ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st quarter final

Pakistan v West Indies

Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)

0.1

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, Whack! Smith sets the ball rolling in the first Quarter-final with a cracking square cut. Two slips in place and Smith spanks it past point. It was shortish and outside off and Smith loves to cut

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, bowls this straighter and Smith respects the line and length by tapping it back to the bowler

0.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, shout for lbw but it pitched outside leg. It was full in length, landed just outside leg and straightened to hit the pad in front of the leg stump.

0.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, lovely delivery. Just a bad ball first up but tight after that. This one straightens just outside off, Smith had a waft outside the line, he wasn't expecting the ball to straighten at all. The ball went through bat and pad gap to the keeper

0.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, takes this one away but Smith had his off stump covered and shouldered arms.

0.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, another one that straightens and whenever Gul has done that Smith has been in trouble. This one probably seams back a bit from the middle stump line and moves past the defensive prod to hit the thigh pad.

West Indies 4/0   DS Smith 4* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, lands around middle and off and cuts away sharply. Smith was on the back foot and poked out at it. he didn't quite get close to it, though.

2.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, this one cuts across from outside leg and Smith gets back to deflect it to midwicket for a single

West Indies 10/0   DS Smith 5* (8b 1x4)

3.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, gets back to push to cover

3.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, gets back to try clipping this one to the leg but it rolls off the pad

3.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, turns away from the off stump, first sign of spin, pushed back to the bowler

3.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, leans forward to push it to mid-on for a quick single

West Indies 15/1   DS Smith 6* (12b 1x4)

4.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, short and outside of stump, Smith cuts it hard to point where there is a slight fumble. It was hit very powerfully.

West Indies 16/1   DS Smith 7* (13b 1x4)

5.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, OUT, West Indies are wobbling here. If they don't take care, they would land in complete chaos soon. This one came in with the arm, as most Hafeez deliveries do, but West Indies are yet to figure him out. Smith was caught at the crease and he poked outside the line. Pretty clueless and the ball nailed him in front of the middle. Looked dead plumb.

DS Smith lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 7 (25m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies 16/2   DS Smith 7 (14b 1x4)

Photos

Mar 23, 2011

Shahid Afridi congratulates Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan win by ten wickets, West Indies v Pakistan, 1st quarter-final, World Cup 2011, March 23, 2011

Shahid Afridi congratulates Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan win by ten wickets

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Mar 23, 2011

Fans in Islamabad wave flags in the street after Pakistan went through to the World Cup semi-finals, Islamabad, March 23, 2011

Fans in Islamabad wave flags in the street after Pakistan went through to the World Cup semi-finals

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