ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 33rd match, Super Sixes

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

No result

25.1

Astle to Campbell, 1 run, a single onto the off side, played straight

25.2

Astle to Goodwin, no run

25.3

Astle to Goodwin, no run, defended away towards the covers

25.4

Astle to Goodwin, no run, stepping back towards the stumps and dabbing to the point fielder

25.5

Astle to Goodwin, no run, scratchy shot, they was an appeal for caught behind or lbw, hard to tell really, both looked equally implausible

25.6

Astle to Goodwin, no run, and another dot, these two just cruising along, all care-free

Zimbabwe 98/3   NJ Astle 1-0-1-0

27.1

Astle to Goodwin, no run, squeezed out onto the on side, to the mid wicket

27.2

Astle to Goodwin, no run, nudge nudges it to the point fielder, wink wink

27.3

Astle to Goodwin, no run, defends quite diretc to the short cover, they almost go for a silly single, then reconsider, the fielder fumbles the take anyway

27.4

Astle to Goodwin, no run, driven much hard this time

27.5

Astle to Goodwin, 1 run

27.6

Astle to Campbell, no run

Zimbabwe 101/3   NJ Astle 2-0-2-0

29.1

Astle to Campbell, no run, defended into the left hander's off side

29.2

Astle to Campbell, no run, poking it back down the pitch to the bowler

29.3

Astle to Campbell, no run, guides it to the covers

29.4

Astle to Campbell, 2 runs, driving thru the covers and into the deep

29.5

Astle to Campbell, no run

29.6

Astle to Campbell, no run, defended square to the point fielder

Zimbabwe 105/3   NJ Astle 3-0-4-0

31.1

Astle to Goodwin, no run, tapping it onto the on side

31.2

Astle to Goodwin, 1 run, flicking it square

31.3

Astle to Campbell, no run, tapping to the mid wicket, I havn't seen a period of play this boring since, well, the first 40 overs of each innings yesterday

31.4

Astle to Campbell, 1 run, on side play in front of the square leg

31.5

Astle to Goodwin, 1 run, finally something exciting happens, we hit Nelson, fascinating stuff

31.6

Astle to Campbell, 1 run, an easy drive thru the mid off, Nelson doesn't strike yet again!

Zimbabwe 112/3   NJ Astle 4-0-8-0

33.1

Astle to Goodwin, no run

33.2

Astle to Goodwin, no run

33.3

Astle to Goodwin, 1 run

33.4

Astle to Campbell, 1 run

33.5

Astle to Goodwin, 1 run

33.6

Astle to Campbell, no run

Zimbabwe 119/3   NJ Astle 5-0-11-0

35.1

Astle to Goodwin, FOUR, slashing cut shot, played late, was stepping back, thru point, Cairns has a slide along the boundary, but the ball trickles over

35.2

Astle to Goodwin, no run

35.3

Astle to Goodwin, no run

35.4

Astle to Goodwin, 1 run, pushed away onto the on side, Goodwin gets a single

35.5

Astle to Campbell, no run, leans forward and defends onto the off side

35.6

Astle to Campbell, no run, playign and missing outside the off stump, Parore appeals, but the umpire already has the bails off and is scampering towards the dressing rooms

Zimbabwe 134/3   NJ Astle 6-0-16-0

37.1

Astle to Campbell, no run, dabbed short of the covers, no chance of a run, Whittall jogs back

37.2

Astle to Campbell, no run, worked onto the on side, but still no run

37.3

Astle to Campbell, 1 run, poked into the covers, Fleming misfields, but it's still only a single

37.4

Astle to GJ Whittall, no run, stretching down the wicket, pushed back to the bowler

37.5

Astle to GJ Whittall, no run, chopped outside the off stump, ball dribbles back to the bowler

37.6

Astle to GJ Whittall, 1 run, waving the bat at it, manages to connect, a single is rewarded as the ball goes to mid off

Zimbabwe 138/4   NJ Astle 7-0-18-0

39.1

Astle to Campbell, 1 run, flapping a cut shot at it behind the point

39.2

Astle to GJ Whittall, 1 run, another stupid sweep shot, manages to get an edge onto the pad and behind the square leg

39.3

Astle to Campbell, 1 run, pushing towards and into the covers

39.4

Astle to GJ Whittall, no run, coming forward, defensive, ball trickles on the on side

39.5

Astle to GJ Whittall, no run, stepping bat, more unique batting from Whittall, pulls it into the covers

39.6

Astle to GJ Whittall, no run, onto the on side some how, mere comic relief

Zimbabwe 145/4   NJ Astle 8-0-21-0

44.1

Astle to Carlisle, 1 run, defending it close, quick single, that's the 5th run in 20 balls, gooooo Zimbabwe!

44.2

Astle to GJ Whittall, 1 run

44.3

Astle to Carlisle, no run, shocking cutshot, perhaps it was a pull, too grotesque to describe

44.4

Astle to Carlisle, no run

44.5

Astle to Carlisle, OUT, you've done well son, put your bat up and acknowledge the cheers of the crowd, launching into an on drive, straight to McMillan at wide long on

SV Carlisle c McMillan b Astle 2 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

44.6

Astle to GJ Whittall, 2 runs, pushing to the mid wicket, very risky single, Streak nearly run out, but instead there's an overthrow, NZ doing anything to keep Whittall off the strike and preserving the sanity of the audience

Zimbabwe 156/6   NJ Astle 9-0-25-1
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