ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 19th match, Group A

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 7 wickets (with 69 balls remaining)

England wins the toss and elect to bowl first a lucky break for the underdogs, winning the toss gives them an edge in attempting to cause an upset out come the players England will be looking to restrict Zimbabwe to less than 100 runs in the first 15 overs. England being one of the minnows of the tournament, you'd think they'll be doing well to achieve that

0.1

Gough to Johnson, 4 leg byes, late inswing goes down the leg side of the batsman, clips the pad and Zimbabwe are away

0.2

Gough to Johnson, no run, off the pad, trickles towards the mid wicket

0.3

Gough to Johnson, 1 run, umpire says that wasn't a leg bye despite the bat not being within a mile of the ball

0.4

Gough to GW Flower, no run, swinging awya from the right hander, close to a wide

0.5

Gough to GW Flower, no run, picthed up, well driven into the covers, Hollioake is the fielder

0.6

Gough to GW Flower, no run, bat raised, ball passes thru to the keeper

End of over 1 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 5/0
GW Flower    0* (3b)      D Gough    1-0-1-0
NC Johnson    1* (3b)     

1.1

Fraser to Johnson, 1 run, driving away on the off side

1.2

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, pushing towards the covers

1.3

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, left alone to the keeper

1.4

Fraser to GW Flower, FOUR, smashing drive thru the covers, leaning forward and with a smooth drive along the ground and over the boundary

1.5

Fraser to GW Flower, no run

1.6

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 no ball

1.6

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, left alone outsid ethe off stump by the right hander

End of over 2 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 11/0
GW Flower    4* (9b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    1-0-6-0
NC Johnson    2* (4b)      D Gough    1-0-1-0

2.1

Gough to Johnson, 3 runs, placing an overpitched ball thru the cover point, well run for a 3

2.2

Gough to GW Flower, no run, quick ball outside the off stump, Flower sensibly leaves it alone

2.3

Gough to GW Flower, no run, the bat is raised again, ball thru to the keeper

2.4

Gough to GW Flower, no run, good outswinger, into the pad in line with the off stump, big appeal but it was swinging too far from the off stump

2.5

Gough to GW Flower, no run

2.6

Gough to GW Flower, no run, dabbing the bat rather uselessly outside the off stump

End of over 3 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 14/0
GW Flower    4* (14b 1x4)      D Gough    2-0-4-0
NC Johnson    5* (5b)      ARC Fraser    1-0-6-0

3.1

Fraser to Johnson, no run, well fielded by Fairbrotheron the on side

3.2

Fraser to Johnson, 1 run, opens the face, angles it past the slip to the 3rd man

3.3

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, bat swung behind the body, ball passes to the keeper

3.4

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 run, deflects the ball behind the point and thru the gully

3.5

Fraser to Johnson, no run, short of a length, cramped cut shot, Johnson trying to play the shot too close to the body

3.6

Fraser to Johnson, no run, tapped away on the off side

End of over 4 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 16/0
NC Johnson    6* (9b)      ARC Fraser    2-0-8-0
GW Flower    5* (16b 1x4)      D Gough    2-0-4-0

4.1

Gough to GW Flower, 1 wide, down the leg side of Flower, a few in the crowd give hair a raspberry

4.1

Gough to GW Flower, no run, straight down the off side to the keeper

3 slips in place, very attacking from Stewart, he often doesn't have that many in a Test

4.2

Gough to GW Flower, no run, bat raised whilst the ball travels on its way to the gloved one

4.3

Gough to GW Flower, no run, good firm forward defence to the mid off

4.4

Gough to GW Flower, no run, more firm defence into the covers

4.5

Gough to GW Flower, 2 runs, clipping off the thigh, ball trickles behind Bucknor at square leg

4.6

Gough to GW Flower, no run, pushing back to the bowler, a nice solid start for the Zimbos so far

End of over 5 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 19/0
GW Flower    7* (22b 1x4)      D Gough    3-0-7-0
NC Johnson    6* (9b)      ARC Fraser    2-0-8-0

5.1

Fraser to Johnson, no run, slapping a drive direct to the extra cover

5.2

Fraser to Johnson, 1 leg bye, missing the little pull flick, ball into the thigh and it dribbles wide of the keeper

5.3

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 wide, short and wide of the leg stump, too wayward, Fraser looks all puffed out already, like a clydesdale that needs to be put down

5.3

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, firm push into the covers

5.4

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, bat hidden, no shot offered, as the shortish one seems in over the off stump

5.5

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, good defence, just outside the off stump, ball runs away to the mid off

5.6

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, easy defence onto the on side

End of over 6 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 21/0
GW Flower    7* (26b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    3-0-9-0
NC Johnson    6* (11b)      D Gough    3-0-7-0

6.1

Gough to Johnson, OUT, excellent length, pitching on the off stump, then seaming and swinging into the left hander, thru the gate, bowled, what a great ball

NC Johnson b Gough 6 (23m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Strang again at number 3, should provide some entertainment for a couple of overs, but rarely any longer

6.2

Gough to Strang, no run, full and swinging away from the right hander, has him lunging at it poorly

6.3

Gough to Strang, no run, pushing firmly into the covers

6.4

Gough to Strang, 1 wide, swinging away too far this time, maybe those slips are actually serving as extra wicket keepers

6.4

Gough to Strang, no run

6.5

Gough to Strang, no run, not tempting the pinch hitter into playing a shot, ah, the subtleties of cricket

6.6

Gough to Strang, no run

End of over 7 (1 run) Zimbabwe 22/1
PA Strang    0* (5b)      D Gough    4-0-8-1
GW Flower    7* (26b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    3-0-9-0

7.1

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, cracking drive, full swing of the bat, but straight to the ocver fielder

7.2

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

7.3

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, one of the poor non-shots wher ethe ball hits the horizontal bat pointing at the keeper

7.4

Fraser to GW Flower, 2 runs, worked behind square leg, Mulally has to run in from fine leg

7.5

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, outside the off stump again, Stewart collects

7.6

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, playing off the stumps and onto the on side

End of over 8 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 24/1
GW Flower    9* (32b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    4-0-11-0
PA Strang    0* (5b)      D Gough    4-0-8-1

8.1

Gough to Strang, no run, more defence, a complete non-event this pinch hitter is

8.2

Gough to Strang, no run, thru to the keeper, have a go!

8.3

Gough to Strang, no run, poking it towards the cover point

8.4

Gough to Strang, no run, played the short one awkwardly deflecting it into the slips, go the pinch-deflector!

8.5

Gough to Strang, no run, defensive bat drawn inside the out swinger

8.6

Gough to Strang, no run, pushed down on the on side, such pyrotechnics from Strang, the likes of which we've never seen here at Trent Bridge

End of over 9 (maiden) Zimbabwe 24/1
PA Strang    0* (11b)      D Gough    5-1-8-1
GW Flower    9* (32b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    4-0-11-0

9.1

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, defending close outside the off stump, fielded close on the off side

9.2

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, bat raised, ball passes to the keeper

9.3

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, poking towards the cover point, Hollioake is so keen he runs from cover in front of the cover point

9.4

Fraser to GW Flower, FOUR, lovely shot, a bit of a thick edge in the cover drive, thru the point area

9.5

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 run, pulling safely, but with little timing, Mullally fields at long leg

9.6

Fraser to Strang, no run, dangerous inside edge, passes just over the stumps, Stewart dives to his left, DROPPED!

End of over 10 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 29/1
PA Strang    0* (12b)      ARC Fraser    5-0-16-0
GW Flower    14* (37b 2x4)      D Gough    5-1-8-1

10.1

Gough to GW Flower, no run, good pacy ball outside the off stump

10.2

Gough to GW Flower, no run, bat/pad defence, ball pops up and floats towards Hollioake at cover point, butdives forward, but the ball is just a little short of him

10.3

Gough to GW Flower, no run

10.4

Gough to GW Flower, no run, on the back foot, defending to Adam yet again, he fielded a good dozen of the deliveries today

10.5

Gough to GW Flower, no run, swing away from the bat, Flower playing a poor defensive shot into the covers

10.6

Gough to GW Flower, no run, more stuff thru to the keeper

the underdogs are tying Zimbabwe down nicely the self confessed "I don the self confessed "I don't know what the ball is going to do when I bowl it" guy comes on

End of over 11 (maiden) Zimbabwe 29/1
GW Flower    14* (43b 2x4)      D Gough    6-2-8-1
PA Strang    0* (12b)      ARC Fraser    5-0-16-0

11.1

Mullally to Strang, no run

11.2

Mullally to Strang, no run, tapped forcefully to the point

11.3

Mullally to Strang, no run, worked onto the on side

11.4

Mullally to Strang, no run, forward defence, left armer bowls straight into the pad, appeal, but pitching outside the leg

11.5

Mullally to Strang, OUT, clap clap clap, what a great innings, prodding nervously at the ball, flicks acros sthe face of the bat, safe easy catch for the 2nd slip

PA Strang c Hick b Mullally 0 (21m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

he was sent out with instructions to change the course of the run rate, and that he did, dragging it down to a snail's pace a sort of Indian # 3, just without the century and 200 run partnership

11.6

Mullally to Goodwin, no run, defending from the Zimbabwean cum Australian cum Zimbabwean

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 29/2
MW Goodwin    0* (1b)      AD Mullally    1-1-0-1
GW Flower    14* (43b 2x4)      D Gough    6-2-8-1

12.1

Fraser to GW Flower, no run

12.2

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 run, defending across the slips, down to the 3rd man

12.3

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, Fraser gasps and puffs and wheezes in, ball sent thru to the keeper

12.4

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, somehow the inside edge spurts along the ground into the slips

12.5

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, tucking it into the covers

12.6

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, prodded off the off stump, gathered in the covers

End of over 13 (1 run) Zimbabwe 30/2
MW Goodwin    0* (5b)      ARC Fraser    6-0-17-0
GW Flower    15* (45b 2x4)      AD Mullally    1-1-0-1

13.1

Mullally to GW Flower, 1 wide, sprayed too far across the right hander, but it's not Mullally's fault, he doesn't know what the ball is doing

13.1

Mullally to GW Flower, no run, lovely ball on the off stump, seaming past the outside edge, nice ball

13.2

Mullally to GW Flower, 1 run, guided down to the 3rd man with a thick edge, Stewart gets really extragvagent and brings back his 3rd slip

13.3

Mullally to Goodwin, no run

13.4

Mullally to Goodwin, no run

13.5

Mullally to Goodwin, 4 leg byes, clips the hip and fine of the fine leg

13.6

Mullally to Goodwin, no run

End of over 14 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 36/2
MW Goodwin    0* (9b)      AD Mullally    2-1-2-1
GW Flower    16* (47b 2x4)      ARC Fraser    6-0-17-0

14.1

Fraser to GW Flower, no run

14.2

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 run

14.3

Fraser to Goodwin, no run

14.4

Fraser to Goodwin, 2 runs, flicked off the pads and behind the square leg

14.5

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, outside the off stump

14.6

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, poked onto the on side

End of over 15 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 39/2
MW Goodwin    2* (13b)      ARC Fraser    7-0-20-0
GW Flower    17* (49b 2x4)      AD Mullally    2-1-2-1

15.1

Mullally to GW Flower, no run

15.2

Mullally to GW Flower, no run

15.3

Mullally to GW Flower, no run, still nothing much doing

15.4

Mullally to GW Flower, 1 run, dancing back, outside edge thru the gully and down to the wide 3rd man Gough

15.5

Mullally to Goodwin, 2 runs

15.6

Mullally to Goodwin, 1 wide, pushing too far across the right hander

15.6

Mullally to Goodwin, no run, chopping away into the covers

End of over 16 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 43/2
MW Goodwin    4* (15b)      AD Mullally    3-1-6-1
GW Flower    18* (53b 2x4)      ARC Fraser    7-0-20-0

16.1

Fraser to GW Flower, no run

16.2

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, defending off the stumps and down the on side to the mid on

16.3

Fraser to GW Flower, no run, inside edge outside the off stump bounces square and short of the square leg

16.4

Fraser to GW Flower, 1 run, well driven thru the cover point, Ealham is the fielder in the deep

16.5

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, pushing away square again

16.6

Fraser to Goodwin, no run, more Test match theatrics again

between the 2 matches yesterday, and today's match, we already have our Test match World Cup

End of over 17 (1 run) Zimbabwe 44/2
MW Goodwin    4* (17b)      ARC Fraser    8-0-21-0
GW Flower    19* (57b 2x4)      AD Mullally    3-1-6-1

17.1

Mullally to GW Flower, no run

17.2

Mullally to GW Flower, 3 runs, good drive thru the extra cover, Flintoff chases and slides towards the rope, giving the crowd in front of him a brief scare, but he saves the boundary

17.3

Mullally to Goodwin, OUT, swinging across the right hander, edging and straight to the 1st slip, another breakthrough for the underdgos

MW Goodwin c Thorpe b Mullally 4 (21m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

and a cheer goes up from all those people with Mullally in their fantasy team Match State: Drinks quite a good catch too, Thorpe moving swiftly to his left

17.4

Mullally to A Flower, 1 run, squeezing it down past the slips to the 3rd man

17.5

Mullally to GW Flower, no run, across the right hander, another brillaint ball, pitching on the leg, outseam past the outside edge

17.6

Mullally to GW Flower, no run, pushed into the covers

Ealham was off the field earlier today, tweaked some past of his body fielding

End of over 18 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 48/3
GW Flower    22* (61b 2x4)      AD Mullally    4-1-10-2
A Flower    1* (1b)      ARC Fraser    8-0-21-0

18.1

Ealham to A Flower, 1 run, defended very close by the left hander, they scamper a single

18.2

Ealham to GW Flower, no run, left alone by the right hander outside the off stump

18.3

Ealham to GW Flower, no run, past the off stump, keeper collects again

18.4

Ealham to GW Flower, no run, played easily back to the bowler

18.5

Ealham to GW Flower, no run, coming down the pitch in a rare fit of attack, misses the on side drive

18.6

Ealham to GW Flower, no run

End of over 19 (1 run) Zimbabwe 49/3
GW Flower    22* (66b 2x4)      MA Ealham    1-0-1-0
A Flower    2* (2b)      AD Mullally    4-1-10-2

19.1

Mullally to A Flower, no run, swinging away from the left hander this time, Mullally doing his best to treat us cricaholics to a short match and the evening off

19.2

Mullally to A Flower, no run

19.3

Mullally to A Flower, no run, chopping away into the gully

19.4

Mullally to A Flower, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, too much swing

19.4

Mullally to A Flower, no run, rubbish defence, only just managing to get the pad on it

19.5

Mullally to A Flower, no run, thru to the specialist player Stewart

19.6

Mullally to A Flower, no run, forward defence outside the off stump

End of over 20 (1 run) Zimbabwe 50/3
A Flower    2* (8b)      AD Mullally    5-1-11-2
GW Flower    22* (66b 2x4)      MA Ealham    1-0-1-0

20.1

Ealham to GW Flower, FOUR, a medium ball from the medium pace bowler, Flower jumping down the pitch and lofting way over the cover point

20.2

Ealham to GW Flower, no run

20.3

Ealham to GW Flower, no run, not playing with the fall face of the bat, somehow defying the laws of mechanics to get it on the off side

20.4

Ealham to GW Flower, no run, good ball, seaming away, defended outside the off stump

20.5

Ealham to GW Flower, FOUR, what a shot from the petalled one, another couple of steps down the pitch, well driven past the non-striker

20.6

Ealham to GW Flower, no run

End of over 21 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 58/3
GW Flower    30* (72b 4x4)      MA Ealham    2-0-9-0
A Flower    2* (8b)      AD Mullally    5-1-11-2

21.1

Mullally to A Flower, 1 leg bye, miss the flick, ball dribbles out on the on side

21.2

Mullally to GW Flower, no run, across the right hander, to the keeper

21.3

Mullally to GW Flower, no run

21.4

Mullally to GW Flower, no run

21.5

Mullally to GW Flower, no run

21.6

Mullally to GW Flower, no run, dabbing on the on side, a maiden for Mullally

time for some entertainment

End of over 22 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 59/3
GW Flower    30* (77b 4x4)      AD Mullally    6-2-11-2
A Flower    2* (9b)      MA Ealham    2-0-9-0

22.1

Flintoff to A Flower, 1 wide, down the leg side

22.1

Flintoff to A Flower, 1 wide, down the leg side, marvellous stuff from the all-rotunder

22.1

Flintoff to A Flower, no run, down the leg side again, fortunate enough to grab the pad

22.2

Flintoff to A Flower, 1 wide, his bowling is perhaps more overrated than his batting, now there's a concept

22.2

Flintoff to A Flower, no run, manages to get one on the stumps, gets the cheers from the crowd

22.3

Flintoff to A Flower, no run

22.4

Flintoff to A Flower, no run, pushed too far across the right hander, no wide called

22.5

Flintoff to A Flower, no run, trying a leg cutter, this despite the ball pitching outside the off stump to the left hander

22.6

Flintoff to A Flower, no run, tapping the ball to the mid off

Stewart, always his an eye for entertaining the crowd, brings Hollioake on from the other end

End of over 23 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 62/3
A Flower    2* (15b)      A Flintoff    1-0-3-0
GW Flower    30* (77b 4x4)      AD Mullally    6-2-11-2

23.1

Hollioake to GW Flower, 1 run, pushed thru the covers

23.2

Hollioake to A Flower, 1 wide, early swing, Stewart plays acrobat grabbing that down the leg side

23.2

Hollioake to A Flower, no run, driving on the on side, good shot but Fairbrother makes an excellent save

23.3

Hollioake to A Flower, 2 runs, flicked behind the square leg

23.4

Hollioake to A Flower, no run

23.5

Hollioake to A Flower, no run, tight defence down the pitch

23.6

Hollioake to A Flower, 1 run, poking away thru the point area

End of over 24 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 67/3
A Flower    5* (20b)      AJ Hollioake    1-0-5-0
GW Flower    31* (78b 4x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-3-0

24.1

Flintoff to A Flower, no run, knocks some defence the way of the short cover

24.2

Flintoff to A Flower, 3 runs, drives away on the off side, just behind the umpire standing at point

24.3

Flintoff to GW Flower, 1 wide, down the leg side, the bowling skills challenged Flintoff putting on a good show

24.3

Flintoff to GW Flower, 1 wide, outside the off stump, more larks

24.3

Flintoff to GW Flower, no run, defended on the on side

24.4

Flintoff to GW Flower, 2 runs, pulling the bat out of the way, the ball still hits it for an undeliberate late cut, the crowd are appluding the throw not the shot hopefully

24.5

Flintoff to GW Flower, no run

24.6

Flintoff to GW Flower, no run

End of over 25 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 74/3
GW Flower    33* (82b 4x4)      A Flintoff    2-0-10-0
A Flower    8* (22b)      AJ Hollioake    1-0-5-0

25.1

Hollioake to A Flower, 1 run, tucked off the thigh, ball travels square

25.2

Hollioake to GW Flower, 1 wide, qualifying as a wide for a first class match, and it was so wide, it was nearly called by an umpire at another ground

25.2

Hollioake to GW Flower, no run, much better from the bowler, defended

25.3

Hollioake to GW Flower, 1 run, flicked in the air down the leg side

25.4

Hollioake to A Flower, 1 run, driving into the covers, another single

25.5

Hollioake to GW Flower, no run, defends off the stumps, fielded by the short cover

25.6

Hollioake to GW Flower, 1 run, clipping it away behind square, simple bowling for Zimbabwe to work away at will

End of over 26 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 79/3
GW Flower    35* (86b 4x4)      AJ Hollioake    2-0-10-0
A Flower    10* (24b)      A Flintoff    2-0-10-0

26.1

Flintoff to GW Flower, no run, driving off the stumps, fielded at mid on

26.2

Flintoff to GW Flower, OUT, tapping it slowly towards the backward point

A Flower run out 10 (36m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

quick run needed, Hussain runs in underarms into the stumps, TV called, Andy showed to be just short his crease Flintoff can take credit for that wicket by encouraging runs to be taken

26.3

Flintoff to Campbell, no run, defended outside the off stump

26.4

Flintoff to Campbell, FOUR, good shot, flicking in front of the square leg

26.5

Flintoff to Campbell, 1 leg bye

26.6

Flintoff to GW Flower, no run

Andy was diving full length for that run out, ended up about 2 metres behind the crease by the time his momentum ceased

End of over 27 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 84/4
GW Flower    35* (89b 4x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-14-0
ADR Campbell    4* (3b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    2-0-10-0

27.1

Hollioake to Campbell, 2 runs

27.2

Hollioake to Campbell, no run, bat hidden behind the body, passes outside the off stump

27.3

Hollioake to Campbell, no run, driving towards Mullally at extra cover, he makes a real meal of fielding it

27.4

Hollioake to Campbell, no run, overpitched and wide of the off stump, Campbell having a hopeless poke at it

27.5

Hollioake to Campbell, no run, chops away on the off side by the left hander

27.6

Hollioake to Campbell, no run, tucked on the on side, Hollioake escaping with daylight robbery at Nottingham, only 2 off a poor over

god knows why Flintoff is being taken off, he was going to get one on the stumps any over now

End of over 28 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 86/4
ADR Campbell    6* (9b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    3-0-12-0
GW Flower    35* (89b 4x4)      A Flintoff    3-0-14-0

28.1

Ealham to GW Flower, OUT, and that is why, Flower coming down the pitch as he did with success in Ealham's first spell, only only succeeds in squeezing one direct to the Thorpe the lone slip, standing wide of the keeper

GW Flower c Thorpe b Ealham 35 (119m 90b 4x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

28.2

Ealham to Whittall, no run, the mercurial Guy Whittall is the new batsman

28.3

Ealham to Whittall, no run

28.4

Ealham to Whittall, no run

28.5

Ealham to Whittall, no run, defending off the stumps and onto the on side

28.6

Ealham to Whittall, 2 runs, flicking it behind the square leg to deny Ealham the chance of scoring with a maiden

End of over 29 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 88/5
GJ Whittall    2* (5b)      MA Ealham    3-0-11-1
ADR Campbell    6* (9b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    3-0-12-0

29.1

Hollioake to Campbell, 1 run, the inside edge squirts thru square leg, Gough runs in from the boundary

29.2

Hollioake to Whittall, no run, drfiting down the leg side, clips the thigh, appeal for caught behind, Bucknor says nope

29.3

Hollioake to Whittall, no run

29.4

Hollioake to Whittall, no run, a good yorker, the Whit squeezes down on it

29.5

Hollioake to Whittall, no run, tapping it out onto the on side

29.6

Hollioake to Whittall, 3 runs, driving thru the mid on, Fraser groans as he realises he has to chase it a long way, half an hour later he fields the ball just inside the rope

End of over 30 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 92/5
GJ Whittall    5* (10b)      AJ Hollioake    4-0-16-0
ADR Campbell    7* (10b 1x4)      MA Ealham    3-0-11-1

30.1

Ealham to Whittall, no run, defended outside the off

30.2

Ealham to Whittall, no run, pushing towards the point fielder

30.3

Ealham to Whittall, no run, swinging it away from outside the off stumps, to Holly at mid wicket

30.4

Ealham to Whittall, no run, driving direct to the cover

30.5

Ealham to Whittall, no run, floating away from the batsman, no shot offered

30.6

Ealham to Whittall, no run, only defended, no single to hog the strike

End of over 31 (maiden) Zimbabwe 92/5
GJ Whittall    5* (16b)      MA Ealham    4-1-11-1
ADR Campbell    7* (10b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    4-0-16-0

31.1

Hollioake to Campbell, 1 run, but Campbell gets a single to satisfy the fans of Whittall's batting, thru the covers

31.2

Hollioake to Whittall, no run

31.3

Hollioake to Whittall, 2 runs, cut well and hard, DROPPED! moving too quickly for Hussain at backward point

31.4

Hollioake to Whittall, 1 run

31.5

Hollioake to Campbell, no run, cramped up, defended back to the bowler

31.6

Hollioake to Campbell, 1 run, and another single, 5 overs for the Zimmers

Ealham off all of a sudden, not being bowled for any length of time

End of over 32 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 97/5
ADR Campbell    9* (13b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    5-0-21-0
GJ Whittall    8* (19b)      MA Ealham    4-1-11-1

32.1

Gough to Campbell, 1 wide

32.1

Gough to Campbell, 2 runs

32.2

Gough to Campbell, no run

32.3

Gough to Campbell, FOUR, amazing shot, deflecting at it with perfect precision, ball screams thru the backward point, too quick for Mullally at 3rd man

32.4

Gough to Campbell, 1 run, waves the cut shot at it, top edge flies high, lands in front of Mullally, just short of a catch

32.5

Gough to Whittall, no run

32.6

Gough to Whittall, no run, defended off the stumps and onto the on side

Ealham is being swung around to the other end

End of over 33 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 105/5
GJ Whittall    8* (21b)      D Gough    7-2-16-1
ADR Campbell    16* (17b 2x4)      AJ Hollioake    5-0-21-0

33.1

Ealham to Campbell, no run

33.2

Ealham to Campbell, 1 leg bye, working it off the hip and behind the batsman

33.3

Ealham to Whittall, no run

33.4

Ealham to Whittall, 1 run, pushing it towards the covers, quick running, Whittall dives into the stumps despite the ball not being throw

33.5

Ealham to Campbell, no run

33.6

Ealham to Campbell, 1 run

Match State: Second shout of Drinks

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 108/5
ADR Campbell    17* (21b 2x4)      MA Ealham    5-1-13-1
GJ Whittall    9* (23b)      D Gough    7-2-16-1

34.1

Gough to Campbell, no run, dabbing some defence at it

34.2

Gough to Campbell, 1 run, pushing behind the point and into the deep

34.3

Gough to Whittall, 1 leg bye

34.4

Gough to Campbell, 1 run, working it off the legs and into the mid wicket area

34.5

Gough to Whittall, no run, some scratchy defence, ball bounces behind the square leg

34.6

Gough to Whittall, no run

End of over 35 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 111/5
GJ Whittall    9* (26b)      D Gough    8-2-18-1
ADR Campbell    19* (24b 2x4)      MA Ealham    5-1-13-1

35.1

Ealham to Campbell, no run

35.2

Ealham to Campbell, no run, pushing towards point, Whittall sent back, and some good fielding from Hussain at point draws the TV replay, but well safe

35.3

Ealham to Campbell, no run

35.4

Ealham to Campbell, no run, pushing into the covers, where Fairbrothers gets a chance to spread himself all over the ground

35.5

Ealham to Campbell, 2 runs, worked off the hip, fielded at fine leg

35.6

Ealham to Campbell, no run, flaps the bat at it, cut shot, fielded by the backward point

End of over 36 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 113/5
ADR Campbell    21* (30b 2x4)      MA Ealham    6-1-15-1
GJ Whittall    9* (26b)      D Gough    8-2-18-1

36.1

Fraser to Whittall, 1 run, pushing away on the off side

36.2

Fraser to Campbell, 1 run, finds the gap this time, gets it in the deep, but still the same amount of runs

36.3

Fraser to Whittall, 1 run, ball dribbles off the pads and wide of the keeper, Stewart removes his gloves to show some very dirty inners

36.4

Fraser to Campbell, 1 run

36.5

Fraser to Whittall, no run, keeper collects a short one down the leg side

36.6

Fraser to Whittall, no run, moves past the outside edge, you could almost visualise Fraser getting a wicket with that ball

End of over 37 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 117/5
GJ Whittall    11* (30b)      ARC Fraser    9-0-25-0
ADR Campbell    23* (32b 2x4)      MA Ealham    6-1-15-1

37.1

Ealham to Campbell, no run, worked off the leg stump short of the square leg

37.2

Ealham to Campbell, 1 wide, down the leg side, Campbell misses the shot across the line

37.2

Ealham to Campbell, 1 run, poking it thru the cover point area

37.3

Ealham to Whittall, no run, slow and low outside the off stump, if you squint your eyes and pretend they're in whites you could imagine it's been a cracking morning of Test cricket

37.4

Ealham to Whittall, FOUR, just a little tuck over the forward square leg, perfect placement beats Hick's outstretched left hand in the deep

37.5

Ealham to Whittall, no run, Hussain with his usual antics at point

37.6

Ealham to Whittall, no run, low cut, missing, Stewart does his deed

End of over 38 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 123/5
GJ Whittall    15* (34b 1x4)      MA Ealham    7-1-21-1
ADR Campbell    24* (34b 2x4)      ARC Fraser    9-0-25-0

38.1

Fraser to Campbell, 1 wide, down the leg side, swing and miss

38.1

Fraser to Campbell, OUT, dabbing across the ball, looking to place it in the covers, outside edge, good catch, against all expectations, Fraser gets a wicket

ADR Campbell c †Stewart b Fraser 24 (49m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.57

38.2

Fraser to Carlisle, no run, defending on the on side

38.3

Fraser to Carlisle, no run

38.4

Fraser to Carlisle, no run

38.5

Fraser to Carlisle, no run, outside the off and thru to the keeper

38.6

Fraser to Carlisle, 1 run, inside edge into the pad, runs out on the off side

it's time to be Mullalerised again

End of over 39 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 125/6
SV Carlisle    1* (5b)      ARC Fraser    10-0-27-1
GJ Whittall    15* (34b 1x4)      MA Ealham    7-1-21-1

39.1

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, outside the off, wide thru to the keeper

39.2

Mullally to Carlisle, no run

39.3

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, playing and missing, cross bat magic wand shot, abracadabra, he's missed

39.4

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, defending outside the off stump

39.5

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, bigger, more forceful shot this time, cutitng outside the off, just a shame he missed it completely

39.6

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, defending to the mid on

Fraser's quota is finished and he'd gone to die like that sweet clydesdale in animal farm

End of over 40 (maiden) Zimbabwe 125/6
SV Carlisle    1* (11b)      AD Mullally    7-3-11-2
GJ Whittall    15* (34b 1x4)      ARC Fraser    10-0-27-1

40.1

Ealham to Whittall, 2 runs

40.2

Ealham to Whittall, no run

40.3

Ealham to Whittall, no run

40.4

Ealham to Whittall, no run, driving, edging, but falling just short to Stewart's right

40.5

Ealham to Whittall, 1 run, driving well into the covers

40.6

Ealham to Carlisle, no run, defends off the off stump and down the wicket

End of over 41 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 128/6
SV Carlisle    1* (12b)      MA Ealham    8-1-24-1
GJ Whittall    18* (39b 1x4)      AD Mullally    7-3-11-2

41.1

Mullally to Whittall, no run, short and wide of the off stump, the terrible cut is almost as poor as the umpire's decision not to call it wide

41.2

Mullally to Whittall, 1 leg bye, working it on the on side, missing in fact

41.3

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, defends down the wicket and back to the bowler

41.4

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, cutting, missing yet again, awful awful batting

41.5

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, carlisle, despite being a specialist batsman, is batting too high at number 8

41.6

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, defensive, his only run came off an inside edge onto the pad

End of over 42 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 129/6
SV Carlisle    1* (16b)      AD Mullally    8-4-11-2
GJ Whittall    18* (41b 1x4)      MA Ealham    8-1-24-1

42.1

Ealham to Whittall, FOUR, excellent flick shot, a true Guy Whittall shot, thru long leg

42.2

Ealham to Whittall, FOUR, lofting way over the mid wicket, Ealham who what he's done to offend the gods

42.3

Ealham to Whittall, no run

42.4

Ealham to Whittall, no run

42.5

Ealham to Whittall, 1 run

42.6

Ealham to Carlisle, no run

End of over 43 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 138/6
SV Carlisle    1* (17b)      MA Ealham    9-1-33-1
GJ Whittall    27* (46b 3x4)      AD Mullally    8-4-11-2

43.1

Mullally to Whittall, no run, Mullally to continue his miserly spell, there'll be no giving to the poor today in Nottingham

43.2

Mullally to Whittall, no run, cutting and missing, Whittall received some tips from Carlisle obviously

43.3

Mullally to Whittall, 1 run, to the 3rd man

43.4

Mullally to Carlisle, no run

43.5

Mullally to Carlisle, 1 run, ball varely makes it off the pitch, good quick run

43.6

Mullally to Whittall, no run, defends to the short cover

Mullally very expensive in that over, conceding a whole 2 runs

End of over 44 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 140/6
GJ Whittall    28* (50b 3x4)      AD Mullally    9-4-13-2
SV Carlisle    2* (19b)      MA Ealham    9-1-33-1

44.1

Ealham to Carlisle, no run, seaming in, ball gets chopped near the stumps

44.2

Ealham to Carlisle, 1 leg bye, missing the flick down the leg side, more glorious shots from Carlisle

44.3

Ealham to Whittall, OUT, inswinger, lands on the foot in front of the leg stump, absolutely no way that was hitting the stumps, easily going down the leg side

GJ Whittall lbw b Ealham 28 (65m 51b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.90

I'd criticise Hair further, but I'm sure there's others who'll be gleefully indulging

44.4

Ealham to Streak, no run

44.5

Ealham to Streak, 1 run, playing behind square, a smattering of applause for some reason

44.6

Ealham to Carlisle, 1 run, cutting it behind point

End of over 45 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 143/7
SV Carlisle    3* (22b)      MA Ealham    10-1-35-2
HH Streak    1* (2b)      AD Mullally    9-4-13-2

45.1

Mullally to Carlisle, no run

45.2

Mullally to Carlisle, 2 runs

45.3

Mullally to Carlisle, 1 wide

45.3

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, seaming across the right hander, to the keeper

45.4

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, attempting some defence down the wicket, misses, straigth thru the gap and over the stumps

45.5

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, bat drawn inside the line of the day, this is a joke

45.6

Mullally to Carlisle, no run, firm forward defence, the Carlisle slogathon continues

Mullally finishes with 10-4-16-2, and no doubt owes Carlisle a couple of drinks in thanks for those figures

End of over 46 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 146/7
SV Carlisle    5* (28b)      AD Mullally    10-4-16-2
HH Streak    1* (2b)      MA Ealham    10-1-35-2

46.1

Gough to Streak, no run, defending off the stumps

46.2

Gough to Streak, no run, driving off the off stump, easily gathered by the mid off

Streak following the instructions of Carlisle to not lose any more wicket before lunch

46.3

Gough to Streak, no run

46.4

Gough to Streak, 1 run, flicking behind the square leg

46.5

Gough to Carlisle, no run

46.6

Gough to Carlisle, no run

End of over 47 (1 run) Zimbabwe 147/7
SV Carlisle    5* (30b)      D Gough    9-2-19-1
HH Streak    2* (6b)      AD Mullally    10-4-16-2

47.1

Hollioake to Streak, 1 run, somehow appeared to swing both ways outside the off stump, dabbed onto the on side

47.2

Hollioake to Carlisle, FOUR, throws the bat at it, flukes a boundary thru the covers

47.3

Hollioake to Carlisle, 1 run, good on drive, but direct to the long on

47.4

Hollioake to Streak, 1 leg bye, missing the tap around the corner

47.5

Hollioake to Carlisle, no run, wild swing, somehow misses the pull and the ball misse sthe leg stump

47.6

Hollioake to Carlisle, no run

End of over 48 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 154/7
SV Carlisle    10* (34b 1x4)      AJ Hollioake    6-0-27-0
HH Streak    3* (8b)      D Gough    9-2-19-1

48.1

Gough to Streak, 1 run, tapped down to the mid on fielder

48.2

Gough to Carlisle, no run, driving, well fielded by Thorpe on the on side, throws into the bowler's end as Streak dives back, periously close to a run out

48.3

Gough to Carlisle, FOUR, excellent shot thru the mid wicket, Carlisle finally getting a dally on

48.4

Gough to Carlisle, no run

48.5

Gough to Carlisle, OUT, driving, the edge flies high, caught by Fraser at mid on

SV Carlisle c Fraser b Gough 14 (40m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.84

48.6

Gough to Streak, no run

End of over 49 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 159/8
HH Streak    4* (10b)      D Gough    10-2-24-2
HK Olonga    0* (0b)      AJ Hollioake    6-0-27-0

49.1

Hollioake to Olonga, no run, last over of a painful Zimbabwean innings

49.2

Hollioake to Olonga, 1 run, dabbing it across the line, Fairbrother fielded at mid wicket

49.3

Hollioake to Streak, 2 runs, jabbed down the ground, there's 2 fielders there to pick it up

49.4

Hollioake to Streak, FOUR, sweeping, very good shot off a terirble ball, full toss down the leg side, more of a flick on one knee in fact

49.5

Hollioake to Streak, 1 run, stepping away to make room, driven direct to the cover

49.6

Hollioake to Olonga, no run, big swing and miss outside the off stump, they alomsy think about sneaking the bye even though Stewart collected safely

Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 167/8
HK Olonga    1* (3b)      AJ Hollioake    7-0-35-0
HH Streak    11* (13b 1x4)      D Gough    10-2-24-2
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