ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 11th match, Group B

India v England

Match tied

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

7.6

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, lovely delivery first-up. Fine over too. This one angles away from Gautam Gambhir, who tries to play his favourite run down to third man but is beaten. There was a slip in place. Oohs and aahs.

India 46/1   TT Bresnan 1-0-2-1

9.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, Meanwhile, this try running me down to third man game continues. Bresnan pings the off-stump channel and Gambhir has a poke. The ball rushes past the edge

9.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, he stands outside his crease, leans forward to tap this ball to midwicket

9.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked through backward square-leg region

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

9.5

Bresnan to Gambhir, 2 runs, clipped away to long-leg where Shahzad fumbles to give an extra run. Atherton murmurs now, "This is the second time he has made a mistake on the field" Or words to that effect

9.6

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, short in length, angling away from Gautam who plays a weak cut shot to point

India 58/1   TT Bresnan 2-0-6-1

11.1

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, angling across Gautam who steers to point

11.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, FOUR, The Sourav Ganguly shot! He rushes down the track, backs outside leg and cuts a short ball up and over backward point

11.3

Bresnan to Gambhir, no run, slower, around the off stump, guided to point

11.4

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, slips this outside leg but Gambhir doesn't seize the opportunity. He clips it gently past square-leg for a single. There was a short fine-leg in. Had Gambhir been more alert and aware ...

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   TT Bresnan 3-0-12-1

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   TT Bresnan 4-1-12-1

15.1

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

15.2

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, extra bounce on this shortish delivery, steered to third man

15.3

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

15.4

Bresnan to Gambhir, 1 run, lands on the leg stump, good length, moves towards middle, Gambhir clips it behind square-leg

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   TT Bresnan 5-1-18-1

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

34.4

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, dug in very short, Yuvraj ducks well underneath it and immediately looks to the square leg umpire, but that's not a wide

34.5

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, the half pull/half flick off the pads down to fine leg

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   TT Bresnan 6-1-24-1

36.1

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, crack! Short from Bresnan, Yuvraj rocks back and thrashes a pull to square leg. That's just the start India wanted

36.2

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short again, and spicy! This is much better directed than the last, Yuvraj whips his head out of the way at the very last moment and looks a little rattled too. One for the over, says the umpire

36.3

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, slower ball, fuller too. Yuvraj sets himself to have an enormous swipe, but perhaps just tries to over-hit it. Off the pad and a leg-bye taken

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   TT Bresnan 7-1-33-1

40.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, shoved in short as usual, good delivery because the line is right and Dhoni bobbles a single off a flurry of bat and arm

40.2

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower bouncer, it was very slow indeed and Yuvraj almost ducked into it. Loped over him very gently

40.3

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another slow bouncer and Yuvraj could have played three shots before it reached him, as it was he was through a pull too early and top-edged down to fine leg

40.4

Bresnan to Dhoni, 1 run, no pace on the ball and Dhoni is flashing his arms at it to try and generate some, only earns a single though

40.5

Bresnan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, England sitting back and content to allow singles, which you can hardly blame them for after all the carnage we've seen

40.6

Bresnan to Dhoni, no run, short again, slower again, and it's worked well again. Dhoni desperately trying to hold back on his pull shot before mistiming to mid-on

India 251/3   TT Bresnan 8-1-37-1

46.1

Bresnan to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni falls now! Two in two for England. Shortish ball that Dhoni swung hard at but straight to Luke Wright at deep midwicket.

MS Dhoni c sub (LJ Wright) b Bresnan 31 (38m 25b 3x4 1x6) SR: 124.00

46.2

Bresnan to Pathan, 1 run, Yusuf away straight away, working a single into space

46.3

Bresnan to Kohli, 1 run, stylish flick of the wrists sends this down to deep square

46.4

Bresnan to Pathan, FOUR, ooh, almost another for England. Short again, Pathan hacking in Wright's direction just like his captain did. This time though Wright didn't quite pick it up and dived in too late, reached him on the bounce and burst through to the ropes

46.5

Bresnan to Pathan, 1 run, horrible hack at this, never looked like timing it and didn't. Single down the ground will do though

46.6

Bresnan to Kohli, 2 runs, falls short again! This time Ian Bell running in from deep midwicket as Kohli slapped it out in his direction without all that much timing

India 314/5   TT Bresnan 9-1-46-2

48.1

Bresnan to Pathan, OUT, Swann gets this one right, Pathan again swinging wildly but the slower ball meant he mistimed it and it looped out to mid-off

YK Pathan c Swann b Bresnan 14 (12m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 175.00

48.2

Bresnan to Kohli, OUT, and another! Bresnan getting good reward for being England's best bowler. Yorker length, Kohli gives himself room, too much room in fact and it thuds into the base of off stump. Here comes Zaheer

V Kohli b Bresnan 8 (12m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

48.3

Bresnan to Khan, 1 run, ooh, almost a team hat-trick as Collingwood misses a run out chance from point

48.4

Bresnan to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Three in four for Bresnan to give him his 5th wicket! Full, swinging in late and striking Harbhajan on the back boot right in front of the stumps. Harbhajan reviewed but it was still very out. That's also Bresnan's career-best ODI figures. England finishing well, just the first 46 overs that cost them

Harbhajan Singh lbw b Bresnan 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.5

Bresnan to Chawla, 1 run, gets a length ball first up that is pushed out to cover

48.6

Bresnan to Khan, no run, flash and miss outside off stump to finish an excellent spell from Bresnan. With carnage happening all around him, he's held his nerve, length and line and finished with 5 for 48. Mighty fine effort

India 329/8   TT Bresnan 10-1-48-5

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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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