2nd Semi-Final, Gros Islet, April 25, 2007, ICC World Cup
(31.3/50 ov, T:150) 153/3

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)
Graeme Smith (c) b Bracken25100040.00
AB de Villiers c †Gilchrist b Tait1534393044.11
Jacques Kallis  b McGrath59121055.55
Herschelle Gibbs c †Gilchrist b Tait3949776079.59
Ashwell Prince c †Gilchrist b McGrath024000.00
Mark Boucher c Hayden b McGrath011000.00
Justin Kemp not out 49911514153.84
Andrew Hall c †Gilchrist b Tait38140037.50
Shaun Pollock c & b Hogg513151038.46
Andre Nel c Clarke b Tait841451019.51
Charl Langeveldt  b Watson610181060.00
Extras(lb 4, w 13)17
TOTAL43.5 Ov (RR: 3.39, 199 Mts)149
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Graeme Smith, 2.3 ov), 2-12 (Jacques Kallis, 5.3 ov), 3-26 (AB de Villiers, 8.5 ov), 4-27 (Ashwell Prince, 9.4 ov), 5-27 (Mark Boucher, 9.5 ov), 6-87 (Herschelle Gibbs, 22.5 ov), 7-93 (Andrew Hall, 26.1 ov), 8-103 (Shaun Pollock, 29.4 ov), 9-130 (Andre Nel, 40.1 ov), 10-149 (Charl Langeveldt, 43.5 ov)
Nathan Bracken721512.14301000
2.3 to GC Smith, 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. 7/1
Glenn McGrath811832.25382010
5.3 to JH Kallis, Kallis again gives himself room and advances to meet the ball, but McGrath fires in a yorker which clatters into the off stump. 12/2
9.4 to AG Prince, 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. 27/4
9.5 to MV Boucher, 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. 27/5
Shaun Tait1003943.90486050
8.5 to AB de Villiers, 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. 26/3
22.5 to HH Gibbs, 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. 87/6
26.1 to AJ Hall, 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. 93/7
40.1 to A Nel, short and wide, slashed high to backward point who backpeddled and took an easy catch above his head. 130/9
Shane Watson8.504915.54317100
43.5 to CK Langeveldt, up in the block hole and Langeveldt, again giving himself room, is in no position to play it and is cleaned up. 149/10
Brad Hogg1022412.40431030
29.4 to SM Pollock, awkward shot, checking his off-drive and that's chipped back to the bowler whose clasping fingers accept that fly-trap-style. 103/8
Australia  (T: 150 runs from 50 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist  b Langeveldt1540020.00
Matthew Hayden c Smith b Pollock41601154068.33
Ricky Ponting (c) b Nel2225385088.00
Michael Clarke not out 60861098069.76
Andrew Symonds not out 18162930112.50
Extras(lb 5, nb 3, w 3)11
TOTAL31.3 Ov (RR: 4.85, 146 Mts)153/3
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Adam Gilchrist, 1.1 ov), 2-44 (Ricky Ponting, 8.6 ov), 3-110 (Matthew Hayden, 24.4 ov)
Shaun Pollock511613.20201000
24.4 to ML Hayden, Hayden hits that one the up and dead straight, but he gets under it, Smith runs round a few yards from long-on and holds a steepler, but his knee buckles as he took the catch.. 110/3
Charl Langeveldt603415.66236011
1.1 to AC Gilchrist, oh and he's bowled him! A terrific ball, swinging very late into Gilchrist who was rather trapped on the crease - trying to work it to leg - and it squeezed through the gate, knocking out his middle stump. 1/1
Jacques Kallis512004.00202011
Andre Nel713114.42295010
8.6 to RT Ponting, got him! Terrific ball from Nel, yorking Ponting who tried to work it through midwicket, playing across the line - a poor stroke to a very fine ball, and Nel sets off on a Bravo-like aeroplane celebration lap of the wicket. 44/2
Andrew Hall6.304306.61206001
Justin Kemp20402.0090000
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Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Glenn McGrath
Series resultAustralia advanced
Match numberODI no. 2580
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 days25 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Aleem Dar
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
Mark Benson
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (84 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: South Africa - 55/5 in 15.0 overs (HH Gibbs 24, JM Kemp 2)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (HH Gibbs 28, JM Kemp 16, Ex 6)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 26.1 - 31.0
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.2 overs (182 balls), Extras 11
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (61 balls), Extras 5
  • Lunch: Australia - 0/0
  • Drinks: Australia - 69/2 in 15.0 overs (ML Hayden 28, MJ Clarke 8)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (ML Hayden 19, MJ Clarke 27, Ex 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (130 balls), Extras 10
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 75 balls (7 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 31.3 overs (195 balls), Extras 11
  • Official Attendance - 13,875
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