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

Zimbabwe 0/1   CK Coventry 0* (0b)   Khurram Chohan 0.1-0-0-1

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

Zimbabwe 7/2   T Taibu 2* (10b)   HS Baidwan 1.3-0-5-1

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   T Taibu 97* (96b 9x4)   WD Balaji Rao 4.2-0-24-1

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

Zimbabwe 193/4   T Taibu 97* (96b 9x4)   Rizwan Cheema 5.4-0-29-1

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   SC Williams 7* (5b 1x4)   WD Balaji Rao 6-0-36-2

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

Zimbabwe 219/6   SC Williams 14* (14b 1x4)   WD Balaji Rao 6.4-0-47-3

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

Zimbabwe 240/7   P Utseya 5* (13b)   WD Balaji Rao 8.4-0-56-4

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

Zimbabwe 281/8   AG Cremer 23* (20b 2x4)   Khurram Chohan 8.4-0-34-2

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

Zimbabwe 284/9   RW Price 0* (1b)   HS Baidwan 6.2-0-43-2

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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