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

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

11.5

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

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   AC Botha 1-0-7-0

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

13.3

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

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   AC Botha 2-0-11-0

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

15.5

Botha to Smith, 1 run, strays on the pads, turned away past square leg for 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   AC Botha 3-0-13-0

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

17.5

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

17.6

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

West Indies 62/0   AC Botha 4-0-17-0

19.1

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

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

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   AC Botha 5-0-20-0

28.1

Botha to Sarwan, 1 run, slightly short on middle, turned away wide of square leg for a single

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

28.5

Botha to Sarwan, 1 leg bye, back of a length on leg stump, off the thigh as he tries to work it to fine leg

28.6

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

West Indies 113/2   AC Botha 6-0-25-0

30.1

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

30.2

Botha to Sarwan, FOUR, Sarwan steps up, made room, that was pitched on a length, was in the slot for the man and he smashed it over mid-on for a one-bounce four

30.3

Botha to Sarwan, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, dabbed down to third man 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

30.6

Botha to Sarwan, 1 run, the legcutter, bowled from back of the hand, guided down to third man for a single

West Indies 126/2   AC Botha 7-0-33-0

37.1

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

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

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   AC Botha 8-0-43-0

39.1

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

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

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   AC Botha 9-0-52-0

49.1

Botha to Miller, no run, good length on th eoff, pushes it back to the bowler

49.2

Botha to Miller, 1 run, OUT, dropped, slower one bowled full on middle, smashed back to the bowler who spills it after not reacting in time, but as they attempt the second, Mooney returns a neat throw to the bowler who takes off the bails to find Benn short

SJ Benn run out 2 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.3

Botha to Miller, 1 run, played down the ground to long-on for a single

49.4

Botha to Roach, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, steered behind point for a single

49.5

Botha to Miller, 1 run, shortish on middle, pushed towards cover for a single

49.6

Botha to Roach, OUT, swings hard but miscues it to point, was targeting long-off there but went far from it, West Indies have been bowled out

KAJ Roach c Stirling b Botha 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies 275/10   AC Botha 10-0-56-1

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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