ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 5th match, Group B

England v Netherlands

England won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

0.1

Anderson to Kervezee, 1 run, swinging into the pads, tapped calmly out to midwicket, and the Dutch are up and running

Netherlands 1/0   AN Kervezee 1* (1b)

1.1

Broad to Kervezee, no run, good line and length, notable pace as well. Left alone

1.2

Broad to Kervezee, no run, full and straight, defended

1.3

Broad to Kervezee, no run, pushed back onto the stumps, good attacking line so far

1.4

Broad to Kervezee, no run, up onto the toes, punched out to the covers.

1.5

Broad to Kervezee, FOUR, straying onto the pads, and minnow or not, the Dutch don't miss out there

1.6

Broad to Kervezee, 1 run, pushed into the covers to complete the second over of the match. Good progress so far

Netherlands 12/0   AN Kervezee 6* (7b 1x4)

2.1

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, full and straight, defended back down the pitch

2.2

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, no swing for Jimmy, which suggests there won't be swing for anyone, because he tends to locate it like a wasp to a picnic. Flicked out to midwicket

2.3

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, straight again, tighter lines for England now. Strauss and Anderson have a quick chat as a result. No slips at present

2.4

Anderson to Kervezee, FOUR, battered! Not quite timed, but the placement was perfect, up and over the infield and into the gap at long-on. Bottom hand is the best hand

2.5

Anderson to Kervezee, no run, Anderson drops his length back, Kervezee responds accordingly

2.6

Anderson to Kervezee, 1 run, poked into the covers, another single to complete another comfortable over

Netherlands 17/0   AN Kervezee 11* (13b 2x4)

3.1

Broad to Kervezee, no run, pushed back into the stumps, defended

3.2

Broad to Kervezee, no run, banged in short, good delivery in the circumstances, Prior leaps to gather

3.3

Broad to Kervezee, no run, another short ball, and that's good aggression. Ducked again, but only passes at chest height, so no concern about the length

3.4

Broad to Kervezee, no run, a fraction of width outside off, pushed down to third man

3.5

Broad to Kervezee, no run, a bit of width and a wild flash from deep outside leg. No contact

3.6

Broad to Kervezee, no run, another bouncer, and a maiden from Broad to exercise some control for England. Good over

Netherlands 17/0   AN Kervezee 11* (19b 2x4)

4.2

Bresnan to Kervezee, no run, half an appeal as the ball angles towards the leg side. Strikes the pad, but no great enthusiasm

4.3

Bresnan to Kervezee, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg again

4.6

Bresnan to Kervezee, 1 run, outside off this time, and coolly pushed for a single to mid-off, who fields with a dramatic slide

Netherlands 21/0   AN Kervezee 13* (22b 2x4)

5.1

Broad to Kervezee, 1 run, slashed down to third man, a touch of width

Netherlands 22/0   AN Kervezee 14* (23b 2x4)

6.1

Bresnan to Kervezee, 2 runs, smacked up and over midwicket, plugs in the gap beyond two fielders. Perfectly safe

6.2

Bresnan to Kervezee, OUT, short, swished, top-edged, caught. Esay peasy and that's the end of Kervezee. A sparky innings, but picked the wrong stroke for a ball that didn't get up all that much.

AN Kervezee c †Prior b Bresnan 16 (25m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.00

Netherlands 36/1   AN Kervezee 16 (25b 2x4)

Photos

Feb 22, 2011

Mudassar Bukhari in his delivery stride, England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup, Nagpur, February 22, 2011

Mudassar Bukhari in his delivery stride

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Feb 22, 2011

Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara saw a nervy England home, England v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup, Nagpur, February 22, 2011

Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara saw a nervy England home

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