ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, starts with a very long hop which is pulled straight to the man on the deep square leg boundary, loose ball

19.2

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

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played off the back foot towards long-on, Yuvraj's length is a bit short at the moment

19.4

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

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, nice drift into the right-hander, fuller length and straighter line. Defended on the front foot

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, a touch too short again, allowing Younis to wait and push towards long-off

Pakistan 89/2   Yuvraj Singh 1-0-5-0

21.1

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

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, that stopped after pitching and turned slightly, Younis moved back and then had to reach out for it to push on the off

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, played uppishly towards backward point where Kohli doesn't field cleanly

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis plays to Kohli at backward point again

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover, Raina cuts it off from cover

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

Pakistan 94/2   Yuvraj Singh 2-0-6-0

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played off the back foot through square leg where Zaheer has to lumber in off the boundary, the batsmen settle for one

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

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, 1 run, played towards square leg for one more

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

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah defends tentatively on the front foot, that didn't hit the middle of the bat

Pakistan 103/3   Yuvraj Singh 3-0-9-1

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Yuvraj drifts the ball into the right-hander and beats the off drive with vicious turn, Dhoni fails to collect cleanly. No edge though

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, defended on the off side

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, no run, Younis lunges forward and pushes towards cover

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Younis Khan, OUT, caught at cover! A slow ball on a good length outside off, inviting Younis forward and into the drive. He takes the bait and spoons the ball towards Raina who leaps and takes the catch at head height. India are back in this ...

Younis Khan c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 13 (44m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.62

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, no run, another slow ball drifting into the right-hander, defended on the front foot

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, no run, big turn at very slow pace outside off, Akmal strides forward and lets it go

Pakistan 106/4   Yuvraj Singh 4-1-9-2

27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Misbah leans forward and drives towards long off

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, what's happened there? Yuvraj has broken the stumps with the hand and Dhoni missed. Misbah played the sweep towards fine leg, where Yusuf picked up and fired the return to Dhoni. Akmal wanted the third and had run a long way to the striker's end. Dhoni collected and fired a flat throw to Yuvraj, who messed it up

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, played off the back foot towards the off

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, driven through cover point off the back foot

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, no run, played off the pads towards midwicket

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, nudged between midwicket and square leg for another single. Pakistan showing lot of urgency in their running

Pakistan 117/4   Yuvraj Singh 5-1-14-2

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, FOUR, that is a big moment, Akmal releases the pressure by charging and hitting inside out over extra cover, hit placed that superbly

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, SIX, terrific shot! Massive pressure released again. Akmal picks up the short length early, rocks back, and hammers the ball with brute force over deep midwicket. First six of the game

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards the off side

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, blocked off the front foot, Yuvraj is back to a fuller length

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah gets down on one knee and paddle sweeps. Massive over for Pakistan.

Pakistan 130/4   Yuvraj Singh 6-1-26-2

31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, no run, Akmal gets on to the front foot and blocks towards the leg side, Dhoni fields

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Akmal begisn to charge but changes his mind and plays a risky cut from the stumps through point, aggressive running and the Indians are helpless to prevent the second

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, SIX, Akmal has decided Yuvraj has to go, he charges the spinner, gets under the ball and hammers it over the sight screen, he took one hand off the bat even and it still went miles, is he turning the game?

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Yuvraj has to bowl shorter and flatter not and Akmal cuts towards deep point, Akmal has messed with Yuvraj's length

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, blocked off the front foot toward the leg side, Dhoni is quick enough to prevent one

Pakistan 141/4   Yuvraj Singh 7-1-35-2

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, lobbed up on off stump, gentle spin away and it's nudged to point

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Yuvraj comes round the wicket, tossing it up once more, and again Razzaq taps quietly into the off side

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq steps deep into the crease, working a straighter ball to square leg

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, floated up full on middle and off, driven back to the bowler

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this is gentle stuff from Yuvraj, but it's doing the job. Misbah stretches forward to defend

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, finally a run, forced down the ground for a single

Pakistan 148/5   Yuvraj Singh 8-1-37-2

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, driven in the air once again, but threading the gap at cover ... and they're back for a second run

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted up on off stump, Misbah stretches out and unfurls a forward defensive that would not be out of place in a Test match

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, this one rushes on with the arm, Misbah nudges in front of square on the leg side for a single

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, thrashed through cover! Immense power in the shot, it was pitched up and Afridi scythed through the line to send the ball screaming to the cover boundary

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, full and on the toes, whipped through midwicket

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, again this one goes on with the arm from round the wicket, Afridi steps back in his crease and works to midwicket ... he's initially hesitant about a second run, but some slovenly fielding allows it

Pakistan 163/6   Yuvraj Singh 9-1-48-2

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi jumps down the track, hitting the ball on the full toss down to long-on

39.2

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, where has that come from? Misbah reverse sweeps, beating a diving short third man, and picks up his first boundary!

39.3

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again the reverse sweep, finer this time, but short third man zips across to cut it off

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Is that out? If it is it is a stunning piece of fielding from Ashish Nehra! Afridi pulled in the air out to deep midwicket, he charged across and leapt ... India celebrate, but Ashish immediately says he's not sure. And they go upstairs ... Yep, that's bounced just in front of him. Still a wonderful effort in the field from someone who's not usually known for it

39.5

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, nudged into the leg side

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Nehra again! Afridi slashes, the ball flies off a thick edge and bounces away towards third man ... but Nehra dives across at short third man and keeps them to one

Pakistan 177/6   Yuvraj Singh 10-1-57-2

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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