ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 8th match, Group A

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 96 balls remaining)

14.5

Tait to How, 1 run, and How gets a juicy full ball on leg stump first up, and flicks it down to fine leg. Tait was looking for the yorker

New Zealand 68/5   JM How 1* (1b)

15.1

Johnson to How, no run, short of a length ball angling across the right-hander from over the wicket, left alone by the batsman

15.2

Johnson to How, no run, wider ball outside off, the batsman strides forward and shoulders arms again

15.3

Johnson to How, no run, given the spate of edges to Haddin of late, Johnson is asking How to come and get it from wide outside off. How shows admirable restraint and says no thank you

15.4

Johnson to How, 1 run, short of a length and straighter, How jumps back and works the ball through square leg

New Zealand 69/5   JM How 2* (5b)

16.2

Tait to How, 1 no ball, full and straight, defended on the front foot towards the off. Tait's over-stepped so New Zealand have a chance to go crazy against the next ball

16.2

Tait to How, 1 run, what do I know. It's a yorker but the line is down leg and it's glanced towards fine leg

New Zealand 73/5   JM How 3* (7b)

17.1

Johnson to How, no run, left alone outside off stump

17.2

Johnson to How, no run, punched firmly off the front foot towards extra cover

17.3

Johnson to How, no run, good length around off stump, How stays in his crease and blocks

17.4

Johnson to How, no run, defended on the back foot once again, Johnson is bowling a testing line around off

17.5

Johnson to How, no run, fuller length on a tight line, pushed into the covers on the front foot

17.6

Johnson to How, no run, perfect line, perfect length. Johnson's third maiden. How lets it go outside off stump

New Zealand 73/6   JM How 3* (13b)

18.5

Tait to How, 1 run, How flicks another full one through square leg

New Zealand 77/6   JM How 4* (14b)

19.3

Krejza to How, 1 run, closer line from Krejza and How dabs it towards point and takes a single

19.5

Krejza to How, 1 run, fuller length on off and middle, How drives down the ground towards long off

New Zealand 82/6   JM How 6* (16b)

20.4

Lee to How, no run, good length outside off stump and rather quick. How lets it go safely

20.5

Lee to How, no run, another full ball with a hint of swing into the right-hander, flicked off the pads behind square

20.6

Lee to How, 1 run, good length outside off, edged towards third man for a single

New Zealand 85/6   JM How 7* (19b)

21.1

Krejza to How, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, the batsman reaches for it and plays the square drive through point

21.3

Krejza to How, 1 run, flicked through the leg side for one

21.6

Krejza to How, 1 run, driven towards long-on to end the over

New Zealand 90/6   JM How 10* (22b)

22.1

Lee to How, 1 run, Lee is a champion. He first delivered a good length ball at considerable pace around off stump. The batsman blocked it and then set off for a single. Lee sprinted to get the ball and slid as he did so, his feet breaking the stumps at the batsman's end. Nervelessly he turned around and on the slide scored a direct hit at the bowler's end. The batsman was in though.

22.3

Lee to How, no run, pushed towards cover on the front foot

22.4

Lee to How, 1 run, good length once again and very straight, played towards square leg with a closed face

New Zealand 93/6   JM How 12* (25b)

23.1

Krejza to How, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

23.2

Krejza to How, 1 run, a full ball driven firmly towards the bowler, Krejza gets some hand on it and it narrowly misses the stumps at the bowler's end. Would have been close had it hit

New Zealand 98/6   JM How 13* (27b)

24.1

Lee to How, no run, Lee sneaks a good length ball in between the batsman's bat and pad. That one seamed in a touch and kept very low

24.2

Lee to How, no run, good length and straight, How can't do much but defend

24.3

Lee to How, no run, played towards square leg from the crease

24.4

Lee to How, no run, Lee bowls wider outside off stump and How lets it go through to Haddin

24.5

Lee to How, no run, full ball outside off stump, How leans into it and plays a crisp square drive. Injured finger and all, Ponting makes a fine save at point

24.6

Lee to How, no run, another full and fast delivery outside off, How drives once again and this time Ponting makes an easier stop

New Zealand 100/6   JM How 13* (33b)

25.2

Krejza to How, 1 run, defended on the front foot towards the off

25.4

Krejza to How, no run, defended on the back foot

25.5

Krejza to How, 1 run, driven towards long on

New Zealand 104/6   JM How 15* (36b)

26.2

Smith to How, no run, this one pitches but doesn't turn so much. Driven back to the bowler

26.3

Smith to How, no run, a loose drive to one that lands outside off. The outside edge is in the air but falls short of White at point

26.4

Smith to How, no run, defended towards the bowler on the leg side

26.5

Smith to How, 2 runs, played off the back foot through square

26.6

Smith to How, no run, a large stride forward precedes a solid forward defensive shot

New Zealand 108/6   JM How 17* (41b)

27.4

Krejza to How, FOUR, edged this time for four to third man. How pushed forward at one outside off and got a thick edge that ran past the fielder at short third man

27.5

Krejza to How, no run, worked off the pads towards square leg

27.6

Krejza to How, no run, How tries to cut the ball but it's a bit quicker and beats the outside edge

New Zealand 118/6   JM How 21* (44b 1x4)

28.3

Smith to How, no run, fuller on off stump, How drives strongly but straight to the fielder in the covers

28.4

Smith to How, 1 run, this time he gets the gap between cover and mid off. Singles galore.

28.6

Smith to How, OUT, How reviews an lbw call that looked plumb at the outset. Tossed up on middle from a touch wide of the crease, grips and straightens as How looks to defend it in front of front pad. The bat came across from its backlift, that began with the bat pointing at gully, a little late. The ball thudded into the pad in front of middle and was headed towards the stumps too. A review wasted, How is gone.

JM How lbw b Smith 22 (60m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.80

New Zealand 121/7   JM How 22 (47b 1x4)

Photos

Feb 25, 2011

Michael Clarke plays the pull shot, Australia v New Zealand, Group A, Nagpur, February 25, 2011

Michael Clarke plays the pull shot

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Feb 25, 2011

New Zealand celebrate the dismissal of Brad Haddin, Australia v New Zealand, Group A, Nagpur, February 25, 2011

New Zealand celebrate the dismissal of Brad Haddin

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