ICC Cricket World Cup, 12th Match, Group A: Canada v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, Feb 28, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 12th match, Group A
Zimbabwe won by 175 runs
28 February 2011 (50-over match)
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

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   WD Balaji Rao 1-0-3-0
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

17.3

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

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

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   WD Balaji Rao 2-0-6-0
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

19.3

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

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   WD Balaji Rao 3-0-16-0
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   WD Balaji Rao 4-0-23-0
31.1

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

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

31.3

Balaji Rao to Chigumbura, no run, some turn again, spinning away, gets outside the line and drops it into the off side

31.4

Balaji Rao to Chigumbura, no run, pitched up on the off, driven back to the bowler who fumbles but no single on offer there

31.5

Balaji Rao to Chigumbura, FOUR, misdireced this time, down the leg side and Chigumbura sweeps it down to the fine-leg boundary

31.6

Balaji Rao to Chigumbura, 1 run, short ball outside off, cut away off the back foot to deep point

Zimbabwe 193/3   WD Balaji Rao 5-0-29-1
33.1

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, short ball, turning in, Williams gets back and cuts it down to deep point

33.2

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

33.3

Balaji Rao to Williams, FOUR, These Zimbabweans love to sweep, Williams fetches that from the off stump and plays it with the turn through square for a boundary, raises the 200

33.4

Balaji Rao to Williams, no run, floating it on middle, short ball, rocks back, turns it to midwicket

33.5

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, fires it full on the off, dragged towards deep square leg for one more

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   WD Balaji Rao 6-0-36-2
35.1

Balaji Rao to Lamb, no run, floating it on middle, gets forward to dab it down to midwicket

35.2

Balaji Rao to Lamb, FOUR, fortunate there, the turn helping him there, it spun away sharply, looked to chop it towards point, got the under edge, much finer than he had intended, beat short third to the boundary

35.3

Balaji Rao to Lamb, 1 run, pitched up outside off, driven hard towards deep cover for a single

35.4

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, short ball outside off, backs away and cracks it to deep point

35.5

Balaji Rao to Lamb, no run, floating it on middle and off, defended towards extra cover

35.6

Balaji Rao to Lamb, 2 runs, flighted on middle, tickled past midwicket, the man in the deep is slow to get to it and they've stolen a couple by then

Zimbabwe 213/5   WD Balaji Rao 6-0-44-2
37.1

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, full toss on middle, slapped down towards deep square leg where Nitish Kumar does a good job diving to his right

37.2

Balaji Rao to Lamb, 1 run, quick single, played wide of the bowler, Rao collects and aims at the stumps at the non-striker's end, misses, would have been a close call

37.3

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, nurdled for a single

37.4

Balaji Rao to Lamb, OUT, gone, Rao's on a roll. A touch fortunate for the bowler there as Lamb dragged that one on, it spun away from the off stump, Lamb attempted the cut, got an inside edge onto the stumps, six down now

GA Lamb b Balaji Rao 11 (12m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

37.5

Balaji Rao to Utseya, no run, flat delivery on the off, gets forward and taps it towards cover

37.6

Balaji Rao to Utseya, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned towards midwicket

Zimbabwe 219/6   WD Balaji Rao 7-0-47-3
39.1

Balaji Rao to Williams, FOUR, the googly there, but also a long hop, short and wide, turned away, gave Williams even more room and he thwacked it through extra cover

39.2

Balaji Rao to Williams, no run, tossed up on the off, plays it to midwicket

39.3

Balaji Rao to Williams, 2 runs, a couple more, short ball, chopped past point for a couple of runs

39.4

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, on middle and leg, whipped through square leg for a single

39.5

Balaji Rao to Utseya, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

39.6

Balaji Rao to Utseya, no run

Zimbabwe 229/6   WD Balaji Rao 8-0-54-3
41.1

Balaji Rao to Williams, 1 run, short of a good length, rocks back and cuts it through point for a single

41.2

Balaji Rao to Utseya, no run, looping it on middle and off, defended towards extra cover

41.3

Balaji Rao to Utseya, 1 run, short on middle, made room and slashed it through point into the deep for a single

41.4

Balaji Rao to Williams, OUT, Bagai's into the act again, and so is Rao. Another important wicket just as Zimbabwe were stepping up, a ball bowled down the leg side, not particularly deserving of a wicket, Williams was looking to sweep it fine as ill-luck would have it, it went off the back of the bat straight into Bagai's gloves

SC Williams c †Bagai b Balaji Rao 30 (34m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

41.5

Balaji Rao to Cremer, no run, short ball on the off, punched towards extra cover

41.6

Balaji Rao to Cremer, 1 run, flighted on middle, gets across and nudges it in front of square leg for a single

Zimbabwe 241/7   WD Balaji Rao 9-0-57-4
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