2007 Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka vs South Africa

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket (with 10 balls remaining) in a dramatic finish in the Super 8 phase of the World Cup at the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana.

South Africa looked to be cruising to victory, needing just 4 more runs at 206-5, before Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga set a new World Cup record - and also ODI level record - with 4 wickets from 4 balls. Nevertheless, South Africa held their nerve to scrape home by one wicket.

Charl Langeveldt had earlier taken the first 5 wicket haul of the competition - dismissing 3 in his final over.

This was both teams' first game in the Super 8 stage, although Sri Lanka already had 2 points on the board, thanks to their victory over Bangladesh in the group stage. South Africa entered empty-handed, having lost to their fellow group qualifiers, Australia.


Toss: Sri Lanka won, and elected to bat first.

Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Upul Tharanga c Kemp b Ntini 12 13 2 0 92.30
Sanath Jayasuriya c Kallis b Langeveldt 26 27 4 0 96.29
Mahela Jayawardene c de Villiers b Langeveldt 12 31 1 0 38.70
Kumar Sangakkara c Boucher b Hall 28 38 4 0 73.68
Chamara Silva run out (Gibbs) 9 27 1 0 33.33
Tillakaratne Dilshan c Kemp b Ntini 58 76 4 0 76.31
Russel Arnold c Boucher b Langeveldt 50 73 2 0 68.49
Farveez Maharoof c Ntini b Langeveldt 5 9 0 0 55.55
Chaminda Vaas c Gibbs b Langeveldt 0 1 0 0 0.00
Lasith Malinga not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Muttiah Muralitharan run out (Pollock) 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3; w 4; nb 1) 8
Total (all out; 49.3 overs) 209 18 0

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Tharanga, 3.1 ov), 2-45 (Jayasuriya, 10.1 ov), 3-65 (Jayawardene, 14.4 ov), 4-90 (Sangakkara, 21.3 ov), 5-98 (Silva, 24.1 ov), 6-195 (Dilshan, 45.5 ov), 7-208 (Arnold, 48.2 ov), 8-208 (Maharoof, 48.5 ov), 9-208 (Vaas, 48.6 ov), 10-209 (Muralitharan, 49.3 ov)

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Shaun Pollock 8 0 46 0 5.75
Makhaya Ntini 8 0 26 2 3.25
Charl Langeveldt 10 1 39 5 3.90
Andrew Hall 9.3 0 33 1 3.47
Jacques Kallis 6 0 24 0 4.00
Robin Peterson 5 0 22 0 4.40
Graeme Smith 3 0 16 0 5.33
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa innings (Target: 210 runs from 50 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Graeme Smith st Sangakkara b Muralitharan 59 65 7 1 90.76
Abraham de Villiers b Vaas 0 5 0 0 0.00
Jacques Kallis c Sangakkara b Malinga 86 110 4 0 78.18
Herschelle Gibbs c & b Muralitharan 31 51 1 0 60.78
Mark Boucher lbw b Muralitharan 0 1 0 0 0.00
Justin Kemp st Sangakkara b Jayasuriya 5 16 0 0 31.25
Shaun Pollock b Malinga 13 24 1 0 54.16
Andrew Hall c Tharanga b Malinga 0 2 1 0 0.00
Robin Peterson not out 4 8 1 0 50.00
Makhaya Ntini b Malinga 0 1 0 0 0.00
Charl Langeveldt not out 1 9 0 0 11.11
Extras (b 5; lb 4; w 3; nb 1) 13
Total (9 Wickets; 48.2 overs) 212 14 1

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (de Villiers, 0.6 ov), 2-95 (Smith, 17.2 ov), 3-160 (Gibbs, 32.1 ov), 4-160 (Boucher, 32.2 ov), 5-182 (Kemp, 37.6 ov), 6-206 (Pollock, 44.5 ov), 7-206 (Hall, 44.6 ov), 8-207 (Kallis, 46.1 ov), 9-207 (Ntini, 46.2 ov)

Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Chaminda Vaas 10 1 31 1 3.10
Lasith Malinga 9.2 0 54 4 5.78
Farveez Maharoof 7 0 41 0 5.85
Muttiah Muralitharan 10 0 34 3 3.40
Sanath Jayasuriya 10 0 34 1 3.40
Tillakaratne Dilshan 2 0 9 0 4.50

Sri Lanka: W U Tharanga, S T Jayasuriya, K C Sangakkara (wkt), D P M D Jayawardene (capt), L P C Silva, T M Dilshan, M F Maharoof, W P U J C Vaas, R P Arnold, S L Malinga, M Muralitharan
South Africa: G C Smith (capt), A B de Villiers, J H Kallis, H H Gibbs, J M Kemp, M V Boucher (wkt), S M Pollock, A J Hall, R J Peterson, M Ntini, C K Langeveldt

Players of the match: C K Langeveldt (South Africa) and S L Malinga (Sri Lanka)

Umpires: S A Bucknor (West Indies) and D J Harper (Australia)
TV umpire: M R Benson (England)
Match referee: J J Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire: S J A Taufel (Australia)

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