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)

3.5

Tait to Ryder, no run, full delivery angling across Ryder who pushes it towards cover point

3.6

Tait to Ryder, 1 run, width again outside off, Ryder doesn't move the feet at all and plays with an opened face, towards third man for a single

New Zealand 21/1   JD Ryder 1* (2b)

4.1

Lee to Ryder, no run, back of a length and slanting across Ryder who leaves.

4.2

Lee to Ryder, no run, 135 kph, a bouncer full of intent. Ryder does the smartest thing - he ducks as it whizzes where his helmet would have been if he weren't ducking

4.3

Lee to Ryder, no run, marginally straight, back of a length at 134 kph, Ryder closes the face early as he looks to turn it away to the leg side, gets a leading edge that goes to the off side

4.4

Lee to Ryder, no run, back of a length again, not a ball to hit from Lee. Ryder is stuck on the crease, pushes his bat in front of the body to play it into the covers

4.5

Lee to Ryder, no run, 145.5 kph, Lee is zipping 'em through today. Fuller and faster sucker ball outside off, it just beat Ryder for pace as he moved his feet across a year late. Close to the outside edge too. Ryder looks like a man beaten after it whizzes past

4.6

Lee to Ryder, FOUR, Lee is denied a maiden as Ryder threads the covers with a powerful slash into the ground. It's a shot from the Ryder book of delights, but he has it under control. A foot of width outside off, Ryder stands up and throws the bat at it, and swats it through the covers

New Zealand 25/1   JD Ryder 5* (8b 1x4)

6.1

Lee to Ryder, no run, Lee beats Ryder outside off with a regulation length ball angling across and moving further away. Ryder should begin moving the feet, there is enough variation here to otherwise induce an edge

6.2

Lee to Ryder, no run, nice timing and good fielding. Similar ball from Lee, fractionally shorter, and Ryder stays back to cut it into the off side, backward point dives to the right and saves it

6.3

Lee to Ryder, 1 leg bye, Ryder looks to turn off the pads, and misses. It balloons up off his body to the on side and they get a leg bye

New Zealand 26/1   JD Ryder 5* (11b 1x4)

7.1

Johnson to Ryder, no run, short of a length and angling into Ryder who steers into the covers without really getting forward

7.2

Johnson to Ryder, no run, a foot outside off, but not short, Ryder looks to place him through the packed off side cordon, but point intervenes

7.3

Johnson to Ryder, no run, back of a length and this time no width either. Ryder defends cautiously into the off side

7.4

Johnson to Ryder, FOUR, don't give Ryder width, he just loves it almost as much as candy. Johndon lands this well outside off, Ryder stays rooted on his crease and swings the bat in a decisive arc to send the ball thundering through the covers.

7.5

Johnson to Ryder, no run, over-compensation, very straight on leg stump, Ryder is early on the turn off the pads and plays it back down the track.

7.6

Johnson to Ryder, no run, no bouncer though, length ball slanting into the pads and Ryder misses the nurdle as he continues to play, rooted to the crease

New Zealand 36/1   JD Ryder 9* (17b 2x4)

9.1

Johnson to Ryder, FOUR, lovely pull from Ryder. Couple of things to watch in that shot. It was short from Johnson yes, but Ryder had to place it in front of square, since there was David Hussey at deep backward square leg. Secondly, he had to ensure he did not top edge it. Ryder did both, placing it in front of square, and rolling the wrists expertly over it, almost like he was playing a top-spin forehand at ping pong. Beats Hussey's dive and makes it to the fence

9.2

Johnson to Ryder, FOUR, bonus from Mitch, Ryder likes it. Fast and sprayed down the leg side, Ryder is inside the line by design and just helps it along past short fine leg. Poor bowling at its poorest.

9.3

Johnson to Ryder, 1 wide, and it gets poorer. Wide well down the leg side.

9.3

Johnson to Ryder, no run, finally Mitch hits the right length, outside off and pushes into the covers by Ryder.

9.4

Johnson to Ryder, no run, back of a length and a hint wider outside off, Ryder guides it through point

9.5

Johnson to Ryder, no run, very full ball at 133 kph, on off stump and pushed down the track

9.6

Johnson to Ryder, no run, ends the over rather well, does Mitch. Keeps it on a tight line just outside off and Ryder opens the face to defend towards the off side

New Zealand 49/2   JD Ryder 17* (23b 4x4)

11.1

Johnson to Ryder, no run, again, width for Ryder, but there is a lot of protection in the off side. He tries to thump on the up through the cordon, but Clarke at cover point dives across to his left and stops it

11.2

Johnson to Ryder, FOUR, another excellent pull from Ryder. Nice, friendly short ball from Johnson, Ryder gets inside the line and goes onto the back foot, the front leg bent and angling in disdain, it races away square

11.3

Johnson to Ryder, FOUR, another short one. Ryder's bowling more bouncers than you'll see in a high-end Bangalore pub. No bouncer is going to bother someone as doughty as Ryder. Again he jumps back and slaps it square. No protection in the deep. Poor bowing again from Mitch.

11.4

Johnson to Ryder, no run, better length, fuller and Ryder plays it back with a straight bat.

11.5

Johnson to Ryder, no run, back of a length and around off stump, the over's damage already done, Ryder just pushes it into the covers

11.6

Johnson to Ryder, no run, a touch of width outside off, Ryder opens the face and steers to backward point

New Zealand 57/2   JD Ryder 25* (29b 6x4)

13.1

Johnson to Ryder, no run, good length around off stump, Ryder stays in his crease and drives towards cover point. Can we have some singles please?

13.2

Johnson to Ryder, OUT, caught behind! New Zealand are making no progress here. Johnson hits a good length around off stump and gets the ball to straighten just enough off the pitch. Ryder pushes forward tentatively and gets a thick nick through to Haddin. It's what eventually happens when you let one bowler bowl at a batsman for long periods without making him change his line by rotating strike.

JD Ryder c †Haddin b Johnson 25 (49m 31b 6x4 0x6) SR: 80.64

New Zealand 66/3   JD Ryder 25 (31b 6x4)

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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