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   Mudassar Bukhari 1-0-12-0

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   Mudassar Bukhari 2-1-12-0

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

4.3

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 3-1-15-0

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 4-1-19-0

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 5-1-21-0

33.1

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

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

33.4

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 6-1-27-0

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

35.3

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

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   Mudassar Bukhari 7-1-33-0

38.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Pollard, FOUR, poor ball, Pollard takes toll, gets one full on the pads, and flicks it past a helpless short fine leg

38.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard displays his strength, again just seemed a push, but he also has the gift of timing along with power, lofted a length ball over extra cover, just like that

38.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Pollard, 1 run, now Sarwan comes on strike as Pollard hits a fuller one through midwicket

38.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Sarwan, 1 run

38.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Pollard, FOUR, flicks a full toss, another full toss, poor bowling really, a misfield at square leg too, troubles for Netherlands, Pollard collects four more

38.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Pollard, SIX, massive, huge, gets underneath a full one on the stumps, sends it into the stratosphere. too bad it had to come down, came down in the top tier, Pollard has come in and just exploded

West Indies 229/3   Mudassar Bukhari 8-1-53-0

47.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, no run, good delivery, angled in on a length and goes between bat and pad as he lunges forward

47.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, FOUR, Thomas he is, not Edison, but he is inventive alright, goes way outside off stump, and scoops a fuller one high over short fine leg, looks so cute when it comes off, when it does

47.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, no run, back of a length one on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

47.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, 1 run, jabbed away off the back foot to short third man for a single

47.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Pollard, OUT, Pollard goes, finally, after lots of carnage, he looked to caused some more this time, but got too much below a length ball, and skied it high in the air, long on had settled under it, and took it cleanly in the end, 60 off 27, phew

KA Pollard c ten Doeschate b Mudassar Bukhari 60 (59m 27b 5x4 4x6) SR: 222.22

47.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, 1 run, punched down to long on off the back foot

West Indies 313/7   Mudassar Bukhari 9-1-59-1

49.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, 1 run, looks to whack a short one over long on, but gets a top edge that goes to the man there on a couple of bounces

49.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, no run, has a go at one outside off stump, and goes nowhere

49.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 1 run, picks a single as he works this one away to deep midwicket off the hips

49.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Thomas, OUT, Bukhari gets one, Thomas looked to work it away from the stumps, missed and was hit on the pads, the bowler got the decision in his favour, Thomas goes for the review right away, he was hit on the knee roll but was bending down too, replays show it is taking out leg stump, umpire Saheba raises the finger again, and Thomas departs

DC Thomas lbw b Mudassar Bukhari 13 (24m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Benn, 3 runs, and gives a back of a length ball a big thump, the fielder came hurrying in from long on, trying to go for the catch but it dropped short of him

49.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Miller, 1 run, smashed away to sweeper cover for a single, West Indies end on 330

West Indies 330/8   Mudassar Bukhari 10-1-65-2

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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