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

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (1b 1x4)   JM Anderson 0.1-0-4-0

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.

India 12/0   V Sehwag 11* (6b 2x4)   A Shahzad 0.1-0-4-0

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.

India 16/0   V Sehwag 15* (9b 3x4)   A Shahzad 0.4-0-8-0

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.

India 27/0   V Sehwag 21* (14b 4x4)   JM Anderson 2.5-0-16-0

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.

India 37/0   V Sehwag 27* (17b 5x4)   JM Anderson 3.1-0-21-0

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

India 43/0   V Sehwag 32* (20b 6x4)   JM Anderson 3.5-0-27-0

8.3

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

India 50/1   SR Tendulkar 14* (24b 1x4)   JM Anderson 4.3-0-32-0

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.

India 54/1   SR Tendulkar 18* (25b 2x4)   JM Anderson 4.4-0-36-0

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

India 64/1   G Gambhir 8* (10b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 2.2-0-10-1

12.4

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

India 73/1   G Gambhir 14* (14b 2x4)   GP Swann 1.4-0-9-0

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.

India 77/1   G Gambhir 18* (15b 3x4)   GP Swann 1.5-0-13-0

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

India 81/1   G Gambhir 22* (17b 4x4)   GP Swann 2.1-0-17-0

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

India 96/1   SR Tendulkar 32* (48b 3x4)   GP Swann 3.4-0-26-0

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

India 163/1   SR Tendulkar 76* (82b 4x4 4x6)   A Shahzad 5.3-0-25-0

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

India 170/1   SR Tendulkar 82* (86b 5x4 4x6)   JM Anderson 5.2-0-41-0

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

India 174/1   SR Tendulkar 86* (87b 6x4 4x6)   JM Anderson 5.3-0-45-0

28.5

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, another boundary, but this time it's a lucky one! Full again, Gambhir launches into a drive and a thick inside edge flies down to fine leg past the stumps. That's his fifty too, good work

India 179/1   G Gambhir 51* (59b 5x4)   JM Anderson 5.5-0-50-0

30.5

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, that has pinged out of the middle of the bat! Anderson was trying to mix things up, perhaps aiming for the yorker, but it's slipped out as a low full toss and Yuvraj brings the bat down quickly to send the ball racing to wide long-on

India 189/2   Yuvraj Singh 7* (5b 1x4)   JM Anderson 6.5-0-58-0

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

India 194/2   SR Tendulkar 94* (94b 7x4 4x6)   MH Yardy 4.1-0-26-0

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

India 204/2   SR Tendulkar 102* (103b 8x4 4x6)   TT Bresnan 5.1-1-22-1

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?

India 210/2   Yuvraj Singh 15* (18b 2x4)   GP Swann 8.1-1-50-1

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

India 223/2   Yuvraj Singh 21* (22b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 6.1-1-28-1

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

India 228/2   SR Tendulkar 114* (110b 9x4 5x6)   TT Bresnan 6.5-1-32-1

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

India 236/2   SR Tendulkar 120* (114b 10x4 5x6)   JM Anderson 7.1-0-63-0

38.6

Anderson to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, ah, the length wasn't wrong but if you ball short, don't bowl down the leg side, Yuvraj just needed to help it on its way and it raced to the ropes

India 242/3   Yuvraj Singh 27* (31b 4x4)   JM Anderson 8-0-69-1

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

India 246/3   MS Dhoni 5* (2b 1x4)   MH Yardy 6.1-0-35-0

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   Yuvraj Singh 37* (39b 5x4)   MH Yardy 8-0-47-0

42.2

Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, we all know it's going to be short and Yuvraj certainly does too. He sits back waiting for it and a waist-high bouncer was never going to end prettily for the bowler. Thwacked straight of the square leg for four

India 268/3   Yuvraj Singh 41* (40b 6x4)   A Shahzad 6.2-0-33-0

42.4

Shahzad to Dhoni, FOUR, short to Dhoni this time, he was waiting for it too and after mistiming a couple he's nailed this. Almost hacking himself off his feet as he swung this to the rope

India 273/3   MS Dhoni 15* (13b 2x4)   A Shahzad 6.4-0-38-0

42.5

Shahzad to Dhoni, FOUR, England bleeding again. Too short, too wide and Dhoni smashes his arms and wrists through the line, pinging it to the cover boundary

India 277/3   MS Dhoni 19* (14b 3x4)   A Shahzad 6.5-0-42-0

44.2

Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, ah, don't bowl short, don't bowl full. Maybe just don't bowl at all. Yuvraj sees one in his range, leans back and smashes this half-volley to the midwicket boundary

India 286/3   Yuvraj Singh 48* (44b 7x4)   A Shahzad 7.2-0-47-0

44.5

Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fifty for Yuvraj! Finding his touch now. Comes down the wicket a touch before flicking a full ball very delicately, beating short fine leg to collect his eighth boundary

India 292/3   Yuvraj Singh 53* (46b 8x4)   A Shahzad 7.5-0-53-0

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

India 305/3   Yuvraj Singh 58* (49b 9x4)   MH Yardy 9.5-0-64-0

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

India 311/5   YK Pathan 5* (2b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 8.4-1-43-2

47.6

Anderson to Kohli, FOUR, oh dear, England already have too much to chase so this won't help. Swann as made a hash of a very simple stop at short fine leg and allowed it to run through for four. This is India's highest score in ODIs in Bangalore now

India 327/5   V Kohli 8* (4b 1x4)   JM Anderson 9-0-82-1

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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

It's the World Cup and this fan won't let you forget it

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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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