ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B

India v West Indies

India won by 80 runs

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

15.5

Bishoo to Kohli, no run, stays back to tap this to the on side

15.6

Bishoo to Kohli, FOUR, Edged past slip. It was a nice flighted legbreak around off stump and Virat went for the cover drive. Fat profitable edge!

India 86/2   D Bishoo 1-0-5-0

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

17.5

Bishoo to Kohli, no run, flighted on middle and leg, this time there is some turn as Kohli reaches out to play into the off side. Slightly airy but safely towards cover

17.6

Bishoo to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli steals a quick single, dabbing in front of point for one

India 91/2   D Bishoo 2-0-7-0

19.1

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

19.2

Bishoo to Kohli, no run, quicker one, Kohli plays back to it but manages to bring the bat down on time

19.3

Bishoo to Kohli, no run, another flat and quick delivery on leg stump, Kohli forces it back to the bowler

19.4

Bishoo to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli again punches from the back foot and gets a single to long on

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   D Bishoo 3-0-9-0

21.1

Bishoo to Kohli, 1 run, on Kohli's pads, he tickles it through square leg for one

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

21.6

Bishoo to Kohli, no run, Kohli tries to steer a single to point but plays it too softly for runs

India 110/2   D Bishoo 4-0-15-0

23.1

Bishoo to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli punches another single into the covers

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

23.6

Bishoo to Kohli, no run, Kohli can't get a single to end the over, as he looks for the dab to point

India 118/2   D Bishoo 5-0-19-0

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   D Bishoo 6-0-30-0

35.1

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, presses back to force this one to deep cover

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

35.4

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, slower, turns from the leg and middle line, Dhoni goes back to defend

35.5

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, lands on the same spot but this one goes on with the arm to the leg and middle line, tucked to square-leg

35.6

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

India 192/3   D Bishoo 7-0-34-0

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

37.3

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length outside off, cut away of the back foot

37.4

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

37.5

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, turns away from the off stump, cut to sweeper cover

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   D Bishoo 8-0-42-0

39.1

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

39.2

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, gets back to ease this to right of Yuvraj

39.3

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and leg, skidding on and Dhoni defends

39.4

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, skids outside off, cut away hard but straight to sweeper cover

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   D Bishoo 9-0-45-0

41.1

Bishoo to Dhoni, no run, backs away to mishit it back to the bowler

41.2

Bishoo to Dhoni, 1 run, around that off, cut away to sweeper cover.

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

41.4

Bishoo to Dhoni, OUT, Lovely leg break from Bishoo! Supah delivery. It was flighted on a length on the middle and leg, Dhoni went down the track but was beaten in the flight and went on to complete that big lofted hit. No luck. The ball dipped, turned and bounced over the stumps. Thomas collected it and quietly removed the bails. The stumper is stumped.

MS Dhoni st †Thomas b Bishoo 22 (41m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

41.5

Bishoo to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

41.6

Bishoo to Raina, 1 run, fuller, on the stumps, eased to long-on for a single

India 219/4   D Bishoo 10-0-48-1

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

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