Asia Cup, 10th Match, Super Four: Pakistan v India at Karachi, Jul 2, 2008
Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
2 July 2008 - night match (50-over match)
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

1.3

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, no run, good delivery. It landed on a length around middle and off and moved away from Gambhir who left it alone

1.4

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, no run, further outside off stump, Gambhir plants his right foot across, covers the off stump and shoulders arms

1.5

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, just outside off stump, Gambhir taps it gently towards backward point, one look at Sehwag and they take off for the single

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   Abdur Rauf 1-0-4-0
3.1

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, almost a run out. It was edged to Tanvir at that wide leg slip, Sehwag calls him over for a single and Gambhir responds but is a touch late as he was initially ball watching and Tanvir's throw misses the sticks at the non-striker's end. Gambhir was just short of the crease

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

3.3

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, no run

3.4

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, no run, charges down the track and tries to pull a short of length delivery but misses to connect

3.5

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, on a length, on the middle and leg stump line, tucked past the square-leg region

3.6

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

India 21/0   Abdur Rauf 2-0-7-0
5.1

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, no run, played towards point for a single

5.2

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, FOUR, There is the Gambhir charge. Time and again he does this against the seamers. Rauf pushed it across him and he got a thick edge to third man boundary

5.3

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, no run, fuller, on a length, around middle and off, straightens and Gambhir defends

5.4

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, back of length, outside off stump, forced to third man. Slight fumble but the fielder recovers.

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   Abdur Rauf 3-0-18-0
7.1

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir hands over the strike back to Sehwag. He tapped the ball gently, it rolled behind the stumps and they rushed across for a quick single

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

7.4

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, another quick single. This time to right of backward point. Sehwag called quickly and Gambhir responded immediately

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   Abdur Rauf 4-0-25-0
9.1

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, another quick single. Gambhir leans forward to place a length delivery close on the off side. Sehwag is back on strike.

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

9.3

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 2 runs, runs down the track and drives inside-out to left of sweeper cover for couple of runs.

9.4

Abdur Rauf to Gambhir, 1 run, lands it short of length outside leg, moves it towards leg and middle, tucked behind square leg for a single.

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   Abdur Rauf 5-0-34-0
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

11.2

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets off the mark with a push to wide mid-on

11.3

Abdur Rauf to Raina, no run, hits the deck short of length and rushing through the off-stump channel, left alone

11.4

Abdur Rauf to Raina, no run, gets behind the line of a length delivery and pushes it back down the track

11.5

Abdur Rauf to Raina, no run, short of length, on the middle and leg, turned to the on side. "That's the better line boy," says Sarfraz.

11.6

Abdur Rauf to Raina, OUT, Another wicket goes down. Pakistan roar back into the game. It was dug in short and Raina went for the pull but had to fetch it from outside off and top edged it to Salman at deep midwicket region. Raina had jumped to defend the last two deliveries but decided to go after this one. Enter Dhoni.

SK Raina c Salman Butt b Abdur Rauf 1 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

India 91/3   Abdur Rauf 6-0-35-2
13.1

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery on the off stump line

13.2

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands on a length on the leg stump line, cuts towards middle, worked to the on side

13.3

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery on the off and middle line.

13.4

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushes a length delivery past the bowler

13.5

Abdur Rauf to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, cutting in, turned to long leg

13.6

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of length, around middle and leg, clipped to deep midwicket region for a single

India 97/3   Abdur Rauf 7-0-38-2
17.1

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, Edged through the vacant slip region . Akram had said put a man in there and we know why now. It was a length delivery shaping away from Yuvraj who stabbed it off the outer edge.

17.2

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and straight, driven to mid-on

17.3

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, a tad slower but Yuvraj picked it up very well and punched it on the up through wide mid-off. There were five men inside the circle on the off and he picked the gap very well.

17.4

Abdur Rauf to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked through square leg

17.5

Abdur Rauf to Dhoni, no run, drifts towards the pads, Dhoni shovels it towards the short-fine leg fielder. It was in the air briefly but fell well short of the man.

17.6

Abdur Rauf to Dhoni, no run, gets back and across to push a length delivery to covers

India 129/3   Abdur Rauf 8-0-45-2
47.1

Abdur Rauf to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, yorker on the leg stump line, squeezed off the pads to the point region

47.2

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, 2 runs, low full toss, flat-batted over covers

47.3

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, 1 run, yorker length outside off stump, dug out to third man

47.4

Abdur Rauf to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery, driven to long-on

47.5

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, 1 run, slower one, on a length, drag pulls to deep midwicket

47.6

Abdur Rauf to Dhoni, 2 runs, yorker length on the middle, whipped to deep midwicket

India 282/6   Abdur Rauf 9-0-52-2
49.1

Abdur Rauf to Kumar, 1 run, attempted yorker on the leg stump line, ends up a dipping full toss, nudged to square leg

49.2

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, FOUR, Streaky edge to the third man boundary. He swung across the line and gets a profitable edge.

49.3

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, FOUR, superbly struck down the ground. It was the low full toss, he bent his back knee to loft it over the bowler's head

49.4

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, 2 runs, slower one, carved to right of sweeper cover

49.5

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, 2 runs, full pitched on the off stump line, driven towards long-off for couple of runs

49.6

Abdur Rauf to IK Pathan, 1 run, really full delivery, short of the blockhole, driven to long-on for a single . India end on a strong 308.

India 308/7   Abdur Rauf 10-0-66-2
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