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AUS v ZIM,Match 4 Group A, Mach Report
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World Cup 2011 - Post-match COW Report Tuesday, 22 February 2011 16:30
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Match 4, Group A: Australia v Zimbabwe (Winner: AUS)

Australia won by 91 runs.

  Pre-match Analysis  Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match : S Watson Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad (21 Feb,2011)

Australia started the match with the COW in their favour at 59%, but Zimbabwe used the innovative policy of opening with their miserly spinners which stifled the Asutralian scoring rate reducing their COW to 52% by the 18th over, when Australia were only 52%. The arrival of Ponting brought some life in the innings as they played their shot and got Australia to 140/1 after the 31st over, increasing their chances to 58%. When both of them went in quick succession, the innings slowed again and dipped to 50%, before Clarke displayed some long overdue shots along with the middle order to take Australia’s score to 262 and their COW to 60%. After some initial resistance, the Zimbabwean innings slipped, fell and never rose again. When the 5th wicket fell in the 22nd over, Zimbabwe’s COW was at 90%. Australia however did not manage to finish off the match till the 47th over, by which time the COW had been locked at 1% since the last 7 overs.

  1st Innings (Australia) - 50 Overs Maximum  
arrow 17 Overs: AUS 56/0 AUS 52% Australia did not certainly expect
      Zimbabwean bowling to be so miserly and the policy of starting with spinners took them by surprise. Australia’s chances decreased by 7% during this period.
arrow 31 Overs: AUS 140/1 AUS 58% After the fall of Brad Haddin , Ponting
      and Watson started to attack the bowling. Australia’s chances increased by 6% during this period.
arrow 39 Overs: AUS 166/3 AUS 50% After Ponting and Watson fell in
      consecutive overs, Australia’s innings went into a rut again. Australia’s chances decreased by 8% during this period.
arrow 50 Overs: AUS 262/7 AUS 60% Australia belatedly launched an assault
      on Zimbabwe and managed to avoid slight embarrassment when they reached 262. Australia’s chances increased by 10% during this period.
  2nd Innings (Zimbabwe: Target 263) - 50 Overs Maximum  
arrow 10 Overs: ZIM 39/1 AUS 64% Zimbabwe started well but after they
      lost their 1st wicket, they were always going to have a hard time. Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 4% during this period.
arrow 22 Overs: ZIM 88/5 AUS 73% Zimbabwe lost their wickets very
      quickly and the proverbial writing was on the wall. Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 9% during this period.
arrow 33 Overs: ZIM 122/7 AUS 90% This World Cup encounter too
      meandered into pointlessness with the result confirmed well before the match ended. Zimbabwe’s chances decreased by 17% during this period.
arrow 46.5 Overs: ZIM 171/10 AUS 100% Zimbabwe’s tail wagged about a bit,
      but their resistance was futile and not very exciting too.Australia won by 91 runs.

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