ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

10.1

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, flighted full on the middle, turned to midwicket

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Slip in place and Harbhajan tosses this on a length outside off, eased down to long-on

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, nicely slowed up, flighted as well, just outside off, worked to midwicket. Good start from Harbhajan.

Pakistan 54/1   Asad Shafiq 1* (3b)

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, slightly quicker, turns in to the middle, perhaps stops a touch on the batsman who checks his shot and chips it uppishly to the right of the non-striker

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, spins in to the middle line, tapped with the turn to fine-leg region

Pakistan 63/1   Asad Shafiq 3* (5b)

13.1

Patel to Asad Shafiq, no run, in the zone outside off stump, Asad plays a loose drive and the ball cuts away past the edge.

13.2

Patel to Asad Shafiq, no run, just outside off stump, pushed to right of point where Yuvraj dives to stop.

13.3

Patel to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, quicker, dug out back to Munaf for a "crowd catch"

13.4

Patel to Asad Shafiq, no run, full in length on the middle stump line, Asad, yet to get going, mistimes the drive to mid-on

13.5

Patel to Asad Shafiq, no run, leg cutter in the zone outside off stump, Asad is beaten again, trying to drive on the up

13.6

Patel to Asad Shafiq, no run, full in length and its driven to mid-on

Pakistan 63/1   Asad Shafiq 3* (11b)

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, Smashed! He tried the topspinner but landed it short. And outside off. Asad goes back to crash it through covers.

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, fetches this from outside off to paddle it to fine-leg region for a single

Pakistan 69/1   Asad Shafiq 8* (13b 1x4)

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, FOUR, Shafiq charges and hits Harbhajan hard into the ground, the ball bounces over the bowler, who jumped in vain, and Zaheer doesn't bother diving to his right at mid-off

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, played towards midwicket

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, the batsman moves back and punches towards the bowler

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Shafiq moves deep into his crease and drives towards long on

Pakistan 77/2   Asad Shafiq 13* (17b 2x4)

17.1

Nehra to Asad Shafiq, no run, Shafiq pushes the ball off the front foot with an open face towards point

17.2

Nehra to Asad Shafiq, no run, fuller length on leg stump, nudged off the front foot towards the fielder at midwicket

17.3

Nehra to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, a touch slower and Shafiq chips it in the air through square leg. Zaheer is the man on the boundary and Pakistan take advantage of him and run the second

17.4

Nehra to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, this time it's flicked straight to Zaheer on the deep square boundary, he doesn't have to do much running, so just the single

Pakistan 80/2   Asad Shafiq 16* (21b 2x4)

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, a bit too short and Shafiq cuts off the back foot to Nehra at deep point

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, nudged off the front foot towards midwicket

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Shafiq gets down on one knee and plays the paddle sweep in the air, but there's no man at short fine leg

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler

Pakistan 84/2   Asad Shafiq 18* (25b 2x4)

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Shafiq goes back and across to whip the ball through the leg side again

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, that turned a bit, played towards deep cover off the back foot

Pakistan 88/2   Asad Shafiq 20* (27b 2x4)

20.3

Khan to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, full ball on the pads, clipped crisply off the pads through square leg, Munaf runs rather well from long leg and picks up

20.4

Khan to Asad Shafiq, no run, good length ball angling into the right-hander from round the wicket, played off the pads towards midwicket

20.5

Khan to Asad Shafiq, no run, Shafiq prods outside off at one that pitches and holds its line outside off, he gets beaten

20.6

Khan to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, that would have been a risky single had Yuvraj picked up at mid-off, but he didn't. Shafiq punched that nicely off the front foot and decided he could take Yuvraj

Pakistan 93/2   Asad Shafiq 23* (31b 2x4)

21.1

Yuvraj Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, too short again from Yuvraj, cut off the back foot through point

Pakistan 94/2   Asad Shafiq 24* (32b 2x4)

22.1

Khan to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, Zaheer angles the ball into the right-hander, Shafiq moves forward and opens the face to steer towards third man

22.4

Khan to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, width outside off stump and Shafiq cuts towards deep point where Harbhajan runs to his left and picks up with one hand

22.5

Khan to Asad Shafiq, 2 runs, too full on the pads, Pakistan reach 100, Shafiq played a crisp flick towards deep square leg where Munaf fields

22.6

Khan to Asad Shafiq, no run, played with an open face towards point

Pakistan 100/2   Asad Shafiq 29* (36b 2x4)

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Asad Shafiq, no run, nudged off the front foot towards the on side, Dhoni runs to prevent the single

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, played with soft hands towards Kohli's right at point and the batsmen go for it. Kohli needed a direct hit to get Younis, he didn't score it

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Asad Shafiq, OUT, whoops! Shafiq's gone. Too straight and a touch too full to cut, Shafiq went back and tried to, he missed and the ball skidded straight past him and hit middle stump, the Indians get into a huddle. He was cramped for room and short of time to play that shot

Asad Shafiq b Yuvraj Singh 30 (61m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

Pakistan 103/3   Asad Shafiq 30 (39b 2x4)

Match Coverage

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Chatterbox - India v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, Mohali
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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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