Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

0.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, 2 runs, starts off with a delivery slipping towards middle and leg, Gambhir leans forward to work it past square leg

0.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, no run, walks down the track and this is just the second ball of the game. But no predetermined slog, he sees the ball is on a length and coming into him and pushes to covers

0.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, no run, pushes this one through the off-stump channel and Gambhir lets it fly past him

0.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, FOUR, Another walk down the track. Reaches out for a full delivery and flicks it along the ground to the square leg boundary.

0.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to drive a full length delivery on the off and middle back down the track

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, FOUR, Wary of Gambhir walking down the track, Sohail hurls this short but offers width outside off stump. Gambhir stays at his original position and upper cuts it over backward point. One bounce and over the ropes.

India 10/0   Sohail Tanvir 1-0-10-0

2.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, 1 run, outside the off stump, no movement and Gambhir runs it down to third man

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   Sohail Tanvir 2-0-13-0

4.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, 1 run, just outside the off stump, turned to backward point region

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

4.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gambhir, 1 run, length delivery around the off stump, Gambhir taps it to right of backward point for a single

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   Sohail Tanvir 3-0-31-0

15.1

Sohail Tanvir to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length delivery outside off, punched to mid-off. Yuvraj turns towards square leg and practises hitting it in the V again.

15.2

Sohail Tanvir to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Sweetly timed boundary. He thrust his front foot out and it was the length delivery but he punched it on the up and through the line and to the straight boundary.

15.3

Sohail Tanvir to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, forces this one through wide mid-on region for couple of runs. Will the next one be a bouncer?

15.4

Sohail Tanvir to Yuvraj Singh, no run, it's the fuller length delivery, shaping away outside off, punched to mid-off.

15.5

Sohail Tanvir to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Pull of the front foot. Blink. The ball is into the midwicket stands. Not all that short but he went for it. Akram drools,"I haven't seen many players play like that, of the front foot."

15.6

Sohail Tanvir to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and outside off stump, dabbed to backward point

India 114/3   Sohail Tanvir 4-0-43-0

34.1

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, no run, just outside off stump, on a length, punched to covers.

34.2

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 2 runs, back of length, angled across Rohit who cuts it to right of wide third man for couple of runs

34.3

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, slips down leg side and tickled to long leg for a single

34.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 2 runs, short in length, angling towards middle and off, Dhoni goes right back to turn it past square leg

34.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, walks down the track, Tanvir hurls it on the leg stump line, worked to long leg

34.6

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, FOUR, short in length and slanted across Rohit stood tall to punch it on the up through extra cover. Looked good.

India 211/4   Sohail Tanvir 5-0-53-0

36.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, From round the stumps, coming in towards middle, defended to covers.

36.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, short in length, well outside the off stump, Dhoni can't reach it with his cut shot.

36.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to push a length delivery towards mid-on and runs with the stroke

36.4

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, no run, moves close to the line to push a length delivery to covers

36.5

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, banged in short and wide of the off stump, Rohit cuts to sweeper cover.

36.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, walks towards the off stump and punches to long-off

India 217/4   Sohail Tanvir 6-0-56-0

38.1

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery outside off, from round the stumps, Rohit edges the off drive to midwicket

38.2

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, from wide of the crease, short in length and outside off, forced to long-off

38.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, full and just outside off stump, driven to long-off

38.4

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, moving towards off stump, eased to long-off for a single

38.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump line, Dhoni doesn't move his feet but just drives through the line to long-off

38.6

Sohail Tanvir to RG Sharma, 1 run, slower one, pretty short in length, Rohit waits before dabbing it to third man

India 227/4   Sohail Tanvir 7-0-61-0

43.1

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, no run, short in length, pushed to covers

43.2

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, 1 run, edged to third man. Full and outside off, Irfan pushed inside the line and it ran off the outer edge. 250 up for India.

43.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, turned to midwicket for a single

43.4

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, 1 run, homing in on the off stump, punched to deep point region for a single

43.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 2 runs, rocks back to force a length delivery on off to right of deep cover

43.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, a tad slower and Dhoni mistimes the drive back to the bowler. He then suggests he should have wristed it across the line

India 254/6   Sohail Tanvir 8-0-66-0

45.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back to force a length delivery on the off and middle to long-off

45.2

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, 3 runs, full one outside off, Irfan lofts it over extra cover. Yousuf with the chase and Afridi with the throw.

45.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 2 runs, on the middle, from a length, wristed to deep midwicket region for couple of runs

45.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, full pitched outside off stump, driven to long off

45.5

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, 1 run, pushes a single to extra cover

45.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, outside the off stump, back of length ,cut to deep point

India 267/6   Sohail Tanvir 9-0-75-0

48.1

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, FOUR, slog-pulls a short-of-length delivery from outside off to wide long-on boundary

48.2

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, 2 runs, low dipping full toss and Irfan slices it towards long-on. Dhoni is rushing for the second and reaches in time to beat the direct hit

48.3

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, 1 run, another really full delivery, just short of the blockhole, jabbed to covers

48.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 wide, slower one, well outside the off stump, Dhoni lets it go

48.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, OUT, Fast full toss on the leg side. Dhoni shovels it in the air towards square leg and Sarfraz rushes on, collides with Misbah, coming in from midwicket, but manages to hold on

MS Dhoni c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Sohail Tanvir 76 (150m 96b 4x4 0x6) SR: 79.16

48.5

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, no run, full pitched, stabbed down the track

48.6

Sohail Tanvir to IK Pathan, FOUR, clears the front foot and drills a full pitched delivery to left of long-on

India 294/7   Sohail Tanvir 10-0-87-1
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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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