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

29.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, Scott Styris has made his first run of the tournament, a punch towards long-on for a single

29.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, no run

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 3 runs, whips this towards midwicket, Younis dives to his right to field that one, he shies at the non-striker's end and there's no one backing up so that's a couple of overthrows

New Zealand 118/4   SB Styris 4* (3b)

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, another drop from Kamran, outside off, Styris looks to stab it from the crease, edged and Kamran's horror day continues, Afridi is not amused

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Styris, no run, took the inner half of the bat and went back to the bowler

New Zealand 126/4   SB Styris 5* (5b)

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, no run, just outside off, pushed to the left of the bowler, Kamran screams animatedly as Hafeez hustles across to stop ot

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, easy single to midwicket for Styris

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, pushes this one through, punched off the back foot towards the leg side

New Zealand 130/4   SB Styris 7* (8b)

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Styris, no run, length ball well outside off, big stride in as he defends

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, overpitched and just outside off, powered down the ground by Styris, long-on fields after the ball just misses the stumps at the non-striker's end

New Zealand 133/4   SB Styris 8* (10b)

33.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, ends up on leg stump with some turn, easily picked away backward of square leg

33.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, no run, pushed through flat, and played down the track

New Zealand 137/4   SB Styris 9* (12b)

34.3

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, eases this one on middle and leg down to long on

34.5

Abdur Rehman to Styris, no run, fuller and flatter, it is defended down the track

34.6

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, gives it some air around off stump, and Styris uses it to drive to sweeper cover

New Zealand 141/4   SB Styris 11* (15b)

35.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, pushed through on leg stump, flicked away through square leg

35.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, lots of singles all around, another one picked away wide of midwicket, do offspinners have to end on leg stump?

35.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, no run, fuller on the legs, flicked away to midwicket

35.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Styris, 1 run, eased down to long on for yet another comfortable single

New Zealand 147/4   SB Styris 14* (19b)

36.1

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, shortish on middle stump, worked away in front of square leg

36.3

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, takes a step down the track and eases in to a drive to sweeper cover

New Zealand 150/4   SB Styris 16* (21b)

37.1

Umar Gul to Styris, 1 run, shuffles outside off stump before the ball is bowled, it is angled in around off stump, and he pushes it down the ground to long on

37.3

Umar Gul to Styris, 1 run, punched away to sweeper cover off the back foot, Gul with that stock back of a length

37.5

Umar Gul to Styris, 1 wide, short delivery getting big on Styris, who gets well outside the line and tries to pull it fine, but it goes over him and down the leg side

37.5

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, better from Gul, tight one on the stumps, it is played back to the bowler

37.6

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, stays in the crease and opens the bat face to push this short of a length ball to point, the position he got in before playing that shot, could have done much better

New Zealand 155/4   SB Styris 18* (25b)

38.2

Abdur Rehman to Styris, 1 run, a bit slower through the air, it pops in the air on the leg side as he pushes at it

38.6

Abdur Rehman to Styris, no run, bowls it slower, it is still flat, and goes straight on outside off stump, Styris waited to play the cut shot, but was still beaten

New Zealand 160/4   SB Styris 19* (27b)

39.2

Umar Gul to Styris, 1 run, Gul goes goes for the yorker, ends up as a high full toss that is sent racing down to Shoaib at long on who does well to prevent the second

39.6

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, good work from Kamran, stops a boundary with a dive to his right, Styris has edged an attempted drive and Kamran took it on the bounce, just reminding everyone that he is still there

New Zealand 163/4   SB Styris 20* (29b)

40.4

Shahid Afridi to Styris, FOUR, Styris gets four, it was very full on the stumps, and he got the drive at the right moment, sending it racing past sweeper cover

40.5

Shahid Afridi to Styris, no run, cut away to short third man

40.6

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 3 runs, too close to off stump for the cut, so Scott goes for the late cut, and gets it past short third man who has to put in the dive close to the ropes to reel it back in

New Zealand 173/4   SB Styris 27* (32b 1x4)

41.1

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, the Powerplay does this to batsmen, he stands a foot outside leg before the ball is bowled, and looks to carve this length ball over cover, and is beaten by the extra bounce

41.2

Umar Gul to Styris, 1 run, and again, he is standing way outside leg, Gul follows him with an incutter, and he manages to push it away to long on

41.4

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, that's the way to do it, takes a step or two outside leg stump, gets a full delivery, and absolutely smashes it, too bad extra cover was in the way

41.5

Umar Gul to Styris, no run, lovely stuff from Gul, Styris goes agricultural, walking away to leg and tries to pull at the same time, gets in to too much of a tangle, Gul followed him with an angled ball, no wonder Styris missed

41.6

Umar Gul to Styris, OUT, Gul has his man now, bowled it very full on the stumps, Scott went walking across the stumps towards the off side this time, all over the place really, missed on the flick across the line, and umpire Harper thought for a while before sending Styris on his way, they think about a review but decide against it, that would have taken out middle and leg

SB Styris lbw b Umar Gul 28 (52m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.67

New Zealand 175/5   SB Styris 28 (37b 1x4)

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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