ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Match, Group B: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Feb 19, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st match, Group B
India won by 87 runs
19 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
10.6

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir's first ball is guided towards short third man

India 69/1   G Gambhir 0* (1b)
11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir leans across and tucks the ball towards midwicket

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, full ball, and Gambhir thumps it towards extra cover

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, works this to the leg side, midwicket fields and he can't get off the mark

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, on the pads, stays a touch low, guided to short fine, still no run for Gambhir

India 74/1   G Gambhir 0* (5b)
12.3

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, no run, short of length ball which stays very low this time, Gambhir was looking to carve that one through point, a bread-and-butter shot for him, but since the ball kept low it takes a bottom-edge towards point

12.4

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, FOUR, short ball on legstump, only rises as high as the thigh pad, Gambhir has the all-too-easy task of guiding that down to the vacant fine leg for four

12.5

Shafiul Islam to Gambhir, 3 runs, more legstump bowling from Shafiul, whipped towards deep midwicket, wide enough of the fielder to zip through for three

India 86/1   G Gambhir 7* (8b 1x4)
13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, punched back towards long-on by Gambhir

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, one more single, anyone spotting a pattern in this over? tucked towards midwicket by Gambhir

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, a full toss to end the over, not punished by Gambhir, who, in fact, nearly punched it back to the bowler

India 92/1   G Gambhir 9* (11b 1x4)
14.3

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir follows Sehwag's ploy of making room, stabs this ball towards backward point

India 100/1   G Gambhir 10* (12b 1x4)
15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir works the first ball along the ground to long-on

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, crowd gets excited as Gambhir punches the ball back towards the bowler, lands short of him though

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir opens the face to steer the ball towards short third

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up by Shakib, Gambhir eases it to long-on for a single

India 107/1   G Gambhir 12* (16b 1x4)
16.1

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on off stump from round the wicket, Gambhir rocks back and cuts into the covers

16.4

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir does likewise, opening the face and dinking it with the spin through point

16.6

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 2 runs, innovative from Gauti, opens up the off side as he skips down the track to the leg side and then lofts Naeem with the spin, inside out through the covers

India 113/1   G Gambhir 16* (19b 1x4)
17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, no run, another good bit of fielding as Gambhir thinks of taking a single down to long off, the fielder at extra cover ran across, dived away and stopped it. Good stuff

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir opens the face and guides into the covers for one

India 115/1   G Gambhir 17* (21b 1x4)
18.1

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, interesting footwork from Gambhir, looks like he is backing away, then gets back into position and clips off the pads to square leg

18.3

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir stays back and guides into the covers.

18.5

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, no run

18.6

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, another one slow and takes a couple of days to reach Gambhir who stays back and cuts into the covers

India 120/1   G Gambhir 20* (25b 1x4)
19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, FOUR, whoa, what's the deal with the outfield? Gambhir skips out, gets to the pitch and deftly lofts over midwicket. Mahmudullah had a chance to save that on the ropes, but lost his bearings on some loose soil and skated over the ropes along with the ball

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, shortens the length, Gambhir promptly goes back and bunts through mid-on for one

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir hangs back to a wide ball, taps it to short third man and they run across surreptitiously, like kids stealing candy, for one more

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir gets inside the line and chips to the left of midwicket. Another single

India 129/1   G Gambhir 27* (29b 2x4)
20.1

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir does a Lara, swishes down the track with a flourish and drives with the spin through wide long off.

20.3

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, no run, speared in on the pads, Gambhir plays it quietly into the off side

20.4

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir is looking menacing with his innovation here, again opens up the off side and then chips smartly in the air, over the covers for a couple. Bangla need a wicket real bad.

20.5

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, along the ground this time, Gambhir picks another one. He's reached 30 before you could say Gambhir

India 134/1   G Gambhir 31* (33b 2x4)
21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir takes another non-descript single. He's moving along nicely

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir works it square for another single

India 139/1   G Gambhir 33* (35b 2x4)
22.1

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, FOUR, dexterity, thy name Gambhir. Short yes, wide yes, turning away yes. Still, there were two men for the cut standing square. How Gambhir found the gap with his cut, only he knows.

22.2

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller on leg stump and Gambhir flicks through midwicket for another single

22.4

Naeem Islam to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir works a single through the leg side for another single

India 148/1   G Gambhir 39* (38b 3x4)
23.2

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, OUT, soft dismissal, softer than a baby's bottom as they say! Gambhir gets a non-descript ball that lands back of a length on leg and middle, and straightens a touch. He looks to work it to the leg side, but was just a little loose in the execution. The ball sneaked through between bat and pad, to disturb the stumps. Mirpur finds its voice again. Interesting dismissal, it seemed to stay lower than Gambhir thought. In hidsight, he should have been on the front foot.

G Gambhir b Mahmudullah 39 (49m 39b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 152/2   G Gambhir 39 (39b 3x4)
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