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)

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

26.3

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

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   NJ Astle 1-0-7-0

28.1

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

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   NJ Astle 2-0-8-0

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!

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   NJ Astle 3-0-9-1

32.1

Astle to SR Waugh, no run, defensive to the mid wicket

32.2

Astle to SR Waugh, no run, stepping back and defending to the bowler

32.3

Astle to SR Waugh, no run, lame little tap into the covers

32.4

Astle to SR Waugh, 2 runs, very well glanced from outside the leg stump amd behind the square leg into the deep

32.5

Astle to SR Waugh, 1 run, a tuck off the hip, mid wicket runs in quickly

32.6

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

Australia 133/3   NJ Astle 4-0-12-1

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

34.3

Astle to SR Waugh, 1 run

34.4

Astle to Lehmann, no run

34.5

Astle to Lehmann, 1 run

34.6

Astle to SR Waugh, 1 run

Australia 143/3   NJ Astle 5-0-16-1
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