ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 40th match, Group A

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)

14.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, 1 run

14.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, no run

14.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, no run

14.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, on the pads, turned through midwicket

14.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, 1 run

14.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, no run, carefully prodded back to the bowler

Australia 67/1   Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-3-0

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, tight line around middle on a length and Haddin content to push it away

16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, very careful from Haddin again, tapping back to the bowler

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, hint of uncertainty as Haddin plays for spin that isn't there

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, prodded back to the bowler again, good run of dots being built

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Haddin stretches across to dab back to Hafeez

16.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, 1 run, finally the single is taken as Haddin's flick goes wide of the bowler down to long-on

Australia 71/1   Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-4-0

18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, Misbah has dropped Ponting at square leg! Really hard sweep flew low to him and went straight through. Looked like a tough chance though

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin more calmly works a single

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, no run, careful defence from Ponting, he hasn't looked safe against Hafeez at all

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, OUT, gone! Akmal has held a very good catch and Ponting has to go! Things really bubbling over here. Ponting went back to cut a ball which wasn't really there for it, got a thick edge that Akmal did well to hold. It was given not out originally, but rightly was overturned on review. While waiting for the third umpire to confirm the edge there was some verbal exchanges though between Haddin and the Pakistan fielders and plenty of chat as Ponting was sent on his way

RT Ponting c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 19 (57m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.57

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, bit of spin here for Hafeez back into Clarke who prods it to leg

18.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, carefully defended into the off side. Looked a touch uncertain as he did, getting a leading edge

Australia 76/2   Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-7-1

20.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, Umar scoots around at midwicket to cut off a Haddin flick

20.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, doosra, or possibly just one that didn't spin. Either way Haddin was very careful in defence

20.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, ooh, Haddin advances and again is defeated by back of turn, thickish outside edge ran along the ground to point

20.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, 1 run, this is far safer, pushed down to long-on

20.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, Clarke flicks firmly but straight to square leg

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, the bounce and sprightliness seems to have returned to Clarke's set up at the crease. Even as he defends back to the bowler

Australia 83/2   Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-8-1

22.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, no run, very delicate from Haddin opening the face to steer to third man. Fairly ineffective though because there is a fielder there

22.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Haddin, 1 run, clipped past a diving Umar at midwicket, who is disgusted with himself for missing

22.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, good work from Hafeez pinning Clarke to the crease

22.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, Clarke whips to leg but picks out midwicket

22.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, ooh, flash and a miss outside off stump. Similar to the Ponting dismissal but Clarke is in form so misses. Such are the unwritten laws of the game

22.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, good work from Clarke here, skipping down the wicket and clipping to long-on

Australia 89/2   Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-10-1

24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, Hafeez is doing a fine, fine job here. Nothing fancy, just hitting lengths and lines and nowhere for Clarke to go

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, very carefully defended once more

24.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, ooh, this was a very tight single. Clarke picked out Misbah at midwicket and hared off for a single. A quicker pick-up and a direct hit would have gone but as it was Clarke was safe

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, White is hanging back in his crease and looks rushed as he blocks this

24.5

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, carefully defended once more this time White got forward though

24.6

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, ooh, doosra slides past a groping, flat-footed outside edge!

Australia 93/3   Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-11-1

26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, nothing for White here as he pushes back to the bowler

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, White's hard hands unable to work the ball and he clunks to mid-on

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, again White is pinned to the crease as he pushes to leg

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to White, 1 leg bye, unable to work singles White aims an almighty hack, can't connect but the ball springs off the pads for a single

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke is all wrists and quick feet as he picks off a single to deep square

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, White again clunks back to the bowler. Excellent work from Hafeez again

Australia 102/3   Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-12-1

28.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, this keeps a little low, and Hafeez is nothing if not straight to Clarke defends

28.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 2 runs, little bit short from the bowler and Clarke wheels away a pull shot

28.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, good follow-up, keeping the strike ticking by pushing down the ground

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to White, no run, White can't match his partner's skills and picks out a fielder

28.5

Mohammad Hafeez to White, 1 run, big sweep heaved away this time, all along the ground to deep square

28.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, twinkle toes and quick wrists gets Clarke a single to long-on. When he plays well it's a treat watching Clarke play spin bowling

Australia 112/3   Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-17-1

30.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, OUT, chaos! White is run out in a terrible mix-up, a flick off the hip, Misbah swooped at short backward square, Akmal takes and the replay is conclusive!

CL White run out 8 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

30.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, no run, defended on the back foot

30.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, pushed into the covers and an urgent, typically urgent, single

30.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke returns the compliment

30.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, flicked off the toes to midwicket

30.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke steps back into the crease and pushes a single to mid-on

Australia 121/4   Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-21-1

32.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, round the wicket, and tucked off the hip

32.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, no run, down the track but without much malice. Clipped to short midwicket

32.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 2 runs, good use of the feet to cut hard down to third man, but more sharp work on the boundary's edge saves four

32.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Clarke, 1 run, clipped uppishly through square leg. It's slow going out there

32.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, no run, short and leg-sided. Hussey's ambitious smear doesn't come off as Akmal rushes round to field a deflection

32.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, 1 run, a soft-handed dab to cover. One more to the total

Australia 130/4   Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-26-1

Photos

Mar 19, 2011

Kamran Akmal celebrates Cameron White's run-out, Australia v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Colombo, March 19, 2011

Kamran Akmal celebrates Cameron White's run-out

© AFP

Mar 19, 2011

Umar Akmal kisses his helmet after Pakistan's win, Australia v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 19, 2011

Umar Akmal kisses his helmet after Pakistan's win

© Associated Press

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