ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 11th match, Group B

India v England

Match tied

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

18.2

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, just a touch too short and Gambhir is sitting back and uses the width outside off to punch 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

18.5

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir walks down the crease and keeps walking through to complete a single after milking to long-on

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   MH Yardy 1-0-5-0

20.1

Yardy to Gambhir, no run, Yardy over the wicket to the left-hander, angling onto the pads and the flick finds midwicket

20.2

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, this time Gambhir beats midwicket to amble through a single

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

20.5

Yardy to Gambhir, 2 runs, this time there is two, Gambhir playing late with an open face to fiddle this behind square on the off side

20.6

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, the sort of thing umpires don't like

20.6

Yardy to Gambhir, no run, scream from the batsman as he mistimes a leg-side nudge. Decent over, but not much more than that. Neither side is damaged but the India line-up is long

India 116/1   MH Yardy 2-0-10-0

22.1

Yardy to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir misses out here, short and wide but placed his cut shot straight to the man at point

22.2

Yardy to Gambhir, 2 runs, gets another go at the shot and this time collects a couple out to deep cover

22.3

Yardy to Gambhir, no run, cripes, turn and bounce for Yardy. Look out England in the second half of this game! Bottom edged into the off side

22.4

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, single worked more solidly this time, using the spin on offer to nudge into the leg side

22.5

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

22.6

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, again it's pushed into space, these two looking very comfortable now

India 131/1   MH Yardy 3-0-15-0

24.1

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, quickish ball from Yardy, not looking for that turn he's found, Gambhir flicks a single to deep midwicket

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

24.4

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, dart, arrowed down short and it sits up but Gambhir content to push to deep cover

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

24.6

Yardy to Gambhir, 1 run, and Gambhir joins the middle-over fun by jogging a single pushed to long-off

India 140/1   MH Yardy 4-0-22-0

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

32.3

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quick, slightly short of length but crunched straight back to the bowler

32.4

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gripping and spinning a touch into the pads, off the inner half of the bat and the ball rolls into the leg side. Tendulkar calls 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   MH Yardy 5-0-29-0

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

37.2

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fast again, and aimed right at the off stump. Yuvraj makes a bit of room and chops down on the ball, but can't beat backward point

37.3

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, this time he aims to leg, but straight to midwicket. Along the ground

37.4

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fuller, straighter. Yuvraj leans forward and works round the front pad through square leg, this time he does get the one

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

37.6

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, this has been a great Powerplay over from Yardy, again he's speared it in and this time he gets the ball to hold its line outside off, beating the outside edge of Yuvraj's bat

India 232/2   MH Yardy 6-0-31-0

39.1

Yardy to Dhoni, FOUR, Yardy is spearing it in, but too short and sits up asking for trouble. Dhoni flashes his hands through it and it's raced to point boundary

39.2

Yardy to Dhoni, no run, ooh, much, much quicker and the angle was perfect, heading to leg stump. Dhoni got into a tangle and missed it

39.3

Yardy to Dhoni, no run, little bit short again and Yardy is lucky to get away with this as Dhoni bangs it to point fielder

39.4

Yardy to Dhoni, no run, again Dhoni has picked out the infielder. Small mercy for England

39.5

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, very quick again from the bowler, no room to work with either and Dhoni just about manages to push down the ground

39.6

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, but for one delivery that was an excellent Yardy over. Takes serious courage to bowl spin to these batsmen in the Powerplay and he's done it well so far

India 247/3   MH Yardy 7-0-36-0

41.1

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, cripes, this is very wide, arrowed down leg and Prior makes a tough take look routine

41.1

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, again Yardy has abandoned spin and flight for flat darts, working well too as Yuvraj dinks a single to midwicket

41.2

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, again Yardy hurls it down very straight and Dhoni can only pick off a single around the corner

41.3

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj stands tall to bunt this low-arm sling to long-on

41.4

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, bottom-handed whip from Dhoni, just for a single though. No air on the ball, plenty of pace though

41.5

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, excellent running from Dhoni earns two, Yuvraj pushing wide of long-on and his partner urging him to wheeze a second

41.6

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, ah, slight misfield from Swann at short third man ruins a good over. Yuvraj using the pace on the ball to glide it off the bat, beats Swann and it skims along to the boundary

India 262/3   MH Yardy 8-0-47-0

43.1

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yardy's low-slung darts continue to do a decent job, Yuvraj whipping a single around the corner

43.2

Yardy to Dhoni, no run, "yes Mickey!" shouts a relieved Prior as Dhoni mistimes it back to the bowler

43.3

Yardy to Dhoni, no run, again there is no room, no air and no spin, Dhoni tries to force it past the bowler but can't beat him

43.4

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, cut away, but only for a single. What a good job Yardy is doing here

43.5

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, the crowd are getting louder as Yuvraj stands tall and punches a single down the ground

43.6

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, excellent over ends with Dhoni collecting a single down the ground. Huge relief for Strauss to have some respite at one end

India 281/3   MH Yardy 9-0-51-0

45.1

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, ooh, look out Billy Bowden! Dhoni absolutely mullered this back down the pitch, Yardy shoved a hand out to get something on it and Billy dived out the way just in time

45.2

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tuned around the corner, just a single but these two look like they're ready to go

45.3

Yardy to Dhoni, SIX, wow, that has gone a long, long way. It's 12. Touch short and Dhoni rocked back to hack this into the stands at midwicket. Stadium heaving now, England tottering

45.4

Yardy to Dhoni, 1 run, again he thwacks hard against the line, just a single though

45.5

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, ah now Yuvraj on the case. Down on one knee and sweeping majestically, pinging it to the midwicket rope

45.6

Yardy to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, and gone. Stadium goes quiet for a moment, just a moment. Short and Yuvraj just got it off the bottom of the bat out to deep midwicket where Bell held a simple catch. No great celebration from England, hardly surprising really. Good work from Yuvraj and crucially for India as the tournament goes on, he's found his form

Yuvraj Singh c Bell b Yardy 58 (76m 50b 9x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

India 305/4   MH Yardy 10-0-64-1

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Feb 27, 2011

It's the World Cup and this fan won't let you forget it, World Cup, Group B, Bangalore, February 27, 2011

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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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