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

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   BA Westdijk 1-0-2-0

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   BA Westdijk 2-0-10-0

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

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   BA Westdijk 3-0-15-0

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   BA Westdijk 4-0-27-0

40.1

Westdijk to Pollard, 1 run, darts in with the angle from short of a length, Pollard goes outside the line, drops it in front of square leg, and off they go

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

40.5

Westdijk to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard cannot get underneath this slow fullish delivery, and in the end drives it past the bowler along the ground

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   BA Westdijk 5-0-40-0

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

42.2

Westdijk to Sammy, FOUR, this will do, shuffles across to one on the pads,and sends it racing past short fine leg

42.3

Westdijk to Sammy, no run, stands tall and looks to punch on the up through cover, everything right, except he did not connect

42.4

Westdijk to Sammy, no run, bowls it very full outside off stump, he looked to squeeze it past backward point, but cannot connect again

42.5

Westdijk to Sammy, 1 run, huge backlift, sends this full delivery on the stumps past Pollard to long on

42.6

Westdijk to Pollard, FOUR, deft from Pollard, no power in that one, just shuffled across the stumps, took a length ball from middle stump, and turned the wrists to send it to the right of short fine leg, superb placement

West Indies 270/4   BA Westdijk 6-0-49-1

44.1

Westdijk to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders nudges niftily down to fine leg, helps that the ball was on his pads

44.2

Westdijk to Pollard, no run, short of a length outside off stump, he waited on it and looked to carve it over extra cover, but was beaten

44.3

Westdijk to Pollard, 2 runs, angles this one in on the stumps, he shuffles and spirits it away wide of deep midwicket

44.4

Westdijk to Pollard, 2 runs, and again, gets a full one on the pads this time, and flicks it wide of deep midwicket

44.5

Westdijk to Pollard, 1 run, looks to heave this length ball out of the ground, it goes on a couple of bounces to long on

44.6

Westdijk to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanders with a easy-on-the-eye cover drive that earns him a single to sweeper cover

West Indies 286/5   BA Westdijk 7-0-56-1

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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