Geroge Binoy, in ESPNcricinfo, where th e title runs “‘We all dog-piled onto Ish’ – Cam Fletcher” … after a 50th over which went 6-1-1-6-2-4
New Zealand’s No. 8, walked out to bat with his team needing 26 off 15 balls to win the quarter-final against a formidable West Indian pace attack at Endeavour Park. As he went in, Sodhi says his coach Matt Horne gave him a wink; he winked back, and doesn’t really remember too much after that. “Yeah. Especially because we lost Cam Fletcher, who was in,” said Sodhi, when asked if he felt that 18 runs off the last over might be too many to get. “He was on 49 and after that I felt a little bit of pressure, but when it came down to the last over it was do-or-die really. Nothing else really crossed my mind.”
Chasing 238, the equation had come down to New Zealand requiring 22 runs off the last two overs. Ronsford Beaton, one of the best bowlers of the World cup so far, was bowling the 49th. He conceded only four runs off the first five balls, and had the well-set Cam Fletcher caught off the sixth.
Before this match, Sodhi had scored nine runs in two innings in the World Cup. He hit the first ball off the last over, bowled by allrounder Justin Greaves, for four but New Zealand managed only two off the next two balls, leaving them 12 to get off the last three. Read the rest of this entry ?