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 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

South Africa 7/1   AB de Villiers 4* (10b 1x4)   NW Bracken 1.3-0-5-1

McGrath to Kallis, OUT, Kallis again gives himself room and advances to meet the ball, but McGrath fires in a yorker which clatters into the off stump

JH Kallis b McGrath 5 (12m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

South Africa 12/2   AB de Villiers 4* (19b 1x4)   GD McGrath 2.3-1-6-1

Tait to de Villiers, OUT, full, de Villiers drives with no foot movement, and a thick kick carries straight to Gilchrist. A fourth delivery over 90mph, a good mixture of length, and now South Africa are up against it

AB de Villiers c †Gilchrist b Tait 15 (39m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.11

South Africa 26/3   HH Gibbs 3* (5b)   SW Tait 0.5-0-4-1

McGrath to Prince, OUT, And that might be it ... about the worst ball McGrath has bowled, wide and angled away from the left-hander, but Prince slashes, gets a thin edge, and Gilchrist does the rest

AG Prince c †Gilchrist b McGrath 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 27/4   HH Gibbs 4* (8b)   GD McGrath 4.4-1-13-2

McGrath to Boucher, OUT, McGrath on a hat-trick ... much better ball, a stock McGrath delivery, Boucher plays a nothing prod and the ball is held low down by Matthew Hayden at first slip

MV Boucher c Hayden b McGrath 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 27/5   HH Gibbs 4* (8b)   GD McGrath 4.5-1-13-3

Tait to Gibbs, OUT, got him this time! A very, very thin edge - much thinner than the one which wasn't given earlier, also to Tait - looking for the short-pitched delivery. His feet were just rooted in the crease there as he chased the ball away from his body

HH Gibbs c †Gilchrist b Tait 39 (77m 49b 6x4 0x6) SR: 79.59

South Africa 87/6   JM Kemp 18* (37b 1x6)   SW Tait 3.5-0-26-2

Tait to Hall, OUT, and Tait strikes again! Hall looked to lash that off the back foot through cover, but his feet must have been dipped in the same tub of superglue as Gibbs's as he strikes at the ball away from the body and a thickish edge rips through. Gilchrist makes no mistake

AJ Hall c †Gilchrist b Tait 3 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

South Africa 93/7   JM Kemp 19* (49b 1x6)   SW Tait 5.1-0-27-3

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

South Africa 103/8   JM Kemp 23* (57b 1x4 1x6)   GB Hogg 6.4-0-23-1

Tait to Nel, OUT, short and wide, slashed high to backward point who backpeddled and took an easy catch above his head

A Nel c Clarke b Tait 8 (45m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 19.51

South Africa 130/9   JM Kemp 37* (79b 2x4 1x6)   SW Tait 9.1-0-37-4

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   JM Kemp 49* (91b 4x4 1x6)   SR Watson 8.5-0-49-1





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