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)

4.1

Johnson to Patel, 2 runs, gets some shape off the seam in to the batsman from a length, he flicks it in the air to Hussey at square leg, who has a shy at the non-striker's stumps with the batsman already in the crease, and concedes an overthrow off the ricochet

4.2

Johnson to Patel, FOUR, goes full and wide outside off stump, Hiral is in a mood to belt everything, bends the knee and slashes it past backward point, no chance for third man at all

4.3

Johnson to Patel, no run, Johnson beats him with a length ball that goes across him close to off stump, he goes for the drive and ends up playing inside the line

4.4

Johnson to Patel, SIX, another maximum, not where he intended it, but Canada will take it, Johnson continues to bowl it fuller and wider outside off stump, he had a big swing at it, and got it miles in the air, Lee at third man got into position, but it eluded him and went just over the ropes

4.5

Johnson to Patel, 1 leg bye, bounces from short of a length but down the pads, off the hip to square leg

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   MG Johnson 1-0-12-0

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

6.4

Johnson to Patel, no run, goes right back in the crease, and plays out a back of a length ball with an open face on the off side

6.5

Johnson to Patel, 1 run, stands in the crease and has a go at a fuller delivery that is angled across him, the thick outside edge flies to Lee at third man

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   MG Johnson 2-0-14-0

8.1

Johnson to Patel, no run, gets behind one that comes in with the angle to push out to point

8.2

Johnson to Patel, 1 leg bye, slings it in full on the pads, he tickles it down to fine leg

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

8.5

Johnson to Patel, FOUR, Hiral continues to swing merrily, and picks up boundaries all around, has a swing at one angled across him on a length, and the outside edge at Johnson's pace gives third man no chance

8.6

Johnson to Patel, 1 run, he gets away again, Watson at slip it is, very tough chance as it was dying to his right, he put in the dive but it seemed to bounce inches short as Hiral had another go, moves to 49 now

Canada 72/1   MG Johnson 3-0-20-0

14.1

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

14.2

Johnson to Bagai, no run, jabs at one that comes in with the angle from round the wicket, almost chops it on

14.3

Johnson to Bagai, no run, nicely done, spirits out to the pitch of a length ball and drives it to cover

14.4

Johnson to Bagai, no run, cramps him for room with one that cuts back in from short of a length, defended down the track

14.5

Johnson to Bagai, FOUR, crack! full and some width outside off stump, he needs no more invitation, gets to the pitch and creams it past extra cover, no one moved

14.6

Johnson to Bagai, 1 run, goes down the pads with the angle, and he picks a single through square leg

Canada 95/2   MG Johnson 4-0-26-0

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   MG Johnson 5-0-29-0

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

18.4

Johnson to Bagai, no run, slower one at 126.2 kph wide outside off, he picks it late and slaps it away to point

18.5

Johnson to Bagai, no run, shuffles on off stump, gets front foot out and pushes this one to short extra cover

18.6

Johnson to Bagai, no run, Johnson gets the edge for some fine stuff from round the stumps, but it falls short of Watson at slip, this one was bowled on off stump, much fuller, got him to drive,and moves away slightly to get the edge

Canada 110/2   MG Johnson 6-0-30-0

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

20.3

Johnson to Bagai, no run, gets him to hop on his toes to one that gets slightly big on him with the angle from round the stumps, defended in to the off side

20.4

Johnson to Bagai, 1 run, and gets the surprise bouncer on target, lot of shoulder in that one, he takes his eyes off the ball and tries to fend it away, and somehow gets it fine on the leg side

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   MG Johnson 7-0-32-0

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   MG Johnson 8-0-33-0

36.1

Johnson to Kumar, no run, 139.2 searing short delivery that takes off around off stump, he is beaten as he pushes at it

36.2

Johnson to Kumar, 1 wide, this is the other Johnson, slings one full and miles outside the off stump with a lot of shoulder, bounces after it passes the crease

36.2

Johnson to Kumar, no run, reverts to the normal self, gets one on the stumps which is defended away

36.3

Johnson to Kumar, OUT, Nitish has had enough of all this searching examination from the quicks, he gets a fuller one and tries to lift it back over Johnson's head, but only gets it high in the air for mid off to settle under it

NR Kumar c Tait b Johnson 7 (26m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

36.4

Johnson to Baidwan, no run, hangs the bat outside off stump to a length ball that goes in the air but falls short of mid off

36.5

Johnson to Baidwan, FOUR, Baidwan is away, uses the pace on this one on the pads to flick it past midwicket who gives up the chase as the outfield takes over

36.6

Johnson to Baidwan, no run, now he calmly leaves alone one outside off

Canada 173/7   MG Johnson 9-0-38-1

38.1

Johnson to Baidwan, no run, goes searching for a length ball angled outside off stump, and cannot find it, keeper collects

38.2

Johnson to Baidwan, 1 run, shortish one dug in to the body, shuffles and whips it down to fine leg

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   MG Johnson 10-0-43-1

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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