ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 34th match, Super Sixes

India v Pakistan

India won by 47 runs

welcome to Manchester - you may have heard there's some sort of cricket match on today the word on the weather is that there's been some rain about overnight, and it was especially heavy yesterday, but at this moment the covers are off and there is sunshine. We're on target for the 945 GMT start Toss: India has won the thing and will bat, and by the sounds of the cheers in the stands, it's like they've already won the match team XIs are here. Ramesh for the injured Ganguly. Saleem/Afridi for Youhana/Wasti everyone's making a big deal about what was probably a tounge in cheek comment by Wasim Akram saying it's a "practice game" a few little drops of rain and the wheelly covers have gone on as a precaution 5 minutes before the start of play and here we go - Wasim Akram to SRT from the Warwick Road End

0.1

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, angling across, outside the off stump, Tendulkar opens with a big air shot, missing the cover drive

0.2

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, a bit of movement outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

0.3

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, 2 runs, turning it off the legs and thru the mid wicket, Afridi chases and returns a wild throw to the bowler's end

0.4

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, front foot planted forward, no shot offered outside the off stump, too the keeper

0.5

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, again, nervous watchful play, bat hidden behind the body this time

0.6

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, above the line of the ball again, and a pretty innocent first up over, only made exciting by the deafening noise of the crowd

the Rawalpindi Express to open from the other end

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0
SR Tendulkar    2* (6b)      Wasim Akram    1-0-2-0
S Ramesh    0* (0b)     

1.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, no run, jabbing a silly cut shot at it outside the off stump, missing

1.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, 2 runs, aimed at the leg stump, flicked forward of the square leg, a lazy 2 is taken, perhaps time for a 3 there

1.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, no run, forces some defence away

1.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, no run, that ball wasn't too far outside the off stump, bat held above the line

1.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, no run, short of a length, on the leg stump, missing the flick thru square, taken on the thigh

1.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, no run, seemed to run off the thigh and over the stumps, very little animation from the Pakistanios however

and so India survive the opening overs without any damage, they'd be just glad to not be facing McGrath I'd guess

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 4/0
S Ramesh    2* (6b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-2-0
SR Tendulkar    2* (6b)      Wasim Akram    1-0-2-0

2.1

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, defensive back down the pitch

2.2

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, pitching outside the off stump, going further, SRT has a great big whoppin' swing and miss, looking to smash it thru the covers

2.3

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, tapped away on the off side

2.4

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, stretching forward, good solid defence into the off side

2.5

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, bat hidden behind the body, left alone for Moin outside the off stump

2.6

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, 1 run, tapping it onto the on side, a single to keep the strike

End of over 3 (1 run) India 5/0
SR Tendulkar    3* (12b)      Wasim Akram    2-0-3-0
S Ramesh    2* (6b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-2-0

3.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, 1 wide, down the leg side

3.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run

3.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run

3.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump and to the keeper

3.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, 1 run, driving, the thick edge runs away down to the 3rd man

3.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, 1 run, dabbing quite horribly at it, the thick edge runs along the ground wide of the slips to the 3rd man

3.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run, tucking it off the hip, direct to the square leg fielder

End of over 4 (3 runs) India 8/0
SR Tendulkar    4* (17b)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-5-0
S Ramesh    3* (7b)      Wasim Akram    2-0-3-0

4.1

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run, first ball from Wasim to Ramesh, defended off the off stump and onto the on side

4.2

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, 1 leg bye, tries to tuck it behind square, misses and it flicks the rump, Moin fields

4.3

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run

4.4

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, Akram just baiting Tendulkar by pushing it wide, and SRT falling for it, reaching too far to defend that one, missing

4.5

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, 1 run, played to the extra cover, Tendu wanted an idiotic run, Ramesh sent him back, a direct hit would've meant strife, but instead there's an overthrow

4.6

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run

End of over 5 (2 runs) India 10/0
S Ramesh    3* (10b)      Wasim Akram    3-0-4-0
SR Tendulkar    5* (20b)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-5-0

5.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run, merely defended, ball trickles away

5.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, 2 runs, defensive, ball spits off the bat thru point, Ijaz chases, but Malik runs around from 3rd man

5.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run, more defence

5.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run, playing well, using the pace of the ball, but it's gone direct to Shahid Afridi at backward square leg

5.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, no run, bat jammed behind the body, ball zips thru outside the off stump

5.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, FOUR, SRT playing like a cowboy, wild swing thru the wide mid on area gets the first boundary of the day

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 16/0
SR Tendulkar    11* (26b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-11-0
S Ramesh    3* (10b)      Wasim Akram    3-0-4-0

6.1

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run, poked away on the on side

6.2

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, 1 run, swing the cross bat shot, mistimed bottom edge runs to mid wicket

6.3

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, driving to the covers

6.4

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, Akram aiming at the stumps, committing SRT to play, this is defensively driven into the covers, Saeed has a harmless fumble

6.5

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, pushing into the covers again, that ball was only 81 mph

6.6

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, defensive outside the off stump, excellent over from Akram

End of over 7 (1 run) India 17/0
SR Tendulkar    11* (30b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    4-0-5-0
S Ramesh    4* (12b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-11-0

7.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, FOUR, Shoaib experiementing, around the wicket and wide of the crease, late cut perfectly played, wide of the 3rd man

7.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, 1 run, quick and aimed at the thigh, swung thru the backward square leg area

7.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, 1 run, straight ball, pitched up on the off stump, Abdur with the rather poor misfield at mid wicket, allowing the run

7.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, 1 run, dabbing th ebat forward, gets the deflection thru the mid wicket, and there's a single

7.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, 1 run, thick edge runs like a bullet down to the 3rd man Malik

7.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ramesh, 1 run, very quick, slightly dangerous single taken from a poke short of the covers

End of over 8 (9 runs) India 26/0
S Ramesh    11* (16b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-20-0
SR Tendulkar    13* (32b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    4-0-5-0

8.1

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, 1 run, on the back foot, running the ball down to the 3rd man again

8.2

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, 1 run, a single down the leg side this time

8.3

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, FOUR, tapping to and fro on his feet and then a lovely pull thru the forward square leg area

8.4

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run, Ramesh having none of the problems he had with Mullally, Tendu having none of the problems he had with McGrath

8.5

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run

8.6

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, 1 run, leaning on the back foot, grabs a single from a push on the on side

and here comes the first bowling changes, the irresistable Razzaq

End of over 9 (7 runs) India 33/0
S Ramesh    17* (21b 2x4)      Wasim Akram    5-0-12-0
SR Tendulkar    14* (33b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-20-0

9.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ramesh, no run, defending direct to the point fielder

9.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ramesh, no run, prodding it into the covers, they thought about a single, then thought better of it

9.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ramesh, no run, playing onto the on side, no run there either

9.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ramesh, 1 run, flicking it behind the point fielder, Ijaz is at backward point, not the most agile of fielders, a bit quicker would've had the batsman in trouble

9.5

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, guiding it to the right hander's backward point this time

9.6

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, great pace from Abdur, never before seen in fact, short ball has Tendu just swaying a little out of the way

End of over 10 (1 run) India 34/0
SR Tendulkar    14* (35b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-0
S Ramesh    18* (25b 2x4)      Wasim Akram    5-0-12-0

10.1

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, 1 run, towards the 3rd man

10.2

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run

10.3

Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, into the pads, big appeal, would've hit the stumps but pitched a long way outside the leg stump

10.4

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run, trying to work it to the 3rd man, but the slip grabs it easily

10.5

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, and back to the bowler

10.6

Wasim Akram to Ramesh, 1 run, pushing it away to the brooding Shoaib at 3rd man

End of over 11 (3 runs) India 37/0
S Ramesh    20* (29b 2x4)      Wasim Akram    6-0-14-0
SR Tendulkar    14* (37b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-0

11.1

Abdul Razzaq to Ramesh, no run, the Razzler coming around the wicket, good drive, but Saeed saves well at cover

11.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ramesh, OUT, pitched up, looked like a bit of a leg cutter for the left hander, Ramesh trying to work it away thru the on side, Ramesh missing, Ramesh walking back to the pavilion, ball hit the middle stump

S Ramesh b Abdul Razzaq 20 (48m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.51

11.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, defending away onto the off side

11.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 wide, sprayed way wide down the leg side

11.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, pushing onto the off side, leaning some defence into it

11.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, FOUR, perfectly flicked off the pads, thru the 45 and down to the long leg boundary, great shot

11.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, firm tight defence into the off side, fielded at point

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 42/1
R Dravid    4* (4b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-6-1
SR Tendulkar    14* (37b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    6-0-14-0

12.1

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, driving into the covers, we're now set for a big 18 overs from Azhar and Abdur, what fun

12.2

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, FOUR, bowling into the legs, perfect timing, perfect placement, glanced to the long leg boundary

12.3

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run

12.4

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run

12.5

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, aimed at the off stump, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

12.6

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, jammed into the on side, Saqlain seemed to be the one with the exagerrated acrobatics

End of over 13 (5 runs) India 47/1
SR Tendulkar    19* (43b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-5-0
R Dravid    4* (4b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-6-1

13.1

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, choppy cut shot, direct to the cover fielder

13.2

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, FOUR, lovely pull shot, playing it late and off the hip, thru the backward square leg

13.3

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, 1 wide, too wide of the off stump, Bucknor complains

13.3

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, no shot offered, bat behind the body

13.4

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, slaps a cut shot at a wide one, ball travels to the diving Ijaz at backward point

13.5

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, 2 runs, very nice drive thru the wide mid off area, but the ever-youthful Wasim makes a terrific dive

13.6

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, FOUR, pulling and pulling well, lofted over the mid wicket

End of over 14 (11 runs) India 58/1
SR Tendulkar    29* (49b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-17-1
R Dravid    4* (4b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-5-0

14.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, great defence, no troubles outside the off stump

14.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, defended outside the off stump, ball trickles into the off side

14.3

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, prodding off the leg side and onto the on side

14.4

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, easily poked away on the off side, into the covers

14.5

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, more defence, Dotvid into the swing of things, that ball was aimed at the off stump

Azhar has pulled out of his run up twice for the 6th ball

14.6

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, and it wasn't worth much when he finally got there, poor ball going down the leg side, Dravid mistimes the glance to logn leg

here comes Saqqy. We shall bring you as much of Moin's commentary as possible

End of over 15 (1 run) India 59/1
R Dravid    5* (10b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    29* (49b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-17-1

15.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, poked off the stumps and onto the on side

15.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 1 run, this time to the mid wicket area, another single

15.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, mind bogginly stupid single to the short cover, the direct hit on the bowler's end would've had Dravid miles out of his ground

15.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 1 run, flicked thru the square leg, very quick first, but then no second

15.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, no run

15.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, no run, jammed back down the pitch to the bowler

Match State: Drinksies

End of over 16 (4 runs) India 63/1
R Dravid    7* (14b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-4-0
SR Tendulkar    31* (51b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-6-0

16.1

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, rgabs a quick little single on the off side, Wasim with the dive

16.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, worked around behind the square leg

16.3

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run

16.4

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, FOUR, driving down the ground, excellent straight drive, slightly on the on side

16.5

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run

16.6

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, swatted outside the off stump, ball runs away thru the covers. Saeed dives and injures himself

and Saeed comes off, with an injured knee or ankle or something

End of over 17 (7 runs) India 70/1
SR Tendulkar    37* (56b 5x4)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-13-0
R Dravid    8* (15b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    1-0-4-0

17.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 1 run

17.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 2 runs, driving onto the on side, the long on runs around to field

17.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, prods it to the point fielder, there's another easy single off Saqlain

17.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 1 run, very little spin for Saqqy, pushed off the leg stump

17.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, flicked away behind the square leg

17.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, no run, driving, but direct to the mid wicket fielder, 6 off the over

End of over 18 (6 runs) India 76/1
SR Tendulkar    39* (59b 5x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-10-0
R Dravid    12* (18b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-13-0

18.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, on the back foot, dabbing it well short of the cover point, Wasim eventually pounces from mid off

18.2

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run

18.3

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, dabbing some defence at it, inside edge goes across the face of the stumps

18.4

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

18.5

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, and just a little more defence

18.6

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, guiding it down to the 3rd man, these two building the innings nicely, if a little tediously

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 79/1
R Dravid    14* (22b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-16-0
SR Tendulkar    40* (61b 5x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    2-0-10-0

19.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, FOUR, and Dravid thinks so as well, dances down the pitch, brilliant on drive, meeting the pitch of the ball, driving over the top of the mid on

19.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run

19.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 2 runs, slow on drive, Malik the misfielder, allowing the second, they just can't hide him anywhere

19.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 1 run, a little to the left of the mid wicket

19.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, working it well off the legs and behind the mid wicket

19.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Tendulkar, 2 runs, played perfectly, just to the side of umpire Shepherd, more risky running, but he's home

Saqqy is just too expensive and too ineffective, bring on Saleem!

End of over 20 (11 runs) India 90/1
SR Tendulkar    45* (64b 5x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-21-0
R Dravid    20* (25b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-16-0

20.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, FOUR, great boundary, cutting behind the point and to the rope

20.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

20.3

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, dabbing it just short of the cover fielder

20.4

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, poking to the extra cover area, Wasim misfields once, twice, and gets it on the 3rd time

20.5

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, OUT, stupid impetuous shot, dancing down the wicket, Azhar pushes it wide, Tendu lunges at the drive, swings it straight to Saqlain at mid off, long may it be talked about

SR Tendulkar c Saqlain Mushtaq b Azhar Mahmood 45 (92m 65b 5x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

20.6

Azhar Mahmood to Jadeja, no run, jadeja pushed above the scheming captain

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 95/2
A Jadeja    0* (1b)      Azhar Mahmood    5-0-21-1
R Dravid    25* (29b 3x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    3-0-21-0

21.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, inside edge squirts away on the on side, Abdur back on for the Saqqy bowler

21.2

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run, the Kingfisher bat was pushed at it, miles away

21.3

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run, thru to the keeper once again

21.4

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run, trying to defend again, totally beaten again, perhaps he's been sampling the sponsor's product

21.5

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run, squeezed away with a thick edge to the point area

21.6

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, 1 run, coming forward, manages to finally get the ball onto the middle of the bat, played to the mid on

End of over 22 (2 runs) India 97/2
A Jadeja    1* (6b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-19-1
R Dravid    26* (30b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    5-0-21-1

22.1

Azhar Mahmood to Jadeja, no run, Azhar merely banging it into the pitch with the seam up, a little away movement beats Jadeja again

22.2

Azhar Mahmood to Jadeja, 1 run, works a single away behind the square leg

22.3

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

22.4

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, prodded away outside the off stump and to the point fielder

22.5

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, driving well into the off side, to the mid off

22.6

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 2 runs, thrusting it thru the covers, they get a double into the deep

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 100/2
R Dravid    28* (34b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    6-0-24-1
A Jadeja    2* (8b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-19-1

23.1

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run

23.2

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run

23.3

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, no run

23.4

Abdul Razzaq to Jadeja, 3 runs, welld riven thru the mid off area, Wasim chases and they get a valuable triple

23.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, defending outside the off stump

23.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 2 runs, flicking it forward of square, timed slowly, which was perfect to get 2 runs before the deep square leg could run in

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 105/2
R Dravid    30* (36b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-0-24-1
A Jadeja    5* (12b)      Azhar Mahmood    6-0-24-1

24.1

Azhar Mahmood to Jadeja, 1 run, easily pushed thru the covers

24.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, guiding it away towards the 3rd man

24.3

Azhar Mahmood to Jadeja, OUT, not a confident innings at all from Jadeja, jerky defence of a slight outseamer, grabs the outside edge and Inzamam dives well to his right, Jadeja can go film another advertisment now

A Jadeja c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Azhar Mahmood 6 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

no celebrations for Inzamam there, ran off the field quickly with a dislocated finger great bit of extra bounce for Azhar there, that's what did Ajay in

24.4

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run

24.5

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run

24.6

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 107/3
M Azharuddin    0* (3b)      Azhar Mahmood    7-0-26-2
R Dravid    31* (37b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-0-24-1

25.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, working it down behind the square leg

25.2

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, outside the off stump

25.3

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, bat raised to the vertical, ball left to the keeper

25.4

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, again, no shot offered, bat waved well out of harm's way

25.5

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, tapping it away into the off side

25.6

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run

End of over 26 (1 run) India 108/3
M Azharuddin    0* (8b)      Abdul Razzaq    6-0-25-1
R Dravid    32* (38b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    7-0-26-2

26.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

the poor lithe pace bowler blown awyay by the wind again, and he has to restart his run up

26.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, just a little jab outside the off stump, into the cover point area

26.3

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run, squeezing some defence onto it outside the off stump

26.4

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run, jabbing the bat at it, no confidence at all, ball bounces away on the on side

26.5

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run, poorly defended down the wicket to the bowler

26.6

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run, poked into the covers, I'd say Azhar is way out of touch and is hanging onto past glories, but well, he has no past glories

End of over 27 (1 run) India 109/3
M Azharuddin    0* (12b)      Azhar Mahmood    8-0-27-2
R Dravid    33* (40b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    6-0-25-1

27.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, scraped away into the off side, to the mid off

27.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, bat raised, ball passes to the keeper

27.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run

27.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, flicked away down to the fine leg

27.5

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run

27.6

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, 1 wide, way down down the leg side

27.6

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run

End of over 28 (2 runs) India 111/3
M Azharuddin    0* (14b)      Abdul Razzaq    7-0-27-1
R Dravid    34* (44b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    8-0-27-2

28.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

28.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, poking it thru the covers, Saleem fielding in the deep

28.3

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, no run, driving into the covers, no run there

28.4

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, 1 run, finally gets off the mark to the mid on, 16th ball of his innings

28.5

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run

28.6

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, 2 runs, dabbing it just short of the covers, the cover point fields, has a ping and gives away an overthrow

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 116/3
M Azharuddin    3* (17b)      Azhar Mahmood    9-0-32-2
R Dravid    36* (47b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    7-0-27-1

29.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, leaning forward, trying the on side, but it's secure

29.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, pushing it away on the off side, a run is there at the cover point

29.3

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, leaning forward and flicking it down to the fine leg, that ball was a little wayward on the leg stump

29.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, dabbing and missing outside the off stump, ball runs away to the keeper

29.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, driving outside the off stump, Shahid tries to field in the covers, but misses

29.6

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, some defence into the off side

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 119/3
M Azharuddin    4* (19b)      Abdul Razzaq    8-0-30-1
R Dravid    38* (51b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    9-0-32-2

30.1

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

30.2

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, dug out outside the off stump and back down the wicket

30.3

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run, overpitched and outside the off stump, pleaded to be hit to a boundary, but driven straight to cover

30.4

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, no run

30.5

Azhar Mahmood to Dravid, 1 run, leaning forward and driving thru the mid off for a single

30.6

Azhar Mahmood to Azharuddin, 1 run, working it across the line and forward of the square leg

End of over 31 (2 runs) India 121/3
M Azharuddin    5* (20b)      Azhar Mahmood    10-0-34-2
R Dravid    39* (56b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    8-0-30-1

31.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 1 run

31.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run

31.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 1 run

31.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, on the back foot, defending down the wicket

31.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run

31.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, slapping the bat at it, cut into the covers, only 2 off the overs

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 123/3
M Azharuddin    6* (24b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-0-22-0
R Dravid    40* (58b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    10-0-34-2

32.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, onto the back foot, shoving it into the covers

32.2

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, 1 run

32.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 2 runs, cut shot bounces over the point fielder, bump ball despite the crowd's ooooh

32.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 wide

32.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run

32.5

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, driving onto the on side, easily fielded at mid on

32.6

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, tapped a bit slower this time, mid on fields again, Shep calls for some liquid refreshments

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (8 runs) India 131/3
R Dravid    45* (62b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    9-0-38-1
M Azharuddin    8* (26b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-0-22-0

33.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, easy little dab into the covers

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, drived a bit more firmly this time, into the covers again

33.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, FOUR, too wide of the off stump, thick edge from an attempted off drive runs away to 3rd man for the first boundary in years

33.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, defended onto the on side, bowler fields

33.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, that was clsoe, cutting and missing outside the off stump, ball misses the top edge

33.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, outside the fof stump, well defended to the point fielder

Saqlain brought back, still 7 overs to come, could bowl until late into the innings

End of over 34 (4 runs) India 135/3
R Dravid    49* (68b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-0-26-0
M Azharuddin    8* (26b)      Abdul Razzaq    9-0-38-1

34.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, finds a single thru the mid wicket

34.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, no run, again flicking on the on side to the square leg

34.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, off drive to bring up the 50 off 70 balls, 4x4 0x6

34.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, turning over the strike, plenty of singles in this partnership

34.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 wide, too loose from the off spinner

34.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, no run

34.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, flicking it off the toes thru square

End of over 35 (5 runs) India 140/3
R Dravid    51* (72b 4x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-26-0
M Azharuddin    10* (28b)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-0-26-0

35.1

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run

35.2

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run

35.3

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, knocked awya onto the on side, fielded at mid on

35.4

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, no run, driven strongly, and into the covers

35.5

Abdul Razzaq to Dravid, 1 run, flicking it off the pads and forward of the square leg

35.6

Abdul Razzaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, jabbing it outside the off stump and into the covers

End of over 36 (2 runs) India 142/3
M Azharuddin    11* (29b)      Abdul Razzaq    10-0-40-1
R Dravid    52* (77b 4x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    4-0-26-0

36.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, squeezing down upon it, back to the bowler

36.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, playing across the line and behind the square leg

36.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, slowly rolls away from a tap wide of the mid on

36.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, softly pushed to the cover point for a single

36.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, dabbed to the mid on again

36.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, late cut, and he gets a surprise to find the short 3rd man there

End of over 37 (4 runs) India 146/3
M Azharuddin    13* (33b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    5-0-30-0
R Dravid    54* (79b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    10-0-40-1

37.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 2 runs

37.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run

37.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, slashing outside the off stump, madness, bottom edge, goes to run and then he goes back to make sure he doesn't play on, then goes to run again, but notices NMoin is too close now

37.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 1 run

37.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 1 run, easily worked forward fo the square leg, to the deep fielder

37.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 1 run, easily driven down the wicket, a single is found thru the mid on

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 151/3
R Dravid    58* (84b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-0-31-0
M Azharuddin    14* (34b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    5-0-30-0

38.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, flicking off the toes, ball trickles square towards the square leg

38.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, defensive drive, thru the mid on and towards the deep

38.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Dravid, 1 run, off the pads and behind the square leg

38.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, plays direct to the short fine leg again

38.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, defending on the off side again

38.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, pushed thru the vacant cover point, and this is getting a bit too boring

no shortage of bowling changes, Wasim is back now

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 155/3
M Azharuddin    16* (38b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    6-0-34-0
R Dravid    60* (86b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-0-31-0

39.1

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 1 run, tucking it off the hip to just behind the square leg

39.2

Wasim Akram to Dravid, 1 run, well forced thru the covers, into the deep

39.3

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 1 run, mistimed cut shot past the lone cover fielder, Saeed fields in the deep

39.4

Wasim Akram to Dravid, no run, cramped up, gets an inside edge onto the toes, was trying to defend it

39.5

Wasim Akram to Dravid, OUT, trying to get that run rate moving, driving over the covers, actually not quite, Afridi leaps well to pluck a catch

R Dravid c Shahid Afridi b Wasim Akram 61 (119m 89b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.53

39.6

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, fended it away to the left handed point fielder

End of over 40 (3 runs) India 158/4
RR Singh    0* (1b)      Wasim Akram    7-0-17-1
M Azharuddin    18* (40b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    6-0-34-0

40.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run

40.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 wide

40.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 2 runs, works it away to just behind the point

40.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run

40.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Singh, 1 run, play sit off the very strange stonewash streaked blue pads to the square leg

40.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, FOUR, coming down the wicket, lofting over the mid wicket, dangerous shot, Afridi is in the deep, dives forward, DROPPED

the leftovers trickle over the boundary

40.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 2 runs, slapped away across the line and forward fo the square leg

End of over 41 (11 runs) India 169/4
M Azharuddin    27* (45b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    7-0-45-0
RR Singh    1* (2b)      Wasim Akram    7-0-17-1

41.1

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, looked liek a slow ball with a bit bounce outside the off stump, defended into the off side

41.2

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, fishing and missing very poorly outside the off stump

41.3

Wasim Akram to Singh, 1 run, glancing easily and well to the fine leg

41.4

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run, another slow ball, this is deviosu bowling, just defended

41.5

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 1 run, dabbed down towards the 3rd man

41.6

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, lunging little bit of defence, outside the off stump, to the point fielder

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 171/4
RR Singh    2* (6b)      Wasim Akram    8-0-19-1
M Azharuddin    28* (47b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    7-0-45-0

42.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, jams down on some defence, the ball ends on the on side

42.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, flicks it away on the on side, forward fo the square leg

42.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Singh, 1 run, worked onto the left hander's on side this time

42.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, wanting to launch into a big heave ho over the mid off, the inside edge rolls away square

42.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run

42.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Singh, 1 run, another economical over, only 6 runs off the last two overs, India doing their best impression of Zimbabwe

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 175/4
RR Singh    4* (8b)      Saqlain Mushtaq    8-0-49-0
M Azharuddin    30* (51b 1x4)      Wasim Akram    8-0-19-1

43.1

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, adjusting the shot, it turns into a dab back down the wicket to the bowler

43.2

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, Robin flapping and failing at one outside the off stump

43.3

Wasim Akram to Singh, 1 run, to the mid wicket, quick single, direct hit, but Azhar is safe

43.4

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 1 leg bye

43.5

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, driving into the off side

43.6

Wasim Akram to Singh, no run, and another criminally economical over

End of over 44 (2 runs) India 177/4
RR Singh    5* (13b)      Wasim Akram    9-0-20-1
M Azharuddin    30* (52b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    8-0-49-0

44.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run

44.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run

44.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run

44.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Singh, SIX, Robin with the one step forward and launches a huge six way over the mid wicket and into the stands, Holy Big Shot Batman!

44.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Singh, 1 run

44.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, and just another single

End of over 45 (9 runs) India 186/4
M Azharuddin    32* (56b 1x4)      Saqlain Mushtaq    9-0-58-0
RR Singh    12* (15b 1x6)      Wasim Akram    9-0-20-1

45.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, just dabs some defence at the bowling change

45.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, swing and miss outside the off stump, the tragedy in the agonized expression on the batsman's face just breaks my heart

45.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 1 run, another slog, cross bat mistimed shot to the mid on

45.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Singh, 1 run, tickles a little glance on it to the fine leg

45.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 2 runs, inswinging full toss, going down the leg side, the on drive is played behind the mid wicket

45.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 1 run, gives himself some room, too much room in fact, mistimed cut along the ground to the point

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 191/4
M Azharuddin    36* (61b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-0-36-0
RR Singh    13* (16b 1x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    9-0-58-0

46.1

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, pushing away into the covers

46.2

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, a splayed legged hoik of a pull over the forward square leg, the ugly running is only equalled by the ugly shot execution

46.3

Saqlain Mushtaq to Singh, 1 run, thru the left hander's covers

46.4

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, no run, dug out on the off side, Azhar sends back Singh from half way down the pitch, should've been a run but no

46.5

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, SIX, down the wicket and a great drive over the long on, almost makes Saqlain look as ineffective as Warne

46.6

Saqlain Mushtaq to Azharuddin, 1 run, scrapes a single out behind the square leg

Wasim finally balances the accounts, and it will be Shoaib-Wasim-Shoaib to finish off

End of over 47 (9 runs) India 200/4
M Azharuddin    44* (66b 1x4 1x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    10-0-67-0
RR Singh    14* (17b 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-0-36-0

47.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, FOUR, driving it thru the mid wicket, not a good ball, overpitched on the off stump

47.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run

47.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, FOUR, another terrific drive, thru the covers this time, that's brings up the 50, 69 balls, 2x4 1x6

3rd four in fact

47.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run

47.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 2 runs, diagonal bat slog thru the mid on, nearly gets another boundary, but for the long on

47.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, 1 run

End of over 48 (11 runs) India 211/4
M Azharuddin    55* (72b 3x4 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    9-0-47-0
RR Singh    14* (17b 1x6)      Saqlain Mushtaq    10-0-67-0

48.1

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 2 runs, hard firm drive towards a drive, the great save probably gave away a run in fact

48.2

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run

48.3

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 2 runs, trying a drive, ball spliced over the covers, Saleem fields in the deep

48.4

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, 2 no balls, full toss outside the off stump, Moin fluffs what looked to be a simple take

48.4

Wasim Akram to Singh, 1 bye, and another fumble by Moin for another bye

48.5

Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, OUT, ball pitched up on the stumps, Azhar trying the drive into the off side, ball spits away diretc to Ijaz at backward point

M Azharuddin c Ijaz Ahmed b Wasim Akram 59 (97m 77b 3x4 1x6) SR: 76.62

48.6

Wasim Akram to Mongia, 1 run, worked away off the pads behind the square leg

End of over 49 (8 runs) India 219/5
NR Mongia    1* (1b)      Wasim Akram    10-0-27-2
RR Singh    14* (18b 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    9-0-47-0

49.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Mongia, 1 run, pushing away from outside the off stump, a single to the mid on

49.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Singh, 1 run, stepping away, ball follows him, full toss outside the leg stump, tamely played down to the long on

49.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Mongia, 1 wide

49.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Mongia, 3 runs, flicking it off the stumps, pitched up, disasterous misfield by the backward square leg, allows an extra 2

49.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Singh, 1 run

49.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Mongia, 1 run, swiped away thru the mid wicket

49.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Singh, OUT, full toss outside the leg stump again, Robin stepping away and trying to loft it down the wicket, skies it instead, Wasim takes a very good running catch from mid on

RR Singh c Wasim Akram b Shoaib Akhtar 16 (44m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.19

227, this level of target was enough for Bangladesh, will it be enough for India? Other than that match, Pakistan have been untried at chasing targets in this tourney. 2nd inns to begin at 1400 GMT Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (8 runs) India 227/6
     Shoaib Akhtar    10-0-55-1
NR Mongia    6* (4b)      Wasim Akram    10-0-27-2
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