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)

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to Roach, no run, only Roach will know how he managed to survive this ball. Another doosra from over the wicket, he gropes from the crease in an attempt to cover the line and it buzzes past the outside edge

West Indies 71/8   KAJ Roach 0* (1b)

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, 97.2 kph, inswinging yorker. No other way to define that ball from Afridi, which Roach did well to defend

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended more confidently to the off side

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, huge googly from outside off, Roach reads it off the pitch and defends to the off side off the front foot

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, he plays back to this one, but manages to play it away to the off side

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Roach, 2 runs, drift down the leg side, Roach gets some pad on it away to backward fine leg for one

West Indies 74/8   KAJ Roach 2* (6b)

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Roach, FOUR, Roach gets a four, using Afridi's pace to steer a cut backward of point. Short, wide and really fast, it was there to be hit.

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, slows it up and lands it full on off stump, Roach defends to the off side

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, drifting into the pads, Roach can't get it away

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Roach, 1 run, he gets the run this time, working Afridi with the angle through backward square leg for one

West Indies 79/8   KAJ Roach 7* (11b 1x4)

31.6

Saeed Ajmal to Roach, no run, another doosra. This is Shane Warne bowling with an offie's action. Roach pushes forward, misses it, gets squared up and smiles sheepishly.

West Indies 81/8   KAJ Roach 7* (12b 1x4)

32.2

Wahab Riaz to Roach, no run, stays back to defend it back down the track

32.3

Wahab Riaz to Roach, no run, on the pads, turned out to midwicket

32.4

Wahab Riaz to Roach, no run, short in length around off, Roach gets right behind the line to play a very solid defensive push

32.5

Wahab Riaz to Roach, 1 run, fullish outside off, Roach crouches to steer it to third man

West Indies 83/8   KAJ Roach 8* (16b 1x4)

33.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, Roach defends very carefully

West Indies 87/8   KAJ Roach 8* (17b 1x4)

34.2

Wahab Riaz to Roach, no run, full delivery outside off, driven very crisply but short extra cover, Misbah, dives to stop it. Pretty good shot that

34.3

Wahab Riaz to Roach, 1 leg bye, moves towards the leg stump line and runs off the pad

34.6

Wahab Riaz to Roach, no run, short in length outside off, defended to point

West Indies 90/8   KAJ Roach 8* (20b 1x4)

35.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, no run, gets back to defend this to the on side

35.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off

35.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, no run, just outside off, Roach is beaten, pushing inside the line

35.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, no run, leans forward to work this off break to the leg side

35.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Roach, no run, stays back to defend it very compactly

West Indies 91/8   KAJ Roach 8* (25b 1x4)

36.4

Wahab Riaz to Roach, 1 run, Dropped by Younis at first slip. Tough chance. It was a short of length delivery angling across Roach who steered it to right of lone slip where Younis dived but could only get his finger tips on it

36.6

Wahab Riaz to Roach, FOUR, Stylish whip through midwicket! 100 up. Roach has looked pretty good so far. This was on the leg and middle line and Roach whips it through midwicket

West Indies 100/8   KAJ Roach 13* (27b 2x4)

37.4

Umar Gul to Roach, no run, gets back and across to play yet another very solid defensive stroke.

37.5

Umar Gul to Roach, no run, goes for the yorker but down the leg side ...brushes the boot may be

37.6

Umar Gul to Roach, no run, in the zone outside off, driven to mid-off

West Indies 101/8   KAJ Roach 13* (30b 2x4)

38.3

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, slower, leg cutter from the off, defended to the off side

38.4

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, gets back to defend the length delivery to the off side of the pitch

38.5

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, 1 wide, slip down the leg side and Kamran dives to his left to stop it. Ooh la la

38.5

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, moves in towards middle stump line, pushed out to mid-on

38.6

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, full in length, around off, driven to extra cover

West Indies 103/8   KAJ Roach 13* (34b 2x4)

39.6

Umar Gul to Roach, no run, fullish delivery on the middle and off line, driven to mid-off. Again, a nice drive but straight to the fielder

West Indies 104/8   KAJ Roach 13* (35b 2x4)

40.3

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, 1 run, reverses into the off , worked away past square-leg

40.5

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, on the middle stump line, jabbed away to the on

40.6

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket

West Indies 107/8   KAJ Roach 14* (38b 2x4)

41.2

Shahid Afridi to Roach, 1 run, leg break outside off stump, pushed out through cover point

41.5

Shahid Afridi to Roach, no run, outside the off stump line, defended of the back foot

41.6

Shahid Afridi to Roach, 1 run, slower, loopy flighted delivery outside off, square driven neatly to deep point

West Indies 111/8   KAJ Roach 16* (41b 2x4)

42.1

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, no run, leans forward to punch this length delivery to mid-off

42.2

Abdul Razzaq to Roach, OUT, 111 strikes, if you believe in those things. Roach, who batted so serenely, suddenly went for the slog over mid-on but dragged it to Younis at midwicket

KAJ Roach c Younis Khan b Abdul Razzaq 16 (60m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.20

West Indies 111/9   KAJ Roach 16 (43b 2x4)

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

© AFP

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

© AFP

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