ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A

Canada v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 46 runs

15.4

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Lovely off drive. He leaned well forward to caress it to the right of the diving mid-off fielder

15.5

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off side

15.6

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, just outside off stump, edges the defensive poke wide of backward point

Pakistan 72/4   Umar Akmal 5* (3b 1x4)

16.1

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, leans forward to defend it to the off side. He used the bat there. The head was over the ball. Sorry, couldn't resist that.

16.2

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, just outside off, defended to the off

16.3

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, good strangling full length delivery that straightens on the off stump line, Umar pushed inside the line, perhaps thinking it will cut in and edges it to point. The bowler smiles.

16.4

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, Whoa! Baidwan tries to make the batsman use his head. Literally., A sharp well-directed bouncer and Umar took the bottom-hand off the handle and managed to fend it to the off side. (keeper was standing back)

16.5

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, tries to cut this one away but can't pierce the off-side field

16.6

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, short in length, on the off stump line, pushed back to Baidwan. Fine over this.

Pakistan 72/4   Umar Akmal 5* (9b 1x4)

17.2

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Keeper standing up. Full and on the pads, flicked away for a single

Pakistan 74/4   Umar Akmal 6* (10b 1x4)

18.1

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, short in length around off, pushed out to the off

18.2

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, run out of Misbah missed. It was pushed to the on side of the pitch, say towards a very straightish short mid-on. The bowler dashes across the pitch to stop it but stumbled and fell in the process. Meanwhile the batsmen were going for a suicidal single. Baidwan was on the ground when he fired the throw. the ball went ahead of Misbah but missed the stumps!

18.5

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, no drama this deliver as Umar carefully negotiates this one

18.6

Baidwan to Umar Akmal, no run, gets behind the line to defend this one

Pakistan 78/4   Umar Akmal 7* (14b 1x4)

19.2

Osinde to Umar Akmal, no run, nice teasing full delivery outside off that curves away, Umar thinks about the off drive but decides to let it go through to the keeper

19.3

Osinde to Umar Akmal, no run, Fine delivery. It was full in length and straightened outside off. Umar tried to defend inside the line and the ball rushed past the edge

19.4

Osinde to Umar Akmal, no run, full and well outside the off stump, seams away, left alone

19.5

Osinde to Umar Akmal, no run, gets forward to push this back to the bowler

19.6

Osinde to Umar Akmal, no run, stays back to push it out to cover

Pakistan 79/4   Umar Akmal 7* (19b 1x4)

20.2

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, nice flighted leg break around off and middle, eased to cover

20.3

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, gets back to push this leg break back to the bowler

20.4

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tosses this up on a length outside off, driven to long-off

20.6

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, lands around off and turns away. Umar, who loves to cut, goes for it but the ball breaks away and almost takes the edge.

Pakistan 82/4   Umar Akmal 8* (23b 1x4)

22.1

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, SIX, He loves to cut yes but also delights in playing the slog sweeps. He clears the front foot and swings this leg break on the middle and leg line over midwicket boundary

22.2

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, And Balaji tosses the next one even more, Umar on drives to long-on

22.4

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, lands outside off and turns away, Umar tries to cut but no wood on leather

22.5

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, nice googly, flighted as well, Umar picks it and defends back down the track

22.6

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, rips this legbreak outside off, full in length, Umar tries to force it through point and is beaten. Both bowler and batsman eye ball each other.

Pakistan 91/4   Umar Akmal 15* (28b 1x4 1x6)

23.3

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, no run, leans across to tap this to backward point

23.4

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, no run

23.5

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets forward to squeeze this one to square-leg region

Pakistan 94/4   Umar Akmal 16* (31b 1x4 1x6)

24.1

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, leg break on the off stump line, defends to the off side

24.2

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, presses right back to defend a delivery that skids on almost straight

24.3

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, nicely flighted leg break around off, driven to cover

24.4

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, FOUR, lands it slightly short and Umar finally connects one of his cut shots. This one races away to the point boundary

24.5

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, goes right back to work this through to wide long-on for a single

Pakistan 99/4   Umar Akmal 21* (36b 2x4 1x6)

25.1

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, whipped away off the pads, can't bowl there, he gets it in the gap between deep square leg and fine leg to bring up the 100

25.2

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, again, too straight, he shuffles across the stumps to work it away in front of square

25.6

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar gets forward confidently, meets the length ball with the full face of the bat and sends it speeding to long off

Pakistan 104/4   Umar Akmal 25* (39b 2x4 1x6)

26.1

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tossed up nicely, he drives with the turn to long off, Balaji tries to stop it but cannot

26.3

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, more runs, all down to long off, busy man in these stages of the innings

Pakistan 107/4   Umar Akmal 27* (41b 2x4 1x6)

27.1

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, no run, calmly punched away off the back foot, this back of a length stuff has proved difficult to get away

27.2

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, this time he punches in the gap through extra cover, but there is a man at sweeper cover

27.6

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar gets the single wide of long on, standing on the crease and punching hard down to the man on the boundary

Pakistan 110/4   Umar Akmal 29* (44b 2x4 1x6)

28.1

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, stretches really forward to get to the pitch of this flighted ball, and drives wristily down to long off with the turn

28.5

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, whipped away off the pads wide of midwicket, again a touch short allowing him to go back

Pakistan 113/4   Umar Akmal 31* (46b 2x4 1x6)

29.1

Hansra to Umar Akmal, no run, defended down the track off the front foot

29.2

Hansra to Umar Akmal, 1 run, full toss outside off from round the stumps, and he helps himself to a single to sweeper cover

29.5

Hansra to Umar Akmal, no run, pushed out in to the off side off the front foot

29.6

Hansra to Umar Akmal, no run, tidy start from Hansra, Umar gets forward and threads a push-drive to extra cover

Pakistan 115/4   Umar Akmal 32* (50b 2x4 1x6)

30.2

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, goes well forward and blocks off the front foot

30.3

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, FOUR, has had enough of defending, comes down the track, goes inside out over extra cover with the turn, and collects four

30.4

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, this one turns away sharply, he is ready for the cut, but hits it out to backward point

30.5

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, taps into covers and wants the single, sent back rightly by Misbah

30.6

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, ooh, he was done in by the dip on this one, came haring down the pitch, but in the end saw it wasn't there to be lofted and played it out to point in the end

Pakistan 120/4   Umar Akmal 36* (55b 3x4 1x6)

31.2

Hansra to Umar Akmal, 1 run, cut away powerfully off the back foot, deep point tidies up

31.5

Hansra to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar picks one down to long on, easy pickings, as it were

Pakistan 126/4   Umar Akmal 38* (57b 3x4 1x6)

32.1

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Umar likes the flight that Balaji gives the ball, takes it from the middle stump, couple of steps and as clean a swing as any, brings up 1000 runs with the straight boundary

32.2

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, pushes out with the turn to point off the front foot

32.3

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, wants another boundary down the ground, but this time the ball is not quite there, touch flatter, and he steers to short third man in the end

32.4

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, whipped away down to deep midwicket, it was shorter this time and he quickly went ton the back foot

32.5

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, 1 run, slapped away off the back foot to sweeper cover

Pakistan 133/4   Umar Akmal 45* (62b 4x4 1x6)

33.1

Hansra to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller from round the wicket, played back down the track

33.2

Hansra to Umar Akmal, no run, the angle is making him move about the crease to create space, but cannot get the dab wide of short third man

33.3

Hansra to Umar Akmal, no run, and again, cannot beat short third man with the steer, tight line this, around off stump

33.4

Hansra to Umar Akmal, 3 runs, nudged away wide of midwicket, and they take the third for the overthrow as the ball ricochets off he keeper's pads, good running

Pakistan 136/4   Umar Akmal 48* (66b 4x4 1x6)

34.5

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, no run, tight line on middle, flatter too, he goes forward in defence

34.6

Balaji Rao to Umar Akmal, OUT, that's gone, Balaji has his man after lots of effort, it was bowled shorter, flatter, Umar went on the back foot looking for the turn, there wasn't any, it hurried on after pitching to strike him in front of middle stump, there is no doubt about that one, what a time to strike, Umar was looking to up the rate

Umar Akmal lbw b Balaji Rao 48 (77m 68b 4x4 1x6) SR: 70.58

Pakistan 140/5   Umar Akmal 48 (68b 4x4 1x6)

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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