ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 37th match, Group B

Ireland v Netherlands

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

0.1

Rankin to Szwarczynski, 1 run, lands on a good length outside off, guided down to third man for a single

0.2

Rankin to Barresi, 2 runs, dropped, should have been taken, short of a good length, pushes at it from the crease, flew off the outside edge and second slip, Kevin O'Brien's standing there, should have clasped it, timed his jump well but couldn't hold on, immediately apologises to the bowler.

0.3

Rankin to Barresi, no run, Barresi's taking some hits, short on middle, nips back in and catches him on the rib

0.4

Rankin to Barresi, 4 leg byes, straying on the pads, short of a good length, poor line and it deflects off the thighs as he tries to glance it down and rolls down the fine-leg boundary

0.5

Rankin to Barresi, no run, slightly short on the off, gets forward and taps it into the off side off the back foot

0.6

Rankin to Barresi, no run, appeal for a catch, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends inside the line to that one, there was a sound as it went past the bat towards the keeper, big appeal from the Irish but the umpire declares it Not Out.

Netherlands 7/0   WB Rankin 1-0-3-0

2.1

Rankin to Cooper, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, leaves it be

2.2

Rankin to Cooper, FOUR, nicely played, too straight from Rankin, gets forward and flicks it away past midwicket for a well-timed boundary

2.3

Rankin to Cooper, OUT, Netherlands in early trouble here, short of a good length and it's there to cut but Cooper fails to keep it down, strikes it straight into the hands of point, easy catch, Ireland are in control

TLW Cooper c Porterfield b Rankin 5 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

2.4

Rankin to Kervezee, 1 run, just a touch too straight, tucked to midwicket

2.5

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run, again Rankin targets the pads, ten Doeschate clips firmly to square leg but Wilson dives to his right to cut the ball off

2.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, a rising delivery leaps uncomfortably up into Tendo's ribs, the hand comes off the bat as he drops the ball to leg and they set off for a quick single

Netherlands 14/2   WB Rankin 2-0-9-1

4.1

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, bouncer! There's plenty of life in the wicket, and this one bursts over the batsman's head ... actually probably bounced a bit too much, he was easily under it

4.2

Rankin to Kervezee, 1 run, full on off stump, Kervezee taps just to the left of mid-off and finds enough of the gap for them to sneak a single as the fielder runs round

4.3

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and rising, not the bouncer but up into the armpit and pulled down to fine leg

4.4

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, beaten outside off, it was the extra bounce that did it

4.5

Rankin to Kervezee, FOUR, same shot, forcing off the back foot, but this time he take the bounce into account, deliberately lifting the ball over gully and beating third man too

4.6

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, cracked very hard down the ground this time, the ball being much fuller, but Rankin sticks his right boot out to stop the shot

Netherlands 20/2   WB Rankin 3-0-15-1

6.1

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, good-looking cut pings out of the middle, but third man is wide and sprints round to cut it off

6.2

Rankin to Kervezee, no run, Rankin tries the surprise yorker, but Kervezee jams the bat down in time

6.3

Rankin to Kervezee, 1 run, whipped off the pad, great fielding from Wilson saves the runs, diving across at midwicket

6.4

Rankin to ten Doeschate, FOUR, that is dismissive! Full and wide - a long, floaty half-volley and it's thrashed away with a square drive

6.5

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run, very full again, dug out to mid-off

6.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 wide, Rankin's been a bit erratic with his lines today, and this one is sprayed well down the leg side

6.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run, landing on middle and heading towards leg, ten Doeschate clips but finds a fielder in the way of the shot

Netherlands 36/2   WB Rankin 4-0-22-1

11.1

Rankin to Barresi, 2 runs, tucked off the hip down and behind square on the leg side. Awkward bounce to deal with from Rankin, I'd certainly not enjoy facing him

11.2

Rankin to Barresi, 1 wide, speared down the leg side, Barresi sets himself for the glance but it's too far away and called wide

11.2

Rankin to Barresi, no run, fuller, Barresi drives and the ball comes off a thick inside edge, rolling to mid-on

11.3

Rankin to Barresi, no run, great length outside off, Barresi can't come forward to it and just taps to gully

11.4

Rankin to Barresi, SIX, the riposte! Was it the blow to the head or does he usually bat like this? A Happy Gilmour-style heave, and the ball rockets over square leg!

11.5

Rankin to Barresi, no run, Rankin goes wider of off, Barresi steps across and leaves well alone

11.6

Rankin to Barresi, 2 runs, just a touch too straight, whipped firmly out through square leg but there's a fielder in the deep who charges round to cut it off

Netherlands 65/3   WB Rankin 5-0-33-1

24.1

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, short and wide, cut away off the back foot to deep point for a single

24.2

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, poor line, Rankin fires that on leg stump and Borren has no trouble flicking it over square leg, there's a yawning gap there and he finds it

24.3

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, a touch fortunate this time, pitched up outside off and he pokes at it, gets a thick outside edge that evades first slip comfortably, streaky but it works

24.4

Rankin to Borren, 1 wide, follows that up with a wide down the leg side, a bouncer but a misdirected one

24.4

Rankin to Borren, FOUR, Rankin's bleeding runs this over, short, an attempted bouncer, short and wide and Borren upper-cuts it over the slips to the third-man boundary

24.5

Rankin to Borren, no run, tries to be a little cheeky again, but it doesn't rise up as much as the earlier one, beats the outside edge

24.6

Rankin to Borren, 1 run, another edge, down to third man for a single, played away from his body there and it appeared to nip back in but it lands safely

Netherlands 136/4   WB Rankin 6-0-48-1

36.1

Rankin to Borren, 1 leg bye, gets it to come back in a bit, struck on the ribs as he tries to force it into the leg side, they steal a leg bye as it rolls in the direction of point

36.2

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 no ball, bowls a beauty to squeeze that through the batsman, but he's overstepped there and it's a freehit, nipped back in to square him up

36.2

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, banged in short and ten Doeschate miscues an attempted pull, gets a top edge and it lands safely but not much damage done, just the single

36.3

Rankin to Borren, no run, banged in short, a bouncer, seemed a touch too high on first sight but it was a good ball, Borren ducked in time to evade it

36.4

Rankin to Borren, no run, short outside off, shaped himself up to play the cut but it bounced more than he expected, missed the outside edge

36.5

Rankin to Borren, no run, getting some good bounce is Rankin, short of a good length and Borren tries to repeat the cut, can't connect once again

36.6

Rankin to Borren, no run, banged in short again, evades it well this time as it nips back in, not quite a bouncer but a good, testing delivery nevertheless

Netherlands 200/4   WB Rankin 7-0-50-1

38.1

Rankin to ten Doeschate, no run

38.2

Rankin to ten Doeschate, FOUR, Rankin erris in length this time, short outside off and ten Doeschate finds the point boundary again, short and he chops it down past the square fielder to beat third man to the ropes

38.3

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 1 run, pushed away into the leg side for a single

38.4

Rankin to Borren, 1 run, full and wide this time, steered down towards third man for a single

38.5

Rankin to ten Doeschate, FOUR, ten Doeschate is in top form, Ireland aren't learning from their mistake here, we've seen three such shots to the fence now in less than two overs, short and wide again, he stands tall and cracks it through point for four more

38.6

Rankin to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, A century for ten Doeschate, his second this tournament and he'll hope this proves a match-winning one, tried to close the face on that one, got a bit of a leading edge but safe and past point for a couple to bring up the landmark

Netherlands 227/4   WB Rankin 8-0-62-1

48.1

Rankin to Mudassar Bukhari, SIX, landed full on middle, Bukhari was rooted to the crease there but all he needed to clear the ropes was a chip, timed it beautifully to clear deep midwicket

48.2

Rankin to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, mistimes a pull this time, short on middle, went for it, aiming at deep square leg, got it high on the bat but was fortunate as it landed safely, just a single

48.3

Rankin to Buurman, 1 no ball, misses a full toss, fired it on middle, made room to crack it through cover, missed a straight one and it crashed into middle and off. But wait.. The umpire wanted to double-check if that was a no-ball and replays confirmed it was. Rankin's overstepped. Buurman still survives, and what's more he has a freehit

48.3

Rankin to Buurman, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Rankin, full outside leg stump and Buurman swings and misses. This was a close call as his foot was just on the line, 300 up

48.3

Rankin to Buurman, no run, no damage done, swings and misses for the third consecutive time does Buurman, full on middle and middle stump is out of the ground, but it was a freehit

48.4

Rankin to Buurman, 1 run, drilled off the front foot towards extra cover at the edge of the circle for just a single

48.5

Rankin to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, swivels and pulls it towards deep square leg for one more

48.6

Rankin to Buurman, 1 run, almost gets it in the blockhole, digs it out into the off side for a single

Netherlands 303/6   WB Rankin 9-0-74-1

Photos

Mar 18, 2011

Niall O'Brien hits out on his way to a 53-ball half-century, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011

Niall O'Brien hits out on his way to a 53-ball half-century

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Mar 18, 2011

Tom Cooper is congratulated by team-mates on his dismissal of Ed Joyce, Ireland v Netherlands, World Cup 2011, Group B, March 18, 2011

Tom Cooper is congratulated by team-mates on his dismissal of Ed Joyce

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