ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2009 / Commentary

ICC World Cup Qualifiers - 27th match, Group A

Canada v Scotland

Canada won by 148 runs

0.1

Blain to Davison, no run

0.2

Blain to Davison, 1 run

0.3

Blain to Barnett, no run

0.4

Blain to Barnett, 1 wide, pushes that wide outside the off

0.4

Blain to Barnett, no run, pushes forward starts outside off, swings back at the left hander who is beaten

0.5

Blain to Barnett, no run, left alone outside off, some in swing to the left hander

0.6

Blain to Barnett, no run

End of over 1 (2 runs) Canada 2/0
GEF Barnett    0* (4b)      JAR Blain    1-0-2-0
JM Davison    1* (2b)     

1.1

Nel to Davison, no run

1.2

Nel to Davison, no run

1.3

Nel to Davison, 1 run

1.4

Nel to Barnett, no run

1.5

Nel to Barnett, 3 runs

1.6

Nel to Davison, no run

End of over 2 (4 runs) Canada 6/0
JM Davison    2* (6b)      JD Nel    1-0-4-0
GEF Barnett    3* (6b)     

2.1

Blain to Barnett, no run

2.2

Blain to Barnett, FOUR, full on the off, drives firmly mistake in the field as Wright dives over the ball

2.3

Blain to Barnett, 1 run, worked from the front foot, off the legs, past the square leg

2.4

Blain to Davison, 1 wide, leg side wide

2.4

Blain to Davison, no run, outside off, away swing, beaten on the drive

2.5

Blain to Davison, 2 runs, full on the off, drives, catch is the call, but just wide of the cover

2.6

Blain to Davison, no run, away swing beats him fanning the air outside the off

End of over 3 (8 runs) Canada 14/0
JM Davison    4* (9b)      JAR Blain    2-0-10-0
GEF Barnett    8* (9b 1x4)     

3.1

Nel to Barnett, no run, line and length, forward pushing to cover

3.2

Nel to Barnett, no run, defends from line towards cover

3.3

Nel to Barnett, 1 run, short, leg side, worked off the hips to backward square leg

3.4

Nel to Davison, 2 runs, short, pulls again, this time too early on the shot, loops it over mid-on

3.5

Nel to Davison, no run, huge swing and a miss

3.6

Nel to Davison, no run, beaten as he drives at one leaving him from the back foot

End of over 4 (3 runs) Canada 17/0
JM Davison    6* (12b)      JD Nel    2-0-7-0
GEF Barnett    9* (12b 1x4)     

4.1

Blain to Barnett, 2 runs, outside off, drives in the air but again they find the gap at cover

4.2

Blain to Barnett, no run, left alone

4.3

Blain to Barnett, no run, back foot defence to the off

4.4

Blain to Barnett, no run, outside off, drives, beaten by the angle across him

4.5

Blain to Barnett, no run, left alone outside off

4.6

Blain to Barnett, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 5 (2 runs) Canada 19/0
GEF Barnett    11* (18b 1x4)      JAR Blain    3-0-12-0
JM Davison    6* (12b)     

5.1

Nel to Davison, no run, drives, no balance, beaten as he walks past that one

5.2

Nel to Davison, no run, left alone this time

5.3

Nel to Davison, 1 wide, swings across the line to the wide ball outside off

5.3

Nel to Davison, FOUR, makes contact this time and puts the half volley away through the covers

5.4

Nel to Davison, no run, playing from the crease he is beaten as he swats outside off

5.5

Nel to Davison, no run, beaten on the drive

5.6

Nel to Davison, no run, missed most of the others, tries charging down the pitch, on the swing, and is beaten again

End of over 6 (5 runs) Canada 24/0
JM Davison    10* (18b 1x4)      JD Nel    3-0-12-0
GEF Barnett    11* (18b 1x4)     

6.1

Blain to Barnett, 2 wides, leg side wide

6.1

Blain to Davison, FOUR, leg stump line, flicks fine, fine leg round diving but had no chancee

6.2

Blain to Davison, no run, left alone, swing away from the right hander

6.3

Blain to Davison, no run, left alone

6.4

Blain to Davison, no run, defends from the legs to the on side

6.5

Blain to Davison, FOUR, cracker, on the back foot, drives with timing, flashes past cover point

6.6

Blain to Davison, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 7 (10 runs) Canada 34/0
JM Davison    18* (24b 3x4)      JAR Blain    4-0-22-0
GEF Barnett    11* (18b 1x4)     

7.1

Nel to Barnett, no run, on the back foot, forces with no timing to the backward point

7.2

Nel to Barnett, no run, yorker nearly gets through, ball ends up at his toes

7.3

Nel to Barnett, 1 run, on the back foot again, punches wide of cover who gets across to it

7.4

Nel to Davison, 1 run, short, pulls, bottom half of the bat, runs it to long leg

7.5

Nel to Barnett, no run, leg side, flicks, thuds into the pad, no appeal

7.6

Nel to Barnett, 1 run, short, no timing in the pull, bottom end of the bat to square leg who trips allowing the run

End of over 8 (3 runs) Canada 37/0
GEF Barnett    13* (23b 1x4)      JD Nel    4-0-15-0
JM Davison    19* (25b 3x4)     

8.1

Blain to Barnett, no run, gets high on the toes as he gets over that, defends to the off

8.2

Blain to Barnett, FOUR, drives past cover who chases, teased all the way to the rope

8.3

Blain to Barnett, no run, short of length, is forward then back defending to the off

8.4

Blain to Barnett, no run, left alone outside off

8.5

Blain to Barnett, no run, defends down the pitch to one on line just short of length

8.6

Blain to Barnett, no run, beaten outside off, one holding its line across the left hander

End of over 9 (4 runs) Canada 41/0
GEF Barnett    17* (29b 2x4)      JAR Blain    5-0-26-0
JM Davison    19* (25b 3x4)     

9.1

Nel to Davison, 1 leg bye, leg side, off the pad to the on side

9.2

Nel to Barnett, 3 runs, leg side ball, on drives well, hauled in at the deep midwicket boundary

9.3

Nel to Davison, FOUR, short, pulled cleanly over midwicket

9.4

Nel to Davison, SIX, down the pitch, swings well, makes contact, fetch that well over the cover boundary

swung so hard there he is calling for another bat

9.5

Nel to Davison, 1 run, tries again, charges, lofts over cover, sweeper Poonia is back, makes ground, all to no avail, spils the catch

9.6

Nel to Barnett, no run, well forward, pushes to the off

Power Play taken, the bowling one that is

End of over 10 (15 runs) Canada 56/0
GEF Barnett    20* (31b 2x4)      JD Nel    5-0-29-0
JM Davison    30* (29b 4x4 1x6)     

10.1

Blain to Davison, no run

10.2

Blain to Davison, 1 run, pushes forward on the off, quick run taken

10.3

Blain to Barnett, no run, drives well towards Wright, this time he does not dive and saves from the kneees

10.4

Blain to Barnett, no run, short of length, gets back and strokes to a short cover in place

10.5

Blain to Barnett, no run, beaten on the front foot, that left the left hander off the pitch

10.6

Blain to Barnett, 1 run, well forward, pushed off the legs towards mid-on, quick run taken

Craig Wright on

End of over 11 (2 runs) Canada 58/0
GEF Barnett    21* (35b 2x4)      JAR Blain    6-0-28-0
JM Davison    31* (31b 4x4 1x6)     

11.1

Wright to Barnett, 1 wide, leg side wide to start with

11.1

Wright to Barnett, no run, well forward and neatly steered to backward point

11.2

Wright to Barnett, OUT, goes on the big booming drive outside off, beaten, heel lifts as he drives, bails off, Erasmus says good bye

GEF Barnett st †Smith b Wright 21 (48m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.75

11.3

Wright to Rizwan Cheema, no run, left alone outside off

11.4

Wright to Rizwan Cheema, no run, leg side, full, flicks, into the pads

11.5

Wright to Rizwan Cheema, OUT, gets one on line, pushes forward, slight movement back into the pad, appeal upheld

Rizwan Cheema lbw b Wright 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

11.6

Wright to Billcliff, no run, full and straight, stroked down the pitch towards mid-on

End of over 12 (1 run) Canada 59/2
IS Billcliff    0* (1b)      CM Wright    1-0-1-2
JM Davison    31* (31b 4x4 1x6)     

12.1

Blain to Davison, no run, outside off, still getting some away swing, beats the defensive push

12.2

Blain to Davison, no run, on the back foot, jumps up to get over it, dabs to the off

12.3

Blain to Davison, no run, well forward, defends, that gets up from short of length, into the glove, and then goes down

looks like he hurt a leg there as he jumped away Davidson leaving the field with a problem to his leg JM Davison retired hurt 31 (34b 4x4 1x6)

12.4

Blain to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

12.5

Blain to Bagai, no run

12.6

Blain to Bagai, no run, defends to the on side

End of over 13 (maiden) Canada 59/2
A Bagai    0* (3b)      JAR Blain    7-1-28-0
IS Billcliff    0* (1b)     

13.1

Wright to Billcliff, no run

13.2

Wright to Billcliff, no run, left alone outside off

13.3

Wright to Billcliff, no run, left alone outside off, keeper standing up to the medium pacer

13.4

Wright to Billcliff, no run, well forward, defends to the off

13.5

Wright to Billcliff, no run, well taken by the keeper as that gets up outside off

13.6

Wright to Billcliff, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 14 (maiden) Canada 59/2
IS Billcliff    0* (7b)      CM Wright    2-1-1-2
A Bagai    0* (3b)     

14.1

Blain to Bagai, 2 runs, worked off the legs not fine enough to beat the fine leg

14.2

Blain to Bagai, no run, defends from the front foot towards cover

14.3

Blain to Bagai, no run, outside off, forward, angles that to point

14.4

Blain to Bagai, 1 wide, short and wide outside off

14.4

Blain to Bagai, no run, defends from the front foot, gets up a bit, adjusts well

14.5

Blain to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, back, then forward, edges to McCallum at 2nd slip, dropped

14.6

Blain to Billcliff, 2 runs, worked square on the on side past square leg

Match State: Drinks

End of over 15 (6 runs) Canada 65/2
IS Billcliff    2* (8b)      JAR Blain    8-1-34-0
A Bagai    3* (8b)     

15.1

Wright to Bagai, no run, just on the off, gets forward, stroked to cover

15.2

Wright to Bagai, no run, line and length, forward, defends

15.3

Wright to Bagai, no run, defends from the crease, pushes to the off

15.4

Wright to Bagai, no run, well forward, strokes down the ground to mid-on

15.5

Wright to Bagai, no run, short, pulls, not there, rolls away to the midwicket

15.6

Wright to Bagai, no run, well forward on the off, defends

MacLeod on

End of over 16 (maiden) Canada 65/2
A Bagai    3* (14b)      CM Wright    3-2-1-2
IS Billcliff    2* (8b)     

16.1

MacLeod to Billcliff, no run, starts well outside the off, left alone

16.2

MacLeod to Billcliff, no run, good leave just outside off, was closer that than the batsman though one would think

16.3

MacLeod to Billcliff, no run, well forward, strokes the drive towards mid-off

16.4

MacLeod to Billcliff, 1 wide, thats a touch too wide outside the off

16.4

MacLeod to Billcliff, 1 run, gets forward on the leg side, pushes wide of the mid-on for a quick run

16.5

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 no ball, on line, defends to the off, so now we have a free hit

16.5

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 no ball, and another free hit to come

16.5

MacLeod to Bagai, FOUR, take that, smashed over the cover point from the front foot after making room to the leg side

16.6

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, outside off, cuts, beaten, keepr gets a hand to it, palms it up and recovers

End of over 17 (8 runs) Canada 73/2
A Bagai    7* (18b 1x4)      CS MacLeod    1-0-8-0
IS Billcliff    3* (12b)     

17.1

Wright to Billcliff, no run, line and length, defends to the off

17.2

Wright to Billcliff, no run, left alone outside off, `Great line and length from Wright, the only runs off him has been the lone wide

17.3

Wright to Billcliff, no run, defends to the off

17.4

Wright to Billcliff, no run, left alone outside off

Excellent bowling this from Wright

17.5

Wright to Billcliff, OUT, pressure tells, batsmen is forward looking to clear mid-off, no timing, thats a catch for Boycotts grand-mother

IS Billcliff c Nel b Wright 3 (32m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

17.6

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, defends to the on side

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Canada 73/3
S Dhaniram    0* (1b)      CM Wright    4-3-1-3
A Bagai    7* (18b 1x4)     

18.1

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

18.2

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, defends down the pitch

18.3

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, angled into the pads, forward defending, excitment to the fielders as that came back, inside edge saves a huge appeal

18.4

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, stays on length, forward, defending

18.5

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 wide, leg side wide

18.5

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, gets forward on the off, pops up, bowler tries to dive to get to it, ball falls short of the outstretched hand

18.6

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, forward, stroked with some agression, backward point gathers

End of over 19 (1 run) Canada 74/3
A Bagai    7* (24b 1x4)      CS MacLeod    2-0-9-0
S Dhaniram    0* (1b)     

19.1

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, on the back foot, pushes back down the ground

19.2

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, betaen outside the off as he drives, beaten, bails whipped off, safe

19.3

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, back on the cut, betaen

19.4

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, defends to the on side

19.5

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, well forward, defends to the off

19.6

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, well forward, defends, and another great over from Wright

End of over 20 (maiden) Canada 74/3
S Dhaniram    0* (7b)      CM Wright    5-4-1-3
A Bagai    7* (24b 1x4)     

20.1

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

20.2

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, touch full on the leg, drives well but can not beat the on side field

20.3

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

20.4

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, stroked towards mid-off from the front foot

20.5

MacLeod to Bagai, 3 wides, left alone, leg side, keeper can not gather cleanly

20.5

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, left alone outside off

20.6

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 leg bye, worked off the legs, beats the bat into the pads, rolls away to square leg

End of over 21 (4 runs) Canada 78/3
A Bagai    7* (30b 1x4)      CS MacLeod    3-0-12-0
S Dhaniram    0* (7b)     

21.1

Wright to Bagai, no run, touch short on the off, cuts, straight at point, pressure b uilding on Canada again

21.2

Wright to Bagai, no run, defends to the bowler

21.3

Wright to Bagai, no run, back, on line, pushes down the on side of the pitch

21.4

Wright to Bagai, no run, defends from line back down the pitch

21.5

Wright to Bagai, 1 run, at last they get Wright away, a dab to the off, just behind point

21.6

Wright to Dhaniram, 1 run, flicks off the pads to fine leg, thats hurting Wrights bowling figures now

End of over 22 (2 runs) Canada 80/3
S Dhaniram    1* (8b)      CM Wright    6-4-3-3
A Bagai    8* (35b 1x4)     

22.1

MacLeod to Dhaniram, no run, swing and a miss outside the off

22.2

MacLeod to Dhaniram, no run, drives firmly to mid-off

22.3

MacLeod to Dhaniram, no run, left alone outside off

22.4

MacLeod to Dhaniram, FOUR, on the drive, clears the inner ring and races that away to the square cover boundary

22.5

MacLeod to Dhaniram, no run, drives firmly again, but straight at mid-off

22.6

MacLeod to Dhaniram, 2 runs, leg stump line, clips that off the toes clearing the man at midwicket who turns and hauls that in

End of over 23 (6 runs) Canada 86/3
S Dhaniram    7* (14b 1x4)      CS MacLeod    4-0-18-0
A Bagai    8* (35b 1x4)     

23.1

Wright to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, runs that down to thrid man

23.2

Wright to Dhaniram, 2 runs, fullish on the legs, clips that past mid-off chasing

23.3

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, stroked to the cover/. ; touch short, chops down on that, a bit close to the body, runs it to backward point

23.4

Wright to Dhaniram, no run

23.5

Wright to Dhaniram, 1 run

23.6

Wright to Bagai, 2 runs

End of over 24 (6 runs) Canada 92/3
A Bagai    11* (37b 1x4)      CM Wright    7-4-9-3
S Dhaniram    10* (18b 1x4)     

24.1

Stander to Dhaniram, 1 run

24.2

Stander to Bagai, no run

24.3

Stander to Bagai, 1 leg bye

24.4

Stander to Dhaniram, 2 runs

24.5

Stander to Dhaniram, no run

24.6

Stander to Dhaniram, no run

End of over 25 (4 runs) Canada 96/3
S Dhaniram    13* (22b 1x4)      JH Stander    1-0-3-0
A Bagai    11* (39b 1x4)     

25.1

Wright to Bagai, no run, defends towards cover point

25.2

Wright to Bagai, no run, fullish on the legs, clips neatly but straight at midwicket

25.3

Wright to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, back, chops late, runs it to third man

25.4

Wright to Dhaniram, 1 run, turned off the pads towards square leg

25.5

Wright to Bagai, no run, drives cleanly for no runs to point

25.6

Wright to Bagai, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) Canada 98/3
A Bagai    12* (44b 1x4)      CM Wright    8-4-11-3
S Dhaniram    14* (23b 1x4)     

26.1

Stander to Dhaniram, 1 run, quick run taken as he gets back and dabs towards mid-on

26.2

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, chops towards the third man

26.3

Stander to Dhaniram, no run, drops the shortish ball to the on side, wants one, but sent back

26.4

Stander to Dhaniram, 2 runs, clipped off the legs past mid-on who chases hard

26.5

Stander to Dhaniram, 5 wides, leg side wide, keeper still standing up had no chance

26.5

Stander to Dhaniram, 1 run, whipped off the legs towards deep square leg

26.6

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, drives hard to the cover sweeper

End of over 27 (11 runs) Canada 109/3
A Bagai    14* (46b 1x4)      JH Stander    2-0-14-0
S Dhaniram    18* (27b 1x4)     

27.1

Wright to Bagai, no run, defends down the pitch

27.2

Wright to Bagai, no run, well forward on the off, defends

27.3

Wright to Bagai, 1 run, cuts well straight at point who fumbles

27.4

Wright to Dhaniram, no run

27.5

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, outside off, cuts well, fumble at backward point, dont run on a missfield

27.6

Wright to Dhaniram, SIX, slog sweep comes from nowhere, out the middle and sails over backward square leg

End of over 28 (7 runs) Canada 116/3
S Dhaniram    24* (30b 1x4 1x6)      CM Wright    9-4-18-3
A Bagai    15* (49b 1x4)     

28.1

Watson to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, cuts well, sweeper has a lot to do, thats poor running, should have been an easy two

28.2

Watson to Dhaniram, 1 run, dabs to the on side, quick run taken, thats better

28.3

Watson to Bagai, 1 run

28.4

Watson to Dhaniram, 1 run

28.5

Watson to Bagai, no run, drives at cover

28.6

Watson to Bagai, FOUR, thats neat, touch short, touch wide, chops well backward of the cover sweeper

50 Partnership for these two

End of over 29 (8 runs) Canada 124/3
A Bagai    21* (53b 2x4)      RR Watson    1-0-8-0
S Dhaniram    26* (32b 1x4 1x6)     

29.1

Wright to Dhaniram, no run, pushes out towards cover

29.2

Wright to Dhaniram, 1 run, touch short, width brings out the cut towards third man

29.3

Wright to Bagai, no run, line and length, defends to the bowler

29.4

Wright to Bagai, FOUR, very tidy, late late cut, beats the wide slip, fine leg does not have a hope

29.5

Wright to Bagai, no run, defends into the covers

29.6

Wright to Bagai, no run

End of over 30 (5 runs) Canada 129/3
A Bagai    25* (57b 3x4)      CM Wright    10-4-23-3
S Dhaniram    27* (34b 1x4 1x6)     

30.1

Watson to Dhaniram, no run, drives the flighted ball at cover

30.2

Watson to Dhaniram, no run, this time the flight is picked off to mid-on

30.3

Watson to Dhaniram, no run, and again, timing it well but cant find the gaps

30.4

Watson to Dhaniram, 1 run, takes to the air, clears the inner ring, deep wide midwicket cleans up

30.5

Watson to Bagai, 2 runs, also goes by air, deep midwicket has a lot to do towards square leg

30.6

Watson to Bagai, 1 run, worked off the legs towards fine leg

Nel replaces Wright who has completed a very good spell of 10 overs 3-23

End of over 31 (4 runs) Canada 133/3
A Bagai    28* (59b 3x4)      RR Watson    2-0-12-0
S Dhaniram    28* (38b 1x4 1x6)     

31.1

Nel to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

31.2

Nel to Bagai, no run, line and length, defends back down the pitch for Nel to field

31.3

Nel to Bagai, 1 run, well forward, pushes into the gap at cover, good early call sees them through

31.4

Nel to Dhaniram, 1 run, slashes at the cut, top edges that one bounce to third man

31.5

Nel to Bagai, 1 run, drives wide of mid-off who dives to get a hand to it, saves a few runs

31.6

Nel to Dhaniram, no run, slashes the cut at a short one, beaten

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (3 runs) Canada 136/3
S Dhaniram    29* (40b 1x4 1x6)      JD Nel    6-0-32-0
A Bagai    30* (63b 3x4)     

32.1

Watson to Bagai, no run

32.2

Watson to Bagai, no run

32.3

Watson to Bagai, no run

32.4

Watson to Bagai, no run

32.5

Watson to Bagai, no run, defends to the on side

32.6

Watson to Bagai, 2 runs, shortish outside off, cuts, sweeper has a bit to do to get across

End of over 33 (2 runs) Canada 138/3
A Bagai    32* (69b 3x4)      RR Watson    3-0-14-0
S Dhaniram    29* (40b 1x4 1x6)     

33.1

Stander to Dhaniram, 1 run

33.2

Stander to Bagai, no run, outside off, cuts, wants one, sent back, just as well, Wright does very well to get the ball back

33.3

Stander to Bagai, no run, defends down the pitch

33.4

Stander to Bagai, no run, outside off, guides the cut away, but not past the backward point

33.5

Stander to Bagai, no run, strokes the fuller ball back towards mid-on

33.6

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, cuts well this time but better fielding at point, saves four as he dives to his left

34 overs and we see a replacement of the ball

End of over 34 (2 runs) Canada 140/3
A Bagai    33* (74b 3x4)      JH Stander    3-0-16-0
S Dhaniram    30* (41b 1x4 1x6)     

34.1

Blain to Bagai, 2 runs, full outside of off, drives well, sweeper again has a lot to do

34.2

Blain to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, runs that on the cut towards third man

34.3

Blain to Dhaniram, FOUR, full, leg side, lofted on drive clears the man at mid-on

34.4

Blain to Dhaniram, 2 runs, drives on side again, but Dhamiram is limping as he comes back for the second

34.5

Blain to Dhaniram, FOUR, short, pulls, top edge over the keeper

New harder ball is traveling now

34.6

Blain to Dhaniram, 1 run, turned off the legs to deep backward square leg

End of over 35 (14 runs) Canada 154/3
S Dhaniram    41* (45b 3x4 1x6)      JAR Blain    9-1-48-0
A Bagai    36* (76b 3x4)     

35.1

Stander to Dhaniram, no run, defends back down the pitch

35.2

Stander to Dhaniram, OUT, goes round the wicket, on line, has a big swing, misses, looks back to see the middle stump tumbling

S Dhaniram b Stander 41 (70m 47b 3x4 1x6) SR: 87.23

35.3

Stander to Jyoti, no run, left alone outside off

35.4

Stander to Jyoti, no run, full on the legs, clips towards midwicket

35.5

Stander to Jyoti, no run, slightly shorter, same line, defensive push towards midwicket

35.6

Stander to Jyoti, no run, well forward, defends from line and length down the pitch

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) Canada 154/4
S Jyoti    0* (4b)      JH Stander    4-1-16-1
A Bagai    36* (76b 3x4)     

36.1

Blain to Bagai, no run, defends towards point

36.2

Blain to Bagai, no run, short wide, cuts under it, beaten

36.3

Blain to Bagai, 1 run, defensive push to the off, quick run as cover comes in, well taken single

36.4

Blain to Jyoti, no run

36.5

Blain to Jyoti, no run, chops towards point, wants one, sent back

36.6

Blain to Jyoti, no run, firmly pushed from length at the cover, has to hurry back as the throw comes in quickly, good fielding

End of over 37 (1 run) Canada 155/4
S Jyoti    0* (7b)      JAR Blain    10-1-49-0
A Bagai    37* (79b 3x4)     

37.1

Stander to Bagai, no run, defends from line towards mid-on, midwicket in quick to cut off

37.2

Stander to Bagai, 2 runs, outside off, shortish, chops wide of third man

37.3

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, drives firmly, edges, no slips, third man cleans up

37.4

Stander to Jyoti, 1 run, fuller ball, outside off, angled bat runs it to third man

37.5

Stander to Bagai, no run, crashes a drive straight at cover, deserved more than that for the shot

37.6

Stander to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

End of over 38 (4 runs) Canada 159/4
A Bagai    40* (84b 3x4)      JH Stander    5-1-20-1
S Jyoti    1* (8b)     

38.1

Watson to Jyoti, 1 run, clipped to deep midwicket

38.2

Watson to Bagai, no run, well forward, defends to the bowler

38.3

Watson to Bagai, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long off

38.4

Watson to Jyoti, 1 run, ooops, a easy return catch to the bowler goes straight through the hands

38.5

Watson to Bagai, 1 run

38.6

Watson to Jyoti, no run

End of over 39 (4 runs) Canada 163/4
S Jyoti    3* (11b)      RR Watson    4-0-18-0
A Bagai    42* (87b 3x4)     

39.1

Nel to Bagai, no run, well forward, defends to the off

39.2

Nel to Bagai, no run, outside off, looks to cut late, runs it off the face, but keeper anticipated well

39.3

Nel to Bagai, 2 runs, outside off, touch short, cuts, great dive from point, gets fingers to it saves a couple, Coetzer the fielder

39.4

Nel to Bagai, 1 run

39.5

Nel to Jyoti, no run

39.6

Nel to Jyoti, no run, well forward defends down the pitch

End of over 40 (3 runs) Canada 166/4
S Jyoti    3* (13b)      JD Nel    7-0-35-0
A Bagai    45* (91b 3x4)     

40.1

Watson to Bagai, 1 run, uses his feet, lofted one bounce to deep midwicket

40.2

Watson to Jyoti, no run, cuts, finds the backward point

40.3

Watson to Jyoti, no run, drives to the on side, midwicket does not have to move

40.4

Watson to Jyoti, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long on

40.5

Watson to Bagai, no run, full toss not put away as he drives to midwicket

40.6

Watson to Bagai, SIX, down the pitch, gets under this, lofted over wide long on

Good 50 for Bagai

End of over 41 (8 runs) Canada 174/4
A Bagai    52* (94b 3x4 1x6)      RR Watson    5-0-26-0
S Jyoti    4* (16b)     

41.1

Nel to Jyoti, 1 run, on the back foot, nudges forward of the midwicket

41.2

Nel to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, back, cuts, Blain does well at third man to keep them to one

41.3

Nel to Jyoti, 1 run

41.4

Nel to Bagai, 2 runs, walks down the pitch at that, slaps it wide of the long off

41.5

Nel to Bagai, 1 run, outside off, back on the late cut to third man

41.6

Nel to Jyoti, 1 run, fullish on line, defends towartds mid-on who is caught on his heels, quick run

End of over 42 (7 runs) Canada 181/4
S Jyoti    7* (19b)      JD Nel    8-0-42-0
A Bagai    56* (97b 3x4 1x6)     

42.1

MacLeod to Jyoti, 1 run, quick run, drops at his feet, bowlers comes through, tries a little kick

42.2

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

42.3

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, almost a yorker, dug out to the bowler

42.4

MacLeod to Bagai, FOUR, short outside off, slaps that on the drag over the midwicket

42.5

MacLeod to Bagai, FOUR, outside off, full, drives square, point dives, but can not get to it

42.6

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, full on the off, drives at the cover

End of over 43 (9 runs) Canada 190/4
A Bagai    64* (102b 5x4 1x6)      CS MacLeod    5-0-27-0
S Jyoti    8* (20b)     

43.1

Stander to Jyoti, SIX, starts leg side, flicks very well and sails it over deep backward square leg

43.2

Stander to Jyoti, no run, drives firmly at mid-on

43.3

Stander to Jyoti, 1 run, outside off, touch short, cuts very fine, poor running again

43.4

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, full on the off, drives towards the cover sweeper

43.5

Stander to Jyoti, 1 run, leg side, flicks, inside edge into the pad

43.6

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long on

End of over 44 (10 runs) Canada 200/4
A Bagai    66* (104b 5x4 1x6)      JH Stander    6-1-30-1
S Jyoti    16* (24b 1x6)     

44.1

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 run, drives, no timing towards long on where Blain is in quick to stop the second

44.2

MacLeod to Jyoti, no run, yorker just dug out

44.3

MacLeod to Jyoti, OUT, outside off driving, gets a little tickle and the keeper standing up does the rest

S Jyoti c †Smith b MacLeod 16 (32m 26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 61.53

Davison comes back with a runner

44.4

MacLeod to Davison, 1 run, drives down the ground

44.5

MacLeod to Bagai, no run, full leg stump line, inside edge into the pad

44.6

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 run, drives out square on the off

End of over 45 (3 runs) Canada 203/5
A Bagai    68* (107b 5x4 1x6)      CS MacLeod    6-0-30-1
JM Davison    32* (35b 4x4 1x6)     

45.1

Stander to Bagai, FOUR, outside off, touch short, but well played, cutting late fine and to grund

45.2

Stander to Bagai, no run, defends to the off

45.3

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, outside off as he makes room to the leg, gets the bottom of the bat to it

45.4

Stander to Davison, OUT, outside off, cuts late, does not get over it, simple catch to short third man

JM Davison c Blain b Stander 32 (67m 36b 4x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

45.5

Stander to Bhatti, 1 leg bye, gets well forward, beats the bat, not the pad, appeals turned down, hit outside line, ball squirts to third man

45.6

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, drives down the ground to long off

End of over 46 (7 runs) Canada 210/6
A Bagai    74* (111b 6x4 1x6)      JH Stander    7-1-36-2
U Bhatti    0* (1b)     

46.1

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 run, drives the full ball just wide of cover who gets across keeping them to one

46.2

MacLeod to Bhatti, 1 leg bye, leg side ball, flicks, off the pads to the on side, quick run

46.3

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 run, slaps the full toss to the deep cover sweeper

46.4

MacLeod to Bhatti, 1 run

46.5

MacLeod to Bagai, no run

46.6

MacLeod to Bagai, 1 run, defensive push with timing as he runs that to the deep cover

End of over 47 (5 runs) Canada 215/6
A Bagai    77* (115b 6x4 1x6)      CS MacLeod    7-0-34-1
U Bhatti    1* (3b)     

47.1

Stander to Bagai, no run, makes room to the leg, drives at one outside off, cant reach

47.2

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, outside off and full, gets the bat on it and squirts that to short third man

47.3

Stander to Bhatti, FOUR, outside off, too short, cuts over the inner ring

47.4

Stander to Bhatti, 1 run, drives firmly at it, edges, squirts to deep gully who fumbles

47.5

Stander to Bagai, FOUR, ; makes room to the off, lap sweeps over the keeper

47.6

Stander to Bagai, 1 run, drives down the ground towards long off

End of over 48 (11 runs) Canada 226/6
A Bagai    83* (119b 7x4 1x6)      JH Stander    8-1-47-2
U Bhatti    6* (5b 1x4)     

48.1

MacLeod to Bagai, FOUR, makes room to the off, lofts that well over midwicket

48.2

MacLeod to Bagai, 5 no balls

48.2

MacLeod to Bagai, OUT

A Bagai c Stander b MacLeod 87 (148m 122b 8x4 1x6) SR: 71.31

48.3

MacLeod to Khurram Chohan, 1 run

48.4

MacLeod to Bhatti, no run

48.5

MacLeod to Bhatti, 1 run

48.6

MacLeod to Khurram Chohan, 1 run

End of over 49 (12 runs) Canada 238/7
Khurram Chohan    2* (2b)      CS MacLeod    8-0-46-2
U Bhatti    7* (7b 1x4)     

49.1

Stander to Khurram Chohan, 1 run

49.2

Stander to Bhatti, 2 runs

49.3

Stander to Bhatti, FOUR

49.4

Stander to Bhatti, 1 run

49.5

Stander to Khurram Chohan, no run

49.6

Stander to Khurram Chohan, SIX, short, pulls, gets that out the middle, goes all the way to backward square leg

Match State: Innings Break Problems with the sightscreen, which was fine during the Canada innings AH, it has been blown off on the one side, we now have 6 Canadian players, the ground staff, the umpires, and Scotland players pulling it back And to crown it all, there has hardly been any wind

End of over 50 (14 runs) Canada 252/7
Khurram Chohan    9* (5b 1x6)      JH Stander    9-1-61-2
U Bhatti    14* (10b 2x4)     
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Apr 8, 2009

Scotland captain Ryan Watson in action during the heavy defeat against Canada, Canada v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Benoni, April 8, 2009

Scotland captain Ryan Watson in action during the heavy defeat against Canada

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Apr 8, 2009

Sunil Dhaniram watches his stumps fly as he is bowled for 41, Canada v Scotland, ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Benoni, April 8, 2009

Sunil Dhaniram watches his stumps fly as he is bowled for 41

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