ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th match, Group A

Australia v Zimbabwe

Australia won by 91 runs

26.1

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 wide, slips the first ball down the leg

26.1

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 run, angled into the pads, too easy for Ponting who clips it through midwicket for one

26.2

Chigumbura to Watson, no run, better line, on off stump, Watto defends into the covers.

26.3

Chigumbura to Watson, FOUR, lovely touch from Watto. Again Elton dangles this one on the pads and Watto gets the front foot across and clips it daintily through square leg for four.

26.4

Chigumbura to Watson, 1 run, another one on the pads, Watto flicks behind square for one. Zim need to be careful here, they shouldn't let Watto get out of the nervous 50s too soon. Surely they know how many times he's been out in the 50s?

26.5

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives crisply through mid off for one, full length ball and an easy single

26.6

Chigumbura to Watson, no run, full delivery outside off, Watson plays the square drive, uppishly but short of the man at point.

Australia 107/1   E Chigumbura 1-0-8-0

28.1

Chigumbura to Watson, 1 run, over-pitched on leg stumo, Watto drills it down the ground for one

28.2

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Ponting punches into the covers for another single

28.3

Chigumbura to Watson, 1 run, Watson this time, drives easily through the off side for a single

28.4

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 run, Elton holds the length back, Ponting still comes forward, covers the line and drives down the ground with a straight bat. Singles easily available now.

28.5

Chigumbura to Watson, 2 runs, Zimbabwe are releasing the stranglehold now. Another gentle delivery on the pads, Watto happily glances it square for a couple as Coventry comes around to save it

28.6

Chigumbura to Watson, FOUR, the captain has let his side down here. Another dolly on the toes, Watson twinkles away inside the line and helps it along with better timing, backward of square. Coventry can't do much and it is four more

Australia 129/1   E Chigumbura 2-0-18-0

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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