ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 80 runs

1.1

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

1.2

Benn to Kohli, no run, gets forward to defend to the off

1.3

Benn to Kohli, no run, leans forward to push it back to the bowler

1.4

Benn to Kohli, 1 run, picks up a run with a drive to long-off

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   SJ Benn 1-0-6-0

3.1

Benn to Kohli, no run, around the off, pushed away to point

3.2

Benn to Kohli, 1 run, slower, fuller, around off, eased down to long-off for a single

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   SJ Benn 2-0-11-0

5.1

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

5.2

Benn to Kohli, no run, beaten! Extra bounce as it goes outside off and Virat is beaten on the cut.

5.3

Benn to Kohli, no run, a very hesitant poke outside off and the ball rolls of the edge to slip

5.4

Benn to Kohli, FOUR, No hesitation this time. It was an invitation to drive - a full flighted delivery well outside off- and Virat creams it through point with a square drive

5.5

Benn to Kohli, FOUR, More runs as Benn errs again by pitching it too full. And some width as well. Virat leans forward and across to cream this through covers

5.6

Benn to Kohli, 1 run, short in length this time and Virat cuts to point where a tumbling stop is made

India 38/1   SJ Benn 3-0-21-0

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

27.5

Benn to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli leans out to the flight on middle and leg and drives down the ground 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   SJ Benn 4-0-32-0

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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