ICC Cricket World Cup, 10th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Feb 26, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 10th match, Group A
Pakistan won by 11 runs
26 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
20.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up on leg, Misbah defends off the front foot down the track

20.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on middle and off, Misbah is cautious as he smothers the spin and defends

20.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah is away, working him away in front of square for one.

Pakistan 106/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (3b)
21.1

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, some more indecisive running. Tossed up on off, Misbah turns it square, Younis charges down, Mahela fumbles, and in the end they make the dicey single

21.3

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, spit from the track for Murali, jumps up at Misbah from outside off, but he has it covered.

21.4

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, doosra, short of a length outside off, Misbah did not pick it and got an under edge as he tried to chop it away.

21.5

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted and turning in, Misbah leans out and smothers the spin

21.6

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, ends the over with a single, delicate flick of the wrists as Murali turns another one in.

Pakistan 109/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (8b)
22.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up on leg, easy single for Misbah as he dabs it off the pads

22.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Misbah again leans out and smothers the turn

22.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, the lap sweep now, as Herath lands on middle and leg, Misbah gets a couple thanks to the fumble

22.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker through the air, Misbah plays back almost fatally as it hurries through, but he keeps it out

22.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on the front foot to end the over as Herath airs it up outside off stump. Defended to the covers

Pakistan 113/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (13b)
23.3

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah motors across to off stump line and then works Murali with the spin through wide mid on

23.5

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length to Misbah who defends down the track as he stays on the back foot

23.6

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another single through mid on to end the over, Misbah reaches across to the pitch of the ball and works it with the flick of the wrists

Pakistan 117/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 8* (16b)
24.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length on middle and off, straightening from the track, Misbah dead bats

24.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drifting into middle and leg, Misbah taps it square, but finds the fielder

24.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, Misbah steals two with nifty running, tucks it against the spin through backward square leg and charges away as Murali runs in from the deep

24.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he's working the field smartly, is Misbah, calmly picks up another single in front of square

Pakistan 120/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (20b)
25.2

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah picks the doosra out of Murali's hand, presents the opened face and dabs it, in this case with the spin, through point.

25.4

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah gets one more, chipping it with the spin, albeit uppishly, through midwicket

Pakistan 127/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (22b)
26.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slants the first ball onto the pads and it is calmly tucked through square leg for a single

26.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another slow offcutter, 105.6 kph and landed back of a length. It grips and turns off the track, Misbah stays back, spots it and forces it down to long on

26.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller and straighter, Misbah hangs back and punches towards mid on

26.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah has among the most fluid wrists in the game. And he's always looking to tickle them through the leg side. Back of a length and outside off from Angelo. Misbah trots across and chips it with minimal effort down to square leg.

Pakistan 132/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 16* (26b)
27.1

Dilshan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, and Misbah is upto his tricks again, with a compulsive reverse sweep - he's among the few players who actually plays this shot as part of his repertoire, and not as a surprise shot. Very different style too, he shuffles across, crouches down, sets up camp on off stump and then turns the grip. Comes down on the ball and controls it. As safe as any shot.

27.2

Dilshan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, drives with the spin through long on for a single now.

27.5

Dilshan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, and now Misbah, almost hitting the ball to midwicket with negative momentum (for want of a better expression) as he looks to stop it around the 30 yard circle and steal a second. Mathews hurries in and keeps it to one

Pakistan 141/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 22* (29b 1x4)
28.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, and Misbah keeps them on their toes again, easing it from outside off with a quiet turn of the wrists, Fumble at midwicket makes the single easier

28.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah does his bit. Camping on the back foot, he taps it softly to Dilshan at point and takes off. Dilshan has a shy at the bowler's end, but Misbah hares across with ease. Almost ends up conceding overthrows.

Pakistan 150/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 24* (31b 1x4)
29.1

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Misbah calmly works him with the angle to midwicket

29.3

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, compact from Misbah, reaches out and smothers the spin outside off

29.4

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, drops the doosra in, back of a length outside off, Misbah leans back and forces it against the turn to long on for one

29.6

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah works Murali with the spin off the pads, but this time he finds square leg

Pakistan 154/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 26* (35b 1x4)
30.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length outside off, Misbah rocks back and slaps it through the covers. Partnership of 50. Off just 60 balls.

30.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans out to the flight and defends down the track

30.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, the nifty armer from Herath, hurries across at Misbah who quickly adjusts and defends back down the track

30.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he gets the single the moment Herath lands on one the pads, dabbed seamlessly through square leg

Pakistan 156/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (39b 1x4)
31.1

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short on middle and straightening, punched without a problem wide of mid on

31.5

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Misbah drives with the spin to long on for one more

Pakistan 159/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 29* (41b 1x4)
32.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah is walking all around the crease now, walks away to the leg side and then comes back closer. Herath just fires it in full and he digs it out

32.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower through the air, and on leg stump, Misbah flicks easily through midwicket for one

32.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, that patent Misbah reverse paddle again, this time Murali at short third man saw him set up base on off stump and started moving. As a result he cut the angle and fielded the shot, very well executed as it was, from outside off stump

Pakistan 164/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 31* (44b 1x4)
33.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bangs it in back of a length, stays back and steers it through the off side

33.2

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller this time, but no movement yet, Misbah reaches forward and defends into the covers

33.3

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven solidly down the ground for one to long on. A hint of inward tail for Thisara, but not enough to trouble Misbah, obdurate as a rock at the moment.

Pakistan 165/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 32* (47b 1x4)
34.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tucks him up with one that angles in, and he pats it back down the track

34.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, now he moves away from leg stump, and plays an inside out drive to long off

34.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, the Misbah way of milking the bowling, stands a foot outside leg, sees the ball fired in, plays beside the front pad and tucks it away through square leg

Pakistan 174/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 34* (50b 1x4)
35.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, dead straight on middle, from short of a length, he pushes it out to point with an open face, but that's about it

35.2

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, positive from Misbah, gets a wide one and slashes it away down to third man

35.6

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, run out missed, Misbah had done the one-step dance before the ball came, but it was on target near the blockhole, he nevertheless got it towards midwicket, Younis was slow to get off, and if the throw had hit, he would have been running back to the pavilion

Pakistan 177/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 36* (53b 1x4)
36.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again Misbah stands miles outside leg, gets a shortish and slower one and slaps it away to sweeper cover

36.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, brings bat in front of pad and defends a tossed up delivery

36.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, super running, and neat placement, he picked the ball from off stump, flicked it past the square leg umpire, and they came back comfortably for the second

36.5

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs, oops, the bowler beats the batsman, and Sanga too, this one went straight on, Misbah was flicking from outside the line, and played around it, Sanga missed the take as well, Murali stops it just inside the ropes with his foot, given as runs, hmm

Pakistan 184/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 42* (57b 1x4)
37.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stands miles outside leg again, and gets one that is miles outside off, but gets bat to it, and cuts it away to sweeper cover

37.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs, Misbah the nurdler turns up now, it is a slower length ball on leg stump, he goes way outside the line, and tickles it past a diving Sanga, the ball is stopped near the boundary

Pakistan 193/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 46* (59b 1x4)
38.1

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gives him a half-charge, stops in his tracks, and then nurdles the full delivery in to the leg side

38.6

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays in the crease, and tries to steal a single towards square leg, but Sanga is alert and runs across to field

Pakistan 203/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 47* (61b 1x4)
39.2

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, again he strays down the leg side, this time it's a wide

39.2

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, bowls one outside off this time, but Misbah is ready with the sweep, and short third man had to dive to his left to cut off the runs

39.5

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah dead bats in forward defence, just kills whatever spin the ball had

39.6

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays in the crease, and late cuts a delivery that turns in from outside off, but right to short third man, missed out there

Pakistan 209/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 48* (64b 1x4)
40.2

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, even better, Misbah gets to his 50 with a shimmie down the track, and a drive wide of midwicket

40.3

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, ooh, he barely got away with this one, it was much fuller than he thought, he wanted to go over extra cover, but checked his shot and just managed to hit it back to the bowler in the end

40.4

Herath to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, now he charges down the track, almost in Kamran fashion, and gets an inside edge towards midwicket

Pakistan 213/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 51* (67b 1x4)
41.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, bowls one on a length outside off stump, and Misbah under edges it close to the stumps on the off side

41.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets a full toss, and clatters it through to sweeper cover, lots of intent there, of the aggressive kind

Pakistan 216/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 53* (69b 1x4)
42.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slapped away wide of sweeper cover, it was short and sitting up, and he gave it a nice old whack

42.4

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower one in the blockhole, nothing he could do with it, was surprised and pushed it back to the bowler

42.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this is superb bowling from Mathews, it was a slow bouncer, he tried to get around it, and cut it over point, but there was no pace at all to work with

42.6

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, he creates some momentum now on his own, comes down the pitch, takes it on the full and bunts it past a hapless mid off

Pakistan 224/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 58* (73b 2x4)
43.3

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, too much turn to do anything with it, Misbah blocks it back to Murali

43.4

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, turns it right on middle stump, he goes deep in the crease, but even then, there is no room to work it away

43.5

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, now he gets it away finally, flicks one away through square leg

Pakistan 226/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 59* (76b 2x4)
44.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, starts off with one full and cramping a backing-away-outside-leg batsman, who drives it down to long on

44.3

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, goes deep in the crease, creates the length to swing his arms, and does so powerfully, hitting it over midwicket and into the gap for a boundary

44.4

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, in the blockhole, squeezed out to point

Pakistan 233/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 65* (79b 3x4)
45.1

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flicked in the air down to long on for a single

45.4

Muralitharan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, whipped away off the pads through square leg, brings boom boom Afridi on strike

Pakistan 239/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 67* (81b 3x4)
46.1

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Kula follows Misbah as he goes down the leg side, it is full and in the blockhole, pushed back to the bowler

46.2

Kulasekara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, does not get hold of this length delivery, as he looks to heave it down the ground, it goes towards long on

Pakistan 241/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 68* (83b 3x4)
47.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, starts off with a full toss, and Misbah shuffles across the stumps, and flicks it past square leg, can Pakistan make good use of the final powerplay over?

47.2

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets one in the blockhole, he charges down he track, and bunts it down to long on

Pakistan 250/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 73* (85b 4x4)
48.1

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, gets a full toss, it says hit me from around leg stump, and Misbah swings it cleanly, and it almost carries all the way over the deep square leg boundary

48.2

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good delivery, it was angled full across the batsman, who was surprised with the angle, Sanga gathers

48.3

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another full delivery, hit down the ground to long on

Pakistan 265/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 78* (88b 5x4)
49.1

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, goes for the scoop over fine leg from outside off, gets an edge that scoots away towards third man

49.4

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah, you beauty, moves outside off stump, and flicks a full delivery off his toes, and wide of square leg, calm and calculated hitting

49.5

Perera to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, stays in the crease, and biffs a full ball down to long on

Pakistan 277/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 83* (91b 6x4)
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