ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 13th match, Group B

Netherlands v West Indies

West Indies won by 215 runs

0.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, FOUR, Bukhari has begun well, gets Smith to fell for a gentle away-going delivery outside off and it bursts through the slips all the way to the boundary

0.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, FOUR, no feeling for this one, he just gets the front foot out and drives it to the right of mid off for another boundary

0.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, better delivery, making him defend after it pitched on a length around off stump

0.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, FOUR, oh well, not the start Netherlands would have wanted, Smith leans out to despatch another one wide of mid off, who goes through the motions of trying to chase it

0.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, cut away off the back foot, but point dives to his left to save some runs

0.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, the man at short extra cover is in business right away, as Smith drives one down to him off the front foot

West Indies 12/0   DS Smith 12* (6b 3x4)

1.4

Westdijk to Smith, 1 wide, some bounce there for the bowler, but the line is all wrong, way down the leg side

1.4

Westdijk to Smith, no run, he is putting in a lot of effort, but the ball is climbing feebly onto Smith, who defends it as if it were the easiest thing in the world

1.5

Westdijk to Smith, no run, takes a half-step out and reaches to drive this angled ball, but short extra cover is a good man to have for such strokes

1.6

Westdijk to Smith, no run, stays in the crease this time and plays out another length ball in to the off side

West Indies 14/0   DS Smith 12* (9b 3x4)

3.1

Westdijk to Smith, no run, some swing, almost in the blockhole, good delivery, Smith is surprised and digs it away in to the on side

3.2

Westdijk to Smith, no run, on the lookout for some swing, this time there isn;t much, he gets to the pitch and slams it to mid off

3.3

Westdijk to Smith, no run, super save in the covers, some steps to his right and went sprawling for the ball, it was crashed off the back foot, and he saved four runs for his side

3.4

Westdijk to Smith, FOUR, a push, a firm push, but a push nevertheless, gets one pitched up and shows the full face of the bat, and the outfield takes care of the rest, Smith picks up a boundary straight past the bowler

3.5

Westdijk to Smith, FOUR, the second time he has edged, but there is hardly any carry in this surface, goes between keeper and slip on the bounce, and beats them both, lucky runs for Smith

3.6

Westdijk to Smith, no run, quicker one swinging on the pads, flicked away to square leg

West Indies 22/0   DS Smith 20* (15b 5x4)

4.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, lots of searching and feeling being done outside off stump, SMith gets nothing for this waft, not even an edge

4.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, defended solidly off the back foot in to the off side

4.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, pushes inside the line, and opens the face to run down one on middle to third man

West Indies 24/0   DS Smith 21* (18b 5x4)

5.4

Westdijk to Smith, no run, again Smith prods at one leaving him outside off stump, and misses, this time it carries to the keeper, who is standing up a long way now

5.5

Westdijk to Smith, 2 runs, gets some width, it is shorter too and cuts it wide of third man, Gayle was ambling the first and had to really hurry back for the second

5.6

Westdijk to Smith, no run, looks to force it through the off side, but is beaten, by the angle, by the bounce, by lack of footwork

West Indies 30/0   DS Smith 23* (21b 5x4)

6.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, puts in tonnes of effort, gets some bounce on leg stump, he brings it down towards square leg

6.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 2 runs, delicately dabs one very close to off stump to the right of third man, a misfield and some positive intent makes him come back for the second

6.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, 1 run, again he steers one outside off stump down to third man, just stays beside the line, and guides it in the end

West Indies 34/0   DS Smith 26* (24b 5x4)

7.1

Westdijk to Smith, FOUR, well, all the desperate diving from point can't save this one, Smith had driven this wide delivery close to point, but he dived and let it go through his hands, and that's all it takes on this fast outfield

7.2

Westdijk to Smith, no run, guided away to point, this time not much on the shot, and point gets behind it nicely

7.3

Westdijk to Smith, no run, eased away in to the off side, Smith is looking a lot less tentative now

7.4

Westdijk to Smith, no run, confidently worked away to midwicket off the back foot, some pace on this one

7.5

Westdijk to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets some width outside off stump, it's enough for him, bends the knee and sends it racing through cover

7.6

Westdijk to Smith, FOUR, width, shortish delivery, Smith does not need more invitation, happily hammers it between cover and point for another boundary, Netherlands looking flat noe

West Indies 46/0   DS Smith 38* (30b 8x4)

8.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, good skiddy delivery, does not bounce much but hurries away outside off stump, he is beaten on the cut

8.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Smith, no run, neat end to a tight over, effort delivery thuds in to Smith;s straight bat, and rolls away to mid off

West Indies 48/0   DS Smith 38* (32b 8x4)

9.2

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 run, looses this one, ends up as a high full toss, Smith is surprised and pushes it away to mid off

West Indies 50/0   DS Smith 39* (33b 8x4)

10.4

Loots to Smith, 1 run, they are not helping by bowling on the pads, another single down to fine leg

West Indies 70/0   DS Smith 40* (34b 8x4)

11.1

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 run, slapped away off the front foot to sweeper cover

11.3

ten Doeschate to Smith, no run, much better from Tendo, this is how he bowled against England, nips in on the stumps, making him defend hastily

11.4

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 run, this is not

West Indies 77/0   DS Smith 42* (37b 8x4)

12.1

Loots to Smith, 1 run, shortish one from round the stumps, guided away wide of third man

12.4

Loots to Smith, 1 run, Smith keeps getting those comfortable singles down to third man, lots of friendliness in this attack at the moment

West Indies 80/0   DS Smith 44* (39b 8x4)

13.5

ten Doeschate to Smith, no run

13.6

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump, Tendo is all over the place at the moment

13.6

ten Doeschate to Smith, 1 run, Smith takes the gift outside off stump, eases it away to third man

West Indies 88/0   DS Smith 45* (41b 8x4)

14.1

Loots to Smith, no run, comes forward and drives confidently, there is absolutely nothing in this track, down to mid off

14.2

Loots to Smith, no run, tighter line, but no issues for Smith, defends it to extra cover off the back foot

14.3

Loots to Smith, FOUR, even an edge goes West Indies' way, Smith gets forward and edges the drive past the keeper, too much on it for third man to have a chance

14.4

Loots to Smith, 1 run, half-century for Smith, ominous for Netherlands, the steer down to third man it is that brings up the 50

14.6

Loots to Smith, 1 run, even better from West Indies, well-run tight single to mid on, who makes it slightly easier by failing to pick up the ball cleanly

West Indies 95/0   DS Smith 51* (46b 9x4)

15.1

Cooper to Smith, no run, tossed up very full from round the stumps, squeezed away, beats cover, but point tidies up

15.2

Cooper to Smith, 1 run, shorter now, slapped away to sweeper cover

15.4

Cooper to Smith, 1 run, time for the busy middle-overs men to be in business, full toss pushed down to long on

West Indies 98/0   DS Smith 53* (49b 9x4)

16.2

Loots to Smith, no run, some inward movement off the pitch, such rare instances do occur once in a million years, forced away to mid off

16.3

Loots to Smith, OUT, breakthrough for Netherlands, finally, Smith goes, tried to cut away this delivery which is too close, stayed low too, he got a thin edge through to the keeper, it was a neat take from him, umpire Taufel sends Smith on his way

DS Smith c †Barresi b Loots 53 (67m 51b 9x4 0x6) SR: 103.92

West Indies 100/1   DS Smith 53 (51b 9x4)

Photos

Feb 28, 2011

Kemar Roach is thrilled after picking up a hat-trick, Netherlands v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Delhi, February 28, 2011

Kemar Roach is thrilled after picking up a hat-trick

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Feb 28, 2011

Tom Cooper made an unbeaten 55, Netherlands v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Delhi, February 28, 2011

Tom Cooper made an unbeaten 55

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