ICC Cricket World Cup, 17th Match, Group A: Canada v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Mar 3, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 17th match, Group A
Pakistan won by 46 runs
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
3 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Osinde to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, drags this short and Hafeez plays a crunching pull over midwicket

Pakistan 8/0   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (7b 1x4)   H Osinde 0.2-0-4-0

Osinde to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, And again. Short and ready to be whacked. More lollypops, wonder whether they are still popular in Canada. I don't see much of them in India anymore. It sucks. Meanwhile, Hafeez, swivels back to play a rollicking pull shot. Pretty stylish execution.

Pakistan 12/0   Mohammad Hafeez 9* (8b 2x4)   H Osinde 0.3-0-8-0

Khurram Chohan to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, he bowls this fuller but he tries to take it the other way and ends up with no swing. It's an overpitched delivery in the end and Shehzad creams it to left of mid-off

Pakistan 20/1   Ahmed Shehzad 7* (12b 1x4)   Khurram Chohan 2.4-0-10-0

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

Pakistan 26/1   Kamran Akmal 4* (7b 1x4)   H Osinde 2.2-1-15-1

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

Pakistan 34/1   Kamran Akmal 9* (18b 2x4)   H Osinde 3.5-1-22-1

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

Pakistan 42/1   Ahmed Shehzad 12* (22b 2x4)   HS Baidwan 0.4-0-4-0

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

Pakistan 55/2   Younis Khan 6* (12b 1x4)   HS Baidwan 1.4-0-11-1

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

Pakistan 71/4   Umar Akmal 4* (1b 1x4)   Rizwan Cheema 1.4-0-11-1

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

Pakistan 98/4   Umar Akmal 20* (35b 2x4 1x6)   WD Balaji Rao 2.4-0-15-0

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

Pakistan 120/4   Umar Akmal 36* (52b 3x4 1x6)   WD Balaji Rao 5.3-0-27-0

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

Pakistan 130/4   Umar Akmal 42* (58b 4x4 1x6)   WD Balaji Rao 6.1-0-31-0

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

Pakistan 145/5   Shahid Afridi 4* (2b 1x4)   HS Baidwan 5.3-1-28-2

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

Pakistan 149/5   Shahid Afridi 8* (3b 2x4)   HS Baidwan 5.4-1-32-2

Balaji Rao to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah the nurdler, Misbah the paragon of non-violence, gets one full on off stump, reverse paddles it with the turn wide of short third man, it his first boundary in 60 balls

Pakistan 155/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 31* (60b 1x4)   WD Balaji Rao 8.2-0-42-1

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

Pakistan 180/6   Abdul Razzaq 7* (6b 1x4)   Rizwan Cheema 4.3-0-32-1





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