ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th Match, Group A: Australia v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Feb 21, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th match, Group A
Australia won by 91 runs
Played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad (neutral venue)
21 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.5

Mpofu to Haddin, 1 run, short ball, angled into Haddin's body and he stands tall to nudge behind square for his first World Cup run

Australia 2/0   BJ Haddin 1* (1b)
1.1

Price to Haddin, no run, speared on the pads, worked away to the leg side

1.2

Price to Haddin, 1 run, again flat and fast on leg stump, turned away square for a single. What can Watto do

1.6

Price to Haddin, no run, hustling start from Price, another tight delivery coming in very quickly, Haddin covers the line and defends

Australia 5/0   BJ Haddin 2* (4b)
2.3

Mpofu to Haddin, no run, keeps this outside off and Haddin defends compactly into the off side

2.4

Mpofu to Haddin, no run, fuller length, on middle and leg, it was there for the on drive, but Haddin played it straight to mid on

2.5

Mpofu to Haddin, 1 run, on middle and leg again in the low 130s, Haddin gracefully tucks it square for another single.

Australia 11/0   BJ Haddin 3* (7b)
3.1

Price to Haddin, 1 run, hint of flight from Price, on leg stump and it is driven towards long on for one

3.5

Price to Haddin, no run, this time Price fields off his own bowling, diving away to his right and Taibu shouts his appreciation!

3.6

Price to Haddin, 1 run, ends with a single as Haddin reaches out and turns the wrists to get a single to square leg

Australia 14/0   BJ Haddin 5* (10b)
4.1

Mpofu to Haddin, 1 run, straightish line and Haddin puts it away for a single through midwicket

Australia 15/0   BJ Haddin 6* (11b)
5.1

Price to Haddin, no run, quick delivery coming in with the arm from outside off, defended by Haddin

5.2

Price to Haddin, no run, fuller, gets Haddin to come forward and defend again

5.3

Price to Haddin, 1 run, strays onto the pads and Haddin works him through midwicket for a single

5.5

Price to Haddin, no run, more air than normal, Haddin tries to deflect with the angle towards square leg, but can't find the gap

5.6

Price to Haddin, no run, good tight stuff here, Price keeps it on middle and off, just short of driving length and Haddin defends compactly

Australia 17/0   BJ Haddin 7* (16b)
6.2

Mpofu to Haddin, no run, back of a length outside off and Haddin defends into the off side

6.3

Mpofu to Haddin, 1 run, whoa Watto, don't try to steal singles from that pocket dynamo Tatenda! Haddin looks to dab a delivery outside off, and it goes nowhere. Taibu runs up and swoops on it and has a go, but misses the stumps. Watson had to fly to make his ground

Australia 19/0   BJ Haddin 8* (18b)
7.1

Price to Haddin, no run, Price bustles away, fast and angled in towards middle and leg, Haddin can't get it away

7.2

Price to Haddin, no run, slows this one up, Haddin looks to sweep but can't beat the man at short fine

7.3

Price to Haddin, no run, length ball, no spin on middle and leg, Haddin defends down the track

7.4

Price to Haddin, FOUR, that's the sort of shot that makes you wonder why Haddin doesn't have a better average. Superb footwork, just backs away an imperceptible foot to the leg side, and hence is in position to drive Price against the spin. He unfurls the most pleasing of cover drives and it slithers away to the fence.

7.5

Price to Haddin, 1 run, gets the single this time as Price flattens the length

Australia 24/0   BJ Haddin 13* (23b 1x4)
8.4

Mpofu to Haddin, no run, that touch of inward nip again, Haddin hangs back and tries to get inside the line and work it to the leg side. Can't get a single though

8.5

Mpofu to Haddin, 1 run, over-pitched outside off, Haddin deals with it without violence, leaning out and pushing it through mid off for a single

Australia 27/0   BJ Haddin 14* (25b 1x4)
9.1

Price to Haddin, no run, Price lands this on leg stump, Haddin works it square straight to the man at square leg

9.2

Price to Haddin, no run, straighter this time, again worked off the pads and cut off backward of square leg

9.3

Price to Haddin, no run, back of a length on off stump, Hadidn stays back and defends

9.4

Price to Haddin, no run, and again, why so defensive? Haddin blocks a delivery on leg stump to the leg side. Price shares his dinner plans with Watson. Watson doesn't like it. Aha!

9.5

Price to Haddin, no run, there's no intent for a single here, Haddin again covers the line and blocks.

9.6

Price to Haddin, 1 run, finally Haddin gets a single, works it wide of mid on for a single. What a dawdle.

Australia 28/0   BJ Haddin 15* (31b 1x4)
10.1

Utseya to Haddin, no run, flight! On middle and off, Haddin reaches out and defends

10.2

Utseya to Haddin, no run, slightly shorter length, Haddin stays back this time and defends

10.3

Utseya to Haddin, no run, leans out and gets to the flight to defend again. Three men in the deep on the leg side

10.4

Utseya to Haddin, no run

10.5

Utseya to Haddin, no run, another yes-no situation, Haddin works him with the spin off the pads to square leg. He runs, Watto doesn't. He stops, Watto charges. All order restored in the end.

10.6

Utseya to Haddin, no run, maiden for Utseya, Haddin stays back and check-drives the last ball to the leg side

Australia 28/0   BJ Haddin 15* (37b 1x4)
11.2

Price to Haddin, no run, Haddin plays off the front foot, defends to the leg side

11.3

Price to Haddin, no run, slows one in the air for a change, Haddin is nearly foxed as he presses forward early. Defence to the leg side

11.4

Price to Haddin, 1 run, finally Haddin gets the single, on drive through widish mid on and the strike rotates

11.6

Price to Haddin, no run, hint of turn away from the right hander, he comes forward and pushes with the spin into the covers

Australia 31/0   BJ Haddin 16* (41b 1x4)
12.5

Utseya to Haddin, no run, on Haddin's pads, he works it to the leg side. No run

12.6

Utseya to Haddin, no run, Ah, what happened there? One of those rare occasions when the ball hit the stumps without disturbing the bails, I reckon. Replays awaited. Flat and turning in from Utseya, Haddin was keen to work it to the leg side, he played all around it as opened his stance and looked to flick. It ran off the inside edge, between his legs and hits the base of the leg stump. The bail stays put. Haddin smiles, Taibu moans. Some excitement after 13 quiet overs.

Australia 32/0   BJ Haddin 16* (43b 1x4)
13.4

Mpofu to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin opens up now. He set himself up for the drive as he took a step out of the crease, but Mpofu kept it short of the length. That did not deter Haddin, who just extended the arms and swat-dragged it over wide mid on. Clean hit

13.5

Mpofu to Haddin, no run, Mpofu responds with a bouncer, Haddin was charging again, but decided to back out of the shot

13.6

Mpofu to Haddin, FOUR, silky smooth and slick from Haddin as Australia get 17 off the over. Back of a length, in fact too short outside off. It was there for cross-batted brutalisation through the off side, but Haddin decided to deal with finesse. He just waved the wand through the line, the way Damien Martyn would have and sends it away over the covers for four

Australia 49/0   BJ Haddin 24* (46b 3x4)
14.2

Utseya to Haddin, 1 run, ah, Hadiin drives in the same direction as Utseya dives into Watson as he looks to stop it. Most people can't find a way past Watson. Utseya doesn't either. Single down the ground

14.4

Utseya to Haddin, no run, full outside off, driven into the off side

14.5

Utseya to Haddin, no run, lovely fielding from Ervine, saves four runs for his side. Tossed up outside off, Haddin drives against the spin and it seems headed for the cover boundary. Ervine goes completely horizontal as he runs from mid off and dives, and collects cleanly with the left arm. Not even a single in the end.

14.6

Utseya to Haddin, 1 run, bunts the last delivery to the leg side for a single

Australia 53/0   BJ Haddin 26* (50b 3x4)
15.1

Price to Haddin, no run, flat and quick on off stump, punched to the off side and Price charges away to his left to stop it

15.2

Price to Haddin, no run, flat again, on the pads, Haddin works it straight to square leg

15.3

Price to Haddin, 1 run, this time he gets the single, working it off the pads for one

15.5

Price to Haddin, no run

15.6

Price to Haddin, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Haddin leans out and drives past the bowler for a single

Australia 56/0   BJ Haddin 28* (55b 3x4)
16.1

Utseya to Haddin, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, worked with the spin through midwicket.

16.2

Utseya to Haddin, no run, on off stump this time, Haddin works it back towards the bowler

16.3

Utseya to Haddin, no run, flat and fast on off stump, Haddin hangs back and defends to mid on

16.4

Utseya to Haddin, no run, tossed up slowly, Haddin reaches across and works it with the spin to midwicket

16.5

Utseya to Haddin, no run, back of a length this time, Haddin hangs back and defends down the track

16.6

Utseya to Haddin, no run, and again, Utseya gets his second maiden in, haddin stays in the crease and defends

Australia 56/0   BJ Haddin 28* (61b 3x4)
17.2

Cremer to Haddin, no run, again, tossed up and driven down the track, hits the stumps at the bowler's end. Doesn't touch the bowler's hand and Watson was in, in any case

17.3

Cremer to Haddin, no run, nice stuff, the flat delivery that goes on without spinning. Skids into the pads of Haddin, surprised as he is caught on the crease

17.4

Cremer to Haddin, 1 run, slower through the air on leg stump, this time he gets the single by flicking through square leg

17.6

Cremer to Haddin, no run, back of a length on leg stump, defended down the track.

Australia 60/0   BJ Haddin 29* (65b 3x4)
18.5

Utseya to Haddin, OUT, Zimbabwe's first ever referral now. Utseya lands this back of a length outside off and it comes in gently with the angle, and then sharply with the spin. Haddin looks to work it through square leg, casually off the back foot, and is hit in front of middle. It was hitting middle and leg. Not sure why Asoka de Silva said not out. The third umpire overturns the verdict. Zimbabwe have struck.

BJ Haddin lbw b Utseya 29 (68m 66b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.93

Australia 61/1   BJ Haddin 29 (66b 3x4)
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