ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 18th match, Group B

New Zealand v West Indies

West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)

21.1

Simmons to McMillan, no run, just some defence to start of with

21.2

Simmons to McMillan, no run

21.3

Simmons to McMillan, 1 wide, down the leg side, umpire grumbles and calls it

21.3

Simmons to McMillan, no run, dabbed away on the off side towards the covers

21.4

Simmons to McMillan, no run, poked towards the covers again

21.5

Simmons to McMillan, no run, squeezed off the outside edge to the point fielder

21.6

Simmons to McMillan, 1 run, and a single, as if to prove that Simmons' bowling isn't too good for them

New Zealand 48/4   PV Simmons 1-0-2-0

23.1

Simmons to Cairns, no run, defends close on the on side

23.2

Simmons to Cairns, 1 run, works it off the pads and towards the square leg

23.3

Simmons to McMillan, 1 run, stepping back from the stumps, cutting forward of the point to bring up a very slow 50

23.4

Simmons to Cairns, no run

23.5

Simmons to Cairns, no run, jabbing onto the on side

23.6

Simmons to Cairns, no run, flicking off the stumps again, to the mid wicket

New Zealand 50/4   PV Simmons 2-0-4-0

25.1

Simmons to McMillan, OUT, and gone, NZ now in a worse position than Bangladesh, trying to flick across the line into the off stump,thin edge travels over the stumps and to the keeper

CD McMillan c †Jacobs b Simmons 32 (102m 78b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.02

25.2

Simmons to Parore, no run, stepping back towards the stumps, played back to the bowler

25.3

Simmons to Parore, no run

25.4

Simmons to Parore, no run, flapping the bat in and around the ball outside the off stump, does all but hit it

25.5

Simmons to Parore, no run, dabs some defence into the covers

25.6

Simmons to Parore, no run, cross bat, cut shot, bottom edge goes close to the off stump but we don't see another NZ wicket

New Zealand 59/5   PV Simmons 3-1-4-1

27.1

Simmons to Parore, no run

27.2

Simmons to Parore, no run

27.3

Simmons to Parore, no run

27.4

Simmons to Parore, no run

27.5

Simmons to Parore, no run

27.6

Simmons to Parore, no run

New Zealand 62/5   PV Simmons 4-2-4-1

29.1

Simmons to Cairns, no run

29.2

Simmons to Cairns, FOUR

29.3

Simmons to Cairns, 1 wide

29.3

Simmons to Cairns, 2 runs

29.4

Simmons to Cairns, no run

29.5

Simmons to Cairns, no run, stepping back and angling the face fo the bat to the point fielder

29.6

Simmons to Cairns, 1 run, playing off the stumps to the mid on

New Zealand 71/5   PV Simmons 5-2-12-1

31.1

Simmons to Parore, no run

31.2

Simmons to Parore, no run

31.3

Simmons to Parore, no run, still defending

31.4

Simmons to Parore, 1 run, swipes a late cut to the point fielder

31.5

Simmons to Harris, no run, Simmons having the time of his life, the batsmen are actually not belting him to all parts of the ground

31.6

Simmons to Harris, no run

New Zealand 76/6   PV Simmons 6-2-13-1

33.1

Simmons to Harris, 1 leg bye

33.2

Simmons to Parore, no run

33.3

Simmons to Parore, FOUR, clips a fine cut, beats the 3rd man to the boundary

33.4

Simmons to Parore, no run, just defending

33.5

Simmons to Parore, no run

33.6

Simmons to Parore, FOUR, pushing at the ball, coming down the wicket, nudging from outside the off stump, past the keeper and to the 3rd man boundary again

New Zealand 94/6   PV Simmons 7-2-21-1

35.1

Simmons to Harris, no run, stepping backwards and he pushes his brussel sprouts away from himself and to the point

35.2

Simmons to Harris, FOUR, crunching cover drive, flogs the bat at it, ballr uns thru the covers and to the boundary

35.3

Simmons to Harris, 1 wide, down the leg side, another run to the totals

35.3

Simmons to Harris, 1 run, forcing it thru the gully area

35.4

Simmons to Parore, 1 run

35.5

Simmons to Harris, 1 no ball, a no ball from Simmons, as he pokes it onto the on side

35.5

Simmons to Harris, 2 runs, around the wicket to the left hander, guided thru the covers

35.6

Simmons to Harris, no run, flicking the wrists at it, ball bounces away to the point fielder

New Zealand 106/6   PV Simmons 8-2-31-1

47.1

Simmons to Harris, no run

47.2

Simmons to Harris, no run

47.3

Simmons to Harris, 1 run, playing on the on side forward of the square leg

47.4

Simmons to Larsen, OUT, Jacobs' 5th catch of the day, short and wayward down the leg side, Larsen pulling, gloved to the keeper, poor effort

GR Larsen c †Jacobs b Simmons 14 (20m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

47.5

Simmons to Allott, 1 wide, down the leg side, venkat doesn't like it

47.5

Simmons to Allott, no run, jacobs equals the world record for most fielding dismissals. It's now the 22nd instance of 5 dismissals in an innings

47.6

Simmons to Allott, no run

New Zealand 156/9   PV Simmons 9-2-33-2
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