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)

0.5

Tait to Davison, FOUR, Tait bowls a pacy full delivery on the pads, dropped by Michael Hussey at square leg as it is flicked emphatically off the toes, it was going quickly over him, he managed to get two hands to it but only parried it away to the boundary

Canada 6/0   JM Davison 4* (3b 1x4)   SW Tait 0.5-0-6-0

1.1

Lee to Patel, FOUR, 139.9 kph, shrt and bit of width, he latches on to it in an instant, and cuts it superbly between cover and point

Canada 10/0   H Patel 5* (4b 1x4)   B Lee 0.1-0-4-0

1.3

Lee to Patel, FOUR, 144.5 kph, he is alternating between connecting and missing, this time he delays the shot, goes deep in the crease and cuts it past backward point for another boundary

Canada 14/0   H Patel 9* (6b 2x4)   B Lee 0.3-0-8-0

1.5

Lee to Patel, FOUR, shot, this is some start from Canada, as fine a cover drive as any, gets front foot out and shows the full face of the bat to get it in the gap, that is enough on this outfield

Canada 20/0   H Patel 15* (8b 3x4)   B Lee 0.5-0-14-0

3.3

Lee to Davison, FOUR, smashed again, this time he gets it in the gap as Lee continues to go full in search of movement that he is not finding currently, cover had no chance as it sped past him

Canada 37/0   JM Davison 10* (10b 2x4)   B Lee 1.3-0-20-0

3.4

Lee to Davison, FOUR, targets the stumps with a full length again, Davison stands in the crease and lifts it high over midwicket

Canada 41/0   JM Davison 14* (11b 3x4)   B Lee 1.4-0-24-0

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

Canada 47/1   H Patel 30* (14b 4x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 0.2-0-6-0

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

Canada 71/1   H Patel 48* (34b 5x4 3x6)   MG Johnson 2.5-0-19-0

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

Canada 77/1   ZE Surkari 6* (9b 1x4)   SR Watson 1.3-0-6-0

13.2

Watson to Bagai, FOUR, for once Watson strays down the pads from a fuller length, and he shuffles to tickle it fine enough to pick up four

Canada 89/2   A Bagai 4* (7b 1x4)   SR Watson 3.2-0-13-1

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

Canada 94/2   A Bagai 8* (15b 2x4)   MG Johnson 3.5-0-25-0

15.3

Lee to Bagai, FOUR, 147.3 kph low full toss outside off stump, he throws the bat at it, and gets it fine to the third man boundary off a thick edge

Canada 99/2   A Bagai 13* (19b 3x4)   B Lee 3.3-0-36-1

22.3

Watson to Bagai, FOUR, Watsone drags this one wide outside off, he has to reach out to stab it in the air past point, where Steve Smith goes leaping in the air to his right but cannot take it

Canada 124/2   A Bagai 23* (37b 4x4)   SR Watson 4.3-0-17-1

22.5

Watson to Bagai, FOUR, all timing this one, gets one full on middle and leg, gets front foot out and brings down the bat at an angle to send it purring to the wide long on boundary

Canada 128/2   A Bagai 27* (39b 5x4)   SR Watson 4.5-0-21-1

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

Canada 138/2   ZE Surkari 28* (51b 2x4)   JJ Krejza 4.5-0-23-0

26.1

Tait to Bagai, FOUR, and what a welcome, 142,7 kph fuller one, and just lifted over the bowler's head straight down the ground

Canada 142/2   A Bagai 35* (49b 6x4)   SW Tait 4.1-1-25-0

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

Canada 173/7   HS Baidwan 4* (2b 1x4)   MG Johnson 8.5-0-38-1

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)   MG Johnson 10-0-43-1

40.4

Smith to Baidwan, FOUR, another short one, this time he gets the connection and placement right off the cut, to the right of sweeper cover

Canada 190/7   HS Baidwan 12* (10b 2x4)   SPD Smith 0.4-0-5-0

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

Canada 195/7   HS Baidwan 17* (13b 3x4)   JJ Krejza 9.1-0-42-1

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)   SPD Smith 3-0-18-0

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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