ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 30th match, Group A

Canada v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 97 runs

29.4

Davison to Taylor, no run, leans out to the pitch and guides with an angled face towards point. Baz wants the strike and hares down the track, Taylor looks at him incredulously.

29.5

Davison to Taylor, no run, loopy delivery on middle and off, Taylor works to midwicket with the spin

29.6

Davison to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor is away, easing a flighted ball, past mid on for a single

New Zealand 151/2   LRPL Taylor 1* (3b)

30.1

Osinde to Taylor, 1 wide, he spears the first ball down the leg side. Wide called.

30.1

Osinde to Taylor, 1 run, full delivery on off stump, Taylor guides into the off side after reaching out

30.4

Osinde to Taylor, no run, short of a length on off stump, Taylor hangs back on the crease and defends to the off side as it jumps up. Decent carry.

30.5

Osinde to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Taylor gets beside the line and cracks the cut to deep backward point where there's a sliding stop.

New Zealand 155/2   LRPL Taylor 3* (6b)

31.1

Davison to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor eases a single down the ground

31.3

Davison to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor works Davison with the spin for another single to mid on

31.5

Davison to Taylor, no run, flat and quick on middle and off, Taylor drives straight to mid on

31.6

Davison to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor brings up the second drinks break, working a single to the off side

New Zealand 160/2   LRPL Taylor 6* (10b)

32.1

Osinde to Taylor, no run, full length on off stump, Taylor leans out and defends to the off side

32.2

Osinde to Taylor, FOUR, bosh. I wonder if Osinde was seeing what Taylor did to Pakistan. If he had, he'd know that full on the leg stump is not the best ball to bowl at Taylor. And when you do, he'll just tonk you like that, off the pads, with a fierce whiplash through midwicket

32.3

Osinde to Taylor, FOUR, Osinde's not learning fast enough. Another one too straight, coming in with the angle, and flicked through midwicket for four more

32.4

Osinde to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, Taylor tucks it backward of square for one

32.6

Osinde to Taylor, 2 runs, slower ball, ends up as a gift on the leg stump and Taylor works down to long on for one.

New Zealand 172/2   LRPL Taylor 17* (15b 2x4)

33.3

Davison to Taylor, 1 run, pushes this to the off for a single

33.5

Davison to Taylor, no run, on the off stump line, from round the stumps, turned to the leg side

33.6

Davison to Taylor, no run, works this wide of the midwicket fielder for a single

New Zealand 175/2   LRPL Taylor 18* (18b 2x4)

34.2

Balaji Rao to Taylor, no run, turns away from the off, cut away to backward point

34.3

Balaji Rao to Taylor, 1 run, slider on the pads, clipped to backward square-leg for a single

34.5

Balaji Rao to Taylor, no run, lovely delivery, slower, bit more air, dipping outside off and Taylor reaches out and ends up almost scooping it to cover

34.6

Balaji Rao to Taylor, no run, stays back to dab this to backward point

New Zealand 178/2   LRPL Taylor 19* (22b 2x4)

35.4

Davison to Taylor, 1 run, rotates the strike with a nurdle behind square-leg

35.6

Davison to Taylor, no run, goes for the sweep but is struck on the pad outside off. Or so it seemed. Canada go for the DRS. The ball landed on the middle and off and hit him in front of off stump. Hawk eye says it would have clipped the outside of the off stump. On-field call. Not out is the verdict

New Zealand 181/2   LRPL Taylor 20* (24b 2x4)

36.2

Baidwan to Taylor, 2 runs, walks forward to drive to the on side

36.3

Baidwan to Taylor, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and slams it to deep midwicket

New Zealand 185/2   LRPL Taylor 23* (26b 2x4)

37.1

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, no run, gets forward to drive it back down the track

37.2

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, no run, full in length outside off, steered straight to backward point

37.3

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, FOUR, The fine-leg is up inside the circle and he serves a full toss outside leg. Taylor flicks it to the recycle bin

37.4

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, 1 run, good-length delivery on the middle, pushed to through mid-on

37.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, 1 run, short in length around off stump, swatted past midwicket

New Zealand 192/3   LRPL Taylor 29* (31b 3x4)

38.1

Baidwan to Taylor, SIX, Whack! It was the bouncer around off stump and Taylor pulls it to deep midwicket where Davison ran in too much, misjudged it and the ball sailed over him. Had he stayed near the ropes, he could have got it

38.2

Baidwan to Taylor, SIX, Another short ball. Blink. Pull. The ball is thrown back from the wide midwicket boundary

38.3

Baidwan to Taylor, no run, fuller, around off stump, dug out back down the track

38.4

Baidwan to Taylor, SIX, The six-orgy (read it again, no typos!) begins. It was a poor short ball and Taylor thrashes it over square-leg boundary

38.5

Baidwan to Taylor, SIX, Drama! Taylor fetches a slower one and heaves it high towards long-on. Cheema back-pedaled and as he caught the ball, his back foot touched the boundary line. He threw it back in the field of play but the damage was done.

38.6

Baidwan to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor has gone berserk here. And without the help of Kamran Akmal. Baidwan chokes and serves a low full toss outside off and Taylor has creamed it through covers

New Zealand 220/3   LRPL Taylor 57* (37b 4x4 4x6)

39.2

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, 1 run, full delivery on the middle, swiped to short fine-leg fielder

39.5

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, 2 runs, full pitched on the pads, flicked away past square-leg

39.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, 1 no ball, A beamer! accidental. A high full toss from round the stumps, Taylor tries to pull but gets away from the line of fire and Bagai, standing up to the stumps, puts his left hand to make a half-stop. Cheema apologizes

39.6

Rizwan Cheema to Taylor, SIX, Low full toss on the leg stump line and Taylor cues up and swings it over backward square-leg boundary

New Zealand 236/3   LRPL Taylor 66* (41b 4x4 5x6)

40.3

Balaji Rao to Taylor, FOUR, Pressure. immense pressure. Balaji drags this slider short and on the leg stump line, Taylor pulls it away in disdain

40.4

Balaji Rao to Taylor, FOUR, Who is going to stop Rosco? He glides forward, fetches the leg break from the middle stump line and drags it through wide mid-on

40.5

Balaji Rao to Taylor, 5 wides, And they get the yips. Bala slips this wide down the leg side and even Bagai can't shuffle across in time

40.5

Balaji Rao to Taylor, OUT, Bala strikes with a lovely delivery. It was a flighted leg break on a good length around off and middle. Brave delivery. Correct delivery. Rosco goes for the big hit down the ground but the ball turns and he gets the edge. Hansra moved forward from backward point and dived forward to take a good catch. The Rosco show is over.

LRPL Taylor c Hansra b Balaji Rao 74 (60m 44b 6x4 5x6) SR: 168.18

New Zealand 254/4   LRPL Taylor 74 (44b 6x4 5x6)

Photos

Mar 13, 2011

Brendon McCullum celebrates his ton against Canada, Canada v New Zealand, Group A, World Cup 2011, Mumbai, March 13 2011

Brendon McCullum celebrates his ton against Canada

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Mar 13, 2011

Ashish Bagai suffered cramps, Canada v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, Group A, Mumbai, March 13 2011

Ashish Bagai suffered cramps

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