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

West Indies 4/0   DS Smith 4* (1b 1x4)   Mudassar Bukhari 0.1-0-4-0

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

West Indies 8/0   DS Smith 8* (2b 2x4)   Mudassar Bukhari 0.2-0-8-0

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

West Indies 12/0   DS Smith 12* (4b 3x4)   Mudassar Bukhari 0.4-0-12-0

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

West Indies 18/0   DS Smith 16* (13b 4x4)   BA Westdijk 1.4-0-6-0

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

West Indies 22/0   DS Smith 20* (14b 5x4)   BA Westdijk 1.5-0-10-0

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

West Indies 38/0   DS Smith 30* (25b 6x4)   BA Westdijk 3.1-0-19-0

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

West Indies 42/0   DS Smith 34* (29b 7x4)   BA Westdijk 3.5-0-23-0

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   DS Smith 38* (30b 8x4)   BA Westdijk 4-0-27-0

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

West Indies 54/0   CH Gayle 10* (24b 1x4)   RN ten Doeschate 0.3-0-6-0

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

West Indies 58/0   CH Gayle 14* (25b 2x4)   RN ten Doeschate 0.4-0-10-0

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

West Indies 62/0   CH Gayle 18* (26b 3x4)   RN ten Doeschate 0.5-0-14-0

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?

West Indies 68/0   CH Gayle 23* (28b 4x4)   BP Loots 0.1-0-5-0

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

West Indies 74/0   CH Gayle 28* (31b 5x4)   BP Loots 0.5-0-11-0

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

West Indies 85/0   CH Gayle 34* (40b 6x4)   RN ten Doeschate 2.1-0-21-0

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

West Indies 92/0   DS Smith 49* (44b 9x4)   BP Loots 2.3-0-19-0

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

West Indies 108/1   CH Gayle 45* (54b 7x4)   BP Loots 4.3-0-27-1

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

West Indies 117/1   DM Bravo 6* (11b 1x4)   BP Loots 5.1-0-34-1

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

West Indies 179/2   RR Sarwan 6* (10b 1x4)   Mudassar Bukhari 5.2-1-26-0

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   RR Sarwan 18* (20b 2x4 1x6)   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

West Indies 213/3   KA Pollard 13* (5b 1x4 1x6)   Mudassar Bukhari 7.1-1-37-0

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

West Indies 217/3   KA Pollard 17* (6b 2x4 1x6)   Mudassar Bukhari 7.2-1-41-0

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

West Indies 223/3   KA Pollard 22* (8b 3x4 1x6)   Mudassar Bukhari 7.5-1-47-0

39.5

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, FOUR, elegance amid the violence from Sarwan, it was a full toss, and he caresses it through extra cover off the front foot

West Indies 235/3   RR Sarwan 27* (31b 3x4 1x6)   RN ten Doeschate 7.5-0-52-1

39.6

ten Doeschate to Sarwan, FOUR, Sarwan continues to succeed with this brand of non-violence, gets one on the pads, and flicks it wristily in front of square leg for successive boundaries

West Indies 239/3   RR Sarwan 31* (32b 4x4 1x6)   RN ten Doeschate 8-0-56-1

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

West Indies 244/3   RR Sarwan 35* (33b 5x4 1x6)   BA Westdijk 4.2-0-32-0

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

West Indies 249/3   RR Sarwan 39* (34b 6x4 1x6)   BA Westdijk 4.3-0-37-0

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

West Indies 258/3   RR Sarwan 46* (39b 7x4 1x6)   BP Loots 6.4-0-41-1

42.2

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

West Indies 265/4   DJG Sammy 4* (1b 1x4)   BA Westdijk 5.2-0-44-1

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   KA Pollard 36* (14b 4x4 2x6)   BA Westdijk 6-0-49-1

46.4

ten Doeschate to Pollard, FOUR, they just keep coming, no respite, too much width and he slams it past sweeper cover in a flash

West Indies 305/6   KA Pollard 59* (25b 5x4 4x6)   RN ten Doeschate 8.4-0-64-1

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

West Indies 311/6   DC Thomas 8* (6b 1x4)   Mudassar Bukhari 8.2-1-57-0

48.2

ten Doeschate to Miller, FOUR, clean shot, Miller away off the first delivery, like Shahzad yesterday, gets one in the slot and gives it the full face of the bat, and it flies down the ground, one bounce in to the boundary

West Indies 318/7   NO Miller 4* (1b 1x4)   RN ten Doeschate 9.2-0-71-1

48.6

ten Doeschate to Miller, FOUR, Tendo tempts fate again, and this time Miller get bat on it, stands dead still, and at the last moment tickles it fine off his pads, and it comfortably beats short fine leg

West Indies 324/7   NO Miller 9* (4b 2x4)   RN ten Doeschate 10-0-77-1

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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