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)

38.2

Chawla to Kruger, 2 byes, not sure what that hit. Googly from Chawla, and on replays a sure edge as he poked for it. Dhoni missed it as it deviated away from him, and they get some runs through third man

38.3

Chawla to Kruger, no run, ripping leggie from outside off, Kruger lets it go

38.4

Chawla to Kruger, 1 run, slides another leggie short and on the pads, it is clipped off the back foot through square leg for a single

38.6

Chawla to Kruger, no run, straighter one to end the over, hurries through outside off as the batsman leaves

Netherlands 131/7   BP Kruger 1* (4b)

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kruger, 1 run, short of a length, floater outside off, punched straight at Chawla who fumbles at point and gives the single away

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kruger, no run, Harbhajan appeals hard for an lbw, umpire says no, Dhoni smiles and says no review, Harbhajan smiles back. Big spinning offie, lands just outside off and bursts in to hit the pad in front of middle. But that was surely going down the leg side. "Beech mein maarna padega," yells Dhoni. ["It needs to hit middle."]

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kruger, no run, fullish ball on off stump, worked with the spin through mid on

Netherlands 134/7   BP Kruger 2* (7b)

40.2

Chawla to Kruger, 1 run, over-pitched on middle and off, square-driven with an angled face through point for a single

Netherlands 136/7   BP Kruger 3* (8b)

41.1

Yuvraj Singh to Kruger, no run, loopy delivery on off stump, defended back as it straightens

41.2

Yuvraj Singh to Kruger, 1 run, drifts onto the pads, worked through backward square leg for a single

Netherlands 137/7   BP Kruger 4* (10b)

42.1

Chawla to Kruger, FOUR, friendly full toss from Chawla to begin the Powerplay, and Kruger gleefully dumps it through the covers after strutting out of the crease. It came at a nice hitting height too.

42.2

Chawla to Kruger, OUT, Another run out, this time Kruger is gone. Chawla lands it this time, but too full and there for the drive. Kruger times the shot well as he advances and flows through the shot, but picks out Kohli inside the circle at cover. He promptly returns to Dhoni who is quick with the collection and removes the bails in a flash.

BP Kruger run out 8 (16m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Netherlands 151/8   BP Kruger 8 (12b 1x4)

Photos

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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