result
5th Super, Lord's, Jun 9 1999, ICC World Cup
(50 ov, target 304)259/6
Australia won by 44 runs
Player Of The Match
132 (144) & 2/43
neil-johnson
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Scorecard summary
Australia303/4(50 overs)
Mark Waugh104 (120)
Steve Waugh62 (61)
Zimbabwe259/6(50 overs)
end of over 503 runs
ZIM: 259/6CRR: 5.18 
Neil Johnson132 (144)
Heath Streak18 (29)
Damien Fleming 10-0-46-0
Glenn McGrath 10-1-33-1

great effort from Zimbabwe, and especially Neil Johnson. It was his partnership with Goodwin that had them threatening a win

but Australia move to 4 points, and Zimbabwe, despite the loss, remain at the top of the table, which they'll surely lose tomorrow

the Zimbabwean team are hopefully crucifying whichever foolish part of the team management decided to field first on the flattest (and slopiest) batting track seen in the world cup

presentation: Campbell: "great game... superb venue... pressure told on us in the last 10-15 overs... we're going to be at the top of our game if we're going to compete [with Pak]"

Waugh: "... we've got our confidence up... we come back well... we're looking forward to playing South Africa... it will be a tough game"

MoM is Johnson, well deserved: "I'm happy about that [being the first Zimbabwean to score a century at Lord's]... I'll be fit for Friday... knee, groin, ankle, back [is the problem]"

tomorrow's match is NZ v SA, the winner of which will be the first team to qualify for the semi finals. All of the action from 0945 GMT

49.6
1
Fleming to Johnson, 1 run

down to the fine leg as the cops move on to the field to make sure those rascally MCC members don't steal any stumps

49.5
1
Fleming to Streak, 1 run

and another one, edging ever closer to teh victory target

49.4
1
Fleming to Johnson, 1 run

a single moves them to within 47 runs

49.3
Fleming to Johnson, no run

another missed cut shot, winning is extremely tough now

49.2
Fleming to Johnson, no run
49.1
Fleming to Johnson, no run

missing outside the off stump

end of over 496 runs
ZIM: 256/6CRR: 5.22 RRR: 48.00
Neil Johnson130 (139)
Heath Streak17 (28)
Glenn McGrath 10-1-33-1
Damien Fleming 9-0-43-0

Zimbabwe require 48 runs off the last over, they better get a move on

48.6
1
McGrath to Johnson, 1 run

around the wicket, ball defended down the ground

48.5
1
McGrath to Streak, 1 run

that umpire keeps freaking me out by asking for the sightscreen to be moved with a no ball signal

48.4
1
McGrath to Johnson, 1 run

leaning back, awkwardly cutting to the 3rd man

48.3
1
McGrath to Streak, 1 run

dragged away thru the mid wicket

48.2
1
McGrath to Johnson, 1 run

Johnson being sarcastic and asking for the pitiful pavilion sightscreen to be moved

48.1
1
McGrath to Streak, 1 run

dug out off the off stump and thru the covers

end of over 489 runs
ZIM: 250/6CRR: 5.20 RRR: 27.00
Heath Streak14 (25)
Neil Johnson127 (136)
Damien Fleming 9-0-43-0
Glenn McGrath 9-1-27-1
47.6
1lb
Fleming to Streak, 1 leg bye
47.5
Fleming to Streak, no run

playing and missing outside the off stump

47.4
1
Fleming to Johnson, 1 run

a single thru the on side mid wicket area

47.3
6
Fleming to Johnson, SIX runs

Johnson thinks "OK, I'll loft it into the outfield, surely I'll be caught", nope, six over extra cover

47.2
Fleming to Johnson, no run

a dot

47.1
1
Fleming to Streak, 1 run

a single

end of over 474 runs
ZIM: 241/6CRR: 5.12 RRR: 21.00
Neil Johnson120 (133)
Heath Streak13 (22)
Glenn McGrath 9-1-27-1
Damien Fleming 8-0-35-0
46.6
McGrath to Johnson, no run

swinging and missing yet again, what torture

46.5
McGrath to Johnson, no run

jammed down the wicket to McGrath

Match details
Lord's, London
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season1999
Player Of The Match
Neil Johnson
Neil Johnson
Match numberODI no. 1477
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
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Doug Cowie
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Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
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David Orchard
Match Referee
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Talat Ali
PointsAustralia 2, Zimbabwe 0
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