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)

12.1

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, cross-seam to start with, on off stump and nudged into the leg side

12.2

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, goes back into the crease and works this neatly out to deep square

12.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off and pushed square on the off side

12.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, turned into the leg side, already signs that Colly will be difficult to score off

12.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off, ten Doeshcate opens the face but can't beat backward point

12.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed square into the covers again and a good start from Collingwood as England claw back the run-rate

Netherlands 59/2   PD Collingwood 1-0-1-0

14.1

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, angled down to backward point

14.2

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, goes onto the back foot and works this through midwicket...Netherlands can't afford to become bogged down here

14.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, back outside off stump this time and pushed firmly into the covers

14.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, stands tall and punches down to mid-off

14.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, very nice from Collingwood, holds this back a fraction more and ten Doeschate is almost early on the shot as he plays forward

14.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, very neat from ten Doeschate as he goes right across his crease then tucks a straight ball down to fine leg...nice use of the wrists, but a good job he didn't miss it

Netherlands 65/2   PD Collingwood 2-0-6-0

16.1

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, taken off about middle stump and worked out to deep square

16.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, top shot...dragged down a little short from Collingwood and ten Doeschate is onto the back foot then drives sweetly off the back foot

16.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, that's sensible batting to take a single after the boundary

16.4

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, fuller on off stump, pushed into the on side and Collingwood dives across to get a hand on it on his follow through

16.5

Collingwood to Cooper, 2 runs, tucked off the stumps out to deep square and that's sharp running

16.6

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, another sweet drive, well timed but Pietersen makes a diving save moving to his left at mid-off

Netherlands 79/2   PD Collingwood 3-0-15-0

24.1

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, starts with a real offspinner that ten Doeschate sweeps airily but powerfully to the deep midwicket boundary, one-bounce for four. Looked like he made his mind up to play that shot very early

24.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, good response from the bowler, on a length and line and blocked

24.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, FOUR, The Dutchmen are flying now. Sorry. Quality shot though, ten Doeschate opening the face at the last possible moment to glide it to the third-man boundary. This is doing my fantasy team no end of good

24.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ah similarly delicate work to leg, only for one but it looked good

24.5

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, finally a dot-ball respite for Collingwood as Cooper blocks

24.6

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, Cooper walks across his stumps, like a reverse Simon Katich, and flicks this to fine leg

Netherlands 119/2   PD Collingwood 4-0-25-0

26.1

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, Collingwood tumbles to collect a firm drive

26.2

Collingwood to Cooper, 1 run, another smart piece of fielding saves runs and Bell slides at short third man to save an open-faced glide

26.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate pops forward to prod a defence. Rare quiet moment of late

26.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate went for a wander outside leg, giving himself room, Collingwood was unperturbed and kept his length and line straight enough to force a defence

26.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, milked down the ground for just a single. Decent job this over from Collingwood

26.6

Collingwood to Cooper, no run, good over ends well with Collingwood diving sharply to his left to save a firm drive

Netherlands 132/2   PD Collingwood 5-0-27-0

28.1

Collingwood to Cooper, OUT, gone this time. KP's mistake doesn't cost much. Nothing exceptional really, fullish ball chipped straight to short midwicket. Not spectacular but England will be hugely relieved

TLW Cooper c Anderson b Collingwood 47 (84m 73b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.38

28.2

Collingwood to Zuiderent, no run, pushes his first ball very correctly back to the bowler

28.3

Collingwood to Zuiderent, 1 run, with the softest of hands, Zuiderent drops this into the off side for a single

28.4

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate treating Collingwood like the Sydney Barnes he is and defends very watchfully

28.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, more quiet defence, ten Doeschate making sure the 1-brings-2 adage doesn't prove right

28.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, ooh, moment of alarm as a single is thought and rethought to Anderson at short midwicket. A direct hit might have been trouble

Netherlands 137/3   PD Collingwood 6-0-28-1

38.1

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

38.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, onto the front foot but can't find a gap in the off side

38.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, places this one just wide enough of cover

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

38.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, tight on middle and off and ten Doeschate pushes out to cover

Netherlands 186/4   PD Collingwood 7-0-35-1

40.1

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, no run, carefully blocked back to the bowler

40.2

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, SIX, who needs a Powerplay!? ten Doeschate spots the (even) slower ball and calmly steps down the wicket and smashes powerfully over the long-on rope. Lovely shot, fetched it from outside off with a flick of the wrists

40.3

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this time he gets deep into his crease and flicks a single to leg

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

40.5

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, England have been ragged in the field all day and again they've fluffed a stop as ten Doeschate turned this towards fine leg where some indecision in the fielding allows them to come back for two

40.6

Collingwood to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ooh, Collingwood is lucky to get away with this. Waist-high full toss asking to be beaten, ten Doeschate picked out fine leg though. Still, the single brings up a 49-ball 50 stand

Netherlands 199/4   PD Collingwood 8-0-46-1

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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