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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Australia vs South Africa 2nd Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs South Africa 2nd Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 1999


Watch the highlights of Australia vs South Africa 2nd Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the 2nd Semi-Final played between South Africa and Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 17th June 1999.

Australia vs South Africa 2nd Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 Highlights
Australia celebrates after Allan Donald run-out © cricket.com.au / ICC

Australia storm into the finals after a Damien Fleming holds nerve as match-tied over South Africa, despite a Lance Klusener's heroic knock in the low-scoring thriller of the World Cup second semi-final match.

* ball was pulled down the wicket, Lance Klusener called him thru, Allan Donald didn't move and then he dropped his bat, both batsmen at the bowler's end, mid off passes it to Damien Fleming who passes to Adam Gilchrist, Allan Donald running down the pitch without his bat, who rolled it to Adam Gilchrist, who broke the wicket, and South African hearts. The result was a first tie in World Cup history.

* Australia go thru finals because they finish higher net run-rate in the super 6 table

* Shaun Pollock's 5 for 36 was the tenth best bowling figures for South Africa in One-day International, it is South Africa's second best figures in World Cups and South Africa's best figures against Australia in World Cups.

Australia scored 213 for all-out in 49.2 overs with top scorer by Michael Bevan struck 65 off consuming 101-balls including 6-fours.

Steve Waugh cracked a 56 off 76-balls included 6-fours & a six, Ricky Ponting hit 37 off 48-balls including 3-fours & a six, Adam Gilchrist 20 and Shane Warne 18.

South Africa best bowler by Shaun Pollock claimed 5-wicket haul for 36-runs in 9.2 overs including a maiden, Allan Donald picked up 4-wickets for 32-runs in 10-overs included a maiden and Jacques Kallis took one-wicket.

South Africa scored 213 for all-out in 49.4 overs with top scorer by Jacques Kallis struck 53 off consuming 92-balls including 3-fours. Jonty Rhodes cracked a 43 off 55-balls included 3-fours and a six.

Lance Klusener blasted a unbeaten 31 off 16-balls including 4-fours and a six with strike rate of 193.75.

Herschelle Gibbs scored 30 off 36-balls included 6-fours, Shaun Pollock 20 and Gary Kirsten 18.

Australia best bowler by Shane Warne claims 4-29, Paul Reiffel, Damien Fleming and Glenn McGrath each took one-wickets.

Shane Watson named Player of the match for his sensational spin bowling performance to claimed 4-wicket haul for 29-runs in 10-overs including 4-maidens.