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)

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, 1 run, fired in short of a length, angling into the pads and worked to the leg side

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, no run, Pollard leans out to a back of length ball and defends as it breaks in.

West Indies 60/4   KA Pollard 1* (2b)

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, doosra, kicks up from back of a length at a crouching Pollard who adjusts in a hurry and defends in jerky manner to the off side

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, fuller on middle and off, worked with the spin to the leg side

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to Pollard, no run, short of a length outside off, comes slower than he expected and Pollard under-edges the cut

West Indies 67/4   KA Pollard 1* (6b)

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, 1 wide, sliding down the leg side, Pollard misses the flick and it is called a wide

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollard, OUT, the moment of truth has come. Pollard has gone. He's not the best players of spin. And sure not the best player of the best legspinner in the ODI format now. It would have required a miracle to see him come out of this unscathed. The only miracle in that dismissal was that Kamran held a sharp chance. It was the patent Afridi quicker one, delivered from a foot wide of the stumps, comes in with the angle, darts in on a length and hurries through without deviating much outside off. Pollard went for an ill-advised cut and got an inner edge. Kamran pouched and appealed hard. It was eventually given, and Pollard trudges away.

KA Pollard c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 1 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

West Indies 69/5   KA Pollard 1 (7b)

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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