ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 33rd match, Super Sixes

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

No result

0.1

Allott to Johnson, 1 leg bye, and the team score immediately ticks over with a little flick to the square leg

Zimbabwe 1/0   NC Johnson 0* (1b)

1.1

Nash to Johnson, FOUR, jumping at it onto his toes, lifting the cut shot over the point , Harris dives, but is too far away

1.2

Nash to Johnson, FOUR, lovely drive thru the extra cover, effortless shot, 2nd consective boundary

1.3

Nash to Johnson, no run, wide of the off stump, to the keeper

1.4

Nash to Johnson, no run, again wide of the off stump, Johnson sort of flaps at it, no real intention of a shot

1.5

Nash to Johnson, no run, thru the batsman, much better ball, a bit of bounce, passes high and beside the left hander's off stump

1.6

Nash to Johnson, no run, very wide, seamed away, the umpire must have had something in his eye or something to miss that

Zimbabwe 9/0   NC Johnson 8* (7b 2x4)

2.5

Allott to Johnson, OUT, turned awya off the legs to the backward square leg area, Horne proves his worth to the team for possibily the first time in the tournament, throw's down the keeper's stumps, Flower is diving, but the TV replay shows him to be about 15cm short

GW Flower run out 1 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

Zimbabwe 10/1   NC Johnson 8* (7b 2x4)

3.1

Nash to Johnson, no run, no shot offered, the bat was resting on the shoulder as it passed the off stump

3.2

Nash to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson enjoying some roast kiwi, his 3rd boundary, another easy off drive, thru the wide mid off area

3.3

Nash to Johnson, no run, poked away into the covers

3.4

Nash to Johnson, FOUR, and again, first boundary on the on side, Nash bowling 7 different flavours of tripe, this was a bit short on the leg stump, Johnson pulls it thru mid wicket

3.5

Nash to Johnson, no run, passes thru to the keeper

3.6

Nash to Johnson, 2 runs, another off drive, in the air a little, Larsen at mid off just tries to stop the boundary by diving, and does so, they get a double in scraps

Zimbabwe 20/1   NC Johnson 18* (14b 4x4)

4.2

Allott to Johnson, no run, defending close, Johnson wants the single, Goodwin refuses, knowing what happened when Johnson last called for a quick one like that

4.3

Allott to Johnson, no run, defending on the off side again, there's no argument this time

4.4

Allott to Johnson, no run, ball pitched perfectly on the off stump, tapped away on the on side, mid wicket fields

4.5

Allott to Johnson, no run, stepping back, defending from outside the off stump to Cairns at mid off

4.6

Allott to Johnson, 1 leg bye, trying to flick it off the thigh, misses, the ball runs down to the fine leg

Zimbabwe 22/1   NC Johnson 18* (19b 4x4)

5.1

Nash to Johnson, no run, only the one slip for Nash now, Fleming trying to plug up the infield

5.2

Nash to Johnson, no run, cutting hard, but the ever-reliable Harris makes the save

5.3

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

5.4

Nash to Johnson, FOUR, another boundary, Johnson having a riot of a time with poor little Dion Nash, this time flicking the wrists thru the mid wicket and to the boundary

5.5

Nash to Johnson, no run, oooh, I dare say he beat him there, Johnson on the front foot, lunging at some defence

5.6

Nash to Johnson, no run, and thru him again, what a contest, ball zips over the top of the stumps

Zimbabwe 26/1   NC Johnson 22* (25b 5x4)

6.3

Allott to Johnson, no run

6.4

Allott to Johnson, no run

6.5

Allott to Johnson, no run, fending it away into the poitn area

6.6

Allott to Johnson, no run, coming forward, defending from outside the off stump to the backward point

Zimbabwe 27/1   NC Johnson 22* (29b 5x4)

8.1

Allott to Johnson, 3 runs, ball with a bit of bounce outside the off stump, guided perfectly thru the gap at point and backward point and behin dthe umpire

8.4

Allott to Johnson, no run, cutting hard outside the off stump, to the backward point, McMillan fields well

8.5

Allott to Johnson, OUT, and gone, trying some defence onto the on side, inside edge grabs teh pad and trickles into the stumps, that's pretty wanted wicket for NZ

NC Johnson b Allott 25 (37m 32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

Zimbabwe 35/2   NC Johnson 25 (32b 5x4)
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