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

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'

10.4

Loots to Smith, 1 run, they are not helping by bowling on the pads, another single down to fine leg

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   BP Loots 1-0-11-0

12.1

Loots to Smith, 1 run, shortish one from round the stumps, guided away wide of third man

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

12.4

Loots to Smith, 1 run, Smith keeps getting those comfortable singles down to third man, lots of friendliness in this attack at the moment

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   BP Loots 2-0-15-0

14.1

Loots to Smith, no run, comes forward and drives confidently, there is absolutely nothing in this track, down to mid off

14.2

Loots to Smith, no run, tighter line, but no issues for Smith, defends it to extra cover off the back foot

14.3

Loots to Smith, FOUR, even an edge goes West Indies' way, Smith gets forward and edges the drive past the keeper, too much on it for third man to have a chance

14.4

Loots to Smith, 1 run, half-century for Smith, ominous for Netherlands, the steer down to third man it is that brings up the 50

14.5

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

14.6

Loots to Smith, 1 run, even better from West Indies, well-run tight single to mid on, who makes it slightly easier by failing to pick up the ball cleanly

West Indies 95/0   BP Loots 3-0-22-0

16.1

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

16.2

Loots to Smith, no run, some inward movement off the pitch, such rare instances do occur once in a million years, forced away to mid off

16.3

Loots to Smith, OUT, breakthrough for Netherlands, finally, Smith goes, tried to cut away this delivery which is too close, stayed low too, he got a thin edge through to the keeper, it was a neat take from him, umpire Taufel sends Smith on his way

DS Smith c †Barresi b Loots 53 (67m 51b 9x4 0x6) SR: 103.92

16.4

Loots to Bravo, no run, nicely behind the line of this one one a length outside off stump, that initial shuffle and the confident thrust forward

16.5

Loots to Bravo, no run, this one's on middle and leg, he brings out another confident forward defensive

16.6

Loots to Bravo, no run, angled in on middle and leg, he gets around it and plays it away to midwicket

West Indies 100/1   BP Loots 4-0-23-1

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

18.6

Loots to Bravo, no run, already he is well forward to meet the ball, it is angled in, so he adjusts slightly to push it out with an angled bat towards covers

West Indies 111/1   BP Loots 5-0-30-1

20.1

Loots to Bravo, FOUR, thwack! Bravo hits across the line of a fuller one, gets it off the toe end of the bat, still enough timing and power on it to run in to the straight boundary

20.2

Loots to Bravo, no run, pushed away towards point with an open bat face

20.3

Loots to Bravo, no run, very full on off stump, he drives it to extra cover

20.4

Loots to Bravo, no run, goes on leg stump with the angle from round the stumps, he shuffles and plays it out to midwicket

20.5

Loots to Bravo, 1 run, uses those wrists to send this full one scurrying down to long on

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   BP Loots 6-0-35-1

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

41.3

Loots to Pollard, 1 run, mowed away off the back foot, it was very short, very slow, and down the pads, goes backward of square

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   BP Loots 7-0-44-1

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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