Action Replay ICC Cricket World Cup - South Africa 2003

5th Super Six Match: Australia v New Zealand, 11 Mar 2003
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Sachin Tendulkar might stand on a different pedestal as a batsman and Brian Lara might possess incredible gifts of wizardry. But even these two incandescent cricketers would struggle to match Michael Bevan's consistency in crisis situations. The Houdini of one-day cricket staged yet another of his getting-Australia-out-of-jail acts at St George's Park on Tuesday. Not only did Bevan glean 56 priceless runs during a 141-minute stay in the middle, he also guided and inspired Bichel. Marshalled and buoyed by him, Australia plundered 96 runs off the last 12 overs to end up with a once-unlikely 208/9.

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