ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 26th match, Group A

South Africa v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 48 runs

The Zimbos have won the toss and have generously offered the quick game by batting first

0.1

Pollock to Johnson, no run, tapping onto the on side, towards the mid on

0.2

Pollock to Johnson, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

0.3

Pollock to Johnson, FOUR, throwing the bat at a cover drive, inside edge past the off stump, a boundary to the fine leg

0.4

Pollock to Johnson, no run

0.5

Pollock to Johnson, no run, wide of the batsman, across the left hander, thru to the keeper

0.6

Pollock to Johnson, FOUR, straight drive, past the non-striker, Zimbabwe are away, heading for a score of 400 at this rate

End of over 1 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 8/0
NC Johnson    8* (6b 2x4)      SM Pollock    1-0-8-0
GW Flower    0* (0b)     

1.1

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

1.2

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, defending off the stumps and onto the on side

1.3

Kallis to GW Flower, FOUR, cracking stuff, South Africa opening looking as flat as ever, cut shot from a ball wide of the off stump goes behind point

1.4

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

1.5

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, seaming away slightly, thru to the keeper

1.6

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, closer to the off stump, left alone by the batsman still

End of over 2 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 12/0
GW Flower    4* (6b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-4-0
NC Johnson    8* (6b 2x4)      SM Pollock    1-0-8-0

2.1

Pollock to Johnson, no run, collected by the keeper

2.2

Pollock to Johnson, no run, left hander gets a soft edge, bounces just in front of the second slip

2.3

Pollock to Johnson, no run, seaming away from the outside edge, thru to the keeper

2.4

Pollock to Johnson, no run, a big air shot, trying a cut shot, missing outside the off stump

2.5

Pollock to Johnson, no run, defending into the covers, fielded by Gibbs

2.6

Pollock to Johnson, no run, pushing across the line, well fielded at point

End of over 3 (maiden) Zimbabwe 12/0
NC Johnson    8* (12b 2x4)      SM Pollock    2-1-8-0
GW Flower    4* (6b 1x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-4-0

3.1

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, another one thru to Boucher

3.2

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

3.3

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, firm defence outside the off stump, direct to the point fielder

3.4

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, anlging towards the off stump, then a lot of curve away, Flower not offering a shot

Someone in the Super 6 is going to absolutely belt these two opening bowlers in the first 15, SA would do well to realise hoe generally ineffective they've been

3.5

Kallis to GW Flower, 1 no ball, thru to the keeper

3.5

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, a bit short, defending a ball aimed over the stumps

3.6

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, into the pads, a bit of an appeal, but nothing from venkat

End of over 4 (1 run) Zimbabwe 13/0
GW Flower    4* (13b 1x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-5-0
NC Johnson    8* (12b 2x4)      SM Pollock    2-1-8-0

4.1

Pollock to Johnson, 1 run

4.2

Pollock to GW Flower, 1 run

4.3

Pollock to Johnson, 1 bye

4.4

Pollock to GW Flower, 1 run, a little single gained down on the on side

4.5

Pollock to Johnson, no run, defending direct to the covers, easily fielded

4.6

Pollock to Johnson, FOUR, cracking shot, driving thru the cover point, the Zimmers giving their Southern neighbours a bit of stick

End of over 5 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 21/0
NC Johnson    13* (16b 3x4)      SM Pollock    3-1-15-0
GW Flower    6* (15b 1x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-5-0

5.1

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

5.2

Kallis to GW Flower, 1 wide, swinging a long way away

5.2

Kallis to GW Flower, FOUR, attempted cover drive, thick edge flies over teh slips, another 4

5.3

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, straight thru to the keeper outside the off stump

5.4

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, that's a good outswinger, zipping just past the outside edge

5.5

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, defending, towards and into the covers

5.6

Kallis to GW Flower, 2 runs, cut shot, too wide for the diving point, Cronje shows sonme fielding skills with a good chase and throw from cover

End of over 6 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 28/0
GW Flower    12* (21b 2x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-12-0
NC Johnson    13* (16b 3x4)      SM Pollock    3-1-15-0

6.1

Pollock to Johnson, no run, defending down to Cronje at mid on

6.2

Pollock to Johnson, no run, lovely inseam down the line of the off stump, into the pad, appeal, perhaps just stuck outside the line

6.3

Pollock to Johnson, FOUR, flashing cover drive, as a neutral unbiased watcher of this match, can I just say GO ZIMBABWE!

6.4

Pollock to Johnson, 1 no ball, overstepping, pushing across the left hander to the keeper

6.4

Pollock to Johnson, no run, pushing too much at it outside the off stump, Pollock getting good movement

6.5

Pollock to Johnson, 1 leg bye, going down the leg side, Pollock appeals despite it missing a 2nd stump if it existed

6.6

Pollock to GW Flower, no run, defending in front of the covers

End of over 7 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 34/0
GW Flower    12* (22b 2x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-20-0
NC Johnson    17* (22b 4x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-12-0

7.1

Kallis to Johnson, 1 run, first ball to Johnson from Kallis, bottom edge goes close to the stumps and down to the fine leg

7.2

Kallis to GW Flower, no run, solid and firm defence into the covers

7.3

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

7.4

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

7.5

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

7.6

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

End of over 8 (1 run) Zimbabwe 35/0
GW Flower    12* (27b 2x4)      JH Kallis    4-0-13-0
NC Johnson    18* (23b 4x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-20-0

8.1

Pollock to Johnson, no run

8.2

Pollock to Johnson, no run

8.3

Pollock to Johnson, no run

8.4

Pollock to Johnson, no run

8.5

Pollock to Johnson, no run

8.6

Pollock to Johnson, 2 runs

End of over 9 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 37/0
NC Johnson    20* (29b 4x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-22-0
GW Flower    12* (27b 2x4)      JH Kallis    4-0-13-0

9.1

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

9.2

Kallis to GW Flower, FOUR, another boundary, to 3rd man, first the Kenyans beat up on the SA opening bowlers, now the Zimbabweans are

9.3

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

9.4

Kallis to GW Flower, no run

9.5

Kallis to GW Flower, 1 run, good firm defence down to the mid off

9.6

Kallis to Johnson, FOUR, another lovely cover drive, 5th 4 for Johnson already

End of over 10 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 46/0
NC Johnson    24* (30b 5x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-22-0
GW Flower    17* (32b 3x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-22-0

10.1

Pollock to GW Flower, no run

10.2

Pollock to GW Flower, 1 no ball, his second overstepping of the day

10.2

Pollock to GW Flower, no run, swinging a lot way frm the batsman, borderline wide

10.3

Pollock to GW Flower, no run, defending forcefully into the covers

10.4

Pollock to GW Flower, no run

10.5

Pollock to GW Flower, no run

10.6

Pollock to GW Flower, no run, defending down on the on side

End of over 11 (1 run) Zimbabwe 47/0
GW Flower    17* (39b 3x4)      SM Pollock    6-1-23-0
NC Johnson    24* (30b 5x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-22-0

11.1

Kallis to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson's the man, cutting behind the point fielder, placed perfectly away from the 3rd man

11.2

Kallis to Johnson, FOUR, his 7th boundary, brilliant batting, picking the slow ball, straight drive on to the on side

11.3

Kallis to Johnson, no run, pushed on the on side

11.4

Kallis to Johnson, 1 wide, way down the leg side, Kallis has been very consistent today, consistently bowled rubbish

11.4

Kallis to Johnson, FOUR, trying to work it into the covers, inside edge misses the off side and goes down to the boundary

Time for a cliche: "That one is worth just as much as all the others"

11.5

Kallis to Johnson, no run, defending onto the on side

11.6

Kallis to Johnson, 1 run, heaving a high cut, guides it down to the 3rd man

End of over 12 (14 runs) Zimbabwe 61/0
NC Johnson    37* (36b 8x4)      JH Kallis    6-0-36-0
GW Flower    17* (39b 3x4)      SM Pollock    6-1-23-0

12.1

Donald to Johnson, no run, SA means business now, enough of these timewasting opening bowlers

12.2

Donald to Johnson, no run, pushing firmly into the covers

12.3

Donald to Johnson, 2 runs, poked thru the gap at wide mid off, Pollock chases well to the deep, fields a few metres short of the boundary

12.4

Donald to Johnson, no run, well defended to the mid off

12.5

Donald to Johnson, no run, seaming away from the off stump, thru to the keeper

12.6

Donald to Johnson, no run, chopping away onto the on side

End of over 13 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 63/0
NC Johnson    39* (42b 8x4)      AA Donald    1-0-2-0
GW Flower    17* (39b 3x4)      JH Kallis    6-0-36-0

13.1

Elworthy to GW Flower, no run, bat swung behind the body, no shot offered

13.2

Elworthy to GW Flower, 2 runs, very well flicked off the leg stump and behind the square leg

13.3

Elworthy to GW Flower, no run, swiping the bat at it, forced onto the off side

13.4

Elworthy to GW Flower, OUT, straight ball outside the off stump, Flower plays with all the footwork of a New Zealander, outside edge from a cover drive straight to the 1st and only slip

GW Flower c Cullinan b Elworthy 19 (55m 43b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.18

Zimbabwe winning the race for the first wicket of the day by a matter of seconds, Ramesh followed soon after

13.5

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, into the pads, ball heading down the leg side

13.6

Elworthy to Goodwin, 1 wide, wide of the off stump, no shot offered

Zimbabwe have taken the step the whole world has been screaming for, and gotten rid of Paul Strang from number 3

13.6

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run

End of over 14 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 66/1
MW Goodwin    0* (2b)      S Elworthy    1-0-3-1
NC Johnson    39* (42b 8x4)      AA Donald    1-0-2-0

14.1

Donald to Johnson, no run, chopping off the stumps and onto the on side

14.2

Donald to Johnson, no run

14.3

Donald to Johnson, no run, still no run, Johnson must be due for an edge to the boundary any moment now

14.4

Donald to Johnson, no run, plenty of bounce across the left ahnder, Johnson defends but misses

14.5

Donald to Johnson, no run, worked down to Pollock from outside the off stump to the mid off

14.6

Donald to Johnson, no run, awful attempt, flicking his legs around, into the pads, ball was heading for middle stump, but pitched outside the line of the leg stump

End of over 15 (maiden) Zimbabwe 66/1
NC Johnson    39* (48b 8x4)      AA Donald    2-1-2-0
MW Goodwin    0* (2b)      S Elworthy    1-0-3-1

15.1

Elworthy to Goodwin, 1 run, guided down to the 3rd man from outside of the off stump

15.2

Elworthy to Johnson, FOUR, not the best of pull shots, lofted a little too much off the top edge, but landed behind the mid wikcet safely

15.3

Elworthy to Johnson, 2 runs, worked behind the square leg, Johnson playing very well, has played all of the South Africans regularly in the SA domestic competitions

15.4

Elworthy to Johnson, no run

15.5

Elworthy to Johnson, 1 run, thru the covers

15.6

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, softly defended towards the covers

End of over 16 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 74/1
MW Goodwin    1* (4b)      S Elworthy    2-0-11-1
NC Johnson    46* (52b 9x4)      AA Donald    2-1-2-0

16.1

Donald to Johnson, no run, too quick for the batsmen, into the pad in line with the leg stump

16.2

Donald to Johnson, no run, good firm drive, onto the front foot, down to the mid off

16.3

Donald to Johnson, no run, bump ball to Klusener in the covers makes a fool of a couple of people in the crowd

16.4

Donald to Johnson, 1 run, pushing hard to Rhodes, seemed to be an easy single, but the usual dramatic dive at point has the batsmen rushing, he misses the side on throw from 20 metres, pathetic, the guy should practice more obviously

16.5

Donald to Goodwin, no run, outside the off and through to the keeper

16.6

Donald to Goodwin, no run, and it's time for a Castle or two

Match State: Drinkies

End of over 17 (1 run) Zimbabwe 75/1
MW Goodwin    1* (6b)      AA Donald    3-1-3-0
NC Johnson    47* (56b 9x4)      S Elworthy    2-0-11-1

17.1

Elworthy to Johnson, FOUR

17.2

Elworthy to Johnson, no run

17.3

Elworthy to Johnson, no run

17.4

Elworthy to Johnson, no run

17.5

Elworthy to Johnson, no run

17.6

Elworthy to Johnson, 1 run

End of over 18 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 80/1
NC Johnson    52* (62b 10x4)      S Elworthy    3-0-16-1
MW Goodwin    1* (6b)      AA Donald    3-1-3-0

18.1

Donald to Johnson, 1 run, driving down the off side, mid off runs around and slides

18.2

Donald to Goodwin, FOUR, wide of the off stump, great shot, cutting low to the ground and forward of the poitn, great ball from a garbage delivery

18.3

Donald to Goodwin, 1 run, pushing down on the off side

18.4

Donald to Johnson, no run, working it off the pads to the forward square leg

18.5

Donald to Johnson, no run, defending down to the mid on, easily fielded

18.6

Donald to Johnson, no run, defensive push into the covers from outside the off stump

easily the worst Donald over so far

End of over 19 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 86/1
NC Johnson    53* (66b 10x4)      AA Donald    4-1-9-0
MW Goodwin    6* (8b 1x4)      S Elworthy    3-0-16-1

19.1

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, firm defence bounces away to Bubbly Boy at point

19.2

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, stepping back and defending short of the covers

19.3

Elworthy to Goodwin, FOUR, great shot from the zimbabwean cum australian cum zimbabwean, driving low and over the extra cover

19.4

Elworthy to Goodwin, 1 run, glancing away fine, fine leg just gets onto it, a bit finer and it would've been another boundary

19.5

Elworthy to Johnson, no run, around teh wicket to the left hander, a straigth ball, just like every other ball he bowls

19.6

Elworthy to Johnson, no run, Elworthy made from the Craig Matthews Mediocre Straight Bowler mould I'm afraid to say

End of over 20 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 91/1
NC Johnson    53* (68b 10x4)      S Elworthy    4-0-21-1
MW Goodwin    11* (12b 2x4)      AA Donald    4-1-9-0

20.1

Donald to Goodwin, 2 runs, full ball full toss, flicked off the leg stump and behind the square leg

20.2

Donald to Goodwin, no run, bat raised, ball passes to the keeper

20.3

Donald to Goodwin, no run, quick one, good forward defence from just outside the off stump

20.4

Donald to Goodwin, no run, pushing away on the off side to the point fielder

20.5

Donald to Goodwin, no run, a very dodgy tournament for Goodwin so far, probably because he's been coming to the wicket at number 4 and would have laughing pains from watching Paul Strang bat

20.6

Donald to Goodwin, 4 leg byes, missed glance down to the fine leg

End of over 21 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 97/1
MW Goodwin    13* (18b 2x4)      AA Donald    5-1-11-0
NC Johnson    53* (68b 10x4)      S Elworthy    4-0-21-1

21.1

Elworthy to Johnson, 1 run, around the wicket, lovely drive thru the covers to Pollock in the deep

21.2

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, on the back foot, swipe a late drive into the covers

21.3

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, manages to extract some inward movement from somewhere, Goodwin playing an *inappropriate* cut shot, just misses the bottom edge close to the body

21.4

Elworthy to Goodwin, FOUR, smashing shot, off drive past the diving cover, beautiful to watch

21.5

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, pushing well into the covers

21.6

Elworthy to Goodwin, no run, cutting and missing a wide one outside the off stump, should've been called a wide but the umpire was daydreaming

End of over 22 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 102/1
MW Goodwin    17* (23b 3x4)      S Elworthy    5-0-26-1
NC Johnson    54* (69b 10x4)      AA Donald    5-1-11-0

22.1

Donald to Johnson, no run, defensive off the off stump down to the mid off

22.2

Donald to Johnson, no run, coming down the wicket to club a cut shot direct to the cover fielder

22.3

Donald to Johnson, 2 runs, pushing the bat at it, thick edge travels in the air past the gully, to the 3rd man

22.4

Donald to Johnson, no run, seaming away from the batsman, Johnson missing the high dab into the covers

22.5

Donald to Johnson, no run

22.6

Donald to Johnson, 1 run, finds a single available at mid on

End of over 23 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 105/1
NC Johnson    57* (75b 10x4)      AA Donald    6-1-14-0
MW Goodwin    17* (23b 3x4)      S Elworthy    5-0-26-1

23.1

Elworthy to Johnson, 1 run, finds a gap at cover with a defensive push

23.2

Elworthy to Goodwin, FOUR, a feast of tripe is teh Elworthy special, short outside the off stump, great cut shot behind point

23.3

Elworthy to Goodwin, 1 run, Rhodes pinigng at the bowler's end gives away an overthrow

23.4

Elworthy to Johnson, no run

23.5

Elworthy to Johnson, no run, if only Shpeherd was umpiring here adn we could crap on endlessly about it being 111, make that 111/1, that's pretty scary

23.6

Elworthy to Johnson, no run, driving down on the off side

apologies, he actually *is* umpiring here well sorry, I'm not going to talk about it, it is without a doubt one of the most tiresome boring things that can possible occur in cricket

End of over 24 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 111/1
NC Johnson    58* (79b 10x4)      S Elworthy    6-0-32-1
MW Goodwin    22* (25b 4x4)      AA Donald    6-1-14-0

24.1

Klusener to Goodwin, 1 run, pushing it behind the point fielder

24.2

Klusener to Johnson, no run, inside edge from around the wicket, inside edge into the pads

24.3

Klusener to Johnson, no run

24.4

Klusener to Johnson, no run, outside the off, thru to the keep

24.5

Klusener to Johnson, no run, tapping down the wicket and back to the bowler

24.6

Klusener to Johnson, no run, some appeal for something somewhere, can't believe it was aimed at the batsman

Pollock back into the attack

End of over 25 (1 run) Zimbabwe 112/1
NC Johnson    58* (84b 10x4)      L Klusener    1-0-1-0
MW Goodwin    23* (26b 4x4)      S Elworthy    6-0-32-1

25.1

Pollock to Goodwin, no run

25.2

Pollock to Goodwin, FOUR, bottom edge past the stumps, down to the 3rd man boundary, Johnson would've been proud of that one

25.3

Pollock to Goodwin, 1 run

25.4

Pollock to Johnson, no run

25.5

Pollock to Johnson, no run

25.6

Pollock to Johnson, no run, flicking it someway towards the covers

End of over 26 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 117/1
NC Johnson    58* (87b 10x4)      SM Pollock    7-1-28-0
MW Goodwin    28* (29b 5x4)      L Klusener    1-0-1-0

26.1

Klusener to Goodwin, no run

26.2

Klusener to Goodwin, no run, poking towards the point, appeared to have come flush off the bat, Klusener appeals, no in fact it was an inside edge onto the pads

26.3

Klusener to Goodwin, no run

26.4

Klusener to Goodwin, 2 runs, attempted off cutter, slashed away behind point

26.5

Klusener to Goodwin, no run, tucks a drive down to the mid off

26.6

Klusener to Goodwin, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, Rhodes pounces like some sort of pouncing animal

End of over 27 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 119/1
MW Goodwin    30* (35b 5x4)      L Klusener    2-0-3-0
NC Johnson    58* (87b 10x4)      SM Pollock    7-1-28-0

27.1

Pollock to Johnson, 1 run, driving into the cvers, no timing, Cullers has to dive and they get a single from his misfield

27.2

Pollock to Goodwin, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

27.3

Pollock to Goodwin, no run, outside the off stump, dabbed to the point

27.4

Pollock to Goodwin, 1 run

27.5

Pollock to Johnson, no run

27.6

Pollock to Johnson, 1 run

End of over 28 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 122/1
NC Johnson    60* (90b 10x4)      SM Pollock    8-1-31-0
MW Goodwin    31* (38b 5x4)      L Klusener    2-0-3-0

28.1

Klusener to Johnson, 1 run, this neutral unbiased comentator wants boundaries!

28.2

Klusener to Goodwin, no run, chopped away on the off side

28.3

Klusener to Goodwin, no run, defneding out towards the point area

28.4

Klusener to Goodwin, 2 runs, unchallenging ball outside the off stump, slashed in front of the point, Donald is the deep (and meaningful) fielder

28.5

Klusener to Goodwin, 1 run, glided down towards the on side

28.6

Klusener to Johnson, 1 run, from around the wicket, clubbed cut thru the point, Kallis fields at deep point

Cronje sticking to whatever preplanned uninspired bowling changes were agreed at the start of the day

End of over 29 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 127/1
NC Johnson    62* (92b 10x4)      L Klusener    3-0-8-0
MW Goodwin    34* (42b 5x4)      SM Pollock    8-1-31-0

29.1

Cronje to Johnson, no run, he really is lost without his ear piece

29.2

Cronje to Johnson, no run

29.3

Cronje to Johnson, no run, still around the wicket to the left hander, slapped down to the mid on

29.4

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run, cut thru the point area down to the deep fielder Klusner

29.5

Cronje to Goodwin, no run, mistimed pull with his Gunn and Moore bat to cullinan at mdi wicket

29.6

Cronje to Goodwin, no run, stepping back, angling it down to the backward point

good tight over to start with from Cronje

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 128/1
MW Goodwin    34* (44b 5x4)      WJ Cronje    1-0-1-0
NC Johnson    63* (96b 10x4)      L Klusener    3-0-8-0

30.1

Klusener to Johnson, 2 runs, great straight drive, appears destined to be a boundayr, but out of nowhere zooms Kirsten with a great diving save

30.2

Klusener to Johnson, no run

30.3

Klusener to Johnson, 1 leg bye, throughly missed pull shot, doesnt even make it as far as square leg

30.4

Klusener to Goodwin, OUT, aimed at the off stump, quick with a bit of bounce, poor cross bat shot, looping it for an easy catch for Kirsten at mid on

MW Goodwin c Kirsten b Klusener 34 (70m 45b 5x4 0x6) SR: 75.55

the second of the daisy batsmen comes out

30.5

Klusener to A Flower, no run, around the wicket, quick from wide of the crease, defended awkwardly

30.6

Klusener to A Flower, no run, defending on the off side

End of over 31 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 131/2
A Flower    0* (2b)      L Klusener    4-0-10-1
NC Johnson    65* (99b 10x4)      WJ Cronje    1-0-1-0

31.1

Cronje to Johnson, 1 leg bye, misses some defence, ball bounces on the off side

31.2

Cronje to A Flower, no run

31.3

Cronje to A Flower, no run

31.4

Cronje to A Flower, no run

31.5

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run

31.6

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run

End of over 32 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 134/2
NC Johnson    66* (101b 10x4)      WJ Cronje    2-0-3-0
A Flower    1* (6b)      L Klusener    4-0-10-1

32.1

Klusener to Johnson, 1 run, gathered Donald at deep square leg

32.2

Klusener to A Flower, 1 no ball, beats the batsman, but it's a no ball

32.2

Klusener to A Flower, no run, good drive, straight into the covers

32.3

Klusener to A Flower, 1 run, worked off the legs, just behin dsquare, they thought about 2, but they decided not to

32.4

Klusener to Johnson, 1 run, chipped just over the bowler's head, was well deceived by the slow ball

32.5

Klusener to A Flower, FOUR, throwing the bat at it, wid eof the off stump, top edge squirts over the gully and down to the boundary

32.6

Klusener to A Flower, no run, defended into the covers

that boundary was very Johnson and very un-Flower, did a quick double take for a second there

End of over 33 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 142/2
A Flower    6* (11b 1x4)      L Klusener    5-0-18-1
NC Johnson    68* (103b 10x4)      WJ Cronje    2-0-3-0

33.1

Cronje to Johnson, no run, coming in well, thru to the keeper

33.2

Cronje to Johnson, 1 leg bye, misses the little tuck onto the on side

33.3

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run

33.4

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run, defended close onto the off side, quick single, too quick for Rhodes even, Johnson moves onto Lance Comedian Klusener's favourite number

33.5

Cronje to A Flower, 1 wide

33.5

Cronje to A Flower, no run, jams it back down the pitch

33.6

Cronje to A Flower, no run, and that calls for the second shout of Drinks

Match State: Chaipani

End of over 34 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 146/2
A Flower    7* (14b 1x4)      WJ Cronje    3-0-6-0
NC Johnson    69* (106b 10x4)      L Klusener    5-0-18-1

34.1

Klusener to Johnson, no run, quick onto the stumps, defended into the off side

34.2

Klusener to Johnson, 1 run, bat onto the pad, fielded at mid wicket

34.3

Klusener to A Flower, no run, driving easily into the off side

34.4

Klusener to A Flower, no run, defending off the stumps, fielded at point

34.5

Klusener to A Flower, 1 run, slapped away with little timing onto the on side

34.6

Klusener to Johnson, 1 run, poor drive, splices high over the point, deep point fields on the bounce

End of over 35 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 149/2
NC Johnson    71* (109b 10x4)      L Klusener    6-0-21-1
A Flower    8* (17b 1x4)      WJ Cronje    3-0-6-0

35.1

Cronje to Johnson, 1 leg bye, guiding it down towards the 3rd man

a smattering of applause greets the 150

35.2

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run

35.3

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run

35.4

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run, easy push across the artificial pitch behind the covers

35.5

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run, easy drive down on the on side

35.6

Cronje to A Flower, no run, bottom edge off the pull into the flap of the pad, nearly drops out onto the stumps, Flower plays fottsies with it

End of over 36 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 154/2
A Flower    10* (20b 1x4)      WJ Cronje    4-0-10-0
NC Johnson    73* (112b 10x4)      L Klusener    6-0-21-1

36.1

Donald to Johnson, 1 run, guding it thru the covers, into the deep

36.2

Donald to A Flower, no run

36.3

Donald to A Flower, no run, defensive, towards Rhodes at point

36.4

Donald to A Flower, SIX, brilliant shot, lofting it way over the long off and over the fence, I'm sure Donald was ticked pink at being slapped for 6 over his head

36.5

Donald to A Flower, 1 run

36.6

Donald to Johnson, 1 leg bye

End of over 37 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 163/2
NC Johnson    74* (114b 10x4)      AA Donald    7-1-22-0
A Flower    17* (24b 1x4 1x6)      WJ Cronje    4-0-10-0

37.1

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run

37.2

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run

37.3

Cronje to Johnson, 1 run

37.4

Cronje to A Flower, no run

37.5

Cronje to A Flower, FOUR

37.6

Cronje to A Flower, no run

End of over 38 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 170/2
A Flower    22* (28b 2x4 1x6)      WJ Cronje    5-0-17-0
NC Johnson    76* (116b 10x4)      AA Donald    7-1-22-0

38.1

Donald to Johnson, OUT, pulling, in the air, to the square leg area

NC Johnson c Pollock b Donald 76 (159m 117b 10x4 0x6) SR: 64.95

38.2

Donald to A Flower, FOUR, manages to get it down to the 3rd man boundary

38.3

Donald to A Flower, 1 run

38.4

Donald to Campbell, OUT, LBW first ball, Campbell's batting form is looking as equally shakey as his captaincy form, ball seaming into the pads, pitched on leg and straightened down the line, Shepherd gives it

ADR Campbell lbw b Donald 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

seemed to be plenty of doubt available there, but none taken, even a hint of bat in it

38.5

Donald to GJ Whittall, 1 run, Guy Whittall to save the day with his wide range of reverse sweeps

38.6

Donald to A Flower, 1 leg bye, pushing and missing thru backward point

End of over 39 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 177/4
A Flower    27* (31b 3x4 1x6)      AA Donald    8-1-28-2
GJ Whittall    1* (1b)      WJ Cronje    5-0-17-0

39.1

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run, guiding it down to the 3rd man

39.2

Cronje to GJ Whittall, no run

39.3

Cronje to GJ Whittall, no run

39.4

Cronje to GJ Whittall, no run

39.5

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 1 run

39.6

Cronje to A Flower, no run

End of over 40 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 179/4
A Flower    28* (33b 3x4 1x6)      WJ Cronje    6-0-19-0
GJ Whittall    2* (5b)      AA Donald    8-1-28-2

40.1

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

40.2

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

40.3

Klusener to GJ Whittall, 2 runs

40.4

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

40.5

Klusener to GJ Whittall, 1 run

40.6

Klusener to A Flower, no run

Cronje to continue, obviously surprised at the economy he's achieved

End of over 41 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 182/4
A Flower    28* (34b 3x4 1x6)      L Klusener    7-0-24-1
GJ Whittall    5* (10b)      WJ Cronje    6-0-19-0

41.1

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 2 runs, drivign thru a gap in the covers

41.2

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 1 run, awful looking paddle shot behind square leg, pretty standard Whittall batting really

41.3

Cronje to A Flower, 1 run, OUT, played behind point, far too risky a double taken, Pollock with the excellent low throw to the keeper from deep point, no replay needed for it

A Flower run out 29 (47m 35b 3x4 1x6) SR: 82.85

41.4

Cronje to Carlisle, no run

41.5

Cronje to Carlisle, 1 run, the ever enterprising Carlisle at the crease, what a double act he makes with Whittall the Guy

41.6

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 1 run

End of over 42 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 188/5
GJ Whittall    9* (13b)      WJ Cronje    7-0-25-0
SV Carlisle    1* (2b)      L Klusener    7-0-24-1

42.1

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

42.2

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run, aimed at the leg side, edged into the pads, didn't deny Klusener an appeal, he really has no idea of the law

42.3

Klusener to GJ Whittall, 2 runs, worked around the corner, they jog an easy second

42.4

Klusener to GJ Whittall, 1 wide, swing and miss outside the off stump, playing some typical slashing cut on one knee

42.4

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

42.5

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

42.6

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run

End of over 43 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 191/5
GJ Whittall    11* (19b)      L Klusener    8-0-27-1
SV Carlisle    1* (2b)      WJ Cronje    7-0-25-0

43.1

Cronje to Carlisle, no run

43.2

Cronje to Carlisle, 1 run

43.3

Cronje to GJ Whittall, no run

43.4

Cronje to GJ Whittall, no run, worked down easily to the mid wicket

43.5

Cronje to GJ Whittall, no run, lofted drive down to the mid off

43.6

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 1 run, hit hard thru the covers, they get a single

End of over 44 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 193/5
GJ Whittall    12* (23b)      WJ Cronje    8-0-27-0
SV Carlisle    2* (4b)      L Klusener    8-0-27-1

44.1

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run, comes forward and drives towards the wide mid off, Cullers dives very well from cover

44.2

Klusener to GJ Whittall, no run, deflecting it away to the point fielder

44.3

Klusener to GJ Whittall, SIX, huge lofted shot, way over the long off and the sightscreens, Whittall shows some power we've never seen before, always the entertainer

44.4

Klusener to GJ Whittall, 1 run, lofting again, but poorly, over the mid wicket, lands safely to bring up the 200

44.5

Klusener to Carlisle, 1 run

44.6

Klusener to GJ Whittall, 1 run, yorker, dug out well off the toes down to the long on

End of over 45 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 202/5
GJ Whittall    20* (28b 1x6)      L Klusener    9-0-36-1
SV Carlisle    3* (5b)      WJ Cronje    8-0-27-0

45.1

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 1 leg bye, missing the sweep, Boucher runs to square leg to field the deflection off the thigh

45.2

Cronje to Carlisle, no run, tapped back to the bolwer safely

45.3

Cronje to Carlisle, 2 runs, pulling well over the mid wicket

45.4

Cronje to Carlisle, no run

45.5

Cronje to Carlisle, 1 run, slapping a drive thru the off side, gathered by the long off

45.6

Cronje to GJ Whittall, 2 wides, sweeping and missing outside the off stump, actually came off the back of the bat, so a little bonus for Zimbabwe

45.6

Cronje to Carlisle, 1 run

15 minutes remaining, SA on target with their overs

End of over 46 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 209/5
SV Carlisle    7* (10b)      WJ Cronje    9-0-33-0
GJ Whittall    20* (29b 1x6)      L Klusener    9-0-36-1

46.1

Donald to Carlisle, FOUR, great slashing cut shot, Carlisle certainly looking better than his last match v Eng

46.2

Donald to Carlisle, 1 leg bye, missing the flick, ball dribbles off the pads

46.3

Donald to GJ Whittall, no run, pushing on the off side, bowler fields

46.4

Donald to GJ Whittall, OUT, one step down the wicket, ferocious drive, hit very hard, but direct to Cullinan at cover, merely had to get his hands into place and not be blown backwards by the ball

GJ Whittall c Cullinan b Donald 20 (33m 31b 0x4 1x6) SR: 64.51

the big-hitting get-outting Streak is the new bat

46.5

Donald to Streak, no run, forced onto the off side

46.6

Donald to Streak, 2 runs, very handy on drive, playing off the toes and thru the mid wicket

End of over 47 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 216/6
HH Streak    2* (2b)      AA Donald    9-1-34-3
SV Carlisle    11* (12b 1x4)      WJ Cronje    9-0-33-0

47.1

Pollock to Carlisle, 2 runs

47.2

Pollock to Carlisle, 1 run

47.3

Pollock to Streak, no run

47.4

Pollock to Streak, 1 leg bye

47.5

Pollock to Carlisle, 1 run, pushed down on the off side

47.6

Pollock to Streak, 1 run

End of over 48 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 222/6
HH Streak    3* (5b)      SM Pollock    9-1-36-0
SV Carlisle    15* (15b 1x4)      AA Donald    9-1-34-3

48.1

Donald to Streak, no run

48.2

Donald to Streak, 1 wide, way down the leg side, sent Boucher diving

48.2

Donald to Streak, FOUR, terrific drive, ball was overpitched, Streak dispatched it thru the covers

48.3

Donald to Streak, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, well missed

48.4

Donald to Streak, no run, turning it on the on side, to the square leg

48.5

Donald to Streak, 1 run, stepping back to make some room for himself, stiff cut shot into the covers

48.6

Donald to Carlisle, 1 run, clipping it off the toes, down to the long on

End of over 49 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 229/6
SV Carlisle    16* (16b 1x4)      AA Donald    10-1-41-3
HH Streak    8* (10b 1x4)      SM Pollock    9-1-36-0

49.1

Pollock to Carlisle, 1 run, pushing it down to the mid on

49.2

Pollock to Streak, 1 leg bye, pulling awkwardly and missing, ball bounces off the body to the point

49.3

Pollock to Carlisle, no run, slow ball outside the off stump, slashed to the point fielder

49.4

Pollock to Carlisle, 1 run

49.5

Pollock to Streak, no run, wide outside the off stump, Streak stepping away and making the situation worse

49.6

Pollock to Streak, 1 run, excellent yorker, Streak can only dig it out to the long on

Zimbabwe finish with a below par 233. As so often with Zimbabwe, they seem to be aiming for 260-270, and then end up settling for a lower score after a bit of a collapse SA innings will begin at 1400 GMT Match State: Lunchtime there's a bit of drizzle about, and the restart will be delayed for a while. More news as it comes. Match State: Restart delayed by rain play is about to restart. Rain delayed the start of the second innings until 3:25pm

End of over 50 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 233/6
HH Streak    9* (13b 1x4)      SM Pollock    10-1-39-0
SV Carlisle    18* (19b 1x4)      AA Donald    10-1-41-3
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Neil Johnson pulls on his way to 76, South Africa v Zimbabwe, World Cup, 26th match, Chelmsford, May 29, 1999

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