ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 35th match, Super Sixes

Australia v Zimbabwe

Australia won by 44 runs

welcome to Lord's, the home of antiques, ugly structures, and a stupid sloping ground. Zimbabwe have won the toss and have elected to bowl first

0.1

Johnson to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, short bouncer good ball but a noball at this level sadly

0.1

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run

0.2

Johnson to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed wide of mid on

0.3

Johnson to ME Waugh, no run

0.4

Johnson to ME Waugh, no run

0.5

Johnson to ME Waugh, no run

0.6

Johnson to ME Waugh, 1 run, played down to third man

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0
ME Waugh    1* (4b)      NC Johnson    1-0-3-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (3b)     

1.1

Streak to ME Waugh, no run

1.2

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 run, run down to third man

1.3

Streak to Gilchrist, no run

1.4

Streak to Gilchrist, no run

1.5

Streak to Gilchrist, no run

1.6

Streak to Gilchrist, no run, taken on pad loud lbw appeal very lucky to survive that vry very lucky

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 4/0
AC Gilchrist    1* (7b)      HH Streak    1-0-1-0
ME Waugh    2* (6b)      NC Johnson    1-0-3-0

2.1

Johnson to ME Waugh, 1 run, dabbed away behind point

2.2

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, tries to whip to leg fails completely runs back up the pitch

2.3

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, pushed back to bowler

2.4

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, defended up the off side

2.5

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, psuhed to leg

2.6

Johnson to Gilchrist, 1 run, played behind square leg

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia 6/0
AC Gilchrist    2* (12b)      NC Johnson    2-0-5-0
ME Waugh    3* (7b)      HH Streak    1-0-1-0

3.1

Streak to Gilchrist, no run, down legside poor ball not called

now that was a wide, wider than about 150 wides called this tournament

3.2

Streak to Gilchrist, no run, good ball straightens forcing a defensive shot

3.3

Streak to Gilchrist, no run, again angling down leg side short appeal for caught behind but andy saves the umpire a decision by dropping an easy one

off the pad though

3.4

Streak to Gilchrist, 1 run, hit off the edge through slip/gully

3.5

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 run, flicked off his legs stopped by diving midwicket

3.6

Streak to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed slowly up the off side

End of over 4 (3 runs) Australia 9/0
AC Gilchrist    4* (17b)      HH Streak    2-0-4-0
ME Waugh    4* (8b)      NC Johnson    2-0-5-0

4.1

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, pushed up the on side

4.2

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, driven and well stopped by bowler

4.3

Johnson to Gilchrist, FOUR, tkaen off his pads just reaches the rope at square leg

4.4

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, full ball dug out to cover

4.5

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, pushed back up the pitch

4.6

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 13/0
AC Gilchrist    8* (23b 1x4)      NC Johnson    3-0-9-0
ME Waugh    4* (8b)      HH Streak    2-0-4-0

5.1

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 run, pushed away slowly towards gully

5.2

Streak to Gilchrist, no run, left outside off stump and startles the keeper by swinging wildly after passing the batsman has to move well to his right

5.3

Streak to Gilchrist, 1 run, dropped on the off side

5.4

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 leg bye, taken on the thigh rolsl slwly behind square leg

5.5

Streak to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushed wide of mid on

5.6

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, pushed back to bowler

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 17/0
ME Waugh    5* (11b)      HH Streak    3-0-7-0
AC Gilchrist    10* (26b 1x4)      NC Johnson    3-0-9-0

6.1

Johnson to Gilchrist, 1 wide, angling across the legt hander well wide of off

6.1

Johnson to Gilchrist, no run, pushed to mid off

3 weeks later and the Lord's media centre is still as ugly as Martin Sneddens classic bowling figures

6.2

Johnson to Gilchrist, OUT, Gilchrist tries to drive, misses by miles taken full on the pad in front and on yer bike matey

AC Gilchrist lbw b Johnson 10 (26m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

Gilchrist continues his fine World Cup, shame he didn't get to play Kenya really, might have made 2 50's in this tournament absolutely plumb and Neil Johnson one of the players of the tournament gains his 11th wicket

6.3

Johnson to Ponting, no run, the usual ponting exagerrated reach forward bat swung high over his head to protect him from any passing birds

6.4

Johnson to Ponting, 2 runs, pushed between off side fielders at point

6.5

Johnson to Ponting, no run, pushed to mid on

6.6

Johnson to Ponting, 1 wide, pushed up and pitches outside off swung a little called wide. strange variation on either legside/offside or between the two umpires

6.6

Johnson to Ponting, 1 wide, called again, questionable

6.6

Johnson to Ponting, no run, another full ball left

End of over 7 (5 runs) Australia 22/1
RT Ponting    2* (4b)      NC Johnson    4-0-14-1
ME Waugh    5* (11b)      HH Streak    3-0-7-0

7.1

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, ineffectual dab at a good ball outside off stump. Mark Waugh playing a shot for the sake of playing a shot

7.2

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, defends runs away to mid on

7.3

Streak to ME Waugh, 2 runs, flicked through square leg and an excellent diving effort in the deep from whittlers version A

7.4

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 wide, legside wide in line with the offside wides, but not this umpires previous calls

7.4

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, cahses an off stump ball hits to gully but high he manages to parry it up but it falls unluckily behind him and he can't take it falling back

very difficult chance, fine effort to almost make it

7.5

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, pushed away on the off

7.6

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, cut down to gully

End of over 8 (3 runs) Australia 25/1
ME Waugh    7* (17b)      HH Streak    4-0-10-0
RT Ponting    2* (4b)      NC Johnson    4-0-14-1

8.1

Johnson to Ponting, no run, defended eto mid on

8.2

Johnson to Ponting, no run, Puncher shows his brilliant pull shot , taken on body away on the off side

8.3

Johnson to Ponting, no run, psuehd to mid off

8.4

Johnson to Ponting, no run, wonderful shot through midwicket, takes the leaeding edge to mid off, fine form Ponting in

8.5

Johnson to Ponting, 2 runs, this one hits the right side of that bat and runs behind square leg for an easy 2

8.6

Johnson to Ponting, 1 run, driven inside edge wise to mid on

End of over 9 (3 runs) Australia 28/1
RT Ponting    5* (10b)      NC Johnson    5-0-17-1
ME Waugh    7* (17b)      HH Streak    4-0-10-0

9.1

Streak to Ponting, no run, wonderful one handed drive to mid off

9.2

Streak to Ponting, FOUR, backfoot cover drive eludes off side fielders runs easily to the rope

9.3

Streak to Ponting, 2 runs, flicked to fine leg, Whittller A makes the stop but overruns the ball allowing a second

9.4

Streak to Ponting, no run, punched to mid on

9.5

Streak to Ponting, 1 run, plunges forward the drive takes the edge in the air through slip gully, that's an out in tests, a safe run in one dayers

9.6

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, defended to cover

End of over 10 (7 runs) Australia 35/1
ME Waugh    7* (18b)      HH Streak    5-0-17-0
RT Ponting    12* (15b 1x4)      NC Johnson    5-0-17-1

10.1

Johnson to Ponting, 2 runs, played down to fine leg a risky second is fine because of a poor throw

10.2

Johnson to Ponting, FOUR, beaten takes the edge past the slip runs to third man Whittler the guy can't make the stop

10.3

Johnson to Ponting, 1 run, hit wide of mid on

10.4

Johnson to ME Waugh, 1 run, legside full toss hit to fine leg

10.5

Johnson to Ponting, FOUR, another legstump ball hit through square leg, this should be johnners last over

10.6

Johnson to Ponting, FOUR, this should definately be johnners last, again into the pads hit straighter this time through midwicket forward of

End of over 11 (16 runs) Australia 51/1
RT Ponting    27* (20b 4x4)      NC Johnson    6-0-33-1
ME Waugh    8* (19b)      HH Streak    5-0-17-0

11.1

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 run, played to midwicket

11.2

Streak to Ponting, no run, pushed to mid on

11.3

Streak to Ponting, 2 runs, whipped through midwicket

11.4

Streak to Ponting, no run, driven to mid off

11.5

Streak to Ponting, 2 runs, played through square leg

11.6

Streak to Ponting, 1 run, played to square leg

ths singing paceman into the attack

End of over 12 (6 runs) Australia 57/1
RT Ponting    32* (25b 4x4)      HH Streak    6-0-23-0
ME Waugh    9* (20b)      NC Johnson    6-0-33-1

12.1

Olonga to Ponting, no run, pushed to mid off

12.2

Olonga to Ponting, 1 no ball, played off pad to square leg

12.2

Olonga to Ponting, 1 no ball, defends

12.2

Olonga to Ponting, 1 leg bye, played behind square leg

12.3

Olonga to ME Waugh, no run, very good ball beats the pad bit of excitement from andy behind the stumps

12.4

Olonga to ME Waugh, 1 run, run to third man

12.5

Olonga to Ponting, no run, chopped off the inside edge to mid on

12.6

Olonga to Ponting, (no ball) 3 runs, another dang noball smacked up the on side just short of the rope at long on, looked a very big noball

12.6

Olonga to ME Waugh, FOUR, fulltoss down legside glanced to the rope. Olonga keeping up his form

Whittall the guy to take over from this end

End of over 13 (12 runs) Australia 69/1
ME Waugh    14* (23b 1x4)      HK Olonga    1-0-11-0
RT Ponting    35* (31b 4x4)      HH Streak    6-0-23-0

13.1

GJ Whittall to Ponting, no run, pusehd to point

13.2

GJ Whittall to Ponting, no run, back foot drive to cover

13.3

GJ Whittall to Ponting, 1 run, played slowly very slowly but still fast than the ball was bowled down to fine leg

13.4

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, FOUR, again with the pads through square leg

gully gorn, short midiwkcet in going for the catch off the four ball

13.5

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, pushed to bowler

13.6

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, good ball in that whole batsman uncertainty

comes off hte inside edge to midwicket Zimbabwewould be unhappy with this,they removed Gilchrist early and got the normally tedious ponting in early but they've let him get away with some crap leg side bowling

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 74/1
ME Waugh    18* (26b 2x4)      GJ Whittall    1-0-5-0
RT Ponting    36* (34b 4x4)      HK Olonga    1-0-11-0

14.1

Olonga to Ponting, OUT, heynah heynah a little boot in mouth as Ponting chops one on

RT Ponting b Olonga 36 (39m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 102.85

playing a back foot drive to a ball a bit close to him took the inside edge on to middle Lehmann in, best trick to him is to bowl wide half volleys, he tends to chop those on after a while

14.2

Olonga to Lehmann, 1 run, taken off those pads to fine leg

14.3

Olonga to ME Waugh, FOUR, woohay an off stump ball, but short and in the zone, supoib cut behind point races to the boundary

14.4

Olonga to ME Waugh, FOUR, back onto the legs full toss hit behind point thats zone for those cricvision viewers

14.5

Olonga to ME Waugh, no run, pushed back to bowler, 86 mph that's 138 kmh for the more advanced of us

14.6

Olonga to ME Waugh, no run, drivben to cover

err interesting over from Olonga

End of over 15 (9 runs) Australia 83/2
ME Waugh    26* (30b 4x4)      HK Olonga    2-0-20-1
DS Lehmann    1* (1b)      GJ Whittall    1-0-5-0

15.1

GJ Whittall to Lehmann, no run, pushed up the off side

15.2

GJ Whittall to Lehmann, no run, well hit cut but sensational fielding by the gully cap'n campbell

15.3

GJ Whittall to Lehmann, no run, played back to bowler

15.4

GJ Whittall to Lehmann, 1 wide, big slash at a wide ball. a few more misses like that and Lehmann will be gone

15.4

GJ Whittall to Lehmann, 4 runs, hit through long off stopped at the rope but they run 4

15.5

GJ Whittall to Lehmann, 1 leg bye, thumps into pad behind point

15.6

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, stroked to cover

End of over 16 (7 runs) Australia 90/2
ME Waugh    27* (31b 4x4)      GJ Whittall    2-0-11-0
DS Lehmann    5* (6b)      HK Olonga    2-0-20-1

16.1

Olonga to ME Waugh, 1 wide, going away well touside off

16.1

Olonga to ME Waugh, FOUR, edged a fair bit to the right of the keeper, slip would have taken that. so would a better keeper

16.2

Olonga to ME Waugh, no run, played to mid off

16.3

Olonga to ME Waugh, 1 leg bye, comes off the thigh down to fine leg

16.4

Olonga to Lehmann, no run, jabbed to midwicket

16.5

Olonga to Lehmann, 1 run, played down to fine leg

16.6

Olonga to ME Waugh, no run, shorter ball dabbed down to gully

runs continue to flow easily for Australia Match State: DRINKS Match State: NOTDRINKS the leggie Strang in, fine record in one dayers, not so flash in tests dazza getting his fingers taped up oh looks to be a bit of blood, took a knock on the hhand Match State: Injury Timeout Lehmann taken sharply on the hand left handers top hand bleeding well he's gone orf the field, SR Waugh has replaced him

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia 97/2
ME Waugh    31* (35b 5x4)      HK Olonga    3-0-26-1
DS Lehmann    6* (8b)      GJ Whittall    2-0-11-0

17.1

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

17.2

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, chopped away on the off side

17.3

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, left fumbled again by Andy, one of the many mediocre keepers currently in international cricket

17.4

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, cut to point

17.5

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, driven back to the bowler

17.6

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, pushed up the pitchj

first maiden ofthe innings

End of over 18 (maiden) Australia 97/2
SR Waugh    0* (6b)      PA Strang    1-1-0-0
ME Waugh    31* (35b 5x4)      HK Olonga    3-0-26-1

18.1

Olonga to ME Waugh, no run, driven to cover

18.2

Olonga to ME Waugh, FOUR, whipped down behind square leg, two fileders in the deep yell "Yours"

18.3

Olonga to ME Waugh, 1 run, similarly place but this time the fielders successfuly negotiate a work order and Johnson fields it

18.4

Olonga to SR Waugh, 1 no ball, good ball defended but alas he's over the mark

18.4

Olonga to SR Waugh, 2 runs, again for the pads, Olonga a real leg man flicked to fine leg

18.5

Olonga to SR Waugh, no run, pushed to point

That media centre really is guly That media centre really is ugly

18.6

Olonga to SR Waugh, 1 no ball, thats no ball . driven to mid off

18.6

Olonga to SR Waugh, no run, trying to hit to leg taken on pad strangled appeal

End of over 19 (9 runs) Australia 106/2
SR Waugh    2* (11b)      HK Olonga    4-0-35-1
ME Waugh    36* (38b 6x4)      PA Strang    1-1-0-0

19.1

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, played to mid on

19.2

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, comes down defends to cover

19.3

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, played wide of mid off

19.4

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, backfoot drive to cover

19.5

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, driven to long on

19.6

Strang to SR Waugh, 2 runs, sweep dragged from outside off stump

Olonga into his second over too many

End of over 20 (5 runs) Australia 111/2
SR Waugh    5* (13b)      PA Strang    2-1-5-0
ME Waugh    38* (42b 6x4)      HK Olonga    4-0-35-1

20.1

Olonga to ME Waugh, FOUR, hit through midwicket again Olonga fancies some leg

20.2

Olonga to ME Waugh, 1 run, guided to third man

20.3

Olonga to SR Waugh, 1 run, fine straight drive goes behind square leg

20.4

Olonga to ME Waugh, 2 runs, played down to third man

20.5

Olonga to ME Waugh, 1 run, played behind square leg

20.6

Olonga to SR Waugh, FOUR, wide off stump ball crashed bouncing through covers 10 an over from Olonga Campbell would be insane to bowl him another

End of over 21 (13 runs) Australia 124/2
SR Waugh    10* (15b 1x4)      HK Olonga    5-0-48-1
ME Waugh    46* (46b 7x4)      PA Strang    2-1-5-0

21.1

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, driven to long on

21.2

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, hit through cover

21.3

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, defended

21.4

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, played to square leg

21.5

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, jumps on him defended awwardly

21.6

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, civil waugh! Waugh hits waugh on the scone, a beautiful on drive smacks into RS Waughs helmet

Waugh S at the non strikers end taken on the helmet taking the cage off whilst the half volley hero BJ brings him a new helmet oh and Marto out there too, must have been a heavy replacement helmet Waughtellign BJ to get a hat because Olonga has been relieved by Whittal A

End of over 22 (3 runs) Australia 127/2
ME Waugh    48* (51b 7x4)      PA Strang    3-1-8-0
SR Waugh    11* (16b 1x4)      HK Olonga    5-0-48-1

22.1

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, dragged to mid on

22.2

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, played behind square leg

22.3

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, turns a mile in from outside off past leg takes the pad

22.4

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, crips on drive well stopped by midwicket

22.5

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, hit back to the bowler.

22.6

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, defends. another maiden

waugh sans helmet in the canary yellow cap

End of over 23 (maiden) Australia 127/2
ME Waugh    48* (57b 7x4)      AR Whittall    1-1-0-0
SR Waugh    11* (16b 1x4)      PA Strang    3-1-8-0

23.1

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, hit through cover

23.2

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, driven to long off

23.3

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven wide of a deepish mid off

23.4

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, psuehd through midwicket, and 50 to Arky Marky

23.5

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 wide, angling down legside

23.5

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, cut away on the off side

23.6

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, driven to mid off

End of over 24 (5 runs) Australia 132/2
SR Waugh    13* (20b 1x4)      PA Strang    4-1-13-0
ME Waugh    50* (59b 7x4)      AR Whittall    1-1-0-0

24.1

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, leading edge runs to mid off

24.2

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, SIX, one knee swung over square leg

24.3

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, no run, drivne to mid on

24.4

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run, played through squaer leg

24.5

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, played to midwicket

24.6

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, played to long on

End of over 25 (9 runs) Australia 141/2
ME Waugh    52* (62b 7x4)      AR Whittall    2-1-9-0
SR Waugh    20* (23b 1x4 1x6)      PA Strang    4-1-13-0

25.1

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, reaching forward misses stumping appeal from andy

25.2

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, driven to long on

25.3

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, hit through cover

25.4

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, comes down full toss forces him to defend

25.5

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, again coming down catches the inside edge up the pitch

25.6

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, played slowly behindsquare leg

End of over 26 (3 runs) Australia 144/2
ME Waugh    54* (67b 7x4)      PA Strang    5-1-16-0
SR Waugh    21* (24b 1x4 1x6)      AR Whittall    2-1-9-0

26.1

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, shorter ball pulled more than swept down to fine leg

26.2

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run, played through square leg

26.3

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, played back to the bowler

26.4

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, FOUR, swept over square leg

26.5

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, driven back to the bowler

26.6

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, flicked through midwicket

End of over 27 (7 runs) Australia 151/2
ME Waugh    60* (72b 8x4)      AR Whittall    3-1-16-0
SR Waugh    22* (25b 1x4 1x6)      PA Strang    5-1-16-0

27.1

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, played to bowler

27.2

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, played through cover

27.3

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to long on

27.4

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, snap

27.5

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, played to mid off

27.6

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, played to mid on

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia 154/2
SR Waugh    23* (28b 1x4 1x6)      PA Strang    6-1-19-0
ME Waugh    62* (75b 8x4)      AR Whittall    3-1-16-0

28.1

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, played to mid on

28.2

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, played to midwicket

28.3

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, FOUR, swept forward of square leg

28.4

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to long off

28.5

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, driven up the on side but well stopped by the bowler

28.6

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, (no ball) 2 runs, ugly a noball from the offie goes through midwicket

28.6

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, hit to midwicket

End of over 29 (9 runs) Australia 163/2
ME Waugh    65* (80b 8x4)      AR Whittall    4-1-25-0
SR Waugh    28* (30b 2x4 1x6)      PA Strang    6-1-19-0

29.1

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to long off

29.2

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, driven to mid on. good ball

29.3

Strang to ME Waugh, FOUR, comes down ugly sweep goes to the long on boundary

29.4

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, pushed to midwicket arky marky off like a shot, but sent back

29.5

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, drops on the off side arky marky again off quick but sent back

29.6

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, jumps down the track trying to push through midwicket, takes the pad and floats away onthe off side

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 168/2
ME Waugh    69* (85b 9x4)      PA Strang    7-1-24-0
SR Waugh    29* (31b 2x4 1x6)      AR Whittall    4-1-25-0

30.1

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, no run, played down to the short fine leg. lucky to get away with that

30.2

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run, squeezed away through midwicket

30.3

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, snap

30.4

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run, that's 3 know, can we get 4 of a kind

30.5

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, no this one is hit to the long on

30.6

AR Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run, hit to the long on again

Game entering a lull here, the field is out the bats can milk the bowling and Campbell afraid to try anything and short of options

End of over 31 (5 runs) Australia 173/2
SR Waugh    32* (35b 2x4 1x6)      AR Whittall    5-1-30-0
ME Waugh    71* (87b 9x4)      PA Strang    7-1-24-0

31.1

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to long on

31.2

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, driven to cover

31.3

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, pushed to the off side

31.4

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to long off

31.5

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, lifted to wide long on one bounce to the fielder

31.6

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, swept behind square leg

Flower Power into the attack, Grant to supply his left arm orthodox in an attempt to get through some overs before the bats notice

End of over 32 (5 runs) Australia 178/2
SR Waugh    35* (39b 2x4 1x6)      PA Strang    8-1-29-0
ME Waugh    73* (89b 9x4)      AR Whittall    5-1-30-0

32.1

GW Flower to SR Waugh, FOUR, bad ball pitched outside leg hit over the short fine leg cocuple of bounces to the rope

32.2

GW Flower to SR Waugh, no run, better ball mishit to the bowler

32.3

GW Flower to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to long off

32.4

GW Flower to ME Waugh, no run, played to mid on

32.5

GW Flower to ME Waugh, no run, gives himself some room trying to cut off the stump just chops into the ground

32.6

GW Flower to ME Waugh, 2 runs, played through midwicketfielding ocnfusion allows a second

End of over 33 (7 runs) Australia 185/2
ME Waugh    75* (92b 9x4)      GW Flower    1-0-7-0
SR Waugh    40* (42b 3x4 1x6)      PA Strang    8-1-29-0

33.1

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, played to mid off

33.2

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, driven to kibg iff

33.3

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, played to long on

33.4

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, played through square leg

33.5

Strang to ME Waugh, no run, cuts and misses

33.6

Strang to ME Waugh, FOUR, cross batted slog almost nails brother again but runs easily to the rope at long on

End of over 34 (7 runs) Australia 192/2
ME Waugh    80* (95b 10x4)      PA Strang    9-1-36-0
SR Waugh    42* (45b 3x4 1x6)      GW Flower    1-0-7-0

34.1

GW Flower to SR Waugh, no run, played to mid on

34.2

GW Flower to SR Waugh, no run, tries to sweep balloons off pad

34.3

GW Flower to SR Waugh, 1 run, played to long off

34.4

GW Flower to ME Waugh, no run, tries to sweep takes the pad

34.5

GW Flower to ME Waugh, no run, again coming down and taken on pad

34.6

GW Flower to ME Waugh, no run, again coming down and taken on pad

Match State: Drinks

End of over 35 (1 run) Australia 193/2
ME Waugh    80* (98b 10x4)      GW Flower    2-0-8-0
SR Waugh    43* (48b 3x4 1x6)      PA Strang    9-1-36-0

35.1

Strang to SR Waugh, no run, stepping back and forcing into the off side, change of comms now

35.2

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, eeks it out on the on side thru the mid on

35.3

Strang to ME Waugh, 1 run, easy drive down to the long off, there's a single

35.4

Strang to SR Waugh, FOUR, lazy loft over the mid wicket, time for an early cliche: bisects the outfield perfectly.

mmm, that felt good

35.5

Strang to SR Waugh, 1 run, a single into the off side, down to the long off

35.6

Strang to ME Waugh, FOUR, another casual shot, easily worked thru the off side, Australia heading for a huge huge score

End of over 36 (11 runs) Australia 204/2
ME Waugh    85* (100b 11x4)      PA Strang    10-1-47-0
SR Waugh    49* (52b 4x4 1x6)      GW Flower    2-0-8-0

36.1

GW Flower to SR Waugh, no run

36.2

GW Flower to SR Waugh, 1 run, and that's his 50, off 54 balls, 4x4 1x6

36.3

GW Flower to ME Waugh, 1 run, another single down the wicket

36.4

GW Flower to SR Waugh, FOUR, sweeping, lands just short of a 6 to square leg

36.5

GW Flower to SR Waugh, SIX, the favorite shot, grabs ahold of this one, sweeping into the crowd past mid wicket

Zimbabwe sucking quite severely

36.6

GW Flower to SR Waugh, no run, TV cameras on the Aust dressing room, some prankster is holding two fingers behind Dale's head. What larks! What capers!

End of over 37 (12 runs) Australia 216/2
SR Waugh    60* (57b 5x4 2x6)      GW Flower    3-0-20-0
ME Waugh    86* (101b 11x4)      PA Strang    10-1-47-0

37.1

Streak to ME Waugh, no run

37.2

Streak to ME Waugh, 2 runs, dabbing at it very late, a thick edge, landing short of Flower, who would have dropped it if it carried anyway, rusn wide

37.3

Streak to ME Waugh, 1 leg bye, Waugh a long way long the pitch, into the pads, Streak appeals to give some sort of impression that Zimbabwe are competitive

37.4

Streak to SR Waugh, 1 run, driving back past the bowler

37.5

Streak to ME Waugh, FOUR, comign down the pitch, beautiful shot, cover drive from the ball on the rise, ballr aces to the boundary

37.6

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, into the thigh, another over down, Zimbabwe wo9uld be counting them, only 12 to go

fantastic decision from Campbell to bowl first. He must have though Waugh was double bluffling when he said he wanted to bat first. But Campbell showed him.

End of over 38 (8 runs) Australia 224/2
ME Waugh    92* (106b 12x4)      HH Streak    7-0-30-0
SR Waugh    61* (58b 5x4 2x6)      GW Flower    3-0-20-0

38.1

GJ Whittall to SR Waugh, no run, "Australia in a very healthy position" the ever helpful TV comms tell the world

38.2

GJ Whittall to SR Waugh, 1 run

38.3

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, no run

38.4

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 leg bye, missing the glance, ball runs down to the fine leg

38.5

GJ Whittall to SR Waugh, OUT, the Whittler does it! Nice straight ball, upward seam, aimed at the middle stump, Waugh indulging in another of his mid wicket sweeps, missed totally

SR Waugh b GJ Whittall 62 (76m 61b 5x4 2x6) SR: 101.63

I believe the Whittalls are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way

38.6

GJ Whittall to Bevan, 1 run, misdirected down the leg side, flicked away behind the square leg

End of over 39 (3 runs) Australia 227/3
MG Bevan    1* (1b)      GJ Whittall    3-0-13-1
ME Waugh    92* (108b 12x4)      HH Streak    7-0-30-0

39.1

Streak to Bevan, no run, carved away to Grant Flower at point

39.2

Streak to Bevan, no run, defending into the off side, to the mid off

39.3

Streak to Bevan, no run, and some more defence, Bevan just showing some mercy

39.4

Streak to Bevan, no run, totally mistimed drive, played bouncily to the mid off

39.5

Streak to Bevan, 1 run

39.6

Streak to ME Waugh, no run, woah, straight thru him, and over the stumps. Let's have another inane cliche: That beat him all ends up

End of over 40 (1 run) Australia 228/3
ME Waugh    92* (109b 12x4)      HH Streak    8-0-31-0
MG Bevan    2* (6b)      GJ Whittall    3-0-13-1

40.1

GJ Whittall to Bevan, 1 run, flicked away off the hip, down to the long leg

40.2

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, late cut, easy run taken to the 3rd man fielder

40.3

GJ Whittall to Bevan, no run, the vicious inseam of Guy Whittall proving just too much for Bevan, defending whilst falling over it

40.4

GJ Whittall to Bevan, 1 run, dabbing a single thru the covers

40.5

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, FOUR, Whittall bowling too quick, probably breaking the 60 mph mark, drifting down the leg side, eaily glanced to long leg

40.6

GJ Whittall to ME Waugh, 2 wides, wonderful delivery, way wide of the off stump

40.6

GJ Whittall to Bevan, 2 runs, playing down behind point

End of over 41 (11 runs) Australia 239/3
MG Bevan    6* (10b)      GJ Whittall    4-0-24-1
ME Waugh    97* (111b 13x4)      HH Streak    8-0-31-0

41.1

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run, defending down the pitch and back to the bowler

41.2

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 2 runs, tapping it thru mid wicket to move to 99, the score he was dismissed for in 1993 at (I think) Lords

41.3

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, no run

41.4

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run, easy tap to bring up the 100. 4 World Cup tons is the highest, even more than the almighty SRT

and it's the first ton in this World Cup to not be scored by an Indian, that is an honour I guess, well at least everyone else is mentioning it

41.5

AR Whittall to Bevan, 1 run

41.6

AR Whittall to ME Waugh, 1 run

End of over 42 (5 runs) Australia 244/3
ME Waugh    101* (116b 13x4)      AR Whittall    6-1-35-0
MG Bevan    7* (11b)      GJ Whittall    4-0-24-1

42.1

Johnson to ME Waugh, 2 runs, Johnson is back, peer pressured into receiving another serve

42.2

Johnson to ME Waugh, 1 run, workign it onto the on side

42.3

Johnson to Bevan, 1 run, glancing it off the hip to the long leg

42.4

Johnson to ME Waugh, no run, onto one knee, going for a great big flipping slog over the mid wicket, ball shaves the off stump

42.5

Johnson to ME Waugh, OUT, after trying but failing with the last ball, he gets it right this time, down the wicket and lofting direct to the deep forward square leg, just in time for the 1:50 from Cheltenham it seems

ME Waugh c Goodwin b Johnson 104 (181m 120b 13x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

(spot the commentator's embellishment)

42.6

Johnson to Moody, 1 run, pushing away to the square leg

End of over 43 (5 runs) Australia 249/4
TM Moody    1* (1b)      NC Johnson    7-0-38-2
MG Bevan    8* (12b)      AR Whittall    6-1-35-0

43.1

AR Whittall to Moody, no run

43.2

AR Whittall to Moody, 1 run, looked like a leg bye, but alas the umpire forsook us

43.3

AR Whittall to Bevan, 2 runs, tapping thru the mid wicket, Olonga gives away an overthrow in order to make some of the other analyses look as bad as his own

43.4

AR Whittall to Bevan, 1 run, to Olonga again at deep mid wicket, a bit gentler this time

43.5

AR Whittall to Moody, no run

43.6

AR Whittall to Moody, 4 wides, another piece of shocking keeping by Flower, to think he gave up the captaincy so that he could concentrate on being a keeper

43.6

AR Whittall to Bevan, no run

End of over 44 (8 runs) Australia 257/4
MG Bevan    11* (15b)      AR Whittall    7-1-43-0
TM Moody    2* (4b)      NC Johnson    7-0-38-2

44.1

Johnson to Moody, 1 run

44.2

Johnson to Bevan, 1 run

44.3

Johnson to Moody, no run

44.4

Johnson to Moody, no run

44.5

Johnson to Moody, 1 run

44.6

Johnson to Bevan, 2 runs

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia 262/4
MG Bevan    14* (17b)      NC Johnson    8-0-43-2
TM Moody    4* (8b)      AR Whittall    7-1-43-0

45.1

AR Whittall to Moody, SIX, coming down the wicket, lofting into the stands past the long on, sends the antiquited spectators scurrying for cover

45.2

AR Whittall to Moody, no run

45.3

AR Whittall to Moody, no run

45.4

AR Whittall to Moody, no run

45.5

AR Whittall to Moody, 1 run

slashing drive, but an excellent save at extra cover, that may prove the difference between a score of 312 and 315

45.6

AR Whittall to Bevan, 1 run

Henry Olonga back on, no doubt this is another of Campbell's brainwaves

End of over 46 (8 runs) Australia 270/4
MG Bevan    15* (18b)      AR Whittall    8-1-51-0
TM Moody    11* (13b 1x6)      NC Johnson    8-0-43-2

46.1

Olonga to Bevan, 1 run, pushing square, risky single, but G Flower fumbles

46.2

Olonga to Moody, 1 run, handy ball pitched up with a little inswing, dug out into the covers, alas it's a no ball

46.3

Olonga to Bevan, no run, driving hard into the covers, the carrot of another asterix being dangled in front of bevan

46.4

Olonga to Bevan, 1 run, angled away down to the 3rd man

46.5

Olonga to Moody, 1 run, inswinging full toss, swung away down to the mid wicket

46.6

Olonga to Bevan, 1 run, deflects it towards the 3rd man, ball gathers momentum down the absurd sloping ground

End of over 47 (5 runs) Australia 275/4
MG Bevan    18* (22b)      HK Olonga    6-0-53-1
TM Moody    13* (15b 1x6)      AR Whittall    8-1-51-0

47.1

Streak to Bevan, FOUR, plays the yorker terrifcly thru the mid wicket

47.2

Streak to Bevan, 1 run, jammed off the leg stump and to the mid on

47.3

Streak to Moody, no run, slaps the ball square to Johnson at point

47.4

Streak to Moody, (no ball) 2 runs, poor ball, overpitched and heading down the leg side, Moody chips over the mid wicket, Andy Whittler fields well to save the boundary

47.4

Streak to Moody, 1 run

47.5

Streak to Bevan, no run, playing back down the pitch, Streak with a reflex grab, Bevan realises there's suddenly no run, dives like a dolphin back into his crease

47.6

Streak to Bevan, 1 run, behind square on the off side

End of over 48 (10 runs) Australia 285/4
MG Bevan    24* (26b 1x4)      HH Streak    9-0-41-0
TM Moody    16* (18b 1x6)      HK Olonga    6-0-53-1

48.1

Olonga to Bevan, 1 run

48.2

Olonga to Moody, 1 run

48.3

Olonga to Bevan, 1 run, misplayed into the air, too short of Johnson running in from a shortish long off

48.4

Olonga to Moody, 1 run, stepping back and working it into the covers

48.5

Olonga to Bevan, FOUR, played very well thru the wide mid on

48.6

Olonga to Bevan, 1 run

Streak with the final over

End of over 49 (9 runs) Australia 294/4
MG Bevan    31* (30b 2x4)      HK Olonga    7-0-62-1
TM Moody    18* (20b 1x6)      HH Streak    9-0-41-0

49.1

Streak to Bevan, (no ball) 1 run, full toss aimed at the stumps, flicked around to square leg

49.1

Streak to Moody, 1 run, driving away on the off side, to the long off

Streak with zinc cream on, somewhat optimistic

49.2

Streak to Bevan, no run, digs out a yorker, but back to the bowler

49.3

Streak to Bevan, 2 runs, yet another full toss, must be the tactics, the midfield by Goodwin at deep mid wicket allows the second

49.4

Streak to Bevan, 1 run, mistimed slog outside the off stump down to the long off

49.5

Streak to Moody, 1 run, tapping it towards the covers, Australia with a respectable 1st innings total, they'll be looking to apply the advantage over the next 5 days

49.6

Streak to Bevan, 2 runs, quick running gets the double

be back at 1400 GMT to witness the table leaders suffer a loss Match State: Lunch Match State: Lunch Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (9 runs) Australia 303/4
MG Bevan    37* (35b 2x4)      HH Streak    10-0-50-0
TM Moody    20* (22b 1x6)      HK Olonga    7-0-62-1
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A century for Neil Johnson at Lord's, 5th Super Six match: Australia v Zimbabwe, World Cup, Lord's, June 9, 1999

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Steve Waugh uses his preferred mode of attack, 5th Super Six match: Australia v Zimbabwe, World Cup, Lord's, June 9, 1999

Steve Waugh uses his preferred mode of attack

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