ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st match, Group B

Bangladesh v India

India won by 87 runs

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, FOUR, what a shot from Sehwag, a length delivery homing into legstump, Sehwag gives himself room and cracks that behind point for four, all along the ground

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, length ball just outside off, eased towards cover for a single

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   Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-5-0

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, some turn on offer for Shakib, just outside off, Sehwag rocks back and slaps that towards cover

13.2

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

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, length ball turning away from off, pushed towards cover for a single

13.4

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

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, short ball, Sehwag skips down the track and pushes the ball towards cover

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   Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-10-0

15.1

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

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, stops on Sehwag, a length ball on middle, pushed past the bowler

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

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, a dot ball to end a good over from Shakib

India 107/1   Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-13-0

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, grip and turn from the line of middle and off, Sehwag spots it at the last moment and opens the face to guide it through point

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, there you go, flight, grip and turn from outside off, Sehwag looks to launch it over the covers but it spins across and takes the outside edge, Tamim does very well at short third man to save it from running away

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

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, alright folks, there is a lot of spin on offer! Sehwag gets a thick outside edge as he looks to steer outside off

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, works it off the pads to midwicket, can't get the single

India 115/1   Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-15-0

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

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag gets on on the pads and quietly works it through square leg for one more

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

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag stays back, sees the ball keeping low and chooses to play with a straight bat down the ground

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   Shakib Al Hasan 5-0-24-0

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, Shakib hauls it in on middle and leg, Sehwag defends into the off side

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, more of Sehwag's tennis stuff, this is Rafael Nadal at his best. He goes back, and carefully chips it cross court, through mid on. All placement. 15-0

21.3

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

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag takes it from middle and leg, and works it square for another single

21.5

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

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 2 runs, short and slipping down the leg - not the best delivery to bowl at this stage to Sehwag. He goes for a pull and gets it very fine for a couple.

India 141/1   Shakib Al Hasan 6-0-30-0

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, makes room and punches the ball back to the bowler

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, punched towards extra cover where a misfield allows a single

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, whips it in the air for a single towards midwicket

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, a flat batted swat from Kohli towards long-on

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag makes room, Shakib follows him, Sehwag can only slap that ball to cover

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, FOUR, effortless boundary from Sehwag to end the over, gets the front leg out of the way and sends the ball ballooning over the bowler, that's the highest score made by an Indian against Bangladesh

India 272/2   Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-37-0

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, length ball outside off, swatted with disdain towards mid-on by Kohli

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag continues to skip beyond leg virtually every delivery, he scoops this over backward point for a couple

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag makes room again and spoons that towards cover

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs, Kohli has quietly moved along to 74 off 66 on his World Cup debut, gets two more to wide long-on

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, FOUR, terrific timing from Kohli, he gets on the backfoot and flat bats it past midwicket for a boundary, this is relentless from India, on a pitch that isn't exactly a batting paradise

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli punches this one towards cover to get a single

India 319/2   Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-48-0

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 wide, horrendous wide, too far outside off

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 wide, and once more

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, chops this one towards backward point, in the air for a bit but lands short

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, no run, full again, wide outside off, but not so wide to be an illegal delivery

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, 1 run, gets this one away towards long-on for a single

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, Kohli gets a bottom-edge as he looks to cut this one towards cover

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, SIX, classy hit from Kohli, down the the track and gets to the pitch, elegantly swings the bat to sends the ball straight over the bowler's head

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, full and wide, Kohli reaches out for it and chops it towards backward point

India 340/2   Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-57-0

47.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, no run, full and wide outside off, just within legal limits

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, cracked towards deep point for a single

47.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sehwag, OUT, end of an epic from Sehwag, he falls for the same legendary score that Kapil made on a 28 years ago, it was a fullish ball angling into Sehwag, he looked to carve it past point, gets a bottom edge onto the stump,s slight relief for Bangladesh, once again Sehwag can't play out 50 overs. doesn't matter, take a bow Sehwag.

V Sehwag b Shakib Al Hasan 175 (198m 140b 14x4 5x6) SR: 125.00

47.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pathan, no run, Yusuf punches his first towards cover

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pathan, 1 wide, way outside off, too far outside off

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pathan, 2 runs, on the pads this time, a Dhoni-like tap towards midwicket gets Yusuf a couple

47.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pathan, no run, this one runs away towards square leg

India 358/3   Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-61-1

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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