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

31.3

Seelaar to Sarwan, no run, this one kept low, it went straight on with the arm, but was short and allowed Sarwan to block it

31.4

Seelaar to Sarwan, no run, comes forward and pushes out on the off side

31.5

Seelaar to Sarwan, no run, goes back in the crease and works this one away to midwicket

31.6

Seelaar to Sarwan, 1 run, ends up as a full toss as he endeavours for more flight, Sarwan eases it nicely down the ground to long off

West Indies 169/2   RR Sarwan 1* (4b)

32.1

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, another keeps low outside off stump, the Kotla up to its tricks, old boy, Sarwan jabs it away down the track

32.2

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, 1 run, works this one on middle and leg through square leg off the back foot

32.4

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, 3 wides, lovely line for Gayle, but it is Sarwan on strike, it ends up down the leg side, keeper fails to gather it too

32.4

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, hurries him in to a defensive push down the track

32.5

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, bounces a lot this one, now then, but wide outside off stump, and he brings it down with a slap-cut

32.6

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, fuller and on the stumps, better delivery, he drives it to midwicket

West Indies 174/2   RR Sarwan 2* (9b)

33.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, FOUR, superb stroke from Sarwan, that swishing cover drive of his, gets forward and comfortably beats the infield, and then beats sweeper cover too in the end

33.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, 1 bye, goes for the pull now, but cannot connect, the keeper cannot collect, have been quite a few byes

33.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, no run, comes forward and pushes hard at the ball, not much backlift, and it is hit so straight it cannons into Gayle's middle stumps

33.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, no run, played out in to the off side, Sarwan is looking hard around for runs

West Indies 181/2   RR Sarwan 6* (13b 1x4)

34.2

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, goes on the back foot and punches a length ball, but short extra cover is in the way

34.3

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, SIX, Sarwan swings, Sarwan connects, just lifts a length ball by swinging across the line, it was hit so well it went many rows back over long on

34.4

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, 1 run, now brings Gayle back on strike with a single on the leg side

West Indies 189/2   RR Sarwan 13* (16b 1x4 1x6)

35.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, no run, gets some extra bounce that surprises Sarwan as he came forward looking to flick through midwicket, but fended it down in the end

35.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, 1 run, dropped gosh, that should have been taken, Sarwan was a bit lazy with his feet, and just drove away from the body, it flew to sweeper cover who seemed to have it in control, but clanged it as he went down on his knees

35.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, no run, on the stumps. Sarwan blocks it off the back foot

35.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, FOUR, loses his line, and concedes four, Sarwan does not miss out, shuffles and sends one down the pads past fine leg for a boundary

West Indies 196/2   RR Sarwan 18* (20b 2x4 1x6)

36.4

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, slower one floated up outside off, keeps low, he is beaten on the cut

36.5

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, nice delivery from Tendo, fuller and quicker, close to the off stump, he squeezes it out to short extra cover

36.6

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, 1 wide, goes wide down the leg side, have been a few of those, and it is not taken cleanly, there have been numerous of those

36.6

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, 1 run, tight single, well run, it was driven hard, and got quickly to extra cover, but Pollard has big feet, and bigger strides

West Indies 199/3   RR Sarwan 19* (23b 2x4 1x6)

37.1

Seelaar to Sarwan, no run, flatter and on the stumps, Sarwan is forward in tight defence

37.2

Seelaar to Sarwan, 1 run, still flatter, this time he gets to it and drives to long off, brings Pollard on strike, also, 200 is up

37.5

Seelaar to Sarwan, 1 run, now Sarwan goes even harder, to one outside off stump, but cannot get it past extra cover

West Indies 208/3   RR Sarwan 21* (26b 2x4 1x6)

38.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, 1 run

West Indies 219/3   RR Sarwan 22* (27b 2x4 1x6)

39.1

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, 1 run, the absolutely right thing to do, tap to covers and bring the brute on strike

39.3

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, he misses out, cuts a delivery from outside off stump to point

39.4

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, no run, Tendo appeals, picks up the ball, then appeals again, no response from umpire Saheba, he had rapped Sarwan on the pads but it looked like sliding down leg

39.5

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, FOUR, elegance amid the violence from Sarwan, it was a full toss, and he caresses it through extra cover off the front foot

39.6

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, FOUR, Sarwan continues to succeed with this brand of non-violence, gets one on the pads, and flicks it wristily in front of square leg for successive boundaries

West Indies 239/3   RR Sarwan 31* (32b 4x4 1x6)

40.2

Westdijk to Sarwan, FOUR, Sarwan likes width outside off stump, he loves it, gives himself even more room outside leg, and picks it high over cover, one bounce and over the ropes, problems for Netherlands from both ends

40.3

Westdijk to Sarwan, 1 wide, he gives him room down leg side this time, Sarwan cannot capitalise though

40.3

Westdijk to Sarwan, FOUR, even this goes for four, Sarwan was backing away outside leg, the bowler followed him with a slower one, and Sarwan asjusted to swat it past midwicket, it teased the fielder all the way and trickled over the ropes

40.4

Westdijk to Sarwan, 1 run, brings Pollard on strike now with a single to cover

40.6

Westdijk to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan keeps strike with yet another single, 56 off the Powerplay, alright this was a batting one

West Indies 252/3   RR Sarwan 41* (36b 6x4 1x6)

41.1

Loots to Sarwan, no run, straight on middle stump, kept a shade low, Sarwan jabbed it away in the end

41.2

Loots to Sarwan, 1 run, dropped Sarwan survives again, he came down the track, stood still and gave it everything, it looped away behind the keeper, three men converged on it, and one of them managed to drop it, wow, what a clanger

41.4

Loots to Sarwan, FOUR, nifty from Sarwan, some width outside off stump, and Sarwan just helps it on tis way, ans short third man has no chance at all

41.5

Loots to Sarwan, 2 runs, they even pinch an extra single now, it was pushed to midwicket, but the bowler lumbered to it, they had scrambled across for two

41.6

Loots to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan continues to make them pay for those dropped lollies, keeps strike with a single through square leg

West Indies 261/3   RR Sarwan 49* (41b 7x4 1x6)

42.1

Westdijk to Sarwan, OUT, they don't come closer than those, full on the stumps, misses the waft across the line, umpire Taufel gives him out straight away, he was hit on the toes, and was on the crease too, Sarwan finally runs out of luck, but it has been a fluent knock

RR Sarwan lbw b Westdijk 49 (55m 42b 7x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

West Indies 261/4   RR Sarwan 49 (42b 7x4 1x6)

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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