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.

0.3

Rampaul to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Two slips in place. Tendulkar whips the ball off his pads to pick a couple to deep square-leg region

0.4

Rampaul to Tendulkar, no run, around the off stump line, steered out to ppint

0.5

Rampaul to Tendulkar, no run, a bouncer on the middle stump line, Tendulkar hops, rides the bounce and tucks the ball quietly to the on side. he then walks to the leg side, returns, adjusts his helmet and looks around

0.6

Rampaul to Tendulkar, OUT, Done in by the shortish ball that straightened just outside off. Ravi Rampaul has gone berserk. Windies said they had a plan. It wasn't a bouncer, just leaped from short of length above waist and straightened outside off, Tendulkar stabbed at it by taking the bottom hand off the handle but the ball popped up to the keeper. umpire ruled not out, tendulkar walked, though.

SR Tendulkar c †Thomas b Rampaul 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 8/1   R Rampaul 1-0-8-1

2.1

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, cuts in towards middle and leg, turned to midwicket

2.2

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, rears up to the off stump line, tapped down to midwicket

2.3

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

2.4

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, short of length, again some extra bounce outside off, steered to point

2.5

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, stays back to run this down to third man for a single

2.6

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

India 17/1   R Rampaul 2-0-11-1

4.1

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, stay back to clip this past square-leg for a single

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   R Rampaul 3-0-17-1

6.1

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, short in length and climbing again, Virat gets his hands high to ride the bounce and defends to the on side

6.2

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single

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   R Rampaul 4-0-22-1

8.1

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, stays back to turn this to square-leg

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

8.4

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, short in length around off, pushed out to the off

8.5

Rampaul to Kohli, 2 runs, short in length on the stumps, clipped past square-leg

8.6

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, full in length around off, worked across the line to short midwicket

India 53/2   R Rampaul 5-0-25-2

10.1

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, short in length on the middle, clipped past square-leg

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   R Rampaul 6-0-30-2

30.1

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, touch of reverse into the pads, Kohli flicks with the angle to square leg for a single

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.

30.3

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, short of a length outside off, Kohli plays from the crease into the off side

30.4

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, again, a slight hint of inward movement. No problems for Kohli, he flicks through midwicket for a single

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

30.6

Rampaul to Kohli, 1 run, he is sure looking for the yorkers. 141 kph and angling into the pads, Kohli whips past midwicket for single

India 165/2   R Rampaul 7-0-35-2

32.1

Rampaul to Kohli, no run, Rampaul is looking for reverse. Full and outside off, Kohli looks to steer and gets an edge to the leg side

32.2

Rampaul to Kohli, OUT, Rampaul does it again. Will this 'reverse' the momentum? Top bowling from Rampaul, gets it to nip in sharply from a length outside off. Kohli plonks the front foot across plays a swat-swipe across the line, rivalled in ugliness only by the shot Michael Clarke played yesterday. The ball sneaks past and upsets the furniture. It is one of Kohli's main scoring shots, but at times he doesn't pull it off that well.

V Kohli b Rampaul 59 (128m 76b 5x4 0x6) SR: 77.63

32.3

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

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

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   R Rampaul 8-0-38-3

46.1

Rampaul to Pathan, 1 run, full in length around off, Pathan is well back inside the crease, tries to punch it on the up but edges it to short fine-leg region

46.2

Rampaul to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full in length around off, Harbhajan tries to lift it towards long-on. The inside edge takes it to fine-leg region

46.3

Rampaul to Pathan, 2 runs, length delivery and Yusuf goes through the line on the up and gets it over extra cover. he didn't quite connect well

46.4

Rampaul to Pathan, OUT, Clatter! Ravi Rampaul screams, "Wow!" A yorker that reverses in to the middle and off line. Yusuf goes for the big swing. And misses. Clatter!

YK Pathan b Rampaul 11 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

46.5

Rampaul to Ashwin, 1 run, Run out of Ashwin missed. It was pushed to mid-off where Sammy stops and fires with Ashwin miles out

46.6

Rampaul to Harbhajan Singh, no run, lovely delivery! It cuts in to the middle stump line, goes through the bat and pad gap and bounces over middle stump

India 252/7   R Rampaul 9-0-43-4

48.1

Rampaul to Ashwin, 1 run, really full delivery on the middle, dug out to midwicket.

48.2

Rampaul to Khan, 1 run, another full delivery, pushed through the on side

48.3

Rampaul to Ashwin, 1 run, moves outside leg and runs it to short third man for a single

48.4

Rampaul to Khan, FOUR, slammed! Zaheer clears his front foot and thumps it through left of mid-off

48.5

Rampaul to Khan, OUT, Five-for for Rampaul! His best ODI returns. Ever. Fab show. He is all smiles. It was the yorker again, Zaheer had shuffled to the off and looked to swing it to the on side. timber!

Z Khan b Rampaul 5 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

48.6

Rampaul to Patel, 1 run, yorker outside off, pushed out to backward point

India 268/9   R Rampaul 10-0-51-5

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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