MAKE IT A DOUBLE FOR AUSTRALIA
Women took out the Women's Grand Final this afternoon, making it a double
for the Australians. The Australian Women were undefeated throught the
competition, whereas the Australian
Men suffered their first ever loss in a World Cup match
Score. . .
Brad Zeller, Australian
Womens' coach, with the Women's World Cup trophy.
MEN RETAIN WORLD CUP.
Score. . .
Iaian O'Brien and
Leigh Kelly (NZ Capt) have a quiet word with the Umpire about waiting
for a batsman to be fully ready before bowling to him. See match report
of Grand Final for more.
Zealand vs Australia in the Women's Grand Final
a New Zealand v Australia Mens Grand Final
came back strongly after last night's historic defeat, soudly beating
England. So tomorrow's Grand Final is a replay of last night's magnificent
game between these two sides.
Zealand put on strong batting display against rapidly improving Sri
women scored a highly commendable 101 against quality opposition today
when they played New Zealand in the Women's Semi-Final today
first LBW decision ever in an Indoor Cricket World Cup match
umpire Nepia Stewart adjudged Asela (Sri Lanka Men) out LBW against
New Zealand yesterday--and I just happened to have my camera pointing
at the action (photo included in both the New Zealand Men and Sri Lanka
Men's photoCDs). It is believed to be the first ever LBW decision given
in any Indoor Cricket World Cup match. The bowler was Guy Coleman.
partnership of 44 rescues Sri Lankan Men
struggling in the first 8 overs, Sri Lanka's 3rd pair put on a fine
44 to help their team to a competitive total. After 8 overs the England
Men had restricted the Sri Lankans to just 14 runs, and they were in
. . and it's not decided until the last ball (again)
. . .
Zealand Men destroy the Australian batting line-up.
outstanding bowling and absolutely sensational fielding, the New Zealand
Men totally dominated the Australian batsmen.
With skins of 19, 0, 18 and -11, Australia could only manage an alltime
low total of 26.
New Zealand begin their innings knowing they are on the verge of the
most historic game in Mens World Cup history. They will also win a place
in the Grand Final is they do as the large, vocal crowd present expect
and win the game.
New Zealand Men in a huddle after a great bowling/fielding
performance against Australia. The scoreboard shows Australia's lowest
ever World Cup score of 26.
Zealand defeat Australia!!!
In absolute ripper of a game,
New Zealand Men have defeated the Australians. This is the Australian
Men's first ever
loss in a World Cup match, and it means New Zealand are straight through
to the Grand Final. Australia will now have to win through the semis
if they want the chance for a rematch in the Grand Final.
Women continue to show improvement
played Australia and then Sri Lanka today, and it was particularly noiceable
that they have already gained enormously from the competition and coaching
they have received here.
New Zealand and India Women after their game against
Remembering that yesterday they took 2 wickets when bowling to New Zealand,
today they took 3 against the Australians, then another 3 against the
But it was in their fielding and batting that the improvement was most
visible--they are beginning to look like an indoor cricket team, not
just a team of cricketers playing indoors.
Result vs Australia
Result vs Sri
Zealand Men contain Sri Lankan 3rd pair, go on to win match (ongoing
match report, final scores here)
Lankans have started brilliantly in their game against New Zealand,
restricting the home-town team's first pair to 9 runs.
NZ.s second pair have responded courageously, posting 40 runs for a
team total at the halfway mark of 49.
A third partnership of 22, and a final of 23 sees New Zealand posting
a final score of 94.
reply, Sri Lanka are 42 after 8 overs. This game is still in the balance.
Zealand restricted the 3rd pair to 0, thereby setting up a comfortable
He started the
tournament by entertaining us all at the Opening Breakfast . . . and
finished it by finishing equal second in the Men's Batting averages
and Runner Up in the Mens' Player of the Tournament. Congratulations
Lyndon Hannibal of Sri Lanka.
details of all award winners HERE.
Lanka score first ever win in a World Cup match.
flavour in Indian team
Zealand Women open their campaign with a spirited performance against
Zealand Men open campaign with a solid win against England.
Lankan Women come up against high-scoring Australians. Result.
Men draw first blood against India. Result.
Cricket World Cup history made in Australian Women vs Sri Lanka game
the first time in Indoor Cricket World Cup history, the umpire and
scorer were women.
Zealand Men have a huge win over India.
Zealand showed us all how to empty a grandstand today--a large crowd
was watching the Australian Men locked in a tight game with Sri Lanka.
Suddenly, the sound of the New Zealand Haka resounded through the
complex (the New Zealand Men were about the begin their game against
India). Almost everyone in the grandstand watching the Australian
vs Sri Lanka game jumped to their feet and headed toward the sound
of the Haka.
Lankan Men restrict Australia to 23 runs from 8 overs.
superb bowling and some exceptional fielding, Sri Lanka Men have restricted
Australia to their lowest first-8-overs' score for the tournament
so far. They followed this up by taking the first two batting skins
More. . .
Lanka Women take a skin from New Zealand
game featuring some excellent fielding from both sides, New Zealand
Women lost one skin to Sri Lanka, but otherwise comprehensively outplayed
Lanka Men just fail to take their chance against New Zealand
it was the New Zealand Women vs Australia. Today (so far) it was Sri
Lanka Men pushing New Zealand all the way. A healthy crowd of nearly
250 were treated to some exceptional bowling and fielding from both
Men win a skin against Australia
being well beaten overall, England Men took the second skin (15 to
10) from the current World Cup holders.
Women arrive in Wellington
a long time travelling, the Indian Women finally arrived in Wellington.
Despite the extended hours spent travelling, they were keen enough
to go through some training exercises this afternoon. Tomorrow (Thursday)
they will play Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Lanka Men beat England in a thriller
the closest and most exciting match so far, newcomers Sri Lanka fought
out a high-scoring match with England, the result of which was not
determined until the last ball.
Scores and full
match report here
crowd packs in to watch New Zealand Men take on Australia
The crowd began arriving mid-afternoon, and by
6pm the stands were already filing quite quickly. By the time the
New Zealand Men began the Haka, over one thousand people had filled
the stands and occupied all available standing room.
Full Match Report
and Results here
Men finish at top of table
conclusion of the qualifying rounds, and as a result of their win
over New Zealand last night, the Australian Men finished at the top
of the table. Before last night's game, New Zealand held a 1point
advantage over the Australians, and had to beat them to retain top
Result and full
report of last night's game
Women play their first ever games in a World Cup
game's result and match report
Second game's result,