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)

1.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, no run, from round the stumps on the off stump line, Gayle gets forward to push it to the on side. Inside edge there.

1.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, no run, Shout for lbw Pad first or bat first? It came in with the arm and Gayle was late in picking it. He just about managed to stab it to his pad

1.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, 1 wide, this one slips down leg for a wide

1.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, no run, on the middle, again looking for that lbw, and Gayle gets the bat in front of the pad to defend

1.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, no run, around the off stump, pushed away to short midwicket

1.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, FOUR, Smack! The first ball that Hafeez flighted and Gayle pounces immediately. It was around off stump and he dragged it to wide midwicket boundary.

1.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gayle, no run, leans well forward to defend this one to the leg side

West Indies 9/0   CH Gayle 4* (6b 1x4)

2.3

Umar Gul to Gayle, FOUR, Walloped! The Gayle charge is on. He rushed down the track, got outside the leg in the process and smashed this length delivery on the up and over mid-off.

2.4

Umar Gul to Gayle, no run, Ah! lovely stuff from Gul who goes for the yorker on the off stump line and Gayle digs it out back down the track.

2.5

Umar Gul to Gayle, OUT, Gul takes out Gayle. And he jumps in joy. It was a full length delivery around off; Gayle backed outside leg and went for his powerful lofted hit. He didn't get the elevation and the ball screamed to right of mid-off where who else but Shahid Afridi pouches it. Now then.. huge pressure on this West Indies team. How will they respond?

CH Gayle c Shahid Afridi b Umar Gul 8 (12m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

West Indies 14/1   CH Gayle 8 (9b 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

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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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