ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A

Canada v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 46 runs

8.1

Baidwan to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, on the middle and leg, keeper standing up to the stumps, tucked away to short midwicket

8.2

Baidwan to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of a length outside off, punched to point

8.3

Baidwan to Ahmed Shehzad, 4 byes, moves outside leg stump and the bowler follows him with a good-length delivery. Shehzad doesn't connect with an intended on-the-up drive and the ball goes through the bat and pad gap; the keeper couldn't get across in time

8.4

Baidwan to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, He moves outside leg again, and cuts a delivery just outside off over point

8.5

Baidwan to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, And he has imploded. The adrenalin was kicking in. He tries to heave this delivery on the up and over mid-on but couldn't clear. Gordon dived forward to take a good low catch.

Ahmed Shehzad c Gordon b Baidwan 12 (48m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.17

8.6

Baidwan to Younis Khan, 1 run, full in length, cutting away from the off, run down to third man

Pakistan 43/2   HS Baidwan 1-0-5-1

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

10.5

Baidwan to Younis Khan, no run, in the zone outside off, Younis tries to force it through the off side but is beaten

10.6

Baidwan to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward to play a crisp cover drive but can't pierce the field

Pakistan 45/2   HS Baidwan 2-0-6-1

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

12.4

Baidwan to Younis Khan, FOUR, drags this one short and Younis pulls - he doesn't quite time it well but manages to drag it wider and over mid-on

12.5

Baidwan to Younis Khan, OUT, Younis trapped lbw. He charges up to Kamran, has a chat, and asks for UDRS. It was a full delivery on the middle, tilting in towards middle and leg. Younis played all around it and would have lost the leg stump. Three down and wobbling. What a start this by Canada.

Younis Khan lbw b Baidwan 6 (17m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

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   HS Baidwan 2-0-12-2

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

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   HS Baidwan 3-0-21-2

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   HS Baidwan 4-1-21-2

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!

18.3

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!

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   HS Baidwan 5-1-23-2

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

35.2

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

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   HS Baidwan 6-1-33-2

42.1

Baidwan to Umar Gul, 1 run, loops away in the air near the square leg umpire, but there is no one there, Gul gets away

42.2

Baidwan to Saeed Ajmal, 1 leg bye, wafting across the line and is hit on the pads, Canada think they have finished off Pakistan, but umpire thinks its too high, Bagai takes the review only for replays to confirm that the ball would have gone over off stump

42.3

Baidwan to Umar Gul, no run, goes for the bouncer, bounces high over the batsman

42.4

Baidwan to Umar Gul, 1 run, Gul steps out and gets the cover drive off the middle of the bat, too bad extra cover had to get in the way

42.5

Baidwan to Saeed Ajmal, no run, 97.6 kph slower ball, bowled from the back of the hand, moves away from Ajmal who tries to pull it sheepishly

42.6

Baidwan to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, that will do, full and on the stumps, Canada's version of Malinga if you please, Ajmal plays all over it, and the ball thuds in to the off stump, Pakistan fall well short of 200 in the end

Saeed Ajmal b Baidwan 0 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 184/10   HS Baidwan 7-1-35-3

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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