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

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

19.4

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, wristily worked down the track, got forward to this one outside off

19.5

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, good start from the spinner, Bravo defends another one to Seelar's left

19.6

Seelaar to Bravo, 1 run, more flight, more width outside off, driven away along the ground elegantly to sweeper cover

West Indies 113/1   PM Seelaar 1-0-2-0

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

21.4

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, backs away for the cut, but this one doesn't get up much, doesn't turn too, and he underedges it close to the crease

21.5

Seelaar to Bravo, 1 run, tossed up and gets him to drive towards mid off, Gayle is a bit slow in starting off but his huge strides take him home in the end

21.6

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

West Indies 122/1   PM Seelaar 2-0-5-0

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

23.3

Seelaar to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo shimmies and sends this along the ground in the direction of long on

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

23.6

Seelaar to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo keeps the strike with a single down the ground, good old middle overs batting

West Indies 139/1   PM Seelaar 3-0-9-0

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

25.6

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, goes across and outside off stump, and plays this one with the turn

West Indies 142/1   PM Seelaar 4-0-10-0

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   PM Seelaar 5-1-10-0

29.1

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, shuffles down the track, and plays with the turn to the leg side

29.2

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, quicker one, much quicker, closer to off stump too, jabs it away behind point

29.3

Seelaar to Bravo, SIX, if Gayle don't get you, Bravo will, shimmies down the track in an all-too-familiar manner, gets underneath the ball and hits it high down the ground

29.4

Seelaar to Bravo, 1 run, he shortens the length predictably, and bravo cuts it away to sweeper cover

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   PM Seelaar 6-1-17-0

31.1

Seelaar to Bravo, no run, shuffles across and down the track to push this one away on the leg side

31.2

Seelaar to Bravo, OUT, Seelar is rewarded for flighting the ball with control, he bowled this a little wider outside off stump, Bravo had already decided where this one was to go, he darted down the pitch, had to reach out a bit to get to it, and ended up lofting it to long on who didn't have to move much, this is what Gayle has been looking to avoid

DM Bravo c Kervezee b Seelaar 30 (42m 38b 1x4 2x6) SR: 78.94

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   PM Seelaar 7-1-18-1

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

37.3

Seelaar to Pollard, SIX, whoosh, he didn't seemed to hit it hard at all, just took a step out and swung at the right instant, would you believe it, it disappeared somewhere into the top tier

37.4

Seelaar to Pollard, 1 run, goes harder at this one, but along the ground to long off

37.5

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

37.6

Seelaar to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard will keep the strike with a single

West Indies 209/3   PM Seelaar 8-1-28-1

43.1

Seelaar to Sammy, 1 run, another of those ones that keep teasingly low, he gets a huge inside edge as he looks to force it off the back foot

43.2

Seelaar to Pollard, SIX, murder, scythed through the line, it was tossed up a bit outside off stump and he swung it over wide long off, that was only going one way, over the ropes

43.3

Seelaar to Pollard, 1 bye, too quick outside off for Pollard, too quick for the keeper as well, rolls away off his gloves to short third man

43.4

Seelaar to Sammy, OUT, Sammy tries to go over long off too, like Pollard, but does not connect that well, and picks out the man on the boundary neatly, maybe he could have just left it to Pollard, well he is gone now

DJG Sammy c Kervezee b Seelaar 6 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

43.5

Seelaar to Chanderpaul, 1 run, shuffles across a lot, and gets an inside edge through square leg, well, Pollard is back on strike

43.6

Seelaar to Pollard, no run, good delivery, fired in fast, almost caught Pollard in front, he just about managed to push it away past the non-striker

West Indies 279/5   PM Seelaar 9-1-36-2

45.1

Seelaar to Chanderpaul, 1 run, pushed away through point off the front foot, Pollard is back on strike

45.2

Seelaar to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard almost takes out Chanders with a brute of a drive, uses those powerful arms to slam it down the ground, long on did well to cut off the boundary

45.3

Seelaar to Chanderpaul, 2 leg byes, Chanders sweeps, does not connect, but collects some leg byes as it rolls away past the keeper fine on the off side

45.4

Seelaar to Chanderpaul, OUT, Seelar has another, it is Chanders this time, looks to reverse sweep this one angling in on leg stump, that;'s what it does in the end, goes past his bat to crash in to leg stump, Seelaar roars, he is delighted

S Chanderpaul b Seelaar 4 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

45.5

Seelaar to Thomas, 1 run, full toss and he drives it in the air back to the bowler who leaps to his right, but cannot hold on to the tough chance

45.6

Seelaar to Pollard, SIX, absolutely smashed over wide long off, Pollard goes past fifty, what a typhoon

West Indies 297/6   PM Seelaar 10-1-45-3

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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