ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

18.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, gets back to work this ball from outside off to midwicket

India 116/2   V Kohli 0* (1b)

19.2

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 1 run, goes for the lbw straightaway with a full delivery on the middle, Virat flicks it away for a single

India 118/2   V Kohli 1* (2b)

20.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, leans forward to drive this back to the bowler

20.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, flighted outside off on a length, driven to Misbah at cover

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, gets back to work this to midwicket. Another nice tight over

India 120/2   V Kohli 1* (5b)

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle stump line, quicker and Virat pushes it to wide of long-on for a single

India 126/2   V Kohli 2* (6b)

22.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, turns into the middle stump line, worked behind square-leg. They thought about the run - looked an easy run there- but Tendulkar didn't want to take a risk

22.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, gets back to punch this down to long-on

22.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, Almost caught and bowled! Kohli was beaten in the flight and that bottom-hand took over completely as he went for the drive. He mistimed the ball back in the air but it falls short of the bowler

22.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, dabs this to midwicket

22.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, leans forward to drive this flighted delivery to long-off

India 133/2   V Kohli 4* (11b)

23.1

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, in the corridor outside off and Virat is beaten, having a lame poke at it

23.2

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, stays back to defend this length delivery back to the bowler

23.3

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, short in length outside off, Virat punches it to sweeper cover

23.5

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, gets this from outside off, from short of length and whipped through midwicket

India 136/2   V Kohli 6* (15b)

24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, turns in to the middle, worked to Younis at backward square-leg

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, slower, turns into middle again, Virat presses back, arches almost outside leg and punches it down to long-on. Ala Rahul Dravid

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, flighted fuller on the middle, on driven to long-on for a single.

24.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, shorter and punched away to long-on. Kamran grunts, "Ohhhhh!"

India 141/2   V Kohli 9* (19b)

25.1

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, going away from VIrat who reaches out to steer it to backward point.

25.2

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, OUT, Pakistan have taken a catch! Wahab strikes again! Caught at backward point. It landed on a length around off and angled away, Virat played a strange shot as if he was surprised by how it seamed away - Wahab hardly gets the ball to bend in - and had a weak waft at it. He just stabbed at it. Edge and pouched!

V Kohli c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 (20m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

India 141/3   V Kohli 9 (21b)

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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