadium, Guyana (neutral venue)
28 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Kemp b Ntini 12 13 13 2 0 92.30
3.1 Ntini nails Tharanga with one of his specials : a length-delivery that angles away from the left-hand batsman. Tharanga pushes at it, bat away from the body, and edges it low to Kemp at first slip who pouches it safely. 13/1
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya c Kallis b Langeveldt 26 44 27 4 0 96.29
10.1 Got 'em. First ball of the over, wide of the stumps, good bounce and Jayasuriya lashes fiercely. He can't get the timing right and the ball flies off a thickish edge to Kallis at point, standing at the edge of the circle. Good bowling from Langeveldt after Pollock's poor spell. This is a huge wicket for South Africa 45/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c de Villiers b Langeveldt 12 49 31 1 0 38.70
14.4 gotcha! Done in by that away movement. Full in length, on the middle and leg stump line, Mahela shapes to wrist it away to the on side, the ball straightens and takes the leading edge and pops up for de Villiers to hold a dolly at cover. South Africa are slowly taking control. 65/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c †Boucher b Hall 28 50 38 4 0 73.68
21.3 Sangakkara walks. It was banged in short and just outside leg stump, Sangakkara shaped to pull but the ball moved in a touch and cramped him up. The ball brushed the right glove and Boucher dived to his right to take it. The pair of Silva and Dilshan that took Sri Lanka out of trouble in the game against India will be on. 90/4
View dismissal LPC Silva run out (Gibbs) 9 44 27 1 0 33.33
24.1 from Kallis, Gibbs does a Jonty! Remember that Inzamam-ul-Haq run out in 1992? Silva pushes a length-delivery on the off side,close on the off side and wants a run. Dilshan doesn't agree with that assessment and sends him back. Too late. Gibbs charges in, picks the ball and flies into the furniture. Gone! A YouTube moment. 98/5
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Kemp b Ntini 58 100 76 4 0 76.31
45.5 Dilshan falls. Slashed away to third man. What a fiesty knock it has been though. Full in length, outside off stump, Dilshan freed his arms at the width and ended up slicing it away to Kemp at third man. 195/6
View dismissal RP Arnold c †Boucher b Langeveldt 50 99 73 2 0 68.49
48.2 Ah! Arnold falls. Full-pitched on the middle stump, Arnold goes down on a bent knee and attempts a slog across the line. He gets a top-edge which is snaffled up by Boucher. 208/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Ntini b Langeveldt 5 14 9 0 0 55.55
48.5 Another one goes, going for some quick runs. Maharoof lofted a full-length delivery high over extra cover. Three men converged on it. Ntini from deep cover, Smith running back from cover and Gibbs rushing across from long off. Finally it was Ntini who took it. 208/8
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Gibbs b Langeveldt 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
48.6 Langeveldt grabs a five-for. Three of them came in the over and would you believe it, it's a maiden to boot. What a over at the death. Again full in length, Vaas has a swing but sends it down the throat of Gibbs at long-on. 208/9
SL Malinga not out 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
View dismissal M Muralitharan run out (Pollock) 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
49.3 Hall to Malinga, Pollock runs out Murali. The innings has folded up. Malinga pushed a fullish delivery to backward point where Pollock swooped on the ball, took aim and fired in a fatal direct hit. 209/10
Extras (lb 3, w 4, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 49.3 overs) 209 (4.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SM Pollock 8 0 46 0 5.75 26 6 0
View wickets M Ntini 8 0 26 2 3.25 35 3 0
3.1 to Tharanga, Ntini nails Tharanga with one of his specials : a length-delivery that angles away from the left-hand batsman. Tharanga pushes at it, bat away from the body, and edges it low to Kemp at first slip who pouches it safely. 13/1
45.5 to Dilshan, Dilshan falls. Slashed away to third man. What a fiesty knock it has been though. Full in length, outside off stump, Dilshan freed his arms at the width and ended up slicing it away to Kemp at third man. 195/6
View wickets CK Langeveldt 10 1 39 5 3.90 38 4 0 (1nb)
10.1 to Jayasuriya, Got 'em. First ball of the over, wide of the stumps, good bounce and Jayasuriya lashes fiercely. He can't get the timing right and the ball flies off a thickish edge to Kallis at point, standing at the edge of the circle. Good bowling from Langeveldt after Pollock's poor spell. This is a huge wicket for South Africa 45/2
14.4 to Jayawardene, gotcha! Done in by that away movement. Full in length, on the middle and leg stump line, Mahela shapes to wrist it away to the on side, the ball straightens and takes the leading edge and pops up for de Villiers to hold a dolly at cover. South Africa are slowly taking control. 65/3
48.2 to Arnold, Ah! Arnold falls. Full-pitched on the middle stump, Arnold goes down on a bent knee and attempts a slog across the line. He gets a top-edge which is snaffled up by Boucher. 208/7
48.5 to Maharoof, Another one goes, going for some quick runs. Maharoof lofted a full-length delivery high over extra cover. Three men converged on it. Ntini from deep cover, Smith running back from cover and Gibbs rushing across from long off. Finally it was Ntini who took it. 208/8
48.6 to Vaas, Langeveldt grabs a five-for. Three of them came in the over and would you believe it, it's a maiden to boot. What a over at the death. Again full in length, Vaas has a swing but sends it down the throat of Gibbs at long-on. 208/9
View wicket AJ Hall 9.3 0 33 1 3.47 32 0 0 (3w)
21.3 to Sangakkara, Sangakkara walks. It was banged in short and just outside leg stump, Sangakkara shaped to pull but the ball moved in a touch and cramped him up. The ball brushed the right glove and Boucher dived to his right to take it. The pair of Silva and Dilshan that took Sri Lanka out of trouble in the game against India will be on. 90/4
  JH Kallis 6 0 24 0 4.00 25 3 0
  RJ Peterson 5 0 22 0 4.40 12 1 0 (1w)
  GC Smith 3 0 16 0 5.33 6 1 0
  South Africa innings (target: 210 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* st †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 59 79 65 7 1 90.76
17.2 Murali gets his man. Lovely bit of cricket. Flighted delivery, on a length, outside off stump and Smith is sucked into a drive. He is beaten in the flight and then by the turn and Sangakkara whips the bails off in a flash. Smith was dragged out of the crease. And it was some philosphical reaction from Murali. As if he expected it. No pumping of the fist, no big celebration, he just walks towards his team-mates with a smile. The smiling assassin. 95/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Vaas 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
0.6 beauty! de Villiers is cleaned up. Landed on a length, around off and middle and bend back like a banana. de Villiers pushes outside the line and the middle stump is pegged back. Death rattle. What a start for Sri Lanka. 1/1
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Sangakkara b Malinga 86 187 110 4 0 78.18
46.1 Would you believe it? Malinga has got the hat-trick! Full, furious, outside off stump, Kallis goes for a square-drive and nicks it behind. Loud appeal. Kallis stays rooted. Even louder appeal and Harper raises the fatal finger. SA eight down and choking real badly. 207/8
View dismissal HH Gibbs c & b Muralitharan 31 79 51 1 0 60.78
32.1 Murali winks out Gibbs. Another flighted delivery and Gibbs is down the track. The ball dips rapidly on Gibbs who drives uppishly, low and to the right of Murali who dives to take the catch. SA need only 50 while SL need 7 wickets. 160/3
View dismissal MV Boucher lbw b Muralitharan 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
32.2 Murali takes out Boucher. Two in two balls. Suddenly, SL are spinning back into the game. From round the stumps, it lands on the off and middle stump, quicker through the air, Boucher is caught at the crease and it spins in to catch him in front. The magician is unleashing his tricks. 160/4
View dismissal JM Kemp st †Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 5 23 16 0 0 31.25
37.6 Sangakkara produces a smart stumping. Arm-ball outside the off stump and Kemp pushes inside the line and is beaten. Sangakkara whips the bails off, Kemps tries to slide it in but the foot is in the air! He is gone! 182/5
View dismissal SM Pollock b Malinga 13 23 24 1 0 54.16
44.5 BINGO! Finally Malinga strikes, that is a superb bit of bowling. It's a slower ball on the stumps, Pollock just does not pick it, plays inside the line of the ball and loses his leg stump. Even with the game all but gone Sri Lanka are fighting. Pollock played a good hand but now he's gone! 206/6
View dismissal AJ Hall c Tharanga b Malinga 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
44.6 ANOTHER! Andrew Hall goes off the very first ball! It's another speared-in yorker, Hall just about manages to dig it out, but he can't keep the ball down ... it bobs up into the air for the man at cover to pouch easily! Is there a twise left in this game 206/7
RJ Peterson not out 4 18 8 1 0 50.00
View dismissal M Ntini b Malinga 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
46.2 And then they were one! Malinga gets four in four. Unbelievable! Screaming yorker and Ntini drives, plays all over it and ball crashes into the middle stump. Malinga is slinging down magic deliveries and SA are nine down. 207/9
CK Langeveldt not out 1 8 9 0 0 11.11
Extras (b 5, lb 4, w 3, nb 1) 13
  Total (9 wickets; 48.2 overs) 212 (4.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket WPUJC Vaas 10 1 31 1 3.10 42 1 1
0.6 to de Villiers, beauty! de Villiers is cleaned up. Landed on a length, around off and middle and bend back like a banana. de Villiers pushes outside the line and the middle stump is pegged back. Death rattle. What a start for Sri Lanka. 1/1
View wickets SL Malinga 9.2 0 54 4 5.78 33 8 0 (1nb, 1w)
44.5 to Pollock, BINGO! Finally Malinga strikes, that is a superb bit of bowling. It's a slower ball on the stumps, Pollock just does not pick it, plays inside the line of the ball and loses his leg stump. Even with the game all but gone Sri Lanka are fighting. Pollock played a good hand but now he's gone! 206/6
44.6 to Hall, ANOTHER! Andrew Hall goes off the very first ball! It's another speared-in yorker, Hall just about manages to dig it out, but he can't keep the ball down ... it bobs up into the air for the man at cover to pouch easily! Is there a twise left in this game 206/7
46.1 to Kallis, Would you believe it? Malinga has got the hat-trick! Full, furious, outside off stump, Kallis goes for a square-drive and nicks it behind. Loud appeal. Kallis stays rooted. Even louder appeal and Harper raises the fatal finger. SA eight down and choking real badly. 207/8
46.2 to Ntini, And then they were one! Malinga gets four in four. Unbelievable! Screaming yorker and Ntini drives, plays all over it and ball crashes into the middle stump. Malinga is slinging down magic deliveries and SA are nine down. 207/9
  MF Maharoof 7 0 41 0 5.85 17 4 0
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 0 34 3 3.40 32 1 0 (1w)
17.2 to Smith, Murali gets his man. Lovely bit of cricket. Flighted delivery, on a length, outside off stump and Smith is sucked into a drive. He is beaten in the flight and then by the turn and Sangakkara whips the bails off in a flash. Smith was dragged out of the crease. And it was some philosphical reaction from Murali. As if he expected it. No pumping of the fist, no big celebration, he just walks towards his team-mates with a smile. The smiling assassin. 95/2
32.1 to Gibbs, Murali winks out Gibbs. Another flighted delivery and Gibbs is down the track. The ball dips rapidly on Gibbs who drives uppishly, low and to the right of Murali who dives to take the catch. SA need only 50 while SL need 7 wickets. 160/3
32.2 to Boucher, Murali takes out Boucher. Two in two balls. Suddenly, SL are spinning back into the game. From round the stumps, it lands on the off and middle stump, quicker through the air, Boucher is caught at the crease and it spins in to catch him in front. The magician is unleashing his tricks. 160/4
View wicket ST Jayasuriya 10 0 34 1 3.40 29 0 0 (1w)
37.6 to Kemp, Sangakkara produces a smart stumping. Arm-ball outside the off stump and Kemp pushes inside the line and is beaten. Sangakkara whips the bails off, Kemps tries to slide it in but the foot is in the air! He is gone! 182/5
  TM Dilshan 2 0 9 0 4.50 4 0 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - South Africa 2, Sri Lanka 0
Players of the match - CK Langeveldt (South Africa) and SL Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - SA Bucknor and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - MR Benson (England)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - SJA Taufel (Australia)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 65/3 in 14.4 overs (KC Sangakkara 13)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (157 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 114/5 in 30.0 overs (TM Dilshan 15, RP Arnold 5)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (TM Dilshan 31, RP Arnold 18, Ex 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 37.6 overs (233 balls), Extras 8
    • TM Dilshan: 50 off 67 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 46.5 overs (286 balls), Extras 8
    • RP Arnold: 50 off 71 balls (2 x 4)
    • South Africa innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (68 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (GC Smith 28, JH Kallis 21, Ex 2)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 50 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 92/1 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 58, JH Kallis 30)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 18.5 overs (115 balls), Extras 4
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 55 balls (4 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (JH Kallis 24, HH Gibbs 23, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 28.3 overs (173 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: South Africa - 166/4 in 34.0 overs (JH Kallis 67, JM Kemp 1)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 43.4 overs (266 balls), Extras 13
    • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
    • SL Malinga took 4 wickets in 4 balls with the wickets of Pollock, Hall, Kallis and Ntini.
    • Official Attendance - 5,220
 
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