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)

29.2

Krejza to Vettori, no run, flighted on off, Dan leans forward and defends carefully as he smothers the spin

29.3

Krejza to Vettori, 1 run, and turn, from leg stump, almost squares up Vettori and gets a leading edge. Thankfully, it was too thick to carry to slip. Pops up into the covers for one

29.5

Krejza to Vettori, 1 run, tossed up on leg, Vettori reaches out to the line and turns the wrists for a single in front of square

New Zealand 125/7   DL Vettori 2* (3b)

30.1

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, Smith offers Vettori generous width outside off, and he hangs back and across to steer backward of point for one

30.3

Smith to Vettori, no run, flatter, Vettori plays back and taps it off the pads to the leg side

30.4

Smith to Vettori, no run, tossed up on off stump, Vettori leans out and defends to the off side

30.5

Smith to Vettori, no run, turning into the pads, Vettori nurdles to the leg side. Can't get a single

30.6

Smith to Vettori, no run, Vettori jumps a mile outside the crease, converts it into a low full toss and drives, but can't beat mid off

New Zealand 127/7   DL Vettori 3* (8b)

32.2

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, tossed up again, wide of off stump and Vettori steers it through point for one

32.5

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, turning into the pads this time, Vettori works him with soft hands towards midwicket for one more

New Zealand 134/7   DL Vettori 5* (10b)

34.1

Smith to Vettori, no run, outside off, Vettori is on the front foot and pushes into the covers

34.2

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori gets the single with quick wrists, worked off the pads through midwicket

34.4

Smith to Vettori, 1 wide, wide outside off, Vettori can't reach it and it is called

34.4

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, closer to off stump this time, and Vettori manages to dab it with an opened face towards third man

34.6

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori retains strike, reaching out to a full-pitched delivery and driving to the left of mid on for one more

New Zealand 144/7   DL Vettori 8* (14b)

35.1

Krejza to Vettori, no run, Australia have reviewed an lbw appeal that was turned down. Interesting one this - it is a full toss that lands flush on the foot, in front of leg stump. Remember, the ball hasn't landed and spun, which it might well have done if it hand landed. Umpire Doctrove reckoned it would have carried on with its trajectory, and headed down the leg side. The decision stays.

35.2

Krejza to Vettori, no run, full delivery again, this time it lands. Vettori leans out ad defends

35.3

Krejza to Vettori, no run, pad and bat? Or the other way? Polite appeal from Krejza as he fires in the armer around off stump, and Vettori plays from the crease.

35.4

Krejza to Vettori, 1 run, and he does Vettori in the air as he skips out, Krejza shortens the length and forces Vettori to rethink his shot. Poked out to the off side

New Zealand 145/7   DL Vettori 9* (18b)

36.6

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori taps Smith off the pads to midwicket and ends with another single

New Zealand 152/7   DL Vettori 10* (19b)

37.1

Krejza to Vettori, 1 run, straightens from Vettori's pads, he works it off the backfoot in front of midwicket for one

37.4

Krejza to Vettori, no run, very straight and tight, on middle and leg, blocked off the back foot down the track

37.5

Krejza to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori sweeps from well outside off, and does well to keep it down. Single to deep midwicket

New Zealand 155/7   DL Vettori 12* (22b)

39.3

Krejza to Vettori, no run, tossed up outside leg and turning in, Vettori looks to paddle sweep and finds short fine leg

39.4

Krejza to Vettori, FOUR, It's the Trans-Tasman sweepstakes, and Vettori is striking it rich. Tossed up outside off, but he'd picked his spot early. Gets done low, crouches in anticipation and then creams it through midwicket. Along the ground, and into the gap.

39.5

Krejza to Vettori, 1 run, and a different version of the sweep now, the paddle dab as Krejza lands outside leg. A single to short fine leg

New Zealand 169/7   DL Vettori 17* (25b 1x4)

40.1

Smith to Vettori, no run, this time Vettori tries the reverse sweep and misses.

40.2

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Vettori reaches out and drives efficiently down the grounf

40.4

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori stays back and plays to the off side for a single

40.6

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, on Vettori's pads and sliding further down, he glances it fine and gets a single

New Zealand 174/7   DL Vettori 20* (29b 1x4)

41.1

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, angles into the pads first up, at 139.2 kph, but no worries for Vettori as he gets the pads inside the line and helps it along to fine leg

41.6

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori chips across to off stump an tucks him square for one. Will he take the batting Powerplay now?

New Zealand 177/8   DL Vettori 22* (31b 1x4)

42.1

Smith to Vettori, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Vettori drives expansively to deep cover for two

42.2

Smith to Vettori, no run, tossed up on off, skidding along, and Vettori tries to play another reverse slap. Misses this time

42.3

Smith to Vettori, FOUR, and Vettori makes contact with the reverse sweep now. Such a good looking shot when it comes off. Smith tosses it up outside off, Vettori reverses the grip and sends it packing through third man

42.4

Smith to Vettori, FOUR, horror delivery, full toss on leg and took everyone by surprise. Vettori was so shocked, he fell down as he made contact with a powerful pull-sweep. Made good contact though, and picked up four more.

42.5

Smith to Vettori, 1 run, plays down the ground for a single. Good batting from the captain here.

New Zealand 188/8   DL Vettori 33* (36b 3x4)

43.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, back of a length and very straight, Vettori begins with anti-climactic defence down the track

43.2

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, just outside off this time, Vettori stays on the crease and chops it behind square for a single.

43.5

Johnson to Vettori, FOUR, Vettori is playing a really good innings here. Again. Jumps away to leg stump to open up the off side, and Mitch tries to cramp him by landing it on middle and leg, but Vettori had enough room to force an off drive and get it to the right of mid off

43.6

Johnson to Vettori, 1 wide, there's more shuffling here than happens before the dealing of a Poker hand. Vettori skips across to off stump, Mitch has no idea where he is going and lands this outside leg stump. It's a wide, and Vettori feels he missed out on the flick

43.6

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, again, Vettori trots across to well outside off, Mitch follows him correctly and Vettori can't do much except work it to the leg side for one

New Zealand 196/8   DL Vettori 39* (40b 4x4)

44.1

Lee to Vettori, FOUR, slow bouncer, 121 kph and Vettori says Thank You very much! That sat up like a dolly and Vettori slapped it happily through midwicket

44.2

Lee to Vettori, 1 run, more improvisation. Vettori again hustles across to off stump and gets one on the pads. He clips it away with ominous timing towards deep backward square leg, and Tait does well to cover it

44.6

Lee to Vettori, OUT, after seven brilliant wicket-less overs, Lee picks one in his shoddiest over of the day. Vettori has run more at the crease today than between them, and again motors away to well outside off. Lee does well to stick to his guns and keep it outside off, back of a length. Vettori goes for the pull and gets an inside edge, through to Haddin.

DL Vettori c †Haddin b Lee 44 (62m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 102.32

New Zealand 206/9   DL Vettori 44 (43b 5x4)

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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