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#11 Rainka_Shivani

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Posted 13 February 2003 - 01:55 AM


Match Bulletin: India vs Holland Pool A
Paarl, February 12

Bunge stands firm as Dutch continue to frustrate India; 130/8

How tough is to get rid of tailenders, ask Indians. It was yet another clear example of it as Smits and Bunge put on an unbeaten 47 for the ninth wicket.

Dutch batsmen seem to go into their shells but frustrate Indian bowlers who were expecting an early dinner. But it seems that they have decided to play a full quota of 50 overs without thinking about the victory target of 205.

Pack of Cards; 52/7

Kumble joined in the fun and picked up three wickets in no time to reduce Dutch innings to mere pack of cards. He struck twice in his first four overs to get Luuk van Troost caught by Dravid, Reinout Scholte and Ronald Lefebvre leg before.

Holland in deep trouble at 39/4

It took just took Harbhajan Singh six balls to end Tim de Leedefs brief stay at the crease. De Leede, poked his bat out to a Bhajji drifter, and Rahul Dravid took the catch easily. He failed to trouble the scorers.

India fightback; Holland 31/3

Srinath struck again getting rid of Hendrik-Jan Mol. Dravid, who didn't start of the proceedings well, dived to his left to take a good catch. Mol made 2.

In the next over, Zaheer Khan induced Bas Zuiderent to flash outside off stump and a Sehwag at second slip comfortably grabbed it into safe hands.

Srinath strikes early;

Javagal Srinath provided India with a initial breakthrough when he had Feiko Kloppenburg, caught at second slip by Virender Sehwag off the fourth ball of the innings.

Dutch rattles India's fragile batting confidence; 204 all out

Time de Leede picked up 4/35 as India were shot out for 204 in the 49th over. Tendulkar top-scored with 52 and in all it was a disgraceful batting performance.

44th over: India find Dutch cheese hard to digest; 167/6

Yuvraj went for a short over the bowlers head but couldn't get the desired elevation and was grabbed by the bowler Raja. His gutsy effort to bring Indian innings back on track finally came to a halt at 37. He along with Dinesh Mongia put on 55 runs for the sixth wicket.

31.5 overs: Dutch delight as Kaif departs

Mohammad Kaif, on nine, flicked a full toss from off spinner Adeel Raja straight to Lefebvre at short-midwicket. 114-5. Kaif slammed his bat into the ground in anger.

31 over: India struggling at 113/4


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Posted 13 February 2003 - 01:59 AM


Its again the same duo — Mohammd Kaif and Yuvraj Singh that have made a habit to rescue India from a crisis situation. The question is whether they'll be able to do the same thing on a surface where the ball is not coming onto the bat.

Yuvraj Singh finally broke the jinx when Adeel Raja erred little and in fraction and the a first boundary was recorded after 103 balls.

Dutch delight as India lose Dravid; 91/4

Tim De Leede bowled Rahul Dravid for 17 with another off-cutter which appeared to keep slightly low as India were struggling at 91 for four.

India in a spot of bother at 81/3

A freaky dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar puts India in a spot of bother at 81 for three in the 24th over. He tried a nudge to third man off De Leede but only managed to hand a simple catch to the wicket-keeper. Tendulkar made 52.

14.5 over: Sehwag departs as India reach 56/2

Virender Sehwag lost his cool and went for a thumping cover drive on the up. Bas Zuiderent pulled off a sensational catch at covers and Sehwag departed for 6.

13 over: Tendulkar sets new run record; 43/1

Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run-scorer in World Cup history. He flicked fast bowler Edgar Schiferli to midwicket for four to reach 28 not out, passing former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad's career haul of 1,083 runs in the event.

11.5 overs: India lose Ganguly; 30/1

It was just a matter of time when Ganguly, who looked totally out of sorts departed for just 7. He was caught behind by Holland keeper by Jeroen Smits standing up to the stumps off Roland Lefebvre.

India off to a cautious start; 28 for no loss

After electing to bat, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar played with excessive caution and little flair as India slowly progressed to reach 28 for no loss in 10 overs.

It was a sedate start to the innings. Two boundaries were pick-pocketed from
Edgar Schiferli by Tendulkar with an affectionate ease.


Source: Mid-Day News.
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Posted 14 February 2003 - 12:48 AM

Match Bulletin----New Zealand Vs West Indies.

Port Elizabeth, February 13

Its all over: Kiwis win by 20 runs

It was just a matter of time as Andre Adams finished of the day with another wicket, his fourth of the day as New Zealand beat West Indies by 20 runs.

Dillon was bowled of the fourth ball of the final over for 8.

New Zealand almost home; WI 200 for nine

A complete mix-up between Vasbert Drakes and Nixon McLean. McLean the victim, left stranded in the middle of the pitch as Andre Adams did the rest.

Styris strikes as New Zealand eye victory

Jacobs took charge after Sarwan departure bringingt up his half-century. With the asking rate climbing up, Jacobs tried to step up only managed to get a leaning edge and Oram took one of the best catches of the tournament.

Vettori breaks Sarwan-Jacobs stubborn stand

Sarwan stubborn resistance finally ended when he danced down the wicket, only to be beaten in the Vettori's flighted delivery. He made a splendid 99-ball 75 and fought the battle single-handedly

Sarwan, Jacobs dig in 150/6

20.1 overs: Oram strikes again; 80/6

Powell and Sarwan aim to rebuild the innings was dented by Jacob Oram when he went through the defences of Powell. Powell made 14.

Cairns gets rude awakening

Cairns had not bowled in a one-day international for almost a year after suffering a series of injuries, but decided to turn his arm over in the must-win match for the Kiwis.

What followed after the loss of early wickets was unpoalatable for Chris Cairns.
Erred a fraction in line and length, his first ball was guided to the point boundary. He was again driven for four through mid-on and point region.

To rub to his misery, Cairns was smacked over mid-wicket fence off the last ball by Ricardo Powell.

The all rounder bowled a no-ball and a wide, and watched helplessly as the West Indies batsman plundered three fours and a six, leaving Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming with little choice but to banish him to the outfield.

Oram traps Chanderpaul as West Indies in deep trouble; 46/5

Things just got a little worse for West Indies when Jacob Oram trapped Chanderpaul with the team score at 46.

Carl Hooper pulled a short ball but only managed to gift a simple catch to Shane Bond at fine leg.

Adams strikes again; 42/3

After smashing Adams to the cover point boundary, Hinds went for another uppish drive and Scott Styris at short cover pulled off a good reflex catch. Hinds made 14.

Bulls eye: Cairns scalps Lara

Lara clipped a ball to mid-wicket. Lou Vincent chased the ball down at deep midwicket and his throw to Cairns at mid-wicket was followed up by a astounding direct hit that caught Lara well short of his ground. Lara managed only 2.


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Posted 14 February 2003 - 12:51 AM


Gayle's cameo ends

After being smashed for three boundaries in the previous over, Andre Adams came up with a revenge removing Chris Gayle with 34 on the board.

Gayle's departure for 29-ball 22 paved way to in-form Brian Lara.

Adams final flourish lifts Kiwis to 241

Late burst from Andre Adams guided Kiwis to a challenging 241. He smashed two sixes and a four in his 24-ball 35. He along with McCullum put on an unseparated 52-run stand for the eighth wicket.

Gayle ends Harris' stay; 189/7

New Zealand hopes of keeping their Cup campaign alive were further dented when Chris Harris was yorked by Chris Gayle's yorker. If New Zealand lose this match, they might have to take an early flight home.

Harris, McCullum dig in

Harris and McCullum rebuild Kiwi innings with a steady 41-run partnership after Hinds ripped through the middle order

Hinds causes havoc into Kiwi camp; 148/6

Chris Cairns started with two ferocious pulls, the second of which – off Vasbert Drakes – flew for six over midwicket

Wavell Hinds with a reputation of a part bowler shook New Zealand picking up his third wicket of the innings. Lou Vincent went for an expansive cover drive and was easily grabbed by Carl Hooper.

He earlier accounted for Chris Cairns, who tried to clear the long-off fence using his powerful shoulders, only managing it into the safe hands of Dillon.

Hairns made 37 off 44 balls.

Astle, Cairns lead Kiwi recovery; 130/4

After rebuilding the innings with a steady 63-run partnership, Nathan Astle departed for 46, caught behind off Hinds. Astle showed great discomfort as he thought that the ball missed his bat by a long way.

Chris Cairns started with two ferocious pulls including a huge six over mid-wicket off Vasbert Drakes. He was lucky once when Hooper put down a tough chance at slip and the ball went to the third man boundary.

Drakes strikes again; New Zealand 66/3

Styris survived a huge shout for leg before off Drakes but fell soon afterwards to the same bowler, scooping a simple catch to Ricardo Powell at point. Styris made 5.

Drakes scalps Vettori; 58/2

New Zealand move to promote Vettori at the top backfired as Drakes went through his defenses with Vettori on 13.

Fleming cameo ends; 42/1

Stephen Fleming had battered Dillon for a four over mid-wicket and followed it up with a a six earlier in the over but a third attempt to loft over the onside took a leaning edge and gifted a simple return catch to the bowler. Fleming made run-a-ball 25.

Toss: Kiwis to bat in a must-win clash

West Indies captain Carl Hooper won the toss and sent New Zealand to bat in the World Cup Group B match at St George's Park on Thursday.

The West Indies, who beat hosts South Africa in the opening match, will ensure their place in the super-six round if they win.

The Kiwis face a must-win situation, having lost to Sri Lanka and likely to forfeit their game against Kenya at Nairobi on February 21 for security reasons.

New Zealand: Stephen Fleming (capt), Andre Adams, Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Scott Styris, Daryl Tuffey, Lou Vincent.

West Indies: Carl Hooper (capt), Ridley Jacobs, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Mervyn Dillon, Vasbert Drakes, Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Brian Lara, Nixon McLean, Ricardo Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan

Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (Rsa) and Darrell Hair (Aus)

Third umpire: Srinivas Venkatraghavan (Ind)

Match referee: Mike Procter (Rsa)


Source: The Times of India.
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Posted 16 February 2003 - 09:59 PM

Match Bulletin (South Africa V New Zealand).


Play resumes: Revised target of 226 in 39 overs for New Zealand

New Zealand were set a revised victory target of 226 off 39 overs after their match against South Africa was halted by rain.

Play resumed at 1545 GMT, with New Zealand well placed at 182 for one after 30.3 overs in reply to South Africa's 306 for six.


31st over: Fleming flourishes as New Zealand race to 182/1

Skipper Stephen Fleming brought up his first century in World Cups to lead New Zealand's chase of 307 for victory against South Africa at the Wanderers.

Fleming steered a delivery down to third man to bring up his century off 109 deliveries, which included 17 boundaries. A superb knock, it had Fleming punching the air.

The Kiwis were 182 for one in the 30.3 overs, when rain forced players off the field once again.

Fleming was unbeaten on 104, while Nathan Astle was on 37.


25 overs: Fleming keeping New Zealand on track

Captain Stephen Fleming led the way for New Zealand, hammering 15 boundaries in a fiery 87, and Nathan Astle was not out 21 in their chase of 306, in a crucial match.

After 25 overs, Kiwis had reached 148 for one and were very close to the required rate.


19 overs: Play resumes

New Zealand, chasing 307 for victory, raced to 121 for one after 19 overs in their World Cup Group B match against South Africa on Sunday.

Captain Stephen Fleming was unbeaten on 72, having hammered 13 fours in 74 balls, and Nathan Astle was not out nine in a match New Zealand have to win if they are to progress to the Super Six stage.

Craig McMillan, on the drive to an outswinger, was caught behind for 25 off the seam bowling of Jacques Kallis in the 15th over, having shared in a first-wicket stand of 89 with Fleming.


15 overs: Rain stops play

Skipper Stephen Fleming smashed four boundaries off consecutive deliveries, before rain stopped play with New Zealand on 97 for one.

Fleming completed his half-century in the process and was unbeaten on 54 from 57 deliveries, which included ten boundaries.

Nathan Astle was guarding the other end on five from just one delivery.

Allan Donald claimed the only wicket to fall. Craig McMillan (25) flashed at a full delivery outside the off-stump, but only managed to get a thin edge through to Mark Boucher.


10 overs: Fleming, McMillan help New Zealand make steady start

Openers Stephen Fleming and Craig McMillan got New Zealand off to a steady start, chasing South Africa's massive total of 306, at the Wanderers on Sunday.

After 10 overs, New Zealand had reached 45 without loss. Skipper Fleming was on 30, while McMillan was on ten.


46th over: Gibbs departs but South Africa on target for huge score

Herschelle Gibbs departed after a clinical knock of 143 from just 141 deliveries, which included 19 boundaries and three sixes, as South Africa reached 260 for five.

Gibbs cut loose after his century and this time tried to pull a delivery over mid-wicket, but couldn't clear Craig McMillan on the boundary.

Gibbs equalled the highest score made by an individual at the Wanderers, that was made just a few days earlier by Andrew Symonds for Australia against Pakistan. He also became the leading scorer of World Cup 2003.

Lance Klusener was unebaten on four.


40 overs: Gibbs slams 12th century in one-dayers

It was a long wait in the 'nervous ninties' for Herschelle Gibbs, but he kept cool, completing his second century in World Cups, and then cut loose.


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Posted 16 February 2003 - 10:00 PM


Immediatly after completing his century, Gibbs went on the offensive, launching Scott Syris for a huge six and a boundary.

Gibbs was unbeaten on 110 from 125 deliveries, which included 14 boundaries and two sixes.

After 40 overs, South Africa had reached 208 for three. Mark Boucher was at the other end on two.

Jacques Kallis (33) and Gibbs put on another medium-sized partnership of 67, before Kallis was caught by Lou Vincent off Daniel Vettori.

All the three wickets so far have yeilded 60, 66 and 67 runs for South Africa, respectively.


34 overs: Gibbs nears century, South Africa 173 for two

Herschelle Gibbs was heading towards a century — his 12th in one-dayers and second in World Cups — as South Africa looked set for a huge total.

After 34 overs, South Africa had reached 173 for two. Gibbs was on 90 from 108 deliveries, while Jacques Kallis was unbeaten on 21 from 34 balls.


25 overs: Gibbs' half-century puts South Africa in charge

Opener Herschelle Gibbs was unbeaten on 65 as South Africa cruised to 130 for two after 25 overs in their World Cup Group B match against New Zealand on Sunday.

Gibbs, who initially struggled with his timing, put on 60 for the first wicket with the more assured Graeme Smith before Smith, after blasting a quickfire 23, top-edged a skier off Shane Bond to be well caught behind by Brendon McCullum.

The 22-year-old Smith, brought into the side for Jonty Rhodes, who was ruled out of the tournament after breaking a bone in his hand, smashed five fours in 28 balls.

Gibbs and Nicky Boje, 29, then added 66 for the second wicket to strengthen South Africa's grip.

Boje was looking good until he completly missed a straight delivery from Scott Styris, which crashed into the stumps.

New Zealand made one change to the team that beat West Indies by 20 runs on Thursday, batsman Craig McMillan coming in for 'bits-and-pieces' all rounder Chris Harris.

Toss: South Africa elect to bat

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in their World Cup Group B match on Sunday.

Fast bowler Allan Donald is recalled by South Africa after being dropped for their last match against Kenya while left-hand batsman Graeme Smith comes in for Jonty Rhodes, who was ruled out of the tournament after breaking a bone in his hand.

New Zealand make one change to the side that beat West Indies by 20 runs in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, batsman Craig McMillan coming in for 'bits-and-pieces' all rounder Chris Harris.

South Africa: Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Boeta Dippenaar, Mark Boucher, Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock (captain), Nicky Boje, Allan Donald, Makhaya Ntini.

New Zealand: Stephen Fleming (captain), Nathan Astle, Scott Styris, Chris Cairns, Lou Vincent, Craig McMillan, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Andre Adams, Shane Bond.
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 05:39 AM


Match Bulletin - India V Zimbabwe
Harare, February 19


40 overs: India closing in on win, Zimbabwe 160/8

Harbhajan Singh grabbed his second wicket of the match when he dismissed Zimbabwe skipper Heath Streak to leave the home team on verge of a heavy defeat on 160 for eight.

Streak went for the sweep, but the ball took the top edge and spooned high into the air. Mohammad Kaif ran around from leg gully to take a simple catch.

The Zimbabwean skipper made 20 from 33 deliveries.

Tatenda Taibu was unbeaten on 22 from 32 deliveries, while Brian Murphy was yet to open his account.

35 overs: Sehwag gets into the act

Virender Sehwag chipped in with a wicket as Zimbabwe reached 134 for seven after 35 overs of play.

Guy Whittall mistimed a square cut and ended up hitting it in the air. Zaheer Khan, diving to his right side, pocketed a blinder.

Whittall looked dangerous for his 28 from 26 deliveries.

Skipper Heath Streak was unbeaten on three, while wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu was on 17.

27 overs: Ganguly wrecks Zimbabwe

Skipper Sourav Ganguly snagged two wickets in two deliveries and then followed it with another wickets in his next over to leave Zimbabwe in dire straits.

Grant Flower, attempting to hit over the top, got under the ball and was caught by Harbhajan running backwards to be Ganguly's first victim.

Then, Dion Ebrahim pulled straight to square leg, and in the next over Andy Blignaut was caught in the deep, also off Ganguly.

After 27 overs, Zimbabwe had reached 95 for six.

Guy Whittall was unbeaten on six, while Tatainda Taibu was on four.

18 overs: Andy bows to Harbhajan magic

After a number of close calls, Andy Flower finally fell to Harbhajan Singh as Zimbabwe were left strugglling on 56 for three.

Harbhajan clipped the stumps with a delivery that spun in from outside leg. Flower made 22.

Harbhajan had earlier dropped Flower on 8 at short square leg off Srinath. Flower should then have been run out before changing his bat and pulling Nehra's first ball for four.

Javagal Srinath grabbed the two other wickets and ended the spell with figures of 2 for 10 runs from seven overs.

10 overs: Srinath makes double breakthrough

Javagal Srinath struck with two quick wickets as Zimbabwe, chasing India's 255 for seven, struggled to 26 for two after 10 overs.

Srinath had Mark Vermeulen caught behind in his first over for a duck, and then Craig Wishart played on for 12.

Andy Flower was unbeaten on eight, while brother Grant Flower was on two.

Innings: Flower stuns Tendulkar to check India

Rahul Dravid, with 43 off 55 balls, and Mohammad Kaif's inventive 25 off 24 deliveries, made sure of a competitive total.

India closed their innings on 255 for seven.

Zaheer Khan also contributed to the effort with 13 from just eight deliveries.

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 05:42 AM


40 overs: India slump after good start

Andy Blignaut dismissed skipper Sourav Ganguly, while Brian Murphy claimed the scalp of Yuvraj Singh as India slumped further to 188 for five from 40 overs.

Ganguly, hurried by Blignaut's pace, hit the first six of the innings with a straight drive off Murphy.

He then attempted a chip over mid-on off Blignaut and was caught for 24 off a leading edge by Heath Streak.

Yuvraj, prodding half-forward to Murphy, was caught behind for one.

Probably the hero for Zimbabwe, Grant Flower, who dismissed Sachin Tendulkar with a great delivery, split his index finger and had to leave the field after trying to catch Rahul Dravid at short midwicket off Murphy.

30 overs: Flower double-strike checks India

Grant Flower took two wickets in three balls, including Sachin Tendulkar for 81, as India were pegged back to 146 for three after 30 overs.

Virender Sehwag had led an early onslaught before Tendulkar overhauled him with a string of fine drives and leg-side flicks.

Flower, however, transformed the tone by removing Dinesh Mongia and Tendulkar with his left-arm spin in the 28th over.

25 overs: Tendulkar leads way as India hit 135/1

Sachin Tendulkar stroked 77 not out as India cruised to 135 for one after 25 overs. Tendulkar became the biggest run-scorer in World Cup history with over 1200 runs in the tournament.

18 overs: Sehwag departs but Tendulkar stands firm

Guy Whittall claimed the much-needed first wicket for Zimbabwe, but India were still placed well for a big score at 104 for one after 18 overs.

Virender Sehwag became the victim when he tried to cut a delivery, but misjudged the bounce and edged it straight into the wicket-keepers gloves.

Sehwag made 36 from just 38 deliveries, which included six boundaries.

Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 55 from 63 deliveries, while Dinesh Mongia — promoted up the order — was on two.

10 overs: India race to 54 for no loss

Virender Sehwag, taking Sourav Ganguly's place at the top of the order, led the way with a run-a-ball 25 as India reached 54 without loss after 10 overs.

5 overs: India off to flying start

Skipper Sourav Ganguly was demoted from the opening slot as India made a rapid start against Zimbabwe in their World Cup Group A match on Wednesday.

They reached 32 without loss after five overs.

India replaced spinner Anil Kumble for left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra. Zimbabwe left out quick bowler Henry Olonga and brought in Andy Blignaut.

Zimbabwe's Andy Flower took to the field with a black wristband. He wore a black armband in the team's opening game in protest against President Robert Mugabe's government but was asked to stop wearing it by the cricket authorities.

Toss: Zimbabwe ask India to bat

Zimbabwe won the toss and put India in to bat in their World Cup Group A match on Wednesday.

Both team made one change, India replacing spinner Anil Kumble for left-arm seamer Ashish Nehra.

Zimbabwe left out quick bowler Henry Olonga and brought in one-day all rounder Andy Blignaut.

India: Sourav Ganguly (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Dinesh Mongia, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Zimbabwe: Craig Wishart, Mark Vermeulen, Andy Flower, Grant Flower, Dion Ebrahim, Guy Whittall, Tatenda Taibu, Heath Streak (captain), Brian Murphy, Douglas Hondo, Andy Blignaut.


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Match Bulletin: Australia vs Holland
Hindustan Times
Potchefstroom, February 20


30 overs: Australia romp to third victory

Australia beat Holland by 75 runs in their rain-affected match.

The Dutch, chasing 198 for victory, were bowled out for 122 in the 30th over, fast bowler Andy Bichel taking three wickets in quick succession as the world champions sealed their third straight victory of the tournament.

29 overs: Australia poised for third victory

Holland slumped to 118 for nine after 29 overs chasing 198 runs in 36 overs.

Fast bowler Andy Bichel took three wickets in quick succession as the world champions scented their third straight victory.

25 overs: Australia closing on victory

Holland slumped to 101 for seven after 25 overs chasing 198 runs in 36 overs.

22 overs: De Leede falls as Netherlands struggle

The Netherlands struggled to 85 for five after 22 overs chasing 198 runs in 36 overs to beat Australia.

Tim de Leede was caught by wicketkeeper Jimmy Maher off Andy Bichel for 24.

15 overs: Netherlands struggle to 59-4

The Netherlands struggled to 59 for four after 15 overs chasing 198 runs in 36 overs to beat Australia on Thursday.

Luuk van Troost was caught by Andy Bichel on the mid-wicket boundary off Darren Lehmann for 23 and Klaas Jan van Noortwijk was lbw to Lehmann for 13.

10 overs: Netherlands move on to 40 for two

The Netherlands reached 40 for two after 10 overs chasing 198 runs in 36 overs.

Bas Zuiderent lobbed a catch to wicketkeeper Jimmy Maher off Gillespie.

Opener Luuk van Troost was unbeaten on 23, with Klaas Jan van Noortwijk on five.

2 overs: Netherlands lose Van Bunge early

The Netherlands slipped to 8-1 in the second over chasing 198 runs in 36 overs to beat Australia in their World Cup Group A match on Thursday.

Dutch opener Daan van Bunge edged Jason Gillespie's second ball to Damien Martyn at first slip.

Innings: Martyn anchors Australia

Damien Martyn's unbeaten 67 saw Australia to 170 for two from 36 overs.

Under the Duckworth-Lewis system for rain-affected matches this left the Dutch needing to score 198 off 36 overs to win at the North West stadium.

But it might have been a different story for world champions and tournament favourites Australia had not Martyn been dropped on one by Feiko Kloppenburg off a difficult return chance.

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Posted 21 February 2003 - 12:52 AM

30 overs: Martyn reaches interrupted fifty

Damien Martyn reached his fifty as Australia moved on to 138 for two from 30 overs.

Martyn was on 58 not out, including six fours, and Darren Lehmann on eight.

28 overs: Martyn and Lehmann resume

Australia resumed on 123-2 from 28 overs after the second rain interruption.

Damien Martyn was on 46 not out and Darren Lehmann on five.

Openers Jimmy Maher and Matthew Hayden earlier fell for 26 and 33 respectively.

The match, reduced to 47 overs-per-side after rain delayed the start, was cut again to 36 overs-per-side after the second interruption.

28 overs: Rain again stops play in Australia-Holland match

Play was once again suspended due to rain in the World Cup match between Australia and Holland.

Australia were 123-2 in 28 overs when play was stopped in a match already reduced to 44-overs-a-side.

If both teams cannot play 25 overs each, the match will be abandoned and Australia and the Dutch will share two points each.

27 overs: Martyn and Lehmann resume for Australia

Damien Martyn and Darren Lehmann took Australia to 116-2 after 27 overs.

Martyn was on 40 not out, with Lehmann on four after a 50-minute rain delay.

Openers Jimmy Maher and Matthew Hayden earlier fell for 26 and 33 respectively.

The match, reduced to 47 overs-per-side after rain delayed the start, was cut again to 44 overs-per-side after the rain interruption.

25 overs: Double Dutch delight as Hayden falls

Matthew Hayden was out for 33 as Australia moved cautiously to 109 for two after 25 overs.

Persistent drizzle then forced the players off the pitch.

Hayden had been unusually subdued before lofting a catch to Edgar Schiferli on the mid-wicket boundary off the bowling of Tim de Leede.

Damien Martyn was on 37 not out, with Darren Lehmann on one.

20 overs: Australia kept in check by canny Dutch

Australia moved cautiously to 91 for one after 20 overs.

Jimmy Maher, replacing the rested Adam Gilchrist, pulled the first ball of the game for four and struck three more boundaries before edging Tim de Leede to Daan van Bunge at slip for 26.

A subdued Matthew Hayden was on 30, with Damien Martyn on 23 as the Dutch medium-pacers took advantage of favourable conditions and a slow pitch to restrict the world champions.

Martyn was dropped by Feiko Kloppenburg, a difficult caught and bowled chance low to his left, not long after he arrived at the crease.

10 overs: Maher and Hayden set off for Australia

Jimmy Maher pulled the first ball of the match for four as Australia moved on to 40 for no loss after ten overs of their World Cup Group A game against Holland on Thursday.

Maher, replacing the rested Adam Gilchrist, was 24 not out and Matthew Hayden on 12.

The match was reduced to 47 overs-per-side after rain delayed the start.

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Edited by Shivani Shahi, 21 February 2003 - 12:55 AM.

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