ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 12th match, Group A

Canada v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 175 runs

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

1.3

Baidwan to Coventry, 2 runs, took it from middle, straight delivery from Baidwan, turned away off the front foot through square leg for a couple of runs

1.4

Baidwan to Coventry, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, rocks back does the bespectacled Coventry and punches it back

1.5

Baidwan to Coventry, 2 runs, whipped away, he's an attacking batsman, it swung in and he swiped it wide of fine leg for a couple more

1.6

Baidwan to Coventry, no run, shortish on the off, rocks on the back foot and knocks it towards point

Zimbabwe 6/1   HS Baidwan 1-0-5-0

3.1

Baidwan to Coventry, no run

3.2

Baidwan to Coventry, no run, came back in from outside off, pushed into the off side towards cover

3.3

Baidwan to Coventry, OUT, swinging across the line is Coventry, poor choice of shot, on middle and leg and a hint of inswing, Coventry tried to flick it over square leg, missed and was trapped in front of leg. Didn't ask for the referral there. He consulted with Taibu who told him he was out, and that he surely was. Charles keeps us waiting, his post-194 form remains unsatisfactory

CK Coventry lbw b Baidwan 4 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

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   HS Baidwan 2-0-10-1

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

5.2

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

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   HS Baidwan 3-0-13-1

11.1

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

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   HS Baidwan 4-0-20-1

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

13.2

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

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   HS Baidwan 5-0-22-1

28.1

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

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

28.6

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

Zimbabwe 179/2   HS Baidwan 6-0-29-1

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

30.3

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

30.5

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

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   HS Baidwan 6-0-33-1

43.1

Baidwan to Cremer, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

43.2

Baidwan to Utseya, 1 run, swung away towards short fine, sharp fielding but equally good running, thy've pinched a single

43.3

Baidwan to Cremer, 1 run, slower one bowled short on middle, turned away through square leg

43.4

Baidwan to Utseya, FOUR, low full toss, he's found the gap and taken the score past 250, driven along the ground in that big gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg

43.5

Baidwan to Utseya, 1 run, pitched up on the off, pushed down the ground to long-off

43.6

Baidwan to Cremer, no run, fires it full on the off again, drives it back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 252/7   HS Baidwan 7-0-41-1

48.1

Baidwan to Cremer, 2 runs, slower one bowled on middle and leg, tries to swing it over midwicket, it's a bit of a miscue but lands safe, a couple more

48.2

Baidwan to Cremer, OUT, the offcutter by Baidwan does the trick, Cremer had made room there and was targeting the straight boundary, tried to hit through the line, got an edge that flicked leg stump, nine down now with 10 Powerplay balls left. They wouldn't want to waste it. Handy knock by Cremer, though

AG Cremer b Baidwan 26 (31m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 113.04

48.3

Baidwan to Mpofu, no run, full outside off, just pushes at it, doesn't make contact

48.4

Baidwan to Mpofu, 1 leg bye, a belated appeal from the bowler as Mpofu is struck on the pads while trying to close the face, appearing to strike him in line with leg but that's only on first sight. Replays indicate that the ball would have gone down leg. They've called for a referral after the umpire turned down the appeal

48.5

Baidwan to Price, no run, banged it short on leg stump, an attempted bouncer, Price ducks under it

48.6

Baidwan to Price, FOUR, absolutely whacked it, short ball on middle and he dispatched it to the square-leg boundary

Zimbabwe 289/9   HS Baidwan 7-0-47-2

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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