ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 30th match, Group B

Scotland v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 193 balls remaining)

0.1

Allott to Smith, no run

0.2

Allott to Smith, no run

0.3

Allott to Smith, no run

0.4

Allott to Smith, no run

0.5

Allott to Smith, no run, across the batsman, seaming away, thru to the keeper

0.6

Allott to Smith, no run, swinging into the right hander, into the pads, big appeal, but not out

End of over 1 (maiden) Scotland 0/0
MJ Smith    0* (6b)      GI Allott    1-1-0-0
MJD Allingham    0* (0b)     

1.1

Nash to Allingham, no run, flicked across onto the on side, to the square leg

1.2

Nash to Allingham, no run, defending down the wicket, back to the bowler

1.3

Nash to Allingham, no run, forward defensive, outside the off stump, defending into the off side

1.4

Nash to Allingham, no run, outside the off stump, left to the keeper

1.5

Nash to Allingham, no run

1.6

Nash to Allingham, no run, moving away from the off stump, swinging to the keeping, no shot offered

End of over 2 (maiden) Scotland 0/0
MJD Allingham    0* (6b)      DJ Nash    1-1-0-0
MJ Smith    0* (6b)      GI Allott    1-1-0-0

2.1

Allott to Smith, no run

2.2

Allott to Smith, no run, good inswinging yorker, swingign a bit too early perhaps, defended off the off stump

2.3

Allott to Smith, no run, more defence, I'm sure Scotland have seom sort of tactics in this match, just a case of trying to work them out

2.4

Allott to Smith, 1 run, played thru mid wicket, the crowd give a cheer for the run

2.5

Allott to Allingham, no run, defending outside the off stump, inside edge bounces into the thigh

2.6

Allott to Allingham, 1 wide, pushed way too far across the right hander by the left arm pacer

2.6

Allott to Allingham, no run, firm defence, direct to McMillan at the point position

End of over 3 (2 runs) Scotland 2/0
MJD Allingham    0* (8b)      GI Allott    2-1-2-0
MJ Smith    1* (10b)      DJ Nash    1-1-0-0

3.1

Nash to Smith, no run, getting it into the pads, big appeal from Nash, but there was too much height, ball heading over

3.2

Nash to Smith, no run, eased back into the off side

3.3

Nash to Smith, no run, just moving away of the off stump, thru to the keeper after zipping past the outside edge

3.4

Nash to Smith, OUT, woeful drive, chipped up in the air, easy catch for Cairns moving around from the mid on

MJ Smith c Cairns b Nash 1 (14m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

3.5

Nash to Allingham, no run, misplayed into the off side, batsmen crossed for the dismissed

3.6

Nash to Allingham, 1 no ball, edged and thru to the keeper, but a no ball, zero reaction from the NZers

3.6

Nash to Allingham, 1 run, glided away off the bat and down to the 3rd man

End of over 4 (2 runs) Scotland 4/1
MJD Allingham    1* (11b)      DJ Nash    2-1-2-1
G Salmond    0* (0b)      GI Allott    2-1-2-0

4.1

Allott to Allingham, 1 leg bye

4.2

Allott to Salmond, no run

4.3

Allott to Salmond, 4 leg byes, swinging down the leg side, flicks the pads and runs for 4 leg byes, no shot offered at all, poor umpiring

4.4

Allott to Salmond, no run, defending onto the off side

4.5

Allott to Salmond, no run, tight defence outside the off stump, ball bounces into the off side

4.6

Allott to Salmond, no run, defensive into the off side, ball passes harmlessly away

End of over 5 (5 runs, maiden) Scotland 9/1
G Salmond    0* (5b)      GI Allott    3-2-2-0
MJD Allingham    1* (12b)      DJ Nash    2-1-2-1

5.1

Nash to Allingham, no run

5.2

Nash to Allingham, no run, ball travels straight and wide, there's a hint of a dabat it outside the off stump, but he thinks better of it

5.3

Nash to Allingham, 1 run, worked away easily onto the on side

5.4

Nash to Salmond, no run, lovely outward seam, ball moves away after pitching on the off stump, thru to the keeper

5.5

Nash to Salmond, 1 run, deflected away easily to the wide 3rd man

5.6

Nash to Allingham, no run, defending just outside the off stump, ball bounces away towards the slips

End of over 6 (2 runs) Scotland 11/1
MJD Allingham    2* (16b)      DJ Nash    3-1-4-1
G Salmond    1* (7b)      GI Allott    3-2-2-0

6.1

Allott to Salmond, no run, pitched up and outside the off stump, keeps going, not called wide

6.2

Allott to Salmond, no run, overpitched outside the leg stump, but too quick for the batsman, into the pads

6.3

Allott to Salmond, no run, pictehd up outside the off stump, huge bounce from somewhere, nearly goes over Parore's head

6.4

Allott to Salmond, no run, closer to the off stump this time, but still no shot offered

6.5

Allott to Salmond, no run, sets the radar for target yorker, well dug out by the batsman, turning it to square leg

6.6

Allott to Salmond, OUT, swinging down the line and into the pads, pitched up, long appeal, Koertzen succumbs to the plead, ball would've hit middle and leg

G Salmond lbw b Allott 1 (13m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.69

the next England international is the new batsman

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Scotland 11/2
     GI Allott    4-3-2-1
MJD Allingham    2* (16b)      DJ Nash    3-1-4-1

7.1

Nash to Allingham, no run, pushing it away to point

but it's debatable whether it's the right move for Hamilton, both Scotladn and England appear to be of equal strength having both missed out of the Super Six (chortle!)

7.2

Nash to Allingham, no run

7.3

Nash to Allingham, no run, swinging into the pads, hits outside the line, poor defence there

7.4

Nash to Allingham, no run, dabbign and pushing at it across the line of the ball outside the off stump

7.5

Nash to Allingham, no run, nudged square

7.6

Nash to Allingham, no run, solid defence outside the off stump, ball comes to rest into the middle of the pitch

End of over 8 (maiden) Scotland 11/2
MJD Allingham    2* (22b)      DJ Nash    4-2-4-1
GM Hamilton    0* (0b)      GI Allott    4-3-2-1

8.1

Allott to Hamilton, no run, firm defence onto the on side, to Cairns at mid wicket

8.2

Allott to Hamilton, no run, tight defence outside the off stump into the off side

8.3

Allott to Hamilton, no run

8.4

Allott to Hamilton, 1 run, nudged off the hip behind the square leg, Harry is the fielder

8.5

Allott to Allingham, no run, more defence, into the off side

8.6

Allott to Allingham, no run, wide of the off stump, nice economical bowling by Allott, but they would've hoped for more than a single wicket in his first 5

End of over 9 (1 run) Scotland 12/2
MJD Allingham    2* (24b)      GI Allott    5-3-3-1
GM Hamilton    1* (4b)      DJ Nash    4-2-4-1

9.1

Nash to Hamilton, no run, shuffling defence, into the off side

9.2

Nash to Hamilton, no run, moving across the left hander, bat raised, batsman is antisocial with the ball

9.3

Nash to Hamilton, no run, intimate contact is resumed with a lover's tap to the mid wicket

9.4

Nash to Hamilton, no run, no, the tiff has been resumed, batsman not interested in the ball

9.5

Nash to Hamilton, no run, swinging into the left hander, lovely ball thru the gate over the stumps

9.6

Nash to Hamilton, no run, the soap continues, batsman snobbing the ball again

End of over 10 (maiden) Scotland 12/2
GM Hamilton    1* (10b)      DJ Nash    5-3-4-1
MJD Allingham    2* (24b)      GI Allott    5-3-3-1

10.1

Allott to Allingham, OUT, simply pathetic, the lamest of nudge to the 1st slip, appeared to want to glide it to the 3rd man, but there's 2 slips! got what he deserved anyway

MJD Allingham c Fleming b Allott 2 (42m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.00

the new batsman is no stanger to danger

10.2

Allott to Stanger, 2 runs, a sort of cross bat push across the line and thru the point, no end of "interesting" shots from the Scotties

10.3

Allott to Stanger, no run

10.4

Allott to Stanger, no run

10.5

Allott to Stanger, no run, coming in, into the pads, half a shout for lbw

10.6

Allott to Stanger, 1 run, played near the toe of the bat down to the long leg

End of over 11 (3 runs) Scotland 15/3
IM Stanger    3* (5b)      GI Allott    6-3-6-2
GM Hamilton    1* (10b)      DJ Nash    5-3-4-1

11.1

Nash to Stanger, no run, grinded onto the on side, fielded at mid wicket

11.2

Nash to Stanger, FOUR, more shtos in the best tradition of Scotland, raising the bat to get out of the way, clips the inside edge, over the stumps and down to a very fine leg area

11.3

Nash to Stanger, no run, thru to the keeper outside the off stump

11.4

Nash to Stanger, 1 run, flapping the bat across the line, pushed to the deep backward point

11.5

Nash to Hamilton, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, just wanted to defend down the pitch, but missed

11.6

Nash to Hamilton, no run, firm defence, into the covers

the Bullster is the new bowler

End of over 12 (5 runs) Scotland 20/3
GM Hamilton    1* (12b)      DJ Nash    6-3-9-1
IM Stanger    8* (9b 1x4)      GI Allott    6-3-6-2

12.1

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, defended, Bulfin's first ball of the tournament

attempted 2nd ball is called dead, he dropped it in his run up, obviously been a long time since he's played I guess

12.2

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, defended

12.3

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, puhed away into the gully, who throws it to Harris at point

12.4

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, going for some defence outside the off stump, excellent bounce, ball getting some outseam, beats the outside edge

12.5

Bulfin to Stanger, 1 no ball, would've been called a wide as well

12.5

Bulfin to Stanger, no run

12.6

Bulfin to Stanger, 1 wide, but the over won't end

12.6

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, and thru to the keeper finally

End of over 13 (2 runs) Scotland 22/3
IM Stanger    8* (16b 1x4)      CE Bulfin    1-0-2-0
GM Hamilton    1* (12b)      DJ Nash    6-3-9-1

13.1

Cairns to Hamilton, no run

13.2

Cairns to Hamilton, 1 wide, tpyical Cairns, moving way too far, ball not even in the same hemisphere as teh batsman

13.2

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, chopping it onto the on side

13.3

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

13.4

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, zips thru to the keeper, outside the off stump

13.5

Cairns to Hamilton, 1 wide, down the leg side, Cairns is having a party and everyone's invited

13.5

Cairns to Hamilton, 1 run, pushing across the line, playing at the point area

13.6

Cairns to Stanger, no run, thru to the keeper

End of over 14 (3 runs) Scotland 25/3
IM Stanger    8* (17b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-3-0
GM Hamilton    2* (17b)      CE Bulfin    1-0-2-0

14.1

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

14.2

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, squeezes down on it, outside the off stump

14.3

Bulfin to Hamilton, FOUR, very good drive, would be rewarded an A+ in the correct technique category

14.4

Bulfin to Hamilton, 1 run, jumping and tucking it off teh hip into the on side

14.5

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, pushing a drive to the point fielder

14.6

Bulfin to Stanger, 1 run, just nudging it down to the wide 3rd man

End of over 15 (6 runs) Scotland 31/3
IM Stanger    9* (19b 1x4)      CE Bulfin    2-0-8-0
GM Hamilton    7* (21b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-3-0

15.1

Cairns to Stanger, no run, awkward defence, just outside teh off stump, ball bounces into the pad and then away

15.2

Cairns to Stanger, no run, defending

15.3

Cairns to Stanger, no run, seaming away slightly, beats the outside edge very nicely thank you very much

15.4

Cairns to Stanger, 2 runs, pushing it away thru the cover point, finds the gap, the mysterious stanger moves into double figures

15.5

Cairns to Stanger, no run

15.6

Cairns to Stanger, no run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Scotland 33/3
IM Stanger    11* (25b 1x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-5-0
GM Hamilton    7* (21b 1x4)      CE Bulfin    2-0-8-0

16.1

Bulfin to Hamilton, 1 run, thru the mid wicket area

16.2

Bulfin to Stanger, no run, defending and the ball trickles into the covers

16.3

Bulfin to Stanger, 1 run, pushing into the 4th sector

16.4

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run

16.5

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, ball sqirts off the flat face to the point area

16.6

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, cutting away wtith little timing to the point fielder

Match State: Bring us this day our daily drinks

End of over 17 (2 runs) Scotland 35/3
GM Hamilton    8* (25b 1x4)      CE Bulfin    3-0-10-0
IM Stanger    12* (27b 1x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-5-0

17.1

Cairns to Stanger, no run, Cairns proving as effective as Bulfin so far

17.2

Cairns to Stanger, no run, defensive short of the covers

17.3

Cairns to Stanger, no run, down the leg side, flicks the thigh of the mysterious stanger, thru to the keeper

17.4

Cairns to Stanger, no run, and yes, I know Stanger really rhymes with banger rather than stranger, but I'm not letting that ruin my fun

17.5

Cairns to Stanger, 1 run, pushing away square to the point region

17.6

Cairns to Hamilton, 1 wide, way down the off side of the batsman

17.6

Cairns to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked away towards the square leg

End of over 18 (3 runs) Scotland 38/3
GM Hamilton    9* (26b 1x4)      CL Cairns    3-0-8-0
IM Stanger    13* (32b 1x4)      CE Bulfin    3-0-10-0

18.1

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, playing thru the ball outside of the off stump, missed

18.2

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, good defence, leaping onto his little piggies and defending high off the off stump

18.3

Bulfin to Hamilton, 2 runs, tucking it off the thigh just to the right of the square leg umpire

18.4

Bulfin to Hamilton, FOUR, cracking shot, thru the extra cover area, classy shot from an unclassy ball

18.5

Bulfin to Hamilton, 1 wide, down theleg side, Bulfin perhaps a little confused by the match plan

18.5

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run

18.6

Bulfin to Hamilton, no run, defended tightly onto the on side

End of over 19 (7 runs) Scotland 45/3
GM Hamilton    15* (32b 2x4)      CE Bulfin    4-0-17-0
IM Stanger    13* (32b 1x4)      CL Cairns    3-0-8-0

19.1

Cairns to Stanger, no run, outside the off stump, moving away but not called wide

19.2

Cairns to Stanger, 2 runs, Hart making the little fluff in the field at square leg

19.3

Cairns to Stanger, 1 no ball, overstepping, and it would've been a wide as well, Cairns from the same "pedigree" as Brendon Julian perhaps

19.3

Cairns to Stanger, 1 run, pushing the bat behind the point fielder

19.4

Cairns to Hamilton, 1 run, another little quick single, that's the 50 for the bagpipes

19.5

Cairns to Stanger, 3 runs, jumping and driving a push thru the covers, fielded just inside the rope

19.6

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, another great over for New Zealand, this partnership worth 41 now

Fleming forced into a bowling change by the sheer crapiness of Bulfin, perhaps it wasn't a good idea to drop President Larsen after all

End of over 20 (8 runs) Scotland 53/3
GM Hamilton    16* (34b 2x4)      CL Cairns    4-0-16-0
IM Stanger    19* (37b 1x4)      CE Bulfin    4-0-17-0

20.1

Astle to Stanger, 1 run, flicked away in front of the square leg

20.2

Astle to Hamilton, no run

20.3

Astle to Hamilton, no run, forceful, flat bat defence to the bowler

20.4

Astle to Hamilton, no run, ooo, there's a false shot, inside edge passes just too far to Astle's left

20.5

Astle to Hamilton, 2 runs, another inside edge, this time just missing the stumps and running to fine leg

20.6

Astle to Hamilton, 1 wide

20.6

Astle to Hamilton, no run, defended awya onto the on side

End of over 21 (4 runs) Scotland 57/3
GM Hamilton    18* (39b 2x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-4-0
IM Stanger    20* (38b 1x4)      CL Cairns    4-0-16-0

21.1

Cairns to Stanger, 1 run, dug out and onto the on side

21.2

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, quick one outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

21.3

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, pitched up and outside the off stump, seams away a lot, but Ian Robinson isn't interested in mobilising those arms

21.4

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, defended away onto the off side

21.5

Cairns to Hamilton, 2 runs, thick edge, squeezes it away thru the gully

21.6

Cairns to Hamilton, no run, more defence, just into the covers this time

End of over 22 (3 runs) Scotland 60/3
GM Hamilton    20* (44b 2x4)      CL Cairns    5-0-19-0
IM Stanger    21* (39b 1x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-4-0

22.1

Astle to Stanger, 1 wide, terrible ball, barely landing on the pitch outside the off stump

22.1

Astle to Stanger, no run, easily defended down the pitch

22.2

Astle to Stanger, no run, pushing away into the off side

22.3

Astle to Stanger, no run, scratching around, defending to the mid on

22.4

Astle to Stanger, 2 runs, driving behind the mid wicket, a 50 partnership, I have a hunch that wasn't in NZ's plans

22.5

Astle to Stanger, 1 bye, stretching at a wide one, Parore stuffs it up as well

22.6

Astle to Hamilton, no run, pushing square to the point fielder

a Scotland target of 180 is the recipe for not just NZ missing out of the 2nd round, but missing out of the win altogether DJ Mixmaster Nash back into the attack, replacing the shoddy Cairns

End of over 23 (4 runs) Scotland 64/3
GM Hamilton    20* (45b 2x4)      NJ Astle    2-0-7-0
IM Stanger    23* (44b 1x4)      CL Cairns    5-0-19-0

23.1

Nash to Stanger, no run

23.2

Nash to Stanger, no run, tapped away onto the off side

23.3

Nash to Stanger, no run, bat raised to the heavens, ball passes to the keeper

23.4

Nash to Stanger, no run, nothing much happening off that one

23.5

Nash to Stanger, 2 runs, flicked around the corner, the runs just keep coming, umpire was in the prefect position to field that one, but sadly, the laws prevent that

23.6

Nash to Stanger, no run

End of over 24 (2 runs) Scotland 66/3
IM Stanger    25* (50b 1x4)      DJ Nash    7-3-11-1
GM Hamilton    20* (45b 2x4)      NJ Astle    2-0-7-0

24.1

Astle to Hamilton, no run, pushing away on the off side

24.2

Astle to Hamilton, no run, runs drying up a little

24.3

Astle to Hamilton, no run, I reckon the next ball will be a wicket

24.4

Astle to Hamilton, OUT, misplays a poor drive, floats away on the on side, and easily caught at the mid wicket area

GM Hamilton c Allott b Astle 20 (69m 49b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.81

24.5

Astle to Brinkley, no run, just defended

24.6

Astle to Brinkley, no run, grinded away onto the on side

Time for a cliche: That was the wicket New Zealand desperately wanted I believe Hamilton finsihes as the highest British scorer in this World Cup (guffaw!)

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Scotland 66/4
JE Brinkley    0* (2b)      NJ Astle    3-1-7-1
IM Stanger    25* (50b 1x4)      DJ Nash    7-3-11-1

25.1

Nash to Stanger, no run

25.2

Nash to Stanger, no run

25.3

Nash to Stanger, 1 run, worked away behind the square leg on the on side

25.4

Nash to Brinkley, no run, stepping back and pushing onto the on side

25.5

Nash to Brinkley, no run, and not only that the 2nd and 3rd British run scorers are Hussain and Hick (born in India and Zimbabwe respectively)

25.6

Nash to Brinkley, no run, and we have to get all the way to Stewart with a massive 159 runs in 4th position to find the leading English-born British run scorer

oops, Stewart has 125 runs

End of over 26 (1 run) Scotland 67/4
JE Brinkley    0* (5b)      DJ Nash    8-3-12-1
IM Stanger    26* (53b 1x4)      NJ Astle    3-1-7-1

26.1

Allott to Stanger, no run

26.2

Allott to Stanger, no run

26.3

Allott to Stanger, 1 run

26.4

Allott to Brinkley, OUT, pushing across the line outside the off stump, a reasonable thick edge on it, Parore with an excellent diving catch in front of the 1st slip, very well taken

JE Brinkley c †Parore b Allott 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

26.5

Allott to Williamson, no run, flicked away onto the on side

26.6

Allott to Williamson, no run, dabbing outside the off stump

and look at those figures of Allott but here's Cairns to wreck it all

End of over 27 (1 run) Scotland 68/5
JG Williamson    0* (2b)      GI Allott    7-3-7-3
IM Stanger    27* (56b 1x4)      DJ Nash    8-3-12-1

27.1

Cairns to Stanger, no run, defending onto the on side

27.2

Cairns to Stanger, OUT, ball is swinging in, Stanger with a clanger, playing down the wrong line, ball grabs the outside edge and lands in the delicate underbelly of Astle at 1st slip, woof

IM Stanger c Astle b Cairns 27 (68m 58b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.55

27.3

Cairns to Davies, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

27.4

Cairns to Davies, no run, attempted leg cutter, Davies jams on it nicely

27.5

Cairns to Davies, 1 run, works it away thru the gully area, into the deep

27.6

Cairns to Williamson, no run, and some defence

End of over 28 (1 run) Scotland 69/6
JG Williamson    0* (3b)      CL Cairns    6-0-20-1
AG Davies    1* (3b)      GI Allott    7-3-7-3

28.1

Allott to Davies, FOUR, watching it carefully, places a drive perfectly thru the covers, buggers up Allott's figures nicely

28.2

Allott to Davies, no run, dabbing and missing outside the off stump

28.3

Allott to Davies, no run, no shot offered, bat was resting on the shoulder

28.4

Allott to Davies, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, flapping the bat across the line

28.5

Allott to Davies, no run, defending well, direct to the cover

28.6

Allott to Davies, no run, great ball, across the right hander, just misisng the bat and just mising the off stump

End of over 29 (4 runs) Scotland 73/6
AG Davies    5* (9b 1x4)      GI Allott    8-3-11-3
JG Williamson    0* (3b)      CL Cairns    6-0-20-1

29.1

Cairns to Williamson, no run, defended a pitched up one outside the off stump

29.2

Cairns to Williamson, 3 runs, easily played thru the mid wicket, off the toes and gathered in the deep

29.3

Cairns to Davies, no run

29.4

Cairns to Davies, no run

29.5

Cairns to Davies, 1 run, pushing onto the on side

29.6

Cairns to Williamson, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

End of over 30 (4 runs) Scotland 77/6
JG Williamson    3* (6b)      CL Cairns    7-0-24-1
AG Davies    6* (12b 1x4)      GI Allott    8-3-11-3

30.1

Bulfin to Davies, no run

30.2

Bulfin to Davies, no run

30.3

Bulfin to Davies, 1 run, edged! and wide of the slips, travelling down to the 3rd man

30.4

Bulfin to Williamson, 1 run, working it behind the square leg

30.5

Bulfin to Davies, FOUR, perfectly timed extra cover drive, maybe lacked a little technique, but the ball flew away for his 2nd boundary

30.6

Bulfin to Davies, no run

End of over 31 (6 runs) Scotland 83/6
AG Davies    11* (17b 2x4)      CE Bulfin    5-0-23-0
JG Williamson    4* (7b)      CL Cairns    7-0-24-1

31.1

Cairns to Williamson, no run

31.2

Cairns to Williamson, no run

31.3

Cairns to Williamson, no run, slow ball, outside the off stump, easily defended

31.4

Cairns to Williamson, 2 runs, nudging the ball behind the point, great running for the double as the ball runs to the wide 3rd man

31.5

Cairns to Williamson, no run, jammed down the pitch to the bowler

31.6

Cairns to Williamson, no run, and no run there either

End of over 32 (2 runs) Scotland 85/6
JG Williamson    6* (13b)      CL Cairns    8-0-26-1
AG Davies    11* (17b 2x4)      CE Bulfin    5-0-23-0

32.1

Bulfin to Davies, 1 run, pull shot slaps the ball into the ground where it thus fielded at square leg

32.2

Bulfin to Williamson, 2 runs, edged and over the slips, just out of reach of the 2nd slip fielder, down to the 3rd man

32.3

Bulfin to Williamson, no run, firmly defended into the covers

32.4

Bulfin to Williamson, 1 run, works it around behind the square leg, Bulfin still wicketless in ODIs

32.5

Bulfin to Davies, no run, squeezing into the covers, leaning forward and jabbing the bat at it

32.6

Bulfin to Davies, FOUR, 3rd boundary, all thru the covers, Davies is being struck off New Zealand's Christmas Card list

the fluffy haired one is on to bowl

End of over 33 (8 runs) Scotland 93/6
AG Davies    16* (20b 3x4)      CE Bulfin    6-0-31-0
JG Williamson    9* (16b)      CL Cairns    8-0-26-1

33.1

Harris to Williamson, no run, easily defended back to the bowler

33.2

Harris to Williamson, no run, swiping across the line, misisng as the ball dribbles down the leg side

33.3

Harris to Williamson, no run, tapping onto the on side, to the mid wicket

33.4

Harris to Williamson, 5 wides, Harris out_bulfins and out-cairns Bulfin and Cairns with that one, 5 runs as the ball travels down the legs die

33.4

Harris to Williamson, no run, defended

33.5

Harris to Williamson, no run, defended again

33.6

Harris to Williamson, no run, whatever happened there, there was no run

no more Bulfin, the NZ fans cheer with relief

End of over 34 (5 runs) Scotland 98/6
JG Williamson    9* (22b)      CZ Harris    1-0-5-0
AG Davies    16* (20b 3x4)      CE Bulfin    6-0-31-0

34.1

Astle to Davies, no run, into the pads, an appeal, but it was going down the leg side

34.2

Astle to Davies, 1 run, flicked awya on the on side

34.3

Astle to Williamson, 1 run, grinds it away behind square, that brings up the collective ton

34.4

Astle to Davies, no run, defended

34.5

Astle to Davies, no run, quicker defence, playing late, pushing on the off side

34.6

Astle to Davies, no run

Match State: Time for a cool refreshing drink

End of over 35 (2 runs) Scotland 100/6
AG Davies    17* (25b 3x4)      NJ Astle    4-1-9-1
JG Williamson    10* (23b)      CZ Harris    1-0-5-0

35.1

Harris to Williamson, OUT, easy as you like, deceives the batsman with a little pace, pushed back to the bowler, one of the more easier catches you're ever likely to see

JG Williamson c & b Harris 10 (35m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

35.2

Harris to Blain, OUT, and another one bites the dust, trying the forward defence, misses, into the leading pad, Robinson rules in favour of the appeal

JAR Blain lbw b Harris 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The Butt man to defuse the hat trick

35.3

Harris to Asim Butt, no run, lots of bounce and turn, into the thigh

35.4

Harris to Asim Butt, no run

35.5

Harris to Asim Butt, 1 run, grabs a single thru mid on

35.6

Harris to Davies, 2 runs, grabbing a double behind the square leg

End of over 36 (3 runs) Scotland 103/8
AG Davies    19* (26b 3x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-8-2
Asim Butt    1* (3b)      NJ Astle    4-1-9-1

36.1

Astle to Asim Butt, SIX, that's 6, no Butts about it, big swipe over the mid wicket, great shot lands a few metres clear of the rope

36.2

Astle to Asim Butt, no run

36.3

Astle to Asim Butt, 1 run

36.4

Astle to Davies, no run

36.5

Astle to Davies, no run

36.6

Astle to Davies, no run

End of over 37 (7 runs) Scotland 110/8
AG Davies    19* (29b 3x4)      NJ Astle    5-1-16-1
Asim Butt    8* (6b 1x6)      CZ Harris    2-0-8-2

37.1

Harris to Asim Butt, OUT, going for another big shot, swipes over the mid wicket from outside the off stump, Twose positions himself well to collect it at deep mid wicket

Asim Butt c Twose b Harris 10 (6m 10b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

still another 50 minutes until the scheduled lunch break

37.2

Harris to Davies, 1 leg bye, dabbing it away on the off side, behind the point fielder, bats crossed during the wicket, probably had time to cross twice really

37.3

Harris to Dyer, no run

37.4

Harris to Dyer, 1 run, tucked well into the covers, fielded well by Nash diving to his right

37.5

Harris to Davies, no run, drags it away on the on side, keeper walks to gather

37.6

Allott to Davies, 1 run

End of over 38 (3 runs) Scotland 113/9
AG Davies    20* (32b 3x4)      GI Allott    8.1-3-12-3
NR Dyer    1* (2b)      NJ Astle    5-1-16-1

38.1

Astle to Davies, no run

38.2

Astle to Davies, 2 runs

38.3

Astle to Davies, no run

38.4

Astle to Davies, no run, firmly defended onto the off side, gathered easily

38.5

Astle to Davies, 1 leg bye, missing the little squeeze onto the on side, but there's a run for the team anyway

38.6

Nash to Dyer, no run

End of over 39 (3 runs) Scotland 116/9
NR Dyer    1* (3b)      DJ Nash    8.1-3-12-1
AG Davies    22* (37b 3x4)      GI Allott    8.1-3-12-3

39.1

Allott to Davies, no run

39.2

Allott to Davies, 2 runs, lofting it well over the covers, there's was time for 3 but Davies wants to keep the strike

39.3

Allott to Davies, no run

39.4

Allott to Davies, 1 run

39.5

Allott to Dyer, no run, tapped away onto the on side, no runs available

39.6

Allott to Dyer, no run, more defence, onto the on side

End of over 40 (3 runs) Scotland 119/9
NR Dyer    1* (5b)      GI Allott    9.1-3-15-3
AG Davies    25* (41b 3x4)      DJ Nash    8.1-3-12-1

40.1

Nash to Davies, no run, zips thru to the keeper, outside the off stump

40.2

Nash to Davies, no run, dabbing across the line, played square to the point fielder

40.3

Nash to Davies, 1 run, squeezing it onto the on side, they run thru the easy single as the ball barely travels away from the pitch

40.4

Nash to Dyer, no run, defended to Harris at backward point

40.5

Nash to Dyer, no run, stepping backwards to the leg side and pushing to the cover point fielder

40.6

Nash to Dyer, no run, defending, Nash picks up and underarms it into the stumps, but the trick doesn't work

End of over 41 (1 run) Scotland 120/9
NR Dyer    1* (8b)      DJ Nash    9.1-3-13-1
AG Davies    26* (44b 3x4)      GI Allott    9.1-3-15-3

41.1

Allott to Davies, no run, huge swing and miss outside the off stump

41.2

Allott to Davies, no run, turning it away onto the on side to Astle at mid wicket

41.3

Allott to Davies, 1 run, nearly chipped it up into the air at mid wicket, they grab a single anyway

41.4

Allott to Dyer, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

41.5

Allott to Dyer, no run, squeezes onto the ball, it runs away into the gully area

Allott and Nash are finished, only comes the Harrismeister

41.6

Harris to Dyer, OUT, trying to loft over the covers, not played well, Vettori gets to make a cameo appearence, New Zealand must chase 122 in 21.2 overs

AG Davies c sub (DL Vettori) b Harris 24 (62m 48b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Harris has the Courtney-esque figures of 4/7, a long way from real Courtney material, but.... we'll have a looong lunch break, the maximum 75 minutes, play will resume at 1400 GMT Match State: Haggis Break I beg your pardon, we are to have a resumption in innings after all just a 10 minute break, hart and Astle the openers

End of over 42 (1 run) Scotland 121/10
NR Dyer    1* (11b)      CZ Harris    3-0-9-4
     DJ Nash    9.1-3-13-1
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