ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

1.1

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, good length ball around off stump at gentle pace, Tendulkar leans forward and taps the ball towards midwicket

1.2

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, Razzaq takes the pace off the ball and keeps a tight line around off, Tendulkar mis-times his attempted push towards cover

1.3

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, steady wicket-to-wicket line from Razzaq, Tendulkar stays in his crease and blocks. Pakistan have started calmly here ...

1.4

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar pushes the ball towards mid-on and sprints like a younger man for his first run, Wahab Riaz misses at the bowler's end but Tendulkar was safe

1.5

Abdul Razzaq to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag drives on the up and hits the ball past the fielder at short cover, he doesn't get past the fielder on the edge pf the circle though

1.6

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover

India 6/0   Abdul Razzaq 1-0-2-0

3.1

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, 3 runs, Tendulkar threads the ball through a tiny gap at point and his timing is excellent. It takes ages for the fielders to reach it.

3.2

Abdul Razzaq to Sehwag, no run, length ball around off stump, Sehwag drives on the up but doesn't get past cover

3.3

Abdul Razzaq to Sehwag, FOUR, length ball which is pretty straight and Sehwag has hit it straight. He planted his front foot forward and hit the ball through the line over the bowler's head.

3.4

Abdul Razzaq to Sehwag, 1 run, on leg stump this time and Sehwag flicks off his pads towards fine leg

3.5

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, no run, length ball around off stump, Tendulkar punches off the front foot towards short cover

3.6

Abdul Razzaq to Tendulkar, FOUR, pure timing and placement. Tendulkar moves forward and drives with zen-like calm through extra cover. Mid-off should have dived to try and cut it off but he didn't

India 39/0   Abdul Razzaq 2-0-14-0

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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