ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th match, Group A

Australia v Zimbabwe

Australia won by 91 runs

33.2

Cremer to White, no run, Cremer bowls a tight line and White defends on the front foot

33.3

Cremer to White, 1 run, drifts on to leg stump this time and White nudges it around the corner

33.6

Cremer to White, no run, tossed up on middle stump, played back to the bowler

Australia 150/3   CL White 1* (3b)

34.2

Williams to White, no run, defended towards the bowler from the crease

34.3

Williams to White, no run, short ball and White could have hit that anywhere on the off side. He chose the fielder at cover

34.4

Williams to White, no run, White tries to reverse sweep and fails to connect

34.5

Williams to White, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

Australia 152/3   CL White 2* (7b)

35.4

Cremer to White, no run, a wayward slog from White, tried to cart it from wide outside off against the spin towards the leg side, he missed

35.5

Cremer to White, 1 run, White drives the ball firmly just wide of a diving Cremer towards long off

Australia 155/3   CL White 3* (9b)

36.1

Williams to White, no run, defended watchfully towards the bowler

36.2

Williams to White, no run, played back towards the bowler once again

36.3

Williams to White, 1 run, shorter in length and this time White drives it past the bowler

36.5

Williams to White, 1 run, pushed wide of the bowler on the off side for a single

Australia 158/3   CL White 5* (13b)

37.1

Taylor to White, 1 run, another push towards long-on for another single. Australia have the batting Powerplay left to take.

37.3

Taylor to White, 1 run, pushed through square leg

37.5

Taylor to White, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot

37.6

Taylor to White, 1 run, forced towards long-on once again for a single to end the 38th over

Australia 163/3   CL White 8* (17b)

38.1

Williams to White, no run, forced off the back foot but it's hit towards the bowler

38.2

Williams to White, 1 run, this time it's wide of the bowler and they run a single to long-off

38.6

Williams to White, 1 run, and again, another single towards long-off

Australia 166/3   CL White 10* (20b)

39.1

Taylor to White, 1 run, comes down the track and drives towards long-on once again

39.3

Taylor to White, 1 run, this time it's worked through square leg for a single

39.6

Taylor to White, no run, quicker ball and the line is pretty straight, played back to the bowler on the back foot

Australia 172/3   CL White 12* (23b)

40.2

Utseya to White, 1 run, full length and White nudges the ball off his boots

40.5

Utseya to White, 1 run, played towards deep midwicket for a single

Australia 180/3   CL White 14* (25b)

41.1

Price to White, 1 run, pushed off the back foot towards long-on for a single

41.3

Price to White, no run, White steps out but then has to defend towards midwicket because he is beaten by the length

41.4

Price to White, 2 runs, Ervine had a extremely tough chance at deep midwicket but couldn't take it. White came at Price and lofted the ball towards deep midwicket. Ervine came running off the boundary and dived forward at full stretch. He just got hands to it but couldn't hold on.

41.5

Price to White, 1 run

Australia 185/3   CL White 18* (29b)

42.2

Utseya to White, no run, fired in full and fast outside off stump, White plays it back to the bowler

42.3

Utseya to White, 1 run, this time he manages to place it wide of the bowler and collects a single towards long-on

42.6

Utseya to White, 1 run, White drives the ball with lots of bottom hand, hitting in flat towards long-off. It reaches the fielder after bouncing once.

Australia 194/3   CL White 20* (32b)

43.1

Price to White, 1 run, played towards long off once again, along the ground this time

43.4

Price to White, 1 leg bye, flat and down leg side. White attempts to paddle it past short fine leg but gets hit on the pad

Australia 197/3   CL White 21* (34b)

44.3

Mpofu to White, 1 run, White makes a bit of room and biffs the ball down the ground towards long on

44.6

Mpofu to White, OUT, bowled him! White needed to go for it, and he picked a slower ball to try and hit through midwicket. He was early on the shot and the ball cannoned into middle and leg stump off the bottom edge.

CL White b Mpofu 22 (44m 36b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

Australia 207/4   CL White 22 (36b)

Photos

Feb 21, 2011

Ricky Ponting bats against Zimbabwe during Australia's opening World Cup match, Ahmedabad, February 21, 2011

Ricky Ponting bats against Zimbabwe during Australia's opening World Cup match

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Feb 21, 2011

Sean Williams plays a slog-sweep, Australia v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad, February 21, 2011

Sean Williams plays a slog-sweep

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