Cricket: Guide to the World Cup

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SUPER SIX TABLE

FINAL POSITIONS

P W L D NR Pts RR

Pakistan 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.65

Australia 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.36

S Africa 5 3 2 0 0 6 +0.17

N Zealand 5 2 2 0 1 5 -0.52

Zimbabwe 5 2 2 0 1 5 -0.79

India 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.15

FORMAT

Each team carries forward points gained against co-qualifiers from the early stages. The top four Super Six sides advance to the semi-finals. When two sides are equal on points, the winner of the previous World Cup match between the two finishes higher. Run rates are used when two or more sides finish on equal points, and wins between them cannot seperate them, as with tied matches or those with no results. Run rates are determined from Super Six matches and relevant first-round results.

INDIA V NEW ZEALAND

TRENT BRIDGE: New Zealand (2pts) beat India by five wickets

India won toss

INDIA

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

S R Tendulkar b Nash 16 0 2 22 25

S C Ganguly b Allott 29 0 0 62 109

R S Dravid c Fleming b Cairns 29 0 5 35 44

A D Jadeja c Parore b Cairns 76 2 6 102 132

*M Azharuddin c Parore b Larsen 30 0 2 43 67

R R Singh run out 27 1 1 29 31

J Srinath not out 6 0 0 7 8

N R Mongia not out 3 0 0 6 6

Extras (b4 lb8 w13 nb10) 35

Total (for 6, 50 overs) 251

Fall: 1-26, 2-71, 3-97, 4-187, 5-241, 6-243.

Did not bat: A Kumble, Venkatesh Prasad, D S Mohanty.

Bowling: G I Allott 10-1-33-1, D J Nash 10-1-57-1, C L Cairns 10-0-44- 2, G R Larsen 10-0-40-1, N J Astle 7-0-49-0, C Z Harris 3-0-16-0.

NEW ZEALAND

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

M J Horne run out 74 0 10 116 159

N J Astle c Dravid b Mohanty 26 0 4 27 42

C D McMillan c Dravid b Srinath 6 0 1 7 16

*S P Fleming c Mongia b Mohanty 15 0 3 23 39

R G Twose not out 60 0 5 77 197

C L Cairns c Kumble b Singh 11 0 0 30 121

A C Parore not out 26 0 5 14 15

Extras (b4 lb11 w16 nb4) 35

Total (for 5, 48.2 overs) 253

Fall: 1-45, 2-60, 3-90, 4-173, 5-218.

Did not bat: C Z Harris, D J Nash, G R Larsen, G I Allott.

Bowling: J Srinath 10-1-49-1, D S Mohanty 10-0-41-2, Venkatesh Prasad 10-0-44-0, R R Singh 4-0-27-1, S C Ganguly 2-0-15-0, A Kumble 9.2-0-48- 0, S R Tendulkar 3-0-14-0.

Umpires: D B Hair and D R Shepherd.

SOUTH AFRICA V AUSTRALIA

HEADINGLEY: Australia (2pts) beat South Africa by five wickets.

South Africa won toss

SOUTH AFRICA

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

G Kirsten c Ponting b Reiffel 21 0 3 46 54

H H Gibbs b McGrath 101 1 10 134 184

D J Cullinan b Warne 50 1 4 62 77

*W J Cronje lbw b Warne 0 0 0 3 1

J N Rhodes c M Waugh b Fleming 39 2 2 36 63

L Klusener c Warne b Fleming 36 1 4 21 25

S M Pollock b Fleming 3 0 0 4 9

M V Boucher not out 0 0 0 0 0

Extras (lb7 w8 nb6) 21

Total (for 7, 50 overs) 271

Fall: 1-45, 2-140, 3-141, 4-219, 5-250, 6-271, 7-271.

Did not bat: N Boje, S Elworthy, A A Donald.

Bowling: G D McGrath 10-0-49-1, D W Fleming 10-0-57-3, P R Reiffel 9- 0-47-1, T M Moody 8-1-56-0, S K Warne 10-1-33-2, M G Bevan 3-0-22-0.

AUSTRALIA

Runs 6s 4s Bls Min

M E Waugh run out 5 0 0 9 49

A C Gilchrist b Elworthy 5 0 1 7 6

R T Ponting c Donald b Klusener 69 2 5 110 143

D R Martyn c Boje b Elworthy 11 0 1 20 11

*S R Waugh not out 120 2 10 110 157

M G Bevan c Cullinan b Cronje 27 0 2 33 47

T M Moody not out 15 0 2 16 22

Extras (lb6 w7 nb7) 20

Total (for 5, 49.4 overs) 272

Fall: 1-6, 2-20, 3-48, 4-174, 5-247.

Did not bat: S K Warne, P R Reiffel, D W Fleming, G D McGrath.

Bowling: S M Pollock 9.4-0-45-0, S Elworthy 10-1-46-2, A A Donald 10- 0-43-0, L Klusener 10-0-53-1, W J Cronje 7-0-50-1, N Boje 3-0-29-0.

Umpires: S Venkataraghavan and P Willey.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

STEVE WAUGH

Australia

The Australia captain yesterday played yet another magnificent innings to lead his country into the semi-finals, scoring an unbeaten 120 off 110 balls in the five-wicket victory over South Africa at Headingley. He will have to do it all again on Thursday.

QUOTES

"Nobody really rated us in the early stages. All the comments that were made about us were fairly bland and they were obviously from people who really haven't been watching New Zealand recently, because if anything we err on recklessness and not boring cricket"

Steve Rixon, the New Zealand coach, on his unfashionable but improving side

RUN RATES

Run rates are calculated by deducting the average runs per over conceded from the average runs per over scored. For example, New Zealand have so far scored 887 runs from 193.4 overs in their relevant group and Super Six games (or 4.58 runs per over). They have conceded 1,020 runs in 200 overs (or 5.10 runs per over). Their run rate is therefore 4.58 minus 5.10: -0.52.

MEDIA MONITOR

TEAMWORK PROPELS NZ INTO SEMIS

New Zealand enhanced their reputation for winning the games that matter after an impeccably timed run-chase against India sealed their place in the World Cup semi-finals. Charged with either scoring 252 on a damp, grey Nottingham afternoon or exiting from the tournament, the Kiwis emerged from a tense and absorbing battle to win with 10 balls and five wickets to spare. Man-of-the-match Roger Twose and Adam Parore scored 35 for the sixth wicket to guide New Zealand to the target not long after rain had interrupted play. The game was suspended at 6pm with the New Zealanders needing 58 runs off 58 balls, and there were some anxious moments when Chris Cairns was dismissed soon after the resumption. However, Parore's 26 off 14 balls finished the match off with more than an over to spare, and when Twose swung Anil Kumble through forward square at close to 8pm, there was fair cause for the wild scenes of celebrations which followed.

The New Zealand Herald on the timely victory over India.

SCHEDULE

SUPER SIX STAGE

Friday 4 June

Australia bt India by 77 runs

(at The Oval)

Saturday 5 June

S Africa bt Pakistan by 3 wickets

(at Trent Bridge)

Sunday/Monday 6/7 June

Zimbabwe 175; New Zealand 70-3

(No result, rain)

(at Headingley)

Tuesday 8 June

India bt Pakistan by 47 runs

(at Old Trafford)

Wednesday 9 June

Australia by Zimbabwe by 44 runs

(at Lord's)

Thursday 10 June

S Africa bt New Zealand by 74 runs

(at Edgbaston)

Friday 11 June

Pakistan bt Zimbabwe by 148 runs

(at The Oval)

Saturday 12 June

New Zealand bt India by 5 wkts

(at Trent Bridge)

Yesterday

Australia bt South Africa by 5 wickets

(at Headingley)

SEMI-FINALS

Wednesday 16 June

Pakistan v New Zealand

Old Trafford BBC

Thursday 17 June

Australia v South Africa

Edgbaston Sky

FINAL

Sunday 20 June

Lord's Sky & BBC

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