ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 15th match, Group B

England v Ireland

Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

13.4

Dockrell to Trott, no run, very straight and a touch of flight from Dockrell and careful defence from Trott

13.5

Dockrell to Trott, no run, hint of edge here as Trott goes back to cut, runs harmlessly to short third man

13.6

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, Trott is away in classic Trott fashion, getting deep into his crease and flicking a single to deep midwicket

England 92/1   IJL Trott 1* (3b)

14.1

Mooney to Trott, FOUR, nicely done, Trott is actually a very efficient driver of the ball. Gets some width, and the right length and neatly punches a drive to the point boundary

14.2

Mooney to Trott, FOUR, too short from Mooney, too wide too. The pitch is coming on nicely so that's asking for trouble. Trott, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of timing, cuts past a sprawling third man

14.3

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, worked square of the wicket, looks in fine order so far

England 101/1   IJL Trott 10* (6b 2x4)

15.1

Dockrell to Trott, no run, good flight, good line too and Trott pops forward in defence

15.2

Dockrell to Trott, no run, this time Trott hops back to try and work a single to the leg side, but Dockrell's length is too full

15.3

Dockrell to Trott, 2 runs, Trott repeats the shot and beats the infield to collect a couple to deep midwicket

15.4

Dockrell to Trott, no run, rare sight of Trott edging down the track, only to defend though

15.5

Dockrell to Trott, no run, again the line and length is impeccable, touch quicker and flatter this time, Trott prods to midwicket

15.6

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, very good over with Trott flowing a drive to deep cover. Dockrell is ridiculously composed, especially for a teenager. Smart chap too, apparently

England 110/1   IJL Trott 13* (12b 2x4)

16.1

Stirling to Trott, no run, starts flat and quick and around middle, prodded into the leg side

16.2

Stirling to Trott, no run, outside off stump this time and Trott happy to get his eye in against the new bowler

16.3

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, after two dots Trott is comfortable to work a single to point

England 111/1   IJL Trott 14* (15b 2x4)

17.1

Dockrell to Trott, no run, Trott leans a drive to cover

17.2

Dockrell to Trott, 3 runs, ah lovely shot, Trott flicking hard off his legs down to deep midwicket where Wilson slides along the boundary to save the extra run

England 114/2   IJL Trott 17* (17b 2x4)

18.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott working the singles with ease it seems. Sits on the back foot, soft-hand prods to cover and skips through for one

18.4

Stirling to Trott, 2 runs, another smooth shot from Trott, waiting on the back foot to find a gap wide of short cover and glide a couple

18.5

Stirling to Trott, no run, driven harder this time, but straight to mid-off

18.6

Stirling to Trott, no run, Trott on the back foot this time to bunt to mid-on. Decent mini-period for Ireland

England 118/2   IJL Trott 20* (21b 2x4)

19.3

Mooney to Trott, no run, fuller this time, something near a yorker. Squirted to point

19.4

Mooney to Trott, 2 runs, lovely drive again from Trott, picking a gap wide of deep cover to saunter a couple

19.5

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, this time it's worked square of the wicket. Trott very busy after missing out against India

England 122/2   IJL Trott 23* (24b 2x4)

20.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, good length from Stirling, outside off stump, punched off the back foot

20.4

Stirling to Trott, no run, driven, and missed! Top bowling from Stirling, right on the money, as a colleague has just wittered (as opposed to Twittered)

20.5

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott works the gap

England 125/2   IJL Trott 25* (27b 2x4)

21.2

Mooney to Trott, no run, driven hard, back to the bowler, who fields well - low, in his followthrough

21.3

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, flicked off the toes out to midwicket

21.5

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, singles, singles everywhere. Calm accumulation for now

England 130/2   IJL Trott 27* (30b 2x4)

22.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, worked out to point

22.3

Stirling to Trott, FOUR, that's unlucky, nothing wrong at all with the ball, perfect length, Trott played for non-existent turn, found a fat edge, and it's the first boundary for seven overs

22.4

Stirling to Trott, no run, plugging that good length again, nudged out to cover

22.5

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, good flight, worked to leg

England 137/2   IJL Trott 33* (34b 3x4)

23.2

Mooney to Trott, no run, hard drive, back to the bowler, who parries

23.3

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, out to cover with a punch off the back foot

England 140/2   IJL Trott 34* (36b 3x4)

24.5

Stirling to Trott, no run, that reverse sweep again! The third England batsman to attempt it against Stirling, and yet again, he makes a total hash of it

24.6

Stirling to Trott, no run, the best shot of the over, a well timed clip through midwicket. But more sharp fielding cuts off the runs. An excellent over

England 144/2   IJL Trott 34* (38b 3x4)

25.2

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, open-faced glide through third man

25.5

Cusack to Trott, no run, forward and defended back down the track

25.6

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, milked off the toes, through midwicket for another single. A better over from England's run-rate point of view

England 152/2   IJL Trott 36* (41b 3x4)

26.1

Stirling to Trott, FOUR, top strike once again, slightly too full, Trott advances and flicks up and over midwicket

26.2

Stirling to Trott, no run, driven out to cover

26.3

Stirling to Trott, no run, a jabbed push to point, Trott thinks of a single, but thinks again

26.4

Stirling to Trott, no run, open-faced drive, and an excellent interception in the gully, diving one-handed to the right

26.5

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, flicked out to deep midwicket

England 157/2   IJL Trott 41* (46b 4x4)

27.3

Dockrell to Trott, no run, solid block, bat and pad tight together on line of middle and leg

27.4

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, back of a length, cut firmly to cover, but so little pace on the ball

England 160/2   IJL Trott 42* (48b 4x4)

28.4

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, a fraction shorter, and driven on the up to point

28.6

Stirling to Trott, no run, an unsubtle drive, back to the bowler. The spinners are keeping Ireland in the game

England 164/2   IJL Trott 43* (50b 4x4)

29.2

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, six men in the circle but Trott finds the single

29.5

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, nudged out to square leg

England 174/2   IJL Trott 45* (52b 4x4)

30.2

Stirling to Trott, 1 run

England 177/2   IJL Trott 46* (53b 4x4)

31.5

Dockrell to Trott, 2 runs, Dockrell gets his line wrong and onto the pads, Trott flicks two more very efficiently

31.6

Dockrell to Trott, FOUR, fifty for Trott! Run machine. Sweeps hard and fine of deep square, typically unfussy and effective innings

England 189/2   IJL Trott 52* (55b 5x4)

32.3

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott happy to pick off the singles against Stirling, staying deep in his crease to work to leg

32.6

Stirling to Trott, FOUR, annoying for Stirling. Nothing wrong with the delivery, it was very full but squeezed off an outside edge and hurried away to the third man boundary

England 198/2   IJL Trott 57* (57b 6x4)

33.6

Rankin to Trott, 1 wide, touch harsh this from the umpire. Especially given the pitch is dreamy for batting. It was wide of off and Trott missed a cut shot, only to be reprieved by the umpire

33.6

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, straighter, a little too straight and Trott fiddles around the corner

England 205/2   IJL Trott 58* (58b 6x4)

34.1

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott glides a shortish ball backwards of point

34.3

Stirling to Trott, no run, driven to cover, no great intent

34.4

Stirling to Trott, 1 run, Trott skips down the wicket and fiddles into the leg side

England 208/2   IJL Trott 60* (61b 6x4)

35.2

Johnston to Trott, no run, tight line and length and Trott can do nothing with it

35.3

Johnston to Trott, 1 run, the line drifts a touch towards the legs and Trott happily flicks with the angle

35.5

Johnston to Trott, no run, good work from Johnston, maintaining his discipline and Trott finds mid-off

35.6

Johnston to Trott, 1 run, Johnston runs his fingers over the ball and it slips out as a gentle beamer, Trott glides a single and the bowler apologises

England 215/2   IJL Trott 62* (65b 6x4)

36.1

Dockrell to Trott, 2 runs, and Trott greets him with a whip to leg to equal the record for the quickest to 1000 ODI runs, just 21 innings! Good company as well, Viv Richards and Kevin Pietersen. Well done him

36.2

Dockrell to Trott, no run, forward and careful in defence

36.3

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, and again Trott clips into the leg side, so straightforward

36.5

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, Trott nudges a single to midwicket. But you already knew that

England 220/2   IJL Trott 66* (69b 6x4)

37.1

Johnston to Trott, 1 run, Johnston as accurate as ever and Trott as efficient as ever, opening the face to pinch a single to point

37.3

Johnston to Trott, 1 run, fuller and wider, invites a flash from Trott that speeds out to deep point

37.6

Johnston to Trott, 1 run, touch shorter to Trott and he has to stand tall to cut carefully out on the off side

England 233/2   IJL Trott 69* (72b 6x4)

38.1

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, Dockrell to bowl it and Trott does indeed play normally, fiddling a single to the leg side

38.3

Dockrell to Trott, 1 wide, this is speared down leg, no much flight on that

38.3

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, another leg-side whip from Trott, good work from Dockrell so far

38.5

Dockrell to Trott, no run, smart fielding at short midwicket saves a single

38.6

Dockrell to Trott, 2 wides, with the field up on the off side Dockrell can't give width, that means though that the line goes wrong occasionally. Like here as Dockrell fires a long way down the leg side

England 240/2   IJL Trott 71* (75b 6x4)

39.2

Cusack to Trott, 5 wides, oh no! In his desperation to prevent width Cusack has fired this down leg and left O'Brien no chance standing up to the stumps

39.2

Cusack to Trott, 1 run, this is wide of off and almost punished as Trott threads a cut into space, but a diving, sprawling stop from Dockrell saves a certain boundary. Good work, limbs all over the place from him

39.5

Cusack to Trott, FOUR, wow! That was odd. Looked like Trott mistimed this and played too early on a back-foot punch. But it flew past mid-on and raced to the boundary

39.6

Cusack to Trott, FOUR, he definitely timed this! Forward and flowing into a drive, races past mid-off

England 257/2   IJL Trott 80* (78b 8x4)

40.2

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, short and pulled into the leg-side

40.4

Dockrell to Trott, no run, back into the crease and punched into the covers

40.5

Dockrell to Trott, 1 run, worked into the leg-side

England 266/2   IJL Trott 82* (81b 8x4)

41.3

Johnston to Trott, no run, driven into the covers again

41.4

Johnston to Trott, 1 run, dobbled onto a good length, met with a firm drive to long-off

England 269/2   IJL Trott 83* (83b 8x4)

42.2

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, wide on the crease, Trott uses the angle to farm a single to long-on

42.5

Mooney to Trott, 1 run, driven down the ground, another single

England 278/2   IJL Trott 85* (85b 8x4)

43.1

Rankin to Trott, FOUR, can't argue with that. Shortish delivery, leaping into the splice. Soft hands to guide the boundary through fine third man

43.2

Rankin to Trott, 1 wide, Rankin responds with a leg-side wide. He and Anderson are being expensive

43.2

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, works the single to get Collingwood on strike

43.4

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, on the pads, flicked through square leg. Trott ticks along

43.6

Rankin to Trott, 1 run, on the pads again, worked down the leg-side

England 288/3   IJL Trott 92* (89b 9x4)

44.1

Mooney to Trott, no run, a thumping pull, but straight to midwicket

44.2

Mooney to Trott, no run, outside off, slightly short of a length so Trott has to wait for it to arrive, and as a result his timing is off

44.3

Mooney to Trott, OUT, stand and deliver! A flat-footed smack down the ground, but instead of a six over long-off, Trott loses his off stump!

IJL Trott b Mooney 92 (126m 92b 9x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

England 288/4   IJL Trott 92 (92b 9x4)

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Mar 3, 2011

Ireland's World Cup win over England made the front page of the <i>Irish Independent</i>, England v Ireland, Group B, World Cup, Bangalore, March 2, 2011

Ireland's World Cup win over England made the front page of the Irish Independent

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Mar 3, 2011

Ireland's win against England makes it to the front page of the <i>Irish Times</i> , England v Ireland, Group B, World Cup, Bangalore, March 2, 2011

Ireland's win against England makes it to the front page of the Irish Times

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