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)
0.1

Bracken to Smith, 1 run, uppish and loose pushed drive, in the air but into space, third man fields

0.2

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, wide of off stump, plenty of swing, aided by a stiff breeze, and de Villiers leaves

0.3

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, again that swung into the right-hander, de Villiers into line and drops into the leg side

0.4

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, a similar line, de Villiers pushes the ball no more than five or six yards into the leg side

0.5

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, outside off and wide enough to leave

0.6

Bracken to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers pushes forward, a thick edge shoots along the ground to the right of solitary slip and the ball flies across the outfield

South Africa 5/0   NW Bracken 1-0-5-0
2.1

Bracken to Smith, no run, Smith takes a stroll down the pitch before Bracken is even in his delivery stride, prods and misses

2.2

Bracken to Smith, no run, this time Smith stays anchored to the crease and pushes into the covers

2.3

Bracken to Smith, OUT, Smith again walks down the pitch to meet the ball, shapes to hit over the top and a sniff of swing takes the ball past the bat and into the off stump

GC Smith b Bracken 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

2.4

Bracken to Kallis, no run, Kallis spars and misses one outside off, much oohing and aahing among players, crowd and Cricinfo staff. 79mph for speed freaks.

2.5

Bracken to Kallis, no run, wider, and Kallis able to watch that pass

2.6

Bracken to Kallis, no run, 82mph, and Kallis plays a slightly hurried defensive jab

South Africa 7/1   NW Bracken 2-1-5-1
4.1

Bracken to Kallis, no run, punched off the back foot into the covers, and all with one hand as the bottom one slips off the handle as he plays the stroke

4.2

Bracken to Kallis, no run, a strangled appeal as the ball hits Kallis high on the pad ... he had taken two big steps down the pitch

4.3

Bracken to Kallis, 1 run, a rather limp drive between cover fielders, muted cheers and a solitary horn welcome the run to the man in the deep

4.4

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, a grunt from Bracken, and then a delivery wide off off stump which de Villiers leaves

4.5

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers back, into line, and blocks into the off

4.6

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, another good over ends with a leave from de Villiers

South Africa 8/1   NW Bracken 3-1-6-1
6.1

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, wide and a slashed drive races to deep backward point

6.2

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed to mid-on, Watson picks up and throws at the bowler's end, de Villiers was out had the ball hit. At 18 for 2, that was just daft

6.3

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, left alone

6.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, Gibbs shapes to flick to leg, gets a thick edge via pad, and the ball plops into the on side

6.5

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers happy to leave one a foot outside the off

6.6

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, driven firmly to the left of mid-off, and that placement allows for the easy single

South Africa 21/2   NW Bracken 4-1-10-1
13.1

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, and he starts lazily, drifting it down the leg side and Gibbs plucks it with ease to leg

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

13.3

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, defended on the front foot

13.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, ah, delightful shot, coming forward on the front foot and just working it - smudging it - through midwicket

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   NW Bracken 5-1-13-1
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   NW Bracken 6-2-13-1
42.1

Bracken to Langeveldt, 1 run, Langeveldt drops into the leg side and runs. McGrath teapots that the No. 11 was allowed to get off strike first ball

42.2

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

42.3

Bracken to Langeveldt, no run, driven into the covers

42.4

Bracken to Langeveldt, no run, punched square on the off side

42.5

Bracken to Langeveldt, no run, Langeveldt misses with a swish to leg, strangled appeal as it again pitched outside the line

42.6

Bracken to Langeveldt, no run, defended into the off side, a quiet over but at least Kemp keeps the strike

South Africa 144/9   NW Bracken 7-2-15-1
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