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)

23.1

Pietersen to Cooper, no run, starts well, touch of flight, touch of spin, carefully defended

23.2

Pietersen to Cooper, FOUR, ah the curse of the part-time spinner - the dragged down short ball. Cooper does the business and cuts it away past point to the boundary

23.3

Pietersen to Cooper, 1 run, this time it's pushed away into a gap for one

23.4

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, 1 run, ten Doeschate down on one knee and giving this sweep some humpty down to fine leg

23.5

Pietersen to Cooper, 2 runs, good stand this 51 from 73 as Cooper collects a couple driving out to deep cover

23.6

Pietersen to Cooper, no run, productive over ends with careful defence. Netherlands doing the Associates proud here

Netherlands 109/2   KP Pietersen 1-0-8-0

25.1

Pietersen to Cooper, 1 run, Pietersen continues to doll up some flight and it's driven firmly through a diving short cover

25.2

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, no run, carefully dropped into the leg side

25.3

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, no run, ten Doeschate advances down the track menacingly... but only to defend

25.4

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, SIX, bosh! He's given that some humpty! Down the track and got the most gentle of full tosses that he swatted into the stands at long-on

25.5

Pietersen to ten Doeschate, 3 runs, full toss followed by a short ball, KP is giving the full exhibition of part-time spin and ten Doeschate is loving it, crashing this towards the cover boundary

25.6

Pietersen to Cooper, 1 run, Cooper again steals the strike at the end of the over by dabbing a single to long on

Netherlands 130/2   KP Pietersen 2-0-19-0

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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