ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)

9.6

McGrath to Kemp, no run, oh my goodness ... Kemp leaves and the ball passes knee-shakingly close to his off stump. Good judgment ... but a great over from McGrath.

South Africa 27/5   JM Kemp 0* (1b)

11.1

McGrath to Kemp, 1 run, Short and quick from McGrath; Kemp gets into an almighty mess, hopping and skipping like a nervous rabbit but they scamper through for a single

South Africa 36/5   JM Kemp 1* (2b)

12.1

Tait to Kemp, 1 leg bye, Another prehistoric grunt from Tait as he flings this down - but it's a little too straight and worked off his pads

12.5

Tait to Kemp, 5 wides, oh dear, Tait's replaced his sniper rifle with the greater-spotted potato gun. This is miles down the leg side and Gilchrist doesn't have a chance

12.5

Tait to Kemp, no run, on off stump this time, much better, and it's firmly defended

12.6

Tait to Kemp, no run, cracking ball, at high pace, swinging into the right hander who digs it out at the very last moment. A yorker, in fact

South Africa 47/5   JM Kemp 1* (5b)

13.2

Bracken to Kemp, 1 run, ooh close! A lovely delivery angling across a very nervous Justin Kemp who, even more nervously, pushes forward without conviction and edges it past the second slip

13.5

Bracken to Kemp, no run, gets into a bit of a tangle, Kemp, here. A shorter delivery which rises up on him and he defends, using his chest

13.6

Bracken to Kemp, no run, this time he decides against using his rib cage, preferring the willow. He's forward, he's defending and he's roaring a loud "no"

South Africa 50/5   JM Kemp 2* (8b)

14.6

Watson to Kemp, no run, Kemp is less deft, but he defends with a solid lunge of the front foot and pushes this back to the bowler

South Africa 55/5   JM Kemp 2* (9b)

15.3

Hogg to Kemp, no run, well bowled, on middle stump and Kemp comes forward - massively - defending it on the front foot

15.4

Hogg to Kemp, no run, that's more like it from Kemp, hammering it on the front foot and timing it very well but straight to cover

15.5

Hogg to Kemp, no run, what a ball from the tongue-master, a wrong'un which Kemp complete misreads, coming forward, trying to defend, but missing it by a country mile

15.6

Hogg to Kemp, no run, and again he's beaten

South Africa 56/5   JM Kemp 2* (13b)

16.6

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, on middle-and-off, Kemp lunges forward like a monster and defends

South Africa 62/5   JM Kemp 3* (14b)

17.1

Hogg to Kemp, 2 runs, poor ball outside leg, deftly paddled around the corner

17.2

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, very well played again, straighter this time and he plants his foot down the pitch and ladles it around the corner

17.4

Hogg to Kemp, no run, blocked out on the front foot

17.5

Hogg to Kemp, no run, "awwwww" cries Gilchrist, or Hogg - not sure who - as this quicker ball is blocked out on middle

17.6

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, a full bunger from Hogg, punched through cover - rather takes Kemp by surprise, hence not trying to hit it into the USA

South Africa 67/5   JM Kemp 7* (19b)

18.1

Watson to Kemp, no run, defended on the front foot

18.2

Watson to Kemp, no run, excellent ball on off stump and he comes forward to defend this out to cover

18.3

Watson to Kemp, no run, ah, now then - that's more like it from Watson. An excellent bouncer which takes the batsman by surprise, as he attempts to pull before deciding to leave it well alone

18.4

Watson to Kemp, 2 runs, Kemp late-cuts this with oodles of time, and class, behind point and wide of third man who sprints to his right to field

18.5

Watson to Kemp, no run, swinging into him, it's defended on the front foot

18.6

Watson to Kemp, no run, another good one just outside off. Watson bowling with excellent control so far and it's blocked out

South Africa 69/5   JM Kemp 9* (25b)

19.2

Hogg to Kemp, no run, ooh, this one holds up on him - just outside off, spinning back into him and jumping up a touch, it's blocked out

19.3

Hogg to Kemp, no run, full and straight, blocked out

19.4

Hogg to Kemp, no run, and he plays and misses outside off - the arm ball there

19.5

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, on leg stump - flatter and quicker and defended

South Africa 71/5   JM Kemp 10* (29b)

20.1

Watson to Kemp, no run, on leg and that's skewed in front of square to the man there

20.2

Watson to Kemp, no run, slower ball, on the money, and that's defended forward

20.3

Watson to Kemp, no run, beautiful delivery that one, nipping back in at the righthander and threatening to kiss the outside edge

20.4

Watson to Kemp, no run, left alone this time

20.5

Watson to Kemp, SIX, short and Kemp's on that one so quickly, fending the ball with a hook right off his helmet - top work, that was close to him, and although he didn't get hold of it properlyit sailed away. And that's the fifty partnership

20.6

Watson to Kemp, no run, defended off the back foot into the covers

South Africa 77/5   JM Kemp 16* (35b 1x6)

21.2

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, swept that round behind square

21.5

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, on middle, doesn't read that one, and a tentative prod from Kemp sends an outside edge backward of point

South Africa 81/5   JM Kemp 18* (37b 1x6)

23.1

Hogg to Kemp, no run, right up there, that's defended down and they choose to "Wait!"

23.2

Hogg to Kemp, no run, up there again, on middle, and that's defended once more, on the front foot again

23.3

Hogg to Kemp, no run, pitches on middle, moves to off and Kemp's not sure how to play that - he tries to sweep, doesn't really get hold of the ball

23.4

Hogg to Kemp, no run, defended again, Kemp not looking at all comfortable

23.5

Hogg to Kemp, 1 wide, wide down off, Kemp backs away to give himself room to cut, but that one went the other way and he was miles away from it

23.5

Hogg to Kemp, 1 wide, another wide down off. By George! Hogg can't believe that one - not sure why, it was very wide

23.5

Hogg to Kemp, no run, defended this time

23.6

Hogg to Kemp, no run, comes forward and defends that one on the front foot. Not much fuss about that shot

South Africa 89/6   JM Kemp 18* (43b 1x6)

24.3

Tait to Kemp, no run, left alone outside off this time

24.4

Tait to Kemp, no run, better yorker this time, obviously the length was right as before, but this time it was on the toes and that's just defended forward

24.5

Tait to Kemp, no run, bouncer down the channel and Kemp leaves that one alone

24.6

Tait to Kemp, no run, another bouncer, straight, and that's well avoided

South Africa 90/6   JM Kemp 18* (47b 1x6)

25.4

Hogg to Kemp, no run, right up there and there's a play and a miss

25.5

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, some room outside off, the batsman waits and cuts that away into the covers with a mere tuck of a cut

South Africa 92/6   JM Kemp 19* (49b 1x6)

26.5

Tait to Kemp, no run, plays that away from his body, poking it down to gully off the back foot

26.6

Tait to Kemp, no run, more grunting from Tait, and that's up there, defended just outside off and just in front of yorker length

South Africa 94/7   JM Kemp 19* (51b 1x6)

28.1

Tait to Kemp, no run, outside off and that's swished at off the back foot. Little foot movement, his turn to borrow the team glue

28.2

Tait to Kemp, no run, left alone outside off this time

28.3

Tait to Kemp, FOUR, on leg and that's tucked tidily round off the hips, very fine, through fine leg. Awful ball, got the treatment

28.4

Tait to Kemp, no run, outside off and the batsman stands there like he's on the piste and about to fence at it - in the end, he stops with his bat suspended in the "Bat up!" position of coaching days of yore

28.5

Tait to Kemp, no run, defended on the front foot

28.6

Tait to Kemp, 1 wide, down leg and that's accurately called wide

28.6

Tait to Kemp, no run, slightly slower ball, up there, and that's defended down

South Africa 99/7   JM Kemp 23* (57b 1x4 1x6)

30.1

McGrath to Kemp, 1 run, a touch of width, very unMcGrathian, and that's worked away to the off-side sweeper

South Africa 104/8   JM Kemp 24* (58b 1x4 1x6)

31.1

Hogg to Kemp, no run, stroked tamely, like patting a dog, off the back foot into the leg0side off the back foot

31.2

Hogg to Kemp, 1 leg bye, on leg and that's tucked without much power off the thighs and into square leg

South Africa 107/8   JM Kemp 24* (60b 1x4 1x6)

32.1

McGrath to Kemp, no run, defended on the front foot

32.2

McGrath to Kemp, no run, slower ball slinked through on a good length, outside off, and Kemp lashes at it, but under it away from his body

32.3

McGrath to Kemp, no run, cuts in on a good length, and just outside off, and the batsman clamps down on that, desperately keeping the ball out

32.4

McGrath to Kemp, no run, slower ball and that one just, just leaps over middle stick and there's another fresh-air swipe

32.5

McGrath to Kemp, 1 run, a hint of room which is enough to be guided behind point and leave Nel exposed

South Africa 108/8   JM Kemp 25* (65b 1x4 1x6)

33.1

Hogg to Kemp, no run, defended this time

33.2

Hogg to Kemp, 1 run, swept round behind square and out towards the boundary where the sweeper fulfils his job description

South Africa 109/8   JM Kemp 26* (67b 1x4 1x6)

34.1

Watson to Kemp, no run, up there and that's defended into the covers

34.2

Watson to Kemp, FOUR, outside off, just a touch of width and that's a very good shot indeed, that one cut away off the back foot with a mere flick of the wrists

34.3

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, width again, but only a mere hint; it's still enough to be cut down off the back foot fine down to third man

34.6

Watson to Kemp, no run, opens the face but can only run that one to gully

South Africa 119/8   JM Kemp 31* (71b 2x4 1x6)

36.1

Tait to Kemp, no run, on a length outside off and that nips back in, defended down

36.2

Tait to Kemp, 1 wide, Tait flies into bowl, that lovely rhythm ending in a muscly delivery as ever - but all that effort goes to waste as this one is wide down off

36.2

Tait to Kemp, 1 run, changed his angle of approach ever so slightly, that's right up there on the money but poked forward for a quick single; good running

South Africa 121/8   JM Kemp 32* (73b 2x4 1x6)

37.1

Watson to Kemp, no run, defended on the back foot

37.2

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, poked forward and there's a quick single

South Africa 123/8   JM Kemp 33* (75b 2x4 1x6)

38.1

Tait to Kemp, 1 run, on leg and that's driven out to McGrath at mid-on

South Africa 124/8   JM Kemp 34* (76b 2x4 1x6)

39.1

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, up there and driven forward, straight, without much power

39.3

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, low full toss, driven out to straight midwicket where Ponting does well to dive and take the pace off the ball with a left-hand grasp. It's tidied up further out

39.5

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, driven forward and there's another single

South Africa 129/8   JM Kemp 37* (79b 2x4 1x6)

40.2

Tait to Kemp, no run, slower ball - if you can describe 81mph as slower - and Langeveldt into line to block

40.3

Tait to Kemp, no run, faster and a bit shorter, Langeveldt sways out of the way. It probably would have missed him anyway

40.4

Tait to Kemp, no run, full, Langeveldt winds up and drives the ball to Hogg at mid-off

40.5

Tait to Kemp, 1 wide, Tait loses his bearings and spears one down the leg side

40.5

Tait to Kemp, no run, full and this time on target, Kemp defends

40.6

Tait to Kemp, 1 run, quite deliberately and safely steered down to third man. Kemp keeps the strike

South Africa 132/9   JM Kemp 38* (84b 2x4 1x6)

41.1

Watson to Kemp, FOUR, Watson attempts the yorker, doesn't quite get it right and Kemp slams a full toss back over the bowler's head

41.2

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, full, driven almost as hard but there is a long-off in place

41.5

Watson to Kemp, FOUR, another full toss from Watson which Kemp absolutely smears through extra cover

41.6

Watson to Kemp, no run, slower ball but Kemp can't find the single he needs, leaving Langeveldt exposed

South Africa 142/9   JM Kemp 47* (88b 4x4 1x6)

42.2

Bracken to Kemp, 1 run, Kemp sweeps, Bracken appeals thinking it missed the bat, but Bucknor disagrees

South Africa 144/9   JM Kemp 48* (89b 4x4 1x6)

43.1

Watson to Kemp, no run, Kemp heaves over midwicket to Hayden in the deep, but they decide not to run

43.2

Watson to Kemp, 1 run, driven straight to Tait at long-on, it went high but right to him. he caught it , dropped it, juggled the rebound before ending up in a big heap with the ball next to him

South Africa 145/9   JM Kemp 49* (91b 4x4 1x6)
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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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