ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B

England v West Indies

England won by 18 runs

39.3

Sammy to Bresnan, 1 run, off the mark straight away as he tucks this into midwicket

39.5

Sammy to Bresnan, 1 run, tucked off the pads down to fine leg

England 195/7   TT Bresnan 2* (2b)

40.4

Pollard to Bresnan, 1 run, 200 up as Bresnan nudges a single into the leg side

40.6

Pollard to Bresnan, 1 run, Bresnan, for all his heft, is actually quite a conventional player and straight-bats this down the ground

England 202/7   TT Bresnan 4* (4b)

41.1

Bishoo to Bresnan, no run, skids on and Bresnan jabs a bat down in a hurry

41.2

Bishoo to Bresnan, no run, more air on this and spins a touch, homing in on outside edge

41.3

Bishoo to Bresnan, 1 run, good lengths and lines again, touch of spin too and Bresnan leans forward to prod to leg

England 203/7   TT Bresnan 5* (7b)

42.4

Roach to Bresnan, no run, oh Bresnan missed out there. Thigh-high full toss but he could only pat it to midwicket

42.5

Roach to Bresnan, no run, excellent delivery this time. On off stump and offering to slide in, solid defence

42.6

Roach to Bresnan, 1 leg bye, Roach slips this past the inside edge and it thuds off the pads

England 215/7   TT Bresnan 5* (10b)

43.1

Bishoo to Bresnan, 1 run, slipped in quicker and flatter, Bresnan squeezed it out to long-off

43.5

Bishoo to Bresnan, no run, fired in quickly again to Bresnan who can only jab back to the bowler

43.6

Bishoo to Bresnan, no run, driven off the toe-end back to Bishoo to end a superb spell from him. 3-34 on debut with the wickets of Trott, Morgan and then Wright is a fine, fine effort. His introduction changed the match

England 216/8   TT Bresnan 6* (13b)

44.3

Roach to Bresnan, 1 run, overcooks the yorker this time but at 147mph this is plenty quick and Bresnan pushes a single down the ground

44.5

Roach to Bresnan, no run, yorker attempted and dug out towards mid-on

44.6

Roach to Bresnan, 1 run, somehow Bresnan got his groove on and sped through for a single, the shy at the stumps missed, which helped his cause

England 221/8   TT Bresnan 8* (16b)

45.1

Benn to Bresnan, 1 run, fired in quick around off stump and Bresnan's toe-end cut dribbles away to point

45.3

Benn to Bresnan, no run, good work from Benn, no width on offer and Bresnan can only prod a defence

45.4

Benn to Bresnan, no run, full toss but Bresnan is too conventional to muscle this away, instead he straight-bats to mid-off

45.5

Benn to Bresnan, 1 run, poked towards midwicket, just a single

England 224/8   TT Bresnan 10* (20b)

46.1

Roach to Bresnan, no run, Bresnan this time tries to give himself room, gets the full toss he wants but can't beat mid-off

46.2

Roach to Bresnan, 1 bye, high full toss, Bresnan thought it was above waist-height, it wasn't and he swing at fresh air brought nothing until the keeper fumbled

46.4

Roach to Bresnan, FOUR, edge! Precious edge for England. Full toss that Bresnan aims to heave at, kisses the edge and with third man up it was always four

46.5

Roach to Bresnan, no run, Roach's gameplan is simple, aim a yorker, Bresnan jumps leg side to try and power through cover but can't do it

46.6

Roach to Bresnan, FOUR, four more! It's that edge again! Roach is rapid and the thick edge hurtles past the keeper for four. England just finding a way to stay afloat in this tournament

England 238/8   TT Bresnan 18* (25b 2x4)

47.3

Russell to Bresnan, 1 run, Bresnan looks like he really powers this, but the timing it so bad that it trickles away

England 240/9   TT Bresnan 19* (26b 2x4)

48.3

Roach to Bresnan, 1 run, Roach hasn't quite landed the yorkers perfectly, but he hasn't been far off and Bresnan's attempted drive dribbles to cover. A misfield allows a single, suspect West Indies won't mind that

England 243/9   TT Bresnan 20* (27b 2x4)

Photos

Mar 17, 2011

England celebrate a narrow win, England v West Indies, World Cup, Group B, March 17, 2011

England celebrate a narrow win

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Mar 17, 2011

The stunning victory completed when Sulieman Benn was run out to complete a collapse of four wickets for three runs, England v West Indies, World Cup, Group B, March 17, 2011

The stunning victory completed when Sulieman Benn was run out to complete a collapse of four wickets for three runs

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