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

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

10.2

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

10.3

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

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   JF Mooney 1-0-3-0

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

12.5

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

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   JF Mooney 2-0-5-0

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

14.3

Mooney to Chanderpaul, 1 run, round the wicket to Chanders, on middle and leg, pushed past the vacant midwicket region for a 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   JF Mooney 3-0-11-0

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

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   JF Mooney 4-0-17-0

35.1

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

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

35.5

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

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   JF Mooney 5-0-29-0

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

41.3

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

41.5

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

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   JF Mooney 6-0-37-0

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

43.2

Mooney to Thomas, no run, shortish outside off, pushed from the crease to point

43.3

Mooney to Thomas, no run, gets a big stride out as he tries to defend, gets an inside edge on the pads - they called for a referral have Ireland. Replays show there was a massive inside edge

43.4

Mooney to Thomas, no run, short of a good length on middle, pushed it back towards the bowler

43.5

Mooney to Thomas, 1 run, pushes it wide of mid-off for a single

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   JF Mooney 7-0-41-0

45.1

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

45.2

Mooney to Russell, no run, back of a length on middle, punched towards point

45.3

Mooney to Russell, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, dabbed it into the leg side 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   JF Mooney 8-0-54-0

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

48.2

Mooney to Russell, OUT, bowled'im, full on middle and leg, Russell has a wild swing and not for the first time, misses. The leg stump is uprooted and the umpire just wants to check again if it was a no-ball. Replaus show it wasn't, an Russell, pretty unhappy with himself, has to go

AD Russell b Mooney 3 (15m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

48.3

Mooney to Benn, 1 run, the hat-trick ball is a full toss outside off, steered towards deep point for a single

48.4

Mooney to Miller, 1 run, good length on middle, turned away towards deep midwicket for a single

48.5

Mooney to Benn, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, gets an inside edge as he tries to punch it through the off side

48.6

Mooney to Miller, 1 run, slower one short outside off, run down to third man for a single

West Indies 271/8   JF Mooney 9-0-58-2

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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