ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 10th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 11 runs

45.5

Muralitharan to Shahid Afridi, no run, Afridi wants to go over deep square leg first ball, but is beaten as he sweeps too soon

45.6

Muralitharan to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, turns it sharply but down the leg side

45.6

Muralitharan to Shahid Afridi, no run, Murali, what a spell, gets Afridi to defend in the powerplay, tossed up and turning in, Shahid comes forward and blocks

Pakistan 240/5   Shahid Afridi 0* (2b)

46.3

Kulasekara to Shahid Afridi, no run, lovely bowling, Afridi hits a yorker straight back to the bowler

46.4

Kulasekara to Shahid Afridi, no run, Sri Lanka are all over Pakistan in the powerplay, Afridi digs out another yorker back to the bowler

46.5

Kulasekara to Shahid Afridi, no run, three dot balls to Afridi in the powerplay, Kula takem a bow, Afridi backs away down leg, Kula goes full outside off, Shahid misses

46.6

Kulasekara to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi gets one away this time, Kula went for the yorker again, but it did not come out right, and Afridi muscles it wide of long on and in to the boundary

Pakistan 245/5   Shahid Afridi 4* (6b 1x4)

47.3

Perera to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi gets one that is a touch short, and launches it away up and over extra cover, it was a slower one, he stayed in the crease, and bashed it over the in field

47.4

Perera to Shahid Afridi, no run, if that had connected, if Afridi had connected with that one, they would have had to find a new ball, he threw everything at this full delivery , but could not connect

47.5

Perera to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, biff, it was in the blockhole, but makes no difference to Afridi, he goes down on a knee and hammers it through extra cover, violence, useful violence

47.6

Perera to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, another full one, this time he goes straight down the ground, it flew off the bat, but some brilliant fielding near the ropes saves a couple

Pakistan 260/5   Shahid Afridi 14* (10b 3x4)

48.4

Mathews to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, goes wide of midwicket, and collects some more runs

48.5

Mathews to Shahid Afridi, OUT, backs away and goes for the upper cut to a short and wide delivery, but cannot get it over Dilshan at point, who goes high at it with outstretched hands, and pouches it cleanly

Shahid Afridi c Dilshan b Mathews 16 (18m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Pakistan 267/6   Shahid Afridi 16 (12b 3x4)

Photos

Feb 26, 2011

Pakistan celebrate their 11-run victory, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, World Cup, Group A, Colombo, February 26, 2011

Pakistan celebrate their 11-run victory

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Feb 26, 2011

Shahid Afridi bowled a match-winning spell, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, World Cup, Group A, Colombo, February 26, 2011

Shahid Afridi bowled a match-winning spell

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