ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B

England v West Indies

England won by 18 runs

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

16.4

Pollard to Trott, no run, fuller outside off, Trott drives but finds mid-off

16.5

Pollard to Trott, 1 run, opens the face and guides down to third man

16.6

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

England 99/2   KA Pollard 1-0-2-0

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

18.3

Pollard to Trott, 1 run, angled towards Trott's pads and he flicks it through midwicket

18.4

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

18.5

Pollard to Trott, 1 run, nearly a run out as it's played to midwicket...Sammy throws to the bowler's end and the keeper, Thomas, was desperate for it

18.6

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

England 108/2   KA Pollard 2-0-7-0

20.1

Pollard to Trott, no run, Pollard slips in a shorter ball that Trott tried to steer to point

20.2

Pollard to Trott, 1 run, this time Trott does pick off a single

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

20.4

Pollard to Trott, 1 run, with a straight and upright bat, Trott picks up a single down 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   KA Pollard 3-0-14-0

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

22.3

Pollard to Morgan, no run, back of a length and Morgan stands tall to block

22.4

Pollard to Morgan, no run, ooh, bit of a nothing fiddle sort of shot attempted and it beats the outside edge

22.5

Pollard to Morgan, 1 run, this just sticks in the pitch a touch which made Morgan's wristy flip around the corner rather risky

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   KA Pollard 4-0-16-0

24.1

Pollard to Morgan, 1 run, Pollard has barely bowled a full ball this innings, Morgan sits on the back foot here and chops some width to deep cover

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

24.3

Pollard to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan exchanges singles with Bell by dabbing to third man

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   KA Pollard 5-0-20-0

36.1

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

36.2

Pollard to Tredwell, 1 run, round the wicket, angled away down to third man

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   KA Pollard 6-0-26-0

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

38.6

Pollard to Tredwell, 2 runs, round the wicket, Tredwell opens the face but finds backward point...however, they get a bonus two runs as the throw shoots past the keeper out towards the leg-side boundary. Sloppy.

England 188/6   KA Pollard 7-0-31-0

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

40.4

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

40.5

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

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   KA Pollard 8-0-37-0

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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