ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

42.1

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, past the outside edge! Suddenly Nehra's found a bit more zip off the wicket, that could well be his fastest ball of the evening

42.2

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, Riaz thrusts the bat out, looking for a single to gully, but backward point cuts it off

42.3

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, just short of a good length, Riaz paddle-pulls out to Tendulkar at deep midwicket

42.5

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, FOUR, Riaz finds the boundary! Unorthodox but effective. He backs away to leg, Nehra follows him and he's cramped for room but gets a good connection on a bottom-handed swipe that races to wide long-on

42.6

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, 1 wide, speared down the leg side by Nehra, that's a wide

42.6

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, cutter from Nehra, and it's a good one! The ball grips and turns from leg to off, taking the leading edge of Riaz's bat and rolling into the covers

Pakistan 192/7   Wahab Riaz 6* (5b 1x4)

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, Harbhajan comes round the wicket and misdirects one fast and flat down the leg side ... but Riaz gets bat on it, so it's just a single to short fine leg. That could well have been five wides

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Wahab Riaz, no run, nudged to midwicket, Misbah charges out loooking for a single and Wahab sends him back just in time!

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Wahab Riaz, no run, hmm, Harbhajan is lucky to get away with this one. It was really speared flat again, but well wide of off. Riaz slashes and doesn't connect, and that could've been called wide. Borderline

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, Riaz runs one down to short third man, and they steal a quick single

Pakistan 199/7   Wahab Riaz 8* (9b 1x4)

44.1

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, a very full delivery outside off bursts past the outside edge as Riaz tries to drive

44.2

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, what is it with the left-arm quicks today? Riaz takes his cue from the Zaheer/Nehra school of batting, backing away to be beaten flailing outside off

44.3

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, bouncer! Again Riaz was making room, Nehra followed him with the bouncer and he was forced to duck

44.4

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, another dot ball! Riaz clears the left leg, Nehra hurls down a low, dipping full toss wide of off and it slips past the bat

44.5

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, OUT, there's another one! Full and straight, Riaz swings mightily across the line but all he can do is send the ball straight up in the air, an easy catch for Tendulkar at cover. India are just two wickets away from a World Cup final. Pakistan are still alive, but only just. The pressure really told on Riaz there, all those dot balls made him feel as though he absolutely had to hit the boundary

Wahab Riaz c Tendulkar b Nehra 8 (16m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Pakistan 199/8   Wahab Riaz 8 (14b 1x4)

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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