February 26, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 updates: Day 7

On the day 7 of the ICC World Cup, 2 matches were played. First match was between Australia and New Zealand at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India. Australia won the toss and let the Kiwis to bat first.

Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum opened the batting innings for the Kiwis. The start was pretty impressive for the Kiwis, but this did not last long when Brendon McCullum gave a catch to Jason Krejza and departed after scoring 16 runs from 12 deliveries. After this Kiwis started to loose wickets quickly. It lost 7 wickets in just 17 overs scoring only 73 runs, when all hopes faded Jamie How and Nathan McCullum put up some good partnership and so did Daniel Vettori. From 17 overs, they sustained till 45.1 overs and lost all 10 wickets. This was a good comeback for them and ended up scoring 206 runs in total. Mitchell Johnson took 4 wickets and Shaun Tait took 3 wickets that help Aussies to destroy Kiwis batting lineup.

Australia opened its batting innings with the openers Shane Watson and Brad Haddin. They both started off very well and put up half centuries scoring 62 and 55 runs with a partnership of 133 runs. After the fall of the openers, Ricky Ponting could not stay long enough to finish off the innings. Later Michael Clarke and Cameron White stood till the end and completed the required runs and returned back victorious. By 34 overs, Australia scored a total of 207 runs with the loss of 3 wickets. 

Australia won the match by 7 wickets. Man of the match went to Mitchell Johnson for his brilliant bowling performance.

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