ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A

Canada v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 46 runs

12.6

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, moves in towards the middle and leg, again looking for lbw, but Misbah ensures his front foot doesn't come in the way as he tucks the ball to square-leg

Pakistan 56/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (1b)

13.1

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full in length outside off, defended on the front foot

13.2

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, loud appeal for a stumping! They refer it upstairs. Misbah shouldered arms. Keeper collected and waited. Misbah's back foot was inside the crease and he lifted the heel but he had his toes on the ground. The keeper whipped off the bails and appealed. Not out

13.3

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans forward to defend

13.4

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

13.5

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, homing in on the off stump, tapped back down the track

13.6

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, really full delivery on the pads, flicked to deep square-leg

Pakistan 58/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (7b)

14.6

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 wides, Tries the bouncer, Misbah allows it fly over his shoulder and it was too much for Ashish Bagai, who seems a very good keeper, to stop. He jumped up with an outstretched left hand but it flew over him quickly

14.6

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans forward to defend the good-length delivery to the off

Pakistan 67/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (8b)

17.1

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned past square-leg

17.3

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gentle seam-up delivery around off, eased to point

17.4

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, And again.

17.5

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, full in length on the middle and off line, driven down the track and it ricochets of the stumps. The bowler got a hand on it before it hit the stumps and so they refer upstairs. But Misbah had his bat inside the crease

17.6

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans forward to push to the point region

Pakistan 76/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (13b)

18.3

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets behind the line of a good-length delivery to defend

18.4

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, almost caught A better fielder would have got to it? Maybe .. may be not. Well, a taller one would certainly have. It was the surprise bouncer from Baidwan and it was outside off stump. Misbah mistimed the pull and it popped just over square-leg. Jimmy Hansra was stationed there forward of square-leg and he leaped but the ball just about eluded him. It went very slowly but it just about sailed over. Ooh!

Pakistan 78/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 7* (15b)

19.1

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, turns this one to square-leg

Pakistan 79/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 8* (16b)

20.1

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flighted leg break outside leg stump, tapped to the on side

20.5

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, Misbah pings long-on

Pakistan 82/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (18b)

21.1

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full in length around off, pushed out to the off side

21.2

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slightly slower, on the off, tapped back to the bowler

21.3

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, pushes this wide outside off stump and the umpire extends his arms

21.3

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

21.4

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, cuts away in the zone outside off stump, left alone

21.5

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full n length around off stump line, Misbah gets forward to push it cautiously to the off side

21.6

Osinde to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller, on the middle and off line, straightens, Misbah was looking to on drive and ends up squirting this to the off.

Pakistan 83/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (24b)

22.3

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the pads, worked through backward square-leg

Pakistan 91/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (25b)

23.1

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on the off and middle line, pushed to the on side

23.2

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, this one is well outside off, goes past the attempted square drive and Ashish Bagai continues to impress with his keeping skills. He was standing up to the stumps and took it neatly

23.2

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushes this wide of mid-on for a single

23.6

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, around the off and middle line, pushed back to the bowler

Pakistan 94/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 12* (28b)

24.6

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted leg break on the off, driven to cover

Pakistan 99/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 12* (29b)

25.3

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes forward languidly and looks to drive this one through extra cover, but gets an inside edge that goes to the bowler

25.4

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, better line to Misbah now, just around the off stump, and it is pushed away in front of point, Misbah seeks a run, there isn't any

25.5

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, this time there is, it is very full on middle, and is eased down to the man at long on

Pakistan 103/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (32b)

26.2

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again he tries to stop the drive to long off, this time from Misbah, but the ball eludes him

26.4

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stretches forward and pushes out this flatter one to point

26.5

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, down the pads, but misbah cannot capitalise, takes it on the pads while looking to whip it away

26.6

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, the Misbah forward block, lunges out full stretch, bat nicely aside pad, and kills the spin

Pakistan 107/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 14* (36b)

27.3

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes deep in the crease, plays as straight as possible and pushes this length ball to mid on

27.4

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, now comes forward, looking to work it away with the angle through midwicket, cannot beat the infield

27.5

Rizwan Cheema to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, down to long on for the easiest of singles

Pakistan 109/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 15* (39b)

28.2

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, is that a chance? it was tossed up and took the leading edge in the air, but just fell short of a diving Balaji, lovely ball

28.3

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, beats him in flight again, he was looking to drive this one away, but it took the outside edge and rolled away wide of the keeper on the off side

28.4

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, does not help by dropping it short now, Misbah gleefully gets off strike with a savage pull to deep midwicket

28.6

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, wow, that is some turn, Misbah had thought he could defend this turning delivery, but it went square past his bat, keeper did well to take it wide outside off

Pakistan 113/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 16* (43b)

29.3

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, punched away straight to midwicket

29.4

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets the single now, it was dropped a touch short, and Misbah whips it through square leg

Pakistan 115/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 17* (45b)

30.1

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, turns across Misbah, who goes very deep in the crease, creates the room, and punches for a single to long on

Pakistan 116/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 18* (46b)

31.1

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs, Misbah is ready with the reverse paddle even before the ball has been delivered, that it is a full toss on off stump helps, just wrists it past the keeper

31.3

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes out a full toss to midwicket, will be disappointed with that

31.4

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets the run now, slight mix-up, but all is well as he whips the ball wide of midwicket and completes the run

31.6

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fires one in from round the stumps, he punches it back to the bowler who saves a run with his diving effort

Pakistan 126/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 22* (50b)

32.6

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up slowly, Misbah comes forward even more slowly in defence, but Balaji was the slowest in putting in a reluctant dive to try and stop the ball

Pakistan 133/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 22* (51b)

33.5

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended back to the bowler

33.6

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah shows some urgency, shuffles and sends this one wristily past the square leg umpire to retain strike

Pakistan 137/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 23* (53b)

34.1

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, rolls away off the pads down the leg side

34.2

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up full and went straight on, he was looking to flick it, and was hit on the pads, way outside leg though

34.3

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, this is super running, Umar hustled Misbah back for the second as this one was punched in front of long on, Misbah puffed back but was safe in the end

34.4

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes for the big lofted shot now, but gets it off the bottom edge towards midwcket

Pakistan 140/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 26* (57b)

35.1

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, punched hard off the back foot to sweeper cover, Afridi is on strike now to loud cheers

35.6

Baidwan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good slower one, Misbah reads it off the pitch, and does the dead block

Pakistan 150/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (59b)

36.2

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah the nurdler, Misbah the paragon of non-violence, gets one full on off stump, reverse paddles it with the turn wide of short third man, it his first boundary in 60 balls

36.3

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, whipped away wide of midwicket, picked the googly and played it with the turn

36.4

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he almost nudged his away to another boundary here, it was tickled fine but short fine leg put in the big dive, the bowler applauds

36.6

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed out in front of cover off the front foot

Pakistan 159/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 34* (63b 1x4)

37.2

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, whoa, he stands a foot outside leg stump, and takes it off the middle stump, and cuts it away to sweeper cover

37.4

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another Misbah nudge in front of square leg, and another comfortable single

37.6

Hansra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full on the pads, played away towards deep square leg

Pakistan 165/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 37* (66b 1x4)

38.1

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Msibah goes for another of his delicate reverse sweeps, this time its straight to short third man

38.2

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, what have we here? Misbah is gone, but what a way to depart, it was going straight down the leg side, Misbah decided to have those fine tickles, but this time it was the finest of them, and settled into Bagai's gloves, lovely anticipation from the keeper

Misbah-ul-Haq c †Bagai b Balaji Rao 37 (104m 68b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.41

Pakistan 165/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 37 (68b 1x4)

Photos

Mar 3, 2011

Shahid Afridi celebrates a wicket, Canada v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 3, 2011

Shahid Afridi celebrates a wicket

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Mar 3, 2011

Umpire Daryl Harper warns Ahmed Shehzad not to talk too much to the batsman, Canada v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 3, 2011

Umpire Daryl Harper warns Ahmed Shehzad not to talk too much to the batsman

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