ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st match, Group B

Bangladesh v India

India won by 87 runs

4.1

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

4.2

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, much flatter this time, and fired into middle and leg, defended to the leg side by Sehwag

4.3

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, full and into the pads, driven firmly inside-out by Sehwag, but can't beat the man at cover

4.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, three dot balls in a row for Razzak, prodded to the off side by Sehwag

4.5

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, not much flight from Razzak after that first delivery, Sehwag was looking to hammer that through cover, making room and looking to go inside-out, gets an inside-edge down the pitch

4.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, a good over this from Razzak, just two off it, again Sehwag skips beyond leg and drives it towards extra cover, gets one for his efforts

India 38/0   Abdur Razzak 1-0-2-0

6.1

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, whoah, Sehwag skips a few paces beyond leg, Razzak gives the ball lot of air and follows Sehwag, that would have been a hug wide down the leg if Sehwag had stood his ground, he squeezes the ball towards the off side

6.2

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

6.3

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, No dancing past leg this time for Sehwag, he stands his ground and drives the ball back to the bowler

6.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 wide, attempts a cute paddle-sweep, he misses and the ball is down leg

6.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, carved to wards the off side, straight to cover

6.5

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag defends this back to the bowler

6.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, almost carries to Razzak Sehwag gets his front leg out of the way and looks to hammer that one, stops on him and the ball loops towards the bowler, lands short of him though, good over from Razzak

India 46/0   Abdur Razzak 2-0-6-0

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   Abdur Razzak 3-0-11-0

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, FOUR, a teribble delivery to start, a full toss outside leg, Sehwag comes down the track and clubs that past midwicket

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, FOUR, finally Sehwag pulls off what he has been trying for a long time, a length ball and Sehwag dances beyond leg and powers it through the line and over covers for four more

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, fullish and on legstump, pushed back past the bowler

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

10.6

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

India 69/1   Abdur Razzak 4-0-20-0

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, SIX, hello massive, what a way to bring up your half-century, the first of the World Cup, Razzak delivered a length ball from wide of the crease, a swing of Sehwag's bat sends the ball into orbit, lands in the stands at wide long-on

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, works this one towards cover for a single

14.3

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

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 2 runs, chips this one over extra cover, no footwork from Sehwag, the ball hangs in the air a long time but lands safely behind the fielder

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 2 runs, and once more hearts-in-the-mouth for Indian fans as Sehwag sends the ball over extra cover, picks up another couple as the ball lands safely in the outfield, a little squarer than the last time

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, very wide outside off, Sehwag looks to hammer that one, but can't quite get hold of it

India 104/1   Abdur Razzak 5-0-32-0

24.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, turns away from back of a length, Kohli plays with an opened face off the back foot into the covers

24.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, stays back to a short ball, and does well to force it into the off side for a single

24.3

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 2 runs, short ball again, Sehwag stays back and looks to larrup over midwicket, but it stayed low and he had to adjust. Didn't overhit it, and focused on finding the gap at deep midwicket. Nifty footwork from Rubel running across from square leg saves the four

24.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, this one skids along, Sehwag looks to stay back and force it from the crease, and it nearly sneaked in, but his bat came down in time

24.5

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, FOUR, no stopping this one. Another short ball, this time Sehwag hits with more power. That came on real slow, and Sehwag was canny enough to focus on placement again. Four through midwicket

24.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, turns away from off stump, Sehwag opens the face and drives into the covers

India 160/2   Abdur Razzak 6-0-39-0

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli moves on to 49 by easing Razzak towards mid-off for a single

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag has a huge grin on his face as he clubs a length delivery from Razzak over the bowler's head, lands well short of the boundary but long-off has no chance of cutting that off

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, SIX, Sehwag dismantling Bangladesh here, total silence from the crowd as Viru launching a humongous hit over long-on for six

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, FOUR, another boundary for Sehwag, who is cramping here, he's limping, that hasn't stopped him from smashing a leg stump delivery over wide mid-on for four more

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, no run, that's a good delivery from Razzak, drops it short on seeing Sehwag advance, Sehwag defends towards the off side

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, retains the strike with a single, that he limps through

India 261/2   Abdur Razzak 7-0-55-0

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 2 runs, hammered to deep extra cover by Kohli

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, no run, Kohli moves well beyond leg, and carves the ball towards backward point, 'No' he calls immediately to Gambhir

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, not exactly where he wanted to get it, still gets a single, to long-off

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag dispatches that towards deep midwicket for a single

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, another single, Bangladesh won't mind this, Kohli guides the ball towards cover

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag gets a couple this time by drilling the ball past the bowler, Kohli sets off immediately and he pushes Gambhir into taking a second, well done by Kohli

India 308/2   Abdur Razzak 8-0-62-0

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli gets his front leg out of the way and carves the ball towards deep cover

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, good delivery that, flat and full, following Sehwag who was as usual moving well outside leg, tapped towards midwicket

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Kohli, 1 run, Kohil eases this one towards long-on for a single

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag chips this one towards long-on, a mishit but lands so short of the fielder that Sehwag picks up two

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, SIX, a monster hit from Sehwag, he charges down the track to get near the pitch of the bounce and then sends it into orbit beyond long-on

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Sehwag, 1 run, down the track and crashed towards deep midwicket, can't beat the fielder

India 331/2   Abdur Razzak 9-0-74-0

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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