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)
3.1

Ntini to Tharanga, OUT, 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.

WU Tharanga c Kemp b Ntini 12 (13m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Sri Lanka 13/1   ST Jayasuriya 0* (6b)   M Ntini 1.1-0-1-1
10.1

Langeveldt to Jayasuriya, OUT, 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

ST Jayasuriya c Kallis b Langeveldt 26 (44m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.29

Sri Lanka 45/2   DPMD Jayawardene 6* (21b)   CK Langeveldt 1.1-0-4-1
14.4

Langeveldt to Jayawardene, OUT, 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.

DPMD Jayawardene c de Villiers b Langeveldt 12 (49m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.70

Sri Lanka 65/3   KC Sangakkara 13* (18b 2x4)   CK Langeveldt 3.4-0-13-2
21.3

Hall to Sangakkara, OUT, 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.

KC Sangakkara c †Boucher b Hall 28 (50m 38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Sri Lanka 90/4   LPC Silva 8* (21b 1x4)   AJ Hall 3.3-0-11-1
24.1

Kallis to Silva, OUT, 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.

LPC Silva run out 9 (44m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 98/5   TM Dilshan 4* (10b)   JH Kallis 2.1-0-6-0
45.5

Ntini to Dilshan, OUT, 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.

TM Dilshan c Kemp b Ntini 58 (100m 76b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.31

Sri Lanka 195/6   RP Arnold 42* (64b 2x4)   M Ntini 7.5-0-25-2
48.2

Langeveldt to Arnold, OUT, 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.

RP Arnold c †Boucher b Langeveldt 50 (99m 73b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.49

Sri Lanka 208/7   MF Maharoof 5* (6b)   CK Langeveldt 9.2-0-39-3
48.5

Langeveldt to Maharoof, OUT, 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.

MF Maharoof c Ntini b Langeveldt 5 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Sri Lanka 208/8   WPUJC Vaas 0* (0b)   CK Langeveldt 9.5-0-39-4
48.6

Langeveldt to Vaas, OUT, 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.

WPUJC Vaas c Gibbs b Langeveldt 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 208/9   SL Malinga 0* (0b)   CK Langeveldt 10-1-39-5
49.3

Hall to Malinga, OUT, 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.

M Muralitharan run out 1 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 209/10   SL Malinga 0* (2b)   AJ Hall 9.3-0-33-1
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