ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, 1 run, And GAmbhir goes down the track straightaway to drive to deep cover

16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, around the off stump line, TEndulkar pushes outside the line and edges it to the on side of the pitch

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, quicker, on the middle and leg, Tendulkar gets across to work it past square-leg

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, FOUR, Width. Cut. The ball is thrown back from the backward point boundary.

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, 2 runs, fuller, just outside the leg stump line, Gambhir stabs and the ball rolls through to fine-leg region

16.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to defend. "Well bowled Hafeez," says Kamran

India 110/1   Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-8-0

18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, 1 run, from round the stumps, on the pads, clipped away for a single

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, stays back to punch this to short midwicket

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked through midwicket for a single

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to dab this to the off side.

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Gambhir, OUT, Lovely stuff from Hafeez! Beaten in flight and stumped! Gambhir went down the track but couldn't reach the pitch of the ball. Panic. He then tried to stab the ball away but is now beaten by the turn. More panic. The ball has gone past him and he looks back, trying to get back but no luck. Kamran whips off the bails. India two down.

G Gambhir st †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 27 (55m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.37

18.6

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

India 116/2   Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-10-1

20.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, leans well forward to defend

20.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, gets back to deflect this to midwicket

20.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-on for a single

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   Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-11-1

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

22.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, quicker one, on the off and middle, Tendulkar gets back to clip it to the leg side for a single

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   Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-14-1

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

24.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets back to deflect this to short fine-leg region for a single

24.4

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

24.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower, flighted as well, Tendulkar waits and eases it through to long-on

24.6

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

India 141/2   Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-19-1

26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets back to deflect this to square-leg

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, FOUR, just outside the off stump, Dhoni was steering it towards gully, partly edged and partly steered and it runs through to thirdman boundary

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, a weak walk across and he stabs this one way to the off. Very edgy

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend this to the off

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, stretches forward to push this back to the bowler

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, slower and Dhoni taps this to the bowler

India 150/4   Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-24-1

28.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, goes so back and across to push it from the middle to the leg side

28.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, And again. Well this time it was a touch slower and that allowed Tendulkar the time to work the wrists over time and send it behind square-leg

28.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, threatens to paddle sweep and HAfeez adjusts! Dhoni too adjusts to the change in line and pace to stab it to the leg side

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend this to the on sdie

28.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, slower, on the off and middle line, tapped back to the bowler

28.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, stretches well forward to defend to the off

India 161/4   Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-25-1

30.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays back to steer the length delivery through point for a single

30.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, slower, on the middle, Dhoni waits before he clips to square-leg fielder

30.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and paddled it to fine-leg

30.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, gets back to punch this to midwicket

30.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, Tendulkar tries to dab it to the leg and gets a leading edge, back along the track

30.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to ease it back to the bowler

India 170/4   Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-27-1

32.1

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

32.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to turn this from around off stump to midwicket

32.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, moves down the track but Hafeez is alert; shortens the length and Tendulkar pushes it through to long-on

32.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend this to the leg side

32.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, stretches forward to push it to the off side of the pitch. "Well bowled Hafeez," says Kamran. And adds, "C'mon boys!"

32.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhoni, no run, flighted around the middle stump line, defended to the leg side

India 173/4   Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-29-1

34.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, nice and full, not much flight but a hint of drift. Tapped to square leg

34.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar shuffles down the wicket this time, but Hafeez spots him coming and re-adjusts the length

34.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 2 runs, whipped out to deep midwicket with flair, Tendulkar raising the right leg off the ground as he plays the shot. There's a fielder out there

34.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 2 runs, arrowed in flat on off stump, Tendulkar makes room and slaps it out to deep cover

34.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, no run, again Tendulkar dances down, slightly misjudging the line to be struck on the pad ... a very optimistic appeal from Hafeez is quickly turned down

34.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Tendulkar, 1 run, dropped again! What on earth is happening out there? Tendulkar tried a whip-pull to midwicket, popping the ball in the air ... Umar Akmal is there for the shot at a wide midwicket, times the jump and gets both hands to it, and it pops out! Hafeez is fuming, Afridi is utterly disconsolate. That's the fourth drop!

India 182/4   Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-34-1

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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