ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 18th match, Group A

New Zealand v Zimbabwe

New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 99 balls remaining)

14.4

Vettori to Lamb, no run, flatter outside off stump and left alone

14.5

Vettori to Lamb, no run, pushes this one out in to the leg side and searches for the single, but the non-striker is not interested

14.6

Vettori to Lamb, no run, tossed up a bit more now outside off stump, and he leaves wisely, not much turn for Dan but lots of bounce, double-wicket maiden to start off

Zimbabwe 46/5   GA Lamb 0* (3b)

15.2

Bennett to Lamb, no run, Bennett gets this one to bounce sharply outside off stump, and it is wisely left alone

15.3

Bennett to Lamb, no run, hustles out and looks to work this one away with the angle for a run on the leg side, but finds midwicket

15.4

Bennett to Lamb, no run, more full stuff from Bennett, driven out towards mid on off the front foot

15.5

Bennett to Lamb, 1 run, full delivery solidly driven wide of mid off, who puts in the dive to his right, but fails to stop it cleanly, and lets a single through

Zimbabwe 48/5   GA Lamb 1* (7b)

16.6

Vettori to Lamb, no run, this one hurries through straight on after pitching on a length outside off, he shaped up for the cut, but was beaten, it was too close for that shot

Zimbabwe 58/5   GA Lamb 1* (8b)

17.4

Bennett to Lamb, no run, shuffles across and uses the angle to work this one away to midwicket

17.5

Bennett to Lamb, no run, now he shortens the length a bit, it comes in with the angle around off stump, he goes back and blocks

17.6

Bennett to Lamb, no run, goes wider outside off stump this time, he takes a step out and shoulders arms

Zimbabwe 63/5   GA Lamb 1* (11b)

18.2

Vettori to Lamb, no run, flighted full on leg stump, driven straight down to mid on

18.3

Vettori to Lamb, no run, lunges to sweep this one way down the leg side, one hand comes off the bat, and short fine leg tidies up

18.4

Vettori to Lamb, 2 runs, gets another full one on leg, and drives it past midwicket for a couple

18.5

Vettori to Lamb, no run, Dan goes leg stump again, he takes it on the pads as he comes forward to turn it in to the leg side

18.6

Vettori to Lamb, 1 run, just a tad shorter, he instantly goes back and punches it to long off for the single

Zimbabwe 67/5   GA Lamb 4* (16b)

19.1

Styris to Lamb, 1 run, starts off on a length on leg stump, is worked away backward of square

19.3

Styris to Lamb, FOUR, Lamb gets a boundary, Scott bowls it full on leg stump, he just stands tall and lifts it over the infield, deep midwicket had no chance

19.4

Styris to Lamb, 1 run, now he turns this one past square leg, gentle stuff to work around

Zimbabwe 74/5   GA Lamb 10* (19b 1x4)

20.3

Vettori to Lamb, 1 run, clipped away through midwicket, again working it away with the angle

20.5

Vettori to Lamb, no run, played out to midwicket off the back foot

20.6

Vettori to Lamb, 1 run, slowly tossed up in the air, again on leg stump, he comes forward and turns it away through square leg

Zimbabwe 79/5   GA Lamb 12* (22b 1x4)

21.1

Styris to Lamb, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he cuts hard but straight to backward point

21.2

Styris to Lamb, no run, right of the middle of the bat this one, flicked away but midwicket is in the way

21.3

Styris to Lamb, 1 run, waits for this short of a length ball to come on to him, and guides it down to third man

21.5

Styris to Lamb, no run, this one is on off stump, and gently turned away to midwicket

21.6

Styris to Lamb, 1 run, steals a single in front of mid off, taps and runs, easily done

Zimbabwe 82/5   GA Lamb 14* (27b 1x4)

22.1

Vettori to Lamb, 2 runs, Dan on the leg stump, ho hum, turned wide of midwicket with neat timing

22.2

Vettori to Lamb, no run, gets forward to this full one on middle and leg and finds midwicket with the drive

22.3

Vettori to Lamb, 1 run, full outside off now, and he gets the foot out and pings long off with the drive

22.6

Vettori to Lamb, no run, comes forward and wants to drive it to long off but Dan gets to his left quickly and cuts it off

Zimbabwe 86/5   GA Lamb 17* (31b 1x4)

25.1

Styris to Lamb, no run, punched away to mid off, goes quickly to him, no chance of a single

25.2

Styris to Lamb, no run, very full on the stumps, he stands tall and pushes it back to Scott

25.3

Styris to Lamb, 1 run, takes a step out and drives this full delivery down to long on, precious singles, precious few of them

Zimbabwe 88/6   GA Lamb 18* (34b 1x4)

Photos

Mar 4, 2011

Brendon McCullum shakes Ross Taylor's hand, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup 2011, Motera, March 4, 2011

Brendon McCullum shakes Ross Taylor's hand

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Mar 4, 2011

Brendon McCullum shows he can do it one-handed, New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Group A, World Cup 2011, Motera, March 4, 2011

Brendon McCullum shows he can do it one-handed

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