ICC Cricket World Cup, 27th Match, Group B: Ireland v West Indies at Mohali, Mar 11, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 27th match, Group B
West Indies won by 44 runs
11 March 2011 (50-over match)
32.1

Rankin to Pollard, no run, beaten, good length outside off and there was a bit of movement off the pitch away from the batsman, Pollard fished for it and almost paid the price

32.2

Rankin to Pollard, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back to defend it back towards the bowler

32.3

Rankin to Pollard, no run, short on the off, gets back and just drops it into the leg side hoping for a quick single but it's not there

32.4

Rankin to Pollard, no run, beaten again, a bit of movement away from the batsman and Pollard pushed inside the line to that one

32.5

Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, thick outside edge, ooh, there is a slip in place and Ireland would have sensed a chance, was the slower one, went down safely to third man

West Indies 131/3   KA Pollard 1* (5b)
33.1

Dockrell to Pollard, 2 runs, well what happens is...he bowls it short outside off and it's cut down to deep point for a couple of runs

33.2

Dockrell to Pollard, 1 run, flat, and short on middle, punched down past the bowler for a single

33.5

Dockrell to Pollard, 1 leg bye, gentle one on leg stump and Pollard tries to treat it gently, looking to close the face and nudge it for a single, clips the pads and they take a leg bye

West Indies 137/3   KA Pollard 4* (8b)
34.2

Rankin to Pollard, no run, Pollard drives it uppishly, just wide of the outstretched arm of Rankin and on the bounce to mid-off

34.3

Rankin to Pollard, 1 leg bye, walks across to flick it over square leg this time, is struck on the pads but well outside the line, another leg bye

34.5

Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, good length on the off, pushes it wide of mid-off for one more

West Indies 142/3   KA Pollard 5* (11b)
35.1

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, short outside off, slapped down the ground to long-off for a single

35.5

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, dug out towards point

West Indies 150/3   KA Pollard 7* (13b)
36.1

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, dragged towards square leg

36.2

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, SIX, length ball and Pollard sends it into the stands, on middle and he picks it up beautifully, effortless shot, just a flick and it flies away over deep midwicket

36.3

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, no run, missed run-out, flicked to square leg and Mooney misses a direct hit as Pollard takes off for a single, he's sent back and he had no chance, missed opportunity for the Irish there

36.4

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, no run, banged it short on middle, the slower one, tries to pull it fine, misses out

36.5

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, no run, another slower bouncer, Pollard had anticipated that, targeted the deep midwicket boundary there but didn't connect

36.6

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, SIX, another length ball, that's a crime to bowl to Pollard there, lofted it with absolute ease over long-on, the Irish are slipping up in the Powerplay

West Indies 166/3   KA Pollard 19* (19b 2x6)
37.2

Botha to Pollard, 2 runs, dropped, that was another chance missed, Pollard, trying to fkicl it over square leg, gets a leading edge and Wilson at long-on ran yards to his left to pouch that but wasn't able to clasp it in the end, dived forward but didn't judge it well

37.3

Botha to Pollard, no run

37.4

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long-off for a single

West Indies 170/3   KA Pollard 22* (22b 2x6)
38.1

Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard made a bit of room and the bowler chased him, he dabbed it behind point for a quick single

38.3

Rankin to Pollard, FOUR, short and it's punished, rocks back after picking the length early and hammers it over midwicket, raises the 50-stand in quick time

38.4

Rankin to Pollard, FOUR, bowled on a length and gets the same treatment, drilled down the ground for another four, made a bit of room and it was smashed back

38.5

Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, banged in short again, pulled to deep square leg for a single

West Indies 187/3   KA Pollard 32* (26b 2x4 2x6)
39.2

Botha to Pollard, FOUR, fatal fumble in the deep, tickled off the pads, Cusack gives chase from short fine leg, slips and then loses his balance again to concede four runs, are West Indies running away with it here?

39.3

Botha to Pollard, 2 runs, mistimes it, swung over midwicket for a couple of runs, Kevin o'Brien didn't pick it in the deep

39.4

Botha to Pollard, no run, fires it down the leg side, Pollard misses, the bowler is lucky to get away there, wasn't called a wide

39.5

Botha to Pollard, 1 run, short ball outside off, dabbed it in front of point for a single

West Indies 196/3   KA Pollard 39* (30b 3x4 2x6)
40.2

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, FOUR, four more, full outside off, cheekily done by Pollard there, third man is a little wide, opened the face at just the right time to beat that fielder

40.3

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, 1 run, full outside off and it was in the slot, that's blazed down to long-off for a single

40.5

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, FOUR, four more, slower one bowled full and even though he mistimed it he found the gap, found the gap between long-on and deep midwicket with a slog

40.6

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, 1 run, they are maining the runflow even after the Powerplay's done, steered wide of third man for a couple more runs

West Indies 209/3   KA Pollard 49* (34b 5x4 2x6)
41.1

Mooney to Pollard, 2 runs, Pollard gets to his half-century with a drive through midwicket, runs back for a couple, he's put his team on course for a big score now

41.2

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, short on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single

41.5

Mooney to Pollard, 1 wide, full and wide, reaches for it attempting to slice it over point, can't get to it, called a wide

41.5

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, low full toss, he gets an inside edge as he tries to drive it towards long-off, sneaks a quick single

West Indies 217/3   KA Pollard 53* (37b 5x4 2x6)
42.1

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, 1 run, a one-handed swipe to midwicket

West Indies 218/3   KA Pollard 54* (38b 5x4 2x6)
43.1

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, banged in short on middle, takes his eyes off as he pulls it, gets a single down to fine leg

43.6

Mooney to Pollard, 2 runs, full outside off, reaches for it and gets a thick outside edge to third man, a couple more, good couple of overs for Ireland

West Indies 226/5   KA Pollard 57* (40b 5x4 2x6)
44.3

Rankin to Pollard, no run, banged it short outside off, a touch too high or so it seemed, gears up for the pull but misses

44.4

Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, good length on the off, made room to crack it down to long-on for a single

West Indies 228/5   KA Pollard 58* (42b 5x4 2x6)
45.1

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, shortish outside off, makes room and chops it to point for a single

45.4

Mooney to Pollard, FOUR, found the gap, shaped himself up for a pull pretty early there and received the right delivery, short outside off and he thrashes it over midwicket, almost fell away as he played it

45.5

Mooney to Pollard, SIX, follows that up with a ferocious six, short on the off and he targets the deep midwicket boundary again and clears it with ease

45.6

Mooney to Pollard, 1 run, drills it down the ground to long-off for a single

West Indies 241/6   KA Pollard 70* (46b 6x4 3x6)
46.1

Rankin to Pollard, no run, almost a yorker there, dug it out towards extra cover, keeps the strike does Pollard

46.2

Rankin to Pollard, 1 run, short on middle, pulled away towards deep square leg for a single

46.6

Rankin to Pollard, FOUR, edged and four, good length and it wasn't quite there for the blazing drive he was attempting through cover, he went at it hard and it flew off the edge to the third-man boundary

West Indies 247/6   KA Pollard 75* (49b 7x4 3x6)
47.2

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, 2 runs, low full toss, reaches for it and drives it wide of extra cover, races back for the second as long-off runs to his left and cuts it off

47.3

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, FOUR, slower one dropped short outside off and it's hammered, swatted mercilessly to the long-off boundary

47.4

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, SIX, a crowd-killer, dropping short, they've done that too often against him and he murdered it over midwicket for a flat six

47.5

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, SIX, a one-handed six, his hand came off the handle, landed on a length on middle and he deposited it comfortably over deep midwicket, on course for a century now

47.6

KJ O'Brien to Pollard, 1 run, keeps the strike with a drive to extra cover

West Indies 267/6   KA Pollard 94* (54b 8x4 5x6)
48.1

Mooney to Pollard, OUT, Misses the century as he holes out to long-off, length ball and just the right delivery he needed to get to that landmark, but he didn't connect as well as he would have liked, lofted it straight to long-off

KA Pollard c Rankin b Mooney 94 (83m 55b 8x4 5x6) SR: 170.90

West Indies 267/7   KA Pollard 94 (55b 8x4 5x6)
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