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

1.1

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length outside off, Shivnarine Chanderpaul drops his hands on that one and lets it through

1.2

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length on the off, gets back and punches it towards extra cover

1.3

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, much fuller this time, on a good length just around off stump, steps forward with a closed face and taps it back down the pitch

1.4

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, held it back this time, rising up well to Chanders who drops it in front of the bowler, disciplined stuff so far from the Irish

1.5

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length on middle, accurate, on middle and off, Chanderpaul gets back and presents the full face

1.6

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, a touch fuller, on middle and leg, pushes Chanders back and he meets it with a firm defence into the leg side, but two maidens in a row

West Indies 0/0   S Chanderpaul 0* (6b)

2.6

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, pushing it through on middle and leg, Chanders shuffles a hint and works it towards midwicket

West Indies 1/0   S Chanderpaul 0* (7b)

4.1

Rankin to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, Rankin bowls it full on Chanders' pads, tickled away behind square wide of fine leg for a couple of runs, off the mark is Chanders

4.2

Rankin to Chanderpaul, FOUR, lovely drive from Chanders, lands on a good length and he just eases into the drive, cracking it between extra cover and mid-off

4.3

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up on middle, driven firmly down the ground but mid-on does well, diving to his right to save a couple of runs

4.4

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, lands on a good length on the off, gets across and knocks it towards cover

4.5

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, back of a length outside off, shoulders arms to that one

4.6

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, struck on the pads, a touch too high, drew him forward with that good-length delivery, tried to close the face did Chanders but missed, was struck outside the line as well

West Indies 11/0   S Chanderpaul 6* (13b 1x4)

5.5

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length outside off, keeps a fraction low this time, Chanders leaves it be

5.6

Cusack to Chanderpaul, FOUR, superbly timed, good length on middle, gets forward, closes the face and punches it down the ground, past the bowler and the diving mid-on, gradually getting into his groove here

West Indies 16/0   S Chanderpaul 10* (15b 2x4)

6.3

Rankin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, chopped down towards third man for a single

6.6

Rankin to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length in the corridor, left alone to the keeprr

West Indies 19/0   S Chanderpaul 11* (17b 2x4)

7.2

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball on the off stump, punched firmly towards mid-off

7.3

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, goodish length on the off, gets forward and knocks it in front of point

7.4

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, slightly short on middle, Chanders gets on the back foot and dabs it towards midwicket

7.5

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length, tries to force it off the back foot past mid-off, does not connect well enough, rolls down to that fielder

7.6

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, slower one bowled full on the off, driven down towards mid-on, another quiet over, good stuff

West Indies 20/0   S Chanderpaul 11* (22b 2x4)

9.1

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run

9.2

Cusack to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, pushed away into the off side

9.3

Cusack to Chanderpaul, 1 run

9.6

Cusack to Chanderpaul, FOUR, drops it on the leg side and Chanders has no trouble helping it on its way to the fine-leg boundary

West Indies 28/0   S Chanderpaul 16* (26b 3x4)

10.2

Mooney to Chanderpaul, 1 run, angles it towards middle and off, Chanders gets across to work it past midwicket, gets a thick leading edge as he turns the face a little too early, a single down to third man

10.6

Mooney to Chanderpaul, no run, shortish on the off, gets back and knocks it down in front of extra cover

West Indies 31/0   S Chanderpaul 17* (28b 3x4)

11.5

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slower one driven down the ground to mid-off, Rankin scores a direct hit at the non-striker;s end off a needless throw, they get a single off the ricochet

West Indies 37/0   S Chanderpaul 18* (29b 3x4)

12.5

Mooney to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slightly short on the off, gets across and works it away through square leg for a single

West Indies 40/0   S Chanderpaul 19* (30b 3x4)

13.1

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up outside off, leans into the drive does Chanders but finds Stirling at extra cover

13.2

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, nicely timed, pushed through firmly down the ground but mid-off runs to his left, tumbles and keeps them to a single

13.4

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, can only squeeze it to cover

13.5

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, shortish on the off, opens the face and guides it down to third man for a single

West Indies 43/0   S Chanderpaul 21* (34b 3x4)

14.3

Mooney to Chanderpaul, 1 run, round the wicket to Chanders, on middle and leg, pushed past the vacant midwicket region for a single

West Indies 46/0   S Chanderpaul 22* (35b 3x4)

15.1

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, slower one bowled short on the off, mistimes a punch towards cover

15.2

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up on the off, driven towards extra cover

15.3

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, tries to open the face there to squeeze a single to third man but ends up playing it in front of the wicket

15.4

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, pitched up and Chanders sense a chances, drives it well but mid-off dives to his right to keep it down to just a single

15.6

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, cramping him for space there, on middle, Chanders pushes it back to the bowler

West Indies 52/0   S Chanderpaul 23* (40b 3x4)

16.4

Mooney to Chanderpaul, no run, shortish outside off, tries to be a little cheeky, aiming for a late cut there but can't connect

16.5

Mooney to Chanderpaul, no run, it was the legcutter from round the wicket, gets forward and defends it with bat close to pad

16.6

Mooney to Chanderpaul, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, cut away towards third man for a single

West Indies 58/0   S Chanderpaul 24* (43b 3x4)

17.1

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length on the off, dropped in front of point

17.2

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length outside off, cracked straight to point off the back foot

17.3

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, good length on middle, presents the full face as he drives it back to the bowler

17.4

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, still can't beat the infield, excellent fielding at cover point as the fielder dives full length to his left, just the single

17.6

Botha to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, driven through the line wide of long-off for a couple more

West Indies 62/0   S Chanderpaul 27* (48b 3x4)

19.2

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, slower one bowled short on middle, took forever to get to Chanders, mistimes it back to the bowler

19.3

Botha to Chanderpaul, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, whipped to midwicket

19.4

Botha to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, runs it down to third man for a single

West Indies 71/0   S Chanderpaul 28* (51b 3x4)

20.2

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, no run, goodish length on the off, pushed uppishly but gets to the extra cover fielder on the bounce

20.3

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, no run, holding back the pace again, on a length around off stump, pushed gently to cover

20.4

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, 1 run, manages to squeeze that past the fielder at cover for a single

West Indies 74/0   S Chanderpaul 29* (54b 3x4)

21.2

Stirling to Chanderpaul, 1 run, loopy full toss on middle, punched down towards long-on for one more

West Indies 77/0   S Chanderpaul 30* (55b 3x4)

22.1

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, 1 run, on a good length on middle, pushed down to long-on for a single

22.4

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, 1 run, closes the face, fetches it from the off stump to glance it down to fine leg

West Indies 80/0   S Chanderpaul 32* (57b 3x4)

23.1

Stirling to Chanderpaul, no run, tossed up on middle, driven straight to midwicket

23.2

Stirling to Chanderpaul, no run, goodish length from round the wicket, steps forward and pushes it to cover

23.3

Stirling to Chanderpaul, 1 run, fullish on middle, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

West Indies 81/0   S Chanderpaul 33* (60b 3x4)

24.1

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, short ball outside off, swats it down the track to long-on and there's a shocking misfield by Rankin there, shocking because it's from an Irishman, concedes an extra run

24.2

KJ O'Brien to Chanderpaul, OUT, O'Brien has struck, a soft dismissal in the end, pitched up on the off and Chanderpaul drives it uppishly to find Porterfield at extra cover who takes a good, low catch

S Chanderpaul c Porterfield b KJ O'Brien 35 (102m 62b 3x4 0x6) SR: 56.45

West Indies 89/1   S Chanderpaul 35 (62b 3x4)

Photos

Mar 11, 2011

Sulieman Benn and Darren Sammy celebrate, Ireland v West Indies, Group B, World Cup, Mohali, March 11, 2011

Sulieman Benn and Darren Sammy celebrate

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Mar 11, 2011

Chris Gayle comforts a nervous child, Ireland v West Indies, Group B, World Cup, Mohali, March 11, 2011

Chris Gayle comforts a nervous child

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