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)

32.6

Swann to de Grooth, no run, on off stump and he leans forward to defend his first ball

Netherlands 149/4   TN de Grooth 0* (1b)

33.6

Bresnan to de Grooth, no run, back of a length on off stump and defended square into the covers

Netherlands 152/4   TN de Grooth 0* (2b)

34.4

Swann to de Grooth, 3 runs, ah, that's a very neat paddle to get the ball through short fine-leg...Broad uses his boot, that's very 1980s, to prevent the boundary

Netherlands 156/4   TN de Grooth 3* (3b)

35.1

Broad to de Grooth, no run, back of a length on off stump and de Grooth blocks into the covers

35.2

Broad to de Grooth, no run, well bowled, de Grooth is beaten outside off as he tries to guide down to third man

35.3

Broad to de Grooth, 2 runs, nice back-foot drive, stands tall and punches it wide of the cover fielder and the sweeper has work to do

35.4

Broad to de Grooth, 1 run, another nice back-foot drive, this time it goes square out to the sweeper

Netherlands 165/4   TN de Grooth 6* (7b)

36.2

Swann to de Grooth, FOUR, that's brilliant from de Grooth, brings out a very fine reverse sweep which races to the third-man boundary...clever batting

36.3

Swann to de Grooth, no run, pushed in fuller outside off

36.4

Swann to de Grooth, no run, touch wider and pushed square to backward point

36.5

Swann to de Grooth, no run, goes for another reverse sweep but this time is taken on the pad

36.6

Swann to de Grooth, no run, defends with bat and pad together to see out Swann's final delivery of the match

Netherlands 171/4   TN de Grooth 10* (12b 1x4)

37.2

Broad to de Grooth, no run, short ball and it take de Grooth's glove as he tries to pull but falls well short of Prior

37.3

Broad to de Grooth, 2 runs, opts for another short one and this time de Grooth connects well and finds the gap between deep square and long leg

37.4

Broad to de Grooth, no run, fuller on off stump, defended back to the bowler

37.5

Broad to de Grooth, FOUR, that's a cracking pull, uses Broad's pace and bisects the two fielders in the deep...a valuable innings from de Grooth to give Netherlands the kick they needed

37.6

Broad to de Grooth, 1 run, worked off the stumps and that's a decent over for the Dutch

Netherlands 179/4   TN de Grooth 17* (17b 2x4)

38.1

Collingwood to de Grooth, 1 run, a cutter outside off, pushed towards short third-man

38.4

Collingwood to de Grooth, FOUR, clever again from de Grooth, scoops this through short fine-leg...Netherlands are standing face-to-face with England, it's great to see

38.5

Collingwood to de Grooth, 1 run, this time he drives a full ball through the covers

Netherlands 186/4   TN de Grooth 23* (20b 3x4)

39.1

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

39.2

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, beaten outside off by one that bounces a touch more

39.3

Anderson to de Grooth, 1 run, worked into midwicket and it's a well taken quick single...ten Doeschate needs as much of the strike as possible

39.6

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, big appeal from Anderson...looked like it was going down and again Strauss won't use a review. Didn't appeared very straight.

Netherlands 188/4   TN de Grooth 24* (24b 3x4)

40.4

Collingwood to de Grooth, 1 run, de Grooth doing just the right thing and picking off a single to get Sachin ten Doeschate back on strike

Netherlands 196/4   TN de Grooth 25* (25b 3x4)

41.2

Anderson to de Grooth, no run, big appeal from Anderson as he finds the pads. Was heading down though

41.3

Anderson to de Grooth, 2 runs, poor delivery, lucky it didn't cost more, full toss down the leg side and it was turned down to fine leg

41.4

Anderson to de Grooth, 1 run, again the line is wrong - slipping down the leg side - and de Grooth swings it away down to Swann at fine leg who skirts round to field well

Netherlands 203/4   TN de Grooth 28* (28b 3x4)

42.1

Broad to de Grooth, 1 bye, after that long, long wait Broad shoves down a slower ball that de Grooth swings hard at, but misses. Prior fumbled the take and allowed a bye. Broad was less than amused

42.4

Broad to de Grooth, no run, looked, well sounded, like an edge here as de Grooth gave himself room to try and smack the life out of it through cover. Slower ball though and it bounced through to Prior. Batsman guilty of trying to do too much here

42.5

Broad to de Grooth, OUT, that's what the Powerplay can do. de Grooth gives himself plenty of room and tries to dispatch a yorker. It was too full, too straight and crashed into the base of middle

TN de Grooth b Broad 28 (47m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.32

Netherlands 213/5   TN de Grooth 28 (31b 3x4)

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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