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)

8.1

Cusack to Strauss, FOUR, that's a cute shot from Strauss. The keeper was standing up, the slips were absent, so a delicate deflection races for four through third man

8.2

Cusack to Strauss, 1 run, on the pads, worked out to square leg

8.3

Cusack to Pietersen, no run, driven to mid-off, but too well timed and KP wisely opts against a red bull run

8.4

Cusack to Pietersen, FOUR, floated up, a touch too full, and Pietersen drills this on the up, through the gap, and away to the cover boundary

8.5

Cusack to Pietersen, 1 run, tucked off the toes, a scamper to mid-on

8.6

Cusack to Strauss, no run, a misjudgement from Strauss, and that drops inches short of short midwicket. A late indecision - should he pull or shouldn't it - nearly costs the skipper!

England 60/0   AR Cusack 1-0-10-0

10.1

Cusack to Strauss, no run, bustling start from Cusack to the new over, his ODI bowling average is excellent, by the way. Strauss laces a drive but picks out cover. He's done that a lot today

10.2

Cusack to Strauss, no run, swing and miss outside off. Strauss advancing down the wicket and swishing at fresh air

10.3

Cusack to Strauss, 1 run, this time Strauss finds bat on ball, though not very much bat and it squirts off the outside edge down to third man

10.4

Cusack to Pietersen, no run, good line from Cusack, tight on off stump and Pietersen is rooted to the crease in defence

10.5

Cusack to Pietersen, no run, again the line is tight and nowhere for Pietersen to do

10.6

Cusack to Pietersen, FOUR, ah, a good over gets ruined thanks to a slight err in line. Who'd be a bowler? Angling onto leg stump and Pietersen flicks it airily to the midwicket boundary

England 77/0   AR Cusack 2-0-15-0

25.1

Cusack to Bell, 1 run, tucked off the toes, another single to deep backward square

25.2

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

25.3

Cusack to Bell, FOUR, quality strike to bring up the 150. A fraction over-pitched, a full flow of the bat, and the Sledgehammer puts this one over the infield, one bounce over long-on

25.4

Cusack to Bell, 1 run, off the strike with a dab. Sensible batting, as the cliche goes

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   AR Cusack 3-0-23-0

39.1

Cusack to Bell, 1 run, good tight line from Cusack, again Bell can only work into the leg side

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

39.3

Cusack to Bell, no run, Bell leaning back at defending to cover

39.4

Cusack to Bell, 1 run, Bell very content to pick off singles into space. Driving down the ground

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   AR Cusack 4-0-39-0

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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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