ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 24th match, Group A

New Zealand v Pakistan

New Zealand won by 110 runs

1.2

Southee to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, more bad news for Pakistan, Southee has struck, hang on, Hafeez is reviewing the lbw, it was pitching on off, short of length ball, hits Hafeez, who is stuck on the crease, on the knee roll, he was looking to work that to square leg, umpire Llong raises the finger, Hafeez has a long chat with Shehzad before going for the review, it may have just shaved leg stump, that decision is left to the on-field umpire, so Hafeez is gone,

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Southee 5 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Pakistan 5/1   Ahmed Shehzad 0* (2b)   TG Southee 0.2-0-0-1

6.1

Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, Mills has got the wicket his bowling seemed on the verge of getting, once more the batsman looking to work the ball square on the leg side, a short of length ball heading for middle and off, hit just above the knee roll, Shehzad wonders about the referral, but with Pakistan having already used one up, he walks off, Pakistan are two down

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Mills 10 (29m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Pakistan 23/2   Kamran Akmal 8* (15b 1x4)   KD Mills 3.1-0-14-1

6.4

Mills to Younis Khan, OUT, bowled him, New Zealand can do little wrong here, Mills sets off on a delighted run after getting through Younis' defences, that one didn't swing away after pitching on a length, Younis plays outside the line and the offstump is on the ground, Pakistan in tatters here

Younis Khan b Mills 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 23/3   Kamran Akmal 8* (15b 1x4)   KD Mills 3.4-0-14-2

7.1

Southee to Kamran Akmal, OUT, make that four down, Ross Taylor does not return the favour to Kamran Akmal, what an ingrate, a length ball around off, Kamran looking to work the ball to leg, the outside edge flies low to first slip, Taylor wants nothing to spoil his birthday bonanza, he clasps that one and New Zealand are in dreamland

Kamran Akmal c Taylor b Southee 8 (29m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 23/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (2b)   TG Southee 3.1-1-9-2

14.4

Southee to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, there's the fifth, Pakistan have lost their middle-order rock, once more the batsman was looking to play to leg, a length ball that takes the edge and flies to gully, where Styris takes a low catch

Misbah-ul-Haq c Styris b Southee 7 (36m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.58

Pakistan 45/5   Umar Akmal 9* (16b 1x4)   TG Southee 5.4-1-19-3

17.1

Oram to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi departs, Oram gets one to angle in from over the stumps on a length, nothing superlative about the ball, just that he played inside the line, and it crashed in to the middle stump, sliding downhill faster than an avalanche are Pakistan

Shahid Afridi b Oram 17 (13m 9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 188.88

Pakistan 66/6   Umar Akmal 13* (22b 1x4)   JDP Oram 4.1-1-15-1

28.3

NL McCullum to Umar Akmal, OUT, Umar gives it away, he was itching to take on the spinner, got a shortish one and went for the pull, but it was a touch quicker and he was late on the shot, and got it high in the air, it took a while in coming down, and settled neatly in to the hands of deep midwicket who was quite some way in from the boundary

Umar Akmal c Oram b NL McCullum 38 (95m 58b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.51

Pakistan 102/7   Abdul Razzaq 11* (32b 1x4)   NL McCullum 1.3-0-2-1

32.4

NL McCullum to Abdur Rehman, OUT, There is a review now, Harper has raised the finger for an lbw appeal, both McCullums jump up and down in appeal, length ball pitching outside off, hit him on off and was going on to hit middle, Rehman falls, Pakistan have no more reviews

Abdur Rehman lbw b NL McCullum 1 (20m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

Pakistan 125/8   Abdul Razzaq 29* (47b 4x4)   NL McCullum 3.4-0-14-2

41.1

Styris to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, Styris has struck, Razzaq was looking for the Hollywood hit over long-on, can't get hold of it and it balloons in the air towards Oram at long-on, Pakistan lose their ninth

Abdul Razzaq c Oram b Styris 62 (108m 74b 9x4 0x6) SR: 83.78

Pakistan 191/9   Umar Gul 33* (24b 3x4 1x6)   SB Styris 4.1-0-16-1

41.4

Styris to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, game over, Shoaib lasted all of two balls, another short one from Styris, Shoaib flails at it and gets a top edge that flies towards mid-on, Nathan McCullum gets across and takes a smart catch, and New Zealand get their third win of the tournament

Shoaib Akhtar c NL McCullum b Styris 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 192/10   Umar Gul 34* (25b 3x4 1x6)   SB Styris 4.4-0-17-2

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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