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

Right, we are back for the chase at the spanking new Wankhede Stadium Pity, the outfield looks like rolled mud, to borrow a phrase made famous by Ricky Ponting.

0.1

Mills to Gunasekera, no run, Mills lands the first one full on off stump and gets it to nip in, it is defended down the track

0.2

Mills to Gunasekera, no run, Ruvindu winds up and swings, ends up looking like the icons on Fantasy Cricket for the batsmen. He misses though as Mills angles across him.

0.3

Mills to Gunasekera, 2 runs, Ruvindu is away, driving a full ball cleanly past the bowler for a couple

0.4

Mills to Gunasekera, no run, short of a length on off stump, Ruvindu reaches across and defends to the off side

Graham: "Franklin's strike rate of 387.5 is the world record in an ODI for an innings of more than 25 runs - wow"

0.5

Mills to Gunasekera, no run, back of a length outside off, defended into the offside after getting half across

0.6

Mills to Gunasekera, no run, positive cricket from Ruvindu, might as well go after this. Short of a length at 134 kph and going across, he tries to pull and times it well. Straight to mid on, though.

End of over 1 (2 runs) Canada 2/0 (357 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 7.28)
R Gunasekera    2* (6b)      KD Mills    1-0-2-0
H Patel    0* (0b)     

Southee comes on now.

1.1

Southee to Patel, no run, full ball on leg stump, clipped uncertainly into the leg side, where midwicket fields

1.2

Southee to Patel, no run, Patel covers the line as Southee keeps it short of a length and defends to the offside

1.3

Southee to Patel, no run, fuller length, pleasing feet movement from Patel as he leans into an upright drive down the track

1.4

Southee to Patel, no run, it's cruel to term it that, but Southee has dropped Patel. Length ball on off stump, it's there to be driven and Hiral goes at it hard. Southee on his follow through tries to tumble to his left and catch, but it's past him in a flash though he gets a hand to it

1.5

Southee to Patel, no run, that man Guptill, prowls away on the off side, as Hiral smashes on the up. Guptill dives away to his left and collects

1.6

Southee to Patel, no run, ends with one short of a length on middle and off and Patel drives solidly to mid on

End of over 2 (maiden) Canada 2/0 (357 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 7.43)
H Patel    0* (6b)      TG Southee    1-1-0-0
R Gunasekera    2* (6b)      KD Mills    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mills to Gunasekera, OUT, Ross Taylor is here, Ross Taylor is there, Ross Taylor is almost everywhere. Full delivery, angled across looking for the outside edge that will keep the slips interested, but not this kind of an edge. Ruvindu flashes at it with furious anger and gets the healthiest of outside edges that seems set to take it over the slips and through to third man. Someone forgot to tell Rossco, jumping up with his right hand stretched up. He plucked it at it's peak as if he were reaping mango harvest. Delicious. The timing of the jump was outstanding.

R Gunasekera c Taylor b Mills 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Surkari now to face.

2.2

Mills to Surkari, no run, Back of a length on off stump, defended into the off side off the back foot.

2.3

Mills to Surkari, no run, wider outside off this time, Surkari lets it go through

2.4

Mills to Surkari, no run, just the kind of jaffa Mills excels in producing. Lands on a length, jumps up disconcertingly and nips off. Surkari does well not to get a touch.

2.5

Mills to Surkari, no run, fuller and angling in from wider of the crease, Surkari shoulders arms

2.6

Mills to Surkari, no run, nothing poke outside off, Mills gets another one to dangle around off stump and hold its line, Surkari feels for it with an angled blade.

Rajeev: "Sachin has made more runs in WC2011 than what the Canadian openers have made in their ODI careers!" Hmm.

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) Canada 2/1 (357 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 0.66, RRR: 7.59)
ZE Surkari    0* (5b)      KD Mills    2-1-2-1
H Patel    0* (6b)      TG Southee    1-1-0-0

3.1

Southee to Patel, no run, back of a length around off stump, Patel covers the line and defends down the track

3.2

Southee to Patel, no run, that wasn't far from nailing him. Southee gets the inducker to swerve in menacingly and Patel goes for an ambitious flick around the pads. Managed to get an inside edge to the leg side

3.3

Southee to Patel, 1 run, shortens the length on leg stump, it is nudged to the leg side for a single

Tim: "If Franklin had batted as long as McCullum he would have made 400! Not even Sachin can do that." Ouch.

Australia bat against Kenya. More minnow-bashing coming up?

3.4

Southee to Surkari, no run, fuller length on off stump, Surkari presses across and defends to the off side

3.5

Southee to Surkari, no run, that's a good bouncer, clocks in at 132 kph but is not too short, and Surkari weaves away wisely

3.6

Southee to Surkari, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Surkari eases into a defensive push to the off side

Kalyan: "@Rajeev And Kamran Akmal has more number of drops/misses this Worldcup than all the Associate team Wicket Keepers combined" Ouch again. No Kamran Akmal jokes entertained today.

End of over 4 (2 runs) Canada 4/1 (355 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 7.71)
ZE Surkari    1* (8b)      TG Southee    2-1-2-0
H Patel    1* (9b)      KD Mills    2-1-2-1

4.1

Mills to Surkari, no run, length ball outside off, Surkari allows it through to the keeper

4.2

Mills to Surkari, no run, draws him out with a fuller length ball, Surkari is a little late to come forward but defends down the track

4.3

Mills to Surkari, OUT, Mills has another. Catching practice this time for Rossco. Not the first time Surkari has gone fishing outside off stump with an angled bat after getting half across, and that too very late. This angler hooks no salmon, no trout, no sardines, no nothing. Instead he gets Taylor. Easy catch at waist height, taken without any fuss.

ZE Surkari c Taylor b Mills 1 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Bagai walks out to a horrible crisis.

4.4

Mills to Bagai, no run, back of a length and coming in at 131 kph from outside off, Bagai hangs back and gingerly defends to the off side

Uh oh. Mills has left the field mid-over. He was limping a touch after getting that wicket. Not sure what the problem is. Jesse Ryder will end the over. For the second time in 6 overs, an over started by A will be ended by B.

4.5

Ryder to Bagai, FOUR, horrific loosener, short, wide and sitting up like a pie. Bagai lays into it, cracking an airy cut over the infield for the first boundary

4.6

Ryder to Bagai, FOUR, and now the second, this time Ryder sprays it on the pads and Bagai tickles it along to fine leg for four more.

End of over 5 (8 runs) Canada 12/2 (347 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 2.40, RRR: 7.71)
A Bagai    8* (3b 2x4)      JD Ryder    0.2-0-8-0
H Patel    1* (9b)      TG Southee    2-1-2-0

5.1

Southee to Patel, no run, length ball on middle and leg, driven to mid on off the front foot

5.2

Southee to Patel, no run, Patel puts the 'no' in nothing shot. Back of a length ball outside off, Patel pushes his front foot forward by approximately six inches and waves the bat at the general line of the ball. In hope. No contact made.

5.3

Southee to Patel, no run, better, plays with a straight bat and pushes a length ball to mid off

5.4

Southee to Patel, no run, another lively bouncer from Southee, this time at 140 kph, and Patel arches back to stay out of harm's way

5.5

Southee to Patel, FOUR, swiped away. For once Southee loses the line and angles this into middle and leg, Patel plonks the front foot across and tonks across the line, over midwicket for four.

5.6

Southee to Patel, no run, 141 kph, Southee tries an inswinging yorker and it nearly pays off as Patel has another ambitious swish to the leg side. It took a bit of the bottom edge and ran away to the slips.

End of over 6 (4 runs) Canada 16/2 (343 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 7.79)
H Patel    5* (15b 1x4)      TG Southee    3-1-6-0
A Bagai    8* (3b 2x4)      JD Ryder    0.2-0-8-0

Oram comes on now. He's playing as a bowler.

6.1

Oram to Bagai, FOUR, poor start, gentle loosener on leg stump and he's immediately wincing in disappointment as Bagai flicks him cleanly through midwicket

6.2

Oram to Bagai, no run, top delivery to come back, Oram holds the length back, changes the line to off stump and gets the leg cutter to dart away past the outside edge

6.3

Oram to Bagai, no run, again, a touch of away movement as Bagai reaches out to defend to point

6.4

Oram to Bagai, no run, over-pitched on leg stump, and Bagai plays a crisp on-drive dead straight to mid on

Shahzaib: "Why do we have 2 pretty one sided matches on Sunday? It is all about spoiling Sunday."

6.5

Oram to Bagai, no run, short of a length outside off, Bagai pushes outside the line of off stump and leaves

6.6

Oram to Bagai, no run, yorker on off stump at 130 kph, good finish to the over after that four. Bagai digs it out to mid on

End of over 7 (4 runs) Canada 20/2 (339 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.85, RRR: 7.88)
A Bagai    12* (9b 3x4)      JDP Oram    1-0-4-0
H Patel    5* (15b 1x4)      TG Southee    3-1-6-0

7.1

Southee to Patel, no run, short of a length and on the pads, Patel nudges to square leg and takes off for a suicidal single. Bagai sends him back and he dives in frantically, as How misses the under-arm flick

7.2

Southee to Patel, no run, nice rhythm from Southee, 137 kph on off stump and it is defended back down the track

7.3

Southee to Patel, no run, hmm, ugly from Patel again. Tries to heave away a short of length ball outside off stump through the covers. He didn't have any chance of getting that away/

7.4

Southee to Patel, FOUR, Patel gets four, only just. Short ball, hustles him into a completely out of position pull, and the top edge just goes over a leaping Brendon McCullum

7.5

Southee to Patel, FOUR, whoa, Patel pulls off one of those booming carves over the off side. Some shot that, not many can play it, in essence a pull over the covers. Short of a length, not there for the drive or the cut, he just sets up a solid base and spanks it over the infield, the backlift starting at third man and the follow through ending at midwicket

7.6

Southee to Patel, FOUR, even better this time, Patel's feet move forward to a length ball and he just slams it on the up over wide mid off. Majestic.

End of over 8 (12 runs) Canada 32/2 (327 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.78)
H Patel    17* (21b 4x4)      TG Southee    4-1-18-0
A Bagai    12* (9b 3x4)      JDP Oram    1-0-4-0

8.1

Oram to Bagai, no run, angling into Bagai, who looks to tuck a single to the leg side, but can't get it away

8.2

Oram to Bagai, no run, half an appeal from Oram as he hits Bagai above the pads, the batsman missing another flick. Too high and going down the leg side

8.3

Oram to Bagai, no run, short of a length outside off, Bagai taps to cover point and refuses the single

Kalyan: "Are these batsmen made to wear some kinda magnetic shoes or what? No running between the wickets at all!"

8.4

Oram to Bagai, no run, fuller length on middle and off, played back down the track cautiously

8.5

Oram to Bagai, no run, short of a length outside off and steered from the crease towards point

8.6

Oram to Bagai, no run, fuller length on off stump, he draws him into the drive to the off side

End of over 9 (maiden) Canada 32/2 (327 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.55, RRR: 7.97)
A Bagai    12* (15b 3x4)      JDP Oram    2-1-4-0
H Patel    17* (21b 4x4)      TG Southee    4-1-18-0

Franklin gets a bowl. That's been a rarity. Over the wicket.

9.1

Franklin to Patel, 1 no ball, starts off with a no-ball, full and swinging away. But he's over-stepped.

9.1

Franklin to Patel, SIX, he's hammered the free-hit into the adjoining maidan. Almost. Franklin tries the bouncer, at his pace it is a bit of a joke really, Patel stays under it and whacks the pull shot over deep backward square leg. That bumper had neither pace nor direction going for it.

9.2

Franklin to Patel, no run, better length, and more importantly, not a no ball. Defended.

9.3

Franklin to Patel, no run, fuller on middle and off, Patel thumps the drive back hard and Franklin cleans up on his follow through.

9.4

Franklin to Patel, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Patel dabs a single to point

9.5

Franklin to Bagai, no run, Bagai seeks a single, looking to drop into the off side and take off. The ball goes nowhere.

9.6

Franklin to Bagai, no run, length ball on middle stump to end the over, defended back down the track by a crease-bound Bagai.

Bowling Powerplay taken.

End of over 10 (8 runs) Canada 40/2 (319 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.97)
A Bagai    12* (17b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    1-0-8-0
H Patel    24* (26b 4x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    2-1-4-0

10.1

Oram to Patel, no run, short ball, aimed at the head and he backs out of the opportunistic pull at the last moment

10.2

Oram to Patel, 1 run, slow bouncer, Patel gets into no position as he tries to steer to the off side and gets it away airily backward of point

I wonder if Patel is the most common cricket name of all. Munaf, Parthiv, Dipak, Samit, Jeetan, Hiral ... Any more?

10.3

Oram to Bagai, no run, length ball on off stump, Bagai looks to play to the off side, but can't get it away for runs.

10.4

Oram to Bagai, no run, length ball on off stump again, closer to the batsman and Bagai plays back down the track

10.5

Oram to Bagai, no run, fuller ball on a length and defended down the track

10.6

Oram to Bagai, no run, this one comes in with the angle and Bagai works it to the leg side. Can't get it past mid on

Sourabh: "A lot of talk about NZ setting themselves a challenge and trying to get Canada out for a small total. I think it would be a lot better if guys like Ryder, Franklin and Williamson get a good workout with the ball in case they are called upon in better games because of an injury or an off day for one of the front line bowlers. "

End of over 11 (1 run) Canada 41/2 (318 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 8.15)
A Bagai    12* (21b 3x4)      JDP Oram    3-1-5-0
H Patel    25* (28b 4x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    1-0-8-0

11.1

Franklin to Patel, 1 run, back of a length on off stump and defended off the back foot into the off side

11.2

Franklin to Bagai, 1 run, Bagai gets a single, works this ball to the leg side for a single

I see a fictitious books thing is happening on chatterbox. How about this: "The Monk who sought tax exemption for his Ferrari" by you know who.

11.3

Franklin to Patel, no run

11.4

Franklin to Patel, FOUR, how's he doing this? This Patel has this trademark off side thump to balls that aren't full or fast. He's either good at golf, or he's a huge fan of Sanath Jayasuriya. Just stands beside the line and frees his arms through the line. Timed superbly.

11.5

Franklin to Patel, 1 run, and he gets a single now, pushing in front of square for a single

11.6

Franklin to Bagai, 2 runs, Bagai gets a couple, steering with control through point as Franklin offers rare width outside off

Anees: "What about Khan? Imran, Younis, Arshad, Zaheer, Shahid (Khan)Afridi."

Yeah, Khan too.

End of over 12 (9 runs) Canada 50/2 (309 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 8.13)
A Bagai    15* (23b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-17-0
H Patel    31* (32b 5x4 1x6)      JDP Oram    3-1-5-0

12.1

Oram to Patel, no run, fuller length ball outside off, Patel plays a check drive to the off side

12.2

Oram to Patel, no run, whoa, another one of those bouncers, Patel doesn't try to pull as much as get under it and whack the leather off the ball. Doesn't make contact.

12.3

Oram to Patel, OUT, Has he edged it this time? NZ review an appeal for caught behind that's been turned down. Another short one from Oram, this one just outside off and Patel again goes for a vicious pull, despite not having the room. There was a sure noise as the ball passed the bat. No other technology to aid in this review. It's eventually been given out.

H Patel c †BB McCullum b Oram 31 (61m 35b 5x4 1x6) SR: 88.57

Pavan: "Just did a search on cricinfo for Patel. Dont have a number but list scrolled down 12 pages. Every country I could think of had a few Patels. The list is here.

Hansra is the new man in.

12.4

Oram to Hansra, no run, length ball comes into the pads, he works it to the leg side

12.5

Oram to Hansra, 1 run, he leans out across and steers with an opened face into the off side for one

12.6

Oram to Bagai, no run, fuller length outside off and defended into the off side off the front foot

Michael Perera: "No Sri Lankans in the Patel list! We refuse to give you easy surnames!"

Perera probably leads the Sri Lankan list.

End of over 13 (1 run) Canada 51/3 (308 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.92, RRR: 8.32)
A Bagai    15* (24b 3x4)      JDP Oram    4-1-6-1
AS Hansra    1* (2b)      JEC Franklin    2-0-17-0

13.1

Franklin to Hansra, no run, Franklin eases one past Hansra as he he look to leave outside off

13.2

Franklin to Hansra, no run, he leans across to the line of off stump and steers through covers, but not for runs

13.3

Franklin to Hansra, no run, short of a length on off stump, Hansra jumps up to cover the bounce and defends to the off side

Simon: "Patel doesn't come close. Cricinfo has 281 Patel's against 477 Smiths and a whopping 676 Khan's."

Whopping!

13.4

Franklin to Hansra, 1 run, fuller length outside off, Hansra is off to a quiet but compact start as he defends again into the covers, and gets a single this time

13.5

Franklin to Bagai, no run, slowish offcutter that comes very late and Bagai can't time the forced dab

13.6

Franklin to Bagai, FOUR, that's one of the most productive scoring areas today. Bagai looks to pull and fast short ball and top-edges over the keeper's head.

End of over 14 (5 runs) Canada 56/3 (303 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.41)
A Bagai    19* (26b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-22-0
AS Hansra    2* (6b)      JDP Oram    4-1-6-1

14.1

Oram to Hansra, 1 run, length ball outside off, he eases into the steered drive to third man.

14.2

Oram to Bagai, no run, short of a length ball outside off, cracks the cut straight to cover

14.3

Oram to Bagai, no run

14.4

Oram to Bagai, 1 run, whoa, that's a robust outside edge as Bagai goes for the cut to a ball well outside off and gets it down to third man

14.5

Oram to Hansra, 2 runs, Hansra explores the aerial route, whiplashing a ball on the pads high over vacant midwicket for a couple

14.6

Oram to Hansra, 1 run, another outside egde, this time for Hansra as he looks to carve over the off side, and gets it away between widish gully and slip

Armaan: "Their are 603 Singhs"

Sohail: "@Nitin: I think I should switch on to the other game Aus VS Ken, as you are not posting any of my comments :)"

Better luck with George Binoy who predicts a Kenyan upset in Bangalore. Not.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Canada 61/3 (298 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 8.51)
AS Hansra    6* (9b)      JDP Oram    5-1-11-1
A Bagai    20* (29b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    3-0-22-0

Franklin to bowl now after drinks.

15.1

Franklin to Hansra, no run, full length ball angling across Hansra who plays off the front foot into the covers

15.2

Franklin to Hansra, 2 runs, shortens the length outside off, he covers the line and defends into the off side.

Watson is gone. My miserable day with Fantasy cricket continues.

15.3

Franklin to Hansra, 1 run, shortish ball, angles into the pads and is whipped through midwicket for a single

15.4

Franklin to Bagai, FOUR, Franklin comes round the wicket and bowls the most harmless fulltoss you will see on off stump, and it is duly whacked through the covers for four

15.5

Franklin to Bagai, 1 run, shorter this time, and some away nip, Bagai guides to third man for a single

15.6

Franklin to Hansra, 1 run, fullish ball outside off, steered to third man for one more.

Right, over to Sriram Veera for the commentary.

End of over 16 (9 runs) Canada 70/3 (289 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.37, RRR: 8.50)
AS Hansra    10* (13b)      JEC Franklin    4-0-31-0
A Bagai    25* (31b 5x4)      JDP Oram    5-1-11-1

16.1

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, on the off stump line, nudged back down the track

16.2

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, juicy full toss but no free gifts for me says the batsman who quietly taps it to cover

16.3

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, gets forward to ease this down to long-on

16.4

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, turns in to the middle and off line, pushed to mid-on

16.5

NL McCullum to Bagai, FOUR, Classy hit. It was a flighted delivery around off, he gave himself some room and lofted it inside-out over covers

16.6

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, full, really full, jabbed behind square-leg for a single

End of over 17 (8 runs) Canada 78/3 (281 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.58, RRR: 8.51)
A Bagai    31* (34b 6x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-8-0
AS Hansra    12* (16b)      JEC Franklin    4-0-31-0

17.1

Styris to Bagai, no run, off cutter, as ever, from Styris, punched out to cover

17.2

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, on the pads, tucked away through backward square-leg

17.3

Styris to Hansra, 1 wide, cuts down the leg side, past the waft and McCullum moves very quickly to whip off the bails in a flash. The umpire refers it to third umpire but the back foot was inside

17.3

Styris to Hansra, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed out to straightish short midwicket

17.4

Styris to Hansra, no run, lunges across to jab it of the bat and the pad to the off

17.5

Styris to Hansra, no run, on the off and middle line, another off cutter, pushed back to Styris

17.6

Styris to Hansra, no run, full on the middle stump line, nudged to the leg side

End of over 18 (2 runs) Canada 80/3 (279 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.44, RRR: 8.71)
AS Hansra    12* (20b)      SB Styris    1-0-2-0
A Bagai    32* (36b 6x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-8-0

18.1

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

18.2

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, presses back to defend this to the on side

18.3

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, stretches forward to drive it back to the bowler

18.4

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, slower, just outside off, driven down to long-off

18.5

NL McCullum to Bagai, no run, Almost carried to short midwicket. Bagai whipped it just short of Taylor

18.6

NL McCullum to Bagai, no run, gets forward to push it back down the track

End of over 19 (2 runs) Canada 82/3 (277 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.31, RRR: 8.93)
A Bagai    33* (39b 6x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-10-0
AS Hansra    13* (23b)      SB Styris    1-0-2-0

19.1

Styris to Hansra, no run, off cutter on the off and middle line. pushed to the on side

19.2

Styris to Hansra, no run, this time he pushes it past the non striker but short midwicket intervenes

19.3

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, on the pads, clipped behind square-leg

19.4

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, cuts in towards the pads again, and yet another single behind square leg

19.5

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, works this past the diving backward square-leg fielder

19.6

Styris to Bagai, no run, fuller, around off stump line, leans forward to defend

End of over 20 (3 runs) Canada 85/3 (274 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 9.13)
A Bagai    34* (41b 6x4)      SB Styris    2-0-5-0
AS Hansra    15* (27b)      NL McCullum    2-0-10-0

20.1

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, gets back to wrist this to backward square-leg

20.2

NL McCullum to Bagai, no run, presses back to push it back to the bowler

20.3

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, gets this down to long-on for a single.

The game meandering along here

20.4

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, leans well forward to push it back to the bowler

20.5

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, takes a couple of steps down the track and on drives to long-on

20.6

NL McCullum to Bagai, no run, jabs this uppishly but short of the bowler. He was trying to push it to cover

End of over 21 (3 runs) Canada 88/3 (271 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.19, RRR: 9.34)
A Bagai    35* (44b 6x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-13-0
AS Hansra    17* (30b)      SB Styris    2-0-5-0

21.1

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, gets forward to force this down to long-on

21.2

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, taps this vacant spaces at cover point for another jogged single

21.3

Styris to Hansra, no run, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

21.4

Styris to Hansra, no run

21.5

Styris to Hansra, 2 runs, slower, drifting down the legs, full and he flicks it down to fine-leg region where Oram makes a tumbling stop

21.6

Styris to Hansra, no run, gets forward to push this one away

Jason: "Is 8 different bowlers in the first 18 overs for New Zealand a record?

End of over 22 (4 runs) Canada 92/3 (267 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.18, RRR: 9.53)
AS Hansra    20* (35b)      SB Styris    3-0-9-0
A Bagai    36* (45b 6x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-13-0

22.1

NL McCullum to Bagai, 2 runs, on the pads again, glanced down to fine-leg region

22.2

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, leans well forward to ease it to long-on

22.3

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, flighted around off, pushed out to the off side

22.4

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, spins in from outside off, Hansra drove outside the line and edges it to the on side

22.5

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, stretches well forward to dab this back to the bowler

22.6

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, on the off stump line, worked past square-leg for a single

End of over 23 (4 runs) Canada 96/3 (263 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.17, RRR: 9.74)
AS Hansra    21* (39b)      NL McCullum    4-0-17-0
A Bagai    39* (47b 6x4)      SB Styris    3-0-9-0

23.1

Southee to Hansra, no run, in the zone outside off stump, Hansra tries to cut but doesn't connect

23.2

Southee to Hansra, no run, And again. Hmm ...

Pete: "@Jason, there have "only" been 7 bowlers used, but I expect Williamson to bowl a few (and who knows if Guptill and/or Taylor will turn their arms over).

23.3

Southee to Hansra, 1 run, fullish delivery, tilting in late, jabbed away to midwicket

23.4

Southee to Bagai, no run, short in length around off, Bagai stays on the leg stump line and cuts hard but can't beat point

23.5

Southee to Bagai, no run, homing in on the middle, defended to the on side

23.6

Southee to Bagai, no run, straightens on the off stump line, pushed out to cover

End of over 24 (1 run) Canada 97/3 (262 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.04, RRR: 10.07)
A Bagai    39* (50b 6x4)      TG Southee    5-1-19-0
AS Hansra    22* (42b)      NL McCullum    4-0-17-0

Johsua: "Hansra!! A S/R of 50 chasing 350+ does more damage than losing another wicket. Hit out or get out mate!"

24.1

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

24.2

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, turns in the middle, dabbed to the leg side

24.3

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, tossed up on a length outside off, driven to long-off

24.4

NL McCullum to Bagai, 2 runs, rushes down the track and lofts to long-off where Oram moves to his right to make a fine diving stop

24.5

NL McCullum to Bagai, FOUR, moves outside leg and goes for a big off drive but edges it through the vacant slip region

24.6

NL McCullum to Bagai, 2 runs, gets outside leg again and this time cuts to deep backward point

End of over 25 (9 runs) Canada 106/3 (253 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.24, RRR: 10.12)
A Bagai    47* (53b 7x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-26-0
AS Hansra    23* (45b)      TG Southee    5-1-19-0

25.1

Southee to Hansra, no run, cuts in to the middle and off line, defended to the off side

25.2

Southee to Hansra, no run, a sharp bouncer and it flies over left shoulder

25.3

Southee to Hansra, no run, leans forward to push a length delivery to the bowler who fires it back at the striker's end

25.4

Southee to Hansra, no run, from round the stumps now, full and on the middle, driven to mid-off

25.5

Southee to Hansra, FOUR, Whoa! Hansra has woken up. Good shot too. He moved forward and smashed a length delivery from the off stump right over the bowler

25.6

Southee to Hansra, 1 run, back over the stumps now. full in length on the middle, pushed to mid-on for a quick single

End of over 26 (5 runs) Canada 111/3 (248 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.26, RRR: 10.33)
AS Hansra    28* (51b 1x4)      TG Southee    6-1-24-0
A Bagai    47* (53b 7x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-26-0

26.1

Williamson to Hansra, no run, from round the stumps, floated just outside off, edged to square-leg

26.2

Williamson to Hansra, 1 run, leans forward to push-drive to the on side

26.3

Williamson to Bagai, 1 run, leans forward to tuck this behind square-leg

26.4

Williamson to Hansra, 1 run, moves down the track and pings long-off

26.5

Williamson to Bagai, FOUR, tossed full outside off and Bagai crashes it to the cover boundary. 50 for Bagai. Good brisk innings. A fab keeper and now showing his batting prowess

26.6

Williamson to Bagai, 1 run, pushes this through covers for a single

End of over 27 (8 runs) Canada 119/3 (240 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 10.43)
A Bagai    53* (56b 8x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-8-0
AS Hansra    30* (54b 1x4)      TG Southee    6-1-24-0

27.1

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, overpitched delivery on the legs, flicked away for a single

27.2

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, full delivery around off, on driven to long-on

27.3

Styris to Bagai, no run, on the middle and leg, tucked to short midwicket

27.4

Styris to Bagai, no run, on the middle and off, steered to backward point

27.5

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, just outside the off stump, cut away to deep point

27.6

Styris to Hansra, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

End of over 28 (3 runs) Canada 122/3 (237 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.35, RRR: 10.77)
AS Hansra    31* (56b 1x4)      SB Styris    4-0-12-0
A Bagai    55* (60b 8x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-8-0

Yoga: "@joshua. I thik canada know they cant win this. Their plan must be to bat out their full quota off overs wich they haven't done so far in the tournament. This itself will be a big achievement."

28.1

Williamson to Bagai, no run, gets outside leg and dabs to backward point

28.2

Williamson to Bagai, 1 run, backs away again and this time cuts hard to deep point

28.3

Williamson to Hansra, no run

28.4

Williamson to Hansra, 2 runs, The paddle scoop! He reached across outside off and scooped it over leg slip region

28.5

Williamson to Hansra, no run, gets forward to nudge this to midwicket

28.6

Williamson to Hansra, no run, moves outside leg and pushes this quietly to the off

End of over 29 (3 runs) Canada 125/3 (234 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.31, RRR: 11.14)
AS Hansra    33* (60b 1x4)      KS Williamson    2-0-11-0
A Bagai    56* (62b 8x4)      SB Styris    4-0-12-0

29.1

Styris to Bagai, 2 runs, just outside off, carved through covers for two runs

29.2

Styris to Bagai, FOUR, Big hit. He cleared the front foot and heaved this full delivery to wide midwicket boundary

29.3

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, on thye off and middle line, pushed to backward point and after some hesitation, he gets across in time

29.4

Styris to Hansra, 1 run

29.5

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, full delivery on the leg stump line, pushed out to cover for a single

29.6

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, slower one, full toss, hit down to long-on

End of over 30 (10 runs) Canada 135/3 (224 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 11.20)
AS Hansra    35* (62b 1x4)      SB Styris    5-0-22-0
A Bagai    64* (66b 9x4)      KS Williamson    2-0-11-0

30.1

Williamson to Hansra, FOUR, moved outside leg stump and whacked a flighted delivery around off to the extra cover boundary

30.2

Williamson to Hansra, no run, gets forward to turn this to the leg side

30.3

Williamson to Hansra, no run, dabs this to short fine-leg region for a single

30.4

Williamson to Hansra, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to square-leg region

30.5

Williamson to Bagai, 1 run, gets forward to dab this to short midwicket

30.6

Williamson to Hansra, no run

End of over 31 (6 runs) Canada 141/3 (218 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.54, RRR: 11.47)
AS Hansra    40* (67b 2x4)      KS Williamson    3-0-17-0
A Bagai    65* (67b 9x4)      SB Styris    5-0-22-0

31.1

Styris to Bagai, no run, moves towards leg, the ball is on the leg stump line, stabbed to short third man

31.2

Styris to Bagai, no run, just outside the off stump, again steered to short third man

31.3

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, moves outside leg to try create room, and cuts the ball from the middle stump line to backward point

31.4

Styris to Hansra, no run, on the off stump line, defended to the bowler

31.5

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, full and straight, rotates the strike with a push-drive towards long-on

31.6

Styris to Bagai, no run, off cutter on the middle stump line, punched to cover

End of over 32 (2 runs) Canada 143/3 (216 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.46, RRR: 12.00)
A Bagai    66* (71b 9x4)      SB Styris    6-0-24-0
AS Hansra    41* (69b 2x4)      KS Williamson    3-0-17-0

32.1

Williamson to Hansra, 1 run, from round the stumps, full delivery on the pads, worked past square-leg

32.2

Williamson to Bagai, 1 run, gets outside leg and has a big swing at it but edges this behind square-leg. Kane followed him there

32.3

Williamson to Hansra, no run, leans forward to drive it back to the bowler

32.4

Williamson to Hansra, 5 wides, pushes this down the leg side, quickish, and neither the batsman or the keeper can get to it

32.4

Williamson to Hansra, no run, on the pads, nurdled behind square

32.5

Williamson to Hansra, 1 run

32.6

Williamson to Bagai, 1 run, again for the nth time moves outside leg and slices it to deep cover

Back to Nitin. I shall head over to the Chatter box in a few mins

End of over 33 (9 runs) Canada 152/3 (207 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 12.17)
A Bagai    68* (73b 9x4)      KS Williamson    4-0-26-0
AS Hansra    43* (73b 2x4)      SB Styris    6-0-24-0

Thanks Veera. Everyone - please vote for four favourite wicketkeeper (not keeper-batsmen) on the poll we have opened on Chatterbox.

Styris to bowl.

33.1

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, drifts onto pads and Bagai clips through square leg for one

33.2

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, slow offcutter, Hansra gets across and flicks to midwicket

33.3

Styris to Bagai, 2 runs, good shot, over-pitched on off stump and driven fluently into the covers

33.4

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, is Bagai going to have a tilt at this? Over-pitched outside off, and he lofts it aerially to wide long off

33.5

Styris to Hansra, no run, short of a length on off stump, worked back down the track

33.6

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven down to long on for one.

End of over 34 (6 runs) Canada 158/3 (201 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.64, RRR: 12.56)
AS Hansra    45* (76b 2x4)      SB Styris    7-0-30-0
A Bagai    72* (76b 9x4)      KS Williamson    4-0-26-0

Nathan McCullum to bowl some offies.

34.1

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, flighted on off stump, he leans out and drives to mid on

34.2

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, Bagai looks to loft Nathan over long off, but the timing is poor and it lands well short of the fielder

34.3

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, on the pads, Hansra taps through square leg for one

34.4

NL McCullum to Bagai, 2 runs, nicely done, Bagai makes room and steers the cut fine before haring back for a second. He is down now with a cramp.

34.5

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, Bagai keeps clearing away and having a go down the track, but Nathan keeps it too full for him to truly loft and he gets a single to long off.

This is Canada's second-highest partnership against a Test-playing nation, beaten only by Barnett and Billcliff's 177 against Bangladesh in Canada's narrow loss at the 2007 World Cup.

Thanks to Liam Brickhill for mining that stat from the Oracle Statsguru.

34.6

NL McCullum to Hansra, no run, this one is worked to the leg side with the spin

End of over 35 (6 runs) Canada 164/3 (195 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.68, RRR: 13.00)
AS Hansra    47* (79b 2x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-32-0
A Bagai    76* (79b 9x4)      SB Styris    7-0-30-0

35.1

Styris to Bagai, no run, short of a length just outside off, Bagai tries to steer to third man, but under edges just side of the keeper

Aha, Bagai tries to get Ruvindu as a runner, but NZ disapprove and Ruvindu goes back out.

35.2

Styris to Bagai, 1 run, short of a length outside off, and he cuts backward of point for one more

35.3

Styris to Hansra, no run, slow offcutter on off, driven back to the bowler

35.4

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, Styris holds it back and it is dabbed in front of point for a single

35.5

Styris to Bagai, no run, swish and a miss outside off as Styris keeps nagging away at a boringly irritating pace.

35.6

Styris to Bagai, FOUR, Bagai ends the over with a flourish, getting outside leg and flicking an offcutter than ended on the pads expertly, finer than deep backward square leg. 189 reqd off 84.

End of over 36 (6 runs) Canada 170/3 (189 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.72, RRR: 13.50)
A Bagai    81* (83b 10x4)      SB Styris    8-0-36-0
AS Hansra    48* (81b 2x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-32-0

36.1

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, angling in back of a length and worked to midwicket for a single

36.2

NL McCullum to Bagai, no run, Bagai's hitting them too straight. He's smashed the leather off this one and hit the non-striker's stumps. McCullum did not get a hand on it, Hansra was miles out.

36.3

NL McCullum to Bagai, 2 runs, ha, he backs away, Nathan follows him and Bagai whacks it straight back to the left of the bowler for a couple. Btw, Ponting is out in Bangalore.

36.4

NL McCullum to Bagai, 1 run, moves away to the leg side and hits down the ground for another single. Bagai is now down for the count with a horrible onset of cramps. Hot and humid day in Bombay, not helping his health one bit.

Kieran: "Looking over the Canadian partnership list, I notice that Bagai is in every 100+ partnership other than the one that you mentioned against Bangla."

36.5

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, Hansra gets to 50 with a nudge to square leg. Nice doughty innings. It's a real pity Canada lost the plot with the ball.

36.6

NL McCullum to Bagai, OUT, that's the end of a fine innings from Bagai. He's succumbed to the conditions as much as the bowling. He's barely able to stand, and wanted to get to his 100 with big shots. He again backs away to the leg side, looking to whack over the off side. Thin outside edge. Bagai c McCullum b McCullum.

A Bagai c †BB McCullum b NL McCullum 84 (145m 87b 10x4 0x6) SR: 96.55

End of over 37 (5 runs) Canada 175/4 (184 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.72, RRR: 14.15)
     NL McCullum    7-0-37-1
AS Hansra    50* (83b 2x4)      SB Styris    8-0-36-0

Cheema walks out with his tremendous reputation for big-hitting.

37.1

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, slow offcutter on middle and off, driven down the ground without timing for a single

37.2

Styris to Rizwan Cheema, no run, full on off, Cheema leans into the drive but finds cover

37.3

Styris to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, Cheema is away, clipping the on-drive past mid on for a single

37.4

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, over-pitched on the stumps, worked to the leg side for a single.

Aha! Kamande removes Cameron White and does a really lovely version of the catwalk in celebration. Awesomeness! Mike Hussey has some firefighting to do.

37.5

Styris to Rizwan Cheema, 1 run, Cheema gets a single, playing down the ground for one

37.6

Styris to Hansra, no run, Hansra drives into the off side for another single to end the over

End of over 38 (4 runs) Canada 179/4 (180 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 15.00)
AS Hansra    52* (86b 2x4)      SB Styris    9-0-40-0
Rizwan Cheema    2* (3b)      NL McCullum    7-0-37-1

38.1

Oram to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, another one bites the dust. No fireworks from Cheema as he looks to guide a short ball on off stump to third man, and ends up guiding it too fine. Baz dives away to his right and pouches it. Very good catch, that.

Rizwan Cheema c †BB McCullum b Oram 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Jimmy Kamande ripped that ball in. MILES. White was completely befuddled.

Davison is the new man in. Can he reprise the WI blitz of 2003?

38.2

Oram to Davison, no run, he can't get bat on the first ball, feeling outside the off and missing.

38.3

Oram to Davison, FOUR, Davison is away with a smooth cover drive for four. Over-pitched on off stump, he just leans into it and sends it on its way with a wholesome stroke through the line.

38.4

Oram to Davison, no run, slower ball, and short too, completely catches him napping as he comes down the track and looks to pull. It goes off the toe end of the bat towards point

38.5

Oram to Davison, no run, whoa, floored by a slow bouncer at 117 kph, Davison can't spot it and goes down like a sack of potatoes as he tries to get out of the way.

38.6

Oram to Davison, no run, now a bouncer like he means it, Davison has a flail at the pull shot and misses again

The Canadian team is just a big bunch of cramps at the moment. Man down again. Hansra now. Another runner walks out. Hot, humid, languid Sunday afternoon out there. NZ's bowlers are doing stretches too.

End of over 39 (4 runs) Canada 183/5 (176 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.69, RRR: 16.00)
JM Davison    4* (5b 1x4)      JDP Oram    6-1-15-2
AS Hansra    52* (86b 2x4)      SB Styris    9-0-40-0

Styris to bowl.

39.1

Styris to Hansra, no run, offcutter on off, Hansra presses forward and defends down the track

39.2

Styris to Hansra, no run, holds the length back on middle and off, played down the track carefully

39.3

Styris to Hansra, no run, length ball on off, played back down the bowler sedately. Canada seem to have decided to just bat this out.

39.4

Styris to Hansra, 1 run, this one slips onto the pads, and is nudged backward of square for another single

39.5

Styris to Davison, no run, full outside off, defended solidly down the track

39.6

Styris to Davison, no run, another offcutter ending on middle and leg, played off the front foot down the track. This is turning into one of the most pointless dawdles. Ever.

End of over 40 (1 run) Canada 184/5 (175 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.60, RRR: 17.50)
JM Davison    4* (7b 1x4)      SB Styris    10-0-41-0
AS Hansra    53* (90b 2x4)      JDP Oram    6-1-15-2

Batting Powerplay taken.

40.1

Oram to Hansra, 1 bye, yorker first up from Oram, the batsman is in some strife as he tries to get the toes away from the line of fire. Bye taken on the leg side of the stumps. Canada's fitness is really plumbing new lows. Umpire Tarapore is helping Hansra stretch out as the physio trots out once again.

Right, Hansra has decided to limp off. Cramps win.

Rao walks out to face. Can he spice up this somnolent afternoon?

40.2

Oram to Davison, 1 run, short of a length outside off, steered backward of point for a single

40.3

Oram to Balaji Rao, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Rao pokes into the covers and nearly runs himself out as he tries a lazy single.

40.4

Oram to Davison, no run, bouncer on off stump, he looks to pull and misses

40.5

Oram to Davison, 1 run, fuller length on off stump, driven down the ground for a single

40.6

Oram to Balaji Rao, FOUR, whoa, Rao's done a Ryder, walking across his stumps and lapping a length ball angling in over backward square leg for a boundary

End of over 41 (8 runs) Canada 192/5 (167 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.68, RRR: 18.55)
WD Balaji Rao    5* (2b 1x4)      JDP Oram    7-1-22-2
JM Davison    6* (10b 1x4)      SB Styris    10-0-41-0

Southee comes on now.

41.1

Southee to Davison, 1 leg bye, attempted yorker tails into the pads and Davison can't connect with the flick

41.2

Southee to Balaji Rao, no run, full toss outside off, he can't connect with the cover drive

41.3

Southee to Balaji Rao, 1 run, yorker on off stump, Rao's running is a sight for sore eyes. He's dug this out to cover and taken off in his own roly-poly style for a single that was never there.

41.4

Southee to Davison, FOUR, Davison cracks another cover drive with power and placement. Four more to the cause.

41.5

Southee to Davison, 1 run, fuller ball on the stumps, driven down the ground for a single

41.6

Southee to Balaji Rao, 1 wide, bouncer, too short and called wide.

41.6

Southee to Balaji Rao, 1 leg bye, swipe and a miss. Comes in sharply from round the wicket and raps him on the pads as he looks to shovel across the line. The umpire turns down the lbw appeal and it is referred by the NZ team. Replays say it was going down the leg side.

End of over 42 (9 runs) Canada 201/5 (158 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.78, RRR: 19.75)
WD Balaji Rao    6* (5b 1x4)      TG Southee    7-1-31-0
JM Davison    11* (13b 2x4)      JDP Oram    7-1-22-2

42.1

Oram to Balaji Rao, 2 runs, Oram lands this well wide of off stump and it is carved over the covers for a couple

42.2

Oram to Balaji Rao, 1 run, Rao gets a single this time, tipping through the leg side

42.3

Oram to Davison, 1 run, Davison continues to struggle against the bouncer, somehow manages to get bat on a late attempt at the shot.

42.4

Oram to Balaji Rao, no run, bouncer aimed at the head, Rao wisely under it

42.5

Oram to Balaji Rao, OUT, Rao's holed out. Slow offcutter banged in short, he looks to biff it over midwicket and ends up playing straight to long on

WD Balaji Rao c NL McCullum b Oram 9 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sid: "Canada scores 200! How did that happen!"

42.6

Oram to Davison, 1 run, poorly timed by Davison, lofts the on-drive almost straight down long on's throat. So poorly played, it did not carry.

End of over 43 (5 runs) Canada 206/6 (153 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.79, RRR: 21.85)
JM Davison    13* (15b 2x4)      JDP Oram    8-1-27-3
HS Baidwan    0* (0b)      TG Southee    7-1-31-0

43.1

Southee to Davison, no run, aha, Umpire Tarapore gets into the batsman's path as he tries to scramble back into the crease as Davison flicks to midwicket. They try a single and abort the plans.

43.2

Southee to Davison, 4 byes, whoa, super yorker completely through the batsman who thinks he is bowled but it tails in so sharply to miss the stumps and fly to fine leg

43.3

Southee to Davison, no run, and now a bouncer, Davison definitely doesn't like them. He tries to pull in ungainly fashion and misses

43.4

Southee to Davison, 1 run, fuller on off stump, driven into the covers for a single

43.5

Southee to Baidwan, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, flicked to midwicket for a single

Sajith: "Great day for the McCullums here! 111 runs, 4 catches and a wicket !"

43.6

Southee to Davison, 1 run, full length ball on off stump, driven solidly to mid off

End of over 44 (7 runs) Canada 213/6 (146 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.84, RRR: 24.33)
JM Davison    15* (20b 2x4)      TG Southee    8-1-34-0
HS Baidwan    1* (1b)      JDP Oram    8-1-27-3

44.1

Oram to Davison, OUT, Davison has run himself out in clumsy fashion as the Royal Canadian Air Farce carries on. He gets a yorker on the pads, glances to the leg side and then trots half the way, before deciding to walk down the pitch. The throw came in from McCullum, on the sly, and broke the stumps before he reached his crease. Sleeping tortoises would have made it. Even if they were walking backwards. Davison keeps walking to the pavilion.

JM Davison run out 15 (37m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

44.2

Oram to Baidwan, 2 runs, almost another hole-out. Slow loft, lacking in intent, into the leg side, but it lands safe

44.3

Oram to Baidwan, FOUR, short ball, he's smacked the pull shot with some vengeance and its flown away to the square leg boundary

44.4

Oram to Baidwan, no run

44.5

Oram to Baidwan, 1 run, Baidwan escapes, looking to swipe out to the leg side and gets a thick outside edge that Baz can't collect as he jumps away to his right.

44.6

Oram to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, short ball, he goes for the pull and gets it down to deep backward square leg for a single

End of over 45 (8 runs) Canada 221/7 (138 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.91, RRR: 27.60)
Khurram Chohan    1* (1b)      JDP Oram    9-1-35-3
HS Baidwan    8* (5b 1x4)      TG Southee    8-1-34-0

Kieran: "Harvey Birdman can play cricket. Who knew?"

45.1

Southee to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, full toss on off, driven down to long on for another single.

45.2

Southee to Baidwan, OUT, Southee finally has a wicket. Rejoice if he's in your Fantasy team. Full toss on off stump, driven cleanly, but straight into mid off's hands

HS Baidwan c Franklin b Southee 8 (14m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Southee round the wicket. Hansra has returned to the crease with a runner.

45.3

Southee to Hansra, no run, over-pitched on off, driven fluidly to mid off

45.4

Southee to Hansra, no run, another yorker, the batsman does well to save the toes and dig it out

The first World Cup match in the revamped Wankhede is a yawn. Hope the last one is somewhat better.

45.5

Southee to Hansra, no run, another one very full on the stumps, driven without timing to the off side

45.6

Southee to Hansra, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended to the off side

End of over 46 (1 run) Canada 222/8 (137 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.82, RRR: 34.25)
AS Hansra    53* (95b 2x4)      TG Southee    9-1-35-1
Khurram Chohan    2* (2b)      JDP Oram    9-1-35-3

46.1

Oram to Khurram Chohan, no run

46.2

Oram to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, slower ball from Oram outside off, cut backward of point for a single

46.3

Oram to Hansra, FOUR, another outside edge escapes McCullum, seems to be one of the best scoring areas. Hansra looks to carve expansively over the off side and gets it very fine for four

46.4

Oram to Hansra, 1 run, short ball, Hansra is cramped into the pull and the top edge flies to the left of McCullum to fine leg

46.5

Oram to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, yorker on the stumps, dug out to the leg side for a single

46.6

Oram to Hansra, 1 wide, slow bouncer, called a wide for height.

46.6

Oram to Hansra, FOUR, another outside edge through third man. Another four. The theme of Canada's innings.

End of over 47 (12 runs) Canada 234/8 (125 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 41.66)
AS Hansra    62* (98b 4x4)      JDP Oram    10-1-47-3
Khurram Chohan    4* (5b)      TG Southee    9-1-35-1

47.1

Southee to Khurram Chohan, no run, will they refer this? Huge lbw appeal as Southee raps the toes with another yorker. They are referring it after Tarapore turned the appeal down. This is going to be tough to call. The ball tailed in around middle and leg, Chohan was back in the crease as he looked to play across the line. Did it take the inside edge? Well it was heading well down the leg side in any case. Not out.

47.2

Southee to Khurram Chohan, no run, fuller ball on off stump, it is dug out to the off side

47.3

Southee to Khurram Chohan, no run, full toss on off stump, driven without timing into the covers

47.4

Southee to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, the Canadian third man dinks continue unabated. McCullum has dived to his right more often than ever before today. This one passes him and they get a single.

It is really tough to see how exactly this kind of a match helps the Associates.

47.5

Southee to Hansra, no run, full toss from round the wicket, defended solidly to the off side

47.6

Southee to Hansra, no run, over-pitched on the pads, flicked straight to midwicket

End of over 48 (1 run) Canada 235/8 (124 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.89, RRR: 62.00)
AS Hansra    62* (100b 4x4)      TG Southee    10-1-36-1
Khurram Chohan    5* (9b)      JDP Oram    10-1-47-3

Kalai: "Very Happy to see Canada's performance. They have improved their batting after each match of this worldcup, scoring more than what they scored in their prev match. Consistent exposure to bigger teams would surely help them to improve."

And what about their bowling? Nathan comes on again.

48.1

NL McCullum to Khurram Chohan, FOUR, Chohan pumps him through midwicket with disdain. He jumps out, reaches the pitch and whips through midwicket.

48.2

NL McCullum to Khurram Chohan, SIX, he goes two better this time. Does seem like they have left the onslaught for too late. Another full ball on leg stump, Chohan gets to the flight and dumps him all the way over midwicket

48.3

NL McCullum to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, again full, Chohan powerfully flicks through midwicket for one more

48.4

NL McCullum to Hansra, 1 run, digs out a full ball to long on for one

48.5

NL McCullum to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, Chohan sends the ball in the same region, getting a single in the same region.

48.6

NL McCullum to Hansra, SIX, another six. Horrible finish for anyone who has Nathan in their Fantasy XI! Hansra plonks the front foot forward and across before thwacking him majestically over long off.

End of over 49 (19 runs) Canada 254/8 (105 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.18, RRR: 105.00)
AS Hansra    69* (102b 4x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    8-0-56-1
Khurram Chohan    17* (13b 1x4 1x6)      TG Southee    10-1-36-1

49.1

Ryder to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, short ball outside off, cross-batted down to long off for one more

49.2

Ryder to Hansra, 1 wide, well outside off, called a wide

49.2

Ryder to Hansra, 1 run, this one nips in off the seam and it nudged to midwicket for a single

49.3

Ryder to Khurram Chohan, FOUR, Canada are ending with a sting here, Chohan lines up a full and slow ball on off stump, hanging back in the crease and going straight down the ground. He bisects long on and long off for four more.

49.4

Ryder to Khurram Chohan, OUT, Chohan's merry ways come to an end as Ryder keeps it slightly short of driving length and Chohan holes out to cover.

Khurram Chohan c Taylor b Ryder 22 (23m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

Ben: "New Zealand need to bowl a minimum of 10 no balls for Canada to win"

49.5

Ryder to Hansra, no run, back of a length outside off, steered to short third man

49.6

Ryder to Hansra, no run, Hansra has ended unbeaten, Ryder hasn't delivered any of those ten no balls and NZ have won in slightly lesser convincing fashion than seemed possible at one stage.

Right then, the action winds up in Mumbai. Here is Liam Brickhill's bulletin. Do follow the commentary from Bangalore where Australia have recovered well after an indifferent start v Kenya. On behalf of Sriram Veera and the rest of the gang, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Ta.

Brendon McCullum is the MoM: "Happy to get the 100, the win gives us confidence and momentum. The first 7-8 overs had something in it, but then it was a really good pitch. Any ground is going to have something in it at 9 30 in the morning. I am pretty happy with the way today went. I thought the platform we set was good."

Taylor: "Brendon and Guptill gave us a good start. I had a bit of luck while batting. The bowlers complemented the batting well. Our strength is the lower-order hitting, and we try to set ourselves for a go. We have to wait a couple of days and check on Kyle Mills - he is a key part of the team."

Bagai: "Good show from Patel. Nice to get runs myself, but we lost the game in the first half of the crease. It was hot today, so got some cramps after keeping and batting, it got to me. We will look to get out on a high in Bangalore, on a true track against Australia."

NZ now lead the Group B table with 8 points out of five games. Whodathunk! They are almost definitely through to the quarters. In fact, they are through for sure.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Canada 261/9 (98 runs required)
AS Hansra    70* (105b 4x4 1x6)      JD Ryder    1.2-0-15-1
H Osinde    0* (0b)      NL McCullum    8-0-56-1

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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