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  Wednesday, 25 September, 2002, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Clockwatch: India v South Africa
India 261-9 beat SA 251-6 by 10 runs

Herschelle Gibbs
Gibbs was forced to retire

South Africa have blown a strong position to crash to a 10-run defeat in the Champions Trophy semi-final.

An unbroken partnership of 178 between Herschelle Gibbs and Jacques Kallis put them in complete charge.

But Gibbs was forced to retire with heat exhaustion, and two quick wickets to Harbhajan Singh slowed the flow of runs.



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South African innings:

50th over: Sehwag bowls around the wicket and Kallis swings a massive six but the next ball takes the top edge and Dravid collects. South Africa 247-5.

There is massive celebration as Klusener can only manage a single, leaving 11 needed off the final ball, and an even bigger one as he is caught at long on. South Africa 251-6.

49th over: Neither Kallis nor Klusener can reach the boundary against some full-pitched bowling from Zaheer, needing 21 off the final over.

48th over: Only five off that over virtually seals South Africa's fate.

47th over: Tendulkar comes on and finally South Africa find the ropes with Kallis hitting the second ball to extra cover. Nine runs in total off the over.

46th over: Three runs off Sehwag's over leaves South Africa staring down the barrell. 39 needed from 24 balls.

45th over: Seven runs again from Kumble but South Africa still can't find the boundary. 42 needed from 30 balls.

44th over: Boucher goes now top-edging a slog sweep to give Yuvraj a simpler catch at short fine leg.
South Africa: 213-4

43rd over: Seven runs come from Kumble's over but South Africa still need 51 from 42 balls.

42nd over: Virender Sehwag comes on to bowl but the South Africans can only take four of his first over.

41st over: 200 comes up for South Africa but the runs are beginning to dry up now.

39th over: Another one goes as new batsmen Boeta Dippenaar slogs the ball down long-leg's throat for a duck. New hope for India.
South Africa 194-3

39th over: Yuvraj strikes again with a fantastic diving catch at short fine leg as Rhodes top edges a sweep shot.
South Africa 194-2

37th over: After a tight over from Harbhajan, Gibbs appears unable to hold his bat because of cramps and is forced to retire hurt on 116. Jonty Rhodes takes strike to new bowler Zaheer instead.

36th over: Gibbs looks like he's really starting to struggle now, the physio being called on to give a hand.

35th over: Gibbs has Smith on as a runner due to dehydration.

34th over: Nehra returns to the attack after his hand injury and manages to beat Kallis twice in a row.

33rd over: Gibbs is down the pitch again to Kumble, hitting the ball over mid-off for four.

32nd over: A single to Gibbs brings up the 150 partnership. Four for Gibbs through cover brings up his ninth ODI century from 98 balls.

29th over: Four for Gibbs as Yuvraj drops short and the 150 comes up for SA.

28th over: Tendulkar is on but he just helps bring up Kallis' 50 serving him up a long hop which is duly dispatched.

27th over: Gibbs edges a cut but with no close fielders it goes for four. A back foot drive from Gibbs pierces the field at extra cover.

25th over: Ganguly finishes off Nehra's over conceding a four belted through midwicket by Gibbs off his first ball.

25th over: Kallis tips and runs but the bowler Nehra trying to run out Gibbs collides withe the stumps and splits the webbing on his hand.

24th over: Yuvraj is on and Gibbs responds by driving him through cover for four.

23rd over: Four for Kallis finding the gap at deep square leg.

22nd over: A sweep for one by Gibbs brings up the 100. Laxman drops Kallis at slip and the ball goes for four.

21st over: Gibbs breaks the stranglehold hitting the ball over extra cover for four.

20th over: Four runs have come off the last two overs as India's spinners exert some control.

19th over: A single for Gibbs brings up his 50 from 59 balls.

17th over: South Africa content to trade in singles with the fielding restrictions over.

15th over: Too short from Harbhajan and Gibbs pulls for four. Kallis then plays and misses at the arm ball.

14th over: Gibbs goes down the track to Kumble but doesn't middle it with the ball pulled up short of the rope.

13th over: Harbhajan comes on as well and is a lot tighter than Kumble giving away two runs.

12th over: Anil Kumble is on and Kallis gets stuck in straight away driving to third man for four and taking another boundary through the covers to bring up the 50 partnership.

9th over: Gibbs takes three fours off Nehra, but is lucky with the second, a top-edged hook just fine of third man.

8th over: The pattern is repeated: a Zaheer maiden is immediately followed by a Gibbs boundary as Nehra struggles to emulate his partner's line.

6th over: Gibbs dispatches Nehra through cover for four.

5th over: Kallis is at sea to Zaheer, with a slight edge saving an lbw decision and then a perilous waft outside off-stump.

4th over: Gibbs is undeterred by Nehra's swing, flicking four through midwicket.

3rd over: A thick edge by Smith runs wide of third man for four. He is not so lucky when he does it again, Yuvraj Singh taking a spectacular leaping catch at gully. South Africa 14-1.

2nd over: Ashish Nehra sprays his first delivery wide and Gibbs hooks the second for four.

1st over: Zaheer Khan opens the bowling to Herschelle Gibbs, gaining a referral to the TV umpire for an lbw appeal but the ball pitched outside leg stump.


India: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

South Africa: Shaun Pollock (captain), Herschelle Gibbs, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Jonty Rhodes, Boeta Dippenaar, Mark Boucher, Lance Klusener, Robin Peterson, Allan Donald, Makhaya Ntini.

Umpires: David Shepherd (Eng), Russel Tiffin (Zim).

Third umpire: Daryl Harper (Aus)

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