ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)

14.1

Watson to Gibbs, FOUR, what a magnificent shot from Gibbs, a flick behind square which beats the man at deep square leg

14.2

Watson to Gibbs, no run, and Gibbs drives with vast amounts of class here, but straight to cover

14.3

Watson to Gibbs, no run, much better from Watson - that's the length and it's pumped back to the bowler

14.4

Watson to Gibbs, no run, just a little wider this time from Watson and Gibbs is back-and-across, pushing it out to cover

14.5

Watson to Gibbs, 1 run, a Watson slower-ball which is nicely nudged off the front foot down to fine leg

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   SR Watson 1-0-5-0

16.1

Watson to Gibbs, FOUR, poor delivery, short and straight, Gibbs pulling it behind square

16.2

Watson to Gibbs, no run, better; Gibbs is solid, defending it on the front foot

16.3

Watson to Gibbs, no run, good idea from Watson, who increasingly resembles the incredible hulk, bouncing the batsman...but he's pretty settled now, ducking underneath it easily

16.4

Watson to Gibbs, no run, pushed back to the bowler and Gibbs gives him a stare. And why not?

16.5

Watson to Gibbs, 1 run, calmly strokes past short extra cover

16.6

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

South Africa 62/5   SR Watson 2-0-11-0

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   SR Watson 3-0-13-0

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   SR Watson 4-0-19-0

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

34.4

Watson to Nel, FOUR, on off, a touch short, and that's pulled round with a delightful pirouette behind square

34.5

Watson to Nel, 1 run, nibbles in at the righthander, poked into the covers and they run a quick single

34.6

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

South Africa 119/8   SR Watson 5-0-29-0

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

37.3

Watson to Nel, no run, a quick would-be single into the midwicket region and Nel and Kemp both set off, then have to dive to make their ground. Nel finds the whole thing hilarious

37.4

Watson to Nel, no run, dinked into the leg side

37.5

Watson to Nel, no run, lowish full toss - thigh height - and Nel deals well with the approaching weapon, defending that down without much fuss

37.6

Watson to Nel, no run, in the blockhole, but Nel doesn't block, rather he drives back to the bowler on the bounce, who snaps at it, gets his right hand on it and parries the ball into the ground

South Africa 123/8   SR Watson 6-0-30-0

39.1

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

39.2

Watson to Nel, 1 leg bye, speared in on leg, dinked into short cover, and there's a shy and a miss at the non-striker's end

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

39.4

Watson to Nel, 1 leg bye, on leg, Nel tries to get bat on it, the umpire rules pad, and they shuffle a quick single

39.5

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

39.6

Watson to Nel, 1 run, bouncer, and another single up ... and down to third man

South Africa 130/8   SR Watson 7-0-34-0

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

41.3

Watson to Langeveldt, no run, Langeveldt heads towards the square-leg umpire and blocks

41.4

Watson to Langeveldt, 1 run, decent ball which Langeveldt swings at, hits, and the ball arcs short of the man out in the deep on the off side

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   SR Watson 8-0-44-0

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

43.3

Watson to Langeveldt, no run, a big heave and a big miss

43.4

Watson to Langeveldt, FOUR, another heave from Langeveldt who is heading towards square leg as he plays it, over point and over the rope

43.5

Watson to Langeveldt, OUT, up in the block hole and Langeveldt, again giving himself room, is in no position to play it and is cleaned up

CK Langeveldt b Watson 6 (18m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

South Africa 149/10   SR Watson 8.5-0-49-1
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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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