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RESULT
44th Match, Super Eights, Bridgetown, April 17, 2007, ICC World Cup
(19.2/50 ov, T:155) 157/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 184 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
5/18
andrew-hall
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Scorecard summary
England 154/10(48 overs)
Andrew Hall5/18 (10)
Andre Nel3/35 (10)
South Africa 157/1(19.2 overs)

Well, matches don't come much more one-sided. That was an emphatic victory by South Africa, making their statement in style. Hall teed up proceedings for them, with a fantastic five-wicket haul and then Smith took them home in dominant, brutal style.

Boos from the crowd for the England side and they head off with heads hanging, as they should. Their performance was no better than abject.

"We did this for the people back at home," says AB de Villiers. "To go through to the semis is an awesome feeling."

"Our performance today was pretty average," says Vaughan, mastering understatement. My word he sounds deflated. Hardly a surprise, mind.

No prizes for guessing the prize of man of the match. That man Hall.

19.2
4
Mahmood to Smith, FOUR runs

down the ground and that's that - Smith making short work of the win

15 hundreds

19.1
3
Mahmood to Kallis, 3 runs

on off and that's driven in front of midwicket and they come back for three to bring up the 9000th ODI run - and this will be one of his most satisfying victories

end of over 196 runs
SA: 150/1CRR: 7.89 RRR: 0.16
Graeme Smith85 (57)
Jacques Kallis14 (24)
James Anderson 5-0-32-0
Sajid Mahmood 4-0-42-0

12000 List A runs for Kallis by the way. Needs one more to be leading runscorer. And he's three away from 9000. These stats were brought to you by Cricinfo's team of winners. Well done

18.6
Anderson to Smith, no run

driven to the covers

18.5
4
Anderson to Smith, FOUR runs

outside off and that's driven over midwicket. Great shot

18.4
Anderson to Smith, no run

outside off and Smith takes the pace off his shot, going for a big carve, but cutting down on it, softly, in the end

18.3
1
Anderson to Kallis, 1 run

tucked off the hips to square

18.2
Anderson to Kallis, no run

on leg and that's driven straight to the man just back at mid-on, not quite long-on, three-quarters on if you like

18.1
1
Anderson to Smith, 1 run

stays over and that's worked down off the back foot to third man

end of over 189 runs
SA: 144/1CRR: 8.00 RRR: 0.34
Graeme Smith80 (53)
Jacques Kallis13 (22)
Sajid Mahmood 4-0-42-0
Andrew Flintoff 6-0-36-1

Anderson's into the attack

17.6
1
Mahmood to Smith, 1 run

worked outside off and he's pinched the strike, the rum'un

The Sky commentary team are flailing for positives for England from this. "There are none really," concedes Atherton eventually. True enough

17.5
1
Mahmood to Kallis, 1 run

flamingo-whipped in front of midwicket, very Pietersen-esque, and we like that - a good, clean strike

17.4
Mahmood to Kallis, no run

bouncer attempt - at 87mph (140kph) - and the batsman backs away from it, trying to hoick it out of the ground

17.3
1
Mahmood to Smith, 1 run

outside off and that's driven through cover

17.2
4
Mahmood to Smith, FOUR runs

short and that's smashed through midwicket. Smashed, I tell you

17.2
1nb
Mahmood to Smith, (no ball)

top-edged a pull, Nixon takes, celebrates, and that's a no-ball. Nixon could have run him out if he wasn't busy over-celebrating like a big winner

17.1
1
Mahmood to Kallis, 1 run

outside off and poked down to third man

end of over 1714 runs
SA: 135/1CRR: 7.94 RRR: 0.60
Jacques Kallis11 (19)
Graeme Smith74 (49)
Andrew Flintoff 6-0-36-1
Sajid Mahmood 3-0-33-0

Flintoff snatches back his cap, puts it on his head, keeps his head bowed and he's grateful to have something to hide under.

The fifty stand up from 43 balls

16.6
1
Flintoff to Kallis, 1 run

nipping back in from off and that's driven out to mid-off

16.5
1
Flintoff to Smith, 1 run

short and that's pulled out on the bounce to Bell on the midwicket boundary

16.4
Flintoff to Smith, no run

very wide, and Smith got bat on that else it would have been called, I suspect, the ball bouncing down in front of Nixon

Smith and Kallis meet for a chat and it's grins agogo

16.3
4
Flintoff to Smith, FOUR runs

outside off and that's just laughably good - Smith over the top and that's wide of Anderson, South Africa closing in on the rout

16.2
4
Flintoff to Smith, FOUR runs

on off and this time it's driven to the other side of the sticks, past Flintoff, and that's away through mid-off this time - Smith giving that the full force. Good stuff

Best performances - batters
GC Smith
GC Smith SA
89 runs (58)
13 fours0 six
Control
81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
22 runs
4 fours0 six
0821521191212
AJ Strauss
AJ Strauss ENG
46 runs (67)
2 fours1 six
Control
78%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
11 runs
1 four1 six
1410124438
Best performances - bowlers
AJ Hall
AJ Hall SA
O
10
M
2
R
18
W
5
ECO
1.8
A Nel
A Nel SA
O
10
M
3
R
35
W
3
ECO
3.5
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Andrew Hall
Match numberODI no. 2574
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 days17 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Simon Taufel
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, England 0
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ICC World Cup
Super Eights
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BAN7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.730
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