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)

17.1

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, starts with a full toss low on the leg stump, pushed back down the ground

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

17.3

Krejza to Bagai, 1 wide, gets some bounce now, and turn too, but down the leg side

17.3

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, more turn and bounce, this time on middle, he shuffles across and works it 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   JJ Krejza 1-0-7-0

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

19.4

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, Krejza goes down the pads again from round the stumps, worked easily 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   JJ Krejza 2-0-10-0

21.1

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, makes room outside leg stump, and cuts this one that turns it from off stump, wide of sweeper cover

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

21.3

Krejza to Bagai, 1 leg bye, turns in from middle stump, and goes in the air fine on the leg side as he tries to work it away

21.4

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

21.5

Krejza to Bagai, no run, backs away outside leg stump, looking to go towards point, almost yorks himself as this one is flighted full, Haddin takes it cleanly as almost grazes off stump

21.6

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, touch short outside off, and he goes on the back foot to cut it away

Canada 120/2   JJ Krejza 3-0-14-0

23.1

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

23.2

Krejza to Bagai, no run, tossed up and turning in from outside off, he lunges out and defends

23.3

Krejza to Bagai, no run, mix-up, but no harm done, the non-striker wanted the single and had run halfway down the pith before being sent back as midwicket converged on the ball

23.4

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, now the single is on, tapped in front of cover, and goes through with a loud 'yes'

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   JJ Krejza 4-0-16-0

25.1

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, tossed up and turns in, worked away through square leg

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

25.4

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, reaches well forward with a high elbow and guides it to point

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   JJ Krejza 5-0-23-0

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

27.3

Krejza to Bagai, 1 run, some more width outside off and slapped away to sweeper cover again

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   JJ Krejza 6-0-25-0

29.1

Krejza to Hansra, 1 run, pushed out to point off the front foot

29.2

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

29.3

Krejza to Hansra, 1 run, skips down the track now, Krejza shortens the length, he jabs it away on the off side, and the non-striker wills him on for the run

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

29.6

Krejza to Hansra, OUT, Krejza gets reward for tossing the ball up, he went for the big one down the ground, but with the turn Krejza is getting, got it in the air for Lee to take a fine low catch running in from long on, mid off was in the circle, but the turn did Hansra in

AS Hansra c Lee b Krejza 3 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Canada 157/4   JJ Krejza 7-0-31-1

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

37.3

Krejza to Baidwan, 1 run, eased down the ground to long on

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   JJ Krejza 8-0-34-1

39.1

Krejza to Baidwan, 1 run, tucked away off the pads wide of midwicket

39.2

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

39.3

Krejza to Baidwan, 1 run, slapped away to sweeper cover

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   JJ Krejza 9-0-38-1

41.1

Krejza to Baidwan, FOUR, this is like the inside out tennis forehands that Federer unfurls, well this one is not unfurled it is slogged away, short and turning in from outside off, and he gets it over mid off even as he backs away outside leg stump

41.2

Krejza to Baidwan, OUT, Krejza gets him this time, got him to charge down the track and have a big heave, the ball went miles in the air, enough for both Smith and Ponting to go for the catch, Ponting it is who takes it cleanly in the end, just brushes into Smith who was hanging around, and then bangs the ball in to the ground in anger

HS Baidwan c Ponting b Krejza 17 (17m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

41.3

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

41.4

Krejza to Balaji Rao, no run, tossed up and gets it to turn away from his forward push, Haddin whips off the bails but he is in

41.5

Krejza to Balaji Rao, no run, goes up for the lbw, but he managed to get an inside edge as he tried to turn it across the line

41.6

Krejza to Balaji Rao, 1 run, goes for the sweep on a knee and gets it to short fine leg

Canada 197/8   JJ Krejza 10-0-44-2

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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