ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 10th match, Group B

Australia v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

8.2

Allott to Lehmann, 1 wide, down the leg side of the new left hander

8.2

Allott to Lehmann, no run

8.3

Allott to Lehmann, no run, stroked firmly to the forward point

8.4

Allott to Lehmann, no run, squeezed away to the backward point

8.5

Allott to Lehmann, no run

8.6

Allott to Lehmann, no run

Australia 33/2   DS Lehmann 0* (5b)

10.1

Allott to Lehmann, no run

10.2

Allott to Lehmann, 1 run, short and wide of the off stump, Lehmann glides it down to the 3rd man, a waste of a bad ball

Australia 36/2   DS Lehmann 1* (7b)

11.1

Nash to Lehmann, no run

11.2

Nash to Lehmann, 1 run

11.4

Nash to Lehmann, no run

11.5

Nash to Lehmann, 1 run, on the front foot, driving, thick edge thru the gully, Lehmann won't be around much longer

Australia 45/2   DS Lehmann 3* (11b)

12.1

Cairns to Lehmann, FOUR, very nice firm drive thru the covers

12.2

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run, very quick running after the ball was defended nowhere

Australia 50/2   DS Lehmann 8* (13b 1x4)

13.1

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind the square leg

Australia 55/2   DS Lehmann 9* (14b 1x4)

14.1

Cairns to Lehmann, no run, defending on the on side to the mid wicket

14.2

Cairns to Lehmann, FOUR, cracking shot, front foot cover drive thru the extra cover, wow, Lehmann moves into double figures

14.3

Cairns to Lehmann, no run, grinds it away into the off side

14.4

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run

14.6

Cairns to Lehmann, no run, right arm over the wicket, pitching on leg, hit on the roll, coming in nicely, big big appeal, looks pretty plumb, but the umpire thinks not

Australia 61/2   DS Lehmann 14* (19b 2x4)

16.1

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run, to 3rd man

Australia 62/2   DS Lehmann 15* (20b 2x4)

17.3

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

17.4

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, nudging on the on side

17.5

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

17.6

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run

Australia 71/2   DS Lehmann 16* (24b 2x4)

18.1

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 wide, awful ball down the leg side, nice thru to the keeper

18.1

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run, easy little tap thru the covers

18.6

Cairns to Lehmann, (no ball) 2 runs, flicking across the legs in front of square

18.6

Cairns to Lehmann, no run, defending outside the off stump

Australia 77/2   DS Lehmann 19* (27b 2x4)

19.2

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

19.3

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

19.4

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run

19.6

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

Australia 80/2   DS Lehmann 20* (31b 2x4)

20.2

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run

20.4

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run

Australia 84/2   DS Lehmann 22* (33b 2x4)

21.1

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 leg bye

21.3

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, driving across the line direct to Harry at backward point

21.4

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, deflected away, to a gully area

21.5

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run, thru the square leg

Australia 87/2   DS Lehmann 23* (37b 2x4)

22.1

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, overpitched from around the wicket on the off stump, easily worked thru mid wicket

22.3

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, one step down the wicket, drives thru the diving mid wicket

22.6

Harris to Lehmann, no run, squeezed back along the ground to the bowler

Australia 91/2   DS Lehmann 25* (40b 2x4)

23.4

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, turning the face of the bat to defend to the backward point

23.5

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, defending to the mid wicket, ODI cricket doesn't get much more exciting than this

23.6

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, dibberly bowlers and defensive fields, no wonder the crowds flock to it

Australia 92/2   DS Lehmann 25* (43b 2x4)

24.3

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, onto the front foot, swish goes the bat across the line of the ball, thru mid wicket

24.5

Harris to Lehmann, FOUR, yay! an attacking piece fo play from one of the 13 players on the field, an extravagent pull into the ground and thru the mid wicket

24.6

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, clipping it down to the fine leg

Australia 100/2   DS Lehmann 31* (46b 3x4)

25.1

Larsen to Lehmann, FOUR, and another, thru the mid wicket, Lehmann fed up with this annoying bowling

25.2

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run

25.4

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, off the toes and behind the square leg

25.5

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, tucked off the stumps to the forward square leg

25.6

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run, clips it well forward of point

Australia 107/2   DS Lehmann 37* (51b 4x4)

26.1

Astle to Lehmann, FOUR, slashing angled cut, played with some force, only an edge, but travels wide enough of the keeper standing up to the stumps

26.2

Astle to Lehmann, 1 run

26.6

Astle to Lehmann, 1 run, easily played to Horne at deep cover point, no challenge in this bowling, other than perhaps not falling asleep

Australia 114/2   DS Lehmann 43* (54b 5x4)

27.1

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, played forward of the square leg

27.3

Harris to Lehmann, no run

27.4

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, a chip in the air, over no one at mid off

Australia 117/2   DS Lehmann 45* (57b 5x4)

28.2

Astle to Lehmann, no run, terrible ball outside the off stump, hammered, but direct to the point

28.3

Astle to Lehmann, no run

28.4

Astle to Lehmann, no run, defensive drive off the stumps to the mid wicket

28.5

Astle to Lehmann, no run, easy drive to the cover fielder

28.6

Astle to Lehmann, no run, thru to the keeper, what a jammy over that was

Australia 119/2   DS Lehmann 45* (62b 5x4)

29.2

Harris to Lehmann, FOUR, huge loft over the wid emid on, appears destined for 6, but no, lands short

29.3

Harris to Lehmann, no run

29.4

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, tickles it thru the mid wicket, and that's his real 50, off 65 balls

Australia 125/2   DS Lehmann 50* (65b 6x4)

30.1

Astle to Lehmann, no run

30.2

Astle to Lehmann, no run, easily played from outside the off stump to the backward point

30.3

Astle to Lehmann, 1 run, a big baseball shot into right outfield, foul!

Australia 126/2   DS Lehmann 51* (68b 6x4)

31.1

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, driving down the on side to the long on

31.6

Harris to Lehmann, 2 runs, forced thru the mid wicket

Australia 130/3   DS Lehmann 54* (70b 6x4)

32.6

Astle to Lehmann, no run, defensive on the on side

Australia 133/3   DS Lehmann 54* (71b 6x4)

33.4

Harris to Lehmann, FOUR, good shot down the ground

33.5

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run

Australia 139/3   DS Lehmann 59* (73b 7x4)

34.1

Astle to Lehmann, no run, on the back foot, a cut shot, brilliant dive by harris at backward point, Waugh still almost commits to the run

34.2

Astle to Lehmann, 1 run

34.4

Astle to Lehmann, no run

34.5

Astle to Lehmann, 1 run

Australia 142/3   DS Lehmann 61* (77b 7x4)

35.3

Harris to Lehmann, FOUR, good flick off the legs, Cairns tries hard to save at deep backward point, but the replay is called and awards the 4 to Lehmann

35.4

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run

Australia 149/3   DS Lehmann 66* (79b 8x4)

36.6

Allott to Lehmann, no run, poor defence, inside edge into the thigh, ball bounces away on the off side

Australia 151/4   DS Lehmann 66* (80b 8x4)

37.2

Harris to Lehmann, no run, left arm orthodox spin, Lehmann trying to cut and not winning, there's an appeal for god knows what

37.3

Harris to Lehmann, no run

37.4

Harris to Lehmann, no run

37.5

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, worked down to the mid on area

Australia 153/4   DS Lehmann 67* (84b 8x4)

38.1

Allott to Lehmann, 1 run, chops a cut shot thru the point

38.5

Allott to Lehmann, 1 run, terrible ball, full outsid ethe off, the slowness was picked by Lehmann, chopped to the deep point

Australia 158/4   DS Lehmann 69* (86b 8x4)

39.2

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run, harris always around the wicket to the left handers, this one is knocked thru the covers

Australia 161/4   DS Lehmann 70* (87b 8x4)

40.3

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run, easy flick from outside the leg stump to the fine leg

40.5

Larsen to Lehmann, no run, puishing away on the off side

40.6

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run, another push to the square leg area, good pick up and throw to the bowler's end, but them bats are safe

Australia 168/4   DS Lehmann 72* (90b 8x4)

41.1

Harris to Lehmann, 2 runs, leaning on the back foot, good cut shot behind point, larsen with the excellent sliding save on the boundary, TV called, but he'll get the ump's approval there

41.2

Harris to Lehmann, 2 runs, on the frontfoot and driving forward of the mid wicket

41.3

Harris to Lehmann, no run, sweeping outside the off stump, misses, ball thru to the keeper

41.4

Harris to Lehmann, OUT, coming down the wicket, trying the off drive, not quite to the pitch of it, the ball slips off the face of the bat into the waiting hands of Astle at cover

DS Lehmann c Astle b Harris 76 (133m 94b 8x4 0x6) SR: 80.85

Australia 172/5   DS Lehmann 76 (94b 8x4)
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