ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A

Canada v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 46 runs

11.1

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

11.2

Rizwan Cheema to Younis Khan, 1 wide, wide outside off, Younis has a go but can't reach

11.2

Rizwan Cheema to Younis Khan, 1 wide, Yet another wide delivery. He has to control his swing

11.2

Rizwan Cheema to Younis Khan, no run, just outside off stump, pushed out to cover

11.3

Rizwan Cheema to Younis Khan, 1 run, short in length outside off, run 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   Rizwan Cheema 1-0-5-0

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   Rizwan Cheema 2-0-7-0

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 2-0-12-1

17.1

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

17.2

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 3-0-16-1

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

23.3

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

23.6

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

Pakistan 94/4   Rizwan Cheema 3-0-19-1

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

25.3

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 4-0-24-1

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

27.3

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

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   Rizwan Cheema 5-0-27-1

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

40.2

Rizwan Cheema to Abdul Razzaq, no run, floated up slowly outside off stump, he wants to drive it. but is beaten

40.3

Rizwan Cheema to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, goes for this widish one outside off stump, and gets a thick outside edge, third man was too square for it

40.4

Rizwan Cheema to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, right forward to the pitch of a length ball outside off, and drives hard, but extra cover is in the way

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

40.6

Rizwan Cheema to Umar Gul, no run, Bagai goes up in appeal, it was full in the blockhole outside off stump, goes away from Gul who jabs down at it, Bagai thought there was an edge, the umpire didn't

Pakistan 181/7   Rizwan Cheema 5-0-33-2

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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