ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 14th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

0.1

Vaas to Johnson, no run

0.2

Vaas to Johnson, 2 runs

0.3

Vaas to Johnson, 1 run

0.4

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

0.5

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

0.6

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

End of over 1 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 3/0
GW Flower    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-3-0
NC Johnson    3* (3b)     

1.1

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

1.2

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

1.3

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

1.4

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

1.5

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

1.6

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

End of over 2 (maiden) Zimbabwe 3/0
NC Johnson    3* (9b)      KEA Upashantha    1-1-0-0
GW Flower    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-3-0

2.1

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

2.2

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

2.3

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

2.4

Vaas to GW Flower, FOUR

2.5

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

2.6

Vaas to GW Flower, 1 run

End of over 3 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 8/0
GW Flower    5* (9b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-8-0
NC Johnson    3* (9b)      KEA Upashantha    1-1-0-0

3.1

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

3.2

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

3.3

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

3.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

3.5

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 run

3.6

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

End of over 4 (1 run) Zimbabwe 9/0
NC Johnson    3* (10b)      KEA Upashantha    2-1-1-0
GW Flower    6* (14b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-8-0

4.1

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

4.2

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

4.3

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

4.4

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

4.5

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

4.6

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

End of over 5 (maiden) Zimbabwe 9/0
GW Flower    6* (20b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-8-0
NC Johnson    3* (10b)      KEA Upashantha    2-1-1-0

5.1

Upashantha to Johnson, 1 wide

5.1

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

5.2

Upashantha to Johnson, 1 run

5.3

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

5.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 run

5.5

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

5.6

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

End of over 6 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 12/0
NC Johnson    4* (14b)      KEA Upashantha    3-1-4-0
GW Flower    7* (22b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    3-1-8-0

6.1

Vaas to GW Flower, no run, stretching forward outside the off stump, defending into the off side

aborted from his runup for his second ball

6.2

Vaas to GW Flower, no run, outside the off stump, drifting away a little, Flower pokes at it, missing, not the best of shots

6.3

Vaas to GW Flower, no run, defensive, ball trickles away on the on side

6.4

Vaas to GW Flower, no run, still another dot

6.5

Vaas to GW Flower, FOUR, cracking off drive, very straight, not the sort of thing the bowler wants to see zooming past him like the road runner

6.6

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

End of over 7 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 16/0
GW Flower    11* (28b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-12-0
NC Johnson    4* (14b)      KEA Upashantha    3-1-4-0

7.1

Upashantha to Johnson, 1 wide, shunted wide down the leg side by upashantha

7.1

Upashantha to Johnson, no run

7.2

Upashantha to Johnson, FOUR, spanking cover drive, leaned into it and cracked to teh rope

7.3

Upashantha to Johnson, OUT, pull shot, not onto it at all, ball loops into the air, and Wickers runs around easily on mid on to take a catch in the mid wicket area

NC Johnson c Wickramasinghe b Upashantha 8 (36m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

7.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

7.5

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 wide

7.5

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

7.6

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 run

End of over 8 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 23/1
GW Flower    12* (31b 2x4)      KEA Upashantha    4-1-11-1
PA Strang    0* (0b)      WPUJC Vaas    4-1-12-0

8.1

Vaas to GW Flower, FOUR, tucked off the hip to perfection, ball runs away down the hill and into the rope

8.2

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

8.3

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

8.4

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

8.5

Vaas to GW Flower, no run

8.6

Vaas to GW Flower, 1 run, just tapped into the covers to hog the strike from Strang once more

End of over 9 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 28/1
GW Flower    17* (37b 3x4)      WPUJC Vaas    5-1-17-0
PA Strang    0* (0b)      KEA Upashantha    4-1-11-1

9.1

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 run

9.2

Upashantha to Strang, no run

9.3

Upashantha to Strang, no run

9.4

Upashantha to Strang, 1 run

9.5

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

9.6

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run, just another dot

End of over 10 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 30/1
GW Flower    18* (40b 3x4)      KEA Upashantha    5-1-13-1
PA Strang    1* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    5-1-17-0

10.1

Wickramasinghe to Strang, no run, waves the bat over the top of it, passes to the keeper

10.2

Wickramasinghe to Strang, no run, overpitched half volley, driven hard and direct back to the bowler

10.3

Wickramasinghe to Strang, no run, defending back to the bowler again

10.4

Wickramasinghe to Strang, FOUR, well played thru the wide mid on, down the hill, extremely quick outfield, Vaas can sprint as much as he wants, but he's not going to catch that one

10.5

Wickramasinghe to Strang, OUT, trying to defend outsid ethe off stump, inside edge clips the leg stump, that's the end of the pinch hitter

PA Strang b Wickramasinghe 5 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

10.6

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run, defensive back down the pitch outside the off stump

End of over 11 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 34/2
MW Goodwin    0* (1b)      GP Wickramasinghe    1-0-4-1
GW Flower    18* (40b 3x4)      KEA Upashantha    5-1-13-1

11.1

Upashantha to GW Flower, FOUR, wide of the off stump, goes for a big drive, thick outside edge loops over the backward point to the rope

11.2

Upashantha to GW Flower, 2 runs, clubs it over over the bowler's head to the long on area

11.3

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

11.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 wide, down the leg side, the umpire doesn't like it

11.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

11.5

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run, overpitched just outside the off stump, ball seams away

11.6

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

End of over 12 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 41/2
GW Flower    24* (46b 4x4)      KEA Upashantha    6-1-20-1
MW Goodwin    0* (1b)      GP Wickramasinghe    1-0-4-1

12.1

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, 1 run, just a dab into the covers

12.2

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, no run

12.3

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, 1 run

12.4

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

12.5

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

12.6

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, 1 run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 44/2
MW Goodwin    2* (5b)      GP Wickramasinghe    2-0-7-1
GW Flower    25* (48b 4x4)      KEA Upashantha    6-1-20-1

13.1

Upashantha to Goodwin, FOUR, cut shot, leaping into the air a little, placing it just forward of the point fielder

13.2

Upashantha to Goodwin, no run

13.3

Upashantha to Goodwin, 1 run, nudging it down to the mid on, they race a quick single

13.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

13.5

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

13.6

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run, and a third dot

End of over 14 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 49/2
GW Flower    25* (51b 4x4)      KEA Upashantha    7-1-25-1
MW Goodwin    7* (8b 1x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    2-0-7-1

14.1

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

14.2

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

14.3

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, 3 runs, well nudged thru the on side, they get a triple to bring up the 50

14.4

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, no run, cut shot, ball floats underneath the bottom edge

14.5

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, 1 run, perhaps a controlled outside edge down to the 3rd man who looks to be Aravinda, banished for some reason perhaps

14.6

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run, time for some beverages

Match State: Drinks

End of over 15 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 53/2
MW Goodwin    10* (12b 1x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    3-0-11-1
GW Flower    26* (53b 4x4)      KEA Upashantha    7-1-25-1

15.1

Upashantha to GW Flower, no run

15.2

Upashantha to GW Flower, FOUR, just deflects it away off the face of the bat, what a quick outfield, ball tears away, SL will have some fun later today, that is if they get the feeear of Olonga!

15.3

Upashantha to GW Flower, 2 runs, another little nudge, Flower was a little slow, Kalu pegs it into the stumps but was safe

15.4

Upashantha to GW Flower, 1 run

15.5

Upashantha to Goodwin, no run

15.6

Upashantha to Goodwin, 1 run

End of over 16 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 61/2
MW Goodwin    11* (14b 1x4)      KEA Upashantha    8-1-33-1
GW Flower    33* (57b 5x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    3-0-11-1

16.1

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run, cut shot played direct to the backward point

16.2

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, FOUR, cut shot again, bottom squirts away wide of the slips and fine of the 3rd man, these two are getting it orrn

16.3

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run, forward defensive, into the pad, appeal, not out

16.4

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run, slashing outside the off stump, just misses the outside edge

Jaya Mark II is the new bowler

16.5

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

16.6

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, 1 run

Jaya Mark II is the new bowler

End of over 17 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 66/2
MW Goodwin    16* (20b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    4-0-16-1
GW Flower    33* (57b 5x4)      KEA Upashantha    8-1-33-1

17.1

Jayawardene to Goodwin, no run, wide of the off stump, that was a misdirected leg cutter

17.2

Jayawardene to Goodwin, no run

17.3

Jayawardene to Goodwin, 1 run

17.4

Jayawardene to GW Flower, FOUR

to the deep backward square boundary

17.5

Jayawardene to GW Flower, 1 run, nudged down on the off side

17.6

Jayawardene to Goodwin, 2 runs, flicked off the hip forward of square, well placed and good running, Zimbabwe looking dangerous

End of over 18 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 74/2
MW Goodwin    19* (24b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    1-0-8-0
GW Flower    38* (59b 6x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    4-0-16-1

18.1

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, no run, straight outside the off stump, good bounce, thru to the keeper

18.2

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, 1 run, cut shot, travels behind the point and to the 3rd man

18.3

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run, bat/pad defence outside the off stump, appeal but struck outside the line]

18.4

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

18.5

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, no run

18.6

Wickramasinghe to Goodwin, 2 runs, poked thru the covers and into the deep

End of over 19 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 77/2
MW Goodwin    21* (28b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    5-0-19-1
GW Flower    39* (61b 6x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    1-0-8-0

19.1

Muralitharan to GW Flower, 1 run

19.2

Muralitharan to Goodwin, OUT, leaning forward and glancing, but direct to Jayasuriya at the short fine leg, an easy throw to the bowler's end for the run out

MW Goodwin run out 21 (39m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.41

19.3

Muralitharan to GW Flower, 2 runs, thumping shot, lofted high over the mid on, but it lands and doesn't travel anywhere

19.4

Muralitharan to GW Flower, no run

19.5

Muralitharan to GW Flower, no run

19.6

Muralitharan to GW Flower, no run, attempted reverse sweep, into the pad, ay miss with that shot is a deserved miss

End of over 20 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 80/3
GW Flower    42* (66b 6x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-3-0
A Flower    0* (0b)      GP Wickramasinghe    5-0-19-1

20.1

Wickramasinghe to A Flower, 1 run, seemed to hit the pad,but not called leg byes

20.2

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, no run, poor ball, short and wide of the off stump, good cut shot but zero placement, unless he was trying to hit it to the point fielder

20.3

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, no run

20.4

Wickramasinghe to GW Flower, OUT, pathetic shot, reaching to far for it, trying the cover drive, a thin edge makes its merry way into the keeper's gloves

GW Flower c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe 42 (100m 69b 6x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

20.5

Wickramasinghe to Campbell, no run, defensive stroke to the mid off

20.6

Wickramasinghe to Campbell, 1 run, played off the leg stump to backward square leg

two new bats at the crease, SL should see an opportunity to apply the squeeze

End of over 21 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 82/4
ADR Campbell    1* (2b)      GP Wickramasinghe    6-0-21-2
A Flower    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-3-0

21.1

Muralitharan to Campbell, 1 run

21.2

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run

21.3

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run

21.4

Muralitharan to Campbell, no run

21.5

Muralitharan to Campbell, no run

21.6

Muralitharan to Campbell, no run

End of over 22 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 84/4
ADR Campbell    2* (6b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-5-0
A Flower    2* (3b)      GP Wickramasinghe    6-0-21-2

22.1

Wickramasinghe to A Flower, no run

22.2

Wickramasinghe to A Flower, 1 run

22.3

Wickramasinghe to Campbell, FOUR, wide of the off stump, spanking shot, square cover drive

22.4

Wickramasinghe to Campbell, OUT, playing wide across the line, just a faint outside edge, Campbell isn't happy, but it's hard to tell if he's cranky with the umpire or peeved with himself

ADR Campbell c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe 6 (7m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

22.5

Wickramasinghe to Whittall, no run

22.6

Wickramasinghe to Whittall, no run

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 89/5
GJ Whittall    0* (2b)      GP Wickramasinghe    7-0-26-3
A Flower    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-5-0

23.1

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run

23.2

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run

23.3

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, sweeping well off the off stump, to the fine leg fielder

23.4

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, defends outside the off stump, keeper runs forward to collect

23.5

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, jammed direct to the point fielder

23.6

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, off the pad and to the slip, big appeal, seemed to be out, but no, there's no bat in it

End of over 24 (maiden) Zimbabwe 89/5
A Flower    3* (11b)      M Muralitharan    3-1-5-0
GJ Whittall    0* (2b)      GP Wickramasinghe    7-0-26-3

24.1

Wickramasinghe to Whittall, no run, zimbabwe doing everything possible to collapse, driving on the front foot, lands ever so short of the cover fielder

24.2

Wickramasinghe to Whittall, no run, wide of the off stump, can you believe this guy has scored Test centuries, completely and utterly missed outside the off stump

24.3

Wickramasinghe to Whittall, no run, defended back down the wicket to the bowler

24.4

Wickramasinghe to Whittall, 1 leg bye, misses the tap onto the on side

24.5

Wickramasinghe to A Flower, no run, angling acros sthe left hander, into the pad in line with off stump, but it wouldn't missed off

24.6

Wickramasinghe to A Flower, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

End of over 25 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 90/5
A Flower    3* (13b)      GP Wickramasinghe    8-1-26-3
GJ Whittall    0* (6b)      M Muralitharan    3-1-5-0

25.1

Muralitharan to Whittall, no run, jammed from outside the off stump back to the bowler

25.2

Muralitharan to Whittall, FOUR, trying to dab it to the square leg, leading edge thru the vacant slip, gets the 4, typical Whittall shot

25.3

Muralitharan to Whittall, no run, defends

25.4

Muralitharan to Whittall, no run, tapped back down the wicket

25.5

Muralitharan to Whittall, OUT, trying to play it on the on side again, oh dear oh dear, leading edge again, but this time there *is* a slip, Ranatunga juggles the catch before diving and rolling and catching

GJ Whittall c Ranatunga b Muralitharan 4 (9m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Ranatunga wanted to make a meal of it Guy's batting has gone from diabolical to worse than diabolical. Surely only included in the side for sentimental reasons.

25.6

Muralitharan to Carlisle, no run

End of over 26 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 94/6
SV Carlisle    0* (1b)      M Muralitharan    4-1-9-1
A Flower    3* (13b)      GP Wickramasinghe    8-1-26-3

26.1

Vaas to A Flower, 1 run, defending behing point and down to the wide 3rd man

26.2

Vaas to Carlisle, 1 run, pushing thru the point area down to the deep backward point

26.3

Vaas to A Flower, no run

defending into the ground, very lucky the ball didn't roll into the stumps

26.4

Vaas to A Flower, 1 run, similar to ball 1, guided behind point to the wide 3rd man

26.5

Vaas to Carlisle, 1 run, cramped up, edged into the body

quick single taken, perhaps a bit too risky for this situation]

26.6

Vaas to A Flower, no run

End of over 27 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 98/6
A Flower    5* (17b)      WPUJC Vaas    6-1-21-0
SV Carlisle    2* (3b)      M Muralitharan    4-1-9-1

27.1

Muralitharan to Carlisle, 1 leg bye, inside edge into the pad and it bounces wide of the slips, actually not an inside edge at all

27.2

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, sweeps direct to the short fine elg

27.3

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, spinning wide of the off stump from pitching into the footmarks

27.4

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run, sweeps to backward square to bring up the ton

27.5

Muralitharan to Carlisle, no run, misplayed direct to the silly point

27.6

Muralitharan to Carlisle, no run, driving to the mid off

End of over 28 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 100/6
SV Carlisle    2* (6b)      M Muralitharan    5-1-10-1
A Flower    6* (20b)      WPUJC Vaas    6-1-21-0

28.1

Vaas to A Flower, no run, driving to the mid off

28.2

Vaas to A Flower, no run

28.3

Vaas to A Flower, 1 run

28.4

Vaas to Carlisle, 2 runs

28.5

Vaas to Carlisle, 1 wide

28.5

Vaas to Carlisle, no run

28.6

Vaas to Carlisle, no run

End of over 29 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 104/6
SV Carlisle    4* (9b)      WPUJC Vaas    7-1-25-0
A Flower    7* (23b)      M Muralitharan    5-1-10-1

29.1

Muralitharan to A Flower, 2 runs

29.2

Muralitharan to A Flower, FOUR

29.3

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run

29.4

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, driving off the stumps and into the covers

29.5

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, stretching forward and defending into the off side

29.6

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run, turned away towards mid wicket

Zimbabwe run rate isn't too bad, they could still reach 230-240. But there just isn't a satisfactory amount of wikcets in hand

End of over 30 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 111/6
A Flower    14* (29b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    6-1-17-1
SV Carlisle    4* (9b)      WPUJC Vaas    7-1-25-0

30.1

Jayasuriya to A Flower, no run, flicks off the stumps to the backward sq leg

30.2

Jayasuriya to A Flower, 1 run

30.3

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, no run

30.4

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, 1 run, pushing short of the covers .

30.5

Jayasuriya to A Flower, no run

30.6

Jayasuriya to A Flower, 3 runs

End of over 31 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 116/6
A Flower    18* (33b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-5-0
SV Carlisle    5* (11b)      M Muralitharan    6-1-17-1

31.1

Upashantha to A Flower, 1 run

31.2

Upashantha to Carlisle, no run

31.3

Upashantha to Carlisle, 2 runs

31.4

Upashantha to Carlisle, no run

31.5

Upashantha to Carlisle, no run

31.6

Upashantha to Carlisle, no run

End of over 32 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 119/6
SV Carlisle    7* (16b)      KEA Upashantha    9-1-36-1
A Flower    19* (34b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-0-5-0

32.1

Jayasuriya to A Flower, 1 run

32.2

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, SIX

32.3

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, no run

32.4

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, no run

32.5

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, 2 runs

32.6

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, no run

End of over 33 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 128/6
SV Carlisle    15* (21b 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-14-0
A Flower    20* (35b 1x4)      KEA Upashantha    9-1-36-1

33.1

Upashantha to A Flower, 1 run, on the back foot, flicking down behind point

33.2

Upashantha to Carlisle, no run, played and miss outside the off stump

33.3

Upashantha to Carlisle, no run

33.4

Upashantha to Carlisle, 1 run

33.5

Upashantha to A Flower, 1 run, doesn't move off the pitch

33.6

Upashantha to Carlisle, FOUR

End of over 34 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 135/6
SV Carlisle    20* (25b 1x4 1x6)      KEA Upashantha    10-1-43-1
A Flower    22* (37b 1x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-0-14-0

34.1

Jayasuriya to A Flower, FOUR, reverse sweep, gets away with it, you'd think the shot would be banned in the world cup

34.2

Jayasuriya to A Flower, no run, tapped away square on the on side

34.3

Jayasuriya to A Flower, no run, defended down the pitch, Carlisle has to back track from half way down the pitch, should be an easy run out, but Jayasuriya stuffed up the collection of the throw from Kalu completely

34.4

Jayasuriya to A Flower, 1 run

34.5

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, no run

34.6

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, 2 runs, plays a bad ball easily thru the mid wicket

End of over 35 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 142/6
SV Carlisle    22* (27b 1x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-21-0
A Flower    27* (41b 2x4)      KEA Upashantha    10-1-43-1

35.1

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run, dabbed onto the on side

35.2

Muralitharan to Carlisle, 1 run, tucked away off the legs

35.3

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, stepping back onto the on side

35.4

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 wide, pushed too far down the leg side of the left hander, only the 6th wide, much below the wc99 par

35.4

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, defence

35.5

Muralitharan to A Flower, no run, playing every ball late off the pitch, pushed into the covers

35.6

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run, premeditated sweep, played direct to the short fine leg, Carlisle was very alert to the run

50 partnership came up in that over the silvered one into the attack for the first time

End of over 36 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 146/6
A Flower    29* (46b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    7-1-21-1
SV Carlisle    23* (28b 1x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    3-0-21-0

36.1

de Silva to A Flower, FOUR, whack! bad ball, too short and shot, perfect cut shot thru the backward point

36.2

de Silva to A Flower, no run

36.3

de Silva to A Flower, no run

36.4

de Silva to A Flower, no run, flicked off the pads to the mid wicket

36.5

de Silva to A Flower, no run, around teh wicket to the left hander, jammed to the mid on

36.6

de Silva to A Flower, 1 run, sweeping behind the square leg, fielded at deep backward square

End of over 37 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 151/6
A Flower    34* (52b 3x4)      PA de Silva    1-0-5-0
SV Carlisle    23* (28b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    7-1-21-1

37.1

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run

37.2

Muralitharan to Carlisle, 1 run, stepping back, thick edge to the slip fielder

37.3

Muralitharan to A Flower, 2 runs

37.4

Muralitharan to A Flower, 1 run, working it off the toes and onto the on side

37.5

Muralitharan to Carlisle, no run, merely defended

37.6

Muralitharan to Carlisle, 1 run, flicked thru the mid wicket, a lightning fast over

End of over 38 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 157/6
SV Carlisle    25* (31b 1x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    8-1-27-1
A Flower    38* (55b 3x4)      PA de Silva    1-0-5-0

38.1

de Silva to Carlisle, 1 run

38.2

de Silva to A Flower, 1 run

38.3

de Silva to Carlisle, 1 run

38.4

de Silva to A Flower, no run

38.5

de Silva to A Flower, 1 run

38.6

de Silva to Carlisle, no run

End of over 39 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 161/6
SV Carlisle    27* (34b 1x4 1x6)      PA de Silva    2-0-9-0
A Flower    40* (58b 3x4)      M Muralitharan    8-1-27-1

39.1

Jayasuriya to A Flower, 1 run

39.2

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, no run

39.3

Jayasuriya to Carlisle, OUT, played to Vaas at backward point, quick fielding for the quick single, throws to Jaya at the bowler's end who gathers whilst Carlisle dives, TV called, out

SV Carlisle run out 27 (52m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

39.4

Jayasuriya to A Flower, OUT, reverse sweep, top edge loops over his should and Kalu dives and takes the catch on the on side, stupid shot, there's a lesson to be leant there

A Flower c †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya 41 (80m 60b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.33

consecutive wickets, Flower and Carlisle can reminice about their partnership in the dressing room

39.5

Jayasuriya to Brandes, no run, an appeal, almost a team hat trick, Jaya Mark I is bouncing off the walls with enthusiasm

39.6

Jayasuriya to Brandes, no run

End of over 40 (1 run) Zimbabwe 162/8
EA Brandes    0* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-22-1
HH Streak    0* (0b)      PA de Silva    2-0-9-0

40.1

Wickramasinghe to Streak, no run, very wide and low of the off stump, Streak leaving it well alone assuming the uumpire would apply the penalty

40.2

Wickramasinghe to Streak, no run, bat raised high, ball left alone

40.3

Wickramasinghe to Streak, no run, defends down the pitch, bowler fields

40.4

Wickramasinghe to Streak, 2 runs, well played behind square leg

40.5

Wickramasinghe to Streak, no run, more defence, abck down the wicket

40.6

Wickramasinghe to Streak, 1 run, late cut, thru the gap, fielded at wide 3rd man

End of over 41 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 165/8
HH Streak    3* (6b)      GP Wickramasinghe    9-1-29-3
EA Brandes    0* (2b)      ST Jayasuriya    4-0-22-1

41.1

Jayasuriya to Streak, no run, strong drive, but straight back to the bowler

41.2

Jayasuriya to Streak, no run, chopped back to the bowler again

41.3

Jayasuriya to Streak, no run, squeezed away on the on side

41.4

Jayasuriya to Streak, no run

41.5

Jayasuriya to Streak, 1 run, pushing out into the off side, they get a run

41.6

Jayasuriya to Brandes, 1 run, behind squar ethat one there goes

End of over 42 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 167/8
EA Brandes    1* (3b)      ST Jayasuriya    5-0-24-1
HH Streak    4* (11b)      GP Wickramasinghe    9-1-29-3

42.1

Wickramasinghe to Brandes, no run, waving at it outside the off stump, like trying to swat flies

42.2

Wickramasinghe to Brandes, no run

42.3

Wickramasinghe to Brandes, no run, slow and low outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

42.4

Wickramasinghe to Brandes, no run, firm defenc eoff the off stump, to the bowler

42.5

Wickramasinghe to Brandes, no run, raises the bat over it, keeper collects

42.6

Wickramasinghe to Brandes, 1 run, nudged thru the mid wicket, Aravinda collects by running from the mid on

End of over 43 (1 run) Zimbabwe 168/8
EA Brandes    2* (9b)      GP Wickramasinghe    10-1-30-3
HH Streak    4* (11b)      ST Jayasuriya    5-0-24-1

43.1

Muralitharan to Brandes, no run

43.2

Muralitharan to Brandes, no run, works a drive to Ranatunga into the covers

43.3

Muralitharan to Brandes, no run, dabbe don the on side

43.4

Muralitharan to Brandes, no run, stepping back, into the pads, going down the leg side

43.5

Muralitharan to Brandes, no run, hit well, but back to the bowler

43.6

Muralitharan to Brandes, no run, swivelling on the back foot, slow motion pull shot, missed it as well

End of over 44 (maiden) Zimbabwe 168/8
EA Brandes    2* (15b)      M Muralitharan    9-2-27-1
HH Streak    4* (11b)      GP Wickramasinghe    10-1-30-3

44.1

Vaas to Streak, 1 run, poked into the covers, a quick single is required, but Brandes is not the man to supply it, lucky for him that Kalu and the TV umpire are equally incompetent, Kalu hits the stumps with his shoulder whilst in control of the ball

but the TV umpire didn't go on to see if the stump were completely removed by the gloves, Brandes was yards short

44.2

Vaas to Brandes, no run

44.3

Vaas to Brandes, no run

44.4

Vaas to Brandes, 1 run

44.5

Vaas to Streak, no run

44.6

Vaas to Streak, 1 run

End of over 45 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 171/8
HH Streak    6* (14b)      WPUJC Vaas    8-1-28-0
EA Brandes    3* (18b)      M Muralitharan    9-2-27-1

45.1

Jayasuriya to Streak, 1 run, dabbed down to the long on

no bowler seems to be getting more than 2 overs in a row in these late stages

45.2

Jayasuriya to Brandes, no run

45.3

Jayasuriya to Brandes, no run, defended away

45.4

Jayasuriya to Brandes, 1 run, easily played to the long off

45.5

Jayasuriya to Streak, no run, squats and easily defended

45.6

Jayasuriya to Streak, 1 run, quick and overpitched down the leg stump, Streak manages a hint of bat onto it to long leg

yet another bowling change, Ranatunga deliberately trying to annoy the scorers

End of over 46 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 174/8
HH Streak    8* (17b)      ST Jayasuriya    6-0-27-1
EA Brandes    4* (21b)      WPUJC Vaas    8-1-28-0

46.1

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

46.2

Muralitharan to Streak, no run, mistimed down the wicket

46.3

Muralitharan to Streak, 2 runs, big lofted on drive, high into the air, Mahanama has to run a long way but doesn't quite get to it

46.4

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

46.5

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

46.6

Muralitharan to Streak, OUT, another reverse sweep, what a load of rubbish, are they deliberately trying to embarress themselves? easy catch to the square leg

HH Streak c Atapattu b Muralitharan 10 (23m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 43.47

End of over 47 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 176/9
     M Muralitharan    10-2-29-2
EA Brandes    4* (21b)      ST Jayasuriya    6-0-27-1

47.1

Vaas to Brandes, 1 leg bye

47.2

Vaas to Olonga, no run, stepping back and pushing across the line to the forward point

47.3

Vaas to Olonga, 1 run, slight inswing on the full toss, into the off stump, pushed down to the mid off

47.4

Vaas to Brandes, 1 run, well played into the off side, stopped by Ranatunga in teh covers with his feet

47.5

Vaas to Olonga, no run, carefully defended backdown the wicket

47.6

Vaas to Olonga, no run, jumping on the back foot, pushed into the covers

End of over 48 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 179/9
HK Olonga    1* (4b)      WPUJC Vaas    9-1-30-0
EA Brandes    5* (23b)      M Muralitharan    10-2-29-2

48.1

Jayasuriya to Brandes, 1 run, placed onto the on side

48.2

Jayasuriya to Olonga, no run

48.3

Jayasuriya to Olonga, no run

48.4

Jayasuriya to Olonga, no run, defending direct to the point fielder

48.5

Jayasuriya to Olonga, no run, jumping down the wicket, back to the bowler

48.6

Jayasuriya to Olonga, no run, firm defence into the covers, not a shot you'll see regularly off the 7th last ball of the innings

End of over 49 (1 run) Zimbabwe 180/9
HK Olonga    1* (9b)      ST Jayasuriya    7-0-28-1
EA Brandes    6* (24b)      WPUJC Vaas    9-1-30-0

49.1

Vaas to Brandes, no run, huge swing and miss outside the off stump, ball passes within shaking hands distance of the off stump

49.2

Vaas to Brandes, SIX, a lot of strength went into that one, just a little thump over the wide mid on area

49.3

Vaas to Brandes, FOUR, off side this time, lofted shot bounces just short of the rope

vaas aborts his runup for the 4th ball

49.4

Vaas to Brandes, 2 runs, squeezed away behind point, collected by the deep square fielder

49.5

Vaas to Brandes, 1 run, another short arm jab, to the deep mid wicket, incredibly they only get a single for it

49.6

Vaas to Olonga, FOUR, pull shot on one knee, thick top edge from in front of his face, the ball long and high, over the fine leg for one of the jammier sixes you'll ever see.... booo, after 5 minutes the umpires change it to a 4

so Sri Lanka getting their second caning off the final over in a row, after Klusener butchered them in the last game, just as it seems Klusener has handed out a second round of pain, this time to England time for some grub, 2nd innings will start at 1400 GMT Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (17 runs) Zimbabwe 197/9
HK Olonga    5* (10b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    10-1-47-0
EA Brandes    19* (29b 1x4 1x6)      ST Jayasuriya    7-0-28-1
Tournament Results
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Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 12, 1999
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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May 22, 1999

Top-scorer Grant Flower rues the fall of another wicket, 14th match: Sri Lanka  v Zimbabwe, World Cup, Worcester, May 22, 1999

Top-scorer Grant Flower rues the fall of another wicket

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