ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 24th match, Group A

New Zealand v Pakistan

New Zealand won by 110 runs

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, 138.7 kph delivery that zips off the pitch from a length, How came out a long way too, and pushed inside the line

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, tries the same delivery on How that got Brendon, this one is a tad shorter, and allows him to come forward and defend even as the ball came in on off

New Zealand 8/1   JM How 0* (2b)

1.2

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, full and around off stump, he gets to the pitch and pushes it down the track

1.3

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, gives it a bit more air around off stump, he gets head on top of ball and defends

1.4

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, the quicker one that goes straight on, he manages to get bat on ball, and gets an inside edge on the leg side

1.5

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, slower now, he goes back and plays it out to short extra cover

1.6

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, still shorter, comes slowly off the surface, but it is flat and he plays it down the pitch off the back foot, tight over

New Zealand 9/1   JM How 0* (7b)

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, 137.3 kph, short of a length and thuds in to the defensive bat of Jamie

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, 141.5 kph delivery which is on target with the length, draws him well forward and he pushes it out to backward point

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to How, 1 run, Shoaib goes for the sharp bounce into the body, he goes for the pull, and gets a top edge that falls well short of fine leg

New Zealand 11/1   JM How 1* (10b)

3.1

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, slides straight on with the angle, hits him on the pads, going down the leg side easily

3.2

Abdur Rehman to How, 1 run, he is just firing them in, no turn, this one is around off stump, and blocked off the front foot

New Zealand 17/1   JM How 2* (12b)

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, 139.1 kph back of a length ball, gets it to lift awkwardly outside off, he rides the bounce to guide it to point

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, the slower one at 113.4 kph, lovely delivery, he adjusted to push it away to mid on, was already well forward before he spotted it

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, 141.5 kph, a touch fuller outside off, allows him to come out and drive confidently, but short extra cover is in the way

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, 117.1 kph another slower one, it was angled in from a length, and he had walked across to turn it wide of midwicket, but with the change in pace, he got it right to that man at midwicket

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to How, no run, short and some width too outside off, he cannot get it away, mistimes the cut in to the ground

New Zealand 21/1   JM How 2* (17b)

5.5

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, another one fired in on leg stump, defended wide of the bowler on the on side

5.6

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, very tight line, bang on middle stump, he brings bat and pad together and defends

New Zealand 22/1   JM How 2* (19b)

7.1

Abdur Rehman to How, no run, the arm ball almost gets him, he came down the track, but got an inside edge that just went wide of Kamran on the leg side

7.2

Abdur Rehman to How, 1 run, worked away off the pads behind square leg

New Zealand 31/1   JM How 3* (21b)

9.4

Abdur Rehman to How, 1 run, pushes this one in front of mid on and sets off for what is in the end a comfortable run

New Zealand 45/1   JM How 4* (22b)

10.1

Umar Gul to How, no run, bowls one on a length outside off stump and it is pushed away to covers

10.2

Umar Gul to How, no run, wafts at this one from outside off stump, goes nowhere, and is beaten

10.3

Umar Gul to How, no run, this one zips away off the seam from outside off stump, draws him forward and leaves him poking at thin air, lovely start from Gul

10.4

Umar Gul to How, no run, 143.2 kph, Gul has cranked it up already, hits the bat from short of a length and rolls away on the off side

10.5

Umar Gul to How, no run, goes on the front foot, gets down on one knee, and gets bat to ball too, but hits the drive in the ground and it goes to extra cover

10.6

Umar Gul to How, no run, almost ended How's misery there, drew him forward and his hard push got an inside edge that just eluded the off stump

New Zealand 45/1   JM How 4* (28b)

12.3

Umar Gul to How, OUT, Gul ends How's misery finally after threatening to do so before, gets one spot on, full and hurrying on to the stumps with the angle, in the rut that How is in, no way he was going to hit that one, struck on the pads, and Gul's persistent appeal gets a positive decision from the umpire for Pakistan, How doesn't bother to review, was there an inside edge? there was a sound, it was also hitting middle of middle

JM How lbw b Umar Gul 4 (50m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.79

New Zealand 55/2   JM How 4 (29b)

Photos

Mar 8, 2011

Shahid Afridi gestures after Kamran Akmal dropped Scott Styris, New Zealand v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Pallekele, March 8, 2011

Shahid Afridi gestures after Kamran Akmal dropped Scott Styris

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Mar 8, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar erupts after Kamran Akmal dropped Ross Taylor behind the stumps, New Zealand v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Pallekele, March 8, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar erupts after Kamran Akmal dropped Ross Taylor behind the stumps

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