ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 12th match, Group A

Canada v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 175 runs

3.4

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, banged in short, on middle, a bouncer but an unthreatening one

3.5

Baidwan to Ervine, FOUR, good start to his innings, was offered a bit of width, landed full and he just eased into it, driving it past mid-off for a boundary

3.6

Baidwan to Ervine, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched it wide of point, an attempt at the non-striker's end, ricochets off the bat but Ervine doesn't take the extra run

Zimbabwe 12/2   CR Ervine 5* (3b 1x4)

4.1

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, short of a good length outside off, steps back to punch it through cover, misses

4.2

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, goodish length on middle, gets forward and plays it solidly back down the pitch

4.3

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, swinging away from the left-hander, in the channel outside off, Ervine lets it go

4.4

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, full delivery on the pads, Ervine will feel he missed out there, turned away to short fine leg

4.5

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, 1 run, gets on the front foot and opens the face this time to guide it down to third man for a single

Zimbabwe 13/2   CR Ervine 6* (8b 1x4)

5.2

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, slower one bowled short on middle, gets on the back foot and drops it into the leg side

5.3

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, goodish length just a fraction outside off, gets forward and taps it towards cover

5.4

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, a length ball outside off, in the zone to drive but Ervine, cautious early on, lets it be

5.5

Baidwan to Ervine, 1 run, gets on the front foot, short of a good length, runs it down to third man for a single

Zimbabwe 18/2   CR Ervine 7* (12b 1x4)

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, pretty accurate stuff, attacking the stumps, around middle and off, defended towards mid-off

6.4

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, the TV speedgun says 133kmph, full outside off, a flowing drive from Ervine but straight to extra cover

6.5

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, a gully in place and he comes into the act, short of a good length outside off, played behind square on the off side, gully intercepts and prevents the single

6.6

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, 2 runs, lucky there, short of a good length, rises up nicely, gets back and plays it uppishly wide of gully, down to third man where there's a fumble and they pick up a couple

Zimbabwe 22/2   CR Ervine 9* (16b 1x4)

7.5

Hansra to Ervine, 1 run, round the wicket to the left-hander, bowled full on middle and leg, driven down to long-on for a single

Zimbabwe 32/2   CR Ervine 10* (17b 1x4)

8.4

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, sweet sound of bat hitting ball, pitched up and he crunched it towards cover but Surkari dived to his right to prevent at least a couple of runs

8.5

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, short of a good length on middle, nipping in just a hint, gets across, turns the face and defends it into the leg side

8.6

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, nicely driven again, gets to the pitch and offers the full face but hit straight to extra cover

Zimbabwe 34/2   CR Ervine 10* (20b 1x4)

9.4

Hansra to Ervine, 1 run, fetches it from outside off, round the wicket, paddles it down to short fine for a single

Zimbabwe 40/2   CR Ervine 11* (21b 1x4)

10.1

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, goodish length on middle, will he bowl out? Steps forward and taps it towards cover

10.2

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, no run, struck really hard, pitched up and it came off the meat but he found the felder at cover, who now runs back into the deep

10.3

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, 1 no ball, full on middle, he's overstepped, a rare bowling lapse there from Chohan, turned to midwicket

10.3

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, 1 run, full and almost yorker length, there wasnn't much Ervine could do about that except dig it out towards mid-on for a single

Zimbabwe 46/2   CR Ervine 12* (25b 1x4)

11.1

Baidwan to Ervine, 1 run, slower one bowled short on middle, the offcutter, run down to third man for a single

Zimbabwe 51/2   CR Ervine 13* (26b 1x4)

12.1

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, round the wicket to the left-hander, slower one bowled short, placed to third man

12.5

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, a deceptive grunt as he bowls that, taps it towards third man for one more

Zimbabwe 60/2   CR Ervine 15* (28b 1x4)

13.1

Baidwan to Ervine, 1 run, they're running well are these two, short ball on the off, writstily turned away past midwicket for a quick single

13.3

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, slower ball, the offcutter again, gets forward and guides it to point

13.4

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, targeting the off stump, punched towards extra cover

13.5

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, bowled it short on middle, moved back to play it towards point

13.6

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, shortish on middle, chops it towards point, the end of a tidy over

Zimbabwe 62/2   CR Ervine 16* (33b 1x4)

14.2

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, waits for it to come on to the bat, played down to third man for a single

Zimbabwe 64/2   CR Ervine 17* (34b 1x4)

15.6

Balaji Rao to Ervine, no run, how did that miss? Turned more than he expected, spun in from outside off and went through his defence, only missing off stump by a whisker

Zimbabwe 76/2   CR Ervine 17* (35b 1x4)

16.2

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 2 runs, angling in towards middle, fullish, driven back past the bowler to beat mid-on, well timed, long-off runs across to cut it off, a couple of runs

16.3

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, gets forward and drops it wide of point to steal a run

16.6

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, no run, hurled it full on the off, dug out towards extra cover

Zimbabwe 81/2   CR Ervine 20* (38b 1x4)

17.3

Balaji Rao to Ervine, 1 run, full toss on middle, sweeps it down to deep square leg

17.6

Balaji Rao to Ervine, no run, didn't turn, went straight on, Ervine went for a hard sweep and missed, expecting it to turn in

Zimbabwe 84/2   CR Ervine 21* (40b 1x4)

18.2

Davison to Ervine, 1 run, angling in on leg stump, closes the face on that one and works it past midwicket, a bit of hesitation between the two there but all' well in the end

18.5

Davison to Ervine, 3 runs, tried to sweep that hard, fetched it from middle and off, got a bit of a top edge there but it evaded short fine leg by a distance, three runs in the end as it's hauled in by deep square leg

Zimbabwe 92/2   CR Ervine 25* (42b 1x4)

19.1

Balaji Rao to Ervine, 2 runs, full toss by Rao, Ervine came down the track and swiped it past short fine, didn't connect it well enough, just a couple in the end

19.2

Balaji Rao to Ervine, 1 run, missed out again, another full toss, slapped it straight to deep square leg

19.4

Balaji Rao to Ervine, FOUR, connected really well, took it from outside off, flatter from Rao and it's hammered through midwicket to beat the gap in the deep

19.5

Balaji Rao to Ervine, no run, pitched up on the off, just pushed through straight to extra cover

19.6

Balaji Rao to Ervine, no run, short ball outside off, waiting for it to turn in, cut down towards point

Zimbabwe 102/2   CR Ervine 32* (47b 2x4)

20.3

Davison to Ervine, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to long-off

20.5

Davison to Ervine, no run, firing it towards middle and off, played towards cover

20.6

Davison to Ervine, SIX, clears the ropes, he's good with that sweep, fullish and he slog-sweeps it over the deep midwicket boundary, raises the 100 stand, an excellent effort after the openers were out in quick succession

Zimbabwe 111/2   CR Ervine 39* (50b 2x4 1x6)

22.2

Davison to Ervine, FOUR, the reverse-sweep, pitched on the leg stump, he had eyed his gap and placed it perfectly, past point for a boundary

22.3

Davison to Ervine, 1 run, goes for the sweep this time, gets a top edge towards deep square leg, but on the bounce

22.6

Davison to Ervine, 1 run, bowling it flat, comes down the track and drives it down to long-off to keep the strike

Zimbabwe 126/2   CR Ervine 45* (53b 3x4 1x6)

23.1

Hansra to Ervine, FOUR, he continues to struggle, down the leg side and all Ervine has to do is tap it on the head, well placed, beats short fine leg for a boundary

23.2

Hansra to Ervine, 1 run, a half-century for Ervine as he drives it past midwicket, his second fifty in ODIs, he's helped put Zimbabwe ahead here

23.4

Hansra to Ervine, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven down the ground to long-off

23.6

Hansra to Ervine, 1 run, nudged behind square towards short fine leg for a single

Zimbabwe 135/2   CR Ervine 52* (57b 4x4 1x6)

24.1

Davison to Ervine, SIX, clean strike over the bowler's head, gave Davison the charge, it wasn't particularly flighted but he came down the track and got to the pitch, elegantly done as he lofted past the ropes

24.2

Davison to Ervine, 2 runs, two more as it's played down the ground

24.3

Davison to Ervine, 1 run, short ball outside off, cut away towards deep point for a single

24.5

Davison to Ervine, 1 run, flat on the off, pushed past extra cover for a single

Zimbabwe 146/2   CR Ervine 62* (61b 4x4 2x6)

25.3

Hansra to Ervine, FOUR, Hansra has had a horrible time with the ball today, round the wicket and bowls it on the pads, Ervine loves to sweep and he finds the fine-leg boundary without any difficulty

25.4

Hansra to Ervine, 1 run, raises the 150-stand as he just nudges it past cover for a single

25.6

Hansra to Ervine, no run, short outside off, cut down towards point

Zimbabwe 158/2   CR Ervine 67* (64b 5x4 2x6)

26.3

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, FOUR, the runs continue to bleed, down the leg side, a rare lapse by Chohan, Ervine just tickles it down to the fine-leg boundary

26.4

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, gets across and turns it past square leg

26.6

Khurram Chohan to Ervine, 1 run, full toss on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

Zimbabwe 166/2   CR Ervine 73* (67b 6x4 2x6)

27.1

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, no run, short of a good length outside off, punched off the back foot to extra cover

27.2

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 2 runs, shortish outside off, gets forward, opens the face and plays it wide of deep point

27.3

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, full toss on the off, pushed uppishly back past the bowler to long-off

Zimbabwe 169/2   CR Ervine 76* (70b 6x4 2x6)

28.2

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, short of a good length on the off, the bat turns in his hand as he tries to punch it through the off side, goes to midwicket

28.3

Baidwan to Ervine, no run, short of a good length, guided down towards point

28.4

Baidwan to Ervine, 2 runs, pushed gently down the ground, long-off is pretty deep and they have enough time to come back for the second

28.5

Baidwan to Ervine, 3 runs, piercing the gaps with ease are these two, short of a good length, cut past point and Gunasekera does well in the deep, diving to his left and hauling it back in

Zimbabwe 178/2   CR Ervine 81* (74b 6x4 2x6)

29.2

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, no run, angling it towards middle, played down to extra cover

29.3

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, short of a ball outside off, punched down towards deep cover for a single

29.5

Rizwan Cheema to Ervine, 1 run, slower ball bowled short outside off, turned it past midwicket for a single

Zimbabwe 183/2   CR Ervine 83* (77b 6x4 2x6)

30.1

Baidwan to Ervine, no run

30.2

Baidwan to Ervine, 1 run, playing a lot in the V, driven down to long-off

30.5

Baidwan to Ervine, 1 run, unable to restrain these two batsmen are Canada, singles are easy to come by, played down to long-on

Zimbabwe 186/2   CR Ervine 85* (80b 6x4 2x6)

31.2

Balaji Rao to Ervine, OUT, Partnership broken, spun back in from outside off, Ervine was just looking to defend it, there was a hint of extra bounce, got an inside edge onto the pads and it popped up, Bagai made no mistake

CR Ervine c †Bagai b Balaji Rao 85 (114m 81b 6x4 2x6) SR: 104.93

Zimbabwe 188/3   CR Ervine 85 (81b 6x4 2x6)

Photos

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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