Asia Cup, 2nd Match, Group B: Pakistan v Hong Kong at Karachi, Jun 24, 2008
Asia Cup - 2nd match, Group B
Pakistan won by 155 runs
24 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt c †Atkinson b Afzaal Haider 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 Would you believe it? Hong Kong have got rid of Butt for a duck. After bringing two deliveries in to the batsman, Haider took this one away and Salman stretched across to cover drive but edged it behind. The fielders are over joyed and why not. 0/1
View dismissal Shoaib Malik* c Butt b Irfan Ahmed 35 55 32 7 0 109.37
11.4 Wicket no 2. Malik goes. Malik went back and across to cut a short of length delivery low to left of backward point where it's held smartly. Fab catch that. He had to go low to his left and lunge forward as well. 67/2
View dismissal Younis Khan st †Atkinson b Nadeem Ahmed 67 101 65 8 1 103.07
21.6 Nadeem has another wicket. What a game he is having. Despite being slog swept and paddled for boundaries he kept bowling slow and has been rewarded. He sucked Younis Khan down the track with a flighted delivery before turning it past him and leaving him stranded 135/4
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c Afzaal Haider b Nadeem Ahmed 28 37 28 5 0 100.00
19.2 Yousuf is gone. Big wicket for the left-arm spinner Nadeem. Flighted delivery outside the off stump and Yousuf top edged the sweep shot to backward square leg 121/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Nadeem Ahmed 2 17 8 0 0 25.00
23.2 Watch out for that man Nadeem. Does Misbah in by an arm-ball. Misbah's bat came outside the line, playing for the turn but the ball went on straight. Plumb. 140/5
Fawad Alam not out 63 129 77 3 0 81.81
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c & b Nadeem Ahmed 4 10 6 0 0 66.66
25.4 What a day Nadeem has had. He must be thinking this ODI cricket is too easy. Afridi in the bag now. He flighted it on the middle and leg stump, slow and dipping, Afridi didn't quite lean forward and checked his drive as the ball dipped rapidly on him and couldn't keep it down. Nadeem swooped low to his right-ankle height to pouch it. 150/6
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed run out (Butt/Munir Dar) 7 16 15 1 0 46.66
29.2 Munir Dar to Fawad Alam, A run out now. What a strange day this has been for Pakistan. Nothing has gone right,. It was pushed to midwicket, yes... no ..yes no and gone. Sarfraz couldn't get back in time to beat the throw at the non-striker's end from Butt. 161/7
View dismissal Sohail Tanvir c sub (JPR Lamsam) b Zain Abbas 59 74 55 6 0 107.27
46.2 full and on the off stump, driven straight to long-off. But it has been a very good knock from Sohail Tanvir. He stitched together a 100-run partnership with Fawad Alam to get Pakistan out of the hole. 261/8
View dismissal Umar Gul c Nadeem Ahmed b Irfan Ahmed 8 14 9 0 0 88.88
49.2 moves outside leg stump and digs out a low full toss, an attempted yorker, to long-on where a tumbling catch is held 283/9
Iftikhar Anjum not out 3 3 2 0 0 150.00
Extras (lb 2, w 10) 12
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 233 mins) 288 (5.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Afzaal Haider 7 0 51 1 7.28 22 8 0 (3w)
0.3 to Salman Butt, Would you believe it? Hong Kong have got rid of Butt for a duck. After bringing two deliveries in to the batsman, Haider took this one away and Salman stretched across to cover drive but edged it behind. The fielders are over joyed and why not. 0/1
View wickets Irfan Ahmed 10 0 59 2 5.90 32 7 0 (1w)
11.4 to Shoaib Malik, Wicket no 2. Malik goes. Malik went back and across to cut a short of length delivery low to left of backward point where it's held smartly. Fab catch that. He had to go low to his left and lunge forward as well. 67/2
49.2 to Umar Gul, moves outside leg stump and digs out a low full toss, an attempted yorker, to long-on where a tumbling catch is held 283/9
View wicket Zain Abbas 6 0 56 1 9.33 14 7 0 (2w)
46.2 to Sohail Tanvir, full and on the off stump, driven straight to long-off. But it has been a very good knock from Sohail Tanvir. He stitched together a 100-run partnership with Fawad Alam to get Pakistan out of the hole. 261/8
View wickets Nadeem Ahmed 9 1 51 4 5.66 29 5 1
19.2 to Mohammad Yousuf, Yousuf is gone. Big wicket for the left-arm spinner Nadeem. Flighted delivery outside the off stump and Yousuf top edged the sweep shot to backward square leg 121/3
21.6 to Younis Khan, Nadeem has another wicket. What a game he is having. Despite being slog swept and paddled for boundaries he kept bowling slow and has been rewarded. He sucked Younis Khan down the track with a flighted delivery before turning it past him and leaving him stranded 135/4
23.2 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Watch out for that man Nadeem. Does Misbah in by an arm-ball. Misbah's bat came outside the line, playing for the turn but the ball went on straight. Plumb. 140/5
25.4 to Shahid Afridi, What a day Nadeem has had. He must be thinking this ODI cricket is too easy. Afridi in the bag now. He flighted it on the middle and leg stump, slow and dipping, Afridi didn't quite lean forward and checked his drive as the ball dipped rapidly on him and couldn't keep it down. Nadeem swooped low to his right-ankle height to pouch it. 150/6
  Najeeb Amar 10 0 35 0 3.50 31 1 0
  Munir Dar 8 1 34 0 4.25 25 2 0
  Hong Kong innings (target: 289 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tabarak Dar* lbw b Shahid Afridi 24 64 51 3 0 47.05
29.2 loopy spinning delivery from middle and leg, Tabarak misses a sweep and is hit on the pad in front of middle 102/6
View dismissal Skhawat Ali c sub (Mansoor Amjad) b Sohail Tanvir 8 41 20 1 0 40.00
7.4 banged in short, just outside leg and he top-edged the pull shot straight to fine leg 28/1
View dismissal Irfan Ahmed b Iftikhar Anjum 0 8 1 0 0 0.00
8.1 Strikes the timber first ball. It came in from short of length towards the middle and off stump line and went through the defenses. The bat came down in an angle, he was squared up as well and that combo usually doesn't work out well. 28/2
View dismissal KH Butt b Iftikhar Anjum 4 25 13 0 0 30.76
12.3 The middle stump has been pegged back. Another nip backer and he doesn't get behind the line, neither does he bring the bat in line in time. Crash. 45/4
View dismissal CK Kruger b Sohail Tanvir 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
9.2 yorked him! It crashes into the base of the middle stump. He tried to bring the bat down but couldn't close the gate in time. 32/3
Zain Abbas retired hurt 26 80 54 2 0 48.14
27.5 from Shahid Afridi, tossed outside off stump, scooped hard and it bounds off Younis Khan at silly point and over covers. Younis must be hurt there as it ricocheted of his head. he was not wearing a helmet. 92/5
View dismissal JJ Atkinson b Shahid Afridi 18 41 30 2 0 60.00
21.2 timber! He bowls the flighted legbreak on line with the offstump, Atkinson fails to read the flight and plays all around it as the ball straightens and pegs the offstump back 76/5
View dismissal Munir Dar run out (†Sarfraz Ahmed) 14 19 12 3 0 116.66
33.5 from Fawad Alam, Munir Dar is run out. He had nudged close on the leg side and kept running. No response from Amar, though. Meanwhile, Sarfraz rushes across, picks the ball and gets back to break the stumps. Munir was livid with his partner 126/7
View dismissal Najeeb Amar lbw b Younis Khan 21 25 25 2 0 84.00
36.6 it lands full on the middle stump, the batsman doesn't connect with the sweep shot and is struck in front 133/8
View dismissal Nadeem Ahmed c Misbah-ul-Haq b Fawad Alam 2 13 14 0 0 14.28
37.2 Nadeem Ahmed swings a flighted delivery on the legs to deep midwicket. And it's all over. Abbas won't come out to bat and the game is done. 133/9
Afzaal Haider not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 13) 16
  Total (all out; 37.2 overs; 167 mins) 133 (3.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Umar Gul 6 1 19 0 3.16 27 3 0
View wickets Sohail Tanvir 6 1 20 2 3.33 29 2 0 (5w)
7.4 to Skhawat Ali, banged in short, just outside leg and he top-edged the pull shot straight to fine leg 28/1
9.2 to Kruger, yorked him! It crashes into the base of the middle stump. He tried to bring the bat down but couldn't close the gate in time. 32/3
View wickets Iftikhar Anjum 6 1 18 2 3.00 26 2 0 (1w)
8.1 to Irfan Ahmed, Strikes the timber first ball. It came in from short of length towards the middle and off stump line and went through the defenses. The bat came down in an angle, he was squared up as well and that combo usually doesn't work out well. 28/2
12.3 to Butt, The middle stump has been pegged back. Another nip backer and he doesn't get behind the line, neither does he bring the bat in line in time. Crash. 45/4
View wickets Shahid Afridi 8 0 31 2 3.87 29 2 0 (3w)
21.2 to Atkinson, timber! He bowls the flighted legbreak on line with the offstump, Atkinson fails to read the flight and plays all around it as the ball straightens and pegs the offstump back 76/5
29.2 to Tabarak Dar, loopy spinning delivery from middle and leg, Tabarak misses a sweep and is hit on the pad in front of middle 102/6
  Shoaib Malik 8 0 31 0 3.87 30 3 0 (1w)
View wicket Fawad Alam 2.2 0 8 1 3.42 10 1 0 (1w)
37.2 to Nadeem Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed swings a flighted delivery on the legs to deep midwicket. And it's all over. Abbas won't come out to bat and the game is done. 133/9
View wicket Younis Khan 1 0 3 1 3.00 4 0 0 (1w)
36.6 to Najeeb Amar, it lands full on the middle stump, the batsman doesn't connect with the sweep shot and is struck in front 133/8

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Points - Pakistan 2, Hong Kong 0
ODI debuts - JJ Atkinson, KH Butt, Irfan Ahmed, CK Kruger, Munir Dar, Skhawat Ali and Zain Abbas (Hong Kong)
List A debuts - JJ Atkinson, KH Butt, Irfan Ahmed, CK Kruger, Munir Dar, Skhawat Ali and Zain Abbas (Hong Kong)
Player of the match - Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)
Umpires - AL Hill (New Zealand) and BG Jerling (South Africa)
TV umpire - AM Saheba (India)
Match referee - AG Hurst (Australia)
Reserve umpire - Afzaal Ahmed

Match Notes


    • Pakistan innings
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (57 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (Shoaib Malik 22, Younis Khan 25, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 14.4 overs (91 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 101/2 in 15.0 overs (Younis Khan 46, Mohammad Yousuf 16)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 51 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (Younis Khan 25, Mohammad Yousuf 27, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 25.3 overs (156 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 161/7 in 29.2 overs (Fawad Alam 14)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 38.5 overs (236 balls), Extras 4
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (Fawad Alam 18, Sohail Tanvir 33, Ex 0)
    • Sohail Tanvir: 50 off 50 balls (5 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 45.3 overs (277 balls), Extras 6
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 103 balls (Fawad Alam 34, Sohail Tanvir 59, Ex 7)
    • Fawad Alam: 50 off 70 balls (2 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 288/9 in 50.0 overs (Fawad Alam 63, Iftikhar Anjum 3)
    • Hong Kong innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Hong Kong - 45/3 in 12.0 overs (KH Butt 4, Zain Abbas 9)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Hong Kong: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 10
    • Tabarak Dar retired hurt on 15* from 27/0 (6.6 ov) to 76/5 (21.6 ov)
    • Zain Abbas retired hurt at 92/5 (26, 27.5 overs)
    • Hong Kong: 100 runs in 28.6 overs (184 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: Hong Kong - 102/6 in 29.2 overs (Munir Dar 8)
 
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