Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

1.1

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, no run, Short of length, outside the off stump and Sehwag cuts to backward point

1.2

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, drifting towards the pads, Sehwag misses out on it but will pick a leg bye

1.6

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, 3 wides, drifts down leg, Sarfraz makes a diving half-stop. Gambhir calls over Sehwag for a quick run.

1.6

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, no run, back of length, just outside off stump, straightens a touch, Sehwag mistimes a punch-drive back down the track

India 15/0   V Sehwag 0* (3b)

2.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, 2 runs, lands on a length but outside leg stump, moves towards leg and Sehwag clips it wide of long leg for couple of runs.

2.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, no run, shifts his line to the off and middle, full in length and Sehwag drives to mid-off

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, no run, back of length, just outside off stump, cut to backward point

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, no run, on a length, angling away from Sehwag who punches it to covers.

2.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, no run, on the off stump, back of length and Sehwag stays adjacent to the line and dabs it to backward point.

India 18/0   V Sehwag 2* (8b)

3.2

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, 1 run, full in length, just outside the off stump, straightens, Sehwag thinks it will come in, bat pushes inside the line and edge through gully region

3.6

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, no run, cuts in towards middle and off stump line, pushed down the track

India 21/0   V Sehwag 3* (10b)

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, 1 wide, down leg side. Another wide.

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, FOUR, blasted to deep point boundary. It was short in length and well outside off as well, Sehwag rocked back to cut it through the off-side field

4.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, 1 run, And Sehwag square drives to him. This delivery was fuller but again some width offered outside off

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, SIX, Wallop. Sehwag hits a full delivery through the line. Up up and over long-on.

4.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sehwag, FOUR, But, with the fine leg up, he drifts down leg and Sehwag flicks it past the fielder. Easy pickings.

India 39/0   V Sehwag 18* (14b 2x4 1x6)

5.5

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, FOUR, whipped through midwicket. It was on the middle and off stump line, but very full in length and Sehwag wristed it through the on side

5.6

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, 2 runs, Another whipped flick and this time towards long leg

India 50/0   V Sehwag 24* (16b 3x4 1x6)

6.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, no run, on a length, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

6.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, FOUR, superb stroke. He went back to a back-of-length delivery on the off and middle and punched it through wide mid-on region. Lovely timing.

6.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, SIX, There he goes again. Sehwag is having a party. Too short and Sehwag rocked back to pull it over midwicket.

6.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, no run, shifts his line to outside off, punched to covers.

India 65/0   V Sehwag 34* (20b 4x4 2x6)

7.2

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, no run, cuts in off a length, into the middle stump line, Sehwag is cramped up by the nip-backer and jabs it to the on side

7.3

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, 1 run, Oh he was going after this one as well. It was a length delivery outside off and Sehwag cleared the front leg and tried to smash it on the up but mistimed it down the track past the bowler

7.5

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, FOUR, wonderfully played. He knew Rauf was cutting them back in, so he moved towards middle and off, got almost outside the line of a delivery coming in towards middle and punched it sweetly through the on side.

7.6

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, no run, So Rauf gets this to shape in towards off stump, Sehwag is on the middle and drives to covers.

India 72/0   V Sehwag 39* (24b 5x4 2x6)

8.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, 1 run, shout for lbw as the bowler thinks it hit the pad first. It cut back in towards the middle and off, Sehwag went back to cut and it did hit the pad first before running of the bat to third man. Lucky escape there. It would have crashed into middle and off. It hit the left pad and then went on to hit the bat but umpire Ian Gould didn't pick it up.

8.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, 2 runs, hit just over mid-off. Sehwag stayed back to mistime a lofted shot just over Tanvir. Rameez Raja is fuming on air. He reckons Tanvir could have put more effort and taken the catch. Tanvir had turned around slowly and didn't show much urgency in getting to the ball

8.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, no run, cuts back in, worked to square leg

India 77/0   V Sehwag 42* (27b 5x4 2x6)

9.2

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, 1 run, slower one, full and on the middle stump line, Sehwag cleared the front foot and chipped it towards deep square leg

9.5

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, FOUR, Sehwag moved towards the off stump, lifted his left leg and lapped a short of length delivery from outside off to deep backward square leg boundary. He had predetermined that. He was seen playing this particular shot quite a few times in IPL. The bowlers would try to cramp him for room by cutting the ball back into him and he would, suddenly, walk towards off to play it behind square leg.

9.6

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, no run, just outside off stump, holding its line, tries to dab it to third man and is beaten

India 86/0   V Sehwag 47* (30b 6x4 2x6)

10.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, 1 run, drifts a full delivery towards middle and leg, turned to long leg

10.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Sehwag, 1 run, on the middle and leg, flicked to deep square leg

India 90/1   V Sehwag 49* (32b 6x4 2x6)

11.1

Abdur Rauf to Sehwag, OUT, huge shout for a catch behind decision and after consultation with the square leg umpire it has been referred to third umpire. It is a clean catch. Sehwag tried to dab a length delivery outside off stump to third man and it ran off the face of the bat.

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V Sehwag c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Abdur Rauf 49 (64m 33b 6x4 2x6) SR: 148.48

India 90/2   V Sehwag 49 (33b 6x4 2x6)
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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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Piyush Chawla bowled Mohammad Yousuf

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