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)

15.1

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, no run, tossed up slowly, and very full, dug out to Yuvraj;s left, and he does well to cut off the single

15.2

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, 1 run, another fuller one, this time on leg stump, and eased towards deep midwicket

15.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, 83.2 kph, a touch flatter, he lunges out and pushes it away to point

15.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, drives with the turn to short extra cover, where Raina covers a lot of ground to his right, gets up and fires in the direct hit to the striker's end, Ponting is well in, and that's what the replays confirm

15.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, waits for a flighted one to arrive on middle and leg, and pushes it down the ground towards long on

15.6

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, no run, more flight from Yuvraj, he gets forward and pushes with the turn towards short extra cover

Australia 72/1   Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-0

17.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, Raina runs to his right and cuts off the drive from Ponting

17.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting gets his first boundary, skips down the track, gets outside the line, and lofts against the turn wide of midwicket, lovely shot

17.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 2 runs, gets the outside edge as Ponting pushes hard at one, it rushes past slip

17.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting is taking on the part-timer here, goes down on the knee and slog sweeps a flatter one to the deep midwicket boundary

17.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, and now goes right forward, and smothers a turning delivery

17.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, pushes out this one towards covers, he is done for the over

Australia 86/1   Yuvraj Singh 2-0-12-0

20.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, turn from outside off, Ponting leans out and defends

20.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, inviting dolly tossed up outside off, very wide and Ponting lets it go. Hmm.

20.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 3 runs, poor delivery, dropped really short and Ponting pumps the cut well in front of square. Desperation from Harbhajan running across from deep point and he manages to stop the boundary.

20.4

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, no run, full and flat outside off, played straight to cover

20.5

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, 1 run, loopy delivery, dips on Haddin who drives on the half volley into the covers for a single

20.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, another rank-bad short delivery outside off, too wide for Ponting to cut and he again slaps into the covers with the kind of ugliness the ball deserves to be dealt with.

Australia 100/1   Yuvraj Singh 3-0-17-0

22.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, too short from Yuvraj again, easy pickings for Ponting who steers the cut to deep point

22.2

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, 1 run, holds it back and gets some grip outside off, Haddin waits and punches into the covers

22.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, that's the fourth successive short ball from Yuvraj to Ponting. Another cut for a single to deep point

22.4

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, 2 runs, mis-hit by Haddin and just as well. He was looking to carve up Yuvraj's tossed up delivery inside out, and ended up spooning it just over the infield

22.5

Yuvraj Singh to Haddin, OUT, Yuvraj's golden arm strikes again. Raina takes a smart low catch tumbling forward. Haddin was clearly looking to make things happen against Munaf and Yuvraj, and he may have chanced his arm once too often. Yuvraj slows this one up in the air, tosses it up on off and gets it to break away. Haddin looks to power the cover drive with the spin, but once again goes in the air. It is dying on Raina, but he's alert enough to tumble forward and pouch it.

BJ Haddin c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 53 (95m 62b 6x4 1x6) SR: 85.48

22.6

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, and he prances out of the crease first ball. Yuvraj sees him and holds the length back. Clarke has to adjust and get across to cover the line. Defended to the off side.

Australia 110/2   Yuvraj Singh 4-0-22-1

24.1

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, Clarke gets off the mark easily since long on is back. He punches to the deep and sets off

24.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, Raina is electric as always in the covers. Yuvraj flights one outside off and Ponting drives powerfully. A horizontal Raina intercepts

24.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, shortens the length. On off stump and going away, Ponting smothers the spin and eases it to spin.

24.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, middles the defensive push this time. Gets it out to point

24.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting drives past Raina this time and eventually gets the single. That moment of brilliance from Raina was worth three dot balls. That's what good fielding does for the team.

24.6

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, another dot ball to end the over, Clarke can't get the cut past point.

Australia 116/2   Yuvraj Singh 5-0-24-1

26.1

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, angling in from wide of the crease, Clarke defends off the front foot as it straightens

26.2

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, Clarke skips out, works with the angle to an alert Kohli at midwicket.

26.3

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke again skips out, this time conscious to get the on drive straighter. Single to long on.

26.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, well bowled and well fielded by Yuvraj. He gets one to drift in nicely and Ponting comes forward to drive past him. Yuvraj moves to his left quickly, dives and fields. Might have jammed a finger into the ground in the process. He is in some strife.

26.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting squeezes a single, with the spin past cover point for one

26.6

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, arm ball, Clarke did not pick it as he went back for the punch to the off side and ended up heaving to Kohli at mid on, who cuts off any hopes of a single. Occasional sparks on the field from India.

Australia 122/2   Yuvraj Singh 6-0-26-1

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, tossed up on middle and leg and straightening, Ponting has jumped out of the crease, looking to flick and gets a leading edge to point

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, too short, Ponting rocks back in a flash and plays to deep point for a single

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, Clarke's missed out on a long hop, carving a short ball straight to Kohli at cover

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, 2 leg byes, sliding along with the angle, Clarke gets something on it down towards fine leg

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, no run, slow and loopy outside off, Clarke skips out, gets the front foot across to the pitch and pushes to the off side

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, 1 run, drifts into the pads to end the over, Clarke picks him with the angle through wide mid on for a single

Australia 133/2   Yuvraj Singh 7-0-28-1

30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, 1 run, Yuvraj loops one on middle and leg, Clarke drives to long on for a single

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, too short, another poor ball wasted as Ponting cuts to cover

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, Raina in the way again. Full on off stump, Ponting drives into the covers and it's that man, horizontal Raina, flying into the path and deflecting it away. Single, all the same.

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Clarke, OUT, uhoh, Clarke has played the worst shot of the day. India's best spinner in this World Cup has taken another wicket. Flighted ball on leg stump, Clarke looks to play an ugly slog-swipe, across the line and completely out of character, against the spin, and indeed the run of play. He got the front foot across, was inside the line and then top-edged the shot since it was very full. He was probably looking for the gap between long on and midwicket. Zaheer takes it in the outfield at midwicket. Nicely judged running take.

MJ Clarke c Khan b Yuvraj Singh 8 (30m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off stump, Ponting defends to the off side

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting has 50. He's played within himself and found some form. Another inviting flighted ball on the stumps, Ponting eases it with the spin to deep cover for one more.

Australia 141/3   Yuvraj Singh 8-0-31-2

36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, lunges forward to defend on the off side

36.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, 1 run, spirits down the track, takes this one on the half volley, and eases it down to long off

36.3

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he gets it off the inner half to Yuvraj

36.4

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, goes forward and pushes this one to silly point

36.5

Yuvraj Singh to White, 1 run, goes for the paddle again, doesn't come off cleanly, gets it towards square leg

36.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and creams the drive, but cannot get it past extra cover

Australia 166/4   Yuvraj Singh 9-0-33-2

38.1

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, stretches forward to push at a widish delivery, silly point does well to stop it

38.2

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, he continues to struggle with the sweep, gets it off the pads, on the bounce to slip

38.3

Yuvraj Singh to White, 1 run, looks to launch this one out of the ground, comes down the track, but in the form he is in, he is lucky to get it along the ground to long on

38.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, SIX, Ricky Ponting shows how it is done, skips to the pitch of the ball, and lofts it with the turn over extra cover, all the way

38.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, no run, some bounce for Yuvraj now from outside off, he manages to keep it down

38.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, FOUR, Yuvraj ends his spell with a boundary, this is deja vu for India, Ponting is looking ominous now, goes back to a bouncing delivery, and cut hard, enough on the thick edge to beat short third man easily

Australia 180/4   Yuvraj Singh 10-0-44-2

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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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