ICC Cricket World Cup, 24th Match, Group A: New Zealand v Pakistan at Pallekele, Mar 8, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 24th match, Group A
New Zealand won by 110 runs
Played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
8 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Shoaib Akhtar to BB McCullum, OUT, the aeroplane takes off early at Pallekele, Shoaib goes through Brendon with a peach that pitches way outside off, he goes out to push at it, but to his horror it comes back a long way, and hits off stump, kept a bit low, and there was a mile-long gap between bat and pad, Baz just went pushing at it from the crease almost

BB McCullum b Shoaib Akhtar 6 (3m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

New Zealand 8/1   MJ Guptill 1* (2b)   Shoaib Akhtar 0.4-0-8-1

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   MJ Guptill 41* (46b 5x4)   Umar Gul 1.3-1-1-1

Shahid Afridi to Guptill, OUT, wicket No. 15 for Afridi, he adopts his regulation celebratory pose with both arms outstretched, it was a flighted and full ball, Guptill moved forward and wanted to whip it to the leg side, he misses the straight delivery and is bowled, an annoyed Guptill walks off

MJ Guptill b Shahid Afridi 57 (123m 86b 6x4 0x6) SR: 66.27

New Zealand 112/3   LRPL Taylor 33* (58b 3x4)   Shahid Afridi 4.5-0-15-1

Mohammad Hafeez to Franklin, OUT, review time, Hafeez raps Franklin on the pads and on-field umpire Harper says that's out after a long long time, a tossed up delivery from round the wicket that pitched outside off, and turned in towards Franklin, who plays outside the line of that one, is struck on the pads around off and that was going on to hit middle, Taylor asks Franklin to review that, no use, Franklin's on his way

JEC Franklin lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 113/4   LRPL Taylor 33* (58b 3x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 3.1-0-8-1

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   LRPL Taylor 64* (98b 4x4)   Umar Gul 8-1-18-2

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   LRPL Taylor 76* (111b 4x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 9.5-1-32-3

Abdur Rehman to Oram, OUT, Oram departs now, it doesn't matter, he has played his part, went for another maximum over long on, but this time it wasn't monstrous enough, and settled into the fielder's hands

JDP Oram c Umar Gul b Abdur Rehman 25 (23m 9b 1x4 3x6) SR: 277.77

New Zealand 295/7   LRPL Taylor 131* (124b 8x4 7x6)   Abdur Rehman 9.3-0-53-1





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