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   AR Cusack 1-1-0-0

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   AR Cusack 2-1-4-0

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

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   AR Cusack 3-1-9-0

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

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   AR Cusack 4-1-10-0

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

9.4

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

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   AR Cusack 5-1-16-0

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

25.3

Cusack to Sarwan, no run, angling in towards middle and leg, lands on a length, Sarwan closes the face just a hint and drives it to mid-on

25.4

Cusack to Sarwan, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, turned away to fine leg for a single

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

25.6

Cusack to Sarwan, no run, low full toss on the off, driven straight to extra cover

West Indies 92/2   AR Cusack 6-1-18-0

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

27.3

Cusack to Sarwan, no run, pitched up on the off, driven to mid-off

27.4

Cusack to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, goodish length on middle and leg, tries to whip it square, struck high on the pads again, gets a leg bye

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   AR Cusack 7-1-22-0

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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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