ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd quarter final

India v Australia

India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

0.1

Ashwin to Watson, no run, slowly tossed up through the air, bit of turn on off stump, defended

0.2

Ashwin to Watson, no run, the one that goes straight on, he waits on it and plays it out on the off side

0.3

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, Watson is away, this one turns in to leg stump, and he whips it away to deep square leg

0.4

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 wide, sharp, sharp turn, from outside off stump and down the legside

0.4

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, this one does not turn, bounces and goes straight on, he blocks

0.5

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, chips this one in the air, there was deep midwicket on the boundary, but it was not timed well at all, fell way short of that man

0.6

Ashwin to Watson, no run, now he goes much wide of off stump, and turns it in, he brings front foot out and pushes it out to point

Australia 3/0   R Ashwin 1-0-3-0

2.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, turns in sharply from outside off, calmly patted back off the back foot

2.2

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, uses the turn to work this one away to deep square leg

2.3

Ashwin to Watson, no run, tight line, played out to short midwicket

2.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, the one that goes straight on, pitches around leg and is carefully played back to the bowler

2.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, pushed off the front foot to mid on

2.6

Ashwin to Watson, FOUR, Watson has seen enough to launch in to the slog sweep, lunging forward, gets close to the ball, and swats it wide of Harbhajan at deep midwicket

Australia 9/0   R Ashwin 2-0-8-0

4.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, turns in from outside off stump, a bit short, but he stays in the crease and pushes it to mid on

4.2

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, a touch quicker, and he shuffles to work it to short midwicket

4.3

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, beats him in the flight, Haddin is lured into going over the infield with the turn, gets an inside edge that loops in the air, but there is no one at square leg

4.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, defended off the front foot, inside edge rolls away on the leg side

4.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, he is keeping it really tight here, another one around leg stump is played out towards mid on

4.6

Ashwin to Watson, FOUR, and for the third time in as many overs, Watson gets a boundary off the last ball, with tremendous bat speed, hits a full delivery back towards Ashwin, who fails to field it and the outfield is too quick after that happens

Australia 19/0   R Ashwin 3-0-13-0

6.1

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, uses the turn to work it away behind square leg, Zaheer comes in from fine leg and keeps them to one

6.2

Ashwin to Watson, 1 run, pinches a tight single to mid on which is a bit deep

6.3

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, almost yorker length on leg stump, he jams down his bat on it

6.4

Ashwin to Haddin, SIX, puff of dust as this one turns in sharply from outside off, Haddin had it covered, took the front leg forward and chipped it in the air, it was timed so well that it carried over the wide long on ropes

6.5

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, the carrom ball, but too short to trouble him, goes back to push it on the off side

6.6

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, driven back to Ashwin who fields it cleanly this time

Australia 32/0   R Ashwin 4-0-21-0

9.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, makes him block this one hurriedly as it turns in from outside off stump

9.2

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, now draws him forward, he pats a fuller one back to the bowler

9.3

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, tossed up slowly, inviting the drive against the turn, not a good idea on this wicket, he goes for it, and gets it down to mid off, but manages to pinch the single

9.4

Ashwin to Watson, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

9.5

Ashwin to Watson, no run, lazy from Ashwin, is late in parrying a ball played back to him, to short midwicket and almost concedes a run

9.6

Ashwin to Watson, OUT, the man from Chennai has struck, Watson went for the slog sweep, this one was slower through the air, tossed up, and turned in to strike the off stump, even as Watson missed it completely, did not get too far across to pick it from outside off, played a bit early too

SR Watson b Ashwin 25 (39m 38b 5x4 0x6) SR: 65.78

Australia 40/1   R Ashwin 5-0-22-1

11.1

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, does not turn in as much, a bit short, and he goes back to cut it to point

11.2

Ashwin to Haddin, no run, much fuller now, around leg stump, played out towards short midwicket

11.3

Ashwin to Haddin, 1 run, very full and on leg stump, whipped in the air down to fine leg

11.4

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, comes well forward and pushes this one away past cover

11.5

Ashwin to Haddin, 2 runs, Munaf lumbers after one that is pushed through covers, and that means a couple is easily taken

11.6

Ashwin to Haddin, FOUR, possible chance, gets him to chip it in the air, he is beaten in the flight, but manages to get it just over Zaheer running to his left from mid off, and what's more, it also runs in to the boundary

Australia 49/1   R Ashwin 6-0-30-1

37.1

Ashwin to White, no run, White is all at sea, tries the sweep from miles outside off, this one does not turn much, and he is beaten

37.2

Ashwin to White, no run, pushed down the track to Ashwin who is some discomfort but fields it cleanly in the end

37.3

Ashwin to White, no run, umpire Erasmus was unmoved even as the entire stadium went up in appeal for the catch, White went for the sweep,seemed to get it off the glove for the ball to loop in the air to Dhoni on the leg side, India went for the review, and it shows that the ball came off the forearm

37.4

Ashwin to White, 1 run, pushed in to the leg side for a single this time

37.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, played down the ground for a single

37.6

Ashwin to White, 1 run, driven to long on now, singles available all around

Australia 169/4   R Ashwin 7-0-33-1

42.1

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, no run, shortish and turning in, whipped to midwicket

42.2

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, digs out a very fuller one in the air, but way to the right of Ashwin

42.3

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, straighter one, but a touch short, he goes back and turns it wide of midwicket

42.4

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, short and turning in, he backs away and cuts, but straight to Zaheer, who helps by letting the ball burst through his hands

42.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, collects another single on the off side off another shortish one

42.6

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, no run, turned to Raina at midwicket who dives and saves the single, how many times does he do that?

Australia 199/5   R Ashwin 8-0-37-1

46.1

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, stops in the delivery stride, bowls a length ball that turns in on leg, whipped down to long on

46.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, tosses this one up slowly, Ponting comes forward and turns it on the leg side, on to 99

46.3

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, SIX, drags it down as he sees him advancing, but Hussey adjusts, reaches out to lift it over wide long on

46.4

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, now he works away a single to bring Ricky on strike

46.5

Ashwin to Ponting, 1 run, Ricky Ponting has stood up in style to the big occasion, swats away one on leg stump for the single, raises his bat to all-round applause

46.6

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, the straighter one, but starting on leg stump, worked away down the ground

Australia 237/5   R Ashwin 9-0-48-1

48.1

Ashwin to Ponting, no run, charges down the track, it is slower through the air, looks to go over midwicket, the ball rolls away back towards the bowler

48.2

Ashwin to Ponting, 2 runs, goes for the big sweep, gets it off the inner edge backward of square leg

48.3

Ashwin to Ponting, OUT, Ponting lines up for the reverse hit, a rarity, but ends up hitting it straight to Zaheer at short third man, end of a magnificent innings from the Australia captain, raises his bat as he walks back

RT Ponting c Khan b Ashwin 104 (172m 118b 7x4 1x6) SR: 88.13

48.4

Ashwin to Johnson, no run, stops in the delivery stride, bowls it slowly through the air, he pushes on the off side

48.5

Ashwin to Johnson, 1 run, and again, stops and bowls, swatted through midwicket, Johnson cannot launch in to those monster hits

48.6

Ashwin to DJ Hussey, 1 run, very full, cramps him up as he tries to make room, dug out down the ground, end of Ashwin's spell, he has not done badly at all, at all

Australia 247/6   R Ashwin 10-0-52-2

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Mar 24, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar gestures to Ricky Ponting as Virender Sehwag looks on, India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup, Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar gestures to Ricky Ponting as Virender Sehwag looks on

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Mar 24, 2011

Brett Lee suffers a cut above his eye while fielding, India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad, World Cup 2011, March 24, 2011

Brett Lee suffers a cut above his eye while fielding

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