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)

31.4

Lee to Whatham, no run, how is that not out? just how? Lee strikes him on the front pad with a pacy and very full delivery, his bat was nowhere close to the ball, Billy says not out, the ball would have taken out middle and leg, Lee just ran down the track initially, he was so convinced he had his man

31.5

Lee to Whatham, no run, jams away another fuller one on the off side

31.6

Lee to Whatham, no run, Lee bowls one on a length this time, and he blocks it away

Canada 161/6   K Whatham 0* (3b)

32.2

Tait to Whatham, no run, lets this one go, it came back in from a very full length, and contrived to miss the off stump

32.3

Tait to Whatham, no run, another full one on the stumps, there is no respite, jabbed away to extra cover

32.4

Tait to Whatham, no run, now Tait goes back of a length, super stuff, makes him hop on the toes to bring it down

32.5

Tait to Whatham, no run, still not off the mark, gets some width off this full delivery, but stabs it away in the air to point

32.6

Tait to Whatham, no run, bounces in from a length, but wide outside off stump, and left alone easily

Canada 162/6   K Whatham 0* (8b)

34.1

Johnson to Whatham, no run, goes across the right hander, who looks to push at it, but then pulls out of the shot

34.2

Johnson to Whatham, 1 wide, digs in the short one and pulls it wide down the leg side

34.2

Johnson to Whatham, no run, now he gets it on target again, just outside off stump, this time he has a push at it, and is beaten

34.3

Johnson to Whatham, no run, Johnson's turn to go full on the stumps, defended away to mid off

34.4

Johnson to Whatham, no run, dropped Watson at wide slip, Johnson got one to cut away awkwardly past the batsman, who tried to steer it, but the edge flew to the left of Watson, who went low down but dropped it

34.5

Johnson to Whatham, no run, there is no justice if you are a bowler, now he goes for a swing to a length ball outside off stump, and misses

34.6

Johnson to Whatham, no run, patted back to the bowler, still not off the mark on debut

Canada 165/6   K Whatham 0* (14b)

35.2

Lee to Whatham, 1 run, goes on the back foot and stabs away a wide one to sweeper cover

Canada 167/6   K Whatham 1* (15b)

37.1

Krejza to Whatham, no run, turned to short fine leg off the back foot, the non-striker runs his half of the pitch twice, and gets back in time

37.2

Krejza to Whatham, 1 run, more turn down the leg side, and worked backward of square

37.4

Krejza to Whatham, no run, sharp turn from outside off, hits the pads but down the leg side

37.5

Krejza to Whatham, 1 wide, oops, fires this one in quick and wide outside off stump

37.5

Krejza to Whatham, no run, slower and closer to off stump, pushed back to the bowler

37.6

Krejza to Whatham, no run, gets it to turn in to the batsman from outside off who calmly pats it back

Canada 176/7   K Whatham 2* (20b)

38.3

Johnson to Whatham, no run, has a loose waft at one that is not far from off stump, but luck hasn't found Johnson on the right side today

38.4

Johnson to Whatham, no run, good work from Mitch, gets out of that slingy action as the length ball is pushed back at him, and fires in the throw at the striker's end

38.5

Johnson to Whatham, no run, squeezes out a full delivery towards point, but cannot get the single

38.6

Johnson to Whatham, FOUR, that will fetch him four, waits on a fuller one to angle in to him, and slams it between bowler and mid off with a big followthrough

Canada 181/7   K Whatham 6* (24b 1x4)

39.2

Krejza to Whatham, 1 run, off the inside edge on to the leg side as he pushes out

39.4

Krejza to Whatham, no run, steered to short third man from the crease

39.5

Krejza to Whatham, no run, comes down the track but Krejza sees him and drags it shorter, can't do much with it

39.6

Krejza to Whatham, 1 run, this time he gets a run as he charges down the track and stabs it away

Canada 185/7   K Whatham 8* (28b 1x4)

40.1

Smith to Whatham, no run, tossed up generously as a low full toss that is patted back to Smith

40.2

Smith to Whatham, 1 run, takes a step out and drives a fuller on wide of mid on for a quick run

Canada 186/7   K Whatham 9* (30b 1x4)

41.3

Krejza to Whatham, 1 run, worked away off the hip as this one bounces om leg stump

Canada 196/8   K Whatham 10* (31b 1x4)

42.3

Smith to Whatham, 1 run, takes this one on the full and eases it to long on

42.6

Smith to Whatham, 1 run, one more single to long off, Australia have allowed things to drift

Canada 203/8   K Whatham 12* (33b 1x4)

43.1

Lee to Whatham, 1 run, rides the bounce on a wide one outside off to cut it away wide of point

Canada 204/8   K Whatham 13* (34b 1x4)

44.1

Smith to Whatham, no run, pushed through around off stump and played down the track

44.2

Smith to Whatham, no run, cut away to sweeper cover off the back foot

44.3

Smith to Whatham, 1 run, tosses it up outside off, but he gets to the pitch and picks up a single to long off

44.5

Smith to Whatham, no run, worked away on the leg side off the front foot

44.6

Smith to Whatham, FOUR, goes with the turn this time, and gets four for it, gets toe the pitch of the ball and lifts it wide of sweeper cover

Canada 210/9   K Whatham 18* (39b 2x4)

45.3

Lee to Whatham, no run, gets big on him from short of a length, fended away on the leg side

45.4

Lee to Whatham, OUT, 145.5 kph high full toss gets Lee his fourth, Whatham backed away to the leg side, and looked to have a go at it, but it was too quick for him, and took out the stumps off the inside edge

K Whatham b Lee 18 (57m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 43.90

Canada 211/10   K Whatham 18 (41b 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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