'One of the best matches I played in'
April 1, 2007
The 1999 semi-final between Australia and South Africa is regarded as one of the best World Cup matches ever.
It was one day cricket at its best, as the contest finished in a thrilling tie.
The Aussies qualified because they had a better standing on the Super Six table. And a tsunami of gloom swept over South Africa.
There were many memorable moments from that great contest that still linger on in our minds -- like Allan Donald's run out that denied South Africans the victory, Lance Klusener's amazing hitting at the end, Shane Warne's stunning bowling to capture 4 wickets for 29 runs.
And taking us through that game will be the man who pulled off an amazing rescue act after Australia were reduced to 68 for 4 at one stage. In many ways, Michael Bevan's solid knock of 65 turned the tables on the South Africans.
'It has to be one of the best matches I ever played in,' Bevan said in an exclusive chat with Special Correspondent Harish Kotian.
Click on the audio player below to hear Michael Bevan
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