Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Patel
54(45) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 6 2 1 1 2
SR Watson
94(90) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 2 4 11 16

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Davison
O4.0
M0
R29
W1
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O8.4
M0
R46
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That winds up our coverage for today. On behalf of Abhishek and the rest of the crew, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Do join us for the Chennai cracker tomorrow, it is England v Windies. Cheers!

Well, it started well for Canada, but Australia gradually took control and cantered home. Here's George Binoy's bulletin telling you how it all happened.

Presentations:

Watson is Man of the Match: "It was nice to come out good in the end and hit a few right out of the middle. Canadians bowled pretty straight, they bowled well with the new ball and the wicket was two paced. It was nice to develop the partnership with Haddin. We have been having a week between some of our games, so nice to get some back to back games now."

Ponting: "Things went not too bad, their top four or five batted really well, but our batsmen were outstanding. We haven't fully been tested yet, we will be by Pakistan in Colombo and we look forward to it. You could say I am due, would have been nice to be not out, but may be I am saving it up for the big games."

Bagai: "The experience has been phenomenal, the young guys will take a lot from this. Our bowlers were fantastic through the tournament, but the batsmen were poor in the first half. Some young guys got self belief out of the World Cup - Hansra, Patel. We came here looking to win, and laid a good platform, but inexperience let us down."

Faisal: "What does it take to beat Australia in the World Cup? ....... "Pakistan". Well, lets hope it is a cracker!

Kamal: "Another one sided in Group A.. Is it a calm before storm considering England would be playing tmrw?"

What does it take to beat Australia in the World Cup? Sigh! They now top the table.

Satish: "Ponting's reflexes are not like before. He should cut back on that pull shot."

That's right Satish. You echoed George Binoy's opinions, he still recalls nightmares from 2003 when Ponting pulverised India with the pull shot.

Phil: "That's why Ponting do not want the Associates to play in the World Cup - he keeps getting out against them." Haha!

34.6
1w
Osinde to White, 1 wide, Osinde denies White the pleasure of hitting the winning run by landing a bouncer in his own half. Bowden signals wide, and that's the end of Canada's World Cup campaign.
34.5
4
Osinde to White, FOUR runs, White levels the scores with a smooth backfoot cover drive. He waits on the back foot to a short of length ball and punches it cleanly through the cordon
34.4
0
Osinde to White, no run, back of a length on off stump, played off the back foot into the off side
34.3
0
Osinde to White, no run, White gingerly pokes out to the off side

Two slips in place.

34.2
W
Osinde to Ponting, OUT, a bad day for Ponting comes to a forgettable end. Hide the TVs, is the joke doing the rounds. His bowlers struggled to bowl out Canada. Steve Smith nearly muffed a catch that was his. And now he's not got the batting practice he wanted. And he's again perished to the short ball. Late on the pull, pops it up to square leg meekly. A catch for Davison now, this is not as bad way to retire.
34.1
0
Osinde to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, Ponting opens the face and defends to the off side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Patel
54(45) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %42%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 6 2 1 1 2
SR Watson
94(90) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 2 4 11 16

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Davison
O4.0
M0
R29
W1
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O8.4
M0
R46
W4
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.564
AUS64109.0002.257
SL64208.0000.371
BDESH63207.0000.136
ENG62404.000-0.754
AFG61502.000-1.853
SCOT60600.000-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.827
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.085
WI63306.000-0.053
IRE63306.000-0.932
ZIM61502.000-0.527
UAE60600.000-2.032