Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
80(110) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 1 0 1 3
TLW Cooper
55(72) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 6 4 7 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O8.3
M0
R27
W6
Eco3.17
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PM Seelaar
O10.0
M1
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That wraps up things for us in Delhi. Catch all the action from the game in Sahil Dutta's bulletin and do check out more stories from the ground, courtesy Firdose Moonda. On behalf of Abhishek and the rest of the crowd, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

Presentations

Surprise, surprise, Roach is the Man of the Match: "Lots of confidence, happy with the performance. The ability to keep my pace up and be accurate is the biggest positive for me. The surface was slow, so our plan was to bowl straight and fast. We still have a job ahead of us, and I am ready for it."

Sammy: "We had a meeting following the injury to Bravo, and he told the guys how important it was to play well in the World Cup. The pain in his face was obvious, and it inspired us to play well. We would have batted first if we had won the toss. Great, brilliant from Roach. We had to come here and show our worth, and win convincingly and Roach put his hands up. We look to take away the positives from this game to Bangladesh."

Borren: "I don't think the wicket really worsened, if anything it stayed lower in the first innings, showing just how much we were outplayed today. The guys didn't turn up today after a decent performance against England. Seelaar's bowled well in both matches, he kept Gayle quiet in the afternoon, so credit to him."

Josh Dibble: "Looks like Roach is starting a web site: WWW" Good one, Josh!

James Crawford: "Disgraceful display from Holland, other than Cooper of course. If I was him he should go into that dressing room and let them know how pathetic they are. Too many teams are proving Ponting's words right. "

31.3
W
Roach to Westdijk, OUT, hat-trick for Roach and he has six wickets! Superb spell this, the sheen barely taken off it by the fact that it came against a poor opposition. Fielders came in everywhere. Three slips I could see on the screen. A short leg in place. The odds of Westdijk surviving this were not very good. Roach got another vicious inducker in place. Landed it outside off stump and got it to curl in rapidly. Westdijk stayed on the crease and made a feeble attempt to stop it. No luck. Middle stump is flattened, and I think Roach will put it on his mantelpiece. Sixth hat-trick in World Cup cricket, and boy, it was a treat to watch!
31.2
W
Roach to Loots, OUT, and another. Will this be reviewed? Roach has got another lbw out of Taufel. And no, it is not being reviewed. He has five and is on a hat-trick. Well bowled Roachie. Fuller delivery this time, looking for the stumps and nipping in alarmingly. Loots did his best, he tried to cover the line with bat and pad, but the ball hit him on the shin in front of off. Loots looked bemused and consulted with Cooper and then went on his way without reviewing.

Michael: "I wonder the point of the World cup for Cricket and Rugby at all... For football with 150+ countries playing it's impossible to get a real no 1 team. Cricket and rugby with a very few real No1 contenders should stick to playing tests, maybe more frequently and then the No 1 team at yearend is the world champion...."

31.1
W
Roach to Seelaar, OUT, Seelaar is gone. Is it lbw or caught? For now it is out one way of the other. Huge inducker, came in at pace, and seemed in a hurry to hit Seelaar's optimistically outstretched pad. It thuds into the foam in front of middle. Lbw it is. It bubbles up to short leg, without taking bat on the way. Doesn't matter, Seelaar's fate sealed already.

END OF OVER:
31 | 2 Runs | NL: 115/7

  • TLW Cooper55 (72b)
  • PM Seelaar1 (4b)
  • KA Pollard1-0-2-0
  • KAJ Roach8-0-27-3
30.6
0
Pollard to Cooper, no run, slowish offcutter outside off, stays low as Cooper pushes it into the covers
30.5
1
Pollard to Seelaar, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Seelaar cracks the cut away through point for a single

Sailesh: "Matches like this one are very depressing to watch, especially if you are a supporter of associate cricket. I am starting to believe that the ICC has made the right decision in restricting the number of teams in the next world cup to 10. If associate teams can defeat the lower ranked test nations and qualify for the world cup, then they deserve to play. There really isn't much point having games like these. Maybe the ICC should mandate all test teams to play atleast 2-3 games per year against associate teams?"

30.4
0
Pollard to Seelaar, no run, full and wide outside off, Seelaar lets it go this time

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
80(110) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 1 0 1 3
TLW Cooper
55(72) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 6 4 7 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O8.3
M0
R27
W6
Eco3.17
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PM Seelaar
O10.0
M1
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039