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

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, 1 wide, starts of with a wide down the leg side

0.1

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, loud shout for lbw but turned down. Big inward movement there. It started from just outside off and moved in sharply to hit the pad. Going down leg, though

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, 1 wide, another inswinger but again goes down the leg side

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, 1 wide, And again. He is getting some movement and all he has to do is to get the line right. Can he?

0.2

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, Big inswinger again, swings in towards the leg stump to hit the pad. No wonder they chose to bowl here.

0.3

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, he pushes this well outside off and Bagai gathers

0.4

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, full and around the off stump, driven to mid-off

0.5

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, 1 run, swings in to the middle stump line, worked wide of midwicket

0.6

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, lands outside off on a good length and moves in towards middle, McCullum presses back to punch it to the on side of the pitch

New Zealand 4/0   Khurram Chohan 1-0-4-0

2.1

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, 1 run, on the off stump line, nudged just wide of the backward point for a single

2.2

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, gets back and across to punch it to mid-off

2.3

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, 1 run, That typical Baz cut. The back leg goes back and across, and he cuts to third man

2.4

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, lovely inswinger, full in length and moving in to the middle stump line, pushed out to the on side

2.5

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

2.6

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

New Zealand 7/0   Khurram Chohan 2-0-6-0

4.1

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, FOUR, Whack. it wasn't all that short and McCullum opened his stance and went for the pull and it raced away to the left of mid-on

4.2

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, full and outside off, left alone

4.3

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, fuller, swinging in, McCullum makes an effort to stretch forward, get outside the off stump line, and turns it to midwicket

4.4

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, 1 run, swings in to the middle stump line, squirted behind square-leg

4.5

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

4.6

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, gets back to punch this one out to cover

New Zealand 17/0   Khurram Chohan 3-0-11-0

6.1

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, FOUR, Boom. It was slightly short in length and McCullum moved so quickly into position to unfurl a stylish pull

6.2

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, 1 run, well outside off but again McCullum moves quickly - that back leg moved back and across really swiftly - to carve it to deep backward point

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, fuller and straighter, driven back to the bowler

6.4

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, on the middle stump line, tapped to the leg side

6.5

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

6.6

Khurram Chohan to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill unfurls one of his characteristic lovely lofted drives to the straight boundary. He leaned forward to lift this high over mid-on. Nice fluent swing of the bat.

New Zealand 35/0   Khurram Chohan 4-0-20-0

26.1

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, shortish ball outside off, Baz looks to cut and can't time it

26.2

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, FOUR, over-pitched wide outside off, Baz needs no second invitation to go after it with a vengeance. He did not middle it, but swung so hard that the outside edge flew very fine through third man for another 4.

26.3

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, Huge appeal for caught behind, but is Bagai going to review it? He hasn't reviewed it. This is interesting. Short of a length outside off, McCullum looked to get across and cut it away, but did not middle it. Sure noise as the ball passes him, but replays indicate it was the bat hitting the pad. Bagai went up immediately, but chose not to review it. He probably had an inkling. Or he knows the odds of getting a positive review on an edge is low when there is no HotSpot.

26.4

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, 2 runs, fuller on off stump, Baz drives cleanly into the covers for a couple

26.5

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, Baz covers the line on off stump and defends sedately down the track

26.6

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, 1 run, Baz hangs back on off stump and gets the steer past point for a single

New Zealand 144/1   Khurram Chohan 5-0-27-0

28.1

Khurram Chohan to Ryder, 1 run, full length ball on Ryder's off stump and he defends into the off side

28.2

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, no run, this Bagai is among the best keepers in the World Cup. And surely the best investment banker who is also a keeper. Wide and quick from Chohan, Baz misses the cut, but Bagai collects without a problem, and even whips the bails off

28.3

Khurram Chohan to BB McCullum, 1 run, fuller on off stump, Baz drives through extra cover and moves to 89.

28.4

Khurram Chohan to Ryder, no run, short of a length and tight on off stump, Ryder looks to steer but can't get it away off the square

28.5

Khurram Chohan to Ryder, 2 runs, back of a length this time, Ryder forces into the covers without hitting it too hard and gets a couple to deep extra cover

28.6

Khurram Chohan to Ryder, 1 run, short of a length on off stump to end the over, driven into the covers for another single

New Zealand 149/1   Khurram Chohan 6-0-32-0

48.1

Khurram Chohan to Williamson, FOUR, Kane lashes this full toss to the midwicket boundary. The runs are coming in a flood here

48.2

Khurram Chohan to Williamson, 1 run, paddles this one to fine-leg region

48.3

Khurram Chohan to Franklin, 2 runs, squirts this through to deep square-leg region

48.4

Khurram Chohan to Franklin, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump line, dug out through midwicket

48.5

Khurram Chohan to Williamson, no run, a dipping slower one, Kane checks his shot and pushes it through the off side

48.6

Khurram Chohan to Williamson, 1 bye, Another slower one and Kane is too early into his slog sweep. He will get a bye, though

New Zealand 327/6   Khurram Chohan 7-0-40-0

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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