ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 10th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 11 runs

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.

27.3

Dilshan to Younis Khan, 2 runs, soft hands from Younis, leans out to the pitch and ensures he doesn't over hit it wide of mid on. Enough time for two

27.4

Dilshan to Younis Khan, 1 run, nurdle, nurdle and then some more. Younis clips him off the toes through midwicket for one more

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

27.6

Dilshan to Younis Khan, 1 run, another single to end the over, again with the spin through midwicket. Vintage Pakistan middle overs batting. Inzy, Yousuf and Miandad would approve.

Pakistan 142/3   TM Dilshan 1-0-10-0

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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