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)
6.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, FOUR, short in length and well outside the off stump, short of length and cut hard through backward point

6.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, 1 run, walks down the track and taps a length delivery to backward point

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   Iftikhar Anjum 1-0-15-0
8.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, no run, skips down the track, tries to flat-bat a short-of-length delivery outside off but the ball keeps a tad low and rushes under the blade.

8.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, 1 run, stays back to punch a length delivery through cover point for a single

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.

8.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, 1 run, goes back to to push to backward point for a single

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   Iftikhar Anjum 2-0-20-0
10.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to push a full length delivery towards wide mid-off for a single. They waited to see whether the extra-cover fielder manages to cut it; he didn't and off they went

10.2

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

10.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, OUT, Caught at covers by Afridi. Gambhir had come down the track, as is his wont, and flashed a length delivery inside-out to covers. The bat-handle turned a bit in his hands and he couldn't clear the fielder

G Gambhir c Shahid Afridi b Iftikhar Anjum 35 (57m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 109.37

10.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend a full-length delivery on the middle and off. Takes a walk towards square leg, looks around the field, takes a deep breath and is now ready to face the next ball

10.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, 1 run, banged in short, at the rib cage, clipped to fine leg for a single

10.6

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

India 90/1   Iftikhar Anjum 3-0-24-1
12.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes back to push to the off side.

12.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, leans forward to work a fuller delivery through wide midwicket

12.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turned to midwicket region

12.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, no run, cuts in towards middle and off, edged back to the pad.

12.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, no run, another inside-edge on to the pad as the ball shapes in towards middle and off. Wasim Akram, on air, reckons it has started to reverse swing already.

12.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, no run, big shout for a catch behind decision but it had gone off the chest. It was a well-directed short-pitched delivery, Dhoni hopped but made sure he dropped his wrists and got his bat out of the way and it bounded off the chest to the 'keeper. Where is Brian Close?! He would have nodded in appreciation.

India 94/3   Iftikhar Anjum 4-0-27-1
14.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump and Yuvraj drops his wrists and sways away from the line. Akram wants a slip in. No one there at the moment.

14.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Another bouncer, this time at the right shoulder and Yuvraj ducks towards off to evade that one. Great contest on

14.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery

14.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, breaks free with a fierce punch through the off side. Short and width offered, Yuvraj cashed in.

14.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, straighter and defended

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward to push a length delivery past the bowler and between mid-on and mid-off for a single

India 102/3   Iftikhar Anjum 5-0-32-1
16.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, worked to right of midwicket for a single

16.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish, around the off stump, pushed to covers.

16.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, another full delivery around the off stump and Yuvraj places this one to right of mid-off for couple of runs

16.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, straighter and Yuvraj whips it from the off stump line to mid-on. He then suggests he should have hit it much straighter.

16.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Fabulous straight punch-drive. He had practiced it after the last ball and executed it now. It was a length delivery on the middle and off and he timed it very well. The front elbow was high and the bat came down straight.

16.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to turn a fuller delivery to wide midwicket region for a single

India 122/3   Iftikhar Anjum 6-0-40-1
18.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length, moving from middle and leg towards middle, pushed to midwicket

18.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Sarfraz takes a flying catch. Yuvraj has to head back to the hutch. Yuvraj tried to late cut a short-of-length delivery leaving him, got a thick edge and Sarfraz flew to his left to take the catch. Super stuff from the man who has replaced Kamran Akmal. Yuvraj had not moved his feet; he just bent the back leg and tried to steer it. Fatal.

Yuvraj Singh c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Iftikhar Anjum 37 (38m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 115.62

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   Iftikhar Anjum 7-1-40-2
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.

20.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 1 run, run down to third man for a single.

India 135/4   Iftikhar Anjum 8-1-42-2
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

39.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 1 run, back of length, outside off stump, driven to deep cover. 21st ODI fifty for Dhoni and the 100 of the partnership is up as well.

39.3

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

39.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 1 run, full pitched on middle and leg, driven to Afridi at long-on

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   Iftikhar Anjum 9-1-46-2
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

41.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Dhoni edges the intended big drive to the midwicket region

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

41.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 2 runs, short in length outside off stump, cut to right of sweeper cover. Again that bottom-hand works over time.

41.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, coming towards middle and off, nudged to the on side for a quick single. Rao rushes after the ball and nudges Yusuf on the shoulder as both converge at the other end

41.6

Iftikhar Anjum to YK Pathan, no run, leans forward to push it back to the bowler

India 244/5   Iftikhar Anjum 10-1-51-3
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