ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A

Canada v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 46 runs

3.2

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, lands on a good length outside off and moves in towards middle, defended on the back foot

3.3

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, in the zone outside off, Kamran thinks about having a go but decides to withdraw his bat at the last instant

3.4

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, well outside the off stump, Kamran watches it sail through to the keeper

3.5

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, taps this to the left of backward point for a single

3.6

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, short and wide, Kamran reaches out to mistime his cut shot. The ball rolls to point

Pakistan 16/1   Kamran Akmal 0* (5b)

5.1

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, banged in short and it flies high over the batsman's head.

5.2

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, short in length and it moves away from the off stump. STrange half-shot from Kamran. He tried to play a horizontal shot but was sort of trying a weak tap. The ball hits the bat face, turned down, and it bounces before it reaches the keeper

5.2

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, lands well outside off and veers further away

5.2

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Short again. width as well. Whacked. Kamran cracks it through covers. He reached out to play a cracking cut

5.3

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, That's the delivery to bowl: Full in length and it swing away. Kamran stumbles forward as he tries to drive and the ball shaves past the edge

5.4

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length again and Kamran taps it to backward point

5.5

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, another good delivery; he seems to have found the right length to bowl now. It lands on a good length and unlike the previous two deliveries, this one comes back in. Kamran defends to point

5.6

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, fuller, Kamran leans across to drive to cover

Pakistan 27/1   Kamran Akmal 5* (11b 1x4)

6.1

Khurram Chohan to Kamran Akmal, no run, short and wide, cut to point

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Kamran Akmal, no run, short and wide again, Kamran cuts it straight to point

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Kamran Akmal, no run, short in length, closer to the off, Kamran stands on his toes to punch it to point

6.4

Gordon to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, sprays this wide down the leg side.

6.4

Gordon to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets behind the line to defend to the off side

6.5

Gordon to Kamran Akmal, no run, In the zone outside off, left alone

6.6

Gordon to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets forward and across to drive to cover

Pakistan 28/1   Kamran Akmal 5* (17b 1x4)

7.5

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, almost a catch but it's a four! Kamran flicked uppishly and it almost carried to the sub at short fine-leg. He didn't move forward, tried to lunge out but it fell short and ran past him

7.6

Osinde to Kamran Akmal, no run, full delivery on the middle and leg, curves towards middle, driven down the track

Pakistan 34/1   Kamran Akmal 9* (19b 2x4)

10.1

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, another one on a good length around off stump, defended on the front foot

10.2

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans well forward to jab this full-length delivery to the on side

10.3

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, just outside off stump, defended to the off side

10.4

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, It was the short of length delivery outside off stump and cut away very hard to point. For a moment, I thought it was a dropped chance

Pakistan 45/2   Kamran Akmal 10* (23b 2x4)

11.1

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short in length and well outside off, chopped down to third man

11.4

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length and a lot straighter, pushed back down the track

11.5

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, no run, eases this to the on side of the pitch

11.6

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, just outside off stump, Kamran retains the strike with a dab to third man

Pakistan 50/2   Kamran Akmal 12* (27b 2x4)

12.1

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, What a lovely inswinger! Full in length and it curved in the air. Kamran stumbled out and was beaten on the drive, as he went too much inside the line

12.2

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side

12.3

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single

Pakistan 51/2   Kamran Akmal 13* (30b 2x4)

14.1

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, stays back to defend to the point region

14.2

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Ah loverly late cut! It was a good-length delivery just outside off, Kamran was on the front foot when he opened the bat face and ran it through vacant slip region. Keeper was up to the stumps.

14.3

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, Ah! Same zone , same shot attempted but this ball cut away like a leg cutter and flashed past the edge

14.4

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, goes for the inswinger this time and it moves down leg, the keeper whips off the bails and appeals to the main umpire. . Good take that.

14.4

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, no run, cuts in to the pads and brushes the pad en route to the keeper

14.5

Baidwan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, goes for the off drive but ends up edging it to the square-leg region. The bowler smiles

Pakistan 62/3   Kamran Akmal 16* (35b 2x4)

15.1

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length on the middle, keeper is up to the stumps again, driven to mid-on

15.2

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans well forward to defend down the track

15.3

Rizwan Cheema to Kamran Akmal, OUT, 67 for 4. The minnows are mincers. It was a short of length delivery and there was some width on it but Kamran cut it straight to backward point. The shot was on but the execution was poor. Kamran mutters to himself as he drags himself off the park.

Kamran Akmal c Kumar b Rizwan Cheema 16 (66m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

Pakistan 67/4   Kamran Akmal 16 (38b 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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