ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B

England v West Indies

England won by 18 runs

27.3

Bishoo to Wright, no run, tossed up from Bishoo, finds some spin too and Wright very tentatively forward prods a defence

27.4

Bishoo to Wright, no run, wow! Spin and real bounce, looks very dangerous! Wright groped forward but it leapt past him

27.5

Bishoo to Wright, no run, Bishoo is landing grenades all of a sudden. Wright is making it look tough! This again spits off a length up to the gloves

27.6

Bishoo to Wright, 1 run, ooh, slashed in very Wright fashion to deep cover. Looked desperate but at least one of the England batsmen are off the mark. What an over from Bishoo! Long live legspin!

England 135/5   LJ Wright 1* (4b)

28.1

Roach to Wright, no run, wristspin one end, pace from the other. This is quality viewing! Wright hurries into a defence at off stump

28.2

Roach to Wright, no run, Wright sees a foot of width and aims an expansive slash. It was through him in a flash

28.3

Roach to Wright, no run, prodded away in defence. I wouldn't say it was solid but at least the bat was straight. Zipping through from Roach

28.4

Roach to Wright, no run, good-looking drive but the way England are going at the moment there looks about 20 fielders out there

28.5

Roach to Wright, (no ball) 1 run, no ball! Sweet relief for England. Wright managed to squeeze a single out to point so Bopara has the free hit to try and get himself off the mark

28.6

Roach to Wright, no run, solid defence from Wright. You can't say that too often. Another excellent West Indies over

England 138/5   LJ Wright 2* (10b)

29.4

Bishoo to Wright, 1 run, Wright aims an old-fashioned slog-sweep, connects nicely for a single to deep midwicket

England 140/5   LJ Wright 3* (11b)

30.1

Russell to Wright, no run, on off stump, pushed into the off side

30.2

Russell to Wright, no run, comes back into Wright who plays to the off side

30.3

Russell to Wright, 1 run, he'd have been gone with a direct hit! Wright chops into the off side, Gayle collects at cover, turns and throws at the non-striker's end. Batsman was well short

30.6

Russell to Wright, 1 wide, banged in very short and called wide for height

30.6

Russell to Wright, 5 wides, oh dear, that's a shocker...fired down the leg side and beats the keeper

30.6

Russell to Wright, 1 run, much better, back of a length and cramps Wright for room as he pushes into the off side

England 149/5   LJ Wright 5* (15b)

31.1

Benn to Wright, no run, round the wicket, dragged a little short but Wright picks out backward point

31.2

Benn to Wright, no run, fuller at middle and leg, pushed into the off side

31.3

Benn to Wright, 1 run, tossed up nicely, Wright onto the front foot and pushes into the covers

31.5

Benn to Wright, no run, on off stump, defended into the off side

31.6

Benn to Wright, no run, good line, nothing on offer for Wright as he defends

England 151/5   LJ Wright 6* (20b)

33.1

Benn to Wright, 1 run, full and driven down to long off

England 153/6   LJ Wright 7* (21b)

34.1

Russell to Wright, no run, back of a length, defended to the off side

34.2

Russell to Wright, FOUR, my goodness, a boundary! Offered some width and Wright frees his arms to drive in the air over backward point

34.3

Russell to Wright, 1 run, forced square along the ground this time out to the cover sweeper

34.6

Russell to Wright, no run, well, that was odd...Russell appeared to lose his run up but continued to deliver. Wright left a full ball outside off, the indicated he wasn't sure what happened. Anyway, it's over

England 163/6   LJ Wright 12* (25b 1x4)

35.5

Benn to Wright, 1 run, round the wicket, driven with a straight bat down to long on

England 171/6   LJ Wright 13* (26b 1x4)

36.1

Pollard to Wright, 1 run, edged away down to third man as Wright drives hard at a full delivery

36.3

Pollard to Wright, FOUR, shot! Power and placement from Wright (yes, honest) as he drills a half volley through the covers

36.4

Pollard to Wright, no run, plays and misses as he cuts, beaten by some extra bounce

36.5

Pollard to Wright, no run, worked into the leg side and midwicket is quickly on it

36.6

Pollard to Wright, no run, defended back to the bowler

England 177/6   LJ Wright 18* (31b 2x4)

37.2

Benn to Wright, 2 runs, driven nicely through the covers and the sweeper has to run around to keep them to a couple

37.3

Benn to Wright, no run, hint of turn as Wright comes onto the front foot and plays to the off side

37.4

Benn to Wright, 1 run, full this time and Wright drives it down to long on fairly firmly

37.6

Benn to Wright, 1 run, pushed square into the off side and another well taken run

England 183/6   LJ Wright 22* (35b 2x4)

38.1

Pollard to Wright, 2 runs, on the back foot, worked off the hip through square leg and it's also placed nicely

38.2

Pollard to Wright, no run, on off stump, pushed into the off side

38.3

Pollard to Wright, no run, worked into the leg side and can't beat midwicket

38.4

Pollard to Wright, no run, tight on off stump, pushed back down the pitch

38.5

Pollard to Wright, 1 run, down the leg side, whipped away by Wright straight to fine leg

England 186/6   LJ Wright 25* (40b 2x4)

39.1

Sammy to Wright, FOUR, begins by dropping in short, Wright latches on and cracks it away over midwicket...not a good start for the captain

39.2

Sammy to Wright, OUT, gone! Well that was a shambles. Wright cut hard to backward point where Pollard made a fine stop. Both batsmen were caught ball-watching in mid-pitch, Wright continued to run to the non-striker's end which left Tredwell stranded

JC Tredwell run out 9 (32m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.00

39.4

Sammy to Wright, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, takes the pad towards square leg and Thomas scampers after it

39.6

Sammy to Wright, 1 run, another short ball is pulled to deep square...an ordinary over but it produced a wicket

England 196/7   LJ Wright 30* (44b 3x4)

40.1

Pollard to Wright, 2 runs, double whirl from Pollard but only to dish up some leg-side nonsense that Wright clips a couple from

40.2

Pollard to Wright, no run, fuller and straighter, Wright pushes to cover

40.3

Pollard to Wright, 1 run, enough width here for Wright to slash at. And to be fair to him, he times it reasonably

40.5

Pollard to Wright, 1 run, touch wide here and Wright slams it down the ground with a fair bit of timing again

England 201/7   LJ Wright 34* (48b 3x4)

41.4

Bishoo to Wright, FOUR, ah, dragged down very shot and it sat up asking for trouble. Trouble came in the shape of a Luke Wright pull shot and he powered it to the midwicket rope. That's the first boundary off Bishoo

41.5

Bishoo to Wright, FOUR, and another! Wright is on fire! Too short again and Wright was deep into his crease, heaving this down the ground for four

41.6

Bishoo to Wright, 1 run, shortish once more and Wright cuts hard to keep the strike out to deep point. England matches don't end without a thrill and Wright is nudging them up to something competitive here

England 212/7   LJ Wright 43* (51b 5x4)

42.1

Roach to Wright, no run, banged in short and it flies over Wright, who ducked more out of courtesy than necessity

42.2

Roach to Wright, 1 wide, oops, shoved down the leg side and but for an excellent take on the half-volley from Thomas could have been five

42.2

Roach to Wright, no run, full and crashed to mid-off

42.3

Roach to Wright, 1 run, back of a length and Wright aimed a leg-side swish, too quick on him so couldn't time it

England 214/7   LJ Wright 44* (54b 5x4)

43.2

Bishoo to Wright, no run, another gift missed out on as a shin-high full toss down the leg side is guided to the fielder

43.3

Bishoo to Wright, no run, nicely done from Bishoo, just held it back a fraction and had Wright groping forward in defence

43.4

Bishoo to Wright, OUT, ah that ends a sparky innings from Wright. Not a great shot, slogging to the deep midwicket fielder but without his contribution England would be nowhere in this game

LJ Wright c Russell b Bishoo 44 (72m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 77.19

England 216/8   LJ Wright 44 (57b 5x4)

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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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