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)

41.3

Johnson to Southee, no run, yorker on off stump, dug out down the track. Southee is the new man in by the way.

41.4

Johnson to Southee, no run, edged but White is standing too deep at lone slip to hold it. Pitched up and asking to be driven, Southee goes for it and gets a thick edge. Straight to White, on the bounce

41.5

Johnson to Southee, 1 run, very straight, on middle and leg as Southee hops away and works it to the leg side.

New Zealand 176/8   TG Southee 1* (3b)

42.6

Smith to Southee, no run, Southee looks to cut a short ball, but finds point. Vettori has strike

New Zealand 188/8   TG Southee 1* (4b)

43.3

Johnson to Southee, no run, he misses the first ball, back of a length and angling across as he looks to poke to the off side from the crease

43.4

Johnson to Southee, 1 leg bye, a stolen legbye to change strike. Mitch lands this on the pads, following Southee as he hops away, and they squeeze a single towards backward point

New Zealand 190/8   TG Southee 1* (6b)

44.3

Lee to Southee, 2 runs, more runs, Southee gets a thick edge that nearly runs away for four towards third man, but Tait again does well

44.4

Lee to Southee, no run, Southee jumps away, Lee follows him like a guided missile and Southee ends up completely cramped, jumping away in clumsy fashion as it squeezed in towards him

44.5

Lee to Southee, 3 runs, they are hurting Australia here. Southee, in the manner of all defiant tail-enders, is just staying rooted to the crease and waving at them outside off. This one is back of a length and he gets it to deep cover for three.

New Zealand 206/8   TG Southee 6* (9b)

45.1

Johnson to Southee, OUT, Ponting is saved a hefty fine for slow over rates as Australia manage to bowl New Zealand out, just five minutes over time. Poor, poor shot from Southee. Looks to launch a straight length ball without getting forward, and just tonks it up in the air. It goes up into the Nagpur sky and when it comes down, Ponting is ready, despite the fact that the midday sun would have blinded him.

TG Southee c Ponting b Johnson 6 (20m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

New Zealand 206/10   TG Southee 6 (10b)

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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