February 28, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011 updates: Day 9 match 1

On the 9th day of the ICC World Cup 2011, 2 matches were played. First match was between Zimbabwe and Canada at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, India. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first.

Brendan Taylor and Charles Coventry opened the batting innings for Zimbabwe. In the very first delivery of the innings, Brendan Taylor returned back to pavilion as he was given lbw. Tatenda Taibu the most experienced played of the team came in to bat. Charles Coventry was also given lbw and he departed scoring only 4 runs from 10 deliveries. At this point of time, Zimbabwe were 7-2 after 3.3 overs. Craig Ervine came in and partnered with the skipper and put up a very good partnership of 181 runs. Craig Ervine departed after contributing 85 runs to his team in 81 deliveries that included 6 fours and 2 sixes. Tatenda Taibu scored a magnificent 98 runs and got out missing his century. After the major break, the lower order batsmen contributed their shares to the team's total. Finally, Zimbabwe put up a total score of 298 runs in 50 overs. Balaji Rao took 4 wickets for Canada.

Canada needed 299 runs in 50 overs to win the match. They start off pretty slow and lost their first wicket in the second over. They kept on loosing wickets in regular manner with the scoring run rate getting lesser and lesser. Not even a single batsmen could resist the Zimbabwe bowlers for longer time. By 42.1 overs, they lost all 10 wickets and scored only 123 runsRay Price and Graeme Cremer took 3 wickets each for the team.

Zimbabwe won the match by 175 runs. Man of the match was Tatenda Taibu.

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