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YESTERDAY'S MATCHES

Group B

Australia v New Zealand

CARDIFF (One Day): New Zealand (2pts) beat Australia by 5 wkts

Australia won toss

AUSTRALIA

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

M E Waugh lbw b Allott 2 0 0 5 9

A C Gilchrist c Astle b Allott 14 0 1 28 37

R T Ponting c Harris b Astle 47 0 4 88 157

D S Lehmann c Astle b Harris 76 0 8 94 173

*S R Waugh c Astle b Harris 7 0 0 18 18

M G Bevan b Allott 21 0 1 32 46

S Lee run out 2 0 0 8 9

S K Warne b Allott 15 0 2 14 21

D W Fleming not out 8 0 0 11 14

A C Dale not out 3 0 0 5 4

Extras (lb10 w5 nb3) 18

Total (for 8, 50 overs) 213

Fall: 1-7, 2-32, 3-126, 4-149, 5-172, 6-175, 7-192, 8-204.

Did Not Bat: G D McGrath.

Bowling: G I Allott 10-0-37-4, D J Nash 8-1-30-0, C L Cairns 7-0-44-0, G R Larsen 10-2-26-0, C Z Harris 10-0-50-2, N J Astle 5-0-16-1.

NEW ZEALAND

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

M J Horne c Gilchrist b Dale 5 0 1 8 5

N J Astle c Ponting b Fleming 5 0 0 15 26

C D McMillan c Fleming b Warne 28 0 3 48 59

*S P Fleming b McGrath 9 0 1 20 33

R G Twose not out 80 0 10 99 129

C L Cairns c Dale b Fleming 60 3 5 77 112

A C Parore not out 10 1 1 9 8

Extras (lb2 w11 nb4) 17

Total (for 5, 45.2 overs) 214

Fall: 1-5, 2-21, 3-47, 4-49, 5-197.

Did Not Bat: C Z Harris, D J Nash, G R Larsen, G I Allott.

Bowling: D W Fleming 8.2-1-43-2, A C Dale 5-1-18-1, G D McGrath 9-0-43- 1, S Lee 6-0-24-0, S K Warne 10-1-44-1, S R Waugh 4-0-25-0, M G Bevan 3-0-15-0.

Umpires: Javed Akhtar and D R Shepherd.

Group B

Pakistan v Scotland

RIVERSIDE (One Day): Pakistan (2pts) beat Scotland by 94 runs

Scotland won toss

PAKISTAN

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

Saeed Anwar c Davies b Butt 6 0 0 22 38

Shahid Afridi run out 7 0 1 9 20

Abdul Razzaq lbw b Brinkley 12 0 0 53 50

Inzamam-ul-Haq st Davies b Dyer 12 0 0 50 82

Salim Malik lbw b Hamilton 0 0 0 3 3

Yousuf Youhana not out 81 0 6 119 135

Moin Khan c Brinkley b Hamilton 47 0 5 41 68

*Wasim Akram not out 37 2 2 19 22

Extras (b5 lb6 w33 nb15) 59

Total (for 6, 50 overs) 261

Fall: 1-21, 2-35, 3-55, 4-60, 5-92, 6-195.

Did Not Bat: Azhar Mahmood, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Akhtar.

Bowling: J A R Blain 7-0-49-0, Asim Butt 9-1-55-1, G M Hamilton 10-0- 36-2, J E Brinkley 10-0-29-1, N R Dyer 9-0-48-1, I M Stanger 5-0-33-0.

SCOTLAND

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

B W Patterson b Akram 0 0 0 5 1

I R Philip lbw b Akhtar 0 0 0 6 17

M J Smith b Akhtar 3 0 0 3 11

I M Stanger b Akram 3 0 0 24 24

*G Salmond c Khan b Akhtar 5 0 0 7 11

G M Hamilton b Akram 76 3 3 111 149

J E Brinkley c Khan b Mushtaq 22 0 3 43 72

A G Davies c Sub b Razzaq 19 0 1 28 41

J A R Blain lbw b Razzaq 0 0 0 5 4

Asim Butt c Khan b Razzaq 1 0 0 5 4

N R Dyer not out 1 0 0 4 5

Extras (b1 lb11 w17 nb8) 37

Total (38.5 overs) 167

Fall: 1-1, 2-5, 3-9, 4-16, 5-19, 6-78, 7-139, 8-149, 9-160.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 7.5-0-23-3, Shoaib Akhtar 6-2-11-3, Azhar Mahmood 7-2-21-0, Abdul Razzaq 10-0-38-3, Saqlain Mushtaq 6-0-46-1, Shahid Afridi 2-0-16-0.

Umpires: D B Cowie and I D Robinson.

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY

ROGER TWOSE

New Zealand's Torquay-born batsman hit an unbeaten 80 to help his dark horse side to victory over their antipodean rivals Australia. The Kiwis reached their target of 214 with 28 balls to spare to maintain their 100 per cent record in the tournament.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

There are about a dozen clubs in the Dublin area, and it's a nice community. The local cricket match on a Saturday afternoon would get about 50 spectators.

Clontarf club official John Behan, on selling all 3,500 tickets for today's West Indies v Bangladesh match, the first major cricket international on Irish soil.

MISSING IDENTITY

Who is the World Cup player described below? The answer will appear tomorrow.

Having made his debut against Pakistan 10 years ago, this former captain is one of the most experienced members of his team and led them to their greatest triumph in 1997. He is a right-handed batsman, who has amassed more than 600 runs in one-day internationals at an average of more than 25. He is his team's most consistent batsman and is their leading run- scorer. This 32 year-old will be eager to surpass his highest score of 59 in what is likely to be a tough World Cup for his side. He has bowled at this level, but without success, although he might be called upon as a last resort.

Yesterday's answer: Roger Twose of New Zealand.

TODAY'S MATCH

West Indies v Bangladesh

GROUP B: DUBLIN, 10.45AM

One-Day record: BATTING BOWLING

Matches Avge Wkts Avge Econ

*B C Lara 142 44.76 2 17.00 6.80

S Chanderpaul 67 35.50 12 39.08 5.23

R L Powell 1 4.00 0 - 16.00

S C Williams 53 33.40 1 30.00 7.50

R D Jacobs 24 19.50 - - -

S L Campbell 46 25.26 - - -

K Arthurton 105 26.08 42 27.64 5.03

P V Simmons 139 29.33 79 35.18 4.50

C E L Ambrose 162 11.20 214 24.07 3.57

C A Walsh 189 7.19 209 30.84 3.87

J C Adams 82 30.22 22 32.95 4.93

H R Bryan 6 4.00 5 47.20 4.72

M Dillon 17 13.50 27 24.92 4.59

N O Perry 5 24.00 5 27.20 3.96

R D King 12 38.00 16 30.12 4.34

One-Day record: BATTING BOWLING

Matches Avge Wkts Avge Econ

*Aminul 27 26.40 54 61.00 6.01

Akram 27 25.36 0 - 7.07

Faruque 5 17.80 - - -

Shahriar 11 19.45 - - -

Mehrab 6 34.83 - - -

Enamul 17 9.16 7 81.00 5.20

Neeyamur 1 - 1 46.00 5.75

Naimur 12 16.81 6 53.00 4.99

Khaled Mhmud 12 17.36 11 35.81 4.16

Khaled Masud 21 10.60 - - -

Mohammed 17 13.94 16 43.81 5.11

Shafiuddin 8 9.00 10 30.30 4.84

Hasibul 21 8.62 23 39.91 5.73

Manjural 2 - 2 33.00 4.71

Minhajul 23 14.22 9 44.88 5.69

Ground capacity: 3,500. Ticket availability: Sold out.

TV: Live: Sky 1 (from 10.30am). Highlights: BBC2 (12.40am).

Previous one-day meetings: None. The West Indies' all-time record (62.85 per cent wins) shades Bangladesh's (3.23 per cent)

Weather: Cloudy and overcast with a strong chance of showers throughout the day. Some chance of clearer skies later in the afternoon.

Maximum temperature 13C.

MEDIA MONITOR

THE NUMBER 10 jersey was missing at Grace Road. It is a bit like Brazil playing without Pele or Argentina without Diego Maradona. The absence somehow become bigger than the event itself. The death of Sachin Tendulkar's father led to the master batsman leaving Leicester in sad circumstances and there was a wave of sympathy for him at the ground. Drowned in his personal sorrow, the star merely shrugged his shoulders when asked the inevitable question on when he would return to England and the World Cup. The effect on India, who have been so dependent on Sachin in any match with the world's top team was, to start with, one of slight bewilderment. The Times of India, on the impact of losing Tendulkar for the defeat to Zimbabwe.

WHO WILL land Zimbabwe's biggest cycling event? That question will be answered today when the ZimSun 100km Cycle Tour takes centre stage in Harare, starting this morning. Yesterday's Zimbabwe Standard displays its indifference to cricket by not having a story on the win over India and leading on the cycling.

WORLD CUP YOUNG GUNS

A multi-national side aged 21 or under

Name Country Age

M Sheikh Kenya 19

Shahid Afridi Pakistan 19

Abdul Razzaq Pakistan 19

Monjural Islam B'desh 19

Mehrab Hossian B'desh 19

D L Vettori NZ 20

J A R Blain Scotland 20

J Kamande Kenya 20

A Flintoff England 21

A B Agarkar India 21

Hasibul Hussain B'desh 21

MISTAKEN IDENTITY

Alan Mullally Ronan Keating

SOME PEOPLE have said that one of this pair has an uncanny knack of delivering excruciating balls at regular intervals and that this is the sole reason for his phenomenal success. The other is renowned for seeking out maidens, would be delighted to notch up 10 in a day, and would be happier still if he managed such a feat in the rain. Did someone say that cricket is the new rock'n'roll? Thought not.

WEB SITE

http://virtualbangladesh.com/bd_sports_cricket.html

Useful for cricket and non-cricket links about Bangladesh. Did you know that Kenya's Steve Tikolo will play in the Bangladesh Premier Division League, which started last December?

CRICKET TALK

A guide to the language of a cricket carnival. No 4: Bengali.

Shosha sandwich? Er cheye bhalo hoy, macher jhol, dal, naan.

Cucumber sandwich? I'd rather have a nice fish curry with some dal and a bit of nan bread on the side.

MATCH BETTING

ZIMBABWE'S WIN over India remains the only "shock" so far, and there seems little chance of that being usurped today. The West Indies are unbackable against Bangladesh, who are best priced at 11-1 with Hills. Tomorrow's matches see some better value available, with Hanse Cronje's ruthless South Africa available at 4-6 with Hills to beat England, for whom Nasser Hussain can be backed to top score at 9-2 (Hills).

MATCH BETTING TODAY

C H L S T

West Indies 1-16 1-33 1-20 1-20 1-25

Bangladesh 7-1 11-1 8-1 8-1 10-1

TOMORROW

C H L S T

England 5-4 11-10 11-8 11-8 -

South Africa 4-7 4-6 8-15 8-15 -

Zimbabwe 5-4 13-8 11-10 11-8 -

Sri Lanka 4-7 4-9 4-6 8-15 -

LEADING ENGLAND RUNSCORER (v SA)

C H L S T

Hick 11-4 11-4 11-4 3-1 -

Hussain 10-3 9-2 4-1 4-1 -

Stewart 10-3 10-3 7-2 7-2 -

Thorpe 4-1 7-2 4-1 4-1 -

Knight 5-1 4-1 11-2 9-2 -

Fairbrother 6-1 11-2 5-1 6-1 -

Flintoff 9-1 9-1 10-1 10-1 -

LEADING S AFRICA RUNSCORER (v ENG)

C H L S T

Kallis 4-1 7-2 7-2 10-3 -

Kirsten 4-1 7-2 5-1 7-2 -

Cullinan 4-1 5-1 9-2 4-1 -

Gibbs 11-2 5-1 5-1 6-1 -

Cronje 6-1 13-2 5-1 6-1 -

Rhodes 8-1 10-1 8-1 8-1 -

C Coral, H William Hill, L Ladbrokes, S Stanley, T Tote

TABLES AND SCHEDULE

GROUP A

P W L D NR Pts RR

South Africa 2 2 0 0 0 4 +1.02

England 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.72

Zimbabwe 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.33

India 2 0 2 0 0 0 +0.03

Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.05

Kenya 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.12

GROUP B

P W L D NR Pts RR

Pakistan 2 2 0 0 0 4 +1.17

New Zealand 2 2 0 0 0 4 +0.94

Australia 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.02

West Indies 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.54

Scotland 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.16

Bangladesh 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.23

GROUP MATCHES

Friday 14 May

England bt Sri Lanka by eight wickets

Saturday 15 May

South Africa bt India by four wickets

Zimbabwe bt Kenya by five wickets

Sunday 16 May

Australia bt Scotland by six wickets

Pakistan bt West Indies by 27 runs

Monday 17 May

New Zealand bt Bangladesh by six wickets

Tuesday 18 May

England bt Kenya by nine wickets

Wednesday, 19 May

South Africa bt Sri Lanka by 89 runs

Zimbabwe bt India by three runs

Yesterday

New Zealand bt Australia by five wickets

Pakistan bt Scotland by 94 runs

Today

Dublin West Indies v Bangladesh Sky

Tomorrow

The Oval England v South Africa BBC

Worcester Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka BBC

Sunday 23 May

Bristol Kenya v India Sky

Headingley Australia v Pakistan Sky

Monday 24 May

Southampton West Indies v New Zealand BBC

Edinburgh Scotland v Bangladesh BBC

Tuesday 25 May

Trent Bridge England v Zimbabwe Sky

Wednesday 26 May

Taunton Sri Lanka v India BBC

Amsterdam South Africa v Kenya BBC

Thursday 27 May

Leicester West Indies v Scotland Sky

Chester-le-Street Australia v Bangladesh Sky

Friday 28 May

Derby New Zealand v Pakistan Sky

Saturday 29 May

Edgbaston England v India Sky

Chelmsford Zimbabwe v South Africa Sky

Sunday 30 May

Southampton Sri Lanka v Kenya BBC

Old Trafford West Indies v Australia BBC

Monday 31 May

Edinburgh Scotland v New Zealand Sky

Northampton Pakistan v Bangladesh Sky

KEY Group A Group B

SUPER SIX STAGE

Friday 4 June

The Oval Group A 2nd v Group B 2nd Sky

Saturday 5 June

Trent Bridge Group A 1st v Group B 1st BBC

Sunday 6 June

Headingley Group A 3rd v Group B 3rd Sky

Tuesday 8 June

Old Trafford Group A 2nd v Group B 1st Sky

Wednesday 9 June

Lord's Group A 3rd v Group B 2nd BBC

Thursday 10 June

Edgbaston Group A 1st v Group B 3rd Sky

Friday 11 June

The Oval Group A 3rd v Group B 1st BBC

Saturday 12 June

Trent Bridge Group A 2nd v Group B 3rd BBC

Sunday 13 June

Headingley Group A 1st v Group B 2nd Sky

SEMI-FINALS

Wednesday 16 June

Team 1 v Team 4 Old Trafford

Thursday 17 June

Team 2 v Team 3 Edgbaston

Sky and BBC will each cover one semi-final, with details to be decided

FINAL

Saturday 20 June

Lord's Sky & BBC

HIGHS AND HICCUPS

HIGHEST SCORE IN AN INNINGS

South Africa 261 for 6 v Scotland yesterday

LOWEST SCORE IN AN INNINGS

Sri Lanka 110 v South Africa

MOST EXTRAS CONCEDED IN AN INNINGS

Scotland (v South Africa) 59 (one-day international record)

MOST SIXES IN AN OVER

Lance Klusener (South Africa) 2 v Sri Lanka

MOST CATCHES IN A MATCH

Nayan Mongia (India) 4 in Group A defeat to Zimbabwe

LONGEST TIME AT CREASE BEFORE DUCK

Hashan Tillekeratne (Sri Lanka) 20 min, 12 balls, v England

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