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)

1.1

Ambrose to Astle, 2 runs, fantastic start to the game for Astle, inside edge skips past the leg stump and runs down to the fine leg

1.2

Ambrose to Astle, no run

1.3

Ambrose to Astle, no run, larvley ball zipping past the outside edge and thru to the keeper

1.4

Ambrose to Astle, no run, bat raised and left to the keeper, what a novel concept for Astle

1.5

Ambrose to Astle, no run, stretching forward down the wicket

1.6

Ambrose to Astle, OUT, awful defence from a player in awful form, playing the defence down the wrong line, outside edge, easy catch, Astle's world cup horror run continues

NJ Astle c †Jacobs b Ambrose 2 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 2/1   CEL Ambrose 1-0-2-1

3.1

Ambrose to McMillan, 2 runs, pushing across the line, thru the cover point area

3.2

Ambrose to McMillan, 2 wides, miles to the left of Jacobs, more quality West Indian bowling

3.2

Ambrose to Horne, no run

3.3

Ambrose to Horne, no run

3.4

Ambrose to Horne, no run

3.5

Ambrose to Horne, no run, stretching forward, defending off the stumps and back to the bowler

3.6

Ambrose to Horne, no run, bat raised, ball to the keeper yet again

New Zealand 8/1   CEL Ambrose 2-0-6-1

5.1

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 run, worked well off the pads behind square

5.2

Ambrose to Fleming, no run, bat raised, ball passes thru to the keeper

5.3

Ambrose to Fleming, no run, tucking off the stumps and direct to the square leg

5.4

Ambrose to Fleming, no run, bat raised, ball zips thru to the keeper

5.5

Ambrose to Fleming, no run

5.6

Ambrose to Fleming, no run, across the left hander, Ambrose bowling well, batsman just doesn't want to play a shot, Horne has obviously scared his fellow NZers too much

New Zealand 14/2   CEL Ambrose 3-0-7-1

7.1

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, defending late off the off stump

7.2

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

7.3

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

7.4

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

7.5

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, seaming way away

7.5

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 run, thick edge, runs away thru the gully, 3rd man runs in

7.6

Ambrose to Fleming, no run, defending off the stumps and slightly on the off side

New Zealand 18/2   CEL Ambrose 4-0-9-1

9.1

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, delicately patted to the cover point

9.2

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, defends off the leg stump and down to the mid on

9.3

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, great bounce extracted, inside edge just misses the leg stump

9.4

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, more defence

9.5

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, McMillan having a riot of time trying to smack that thru the covers

9.6

Ambrose to McMillan, 2 runs, lunges at it , cuts thru the gully. more priceless west indian fielding by the 3rd man, he bends over to pick it up but it deflects off his feet and goes very close to the rope

New Zealand 21/2   CEL Ambrose 5-0-11-1

11.1

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, dabbed down to the on side

11.2

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

11.3

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

11.4

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

11.5

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

11.6

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 run, down to the 3rd man

New Zealand 23/3   CEL Ambrose 6-0-12-1

13.1

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

13.2

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 run

13.3

Ambrose to Twose, no run

13.4

Ambrose to Twose, no run

13.5

Ambrose to Twose, no run

13.6

Ambrose to Twose, no run

New Zealand 26/3   CEL Ambrose 7-0-13-1

15.1

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, chopping at it from outside the off stump and towards the covers

15.2

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, waving the bat at it, disgusting shot, pushing at it like a little brother pushing his big brother away, head down, arms going everywhere

15.3

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

15.4

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, poking off the off stump and into the covers

15.5

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 run, this is a joke, bowlers a couple of classes above the batsman, bowler pushing down the leg side, batsman was jumping back to play a late cut about half a yard wide of the leg stump

15.6

Ambrose to Twose, no run

New Zealand 29/3   CEL Ambrose 8-0-14-1

17.1

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

17.2

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, played straigh to the point fielder

17.3

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, attempting some defence, failing some defence

17.4

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, poking off the off stump and onto the on side, fielded by the mid wickert

17.5

Ambrose to McMillan, 2 runs, thick edge runs down to the 3rd man, Campbell with some magnificent fielding, diving and rolling to save the boundary

17.6

Ambrose to McMillan, 2 runs, good push into the covers, they manage a couple as the runs start to trickle in

New Zealand 36/4   CEL Ambrose 9-0-18-1

19.1

Ambrose to Cairns, no run, Ambrose being bowled out, it's his last over

19.2

Ambrose to Cairns, no run, great outseamer, just moving away a little too much, Cairns waves the bat like a magic wand, the only trick there was how he missed it

19.3

Ambrose to Cairns, 1 run, worked of fthe legs to the long leg

19.4

Ambrose to McMillan, no run

19.5

Ambrose to McMillan, no run, wayward short ball, down the leg side

19.6

Ambrose to McMillan, 1 leg bye, flicks the pads and doesn't travels very far at all

New Zealand 39/4   CEL Ambrose 10-0-19-1
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