ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 27th match, Group B

Ireland v West Indies

West Indies won by 44 runs

0.1

Rankin to Smith, no run, short and wide and he goes after it, not as much bounce as he expected, slashes hard, misses

0.2

Rankin to Smith, no run, short and wide, connects this time, slashes it hard into the ground but straight to point

0.3

Rankin to Smith, no run, more on a good length this time, in the channel outside off, shoulders arms to leave it through

0.4

Rankin to Smith, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and turns it towards midwicket

0.5

Rankin to Smith, no run, in the corridor again, a bit of width but Smith's not taking risks yet, leaves it be

0.6

Rankin to Smith, no run, back of a length on the off, stands tall and knocks it down in front of point, starts off with a maiden

West Indies 0/0   DS Smith 0* (6b)

2.1

Rankin to Smith, no run

2.2

Rankin to Smith, no run, slightly short on middle, gets on the back foot and drops it into the leg side

2.3

Rankin to Smith, no run, back of a length again, pushed back and Smith, though firm in defence, is yet to open his account

2.4

Rankin to Smith, no run, lands on a good length this time, times it well trying to push it towards mid-on

2.5

Rankin to Smith, 1 run, first runs for the Windies, short of a length, it's chopped down behind point towards third man for a single

West Indies 1/0   DS Smith 1* (11b)

3.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, short of a good length outside off, gets on the back foot and taps it in front of extra cover

3.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, forces it off the back foot, not much room being provided here, gets back and punches it to extra cover

3.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, getting it to nip in just a hint, draws the batsman forward this time, defended solidly towards the bowler

3.4

Cusack to Smith, FOUR, nicely timed, shortish and a bit of width, Smith rocks back and just eases it between cover and point, came off the meat, nicely placed

3.5

Cusack to Smith, no run, much fuller, strayed in line slightly there, on middle and leg, turned away but straight to midwicket

3.6

Cusack to Smith, no run, pitches it up just a hint and Smith pushes it firmly in the direction of mid-off

West Indies 5/0   DS Smith 5* (17b 1x4)

5.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, back of a length from round the wicket, gets back and jabs it to midwickt

5.2

Cusack to Smith, no run, a bit more effort on that one from Cusack, short and wide and he goes for the cut, misses

5.3

Cusack to Smith, no run, a fraction overpitched but Smith can't beat the infield, driven firmly but straight to mid-off

5.4

Cusack to Smith, 1 run, goodish length outside off, in that channel, gets forward, opens the face and guides it to third man for a single

West Indies 12/0   DS Smith 6* (21b 1x4)

6.1

Rankin to Smith, no run, it's driven back firmly towards Rankin who fields well on his follow-through

6.2

Rankin to Smith, 1 bye, angling it away from the legt-hander, good length and Smith tries to caress that one through extra cover, beats the swing of the bat does Rankin, the keeper fumbles and concedes a run

6.4

Rankin to Smith, no run, accurate line from Rankin, on middle and off, did not provide any width this time and Smith could only defend it back to the bowler

6.5

Rankin to Smith, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, stands tall and chops it down to third man

West Indies 19/0   DS Smith 7* (25b 1x4)

7.1

Cusack to Smith, 1 run, short of a length on middle, gets on the back foot to tap it wide of midwicket for a single

West Indies 20/0   DS Smith 8* (26b 1x4)

8.1

Rankin to Smith, no run, good length on middle and off, gets forward and pushes it towards extra cover

8.2

Rankin to Smith, no run, pitched on a good length and there's a bit of width this time, tries to cream it through cover but doesn't make contact

8.3

Rankin to Smith, no run, fullish on middle, gets across, closes the face and pushes it back to the bowler

8.4

Rankin to Smith, 2 runs, excellent fielding by Dockrell at third man, it flew off the outside edge as Smith slashed hard at that one, Dockrell moved to his right, his wroing side, and dived full length to palm it inside the ropes and restrict them to a couple

8.5

Rankin to Smith, no run

8.6

Rankin to Smith, no run, short of a good length, carried well to the keeper, just a fraction outside off there, couldn't free his arms there, left alone

West Indies 22/0   DS Smith 10* (32b 1x4)

9.4

Cusack to Smith, no run, slower one bowled full on middle and leg, pushed back down the pitch

9.5

Cusack to Smith, 1 run, dropped, Smith charges forward and cracks that hard towards extra cover, Stirling's perfectly placed there but it came at him quickly and he was unable to react quickly enough, tried to take it over his head but couldn't hold on. A tough chance but we've seen them being taken

West Indies 24/0   DS Smith 11* (34b 1x4)

10.1

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, pushing it full on the off side, tries to drive through the line, gets a thick inside edge and wide of midwicket for a single

10.3

Mooney to Smith, no run, on a good length towards middle, worked away towards midwicket

10.4

Mooney to Smith, no run, fullish on the off, he's bowling it much fuller than the others, gets forward and pushing it towards mid-off

10.5

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, back of a length on middle, gets back and turns it away wide of square leg for a single

West Indies 31/0   DS Smith 13* (38b 1x4)

11.1

Botha to Smith, no run, short on middle, punched off the back foot towards mid-off

11.2

Botha to Smith, FOUR, edged, lands on a good length, was trying to swing it away over midwicket, the length wasn't quite right for that shot, produces an edge and third man is a little wide, four streaky runs

11.3

Botha to Smith, no run, pushed it fuller on middle, mistimes an attempt flick towards midwicket

11.4

Botha to Smith, 1 run, slower one there, cut away after landing on a good length, placed behind point for a single

11.6

Botha to Smith, 1 run, bowled on a length on middle, pushed uppishly past the bowler towards long-on for a single

West Indies 38/0   DS Smith 19* (43b 2x4)

12.1

Mooney to Smith, no run, bowled it full outside off, it's square-driven but straight to the fielder at point

12.2

Mooney to Smith, no run, round the wicket, on a good length, keeps its line, tries to smack it through cover but can't connect

12.3

Mooney to Smith, no run, goodish length on the off, pushed down towards mid-off, not the happiest man right now is Smith, the pressure's building gradually

12.4

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, a single through cover, just pushed through the gap and into the deep

12.6

Mooney to Smith, no run, beaten, good length again and he tries to drive it through extra cover, fails to make contact yet again

West Indies 40/0   DS Smith 20* (48b 2x4)

13.3

Botha to Smith, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off, chopped down towards third man for a single

13.6

Botha to Smith, 1 run, pushed down towards mid-off off the front foot, pitched up on the off

West Indies 44/0   DS Smith 22* (50b 2x4)

14.1

Mooney to Smith, no run, Aiming for the blockhole and almost gets it right, digs it out towards mid-off

14.2

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, knocks it down behind point to sneak a quick single

14.4

Mooney to Smith, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down in front of point

14.5

Mooney to Smith, no run, a goodish length this time, gets forward and plays it to cover

14.6

Mooney to Smith, FOUR, Smith finally connects well, short ball, a touch too short and it;s there for the taking, rocks back and pulls it fiercely to beat deep midwicket to the boundary, 50 up for the Windies, it's been difficult but they're there without any damage

West Indies 50/0   DS Smith 27* (55b 3x4)

15.5

Botha to Smith, 1 run, strays on the pads, turned away past square leg for a single

West Indies 52/0   DS Smith 28* (56b 3x4)

16.1

Mooney to Smith, FOUR, four, four, full and Smith finds the gap, picks it well off the length and beats the diving mid-on fielder to find the boundary

16.2

Mooney to Smith, no run, good length on middle, gets forward and defends it solidly back to the bowler

16.3

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, short ball outside off, guides it down to third man for a single

West Indies 57/0   DS Smith 33* (59b 4x4)

17.5

Botha to Smith, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on for one more

West Indies 60/0   DS Smith 34* (60b 4x4)

18.1

KJ O'Brien to Smith, SIX, connects superbly, trying to get a move-on now, pitched on a length and he picks it well, depositing it over long-on for a meaty six

18.2

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, misses out this time, short ball on the off, pulled hard but straight to midwicket

18.3

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, slower one, the offcutter, on a good length on the off, defended in front of point

18.4

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, shortish on the off, pushed through towards extra cover

18.5

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, slower one bowled full on middle, drives it firmly but can't beat midwicket

18.6

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, shortish outside the off stump, the slower one bowled from round the wicket, run down to third man to keep the strike

West Indies 69/0   DS Smith 41* (66b 4x4 1x6)

19.1

Botha to Smith, 1 run, eased down towards long-off for a comfortable single

19.5

Botha to Smith, no run, slower one again, provides a bit of width this time, chopped towards point

19.6

Botha to Smith, 1 run, short on middle, pushed that past the bowler in the direction of long-on

West Indies 72/0   DS Smith 43* (69b 4x4 1x6)

20.1

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, runs it down delicately to third man for a single

20.5

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, big backlift there, tries to crack it down the ground past the bowler, can't quite connect well, mistimed

20.6

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length on middle and leg, pushed down towards long-on for a single

West Indies 75/0   DS Smith 45* (72b 4x4 1x6)

21.1

Stirling to Smith, 1 run, shortish outside off, cuts it down past point into the deep for a single

21.3

Stirling to Smith, no run, shortish on the off, gets back and forces it to cover

21.4

Stirling to Smith, no run, keeping it tight on middle and off, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

21.5

Stirling to Smith, no run, fullish on middle, driven back to the bowler

21.6

Stirling to Smith, no run, and again, tossed up, bowled full again, presents the full face but it's back to Stirling

West Indies 77/0   DS Smith 46* (77b 4x4 1x6)

22.2

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, short ball on middle, turned away to midwicket off the back foot

22.3

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, cut down to third man for a single

22.5

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, short of a good length, nudged down towards point

22.6

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, slower one bowled short on the off, punched off the back foot to extra cover

West Indies 80/0   DS Smith 47* (81b 4x4 1x6)

23.4

Stirling to Smith, FOUR, streaky way to get to a half-century, comes down the track to deposit that over long-on, trying to force the issue, was fortunate to get an inside edge past the short-fine fielder for a boundary, a laborious half-century to ODI standards

23.5

Stirling to Smith, 2 runs, swings it over midwicket this time but didn't time it well, long-on runs across and cuts it off

23.6

Stirling to Smith, no run, short ball outside off, chopped down towards point

West Indies 87/0   DS Smith 53* (84b 5x4 1x6)

25.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed towards extra cover

25.2

Cusack to Smith, 1 run, straight on middle, makes a bit of room and chops it behind point for a single to third man

25.5

Cusack to Smith, 1 leg bye, slower one bowled short on the pads, tries to whip it square, is struck on the thigh, they squeeze a leg bye

West Indies 92/2   DS Smith 54* (87b 5x4 1x6)

26.1

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 2 byes, that didn't miss the leg stump by much, short of a good length, tried to chop it behind point, got an inside edge down to fine leg...or so we thought, that wasn't an inside edge but two byes, it was Niall O'Brien who fumbled

26.2

KJ O'Brien to Smith, FOUR, too short and it's dealt with, dropping it short outside off and Smith swings it away to find that gap between long-on and deep midwicket

26.3

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, low full toss on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

26.5

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, tickles it down to fine leg

West Indies 101/2   DS Smith 60* (91b 6x4 1x6)

27.1

Cusack to Smith, no run, ooh, almost dragged it on, short of a good length and was looking to cut, got an inside edge onto his pads

27.2

Cusack to Smith, 1 leg bye, stifled appeal for lbw, good length on middle and leg, tried to hit it through the line, missed, was struck a little high on the pad and the angle would have probably taken it down leg, no referral

27.5

Cusack to Smith, FOUR, misdirected and pays the price, full on leg stump and it;s tickled really fine, beat short fine leg to the ropes

27.6

Cusack to Smith, no run, short of a good length, punched to extra cover

West Indies 107/2   DS Smith 64* (95b 7x4 1x6)

28.2

Botha to Smith, no run, slowed it up, shortish outside off, tries to dab it past point, misses

28.3

Botha to Smith, no run, goodish length outside off, drags it towards midwicket, can't beat the infield

28.4

Botha to Smith, 3 runs, short outside off, cut away towards deep point for a couple of runs, it's a direct hit from the deep and they take another one off the ricochet, they've referred it to the third umpire but he was miles in

28.6

Botha to Smith, 1 run, short outside off, cut down to third man for a single

West Indies 113/2   DS Smith 68* (99b 7x4 1x6)

29.1

Dockrell to Smith, no run, comes down the track and tries to attack him straightaway, aiming to deposit him over midwicket, is struck on the pads

29.2

Dockrell to Smith, FOUR, it pays off this time, flighted and he accepts the challenge, comes down and smacks him with the turn over midwicket to find the gap

29.3

Dockrell to Smith, no run, bowled flat on middle, turned away to midwicket

29.4

Dockrell to Smith, 1 run, drops it gently in front of point, Sarwan calls and races through comfortably to the other end

West Indies 118/2   DS Smith 73* (103b 8x4 1x6)

30.1

Botha to Smith, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cracked away to deep point for a single

30.4

Botha to Smith, no run, tight line this time, good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends to extra cover

30.5

Botha to Smith, 1 run, whipped off the back foot past midwicket into the deep for a single

West Indies 125/2   DS Smith 75* (106b 8x4 1x6)

31.2

Dockrell to Smith, 2 runs, fortunate is Smith, comes down the track to smash him over long-off, was much slower through the air, had a wild swing, got an outside edge and luckily for him it beat short third man

31.3

Dockrell to Smith, 1 run, bowled flat on the pads, flicked through square leg into the deep for a single

West Indies 130/2   DS Smith 78* (108b 8x4 1x6)

32.6

Rankin to Smith, no run, nipped back in, Smith tried to cut that when there wasn't really much room, almost chopped it on but it bounced over the stumps, excellent over

West Indies 131/3   DS Smith 78* (109b 8x4 1x6)

33.3

Dockrell to Smith, no run, slowed it up and went straight on, Smith was playing for the turn and defended inside the line, missed

33.4

Dockrell to Smith, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side, called a wide

33.4

Dockrell to Smith, 1 run, short outside off, swatted down the track to long-on for a single

33.6

Dockrell to Smith, 1 run, struck hard and flat but on the bounce to long-off, Smith wants to step it up now

West Indies 138/3   DS Smith 80* (112b 8x4 1x6)

34.1

Rankin to Smith, 1 run, bowled it short outside off, cut away down to third man for a single

34.4

Rankin to Smith, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, defended in front of point for a quick single

34.6

Rankin to Smith, no run, short ball outside off, chopped down to point, Rankin continues to do a good job

West Indies 142/3   DS Smith 82* (115b 8x4 1x6)

35.2

Mooney to Smith, FOUR, there is a fielder in the deep on the leg side but this evades him comfortably, comes down the track does Smith and picks it him over mid-on

35.3

Mooney to Smith, no run, slowed it up, the offcutter bowled slightly short outside off, cut down to point

35.4

Mooney to Smith, 1 wide, well kept, good take behind the stumps by Niall O'Brien but it's down the leg side and a wide

35.4

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, good length on the off, pushed down the ground to long-off for a single

35.6

Mooney to Smith, FOUR, cashing in here, that was a poor ball from Mooney, short ball down the leg side and Smith had no trouble helping it to the fine-leg boundary, that was a freebie. The bowler admonishes himself, and rightly so

West Indies 154/3   DS Smith 91* (119b 10x4 1x6)

37.1

Botha to Smith, 1 run, driven down towards long-on for a single

37.5

Botha to Smith, FOUR, misfield at point by Stirling, an innings-turing phase this, short and wide and it's cut, he dived over it and conceded four

37.6

Botha to Smith, 2 runs, fullish on the pads, flicked away through square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

West Indies 176/3   DS Smith 98* (122b 11x4 1x6)

38.2

Rankin to Smith, 1 run, in the blockhole but outside off, dug out towards mid-off for a single

38.6

Rankin to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to point for a quick single, his maiden ODI hundred, the helmet comes off and his team-mates stand to applaud

West Indies 188/3   DS Smith 100* (124b 11x4 1x6)

39.1

Botha to Smith, 1 run, pushed past the bowler in the direction of mid-off for a single

39.6

Botha to Smith, 1 run, good length on the off, pushed in front of extra cover for a quick single

West Indies 197/3   DS Smith 102* (126b 11x4 1x6)

40.1

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, shortish on middle, whipped through square leg for a single

40.4

KJ O'Brien to Smith, 1 run, tickled through square leg for a single

West Indies 204/3   DS Smith 104* (128b 11x4 1x6)

41.3

Mooney to Smith, 2 runs, good length outside off, sliced it wide of point into the deep for a couple of runs

41.4

Mooney to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, cut away uppishly towards deep point for a single

41.6

Mooney to Smith, no run, They've called for a review. Landed on a good length on the off and was coming in with the angle, Smith moved well across to flick it square, was struck on the pads, but the impact was outside the off stump. The appeal is turned down, Ireland call for a referral and replays show the impact was outside off. No change in decision.

West Indies 217/3   DS Smith 107* (131b 11x4 1x6)

42.2

KJ O'Brien to Smith, no run, lovely delivery, in the blockhole on middle, can only manage to dig it out into the leg side

42.3

KJ O'Brien to Smith, OUT, shuffles way too much in an attempt to flick it fine, it's fired full on the stumps and he misses, timber! The end of an innings Devon will remember for the rest of his life.

DS Smith b KJ O'Brien 107 (194m 133b 11x4 1x6) SR: 80.45

West Indies 218/4   DS Smith 107 (133b 11x4 1x6)

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