ICC World Cup, 10th Match: Australia v New Zealand at Cardiff, May 20, 1999
ICC World Cup - 10th match, Group B
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
20 May 1999 (50-over match)
2.2

Allott to Ponting, no run, coming down the wicket for some hopeless type of defensive shot, defensive bat and pads going everywhere, ball lands into the thigh

2.3

Allott to Ponting, no run

2.4

Allott to Ponting, 1 run, driving into the covers, gets the thick edge down to the third man

Australia 8/1   RT Ponting 1* (3b)
4.1

Allott to Ponting, no run

4.2

Allott to Ponting, 1 run

4.6

Allott to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 17/1   RT Ponting 3* (6b)
5.1

Nash to Ponting, FOUR, swivelling on the backup, lollypop of a short ball, whacked thru mid wicket

5.2

Nash to Ponting, no run, chopped away on the off side

5.3

Nash to Ponting, 1 leg bye, clipped behind square, well, missed behind square then according to the umpire

5.6

Nash to Ponting, no run

Australia 23/1   RT Ponting 7* (10b 1x4)
6.2

Allott to Ponting, no run

6.3

Allott to Ponting, no run, good firm defence outside the off stump and into the covers

6.4

Allott to Ponting, 1 run, firm push into the covers, finds a tiny gap to take a run

6.6

Allott to Ponting, 1 no ball

6.6

Allott to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump, left to the keeper, Ponting practices a cover drive afterwards, like, as if.

Australia 27/1   RT Ponting 8* (15b 1x4)
7.3

Nash to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

7.4

Nash to Ponting, 1 run, drifting down leg, flicked down in front of square

7.6

Nash to Ponting, no run, outside the off stump, allowed to pass without interrogation

Australia 32/1   RT Ponting 9* (18b 1x4)
9.1

Nash to Ponting, no run, bat raised, ball passes underneath

9.2

Nash to Ponting, no run

9.3

Nash to Ponting, no run, poor little scracthy defensive push down the wicket

9.4

Nash to Ponting, no run, taps it close, the ball doesn't travels, Nash plays cleverand throws the ball at the stumps, or did it just slip

9.5

Nash to Ponting, no run, flaps at it across the line, played and missed

9.6

Nash to Ponting, 2 runs, pulling in front of square, bottom edge finds the gap

Australia 35/2   RT Ponting 11* (24b 1x4)
10.3

Allott to Ponting, 2 runs, ill-advised onto the front foot, ends up with an uncoordinated glance off the hip of a short ball, travels fine

10.4

Allott to Ponting, no run, pushing into the covers

10.5

Allott to Ponting, FOUR, lovely loft over the mid wicket, Ponting should be able to feast on this attack

10.6

Allott to Ponting, no run, poor ball, outside the off stump, cracking drive, but direct to the cover fielder

Australia 42/2   RT Ponting 17* (28b 2x4)
11.3

Nash to Ponting, 1 run

11.6

Nash to Ponting, no run

Australia 45/2   RT Ponting 18* (30b 2x4)
12.3

Cairns to Ponting, no run, pushes a dab short of the covers

12.4

Cairns to Ponting, FOUR, another cracking drive thru the mid wicket, Cairns totally ignorant of the concept of line and length

12.5

Cairns to Ponting, no run

12.6

Cairns to Ponting, no run

Australia 54/2   RT Ponting 22* (34b 3x4)
13.2

Larsen to Ponting, no run, front foot forward, driving to the mid off

13.3

Larsen to Ponting, no run, just watching it, defending from outside the off stump

13.4

Larsen to Ponting, no run, straight outside the off stump, Ponting getting frustrated already, tries to slash it thru the covers

13.5

Larsen to Ponting, no run, cutting direct to the point

13.6

Larsen to Ponting, no run, poor flick across the line, ball dribbles away

Australia 55/2   RT Ponting 22* (39b 3x4)
14.5

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 61/2   RT Ponting 23* (40b 3x4)
15.1

Larsen to Ponting, no run

15.2

Larsen to Ponting, no run

15.3

Larsen to Ponting, no run, onto the back foot, defends to the bowler

15.4

Larsen to Ponting, no run, seaming into the pads, but going down the leg side

15.5

Larsen to Ponting, no run, he bowls the sort of ball your Dad gives you in your backyard, nice straight and slow on the stumps

15.6

Larsen to Ponting, no run, but for some reason the whole world can't get him away for any runs whatsoever, perhaps they're all sentimental

Australia 61/2   RT Ponting 23* (46b 3x4)
16.2

Cairns to Ponting, FOUR, nice start for Cairns, square Ponting's defence up, grabs the outside edge, thru the Fleming-esque vacant slips

16.3

Cairns to Ponting, no run, another terrific ball, this time beating the bat

16.4

Cairns to Ponting, no run

16.5

Cairns to Ponting, 2 runs, leaning forward, clipping behind the square leg

16.6

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 69/2   RT Ponting 30* (51b 4x4)
17.1

Larsen to Ponting, no run, stepping back, appeared beaten for pace! oh dear, plays very late, chopping the defence into the ground

17.2

Larsen to Ponting, 1 run, flicked across the line in front of the square leg

Australia 70/2   RT Ponting 31* (53b 4x4)
18.2

Cairns to Ponting, no run

18.3

Cairns to Ponting, no run, defensive into the coverzs

18.4

Cairns to Ponting, no run, well driven, but direct to the mid wicket

18.5

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 74/2   RT Ponting 32* (57b 4x4)
19.1

Larsen to Ponting, 1 run

19.5

Larsen to Ponting, 1 leg bye

Australia 80/2   RT Ponting 33* (59b 4x4)
20.1

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run, on drive, int the air, DROPPED! Nash diving high to his left, great effort at mid wicket

20.3

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run

20.5

Cairns to Ponting, no run

20.6

Cairns to Ponting, no run, pushing direct into the covers

Australia 84/2   RT Ponting 35* (63b 4x4)
21.2

Larsen to Ponting, 1 run, flicking off the pads, behind the square leg, collected in the deep

21.6

Larsen to Ponting, no run, plays it late off the off stump, defensive towards the mid wicket

Australia 87/2   RT Ponting 36* (65b 4x4)
22.2

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, the on drive

22.4

Harris to Ponting, no run

22.5

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, just an easy swipe into the deep into the covers

Australia 91/2   RT Ponting 38* (68b 4x4)
23.1

Larsen to Ponting, no run, trying a forceful defensive push into the covers, well missed, Parore whips the bails off

23.2

Larsen to Ponting, no run, turning onto the on side to the mid wicket

23.3

Larsen to Ponting, 1 run, working it off the pads and forward of the square leg

Australia 92/2   RT Ponting 39* (71b 4x4)
24.1

Harris to Ponting, no run

24.2

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, straight drive, down to the long on

24.4

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, turning it forward of square leg

Australia 95/2   RT Ponting 41* (74b 4x4)
25.3

Larsen to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 106/2   RT Ponting 42* (75b 4x4)
26.3

Astle to Ponting, no run, defending down to the mid on

26.4

Astle to Ponting, no run

26.5

Astle to Ponting, 1 run, easy shot across the line of a ball outside the leg stump

Australia 113/2   RT Ponting 43* (78b 4x4)
27.2

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, pushing thru the covers

27.5

Harris to Ponting, no run

27.6

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, defending thru the wide mid off and into the deep

Australia 118/2   RT Ponting 45* (81b 4x4)
28.1

Astle to Ponting, 1 run, falling over as he glances it, still manages to shove it down to the backward square

Australia 119/2   RT Ponting 46* (82b 4x4)
29.1

Harris to Ponting, 1 run

29.5

Harris to Ponting, no run

29.6

Harris to Ponting, no run

Australia 125/2   RT Ponting 47* (85b 4x4)
30.4

Astle to Ponting, no run

30.5

Astle to Ponting, no run, tapping away on the on side

30.6

Astle to Ponting, OUT, leaning forward into the drive, thick outside edge, Harris takes a safe catch diving forward at point

RT Ponting c Harris b Astle 47 (120m 88b 4x4 0x6) SR: 53.40

Australia 126/3   RT Ponting 47 (87b 4x4)
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