ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B

England v West Indies

England won by 18 runs

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

15.5

Bishoo to Trott, 1 run, on leg stump, turned away through midwicket

15.6

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

England 97/2   D Bishoo 1-0-3-0

17.1

Bishoo to Trott, no run, very full and dug out back to the bowler

17.2

Bishoo to Trott, 1 run, some gentle turn, Trott pushes down the ground off the back foot to take England to their 100

17.3

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

17.4

Bishoo to Trott, no run, nicely bowled, tossed up on middle and finds some turn to take the edge to short third man

17.5

Bishoo to Trott, 1 run, whipped down to long on

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   D Bishoo 2-0-7-0

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

19.4

Bishoo to Trott, 1 run, dropped in short, Trott onto the back foot and pulls gently through midwicket

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   D Bishoo 3-0-11-0

21.1

Bishoo to Trott, no run, more good work from Bishoo and Trott defends

21.2

Bishoo to Trott, no run, Gayle moves swiftly to field. Which is no small matter

21.3

Bishoo to Trott, no run, touch of flight and some turn beats an enquiring outside edge

21.4

Bishoo to Trott, 1 run, Trott gets down on one knee and tickles this around the corner

21.5

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

21.6

Bishoo to Trott, OUT, Bishoo strikes! His first wicket in ODI cricket. What a soft end to a fantastic innings. Started with a bang and ended in a whimper, chipping the ball gently to midwicket. Good reward for Bishoo, his spell changed the run of play

IJL Trott c Gayle b Bishoo 47 (55m 38b 7x4 0x6) SR: 123.68

England 121/3   D Bishoo 4-0-13-1

23.1

Bishoo to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan eases a single down the ground. Sammy has set the field deep so it's a help-yourself shot

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

23.3

Bishoo to Morgan, 1 run, another single for Morgan knocked around the corner

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

23.5

Bishoo to Morgan, no run, ooh, Morgan on the reverse-whack very early, the extra spin defeated him though and it spun into his pad

23.6

Bishoo to Morgan, 1 run, wow, this really does turn, from a shortish length admittedly but always good to see a legspinner. Rashid, oh Rashid. Anyway, Morgan helps it on its way to fine leg

England 128/3   D Bishoo 5-0-18-1

25.1

Bishoo to Morgan, 1 run, touch short to Morgan, the sort of Steve Smith-like delivery Morgan was pulling to midwicket in Australia. No alarms this time though as he picks off a single

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

25.6

Bishoo to Morgan, no run, Morgan gets forward and defence with textbook conventionality

England 134/3   D Bishoo 6-0-20-1

27.1

Bishoo to Morgan, no run, looks like a slider or something here, definitely not a legspinner and Morgan defends

27.2

Bishoo to Morgan, OUT, oh no, that could be it! Bishoo has the key wicket! Tame end too, Morgan aiming a delicate reverse sweep, misses and brushes a glove through to Thomas who makes no mistake

EJG Morgan c †Thomas b Bishoo 7 (22m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

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   D Bishoo 7-0-21-2

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

29.4

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

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   D Bishoo 8-0-23-2

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

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   D Bishoo 9-0-33-2

43.1

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

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

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   D Bishoo 10-0-34-3

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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