ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 80 runs

32.3

Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run, full and reversing in to the middle, on driven to long-on

32.5

Rampaul to Dhoni, no run, gets back to push it quietly to the off side

32.6

Rampaul to Dhoni, 1 run, eases this through to long-on and Ian Bishop wants that man inside the circle for the new batsman. he says in agony: "Easy single .. Whyyyyyy?"

India 176/3   MS Dhoni 2* (3b)

33.1

Russell to Dhoni, 1 run, full in length on the off and Dhoni prefers to go back to push it covers where Sammy makes a complete mess of a regulation stop.

33.3

Russell to Dhoni, no run, the bouncer on the off stump line, Dhoni thinks about the pull but kills the thought

33.4

Russell to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, forced away to sweeper cover

33.6

Russell to Dhoni, no run, fullish delivery around off, driven to mid-off

India 180/3   MS Dhoni 4* (7b)

34.4

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, full in length around off, tapped close on the off side and they rush across

34.6

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, gets back and across to shove this through to deep cover

India 188/3   MS Dhoni 6* (9b)

35.1

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, presses back to force this one to deep cover

35.4

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, slower, turns from the leg and middle line, Dhoni goes back to defend

35.5

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, lands on the same spot but this one goes on with the arm to the leg and middle line, tucked to square-leg

India 191/3   MS Dhoni 8* (12b)

36.3

Pollard to Dhoni, no run, full delivery but Dhoni stays back and can only push it back down the track in the end

36.4

Pollard to Dhoni, no run, short in length, around off, punched out to extra cover

36.5

Pollard to Dhoni, no run, extra bounce on this and Dhoni adjusts, jumps and stabs it to the off

36.6

Pollard to Dhoni, 2 runs, short in length outside off and Dhoni forces it to right of sweeper cover where Sars makes a diving stop

India 195/3   MS Dhoni 10* (16b)

37.3

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length outside off, cut away of the back foot

37.5

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, turns away from the off stump, cut to sweeper cover

India 199/3   MS Dhoni 12* (18b)

38.1

Pollard to Dhoni, FOUR, What a thump. he skipped down the track and swivelled to crash it to the midwicket boundary. Not attractive but effective. It was like he shoved that to the boundary

38.2

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, slower, guided to point region for a single

38.5

Pollard to Dhoni, no run, slower one, loopy full delivery, pushed out to the off

38.6

Pollard to Dhoni, no run, slower cutter on the middle, tapped back to the bowler

India 209/3   MS Dhoni 17* (22b 1x4)

39.2

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, gets back to ease this to right of Yuvraj

39.3

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and leg, skidding on and Dhoni defends

39.4

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, skids outside off, cut away hard but straight to sweeper cover

India 211/3   MS Dhoni 18* (25b 1x4)

40.4

Pollard to Dhoni, 2 runs, from wide of the crease, squirted to right of short third man where Benn doesn't stop it cleanly.. Pollard isn't amused

40.5

Pollard to Dhoni, 1 run, goes for the yorker, ends up as a dipping full toss, dragged down to long-on.

India 216/3   MS Dhoni 21* (27b 1x4)

41.1

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, backs away to mishit it back to the bowler

41.2

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, around that off, cut away to sweeper cover.

41.4

Bishoo to Dhoni, OUT, Lovely leg break from Bishoo! Supah delivery. It was flighted on a length on the middle and leg, Dhoni went down the track but was beaten in the flight and went on to complete that big lofted hit. No luck. The ball dipped, turned and bounced over the stumps. Thomas collected it and quietly removed the bails. The stumper is stumped.

MS Dhoni st †Thomas b Bishoo 22 (41m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

India 218/4   MS Dhoni 22 (30b 1x4)

Photos

Mar 20, 2011

Yuvraj Singh is congratulated on dismissing Devon Thomas, India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, March 20, 2011

Yuvraj Singh is congratulated on dismissing Devon Thomas

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Mar 20, 2011

India's players gather together after Ramnaresh Sarwan holed out, India v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, March 20, 2011

India's players gather together after Ramnaresh Sarwan holed out

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