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

3.1

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

New Zealand 11/0   BB McCullum 5* (7b 1x4)   H Osinde 1.1-0-5-0

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

New Zealand 16/0   BB McCullum 10* (13b 2x4)   Khurram Chohan 2.1-0-10-0

5.1

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

New Zealand 21/0   BB McCullum 15* (17b 3x4)   H Osinde 2.1-0-10-0

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   MJ Guptill 7* (15b 1x4)   H Osinde 3-0-15-0

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

New Zealand 30/0   BB McCullum 20* (22b 4x4)   Khurram Chohan 3.1-0-15-0

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   MJ Guptill 11* (19b 2x4)   Khurram Chohan 4-0-20-0

7.6

Baidwan to BB McCullum, FOUR, full delivery and McCullum edges the drive to third man boundary

New Zealand 45/0   BB McCullum 31* (29b 5x4 1x6)   HS Baidwan 1-0-10-0

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

New Zealand 52/0   MJ Guptill 17* (23b 3x4)   H Osinde 3.4-0-22-0

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

New Zealand 57/1   BB McCullum 36* (31b 6x4 1x6)   H Osinde 4.1-0-26-0

10.3

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

New Zealand 61/1   BB McCullum 40* (33b 7x4 1x6)   H Osinde 4.3-0-30-0

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   BB McCullum 45* (35b 8x4 1x6)   H Osinde 5-0-36-0

11.3

Baidwan to Ryder, FOUR, Lash em Ryder! He reaches outside off and slashes a full delivery well outside off past backward point

New Zealand 73/1   JD Ryder 7* (5b 1x4)   HS Baidwan 2.3-0-17-1

11.5

Baidwan to Ryder, FOUR, tries the bouncer, climbs chest-high. So far so good. Blink. Ryder crash-pulls it to the square-leg boundary.

New Zealand 77/1   JD Ryder 11* (7b 2x4)   HS Baidwan 2.5-0-21-1

12.1

Rizwan Cheema to BB McCullum, FOUR, moves forward and plays an aerial off drive but through the gap in the wide mid-off region. It races away.

New Zealand 83/1   BB McCullum 49* (36b 9x4 1x6)   Rizwan Cheema 0.1-0-4-0

14.5

Rizwan Cheema to BB McCullum, FOUR, short in length and outside off stump, McCullum went back and across to play a cracking cut shot. He moves so quickly, like a boxer

New Zealand 95/1   BB McCullum 58* (46b 10x4 1x6)   Rizwan Cheema 1.5-0-14-0

21.1

Davison to BB McCullum, FOUR, a boundary after a long time. Baz plays that reverse sweep of it, and did not look like he was in any kind of risk playing it. Reaches out as if he wants to cover drive, even as he changes the grip and slaps the ball on its way to third man

New Zealand 116/1   BB McCullum 69* (62b 11x4 1x6)   JM Davison 1.1-0-6-0

24.3

Balaji Rao to Ryder, FOUR, the pudgy sweep that has the Ryder trademark on it. Leans that front foot out to the pitch and then comes down hard on a flighted ball. One instant later, the ball has scurried past the deep square leg fence.

New Zealand 134/1   JD Ryder 32* (42b 3x4)   WD Balaji Rao 4.3-0-22-0

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.

New Zealand 141/1   BB McCullum 85* (79b 12x4 2x6)   Khurram Chohan 4.2-0-24-0

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

New Zealand 164/2   LRPL Taylor 10* (12b 1x4)   H Osinde 6.2-0-44-0

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

New Zealand 168/2   LRPL Taylor 14* (13b 2x4)   H Osinde 6.3-0-48-0

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

New Zealand 189/3   LRPL Taylor 27* (29b 3x4)   Rizwan Cheema 2.3-0-18-0

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)   HS Baidwan 8-0-62-2

39.3

Rizwan Cheema to NL McCullum, FOUR, Crash bang. Nathan moves outside leg stump and smashed this length delivery over mid-off

New Zealand 226/3   NL McCullum 5* (5b 1x4)   Rizwan Cheema 3.3-0-26-0

40.1

Balaji Rao to NL McCullum, FOUR, moves outside leg, Balaji gets the leg break to turn in to the middle stump line, Nathan forces it over cover

New Zealand 240/3   NL McCullum 10* (7b 2x4)   WD Balaji Rao 6.1-0-30-0

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

New Zealand 245/3   LRPL Taylor 70* (42b 5x4 5x6)   WD Balaji Rao 6.3-0-34-0

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

New Zealand 249/3   LRPL Taylor 74* (43b 6x4 5x6)   WD Balaji Rao 6.4-0-38-0

44.2

Balaji Rao to Williamson, FOUR, Catch dropped! Balaji is fuming! Kane went back and punched it straight to short extra cover where Baidwan let it go under his hands and right between his legs! What a clanger!

New Zealand 270/5   KS Williamson 11* (14b 1x4)   WD Balaji Rao 8.2-0-51-2

46.5

Balaji Rao to Styris, FOUR, Adrenalin rush! Styris rushes down the track and smashes this leg break to wide long-off boundary

New Zealand 299/5   SB Styris 27* (16b 1x4 2x6)   WD Balaji Rao 9.5-0-62-2

47.1

Baidwan to Williamson, FOUR, shuffles across, a low full toss on the leg stump arrives and Kane helps it along to the fine-leg boundary

New Zealand 303/5   KS Williamson 21* (20b 2x4)   HS Baidwan 8.1-0-66-2

47.2

Baidwan to Williamson, FOUR, The back-of-hand slower one and for a moment I thought Kane has hit mishit it to deep midwicket. He slog sweeps it to wide midwicket boundary

New Zealand 307/5   KS Williamson 25* (21b 3x4)   HS Baidwan 8.2-0-70-2

47.4

Baidwan to Styris, FOUR, Fabulicious straight hit. Scotty clears the front foot and lofts it to the straight boundary.

New Zealand 314/5   SB Styris 31* (18b 2x4 2x6)   HS Baidwan 8.4-0-77-2

47.5

Baidwan to Styris, FOUR, a slower one, back of the hand stuff again, just outside off and on a good length. Styris moved outside leg and carved it over backward point

New Zealand 318/5   SB Styris 35* (19b 3x4 2x6)   HS Baidwan 8.5-0-81-2

48.1

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

New Zealand 322/6   KS Williamson 32* (23b 4x4)   Khurram Chohan 6.1-0-36-0

49.4

Rizwan Cheema to Franklin, FOUR, Another full delivery in the slot and Franklin crashes it over covers. Whoa!

New Zealand 344/6   JEC Franklin 19* (5b 1x4 2x6)   Rizwan Cheema 4.4-0-53-0

49.6

Rizwan Cheema to Franklin, (no ball) FOUR, High full toss, a no ball, and Franklin edges the intended swat-pull to third man boundary. Hell unleashed!

New Zealand 355/6   JEC Franklin 29* (7b 2x4 3x6)   Rizwan Cheema 4.5-0-64-0

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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