ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 12th match, Group A

Canada v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 175 runs

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Taylor, OUT, is he trapped in front? First ball, it was an inswinger, landed just outside off and nipped back in, struck on the back pad as Taylor tried to close the face on that one. The umpire's given it out, Taylor's called for the referral. No impact with the bat, replays suggest it would have hit middle. The initial decision is upheld, Canada draw first blood

BRM Taylor lbw b Khurram Chohan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Coventry, no run, in that channel outside off, a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

0.5

Khurram Chohan to Coventry, no run, short of a good length and moves back in sharply, caught the batsman by surprise there as he stepped back to whip it through midwicket, caught him on the pads, would have gone over the stumps

0.6

Khurram Chohan to Coventry, no run, goodish length on middle, swinging in again, impressive stuff here, driven back with a straight bat to the bowler

Zimbabwe 1/1   Khurram Chohan 1-0-1-1

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   Khurram Chohan 2-0-2-1

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

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   Khurram Chohan 3-0-6-1

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

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   Khurram Chohan 4-0-9-1

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

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   Khurram Chohan 5-0-10-1

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

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   Khurram Chohan 5.5-0-16-1

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

26.3

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

26.5

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

26.6

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

Zimbabwe 166/2   Khurram Chohan 7-0-24-1

45.1

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, 1 run, full toss on middle, played down towards long-off for a single

45.2

Khurram Chohan to Utseya, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, tries to play the scoop but was struck outside th eline of off there, they steal a leg bye

45.3

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, 1 run, aiming for the yorker, squeezed it towards point for a quick single

45.4

Khurram Chohan to Utseya, FOUR, the scoop works this time, fetches it from the off stump, he had made his mind up, pitched on a length, just about right to execute that shot and beat short fine leg

45.5

Khurram Chohan to Utseya, 1 run, appeal for lbw, but it went off the bat, trying to play the reverse-scoop this time, gets the edge and it goes down to fine leg, the bowler didn't know what happened

45.6

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, 2 runs, slower ball bowled short on middle, slapped over the bowler's head for a couple of runs

Zimbabwe 266/7   Khurram Chohan 8-0-33-1

47.1

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, no run, Chohan bangs it short and Cremer wasn't expecting it, tried to pull it but was late on the shot

47.2

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, no run, yorker length outside off, Cremer can't quite squeeze it out there, had to reach a little for it

47.3

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, 1 run, tried to scoop it fine, didn't quite time it well, got to the short fine fielder on the bounce, just the single

47.4

Khurram Chohan to Utseya, OUT, Utseya struck that well but holed out to deep square leg, length delivery and he picked it up well but found Jimmy Hansra perfectly positioned in the deep, he ran in a few yards and judged it well

P Utseya c Hansra b Khurram Chohan 22 (40m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.86

47.5

Khurram Chohan to Cremer, 1 run, Cremer continues to be positive, pitched up and he drives it well wide of long-off for a single

47.6

Khurram Chohan to Price, no run, an inswinging yorker, dug out towards midwicket by the new man

Zimbabwe 282/8   Khurram Chohan 9-0-35-2

49.1

Khurram Chohan to Mpofu, 1 run, Mpofy digs out the yorker into the leg side and Price calls for the single, making it in time, he's the right man to be on strike for Zimbabwe

49.2

Khurram Chohan to Price, 1 run, another inswinging yorker, Price is fortunate to get some bat to it, it drops dead on the pitch and they steal another quick single

49.3

Khurram Chohan to Mpofu, 1 run, full toss on the off, pushed gently to mid-off for one more

49.4

Khurram Chohan to Price, FOUR, Lovely stuff from Price, inspired by Dougie Marillier, low full toss on middle, attempted yorker gone wrong, moves across and scoops it past short fine

49.5

Khurram Chohan to Price, 1 run, tried it again and could have worked but for his leg, it was a full toss and he played it onto his leg as he tried that shot again, just the single this time

49.6

Khurram Chohan to Mpofu, 1 run, low full toss, tapped towards point for a single

Zimbabwe 298/9   Khurram Chohan 10-0-44-2

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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