ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 33rd match, Super Sixes

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

No result

Zimbabwe have won the toss and have elected to bat first Zimbabwe are unchanged from their brilliant win over South Africa whilst Team New Zealand has been slammed into reverse and they've undone the two changes they made for the match v Scotland. Horne and Larsen coming back for the dynamically unsuccessful Hart and Bulfin Zimmer openers coming out onto the field. Crowd is pretty sparse, it's allegedly a sellout, but maybe it won't fill up until after lunchtime

0.1

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

0.2

Allott to GW Flower, no run, wide and overpitched, bat jams the ball on the ground and it squirts out to the point

0.3

Allott to GW Flower, no run, good drive, but not very pretty, Harris dives at point and appears to injury himself slightly

0.4

Allott to GW Flower, no run, outside the off stump, sort of left alone to the keeper

0.5

Allott to GW Flower, no run, coming forward a little, driving to the mid off, no shortage of shots so far

0.6

Allott to GW Flower, no run, and he duly leaves one alone, parore collects from outside the off stump

End of over 1 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 1/0
GW Flower    0* (5b)      GI Allott    1-1-0-0
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

End of over 2 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 9/0
NC Johnson    8* (7b 2x4)      DJ Nash    1-0-8-0
GW Flower    0* (5b)      GI Allott    1-1-0-0

2.1

Allott to GW Flower, no run, tapping it back down the wicket to the left handed bowler

2.2

Allott to GW Flower, no run, cut shot, and direct to the point fielder, not the greatest of timing there

2.3

Allott to GW Flower, no run, defensive prod onto the off side, fielded by the mid off

2.4

Allott to GW Flower, 1 run, tucked close on the on side, they grab a single

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

2.6

Allott to Goodwin, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper, that ball was a touch wide again

End of over 3 (1 run) Zimbabwe 10/1
MW Goodwin    0* (1b)      GI Allott    2-1-1-0
NC Johnson    8* (8b 2x4)      DJ Nash    1-0-8-0

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

End of over 4 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 20/1
NC Johnson    18* (14b 4x4)      DJ Nash    2-0-18-0
MW Goodwin    0* (1b)      GI Allott    2-1-1-0

4.1

Allott to Goodwin, 1 run, ball runs away down to the 3rd man

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

End of over 5 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 22/1
NC Johnson    18* (19b 4x4)      GI Allott    3-1-2-0
MW Goodwin    1* (2b)      DJ Nash    2-0-18-0

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

End of over 6 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 26/1
NC Johnson    22* (25b 5x4)      DJ Nash    3-0-22-0
MW Goodwin    1* (2b)      GI Allott    3-1-2-0

6.1

Allott to Goodwin, no run, a hint of a little defence, onto the off side

6.2

Allott to Goodwin, 1 run, flicking it away behind the square leg

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

End of over 7 (1 run) Zimbabwe 27/1
NC Johnson    22* (29b 5x4)      GI Allott    4-1-3-0
MW Goodwin    2* (4b)      DJ Nash    3-0-22-0

7.1

Nash to Goodwin, 4 byes, passes widish of the off stump, Parore completely fluffs the collection, ball runs away to the boundary

7.2

Nash to Goodwin, no run

7.3

Nash to Goodwin, no run

7.4

Nash to Goodwin, no run, jabbed into the off side

7.5

Nash to Goodwin, no run, left alone outside the off stump, to the keeper

7.6

Nash to Goodwin, no run, nervous little bit of defence, inside edge into the thigh

End of over 8 (4 runs, maiden) Zimbabwe 31/1
MW Goodwin    2* (10b)      DJ Nash    4-1-22-0
NC Johnson    22* (29b 5x4)      GI Allott    4-1-3-0

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

8.2

Allott to Goodwin, no run

8.3

Allott to Goodwin, 1 run

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

8.6

Allott to A Flower, no run, well defended back to the bowler

End of over 9 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 35/2
A Flower    0* (1b)      GI Allott    5-1-7-1
MW Goodwin    3* (12b)      DJ Nash    4-1-22-0

9.1

Nash to Goodwin, no run, perhaps a deliberate outside edge along the ground into the slips

9.2

Nash to Goodwin, no run, forceful defence into the covers, Goodwin squeezing down upon it

9.3

Nash to Goodwin, no run

9.4

Nash to Goodwin, FOUR, easy to play the waiting game on Nash, ball was overpitched outside the off stump, welld riven thru the cover point

9.5

Nash to Goodwin, FOUR, short garabge, Goodwin goes for the hook, doesn't time it all the best, ball gets a boost by running down the hill

9.6

Nash to Goodwin, 2 runs, slashing at a wide one, top edge spurts over the backward point

End of over 10 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 45/2
MW Goodwin    13* (18b 2x4)      DJ Nash    5-1-32-0
A Flower    0* (1b)      GI Allott    5-1-7-1

10.1

Allott to A Flower, OUT, plays the backfoot defence very poorly, ball loops off the outside edge, McMillan with the perfectly executed dive from the backward point

A Flower c McMillan b Allott 0 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

10.2

Allott to Campbell, 2 runs, ball spurts away thru the on side

10.3

Allott to Campbell, no run, a little rain starting to fall

10.4

Allott to Campbell, no run, and now it starts falling heavier and off the players trot

covers brought on, no protest from the crowd, weather obviously unfit for play Match State: Rain Stopped Play the covers are just starting to come off (1210 GMT). The ground's had a good soaking, so I'd be guessing it will be perhaps 30 mins or more until play gets underway, with the umpires having various inspections and cups of tea with the groundsmen, etc. we're now informed that lunch is being taken. We're supposedly aiming for a 1300 GMT restart. The covers are off, and there's no rain about except for a few grey clouds to the east play is about to resume after a 150 minute delay

10.5

Allott to Campbell, 1 run, glanced down to the fine leg

10.6

Allott to Goodwin, no run, no shot offered by Goodwin, ball allowed to pass outside the off stump

and a change of bowler, here comes Larsen with his entertaining variation of exact line and length on the stumps

End of over 11 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 48/3
MW Goodwin    13* (19b 2x4)      GI Allott    6-1-10-2
ADR Campbell    3* (4b)      DJ Nash    5-1-32-0

11.1

Larsen to Campbell, no run, defensive onto the off side

11.2

Larsen to Campbell, no run, bat raised above the ball, no shot offered outside the off stump

11.3

Larsen to Campbell, no run, good solid defence into the off side, towards the non-striker

11.4

Larsen to Campbell, 1 run, thick edge, just trying to push down the wicket, "CATCH" is the call, and the ball zooms wide of the slips

11.5

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, good drive, into the off side, fielded by Nash at extra cover

11.6

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, easy defence outside the off stump and towards the covers

Cairns replaces Allott, Fleiming isn't interested in taking any more wickets and instead offers ZImbabwe the chance to rebuild their innings

End of over 12 (1 run) Zimbabwe 49/3
MW Goodwin    13* (21b 2x4)      GR Larsen    1-0-1-0
ADR Campbell    4* (8b)      GI Allott    6-1-10-2

12.1

Cairns to Campbell, no run, squirted around the corner, a little of confusion, but the batsmen resolve to not take a run

12.2

Cairns to Campbell, no run

12.3

Cairns to Campbell, FOUR, aimed at the leg stump, flicked away by Campbell, great shot, lofted over the backward square leg area

12.4

Cairns to Campbell, 1 run, a quick single is taken to the mid wicket

12.5

Cairns to Goodwin, no run

12.6

Cairns to Goodwin, 1 wide, down the leg side, parore with some acrobatics

12.6

Cairns to Goodwin, FOUR, down the leg side again, perfect glance for teh boundary to fien leg

End of over 13 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 59/3
MW Goodwin    17* (23b 3x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-10-0
ADR Campbell    9* (12b 1x4)      GR Larsen    1-0-1-0

13.1

Larsen to Campbell, no run

13.2

Larsen to Campbell, 1 run, a single is found towards 3rd man

13.3

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 run, leaning back and cutting with little timing just behind points

13.4

Larsen to Campbell, 1 run, very wobbly seam, a little shorter than usual from larsen, glanced off the hip behind the square leg

13.5

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, just some harmless defence

13.6

Larsen to Goodwin, FOUR, shortish and wide of the off stump, Goodwin spanks a cut shot, ball zooms away behind the point fielder

End of over 14 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 66/3
MW Goodwin    22* (26b 4x4)      GR Larsen    2-0-8-0
ADR Campbell    11* (15b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-10-0

14.1

Cairns to Campbell, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper, quite wide of the left hander

14.2

Cairns to Campbell, no run, defensive from off the off stump, Nash fields at mid off

14.3

Cairns to Campbell, no run, cramps him up awkwardly, poor choice of shot, tyrying to play across the line when the ball was bouncing too much

14.4

Cairns to Campbell, no run, nudging onto the on side again, but no run taken

14.5

Cairns to Campbell, no run, Cairns seeming to bowl with a bit of pace, ball is defended off the leg stump onto the on side

14.6

Cairns to Campbell, no run, guided towards the cover point, Harris fields from point

and so here endeth the fielding restrictions

End of over 15 (maiden) Zimbabwe 66/3
ADR Campbell    11* (21b 1x4)      CL Cairns    2-1-10-0
MW Goodwin    22* (26b 4x4)      GR Larsen    2-0-8-0

15.1

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, defending from outside the off stump and into the covers

15.2

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 run, good deflection, ball runs away along the ground to the 3rd man

15.3

Larsen to Campbell, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, ball trickles away to the keeper's right down the leg side

15.4

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 run, a single is found on the on side

15.5

Larsen to Campbell, no run, some tight defence back down the wicket

15.6

Larsen to Campbell, 1 run, a single behind square and Campbell keeps the strike

End of over 16 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 70/3
ADR Campbell    12* (24b 1x4)      GR Larsen    3-0-11-0
MW Goodwin    24* (29b 4x4)      CL Cairns    2-1-10-0

16.1

Cairns to Campbell, no run, swinging and missing outside the off stump, trying to jam it thru the covers

16.2

Cairns to Campbell, 1 run, anglign the face of the bat to deflect the leather sphere down to the 3rd man

16.3

Cairns to Goodwin, 1 run, flicking across the line towards the square leg, McMillan runs in swiftly to field

16.4

Cairns to Campbell, no run, poking it away towards the covers

16.5

Cairns to Campbell, 1 leg bye, defelcts of fthe pads towards the square leg

16.6

Cairns to Goodwin, 1 run, just a little tap around the corner, Cairns quite wayward that over, but only 4 taken off it

End of over 17 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 74/3
MW Goodwin    26* (31b 4x4)      CL Cairns    3-1-13-0
ADR Campbell    13* (28b 1x4)      GR Larsen    3-0-11-0

17.1

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, pushing it away well into the covers

17.2

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 run, flicked thru square again, the match has been difficult to tell apart the rain delay, Zimbabwe just nudging here and there, nothing explosive

17.3

Larsen to Campbell, no run

17.4

Larsen to Campbell, no run, ball spits up off a length, awkward defence by Campbell into the off side

17.5

Larsen to Campbell, no run, defending back down the pitch to the bowler

17.6

Larsen to Campbell, no run, worked away off the leg stump and to the mid wicket

End of over 18 (1 run) Zimbabwe 75/3
ADR Campbell    13* (32b 1x4)      GR Larsen    4-0-12-0
MW Goodwin    27* (33b 4x4)      CL Cairns    3-1-13-0

18.1

Cairns to Goodwin, 1 wide, Cairns managing to be the only bowler to bowl wides (or no balls) all day

18.1

Cairns to Goodwin, no run, jumping and defending into the ground

18.2

Cairns to Goodwin, (no ball) 1 run, poorly timed cut shot outside the off stump and into the covers

18.2

Cairns to Campbell, no run, pushing that ball aside off the stumps and onto the on side

18.3

Cairns to Campbell, no run, onto one knee, plays some sort of ill-advised shot, trying to slap it thru the covers, bottom edge bounces into the body

18.4

Cairns to Campbell, 1 run, flicked away forward of the square leg

18.5

Cairns to Goodwin, 1 run, the right hander making the mirror shot of the previous ball, thru the square leg

18.6

Cairns to Campbell, no run, nothing there

End of over 19 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 80/3
ADR Campbell    14* (36b 1x4)      CL Cairns    4-1-18-0
MW Goodwin    29* (36b 4x4)      GR Larsen    4-0-12-0

19.1

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, defending softly and square to the point fielder

19.2

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 run, making a little room and cramping the late cut to the 3rd man

19.3

Larsen to Campbell, no run, defence from just outside the off stump and down the pitch

19.4

Larsen to Campbell, 1 run, one handed flick off the hip to the square leg

19.5

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 run, easy little tap off the pads to the long leg, and oh god this is boring

19.6

Larsen to Campbell, no run, stretches forward and defends to the cover fielder

End of over 20 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 83/3
ADR Campbell    15* (39b 1x4)      GR Larsen    5-0-15-0
MW Goodwin    31* (39b 4x4)      CL Cairns    4-1-18-0

20.1

Cairns to Goodwin, no run, stepping back and defending away to Harris behind point

20.2

Cairns to Goodwin, no run, slowish outside the off stump, Goodwin as a big slash and miss, no reaction from players or crowd, everyone's asleep

20.3

Cairns to Goodwin, 1 leg bye, flicking it away behind the square leg towards the long leg

20.4

Cairns to Campbell, no run

20.5

Cairns to Campbell, no run, stepping backwards, defending off the stumps and towards the mid off

20.6

Cairns to Campbell, no run, more defence, prodded towards the covers, another maiden for Cairns, what a crime

End of over 21 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 84/3
ADR Campbell    15* (42b 1x4)      CL Cairns    5-2-18-0
MW Goodwin    31* (42b 4x4)      GR Larsen    5-0-15-0

21.1

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, stretching forward and defended into the covers from outside the off stump

21.2

Larsen to Goodwin, 1 leg bye, right hander's glance to behind the square leg, correction a bye of the leg variety

21.3

Larsen to Campbell, no run

21.4

Larsen to Campbell, no run, and some more defence

21.5

Larsen to Campbell, 2 runs, strong defence, flukes his way thru a gap at point, they get a double whilst Horne-bag chases it down

21.6

Larsen to Campbell, no run

End of over 22 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 87/3
ADR Campbell    17* (46b 1x4)      GR Larsen    6-0-17-0
MW Goodwin    31* (44b 4x4)      CL Cairns    5-2-18-0

22.1

Harris to Goodwin, 1 run, that looked like a bit of a leg break, tapped around the corner

22.2

Harris to Campbell, no run, some defence into the off side

22.3

Harris to Campbell, no run, some defence back to the bowler

22.4

Harris to Campbell, no run, chopping late on a low wide one, ball runs to McMillan at point

22.5

Harris to Campbell, no run, coming around the wicket, Campbell plays and misses dangerous outside the off stump, needless shot really

22.6

Harris to Campbell, no run, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

End of over 23 (1 run) Zimbabwe 88/3
ADR Campbell    17* (51b 1x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-1-0
MW Goodwin    32* (45b 4x4)      GR Larsen    6-0-17-0

23.1

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, stepping backwards and jabbed onto the on side, ball coems to rest way before mid wicket

23.2

Larsen to Goodwin, FOUR, Larsen is obviously as bored as the rest of us, throws one in short, there can't have been any other reason, pull shot is whacked way over the forward square leg

23.3

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, slow outside the off stump

23.4

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, pushed into the covers, easily fielded

23.5

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, dabbed square, more defence really, point fields

23.6

Larsen to Goodwin, no run, and we only have the 4 to savour in that over

End of over 24 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 92/3
MW Goodwin    36* (51b 5x4)      GR Larsen    7-0-21-0
ADR Campbell    17* (51b 1x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-1-0

24.1

Harris to Campbell, 1 run, around the wicket, gives his alleged off spinner plenty of air, driven on the on side

24.2

Harris to Goodwin, no run, shuffles forward and tries to defend, ball squirts away on the on side

24.3

Harris to Goodwin, 1 run, driving into the covers, a gap is found and they grab a single

24.4

Harris to Campbell, 1 run, and another give me a tingle, to the left hander's mid on

24.5

Harris to Goodwin, 2 runs, driving to the long off, handy save dig up a big chunk of turf

24.6

Harris to Goodwin, no run

Larsen replaced by his young protege

End of over 25 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 97/3
MW Goodwin    39* (55b 5x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-6-0
ADR Campbell    19* (53b 1x4)      GR Larsen    7-0-21-0

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

back comes the Deej, in a double change

End of over 26 (1 run) Zimbabwe 98/3
MW Goodwin    39* (60b 5x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-1-0
ADR Campbell    20* (54b 1x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-6-0

26.1

Nash to Campbell, 1 run, late cut gets it behind point

26.2

Nash to Goodwin, no run, backfoot defence ends up trapezing into the covers

26.3

Nash to Goodwin, no run, defends a tight one from just outside the off stump

26.4

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run, stepping back and directing it to the wide 3rd man to bring up the century

26.5

Nash to Campbell, no run, around the wicket, puts his back into it, thru the batsman, close to an edge, Nash looks excited for a moment

26.6

Nash to Campbell, no run

End of over 27 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 100/3
ADR Campbell    21* (57b 1x4)      DJ Nash    6-1-34-0
MW Goodwin    40* (63b 5x4)      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

End of over 28 (1 run) Zimbabwe 101/3
ADR Campbell    21* (58b 1x4)      NJ Astle    2-0-2-0
MW Goodwin    41* (68b 5x4)      DJ Nash    6-1-34-0

28.1

Nash to Goodwin, no run, a dot

28.2

Nash to Goodwin, 1 leg bye, missed glance, runs square, just behind the umpire

28.3

Nash to Campbell, no run, angling into the pads, dug out onto the off side

28.4

Nash to Campbell, no run, comign around the wicket, attempted swipe thru the mid wicket, into the pads, big appeal

28.5

Nash to Campbell, 1 leg bye, and if you thought the last one was a big appeal, get a load of this one, angling into the pads, terrible defence, hits outside the line and bounces over the stumps

28.6

Nash to Goodwin, no run

End of over 29 (2 runs, maiden) Zimbabwe 103/3
MW Goodwin    41* (71b 5x4)      DJ Nash    7-2-34-0
ADR Campbell    21* (61b 1x4)      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

End of over 30 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 105/3
ADR Campbell    23* (67b 1x4)      NJ Astle    3-0-4-0
MW Goodwin    41* (71b 5x4)      DJ Nash    7-2-34-0

30.1

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run

30.2

Nash to Campbell, no run

30.3

Nash to Campbell, 1 run

30.4

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run

30.5

Nash to Campbell, no run, forceful defence from outside the off stump and into the off side

30.6

Nash to Campbell, no run, stepping back and chopping into the covers, the yawnathon goes on

End of over 31 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 108/3
ADR Campbell    24* (71b 1x4)      DJ Nash    8-2-37-0
MW Goodwin    43* (73b 5x4)      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!

End of over 32 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 112/3
ADR Campbell    26* (74b 1x4)      NJ Astle    4-0-8-0
MW Goodwin    45* (76b 5x4)      DJ Nash    8-2-37-0

32.1

Nash to Campbell, 1 run, rigid cut shot, down to the 3rd man

32.2

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run, tucking it off the hip, Parore makes a sexy slide behind the square leg

32.3

Nash to Campbell, 1 leg bye, into the pads, another big appeal, no doubt that noise would have leaked into the dreams of a few of this dozing crowd

32.4

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run, right hander glides it to the 3rd man

32.5

Nash to Campbell, no run, scratchy shot, into the toes, ball bounces away on the off side

32.6

Nash to Campbell, no run, yorker, aimed at the middle stump, and so ends another over, only 17 to go until we get a 10 minute break

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 116/3
ADR Campbell    27* (78b 1x4)      DJ Nash    9-2-40-0
MW Goodwin    47* (78b 5x4)      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

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 119/3
ADR Campbell    28* (80b 1x4)      NJ Astle    5-0-11-0
MW Goodwin    49* (82b 5x4)      DJ Nash    9-2-40-0

34.1

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run, and there's his 50, off 83 balls, 5x4 0x6

34.2

Nash to Campbell, no run

34.3

Nash to Campbell, 2 leg byes

34.4

Nash to Campbell, no run, attempted swipe thru the mid wicket, missed, onto the pad, no appeal

34.5

Nash to Campbell, (no ball) 1 run

34.5

Nash to Goodwin, 1 run, playing late, behind the point fielder

34.6

Nash to Campbell, FOUR, go for it son, Campbell throws the bat at it, big lofted shot lands inches short of a 6 at long on

here comes the rain again, and up go the brollies

End of over 35 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 129/3
ADR Campbell    33* (85b 2x4)      DJ Nash    10-2-48-0
MW Goodwin    51* (84b 5x4)      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

covers are wheeled on, doesn't look too heavy, but it's certainly dark and oh joy, wouldn't it be fun is they took away everyone's day off by using the reserve day tomorrow Match State: Rain Stopped Play Again covers are off, play scheduled to resume at 1545 GMT let the action resume!

End of over 36 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 134/3
ADR Campbell    33* (87b 2x4)      NJ Astle    6-0-16-0
MW Goodwin    56* (88b 6x4)      DJ Nash    10-2-48-0

36.1

Harris to Goodwin, 1 run, just a dab into the covers

36.2

Harris to Campbell, 1 run, leaning onto the back foot and cutting thru the covers

36.3

Harris to Goodwin, OUT, cutting low with an angled bat just outside the off stump, not the best of shots, just a little nick off the top edge, parore appeals, goodwin repractices the shot a couple of times, but Venkat has the L shaped arm out

MW Goodwin c †Parore b Harris 57 (136m 90b 6x4 0x6) SR: 63.33

36.4

Harris to GJ Whittall, no run

36.5

Harris to GJ Whittall, no run, tapping back to the bolwler

36.6

Harris to GJ Whittall, no run, playing the drive outside the off stump, but no run

End of over 37 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 136/4
GJ Whittall    0* (3b)      CZ Harris    3-0-8-1
ADR Campbell    34* (88b 2x4)      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

End of over 38 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 138/4
GJ Whittall    1* (6b)      NJ Astle    7-0-18-0
ADR Campbell    35* (91b 2x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-8-1

38.1

Harris to GJ Whittall, 2 runs, scoops a sweep to fine leg, Whittall loves his sweeps

38.2

Harris to GJ Whittall, no run, trying again and missing, an appeal for lbw is denied, Whittall was even making his own appeal

38.3

Harris to GJ Whittall, no run

38.4

Harris to GJ Whittall, 1 run, pushing towards extra cover, they get a run

38.5

Harris to Campbell, 1 run, flicking it off the leg stump and behidn the square leg

38.6

Harris to GJ Whittall, no run

End of over 39 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 142/4
GJ Whittall    4* (11b)      CZ Harris    4-0-12-1
ADR Campbell    36* (92b 2x4)      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

End of over 40 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 145/4
GJ Whittall    5* (15b)      NJ Astle    8-0-21-0
ADR Campbell    38* (94b 2x4)      CZ Harris    4-0-12-1

40.1

Allott to Campbell, 1 run, still 4 overs remaining for Allott today

40.2

Allott to GJ Whittall, no run, defensive onto the on side

40.3

Allott to GJ Whittall, 1 run, glancing away to the fine leg, Whittall needs to be taught that there's other places to play it

40.4

Allott to Campbell, no run, pushed away to the mid wicket

40.5

Allott to Campbell, 1 run, terribly mistimed drive down to the long on

40.6

Allott to GJ Whittall, no run, full toss on the leg stump, chopped towards the covers, loe and behold, no wickets for Allott in that over

Astle off after 8 obscenely cheap overs

End of over 41 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 148/4
GJ Whittall    6* (18b)      GI Allott    7-1-13-2
ADR Campbell    40* (97b 2x4)      NJ Astle    8-0-21-0

41.1

Larsen to Campbell, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, playing and missing, ball goes thru to the keeper

41.2

Larsen to Campbell, no run, defensive drive into the covers

41.3

Larsen to Campbell, no run, played late, the cut shot, ball dawdles its way to the point

41.4

Larsen to Campbell, OUT, hopeless stuff, pretty much throwing the bat at it, top edge from a swipe across the line travels up in the air for an easy catch to Nash at wide mid on

ADR Campbell c Nash b Larsen 40 (122m 101b 2x4 0x6) SR: 39.60

with this sort of attention to detail and determination, Zimbabwe will be lucky to pass 150

41.5

Larsen to GJ Whittall, 1 run, flicked away to the long leg, Whittall again concentrating on the 1st sector

41.6

Larsen to Carlisle, no run, a hint of movement towards the off stump, but that's enough to get Carlisle is all sorts of bother, defended

End of over 42 (1 run) Zimbabwe 149/5
SV Carlisle    0* (1b)      GR Larsen    8-0-22-1
GJ Whittall    7* (19b)      GI Allott    7-1-13-2

42.1

Allott to GJ Whittall, no run, a yorker is worked off the middle stump and into the covers

42.2

Allott to GJ Whittall, no run, full and outside the off stump, somehow it's too good a ball for Whittall

42.3

Allott to GJ Whittall, no run, another full toss, this is pathetic, lame shot played to the mid off

42.4

Allott to GJ Whittall, no run, yorker outside the off stump, like an obedient dog he taps it back to the bowler

42.5

Allott to GJ Whittall, 1 run, weak drive down to the long off

42.6

Allott to Carlisle, no run, terrible god awful batting, this is torture to watch, missing the cut shot outside the off stump

Allott had all sorts of problems with his control that over, but only the 1 off it

End of over 43 (1 run) Zimbabwe 150/5
SV Carlisle    0* (2b)      GI Allott    8-1-14-2
GJ Whittall    8* (24b)      GR Larsen    8-0-22-1

43.1

Larsen to GJ Whittall, 1 run, another single, in the 43rd over! god help us

43.2

Larsen to Carlisle, no run, nope

43.3

Larsen to Carlisle, no run, nothing there

43.4

Larsen to Carlisle, no run, still nothing

43.5

Larsen to Carlisle, no run, awful, dire, abominable, dreadful, painful, terrible

43.6

Larsen to Carlisle, 1 run, has a go, throwing the bat at it, pull shot thru the mid wicket for a....... 1

and back comes Astle, Fleming is just teasing the batsmen now

End of over 44 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 152/5
SV Carlisle    1* (7b)      GR Larsen    9-0-24-1
GJ Whittall    9* (25b)      GI Allott    8-1-14-2

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

Streak in, but the bats swapped

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

End of over 45 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 156/6
GJ Whittall    12* (27b)      NJ Astle    9-0-25-1
HH Streak    0* (0b)      GR Larsen    9-0-24-1

45.1

Larsen to Streak, no run, mishit onto the on side

and we have an intruder on the ground, perhaps protesting at the quality of the cricket

45.2

Larsen to Streak, no run, defending on the on side again

45.3

Larsen to Streak, no run, he looked like he was going to have a swipe, but came down the wicket just to defend

45.4

Larsen to Streak, 1 run, tapped onto the on side again, but this time there's a single

45.5

Larsen to GJ Whittall, 1 run, played almost exactly to the feet on the square leg umpire

45.6

Larsen to Streak, 1 run, Astle again with the fielding duties from mid wicket as the ball is tapped forward fo square again

End of over 46 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 159/6
HH Streak    2* (5b)      GR Larsen    10-0-27-1
GJ Whittall    13* (28b)      NJ Astle    9-0-25-1

46.1

Allott to Streak, no run, a good yorker, but wasted on these batsmen, you could earn a dot with a long hop

46.2

Allott to Streak, no run, full toss, misplayed back down the wicket, Streak just as useless as Carlisle against expectations

46.3

Allott to Streak, 1 no ball, full toss above waist height, nearly popped a catch to the point fielder

46.3

Allott to Streak, 1 run, slaps a drive down to the long off

46.4

Allott to GJ Whittall, 1 run, full toss at the legs, swiped across the line forward fo the square leg, Cairns is in the deep

46.5

Allott to Streak, no run, driving and missing outside the off stump

46.6

Allott to Streak, 1 run, another yorker, another tedious bloody single, adds up to a massive 4 off the over, Zimbabwe would be proud of that effort

Fleming getting all experimental now, is bowling Cairns just to see how hopeless these batsmen are

End of over 47 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 163/6
HH Streak    4* (11b)      GI Allott    9-1-18-2
GJ Whittall    14* (29b)      GR Larsen    10-0-27-1

47.1

Cairns to Streak, no run

47.2

Cairns to Streak, OUT, outside the off stump, Streak flashing the bat at it, misjudged it, inside edge onto the stumps, suits you sir

HH Streak b Cairns 4 (13m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

47.3

Cairns to AR Whittall, 1 run, a pair of whittlers at the crease, ball scratched onto the on side

47.4

Cairns to GJ Whittall, 1 wide, full toss down the leg side, seemed to have edged it along the ground to the keeper, umpy thinks otherwise

47.4

Cairns to GJ Whittall, 1 run, played thru the mid off

47.5

Cairns to AR Whittall, 1 run, tucks it close, towards the covers, quick single taken

47.6

Cairns to GJ Whittall, 1 run, slapping it away on the on side, whoh! 5 off the over, ZImbabwe better take a rest

End of over 48 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 168/7
GJ Whittall    16* (31b)      CL Cairns    6-2-23-1
AR Whittall    2* (2b)      GI Allott    9-1-18-2

48.1

Allott to GJ Whittall, 1 run, driving off the leg stump, ball was overpitched, thru the mid off

48.2

Allott to AR Whittall, no run, wafting a big play and miss outside of the off stump

48.3

Allott to AR Whittall, no run, chinks it along the ground to the keeper, trying to whack it thru the covers

he still has 7 dots to go before he's worse than Carlisle

48.4

Allott to AR Whittall, 1 run, digs the yorker out to the extra cover, they earn themselves another juicy single

48.5

Allott to GJ Whittall, FOUR, *faints*, a boundary, lordy me what a novel concept, the tiniest of nicks on the glance passes underneath the diving Parore

48.6

Allott to GJ Whittall, OUT, cramped off drive, spooned in the air, Astle with the good catch in the covers, the excitement was just too much, now he can cool his heels in the dressing room

GJ Whittall c Astle b Allott 21 (54m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.76

and Allott equals the record for most wickets in a World Cup, and he still has 2 (possibly) to 4 (hoho) matches remaining

End of over 49 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 174/8
     GI Allott    10-1-24-3
AR Whittall    3* (5b)      CL Cairns    6-2-23-1

49.1

Cairns to Huckle, OUT, deflecting it down the throat of the point fielder, one of the more tamer dismissals you're likely to see

AG Huckle c Twose b Cairns 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.2

Cairns to Olonga, 1 run, squeezing a single to the backward point

49.3

Cairns to AR Whittall, OUT, lofting it again, didn't get the drive at all, Astle takes the catch running down the ground from mid wicket

AR Whittall c Astle b Cairns 3 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

a throughly pathetic effort by Zimbabwe, equal to anything any of the associates managed in this world cup, they deserved to be beaten and beaten soundly.

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