Australia v South Africa
ICC World Cup 2006/07 (Semi-Final)
VenueBeausejour Stadium, Gros Islet on 25th April 2007 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 7 wickets
UmpiresAleem Dar (Pakistan), SA Bucknor
TV umpireBF Bowden (New Zealand)
RefereeJJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve UmpireMR Benson (England)
Man of the MatchGD McGrath
ArticlesMcGrath and Tait fire Australia into World Cup final
Audio-VideoEnglish Twentieth Audio Summary
 English Ninteenth Audio Summary
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Picture galleries2nd Semi-Final, ICC World Cup 2006/07, Australia v South Africa, 25 April 2007 - pictures
PicturesMichael Clarke plays a shot
 Ricky Ponting is bowled by Nel
 Charl Langeveldt celebrates the wicket of Gilchrist
 Charl Langeveldt is bowled by Watson
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Ball-by-ballInnings 1, Innings 2

South Africa inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
*GC Smithb Bracken2510--40.00
AB de Villiersc Gilchrist b Tait1534393-44.12
JH Kallisb McGrath59121-55.56
HH Gibbsc Gilchrist b Tait3949776-79.59
AG Princec Gilchrist b McGrath024--0.00
+MV Boucherc Hayden b McGrath011--0.00
JM Kempnot out49911514153.85
AJ Hallc Gilchrist b Tait3814--37.50
SM Pollockc and b Hogg513151-38.46
A Nelc Clarke b Tait841451-19.51
CK Langeveldtb Watson610181-60.00
Extras(4 lb, 13 w)17
Total(all out, 199 minutes, 43.5 overs)149
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Smith, 2.3 ov), 2-12 (Kallis, 5.3 ov), 3-26 (de Villiers, 8.5 ov), 4-27 (Prince, 9.4 ov), 5-27 (Boucher, 9.5 ov), 6-87 (Gibbs, 22.5 ov), 7-93 (Hall, 26.1 ov), 8-103 (Pollock, 29.4 ov), 9-130 (Nel, 40.1 ov), 10-149 (Langeveldt, 43.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Bracken7   2151--42.002.14
McGrath8   11831-16.002.25
Tait10   03945-15.003.90
Hogg10   22413-60.002.40

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
+AC Gilchristb Langeveldt154--20.00
ML Haydenc Smith b Pollock41601154-68.33
*RT Pontingb Nel2225385-88.00
MJ Clarkenot out60861098-69.77
A Symondsnot out1816293-112.50
MEK Husseydid not bat      
SR Watsondid not bat      
GB Hoggdid not bat      
NW Brackendid not bat      
SW Taitdid not bat      
GD McGrathdid not bat      
Extras(5 lb, 3 nb, 3 w)11
Total(3 wickets, 146 minutes, 31.3 overs)153
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Gilchrist, 1.1 ov), 2-44 (Ponting, 8.6 ov), 3-110 (Hayden, 24.4 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Pollock5   1161--30.003.20
Langeveldt6   03411136.005.67
Kallis5   120011-4.00
Nel7   13111-42.004.43
Kemp2   040---2.00

--> South Africa powerplay 1: overs 1 to 10 (27/5)
--> South Africa powerplay 2 (chosen by the fielding side): overs 11 (27/5) to 15
--> South Africa powerplay 3 (chosen by the fielding side): overs 27 to 31
--> South Africa innings: 50 in 13.4 overs
--> South Africa innings: 100 in 29.2 overs
--> Australia innings: 50 in 9.3 overs
--> Australia innings: 100 in 20.5 overs
--> Australia innings: 150 in 31.3 overs
--> HH Gibbs passed 9500 runs in ListA matches when he reached 24
--> JM Kemp passed his previous highest score of 12 in World Cup matches
--> RT Ponting passed 1500 runs in World Cup matches when he reached 22
--> MJ Clarke 50 in 75 balls with 7 fours
--> SW Tait achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ODI matches when he dismissed A Nel in the South Africa innings (previous best was 3-32)
--> SW Tait achieved his best innings bowling analysis in World Cup matches when he dismissed A Nel in the South Africa innings (previous best was 3-32)

South Africa innings
HH Gibbs (28) and JM Kemp (16) added 50 in 66 balls for the South Africa 6th wicket
ML Hayden (19) and MJ Clarke (27) added 50 in 66 balls for the Australia 3rd wicket





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