ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 11th match, Group B

India v England

Match tied

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

10.4

Swann to Gambhir, no run, from round the stumps to the lefty, on the middle stump line, Gambhir was covering for the turn, there wasn't any and the ball rolls off the inner half of the bat to the leg side

10.5

Swann to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down the track and drives this flighted delivery to sweeper cover

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   GP Swann 1-0-2-0

12.1

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

12.2

Swann to Gambhir, 1 run, from round the stumps, nice off break on the off and middle line, Gambhir reaches out to square drive it through point

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

12.4

Swann to Gambhir, FOUR, Flamboyant! Gautam sashayed down the track and lofted it to long-on. Up up and over

12.5

Swann to Gambhir, FOUR, Difficult chance missed there was a thin inside edge. Er, in that case, it was a missed catch and not a stumping chance! Swanny holds his head. Watch out for his tweet later. Gambhir moved down the track, got outside the leg stump and Swann drifted it just outside leg. Gambhir tried to lift it inside out over extra cover and got a thin inside edge and Prior couldn't adjust his hands in time.

12.6

Swann to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to block this one

India 77/1   GP Swann 2-0-13-0

14.1

Swann to Gambhir, FOUR, Fabulous inside-out hit over extra cover! Gautam gets outside leg even as he moves down the track, picks the flighted delivery drifting towards him and lifts it over the off-side field

14.2

Swann to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to nudge this to the on side

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

14.4

Swann to Gambhir, 1 wide, fires this one quicker but in trying to do so, he pushes it down the leg side. Good take from the keeper

14.4

Swann to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to dab this to the on side of the pitch

14.5

Swann to Gambhir, no run, turns towards off stump, from round the stumps, defended to cover

14.6

Swann to Gambhir, no run, on the middle stump line, moves in with the arm, Gambhir seemed to take a long time to decide what to do and the ball kept wobbling in towards middle stump. Towards his pad and towards the middle stump. Suddenly, Gambhir stirred and pushed the ball to cover point

India 84/1   GP Swann 3-0-20-0

16.1

Swann to Gambhir, no run, flighted up really slowly, it wobbled ever so gently across, almost ala a delivery from Ramesh Powar or like the man himself, Gambhir had to wait an eternity before he tapped it to point

16.2

Swann to Gambhir, 1 wide, pushes this down the leg side,. Prior tries a trick from gully cricket. He appeals for a catch. Nice try sir

16.2

Swann to Gambhir, no run, keeps this one out to the off side

16.3

Swann to Gambhir, 1 run, rocks back to cut through point for a single

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   GP Swann 4-0-26-0

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

26.4

Swann to Gambhir, no run, held back a touch, Gambhir isn't quite to the pitch and taps gently to cover

26.5

Swann to Gambhir, no run, past the edge! Again Swann takes pace off the ball, getting it to grip just a touch and spin past the outside edge of a slightly lazy push

26.6

Swann to Gambhir, 2 runs, on the pads, and he's milked through square leg

India 159/1   GP Swann 5-0-41-0

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

29.4

Swann to Gambhir, OUT, gone! Against the run of play Swann has got the breakthrough. It was a good ball, biting into the pitch and spinning past what was another very lazy nurdle from Gambhir. It looked like he was trying to get it down to third man, but the feet went nowhere. Poor shot, and it's got England back into the game

G Gambhir b Swann 51 (95m 61b 5x4 0x6) SR: 83.60

29.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good start to Yuvraj, held back again but the batsman is right behind it in defence

29.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven down the ground, Swann dives but it's in vain and Yuvraj is off the mark

India 181/2   GP Swann 6-0-43-1

31.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, looped up on middle, played to mid-on

31.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good stuff from Swann, again good lines from him and Yuvraj is tucked up as the ball grips on the surface

31.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj wants a single from somewhere, he drops this towards cover but there's a man prowling there

31.4

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, appeal from Swann as ball strikes pad, but that didn't straighten nearly enough, slipping down leg. The appeal was short-lived

31.5

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flighted outside off, Yuvraj stretches forward into a drive but picks the man at extra cover once again

31.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flicked to short fine leg this time, and though there aren't that many men populating the inner ring - I can count three or maybe four - he can't find the gap just yet. A maiden

India 190/2   GP Swann 7-1-43-1

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

33.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on Yuvraj's pads this time, and it's clipped to leg

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   GP Swann 8-1-46-1

35.1

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, low full-toss, Yuvraj plays the wristiest of whips to pick the ball up and over a leaping Collingwood at midwicket. Four runs, and will that be the shot to open his innings up?

35.2

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, no run, better from Swann, actually hitting the pitch this time and Yuvraj can't get it away

35.3

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full again, Yuvraj lunges well down the wicket and drives down to long-off

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

35.6

Swann to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, this one rushes on with the arm, taking the inside edge of the bat. Hands on heads for both keeper and bowler

India 219/2   GP Swann 9-1-59-1

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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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