ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

15.4

Patel to Younis Khan, no run, Munaf pitches on a good length on middle stump, Younis plays towards midwicket. Ten dots in a row for Munaf

15.5

Patel to Younis Khan, no run, good length and very straight, Younis defends on the front foot

15.6

Patel to Younis Khan, 2 runs, driving length outside off and Younis eases it through cover off the front foot

Pakistan 72/2   Younis Khan 2* (3b)

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis moves outside the off stump to defend on the front foot. He was looking to play on the leg

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, no run, defended on the front foot once again

Pakistan 77/2   Younis Khan 2* (5b)

17.5

Nehra to Younis Khan, no run, Younis doesn't move his feet and has a fish outside off stump at a length delivery that slants across him, gets beaten

17.6

Nehra to Younis Khan, no run, too straight but Younis can't do much with it but nudge towards midwicket

Pakistan 80/2   Younis Khan 2* (7b)

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, Younis moves forward and a touch towards the off side before driving a full ball towards long on

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played down to long on once again

Pakistan 84/2   Younis Khan 4* (9b)

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, starts with a very long hop which is pulled straight to the man on the deep square leg boundary, loose ball

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played off the back foot towards long-on, Yuvraj's length is a bit short at the moment

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, nice drift into the right-hander, fuller length and straighter line. Defended on the front foot

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, a touch too short again, allowing Younis to wait and push towards long-off

Pakistan 89/2   Younis Khan 7* (13b)

20.1

Khan to Younis Khan, no run, length ball slanting across the right-hander from over the wicket, Younis dabs towards point and wants one, Shafiq sends him back

20.2

Khan to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller length and Younis drives towards wide mid off where Yuvraj moves to his left and tumbles, he manages to stop the ball

Pakistan 90/2   Younis Khan 8* (15b)

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, that stopped after pitching and turned slightly, Younis moved back and then had to reach out for it to push on the off

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, played uppishly towards backward point where Kohli doesn't field cleanly

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis plays to Kohli at backward point again

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover, Raina cuts it off from cover

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

Pakistan 94/2   Younis Khan 8* (20b)

22.2

Khan to Younis Khan, no run, Zaheer appeals for lbw but Taufel says not out, that surely pitched outside leg and thudded into the pad after Younis missed the shot across the line

22.3

Khan to Younis Khan, 1 run, another fumble in the field - Chawla at square leg - after Younis flicks the ball off his hips

Pakistan 96/2   Younis Khan 9* (22b)

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played off the back foot through square leg where Zaheer has to lumber in off the boundary, the batsmen settle for one

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played towards square leg for one more

Pakistan 103/2   Younis Khan 11* (24b)

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis moves forward and drives towards midwicket

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis goes right back and defends on the off side

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, moves forward and towards the off to drive to long on

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, an attempted cut off the back foot ends up as a bottom edge into the ground towards short third man

Pakistan 106/3   Younis Khan 13* (28b)

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Yuvraj drifts the ball into the right-hander and beats the off drive with vicious turn, Dhoni fails to collect cleanly. No edge though

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, defended on the off side

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis lunges forward and pushes towards cover

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, OUT, caught at cover! A slow ball on a good length outside off, inviting Younis forward and into the drive. He takes the bait and spoons the ball towards Raina who leaps and takes the catch at head height. India are back in this ...

Younis Khan c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 13 (44m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.62

Pakistan 106/4   Younis Khan 13 (32b)

Match Coverage

Peter Roebuck - An encounter to stop a subcontinent
News - News channels granted semi-final access
Chatterbox - India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, Mohali
News - Shoaib misses marquee semi-final
Report - India scrap their way into World Cup final
Features - Fielding clangers and Wahab's big day
Stats Analysis - The crucial first 15 overs, and mysterious Misbah
News - Shahid Afridi proud of Pakistan's performance
News - India well prepared for pressure games - Dhoni
Analysis - Pakistan let it slip through their fingers, literally
Features - Every fan an actor on the biggest stage
Analysis - Bit-part players come to India's aid
Fan Following - Full house, fully entertained
Kamran Abbasi - Crushed but not broken
The Heavy Ball - Victory in Basel
Aakash Chopra - Is this really patriotism?
News - Ajmal still baffled by Tendulkar lbw reversal
News - Three sleepless nights before semi-final - Riaz
News - Hawk-Eye dismisses doubts over Tendulkar lbw
Video Running Between the Cricket - Small city, big match
Video Running Between the Cricket - Meeting Rahul Bhattacharya
Video Press Conference - Shahid Afridi: Proud of my boys
Audio Match Analysis - 'India strong favourites for title'
Audio Match Analysis - 'Pakistan batting lacked character'
Video Harsha's World Cup Daily - Sad end to a promising campaign
Video Press Conference - MS Dhoni: Team unity has been the highlight
Audio Switch Hit - The Last Hurrah
Video Running Between the Cricket - Mohali's moment in the sun
Gallery - Nerveless India scrap into final
Gallery - Cricket is in the air

Photos

Mar 30, 2011

Pakistan fans cheer for their team, India v Pakistan, World Cup semi-final, Mohali, March 30, 2011

Pakistan fans cheer for their team

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Mar 30, 2011

Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar share a laugh, India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, World Cup 2011, Mohali, March 30, 2011

Shahid Afridi and Sachin Tendulkar share a laugh

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