ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 10th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 11 runs

5.3

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, got 'em! Shehzad had shown signs of impatience the previous delivery, and this time he was lured into a drive outside off stump, it was pitched on a length, and moved away slightly to produce the fatal edge, bounced a lot more than usual too, and Sanga doesn't let go of those

Ahmed Shehzad c †Sangakkara b Perera 13 (24m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

Pakistan 28/1   Mohammad Hafeez 12* (10b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 2.3-0-15-1

13.1

Muralitharan to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, oh dear, is anyone out, who is out, what is happening, it was full on leg stump and swept to short fine leg, there was a terrible mix-up, Kamran ran all the way to Hafeez who did not move an inch, the throw came in to Sanga, there were two batsman there, so he threw to Murali, who would have had to be eight feet tall to take the wayward throw, but the ball was in the end relayed to Murali, Hafeez thought of running to Murali's end just for a fleeting moment, abandoned such foolish thoughts, and Murali finally got the bails off, it is Hafeez who has to walk back finally

Mohammad Hafeez run out 32 (63m 31b 4x4 1x6) SR: 103.22

Pakistan 76/2   Kamran Akmal 26* (25b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 0.1-0-0-0

20.2

Herath to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Well, Pakistan have lost three wickets. Kamran has taken more than any of the Sri Lankan bowlers - two. After sending Hafeez back with his wily running, he's now accounted for himself with an inexplicable unremarkable charge down the track. He seemed to have decided long back that, no matter what, this had to go over long on. And so he proceeded - to run down the track like a bull that had seen a red rag. Herath just stuck to his guns, landed it on middle and got it to turn away, past Kamran's mad, mad swipe. Miss. He doesn't have much time to turn back. Sanga does the rest. He didn't even turn back. Just kept walking. Good idea too. Vintage Kamran.

Kamran Akmal st †Sangakkara b Herath 39 (68m 48b 5x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

Pakistan 105/3   Younis Khan 16* (20b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 1.2-0-3-1

40.5

Herath to Younis Khan, OUT, Younis departs, well someone had to go for it now, he went for the sweep, got a top-edge that looped up tamely in the air for a catch to short fine leg, Herath has justified his selection ahead of Ajantha, Younis has set up a late charge from Pakistan

Younis Khan c Jayawardene b Herath 72 (108m 76b 4x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

Pakistan 213/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 51* (67b 1x4)   HMRKB Herath 9.5-0-46-2

45.3

Muralitharan to Umar Akmal, OUT, Umar goes, it was short, a rare one from Murali, in his eagerness to capitalise on the scarce offering, he pulled it in the air, got in a awkward position as he went through with the shot, and Dilshan took sharp diving chance at deep midwicket, Murali has suffocated Pakistan in the Powerplay

Umar Akmal c Dilshan b Muralitharan 10 (21m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 238/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 66* (80b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 9.3-0-33-1

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   Misbah-ul-Haq 78* (88b 5x4)   AD Mathews 9.5-0-56-1

49.6

Perera to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, high full toss, Razzaq had to go for maximum, and did so, but his swing produced a top edge that swirled high in the air and settled in the hands of extra cover, Sri Lanka will feel that they have restrained a Pakistan line-up that threatened to gallop away, but couldn't quite do so

Abdul Razzaq c sub (CK Kapugedera) b Perera 3 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Pakistan 277/7   Misbah-ul-Haq 83* (91b 6x4)   NLTC Perera 9-0-62-2

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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