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176dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England make hard work of vital win

After the discipline problems of the previous day England managed to keep their focus, dispatching Canada by 51 runs in St Lucia, to open their World Cup account

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

EC Joyce
EC Joyce
66(103) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 40 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
1 0 6 5 10 7 12 25
PD Collingwood
62(48) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 0 17 1 8 7 12 14

Best performances - Bowlers

S Dhaniram
O10
M0
R41
W3
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RS Bopara
RS Bopara
O9
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 6 Runs | CAN: 228/7 (52 runs required, RR: 4.56)

  • Desmond Chumney27 (51b)
  • George Codrington7 (8b)
  • Paul Collingwood9-0-41-0
  • Liam Plunkett9-0-46-2

So, despite the storm around Flintoff's late-night escapades, England swarmed to victory, with a 51-run win against Canada. They were lacklustre at times in the field, lacking a killer instinct, but Canada's batting was fairly impressive. England also have concerns about the middle order once again.

But the focus of today, of course, isn't on this match - but on the sad and shocking news that Bob Woolmer has died. Tributes have been pouring in and they are here.

I'll leave you with this one from Pakistan's captain Inzamam-ul-Haq: "I am shocked and badly hurt. We have lost a good coach and a good person."

49.6
1
Collingwood to Chumney, 1 run, full and thwacked away to long-on
49.5
1
Collingwood to Codrington, 1 run, pulled away - again not timed properly - in front of square
49.4
4
Collingwood to Codrington, FOUR runs, again tries to hook this one, manages to hit the back of the bat and dribble away behind square
49.3
0
Collingwood to Codrington, no run, right up there and that's driven to the covers
49.2
0
Collingwood to Codrington, no run, chased that pull round off the back foot - looking to hoick it in the air through square
49.1
0
Collingwood to Codrington, no run, worked into the covers

Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8JM DavisonGEF Barnett
2nd14JM DavisonA Bagai
3rd29JM DavisonIS Billcliff
4th14IS BillcliffAM Samad
5th96AA MullaAM Samad
6th0DR ChumneyAM Samad
7th56DR ChumneyS Dhaniram
8th11DR ChumneyGR Codrington