ICC Cricket World Cup, 42nd Match, Group B: India v West Indies at Chennai, Mar 20, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 42nd match, Group B
India won by 80 runs
20 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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)   SJ Benn 1-0-6-0

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

India 22/1   G Gambhir 11* (10b 2x4)   SJ Benn 1.5-0-11-0

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.

India 27/1   G Gambhir 15* (15b 3x4)   R Rampaul 2.5-0-16-1

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

India 33/1   V Kohli 9* (13b 1x4)   SJ Benn 2.4-0-16-0

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

India 37/1   V Kohli 13* (14b 2x4)   SJ Benn 2.5-0-20-0

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.

India 43/1   G Gambhir 21* (20b 4x4)   R Rampaul 3.5-0-22-1

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.

India 58/2   Yuvraj Singh 4* (8b 1x4)   R Rampaul 5.3-0-30-2

Russell to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Lovely cover drive. Fab timing. It was the full delivery outside off and Yuvraj creamed it through covers.

India 63/2   Yuvraj Singh 8* (12b 2x4)   AD Russell 2.2-0-8-0

Sammy to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short in length, sits up nicely at a comfortable height and Yuvraj goes for the pull. He doesn't connect as well as he would have liked but still gets enough wood behind it to drag it through midwicket

India 80/2   Yuvraj Singh 18* (23b 3x4)   DJG Sammy 1.4-0-10-0

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   V Kohli 32* (37b 3x4)   D Bishoo 1-0-5-0

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.

India 109/2   Yuvraj Singh 36* (49b 4x4 1x6)   D Bishoo 3.4-0-14-0

Pollard to Kohli, FOUR, top shot from Kohli. He picked the legcutter from Pollard, and spotted the width on offer. Kohli set himself up on middle and leg, waited for the ball to come along and then opened the wrists to dab it past short third man for four.

India 123/2   V Kohli 46* (58b 4x4)   KA Pollard 1.2-0-9-0

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.

India 127/2   Yuvraj Singh 47* (59b 5x4 1x6)   D Bishoo 5.1-0-23-0

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.

India 131/2   Yuvraj Singh 51* (60b 6x4 1x6)   D Bishoo 5.2-0-27-0

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

India 141/2   Yuvraj Singh 61* (71b 7x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 3.1-0-25-0

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

India 145/2   Yuvraj Singh 65* (72b 8x4 1x6)   SJ Benn 3.2-0-29-0

Pollard to Kohli, FOUR, Fifty to Kohli now, lines up a slow offcutter that comes along slowly, but he shows patience, as he has for the strike in recent times. He waits for it to turn into the pads and then heaves it deliberately in the air towards midwicket. Well played.

India 153/2   V Kohli 51* (64b 5x4)   KA Pollard 3.2-0-17-0

Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Crunchy cut. It wasn't all that short, it wasn't all that far away from the off stump but Yuvraj leaned back and cut it through backward point. Supah

India 184/3   Yuvraj Singh 85* (93b 9x4 1x6)   KA Pollard 4.2-0-23-0

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   Yuvraj Singh 96* (104b 10x4 1x6)   D Bishoo 8-0-42-0

Pollard to Dhoni, FOUR, What a thump. he skipped down the track and swivelled to crash it to the midwicket boundary. Not attractive but effective. It was like he shoved that to the boundary

India 207/3   MS Dhoni 16* (19b 1x4)   KA Pollard 6.1-0-34-0

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

India 244/6   YK Pathan 6* (4b 1x4)   AD Russell 7.1-0-35-0

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

India 256/7   R Ashwin 5* (2b 1x4)   AD Russell 8.1-0-42-0

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

India 267/8   Z Khan 5* (2b 1x4)   R Rampaul 9.4-0-50-4





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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

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