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

42.2

Shahid Afridi to NL McCullum, 1 leg bye, raps him on the pads with the one that slides straight on, clearly going down leg

42.5

Shahid Afridi to NL McCullum, 1 run, whipped away off the pads behind square leg

New Zealand 179/5   NL McCullum 1* (2b)

43.2

Umar Gul to NL McCullum, FOUR, what a shot! just a push, it matters where you push them, this one was in the gap at covers, and he used the pace of the ball to his advantage and the fielders had no chance once it beat them

43.3

Umar Gul to NL McCullum, no run, Gul comes up with the fast bowlers' response, digs in the bouncer, Nathan goes down underneath it

43.4

Umar Gul to NL McCullum, 1 leg bye, full on the leg stump, he gets in to an awkward position before getting it square off the pads

New Zealand 186/5   NL McCullum 5* (5b 1x4)

44.4

Shahid Afridi to NL McCullum, SIX, Nathan gets going now, gets front leg out of the way, it was tossed up a bit, and he went through with the full swing to comfortably beat long on

44.5

Shahid Afridi to NL McCullum, 1 run, gets this one wide of midwicket now

New Zealand 196/5   NL McCullum 12* (7b 1x4 1x6)

45.1

Umar Gul to NL McCullum, 1 run, goes for the yorker, but it ends up down leg, the batsman was there too though, and somehow squeezed it in the direction of midwicket

45.4

Umar Gul to NL McCullum, SIX, whacked! Gul went for the bouncer in to the body, Nathan used the angle and went through with the pull shot, almost as if he was expecting it, and deposited it in to the crowd over deep midwicket, phew! that was well struck alright

45.5

Umar Gul to NL McCullum, OUT, Gul gets him now, it is the slower one, Nathan did not pick it, went for the heave and inside edged the ball on to the stumps, the off bail is removed, that's all Gull needs as he sets off in celebration

NL McCullum b Umar Gul 19 (16m 10b 1x4 2x6) SR: 190.00

New Zealand 210/6   NL McCullum 19 (10b 1x4 2x6)

Photos

Mar 8, 2011

If a font was to be named after Shahid Afridi, this is it, New Zealand v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Pallekele, March 8, 2011

If a font was to be named after Shahid Afridi, this is it

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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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