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22nd Match, Group A, Basseterre, March 24, 2007, ICC World Cup
(48/50 ov, T:378) 294

Australia won by 83 runs

Player Of The Match
101 (68)
Australia Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
c Gibbs b Langeveldt42426561100.00
c Gibbs b Kallis10168107144148.52
c de Villiers b Ntini919113682100.00
run out (Pollock/Langeveldt)927510374122.66
b Hall18132520138.46
c Kallis b Hall53510166.66
not out 1491220155.55
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 9)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 7.54)377/6
Fall of wickets: 1-106 (Adam Gilchrist, 14.5 ov), 2-167 (Matthew Hayden, 23.3 ov), 3-328 (Ricky Ponting, 45.1 ov), 4-347 (Michael Clarke, 46.4 ov), 5-353 (Michael Hussey, 47.2 ov), 6-377 (Andrew Symonds, 49.6 ov)
45.1 to RT Ponting, Punter is gone. Caught at long on. Goes down on a bent knee and disposes a fullish delivery down the ground. de Villiers didn't have to move an inch and takes it. Ponting exits and enter another big-hitter Andrew Symonds. Roy is in. No breathing space for SA.. 328/3
14.5 to AC Gilchrist, Soft dismissal. South Africa heave a sigh of relief. A slower one on the off stump line and Gilchrist is done in by the change in pace. He shapes to cut but the ball stops on him and he sends a dolly to Gibbs at backward point. What a frenetic start it has been. It was all on a fast-forward motion. No pause or stop button in sight. Until this happenned.. 106/1
47.2 to MEK Hussey, Holed out. Half-volley on off stump and Hussey tries to loft it over extra cover. Kallis makes good ground and takes a good catch while moving back. Hussey can't manage to clear the short boundary and South Africa limiting the damage here.. 353/5
49.6 to A Symonds, What a way to finish. Inswinging yorker that crashes into Symonds's off stump. It was a wonderful over to finish, conceding just four runs in the last over. 377/6
23.3 to ML Hayden, Over. Extra bounce from Kallis and Hayden goes for the cut. On the back foot and punching away but can't keep it down. Can't get it above Gibbs at point, who snaffles a straightforward chance and jumps up in glee. A tame end to a violent innings. But what a knock! Mat the Bat at his devastating best. 167/2
South Africa  (T: 378 runs from 50 ovs)
c †Gilchrist b Hogg746912892107.24
run out (Watson)9270194142131.42
c Clarke b Hogg48631145076.19
st †Gilchrist b Hogg1719301189.47
c Hayden b McGrath1360033.33
b Tait2226261184.61
lbw b Tait1690016.66
b Watson771510100.00
not out 812230066.66
b Bracken068000.00
b Bracken78111087.50
Extras(nb 1, w 11, pen 5)17
TOTAL48 Ov (RR: 6.12)294
Fall of wickets: 1-160 (AB de Villiers, 20.6 ov), 1-184, 2-220 (Herschelle Gibbs, 31.3 ov), 3-223 (Ashwell Prince, 32.2 ov), 4-256 (Mark Boucher, 38.5 ov), 5-264 (Justin Kemp, 40.5 ov), 6-267 (Graeme Smith, 41.3 ov), 7-277 (Jacques Kallis, 43.1 ov), 8-279 (Shaun Pollock, 44.1 ov), 9-280 (Charl Langeveldt, 45.2 ov), 10-294 (Makhaya Ntini, 47.6 ov)
45.2 to CK Langeveldt, 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.. 280/9
47.6 to M Ntini, 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.. 294/10
38.5 to MV Boucher, That's the sucker punch. He's been short of a length throughout this over and now he pulls out the lethal weapon. Close to 140 kph, full, fast swinging yorker. Boucher had already lined up for the swipe across the line and the inside edge rattles off stump. That was the crucial wicket. Tait has got it.. 256/4
40.5 to JM Kemp, full, furious, and it curves in late, around the middle and leg stump line. Kemp is caught at the crease, the bat comes down in an angle and the ball thuds into the pad. Would have taken out leg. Another big-hitter is gone.. 264/5
32.2 to AG Prince, Another one goes. Prince pulls straight to deep square-leg. Banged in short, climbes head-high and Prince pulls it to Hayden. Australia are tightening the screws here.. 223/3
44.1 to SM Pollock, Watto cleans up Pollock. Full, straight, on the leg stump line, Pollock has one almighty swing, bat meets air, ball meets leg stump. SA are fading away.. 279/8
It's all over for Smith. He had to go for it. The run-rate was rocketing. Floated on the middle stump line and he went for a slog-sweep. Top-edges a dolly to Gilly. He had batted in a fiesty manner at the start of the innings but the cramps did him in.. 184/1
31.3 to HH Gibbs, done in by the googly. Loopy delivery that pitched on the middle stump line, on a length, and Gibbs shapes to drive to the on side and is beaten by the wrong'un. Gilchrist whips the bails off in a flash and Gibbs's back foot was still in the air. Wonderful delivery from Hogg.. 220/2
41.3 to GC Smith, It's all over for Smith. He had to go for it. The run-rate was rocketing. Floated on the middle stump line and he went for a slog-sweep. Top-edges a dolly to Gilly. He had batted in a fiesty manner at the start of the innings but the cramps did him in.. 267/6
43.1 to JH Kallis, Kallis falls. Hogg claims another wicket. Charges down the track, Hogg drags back the length and he sends it straight down the throat of long-on. Kallis will be accused of slow-batting. He came in, the run rate slowed down, the required rate shot up like a thermometer, the pressure increased and the noose tightened.. 277/7
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  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (AC Gilchrist 23, ML Hayden 27, Ex 0)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 37 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 81 balls (AC Gilchrist 38, ML Hayden 64, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Australia - 106/1 in 14.5 overs (ML Hayden 64)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Australia: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (121 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (ML Hayden 29, RT Ponting 18, Ex 3)
  • ML Hayden: 100 off 66 balls (14 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 29.4 overs (182 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Australia - 214/2 in 32.0 overs (RT Ponting 38, MJ Clarke 24)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (RT Ponting 18, MJ Clarke 29, Ex 6)
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 35.5 overs (219 balls), Extras 9
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 46 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 85 balls (RT Ponting 41, MJ Clarke 53, Ex 6)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 41.3 overs (254 balls), Extras 14
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 124 balls (RT Ponting 68, MJ Clarke 72, Ex 11)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 47.1 overs (288 balls), Extras 14
  • South Africa innings
  • Lunch: South Africa - 0/0
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (36 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (GC Smith 15, AB de Villiers 34, Ex 3)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 47 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (82 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 82 balls (GC Smith 41, AB de Villiers 56, Ex 3)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 41 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 118/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 53, AB de Villiers 62)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (122 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 122 balls (GC Smith 62, AB de Villiers 87, Ex 3)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 22.1 - 27.0
  • Penalty: 23.3 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 28.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 15
  • Drinks: South Africa - 203/1 in 29.0 overs (JH Kallis 16, HH Gibbs 8)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 37.6 overs (234 balls), Extras 15
  • GC Smith retired hurt on 72 from 184/1 to 264/5
  • Attendance - 7,168
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 2552
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days24 March 2007 - day (50-over match)
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PointsAustralia 2, South Africa 0
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