Monday, February 28, 2011

Cricket World Cup Wrapup - Day 10

The West Indies (1-1) bounced back from their opening loss against South Africa to absolutely flatten the Dutch 330-115, the 7th largest win in World Cup history. The West Indies got great production from the top of their order as their top 5 batsmen combined for 272 runs led by Chris Gayle's 80 off 110 balls. 23 year old Kieron Pollard added an absurd 60 runs off just 27 balls while conversely 7 Dutch batters failed to reach double digits. 22 year old Kemar Roach was named the man of the match for his superb bowling. Roach took 6 wickets in just 8.3 overs. Tom Cooper was the lone bright spot for the Netherlands (0-2) as he had a team best 55 runs off 72 balls including 9 fours.

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In the day's other game, Zimbabwe (1-1) blew out the struggling Canadiens 298-123. Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu and Craig Ervine paced the attack combining 183 runs off 180 balls while nobody from Canada (0-2) scored more than 26. Taibu ended up the man of the match with 98 runs off 99 balls with 9 four. Next up for Canada is undefeated Pakistan so the road doesn't get any easier for them. Zimbabwe meanwhile will take on New Zealand on Friday.

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Cricket Term of the Day: hoodoo

A bowler is said to 'have the hoodoo' on a batsman when they have got them out many times in their career. Basically, they own him.

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