ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 12th match, Group A

Canada v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 175 runs

12.1

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

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

12.5

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 1-0-3-0

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

14.2

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 2-0-14-0

16.1

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

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

16.4

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

16.6

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

Zimbabwe 81/2   Rizwan Cheema 3-0-19-0

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 4-0-25-0

29.1

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

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

29.4

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

29.5

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

29.6

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

Zimbabwe 183/2   Rizwan Cheema 5-0-29-0

32.1

Rizwan Cheema to Chigumbura, no run, Cheema bowls that full on the off, played back to the bowler

32.2

Rizwan Cheema to Chigumbura, no run, yorker on middle, it swung in, Chigumbura digs it out but whacks his foot with the bat in the process and is in some pain

32.3

Rizwan Cheema to Chigumbura, no run, good length outside off, tries to drive through the line, gets a thick inside edge towards midwicket

32.4

Rizwan Cheema to Chigumbura, OUT, Bagai's been excellent behind the stumps, Canada are trying to claw their way back in now, nipped back in from a good length, gets forward to defend, gets an inside edge onto the pads and Bagai dives forward to clasp it on the pitch

E Chigumbura c †Bagai b Rizwan Cheema 5 (6m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

32.5

Rizwan Cheema to Williams, 1 run, Cheema doles out a full toss first up, it's cracked past cover into the deep for a single

32.6

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

Zimbabwe 194/4   Rizwan Cheema 6-0-30-1

42.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, 1 run, strays on the pads and it's flicked through square leg for a single

42.2

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, 1 run, pushed through towards long-on for a single

42.3

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, no run, slower one bowled short on middle, punched off the back foot to midwicket

42.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, 1 run, low full toss on the off, driven down to long-off for a single

42.5

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, no run, the offcutter, gets forward and pushes it towards cover

42.6

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, no run, stopped on him a little and cut back in, tried to punch it into the leg side, got an inside edge onto his pads

Zimbabwe 244/7   Rizwan Cheema 7-0-33-1

44.1

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, 1 run, an inswinging low full toss, struck to midwicket, there's a fumble and a resultant single

44.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, dropped it wide of point for a single

44.3

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, no run, plenty of width, bowled full as well, driven straight to extra cover

44.4

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, no run, slightly short on the off, gets back and pushes it back to the bowler

44.5

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, 1 run, had shaped up to play the paddle, it was wider than he would have liked but played it well, to deep square leg for a single

44.6

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, 1 run, full and wide, got an under-edge as he reached for it, Bagai missed and they stole a single

Zimbabwe 256/7   Rizwan Cheema 8-0-37-1

46.1

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, 1 run, straying on the pads, swung down to fine leg for a single

46.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, 2 runs, dropped, didn't pick the slower one, tried to drag it over midwicket, mistimed it and Nitish Kumar, inside the circle, dived full length to his left but couldn't quite hold on

46.3

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, FOUR, firmly struck, short ball outside off, he swatted it over the bowler's head to beat the fielders in the V

46.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, FOUR, full on the pads, poor line and Cremer scoops it past short fine, they're making good use of the Powerplay here

46.5

Rizwan Cheema to Cremer, 1 run, round the wicket, tries aiming at the blockhole, played uppishly towards long-on for a single

46.6

Rizwan Cheema to Utseya, 2 runs, slower one bowled full on middle, comes down the track and drills it down the ground wide of long-on

Zimbabwe 280/7   Rizwan Cheema 9-0-51-1

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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