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)

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   AB de Villiers 4* (5b 1x4)   NW Bracken 1-0-5-0

McGrath to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis dances down the track, McGrath sees him step to leg, follows him, but Kallis still punches that past extra cover

South Africa 12/1   JH Kallis 5* (8b 1x4)   GD McGrath 2.2-1-6-0

McGrath to de Villiers, FOUR, McGrath drops short, de Villiers on it in a flash and smashes that past a diving short midwicket. That was really clobbered

South Africa 17/2   AB de Villiers 8* (20b 2x4)   GD McGrath 3-1-11-1

Tait to de Villiers, FOUR, Tait opens with a bouncer at 88mph, and it's almost as if de Villiers has been sent advanced notice, he's on it so fast and hammers that over midwicket

South Africa 26/2   AB de Villiers 15* (30b 3x4)   SW Tait 0.1-0-4-0

Tait to Gibbs, FOUR, and he crashes this on the front foot but it's just wide of the lone slip - and I reiterate, there's just one slip in there

South Africa 31/5   HH Gibbs 8* (10b 1x4)   SW Tait 1.2-0-8-1

Tait to Gibbs, FOUR, fabulous shot. The most textbook of cover drives, creaming it on the front foot through extra cover

South Africa 35/5   HH Gibbs 12* (11b 2x4)   SW Tait 1.3-0-12-1

Tait to Gibbs, FOUR, outside off, Gibbs plants his foot and slashes it over the slips - not far off at all

South Africa 41/5   HH Gibbs 16* (20b 3x4)   SW Tait 2.2-0-16-1

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

South Africa 54/5   HH Gibbs 23* (26b 4x4)   SR Watson 0.1-0-4-0

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

South Africa 60/5   HH Gibbs 29* (33b 5x4)   SR Watson 1.1-0-9-0

Tait to Gibbs, FOUR, outside off, way too much width and Gibbs just opens his shoulders and swings hard, and that one flies up off the base of the bat behind point, not quite where he intended it, but it fair raced away

South Africa 87/5   HH Gibbs 39* (47b 6x4)   SW Tait 3.3-0-26-1

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

South Africa 98/7   JM Kemp 23* (54b 1x4 1x6)   SW Tait 6.3-0-32-3

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

South Africa 103/7   SM Pollock 5* (11b 1x4)   GB Hogg 6.2-0-23-0

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

South Africa 113/8   JM Kemp 30* (69b 2x4 1x6)   SR Watson 4.2-0-23-0

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

South Africa 118/8   A Nel 6* (17b 1x4)   SR Watson 4.4-0-28-0

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

South Africa 136/9   JM Kemp 42* (85b 3x4 1x6)   SR Watson 7.1-0-38-0

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

South Africa 142/9   JM Kemp 47* (87b 4x4 1x6)   SR Watson 7.5-0-44-0

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

South Africa 149/9   CK Langeveldt 6* (9b 1x4)   SR Watson 8.4-0-49-0





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