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)

8.6

Watson to Taylor, no run, length ball to end the over, and Taylor learns from Guppy's error. Gets a good forward stride and defends to the off side

New Zealand 40/2   LRPL Taylor 0* (1b)

10.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, full length ball on middle and off, pushed down the track towards mid on

10.2

Watson to Taylor, no run, even fuller from Watto, this one comes in a shade, but Taylor covers the line and defends down the track again

10.3

Watson to Taylor, no run, tight from Watto, on an around off stump and on a length, Taylor defends again

10.4

Watson to Taylor, no run, short of a length and coming in to Taylor who covers the line and defends with the full face

10.5

Watson to Taylor, no run, Watto slips this in short, lots of effort for a 128 kph bumper, and Taylor gets under it

10.6

Watson to Taylor, no run, maiden from Watto, full ball hinting at inward movement, and Taylor almost falls over as he looks to work it to the leg side. Leading edge down the track. Edgy start for Taylor

New Zealand 49/2   LRPL Taylor 0* (7b)

12.1

Watson to Taylor, 1 wide, heavy ball from Watto, bangs it in miles short and he ducks under it. Was down the leg side too, and is called a wide

12.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, fuller and outside off, Taylor gets half forward and across to defend to the off side

12.2

Watson to Taylor, no run, slowish delivery, full at 123 kph, Taylor's struggling to get it off the square here. Guided to backward point.

12.3

Watson to Taylor, no run, fuller length and angling into the stumps, Taylor defends with the full face towards mid on

12.4

Watson to Taylor, FOUR, poor delivery, lets Taylor off - this is the 12th four of the innings in 13 overs; Four and dot seems to be the theme. Short and going down the leg side, Taylor got into a tangle, not knowing what to do with it, and ended up gloving it to fine leg

12.5

Watson to Taylor, no run, length ball on off stump, tamely pushed into the covers. Ian Chappell wonders why they aren't manouvering more singles

12.6

Watson to Taylor, 4 leg byes, and Watto finishes the over with another friendly gift, angling down the leg side and Taylor gets some pad on it as it hurries across to fine leg.

New Zealand 66/2   LRPL Taylor 4* (13b 1x4)

14.1

Tait to Taylor, 1 run, how lucky is Taylor! Tait pinged him with a rapid short ball and Taylor took his eyes of the ball, left it all to fate, and half ducked. The ball crashed into his hand, a little higher than the glove and lobbed over first slip.

14.6

Tait to Taylor, no run, Taylor gets behind the line of a short of a length delivery and defends

New Zealand 68/5   LRPL Taylor 5* (15b 1x4)

15.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, Now the temptation is thrown at Taylor, short of a length outside off stump. Taylor also resists. If only their team-mates had shown similar discipline.

15.6

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, And Taylor's discipline wavers but his thick edge flies low and down to third man

New Zealand 70/5   LRPL Taylor 6* (17b 1x4)

16.1

Tait to Taylor, 1 run, Tait delivers a full ball on leg stump, Taylor leans across and flicks towards fine leg

16.3

Tait to Taylor, no run, very full and very straight. Taylor plays the ball rather late and drives towards mid-on

16.4

Tait to Taylor, no run, full length outside off stump, driven firmly but to the man at cover point

16.5

Tait to Taylor, no run, short of a length outside off stump, How drops his wrists and lets it go

16.6

Tait to Taylor, OUT, bowled him! Tait fires a full and fast yorker at Taylor, who had no hope once he made the decision to play across the line. He played around the ball and it crashed into off stump.

LRPL Taylor b Tait 7 (45m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.81

New Zealand 73/6   LRPL Taylor 7 (22b 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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