ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

0.1

Khan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Cracking start from Kamran. He loves to square drive. He leaned forward to a length delivery angling away from him and drove it through cover point

0.2

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, drives this one back down the track but Zaheer intercepts with his right hand.

0.3

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg line, Kamran falls over a touch on that front foot and stabs it away to the leg side.

0.4

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, That one kept low. It was in the zone outside off stump and Kamran crouches and tries to push it away but gets no contact

0.5

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, on the middle stump line and Kamran drives it neatly to mid-off. He is looking to be very positive here.

0.6

Khan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Top shot! Crunchy! It was a length delivery on the middle stump line and Kamran drove it on the up and through the line, right past the umpire. Fab hit.

Pakistan 8/0   Kamran Akmal 8* (6b 2x4)

1.3

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, no run, ooh .... that almost took out the off stump. It was a length delivery that perhaps just about held its line outside off .. Kamran pushed outside the line and the ball went through the bat and pad gap and just past the off stump

1.4

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, goes for the short delivery, on the leg stump line, Kamran mistimes the pull and the ball rolls behind square-leg

Pakistan 10/0   Kamran Akmal 9* (8b 2x4)

2.1

Khan to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, Loverly drive through covers. Kamran is in some mood. He leaned well forward - Zaheer was bowling from round the stumps- and caressed it through extra cover.

2.5

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, stays back to punch this sweetly but its intercepted at point

2.6

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans well forward to drive to the off side, the short cover fielder lunges to make a half stop. The ball rolls to mid-off. Kamran had started for the run and had to get back. Tendulkar with the throw and Kamran gets back in time

Pakistan 20/0   Kamran Akmal 12* (11b 2x4)

3.5

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Kamran works it past square-leg for a single

Pakistan 26/0   Kamran Akmal 13* (12b 2x4)

4.1

Patel to Kamran Akmal, no run, oh a lovely leg cutter! It landed on a length around off and zagged away sharply. Surprised Kamran who pushed out at it and the ball went past the edge

4.2

Patel to Kamran Akmal, no run, Kamran dashes down the track, Munaf picks it and bangs it shorter. Kamran defends, Munaf stares.

4.3

Patel to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, Tries the bouncer, good one just outside off , and Kamran goes for the pull. Heart in the mouth moment. He top edged it but the ball sailed clear of mid-on fielder. Dhoni applauds.

4.4

Patel to Kamran Akmal, no run, on the off stump line, from a length, Kamran defends it to the off side.

4.5

Patel to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length just outside off stump and Kamran square drives uppishly. The cover fielder jumped in anticipation of a catch at point but the ball fell short of the point fielder.

4.6

Patel to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans forward to push this one to cover. Fine tight over from Munaf

Pakistan 28/0   Kamran Akmal 15* (18b 2x4)

6.6

Patel to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Uppish but through the gap. It was a length delivery outside off, Kamran went for the off drive but ended up slicing it a bit. The ball flew right through the gap between mid-off and extra cover. Catch it was the cry but ...

Pakistan 38/0   Kamran Akmal 19* (19b 3x4)

7.6

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length on the middle stump line, defended to the off side

Pakistan 43/0   Kamran Akmal 19* (20b 3x4)

8.6

Khan to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Done in by the slower one. And also done by his own favourite square drive. It was full and outside off stump, Kamran couldn't resist the temptation and reached out for his square drive. But he ended up slicing it straight to point.

Kamran Akmal c Yuvraj Singh b Khan 19 (40m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.47

Pakistan 44/1   Kamran Akmal 19 (21b 3x4)

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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