32nd Match, Super Eights, Providence, April 03, 2007, ICC World Cup
(35/35 ov) 152/8
(31.3/35 ov, T:160) 165/3

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
66* (86)
Ireland Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (35 ovs maximum)
Jeremy Bray lbw b Pollock0910000.00
William Porterfield c Kallis b Pollock1433441042.42
Eoin Morgan c Prince b Hall2850644056.00
Niall O'Brien c Gibbs b Langeveldt2537443067.56
Andrew White c Gibbs b Smith30303050100.00
Andre Botha c de Villiers b Hall1420310070.00
Trent Johnston (c)not out 1314370192.85
Kyle McCallan c †Boucher b Langeveldt3650050.00
Paul Mooney c †Boucher b Langeveldt011000.00
Dave Langford-Smith not out 17101411170.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, w 4)8
TOTAL35 Ov (RR: 4.34)152/8
Did not bat: Boyd Rankin 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jeremy Bray, 2.3 ov), 2-31 (William Porterfield, 12.3 ov), 3-63 (Eoin Morgan, 19.5 ov), 4-77 (Niall O'Brien, 22.5 ov), 5-116 (Andrew White, 28.6 ov), 6-119 (Andre Botha, 30.1 ov), 7-124 (Kyle McCallan, 31.3 ov), 8-124 (Paul Mooney, 31.4 ov)
Shaun Pollock721722.42311000
2.3 to JP Bray, terrific bowling from Pollock - that is absolutely plumb. Cutting back into Bray once more, and Bray is rather trapped on the crease - trying to come forward, but without much conviction - and that's taking out middle. 0/1
12.3 to WTS Porterfield, on off stump but too short to be driving on the front foot, and he spoons it just over Kallis's head at extra cover...who takes a couple of steps backwards and a fine catch, tumbling to the ground as he does so. 31/2
Makhaya Ntini721402.00362020
Charl Langeveldt704135.85224120
22.5 to NJ O'Brien, clever bowling in response, O'Brien through his shot too soon to that slower ball and the ball catches the back of the bat and flies up and into the hands of Gibbs at short midwicket. Catches don't come much simpler and South Africa are gaining momentum, and control, here. 77/4
31.3 to WK McCallan, another easy catch; a short-pitched delivery and the batsman jumps up to cut that off the back foot, getting a top edge through to Boucher the poucher. 124/7
31.4 to PJK Mooney, short and strangled down leg-side for a golden duck. Langeveldt's grinning, as you would when you're on a hat-trick. 124/8
Andrew Hall703725.28203100
19.5 to EJG Morgan, what a vicious delivery, spitting up at him. He had nowhere to go, the ball skying to square leg who took a simple catch. Excellent change of pace there, but the wicket owed as much to the pitch's vagaries. 63/3
30.1 to AC Botha, that's full and tempting, Botha's tempted and flights that up to cover for a simple catch. 119/6
Justin Kemp301404.6691000
Jacques Kallis302006.6683000
Graeme Smith10515.0020000
28.6 to AR White, goes he softly into the light, hitting that full toss up to midwicket. 116/5
South Africa  (T: 160 runs from 35 ovs)
AB de Villiers c Porterfield b Rankin031000.00
Graeme Smith (c)c & b Johnston4145566091.11
Jacques Kallis not out 66861388076.74
Herschelle Gibbs c White b Rankin615191040.00
Ashwell Prince not out 47446131106.81
Extras(nb 4, w 1)5
TOTAL31.3 Ov (RR: 5.23)165/3
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (AB de Villiers, 0.3 ov), 2-71 (Graeme Smith, 12.1 ov), 3-85 (Herschelle Gibbs, 16.3 ov)
Boyd Rankin712623.71313011
0.3 to AB de Villiers, gone! It was short and wide, and deserved to be clobbered through the covers, but it jumped up a touch, causing his cut to fly to William Porterfield at backward point. And though he juggled it, he remained calm and took it on the second attempt. 1/1
16.3 to HH Gibbs, dragged down and that's another great catch! This one hit the bottom of the bat, the ball on too quickly for Gibbs looking to hit it over midwicket, and that's snapped low and tidily indeed. 85/3
Dave Langford-Smith503106.20145000
Paul Mooney3.3040011.4274103
Trent Johnston301515.00122000
12.1 to GC Smith, what a catch! That is a quite brilliant, reflex snaffle from Johnston. A full toss which Smith hammered back to him, no more than four or five inches above the ground, and Johnston plucked it out of the air. 71/2
Andre Botha601803.00231000
Kyle McCallan502705.40143000
Andrew White20804.0040000
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Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Jacques Kallis
Match numberODI no. 2562
Hours of play (local time)09.45 start, First Session 09.45-13.15. Interval 13.15-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days3 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Daryl Harper
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Ireland 0
  • Ireland innings
  • Rain: Ireland - 17/1 in 8.2 overs (WTS Porterfield 4, EJG Morgan 13)
  • Rain: Ireland - 17/1 in 9.2 overs (WTS Porterfield 4, EJG Morgan 13)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 14.0
  • Rain: Ireland - 23/1 in 11.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 7, EJG Morgan 14)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (106 balls), Extras 5
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (164 balls), Extras 6
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (212 balls), Extras 8
  • South Africa innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (52 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (GC Smith 25, JH Kallis 24, Ex 2)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 14.0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 83/2 in 15.0 overs (JH Kallis 32, HH Gibbs 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (128 balls), Extras 4
  • JH Kallis: 50 off 61 balls (8 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (JH Kallis 23, AG Prince 28, Ex 0)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.5 overs (183 balls), Extras 4
  • One Day International Scorer: Binoy George
  • Official Attendance - 5,673
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