ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 11th match, Group B

India v England

Match tied

0.1

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, Dropped Oh dear! Ladies and gentleman, Graeme Swann has dropped Virender Sehwag. FIrst ball. It curved away from the off-stump line, Sehwag pushed away from the body, bat well stretched out and got a thick edge. Swann lunged to his right at second slip but the ball burst off the palms. Very tough chance. Collingwood might perhaps have taken it. Or Richie Richardson

0.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, gets forward, gets behind the line to defend

0.3

Anderson to Sehwag, 2 runs, Almost another catch! What is happening out there? Anderson on fire. This one straightens on the leg and middle stump line, Sehwag thought it was going to drift down and shaped to flick it to square-leg. Shock. The ball straightens, flies off the leading edge and balloons over extra cover where Ian Bell dives back but it cleared him

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, Sharp lifter! Sehwag arches back, drops his wrists, gets the bat down as he sways away from the line of trouble

0.5

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 wide, sprays this wide down the leg side. Crowd roar

0.5

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, Whoa! Hello Hello! Sehwag is flirting with danger here. Almost another catch. Again, the outswinger on the middle and leg line, again Sehwag thinks he can push it to the leg side. Mistake. The ball curves away, catches the leading edge and pops over a leaping Anderson. Phew. What a start

India 8/0   V Sehwag 7* (5b 1x4)

1.1

Shahzad to Sehwag, FOUR, Crowd roar! A full delivery well outside off stump, Sehwag doesn't quite move across, just leans his upper body across and drives through extra cover.

1.2

Shahzad to Sehwag, no run, short in length, moves in towards off stump, Sehwag pushes it back to the bowler

1.3

Shahzad to Sehwag, no run, in the zone outside off stump, the bowler thinks he has hit the zone, Sehwag, as ever, sees it as a width and throws his arms at it. The ball whooshes past the off stump

1.4

Shahzad to Sehwag, FOUR, No violence this time. Pure timing, It was just outside off stump, back of length, Sehwag opened the bat-face and timed it through point.

1.5

Shahzad to Sehwag, no run, moves his front foot forward and across, gets behind the line of the good-length delivery around off and pushes it to cover

1.6

Shahzad to Sehwag, no run, Good delivery. It cut in towards the middle and leg line, cramped Sehwag, who tried to dab it to the on side but was struck high on the pad.

India 16/0   V Sehwag 15* (11b 3x4)

3.1

Shahzad to Sehwag, 1 run, flickity flick! It was a good-length delivery on the middle and leg and Sehwag flicks it up and over midwicket. A fielder at deep, placed for the short ball, cuts it off

India 19/0   V Sehwag 16* (12b 3x4)

4.1

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, shortish delivery outside off, steered up and over, down to third man.. no slips in

4.5

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, Carved! It was a short of length just outside off, I repeat just outside off but Sehwag stayed comp[completely beside the line and carved it past backward point. Great skills.

4.6

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, again, he opens the bat-face, stays adjacent to the line and steers this one to third man

India 28/0   V Sehwag 22* (15b 4x4)

5.1

Shahzad to Sehwag, 1 run, Full delivery on the middle and off, curving away a little, Sehwag fetches it from there and hits it uppishly to right of mid-on where Trott moves quickly to make a tumbling stop

India 29/0   V Sehwag 23* (16b 4x4)

6.1

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, Whipped! It;s a short of length delivery on the middle, perhaps middle and leg, Sehwag stayed back and clipped it to deep square-leg region. Shehzad gets across in time but slips as his foot gets struck on the damp outfield and the ball rolls through his grasp.

6.2

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, pushes this to the off side

6.3

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, straying on the pads, flicked away to Shahzad for a single

6.5

Anderson to Sehwag, FOUR, Flat-batted whack! The slow pitch played its part in shot selection. It rose from short of length outside off, slower, and Sehwag waited. And waited. He then decided to shelve the cut shot and go for a forehand cross court. He whacked it up and over mid-on

6.6

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, fuller and it has been flicked away for a single

India 44/0   V Sehwag 33* (21b 6x4)

7.1

Bresnan to Sehwag, no run, on a length around the off stump line, Sehwag gets forward and across to defend.

7.2

Bresnan to Sehwag, no run, And again. Very compact. The front foot moved forward and across, towards the line of the ball and the head was over the ball as he defended. WAtch out for the next ball!

7.3

Bresnan to Sehwag, 2 runs, Bresnan pushes this to the pads, not a great choice, clipped through front of square., Kevin moves across to his left in the deep to mop it up

7.4

Bresnan to Sehwag, no run, gets back and across, completely behind the line of the delivery this time and pushes it gently back down the track

7.5

Bresnan to Sehwag, OUT, Bresnan takes out Sehwag, with a little bit of help from Prior. It was a back of length delivery outside off, it came pretty slowly off the track, Sehwag thought ok then, I see some width, let me steer it through the vacant slips. Mistake. The ball wobbled off the face of the bat to right of Matt Prior who dived to take a good one-handed catch. Sehwag tucks the bat under his arm and walks off. The crowd... you know what they would have done, don't you...

V Sehwag c †Prior b Bresnan 35 (34m 26b 6x4 0x6) SR: 134.61

India 46/1   V Sehwag 35 (26b 6x4)

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Feb 27, 2011

Munaf Patel caught Kevin Pietersen off his own bowling, World Cup, Group B, Bangalore, February 27, 2011

Munaf Patel caught Kevin Pietersen off his own bowling

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Feb 27, 2011

Tim Bresnan clobbered a huge six over midwicket, India v England, World Cup, Group B, Bangalore, February 27, 2011

Tim Bresnan clobbered a huge six over midwicket

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