ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 80 runs

7.1

Russell to Kohli, no run, starts off with an 140 kmph delivery around off, defended to cover

7.2

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, full in length around off stump line, worked through backward square-leg

7.3

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

7.4

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, this one bounces and Virat gets back to work it to the on side for a single

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   AD Russell 1-0-3-0

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   AD Russell 2-0-3-0

11.1

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, full in length and on the middle, clipped past square-leg

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

11.4

Russell to Kohli, no run, tries the bouncer and Virat goes down under

11.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, bounces between chest and waist from short of length and Virat tucks it behind square-leg

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   AD Russell 3-0-12-0

13.1

Russell to Kohli, 1 leg bye, fullish, on the pads, rolls behind square-leg for a leg bye

13.2

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

13.3

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, short in length on the middle, clipped past square-leg for a single

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   AD Russell 4-0-14-0

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

29.2

Russell to Kohli, 1 wide, attempted legcutter goes too far down the leg side. He bowled a lot of wides against England too.

29.2

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, angles into Kohli's pads and he on drives solidly past wide mid on 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

29.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, straight and angling into Kohli's pads, he quietly flicks through midwicket for a single

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   AD Russell 5-0-19-0

31.1

Russell to Kohli, 1 wide, Russell's wide problem continues. Slips too far down the leg side

31.1

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, short ball, sits up and waits for Kohli who pulls away to deep midwicket for one.

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.

31.5

Russell to Kohli, 1 run, over-pitched and angling into the pads, Kohli helps it along backward of square leg for a 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   AD Russell 6-0-27-0

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.

33.2

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

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

33.5

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

33.6

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

India 180/3   AD Russell 7-0-31-0

45.1

Russell to Pathan, FOUR, banged in short just outside off, Yusuf seemed to be waiting for it, he archs back to cut/steer it through vacant slips

45.2

Russell to Pathan, 1 run, yorker on the middle, dug out to midwicket for a single

45.3

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, another yorker attempted, short of blockhole, pushed to long-on

45.4

Russell to Pathan, no run, he went back and across, opened his stance, as if he was expecting a shortish delivery that he can pull to the on side; it wasn't a short ball, it was a back of length delivery cutting in, he jabbed it to point

45.5

Russell to Pathan, 1 run, This time he gets that shortish delivery and with that opened stance he drag-pulls it to right of Pollard at long-on

45.6

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full in length, moving in to middle, and Harbhajan defends to the off

India 247/6   AD Russell 8-0-38-0

47.1

Russell to Ashwin, FOUR, Lucky inside edge! It was a good-length delivery, Ashwin tried to dab it to third man and it goes to the left of the keeper

47.2

Russell to Ashwin, 1 run, backs away and times this square drive well but Bishoo makes a nice save at point

47.3

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, stays back to flat bat this to long-on

47.4

Russell to Ashwin, 1 run, short and lifting on the middle, jabbed to midwicket for a single

47.5

Russell to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Pollard has taken a beauty but has dislocated his fingerOr so it appears. Oh ouch... what pain that must be.. He rushed forward from long-on and dived to take a very very fine catch. He immediately got up, looked to the dressing room and waved for the physio. That little finger looked really crooked. He has done it in. Oh dear. He now walks off the field

Harbhajan Singh c Pollard b Russell 3 (16m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.6

Russell to Ashwin, 1 run, fullish delivery just outside off, steered behind point for a single

India 260/8   AD Russell 9-0-46-1

49.1

Russell to Patel, OUT, India don't play 50 overs. Again. He backed away, tried to open the bat-face and steer it to third man - that's the only shot he plays - and got an inside edge.

MM Patel b Russell 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 268/10   AD Russell 9.1-0-46-2

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

© AFP

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

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries

  • ESPN Cricinfo

World Cup Videos

... and that's that

... and that's that
13:40 | Apr 11, 2011
Inside ESPNcricinfo

Inside ESPNcricinfo
12:49 | Apr 10, 2011
 World Cup review

World Cup review
05:26 | Apr 8, 2011
Frozen Out

Frozen Out
46:34 | Apr 5, 2011