ICC World Cup, 2nd Semi-Final: Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet, Apr 25, 2007
ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
Played at Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia (neutral venue)
25 April 2007 (50-over match)
15.1

Hogg to Gibbs, no run, quick, on middle-and-leg and it's worked further to leg

15.2

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 run, again on leg stump - quick and flat - turned around the corner

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   GB Hogg 1-0-1-0
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

17.3

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

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   GB Hogg 2-0-6-0
19.1

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 run, on leg stump, picked off for a single

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

19.6

Hogg to Gibbs, no run, beaten! Terrific ball, the wrong'un which he plays at and misses, Hogg's tongue slavers around uncontrollably

South Africa 71/5   GB Hogg 3-0-8-0
21.1

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 run, on leg, the batsman comes forward and sweeps that round on the front foot behind square

21.2

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

21.3

Hogg to Gibbs, no run, the one that went the other way - the ball, not his tongue - and that slavers outside off and is left alone easily

21.4

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 run, another ball on leg, another sweep, this one dinked as gentle as the others

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

21.6

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 wide, outside leg, chased round, and that's just to say wide

21.6

Hogg to Gibbs, 1 run, on leg and that turns towards leg even more, the batsman just poking that into short square

South Africa 83/5   GB Hogg 4-0-14-0
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   GB Hogg 5-0-16-0
25.1

Hogg to Hall, no run, tosses that one up, it dips naughtily at the last minute and the batsman rolls out a tame forward drive

25.2

Hogg to Hall, no run, right up there, defended and if Gilchrist is to be believed that was a "Nice one, Georgie"

25.3

Hogg to Hall, 1 run, swished off the toes to short midwicket

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

25.6

Hogg to Hall, 1 run, turning away towards off again, this shot isn't so neat, an ugly chop down, yet again into the covers

South Africa 93/6   GB Hogg 6-0-19-0
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

29.5

Hogg to Nel, no run, ooh, Nel pops up a catch into the vacant short-leg area. He's such a tease

29.6

Hogg to Nel, no run, Hogg gets his revenge, Nel's got no idea what to do that with that and settles for poking a bat at it and it fizzes past his edge. Nel smiles, his tongue popping out, too

South Africa 103/8   GB Hogg 7-0-23-1
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

31.3

Hogg to Nel, no run, more defence - Nel has no idea what's Gwyn on out there (OK, sorry)

31.4

Hogg to Nel, no run, outside off and that's swished at on the front knee, horrid shot, almost playing that beside himself

31.5

Hogg to Nel, no run, defends on the front foot

31.6

Hogg to Nel, no run, more defence and Nel's relieved that over's over

South Africa 107/8   GB Hogg 8-1-23-1
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

33.3

Hogg to Nel, no run, a heave

33.4

Hogg to Nel, no run, more defence

33.5

Hogg to Nel, no run, on the front foot and just kills the threat with a dead bat

33.6

Hogg to Nel, no run, defended forward

South Africa 109/8   GB Hogg 9-1-24-1
35.1

Hogg to Nel, no run, right up there, awkward to deal with, and Nel pokes that one down

35.2

Hogg to Nel, no run, comes forward, a deliberate yet clunky stride, and that's defended into the covers

35.3

Hogg to Nel, no run, outside off and that's cut down - the ball just died a touch on him, this pitch is pretty slow

35.4

Hogg to Nel, no run, oh, attempted flipper, and that's a big call from the Aussies, a better one from the umpires; that was sliding down off

35.5

Hogg to Nel, no run, defended forward

35.6

Hogg to Nel, no run, outside off, veering down, and that's tucked to point off the back foot

South Africa 119/8   GB Hogg 10-2-24-1
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