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)
1.1

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 4 leg byes, poor start from Rampaul, spears it down the leg side from wide of the crease and it clips the pads on the way to the fine leg fence.

1.2

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Pakistan aren't looking to be out there for long. Kamran plays a controlled whiplash of a cut, even as he comes out of the crease. Rampaul lands it short outside off to scramble Kamran's improvisation, but Kamran holds his wits about him, waits for it to come on and slaps it away.

1.3

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball coming in from off stump, Kamran covers the line and defends

1.4

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, well Rampaul said he never bowled as well as he had against India. Looks like he's some way from maintaining those standards. Another wide down the leg side

1.4

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, the radar functions this time, full length ball on middle and off, Kamran defends solidly to mid off

1.5

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, slower ball? Full on off stump, Kamran seemed to be early into the square drive, but waited on it and then steered it through point. Pollard got a hand on it and kept it down to one

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   R Rampaul 1-0-10-0
3.1

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, again Rampaul sends down a yorker from wide of the crease, ends up on leg stump and Hafeez plays it away to the leg side

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   R Rampaul 2-0-13-0
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   R Rampaul 3-1-13-0
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   R Rampaul 4-1-21-0
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.

19.3

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length on off stump, Kamran gets behind it and defends to the off side

19.4

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, over-pitched outside off, Kamran looks to lean into a punchy drive but finds mid off

19.5

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, no run, slanted into the pads, Kamran works it without timing off the pads to the leg side

19.6

Rampaul to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, top-notch from Kamran. Roach has had him in strife with the short balls. No such problems against Rampaul who angles one too far in. Kamran stays inside the line and controls the pull with a pleasing roll of the wrists.

Pakistan 106/0   R Rampaul 5-1-28-0
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