41st Match, Super Eights, St George's, April 14, 2007, ICC World Cup
(48.2/50 ov, T:194) 196/5

New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
38* (55) & 3/23
South Africa Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Details
South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)
Graeme Smith (c)c Oram b Bond1127008.33
AB de Villiers lbw b Franklin0610000.00
Jacques Kallis c Bond b Vettori2254771140.74
Herschelle Gibbs  b McMillan601001392160.00
Ashwell Prince c Patel b McMillan3757732064.91
Mark Boucher c Fulton b McMillan1621211076.19
Shaun Pollock not out 2126380180.76
Andrew Hall c Oram b Bond17172510100.00
Robin Peterson not out 88610100.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 7)11
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 3.86, 205 Mts)193/7
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Graeme Smith, 1.5 ov), 2-3 (AB de Villiers, 2.6 ov), 3-52 (Jacques Kallis, 19.5 ov), 4-128 (Herschelle Gibbs, 36.6 ov), 5-143 (Ashwell Prince, 40.5 ov), 6-149 (Mark Boucher, 42.2 ov), 7-181 (Andrew Hall, 47.6 ov)
James Franklin721612.28300010
2.6 to AB de Villiers, gone! Franklin slants a few across him and then brings one in, straighter, the ball moved in the air and then came in, de Villiers stood like a duck and got hit low on the front leg in front of about leg stump, and umpire Benson doesnt hesitate to raise the finger. 3/2
Shane Bond1012622.60473011
1.5 to GC Smith, Bond strikes! Smith gone! This one was again pitched up outside off stump, perhaps a tad slower, Smith's feet go nowhere as he drives at it, the ball spoons up towards cover-point where Oram dives to his right and clings onto it. 3/1
47.6 to AJ Hall, he responds with a well-disguised slower ball, Hall clears the leg to biff it over the infield, gets under it, the ball spoons up in the air and into Oram's safe hands moving in from long-off. 181/7
Jacob Oram522304.60201200
Jeetan Patel1013603.60330100
Daniel Vettori1005015.00293010
19.5 to JH Kallis, pulls the trigger but falls flat on his face. Vettori flights one on middle, good loop that time and Kallis down the track and gives himself a bit of room as well. He hasn't got to the pitch of the ball but goes ahead with the wild slash anyway. The attempt was to get it over extra cover but he can't get the timing, it's skied up in the air and Bond completes a well-judged catch at the cover region. That is a big wicket. New Zealand cock-a-hoop. 52/3
Scott Styris301605.3370020
Craig McMillan502334.60131000
36.6 to HH Gibbs, he's gone! The bowling change works! Gibbs drives at one outside off stump, leaden-footed, and can only look on as the ball clips the bat, the leg, and rolls onto off stump. 128/4
40.5 to AG Prince, gone! McMillan! The ball's full outside off stump, Prince goes for that punch down the ground he so prefers, but gets under it, perhaps beaten by the lack of pace, and holes out to Patel at long-off. 143/5
42.2 to MV Boucher, oh Macca, Macca! Bowls a slow one outside off stump, there to be hit, but Boucher gets under it and ends up slogging straight up in the air down to long-on, where 'Two-meter Peter', as Ian Smith referred to him, chews it up. 149/6
New Zealand  (T: 194 runs from 50 ovs)
Peter Fulton c Hall b Ntini1632303050.00
Stephen Fleming (c)c †Boucher b Pollock50841336059.52
Ross Taylor lbw b Nel1017221058.82
Scott Styris c Gibbs b Peterson56841414066.66
Craig McMillan not out 3855842169.09
Jacob Oram  b Nel1018221055.55
Brendon McCullum not out 41110400.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 8)12
TOTAL48.2 Ov (RR: 4.05, 217 Mts)196/5
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Peter Fulton, 7.2 ov), 2-42 (Ross Taylor, 12.2 ov), 3-120 (Stephen Fleming, 30.1 ov), 4-176 (Scott Styris, 43.4 ov), 5-192 (Jacob Oram, 48.1 ov)
Shaun Pollock1003013.00381020
30.1 to SP Fleming, and he takes one ball to strike! Its just outside off stump, Fleming stands there and thinks its good enough to cut, but ends up getting a fine edge into Boucher's gloves, a great take!. 120/3
Makhaya Ntini1004214.20416010
7.2 to PG Fulton, edged and gone! Ntini persists with his outside-the-off-stump line, Fulton reaches for it and drives loosely, and the regulation thick edge is snapped up well by Hall at second clip to give South Africa the breakthrough. 25/1
Andre Nel9.203323.53382011
12.2 to LRPL Taylor, gone! Nel steams in, fires one in one a good length outside off stump, the ball jags in sharply, catching Taylor on the crease, and without any hesitation umpire Benson flashes up the finger...but oh ho, replays show the ball was going well over the stumps.... 42/2
48.1 to JDP Oram, cleaned em up! It was full, no room to hit, and Oram swings across the line only to hear the death rattle behind him! What a celebration from Nel as he savours the sight of splayed stumps in front of him!. 192/5
Andrew Hall803204.00324020
Jacques Kallis401704.25142000
Robin Peterson703915.57213120
43.4 to SB Styris, gone this time! Styris looks to end this affair in an array of big hits, dances out of his crease, gets under it and ends up hitting it too hard, and Gibbs, with the sun in his eyes, judges it well moving back from mid-off and takes it. 176/4
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National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Craig McMillan
Match numberODI no. 2571
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 days14 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Daryl Harper
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsNew Zealand 2, South Africa 0
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 39/2 in 16.0 overs (JH Kallis 16, HH Gibbs 18)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
  • HH Gibbs: 50 off 84 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 32.3 overs (200 balls), Extras 6
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (HH Gibbs 28, AG Prince 20, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 106/3 in 34.0 overs (HH Gibbs 55, AG Prince 22)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 43.3 overs (267 balls), Extras 11
  • New Zealand innings
  • Lunch: New Zealand - 0/0
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (95 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 54/2 in 16.0 overs (SP Fleming 22, SB Styris 4)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 81 balls (SP Fleming 21, SB Styris 25, Ex 4)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 27.5 overs (173 balls), Extras 7
  • SP Fleming: 50 off 83 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 124/3 in 32.0 overs (SB Styris 37, CD McMillan 2)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 38.6 overs (242 balls), Extras 10
  • SB Styris: 50 off 77 balls (3 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (SB Styris 19, CD McMillan 31, Ex 2)
  • Official Attendance - 10,692
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