Sunday, 15 April 2007

Golden Macca bowls 'em over

A corker of a 3-wicket bag by Craig MacMillan helped the Black Caps book a place in the Cricket World Cup semi finals, with a comfortable five wicket win over South Africa.

MacMillan's stint with the ball was the result of a "captain's hunch" by Stephen Fleming, enticing the dangerman Herschelle Gibbs into a false shot, and finishing with 3-23 from his medium pacers... before going on to score 38 not out with bat.

Macca's "golden arm" was put to regular use for the Black Caps a few years ago, where he was often brought on as a partnership-breaker. But since MacMillans' much deserved recall, he's been focusing more on his boundary smashing abilities than his part-time bowling.

New Zealand is now secure in the final four of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, even if the Black Caps don't manage to beat Australia in their final pool match on Saturday in Grenada.

* Stuff: Macca shines in Black Caps win

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