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)

17.1

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, and right away Gautam is down the track and lofts him inside out towards sweeper cover

17.2

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, short ball, turning in, pulled away to deep midwicket

17.3

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, more turn, but outside off, going further away, cut to sweeper cover

17.4

Krejza to Tendulkar, 1 run, one more short ball to Sachin, he swivels, twirls the bat as he launches in to the pull to deep midiwicket

17.5

Krejza to Gambhir, FOUR, this time he is not getting away with the short ball, Gambhir is quick to latch on to the pull and dismiss it through midwicket

17.6

Krejza to Gambhir, no run, better, fuller and played out on the off side

India 94/1   JJ Krejza 1-0-8-0

19.1

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, Krejza is yet to find the proper length on this track, another shortish one is whipped away through midwicket

19.2

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, almost gets him, looks to work a fuller one against the turn, and the leading edge goes in the air, but between cover and point

19.3

Krejza to Kohli, no run, worked away in front of midwicket, cannot get the single

19.4

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, turning on leg stump, whipped away to fine leg

19.5

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down the track, he bowls it a little wider, but gautam adjusts to push it to sweeper cover

19.6

Krejza to Kohli, no run, big turn and bounce for Krejza, Kohli wanted to whip it away on the leg side, but got it off the inside edge on to pad, Haddin was late in getting around to try and take it, Krejza was all excited

India 102/2   JJ Krejza 2-0-12-0

21.1

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, turns in to Kohli who makes room outside leg and works it backward of square

21.2

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up outside off, but still not full enough, he backs away and cuts to sweeper cover

21.3

Krejza to Kohli, no run, gets well forward and works a fuller one with the turn to midwicket

21.4

Krejza to Kohli, no run, has him go for the whiplash drive to a flighted one outside off stump, off the inner half down the track

21.5

Krejza to Kohli, no run, and again, Kohli is going for his trademark cover drive against the turn, cannot beat the infield though

21.6

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, a touch short again, turns towards the leg side and he goes back to work it behind square

India 111/2   JJ Krejza 3-0-15-0

23.1

Krejza to Gambhir, no run, oops, what was that, flighted on leg stump, Gautam looked to push with the turn, but this one jagged away sharply to leave him in a mess, and just missed off stump

23.2

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, this time gets the single down the ground

23.3

Krejza to Kohli, no run, he is looking to constantly drive the fuller one, mistimes it again

23.4

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, almost holes out to deep midwicket, launches in to the big pull but it falls short

23.5

Krejza to Gambhir, no run, he skips down the track, and the ball almost sneaks past, just got the bat down in time

23.6

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, shouts from the fielders as Gautam drives inside out in the air to sweeper cover

India 118/2   JJ Krejza 4-0-18-0

25.1

Krejza to Gambhir, 2 runs, down the track, takes it on the full, and hits it through midwicket, but not enough power to beat the man running in from deep midwicket

25.2

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, trying to get the big turn from leg stump, too full again and worked away for a single on the leg side

25.3

Krejza to Kohli, 1 run, this time Kohli gets the single, no risk at all

25.4

Krejza to Gambhir, 2 runs, leaves the crease and drives inside out with the turn wide of long off to pick up a couple

25.5

Krejza to Gambhir, no run, some tangle he gets in to now, this one pitches on leg and straightens to strike him high on the pad

25.6

Krejza to Gambhir, no run, Gautam is looking very eager to take toll of every ball, almost yorks himself as he charges to meet this fuller delivery, ball rolls away on the off side

India 129/2   JJ Krejza 5-0-24-0

29.1

Krejza to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir shimmies down the track, gets to the pitch of an offie on off stump and powers it through extra cover for a couple. He's looking good against spin.

29.2

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, Gambhir stays back and taps to square leg. 150 up.

29.3

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj has played this paddle sweep well in this World Cup. It's not a shot he played much previously, but boy he's hitting them alright. Krejza drops this well outside leg, the bat comes over it from cover and swipes it easily through to fine leg

29.4

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, fired in fast and full, Yuvraj misses the whip and gets a leg bye to the leg side

29.5

Krejza to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir jumps out again, real early, Krejza sees him and holds it back and gets it to grip and turn away. Gambhir is left stranded mid-pitch, groping for it, but manages to stab it away.

29.6

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, again he trots out, but this time it is very full on the pads and he heaves to the leg side for one

India 156/3   JJ Krejza 6-0-32-0

31.1

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, Yuvraj is looking good, camps on the back foot for Krejza's offie to come on around off stump and then whips easily through midwicket

31.2

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the back foot again, punched with the spin through mid off for one.

31.3

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, uppish but safely so. Tossed up outside off, Gambhir looks to play the inside out carve over point and gets it out to the outfield.

31.4

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, heart in mouth moment for Yuvraj. Sweeps a delivery from outside off, against the turn, with a man in the deep and gets a top edge that hangs in the air for ever. When it comes down behind square leg, it lands in vacant real estate

31.5

Krejza to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir does his sashay down the pitch and pick up with the spin again, more control this time as he spoons it to deep extra cover for two more.

31.6

Krejza to Gambhir, 1 run, single to end the over as Gambhir waits for a back of length ball on off stump and guides again through point

India 166/3   JJ Krejza 7-0-40-0

41.1

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up outside off, driven carefully to cover. A rare dot ball.

41.2

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, smart play from Yuvraj. Short of a length on middle and leg, he taps it to the vacant midwicket region for one

41.3

Krejza to Raina, no run, is that Krejza or Murali? Curls in with the arm, lands outside off and then breaks away sharply as Raina feels for it. Hmm.

41.4

Krejza to Raina, no run, leading edge now. Krejza again gets big spin from leg stump line and Raina looks to work it to the leg side. Plays it back to the bowler.

41.5

Krejza to Raina, no run, fuller on middle and off, Raina is stout in defence, reaching out and smothering it this time.,

41.6

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, Krejza drops short, he has done that off and on today. Raina waits and forces him off the back foot through the covers for a single

India 222/5   JJ Krejza 8-0-42-0

43.1

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, tossed up and turning away from outside off, Raina lunges to the flight of the ball and dabs it into the covers for one

43.2

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on Yuvraj's pads, he dinks another easy single to square leg

43.3

Krejza to Raina, no run, can someone teach Krejza the lbw law please? Short ball lands on leg, doesn't turn is going too high, well over the tenth stump if there were one. Raina looks to heave and misses. Krejza appeals.

43.4

Krejza to Raina, 1 run, fuller outside off, Raina taps into the covers for another single

43.5

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, huge spin, lands on leg and more than straightens. Yuvraj is almost opened up as he turns the bat too early.

43.6

Krejza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short but no turn, hurries along as Yuvraj looks to cut. Bottom edged onto the turf.

India 232/5   JJ Krejza 9-0-45-0

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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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