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

1.1

Osinde to Guptill, no run, gentle leg cutter outside off stump, left alone

1.2

Osinde to Guptill, no run, pushes this well outside off and left alone again

1.3

Osinde to Guptill, 1 run, extra bounce on this, just outside off, Guptill taps it to left of backward point

1.4

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, sprays this well outside off. Open-chested action and when the left arm doesn't come up as it should, he can end up spraying it

1.5

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, everything is perfect this time: a good-length delivery on the middle and off line, defended to the on side

1.6

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, on the middle stump line, defended of the back foot.

New Zealand 5/0   H Osinde 1-0-1-0

3.1

Osinde to BB McCullum, FOUR, Slam! Short and wide and McCullum flays it through point.

3.2

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, lovely delivery: fuller and straightening on the off stump line, McCullum stabs it to backward point

3.3

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, shorter in length, bounces just outside off, McCullum hops to defend to the off

3.4

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, curves away from the off stump, left alone

3.5

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, nagging line and length, on the off stump line, not much room for McCullum to work with and he ends up jabbing it off the inside edge and it bounces past the off stump

3.6

Osinde to BB McCullum, 1 run, on the middle stump line, tapped towards mid-on and they rush across for a quick single

New Zealand 12/0   H Osinde 2-0-6-0

5.1

Osinde to BB McCullum, FOUR, short and wide and McCullum whacks it through cover point. He blasted that

5.2

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to the on side

5.3

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, supah delivery: It landed on a good length outside off and shaped away, McCullum felt for it, bat away from the body and the ball rushed past the edge

5.4

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, wider and McCullum chases it but can't reach it

5.5

Osinde to BB McCullum, 1 run, leans across to push a length delivery wide of cover for a single

5.6

Osinde to Guptill, FOUR, Booming off drive. Guptill glides forward to cover for the away swing and creams this full delivery to left of mid-off

New Zealand 26/0   H Osinde 3-0-15-0

8.1

Osinde to Guptill, 1 wide, pushes this wide outside off stump

8.1

Osinde to Guptill, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

8.2

Osinde to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

8.3

Osinde to Guptill, 2 runs, goes for another of his lofted off drives but ends up slicing it to wide long-off

8.4

Osinde to Guptill, FOUR, drops this short and Guptill shows he is not all about lofting to the straight boundary; he swivels to unfurl a cracking pull

8.5

Osinde to Guptill, no run, in the corridor outside off, left alone

8.6

Osinde to Guptill, no run, just outside the off stump, defended to the off

New Zealand 52/0   H Osinde 4-0-22-0

10.1

Osinde to BB McCullum, FOUR, length delivery well outside off and McCullum freed his arms. He went after it and the ball flew off the edge to third man boundary

10.2

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, fuller, straighter, pushed back to the bowler

10.3

Osinde to BB McCullum, FOUR, Whacikty whack. Baz glides across to slam this up and over cover

10.4

Osinde to BB McCullum, 1 run, leans forward to push it to mid-off

10.5

Osinde to Ryder, 1 run, stays back to tap this to midwicket region for a single

10.6

Osinde to BB McCullum, FOUR, Whack. short and wide, McCullum reaches out to carve it to the point boundary.

New Zealand 67/1   H Osinde 5-0-36-0

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

30.2

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, back of a length on off stump, careful check drive into the covers

30.3

Osinde to BB McCullum, 1 run, over-pitched and slanting down the leg side, Baz drives down to long on for a single

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.

30.6

Osinde to BB McCullum, no run, oho, Baz needlessly wanders out of the crease after flicking straight to short fine leg. Second time that's happened, he was nowhere in the scene when the throw came in. But it missed.

New Zealand 155/2   H Osinde 6-0-40-0

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

32.5

Osinde to BB McCullum, 1 run, over-pitched on off stump, driven down the ground for a single

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   H Osinde 7-0-52-0

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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