Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

19.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, slider on the middle stump line, Dhoni makes sure he doesn't get his front leg across and dabs the ball behind square leg.

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

19.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push a loopy delivery to covers

19.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, will get a single with a push to extra cover region

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

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, googly and Dhoni lunges forward, gets his bat way ahead of his pad to defend

India 133/4   Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-0

21.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, on the off and middle, forced to covers where Misbah makes the stop

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, fuller and pushed to Misbah.

21.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, gets down the track to drive to long-on. "Bahut aala Shahid bhai," says Sarfraz. [Very good]

21.4

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

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, skips down the track to squeeze a full delivery to short fine leg

21.6

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

India 139/4   Shahid Afridi 2-0-8-0

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

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, well outside the off stump, full, Dhoni reaches out to chop it to short third man region

23.5

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

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off stump, Dhoni lunges to drive to deep cover.

India 150/4   Shahid Afridi 3-0-16-0

25.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to push through the on side

25.2

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

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, gets forward to push a full delivery to long-on

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.

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push to covers

India 157/4   Shahid Afridi 4-0-20-0

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

27.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, comes down the track, nudges to midwicket region

27.4

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

27.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, loopy delivery well outside the off stump, driven to Misbah at extra cover

27.6

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, goes back to turn a slider to backward square leg region

India 166/4   Shahid Afridi 5-0-24-0

29.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run

29.2

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 2 runs, goes back to cut a short delivery to wide of sweeper cove

29.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run

29.4

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

29.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges forward to again ping the deep cover

29.6

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

India 181/4   Shahid Afridi 6-0-33-0

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

31.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, FOUR, short in length outside off and skidding on straight, Dhoni goes back to cut it through backward point for a boundary. His first one.

31.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches well forward to drive a length delivery to long-off

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   Shahid Afridi 7-0-40-0

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

33.2

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, quicker, shorter, turns away, cut to point

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

33.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, fullish, driven hard but straight to Misbah at cover

33.6

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive a delivery around off to covers

India 201/4   Shahid Afridi 8-0-44-0

35.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, well outside the off stump, full, driven powerfully to sweeper cover

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   Shahid Afridi 9-0-47-0

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 wide, wide outside off stump.

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, again well outside off, Dhoni lets it go. Not wide enough to be called wide, though

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, FOUR, had enough of leaving deliveries, charges out and drills a full delivery to right of long-off

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

37.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line. Dhoni stays still on the leg stump and punches it to Misbah at extra cover

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, just outside off, keeps a touch low, squeezed to short third man

India 222/4   Shahid Afridi 10-0-52-0
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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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