ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B

England v West Indies

England won by 18 runs

26.2

Roach to Bopara, no run, ooh, Bopara is rushed here as well. Makes it seem like it didn't bounce as much as he expected. Luke Wright is in next! Cripes

26.3

Roach to Bopara, no run, more solidly behind this from Bopara. Leaning forward to block. Looks nervous at the moment though

26.4

Roach to Bopara, no run, more more decisive movement from Bopara into this. Stepping forward into a drive as Roach persists with a full length

26.5

Roach to Bopara, no run, full from Roach again, just too wide of off stump to interest Bopara

26.6

Roach to Bopara, no run, ooh, huge appeal here as Bopara is trapped in front. Will there be a review?... No. Perhaps a faint inside edge saved Bopara here. He was late getting forward and yes, big inside edge saved him

England 134/4   RS Bopara 0* (5b)

28.5

Roach to Bopara, 1 run, ooh, sign of things to come later in the innings perhaps. Roach spears in a reverse-swinging yorker that Bopara can get the slightest bit on inside edge on. Almost runs himself out but he's off the mark

England 138/5   RS Bopara 1* (6b)

29.1

Bishoo to Bopara, no run, good air from Bishoo, daring Bopara to do something expansive. Instead it's carefully defended

29.2

Bishoo to Bopara, no run, more languid here from Bopara leaning to drive to cover

29.3

Bishoo to Bopara, 1 run, clipped around the corner and Thomas, who is as loud as he is quick, hares off in pursuit

29.5

Bishoo to Bopara, no run, Bopara looks the faintest bit more confident now as he defends another big-spinning delivery

29.6

Bishoo to Bopara, no run, very short but Bopara can't time his cut shot

England 140/5   RS Bopara 2* (11b)

30.4

Russell to Bopara, no run, defended on the back foot

30.5

Russell to Bopara, 1 run, pushed down the ground, mid-off is quite deep and it's an easy single

England 142/5   RS Bopara 3* (13b)

31.4

Benn to Bopara, 1 run, onto the back foot and placed wide of backward point

England 151/5   RS Bopara 4* (14b)

32.1

Russell to Bopara, no run, tight on off stump, Bopara tries to work into the leg side but can't get it away

32.2

Russell to Bopara, OUT, gone! And another. England falling in a heap. Bopara gets an inside into the stumps as he plays with an angled bat. Stumps are shattered for third time today

RS Bopara b Russell 4 (27m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

England 151/6   RS Bopara 4 (16b)

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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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