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)

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   D Bishoo 1-1-0-0

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   D Bishoo 2-1-8-0

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

9.4

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, full delivery, straightens from off stump as Kamran defends

9.5

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, flatter and hurrying through, Kamran hangs back and guides to the off side

9.6

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, probably three inches wider outside off than last time, that's enough invitation for Kamran to try and play an attacking cut shot. He finds point though.

Pakistan 58/0   D Bishoo 3-1-11-0

11.1

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, loopy delivery on off stump, Kamran drives sedately through cover for a single

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   D Bishoo 4-1-18-0

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

13.4

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, no run, tossed up on off, Kamran gets to the pitch ans whips inside out to cover

13.5

Bishoo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Kamran taps it as it turns away into the off side for a single

13.6

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

Pakistan 81/0   D Bishoo 5-1-24-0

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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