ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B

England v West Indies

England won by 18 runs

12.1

Benn to Bell, 1 run, on leg stump, worked backward of square on the leg side

12.3

Benn to Bell, 1 run, onto the front foot, drives down to long off this time

12.5

Benn to Bell, 1 run, opens the face into the off side, well judged single by the Warwickshire team-mates

England 84/2   IR Bell 3* (3b)

13.3

Russell to Bell, no run, full outside off, defended back to the bowler

13.4

Russell to Bell, 1 run, banged in short, Bell rocks back and pulls it with a roll of the wrists to long leg

13.6

Russell to Bell, no run, full outside, driven firmly to Gayle at short cover

England 88/2   IR Bell 4* (6b)

14.3

Benn to Bell, no run, on off stump, pushed into the off side

14.4

Benn to Bell, no run, driven to short cover

14.5

Benn to Bell, no run, quicker ball, touch shorter and Bell forces into the off side

14.6

Benn to Bell, 1 run, on the back foot and driven down the ground

England 94/2   IR Bell 5* (10b)

15.1

Bishoo to Bell, no run, starts short outside off, chopped away and Pollard shows some great hang time at backward point

15.2

Bishoo to Bell, no run, premeditated sweep, Bell misses and is taken on the pad but outside off

15.3

Bishoo to Bell, no run, tucked out to midwicket

15.4

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, down for the sweep again and manages to get it to deep square

15.6

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, another sweep from about off stump and finds deep square again

England 97/2   IR Bell 7* (15b)

16.1

Pollard to Bell, no run, back of a length, dropped into the leg side

16.2

Pollard to Bell, no run, worked out to midwicket

16.3

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, waits on the back foot and pushes down to long on

16.6

Pollard to Bell, no run, pushed along the ground to midwicket...tight start from Pollard

England 99/2   IR Bell 8* (19b)

17.3

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, jumps away to leg which opens up the off side and he punches out to deep cover

17.6

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, again, some slow turn but a touch short on this occasion which gives Bell time to place it out to deep cover

England 103/2   IR Bell 10* (21b)

18.1

Pollard to Bell, no run, back of a length, Bell plays to the leg side

18.2

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, width outside off and it's driven out to deep point

18.4

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, waits for this and opens the face to find third man

18.6

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, cut away square on the off side...England dealing in singles at the moment

England 108/2   IR Bell 13* (25b)

19.1

Bishoo to Bell, 2 runs, goes down very early, he was paddling that come what may, and gets it very fine...Sarwan is also slow in the deep

19.2

Bishoo to Bell, no run, turn from off stump, but the pitch is slow and Bell adjusts

19.3

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, driven past the non-striker, Bishoo gets in a tangle with Trott as he tries to field off his own bowling

19.5

Bishoo to Bell, no run, short and turns outside off but Bell can only slap it to cover

19.6

Bishoo to Bell, no run, nearly done! Excellent googly and Bell is nearly bowled as he tries to cut but gets it to backward point

England 112/2   IR Bell 16* (30b)

20.3

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, scream of "diiiiive" from behind the stumps, but despite the dive, Bell collects a single to long-on

20.5

Pollard to Bell, FOUR, poor line gifts Bell his first boundary. Overpitched on leg stump and Bell flicked his wrists at it and it raced to the rope at fine leg

20.6

Pollard to Bell, no run, well, this is dropped down the leg side I think. Shoved down the leg side and Bell got a faint edge. Thomas couldn't hold on

England 119/2   IR Bell 21* (33b 1x4)

21.5

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, Sammy slams the turf in disgust after missing his stop at cover to gift a single

England 121/2   IR Bell 22* (34b 1x4)

22.1

Pollard to Bell, no run, Bell stands tall and calmly defends

22.2

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, Bell tries to give himself some room but Pollard is a wily competitor and the change of length means Bell can only punch down the ground

22.6

Pollard to Bell, no run, goodness, Gayle has flung himself across the turf to field. Moved so swiftly! Maybe he just wanted a quick lie down

England 123/3   IR Bell 23* (37b 1x4)

23.2

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, poor delivery, probably his worst of the day, shot and wide but Bell's dragged a pull shot from outside off just for a single

23.4

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, plenty of air on this which meant Bell, who had got down on one knee very early, had to wait a long time to dab around the corner

England 127/3   IR Bell 25* (39b 1x4)

24.2

Pollard to Bell, 1 run, short again, outside off again, would have been a wide if Bell left it, as it was he reached for it and toe-ended a single to deep cover

24.4

Pollard to Bell, no run, Bell missed out here, with third man up in the circle the width and length was easy to dab for four but Bell picked out the fielder. Rightly, he is very annoyed with himself

24.5

Pollard to Bell, no run, fuller, finally fuller. Bell taps back down the ground

24.6

Pollard to Bell, 1 wide, Pollard is unimpressed as this is given wide. It was short and outside off, Bell aimed a cut but couldn't reach it. First extra of the match that

24.6

Pollard to Bell, no run, another Bell dot ball as he prods to cover

England 132/3   IR Bell 26* (43b 1x4)

25.2

Bishoo to Bell, no run, ooh, touch of spin here beats a tentative defensive prod

25.3

Bishoo to Bell, no run, again Bell is slightly indecisive in defence

25.4

Bishoo to Bell, no run, ooh, Bell is down the track and outside leg, trying to make something happen here but he can't

25.5

Bishoo to Bell, 1 run, finally Bell rotates the strike, finding a gap at cover. Pressure is definitely building on him

England 134/3   IR Bell 27* (47b 1x4)

26.1

Roach to Bell, OUT, haha, maybe not that much pace! Off stump is on its way to England! Fullish ball angling in, Bell was hanging back and the off stump was sent flying! England's campaign is tottering now, starts for all the England players but they're four down for not enough now. Ravi Bopara has a huge job to do. Can he prove his talent under pressure?

IR Bell b Roach 27 (58m 48b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

England 134/4   IR Bell 27 (48b 1x4)

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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