ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)

26.2

Tait to Pollock, no run, oh, Pollock was lucky to survive there, this one nipping back in off the seam and Pollock doing his valiant best to give Gilchrist another catching opportunity - but failed to get hold of it

26.3

Tait to Pollock, no run, right up there and that's poked into the covers. A bit of shuffling from Hogg in his sunhat as he takes his time to throw down the stumps. It looked in, and replays quickly confirmed it was

26.4

Tait to Pollock, 1 run, bouncer crashes into Pollock's gloves at just-crouching height - Pollock did well to shield his body there, but he's not looking comfortable

South Africa 94/7   SM Pollock 1* (3b)

27.1

Bracken to Pollock, no run, he's over the wicket and that's defended forward first up

27.2

Bracken to Pollock, no run, across the righthander again and that's defended into the covers

27.3

Bracken to Pollock, no run, right up there, defended and Gilchrist thinks that's "Nice, that". He's not wrong

27.4

Bracken to Pollock, no run, on middle and off, Pollock plays that into the covers in a very defensive manner

27.5

Bracken to Pollock, no run, straight, a touch short, and defended easily enough on the back foot this time

27.6

Bracken to Pollock, no run, outside off, Pollock tries to cut that off the back foot through point, but chops an inside edge down into the ground, safely enough

South Africa 94/7   SM Pollock 1* (9b)

29.1

Hogg to Pollock, no run, on off and Pollock gets his body over that one, defending it forward

29.2

Hogg to Pollock, FOUR, touch of room and Pollock waits for that, and cuts it away off the back foot through cover. Lovely shot, bringing up the hundred en route too, note you

29.3

Hogg to Pollock, no run, on off and that's defended down off the back foot

29.4

Hogg to Pollock, OUT, awkward shot, checking his off-drive and that's chipped back to the bowler whose clasping fingers accept that fly-trap-style

SM Pollock c & b Hogg 5 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

South Africa 103/8   SM Pollock 5 (13b 1x4)
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

Apr 25, 2007

Michael Clarke shakes Mark Boucher's hand, Australia v South Africa, semi-final, World cup, St Lucia, April 25, 2007

Michael Clarke shakes Mark Boucher's hand

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Apr 25, 2007

South African cricketers leave the field after losing to Australia during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 semi-final match at Beausejour cricket ground in Gros Islet, St Lucia,

South Africa leave the field after losing to Australia

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