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

11.1

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, FOUR, and Guptill takes him on right away, gets one short of a length, it sits up outside off and he punches through the line sending it racing past extra cover

11.2

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, no run, takes this one on the pads, it was very full and he missed out on the flick

11.3

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, no run, Razzaq is on the money now, angles it in on middle and it is pushed away to mid on

11.4

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, FOUR, lovely lofted shot from Guptill, it was not a half volley, he waited for the length ball to come on, and lifted it straight over the bowler's head, the bat came down as straight as possible

11.5

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, no run, defended back to the bowler this time

11.6

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, 1 run, pinches a single now, works it wide of midwicket to keep strike

New Zealand 54/1   Abdul Razzaq 1-0-9-0

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, no run, Razzaq returns, starts with a back of length ball that is carefully defended

19.2

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, no run, on the legstump this time, Taylor shuffles across and defends that one, 20 dot balls in the 26 he has faced

19.3

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, no run, once more Taylor frustrates Pakistan by fiddling outside off without any footwork, the ball zips past the outside edge

19.4

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, no run, jagging in towards off, clipped towards the leg side by Taylor

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 1 wide, Ross Taylor gives the charge after a spell of being stuck in the crease, Razzaq responds bu bowling shorter and down the leg, that's a wide

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, FOUR, that's better from Taylor, touch over-pitched from Razzaq, Taylor gets forward and whips that over wide mid-on for four

19.6

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 2 runs, slides that on to legstump, Taylor shimmies across and works the ball towards deep backward square leg

New Zealand 81/2   Abdul Razzaq 2-0-16-0

21.1

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, no run, short of length ball outside off, defended towards cover off the front foot

21.2

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushed towards long-on for a single

21.3

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, 1 wide, Razzaq sprays this down the leg side for another free run

21.3

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, no run, back of a length ball, blocked by the batsman to the off side

21.4

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Guptill wanted to work that to the leg side, he can't get bat on it and the ball wobbles off the pad towards point

21.5

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor looking more and more comfortable now, a length ball that he punches towards long-on for another ambled single

21.6

Abdul Razzaq to Guptill, 4 leg byes, sliding down the leg side, Guptill tries to glance that and get to his half-century, no bat, off the pads and past the keeper for four leg byes

New Zealand 91/2   Abdul Razzaq 3-0-19-0

48.1

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, FOUR, Ross welcomes him with a fearful slap through extra cover, made some room outside leg stump, and smashed the half volley through the off side

48.2

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, SIX, carnage! this has got to be stinging for Pakistan, more so after the millions of chances Ross has had, down on a knee and swings him over deep midwicket from outside off stump

48.3

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 1 wide, walks outside off stump looking for the big swing again, Razzaq floats it wide of off stump

48.3

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, SIX, they just keep coming, full toss on off stump, Ross hits it into orbit, somewhere over deep midwicket, keep disappearing from the moment he bends the knee and swings them

48.4

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 1 wide, and another wide outside off from Razzaq, Pakistan have totally lost it

48.4

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, 2 runs, goes across off stump, but misses out this time, heaving this full one down to long off, Oram lumbers back for the second

48.5

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, FOUR, now he hits it straight down the ground, walking across the off stump, gets a full delivery in the slot, and bashes it along the ground, Afridi at long on had given up the chase long ago

48.6

Abdul Razzaq to Taylor, SIX, 30 runs off the over, Pakistan have been blown away, at Razzaq's pace the full toss comes on nicely along around off stump, and Ross gets another of those monster swings right of the middle of the bat, where has this one disappeared? it is in Taylor's zone, over deep midwicket

New Zealand 283/6   Abdul Razzaq 4-0-49-0

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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