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

End of over 1 (6 runs) Australia 6/0
AC Gilchrist    2* (4b)      GI Allott    1-0-5-0
ME Waugh    2* (2b)     

1.1

Nash to ME Waugh, no run, bat raised above the ball, passes to parore

Mixmaster DJ Nash taking the new egg from the other end

1.2

Nash to ME Waugh, 1 leg bye

1.3

Nash to Gilchrist, no run, pulling and chopping into the ground off a bottom edge, Gilchrsit in brilliant form today

1.4

Nash to Gilchrist, no run

1.5

Nash to Gilchrist, no run, connects with one, flicked to the square leg

1.6

Nash to Gilchrist, no run, defensive uncoordinated push from the world acclaimed most dangerous batsman in the world

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) Australia 7/0
AC Gilchrist    2* (8b)      DJ Nash    1-1-0-0
ME Waugh    2* (4b)      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

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia 9/1
AC Gilchrist    3* (10b)      GI Allott    2-0-7-1
RT Ponting    1* (3b)      DJ Nash    1-1-0-0

3.1

Nash to Gilchrist, no run

3.2

Nash to Gilchrist, no run

3.3

Nash to Gilchrist, no run

3.4

Nash to Gilchrist, FOUR

3.5

Nash to Gilchrist, no run

3.6

Nash to Gilchrist, no run

End of over 4 (4 runs) Australia 13/1
AC Gilchrist    7* (16b 1x4)      DJ Nash    2-1-4-0
RT Ponting    1* (3b)      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

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 17/1
RT Ponting    3* (6b)      GI Allott    3-0-11-1
AC Gilchrist    8* (20b 1x4)      DJ Nash    2-1-4-0

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

5.4

Nash to Gilchrist, no run, defensive off the stumps to the mid wicket

5.5

Nash to Gilchrist, 1 run, flicked in front of square

5.6

Nash to Ponting, no run

End of over 6 (6 runs) Australia 23/1
RT Ponting    7* (10b 1x4)      DJ Nash    3-1-9-0
AC Gilchrist    9* (22b 1x4)      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.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Australia 27/1
RT Ponting    8* (15b 1x4)      GI Allott    4-0-14-1
AC Gilchrist    10* (24b 1x4)      DJ Nash    3-1-9-0

7.1

Nash to Gilchrist, no run, dragged away behind square leg

7.2

Nash to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushing away, ball trickles close and they sprint off for a run

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

7.5

Nash to Gilchrist, 3 runs, good shove thru the extra cover, the athletic Twose chases

7.6

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

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 32/1
RT Ponting    9* (18b 1x4)      DJ Nash    4-1-14-0
AC Gilchrist    14* (27b 1x4)      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

Ian Healy for ODI opener!

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

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia 33/2
DS Lehmann    0* (5b)      GI Allott    5-0-15-2
RT Ponting    9* (18b 1x4)      DJ Nash    4-1-14-0

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

End of over 10 (2 runs) Australia 35/2
RT Ponting    11* (24b 1x4)      DJ Nash    5-1-16-0
DS Lehmann    0* (5b)      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

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 42/2
RT Ponting    17* (28b 2x4)      GI Allott    6-0-22-2
DS Lehmann    1* (7b)      DJ Nash    5-1-16-0

11.1

Nash to Lehmann, no run

11.2

Nash to Lehmann, 1 run

11.3

Nash to Ponting, 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

11.6

Nash to Ponting, no run

End of over 12 (3 runs) Australia 45/2
RT Ponting    18* (30b 2x4)      DJ Nash    6-1-19-0
DS Lehmann    3* (11b)      GI Allott    6-0-22-2

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

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

and here comes el presidenta Larsen marks out his runup, altho I'm not sure why he needs one

End of over 13 (9 runs) Australia 54/2
RT Ponting    22* (34b 3x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-9-0
DS Lehmann    8* (13b 1x4)      DJ Nash    6-1-19-0

13.1

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

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

another economical over from the human tennis ball machine

End of over 14 (1 run) Australia 55/2
RT Ponting    22* (39b 3x4)      GR Larsen    1-0-1-0
DS Lehmann    9* (14b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-9-0

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

14.5

Cairns to Ponting, 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

End of over 15 (6 runs) Australia 61/2
DS Lehmann    14* (19b 2x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-15-0
RT Ponting    23* (40b 3x4)      GR Larsen    1-0-1-0

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

crikey, and another maiden Match State: Drinks with it being so hot, you can really see the need for 2 drinks breaks and here comes the heavy rain, the covers are wheeled on, it's a classic how mobile the covers are in Britain Match State: Rain Stopped Play it's nice for a change to say something different about the weather. It's now "bloody Welsh weather", instead of the standard "bloody English weather" play about to restart after a 38 minute break

End of over 16 (maiden) Australia 61/2
RT Ponting    23* (46b 3x4)      GR Larsen    2-1-1-0
DS Lehmann    14* (19b 2x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-15-0

16.1

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run, to 3rd man

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

End of over 17 (8 runs) Australia 69/2
RT Ponting    30* (51b 4x4)      CL Cairns    3-0-23-0
DS Lehmann    15* (20b 2x4)      GR Larsen    2-1-1-0

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

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

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 71/2
DS Lehmann    16* (24b 2x4)      GR Larsen    3-1-3-0
RT Ponting    31* (53b 4x4)      CL Cairns    3-0-23-0

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

18.2

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

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

End of over 19 (6 runs) Australia 77/2
DS Lehmann    19* (27b 2x4)      CL Cairns    4-0-29-0
RT Ponting    32* (57b 4x4)      GR Larsen    3-1-3-0

19.1

Larsen to Ponting, 1 run

19.2

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

19.3

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

19.4

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 run

19.5

Larsen to Ponting, 1 leg bye

19.6

Larsen to Lehmann, no run

End of over 20 (3 runs) Australia 80/2
DS Lehmann    20* (31b 2x4)      GR Larsen    4-1-5-0
RT Ponting    33* (59b 4x4)      CL Cairns    4-0-29-0

20.1

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

20.2

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run

20.3

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run

20.4

Cairns to Lehmann, 1 run

20.5

Cairns to Ponting, no run

20.6

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 84/2
RT Ponting    35* (63b 4x4)      CL Cairns    5-0-33-0
DS Lehmann    22* (33b 2x4)      GR Larsen    4-1-5-0

21.1

Larsen to Lehmann, 1 leg bye

21.2

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

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

21.6

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

Cairns hauled off after the marvellous effort of 5-0-33-0 and here's the fluffy one

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 87/2
RT Ponting    36* (65b 4x4)      GR Larsen    5-1-7-0
DS Lehmann    23* (37b 2x4)      CL Cairns    5-0-33-0

22.1

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

22.2

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, the on drive

22.3

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

22.4

Harris to Ponting, no run

22.5

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

22.6

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

a pretty noneventful over

End of over 23 (4 runs) Australia 91/2
DS Lehmann    25* (40b 2x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-4-0
RT Ponting    38* (68b 4x4)      GR Larsen    5-1-7-0

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

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

5th consecutive over with only singles

End of over 24 (1 run) Australia 92/2
DS Lehmann    25* (43b 2x4)      GR Larsen    6-1-8-0
RT Ponting    39* (71b 4x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-4-0

24.1

Harris to Ponting, no run

24.2

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

24.3

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

24.4

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

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

End of over 25 (8 runs) Australia 100/2
DS Lehmann    31* (46b 3x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-12-0
RT Ponting    41* (74b 4x4)      GR Larsen    6-1-8-0

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

25.3

Larsen to Ponting, 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

Harris hauled off, Larsen's deputy dibberly dobberly Astle is on

End of over 26 (7 runs) Australia 107/2
DS Lehmann    37* (51b 4x4)      GR Larsen    7-1-15-0
RT Ponting    42* (75b 4x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-12-0

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

Harris on from the other end now

End of over 27 (7 runs) Australia 114/2
DS Lehmann    43* (54b 5x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-7-0
RT Ponting    43* (78b 4x4)      GR Larsen    7-1-15-0

27.1

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

27.2

Harris to Ponting, 1 run, pushing thru the covers

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

27.5

Harris to Ponting, no run

27.6

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

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 118/2
RT Ponting    45* (81b 4x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-16-0
DS Lehmann    45* (57b 5x4)      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

End of over 29 (1 run) Australia 119/2
DS Lehmann    45* (62b 5x4)      NJ Astle    2-0-8-0
RT Ponting    46* (82b 4x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-16-0

29.1

Harris to Ponting, 1 run

29.2

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

scoreboard is wrong it seems, and they applaud Lehmann's 50

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

29.5

Harris to Ponting, no run

29.6

Harris to Ponting, no run

End of over 30 (6 runs) Australia 125/2
RT Ponting    47* (85b 4x4)      CZ Harris    4-0-22-0
DS Lehmann    50* (65b 6x4)      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

perhaps now the run rate can be increased with Ponting gone

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 126/3
     NJ Astle    3-0-9-1
DS Lehmann    51* (68b 6x4)      CZ Harris    4-0-22-0

31.1

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

31.2

Harris to SR Waugh, no run, oooh, that keeps low down the leg side, very close to dislodging that leg bail

31.3

Harris to SR Waugh, no run, a little push into the off side

31.4

Harris to SR Waugh, no run, played into the toes, ball rolls away on the off side

31.5

Harris to SR Waugh, 1 run, the ball barely got off the ground, very well played off the leg side, gets off the mark behind the square leg

31.6

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

End of over 32 (4 runs) Australia 130/3
DS Lehmann    54* (70b 6x4)      CZ Harris    5-0-26-0
SR Waugh    1* (4b)      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

the Australian running has been superb today, best of the WC so far although perhaps I've been watching too many associate country matches

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 133/3
DS Lehmann    54* (71b 6x4)      NJ Astle    4-0-12-1
SR Waugh    4* (9b)      CZ Harris    5-0-26-0

33.1

Harris to SR Waugh, no run, defended

33.2

Harris to SR Waugh, no run, slashes a cover drive into the covers

33.3

Harris to SR Waugh, 1 leg bye, misses the glance, into the legs, half a shout from Harris

33.4

Harris to Lehmann, FOUR, good shot down the ground

33.5

Harris to Lehmann, 1 run

33.6

Harris to SR Waugh, no run

End of over 34 (6 runs) Australia 139/3
SR Waugh    4* (13b)      CZ Harris    6-0-31-0
DS Lehmann    59* (73b 7x4)      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

Match State: Drinks

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 143/3
SR Waugh    6* (15b)      NJ Astle    5-0-16-1
DS Lehmann    61* (77b 7x4)      CZ Harris    6-0-31-0

35.1

Harris to SR Waugh, no run, defending down the pitch back to the bowler

35.2

Harris to SR Waugh, 1 run

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

35.5

Harris to SR Waugh, OUT, his favourite slog over mid wicket, only problem is it was direct to mid wicket, great catch from a ball which was hit hard

SR Waugh c Astle b Harris 7 (18m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

and out goes the specialist ODI captain

35.6

Harris to Bevan, 1 run

End of over 36 (7 runs) Australia 150/4
MG Bevan    1* (1b)      CZ Harris    7-0-38-1
DS Lehmann    66* (79b 8x4)      NJ Astle    5-0-16-1

36.1

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

normally his nickname is Allott Runs, but we'll be generous and call him Allott Wickets for the time being

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

End of over 37 (1 run) Australia 151/4
DS Lehmann    66* (80b 8x4)      GI Allott    7-0-23-2
MG Bevan    2* (6b)      CZ Harris    7-0-38-1

37.1

Harris to Bevan, 1 run, flicked around the corner in front of square

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

37.6

Harris to Bevan, no run, defending behind point, the fielder is alert

End of over 38 (2 runs) Australia 153/4
MG Bevan    3* (8b)      CZ Harris    8-0-40-1
DS Lehmann    67* (84b 8x4)      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

End of over 39 (6 runs) Australia 159/4
MG Bevan    7* (12b)      GI Allott    8-0-29-2
DS Lehmann    69* (86b 8x4)      CZ Harris    8-0-40-1

39.1

Harris to Bevan, 1 run, easy drive thru the mid wicket, collected in the deep

39.2

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

39.3

Harris to Bevan, no run, outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

39.4

Harris to Bevan, no run, flicking off the pads and to the mdi wicket

39.5

Harris to Bevan, 2 runs, late cut, well placed, they get a double whilst the point chases it

39.6

Harris to Bevan, 1 run, worked thru the mid wicket

has to be a shock to Larsen's system not be bowled in spells

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 164/4
MG Bevan    11* (17b)      CZ Harris    9-0-45-1
DS Lehmann    70* (87b 8x4)      GI Allott    8-0-29-2

40.1

Larsen to Bevan, no run

40.2

Larsen to Bevan, 1 run, works it well thru the mid wicket

40.3

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

40.4

Larsen to Bevan, 1 run, easily worked thru the midwicket, yet another single

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

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 168/4
DS Lehmann    72* (90b 8x4)      GR Larsen    8-1-19-0
MG Bevan    13* (20b)      CZ Harris    9-0-45-1

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

Astle's 3rd catch of the innings, out of 6 dismissals

41.5

Harris to Lee, 1 run

41.6

Harris to Bevan, no run

End of over 42 (5 runs) Australia 173/5
MG Bevan    13* (21b)      CZ Harris    10-0-50-2
S Lee    1* (1b)      GR Larsen    8-1-19-0

42.1

Larsen to Lee, no run, misisng big time outside the off stump

42.2

Larsen to Lee, no run, coming down the wicket, into the pads, there's an appeal, but not out

42.3

Larsen to Lee, no run, merely defended

42.4

Larsen to Lee, no run, defending just outside the off stump

42.5

Larsen to Lee, no run, swiping off the stumps to the mid wicket

Lee should have a good knowledge of this bowling, since his own bowling has the same penetration capabilities

42.6

Larsen to Lee, no run, and a maiden, bravo Shane Lee, what an all rounder

End of over 43 (maiden) Australia 173/5
S Lee    1* (7b)      GR Larsen    9-2-19-0
MG Bevan    13* (21b)      CZ Harris    10-0-50-2

43.1

Nash to Bevan, 1 run, easily turned off the pads, Nash coming around the wicket

43.2

Nash to Lee, 1 run, chipped away to the extra cover, Lee flukes himself off the mark

43.3

Nash to Bevan, no run, swung off the off stump down the wicket to the bowler

43.4

Nash to Bevan, OUT, defending close, Lee calls him thru, sacrifices himself for the sake of the team, Nash racing him up the wicket, picks up and dives from point blank, Lee out by a couple of metres

S Lee run out 2 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

43.5

Nash to Warne, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump, trying to glide it off the face probably

43.6

Nash to Warne, 1 leg bye, into the pad, big appeal, but surely going down the leg side

End of over 44 (3 runs) Australia 176/6
SK Warne    0* (2b)      DJ Nash    7-1-21-0
MG Bevan    14* (24b)      GR Larsen    9-2-19-0

44.1

Larsen to Warne, 1 wide, down the leg side, seemed to be trying to bowl with pace

44.1

Larsen to Warne, no run, chopped into the thighs infront of the stumps

44.2

Larsen to Warne, 1 run, easy drive to the extra cover

44.3

Larsen to Bevan, no run, big swing and miss outside the off stump, some extra bounce found there, troubling Parore

44.4

Larsen to Bevan, FOUR, lovely smack away thru the mid wicket area, classic on drive

44.5

Larsen to Bevan, no run, defensive poke away on the off side

44.6

Larsen to Bevan, 1 run

End of over 45 (7 runs) Australia 183/6
MG Bevan    19* (28b 1x4)      GR Larsen    10-2-26-0
SK Warne    1* (4b)      DJ Nash    7-1-21-0

45.1

Nash to Bevan, 1 run, good off drive, but very well fielded by Astle diving and rolling at cover

45.2

Nash to Warne, FOUR, leaning on the back foot, thumps a pull shot thru the mid wicket, brute force

45.3

Nash to Warne, no run, same shot again, but direct to the mid wicket fielder

45.4

Nash to Warne, 1 run, clipping a full toss outside the leg stump, thru the mid wicket, Vettori with the wild throw from the deep

45.5

Nash to Bevan, 1 run, dug out into the covers, Astle stops it

45.6

Nash to Warne, 2 runs, a little chip over the wide mid on area, the ball bounces slowly, Vettori runs around from deep mid wicket

End of over 46 (9 runs) Australia 192/6
SK Warne    8* (8b 1x4)      DJ Nash    8-1-30-0
MG Bevan    21* (30b 1x4)      GR Larsen    10-2-26-0

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

Cairns replacing Nash, a bit of a surprise

End of over 47 (6 runs) Australia 198/7
SK Warne    13* (10b 2x4)      GI Allott    9-0-35-3
DW Fleming    1* (2b)      DJ Nash    8-1-30-0

47.1

Cairns to Warne, 1 run, easily driven from outside the off stump and thru the extra cover

47.2

Cairns to Fleming, 1 run, finds a small gap with a little tap into the covers, not ime for a second due to quick fielding

47.3

Cairns to Warne, 1 run, flicking across the line around the square leg

47.4

Cairns to Fleming, no run, short ball, angling in towards the batsman, the cut shot was way too cramped, missed

47.5

Cairns to Fleming, 1 wide, down the off side

47.5

Cairns to Fleming, 1 run, swiping at it, snicked down to the 3rd man

47.6

Cairns to Warne, no run, cross bat shot, poorly attempted, ball dribbles down the wicket

End of over 48 (5 runs) Australia 203/7
SK Warne    15* (13b 2x4)      CL Cairns    6-0-38-0
DW Fleming    3* (5b)      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

9 balls left, Australia well short of what they were aiming for, World Cup favourites? yeah, right..

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

marvellous bowling today from Allott, removed the openers, then removed the middle to lower order

End of over 49 (4 runs) Australia 207/8
AC Dale    1* (2b)      GI Allott    10-0-37-4
DW Fleming    4* (8b)      CL Cairns    6-0-38-0

49.1

Cairns to Dale, 1 run, bat pad into the off side

49.2

Cairns to Fleming, 1 run, inswinger, full, chopped away from outside the off stump to the mid off

49.3

Cairns to Dale, no run

49.4

Cairns to Dale, 1 run, chipped over the stumps, so straight it cleans up the pile of saw dust

49.5

Cairns to Fleming, 2 runs, excellent shot over the mid off, but the long off runs around and parries it to the other long fielder, very nice improvisation

49.6

Cairns to Fleming, 1 run, pushed into the covers, and that's that

it seems a little too small a target, especially given they were 125/2 off 30 overs. But as the 2 South African matches have shown, the size of the target is only relative to what happens in the second innings it will only be a 30 minute break because of the rain, play to resume at 1425 GMT Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (6 runs) Australia 213/8
DW Fleming    8* (11b)      CL Cairns    7-0-44-0
AC Dale    3* (5b)      GI Allott    10-0-37-4
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