ICC Cricket World Cup, 36th Match, Group B: England v West Indies at Chennai, Mar 17, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 36th match, Group B
England won by 18 runs
Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai (neutral venue)
17 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Benn to Prior, FOUR, runs! Finally it's runs. Four of them. The outfield is quicker than Roach! Prior leant into a fluid drive and once it beat cover it was always four

England 4/0   MJ Prior 4* (4b 1x4)   SJ Benn 0.4-0-4-0

Benn to Prior, FOUR, nicely done from Prior, leaning back and getting the fraction of width outside off he thrives on. Threaded wide of point and it sped to the rope

England 12/0   MJ Prior 9* (11b 2x4)   SJ Benn 1.4-0-9-0

Roach to Strauss, FOUR, ah, Strauss gets all of this! Half-volley length and banished wide of cover

England 18/0   AJ Strauss 7* (15b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 2.4-1-7-0

Benn to Prior, FOUR, full toss is punished! Carefully again but that makes it a decent start for England. Clipped around the corner and Benn looks unimpressed

England 26/0   MJ Prior 18* (17b 3x4)   SJ Benn 2.5-0-19-0

Roach to Strauss, FOUR, very nicely done here from the England captain. Couple of steps down the track and, as Miller would tell you, Strauss is violent off his pad, flicking to the midwicket boundary

England 32/0   AJ Strauss 12* (20b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 3.3-1-12-0

Russell to Strauss, FOUR, no no, short is not the place for Strauss. He gets all of this pull shot and it speeds to the fine leg rope

England 39/0   AJ Strauss 19* (28b 3x4)   AD Russell 0.5-0-6-0

Russell to Trott, FOUR, looks a good start but yeesh, lucky he hit this! Full and picked off the pads, would have been a huge lbw appeal had he missed but as it was Trott is away in a hurry

England 52/1   IJL Trott 4* (1b 1x4)   AD Russell 1.2-0-11-1

Russell to Trott, FOUR, too short and Trott, the much maligned Trott, has his second boundary. Up on one leg and flipping a pull shot behind a square for four

England 56/1   IJL Trott 8* (3b 2x4)   AD Russell 1.4-0-15-1

Russell to Trott, FOUR, ah, coos throughout the Cricinfo desk here as Trott languidly leans into an off drive. Barely touched it but it raced away

England 60/1   IJL Trott 12* (5b 3x4)   AD Russell 2-0-19-1

Sammy to Trott, FOUR, wide outside off this time, Trott places it between cover and backward point for his fourth boundary

England 69/1   IJL Trott 18* (7b 4x4)   DJG Sammy 1.5-0-17-0

Sammy to Trott, FOUR, and another, this time he comes onto the front foot and drives a half volley through the covers. Superb stuff from Trott, but West Indies have lost their lines

England 73/1   IJL Trott 22* (8b 5x4)   DJG Sammy 2-0-21-0

Russell to Trott, FOUR, drifting towards the pads and, yep, that's another boundary for the flying Trott as he whips it elegantly through midwicket

England 78/1   IJL Trott 26* (9b 6x4)   AD Russell 2.2-0-24-1

Benn to Trott, FOUR, now he brings out the reverse and gets it fine through third man...top batting from Trott

England 92/2   IJL Trott 36* (19b 7x4)   SJ Benn 4.1-0-30-0

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

England 119/2   IR Bell 21* (32b 1x4)   KA Pollard 2.5-0-14-0

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

England 159/6   LJ Wright 11* (23b 1x4)   AD Russell 6.2-0-42-3

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

England 177/6   LJ Wright 18* (28b 2x4)   KA Pollard 5.3-0-26-0

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

England 192/6   LJ Wright 29* (41b 3x4)   DJG Sammy 2.1-0-25-0

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

England 207/7   LJ Wright 38* (49b 4x4)   D Bishoo 8.4-0-28-2

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

England 211/7   LJ Wright 42* (50b 5x4)   D Bishoo 8.5-0-32-2

Benn to Swann, FOUR, good beans from Swann, backing himself to land this. Comes down the track, gives himself room, makes it into a full toss that he drives all along the ground wide of cover for four. Not a great spell for Benn that 0-60

England 228/8   GP Swann 7* (6b 1x4)   SJ Benn 10-0-56-0

Roach to Bresnan, FOUR, edge! Precious edge for England. Full toss that Bresnan aims to heave at, kisses the edge and with third man up it was always four

England 234/8   TT Bresnan 14* (23b 1x4)   KAJ Roach 8.4-2-28-1

Roach to Bresnan, FOUR, four more! It's that edge again! Roach is rapid and the thick edge hurtles past the keeper for four. England just finding a way to stay afloat in this tournament

England 238/8   TT Bresnan 18* (25b 2x4)   KAJ Roach 9-2-32-1





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