Only ODI, Belfast, June 24, 2007, South Africa tour of Ireland
(31/31 ov) 173/4
(30.5/31 ov, T:174) 131

South Africa won by 42 runs

Player Of The Match
36* (56) & 3/15
South Africa INNINGS (31 overs maximum)
Morne van Wyk c Johnston b Cusack5284975061.90
AB de Villiers c Cusack b Whelan40354760114.28
Jacques Kallis (c)c KJ O'Brien b Cusack4647612197.87
Herschelle Gibbs c †NJ O'Brien b Cusack2440050.00
Justin Kemp not out 18131020138.46
Mark Boucher not out 2340066.66
Extras(lb 4, w 9)13
TOTAL31 Ov (RR: 5.58)173/4
Fall of wickets: 1-75 (AB de Villiers, 12.3 ov), 2-136 (Morne van Wyk, 25.2 ov), 3-147 (Herschelle Gibbs, 27.3 ov), 4-162 (Jacques Kallis, 29.4 ov)
Roger Whelan704316.14245020
12.3 to AB de Villiers, that's the first wicket! de Villiers gave Whelan the charge and lofted him inside out over covers, he didn't time it well and Cusack, the debutant, ran in from the fence and took a well-judged tumbling catch. 75/1
Thinus Fourie603005.00254030
Kevin O'Brien201507.5073000
Kyle McCallan603105.16152000
Trent Johnston401704.25111000
Andrew White201809.0020100
Alex Cusack401533.75100000
25.2 to MN van Wyk, that's the end of van Wyk, the ball was on a good length on off and middle, van Wyk moved a shade across and tried to chip it over midwicket, he didn't time it well and therefore didn't get enough elevation, Johnston took an easy catch at head height at midwicket. 136/2
27.3 to HH Gibbs, a fraction short outside off stump, Gibbs moves forward and tries to pull it through midwicket, the ball takes the top edge and Niall O'Brien, standing up to the stumps, takes a smart catch. 147/3
29.4 to JH Kallis, good length ball on off stump, it angles into Kallis who makes room for himself and tries to hit over the off side, he doesn't time it well and ends up lofting it straight to Kevin O'Brien at long off. 162/4
Ireland INNINGS (Target: 174 runs from 31 overs)
William Porterfield c †Boucher b Philander1735472048.57
Kenny Carroll hit wicket b Steyn2124381087.50
Thinus Fourie c Kemp b Steyn1310033.33
Dom Joyce c †Boucher b Kallis1119272057.89
Niall O'Brien  b Philander4570080.00
Alex Cusack not out 3656811164.28
Kevin O'Brien c van Wyk b Tshabalala67111085.71
Andrew White c Ntini b Duminy3440075.00
Trent Johnston (c)c Duminy b Ntini913110069.23
Kyle McCallan c †Boucher b Philander1012250083.33
Roger Whelan  b Philander076000.00
Extras(lb 7, w 6)13
TOTAL30.5 Ov (RR: 4.24)131
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Kenny Carroll, 9.1 ov), 2-47 (Thinus Fourie, 9.5 ov), 3-47 (William Porterfield, 10.3 ov), 4-56 (Niall O'Brien, 12.1 ov), 5-66 (Dom Joyce, 15.5 ov), 6-77 (Kevin O'Brien, 18.1 ov), 7-83 (Andrew White, 19.3 ov), 8-96 (Trent Johnston, 22.4 ov), 9-129 (Kyle McCallan, 28.6 ov), 10-131 (Roger Whelan, 30.5 ov)
Makhaya Ntini602313.83251050
22.4 to DT Johnston, Duminy takes an outstanding catch! Johnston had to step on it and he tried slogging Ntini down the ground, he ended up slicing it high but straight past the bowler, Duminy covered a lot of ground, running to his left from long on and took an excellent sliding catch. 96/8
Dale Steyn703024.28262000
9.1 to KED Carroll, would you believe it, he's hit his wickets! Carroll went right back in his crease to defend a short of a length ball from Steyn, as his right leg came down, his foot slipped and caused him to fall over and hit his stumps with his back leg, I don't think his spikes were doing their job, an unfortunate way to go. 45/1
9.5 to MJ Fourie, that's the second wicket of the over, Fourie fends at one away from his body and edges it to Kemp at first slip who takes a regulation catch. 47/2
Vernon Philander5.511242.05270010
10.3 to WTS Porterfield, edged and gone, and Philander gets his first ODI wicket on his 22nd birthday! The ball sat up from a short length and surprised Porterfield, who hopped up and fended, only to edge into Boucher's leaping gloves behind the stumps. 47/3
12.1 to NJ O'Brien, Philander is having an excellent debut, Niall O' Brien plays all around one that swung back into him from outside off and hits off and middle stump, Ireland are really struggling now. 56/4
28.6 to WK McCallan, Philander has his third! He banged it in short, McCallan went down on one knee and tried to scoop it over Boucher, he ended up getting a faint nick and Boucher moved quickly to his left to take the catch. 129/9
30.5 to RK Whelan, they didn't stay on this time, Whelan tries to slog across the line, he misses, Philander hits and collects his fourth wicket on debut, a fine effort from him. 131/10
Jacques Kallis602113.50232000
15.5 to DI Joyce, pitches on a good length outside off stump and holds it's line, Joyce tries to drive off the back foot and ends up playing away from his body, the ball hits the outside edge and Boucher takes a low catch, Ireland have lost their fifth wicket. 66/5
Thandi Tshabalala403017.5061100
18.1 to KJ O'Brien, Tshabalala picks up his first ODI wicket on debut, Kevin O'Brien gave him the charge but didn't get to the pitch of the ball, he tried to heave it over midwicket but ended up scooping it straight to Morne van Wyk who took the catch a fair distance from the boundary. 77/6
Jean-Paul Duminy20814.0081000
19.3 to AR White, caught, oops ...and caught! White tries to reverse sweep Duminy but hits it straight to Ntini at short third man who fumbles it once but takes it safely on the second attempt, Duminy strikes with his third ball. 83/7
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Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Alex Cusack
Match numberODI no. 2591
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.
Match days24 June 2007 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Alex Cusack
Alex Cusack
Thandi Tshabalala
Thandi Tshabalala
Vernon Philander
Vernon Philander
Aleem Dar
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Trevor Magee
Match Referee
Alan Hurst
  • South Africa innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (57 balls), Extras 10
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 57 balls (MN van Wyk 14, AB de Villiers 26, Ex 10)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 12.0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 94/1 in 17.0 overs (MN van Wyk 34, JH Kallis 10)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (119 balls), Extras 10
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (MN van Wyk 24, JH Kallis 26, Ex 0)
  • MN van Wyk: 50 off 81 balls (5 x 4)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 27.6 overs (173 balls), Extras 12
  • Ireland innings
  • Innings Break: Ireland - 0/0
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 12.0
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Ireland - 64/4 in 15.0 overs (DI Joyce 10, AR Cusack 0)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (146 balls), Extras 13
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