10th Match, Cardiff, May 20 1999, ICC World Cup
(45.2/50 ov)214/5
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
player of the match
Roger Twose
New Zealand
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Scorecard summary
Australia213/8(50 overs)
New Zealand214/5(45.2 overs)
Roger Twose*80 (99)
Chris Cairns60 (77)
Adam Dale1/18(5)

no doubt Steve Waugh will whinge that the crowd aren't paying any attention to him this time

great win for NZ, that goes someway towards avenging that painful defeat at Chennai in 1996

and some scary approximation of a haka is being performed by a bunch of shirtless guys in front of the dressing room

and now hopefully people will stop saying Australia are favourites despite all evidence to the contrary


Waugh says he isnt all that worried abou the way they're playing....

Fleming says it one of his most memorable victories as captain

but says they must be consistent

and Twose is the Man of the match, 80 not out off 99 balls

big day for the World Cup tomorrow, a credit to the schedulers in that they see WI v Bangladesh as important enough to devote a day to

this will be the 1st ODI for WI against an associate country since *that* match at Pune, coverage as per usual will start at 945 GMT

cheers from CricInfo

Fleming to Twose, FOUR runs

cross bat shot down the ground, it's all over, crowd swarm onto the ground and mob the NZ batsmen

Fleming to Twose, no run

defending off the leg stump into the off side

end of over 458 runs
NZ: 210/5CRR: 4.66 • RRR: 0.80 • Need 4 from 30b
Adam Parore10 (9)
Roger Twose76 (97)
Glenn McGrath9-0-43-1
Damien Fleming8-1-39-2

4 runs until vengence is paid

McGrath to Parore, no run
McGrath to Parore, SIX runs

ever so casual flick off the off stump, over the forward square leg, great shot, and caught! (by a guy leaning over the fence)

McGrath to Parore, no run

forceful drive, McGrath bends over well

McGrath to Parore, no run

defending outside the off stump, fielde don the on side

McGrath to Parore, no run
McGrath to Parore, (no ball)

bouncer, no ball called by the bowler as is the norm these days

McGrath to Twose, 1 run

waves the bat at it, edges thru the vacant second slip

end of over 446 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 202/5CRR: 4.59 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 12 from 36b
Adam Parore4 (3)
Roger Twose75 (96)
Damien Fleming8-1-39-2
Glenn McGrath8-0-35-1
Fleming to Parore, FOUR runs

sliced away, driving thru the cover point, great shot, especially when you're facing your 3rd ball

Fleming to Parore, no run

careful forward defence, there'll be no panic attack today

Fleming to Parore, no run

clipped off the pads, fielded at the backward square

Fleming to Twose, 1 run

flicks across the line forward of the square leg

Fleming to Twose, no run

played and missed outside the off, playing too late

Fleming to Cairns, OUT

going for another huge six, definitely after a net run rate improvement, skies it very high, Dale takes a top backward running catch from mid off

Chris Cairns c Dale b Fleming 60 (111m 77b 5x4 3x6) SR: 77.92
Fleming to Cairns, 1 wide

full down the leg side, Australia are simply rattled

end of over 4310 runs
NZ: 196/4CRR: 4.55 • RRR: 2.57 • Need 18 from 42b
Roger Twose74 (94)
Chris Cairns60 (76)
Glenn McGrath8-0-35-1
Shane Warne10-1-44-1

18 off 7 overs needed now

McGrath to Twose, FOUR runs

simply no stopping NZ, lovely lift over the mid on

McGrath to Cairns, 1 run

swipes it across the line, dabbed in front of the square leg

McGrath to Cairns, FOUR runs

sweet sweet timing, a little outside the off stump, what a beautiful off drive

McGrath to Cairns, no run

terrific inswinging yorker, but typical of this partnership, it is very well defended

Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World CupNew Zealand tour of England
Player Of The Match
Roger Twose
Roger Twose
Match numberODI No. 1452
Match days - day match (50-over match)
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David Shepherd
Pakistan Image
Javed Akhtar
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
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Raman Subba Row
PointsNew Zealand 2, Australia 0