ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 11th match, Group B

India v England

Match tied

0.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar presents the full bat-face in defense here. The ball rolls back down the track.

India 8/0   SR Tendulkar 0* (1b)

2.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Crunchy! It was the short-of-length delivery just outside off, Tendulkar stood on his toes and punched it through extra cover. Like he has done all through his career.

2.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward, behind the line of the delivery coming in with the angle and defends to the off side

2.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, lovely delivery! It just about straightened outside off stump, Tendulkar almost stumbles out and pokes at it. The ball rushes past the edge. Anderson stares, Tendulkar taps the pitch

2.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and off line, it looked to come in a bit but not as much as Tendulkar anticipated; he shaped to work it towards mid-on and the ball wobbled away to the off side

2.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, kicks up from short of length outside off, Tendulkar rides the bounce to push it to the off

2.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, stays at his crease, crouches a little, opens the bat-face and steers the ball out to point.

India 18/0   SR Tendulkar 2* (7b)

3.2

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, short in length, moves in towards middle and off, Tendulkar stays back, works his wrists and sends the ball to right of short midwicket who makes a tumbling save to his right

3.3

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward, rolls his wrist to get over the top of this cutter and taps it to short midwicket

3.4

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, the bouncer arrives, on the leg stump line and Tendulkar ducks.

3.5

Shahzad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Lands around off, kicks up towards the rib cage but Tendulkar side steps towards middle, and works the ball through backward square-leg region

3.6

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short in length outside off or so Tendulkar makes it appear as he gets back to punch it hard but straight to point

India 21/0   SR Tendulkar 4* (12b)

4.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, stifled appeal for lbw as the bowler and keeper realize there was some inside edge on it. It was very full, Tendulkar was back, perhaps in anticipation of something shorter. He wafts at it and gets a thick inside edge

4.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, Curvaceous! Lovely stuff from Jimmy today. It landed on a good length just outside off and straightened. Tendulkar is beaten, pushing inside the line. No slip.

4.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Almost caught at short midwicket! Tendulkar whipped a full delivery but it fell short of a diving short midwicket. Anderson holds his head.

India 23/0   SR Tendulkar 5* (15b)

5.2

Shahzad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Now Kevin Peitersen goes tumbling down the ground. Tendulkar had whipped this full delivery on the pads to deep backward square-leg region where Kevin makes an excellent diving stop

5.3

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, full in length again, Tendulkar gets forward to defend it to the off

5.4

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, High bouncer outside off and Tendulkar was caught in two minds: Whether to sway away or play the upper cut. He first started to sway away, saw the ball was rising slowly, held his balance and tried to upper cut it over vacant slips but no wood on leather

5.5

Shahzad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, fullish delivery outside off, Tendulkar reaches across to slice it past backward point

5.6

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, moving in towards middle and off, like a typical Abdul Razzaq delivery, Tendulkar shapes to drive it straight but the ball rolls off the inner half of the bat to the on side

India 33/0   SR Tendulkar 9* (20b)

6.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, full in length around off, Tendulkar taps it towards mid-on and calls for a single. Sehwag responds this time. Mike Atherton remembers the Dhaka run out on air.

India 39/0   SR Tendulkar 10* (21b)

8.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, full in length around the off stump, Tendulkar gets forward and defends. The full bat face and all that jazz

8.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off stump, Tendulkar pushes it to short extra cover

8.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Whippy! Full and on the middle and leg and Tendulkar whipped it away through front of square.

8.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, This is even more skillfully played. It was on the middle and there was a backward square-leg in place. Tendulkar played it late, got his wrists working overtime and glided the ball to the right of that fielder.

8.5

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, leans across to punch this to the off side

8.6

Anderson to Tendulkar, no run, in the zone outside off, Tendulkar gets forward and across, covers the off stump and shoulders arms. He then turns and watches the ball sail through to Prior

India 54/1   SR Tendulkar 18* (27b 2x4)

9.4

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 1 run, kicks up outside off, from short of length, Tendulkar gets back, opens the bat-face and steers it to left of backward point. He took couple of steps down the track, stopped as he saw Gambhir looking doubtful about the single but they eventually get across in time

India 56/1   SR Tendulkar 19* (28b 2x4)

10.1

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, leans well forward to defend to the on side

10.2

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, slower, lovely delivery, floated outside off, Tendulkar had to wait on the front foot and deflected it to short midwicket

10.3

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, And again. Tendulkar times his forward move to the slower pace and works this ball through to deep midwicket

10.6

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, a tiny step forward, and then a bigger stretch forward and he tries to fetch this ball from outside off and work it to square-leg for a single. The ball turns past the waft and rolls off the pad

India 60/1   SR Tendulkar 20* (32b 2x4)

11.5

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, banged in short of length, kicks up towards middle, defended back down the track. Tim is mixing things up nicely. At times, he hits the deck, at times he slows em up

11.6

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 1 run, outside off stump and Tendulkar plays the shot that the chairman of Indian selectors used to play a lot: Run down to third man

India 66/1   SR Tendulkar 21* (34b 2x4)

12.1

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on.

12.3

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, And another one down to long-on. After trying to work deliveries more square in the last over, it seems Tendulkar has decided to play Swann much straighter

India 69/1   SR Tendulkar 23* (36b 2x4)

13.1

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off stump, tapped to point

13.2

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, short in length, just outside off, punched out to cover

13.3

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward to push to the off side

13.4

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, short in length outside off, cut away to backward point

13.5

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, Another dot ball as Tendulkar pushes it to the off side. Fine tight over so far. What would the final ball be? A bouncer?

13.6

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, Nope, he continues with what worked for him through the over. a Good-length delivery on the off stump line, Tendulkar steers to backward point

India 77/1   SR Tendulkar 23* (42b 2x4)

14.3

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, couple of short steps down the track and works this off break from outside off, with the turn, to square-leg

India 83/1   SR Tendulkar 24* (43b 2x4)

15.1

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 1 run, short in length, outside off, cut away through point

15.3

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 1 run, rocks back to punch this back-of-length delivery to sweeper cover

15.5

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, banged in short outside off, Tendulkar thinks about the upper cut but doesn't carry through that thought.

15.6

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Follows through with that thought this time. He reaches out to upper cut it over backward point

India 90/1   SR Tendulkar 28* (47b 2x4)

16.4

Swann to Tendulkar, FOUR, Whackity whack! He rushed down the track and blasted this to the right of the bowler. Swann sort of held his right hand across to suggest he was going for the catch. That flew past him very quickly

16.5

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward to defend

16.6

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, turns in gently towards middle and off, Tendulkar backs away and tries a late cut but can't get power or placement.. the ball rolls to short third man

India 96/1   SR Tendulkar 32* (50b 3x4)

17.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, all of which means his plan of bowling straight continues, squeezed out to point

17.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, SIX, the ball was straight, but the bat much straighter. Tendulkar with one, simple movement has lifted this over the bowler's head and straight into the advertising boards. First six of the match, made to look indecently easy

17.5

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, ooh, screams of "catch it, catch it!" as this was guided one-bounce to short third man

17.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, fullish and straightish again from Collingwood, rather than belting it down the ground Tendulkar milks a single to pinch the strike

India 104/1   SR Tendulkar 39* (54b 3x4 1x6)

18.1

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, starts a touch slower than his normal darts, no spin of course and it's pushed to deep cover

18.3

Yardy to Tendulkar, no run, classic Yardy! Low-arm, slung in, no spin, nothing for Tendulkar to work with

18.4

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, this time the line drifts a touch towards the pads and a flick of the wrists picks off a single

18.6

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar this time on the walk, edging down and full-facing a middle-overs single to long-off. Decent start from Yardy, not sure Tendulkar would be overly worried though

India 109/1   SR Tendulkar 42* (58b 3x4 1x6)

19.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, good start to the new over, slowish around off stump and pushed back to the bowler

19.2

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, "excellent work Collywobble," says Prior. It was as Collingwood dived to field off his own bowling

19.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, ah, good battle here. Tendulkar edged down, Collingwood fired it wide of off and the batsman had to reach to poke it to point

19.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, another offcutter and it's worked carefully into the midwicket region

India 110/1   SR Tendulkar 43* (62b 3x4 1x6)

20.3

Yardy to Tendulkar, no run, touch of spin here! Actual spin! Tendulkar was as surprised as all of us and got a slight leading edge

20.4

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the track comes Tendulkar, Yardy sees him coming and digs it shorter, pushed past cover. Tendulkar wanted two, but Gambhir didn't

India 113/1   SR Tendulkar 44* (64b 3x4 1x6)

21.1

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, crowd erupts as Tendulkar edges down menacingly and smashes this, but straight to long-on

21.3

Collingwood to Tendulkar, SIX, Tendulkar likes the look of Collingwood and brings his fifty up in style! Down the track, clears his front leg and eases his big bat through the line, sending it a long way over the midwicket rope

21.4

Collingwood to Tendulkar, 1 run, boundary followed up with an opened-face glide to third man. His strike rate is only going one way now

21.6

Collingwood to Tendulkar, no run, ooh, poked towards short third man. Touch uppish and there was almost a mix-up with the running but after all that, no alarm. Apart from for the England players

India 126/1   SR Tendulkar 52* (68b 3x4 2x6)

22.5

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar eases down the track and pushes this to long-off to jog a single

India 130/1   SR Tendulkar 53* (69b 3x4 2x6)

23.6

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, quiet over ends with Tendulkar picking out point with a cut shot

India 133/1   SR Tendulkar 53* (70b 3x4 2x6)

24.2

Yardy to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar made his mind up to paddle a sweep very early, which means he goes down on one knee and back up again to play a shorter ball. Did it with ridiculous ease

24.3

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, this time a far more straightforward single is worked to leg with a flick of the wrists

24.5

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, Yardy is being milked here, Tendulkar, you feel, could play this anywhere. As it is, he turns it around the corner for one

India 139/1   SR Tendulkar 57* (73b 3x4 2x6)

25.3

Shahzad to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and rising outside off, down to third man. Is he trying to reverse it?

25.5

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, Sachin makes this shot look regulation, but it'd be a cracker off the bat of any other batsman - on the up and drilled to cover point. Fielder's there to stop it though

25.6

Shahzad to Tendulkar, 1 run, deft touch! Length again, this time he waits until the very last instant and opens the face, sending it down to third man. Not quite fine enough to find the rope

India 144/1   SR Tendulkar 59* (76b 3x4 2x6)

26.1

Swann to Tendulkar, SIX, That. Is. Enormous. Karthik, you called it, Sachin goes after Swann's very first ball, over wide long-on with immense power

26.2

Swann to Tendulkar, SIX, and again! Slog sweep this time, but it's equally big, the ball landing deep in the crowd at midwicket. This stadium is absolutely heaving with noise now

26.3

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, it won't be three in three, but it's good batting all the same. After the violence, Sachin just tucks this round the corner for a quick single

India 157/1   SR Tendulkar 72* (79b 3x4 4x6)

27.1

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, dug in pretty short, Tendulkar buckles his knees to get underneath it and briefly thinks about the upper-cut

27.2

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, back-of-a-length, Tendulkar is up on his toes and forcing into the covers

27.3

Shahzad to Tendulkar, FOUR, placement! Third man was very fine - perhaps moving there after Tendulkar's late cut in the last over - and as Shahzad digs another one in he's cut up and over gully and square of third man

27.4

Shahzad to Tendulkar, 2 runs, too straight, Tendulkar threads the gap at midwicket for a couple

27.5

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, slapped very hard indeed, but Collingwood is at backward point and tumbles to his right to cut it off

27.6

Shahzad to Tendulkar, no run, and past the edge to finish the over! Did this hit the seam, or was it the leg cutter? Either way, it's bounced a bit more than expected and also moved away from the bat. Nothing going for England though!

India 165/1   SR Tendulkar 78* (85b 4x4 4x6)

28.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, sumptuous driving from Tendulkar, on the up and through the covers! Technically just about as perfect as you can get, and it even gets past KP's dive on the ropes

28.3

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, and again, this time Anderson offers up a gift wide of off stump and is duly thrashed square of the wicket

28.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, that's the length and the line he should be bowling, Anderson goes fuller and much straighter and this time it's just the one run

India 175/1   SR Tendulkar 87* (88b 6x4 4x6)

29.1

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, Swann comes round the wicket, and it's a low full toss but Tendulkar can't get it away as he whips to leg

29.2

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, flicked very fine towards fine leg this time, but the man at 45 scoots across very quickly to cut it off

29.3

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, full again, Swann sticking with the defensive round-the-wicket line and he's nudged down the ground for one

India 180/1   SR Tendulkar 88* (91b 6x4 4x6)

30.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, Anderson pulls the length back but this wicket is slowing up considerably and Tendulkar's got plenty of time to run it down to third man. It helps that he's seeing it like a football

30.4

Anderson to Tendulkar, 1 run, is there a pattern forming here? Back of a length, down to third man. Well, I suppose he's only giving away singles so that's something

India 185/2   SR Tendulkar 90* (93b 6x4 4x6)

32.1

Yardy to Tendulkar, FOUR, speared in first ball, but that's angling down the leg side and Tendulkar just needs to lay bat on it to get in down to the fine leg boundary. He's 94 now, one hit away from a second ODI ton against England

32.2

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, again Yardy is just a touch too straight, nudged into the gap square on the leg side for one

32.5

Yardy to Tendulkar, no run, again held back by Yardy, a hint of turn and Tendulkar plays it with due caution

32.6

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly off line and Tendulkar pats him into the covers for one - he's got 96 now and he's also got the strike for the next over

India 197/2   SR Tendulkar 96* (97b 7x4 4x6)

33.1

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, Swann's round the wicket, quick and on the pads. Tendulkar can't get it away, and is struck on the pad. The appeal dies in Swann's throat as he realises its pitched outside leg

33.2

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar steps forward, working across the front pad for an easy single

33.4

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, looking for the dab down to third man, but the fielder is round in a flash to cut it off

33.5

Swann to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, pushed back to the bowler

33.6

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, again the single comes from the last ball of the over, landing on a leg stump line and the ball is nudged through midwicket

India 200/2   SR Tendulkar 98* (102b 7x4 4x6)

34.1

Bresnan to Tendulkar, FOUR, there it is! On the hips, the Little Master gets across and whips it down to the fine leg boundary. The crowd cheer as one! That's his fifth World Cup hundred, his second against England. What a knock it's been, superbly paced

34.2

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, chopped slightly awkwardly into the off side, there's no run there

34.3

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 1 run, pushed into the off side, this time he finds the gap and that's a single

34.6

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, pushed into the leg side but the man runs round to mid-on to stop the single

India 206/2   SR Tendulkar 103* (106b 8x4 4x6)

35.4

Swann to Tendulkar, SIX, Tendulkar's fifth six! He clears the left leg and murders this over long-on. Flat and hard!

35.5

Swann to Tendulkar, 1 run, again he looks for the big shot, coming down the wicket. The ball comes off the toe end though, looping over Swann and down to long-off

India 218/2   SR Tendulkar 110* (108b 8x4 5x6)

36.4

Bresnan to Tendulkar, no run, length on off stump, Tendulkar leans forward and drives to cover

36.5

Bresnan to Tendulkar, FOUR, wrong line, and that's four! Back of a length and Tendulkar swivels into a powerful pull, getting the ball past the man at short fine. Square leg had no chance either, well struck

36.6

Bresnan to Tendulkar, 1 run, Bresnan aims this one very full, but he can't stop the single as it's tapped out into the leg side. At least it's only a single!

India 229/2   SR Tendulkar 115* (111b 9x4 5x6)

37.1

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 run, hurled down very quick from round the wicket, practically medium pace. Nudged towards third man for a quick single

37.5

Yardy to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, Tendulkar looks for the lofted paddle over the man at short fine leg, but a quick ball zips past the bat, hitting the pad. Definitely going down leg, not even the hint of an appeal, leg bye taken

India 232/2   SR Tendulkar 116* (113b 9x4 5x6)

38.1

Anderson to Tendulkar, FOUR, four runs! Anderson goes full and straight but Sachin steps across to off and whips it with great purpose past the man at short fine leg. How do you stop that? It was the right ball for the field

38.2

Anderson to Tendulkar, OUT, Tendulkar falls! He was looking to the leg side once again, but went a touch too early at the ball and a leading edge loops gently to cover. Anderson strikes, no doubt with great relief! What an innings that was for Tendulkar, he's set his team up for a massive total

SR Tendulkar c Yardy b Anderson 120 (170m 115b 10x4 5x6) SR: 104.34

India 236/3   SR Tendulkar 120 (115b 10x4 5x6)

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