ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st match, Group B

Bangladesh v India

India won by 87 runs

1.1

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, a mix-up, Tendulkar dabbed the ball on the leg side and didn't really want the single. Sehwag set off and then turned around rather slowly. The fielder at midwicket missed the stumps at the non-striker's end

1.2

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length on middle and leg, Tendulkar jumps back and works the ball off his hips behind square. The fielder at fine leg can't run across to his left in time to save the boundary

1.3

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, punched off the front foot towards the bowler

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 wide, full but the line is down leg side, Tendulkar attempts to glance but it's too far down

1.4

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, good length delivery angling into Tendulkar who dabs the ball towards midwicket and sets off

India 18/0   SR Tendulkar 5* (4b 1x4)

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, FOUR, four more for Sachin, this was easy, a half-volley on the pads, clipped effortlessly past a diving fielder at midwicket

2.2

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, much better this, a near yorker on mddle, Tendulkar defends it back to the bowler

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar gets forward and jabs at a back of length ball, bit of an inside edge sends the ball scurrying towards the leg side

2.4

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, Shafiul will be feeling a lot better after those three deliveries, defended back towards mid-on

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, FOUR, Shafiul won't be happy with this though, pretty poor bowling, on the pads asking to be picked off, Tendulkar glides it to the vacant fine leg region for four, India are off to a flier here

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Tendulkar, no run, slower delivery to end the over, defended to midwicket

India 32/0   SR Tendulkar 13* (10b 3x4)

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads once more, Tendulkar picks up a single by tucking the ball down to deep square

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, this is a better line, on middle and off, a shortish ball that Tendulkar stands tall to defend down the pitch

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, no run, a grunt from Rubel as he delivers that one, the extra effort doesn't translate into much, that ball actually kept low, didn't trouble Tendulkar though, who pushes it back down the pitch

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, a single to end the over, a poke to the right of cover gives the Indians time to scamper a run

India 36/0   SR Tendulkar 15* (14b 3x4)

4.1

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, big flight first up, full and just outside off, pushed towards mid-off by Sachin

India 37/0   SR Tendulkar 16* (15b 3x4)

5.5

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, nicely done by Sachin, a length ball outside off, gets a big stride in and punches it to the left of mid-on, sets off for the run immediately and it is easily completed

India 41/0   SR Tendulkar 17* (16b 3x4)

6.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, tucked to the leg side for a single

India 44/0   SR Tendulkar 18* (17b 3x4)

7.3

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar also picks up a single, delicately guiding the ball towards third man

India 48/0   SR Tendulkar 19* (18b 3x4)

8.1

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, carefully defends a middle-stump delivery

8.2

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, more watchful play from Tendulkar, taps the ball square on the off side

8.3

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, a harder hit from Tendulkar, can't beat the infield on the off side, cover fields

8.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, full and wide, Tendulkar puts in plenty of effort behind that stroke but again can't get it past a packed off-side field, short cover fields the ball

8.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, FOUR, the first bal ball of the day from Razzak, a full toss outside leg, thanks says Sachin as he deposits that to deep midwicket

8.6

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, 1 run, works the final delivery to square leg for a single

India 53/0   SR Tendulkar 24* (24b 4x4)

9.1

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 2 runs, back of a length ball that nipped into leg, worked behind square leg for a couple, second run was tight

9.2

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, lovely from Tendulkar, back of a length outside off, opens the face to steer the ball to third man

9.4

Rubel Hossain to Tendulkar, 1 run, short ball from Rubel, comes on slowly to Tendulkar, who jumps and tucks the ball behind square leg for a single, similar delivery to the ones with which Rubel ended the previous over, Sehwag had opted to ducked under those

India 58/0   SR Tendulkar 28* (27b 4x4)

10.4

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.5

Abdur Razzak to Tendulkar, OUT, a huge wicket for Bangladesh, Sachin Tendulkar is gone after an amateurish mix-up, Tendulkar tucked the ball towards wide mid-on, Shakib at midwicket dived and intercepted it, Tendulkar had sets off for the run immediately, Sehwag was ball watching and didn't respond to the Tendulkar, Tendulkar was also ball watching so both batsmen end up at the same end, Shakib throws the ball to the keeper, who takes off the bails and the crowd go bonkers

SR Tendulkar run out 28 (46m 29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.55

India 69/1   SR Tendulkar 28 (29b 4x4)

Photos

Feb 19, 2011

Raqibul Hasan sweeps during his run-a-ball 28, Bangladesh v India, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, February 19, 2011

Raqibul Hasan sweeps during his run-a-ball 28

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Feb 19, 2011

India's players shake hands with the Bangladesh batsmen after their 87-run victory, Bangladesh v India, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, February 19, 2011

India's players shake hands with the Bangladesh batsmen after their 87-run victory

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