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Sunday, June 6, 1999 Published at 17:02 GMT 18:02 UK


Kiwis on top as Allott stars

New Zealand celebrate the wicket of Neil Johnson

Zim 175 (49.3 ovs) v NZ

Zimbabwe lost their last seven wickets for 39 runs as New Zealand made the most of the damp conditions at Headingley.

Captain Alastair Campbell won the toss in bright sunshine for the African country.

But his gamble of batting first failed, as the innings was twice delayed by rain.

Pace bowler Geoff Allott took three wickets, two of them early on as Zimbabwe struggled to 45 for three, and one more as the innings crumbled away.

It gave him 18 victims for the tournament - equalling Indian Roger Binny's 1983 record for a single World Cup.

Allott finished with three for 24 as did Chris Cairns, who passed 100 one-day career wickets.

Campbell and Murray Goodwin put on 91 for the fourth wicket but Neil Johnson and Guy Whittall were the only other batsmen to make double figures.

Slow rate

The Zimbabweans struck just one boundary in the last 14.3 overs and the rain upset the concentration and rhythm of the batsmen as they struggled to lift their run rate above three an over.

Grant Flower was brilliantly run out by Matthew Horne with a direct hit with the score on 10.

Fellow opener Neil Johnson cracked five boundaries off Dion Nash as he sped to 25 off 32 balls.

But he was bowled by Allott, who then had Andy Flower caught at point for nought to make it 45 for three.

Goodwin (57) and Campbell (40) rescued the innings but at one stage they scored just 16 runs in seven overs.

They were dismissed in quick succession shortly after the second break in play, and the rest of the batsmen folded with little resistance.

The match looks likely to go into a second day, with the innings not finishing until after 1730 local time.

World Cup Super Six: Zimbabwe v New Zealand
06/06/99 at Headingley

Match Abandoned As A Draw
Scorecard correct at 17:08 BST

New Zealand 70 for 3 (15overs)
Zimbabwe 175 all out (49.3overs)

New Zealand innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
MJ Horne lbw b Whittall 35 35 6 -
NJ Astle c Streak b Olonga 20 28 4 -
CD McMillan lbw b Streak 1 9 - -
SP Fleming not out 9 17 1 -
RG Twose not out 0 5 - -
Extras 0b 1lb 0w 4nb 5
TOTAL: 3 wkts, 15 overs 70

Fall of wickets: 1-58 (58 Horne, 37 mins), 2-59 (1 Astle, 5 mins), 3-65 (6 McMillan, 11 mins)
Still to bat: C L Cairns, A C Parore, C Z Harris, D J Nash, G R Larsen, G I Allott

Bowler O M R W
N C Johnson 3 0 21 0
H H Streak 5 0 25 1
G J Whittall 3 0 9 1
H K Olonga 4 1 14 1
Zimbabwe innings
Batsman     Runs Balls 4s 6s
NC Johnson b Allott 25 32 5 -
GW Flower run out 1 9 - -
MW Goodwin c Parore b Harris 57 90 6 -
A Flower c McMillan b Allott 0 2 - -
ADR Campbell c Nash b Larsen 40 101 2 -
GJ Whittall c Astle b Allott 21 34 1 -
SV Carlisle c McMillan b Astle 2 11 - -
HH Streak b Cairns 4 13 - -
AR Whittall c Astle b Cairns 3 6 - -
AG Huckle c Twose b Cairns 0 1 - -
HK Olonga not out 1 1 - -
Extras 4b 11lb 3w 3nb 21
TOTAL: 49.3 overs 175

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (10 Flower, 12 mins), 2-35 (25 Johnson, 23 mins), 3-45 (10 Flower, 5 mins), 4-136 (91 Goodwin, 107 mins), 5-148 (12 Campbell, 14 mins), 6-154 (6 Carlisle, 12 mins), 7-163 (9 Streak, 11 mins), 8-174 (11 Whittall, 16 mins), 9-174 (0 Huckle, - mins), 10-175 (1 Whittall, - mins)

Bowler O M R W
G I Allott 10 1 24 3
D J Nash 10 2 48 0
G R Larsen 10 0 27 1
C L Cairns 6.3 2 24 3
C Z Harris 4 0 12 1
N J Astle 9 0 25 1

Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat

Umpires: S Venkataraghavan, D L Orchard

Zimbabwe
N C Johnson , G W Flower , M W Goodwin , A Flower (wkt) , A D R Campbell (capt) , G J Whittall , S V Carlisle , H H Streak , A R Whittall , A G Huckle , H K Olonga ,

New Zealand
M J Horne , N J Astle , C D McMillan , S P Fleming (capt) , R G Twose , C L Cairns , A C Parore (wkt) , C Z Harris , D J Nash , G R Larsen , G I Allott ,







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