2007 Cricket World Cup: Australia vs South Africa

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Australia beat South Africa by 83 runs in the final Group A match in the World Cup at the Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

As both teams had already progressed through to the Super 8 stage, this game was effectively a Super 8 encounter, with the points won here being carried through.

Australia set the third highest total in World Cup history (377 runs), with Matthew Hayden grabbing the fastest century in World Cup history off just 66 balls, beating John Davison's 67 ball century for Canada against the West Indies in 2003.

Toss: South Africa won, and elected to field first.

Flag of Australia.svg Australia innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Adam Gilchrist c Gibbs b Langeveldt 42 42 6 1 100.00
Matthew Hayden c Gibbs b Kallis 101 68 14 4 148.52
Ricky Ponting c de Villiers b Ntini 91 91 8 2 100.00
Michael Clarke run out (Pollock/Langeveldt) 92 75 7 4 122.66
Andrew Symonds b Hall 18 13 2 0 138.46
Michael Hussey c Kallis b Hall 5 3 1 0 166.66
Shane Watson not out 14 9 2 0 155.55
Extras (lb 4; w 9; nb 1) 14
Total (6 Wickets; 50 overs) 377 40 11

Fall of wickets: 1-106 (Gilchrist, 14.5 ov), 2-167 (Hayden, 23.3 ov), 3-328 (Ponting, 45.1 ov), 4-347 (Clarke, 46.4 ov), 5-353 (Hussey, 47.2 ov), 6-377 (Symonds, 49.6 ov)

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Shaun Pollock 10 0 83 0 8.30
Makhaya Ntini 9 0 68 1 7.55
Charl Langeveldt 10 0 82 1 8.20
Andrew Hall 10 0 60 2 6.00
Graeme Smith 2 0 14 0 7.00
Jacques Kallis 9 0 66 1 7.33
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa innings (Target: 378 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Graeme Smith c Gilchrist b Hogg 74 69 9 2 107.24
Abraham de Villiers run out (Watson) 92 70 14 2 131.42
Jacques Kallis c Clarke b Hogg 48 63 5 0 76.19
Herschelle Gibbs st Gilchrist b Hogg 17 19 1 1 89.47
Ashwell Prince c Hayden b McGrath 1 3 0 0 33.33
Mark Boucher b Tait 22 26 1 1 84.61
Justin Kemp lbw b Tait 1 6 0 0 16.66
Shaun Pollock b Watson 7 7 1 0 100.00
Andrew Hall not out 8 12 0 0 66.66
Charl Langeveldt b Bracken 0 6 0 0 0.00
Makhaya Ntini b Bracken 7 8 1 0 87.50
Extras (w 11; nb 1; pen 5) 17
Total (all out; 48 overs) 294 32 6

Fall of wickets: 1-160 (de Villiers, 20.6 ov), 1-184* (Smith, retired not out, 25.1 ov), 2-220 (Gibbs, 31.3 ov), 3-223 (Prince, 32.2 ov), 4-256 (Boucher, 38.5 ov), 5-264 (Kemp, 40.5 ov), 6-267 (Smith, 41.3 ov), 7-277 (Kallis, 43.1 ov), 8-279 (Pollock, 44.1 ov), 9-280 (Langeveldt, 45.2 ov), 10-294 (Ntini, 47.6 ov)

Flag of Australia.svg Australia bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Nathan Bracken 9 0 40 2 4.44
Shaun Tait 10 0 61 2 6.10
Glenn McGrath 9 0 62 1 6.88
Shane Watson 8 1 46 1 5.75
Brad Hogg 10 0 61 3 6.10
Andrew Symonds 2 0 19 0 9.50

Australia: A C Gilchrist (wkt), M L Hayden, R T Ponting (capt), M J Clarke, A Symonds, M E K Hussey, S R Watson, G B Hogg, N W Bracken,S W Tait, G D McGrath
South Africa: G C Smith (capt), A B de Villiers, J H Kallis, H H Gibbs, A G Prince, J M Kemp, M V Boucher (wkt), S M Pollock, A J Hall, C K Langeveldt, M Ntini

Player of the match: M L Hayden (Australia)

Umpires: M R Benson (England) and S A Bucknor (Jamaica)
TV umpire: A L Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee: R S Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: E A R de Silva (Sri Lanka)

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