ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Quarter-Final: Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka, Mar 23, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st quarter final
Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 175 balls remaining)
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
23 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Hafeez smacks his first ball for four. And what a free-spirited stroke too! Short ball outside off, Hafeez waits for it and then slams the slashed upper cut well over point and all the way to the boundary. Roach needs to bowl fuller here.

0.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, not the start Roach would have wanted. Another short of a length ball outside off, Hafeez this time steers it along the ground backward of point. Hint of low bounce but Hafeez had no problems playing that shot

0.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, they are dancing in the aisles in Mirpur. Hafeez has played the shot of the match. Roach finally lands one fuller, but it is too straight and too full. It ends up on leg stump and Hafeez gets half forward to meet it on top of the bounce and send it packing past mid on. Top shot.

0.5

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, marginally shorter, at 135 kph, Hafeez gets a little greedy and goes for the pull shot. No room for it, he ends up under-edging towards midwicket

0.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, finally something close to the right length. On off stump, Hafeez check drives to mid off to end the over.

Pakistan 11/0   Mohammad Hafeez 10* (5b 2x4)
1.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, good ball, but exemplary shot from Hafeez. Rampaul delivers a viciously tailing yorker on leg stump and Hafeez's toes seem to be in the firing line, even as he falls over in an attempt to flick. Or so it seems. The toes gets out of the way, the bat flashes down on the ball and sends it screaming away to square leg

Pakistan 25/0   Mohammad Hafeez 14* (6b 3x4)
3.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, again that inward movement, Hafeez stays on the crease and works it off the pads to midwicket

3.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good line this, ends up outside off even as it draws Hafeez into another defensive push to the off side

3.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, over-pitched on off stump, too close to Hafeez for him to time the drive and he plays it sedately to mid off

3.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, width this time, just enough for Hafeez to crack square. His timing has been ominous today. Roach runs across from third man and only just manages to cut it off

3.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, rapped on the pads, the first appeal of the innings as Rampaul bends an inducker sharply into the pads and strikes him in front of leg. Surely was going down the leg side

Pakistan 33/0   Mohammad Hafeez 16* (11b 3x4)
4.2

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads, dabbed to midwicket for a single

4.6

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Thomas drops a tough one down the leg side. Short ball angling down the leg side, Hafeez pulls and gets a thin edge that is dying away well to the left of a diving Thomas. He can't snare it.

Pakistan 43/0   Mohammad Hafeez 18* (13b 3x4)
5.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flat delivery, straightens on off stump and Hafeez guides the cut to point

5.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, drift towards middle and leg, Hafeez gets half forward to defend

5.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length outside off, Hafeez cuts in front of point but can't get it away for runs

5.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on leg stump, he leans out to defend down the track

5.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, dabbed with the angle to the leg side, but not for runs

5.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Bishoo produces a maiden out of no where. Full on off stump, Hafeez reaches forward and defends to the off side

Pakistan 43/0   Mohammad Hafeez 18* (19b 3x4)
7.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Bishoo spears one on off stump, Hafeez cuts to point

7.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, runs after a long time. And a rank-bad ball helps break the monotony. Bishoo drags this really short and the ball turns away too. Hafeez has enough room to thwack it well in front of square

7.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, googly breaks in from outside off, Hafeez spots the deviation off the track and defends down the track

7.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up again outside off, Hafeez leans out to defend

7.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Pakistan motor past 50 as Hafeez gets a thick edge as he looks to cut a short ball turning away from him. Pollard gives spirited chase, but there's no stopping that one.

7.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, leggie on leg stump, breaks away as Hafeez stays on the crease and covers the line

Pakistan 51/0   Mohammad Hafeez 26* (25b 5x4)
9.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish ball on middle and leg, Hafeez gets forward to defend

9.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one breaks away from middle and off, Hafeez defends again

9.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, this time Hafeez jumps out to look for the inside out loft over the covers. Bishoo holds the length back just enough to make Hafeez mistime it, but this being a Powerplay, there's no one to field it. Rampaul runs back from mid off, gets a bott somehow between the ball and the rope to save the fourth run

Pakistan 58/0   Mohammad Hafeez 29* (28b 5x4)
10.1

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Sammy serves up another poor delivery, on the pads and angling further down in the early 120s kph. Hafeez helps it along with a dainty glance.

10.2

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller and straighter, ends up on middle and off, Hafeez defends off the front foot into the covers

10.3

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, hint of width outside off, Hafeez gets forward and opens the face to steer it square for a single

10.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller length on off stump, Hafeez looks to tip and run to the off side, but Kamran sends him back. Wants to do it in boundaries, I guess.

10.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower ball on a length on off stump, Hafeez defends off the front foot

Pakistan 66/0   Mohammad Hafeez 34* (33b 6x4)
11.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length, but sharp away spin from outside off, Hafeez stays back and plays this down the track

11.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on off, Hafeez defends again

11.4

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, too much drift, ends up in the pads and Hafeez clips it easily to deep square leg for a couple

11.5

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length on off stump, Hafeez spots the googly and defends as it comes in

11.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, that's how you deal with mosquitoes in Mirpur. Or with rank-bad long hops. Short ball ends up on leg stump, Hafeez hangs back and whacks it in the air over midwicket for four more.

Pakistan 73/0   Mohammad Hafeez 40* (38b 7x4)
12.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off holds its line and Hafeez lets it go

12.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, width outside off, Hafeez plays a delicate steer to third man for a single

Pakistan 75/0   Mohammad Hafeez 41* (40b 7x4)
13.1

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, these Pakistan openers have played some real classy shots through the off side today. Another one from Hafeez as Bishoo offers a smidgin of width outside off, Hafeez waits and waits after rocking back and then opens the face to ensure he got it to the left of point.

13.2

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good ball, Bishoo gets it to turn away sharply and Hafeez outside edges the defensive push almost into Gayle's hands, standing back at slip

13.3

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, too flat this time, Hafeez punches through mid off for one more

13.6

Bishoo to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short ball on leg and middle, Hafeez carefully works it to mid on

Pakistan 81/0   Mohammad Hafeez 46* (44b 8x4)
14.5

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hint of an inducker from outside off, Hafeez covers the line with bat and pad as he defends

14.6

Sammy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, that one stayed low, and Hafeez was in a spot of bother as he played back to it. He managed to work it away to the leg side for a single though

Pakistan 85/0   Mohammad Hafeez 47* (46b 8x4)
15.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, gets the first ball to angle in from wide of the crease, but Hafeez defends easily from the crease

15.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, half an appeal as Rampaul hits the pads with a huge inducker from wide of the stumps. Would have surely missed leg.

15.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, over-pitched outside off and ominous timing from Hafeez as he digs into an on the up cover drive. Can't beat the infield though.

15.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, not so full, and coming into the pads, Hafeez defends from the crease to the leg side

15.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driving length ball outside off, Hafeez mistimes the cover drive

15.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Rampaul continues to get some late inward nip, but the problem is, it is too late. Literally and otherwise. Hafeez gets forward and pushes assertively into the covers. Maiden over.

Pakistan 85/0   Mohammad Hafeez 47* (52b 8x4)
16.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller on off, and Hafeez meets it with a sweet push drive back at Roach who bends in a hurry to stop it

16.4

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Hafeez stays back and defends to the off side for one

Pakistan 87/0   Mohammad Hafeez 48* (54b 8x4)
17.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Mohd. Hafeez, take a bow. He's stamped his presence all over this huge game, and West Indies must be getting exasperated by him. Today, where ever they have turned in Mirpur, Hafeez has been there. Length ball outside off, Hafeez leans out to it perfectly, opens the face and caresses the square drive with just enough timing to reach the boundary. A fine fifty this.

17.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, even better! Rampaul goes fuller and straighter, Hafeez responds with an even more emphatic shot. Again, that smooth forward movement, gets him to the pitch and then he creams him with authority through extra cover

17.3

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of a length and sufficiently out side off for Hafeez to let go

17.4

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he's got some consistent inward movement today, has Rampaul. This time Hafeez works him with the angle to midwicket

17.5

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one ends on middle and leg, Hafeez nudges to square leg

17.6

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a length on middle to end the over, Hafeez looks to work it to the leg side, but can't get it off the square

Pakistan 95/0   Mohammad Hafeez 56* (60b 10x4)
19.1

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish ball on off and middle, played back down the track

19.2

Rampaul to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, Pakistan go past 100. Hafeez works it away to the outfield for three more. Nice and energetic running. All over bar the shouting for the WI.

Pakistan 102/0   Mohammad Hafeez 59* (62b 10x4)
20.1

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, sorry West Indies, NOTHING is going your way today. Another top bouncer from Roach, has Hafeez in all sorts of trouble as he pulls. The top edge swirls into the Mirpur night and lands safe well in front of fine leg

20.3

Roach to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short again, outside off, Hafeez mistimes the cut but gets a single away backward of point

Pakistan 109/0   Mohammad Hafeez 61* (64b 10x4)
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