ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 80 runs

9.1

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Its a bouncer and Yuvraj is squared up as he hops back and manages to jab it to point.

9.2

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery angling across Yuvraj who guides it to backward point

9.3

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length this time, Yuvraj was on the back foot, rather than coming forward to this and pushes it to the on side. Good fun this. Andre has already made Yuvraj think about the short ball

9.4

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in the zone outside off, full in length, left alone

9.5

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Goes for the bouncer and Yuvraj jumps up to push this to the on side

9.6

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Nice teasing good-length delivery in the corridor left alone. Andre will learn that he can lure Yuvraj with two lengths outside off. Either full or from short of length and cutting away. He normally lets the good-length deliveries alone if he is in the mood. Fuller, he gets tempted. Short of length and cutting away, he gets squared up

India 53/2   Yuvraj Singh 0* (6b)

10.2

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Almost a wicket! The bouncer again and Yuvraj goes for the pull. Too late. The ball flies past the edge. Rampaul turns and smiles as he walks past the umpire.

10.3

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Whack! this one doesn''t climb as high as the other ones. It was around waist-high and Yuvraj pulls it through wide midwicket.

10.4

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length and outside the off stump line, left alone

10.5

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Short of length and some width outside off, Yuvraj goes for the cut but the ball flashes past the bat

10.6

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stays back to punch this good-length delivery to cover

India 58/2   Yuvraj Singh 4* (11b 1x4)

11.2

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Lovely cover drive. Fab timing. It was the full delivery outside off and Yuvraj creamed it through covers.

11.3

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stays back to work this to deep square-leg fielder

11.6

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, Dropped by Sammy at backward point! It was the short-pitched delivery cutting across Yuvraj who hops, gets squared-up and stabs it away from the body. the ball flies to left of Sammy who lunges out but can't hold on. He is down on the turf and looks pretty disappointed. Sammy should have taken that. It wasn't traveling too quickly.

India 67/2   Yuvraj Singh 11* (14b 2x4)

12.3

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the pads this time, clipped away for couple of runs

12.4

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length just outside off stump, guided to backward point

12.5

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length around off, punched back down the track and Sammy stretches his right hand out to make a half-stop

12.6

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Dropped by "Sammy again. It was a full delivery around off stump and Yuvraj seemed to decide late to try whipping it across the line. he gets a leading edge and it flies over Sammy who jumps and stretches his right hand out but can't pouch it. Sammy just got his finger tips on the previous chance

India 70/2   Yuvraj Singh 13* (18b 2x4)

13.2

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tucked close on the leg side for a quick sinlge

13.4

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to defend but pushes outside the line and edges it to his back pad

13.5

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, the bouncer around off and Yuvraj jumps to push it down in front of him on the off side

13.6

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, width outside off, Yuvraj cuts but can't beat point

India 73/2   Yuvraj Singh 14* (22b 2x4)

14.4

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short in length, sits up nicely at a comfortable height and Yuvraj goes for the pull. He doesn't connect as well as he would have liked but still gets enough wood behind it to drag it through midwicket

14.5

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Nice shot. No runs, though. He went back and across and punched it sweetly but straight to short extra cover

14.6

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower one, fullish, eased past the bowler

India 81/2   Yuvraj Singh 19* (25b 3x4)

15.1

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to push this to the on side

15.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to drive it back to the bowler

15.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leg break outside off, defended on the front foot

15.4

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets back to drag-pull it to deep midwicket

India 82/2   Yuvraj Singh 20* (29b 3x4)

16.1

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length around off, punched hard but Edwards makes a diving save at short extra cover

16.2

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, driven to pollard at sweeper cover for a single

16.4

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish on the stumps, pushed out to the bowler

16.5

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length around off, cut away to backward point

16.6

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, from round the stumps, width offered outside off, cut away to sweeper cover

India 89/2   Yuvraj Singh 22* (34b 3x4)

17.1

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, not much turn, length ball on middle from over the wicket, Yuvraj defends

17.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, skids along without turning, Yuvraj pushes forward and defends

17.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quicker, hurries through as Yuvraj plays back and he is forced into hurrying the bat down and play it to the leg side

17.4

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower and loopier outside off, Yuvraj opens the face and guides to point for one

India 90/2   Yuvraj Singh 23* (38b 3x4)

18.2

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a length and angling across, cut away for a single through point

18.6

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, confident drive from Yuvraj who seems to be settling down now, played to long on for a single

India 95/2   Yuvraj Singh 25* (40b 3x4)

19.1

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish ball on the pads, Yuvraj tries to flick drive and gets a single through midwicket

19.5

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lovely wrong 'un, foxes Yuvraj as it slides along with the angle instead of breaking in, and Yuvraj misses the flowing drive.

19.6

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, holds the length back, Yuvraj punches it straight back at the bowler

India 97/2   Yuvraj Singh 26* (43b 3x4)

20.4

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Yuvaj has hit one into the Marina beach. Almost. Absolute whooper of a shot. Length ball from Sammy, no pace, no movement, angling across amiably, Yuvraj just walks into it and tees off over long on. Huge.

20.5

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower ball, smartly done by Sammy and Yuvraj has to back out of the shot as he looks to pull, then flick and finally defends a short ball that comes on slowly

20.6

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, no run, and a bouncer like he means it to the end the over. Yuvraj plays an ungainly mosquito-swat and misses

India 104/2   Yuvraj Singh 32* (46b 3x4 1x6)

21.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slow and full on off stump, Yuvraj tries to work it with the wrists, but can't beat midwicket

21.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and flatter on the pads, Yuvraj works it to square leg

21.4

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj is beginning to flex those muscles now. Fullish ball on the stumps, Yuvraj negates the turn by propping the front foot across and then thuds the ball away with a comprehensive sweep shot.

21.5

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flatter from Bishoo, Yuvraj was expecting it, and pushes to mid on for one

India 110/2   Yuvraj Singh 37* (50b 4x4 1x6)

22.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a length and angling across Yuvraj, with a touch of extra bounce. Yuvraj angles it away to third man for one

22.4

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slow again, Yuvraj is early into the firm push and plays uppishly into the off side for one

22.6

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, whoa, again Pollard extracts bounce out of no where. Landed on a length and angling across Yuvraj who does well to not nick it. Thomas, standing up, does even better to collect it at shoulder height.

India 114/2   Yuvraj Singh 39* (53b 4x4 1x6)

23.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full at 93 kph on leg stump, Yuvraj defends after getting forward

23.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, pristine timing from Yuvraj, advaces to the pitch and punches a full ball without much effort past Bishoo to long on for a couple.

23.4

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, ahemm, this slows up on Yuvraj as he looks to flick and he nearly chips straight to midwicket.

23.5

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short ball, Yuvraj resists the temptation to try dumping him over midwicket and forces uppishly to long on for one more

India 118/2   Yuvraj Singh 42* (57b 4x4 1x6)

24.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Yuvraj covers the bounce this time and steers through point for one

India 119/2   Yuvraj Singh 43* (58b 4x4 1x6)

25.1

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, don't bowl fulltosses to Yuvraj on leg stump. He will reach across and swipe you through midwicket like he doesn't rate you. Bishoo now knows this.

25.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, poor ball, flat and sliding down the leg side. Yuvraj has another 50. He could have let this go and earned a wide. Instead he brings the sledgehammer down on a comprehensive paddle sweep that runs away to fine leg. West Indies are now paying for dropping him twice.

25.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, too full, too straight, poor stuff from Bishoo. Yuvraj helps him along to fine leg for two more

25.4

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands this one on off stump, Yuvraj leans out and defends down the track

25.5

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, again, gets a hint of inward turn from outside off, Yuvraj defends down the track

25.6

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads to end the over, Yuvraj clips through square leg for one more

India 134/2   Yuvraj Singh 54* (64b 6x4 1x6)

26.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full delivery on off stump, Yuvraj defends into the covers

26.2

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length ball wafting across from middle and leg, Yuvraj defends down the track

26.3

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, aha, this pitch has strarted slowing up. Pollard gets one to slow up on Yuvraj who is early into the check drive and nearly chips straight to point

26.4

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, hmm, slightly airy shot from Yuvraj, tries to thump a short of length ball outside off over the off side, and plays it in the air through the vacant extra cover region

26.5

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slow offcutter, Yuvraj waits for it to do its thing and then steers defensively to the off side

26.6

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads to end the over, Yuvraj nurdles through square leg to retain strike.

India 137/2   Yuvraj Singh 57* (70b 6x4 1x6)

27.1

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, and Yuvraj greets him with a boundary. Short of a length ball outside off, breaking in and cramping Yuvraj, but he has no problem forcing the cut away through backward point

27.2

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, oh boy, Sammy really shouldn't have dropped Yuvraj twice. Again Benn is slammed for some poor bowling, packing the leg side with fielders and landing a gentle half volley outside off, Yuvraj creams him through the covers off the front foot

27.3

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands one full and just outside off, Yuvraj looks to wallop the slog sweep and misses

27.4

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower and on a length around middle and off, Yuvraj drives him into the off side for a single

27.6

Benn to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj keeps strike, driving solidly down the ground as Benn over-pitches on off.

India 148/2   Yuvraj Singh 67* (75b 8x4 1x6)

28.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Yuvraj stands up and steers through point for a single

28.5

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, every now and then, Pollard gets an offcutter to grip and stop. Ashwin will love to bowl from this end. Yuvraj has to pull out of the check drive, and just defends to the off side

28.6

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, this one is fuller and Yuvraj cuts it fine as it angles across. Single to third man

India 155/2   Yuvraj Singh 69* (78b 8x4 1x6)

29.1

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Yuvraj is looking ominous. With a capital O. Full ball on off stump, he drills the drive down to long off without any effort for a single

29.3

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full delivery at 134 kph, he is early on the flick and gets a leading edge back down the track

29.4

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, over-pitched outside leg this time, Yuvraj clips backward of square for one

29.6

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, wide outside off, Yuvraj swipes at it without moving the feet and doesn't get bat on it.

India 160/2   Yuvraj Singh 71* (82b 8x4 1x6)

30.2

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length on Yuvraj's pads, he's timing them very well now. Dainty flick from the crease to square leg. A fitter Yuvraj would have got two for it.

30.5

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short ball on the hips, Yuvraj hops back and works it to square leg for one more

India 164/2   Yuvraj Singh 73* (84b 8x4 1x6)

31.2

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, no run, 130.7 kph, short ball on off stump holds its line, and Yuvraj is early into a flick and misses it.

31.3

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the pads, Yuvraj stays on the crease and languidly flicks to deep midwicket for a couple

31.4

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slow bouncer, comes along slowly and Yuvraj plays a guided pull. Strange shot for one. He is again in some strife after taking the single.

31.6

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, Yuvraj is toying with the attack at the moment. Short of a length ball, no room outside off, he makes his own pace as he powers it into the covers for a couple.

India 173/2   Yuvraj Singh 78* (88b 8x4 1x6)

32.4

Rampaul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, a bouncer on the leg stump line, takes the bottom-hand off the handle and fends this to short fine-leg region

India 175/3   Yuvraj Singh 79* (89b 8x4 1x6)

33.2

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns this past square-leg for a single

33.5

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, overpitched delivery, driven to long-on

India 180/3   Yuvraj Singh 81* (91b 8x4 1x6)

34.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length around off, tucked to midwicket

34.2

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Crunchy cut. It wasn't all that short, it wasn't all that far away from the off stump but Yuvraj leaned back and cut it through backward point. Supah

34.3

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, around the off stump, full in length, punched through to sweeper cover

34.5

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, shortish delivery around off, Yuvraj pulls aerially but it falls short of long-on. Pollard and Yuvraj have a chat and a laugh

India 187/3   Yuvraj Singh 87* (95b 9x4 1x6)

35.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slider outside off, goes away with the angle, skids on, pushed out to the off

35.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, skids on towards middle from short of length, punched out to long-on

35.6

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, skids on outside off, punched out to deep cover.

India 192/3   Yuvraj Singh 89* (98b 9x4 1x6)

36.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, the slow bouncer outside leg, Yuvraj went for the pull but was beaten by the lack of pace and connected with the toe end of the bat. It lands safely in short mid-on region

36.2

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, around off stump line, punched through the off for a single

India 193/3   Yuvraj Singh 90* (100b 9x4 1x6)

37.1

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed out to mid-on

37.2

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, works this wide of midwicket for a single

37.4

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets back to turn this past square-leg

37.6

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, sprays this to the leg side and Yuvraj goes down on his knee and laps it around the corner in some style

India 203/3   Yuvraj Singh 96* (104b 10x4 1x6)

38.3

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, a good-length delivery on the leg and middle, taps to the leg side, wants a single but Dhoni says no. Pollard had moved very quickly to the ball

38.4

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, just outside the off stump, it seemed to have stopped a touch on yuvraj or he gave that impression as he jabbed it out to cover

India 209/3   Yuvraj Singh 97* (106b 10x4 1x6)

39.1

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads, turned to short fine-leg region for a single

39.5

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, no run

39.6

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, punches this to long-on to move to 99

India 212/3   Yuvraj Singh 99* (109b 10x4 1x6)

40.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in the zone outside off, Yuvraj goes for the cut and is beaten. Pollard appeals, Thomas doesn't.

40.2

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to drive to extra cover

40.3

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, 100 up for Yuvraj who punches it to long-off. The helmet is off and the bat is held aloft. Loud cheers, as you would expect. Dhoni and Yuvraj get together for a chat.

40.6

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, tapped to point

India 216/3   Yuvraj Singh 100* (113b 10x4 1x6)

41.3

Bishoo to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads, dragged to left of short fine-leg region where a neat save is made by Ravi

India 218/3   Yuvraj Singh 101* (114b 10x4 1x6)

42.5

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside off, square driven to point

42.6

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, on the pads, tucked to short fine-leg region for a single

India 223/4   Yuvraj Singh 101* (116b 10x4 1x6)

43.1

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Massive blow! It was a short delivery that sat up nicely and winked at Yuvraj who crash-pulled it high over midwicket

43.2

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushes this to the off for a single

43.4

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, driven to long-on

India 232/4   Yuvraj Singh 109* (119b 10x4 2x6)

44.1

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, around the off stump line , pushed out to cover

44.3

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, Thomas shuffles to the leg side, takes it and whips off the bails. Smart work

44.3

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full pitched outside off stump, driven to left of sweeper cover where Darren Bravo makes a sliding stop

44.4

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish delivery outside off, square driven for a single

44.6

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Pollard is ecstatic. What celebrations. Yuvraj had tried to hit this on the up but hit it softly back to Pollard who rushes to midwicket region, stops, and screams in joy! Fine knock from Yuvraj who got a ton after 35 innings.

Yuvraj Singh c & b Pollard 113 (163m 123b 10x4 2x6) SR: 91.86

India 240/6   Yuvraj Singh 113 (123b 10x4 2x6)

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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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