Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

18.3

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, short of length, cutting away from Rohit who pushes it to extra cover.

18.4

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, back of length, just outside the off stump, defended down the track.

18.5

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, beaten by a lovely delivery that left him late. Very late. He was going back to defend a full length delivery. Mistake no 1. And then he tried to chase the ball as it cut away from him. Mistake no 2.

18.6

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, More trouble. He thrust his front foot across and wanted to let the length delivery go through to the 'keeper. But he was late in getting the bat out of the way and it ran off the face of the bat to the off side.

India 129/4   RG Sharma 0* (4b)

19.2

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, fuller, almost a yorker, Rohit, unlike Dhoni, presses his front leg across, then has to pull it back in a hurry and digs it to wide mid-on

19.5

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, slows up the pace, tosses it bit more air, keeps it really full, driven through the mid-off region

India 133/4   RG Sharma 2* (6b)

20.1

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, sharp bouncer on the middle and leg line, Rohit is late on the pull and the ball flies over the flashing blade.

20.2

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery

20.3

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to the leg side

20.4

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run

20.5

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, 1 run, turned to the leg side for a single.

India 134/4   RG Sharma 3* (11b)

21.4

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, punches it to long-off

21.6

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, stretches forward to drive to long-off for a single

India 139/4   RG Sharma 5* (13b)

22.1

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, leans forward to flick a full delivery to square leg

22.2

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, turns down leg, worked to fine leg region

22.5

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to the on side for a single

India 142/4   RG Sharma 7* (16b)

23.1

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, leans forward to push to midwicket

23.2

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, FOUR, short in length and well outside the off stump, Rohit Sharma goes on the back foot and steers it through backward point.

23.3

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower through the air, goes right back to punch to long-on

23.5

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to long-off

India 149/4   RG Sharma 13* (20b 1x4)

24.2

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, spins towards the middle and leg, worked to backward square leg

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery spinning into middle

24.4

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, on the leg and middle stump line, tries to sweep and it runs off the pad to the on side. Sarfraz picks the ball up.

24.5

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, lands on middle and off, spins in, punched to long-on

India 152/4   RG Sharma 14* (24b 1x4)

25.2

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

25.5

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, almost gone. Rohit Sharma opted for the slog sweep and got a bottom edge to short fine leg region. Afridi thought he had his man there and holds his head as he watches the ball clip the edge.

India 157/4   RG Sharma 16* (26b 1x4)

26.1

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, on the middle and leg, swept down to long leg.

26.3

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, the off break and turned to fine leg

26.5

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, the off break and turned to fine leg

India 162/4   RG Sharma 19* (29b 1x4)

27.1

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

27.2

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, goes back to turn a short-of-length delivery from outside off to deep midwicket

27.4

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, long hop outside off, edges a pull shot to midwicket.

India 165/4   RG Sharma 21* (32b 1x4)

28.2

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, moves outside leg and cuts a floateron middle and off to deep point

28.5

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, goes back to turn a delivery turning in past square leg\

India 171/4   RG Sharma 23* (34b 1x4)

29.4

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, leans forward to drive to sweeper cover

29.6

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, FOUR, rocks back to pull a short delivery to midwicket boundary

India 181/4   RG Sharma 28* (36b 2x4)

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, turns past square leg for a single

India 183/4   RG Sharma 29* (37b 2x4)

31.1

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, outside the off stump, skids on and Rohit chops it to the off side

31.2

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, fuller and Rohit drives to deep cover

31.5

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, turns away from Rohit who cuts to short third man

31.6

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, punches this one to long-on for a single.

India 190/4   RG Sharma 31* (41b 2x4)

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, square driven through cover point for a single

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and square drives a full delivery on the stumps to sweeper cover.

India 197/4   RG Sharma 33* (43b 2x4)

33.1

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 wide, well outside the off stump, left alone

33.1

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, loopy delivery full and on the middle, driven to long-off

33.3

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run

33.4

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 1 run, sweeps from well outside off to long-on for a single

India 201/4   RG Sharma 35* (46b 2x4)

34.1

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, no run, just outside off stump, on a length, punched to covers.

34.2

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 2 runs, back of length, angled across Rohit who cuts it to right of wide third man for couple of runs

34.3

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, slips down leg side and tickled to long leg for a single

34.6

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, FOUR, short in length and slanted across Rohit stood tall to punch it on the up through extra cover. Looked good.

India 211/4   RG Sharma 42* (50b 3x4)

35.2

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, yorker length outside off, Rohit tries to chop it away but can't connect

35.3

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, the slider on the middle and Rohit brings his bat down in a hurry to push it back down the track

35.4

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, 2 runs, unfurls the slog sweep and will pick up couple of runs to wide long-on region

35.5

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, outside the off stump, goes too hard at the drive and mistimes it to covers

35.6

Shahid Afridi to RG Sharma, no run, flatter, quicker, pushed to the off side and Afridi fields

India 214/4   RG Sharma 44* (55b 3x4)

36.4

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, no run, moves close to the line to push a length delivery to covers

36.5

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, banged in short and wide of the off stump, Rohit cuts to sweeper cover.

India 216/4   RG Sharma 45* (57b 3x4)

38.1

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery outside off, from round the stumps, Rohit edges the off drive to midwicket

38.2

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, from wide of the crease, short in length and outside off, forced to long-off

38.4

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, moving towards off stump, eased to long-off for a single

38.6

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower one, pretty short in length, Rohit waits before dabbing it to third man

India 227/4   RG Sharma 48* (61b 3x4)

39.1

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, 1 run, short in length, on the off and middle line, shaping in a touch, worked past square leg

39.3

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, 1 run, Rohit brings up his fourth ODI fifty with a dab to third man.

39.5

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, on the off stump line, full in length, pushed to extra cover

39.6

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, no run, dropped by the bowler. It was the slower one and Rohit was early into his drive. Rao lunged but couldn't hold on.

India 231/4   RG Sharma 50* (65b 3x4)

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 2 runs, flat, on that middle and leg line again - he has repeatedly pinged that line today - turned past square leg

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, FOUR, moves outside leg, the ball too was turning outside leg but Rohit punches it to right of backward point.

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, the doosra and Rohit misses the sweep shot and is struck on the back pad. It was turning past the off, though.

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, drives to long-on for a single

India 239/4   RG Sharma 57* (69b 4x4)

41.1

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, 1 run, moves outside leg even as he comes down the track and on drives to long-on

41.3

Iftikhar Anjum to RG Sharma, OUT, Done in by the head-high bouncer. Rohit Sharma was standing outside the crease and skied his pull to deep square leg region.

RG Sharma c Abdur Rauf b Iftikhar Anjum 58 (81m 71b 4x4 0x6) SR: 81.69

India 241/5   RG Sharma 58 (71b 4x4)
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Jul 2, 2008

Younis Khan presents the full face of the bat as he drives, Pakistan v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 2, 2008

Younis Khan presents the full face of the bat as he drives

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Jul 2, 2008

Piyush Chawla celebrates the wicket of Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistan v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 2, 2008

Piyush Chawla bowled Mohammad Yousuf

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