ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A

Canada v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 46 runs

35.2

Baidwan to Shahid Afridi, no run, right away looks to go hard at this full delivery, off the inside edge to midwicket

35.3

Baidwan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, he is away, Afridi gets one short, he is not going to back off, swivels and pulls it wide of deep midwicket

35.4

Baidwan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, and another one, the crowd comes to life, he gets underneath a fullish one, and sends it over mid off, just one bounce before it finds the rope

35.5

Baidwan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, gets one on the pads, and flicks it in a flash wide of deep square leg

Pakistan 150/5   Shahid Afridi 9* (4b 2x4)

36.1

Balaji Rao to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, bowls one on the pads, he flicks it away through midwicket, he will certainly go at the legspinner

36.5

Balaji Rao to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fired in quicker, he is forward in tight defence, the ball rolls away on the leg side

Pakistan 159/5   Shahid Afridi 11* (6b 2x4)

37.1

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, turned away off the pads with a flick of the wrists wide of square leg

37.3

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, down the track comes Shahid, and belts down the ground to long off

37.5

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, the Afridi pull to a short one, the ball survives the hammering, picked up on the bounce by deep midwicket

Pakistan 164/5   Shahid Afridi 14* (9b 2x4)

38.4

Balaji Rao to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi does not care what is happening at the other end, thrashes a full one down to long off

38.6

Balaji Rao to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, punched in to the off side for a run

Pakistan 170/6   Shahid Afridi 16* (11b 2x4)

39.1

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, no run, lovely one, tossed up and goes on with the angle outside off stump, he goes pushing at it and missed

39.2

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, goes back to a shorter one and bashes it away to sweeper cover

39.4

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, cut away off the back foot to sweeper cover

39.6

Hansra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, lifts a full one down the ground to long off

Pakistan 175/6   Shahid Afridi 19* (15b 2x4)

40.1

Rizwan Cheema to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, makes some room, and drives a length ball to extra cover who is on the edge of the circle

40.5

Rizwan Cheema to Shahid Afridi, OUT, dear me, Afridi has given it away, not for the first time, not for the last, it was a wayward full toss wide outside off stump, Afridi reached out and went swinging wildly at it, and the chance was happily swallowed at backward point, Canada are delighted

Shahid Afridi c Kumar b Rizwan Cheema 20 (21m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 117.64

Pakistan 181/7   Shahid Afridi 20 (17b 2x4)

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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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