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)

31.3

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, this one reverses away, at 130 kph, and de Grooth does well to cover the line with an opened face and play into the off side

31.4

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, back of a length on the stumps, de Grooth stays on the crease and defends to the leg side

31.5

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, looks for the yorker, but lands it at 136 kph on the pads. de Grooth can't get bat on the flick

31.6

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, slower ball, back of a length on the stumps to end the over, defended to the leg side cautiously

Netherlands 102/5   TN de Grooth 0* (4b)

32.6

Khan to de Grooth, 1 run, ends with one that curves into the toes, de Grooth clips through square leg for a single to end the over

Netherlands 104/5   TN de Grooth 1* (5b)

33.1

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, Nehra is doing the exact opposite of what Zaheer is doing. Two left-arm seamers can't be more different if they try to. While Zaheer keeps bringing them in, Nehra keeps tailing them away from the right handers. This time, it is defended as it swerves towards off stump

33.2

Nehra to de Grooth, 2 runs, too ambitious. He lands outside leg and too full, de Grooth clips through square leg for a couple

33.3

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, this one finishes well outside off and is steered with an angled face towards point

33.4

Nehra to de Grooth, no run, off cutter, lands on a length and nips away, defended from the crease to the off side

33.5

Nehra to de Grooth, 1 run, the crowd goes bonkers as Sachin has thrown down the stumps. No chance for a run out though, clipped softly through square leg for an easy single

Netherlands 107/5   TN de Grooth 4* (10b)

34.1

Yuvraj Singh to de Grooth, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, but it dips alarmingly and squeezes onto the pads under the attempted sweep

Netherlands 108/5   TN de Grooth 5* (11b)

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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