ICC Cricket World Cup, 18th Match, Group A: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Mar 4, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 18th match, Group A
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 99 balls remaining)
Played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad (neutral venue)
4 March 2011 (50-over match)
  Zimbabwe innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal BRM Taylor lbw b Styris 44 106 57 4 0 77.19
23.1 Scott strikes, out of nowhere, nippy full offcutter from Styris, Taylor was taken completely by surprise, can't blame him after all those gentle trundlers Scott served up before this one, he wafts across the line as this one darts in on the toes, Styris gets the decision in his favour instantly, no reviews left for Zimbabwe anyways 86/6
View dismissal CK Coventry run out (Bennett) 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
1.2 from Southee, direct hit from mid on, and Coventry is in trouble. Fuller delivery from Southee, moving away from middle and off, Coventry gets half forward and drives without much timing to mid-on. Bennett does reall well, charging forward, swooping on the ball and under-arming into the sticks at the bowler's end. Coventry was not running full-tilt. He wasn't stretching fully. He's caught short by half a foot or so. 2/1
View dismissal T Taibu lbw b Southee 8 28 18 1 0 44.44
7.4 Southee probably doesn't have to wait long for redemption. Zimbabwe have refered an lbw appeal that was upheld. Southee gets this one to bend in with the angle, from back of a length around off stump. Taibu tries to work it towards the onside after moving the front foot into line, and almost falls over as he looks to play around the pads. It slips past the bat and thuds into the foam. Looks hopelessly adjacent. Taibu never wanted to refer that, but went through on Brendan's insistence. Zimbabwe have wasted a review. 27/2
View dismissal CR Ervine c Ryder b Mills 11 25 25 2 0 44.00
12.6 and Ervine has perished to the cordon. The odds of finding these gaps are not very high, and Ervine pays the price for hitting in the air again. Short ball, just outside off, a delivery that deserved to be cut, but not with this field. Ervine cracks it off the middle and it flies straight to Ryder at backward point. Easily pouched. Zim are stuttering. 42/3
View dismissal E Chigumbura* lbw b Vettori 1 9 4 0 0 25.00
14.1 Captain gets captain first ball. Or has he? Elton reviews a potentially controversial lbw decision. Tossed up on middle, back of a length and it straightens. Here's the catch - Elton has charged a mile out of his crease. Ok, may be not a mile, but 2.5 metres for sure. The replays say it pitched on the line of the stumps, hit in front of middle as Elton misses the chip to the leg side. The potentially questionable predictive powers of Hawk-Eye (since he was well out of the crease) say it was hitting leg stump. It is back to umpire Erasmus, and he, like Billy Bowden the other day, sticks to his decision. Only, this time, it is out. 46/4
View dismissal RW Chakabva c Taylor b Vettori 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
14.3 this is turning into a nightmare for Zimbabwe, as if all the troubles were not enough, Rosco pulls off a blinder now, Dan gets Chakabva to reach outside off and go for the drive, the edge flies to the right of Taylor at slip, who puts out his right hand quickly and takes it cleanly, Dan has struck twice in his opening over 46/5
View dismissal GA Lamb run out (Guptill/Vettori) 18 46 34 1 0 52.94
26.6 Vettori to Utseya, and this is really the last thing Zimbabwe wanted, really is, what a shame, it was guided towards backward point, Lamb wanted the single very badly, he was more than half way towards Utseya when he turned him back, no chance he was to make it back, the throw came in flat to Dan, who was in front of the stumps, and removed the bails in a diving motion, even as Lamb's dive was in vain 89/7
View dismissal P Utseya b Southee 36 95 65 3 0 55.38
46.2 that will do, Southee homes in on full on leg stump, and Utseya's swing across the line cannot prevent it from crashing in to the base of the wood, Southee sees the ball has done the job, and turns back in an everyday matter-of-fact way 162/10
View dismissal AG Cremer c †BB McCullum b Mills 22 43 43 1 0 51.16
36.6 Mills gets him finally, it was closer to off stump this time, much fuller too, he went for the drive, and got a healthy outside edge through to the keeper 122/8
View dismissal RW Price lbw b Southee 11 27 19 0 0 57.89
44.1 Southee bellows and pleads at the same time, and gets the decision he wanted, it was full and came in to strike him on the pads, he was nowhere near it with the bat, and that would have taken out leg stump, one more to go 157/9
T Panyangara not out 4 13 9 1 0 44.44
Extras (lb 4, w 3) 7
  Total (all out; 46.2 overs; 202 mins) 162 (3.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets KD Mills 10 0 29 2 2.90 44 3 0 (1w)
12.6 to Ervine, and Ervine has perished to the cordon. The odds of finding these gaps are not very high, and Ervine pays the price for hitting in the air again. Short ball, just outside off, a delivery that deserved to be cut, but not with this field. Ervine cracks it off the middle and it flies straight to Ryder at backward point. Easily pouched. Zim are stuttering. 42/3
36.6 to Cremer, Mills gets him finally, it was closer to off stump this time, much fuller too, he went for the drive, and got a healthy outside edge through to the keeper 122/8
View wickets TG Southee 9.2 3 29 3 3.10 41 3 0 (2w)
7.4 to Taibu, Southee probably doesn't have to wait long for redemption. Zimbabwe have refered an lbw appeal that was upheld. Southee gets this one to bend in with the angle, from back of a length around off stump. Taibu tries to work it towards the onside after moving the front foot into line, and almost falls over as he looks to play around the pads. It slips past the bat and thuds into the foam. Looks hopelessly adjacent. Taibu never wanted to refer that, but went through on Brendan's insistence. Zimbabwe have wasted a review. 27/2
44.1 to Price, Southee bellows and pleads at the same time, and gets the decision he wanted, it was full and came in to strike him on the pads, he was nowhere near it with the bat, and that would have taken out leg stump, one more to go 157/9
46.2 to Utseya, that will do, Southee homes in on full on leg stump, and Utseya's swing across the line cannot prevent it from crashing in to the base of the wood, Southee sees the ball has done the job, and turns back in an everyday matter-of-fact way 162/10
  HK Bennett 8 0 37 0 4.62 25 3 0
View wickets DL Vettori 10 3 25 2 2.50 41 1 0
14.1 to Chigumbura, Captain gets captain first ball. Or has he? Elton reviews a potentially controversial lbw decision. Tossed up on middle, back of a length and it straightens. Here's the catch - Elton has charged a mile out of his crease. Ok, may be not a mile, but 2.5 metres for sure. The replays say it pitched on the line of the stumps, hit in front of middle as Elton misses the chip to the leg side. The potentially questionable predictive powers of Hawk-Eye (since he was well out of the crease) say it was hitting leg stump. It is back to umpire Erasmus, and he, like Billy Bowden the other day, sticks to his decision. Only, this time, it is out. 46/4
14.3 to Chakabva, this is turning into a nightmare for Zimbabwe, as if all the troubles were not enough, Rosco pulls off a blinder now, Dan gets Chakabva to reach outside off and go for the drive, the edge flies to the right of Taylor at slip, who puts out his right hand quickly and takes it cleanly, Dan has struck twice in his opening over 46/5
View wicket SB Styris 4 0 13 1 3.25 14 1 0
23.1 to Taylor, Scott strikes, out of nowhere, nippy full offcutter from Styris, Taylor was taken completely by surprise, can't blame him after all those gentle trundlers Scott served up before this one, he wafts across the line as this one darts in on the toes, Styris gets the decision in his favour instantly, no reviews left for Zimbabwe anyways 86/6
  NL McCullum 3 0 15 0 5.00 7 1 0
  JD Ryder 2 0 10 0 5.00 5 1 0
  New Zealand innings (target: 163 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Guptill not out 86 114 108 7 2 79.62
BB McCullum not out 76 114 95 6 2 80.00
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 2) 4
  Total (0 wickets; 33.3 overs; 114 mins) 166 (4.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  T Panyangara 5.3 0 42 0 7.63 18 3 3 (1nb)
  RW Price 7 0 23 0 3.28 28 3 0
  P Utseya 6 0 23 0 3.83 21 0 1 (1nb)
  GA Lamb 5 0 18 0 3.60 16 1 0
  AG Cremer 7 0 38 0 5.42 17 4 0
  E Chigumbura 3 0 21 0 7.00 4 2 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
Points - New Zealand 2, Zimbabwe 0
Player of the match - MJ Guptill (New Zealand)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire - RJ Tucker (Australia)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 30 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Over 6.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - BRM Taylor (Struck down)
    • Over 7.4: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - T Taibu (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 16 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 46/4 in 14.1 overs (BRM Taylor 22)
    • Over 14.1: Review by Zimbabwe (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - E Chigumbura (Struck down)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (96 balls), Extras 4
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 107/7 in 33.0 overs (P Utseya 7, AG Cremer 12)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 42.5 overs (257 balls), Extras 7
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 5 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Innings Break: Zimbabwe - 162/10 in 46.2 overs (T Panyangara 4)
    • New Zealand innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 27 runs, 0 wicket)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (MJ Guptill 36, BB McCullum 16, Ex 0)
    • MJ Guptill: 50 off 68 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Over 21.4: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - MJ Guptill (Struck down)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 22.4 overs (137 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 137 balls (MJ Guptill 55, BB McCullum 43, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 100/0 in 23.0 overs (MJ Guptill 55, BB McCullum 43)
    • BB McCullum: 50 off 74 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 31.1 overs (189 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 189 balls (MJ Guptill 75, BB McCullum 74, Ex 4)
    • Attendance - 7,000
 
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