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RESULT
3rd Super, Bloemfontein, March 08, 2003, ICC World Cup
(47.2/50 ov) 253/4

New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
102* (122)
nathan-astle
Zimbabwe INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Craig Wishart c Styris b Cairns3050644060.00
Dion Ebrahim  b Adams016000.00
Andy Flower run out (Astle)3761985060.65
Grant Flower c Cairns b Oram1670016.66
Guy Whittall c †McCullum b Cairns027000.00
Tatenda Taibu lbw b Harris53791023167.08
Andy Blignaut run out (†McCullum/Vettori)45100080.00
Heath Streak (c)not out 7284906285.71
Sean Ervine not out 31142241221.42
Extras(lb 9, nb 2, w 13)24
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.04, 204 Mts)252/7
Did not bat: Brian Murphy, Douglas Hondo 
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Dion Ebrahim, 1.1 ov), 2-59 (Craig Wishart, 14.3 ov), 3-63 (Grant Flower, 15.5 ov), 4-65 (Guy Whittall, 16.6 ov), 5-98 (Andy Flower, 21.6 ov), 6-106 (Andy Blignaut, 23.6 ov), 7-174 (Tatenda Taibu, 43.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shane Bond1013703.70465020
Andre Adams5054110.80157151
1.1 to DD Ebrahim, the mercurial Adams shows yet again why he is a very hard player to peg into a certain hole, coming up with a wonderful response, shortish lifting ball outside off stump, Ebrahim pokes at it loosely, chopping a thick bottom edge back on to his stumps, middle stump clean knocked out of the ground and Zimbabwe off to a shaky start. 5/1
Jacob Oram1042812.80453010
15.5 to GW Flower, another one bites the dust, good sharp short rising ball on off stump, Flower looks to hook but tries to bail out as it hurries on quicker than excepted, gets a big top edge, flies straight down to Cairns who takes it safely at long leg. 63/3
Chris Cairns401624.00172010
14.3 to CB Wishart, Cairns strikes! and isn't he relieved about that ... ecstatic more like! shortish ball lifting just outside off stump, Wishart pokes at it again, isn't so lucky to miss it on this occasion, getting a thick edge to Styris at first slip, taking it well high up, New Zealand break through to end a 54-run stand which was building into something dangerous. 59/2
16.6 to GJ Whittall, yet another one bites the dust, Zimbabwe in a mini-slump as Cairns weaves his magical touch with the ball at last, fullish ball just outside off stump, Whittall foolishly plays across the line second ball, trying to drive through mid on, gets a thin outside edge, McCullum dives to his right to take a fine catch low to the turf. 65/4
Daniel Vettori1005205.20263000
Chris Harris1004514.50352201
43.5 to T Taibu, Taibu goes for one cheeky shot too many, the paddle brings him many runs, but also his downfall, trying to scoop it almost over the keeper's head on this occasion, but misses a quicker, shorter ball, struck plumb in front, easy decision for umpire Koertzen to raise the finger, and a plucky, stubborn and increasingly dangerous rebuilding partnership of 68 for the 7th wicket comes to an end. 174/7
Nathan Astle1011011.0010100
New Zealand INNINGS (Target: 253 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Craig McMillan c †Taibu b Hondo816251050.00
Stephen Fleming (c)lbw b Blignaut464265100109.52
Nathan Astle not out 10212218711083.60
Scott Styris c sub (TJ Friend) b Blignaut1322291059.09
Chris Cairns  b Ervine5473993273.97
Chris Harris not out 14101930140.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 10)16
TOTAL47.2 Ov (RR: 5.34, 213 Mts)253/4
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Craig McMillan, 5.6 ov), 2-72 (Stephen Fleming, 13.3 ov), 3-97 (Scott Styris, 19.2 ov), 4-218 (Chris Cairns, 43.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Heath Streak1005905.90369110
Douglas Hondo8.205216.24288020
5.6 to CD McMillan, goodness, what a wicket! shortish ball with some width outside off stump, McMillan tries to smack the cover off the ball but only succeeds in getting a thick edge through to the keeper, he stands around and waits for the umpire to hisfinger, clearly out, all the players celebrate, except the bowler doesn't appeal, nay, can't appeal, as he's lying flat on the pitch, having stumbled on his follow through and seemingly in some discomfort, thinking of his own health ! but he has a wicket, and he'll happily accept it, a good early breakthrough for Zimbabwe. 27/1
Andy Blignaut1004124.10384030
13.3 to SP Fleming, Blignaut gets the much needed breakthrough to end a quick fire stand, quicker, fullish ball angling in from wide on the crease, Fleming plays across it, struck on the pad on or just a fraction outside the line of off stump, big appeal and upgoes the dreaded (slow) finger of umpire Koertzen, was certainly going to take out the stumps, just a question of where it struck him, not a terrible call the danger man Fleming is on his way for a fine 46 off just 42 balls, Zimbabwe looking to scrap this one out all the way, time for a drinks break at the fall of wicket. 72/2
19.2 to SB Styris, Styris falls into a trap set, Blignaut bounces him, goes for the inviting hook, makes great contact, but sends it sailing straight down sub fielder Travis Friend's throat just inside the rope at deep backward square leg Zimbabwe keeping this contest very much alive, chipping away, not making it easy, the current and required run rates intertwine once again, it certainly looks game on from here. 97/3
Grant Flower1003303.30321011
Guy Whittall301906.3372000
Sean Ervine604417.33165110
43.6 to CL Cairns, but he's gone next ball! goes for another big shot, eyeing the sightscreen, but it's a fine inswinging delivery from outside off stump, plays all around it and the timber is disturbed ends a fine innings with really only one chance provided, and a controlling middle-overs stand of 121 between Cairns and Astle is ceased New Zealand still require 35 from 36 balls to win, just tangoing with the balls remaining in the equation at the moment, has been a fail to pick up the four points for the win from here. 218/4
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MATCH DETAILS
Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Series
Season2002/03
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Nathan Astle
Match numberODI no. 1984
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Darrell Hair
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Asoka de Silva
Match Referee
India
Gundappa Viswanath
PointsNew Zealand 4, Zimbabwe 0
MATCH NOTES
  • 4th (reserve) umpire: S Venkataraghavan (Ind)
  • Zimbabwe 50 in 56 mins off 72 balls
  • Zimbabwe 100 in 108 mins off 137 balls
  • Zimbabwe 150 in 169 mins off 239 balls
  • Taibu 50 runs in 99 mins off 73 balls
  • Zimbabwe 200 in 195 mins off 287 balls
  • Streak 50 runs in 81 mins off 76 balls
  • Zimbabwe 250 in 204 mins off 302 balls
  • New Zealand 50 in 51 mins off 65 balls
  • New Zealand 100 in 104 mins off 136 balls
  • Astle 50 in 104 mins off 71 balls
  • New Zealand 150 in 136 mins off 193 balls
  • New Zealand 200 in 179 mins off 254 balls
  • Cairns 50 in 99 mins off 72 balls
  • Astle 100 in 184 mins off 122 balls, 11x4
New Zealand Innings
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ICC World Cup
Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS550241.854
INDIA541200.886
KENYA532140.354
SL52311.5-0.844
NZ5148-0.896
ZIM5053.5-1.254
Pool A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AUS660242.045
INDIA651201.108
ZIM632140.504
ENG633120.821
PAK623100.227
NED6154-1.454
NAM6060-2.955
Pool B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL641181.204
KENYA64216-0.691
NZ642160.990
WI632141.103
SA632141.730
CAN6154-1.989
BAN6052-2.046