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)

19.1

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, tossed up wide outside off stump. McCullum strides forward and towards the ball to drive to cover

19.2

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, driven with power through cover point, through the infield for a single

19.3

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

19.4

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, nudged off the pads through square leg this time

19.5

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

19.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, whipped on to the leg side from outside off stump

New Zealand 83/6   JJ Krejza 1-0-5-0

21.1

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

21.2

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, shouts of catch it as McCullum chips the ball in the air but just wide of Krejza as the bowler dived to his right to try and take the caught and bowled

21.3

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

21.4

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, McCullum whips the ball through square

21.5

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, nudged off the pads down leg side, another single

21.6

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

New Zealand 90/6   JJ Krejza 2-0-10-0

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

23.3

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, defended on the front foot

23.4

Krejza to NL McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum moves a touch across and chips the ball high in the air towards deep midwicket where the ball falls wide of the fielder. New Zealand reach 100, it's been a tough journey there

23.5

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, played on the off side, towards point

23.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, an attempted cut off the back foot but the batsman tried to hit it a bit too hard and mis-timed the shot towards cover

New Zealand 100/6   JJ Krejza 3-0-13-0

25.1

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 bye, the ball beats the bat and thuds into Haddin before rolling towards short third man

25.2

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

25.3

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, worked off the pads towards square leg

25.4

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

25.5

Krejza to How, 1 run, driven towards long on

25.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, swept on one knee towards short fine leg

New Zealand 105/6   JJ Krejza 4-0-17-0

27.1

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

27.2

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, a flatter offering and it is cut off the back foot towards short third man

27.3

Krejza to NL McCullum, 5 wides, Krejza slips one down leg side, McCullum gets inside the line and tries to glance the ball. He misses but the ball beats Haddin as well

27.3

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, pushed through cover point for a single

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   JJ Krejza 5-0-27-0

29.1

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and holding its line around off stump, Nathan works it off the back foot through midwicket for a single

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

29.4

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, Nathan shuffles across and nurdles off the pads through square leg for a single

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

29.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, sharp bounce from Krejza from middle and leg, gets big on Nathan as he tries to glance, and balloons up off the thigh to the leg side. Haddin collects and they let out a stifled appeal in hope.

New Zealand 125/7   JJ Krejza 6-0-31-0

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

35.5

Krejza to NL McCullum, FOUR, poor delivery, and Nathan pounces on it with hungry intent. Short delivery, sat up and asked to be hit to the leg side, Nathan seemed unable to control his glee as he rocked back and cracked it through midwicket

35.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and turning in, worked with the spin to midwicket for one

New Zealand 150/7   JJ Krejza 7-0-37-0

37.1

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

37.2

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, whipped without power to midwicket

37.3

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, shortens the length, but is still on middle and leg from round the wicket. Nathan waits and glances off the hips through square leg

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

37.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, short of a length on middle and off, Nathan motors across to off stump and turns him through square leg for another single

New Zealand 156/7   JJ Krejza 8-0-41-0

39.1

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, too cheeky from Nathan for his own good. Tossed up well outside off, he tries to work it from there to the leg side, without getting the foot across. The kind of shot only Moin Khan can pull off. Nathan misses and it misses the stumps too.

39.2

Krejza to NL McCullum, 1 run, fifty to Nathan, calmly gets forward and taps towards cover point for a single.

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

39.6

Krejza to NL McCullum, no run, Nathan taps it from leg stump towards mid on. Can't get the single though

New Zealand 169/7   JJ Krejza 9-0-47-0

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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