ICC Cricket World Cup, 8th Match, Group A: Australia v New Zealand at Nagpur, Feb 25, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 8th match, Group A
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 96 balls remaining)
25 February 2011 (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill b Watson 10 45 25 2 0 40.00
8.5 78.5 mph, oh well, Watto has castled Guppy with another grubber. Bad signs this, for the game. Back of a length from Watto, Guppy may have been better off coming forward in hindsight, but I doubt it would have helped. It just never came up off the track, Guppy played a half-cock forward block, but it kissed the toe of the bat and just shot through onto the stumps. Balls bounce more on nine-pin bowling alleys. 40/2
View dismissal BB McCullum c Krejza b Tait 16 19 12 3 0 133.33
3.4 88.3 mph, McCullum has holed out, or has he? Caught at third man by Krejza, but the umpire wants to check if he over-stepped. He landed alright, but the foot skid a few inches forward. Still doesn't over-step so McCullum has to go. Full delivery outside off, Baz looks for the extravagant carve over point, but since his feet weren't across it went off the outside edge, close to the bottom of the bat. He went at that so hard, that it carried to Krejza at third man at good height. 20/1
View dismissal JD Ryder c †Haddin b Johnson 25 49 31 6 0 80.64
13.2 88.0 mph, caught behind! New Zealand are making no progress here. Johnson hits a good length around off stump and gets the ball to straighten just enough off the pitch. Ryder pushes forward tentatively and gets a thick nick through to Haddin. It's what eventually happens when you let one bowler bowl at a batsman for long periods without making him change his line by rotating strike. 66/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor b Tait 7 45 22 1 0 31.81
16.6 86.9 mph, bowled him! Tait fires a full and fast yorker at Taylor, who had no hope once he made the decision to play across the line. He played around the ball and it crashed into off stump. 73/6
View dismissal JEC Franklin c †Haddin b Johnson 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
13.5 85.9 mph, there you go, too high at No. 5. Franklin keeps his feet rooted in his crease and tries to drive at one extremely far away from his body. Rubbish shot, and the edge is taken oh so easily by Haddin. 66/4
View dismissal SB Styris c †Haddin b Tait 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
14.4 86.1 mph, horrific shot from Styris and the implosion continues. Tait pitched one short and wide, Styris went to slash it but it was a bit too far from him. He needed to get a bit closer to the ball but he didn't and the edge is once again taken by Haddin. 67/5
View dismissal JM How lbw b Smith 22 60 47 1 0 46.80
28.6 47.5 mph, How reviews an lbw call that looked plumb at the outset. Tossed up on middle from a touch wide of the crease, grips and straightens as How looks to defend it in front of front pad. The bat came across from its backlift, that began with the bat pointing at gully, a little late. The ball thudded into the pad in front of middle and was headed towards the stumps too. A review wasted, How is gone. 121/7
View dismissal NL McCullum lbw b Johnson 52 94 76 3 0 68.42
41.2 86.7 mph, Nathan reviews an lbw decision. Another interesting one, as Mitch landed on middleand leg. The ball was doing nothing, just carried on with the line. Nathan, for some reason, was looking to get across to the off stump and nurdle to the leg side. A fine plan that, but not if you miss the plan. He did. Hit in the front of middle, and it was carrying on to hit off. Both reviews done for New Zealand, and an important wicket for Aus. 175/8
View dismissal DL Vettori* c †Haddin b Lee 44 62 43 5 0 102.32
44.6 75.6 mph, after seven brilliant wicket-less overs, Lee picks one in his shoddiest over of the day. Vettori has run more at the crease today than between them, and again motors away to well outside off. Lee does well to stick to his guns and keep it outside off, back of a length. Vettori goes for the pull and gets an inside edge, through to Haddin. 206/9
View dismissal TG Southee c Ponting b Johnson 6 20 10 0 0 60.00
45.1 86.8 mph, Ponting is saved a hefty fine for slow over rates as Australia manage to bowl New Zealand out, just five minutes over time. Poor, poor shot from Southee. Looks to launch a straight length ball without getting forward, and just tonks it up in the air. It goes up into the Nagpur sky and when it comes down, Ponting is ready, despite the fact that the midday sun would have blinded him. 206/10
HK Bennett not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 8, w 13, nb 2) 24
  Total (all out; 45.1 overs; 207 mins) 206 (4.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 8 2 29 1 3.62 35 4 0
44.6 to Vettori, 75.6 mph, after seven brilliant wicket-less overs, Lee picks one in his shoddiest over of the day. Vettori has run more at the crease today than between them, and again motors away to well outside off. Lee does well to stick to his guns and keep it outside off, back of a length. Vettori goes for the pull and gets an inside edge, through to Haddin. 206/9
View wickets SW Tait 7 0 35 3 5.00 27 3 0 (2nb, 4w)
3.4 to BB McCullum, 88.3 mph, McCullum has holed out, or has he? Caught at third man by Krejza, but the umpire wants to check if he over-stepped. He landed alright, but the foot skid a few inches forward. Still doesn't over-step so McCullum has to go. Full delivery outside off, Baz looks for the extravagant carve over point, but since his feet weren't across it went off the outside edge, close to the bottom of the bat. He went at that so hard, that it carried to Krejza at third man at good height. 20/1
14.4 to Styris, 86.1 mph, horrific shot from Styris and the implosion continues. Tait pitched one short and wide, Styris went to slash it but it was a bit too far from him. He needed to get a bit closer to the ball but he didn't and the edge is once again taken by Haddin. 67/5
16.6 to Taylor, 86.9 mph, bowled him! Tait fires a full and fast yorker at Taylor, who had no hope once he made the decision to play across the line. He played around the ball and it crashed into off stump. 73/6
View wickets MG Johnson 9.1 3 33 4 3.60 42 6 0 (2w)
13.2 to Ryder, 88.0 mph, caught behind! New Zealand are making no progress here. Johnson hits a good length around off stump and gets the ball to straighten just enough off the pitch. Ryder pushes forward tentatively and gets a thick nick through to Haddin. It's what eventually happens when you let one bowler bowl at a batsman for long periods without making him change his line by rotating strike. 66/3
13.5 to Franklin, 85.9 mph, there you go, too high at No. 5. Franklin keeps his feet rooted in his crease and tries to drive at one extremely far away from his body. Rubbish shot, and the edge is taken oh so easily by Haddin. 66/4
41.2 to NL McCullum, 86.7 mph, Nathan reviews an lbw decision. Another interesting one, as Mitch landed on middleand leg. The ball was doing nothing, just carried on with the line. Nathan, for some reason, was looking to get across to the off stump and nurdle to the leg side. A fine plan that, but not if you miss the plan. He did. Hit in the front of middle, and it was carrying on to hit off. Both reviews done for New Zealand, and an important wicket for Aus. 175/8
45.1 to Southee, 86.8 mph, Ponting is saved a hefty fine for slow over rates as Australia manage to bowl New Zealand out, just five minutes over time. Poor, poor shot from Southee. Looks to launch a straight length ball without getting forward, and just tonks it up in the air. It goes up into the Nagpur sky and when it comes down, Ponting is ready, despite the fact that the midday sun would have blinded him. 206/10
View wicket SR Watson 3 1 9 1 3.00 16 2 0 (1w)
8.5 to Guptill, 78.5 mph, oh well, Watto has castled Guppy with another grubber. Bad signs this, for the game. Back of a length from Watto, Guppy may have been better off coming forward in hindsight, but I doubt it would have helped. It just never came up off the track, Guppy played a half-cock forward block, but it kissed the toe of the bat and just shot through onto the stumps. Balls bounce more on nine-pin bowling alleys. 40/2
  JJ Krejza 9 0 47 0 5.22 22 3 0 (1w)
View wicket SPD Smith 9 0 44 1 4.88 23 3 0 (1w)
28.6 to How, 47.5 mph, How reviews an lbw call that looked plumb at the outset. Tossed up on middle from a touch wide of the crease, grips and straightens as How looks to defend it in front of front pad. The bat came across from its backlift, that began with the bat pointing at gully, a little late. The ball thudded into the pad in front of middle and was headed towards the stumps too. A review wasted, How is gone. 121/7
  Australia innings (target: 207 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson b Bennett 62 87 61 6 1 101.63
18.3 Bennett has picked two in two. Do NZ have a chance to get back into this? Once again, Watto perishes soon after crossing his 50. Bennett continues to operate with that nagging lack of pace, this time back of a length and well outside off. Watto waited for it to come on and played an ugly cross-batted swipe. The ball was coming slower than he expected, and took the inside edge before crashing into the stumps. 136/2
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Franklin b Bennett 55 84 50 8 0 110.00
18.1 59.3 mph, Bennett gets Haddin with a 96.4 kph slow bouncer. Comical stuff all round. It came out much shorter than Bennett wanted - landed midway down the pitch, took off in slow motion and seemed to stop - in mid-air mind you - as Haddin evaluated his options. He decided to throw the horizontal bat at it and swat it down, but it was too high for him to control. He ended up looping it to deep midwicket, despite rolling the wrists over it, and this time Franklin holds. 133/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* st †BB McCullum b Southee 12 39 28 1 0 42.85
26.5 83.9 mph, Ponting must be miffed. Hide the TV in the dressing room. Lovely work from Baz, he's stolen a wicket out of nowhere. Southee pushes another one half a foot down the leg side, Ponting is lulled out of the crease as he plays a walking flick and misses. McCullum doesn't. With hands quicker than a rattlesnake he collects and removes the bails. By the time Ponting turned back, McCullum was celebrating. Hide the TVs I say. 167/3
MJ Clarke not out 24 77 37 4 0 64.86
CL White not out 22 39 28 3 0 78.57
Extras (lb 3, w 29) 32
  Total (3 wickets; 34 overs; 167 mins) 207 (6.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket TG Southee 10 2 45 1 4.50 40 5 0 (4w)
26.5 to Ponting, 83.9 mph, Ponting must be miffed. Hide the TV in the dressing room. Lovely work from Baz, he's stolen a wicket out of nowhere. Southee pushes another one half a foot down the leg side, Ponting is lulled out of the crease as he plays a walking flick and misses. McCullum doesn't. With hands quicker than a rattlesnake he collects and removes the bails. By the time Ponting turned back, McCullum was celebrating. Hide the TVs I say. 167/3
  DL Vettori 7 0 39 0 5.57 20 5 0 (1w)
View wickets HK Bennett 7 0 63 2 9.00 21 7 0 (7w)
18.1 to Haddin, 59.3 mph, Bennett gets Haddin with a 96.4 kph slow bouncer. Comical stuff all round. It came out much shorter than Bennett wanted - landed midway down the pitch, took off in slow motion and seemed to stop - in mid-air mind you - as Haddin evaluated his options. He decided to throw the horizontal bat at it and swat it down, but it was too high for him to control. He ended up looping it to deep midwicket, despite rolling the wrists over it, and this time Franklin holds. 133/1
18.3 to Watson, Bennett has picked two in two. Do NZ have a chance to get back into this? Once again, Watto perishes soon after crossing his 50. Bennett continues to operate with that nagging lack of pace, this time back of a length and well outside off. Watto waited for it to come on and played an ugly cross-batted swipe. The ball was coming slower than he expected, and took the inside edge before crashing into the stumps. 136/2
  NL McCullum 3 0 22 0 7.33 8 2 1
  JD Ryder 5 0 24 0 4.80 22 2 0 (3w)
  JEC Franklin 2 0 11 0 5.50 6 1 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to field
ICC Cricket World Cup points - Australia 2, New Zealand 0
Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - Australia won the one-off match
Player of the match - MG Johnson (Australia)
Umpires - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and BR Doctrove (West Indies)
TV umpire - Asad Rauf (Pakistan)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - BNJ Oxenford (Australia)

Match Notes


    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 19 runs, 3 wickets)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (69 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 66/2 in 13.0 overs (JD Ryder 25, LRPL Taylor 4)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 23.4 overs (144 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 118/6 in 28.0 overs (JM How 21, NL McCullum 20)
    • Over 28.6: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - JM How (Struck down)
    • Over 35.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BR Doctrove, Batsman - DL Vettori (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 35.6 overs (218 balls), Extras 22
    • NL McCullum: 50 off 72 balls (3 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (NL McCullum 29, DL Vettori 18, Ex 3)
    • Over 41.2: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - BR Doctrove, Batsman - NL McCullum (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 43.1 - 48.0 (Batting side - 18 runs, 2 wickets)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 44.1 overs (267 balls), Extras 24
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 206/10 in 45.1 overs (HK Bennett 0)
    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 74 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 4.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - SR Watson (Upheld)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (SR Watson 15, BJ Haddin 28, Ex 8)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 39 balls (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 14
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 84 balls (SR Watson 35, BJ Haddin 51, Ex 14)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 121/0 in 16.0 overs (SR Watson 53, BJ Haddin 51)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 19.1 - 24.0 (Bowling side - 20 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 21.2 overs (128 balls), Extras 21
    • Over 22.2: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - RT Ponting (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 177/3 in 29.0 overs (MJ Clarke 14, CL White 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 32.6 overs (198 balls), Extras 32
    • Attendance - 16,400
 
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