South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, 3 Mar 2003

Ball-by-Ball Commentary


Match State: Match start scheduled for 1230 GMT (14:30 local)

       Good afternoon all for this vital D/N game at Durban between hosts
        South Africa and Sri Lanka
       Who could have predicted a possible first round exit for the hosts
        before the World Cup but that will be their fate if they lose to
        Sri Lanka tonight
        Sri Lanka also face elimination from the tournament if they lose
        despite wins against New Zealand and West Indies
       So this is in fact a a deciding contest for the 3rd team in Pool B
        for the Super Sixes
       Pitch is great but there maybe lots of wind effects later and the
        tide effects also will be around so a lot depends on the toss
       Sri Lanka will want Chaminda Vaas to carry on his great form while
        South Africa look set to recall all-rounder Lance Klusener, who
        was rested for their last game against Canada, and must also
        decide whether to include one of their specialist spinner,
       Nicky Boje or Robin Peterson.
       Toss has been won by Sri Lanka and they will be batting
       South Afric have brought in Klusener for Allan Donald in the game
        and rest of the side is unchanged
       Sri Lanka are playing and unchanged side
       Shaun Pollock is not worried about Durban evening conditions and
        says we have played so often here
       Not a blade of grass on the wicket and experts dont think there
        will be much help to the bowlers
       Seems all ready out there and play to start soon
       Bright and sunny and lots of sunshild and oild being applied by the
        fans watching this game
       The umps today are Bucknor and Venkat
       Skipper Pollock to start off and Atapattu today
   0.1 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, on the off and gets some extra bounce
        that must have pleased him as Atapattu came forward in defence
   0.2 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, beaten outside off, gets some swing
        away
   0.3 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, angles in and he turns it to leg,
        Pollock raight away on a great line
   0.4 Pollock to Atapattu, one run, sloer ball and he guides it to third
        man
   0.5 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, a confident drive off his legs to
        short mid wicket
   0.6 Pollock to Jayasuriya, two runs, drives on the off and an edge into
        the gap past third slip

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
SM Pollock 1-0-3-0 - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 1* (4b) ST Jayasuriya 2* (2b)

       Ntini has the ball
   1.1 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, on legstump and was swing in, misses a
        turn to leg and is struck on the pads
   1.2 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, defends to point
   1.3 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, turned to mid wicket
   1.4 Ntini to Jayasuriya, wide: no run, down the legside and a great
        diving save by Boucher
   1.4 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off, left alone
   1.5 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, outside off and is beaten by the swing
        away
   1.6 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, driven to mid off

End of over 2 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
M Ntini 1-0-2-0 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
MS Atapattu 2* (7b) ST Jayasuriya 2* (5b)

   2.1 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, on middle and off, comes onto front
        foot to defend into the covers
   2.2 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, good ball on the stumps, hops back and
        defends
   2.3 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, on the off stump and driven to mid off
   2.4 Pollock to Atapattu, FOUR, Slammed back! a great on drive past
        Pollock to long on off a half volley
   2.5 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, zips off the pitch and thru to the
        keeper, Boucher does not clooect cleanly
   2.6 Pollock to Atapattu, (noball) FOUR, ont eh up! what a shot goes
        screaming to the cover rope
   2.6 Pollock to Atapattu, FOUR, Again! right there and a duplicate cover
        drive

End of over 3 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 18/0 (RR: 6.00)
SM Pollock 2-0-16-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
ST Jayasuriya 2* (5b) MS Atapattu 14* (14b 3x4)

   3.1 Ntini to Jayasuriya, one run, defends to leg and a quick run, Ntini
        tries his best for a run out but misses the stumps
   3.2 Ntini to Atapattu, (noball) no run, defends to point
   3.2 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, short and outside off, cut to third man
   3.3 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, on the off stump, defends to the off
   3.4 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, short and he wants to defend and off
        the elbow to the keeper
   3.5 Ntini to Jayasuriya, wide: no run, down the legside
   3.5 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, on target and he defends it back
   3.6 Ntini to Jayasuriya, one run, turned to mid wicket and Klu throws
        and overthrows prevented by good backing up

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 23/0 (RR: 5.75)
M Ntini 2-0-7-0 (2w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
ST Jayasuriya 4* (10b) MS Atapattu 15* (16b 3x4)

   4.1 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, defends back to the bowler
   4.2 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, good ball, defends and Pollock picks
        it up on the bounce
   4.3 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, a short bouncer, a late pull and he
        missed, off the helmet to leg and drops short of Kirsten at mid
        wicket
   4.4 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, defends to cover
   4.5 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, defended back
   4.6 Pollock to Jayasuriya, one run, a quick run to mid wicket, Kirsten
        throw misses and a close shave for Atapattu

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 24/0 (RR: 4.80)
SM Pollock 3-0-17-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
ST Jayasuriya 5* (16b) MS Atapattu 15* (16b 3x4)

   5.1 Ntini to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and its cut to the point rope
   5.2 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, on the legstump, flick misses and thru
        to the keeper
   5.3 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, pitched outside leg and taken on the
        pads
   5.4 Ntini to Jayasuriya, one run, pushed to cover and a misfiled there
        allows a run
   5.5 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, outside off and a waft at it misses
   5.6 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 6 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 29/0 (RR: 4.83)
M Ntini 3-0-12-0 (2w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
ST Jayasuriya 10* (20b 1x4) MS Atapattu 15* (18b 3x4)

   6.1 Pollock to Jayasuriya, one run, tries a cut off the backfoot,
        inside edges to leg and Kirsten misses the stumps again
   6.2 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, good ball on the stumps, defends to
        leg
   6.3 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, good ball, comes forward to defend
   6.4 Pollock to Atapattu, one run, short and pulls, dropped short of Klu
        at fine leg, Pollock thinks he should have gone for a catch
   6.5 Pollock to Jayasuriya, one run, solidly pushed to cover and a good
        sliding save by Zondeki
   6.6 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, defended to short extra cover

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 32/0 (RR: 4.57)
SM Pollock 4-0-20-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
ST Jayasuriya 12* (22b 1x4) MS Atapattu 16* (22b 3x4)

   7.1 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, defends to mid off
   7.2 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, turned to mid wicket, wants a single
        and is sent back by Atapattu
   7.3 Ntini to Jayasuriya, no run, a fine shot off his legs to mid wicket
        and a good save by Klusener there
   7.4 Ntini to Jayasuriya, one run, pulls and mistimed off the splice to
        long leg
   7.5 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, short and he goes for a hook, a late
        appeal from Boucher after a great save off a bouncer, declined
   7.6 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, short goes back and defends

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 33/0 (RR: 4.12)
M Ntini 4-0-13-0 (2w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
ST Jayasuriya 13* (26b 1x4) MS Atapattu 16* (24b 3x4)

   8.1 Pollock to Jayasuriya, three runs, lofted over the mid off fileder
        and it stopped just short of the rope by Zodeki, sliding and
        diving
   8.2 Pollock to Atapattu, no run, on target, defended back
   8.3 Pollock to Atapattu, one run, overpitched driven in style to extra
        cover and another diving and committed save there
   8.4 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, a bouncer, tries a pull and is
        beaten
   8.5 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, turned to square leg, wanted a
        single, sent back
   8.6 Pollock to Jayasuriya, no run, pushed to mid on, went for a run,
        hesitations then tries getting back as Kirstens throw hit the base
        of the stumps, was coming back slowly it seems, tv called in for a
        decision

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 37/0 (RR: 4.11)
SM Pollock 5-0-24-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 17* (26b 3x4) ST Jayasuriya 16* (30b 1x4)

       Sri Lanka 37/1, Partnership of 37
       ST Jayasuriya  run out (Kirsten)  16 (30b 1x4 0x6)

   9.1 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, defends to point as Tillekaratne joins
        him
   9.2 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, short and risine beaten all ends up
   9.3 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, an inswinger, inside edged onto his pads
   9.4 Ntini to Atapattu, FOUR, short and outside off, edged to third man
   9.5 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, defends to cover
   9.6 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, this one defended to point

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 41/1 (RR: 4.10)
M Ntini 5-0-17-0 (2w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
HP Tillakaratne 0* (0b) MS Atapattu 21* (32b 4x4)

  10.1 Pollock to Tillakaratne, no run, short and he goes back to punch it
        to point
  10.2 Pollock to Tillakaratne, no run, an away swinger outsidde off,
        plays and misses
  10.3 Pollock to Tillakaratne, no run, left alone outside off
  10.4 Pollock to Tillakaratne, no run, defends to cover, was a shortish
        ball
  10.5 Pollock to Tillakaratne, no run, another short one on the legs,
        struck on the thigh
  10.6 Pollock to Tillakaratne, no run, outside off, cut to point

End of over 11 (maiden) Sri Lanka 41/1 (RR: 3.73)
SM Pollock 6-1-24-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 21* (32b 4x4) HP Tillakaratne 0* (6b)

  11.1 Ntini to Atapattu, FOUR, a good pull above shoulder height and from
        outside off, runs over the mid wicket rope
  11.2 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, on the up type drive, edges to third
        man
  11.3 Ntini to Tillakaratne, legbye: one run, tries a flick to leg and
        misses
  11.4 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, turned to mid wicket and a great diving
        save by Hall
  11.5 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, short, cuts and its mistimed on the
        underedge to gully
  11.6 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, defends to mid off

End of over 12 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 47/1 (RR: 3.92)
M Ntini 6-0-22-0 (2w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
HP Tillakaratne 0* (7b) MS Atapattu 26* (37b 5x4)

       Zondeki in for a bowl
  12.1 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, one run, short and its turned to leg
  12.2 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, outside off and left alone
  12.3 Zondeki to Atapattu, FOUR, short and its cracked over coverpoint,
        Atapattu is the main batter today
  12.4 Zondeki to Atapattu, FOUR, Same result, same ball, cracked over
        point
  12.5 Zondeki to Atapattu, wide: no run, outside off and the young
        Zondeki gets some advice from Boucher
  12.5 Zondeki to Atapattu, two runs, short and wide and its cut down to
        third man
  12.6 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, drives a ball on the off to cover

End of over 13 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 59/1 (RR: 4.54)
M Zondeki 1-0-12-0 (1w) - Umgeni End
HP Tillakaratne 1* (8b) MS Atapattu 36* (42b 7x4)

       Kallis on to bowl
  13.1 Kallis to Tillakaratne, no run, pushed to mid off
  13.2 Kallis to Tillakaratne, no run, defends it back
  13.3 Kallis to Tillakaratne, one run, drives to mid wicket
  13.4 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, defends it back
  13.5 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, on the legstump uppishly and Kirsaten
        cant get to it
  13.6 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, driven firmly to cover

End of over 14 (1 run) Sri Lanka 60/1 (RR: 4.29)
JH Kallis 1-0-1-0 - Old Fort Road End
HP Tillakaratne 2* (11b) MS Atapattu 36* (45b 7x4)

  14.1 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, driven to mid off
  14.2 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, good ball on the off stump, hops
        and defends, Zondeki has lots of support, gets applause for every
        dot ball
  14.3 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, on a length, driven to mid off
  14.4 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, on the body, goes back to turn it
        to leg
  14.5 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, wide: no run, down the legside
  14.5 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, driven to mid off
  14.6 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, one run, pulls a short ball to fine leg

End of over 15 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 62/1 (RR: 4.13)
M Zondeki 2-0-14-0 (2w) - Umgeni End
HP Tillakaratne 3* (17b) MS Atapattu 36* (45b 7x4)

  15.1 Kallis to Tillakaratne, no run, on the off stump, driven to mid off
  15.2 Kallis to Tillakaratne, no run, fast ball on the off almost gets
        him, pulls a ball at his face and it drops sort of mid on
  15.3 Kallis to Tillakaratne, no run, prodded to point and a great save
        by Gibbs as the pall was going past him
  15.4 Kallis to Tillakaratne, FOUR, driven past point and thats the short
        side of the ground, gave him the needed width
  15.5 Kallis to Tillakaratne, one run, turned to mid wicket
  15.6 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, stands tall and defends to point

End of over 16 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 67/1 (RR: 4.19)
JH Kallis 2-0-6-0 - Old Fort Road End
HP Tillakaratne 8* (22b 1x4) MS Atapattu 36* (46b 7x4)

Match State: Drinks

  16.1 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, short of a good length, defended
        to point
  16.2 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, FOUR, half volley on off stump, nicely
        driven past mid on for a boundary
  16.3 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, no run, defended to cover
  16.4 Zondeki to Tillakaratne, one run, turned to mid wicket for a quick
        single, possible runout if Kirsten throw hits the stumps
  16.5 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, short outside off stump, cut to point
  16.6 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, outside off swings away, tries to
        drive and gets beaten

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1 (RR: 4.24)
M Zondeki 3-0-19-0 (2w) - Umgeni End
HP Tillakaratne 13* (26b 2x4) MS Atapattu 36* (48b 7x4)

  17.1 Kallis to Tillakaratne, one run, guided to third man
  17.2 Kallis to Atapattu, two runs, nicely timed drive thru covers nicely
        fielded by  by Dippenaar
  17.3 Kallis to Atapattu, one run, cut to backward point
  17.4 Kallis to Tillakaratne, wide: no run, way outside off stump
  17.4 Kallis to Tillakaratne, OUT: slower delivery, tries to steer and
        gets faint edge on the way to keeper

       Sri Lanka 77/2, Partnership of 40
       HP Tillakaratne  c Boucher b Kallis  14 (28b 2x4 0x6)
       MS Atapattu 39* (50b 7x4) JH Kallis 2.4-0-11-1 (1w)

       DPMD Jayawardene in
  17.5 Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, left through to keeper
  17.6 Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, swings away outside off stump, drive
        and misses, huge appeal for caught behind, Venkat says no

End of over 18 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 77/2 (RR: 4.28)
JH Kallis 3-0-11-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
MS Atapattu 39* (50b 7x4) DPMD Jayawardene 0* (2b)

  18.1 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, defended to point
  18.2 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, short and rising outside off stump;eft
        alone
  18.3 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, fullish and a touch outside the off,
        the ball shapes away a bit, left alone
  18.4 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, defended to mid on
  18.5 Zondeki to Atapattu, FOUR, width outside off stump, driven in the
        air but in the gap infront of point, once again the timing of
        stroke is superb
  18.6 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, pushed to mid on

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 81/2 (RR: 4.26)
M Zondeki 4-0-23-0 (2w) - Umgeni End
DPMD Jayawardene 0* (2b) MS Atapattu 43* (56b 8x4)

  19.1 Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, forward in defence
  19.2 Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, pitched up to the batsman, defended
        to mid off
  19.3 Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, defends it back, off the front foot
  19.4 Kallis to Jayawardene, no run, comes forward and plays solid
        looking defensive shot
  19.5 Kallis to Jayawardene, one run, taps it to short mid wicket and
        gets off the mark
  19.6 Kallis to Atapattu, one run, nicely placed in the gap to deep cover

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 83/2 (RR: 4.15)
JH Kallis 4-0-13-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
MS Atapattu 44* (57b 8x4) DPMD Jayawardene 1* (7b)

       Hall replaces Zondeki
  20.1 Hall to Atapattu, no run, driven to mid off
  20.2 Hall to Atapattu, FOUR, gets his front foot forward and nicely
        driven to backward point
  20.3 Hall to Atapattu, one run, driven in the air behind point
  20.4 Hall to Jayawardene, no run, good length, kicks up off the pitch,
        beaten
  20.5 Hall to Jayawardene, no run, good length delivery, on target,
        played back down the track
  20.6 Hall to Jayawardene, no run, defended to legside

End of over 21 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 88/2 (RR: 4.19)
AJ Hall 1-0-5-0 - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 49* (60b 9x4) DPMD Jayawardene 1* (10b)

  21.1 Kallis to Atapattu, two runs, turned to mid wicket and brings up
        his 50!
  21.2 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, bouncer, ducks underneath it
  21.3 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, punches off the backfoot to point
  21.4 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, defended off the backfoot
  21.5 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, pushed to cover
  21.6 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, inside edge onto pads, almost drags
        onto middle stump

End of over 22 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 90/2 (RR: 4.09)
JH Kallis 5-0-15-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
DPMD Jayawardene 1* (10b) MS Atapattu 51* (66b 9x4)

  22.1 Hall to Jayawardene, OUT: rushed out of his crease, tries to hit
        and misses, faint edge to keeper very loose shot

       Sri Lanka 90/3, Partnership of 13
       DPMD Jayawardene  c Boucher b Hall  1 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       MS Atapattu 51* (66b 9x4) AJ Hall 1.1-0-5-1

       PA de Silva in
  22.2 Hall to de Silva, no run, good length delivery, on target, defended
        off the frontfoot
  22.3 Hall to de Silva, one run, turned to mid wicket and gets off the
        mark
  22.4 Hall to Atapattu, wide: no run, sharp bouncer, way above his head,
        called a wide
  22.4 Hall to Atapattu, one run, turned to mid wicket
  22.5 Hall to de Silva, one run, tucked off his hips to fine leg
  22.6 Hall to Atapattu, one run, driven in the air just wide of point
        fieldsman

End of over 23 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 95/3 (RR: 4.13)
AJ Hall 2-0-10-1 (1w) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 53* (68b 9x4) PA de Silva 2* (3b)

  23.1 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, batsman leans forward
  23.2 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, pushed to cover
  23.3 Kallis to Atapattu, one run, on leg stump, whipped to long leg
  23.4 Kallis to de Silva, one run, tucked behind square to the legside
  23.5 Kallis to Atapattu, no run, outside off, rises little bit, sways
        away
  23.6 Kallis to Atapattu, FOUR, short and rising outside off stump,
        guided in the air to the boundary line, Zondeki tries his best to
        stop but effort in vain

End of over 24 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 101/3 (RR: 4.21)
JH Kallis 6-0-21-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 3* (4b) MS Atapattu 58* (73b 10x4)

  24.1 Hall to de Silva, no run, defended back
  24.2 Hall to de Silva, one run, cut to third man
  24.3 Hall to Atapattu, one run, driven to deep extra cover
  24.4 Hall to de Silva, one run, short, cuts firmly, well stopped by
        Gibbs at point
  24.5 Hall to Atapattu, (noball) no run, overstepping this time, cut to
        point
  24.5 Hall to Atapattu, (noball) no run, overstepping this time, cut to
        point
  24.5 Hall to Atapattu, one run, punches off the front foot to cover
  24.6 Hall to de Silva, no run, defended to mid off

End of over 25 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 107/3 (RR: 4.28)
AJ Hall 3-0-16-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 60* (77b 10x4) PA de Silva 5* (8b)

  25.1 Kallis to Atapattu, no run
  25.2 Kallis to Atapattu, no run
  25.3 Kallis to Atapattu, FOUR, straight drive
  25.4 Kallis to Atapattu, no run
  25.5 Kallis to Atapattu, wide: no run
  25.5 Kallis to Atapattu, one run
  25.6 Kallis to de Silva, one run

End of over 26 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 114/3 (RR: 4.38)
JH Kallis 7-0-28-1 (2w) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 6* (9b) MS Atapattu 65* (82b 11x4)

  26.1 Hall to de Silva, one run
  26.2 Hall to Atapattu, no run
  26.3 Hall to Atapattu, one run
  26.4 Hall to de Silva, no run
  26.5 Hall to de Silva, two runs
  26.6 Hall to de Silva, no run

End of over 27 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 118/3 (RR: 4.37)
AJ Hall 4-0-20-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 66* (84b 11x4) PA de Silva 9* (13b)

  27.1 Ntini to Atapattu, no run, played to bowler
  27.2 Ntini to Atapattu, no run
  27.3 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, cover drive
  27.4 Ntini to de Silva, one run
  27.5 Ntini to Atapattu, wide: no run
  27.5 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, pushed to on side
  27.6 Ntini to de Silva, one run, flicked away to fine leg

End of over 28 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 122/3 (RR: 4.36)
M Ntini 7-0-27-0 (3w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 11* (15b) MS Atapattu 68* (88b 11x4)

  28.1 Hall to de Silva, no run, played to bowler
  28.2 Hall to de Silva, no run, played into covers (Pollock)
  28.3 Hall to de Silva, no run, played to mid on
  28.4 Hall to de Silva, FOUR, lovely open face, past mid off
  28.5 Hall to de Silva, no run, played to on side
  28.6 Hall to de Silva, one run, cuts this away

End of over 29 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 127/3 (RR: 4.38)
AJ Hall 5-0-25-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
PA de Silva 16* (21b 1x4) MS Atapattu 68* (87b 11x4)

  29.1 Ntini to de Silva, no run
  29.2 Ntini to de Silva, no run
  29.3 Ntini to de Silva, one run, cut to backward point
  29.4 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, turned to mid wicket
  29.5 Ntini to de Silva, (noball) no run
  29.5 Ntini to de Silva, no run, defended to cover
  29.6 Ntini to de Silva, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 30 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 130/3 (RR: 4.33)
M Ntini 8-0-30-0 (3w 2nb) - Old Fort Road End
MS Atapattu 69* (88b 11x4) PA de Silva 17* (27b 1x4)

       Pollock brought himself on
  30.1 Pollock to Atapattu, one run, tucked to mid wicket
  30.2 Pollock to de Silva, no run, defended back to bowler
  30.3 Pollock to de Silva, one run, slower delivery, inside edge to long
        leg
  30.4 Pollock to Atapattu, one run, driven to long off for a single
  30.5 Pollock to de Silva, no run, bouncer
  30.6 Pollock to de Silva, one run, angles the bat towards third man

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 134/3 (RR: 4.32)
SM Pollock 7-1-28-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
PA de Silva 19* (31b 1x4) MS Atapattu 71* (90b 11x4)

Match State: Drinks

  31.1 Klusener to de Silva, one run, steered to third man
  31.2 Klusener to Atapattu, no run, defended to off side
  31.3 Klusener to Atapattu, one run, turned to fine leg
  31.4 Klusener to de Silva, no run, defended to cover
  31.5 Klusener to de Silva, wide: no run, down th e leg side
  31.5 Klusener to de Silva, no run, turned to mid wicket and well fileded
  31.6 Klusener to de Silva, one run, turned to long leg

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 138/3 (RR: 4.31)
L Klusener 1-0-4-0 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 21* (35b 1x4) MS Atapattu 72* (92b 11x4)

  32.1 Pollock to de Silva, no run, tries to flick it off the pads, fails
        and ball hit the pads to squarre leg
  32.2 Pollock to de Silva, no run
  32.3 Pollock to de Silva, no run
  32.4 Pollock to de Silva, FOUR, pitches up, drives it nicely to long off
  32.5 Pollock to de Silva, FOUR, tucked away off his pads to deep mid
        wicket with great timing
  32.6 Pollock to de Silva, no run, again slower ball, pushed to cover

End of over 33 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 146/3 (RR: 4.42)
SM Pollock 8-1-36-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 72* (92b 11x4) PA de Silva 29* (41b 3x4)

  33.1 Klusener to Atapattu, no run, pushed to cover
  33.2 Klusener to Atapattu, FOUR, pitches up, comes on the front foot,
        lofted it over mid off for four
  33.3 Klusener to Atapattu, one run, turned to deep mid wikcet
  33.4 Klusener to de Silva, no run, defended back to bowler
  33.5 Klusener to de Silva, one run, driven to long on
  33.6 Klusener to Atapattu, one run, turned to deep mid wicket

End of over 34 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 153/3 (RR: 4.50)
L Klusener 2-0-11-0 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
MS Atapattu 78* (96b 12x4) PA de Silva 30* (43b 3x4)

  34.1 Hall to Atapattu, no run, defended to off
  34.2 Hall to Atapattu, one run, steered to third man
  34.3 Hall to de Silva, one run, turned to fine leg
  34.4 Hall to Atapattu, one run, turned to mid wikcet
  34.5 Hall to de Silva, no run
  34.6 Hall to de Silva, FOUR, driven to deep mid wicket

End of over 35 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 160/3 (RR: 4.57)
AJ Hall 6-0-31-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 80* (99b 12x4) PA de Silva 35* (46b 4x4)

  35.1 Klusener to Atapattu, one run, steered to thirc man
  35.2 Klusener to de Silva, one run, to third man again
  35.3 Klusener to Atapattu, one run, turned to long leg
  35.4 Klusener to de Silva, one run, drives this to long on
  35.5 Klusener to Atapattu, no run, defends it back
  35.6 Klusener to Atapattu, FOUR, a lovely cover drive, the Atapattu
        special

End of over 36 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 168/3 (RR: 4.67)
L Klusener 3-0-19-0 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 37* (48b 4x4) MS Atapattu 86* (103b 13x4)

  36.1 Hall to de Silva, one run, driven into the covers
  36.2 Hall to Atapattu, no run, an inside edge onto his pads
  36.3 Hall to Atapattu, FOUR, powerful drive to deep cover
  36.4 Hall to Atapattu, one run, turned to long leg
  36.5 Hall to de Silva, one run, short one and he goes back to cut
  36.6 Hall to Atapattu, one run, driven to cover

End of over 37 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 176/3 (RR: 4.76)
AJ Hall 7-0-39-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
MS Atapattu 92* (107b 14x4) PA de Silva 39* (50b 4x4)

       Kallis is back
  37.1 Kallis to Atapattu, one run, a great dive by Ntini at mid on saves
        3 more
  37.2 Kallis to de Silva, one run, steered to third man
  37.3 Kallis to Atapattu, one run, a short ball, pulled to long leg
  37.4 Kallis to de Silva, no run, defends to cover
  37.5 Kallis to de Silva, one run, short and its pulled nicely back\wARrd
        of square
  37.6 Kallis to Atapattu, two runs, tucked off his legs to mid wicket

End of over 38 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 182/3 (RR: 4.79)
JH Kallis 7-0-27-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 41* (53b 4x4) MS Atapattu 96* (110b 14x4)

       Zondeki now
  38.1 Zondeki to de Silva, no run, slower ball, inside edge to mid wicket
  38.2 Zondeki to de Silva, no run, defends it back to Zondeki
  38.3 Zondeki to de Silva, no run, a bouncer that makes him duck
  38.4 Zondeki to de Silva, one run, punched off the backfoot to deep
        cover
  38.5 Zondeki to Atapattu, no run, driven on the up to short extra cover
  38.6 Zondeki to Atapattu, FOUR, Ton! on the up a great shot to deep
        extra cover and his fine century just when needed mmost

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 187/3 (RR: 4.79)
M Zondeki 6-0-35-0 (3w) - Umgeni End
PA de Silva 42* (57b 4x4) MS Atapattu 100* (112b 15x4)

       Zondeki off the field for first aid, seems a muscle problem
  39.1 Kallis to de Silva, one run, glanced to fine leg
  39.2 Kallis to Atapattu, one run, driven to deep cover
  39.3 Kallis to de Silva, no run, a bouncer that makes him duck
  39.4 Kallis to de Silva, FOUR, short and its pulled to long leg
  39.5 Kallis to de Silva, no run, driven to cover
  39.6 Kallis to de Silva, one run, turned to long leg

End of over 40 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 194/3 (RR: 4.85)
JH Kallis 8-0-34-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 48* (62b 5x4) MS Atapattu 101* (113b 15x4)

       Hall back on
  40.1 Hall to de Silva, no run, defended back
  40.2 Hall to de Silva, no run, outside off and a cut misses
  40.3 Hall to de Silva, one run, punched off the backfoot to deep cover
  40.4 Hall to Atapattu, no run, driven nicely on the up to mid off
  40.5 Hall to Atapattu, no run, what a stop, a full pull and a great save
        at short mid wicket
  40.6 Hall to Atapattu, FOUR, a great shot, came out and cut it past
        cover

End of over 41 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 199/3 (RR: 4.85)
AJ Hall 8-0-44-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
PA de Silva 49* (65b 5x4) MS Atapattu 105* (116b 16x4)

  41.1 Klusener to de Silva, (noball) one run, turned fine
  41.1 Klusener to Atapattu, one run, pushed to long on
  41.2 Klusener to de Silva, no run, turned to mid wicket
  41.3 Klusener to de Silva, one run, pushed to long on
  41.4 Klusener to Atapattu, FOUR, overpitched and driven over extra cover
  41.5 Klusener to Atapattu, two runs, pulled to deep midwicket
  41.6 Klusener to Atapattu, two runs, pulls again, Atapattu is on fire
        now

End of over 42 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 211/3 (RR: 5.02)
L Klusener 4-0-31-0 (1w 1nb) - Old Fort Road End
PA de Silva 51* (68b 5x4) MS Atapattu 114* (120b 17x4)

  42.1 Hall to de Silva, one run, driven to extra cover
  42.2 Hall to Atapattu, one run, this one is driven to long off
  42.3 Hall to de Silva, one run, drives to extra cover
  42.4 Hall to Atapattu, two runs, goes away and cuts backward of point
  42.5 Hall to Atapattu, no run, a yorker and its defended back
  42.6 Hall to Atapattu, no run, another full ball, moves away to hit as
        it was outside off, misses

End of over 43 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 216/3 (RR: 5.02)
AJ Hall 9-0-49-1 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
PA de Silva 53* (70b 5x4) MS Atapattu 117* (124b 17x4)

       Ntini brought back as the final launch by SL is ready
  43.1 Ntini to de Silva, one run, guides it to third man
  43.2 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, tried a flick, went in the air and
        indedd its Marvan's day falls in between two legside fielders
  43.3 Ntini to de Silva, SIX, Huge! short and its pulled almost out of
        the ground to long leg
  43.4 Ntini to de Silva, one run, pushed to the cover sweeper
  43.5 Ntini to Atapattu, FOUR, what a simple flick! runs it off his toes
        to deep mid wicket
  43.6 Ntini to Atapattu, one run, waits and square drives to deep cover
        for the sweeper to come into action

End of over 44 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 230/3 (RR: 5.23)
M Ntini 9-0-44-0 (3w 2nb) - Old Fort Road End
MS Atapattu 123* (127b 18x4) PA de Silva 61* (73b 5x4 1x6)

  44.1 Hall to Atapattu, one run, overpitched and driven deep into the
        covers
  44.2 Hall to de Silva, SIX, Only a simple six! picked it off his legs to
        way into the mid wicket stand
  44.3 Hall to de Silva, FOUR, smashed to cover rope, the flogging carries
        on and the 150 run partnership in qucik time
  44.4 Hall to de Silva, one run, pushed to the off and he races off
  44.5 Hall to Atapattu, OUT: slammed to long on and sub Peterson there
        waits and makes no mistake and an innings Atapattu will remember
        and so will we for the off drives especially comes to an end

       Sri Lanka 242/4, Partnership of 152
       MS Atapattu  c sub (RJ Peterson) b Hall  124 (129b 18x4 0x6)
       PA de Silva 72* (76b 6x4 2x6) AJ Hall 9.5-0-61-2 (1w 2nb)

       Russel Arnold in
  44.6 Hall to de Silva, one run, turned to mid wicket

End of over 45 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 243/4 (RR: 5.40)
AJ Hall 10-0-62-2 (1w 2nb) - Umgeni End
PA de Silva 73* (77b 6x4 2x6) RP Arnold 0* (0b)

  45.1 Ntini to de Silva, OUT: mistimes a pull to mid wicket but its
        caught by Smith a beauty of a diving catch at short mid wicket

       Sri Lanka 243/5, Partnership of 1
       PA de Silva  c Smith b Ntini  73 (78b 6x4 2x6)
       RP Arnold 0* (0b) M Ntini 9.1-0-44-1 (3w 2nb)

       Sangakkara in
  45.2 Ntini to Sangakkara, no run, defends it back and now after 2 quick
        wickets, the run rate may drop a bit
  45.3 Ntini to Sangakkara, one run, tucked away backward of square
  45.4 Ntini to Arnold, no run, pitched outside leg, runs to short leg and
        is declined
  45.5 Ntini to Arnold, two runs, driven in the air just past mid on and
        throw was off target so 2 easy runs
  45.6 Ntini to Arnold, two runs, a wonderful piece of fileding at long
        leg by Peterson prevents a four, the committment still there

End of over 46 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 248/5 (RR: 5.39)
M Ntini 10-0-49-1 (3w 2nb) - Old Fort Road End
KC Sangakkara 1* (2b) RP Arnold 4* (3b)

       pollock is on
  46.1 Pollock to Sangakkara, no run, comes out and drives to mid off
  46.2 Pollock to Sangakkara, one run, driven to extra cover
  46.3 Pollock to Arnold, one run, turned backward of square
  46.4 Pollock to Sangakkara, two runs, an outstanding save by Dippenaar
        at deep cover, saves another four
  46.5 Pollock to Sangakkara, wide: no run, down the legside
  46.5 Pollock to Sangakkara, one run, full toss, driven to long on
  46.6 Pollock to Arnold, no run, off the pads to the keeper,appeal
        declined

End of over 47 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 254/5 (RR: 5.40)
SM Pollock 9-1-42-0 (1w 1nb) - Umgeni End
KC Sangakkara 5* (6b) RP Arnold 5* (5b)

       Kallis it is now
  47.1 Kallis to Sangakkara, one run, driven to long off
  47.2 Kallis to Arnold, no run, a full one, drives it back
  47.3 Kallis to Arnold, two runs, flicked leaning forward and its another
        2 good runs
  47.4 Kallis to Arnold, one run, driven to long off
  47.5 Kallis to Sangakkara, OUT: meated to leg but straight to Pollock
        and he holds on in glee

       Sri Lanka 258/6, Partnership of 15
       KC Sangakkara  c Pollock b Kallis  6 (8b 0x4 0x6)
       RP Arnold 8* (8b) JH Kallis 8.5-0-38-2 (1w)

  47.6 Kallis to Vaas, no run, a yorker outside off and beaten

End of over 48 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 258/6 (RR: 5.38)
JH Kallis 9-0-38-2 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
RP Arnold 8* (8b) WPUJC Vaas 0* (1b)

  48.1 Pollock to Arnold, wide: no run, down the legside
  48.1 Pollock to Arnold, no run, a full one into the block hole, dug out
  48.2 Pollock to Arnold, legbye: one run, off the pads outside the line
        as a flick misses
  48.3 Pollock to Vaas, one run, full toss driven to long on
  48.4 Pollock to Arnold, OUT: Timber! a yorker and went for a big drive
        and missed it entirely, South Africa have pulled this match back
        now

       Sri Lanka 261/7, Partnership of 3
       RP Arnold  b Pollock  8 (11b 0x4 0x6)
       WPUJC Vaas 1* (2b) SM Pollock 9.4-1-44-1 (2w 1nb)

       Muralitharan on but for a bat at this time
  48.5 Pollock to Muralitharan, FOUR, Smash! lofted right back over
        Pollocks head
  48.6 Pollock to Muralitharan, no run, beaten on the slower ball outside
        off, trying a cut

End of over 49 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 265/7 (RR: 5.41)
SM Pollock 10-1-48-1 (2w 1nb) - Umgeni End
WPUJC Vaas 1* (2b) M Muralitharan 4* (2b 1x4)

  49.1 Kallis to Vaas, one run, driven to long on and Murali on strike
  49.2 Kallis to Muralitharan, OUT: walked back and forth then too far to
        leg and swished but the wickets were in the way, everone has a
        laugh, good fun all round

       Sri Lanka 266/8, Partnership of 5
       M Muralitharan  b Kallis  4 (3b 1x4 0x6)
       WPUJC Vaas 2* (3b) JH Kallis 9.2-0-39-3 (1w)

       Dilhara Fernando in
  49.3 Kallis to Fernando, no run, outside off and is beaten
  49.4 Kallis to Fernando, one run, a push to the off, Kallis picks and
        throws but misses an easy throw at the stumps
  49.5 Kallis to Vaas, one run, a full one and driven to long off
  49.6 Kallis to Fernando, no run, looks like a run out as he raced off
        aftd\er missing it

End of over 50 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 268/8 (RR: 5.36)
JH Kallis 10-0-41-3 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
WPUJC Vaas 3* (4b) CRD Fernando 1* (3b)

       Sri Lanka 268/9, Partnership of 2
       WPUJC Vaas  run out (Boucher)  3 (4b 0x4 0x6)

       After what looked like the match was out of reach South Africa
        struck back in the death overs and hauled down the scoring rate
        and only allowed the Lankans to reach 268
       Atapattu and de Silva took the match almost toatlly out of reach
        and its still a tough call
       We will have to wait and see what happens in after 30 minutes so
        please join us then

Match State: Innings Break

       Welcome back to Kingsmead in Durban.
       We are all set for the South African run chase, they need to score
        269 runs to win this game.
       It is not going to be an easy task, as we have seen in this World
        Cup, batting under lights is a tricky business.
       It is going to be Vaas to bowl. Smith to take strike.
   0.1 Vaas to Smith, no run, just short of a good length, outside the
        off, pushed in defence to the off side
   0.2 Vaas to Smith, no run, outside the line of off, smith has a good
        look at it, gentle swing away from the batsman, left alone
   0.3 Vaas to Smith, no run, bowling a good line and length this time,
        has Smith getting right behind the line, pushing the ball towards
        covers, no chance of a run
   0.4 Vaas to Smith, no run, back of a length, slightly shorter too,
        Smith goes back, plays it towards mid-off
   0.5 Vaas to Smith, no run, keeps it up this time, allows the ball to
        swing away, Smith leaves it alone
   0.6 Vaas to Smith, no run, oooh! Brilliant stuff! Just about on the off
        stump, how on earth did that miss the outside edge? Smith beaten
        by a beauty

End of over 1 (maiden) South Africa 0/0 (RR: 0.00 RRR: 269/49 = 5.49)
WPUJC Vaas 1-1-0-0 - Umgeni End
HH Gibbs 0* (0b) GC Smith 0* (6b)

       Pulasthi Gunaratne to bowl, Gibbs on strike
   1.1 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, just outside the off, the gentle
        loosener, Gibbs leaves it alone
   1.2 Gunaratne to Gibbs, FOUR, Shot! Why leave this one alone? A long
        hop really, Gibbs quickly into position, rocks back and pulls it
        handsome - four to the mid-wicket fence!
       Change in field withthat stroke, fine-leg comes up, deep backward
        square leg in place now
   1.3 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, wide outside the off, goes for the
        expansive cover drive, almost drags it back onto the stumps
   1.4 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, half volly, outside the off, Gibbs
        fails to smash it away, pushes it straight to the mid-off fielder,
        missed opportunity
   1.5 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, again the width outside the off, Gibbs
        smashes this straight to the man at extra cover, no chance of a
        run
       Gibbs unhappy with some movement near the sightscreen
   1.6 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, bangs this one short, just outside the
        off, Gibbs gets right behind the line, well on top of it, defends
        it down safely

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 4/0 (RR: 2.00 RRR: 265/48 = 5.52)
PW Gunaratne 1-0-4-0 - Old Fort Road End
GC Smith 0* (6b) HH Gibbs 4* (6b 1x4)

       Vaas to continue
   2.1 Vaas to Smith, one run, ooh! Late swing away from the batsman,
        Smith goes for the big drive, thick edge - flies just past the
        outstretched hand of the third slip, down to third-man
   2.2 Vaas to Gibbs, FOUR, now take that! Excellent shot! Short in
        length, Gibbs effortlessly flicks it behind square, down to deep
        dquare leg fence for four!
   2.3 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, getting the ball to swing in late, Gibbs
        well in command over here, pushes the ball to wide of mid-on,
        Fernando quickly to it, prevents the single
   2.4 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, what a ball! Swings in late, goes right
        through Gibbs bat and body, just over the stumps, could have been
        the end fo Gibbs.
   2.5 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, short of a length, outside the off, very
        watchful this time, leaves it alone
   2.6 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, angling away from the batsman, Gibbs has no
        problem with this one, no late swing to trouble him, leaves it
        alone to the keeper

End of over 3 (5 runs) South Africa 9/0 (RR: 3.00 RRR: 260/47 = 5.53)
WPUJC Vaas 2-1-5-0 - Umgeni End
GC Smith 1* (7b) HH Gibbs 8* (11b 2x4)

   3.1 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, just about on the off stump line, Smith
        shuffles across, pushes the ball to teh off side, no chance of a
        run
   3.2 Gunaratne to Smith, FOUR, Shot! Short delivery, Smith needs no
        second invitation, pulls it away for four, powerful shot
       Immediately, Jayasuriya changes the field, puts a man at square leg
        fence, can't set a field for poor bowling though
   3.3 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, just outside the off, much better ball,
        defended
   3.4 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, offers the width outside the off,
        hammers it straight to the fielder.
   3.5 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, pitched just outside the line of leg,
        angling in, tucks up the batsman, no room to free his arms to
        smash it away, taps it in defence to thelegside
   3.6 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, through to the keeper, and that
        completes the over

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 13/0 (RR: 3.25 RRR: 256/46 = 5.57)
PW Gunaratne 2-0-8-0 - Old Fort Road End
HH Gibbs 8* (11b 2x4) GC Smith 5* (13b 1x4)

   4.1 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, angling away, not much of pace, or any
        swing, Gibbs a bit surprised by the lack of swing, leaves it
        alone.
   4.2 Vaas to Gibbs, SIX, Stunner! This one is a crowd stunner! Slightly
        short, quickly into position, heaves it away over square leg for a
        massive six, wonderful stroke!
   4.3 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, beats him with a beauty, sliced right
        through his defence, that late swing does the trick for Vaas,
        Gibbs lucky that the ball did not hit the stumps, or take an edge.
   4.4 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, shows more respect this time, defended
   4.5 Vaas to Gibbs, one run, just outside the off, taps the ball in
        defence towards the off side, takes a quick single, brilliant
        running too
   4.6 Vaas to Smith, no run, well up to the batsman, keeps him honest in
        defence

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 20/0 (RR: 4.00 RRR: 249/45 = 5.53)
WPUJC Vaas 3-1-12-0 - Umgeni End
HH Gibbs 15* (16b 2x4 1x6) GC Smith 5* (14b 1x4)

   5.1 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, another half volley, goes unpunished,
        pushed firmly to mid-off
   5.2 Gunaratne to Gibbs, legbye: one run, loud shout for lbw, Gibbs
        playing across the line, umpire Venkat would have none of that,
        was missing leg anyway
   5.3 Gunaratne to Smith, FOUR, glorious extra cover drive! Everything so
        perfect about the shot, ball raced across the turf in a hurry to
        the fence
   5.4 Gunaratne to Smith, one run, pushes the ball towards mid-off,
        single stolen
   5.5 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, yorker, well dug out
   5.6 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, gets right behind the line and defends

End of over 6 (6 runs) South Africa 26/0 (RR: 4.33 RRR: 243/44 = 5.52)
PW Gunaratne 3-0-13-0 - Old Fort Road End
GC Smith 10* (16b 2x4) HH Gibbs 15* (20b 2x4 1x6)

   6.1 Vaas to Smith, three runs, sweetly timed push through mid-on,
        forcing the ball through mid-on, Jayasuriya chases it down
   6.2 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, defended
   6.3 Vaas to Gibbs, one run
   6.4 Vaas to Smith, one run, pushed to the on side, quick single taken
   6.5 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, late swing, Gibbs does well to keep it down
   6.6 Vaas to Gibbs, (noball) no run, first no ball of the innings, Gibbs
        defends
   6.6 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, well up to the batsman, Gibbs shows a lot of
        respect, defends

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 32/0 (RR: 4.57 RRR: 237/43 = 5.51)
WPUJC Vaas 4-1-18-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
GC Smith 14* (18b 2x4) HH Gibbs 16* (25b 2x4 1x6)

       More pace now, Dilhara Fernando to bowl
   7.1 Fernando to Smith, (noball) no run, charges in and bangs this one
        short, fast bouncer too, umpire Venkat has one hand out, shouts
        No, a no ball
   7.1 Fernando to Smith, FOUR, Fast delivery, and faster it goes off the
        bat to the fence - through mid-off for four, class shot!
   7.2 Fernando to Smith, two runs, more runs again, short delivery,
        Fernando trying to unsettle the tall Smith, swings it towards
        backward sq leg for a couple of runs
   7.3 Fernando to Smith, one run, extra pace, makes the batsman hurry to
        go back and push the ball towards mid-on, Jayasuriya a bit
        defensive - deep mid-on, quick running by Smith, takes a single
   7.4 Fernando to Gibbs, no run, well up to the batsman, just outside the
        off, Gibbs a bit too eager to smack it for four, bat turns in his
        hand, ball rolls back down the track to the bowler
   7.5 Fernando to Gibbs, FOUR, Take that! Short, pulled in front of
        square, there was a fielder at backward square leg, just 20 yards
        to his left, no chance of stopping that, four!
   7.6 Fernando to Gibbs, two runs, fast and furious, full in length, just
        the width Gibbs wanted, leans into a beautiful cover drive,
        Muralitharan chases it down

End of over 8 (14 runs) South Africa 46/0 (RR: 5.75 RRR: 223/42 = 5.31)
CRD Fernando 1-0-14-0 (1nb) - Old Fort Road End
GC Smith 21* (22b 3x4) HH Gibbs 22* (28b 3x4 1x6)

       Fernando went for 14 runs off his first over, not a good start
   8.1 Vaas to Smith, no run, gets right behind the line an defends
   8.2 Vaas to Smith, one run, goes for the defensive push, thick inside
        edge onto the pads, Sri Lankan fielders busy appealing, Gibbs and
        Smith hare through for a quick single.
   8.3 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, very watchful, ball swinging in late, Gibbs
        defends back down the track
   8.4 Vaas to Gibbs, one run, pitched on a good length, on middle and
        off, swinging in late, played withthe swing down to deep backward
        square leg
   8.5 Vaas to Smith, FOUR, This man can bat! And bat in great style too,
        full and on the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for four,
        brings up South Africa's 50 off 8.5 overs
   8.6 Vaas to Smith, one run, outside the off, hammered to the right of
        Muralitharan at backward point, gets a hand to it, single taken
        anway

End of over 9 (7 runs) South Africa 53/0 (RR: 5.89 RRR: 216/41 = 5.27)
WPUJC Vaas 5-1-25-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
GC Smith 27* (26b 4x4) HH Gibbs 23* (30b 3x4 1x6)

       Well, just the one over for Fernando, Gunaratne is back in action
   9.1 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, angling in to the batsman, pushed in
        defence
   9.2 Gunaratne to Smith, FOUR, here we go! The half-tracker, Smith quite
        enjoys these offerings, rocks back and pulls it high in the air
        towards deep backward square leg, one bounce and over the ropes
        for four
   9.3 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, driven hard, hits the deck and bounces
        and hits the bowler
   9.4 Gunaratne to Smith, no run, driven straight to the bowler, a full
        toss that was missed out, South Africa has missed out on five free
        hits so far
   9.5 Gunaratne to Smith, two runs, well up to the batsman, punched
        through mid-on for a couple of runs
   9.6 Gunaratne to Smith, one run, slower ball, spots it early, steers it
        down to third-man for a single. Sixty runs off the first 10 overs

End of over 10 (7 runs) South Africa 60/0 (RR: 6.00 RRR: 209/40 = 5.22)
PW Gunaratne 4-0-20-0 - Old Fort Road End
GC Smith 34* (32b 5x4) HH Gibbs 23* (30b 3x4 1x6)

  10.1 Vaas to Smith, one run, on the pads, flicked away nicely for a
        single, there is a fielder at the boundary
  10.2 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, inside edge onto the pad, late swing
        troubling Gibbs
  10.3 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, well up to the batsman, Gibbs defends. Vaas
        winning the contest here... so far.
  10.4 Vaas to Gibbs, FOUR, having said that, Vaas bowls a terrible
        delivery, half way down the track, begging to be hit, Gibbs helps
        it towards the fence for four, to the deep backward square leg
        fence
  10.5 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, slower one, Vaas mixing it up, Gibbs goes
        for the expansive cover drive, mistimes it completely
  10.6 Vaas to Gibbs, no run, slightly slower delivery, Gibbs not too
        adventurous, pushes in defence

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 65/0 (RR: 5.91 RRR: 204/39 = 5.23)
WPUJC Vaas 6-1-30-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
GC Smith 35* (33b 5x4) HH Gibbs 27* (35b 4x4 1x6)

       Aravinda de Silva to bowl his gentle off-breaks
       Sri Lanka trying to slow down the tempo a bit
       Bowling round the wicket to Smith
  11.1 de Silva to Smith, OUT: Hohohoho! Bowls a long hop, Smith could
        have hit it anywhere he chose to, picks the spot with such
        efficiency, straight down Pulasthi Gunaratne's throat at mid-
        wicket fence!

       South Africa 65/1, Partnership of 65
       GC Smith  c Gunaratne b de Silva  35 (34b 5x4 0x6)
       HH Gibbs 27* (35b 4x4 1x6) PA de Silva 0.1-0-0-1

       Gunaratne was the only man covering that area, we are still well
        within the first 15 overs. That was a terrible shot played by
        Smith, who walks back rather disappointed.
       Gibbs will take strike, as the batsmen crossed over. Kirsten takes
        his place at the non-striker's end
  11.2 de Silva to Gibbs, one run, and another long hop! Pulled away
        towards the fence, in front of square, gets a single
  11.3 de Silva to Kirsten, no run, outside the off, defended
  11.4 de Silva to Kirsten, no run, gets right behind the line and defends
  11.5 de Silva to Kirsten, one run, worked away nicely through the leg
        side, takes a single, off the mark withthat run
  11.6 de Silva to Gibbs, no run, slower through the air, defended. 12
        overs gone, South Africa are 67/1

End of over 12 (2 runs) South Africa 67/1 (RR: 5.58 RRR: 202/38 = 5.32)
PA de Silva 1-0-2-1 - Old Fort Road End
G Kirsten 1* (3b) HH Gibbs 28* (37b 4x4 1x6)

       Gunaratne on
  12.1 Gunaratne to Kirsten, no run, on off stump and its defended to
        cover
  12.2 Gunaratne to Kirsten, no run, again on the off stump line and
        defended to the offside
  12.3 Gunaratne to Kirsten, no run, overpitched and is driven to cover
  12.4 Gunaratne to Kirsten, no run, full ball and driven to short extra
        cover
       Packed stadium mostly all pulling for the home team
  12.5 Gunaratne to Kirsten, one run, slower ball and carefully steered to
        third man
  12.6 Gunaratne to Gibbs, no run, prodded to point fromk outside off

End of over 13 (1 run) South Africa 68/1 (RR: 5.23 RRR: 201/37 = 5.43)
PW Gunaratne 5-0-21-0 - Umgeni End
G Kirsten 2* (8b) HH Gibbs 28* (38b 4x4 1x6)

  13.1 de Silva to Kirsten, no run, defends bat and pad together to cover
  13.2 de Silva to Kirsten, one run, on the legs and swept off to fine leg
  13.3 de Silva to Gibbs, FOUR, in the air and drops inches in front of
        long on rope
  13.4 de Silva to Gibbs, one run, pulls but top edges over short fine leg
  13.5 de Silva to Kirsten, no run, short and he goes back to drive into
        the covers
  13.6 de Silva to Kirsten, no run, defends off the backfoot to mid on

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 74/1 (RR: 5.29 RRR: 195/36 = 5.42)
PA de Silva 2-0-8-1 - Old Fort Road End
HH Gibbs 33* (40b 5x4 1x6) G Kirsten 3* (12b)

  14.1 Gunaratne to Gibbs, one run, short and its cut but edged to drop
        short of third man
  14.2 Gunaratne to Kirsten, no run, on a lengrh and he is drawn forward
        to defend
  14.3 Gunaratne to Kirsten, one run, turned to fine leg
  14.4 Gunaratne to Gibbs, two runs, on the off, reaches it and well
        driven to extra cover
  14.5 Gunaratne to Gibbs, one run, outside off and steered to third man
  14.6 Gunaratne to Kirsten, no run, a slower one and its picked up to be
        defended to cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa 79/1 (RR: 5.27 RRR: 190/35 = 5.43)
PW Gunaratne 6-0-26-0 - Umgeni End
HH Gibbs 37* (43b 5x4 1x6) G Kirsten 4* (15b)

  15.1 de Silva to Gibbs, no run, defends to leg
  15.2 de Silva to Gibbs, FOUR, a rank long hop, sent racing to long leg
  15.3 de Silva to Gibbs, no run, outside off and he decides to leave it
        alone after looking he was going after it
  15.4 de Silva to Gibbs, one run, from outside off and swept to leg
  15.5 de Silva to Kirsten, one run, short and he goes back to punch it to
        long off
  15.6 de Silva to Gibbs, no run, defends

End of over 16 (6 runs) South Africa 85/1 (RR: 5.31 RRR: 184/34 = 5.41)
PA de Silva 3-0-14-1 - Old Fort Road End
G Kirsten 5* (16b) HH Gibbs 42* (48b 6x4 1x6)

Match State: Drinks

       Russel Arnold in for a turn of the arm
  16.1 Arnold to Kirsten, one run, driven to deep cover
  16.2 Arnold to Gibbs, wide: no run, down the legside
  16.2 Arnold to Gibbs, no run, waits for a flighted ball, turned to mid
        wicket
  16.3 Arnold to Gibbs, one run, comes out and pushes to long on
  16.4 Arnold to Kirsten, one run, a thick edge and it hits the keepers
        forearm to point
  16.5 Arnold to Gibbs, legbye: one run, tries a sweep and off the pads to
        third man
  16.6 Arnold to Kirsten, one run, short and he cuts to deep cover

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa 91/1 (RR: 5.35 RRR: 178/33 = 5.39)
RP Arnold 1-0-5-0 (1w) - Umgeni End
G Kirsten 8* (19b) HH Gibbs 43* (51b 6x4 1x6)

  17.1 de Silva to Kirsten, no run, vfrom round the wicket, defends
  17.2 de Silva to Kirsten, OUT: was almost a full toss, tried a pull,
        missed and is bowled, soft way to go

       South Africa 91/2, Partnership of 26
       G Kirsten  b de Silva  8 (21b 0x4 0x6)
       HH Gibbs 43* (51b 6x4 1x6) PA de Silva 3.2-0-14-2

       Kallis in
  17.3 de Silva to Kallis, no run
  17.4 de Silva to Kallis, no run
  17.5 de Silva to Kallis, one run, driven to deep mid wicket
  17.6 de Silva to Gibbs, no run, turned to mid wicket

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 92/2 (RR: 5.11 RRR: 177/32 = 5.53)
PA de Silva 4-0-15-2 - Old Fort Road End
JH Kallis 1* (3b) HH Gibbs 43* (52b 6x4 1x6)

  18.1 Arnold to Kallis, one run, tossed up and swept rather fine
  18.2 Arnold to Gibbs, one run, turned off his legs to mid wicket
  18.3 Arnold to Kallis, one run, driven deep cover
  18.4 Arnold to Gibbs, no run, comes forward to defend
  18.5 Arnold to Gibbs, no run, sweeps and misses
  18.6 Arnold to Gibbs, one run, driven to long on

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 96/2 (RR: 5.05 RRR: 173/31 = 5.58)
RP Arnold 2-0-9-0 (1w) - Umgeni End
HH Gibbs 45* (56b 6x4 1x6) JH Kallis 3* (5b)

  19.1 de Silva to Gibbs, SIX, Bang! hoiked to long on and into the crowd,
        well caught there
  19.2 de Silva to Gibbs, no run, defended
  19.3 de Silva to Gibbs, wide: no run, down the leg
  19.3 de Silva to Gibbs, one run, swept to fine leg
  19.4 de Silva to Kallis, one run, turned to mid wicket
  19.5 de Silva to Gibbs, one run, pulled along the ground to long leg
  19.6 de Silva to Kallis, no run, waits and turns to leg

End of over 20 (10 runs) South Africa 106/2 (RR: 5.30 RRR: 163/30 = 5.43)
PA de Silva 5-0-25-2 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
HH Gibbs 53* (60b 6x4 2x6) JH Kallis 4* (7b)

       Muralitharan on
  20.1 Muralitharan to Gibbs, three runs, driven to backward point and its
        just stopped inches from the rope by Arnold
  20.2 Muralitharan to Kallis, one run, sweeps to square leh
  20.3 Muralitharan to Gibbs, one run, sweeps again and its to long leg
  20.4 Muralitharan to Kallis, no run, turned to mid wicket
  20.5 Muralitharan to Kallis, FOUR, short and he goes back to cut between
        point and cover
  20.6 Muralitharan to Kallis, two runs, driven to deep mid wicket

End of over 21 (11 runs) South Africa 117/2 (RR: 5.57 RRR: 152/29 = 5.24)
M Muralitharan 1-0-11-0 - Umgeni End
HH Gibbs 57* (62b 6x4 2x6) JH Kallis 11* (11b 1x4)

       Jayasuriya on
  21.1 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, no run, driven back and Jayasuriya runs to his
        right and stops with his boot
  21.2 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, one run, short and he goes back to cut it
  21.3 Jayasuriya to Kallis, one run, driven to long off
  21.4 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, no run, waits and turns to leg
  21.5 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, one run, sweeps and it runs fine to short fine
        leg to move across and filexdc
  21.6 Jayasuriya to Kallis, one run, off the back foot, driven to long
        off

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 121/2 (RR: 5.50 RRR: 148/28 = 5.29)
ST Jayasuriya 1-0-4-0 - Old Fort Road End
JH Kallis 13* (13b 1x4) HH Gibbs 59* (66b 6x4 2x6)

  22.1 Muralitharan to Kallis, no run, defends
  22.2 Muralitharan to Kallis, two runs, nicely turned to mid wicket for a
        quick couple
  22.3 Muralitharan to Kallis, one run, turned fine
  22.4 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, comes forward to one tossed up and
        pushed back
  22.5 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, sweeps from outside off, exposed his
        stumps
  22.6 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, the other one, not read properly,
        went to short cover

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 124/2 (RR: 5.39 RRR: 145/27 = 5.37)
M Muralitharan 2-0-14-0 - Umgeni End
JH Kallis 16* (16b 1x4) HH Gibbs 59* (69b 6x4 2x6)

  23.1 Jayasuriya to Kallis, OUT: tossed up, came forward, ball turned
        right past the bat and got off stump, Jaysuriya happ and Kallis
        perplexed

       South Africa 124/3, Partnership of 33
       JH Kallis  b Jayasuriya  16 (17b 1x4 0x6)
       HH Gibbs 59* (69b 6x4 2x6) ST Jayasuriya 1.1-0-4-1

       Dippenaar in
  23.2 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, wide: two runs, down the legside and it
        almost runs over the fine leg rope, Arnold chases it down
  23.2 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run, over pitched and its defended back
  23.3 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run, comes forward and defends
  23.4 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run, lots of turn again as he comes
        forward to be beaten
  23.5 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run
  23.6 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run

End of over 24 (3 runs) South Africa 127/3 (RR: 5.29 RRR: 142/26 = 5.46)
ST Jayasuriya 2-0-7-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
HH Gibbs 59* (69b 6x4 2x6) HH Dippenaar 0* (5b)

  24.1 Muralitharan to Gibbs, one run, swept to fine leg
  24.2 Muralitharan to Dippenaar, no run, defended back
  24.3 Muralitharan to Dippenaar, one run, turned to mid wicket
  24.4 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, cuts to point
  24.5 Muralitharan to Gibbs, two runs, pushed to mid wicket and good
        running there
  24.6 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, outside off and beaten

End of over 25 (4 runs) South Africa 131/3 (RR: 5.24 RRR: 138/25 = 5.52)
M Muralitharan 3-0-18-0 - Umgeni End
HH Dippenaar 1* (7b) HH Gibbs 62* (73b 6x4 2x6)

  25.1 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run, defended back
  25.2 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, no run, driven into the covers
  25.3 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, one run, drives it to long off
  25.4 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, one run, swepts to fine leg and a good stop by
        Arnold
  25.5 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, one run, this is driven to long on
  25.6 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, no run, turned to mid wicket

End of over 26 (3 runs) South Africa 134/3 (RR: 5.15 RRR: 135/24 = 5.62)
ST Jayasuriya 3-0-10-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
HH Dippenaar 3* (11b) HH Gibbs 63* (75b 6x4 2x6)

  26.1 Muralitharan to Dippenaar, one run, to long on again
  26.2 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, comes out and its on his pads as he
        missed
  26.3 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, turnes and he misses it again
  26.4 Muralitharan to Gibbs, one run, sweeps to long leg
  26.5 Muralitharan to Dippenaar, one run, swept to square leg
  26.6 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run, defends the straght ball

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 137/3 (RR: 5.07 RRR: 132/23 = 5.74)
M Muralitharan 4-0-21-0 - Umgeni End
HH Dippenaar 5* (13b) HH Gibbs 64* (79b 6x4 2x6)

  27.1 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, one run, drives to extra cover, a bad
        bounce gives a tough time to Jayawardene
  27.2 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, two runs, short and nicely cut backward of
        point
  27.3 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, one run, pushed to point
  27.4 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, one run, defends to backward point
  27.5 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, FOUR, sweeps to fine leg and a misfield by
        Gunaratne
  27.6 Jayasuriya to Gibbs, one run, short and he goes back to turn to
        deep mid wicket

End of over 28 (10 runs) South Africa 147/3 (RR: 5.25 RRR: 122/22 = 5.55)
ST Jayasuriya 4-0-20-1 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
HH Gibbs 72* (83b 7x4 2x6) HH Dippenaar 7* (15b)

  28.1 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run
  28.2 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run
  28.3 Muralitharan to Gibbs, no run
  28.4 Muralitharan to Gibbs, one run, turned to mid wicket
  28.5 Muralitharan to Dippenaar, one run, cut to cover
  28.6 Muralitharan to Gibbs, OUT: exposed his stumps once too often on a
        sweep attempt and ball turns to clip outer edge of legstump,
        replay called for confirmation by ump Bucknor

       South Africa 149/4, Partnership of 25
       HH Gibbs  b Muralitharan  73 (88b 7x4 2x6)

End of over 29 (2 runs) South Africa 149/4 (RR: 5.14 RRR: 120/21 = 5.71)
M Muralitharan 5-0-23-1 - Umgeni End
HH Dippenaar 8* (16b) 

  29.1 Jayasuriya to Dippenaar, OUT: was the armball, came onto front foot
        too late and struck in front, appeal allowed by ump Venkat

       South Africa 149/5, Partnership of 0
       HH Dippenaar  lbw b Jayasuriya  8 (15b 0x4 0x6)
       MV Boucher 0* (0b) ST Jayasuriya 4.1-0-20-2 (1w)

  29.2 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, comes forward to defend
  29.3 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, comes on the frontfoot again and
        defends to leg
  29.4 Jayasuriya to Pollock, one run, turned to mid wicket
  29.5 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, defends to cover
  29.6 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, on the stumps and defended

End of over 30 (1 run) South Africa 150/5 (RR: 5.00 RRR: 119/20 = 5.95)
ST Jayasuriya 5-0-21-2 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
SM Pollock 1* (3b) MV Boucher 0* (2b)

  30.1 Muralitharan to Pollock, one run, driven to deep mid wicket
  30.2 Muralitharan to Boucher, three runs, edged to third man and a fine
        diving save there
  30.3 Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, defends into the covers, coming
        forward
       A silly mid off brought in
  30.4 Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, comes on the front foot and edged
        to silly mid on
  30.5 Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, a short ball, goes back to defend
        to silly mid off
  30.6 Muralitharan to Pollock, one run, turned to leg for a quick single

End of over 31 (5 runs) South Africa 155/5 (RR: 5.00 RRR: 114/19 = 6.00)
M Muralitharan 6-0-28-1 - Umgeni End
SM Pollock 3* (8b) MV Boucher 3* (3b)

  31.1 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, full ball, inside edge to leg
  31.2 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, a full toss, driven to mid off
  31.3 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, overpitched and Jaya dives to his
        left to save it
  31.4 Jayasuriya to Pollock, wide: no run, down the legside
  31.4 Jayasuriya to Pollock, one run, driven past a diving bowler to long
        off
  31.5 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, pushed to cover
  31.6 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, defneded back

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 158/5 (RR: 4.94 RRR: 111/18 = 6.17)
ST Jayasuriya 6-0-24-2 (2w) - Old Fort Road End
MV Boucher 4* (4b) SM Pollock 4* (13b)

       Vaas on
  32.1 Vaas to Boucher, one run, turned to mid wicket
  32.2 Vaas to Pollock, one run, off the backfoot punched to deep cover
  32.3 Vaas to Boucher, no run, goes back and does a backfoot drive to
        cover
  32.4 Vaas to Boucher, no run, defended to mid off
  32.5 Vaas to Boucher, legbye: two runs, off the pads to fine leg
  32.6 Vaas to Boucher, one run, nicely placed off the backfoot to cover

End of over 33 (5 runs) South Africa 163/5 (RR: 4.94 RRR: 106/17 = 6.24)
WPUJC Vaas 7-1-33-0 (1nb) - Umgeni End
MV Boucher 6* (9b) SM Pollock 5* (14b)

  33.1 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, tossed up and driven back to the
        bowler
  33.2 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, tries a flik but goes to square leg
  33.3 Jayasuriya to Boucher, FOUR, a superb sweep off a faster ball on
        leg stump
  33.4 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, tossed up and driven to cover
       A run a ball finish required for South Africa to win this match
  33.5 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, driven along the ground to long off
  33.6 Jayasuriya to Pollock, no run, defended back

End of over 34 (5 runs) South Africa 168/5 (RR: 4.94 RRR: 101/16 = 6.31)
ST Jayasuriya 7-0-29-2 (2w) - Old Fort Road End
MV Boucher 11* (14b 1x4) SM Pollock 5* (15b)

       de Silva back to bowl
  34.1 de Silva to Boucher, no run, slow tossed up ball, turned to leg
  34.2 de Silva to Boucher, one run, driven to long off
  34.3 de Silva to Pollock, one run, cut late almost past point but MurAli
        does a diving save
  34.4 de Silva to Boucher, no run, on legstump, off the bat and drops
        forward and Aravinda tries his best
  34.5 de Silva to Boucher, one run, driven to long on
  34.6 de Silva to Pollock, no run, outside off and beaten on the
        straghter ball as drinks roll on

End of over 35 (3 runs) South Africa 171/5 (RR: 4.89 RRR: 98/15 = 6.53)
PA de Silva 6-0-28-2 (1w) - Umgeni End
MV Boucher 13* (18b 1x4) SM Pollock 6* (17b)

Match State: Drinks

       Its a battle out there, run rate at 6.53 and 5 wicket in hand
       Sri Lanka have qualified for the Super Sixes
  35.1 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, driven back
  35.2 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, driven to long off
  35.3 Jayasuriya to Pollock, one run, cuts to point
  35.4 Jayasuriya to Boucher, wide: no run, sweeps and misses, off the
        keeper to gully
  35.4 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, pushed to cover
  35.5 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, good ball, no width and its pushed
        back
  35.6 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, defends it back

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 174/5 (RR: 4.83 RRR: 95/14 = 6.79)
ST Jayasuriya 8-0-32-2 (3w) - Old Fort Road End
SM Pollock 7* (18b) MV Boucher 14* (23b 1x4)

  36.1 de Silva to Pollock, one run, off the backfoot, driven to long on
  36.2 de Silva to Boucher, one run, turned to mid wicket
  36.3 de Silva to Pollock, one run, steered to short third man
  36.4 de Silva to Boucher, no run, turned to square leg
  36.5 de Silva to Boucher, one run, driven to long on
  36.6 de Silva to Pollock, one run, short and pulled to square leg

End of over 37 (5 runs) South Africa 179/5 (RR: 4.84 RRR: 90/13 = 6.92)
PA de Silva 7-0-33-2 (1w) - Umgeni End
SM Pollock 10* (21b) MV Boucher 16* (26b 1x4)

       Arnold back
  37.1 Arnold to Pollock, one run, goes back and whipped backward of
        square
  37.2 Arnold to Boucher, one run, comes forward and works it to leg
  37.3 Arnold to Pollock, one run, prodded to third man
  37.4 Arnold to Boucher, two runs, hoiked to mid wicket in the air
  37.5 Arnold to Boucher, one run, pushed to long off
  37.6 Arnold to Pollock, no run, defends to cover

End of over 38 (6 runs) South Africa 185/5 (RR: 4.87 RRR: 84/12 = 7.00)
RP Arnold 3-0-15-0 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
MV Boucher 20* (29b 1x4) SM Pollock 12* (24b)

  38.1 de Silva to Boucher, one run, driven to long on
  38.2 de Silva to Pollock, one run, again driven to long on
  38.3 de Silva to Boucher, one run, nicely cut to deep point
  38.4 de Silva to Pollock, no run, turned to square leg
  38.5 de Silva to Pollock, no run, defended back
  38.6 de Silva to Pollock, no run, good over ends, pushed to short mid
        wicket

End of over 39 (3 runs) South Africa 188/5 (RR: 4.82 RRR: 81/11 = 7.36)
PA de Silva 8-0-36-2 (1w) - Umgeni End
MV Boucher 22* (31b 1x4) SM Pollock 13* (28b)

       Jayasuriya back
  39.1 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, swept to long leg
  39.2 Jayasuriya to Pollock, one run, prodded backward of point
  39.3 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, an inside out drive to long off
  39.4 Jayasuriya to Pollock, FOUR, comes rushing out, drives and misses,
        an inside edge runs to fine leg
  39.5 Jayasuriya to Pollock, three runs, cuts and its almost over the rop
        when Vass' boot got in the way
  39.6 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, swept to long leg and a fifty run
        stand

End of over 40 (11 runs) South Africa 199/5 (RR: 4.97 RRR: 70/10 = 7.00)
ST Jayasuriya 9-0-43-2 (3w) - Old Fort Road End
MV Boucher 25* (34b 1x4) SM Pollock 21* (31b 1x4)

       Murali brought on to stop the South Africans, can he?
  40.1 Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, sweeps and its outer edge to cover
  40.2 Muralitharan to Boucher, FOUR, a sweep to square leg and bisected
        the legside fielders
  40.3 Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, sweeps and misses, off the pads to
        third man
  40.4 Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, a big shout, on the pads while
        playing forward, an appeal but was outside the off stump line
  40.5 Muralitharan to Boucher, one run, sweeps and top edged over the
        keeper
  40.6 Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, short ball, sharp turn and just
        squeezes it out to third man

End of over 41 (5 runs) South Africa 204/5 (RR: 4.98 RRR: 65/9 = 7.22)
M Muralitharan 7-0-33-1 - Umgeni End
MV Boucher 30* (39b 2x4) SM Pollock 21* (32b 1x4)

  41.1 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, off the backfoot, forced to deep
        cover
  41.2 Jayasuriya to Pollock, one run, driven to long on
  41.3 Jayasuriya to Boucher, two runs, pushed to extra cover and a
        misfield allows the two runs
  41.4 Jayasuriya to Boucher, one run, a full toss, turned to deep mid
        wicket and Arnold prevents a second run
  41.5 Jayasuriya to Pollock, one run, turned to square leg
  41.6 Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, sweeps and misses, a screaming
        appeal from Jayasuriya ignored by ump Venkat

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 210/5 (RR: 5.00 RRR: 59/8 = 7.38)
ST Jayasuriya 10-0-49-2 (3w) - Old Fort Road End
SM Pollock 23* (34b 1x4) MV Boucher 34* (43b 2x4)

       Murali on, he has 3 overs to go
  42.1 Muralitharan to Pollock, two runs, a fine square drive, came late
        and placed it past backward point
  42.2 Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, come to the off to turn it to leg,
        taken on the pads
  42.3 Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, a long delay as ball was turned to
        leg, keeper throws to Murali and he throws onto the stump, a run
        out coming up, tv called

       South Africa 212/6, Partnership of 63
       SM Pollock  run out (Muralitharan)  25 (37b 1x4 0x6)

       There were many replays and finall was clear that Pollock was out
        by a very small margin
       Klusener in for a try at winning this
  42.4 Muralitharan to Boucher, two runs, swept to long leg for 2 quick
        runs
  42.5 Muralitharan to Boucher, one run, short and cut to backward point
  42.6 Muralitharan to Klusener, no run, from round the wicket, tries a
        turn to leg and misses

End of over 43 (5 runs) South Africa 215/6 (RR: 5.00 RRR: 54/7 = 7.71)
M Muralitharan 8-0-38-1 - Umgeni End
MV Boucher 37* (45b 2x4) L Klusener 0* (1b)

       Arnold back
  43.1 Arnold to Boucher, no run, beaten on the off, cuts and misses a
        faster ball
  43.2 Arnold to Boucher, one run, solidly driven to long on and crowd
        happy a Klu has to face
       Klusener taking some time, trying to get the bowlers tenser
  43.3 Arnold to Klusener, no run, from round the wicket, inside edge onto
        his pads
  43.4 Arnold to Klusener, no run, a full ball, struck on the pads and
        declined, prolly outside the lien as the rain starts up
  43.5 Arnold to Klusener, no run, on the pads and runs to short third man
  43.6 Arnold to Klusener, no run, defends it abck as rain increases

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 216/6 (RR: 4.91 RRR: 53/6 = 8.83)
RP Arnold 4-0-16-0 (1w) - Old Fort Road End
MV Boucher 38* (47b 2x4) L Klusener 0* (5b)

       Umpires have called for their coats
       Crowd looking a bit wet outthere as is the ball
       Ball change now in progress, south wind and thats likely to keep
        rain on
  44.1 Muralitharan to Boucher, one run, slammed to deep mid wicket but
        fielded by Vaas there
  44.2 Muralitharan to Klusener, no run, tossed up and he plays it right
        back
  44.3 Muralitharan to Klusener, no run, tries a turn to leg, ball fizzes
        to short square leg for Sangakkara to run to collect
  44.4 Muralitharan to Klusener, wide: FOUR, down the legside and it
        crosses the rope
  44.4 Muralitharan to Klusener, one run, whipped to leg
  44.5 Muralitharan to Boucher, SIX, Gone into the midwicket stand! hoiked
        from the off to a few rows in
  44.6 Muralitharan to Boucher, no run, turned to leg

End of over 45 (13 runs) South Africa 229/6 (RR: 5.09 RRR: 40/5 = 8.00)
M Muralitharan 9-0-51-1 (1w) - Umgeni End
L Klusener 1* (8b) MV Boucher 45* (50b 2x4 1x6)

       If they come off now, it may well be a tie
       They are playing on with the rain coming down heavily
       Finally ump Venkat says its too heavy and are going off
       Covers almost in and suddenly rain slows down, but there will be a
        delay, lots of debate on the rain conditions in this W Cup, play
        can be extended by 30 mins
       The wind is from the south and local experts think its here to stay

Match State: Delay - Rain has delayed play

       According to the D/L method the match is tied at the moment
       It is still raining and the cut off time for resumption or calling
        off is 10:45 local time approc 30 mins from now
       The Pollock run out may be the crusial blow and the fact that there
        was a dot last ball when play was stopped, a run there could have
        put South Africa ahead
       Rain has become heavier now
       The 'wet' crowd has decided to stay on and we will bring you the
        news as it happens
       Covers are coming off now
       Rain has strengthened and covers brought back on, only about 10
        mins left for the cut-off time
       Very close now to decision time on the match, its a min or two to
        go for an announcent on this match
       Under the playing conditions the match has been called off
       The match is declared tied
       The qualifiers in this Pool B are Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Kenya
        and South Afric have been eliminated, despondent scenes in their
        dressing room
       A rather damp end to what was turning out to be a nail-biter and
        the good news for New Zealan fans is they have got into the Super
        Sixes
       We hope you enjoyed this game wherever you are and we hope to see
        you tomorrow for the WI v Kenya game and Pakikistan v Zimbabwe

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