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Deconstructing the gentleman's game

�You�ve just dropped the World Cup, mate�. For almost four years now, Steve Waugh's legendary words have haunted Herschelle Gibbs. Gibbs had failed to pouch Steve Waugh's catch in the 1999 World Cup. After the reprieve, Waugh went on to score a match-winning 120 not-out. On Sunday, 16th February, Gibbs took a giant step towards redeeming himself, when he blasted the New Zealand attack to all corners of the park in his score of 143.

But, history seemed to repeat itself, when Boucher failed to hang on to a catch offered by the New Zealand captain, Stephen Fleming while he was on 53. Fleming took full advantage of this let-off and went on to score 134 not out to carry his team to an almost unbelievable win over the hosts, South Africa.

The question to be asked is... Did Boucher drop the 2003 World Cup?.

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