ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 12th match, Group A

Canada v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 175 runs

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, lands on a good length outside off, no shape there, held its line, left alone to the keeper

0.3

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 1 run, swinging in this time, gets across does Taibu, risky there, manages to just work it behind square, a thick inside edge

Zimbabwe 1/1   T Taibu 1* (2b)

1.1

Baidwan to Taibu, no run, gentle medium on the pads, Taibu perhaps missed an opportunity there, tried to clip it fine but couldn't get his bat to it

1.2

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, bowls it on a good length on the off, steps forward and pushes it wide of mid-off for a single

Zimbabwe 2/1   T Taibu 2* (4b)

2.1

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, in the corridor outside off again, fullish and trying to tempt him to drive but it's left alone

2.2

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, angling in from wide of the crease, on a good length, gets a big stride out and defends it to cover

2.3

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, darts in from a good length, Taibu initially is tempted to play it but then withdraws as it moves back in

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, lands on a length on the off stump, pushed through the line to mid-off

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 1 wide, short ball down the leg side, called a wide as it went further down

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, short of a good length on the off, nipping in, defended into the off side

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, some width there, short of a good length, left alone to the keeper

Zimbabwe 7/1   T Taibu 2* (10b)

4.6

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 3 runs, lovely timing from Taibu, pitched it up and he drove it elegantly past a diving cover, came off the meat but slowed down in the outfield, it's a big ground this

Zimbabwe 16/2   T Taibu 5* (11b)

5.1

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, banged in short outside off and it's pulled and pulled well, down to deep square leg for a single

5.6

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, shortish outside off, gets on the back foot, opens the face and guides it to third man

Zimbabwe 19/2   T Taibu 7* (13b)

6.1

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump, these two are taking their time in these nervy few overs, left alone

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 1 run, angling in towards off, gets across, dabs it in front of midwicket and steals a quick single, and dives just to make sure

Zimbabwe 20/2   T Taibu 8* (15b)

7.1

Hansra to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu takes full advantage of that flighted delivery that lands full, caressed through the off side past the covers

7.2

Hansra to Taibu, no run, flatter and alters his length, holding it back, turn, just a bit, plays it down to midwicket

7.3

Hansra to Taibu, FOUR, quicker through the air but misdirected, short ball outside leg stump, he just helps it on its way past short fine leg

7.4

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, turning in from the off, pushed away past midwicket for a single

7.6

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, pitched up on middle, pushed down the ground again

Zimbabwe 33/2   T Taibu 18* (20b 2x4)

8.1

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, still some movement left in the pitch, Chohan gets it to move away from the right-hander, left alone

8.2

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it to cover

8.3

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 1 run, full outside off, third man is squarer than usual, slices it down towards him for a single

Zimbabwe 34/2   T Taibu 19* (23b 2x4)

9.1

Hansra to Taibu, FOUR, pitched up outside off and he goes after him, over the top this time, smacks it with an open face over the covers

9.2

Hansra to Taibu, no run, as he did in the last over, Hansra held that one back, defended towards cover

9.3

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, quick single, gets forward and drops it in front of cover, a nod was all that was needed

9.5

Hansra to Taibu, no run, slightly short outside off, turns in, dabs it towards short third man

9.6

Hansra to Taibu, FOUR, A lapse in the field by Chohan, the spinner's leaking runs here and helping ease the pressure, shortish on leg stump, turned fine and Chohan at short fine dives over the ball, letting it through

Zimbabwe 44/2   T Taibu 28* (28b 4x4)

10.4

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, FOUR, edged and four, short of a good length and a hint of away movement, tried to open the face, probably was thinking of running it down to third man, got a thick edge past the keeper

10.5

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, superbly fielded off his own bowling, driven back and Chohan throws himself to his right to stop that

Zimbabwe 50/2   T Taibu 32* (30b 5x4)

11.2

Baidwan to Taibu, 2 runs, on middle and leg, turned away past square leg for a well-run couple, the fielder was a little deep

11.3

Baidwan to Taibu, no run

11.4

Baidwan to Taibu, no run, fullish on the off, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

11.5

Baidwan to Taibu, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets an inside edge onto the thighs as he comes forward to defend

11.6

Baidwan to Taibu, FOUR, poor delivery, dropped it way too short on middle, was dispatched past short fine leg for an easy boundary

Zimbabwe 57/2   T Taibu 38* (35b 6x4)

12.2

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, slower one again, dibbly dobblies here, played back to the bowler

12.3

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, short of a good length outside off, chopped down towards point

12.4

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, slower ball pitched up on the off, drilled through the covers into the deep for a single

12.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, lovely fielding by Nitish Kumar at backward point, cut away hard but he flings himself to his left to stop that

Zimbabwe 60/2   T Taibu 39* (39b 6x4)

13.2

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, there is a deep cover in place, good length and he eases it into the deep

Zimbabwe 62/2   T Taibu 40* (40b 6x4)

14.1

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu takes the aerial route, as they say it, a risky shot given that there is a deep cover in place, gets to that fielder on the bounce

14.3

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, short on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to mid-on

14.4

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, FOUR, nicely done, found the gap there, there is a deep cover and a third man, it was short and wide and he cut it over point to beat the two

14.5

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, FOUR, over the top again and this time over mid-off, pitched up, it's in the zone and he clears the in-field comfortably, lovely loft, a fifty's on the way

14.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, there it is, shortish, cutting back in, drops it behind point for a single to raise the fifty, his 17th in ODIs

Zimbabwe 73/2   T Taibu 50* (45b 8x4)

15.1

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run, goes for the sweep immediately, took forever to get to him, gets an inside edge onto the pads

15.2

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run, has shaped himself up for the sweep there, Rao bowled it wide, chopped it down to point

15.3

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run, looping it towards middle and off, gets forward and defends it to extra cover

15.4

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 2 runs, slightly short on middle, gets forward and jabs it through square leg for a couple of runs, the field is spread out

15.5

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 1 run, short ball, turning away, Taibu's tempted, rocks back and absolutely slaps that but straight towards deep cover

Zimbabwe 76/2   T Taibu 53* (50b 8x4)

16.1

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, goodish length delivery on the off, driven down to long-off for a single

16.4

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, stopped on him a little there, struck him high on the bat and lobbed up after it was dropped a little short

16.5

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, pushed down towards long-off for a single

Zimbabwe 81/2   T Taibu 55* (53b 8x4)

17.1

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run, giving it a bit of air, steps forward and defends it into the off side

17.2

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it to deep cover

17.4

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run, gets forward and pushes it towards cover

17.5

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 1 run, really slow through the air, swept down towards deep square leg for a single

Zimbabwe 84/2   T Taibu 57* (57b 8x4)

18.1

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, tossed up and bowled full outside off, pushed past point for a single

18.3

Davison to Taibu, 2 runs, lands full outside off, driven through extra cover into the deep for a couple of runs

18.4

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, a bit of width there, sliced it past point for a single

18.6

Davison to Taibu, no run, dabbed away into the off side

Zimbabwe 92/2   T Taibu 61* (61b 8x4)

19.3

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 3 runs, poor bowling from Rao, short ball outside off, Taibu rocks back and pulls it hard past midwicket for three more

Zimbabwe 98/2   T Taibu 64* (62b 8x4)

20.1

Davison to Taibu, no run, pushed it off the front foot towards extra cover

20.2

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, rocked back, waited for it to turn in, dropped it in front of point

20.4

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, pushed away past cover for one more

Zimbabwe 105/2   T Taibu 66* (65b 8x4)

21.1

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run, Appeal for lbw, was a full toss and Taibu came forward to sweep that past square, struck on the pads, was given out by Asad Rauf. However, Taibu knows he's made contact with the bat there, he's called for a referral and replays show there was a big inside edge

21.2

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 2 runs, out comes the slog-sweep, over midwicket for a couple of more runs

21.3

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 2 runs, short ball outside off, cut away down past point for a couple of runs, the runs are flowing well

21.4

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 2 runs, short of a good length, gets back and cuts it past point again, there's a fumble in the deep that allows them to get back for the second

21.5

Balaji Rao to Taibu, no run

21.6

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 1 run, nudged away into the leg side for a single

Zimbabwe 118/2   T Taibu 73* (71b 8x4)

22.1

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, pitched up on the off, tries to drive through the line, gets a thick inside edge towards midwicket

22.4

Davison to Taibu, no run, slightly short on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it towards cover

22.5

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, flat on middle, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

Zimbabwe 125/2   T Taibu 75* (74b 8x4)

23.3

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Taibu reaches for it and slices it past point for a single

23.5

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, shortish, gets on the back foot and punches it pas tthe bowler, midwicket fumbles and allows them a single

Zimbabwe 134/2   T Taibu 77* (76b 8x4)

24.4

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven down towards ;long-off for a single

24.6

Davison to Taibu, 1 run, flighted outside off, eased wide of point for a single

Zimbabwe 147/2   T Taibu 79* (78b 8x4)

25.1

Hansra to Taibu, FOUR, terrible delivery that gets the treatment, full toss and it's punished through extra cover, a yawning gap in the deep and it beats that

25.2

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, fires it on middle and leg, turned away wide of midwicket for a single

25.5

Hansra to Taibu, 1 run, slightly short on middle, tickled past square leg for a single

Zimbabwe 158/2   T Taibu 85* (81b 9x4)

26.1

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, no run, low full toss on middle, driven hard back to the bowler

26.2

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 1 run, pitched it up on middle, hit it back down the ground towards long-on

26.5

Khurram Chohan to Taibu, 1 run, pitches it up on the off, driven firmly wide of long-off for a couple of runs

Zimbabwe 165/2   T Taibu 87* (84b 9x4)

27.4

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 2 runs, they're running well these two, pushed past extra cover into the deep for two more

27.5

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, a high full toss from Cheema, played down to midwicket

27.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, yorker on middle, dug out past the bowler towards long-off for a single

Zimbabwe 172/2   T Taibu 90* (87b 9x4)

28.1

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot towards deep cover

28.6

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, low full toss on middle, driven down the ground to long-on

Zimbabwe 179/2   T Taibu 92* (89b 9x4)

29.1

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, pushed it in the direction of cover for a single

29.4

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, 1 run, off the meat, down the ground to long-off for a single

29.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, slower one, the offcutter, drops it in front of cover

Zimbabwe 183/2   T Taibu 94* (92b 9x4)

30.3

Baidwan to Taibu, no run, short of a good length outside off, cracked off the back foot to extra cover

30.4

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, closes the face to play it in front of midwicket

30.6

Baidwan to Taibu, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to deep cover to keep strike

Zimbabwe 187/2   T Taibu 96* (95b 9x4)

31.1

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 1 run, swept down towards deep square leg for a single

Zimbabwe 188/2   T Taibu 97* (96b 9x4)

32.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taibu, no run, nice yorker there, right on middle, Taibu digs it out to cover

Zimbabwe 194/4   T Taibu 97* (97b 9x4)

33.2

Balaji Rao to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu steps forward, bends down and sweeps it past square leg for a single

33.6

Balaji Rao to Taibu, OUT, Oh Taibu, what have you done? Three quick wickets and the Canadians are back, tossed up outside off and Taibu went for the slog-sweep, not a wholehearted one though, got the top edge as he went against the turn and holed out to deep midwicket who's standing several yards in

T Taibu c Davison b Balaji Rao 98 (147m 99b 9x4 0x6) SR: 98.98

Zimbabwe 201/5   T Taibu 98 (99b 9x4)

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Feb 28, 2011

Jimmy Hansra reacts after being dismissed, Canada v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2011, Group A, Nagpur, February 28, 2011

Jimmy Hansra reacts after being dismissed

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Feb 28, 2011

Ruvindu Gunasekera was bowled for 24, Canada v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2011, Group A, Nagpur, February 28, 2011

Ruvindu Gunasekera was bowled for 24

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