ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 25th match, Group B

India v Netherlands

India won by 5 wickets (with 81 balls remaining)

1.1

Nehra to Barresi, no run, full length ball on off stump, Barresi reaches out and defends to the mad at short cover

1.2

Nehra to Barresi, no run, over-pitched on off stump at 131 kph, Nehra is offering them for the drive, but again Barresi finds short cover

1.3

Nehra to Barresi, 2 runs, this time Barresi finds the gap, he drives with opened wrists to elude the man at short cover, and backward cover point dives away to deflect it and keep it to two. No movement for Nehra yet, and he is bowling a foot further than he normall does.

1.4

Nehra to Barresi, no run, full again, Barresi presses forward to defend into the off side

1.5

Nehra to Barresi, FOUR, slow and sluggish start here from Nehra. He's once again over-pitched, this time on middle and leg, and Barresi has pounced on it with a half step forward and driven crisply to the right of mid off

1.6

Nehra to Barresi, no run, that's the length, Nehra lands it a foot shorter than he has through the over, and gets it to slant across Barresi, eluding his faint poke, but not by much.

Netherlands 12/0   W Barresi 6* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Pathan to Barresi, no run, length ball, turning in from off stump, defended to the off side

3.2

Pathan to Barresi, no run, shortens the length on off stump and it is worked back to the bowler

3.3

Pathan to Barresi, 1 run, strays on leg stump, worked off the pads through square leg for one

3.6

Pathan to Barresi, no run, on off stump to end the over, no width on offer from Yusuf, and Barresi defends back down the track

Netherlands 18/0   W Barresi 7* (10b 1x4)

5.1

Pathan to Barresi, no run, tossed up outside off, Barresi gets to the pitch and defends to the off side

5.2

Pathan to Barresi, no run, aha, Barresi skips out but can't reach the flight and inside edges the loft onto the pad

5.3

Pathan to Barresi, no run, this time on middle and leg, Barresi plays with the spin to the leg side

5.4

Pathan to Barresi, no run, tossed up outside off, Barresi leans out and defends to the off side

5.5

Pathan to Barresi, no run, he strolls out again, but Yusuf cannily holds the length back and forces him to inside edge the force down the ground

5.6

Pathan to Barresi, no run, Yusuf has a maiden, getting one to drift from off to middle and leg, it is worked with the spin to leg slip

Netherlands 26/0   W Barresi 7* (16b 1x4)

6.4

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 1 run, Barresi paddles from outside off, nicely controlled shot wide of leg slip for one

Netherlands 28/0   W Barresi 8* (17b 1x4)

7.1

Pathan to Barresi, no run, Yusuf bowls the armer it hurries through on off stump and is defended back down the track

7.2

Pathan to Barresi, 1 run, this one drifts onto the pads, and it is clipped backward of square for one

7.4

Pathan to Barresi, no run, more air this time, Borren cleverly works it with the spin through square leg for one more

7.5

Pathan to Barresi, no run, back of a length and forced back uppishly. Still lands safely short of Yusuf

7.6

Pathan to Barresi, 1 run, back of a length again and turning in towards leg, clipped towards midwicket. Another quiet over from Yusuf.

Netherlands 33/0   W Barresi 10* (22b 1x4)

8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 1 run, lucky. Harbhajan delivers the straighter one, Barresi was no where near spotting it and played for the turn as he advanced and commited to the flick. The top edge popped up and landed safely in the covers.

Netherlands 34/0   W Barresi 11* (23b 1x4)

9.1

Pathan to Barresi, no run, Yusuf spears onto the pads, worked again quietly to the leg side

9.2

Pathan to Barresi, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to the off side

9.3

Pathan to Barresi, FOUR, whoa, was that a chance? Barresi gets a short ball outside off and plays an uppish pull just away from Yuvraj at midwicket

9.4

Pathan to Barresi, no run, fuller this time, defended down the track and Barresi works it back to the bowler

9.5

Pathan to Barresi, no run, he's really firing them in short of driving length, Barresi can't get it away for runs

9.6

Pathan to Barresi, no run, ends with a slower one, fuller and on the stumps, clipped with the spin to the leg side

Netherlands 38/0   W Barresi 15* (29b 2x4)

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, back of a length on off stump, Barresi moves across to off stump and defends

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, once again, Harbhajan gets the straighter one to stop on Barresi, who doesn't spot it and turns the wrists too early. Leadind edge pops up but doesn't go too far.

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 1 wide, aha, Barresi is looking to outwit Harbhajan with a jump and squeak before the ball comes, and ends up confusing Harbhajan to delivering a wide down the leg side

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 2 runs, flatter and short outside off, Barresi chops it down to third man for a couple

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 1 run, slower through the air, but on the pads, and it is worked to the leg side

Netherlands 43/0   W Barresi 18* (33b 2x4)

11.1

Chawla to Barresi, no run, leggie to start off, lands on a length on off stump and goes away. Defended to the off side

11.2

Chawla to Barresi, no run, good one, slows it through the air and nearly gets Barresi to chip it back at him. Lands just short

11.3

Chawla to Barresi, no run, on leg stump this time, Barresi can't get it away yet

11.4

Chawla to Barresi, 1 run, aha, Chawla nearly strikes as Barresi jumps out too early and gets too close to the ball. He manages to bring the bat down just in time to squeeze an inside egded single to square leg

11.6

Chawla to Barresi, 1 run, flatter and turning away, eventful over ends with a punch into the covers for one

Netherlands 46/0   W Barresi 20* (38b 2x4)

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, tossed up on off stump, Barresi defends down the track

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, full delivery on the stumps, Barresi can't make contact with the sweep and it bobbles off the pads to slip. Polite lbw appeal, politely turned down

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, straightens from leg stump, defended to the leg side with the spin

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 1 run, Barresi gets the single this time, controlling the sweep and getting a single through backward square leg

Netherlands 47/0   W Barresi 21* (43b 2x4)

13.1

Chawla to Barresi, no run, flighted on middle and off, far better lengths from Piyush so far today, defended off the front foot down the track

13.2

Chawla to Barresi, no run, again full on the pads, driven down to mid on

13.3

Chawla to Barresi, 1 run, flighted on off stump this time, swept along to square leg for one more.

13.6

Chawla to Barresi, no run, too close to cut, just outside off and Barresi gets an under edge that goes away safely as he looks to chop through the off side

Netherlands 53/0   W Barresi 22* (47b 2x4)

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, fuller and on the stumps, flicked straight to the fielder at midwicket

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, 1 run, a nothing ball. Drifting down the leg side with the spin from round the wicket. Swept from top of the bounce for a single to deep backward square leg

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, touch of drift towards off stump, Barresi reaches out to smother the inward turn and defend

Netherlands 56/0   W Barresi 23* (50b 2x4)

15.6

Chawla to Barresi, no run, ends with a fuller one on the stumps, Barresi defends cautiously

Netherlands 57/1   W Barresi 23* (51b 2x4)

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, fired on the pads at 87 kph, straightening and hitting the front pad, but that was missing leg

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, smart collection from MSD, Harbhajan over-pitches outside off, nearly yorking Barresi who missed the sweep

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Barresi, no run, holds it back in the air, Barresi eases the front foot across and works it to the leg side

Netherlands 58/1   W Barresi 23* (54b 2x4)

17.3

Chawla to Barresi, 1 run, flight at 83 kph on off stump, Barresi gets to the pitch and drives against the spin through mid on for one

Netherlands 60/1   W Barresi 24* (55b 2x4)

18.1

Yuvraj Singh to Barresi, 1 run, turn straight away, from back of a length, Barresi stays back and works against the spin through midwicket

18.3

Yuvraj Singh to Barresi, 1 run, flatter and on the pads, turned away with the angle through square leg for one

18.6

Yuvraj Singh to Barresi, OUT, Barresi reviews an lbw call. Yuvraj gets one of those innocuous pies to land on off from wide of the crease, and straighten enough to hit middle stump. Umpire Davis did not take long to uphold the appeal. The only bone of contention was whether it hit bat before hitting the pad. Replays show it his the front pad first alright. A 100 ODI wickets for Yuvraj.

W Barresi lbw b Yuvraj Singh 26 (67m 58b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

Netherlands 64/2   W Barresi 26 (58b 2x4)

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Mar 9, 2011

Harbhajan Singh went wicketless for the second match running, India v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup, Delhi, March 9, 2011

Harbhajan Singh went wicketless for the second match running

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Mar 9, 2011

Yuvraj Singh comes down the wicket, India v Netherlands, Group B, World Cup, Delhi, March 9, 2011

Yuvraj Singh comes down the wicket

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