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)

11.1

Swann to Cooper, no run, tossed up, ends up being a low full toss and pushed back to the bowler

11.2

Swann to Cooper, no run, outside off stump and worked back down to the bowler

11.3

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, neatly worked away through midwicket with a turn of the wrists

11.4

Swann to Barresi, OUT, Has Swann struck in his first over? Drifts past the edge and Prior whips off the bails. Big appeal and it's gone to the third umpire. This is very close. On the line is out. And he's gone, but in slightly chaotic circumstances as the big screen appears to be broken so the decision is relayed to the on-field umpire

W Barresi st †Prior b Swann 29 (49m 25b 6x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

11.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, outside off stump, onto the front foot and defended down the pitch

11.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, attacking line from Swann outside off and the batsman comes into the front foot to defend

Netherlands 58/2   GP Swann 1-0-1-1

13.1

Swann to Cooper, no run, on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

13.2

Swann to Cooper, no run, some aggression this time with a string drive but it goes straight to mid-off

13.3

Swann to Cooper, no run

13.4

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, another drive and this time there's a fumble at mid-off which allows the batsmen to switch ends...that will annoy Swann

13.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, tossed up and defended to the off side

13.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, almost gets a leading as he looks to turn this into the leg side

Netherlands 60/2   GP Swann 2-0-2-1

15.1

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, worked off middle stump backward of square on the leg side

15.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, another well-placed single into the on side which is what Netherlands need to do

15.3

Swann to Cooper, no run, tossed up outside off and driven down to mid-off

15.4

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, touch shorter which allows him to work it off the back foot towards square leg

15.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, good push-and-run in this over as another single is worked into the leg side between midwicket and square leg

15.6

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, wider outside off, driven firmly down the ground and that was a very sensible over from Netherlands

Netherlands 70/2   GP Swann 3-0-7-1

17.1

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, plenty of air again from Swann and it's whipped down to long on

17.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, onto the front foot and opens the face towards backward point...good understanding between these two batsmen

17.3

Swann to Cooper, no run, straighter ball outside off and punched back to the bowler

17.4

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, worked off the back foot into the gap at midwicket

17.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, fuller on the stumps and it dribbles into the off side

17.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, tries to use his feet but ends up yorking himself and can't get the ball away

Netherlands 82/2   GP Swann 4-0-10-1

19.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, waits for this one and plays with the turn into the leg side

19.2

Swann to Cooper, no run, touch wider outside off and Cooper can't beat midwicket

19.3

Swann to Cooper, no run, and again...can't beat the midwicket man as he plays with the turn

19.4

Swann to Cooper, no run, slightly quicker outside off and pushed firmly back to Swann

19.5

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, finds a gap this time between square leg and midwicket

19.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed through outside off, solid defence back to the bowler to end another tight over

Netherlands 90/2   GP Swann 5-0-12-1

21.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate skips down the wicket to Swann's flight but some drop means the batsman can only defend

21.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, huge, tempting, almost morally-corrupt flight but ten Doeschate is monastic in his discipline

21.3

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, this time ten Doeschate gets it away, pushing down the ground

21.4

Swann to Cooper, no run, Swann operating a long way outside off stump, which usually gets commentators muttering about an 'Australian line', an attempted sweep goes nowhere

21.5

Swann to Cooper, no run, carefully defended this time, England look much better with Swann back in their ranks

21.6

Swann to Cooper, 1 run, Cooper pushes a single into space to pinch the strike

Netherlands 96/2   GP Swann 6-0-14-1

30.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, worked into square leg

30.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, on off stump, defended with bat and pad together

30.3

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, uses his feet but can't get the ball away into the leg side

30.4

Swann to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, shambles from England! ten Doeschate uses his feet and sends the ball miles in the air, but Pietersen and Anderson leave the catch to each other and it falls embarrassingly in the middle of them both. That was awful

30.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, pushed back to the bowler

30.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, and there's his fifty, reached with a tuck into the leg side and that's an excellent innings from Netherlands' key batsman

Netherlands 147/3   GP Swann 7-0-19-1

32.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, onto the back foot and worked into the leg side

32.2

Swann to Zuiderent, no run, leans forward and defends into the off side

32.3

Swann to Zuiderent, no run, expansive drive this time but he can't beat Ian Bell at cover

32.4

Swann to Zuiderent, no run, this time he flicks straight to midwicket

32.5

Swann to Zuiderent, OUT, gone, Swann makes another breakthrough. Zuiderent never got going today, unlike 15 years ago, and chips a simple catch to midwicket as he tries to find the gap

B Zuiderent c Collingwood b Swann 1 (19m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

32.6

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

Netherlands 149/4   GP Swann 8-0-20-2

34.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, tossed up nicely outside off stump and a leading edge goes along the ground to cover

34.2

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, beat outside off stump, Prior takes the bails off but ten Doeschate's foot is firmly behind the line

34.3

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, dropped into the covers and that's well run

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

34.5

Swann to ten Doeschate, no run, very full, dug out back to the bowler

34.6

Swann to ten Doeschate, SIX, top shot, superb use of the feet and a flick of the wrists sends this over deep midwicket...this has been a classy innings

Netherlands 162/4   GP Swann 9-0-30-2

36.1

Swann to ten Doeschate, 1 run, worked from outside off wide of short fine-leg

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   GP Swann 10-0-35-2

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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