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)

11.1

Dockrell to Strauss, 1 run, starts with flight, which is good to see, good line to - around middle. Strauss deep into his crease, dinking into the leg side

11.2

Dockrell to Pietersen, 1 run, no width on offer and Pietersen hops back to squeeze a careful cut shot to deep point

11.3

Dockrell to Strauss, 1 wide, oops, the line is wrong, shoved down the leg side. Strauss tried to wheel a pull shot but got nothing of it

11.3

Dockrell to Strauss, 1 run, tucked into the midwicket region

11.4

Dockrell to Pietersen, no run, very respectful forward defence from Pietersen. Good flight and line from Dockrell

11.5

Dockrell to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot this, really high quality. Skipped down the wicket to find a half-volley and flicked powerfully to bring up a rapid half-century. Looks in might good order

11.6

Dockrell to Pietersen, no run, ooh, Pietersen aims a hard sweep, almost throwing himself off his feet in the process. Misses and it bobbles away off the pads

England 85/0   GH Dockrell 1-0-8-0

13.1

Dockrell to Pietersen, no run, that's the delivery that Pietersen gets into trouble with against left-arm spinners. Skidding on with the angle, he looked to give himself room expecting turn before hurrying a jab down when it didn't come

13.2

Dockrell to Pietersen, 1 wide, Dockrell intent on preventing width but goes too far this time and spears down the leg side

13.2

Dockrell to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen gets himself off strike by dinking a single

13.3

Dockrell to Strauss, OUT, Dockrell strikes again! Strauss out for 34 on his 34th birthday. Dockrell maintained his line, Strauss jumped outside off to try and manufacture a shovel to leg, in the end he couldn't catch up with the ball and it went straight into his stumps

AJ Strauss b Dockrell 34 (61m 37b 2x4 1x6) SR: 91.89

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   GH Dockrell 2-0-11-1

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   GH Dockrell 3-0-14-1

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

17.3

Dockrell to Bell, no run, Bell calmly forward in defence

17.4

Dockrell to Bell, no run, some flight from Dockrell draws Bell out of his crease, some dip draws an inside edge and it runs to mid-on. Lovely bowling

17.5

Dockrell to Bell, no run, Bell is back in his crease this time to pick out cover with a drive. The throw whips in from the fielder and O'Brien is in full voice. Good hustle from the Irish

17.6

Dockrell to Bell, no run, fuller and flighted outside off, Bell punches to cover again

England 114/2   GH Dockrell 4-0-17-1

27.1

Dockrell to Bell, no run, down the track, but Dockrell's flight is too flighty. Bell can't get to the pitch properly

27.2

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, stays back in the crease this time, and nurdles into the legside

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

27.5

Dockrell to Bell, no run, teasing work, subtle variations on every delivery. Five men up in the circle to keep the pressure on

27.6

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, a calm sweep to keep the strike, but another wonderfully cool over

England 161/2   GH Dockrell 5-0-20-1

29.1

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, a touch of room to work the gap, as Dockrell drops an inch short and Bell steps back and across for a flick to midwicket

29.2

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

29.3

Dockrell to Bell, SIX, the Sledgehammer breaks the ice! Down the track, a beautifully timed lofted drive, over the ropes at long-off!

29.4

Dockrell to Bell, 1 leg bye, on the pads, turned down the leg-side

29.5

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

29.6

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, on the pads, tucked square

England 175/2   GH Dockrell 5-0-30-1

31.1

Dockrell to Bell, FOUR, ooh, almost all over for Bell as he eased down the wicket to try and chip over long-on, got more edge than middle and Joyce hared in but could only get it on the half-volley, it slipped through him and bobbled away to the rope

31.2

Dockrell to Bell, no run, after that alarm Bell reverts to careful defence

31.3

Dockrell to Bell, no run, more flight from Dockrell, more defence from Bell

31.4

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, touch shorter and Bell gets deep into his crease to clip to leg

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   GH Dockrell 6-0-41-1

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

36.4

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, Bell this time works off his toes to jog a single

36.5

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

36.6

Dockrell to Bell, FOUR, ah, lovely Bell batting. Flowing, fluid cover drive that speeds to the rope

England 224/2   GH Dockrell 7-0-50-1

38.1

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

38.2

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, Dockrell giving Bell no width so it's instead tickled to fine leg

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

38.4

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, Bell so far has done nothing at all rash in the Powerplay, instead happy to work a single to leg

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

38.6

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, despite the wides this is a good over that ends with Bell working a single to the leg side

England 241/2   GH Dockrell 8-0-58-1

40.1

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, forward and driven into the covers. This could and should be a massive score. Well, massive by England's usual middling standards of massiveness

40.2

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

40.3

Dockrell to Bell, 5 wides, poor ball from Dockrell, he's not quite been the same since Bell lofted him for six. Wide all the way down the leg-side

40.3

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, worked into the leg-side for another single

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

40.6

Dockrell to Bell, 1 run, another nudge to the leg-side

England 267/2   GH Dockrell 8-0-68-1

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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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