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)

0.1

Allott to ME Waugh, 1 run, a fantastic start for Allott, juicy full toss just outside teh off stump, Waugh pats it down to the 3rd man

0.2

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

0.2

Allott to Gilchrist, no run, defended well off the stumps onto the on side

0.3

Allott to Gilchrist, no run, flicking across the line, missing, into the pads and the ball trickles to the squar eleg

0.4

Allott to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, trying to flick thru mid wicket, misses again, into the pads and to the mid wicket

0.5

Allott to ME Waugh, 1 run

0.6

Allott to Gilchrist, 2 runs

Australia 6/0   GI Allott 1-0-5-0

2.1

Allott to ME Waugh, OUT, pitched up, lovely ball, swinging away, then seaming in, Waugh wasn't expecting the seam, playing the defence outside the off stump, ball into the pad, plumb plumb plumb, middle stump

ME Waugh lbw b Allott 2 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

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

2.5

Allott to Gilchrist, no run, pushing down to Cairns at mid off

2.6

Allott to Gilchrist, 1 run, to the square leg

Australia 9/1   GI Allott 2-0-7-1

4.1

Allott to Ponting, no run

4.2

Allott to Ponting, 1 run

4.3

Allott to Gilchrist, 1 no ball

4.3

Allott to Gilchrist, no run, seaming into the stumps, into the pads, appeal, going down the leg side

4.4

Allott to Gilchrist, no run, lots of handy swing for Allott, the ball moving away, perhaps overpitched, tapped down the wicket by Gilchrist

4.5

Allott to Gilchrist, 1 run, chopped away into the off side, Cairns is the chap at mid off

4.6

Allott to Ponting, 1 run

Australia 17/1   GI Allott 3-0-11-1

6.1

Allott to Gilchrist, 1 run, waving his bat across his body, what a magician, scratches it into the ground and the ball bounces away on the on side

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

6.5

Allott to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, just dabbed, no missed, away on the off side, ball doesnt even have the energy to get near point

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   GI Allott 4-0-14-1

8.1

Allott to Gilchrist, OUT, late cut, hopeless cut, top edge flies at the face of the second slip, good safe catch

AC Gilchrist c Astle b Allott 14 (38m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

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   GI Allott 5-0-15-2

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

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   GI Allott 6-0-22-2

36.1

Allott to Bevan, no run, defneding down the wicket to the bowler

36.2

Allott to Bevan, no run

36.3

Allott to Bevan, no run, slight swing, chopped into the covers from wide of the off

36.4

Allott to Bevan, no run, driving direct to the cover fielder

36.5

Allott to Bevan, 1 run, strong drive thru cover point and into the deep

36.6

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

Australia 151/4   GI Allott 7-0-23-2

38.1

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

38.2

Allott to Bevan, no run, poor shot, ball was short of a length and he was driving, mistime dto the cover

38.3

Allott to Bevan, 2 runs, works it well behind the square leg

38.4

Allott to Bevan, 1 run, driving thru the mid off

38.5

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

38.6

Allott to Bevan, 1 run, good yorker, but equally well played, turned thru the squar eleg

Australia 159/4   GI Allott 8-0-29-2

46.1

Allott to Bevan, no run, misplayed down the wicket top the bowler

46.2

Allott to Bevan, OUT, lovely delivery again, pitching outside the off stump, seaming in from outside the off stump, into the stumps, Bevan driving a big drive to somewhere or the other, plays outside the line

MG Bevan b Allott 21 (47m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.62

46.3

Allott to Fleming, no run, slow ball across the off stump, keeps low, Fleming fishes and misses

46.4

Allott to Fleming, 1 run, poking thru the covers and into the deep

46.5

Allott to Warne, FOUR, just leaning forward into it, ball spits off the face of it, wide of the keeper, travels to a fine 3rd man

46.6

Allott to Warne, 1 run, full toss, played down the ground and thru the wide mid off area, seemed to time for a second, but the batsmen thought better of it

Australia 198/7   GI Allott 9-0-35-3

48.1

Allott to Fleming, no run, very nice bowling, pitched up, angling into the legs, defended away

48.2

Allott to Fleming, 1 run, trying again, but a little wayward, flicked thru square leg

48.3

Allott to Warne, OUT, Allott's the star, moving off the seam off the leg stump, Warne tries to tuck it thru the mid wicket, plays inside it, the ball cannons into the off stump

SK Warne b Allott 15 (24m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

48.4

Allott to Dale, 1 leg bye, missing the flick off the legs

48.5

Allott to Fleming, 1 leg bye, very quick, full into the legs, big appeal, but it hit outside the leg stump line

48.6

Allott to Dale, 1 run, pushing it forward of point

Australia 207/8   GI Allott 10-0-37-4
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