Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

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

India 88/1   V Sehwag 48* (31b 6x4 2x6)   Iftikhar Anjum 2.3-0-22-1

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

India 90/2   SK Raina 1* (2b)   Abdur Rauf 5.1-0-34-1

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   Yuvraj Singh 1* (1b)   Abdur Rauf 6-0-35-2

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

India 129/4   MS Dhoni 2* (7b)   Iftikhar Anjum 6.2-0-40-2

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

India 241/5   MS Dhoni 53* (75b 3x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 9.3-1-48-3

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

India 249/6   MS Dhoni 61* (79b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 7.5-0-39-1

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

India 290/7   IK Pathan 21* (18b 1x4)   Sohail Tanvir 9.4-0-83-1
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Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
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Pakistan v India at Karachi - Jul 2, 2008
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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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