ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 35th match, Group A

Australia v Canada

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 91 balls remaining)

3.6

Lee to Surkari, no run, 149.2 kph, Lee is charged after the wicket, bowls this one outside off stump and gets it to seam away, Surkari leaves it alone

Canada 41/1   ZE Surkari 0* (1b)

4.6

Johnson to Surkari, no run, gets one bang on target finally, length ball homing in on middle and off, defended with bat and pad close together

Canada 54/1   ZE Surkari 0* (2b)

6.1

Johnson to Surkari, no run, good delivery, that angle across the right hander close to off stump, good bounce too, he has a prod and is beaten

6.2

Johnson to Surkari, no run, goes a touch wider outside off stump and he leaves it alone this time

6.3

Johnson to Surkari, 1 run, rides the bounce on one that jags back in to the body, and gets it wide of midwicket

6.6

Johnson to Surkari, no run, floats it much fuller outside off stump this time, egging him to go for the drive, but he shoulders arms after getting forward

Canada 64/1   ZE Surkari 1* (6b)

8.3

Johnson to Surkari, no run, gets it to jag back in from short if a length, he rides the bounce to keep it down

8.4

Johnson to Surkari, 1 run, similar delivery again, this time he shuffles across to work it away towards midwicket

Canada 67/1   ZE Surkari 2* (8b)

9.3

Watson to Surkari, FOUR, Surkari this time, looks to steer on that is very close to the body, and gets an edge that scoots wide of Haddin

9.4

Watson to Surkari, no run, off the pads from short of a good length on the leg side

9.5

Watson to Surkari, no run, chooses to leave a length delivery on ite line outside off stump, but it cuts back in a long way, not far from off stump that one

9.6

Watson to Surkari, no run, has him in trouble with this one that jags back in sharply and bounces more than the previous one, goes over the stumps as he pushes outside the line

Canada 77/1   ZE Surkari 6* (12b 1x4)

10.5

Tait to Surkari, 1 leg bye, 148.2 kph fired on the pads, he misses out on the flick, Tait thinks it is hitting leg, umpire Saheba thinks it is going down, which it is

Canada 81/1   ZE Surkari 6* (13b 1x4)

11.4

Watson to Surkari, no run, takes a step outside the crease and blocks one off the edge on to pad

11.5

Watson to Surkari, no run, takes two steps down the track this time, but can only manage to pat it away, smart work from Watson, keeping it tight

11.6

Watson to Surkari, 2 runs, almost got him, he chopped this one off the back foot, and Haddin cannot get how it missed the stumps and rolled away fine

Canada 84/2   ZE Surkari 8* (16b 1x4)

13.1

Watson to Surkari, 1 run, gets front foot out to drive wide of cover for a run

Canada 85/2   ZE Surkari 9* (17b 1x4)

14.1

Johnson to Surkari, 1 run, steered calmly down to third man from wide outside off

Canada 90/2   ZE Surkari 10* (18b 1x4)

16.1

Johnson to Surkari, 2 runs, Johnson goes down the pads with that angle from round the stumps, and is picked away wide of fine leg, deep square leg runs to his right and just stops it from trickling in to the ropes

16.2

Johnson to Surkari, no run, gets it outside off from just short of a length this time, left alone as it carries nicely to the keeper

16.3

Johnson to Surkari, no run, thats the line from round the stumps that troubles the right hander, just short of a length around off stump and forcing him to push at it, he does so and gets beaten

16.4

Johnson to Surkari, no run, and again, Johnson gets it spot on, and he ends up stabbing at it off the front foot, somehow it eludes the edge

16.5

Johnson to Surkari, no run, a bit wider and fuller outside off stump, left alone this time

16.6

Johnson to Surkari, 1 wide, overdoes the angle on this one and gets it down the leg side

16.6

Johnson to Surkari, no run, now he gets it to seam away from short of a length outside off stump, but wide enough for the batsman to shoulder arms

Canada 102/2   ZE Surkari 12* (24b 1x4)

17.2

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, tossed up on middle and turning on leg, he goes down on the knee and sweeps forcefully to fine leg

17.4

Krejza to Surkari, 2 runs, the line is awry from Krejza at the moment, another one turns down leg ans is nudged fine for a couple

17.5

Krejza to Surkari, no run, better now, tossed up just outside off, he drives with the turn and midwicket dives to field

17.6

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, and again turns down the leg side, tickled fine for a single, not the start Krejza and Ponting would have wanted

Canada 109/2   ZE Surkari 16* (28b 1x4)

18.1

Johnson to Surkari, no run, Johnson gets this one to move away from a length outside off, left alone comfortably

18.2

Johnson to Surkari, no run, surges forward and meets a length ball with a firm push that ends it to point

18.3

Johnson to Surkari, 1 run, smashed off the front foot, a full one outside off and he drives it to the man at sweeper cover

Canada 110/2   ZE Surkari 17* (31b 1x4)

19.1

Krejza to Surkari, no run, turns a fuller one to midwicket

19.2

Krejza to Surkari, no run, comes forward to push a turning one to midwicket again

19.3

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, paddles this one from outside off stump, looked to be a touch pre-meditated, but he gets it down to fine leg

19.5

Krejza to Surkari, no run, goes for the big slog sweep over deep square leg, gets it off the pads fine on the leg side

19.6

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, skips down and drives it along the ground with the turn to long on

Canada 113/2   ZE Surkari 19* (36b 1x4)

20.1

Johnson to Surkari, no run, lunges out to push an incoming delivery with an open face to point

20.2

Johnson to Surkari, 1 run, walks outside the line of a short of a length ball to work it away to fine leg, deftly done

20.5

Johnson to Surkari, no run, left alone outside the off stump as it goes across him

20.6

Johnson to Surkari, no run, lets another one angles across him from a length outside off

Canada 115/2   ZE Surkari 20* (40b 1x4)

21.2

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, floats it full and outside off stump, gets him to drive off the front foot, along the ground to sweeper cover

21.4

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, pushed away on the off side for a single

Canada 119/2   ZE Surkari 22* (42b 1x4)

23.1

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, bowls it full outside off and is eased down to long on

23.5

Krejza to Surkari, no run, gets him to drive against the turn with a tossed up one outside off, that is what offspinners were meant to do, he mistimes it to mid off

23.6

Krejza to Surkari, no run, defended off the front foot to smother the turn on this flighted one

Canada 130/2   ZE Surkari 23* (45b 1x4)

24.4

Watson to Surkari, no run, goes for the pull to one that was not short enough, misses as it keeps a bit low, Haddin had the bails off, too soon it turned out, as the backfoot came off the ground a second later

24.5

Watson to Surkari, no run, forces out on the front foot and pings mid off with the drive off a fuller one

24.6

Watson to Surkari, no run, stabs this length ball away on the off side, wants the single which is not there as Watson and Haddin are nearby

Canada 131/2   ZE Surkari 23* (48b 1x4)

25.2

Krejza to Surkari, no run, comes forward to try and turn this one away through midwicket, Krejza slows it down and he cannot get it past that man

25.3

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, skips out with initiative, and pushes this one to long on

25.5

Krejza to Surkari, FOUR, Krejza thrown the bat high and wide in the air, he takes it and smashes it off the front foot, beats a leaping Ponting at extra cover

25.6

Krejza to Surkari, no run, played out with the turn to the left of midwicket who cuts off the single

Canada 138/2   ZE Surkari 28* (52b 2x4)

26.3

Tait to Surkari, no run, now he bowls the short one, gets big on the batsman who brings it down on the off side

26.4

Tait to Surkari, 1 wide, fired wide down the leg side

26.4

Tait to Surkari, 1 run, shot! comes forward confidently and belts this full delivery, but cannot get it past mid off who gets quickly to his left

Canada 145/2   ZE Surkari 29* (54b 2x4)

27.1

Krejza to Surkari, no run, tossed up slowly, turns in and he gets a leading edge as he stretches out to work it away on the leg side

27.2

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, bowls it a tad short and he goes back to cut it wide of sweeper cover

27.4

Krejza to Surkari, no run, wants to work away for a run wide of midwicket, cannot get it past him

27.5

Krejza to Surkari, no run, produces the leading edge again, he shuffled to turn one from way outside off, but the ball rolls away safely towards extra cover

27.6

Krejza to Surkari, no run, walks across the stumps to work this one away through square leg, but cannot get the single again

Canada 148/2   ZE Surkari 30* (59b 2x4)

28.4

Tait to Surkari, no run, bangs it in short and outside off stump, he looks to have a go initially before letting it go past

28.5

Tait to Surkari, no run, Tait goes full and on the pads, strikes him in front and Australia go up in appeal, umpire Saheba says no, Haddin wants the review, replays show it clipping leg stump, onfield call stands, he survives

28.6

Tait to Surkari, no run, pushed away to covers off the back foot

Canada 151/3   ZE Surkari 30* (62b 2x4)

29.2

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, shuffles across to flick a fuller one from off stump to short fine leg

29.4

Krejza to Surkari, 2 runs, goes for the sweep from outside off stump and gets it wide of fine leg

29.5

Krejza to Surkari, 1 run, sharp bounce for Krejza from outside off stump, he dabs it away awkwardly in the air where slip would have been

Canada 157/3   ZE Surkari 34* (65b 2x4)

30.1

Tait to Surkari, no run, Tait hits the pads again right after drinks, Australia go for the review once more as umpire Saheba is unmoved, but he got an inside edge that saved him

30.2

Tait to Surkari, no run, Tait decides to decimate the stumps with a searing yorker, but he jabs down his bat at it somehow, is flung in the air with the impact, comes down on all fours, but lives on

30.3

Tait to Surkari, no run, Tait bowls a fiery high full toss, at 146 kph, in search of the yorker, Surkari takes it on the inner right thigh, very close to the box,he is surprised, and right away goes down writhing in pain, Tait runs to him to apologise, he is now getting up on his feet

30.4

Tait to Surkari, OUT, bowled 'em, 147.1 kph fuller one outside off stump, he had been stung by that blow the previous delivery and went for the ambitious cover drive, got an inside edge that clattered on to the stumps

ZE Surkari b Tait 34 (130m 69b 2x4 0x6) SR: 49.27

Canada 157/5   ZE Surkari 34 (69b 2x4)

Photos

Mar 16, 2011

Ashish Bagai drives during his 39, Australia v Canada, Group A, World Cup, Bangalore, March 16, 2011

Ashish Bagai drives during his 39

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Mar 16, 2011

John Davison waves to the fans as he walks off the field after his last game for Canada, Australia v Canada, Group A, World Cup, Bangalore, March 16, 2011

John Davison waves to the fans as he walks off the field after his last game for Canada

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