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

0.2

Anderson to Barresi, no run, good delivery holds its line on off stump, squirted out to point with a hint of outside-edge

0.3

Anderson to Barresi, FOUR, poor delivery on the pads, flicked firmly through backward square, Bresnan makes good ground on the slide, but parries the ball into the rope

0.4

Anderson to Barresi, no run, on the line of off, firmly blocked

0.5

Anderson to Barresi, no run, outside off, not a lot of carry, not much swing either. But left alone

0.6

Anderson to Barresi, 2 runs, attempted yorker, well dug out and squeezed through the gap in the covers. A very composed start for the Dutch

Netherlands 7/0   JM Anderson 1-0-7-0

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   JM Anderson 2-0-12-0

18.1

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, full on the stumps, hint of something there as it's bunted down to long-on

18.2

Anderson to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off and chopped away to backward point...didn't bounce too much

18.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, nicely flicked away off middle stump out to deep square-leg where Bopara is on duty

18.4

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, on off stump, worked into the leg side...oh, what's happened there? Ian Bell has flung it into the ground towards Prior where it bounces in the footholes and loops over the keeper away for a single. Slightly needless.

18.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, worked away down to third man

18.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, finds another gap in the off side and Netherlands are playing very calmly at the moment

Netherlands 88/2   JM Anderson 3-0-18-0

20.1

Anderson to Cooper, no run, Prior up to the stumps to one of the world's best quicks, blocked back to the bowler

20.2

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, similar fullish length, hint of indrift and and it's punched down the ground

20.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this time ten Doeschate uses the indrift to flick around the corner for a jogged single

20.4

Anderson to Cooper, no run, shorter length this time from Anderson and Cooper pops up on his toes to drop this to point

20.5

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, we have entered the much-maligned middle overs as this is worked down the ground

20.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, attempted late-dab-cut-prod, too close to off stump for the shot really and it bobbles off the edge

Netherlands 94/2   JM Anderson 4-0-22-0

22.1

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, Anderson gets his line slightly wrong which allows a routine work-to-leg to pick up a single

22.2

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wristily driven past the cover point

22.3

Anderson to Cooper, no run, "ooooh Jimmy boy!" coos Matt Prior. Fair enough really, it was a good indrifting yorker that Cooper did well to bunt down on

22.4

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, this time the single is taken with a mistimed drive to cover, sharp running from this organised pair

22.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, 100 up for the Netherlands. Good work too, they have been fluent against all but Swann. They get there courtesy of a mistimed cut

22.6

Anderson to Cooper, 1 run, uppish, but chip shots are supposed to be. Cooper flicking to a deep mid-on to steal the strike again

Netherlands 101/2   JM Anderson 5-0-27-0

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

39.4

Anderson to ten Doeschate, no run, down the leg side, superb take from Prior and a big appeal. Not given by Rauf. Will they review? Nope, and it's a good call as it clipped the pad

39.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, worked out through midwicket

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   JM Anderson 6-0-29-0

41.1

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter from Anderson here and it's skims off the edge down to third man

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

41.5

Anderson to ten Doeschate, FOUR, short ball, not deliberate, just dragged down. It sat up waiting for punishment and ten Doeschate thwacked it through midwicket, sending it skimming to the rope

41.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, two more as again Anderson ventures leg side, ten Doeschate has supple wrists and flicked away. He looks in complete control at the moment

Netherlands 209/4   JM Anderson 7-0-39-0

45.1

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full from the new bowler - Anderson - and flicked into the leg side. ten Doeschate looks to be in some trouble with cramp possibly

45.2

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, worked away into space for a single

45.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, (no ball) 1 run, oh dear, England really shabby now, high full toss - too high in fact - and swung into the leg side

45.3

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, dinked away to short fine leg. It came off the bat but England wanted to review it. Didn't need HotSpot to prove that came off the bat!

45.4

Anderson to ten Doeschate, (no ball) FOUR, this is horrid. Anderson has lost it here. Another high full toss - beamer - and it came off a flurry of bat and arms to run away for four. Anderson could be taken out of the attack here for bowling beamers, there is some chat with the umpire but he's allowed to continue

45.4

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this is short and a touch wide, cut to point for a sharp single

45.5

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, with the yorkers going awry Anderson has opted to bang it in and Borren calmly glides to third man

45.6

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, another flick of the wrists from ten Doeschate finds space. Fetching a full ball from outside off to send it hurrying to the midwicket boundary where some desperate, diving fielding saves a couple

Netherlands 253/5   JM Anderson 8-0-53-0

47.1

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 bye, Anderson continues and aims full, ten Doeschate walked a long way outside leg and the bowler followed him. Prior fumbled the take and allowed a bye

47.2

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, full once more from Anderson, good delivery, and it's run down to third man

47.3

Anderson to ten Doeschate, 1 bye, ooh, ten Doeschate tries to do too much here, aiming a Dilscoop but there are problems here for him as he takes the single. Really pulls up, stretching his leg - he's had calf injuries before so let's hope it's just cramp

47.4

Anderson to Borren, FOUR, ah lovely shot! Poor delivery from Anderson, too short and Borren hangs leg side to lift it over short third man for four

47.5

Anderson to Borren, FOUR, and again! Top cricket from Borren, shocking from England. Short and wide once more, Borren waits leg leg side and thumps it over short third man

47.6

Anderson to Borren, FOUR, four more! Borren on fire! Oh the Ashes must feel a long way away for Anderson. This time he goes full and Borren, simple as you like, stands still and clumps it back over the bowler's head for four. 15 from the over!

Netherlands 274/5   JM Anderson 9-0-66-0

49.1

Anderson to Mudassar Bukhari, 2 runs, wow, 12 for effort but just a couple for result. Length ball that Bukhari tried to muller, it was mistimed and plopped into space short of long-on

49.2

Anderson to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, dear, dear me. England fans look away now. Absolute shocker as Swann drops a sitter at third man. The World Cup is up and running and England are a mess again. This is what Associates are here for!

49.3

Anderson to Borren, 2 runs, this time it's swung hard to deep midwicket for a scampered couple

49.4

Anderson to Borren, no run, dot ball! Precious, rare dot ball as Borren swishes and misses at a slower ball

49.5

Anderson to Borren, 1 run, shin high full toss is swung into the leg side

49.6

Anderson to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, yorker to finish is blocked away. Good end to an embarrassing display.

Netherlands 292/6   JM Anderson 10-0-72-0

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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