result
32nd Match, Super Eights, Providence, Apr 3 2007, ICC World Cup
152/8
(31.3/35 ov, target 160)165/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method)
player of the match
Jacques Kallis
South Africa
14y
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Kallis eases professional South Africa home

Jacques Kallis helped himself to a steady half-century as South Africa boosted their Super Eights position with a handsome seven-wicket win against Ireland

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Scorecard summary
Ireland152/8(35 overs)
South Africa165/3(31.3 overs)

We'll leave the last words to Maulik who writes in relation to the organisers' long list of banned items: "Seeing such low attendance, are you sure spectators are not part of the banned list?" Good night.

Well, an emphatic shot in which to bring up a win - and, in spite of a relatively cautious last few overs by South Africa, it was a fair walk in the park for them. Ireland were, as they have been all tournament, courageous and never gave up.

31.3
6
Mooney to Prince, SIX runs

and Prince finishes it off in style with a terrific lofted shot over long-on

31.2
2
Mooney to Prince, 2 runs

Prince cracks this off the back foot, and that should be four at a wide long-off - but no, a superb piece of fielding from Bray out there, with Ronaldo-like footwork, prevents four

31.2
2nb
Mooney to Kallis, (no ball) 1 run

a huge full toss which Kallis does well to pull

Another email: "Given the facts, maybe the next World Cup should be played in Zimbabwe. ICC would be perfectly at home with the Mugabwe regime wouldn't they? A police state for a police state!"

31.1
Mooney to Kallis, no run

a swing-and-a-miss from Kallis

end of over 314 runs
SA: 155/3CRR: 5 RRR: 1.5
Ashwell Prince39 (42)
Jacques Kallis65 (84)
Andre Botha 6-0-18-0
Paul Mooney 3-0-30-0
30.6
Botha to Prince, no run

and it's punched to mid-off to end the over

"Still we are not humans yet," says Sreeni. Not sure if that was rhetoric or a statement, but a splendid comment anyway.

30.5
1
Botha to Kallis, 1 run

stroked to long-off

30.4
Botha to Kallis, no run

nicely bowled, cutting this into Kallis who blocks it out on the front foot

Jon Kendall suggests a thermos of (tomato) soup, or even a coconut. Only if it's an ICC approved coconut, and we hear they're rather thin on the ground (and in the trees)

30.3
Botha to Kallis, no run

defended out to cover

30.2
2
Botha to Kallis, 2 runs

gloriously driven out to deep extra, but just a single

Henry emails: "I'm just done reading the press release. Were you aware that the ICC hasn't followed its own naming guidelines re: the ICC CWC 2007, shortening the title to CWC in the final paragraph. How can they expect any members of the public to follow their restrictive prohibitions if they can commit such an egregious sin...Tsk tsk ..."

30.1
1
Botha to Prince, 1 run

neatly swept around the corner

"Reading the list of prohibited and restricted Items, I feel as if the matches are being held in India," says Amit. "I remember standing for hours and not able to take anything in for the matches back home. I was looking forward to my trip to Barbados...now it will be like walking into the Wankhede."

end of over 307 runs
SA: 151/3CRR: 5.03 RRR: 2
Ashwell Prince38 (40)
Jacques Kallis62 (80)
Paul Mooney 3-0-30-0
Andrew White 2-0-8-0
29.6
1
Mooney to Prince, 1 run

on leg stump and it's worked by Prince through midwicket

29.5
1
Mooney to Kallis, 1 run

ah that's the Kallis we know and love. An expansive, flourishing drive straight to deep extra cover for a single

11 to win from 32. South Africa are sweating. Come on - bash it

29.4
1
Mooney to Prince, 1 run

driven neatly down the ground

29.3
2
Mooney to Prince, 2 runs

lovely crisp clunk of that bat as Prince pulls it just over midwicket, and just wide of mid-on

29.2
1
Mooney to Kallis, 1 run

defensively driven past the bowler

29.1
1
Mooney to Prince, 1 run

pushed down the ground. South Africa happy to tick off the singles here. No red-inking or anything

A security guard writes: "I am a security guard. We just follow the orders. Please don't hate us for our short-sighted planners."

end of over 295 runs
SA: 144/3CRR: 4.96 RRR: 2.83
Ashwell Prince33 (36)
Jacques Kallis60 (78)
Andrew White 2-0-8-0
Kyle McCallan 5-0-27-0
28.6
1
White to Prince, 1 run

full and straight, Prince just pumps it to mid-on

28.5
1
White to Kallis, 1 run

quicker, but a full toss and crashed into the covers

28.4
White to Kallis, no run

guided down to gully

Just 18 needed now

28.3
1
White to Prince, 1 run

smacked back past the bowler

Best performances - batters
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis SA
66 runs (86)
8 fours
0 six
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
33 runs
4 fours
0 six
3651027528
Ashwell Prince
AG Prince SA
47 runs (44)
3 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
18 runs
1 four
1 six
220622483
Best performances - bowlers
Charl Langeveldt
CK Langeveldt SA
O
7
M
0
R
41
W
3
ECO
5.85
Shaun Pollock profile
SM Pollock SA
O
7
M
2
R
17
W
2
ECO
2.42
Match details
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Jacques Kallis
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)
Umpires
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
England Image
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsSouth Africa 2, Ireland 0