Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

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

22.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend but the ball turns past the prod and strikes him high on the left thigh.

22.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, full and driven to long-off

22.5

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

22.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, again turning into middle and leg, squeezed to square leg

India 142/4   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-3-0

24.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, comes down the track, Ajmal drags back the length and it is turned behind square leg

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

24.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, full and Dhoni stretches forward to on drive to long-on

India 153/4   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-6-0

26.1

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

26.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, The doosra. It landed on the middle and leg, Dhoni thought it would turn in and tried to play towards the on side and got a leading edge to the off side.

26.3

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

26.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, on the leg and middle, swept to long leg.

26.5

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

26.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, on the middle, turning in, nudged to on side

India 162/4   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-11-0

28.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, turns from middle to leg, Dhoni backs away to the leg side to punch it to longon

28.2

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

28.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, doosra on the middle and leg line, Dhoni went right back to defend to on side

28.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 wide, spins sharply from middle stump line but goes down leg side.

28.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, doosra outside off this time, Dhoni is late to pick it up and cuts to deep point

28.5

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

28.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, turns towards the pad, tucked to backward square leg

India 172/4   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-17-0

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, the doosra, from back of the hand, Dhoni doesn't pick it again and ends up swatting it down the track

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive to extra cover

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, backs outside leg and dabs a delivery turning to the leg stump line to midwicket. Misbah with the throw which is a tad wide and by the time the bowler collected and broke the stumps, Rohit was in

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump, turns sharply to the leg side and again Dhoni dabs to midwicket

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, doosra on the middle and leg line. Dhoni picked that one and defends to the on side

30.6

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

India 183/4   Saeed Ajmal 5-0-19-0

32.1

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

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, FOUR, lands outside off stump, short and holding its line, Dhoni went back to smash it to extra-cover boundary.

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery to the off side

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, spins towards the leg stump line, nudged to the on side

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, similar line, dabbed behind square leg 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   Saeed Ajmal 6-0-26-0

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, turns to the leg stump line, worked towards midwicket

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

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, beaten by the doosra. Delivered from the back of the hand, full and outside off, Dhoni has no clue, has a waft and is beaten

India 239/4   Saeed Ajmal 7-0-34-0

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, FOUR, low full toss well outside the off stump, thrashed to wide long-off.

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, turning into middle and leg line, worked to deep midwicket.

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to YK Pathan, no run, dropped by Ajmal. It was driven hard to him and he should have taken that. The fielding has been pretty poor in this tournament. By most teams.

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to YK Pathan, no run, turned to midwicket

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to YK Pathan, OUT, First ODI wicket for Ajmal. Does Yusuf in by the doosra. It was on the middle and leg, Yusuf tried to loft it over the on side but it broke away and flew off the edge to long-off. Ajmal, who had just dropped YK, rushed towards Sarfraz to celebrate his special moment.

YK Pathan c Nasir Jamshed b Saeed Ajmal 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run

India 249/6   Saeed Ajmal 8-0-39-1

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, no run, just outside off, cut with the spin to backward point

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, 1 bye, the doosra turned in to Irfan's surprise who didn't pick it up, was cramped, tried to get his bat down in a hurry, it went off the gloves on to top of the flap of the pad and went past Sarfraz. And it has been given a bye. Hmm...

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, worked to square leg for a single

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, 1 run, another doosra, stabbed off the inner edge to square leg

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, loopy delivery on the middle, driven to the bowler

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, turns in from short of length, on the middle, punched to long-off

India 258/6   Saeed Ajmal 9-0-42-1

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker outside off stump, dug out to extra cover

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, 1 run, comes down the track and drags it from outside off to deep midwicket

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to push to cover point. So the big hitting has been left to Irfan

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, no run, on the middle and leg, tries to turn to square leg, runs off the pad back down the track

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, 2 leg byes, They can't pick the doosra. The video guy in the Indian team is going to work over time today. It broke in, beats the waft and runs off the left thigh past Sarfraz

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to IK Pathan, 2 runs, leans forward to drive to long-on

India 274/6   Saeed Ajmal 10-0-47-1
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Photos

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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