ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 80 runs

0.1

Rampaul to Gambhir, 5 wides, Ooh! A high wayward bouncer that leaped over everything!

0.1

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, short in length outside off stump, tapped to backward point

0.2

Rampaul to Gambhir, 1 run, similar delivery, this time Gautam chops it down to third man. huge customary cheers as SRT is about to take strike.

India 6/0   G Gambhir 1* (2b)

1.1

Benn to Gambhir, 1 run, low dipping full delivery, eased to long-on

1.5

Benn to Gambhir, no run, skips down the track to work it to midwicket

1.6

Benn to Gambhir, FOUR, moves down the track and lofts this up and over to wide midwicket boundary. Neatly done

India 14/1   G Gambhir 6* (5b 1x4)

2.3

Rampaul to Gambhir, 1 run, stays at this crease to push this one to the off for a single

2.6

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

India 17/1   G Gambhir 7* (7b 1x4)

3.3

Benn to Gambhir, no run, gambhir turns this to square-leg fielder

3.4

Benn to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump line, tapped back to the bowler

3.5

Benn to Gambhir, FOUR, Top shot! It was slightly short in length but there was not much room there but Gambhir backed away and cut it hard through point

3.6

Benn to Gambhir, no run, goes down the track and turns back quickly as he knows Benn will be itching to have a shy back at the striker's end. Benn glares, Gautam smiles, crowd roar.

India 22/1   G Gambhir 11* (11b 2x4)

4.2

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, The bouncer arrives and Gautam is in a tangle. He was in an awkward position and tries to use his bat as a face shield but the leather zips over his right shoulder.

4.3

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, More trouble. Another short delivery, this time in the zone outside off, Gambhir has a lame poke at it and the ball rushes past the edge.

4.4

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, stays back to defend this to the cover region

4.5

Rampaul to Gambhir, FOUR, Edged but between lone slip and gully! It was yet another shortish delivery cutting and bouncing across Gambhir who hangs his bat away from the body. A lame push. The ball flies of the edge but goes through safe zone.

4.6

Rampaul to Gambhir, 1 run, short in length around off, pushed out towards mid-off and they rush across for a quick single

India 28/1   G Gambhir 16* (16b 3x4)

5.1

Benn to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to drive this down to long-on

India 29/1   G Gambhir 17* (17b 3x4)

6.3

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, full in length around off stump line, pushed out to mid-off

6.4

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, runs down the track, gets outside leg and slams this short of length delivery hard but straight to cover. Rampaul doesn't like it!

6.5

Rampaul to Gambhir, FOUR, Top shot! Crunched. It was a good short of length delivery outside off - he has been poking and prodding at those deliveries so far but this time, he hopped back, got on top of the bounce and punched it neatly through cover point. Fab timing.

6.6

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off, cutting away from Gambhir who shoulders arms. Rampaul stops on his followthrough and has a look across. Gambhir walks down the track. Eye ball to eyeball.

India 43/1   G Gambhir 21* (21b 4x4)

7.3

Russell to Gambhir, 1 run, short in length, not much bounce from Andre, clipped through backward square-leg

7.5

Russell to Gambhir, no run, full in length around off stump line, driven to cover

7.6

Russell to Gambhir, 4 byes, A screaming bouncer that flies over the attempted pull but Thomas too can't haul it back in

India 50/1   G Gambhir 22* (24b 4x4)

8.2

Rampaul to Gambhir, no run, full in length outside off stump, stabbed of the edge behind the stumps .. rolls away

8.3

Rampaul to Gambhir, OUT, Caught at third man! Gambhir goes for the dash and slap. He rushed down the track, got outside the leg and went for the cut. The ball bounced more than he thought and flew of the edge and landed into the palms of third man.

G Gambhir c Russell b Rampaul 22 (34m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

India 51/2   G Gambhir 22 (26b 4x4)

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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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