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Semi-final: Australia v South Africa
St Lucia, 25 April 2007

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Smith loses his wicket early in the match

South Africa win the toss, bat and see captain Graeme Smith bowled by Nathan Bracken for two in the third over

Kallis watches his bails fall

Jacques Kallis fares little better, getting yorked by Glenn McGrath for five to leave the Proteas on 12-2

Tait celebrates the dismissal of De Villiers

Shaun Tait also gets among the wickets, tempting AB de Villiers to snick the ball into Adam Gilchrist's gloves

McGrath celebrates as South Africa flounder

McGrath claims two more scalps in quick succession to break the record for wickets taken in a single World Cup

Gibbs offers some resistance

Herschelle Gibbs gives South Africa hope but he too falls to Tait for 39, making it 87-6 in the 23rd over

Tait claims his third scalp

The onslaught continues soon after when Andrew Hall becomes Tait's third victim, edging to Gilchrist for three

Hogg savours his wicket

Justin Kemp and Shaun Pollock take the score past 100 before the latter is caught and bowled by Brad Hogg

Shane Watson holds his head as South Africa's tail frustrate

Andre Nel and Kemp put on 27 to frustrate Australia, but use over 10 overs in the process as the run rate drops

Kemp becomes the pick of South Africa's batsmen

Kemp bats through to finish on 49 not out as South Africa post their lowest ever World Cup total of 149 all out

Gilchrist loses his stumps

Australia's run chase begins very poorly with Gilchrist being bowled by Charl Langeveldt with only one on the scoreboard

Ponting's bails leave the stumps

Captain Ricky Ponting is the next to go, bowled by Nel, but Australia still look the stronger at 44-2

Hayden and Clarke put on 66

Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke's partnership passes 50, but the former falls to Pollock to raise the Proteas' hopes

Clarke sends another shot to the boundary

The first half century of the match is completed by Clarke as the reigning world champions close in on another final

Clarke shakes hands with Mark Boucher after booking Australia's place in the final

Andrew Symonds hits the winning runs in the 32nd over as Australia complete a very comfortable seven-wicket victory



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