ICC World Cup, 10th Match: Australia v New Zealand at Cardiff, May 20, 1999
ICC World Cup - 10th match, Group B
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
20 May 1999 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Waugh lbw b Allott 2 9 5 0 0 40.00
2.1 pitched up, lovely ball, swinging away, then seaming in, Waugh wasn't expecting the seam, playing the defence outside the off stump, ball into the pad, plumb plumb plumb, middle stump 7/1
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Astle b Allott 14 38 28 1 0 50.00
8.1 late cut, hopeless cut, top edge flies at the face of the second slip, good safe catch 32/2
View dismissal RT Ponting c Harris b Astle 47 120 88 4 0 53.40
30.6 leaning forward into the drive, thick outside edge, Harris takes a safe catch diving forward at point 126/3
View dismissal DS Lehmann c Astle b Harris 76 133 94 8 0 80.85
41.4 coming down the wicket, trying the off drive, not quite to the pitch of it, the ball slips off the face of the bat into the waiting hands of Astle at cover 172/5
View dismissal SR Waugh* c Astle b Harris 7 18 18 0 0 38.88
35.5 his favourite slog over mid wicket, only problem is it was direct to mid wicket, great catch from a ball which was hit hard 149/4
View dismissal MG Bevan b Allott 21 47 32 1 0 65.62
46.2 lovely delivery again, pitching outside the off stump, seaming in from outside the off stump, into the stumps, Bevan driving a big drive to somewhere or the other, plays outside the line 192/7
View dismissal S Lee run out (Nash) 2 8 8 0 0 25.00
43.4 Nash to Bevan, defending close, Lee calls him thru, sacrifices himself for the sake of the team, Nash racing him up the wicket, picks up and dives from point blank, Lee out by a couple of metres 175/6
View dismissal SK Warne b Allott 15 24 14 2 0 107.14
48.3 Allott's the star, moving off the seam off the leg stump, Warne tries to tuck it thru the mid wicket, plays inside it, the ball cannons into the off stump 204/8
DW Fleming not out 8 14 11 0 0 72.72
AC Dale not out 3 4 5 0 0 60.00
Extras (lb 10, w 5, nb 3) 18
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 213 (4.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GI Allott 10 0 37 4 3.70 (2nb, 2w)
2.1 to ME Waugh, pitched up, lovely ball, swinging away, then seaming in, Waugh wasn't expecting the seam, playing the defence outside the off stump, ball into the pad, plumb plumb plumb, middle stump 7/1
8.1 to Gilchrist, late cut, hopeless cut, top edge flies at the face of the second slip, good safe catch 32/2
46.2 to Bevan, lovely delivery again, pitching outside the off stump, seaming in from outside the off stump, into the stumps, Bevan driving a big drive to somewhere or the other, plays outside the line 192/7
48.3 to Warne, Allott's the star, moving off the seam off the leg stump, Warne tries to tuck it thru the mid wicket, plays inside it, the ball cannons into the off stump 204/8
  DJ Nash 8 1 30 0 3.75
  CL Cairns 7 0 44 0 6.28 (1nb, 2w)
  GR Larsen 10 2 26 0 2.60 (1w)
View wickets CZ Harris 10 0 50 2 5.00
35.5 to SR Waugh, his favourite slog over mid wicket, only problem is it was direct to mid wicket, great catch from a ball which was hit hard 149/4
41.4 to Lehmann, coming down the wicket, trying the off drive, not quite to the pitch of it, the ball slips off the face of the bat into the waiting hands of Astle at cover 172/5
View wicket NJ Astle 5 0 16 1 3.20
30.6 to Ponting, leaning forward into the drive, thick outside edge, Harris takes a safe catch diving forward at point 126/3
  New Zealand innings (target: 214 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Horne c †Gilchrist b Dale 5 5 8 1 0 62.50
1.2 pitching just outside off stump, seaming in a little, thru the gate at waist height, thru to the keeper, appeal, and Shep says "yes, it brushed the glove" 5/1
View dismissal NJ Astle c Ponting b Fleming 4 25 8 0 0 50.00
6.1 driving at it on the stumps, thick edge travels straight to Ponting at point, Astle's run of garbage scores in the WCs continues 21/2
View dismissal CD McMillan c Fleming b Warne 29 59 55 3 0 52.72
15.3 not the shot to play when you have a busted hamstring, trying to sweep, then aborted it short, turns into an awful shot, mistimed into the air, Fleming dives forward with an excellent catch at mid on 49/4
View dismissal SP Fleming* b McGrath 9 34 20 1 0 45.00
14.4 a beautiful delivery, cast that one in stone, an outswinger to the left hander, Fleming couldn't adjust quick enough, yorker length, cleans up the leg stump, fantastic stuff 47/3
RG Twose not out 80 131 99 10 0 80.80
View dismissal CL Cairns c Dale b Fleming 60 111 77 5 3 77.92
43.1 going for another huge six, definitely after a net run rate improvement, skies it very high, Dale takes a top backward running catch from mid off 197/5
AC Parore not out 10 10 9 1 1 111.11
Extras (lb 2, w 11, nb 4) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 45.2 overs) 214 (4.72 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets DW Fleming 8.2 1 43 2 5.16 (3w)
6.1 to Astle, driving at it on the stumps, thick edge travels straight to Ponting at point, Astle's run of garbage scores in the WCs continues 21/2
43.1 to Cairns, going for another huge six, definitely after a net run rate improvement, skies it very high, Dale takes a top backward running catch from mid off 197/5
View wicket AC Dale 5 1 18 1 3.60 (1w)
1.2 to Horne, pitching just outside off stump, seaming in a little, thru the gate at waist height, thru to the keeper, appeal, and Shep says "yes, it brushed the glove" 5/1
View wicket GD McGrath 9 0 43 1 4.77 (4nb)
14.4 to Fleming, a beautiful delivery, cast that one in stone, an outswinger to the left hander, Fleming couldn't adjust quick enough, yorker length, cleans up the leg stump, fantastic stuff 47/3
  S Lee 6 0 24 0 4.00 (1w)
View wicket SK Warne 10 1 44 1 4.40 (4w)
15.3 to McMillan, not the shot to play when you have a busted hamstring, trying to sweep, then aborted it short, turns into an awful shot, mistimed into the air, Fleming dives forward with an excellent catch at mid on 49/4
  SR Waugh 4 0 25 0 6.25 (1w)
  MG Bevan 3 0 15 0 5.00 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - New Zealand 2, Australia 0
Player of the match - RG Twose (New Zealand)
Umpires - Javed Akhtar (Pakistan) and DR Shepherd
TV umpire - RE Koertzen (South Africa)
Match referee - R Subba Row

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: S Modi (Ken)
    • 12th Men: DR Martyn (Australia) and MN Hart (New Zealand)
    • Rain stopped play from 12:00pm to 12:37pm. Lunch was rescheduled to be of 30 minutes length and will be taken at 2:55pm, with the NZ innings set for 3:25pm to 6:55pm.
    • DS Lehmann 50 off 65 balls, 6x4
    • RG Twose 50 off 72 balls, 6x4 0x6
    • CL Cairns 50 off 70 balls, 3x4 3x6
 
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