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)

4.1

Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, tucked off the hip, another run

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

4.4

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, worked into the leg side

4.5

Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, Bresnan very much targeting the body so far, nudged down into the pitch and another single

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   TT Bresnan 1-0-4-0

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

6.3

Bresnan to Cooper, FOUR, that's not the perfect ball to the new batsman... unless you are the new batsman of course! A freebie on leg stump, and four easy runs

6.4

Bresnan to Cooper, no run, outside off, lifting through to the keeper

6.5

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, nurdled down to third man, another single

6.6

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, short and sharp, that strikes the shoulder as Barresi recoils. Aggression to finish the over, and the batsman is fine. On we go

Netherlands 41/1   TT Bresnan 2-0-11-1

8.1

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, climbing onto the toes, fenced down to third man

8.2

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, turned to square leg

8.3

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, good lifter, climbing into Prior's gloves, and just beating the edge

8.4

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, down the track, has a wild waft, and misses

8.5

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, back of a length once again, good areas Bressie

8.6

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, punched out to point off the back foot, tidy work from Bresnan in that over. England exerting a measure of control now

Netherlands 47/1   TT Bresnan 3-0-12-1

10.1

Bresnan to Barresi, FOUR, edged! But no slips. Full outside off, draws the batsman onto the front foot and his drive finds a thick edge which flies through about second slip

10.2

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, on off stump, behind the line and defended to the off side

10.3

Bresnan to Barresi, no run, bouncer, a regular method of attack today, and it's comfortably avoided

10.4

Bresnan to Barresi, 1 run, tucked off the hip into the leg side

10.5

Bresnan to Cooper, FOUR, another short ball, drifting down the leg side and pulled away to fine leg. Using the pace on the ball, but the line was poor

10.6

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, worked down to third man so he'll keep the strike

Netherlands 57/1   TT Bresnan 4-0-22-1

27.1

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and a touch wide, hardly the model for medium-pace bowlers, ten Doeschate gets up on his toes to cut wristily to deep third man

27.2

Bresnan to Cooper, no run, England persisting back of a length, you can check out our HawkEye tab to so how often they've pitched up, not sure there are many

27.3

Bresnan to Cooper, no run, similar length and line and Cooper defends off the back foot

27.4

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, slightly slower ball from Bresnan and Cooper turns his hands over the ball to send it to leg

27.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, first extra of the innings! Huge news. Slipped down the leg side and it bobbles away

27.6

Bresnan to Cooper, 1 run, dropped by Pietersen. Tough chance and it was grim cricket. "Village all round," spits Miller. Short ball dragged down the leg side, the pull shot finds a top edge that loops down to fine leg where Pietersen skirts round, dives, thrusts out a hand, which meets the ball only for it to bobble out

Netherlands 136/2   TT Bresnan 5-0-25-1

29.1

Bresnan to Zuiderent, 1 wide, oops, this is an ugly delivery shoved down the leg side

29.1

Bresnan to Zuiderent, no run, Zuiderent ghosts a shot before deciding against it

29.2

Bresnan to Zuiderent, 1 leg bye, for no apparent reason Zuiderent misses a leg-side prod and it thuds off the pads away to fine leg

29.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, Bresnan pitches the ball up! This is actually full! He was almost rewarded as ten Doeschate, startled by the length, hung back and only just stabbed a bat down in time

29.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, again this a fuller length and defended watchfully

29.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, long, pleading appeal from Bresnan as ten Doeschate squeezed a drive through cover. It was pad first, but struck outside the line

29.6

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 leg bye, another leg bye bobbles down the leg side for a single. Double this score and we will have a match. Here's Gnasher to tall you more

Netherlands 142/3   TT Bresnan 6-0-28-1

31.1

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, hint of movement back into the batsman who pushes into the off side

31.2

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, worked into the leg side

31.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, can't find a gap in the off side, but ten Doeschate knows he needs to bat out the innings after getting that life

31.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short ball angled into the body and shovelled into the leg side

31.5

Bresnan to Zuiderent, no run, full on off stump, driven into the ground and Bresnan sticks a hand out in his follow through

31.6

Bresnan to Zuiderent, no run, We have a review. Zuiderent is cut in half by Bresnan and England are convinced there's an inside edge. Looks like back leg on replays and he survives. Good decision from Asad Rauf

Netherlands 148/3   TT Bresnan 7-0-29-1

33.1

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, tight on off stump, a walking defensive push can't beat the bowler

33.2

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, nicely timed square drive off the back foot but doesn't beat backward point

33.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, angling into the batsman and it's worked nicely past midwicket to bring up Netherlands' 150...the best effort by an Associate so far in this tournament

33.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, no run, opens the face but can't beat backward point

33.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped in short and pulled away through midwicket

33.6

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

Netherlands 152/4   TT Bresnan 8-0-32-1

43.1

Bresnan to Borren, no run, he starts well, back of a length around off stump and Borren plays and misses a run-to-third-man

43.2

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, that's all Borren needs to do, swap the strike back to ten Doeschate. Pushing this full ball down the ground

43.3

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, FOUR, poor delivery and ten Doeschate cashed in! Slower bouncer dragged leg side, ten Doeschate waited, waited again and then picked a gap fine of a square fine leg and pulled for four

43.4

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, FOUR, shot! Best of the lot and England will be worried now! Full ball is met with a fuller face as he drives powerfully, timing it perfectly to beat mid-off and take him within a six of a World Cup century

43.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, Bresnan's response is to bang it in short and ten Doeschate is up on his toes to drop a single to the leg side

43.6

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, Strauss gives Borren a single with the off-side fielders hanging on the inner circle, fullish ball that Borren pops to point for one

Netherlands 225/5   TT Bresnan 9-0-43-1

46.1

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, Borren has walked a long way outside leg to try and heave this into the off side. Doesn't time it well but gets the single he wanted

46.2

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this is smashed straight to cover, either side it might have been four

46.3

Bresnan to Borren, no run, Borren for once not doing what he should be. Gets too clever here and tries to Dilscoop over the keeper and misses

46.4

Bresnan to Borren, 1 run, this time Borren finds the single, crunching an ugly cut shot to point

46.5

Bresnan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full and straight and even in this mood ten Doeschate can only pick up a single, swishing to leg

46.6

Bresnan to Borren, 2 runs, poor delivery brings a sharp chance to Trott at short fine leg but it's dropped. It was full and down the leg side and the sweep shot was parried away by a diving Trott.

Netherlands 259/5   TT Bresnan 10-0-49-1

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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