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)

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

3.4

Pathan to Szwarczynski, no run, on leg stump again, Eric looks to play softly to the on side and finds midwicket

3.5

Pathan to Szwarczynski, 1 run, again turning into the pads, Eric tucks it backward of square leg and gets 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   YK Pathan 1-0-2-0

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   YK Pathan 2-1-2-0

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

7.3

Pathan to Szwarczynski, 1 run, back of a length outside off, played off the back foot towards mid on

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   YK Pathan 3-1-5-0

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   YK Pathan 4-1-9-0

25.1

Pathan to ten Doeschate, no run, slow and turnin in from outside off, defended sedately into the off side

25.2

Pathan to ten Doeschate, no run, Yusuf gets this to break into the pads and it is clipped to the leg side

25.3

Pathan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, RTD skips out, gets to the pitch and closes the face to get a single through midwicket

25.4

Pathan to Cooper, 1 run, short of a length and drifting into the pads, Cooper clips through backward square leg for one

25.5

Pathan to ten Doeschate, FOUR, RTD eases a boundary away. Yuvraj drops marginally short, RTD spots the indiscretion early, rocks back and punches it into the vast untenanted gap in covers for four.

25.6

Pathan to ten Doeschate, no run, fuller this time, RTD covers the line and defends to the off side

Netherlands 90/2   YK Pathan 5-1-15-0

27.1

Pathan to Cooper, no run, length ball on off stump, worked with the spin to the leg side

27.2

Pathan to Cooper, 1 run, short ball, Cooper pounces on it with the pull and times the shot well. He finds Tendulkar in the deep though

27.3

Pathan to ten Doeschate, no run, polite lbw appeal, Yusuf gets one to come in a touch as RTD presses outside the line. Surely hit him outside the line of off stump

27.4

Pathan to ten Doeschate, no run, similar ball, again RTD gets forward and across to cover the line and play into the covers

27.5

Pathan to ten Doeschate, no run, RTD jumps out and works with the spin, but can't get it past midwicket

27.6

Pathan to ten Doeschate, 1 run, a single from RTD to end the over, over-pitched on the toes and whipped effortlessly to the deep

Netherlands 99/2   YK Pathan 6-1-17-0

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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