Result
22nd Match, ICC World Cup at Basseterre, Group A
377/6
(48/50 ov, target 378)
294
Australia won by 83 runs
Player Of The Match
SA Innings
Full commentary
end of over 483 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 294/10CRR: 6.12 • RRR: 42.00 • Need 84 runs from 12b
Andrew Hall8 (12)
Nathan Bracken9-0-40-2
Glenn McGrath9-0-62-1

The Australian players go into a huddle. Hands over each other's shoulder. They really wanted this one in the bag. Slowly.... they break away and walk towards the pavilion.

Three events halted the frenetic run-chase: Watson's throw to run out de Villiers. Kallis walking in at no 3 and batting the way he did. Perhaps, Gibbs could have been promoted. And then Smith cramping up. And Australia started hussling the batsmen. Pressure was intense, the required rate started rocketing and one by one, the batsmen went down.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Till tomorrow, adios.

47.6
w
Bracken to Ntini, OUT
Australia win by 83 runs. Yorker on the off stump line, Ntini tries to get his bat down but the ball beats the bat and the furniture is disturbed. HRG chimes in with a timely stat. Ponting becomes the most successful captain in ODI history. This is win no 108, besting Border's record.
M Ntini b Bracken 7 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50
47.5
1
Bracken to Hall, 1 run
in the zone outside off stump, run down to third man
47.4
Bracken to Hall, no run
yorker-length, on the middle and leg stump line, dug out, back to the bowler
47.3
1
Bracken to Ntini, 1 run
slower one. Ntini is beaten in the air but goes through with the stroke and shovels it through mid-off
47.2
1
Bracken to Hall, 1 run
leans forward and drives to long-off
47.1
Bracken to Hall, no run
full in length, outside off and it shapes away. Hall pushes at it, inside the line and is beaten
end of over 477 runs
SA: 291/9CRR: 6.19 • RRR: 29.00 • Need 87 runs from 18b
Andrew Hall6 (8)
Makhaya Ntini6 (6)
Glenn McGrath9-0-62-1
Nathan Bracken8-0-37-1
46.6
1
McGrath to Hall, 1 run
full and on the middle stump line, driven past the bowler
46.5
1
McGrath to Ntini, 1 run
full-pitched on the off stump line, biffed away to long-off
46.4
1
McGrath to Hall, 1 run
46.3
2
McGrath to Hall, 2 runs
pushes it further outside off stump, sliced down to third man
46.2
1
McGrath to Ntini, 1 run
attempted yorker, on the middle stump line, driven to long-on.
46.1
1
McGrath to Hall, 1 run
yorker, swings in late, on the middle and leg stump line, jabbed away behind square-leg
end of over 465 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 284/9CRR: 6.17 • RRR: 23.50 • Need 94 runs from 24b
Makhaya Ntini4 (4)
Andrew Hall1 (4)
Nathan Bracken8-0-37-1
Shane Watson8-1-46-1
45.6
4
Bracken to Ntini, FOUR runs
Hello?! Ntini creams that one. Fullish, outside off stump and drilled past the bowler and to the long-off boundary.
45.5
Bracken to Ntini, no run
on a length, around off and middle stump line, pushed to mid-off
45.4
Bracken to Ntini, no run
slower through the air, fuller, Ntini lunges forward, drives to mid-off
45.3
Bracken to Ntini, no run
length-delivery, angling away from Ntini who lets it go through. Gilchrist is standing up to the stumps
45.2
w
Bracken to Langeveldt, OUT
Bracken joins in the party. The slower one does the trick. Full in length, lands on the middle stump line, and breaks away towards the off stump. Langeveldt tries to run it down to third man, misses and the off stump is pegged back. Australia are just a wicket away from a big win.
CK Langeveldt b Bracken 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
45.1
1
Bracken to Hall, 1 run
short in length, on the off stump line, slapped across the line, to deep midwicket
end of over 45Wicket maiden
SA: 279/8CRR: 6.2 • RRR: 19.80 • Need 99 runs from 30b
Charl Langeveldt0 (5)
Andrew Hall0 (3)
Shane Watson8-1-46-1
Brad Hogg10-0-61-3
44.6
Watson to Langeveldt, no run
yorker, on the leg stump line, nudged to the off side
44.5
Watson to Langeveldt, no run
on the middle stump line, dabbed to short third man
44.4
Watson to Langeveldt, no run
133k bouncer and Langeveldt sways away in a hurry.