RESULT
4th Match, Group A (D/N), Ahmedabad, February 21, 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(46.2/50 ov, T:263) 171

Australia won by 91 runs

Player Of The Match
79 (92) & 2 catches
shane-watson
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shane Watson lbw b Cremer79921138185.86
Brad Haddin lbw b Utseya2966683043.93
Ricky Ponting (c)run out (Mpofu)2836500077.77
Michael Clarke not out 58557740105.45
Cameron White  b Mpofu2236440061.11
David Hussey  b Price1481511175.00
Steven Smith c Chakabva b Mpofu114411275.00
Mitchell Johnson not out 73510233.33
Extras(lb 7, w 7)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.24, 191 Mts)262/6
Did not bat: Shaun Tait, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee 
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Brad Haddin, 18.5 ov), 2-140 (Shane Watson, 31.2 ov), 3-144 (Ricky Ponting, 32.5 ov), 4-207 (Cameron White, 44.6 ov), 5-241 (David Hussey, 48.1 ov), 6-254 (Steven Smith, 49.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Chris Mpofu905826.44268020
44.6 to CL White, bowled him! White needed to go for it, and he picked a slower ball to try and hit through midwicket. He was early on the shot and the ball cannoned into middle and leg stump off the bottom edge.. 207/4
49.1 to SPD Smith, Mpofu is very, very lucky. He bowled a rubbish ball, a full toss on leg stump. Smith could have smashed it, anywhere. Instead he sort of chipped it off his pads and straight to the fielder on the deep square leg boundary.. 254/6
Ray Price1004314.30312110
48.1 to DJ Hussey, and that's why! Bowled him! Hussey charges down the track and aims for the heave down the ground. Price drags it shorter, bowls it quicker and keeps it dead straight. Hussey misses by a long way, and Price hits the stumps.. 241/5
Prosper Utseya1024314.30314020
18.5 to BJ Haddin, Zimbabwe's first ever referral now. Utseya lands this back of a length outside off and it comes in gently with the angle, and then sharply with the spin. Haddin looks to work it through square leg, casually off the back foot, and is hit in front of middle. It was hitting middle and leg. Not sure why Asoka de Silva said not out. The third umpire overturns the verdict. Zimbabwe have struck.. 61/1
Graeme Cremer1004114.10300110
31.2 to SR Watson, huge appeal for lbw, turned down. Will they refer it? Yes, they will. Tossed up on middle and off and fizzing along straight, off the track. Watto was well forward, but the replays suggest that was crashing into middle and off, three-fourths of the way up. No evidence that it hit bat before pad either. Yep, the third umpire helps Umpire Kettleborough overturn it and Zim have got two in two right today.. 140/2
Brendan Taylor302307.6621000
Elton Chigumbura201809.0022010
Sean Williams602904.83151100
Zimbabwe INNINGS (Target: 263 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Brendan Taylor  b Tait1624531066.66
Charles Coventry c & b Lee1424241158.33
Tatenda Taibu c Watson b Johnson717231041.17
Craig Ervine lbw b Johnson0613000.00
Elton Chigumbura (c)c †Haddin b Krejza1425442056.00
Sean Williams c Watson b Tait2840401170.00
Regis Chakabva lbw b Krejza618210033.33
Prosper Utseya c Ponting b Hussey2445521053.33
Graeme Cremer c †Haddin b Johnson3751514072.54
Ray Price not out 519250026.31
Chris Mpofu c †Haddin b Johnson211120018.18
Extras(b 4, lb 9, nb 2, w 3)18
TOTAL46.2 Ov (RR: 3.69, 190 Mts)171
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Charles Coventry, 5.4 ov), 2-40 (Tatenda Taibu, 10.3 ov), 3-40 (Brendan Taylor, 11.2 ov), 4-44 (Craig Ervine, 12.3 ov), 5-88 (Elton Chigumbura, 21.2 ov), 6-96 (Sean Williams, 24.6 ov), 7-104 (Regis Chakabva, 27.2 ov), 8-153 (Prosper Utseya, 39.2 ov), 9-167 (Graeme Cremer, 42.4 ov), 10-171 (Chris Mpofu, 46.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Tait913423.77394021
11.2 to BRM Taylor, bowled him! Taylor tried to work the ball on the leg side from his crease and closed the face of the bat. He missed and Tait sped the ball through and grazed the pad before uprooting middle stump. Nothing special, just straight, fast and very effective.. 40/3
24.6 to SC Williams, Tait's blown Williams away with 144.7 kph of unplayable pace. Almost a yorker again, from wide of the crease from round the wicket, homes the guided missile in on the line of off stump. Williams has played back to everything, think he'd make a good playback singer. He hangs deep in the crease again and hangs the bat out feebly. It took the edge and flew away at inexplicable pace towards the right of Watto at slip and he does real well to bend down and pluck it low. On second view, it was more a full length ball than a yorker. Still, unplayable.. 96/6
Brett Lee813414.25344111
5.4 to CK Coventry, this was a likely dismissal. Coventry was edgy against the short ball and tried to pull this one from outside off stump. The top edge swirled high in the air and the ball descended in the region of silly mid-off, where Lee was waiting to take the caught and bowled. 22/1
Mitchell Johnson9.221942.03431000
10.3 to T Taibu, he's given Watson some catching practice at first slip. Taibu tried to guide the ball towards third man by opening the face but the line of the short of a length ball was far too close to the body. He ended up steering it off the face towards Watson's right. He bent swiftly to take a low catch. 40/2
12.3 to CR Ervine, Johnson bowls a full, fast and straight ball that thuds into Ervine's pads as he tries to play across the line and falls over a touch. Johnson roars an appeal but Asoka de Silva is unmoved, again. Haddin is adamant that it should be reviewed. Replays show that it's pretty plumb. Thank goodness for the UDRS today. Asoka's had a shocker.. 44/4
42.4 to AG Cremer, caught behind! Johnson slants a good length ball across Cremer, giving him some width. Cremer chases it, playing away from his body, and gets an edge which Haddin catches by diving low and to his right. 167/9
46.2 to CB Mpofu, caught! And that's the end of the game. Johnson pitches one closer to the batsman around off stump and gets it to straighten ever so slightly. Mpofu pushes forward at it and gets an edge which Haddin takes pretty easily.. 171/10
Jason Krejza802823.50311100
21.2 to E Chigumbura, Elton's gone. Krejza throws this up well outside off and he goes for the lap-sweep. Too ambitious, he had to bring that around from a long way off, and ended up getting gloving a top edge that popped up on the off side. Haddin runs across and pouches it, then hurries back to effect a stumping, just in case. Elton was already walking away though.. 88/5
27.2 to RW Chakabva, Regis perishes to a strange shot, trying to pull a length ball tossed up around middle and leg. He may have played forward to it, he should have played with a straight bat. Instead, he stayed back and looked to pull. It gripped and straightened, whizzed past the bat and thudded into the area above his bent back knee. Plumb.. 104/7
Shane Watson30702.33120000
Steven Smith502404.80111000
David Hussey411213.00140000
39.2 to P Utseya, caught at midwicket. Utseya leans forward to play the ball on the leg side and ends up lobbing it nice and slowly towards Ponting at midwicket. He has a hurt pinky but that was a ridiculously easy catch. 153/8
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MATCH DETAILS
Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Australia
Shane Watson
Match numberODI no. 3103
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days21 February 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Asoka de Silva
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
India
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
PointsAustralia 2, Zimbabwe 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 25 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (SR Watson 25, BJ Haddin 24, Ex 1)
  • Over 18.5: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - EAR de Silva, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Upheld)
  • SR Watson: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 26.0 overs (156 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (SR Watson 26, RT Ponting 22, Ex 3)
  • Over 31.2: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - SR Watson (Upheld)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 172/3 in 40.0 overs (MJ Clarke 19, CL White 12)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 45.0 (Batting side - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (MJ Clarke 30, CL White 20, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 44.1 overs (265 balls), Extras 10
  • MJ Clarke: 50 off 50 balls (3 x 4)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Australia - 262/6 in 50.0 overs (MJ Clarke 58, MG Johnson 7)
  • Zimbabwe innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 12.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - EAR de Silva, Batsman - CR Ervine (Upheld)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 57/4 in 15.0 overs (E Chigumbura 8, SC Williams 3)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 127/7 in 34.0 overs (P Utseya 11, AG Cremer 17)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 38.5 overs (235 balls), Extras 16
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 3 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Attendance - 18,569
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