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

1.1

Westdijk to Gayle, no run, tentatively goes searching for this length delivery outside off stump, pushes inside the line, and is beaten

1.2

Westdijk to Gayle, no run, comes forward lazily and dead bats this one down the pitch

1.3

Westdijk to Gayle, 1 run, goes forward again outside off stump, and guides this one down to third man, Gayle is away

West Indies 13/0   CH Gayle 1* (3b)

2.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, Gayle is surprisingly tentative while Smith is surprisingly aggressive, pokes at another one angled away outside off

2.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, lets the ball come on to bat from a length and pushes out towards point, this is a cautious start from Gayle so far

2.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, a half-sign of aggression from the big fella, gets forward and rides the bounce on this one to punch to point

2.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, he lets this one in the channel outside off stump go, hmm

2.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, very watchful from Gayle indeed, gets one on the pads, but plays it away to midwicket

2.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, a maiden to Gayle, from Bukhari, would you believe it, Gayle stays rooted to the crease and brings down the bat at an angle, some extra bounce, and the ball bounces close to the stumps, and rolls away

West Indies 14/0   CH Gayle 1* (9b)

4.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, he stands tall in the crease, the pace is so gentle it takes ages to arrive, when it does, he tonks it to mid off

4.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 1 run, flicked away through square leg, he hasn;t gone hard at the ball yet

4.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle drives through the line of this length ball, and trots a single as mid off runs across to field

West Indies 25/0   CH Gayle 3* (12b)

5.1

Westdijk to Gayle, no run, wide outside off stump, just angled across the left-hander who watches it go

5.2

Westdijk to Gayle, 1 wide, still wider outside off, Gayle continues with just watching it go, but the umpire thinks it is too wide, so it is

5.2

Westdijk to Gayle, no run, plonked down on the off side from the crease

5.3

Westdijk to Gayle, 1 wide, hey, this is the real Gayle, gave him a half-charge but he continues to spray it wide outside off, and Gayle watches it go again, this time from down the track

5.3

Westdijk to Gayle, 1 run, forced away to the right of point, Netherlands are doing a lot of diving around, point joins in the fun

West Indies 28/0   CH Gayle 4* (15b)

6.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, no room for Gayle outside off stump, pushes out to mid off

6.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, still not much width, Gayle is itching for some action now, tries to play the forcing drive, but mistimes it in to the off side

6.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 1 run, gets away with one on the pads, Gayle just nudges it in front of square leg for a run

West Indies 31/0   CH Gayle 5* (18b)

8.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, Gayle stays in the crease yet again, and drives through the line, not much pace in this pitch to his liking, mid off fields

8.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, again the lack of pace has him taking one on the pads, some interest from Netherlands, but that pitched way outside leg

8.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, cannot get the boundary that is his oxygen, forces this length ball away down to mid off

8.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, this is a tight line for Gayle, very close to off stump, he tries to force it away again through the off side, but the infield is packed

8.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 2 wides, Bukhari goes down the leg side this time, beats the keeper as well, even if Gayle is not getting the runs, they find other ways to increase their tally

West Indies 48/0   CH Gayle 5* (22b)

9.1

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 run, as calm a Gayle as you'll ever see, guides this one outside off wide of third man

9.3

ten Doeschate to Gayle, FOUR, Chris Gayle has a boundary, finally, it is the tenth over, takes a step out, gets to the half volley, and crashes it past mid off

9.4

ten Doeschate to Gayle, FOUR, have the floodgates opened? Gayle gets a fuller one, and this time he forcefully pushes it to the left of mid off

9.5

ten Doeschate to Gayle, FOUR, more fuller stuff from Tendo, this is a horror start for him, Gayle merrily tonks it over short extra cover, and past mid off, three in three, this is no imposter, this is CH Gayle, alright

9.6

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 run, now he even keeps the strike with a single down to mid off

West Indies 63/0   CH Gayle 19* (27b 3x4)

10.1

Loots to Gayle, 1 wide, gentle wide delivery down the leg side, got away with it

10.1

Loots to Gayle, FOUR, whoops, this one was just a nudge, he just helped it backward of square leg, and it goes all the way to the boundary, now come on, how well was this timed?

10.2

Loots to Gayle, no run, lets this one outside off stumps go

10.3

Loots to Gayle, 1 run, picks up a single through midwicket, think 'long haul'

10.5

Loots to Gayle, FOUR, this is poor bowling, yet another one on the pads, Gayle tickles it as fine and as softly as a Gayle can, and it runs away way past the man at short fine leg

10.6

Loots to Gayle, no run, worked away straight to short fine leg, Loots gets away this time

West Indies 74/0   CH Gayle 28* (32b 5x4)

11.2

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 bye, wide outside off stump, and the keeper fails to collect it cleanly

11.5

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, gets away with another one outside off stump now

11.6

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, Gayle eases this one down to mid on, he has had a monkish feeling about him today

West Indies 77/0   CH Gayle 28* (35b 5x4)

12.2

Loots to Gayle, no run, plays a free-flowing drive down to mid off, no violence in it, how unGaylely

12.3

Loots to Gayle, 1 run, now he pushes one even more softly in front of cover, and darts across for the single

12.5

Loots to Gayle, no run, better line, closer to off stump, Gayle brings bat and pad close together and defends

12.6

Loots to Gayle, 1 run, he works around the tight line, pushes this one to mid on, and with those monstrous strides, the single is done almost as soon as it begun

West Indies 81/0   CH Gayle 30* (39b 5x4)

13.1

ten Doeschate to Gayle, FOUR, take that, the pent-up violence, the pent-up force bursts through, in Gayle's slot and he bashes it down the ground, mid off thought he had a chance, even as he was in his dive, the ball crashed into the boundary

13.2

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, another forcing through-the-line drive, this time the timing is not as good, mid off stops it

13.3

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, flicked away through midwicket

13.4

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 run

West Indies 86/0   CH Gayle 35* (43b 6x4)

14.5

Loots to Gayle, 1 run, helped away past square leg, easy pickings from the pads

West Indies 94/0   CH Gayle 36* (44b 6x4)

15.3

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, smooth drive off the front foot, comes forward and finds sweeper cover

15.5

Cooper to Gayle, no run, tight line outside off, Gayle gets to it and defends

15.6

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, long-on has another delivery driven down to him, Gayle on strike next over

West Indies 99/0   CH Gayle 38* (47b 6x4)

16.1

Loots to Gayle, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, and Gayle drives it away to sweeper cover

West Indies 100/0   CH Gayle 39* (48b 6x4)

17.1

Cooper to Gayle, no run, tossed up delivery, pushed away to short extra cover, well bowled

17.2

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, what does Gayle do? he eases it away, along the ground, to midwicket

17.6

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, nurdled in to the leg side for one, lots on unGaylely things happening today, pushing, nudging, blocking

West Indies 104/1   CH Gayle 41* (51b 6x4)

18.1

Loots to Gayle, no run, crunched away off the back foot, it was short and sitting up, but Gayle found short extra cover

18.2

Loots to Gayle, no run, much fuller, he is just a touch late on the shot, pushes it out on the off side in the end

18.3

Loots to Gayle, FOUR, make way, make way, Gayle lofts a half volley down the ground, long on has no chance, he just stood and swung it over the bowler's head

18.4

Loots to Gayle, 2 runs, now a nudge backward of square leg, the placement is so good it gets him two

18.5

Loots to Gayle, 1 run, gets the single down the ground now, runs all around

West Indies 111/1   CH Gayle 48* (56b 7x4)

19.1

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, makes Gayle push at a flighted one on middle, rolls away to mid off

19.2

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, now he pushes it back to the bowler

19.3

Seelaar to Gayle, 1 run, gets the single down to long off with a powerful drive

West Indies 112/1   CH Gayle 49* (59b 7x4)

20.6

Loots to Gayle, 1 leg bye, gets forward and tries to go midwicket, but it rolls away off the pads to square leg

West Indies 119/1   CH Gayle 49* (60b 7x4)

21.1

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, pushed hard back to the bowler

21.2

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, amid cries of 'we need six' he gets a full toss and plays it out towards midwicket

21.3

Seelaar to Gayle, 1 run, gets to his 50 now with a push down to long on, taken his time but he is still there

21.6

Seelaar to Gayle, 1 run, and he will keep the strike with a driven single to long off

West Indies 122/1   CH Gayle 51* (64b 7x4)

22.1

Cooper to Gayle, no run, lovely delivery, flighted slowly close to off stump, Gayle leaves it alone in the end after planting front foot out

22.2

Cooper to Gayle, SIX, more flight, this time Gayle takes the bait, gets out and hits it cleanly, not much power but enough to take it over long off

22.3

Cooper to Gayle, no run, similar delivery, but he now does the forward defence, hmm

22.4

Cooper to Gayle, SIX, flat and furious, this one had a lot of power alright, it was scythed flat down the ground and crashed into the boards over the long off boundary

22.5

Cooper to Gayle, no run, played away in to the off side

22.6

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run

West Indies 135/1   CH Gayle 64* (70b 7x4 2x6)

23.1

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, defended down the track, oscillating between violence and non-violence

23.2

Seelaar to Gayle, 1 run, drives this full delivery down to long on and walks through, they call it a run

23.4

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, blocked down the track, this is admirable patience from Gayle

23.5

Seelaar to Gayle, 1 run, now comes the smashing drive to long on

West Indies 138/1   CH Gayle 66* (74b 7x4 2x6)

24.3

Cooper to Gayle, no run, fired in flatter on the pads, quickly pushes it down the track

24.4

Cooper to Gayle, no run, another one defended back to the bowler

24.5

Cooper to Gayle, no run, stretches out to smother this one, but it rolls away to the keeper, very close to the stumps, tight over this

24.6

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle continues to pinch the singles at will, this one through midwicket

West Indies 141/1   CH Gayle 67* (78b 7x4 2x6)

25.1

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, eased back to the bowler

25.2

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, flatter and quicker, Gayle came rushing down the pitch initially but pushed it back to the bowler in the end

25.3

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, nudged away in front of square leg

25.4

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, very full on the stumps, he keeps the patience, and blocks it down the track

25.5

Seelaar to Gayle, 1 run, now he gets the single, easing this one down the ground

West Indies 142/1   CH Gayle 68* (83b 7x4 2x6)

26.1

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket for another single, Gayle is almost looking like Misbah now with all this accumulation

26.3

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, driven wide of long on now, Gayle changes ends

West Indies 145/1   CH Gayle 70* (85b 7x4 2x6)

27.1

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, flat, quick and turning in, Gayle takes it on the pad as he is late in bringing down the bat

27.2

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, good one, slowed it down, tossed it up, he blocked it back to the bowler

27.3

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, another dot ball, hmm, this one pushed out in the off side

27.4

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, well, well, Gayle blocks another flighted one down the track

27.5

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, brings bat in front of pad to turn this one close to the pitch on the on side

27.6

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, maiden, it's a maiden over, Gayle plays out this one on the off side, this is a bit too much now

West Indies 145/1   CH Gayle 70* (91b 7x4 2x6)

28.3

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, the monk pushes one down the ground for one

28.5

Cooper to Gayle, 1 run, goes hard at this one, but cannot beat long off

West Indies 155/1   CH Gayle 72* (93b 7x4 2x6)

29.5

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, Gayle cannot be bothered into anything hasty today, pushes out at another one

29.6

Seelaar to Gayle, no run, plays out another dot ball, how many of them to Gayle today? Immense

West Indies 163/1   CH Gayle 72* (95b 7x4 2x6)

30.2

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, Gayle is unmoved, drives to short extra cover off the front foot

30.3

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 2 runs, now there is lots of intent, cracked away off the back foot, sweeper cover has to hurry to cut it off

30.4

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 run, this time he is back to his unusual calm self, brings Bravo on strike with a single

30.6

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, no room to work with this time, on middle and leg, pushed away to midwicket

West Indies 168/1   CH Gayle 75* (99b 7x4 2x6)

32.3

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 run, looks to hammer this through the off side, it was shortish and sitting up, but there are men in the deep

West Indies 171/2   CH Gayle 76* (100b 7x4 2x6)

33.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 1 run, and is driven hard first ball to long off

33.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 1 run, slapped away through the off side off the back foot

West Indies 181/2   CH Gayle 78* (102b 7x4 2x6)

34.1

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 run, punched away through extra cover for a single

34.5

ten Doeschate to Gayle, 1 no ball, Gayle prevents the wide with a stretched out push to point, but it is a no-ball as well, only three men were in the ring, and you thought only Collingwood was forgetful

34.5

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, better delivery, no room for Gayle, pushed out in to the leg side

34.6

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, nothing much to do with those, wicket-to-wicket stuff it is, Gayle continues to block

West Indies 190/2   CH Gayle 79* (106b 7x4 2x6)

35.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, no run, driven hard but straight to extra cover

35.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle continues to pick up the singles as easily as ever

West Indies 192/2   CH Gayle 80* (108b 7x4 2x6)

36.1

ten Doeschate to Gayle, no run, full on the pads, Gayle flicks it backward of square leg

36.2

ten Doeschate to Gayle, OUT, the batting Powerplay did you say, Gayle goes as soon as it starts, swings hard at a length ball, and swings it straight down to long off, bah, whoever named this a batting Powerplay?

CH Gayle c Kervezee b ten Doeschate 80 (136m 110b 7x4 2x6) SR: 72.72

West Indies 196/3   CH Gayle 80 (110b 7x4 2x6)

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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