ICC Cricket World Cup, 2nd Semi-Final: India v Pakistan at Mohali, Mar 30, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final
India won by 29 runs
30 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Slip and short midwicket in. on the off stump line, from a good length,. Hafeez offers the full bat-face as he pushes it to the off side

1.2

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, angles this away from Hafeez, who pushes away from the body, and runs it down to third man

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

1.5

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, on the hips. tucked away uppishly but in the gap through backward square-leg region

1.6

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, leans well forward to push this to the off side

Pakistan 12/0   A Nehra 1-0-4-0
3.1

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Supah shot! Caressed away in some style. It was a length delivery outside off stump and HAfeez leaned forward and across to drive it through extra cover. No violence. Pure timing. Treat to watch

3.2

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, the slower one, around off stump line, defended towards point

3.3

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another off cutter, Hafeez stays back to push it to the off side. There is a fumble there and the batsmen think ok may be here is a chance for a single. Virat had fumbled at cover but the ball went to mid-off and the batsmen return

3.4

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower one on the pads, worked through midwicket. They think about the second run but kill the thought.

3.5

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

3.6

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a length delivery just outside off, Hafeez presses his weight back, opens the bat-face and punch-steers it sweetly to left of backward point where Yuvraj stops it on the rebound

Pakistan 26/0   A Nehra 2-0-10-0
5.1

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, the off cutter on the middle and off line, pushed out to the off side. Hafeez then does that off-cutter release style. He is aware all right.

5.2

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this one is a seam-up delivery outside off stump, punched out to the off where Raina stops

5.3

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another off cutter, this time on the leg and middle line, clipped to right of midwicket where Sehwag makes a diving save

5.4

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Another off cutter, Hafeez punches it slightly uppishly as he checked the shot. It flew towards but fell short of Nehra who dived. The ball, after bouncing, brushed Nehra's hands and crashed into the stumps at the other end. A run out appeal ensues. But Kamran was home. Third ump confirms.

5.5

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, around the off stump line, punched out to Virat at cover

5.6

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower cutter on the middle and leg, whipped away to Munaf at deep midwicket region

Pakistan 29/0   A Nehra 3-0-11-0
7.1

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full in length just outside off, pushed out to mid-off.

7.2

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower one outside off, pushed out to the off

7.3

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Risky but well executed. It was slightly short in length around off stump and Hafeez just whips it away in the air but well to the right of mid-on. Wonderfully done in the end.

7.4

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, the off cutter and this one breaks away from the middle and off and ends up outside off, pushed out to the off side

7.5

Nehra to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on the middle stump line, pushed to right of Piyush Chawla, subbing for Gambhir, at mid-on

7.6

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

Pakistan 43/0   A Nehra 4-0-16-0
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

17.5

Nehra to Younis Khan, no run, Younis doesn't move his feet and has a fish outside off stump at a length delivery that slants across him, gets beaten

17.6

Nehra to Younis Khan, no run, too straight but Younis can't do much with it but nudge towards midwicket

Pakistan 80/2   A Nehra 5-0-19-0
28.1

Nehra to Umar Akmal, no run, Nehra cuts the ball across the right-hander from an excellent length, Akmal was squared up and beaten

28.2

Nehra to Umar Akmal, no run, was that an edge? Sounded like one as Akmal swished at a wide delivery outside off and was beaten. No appeal from anyone though

28.3

Nehra to Umar Akmal, no run, tight line and length from over the wicket angling across the right-hander, played towards point off the back foot

28.4

Nehra to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Nehra wishes he was Brett Lee as Akmal nudges that ball towards his right and sets off for a quick single

28.5

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Nehra is skidding balls at very low height across the batsmen, Misbah lets it go and the ball bounces a second time and Dhoni does well to collect cleanly

28.6

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length and much closer to the batsman, Misbah prods and is beaten. Pressure mounting

Pakistan 118/4   A Nehra 6-0-20-0
30.1

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah pushes off the front foot towards cover and thinks about a single, Akmal sends him back

30.2

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Nehra pitches outside leg and allows Misbah to work the ball off his pads towards square leg, Chawla runs in swiftly and makes a clean pick up to prevent the second

30.3

Nehra to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short of a length ball cramps Akmal for room, he jumps on the back foot and plays the ball towards long leg

30.4

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nudged from the crease towards midwicket

30.5

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length and very straight, the batsman defends from the crease towards the off side

30.6

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah uses the angle across him to steer the ball and makes good contact, can't beat point though

Pakistan 132/4   A Nehra 7-0-22-0
42.1

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, past the outside edge! Suddenly Nehra's found a bit more zip off the wicket, that could well be his fastest ball of the evening

42.2

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, Riaz thrusts the bat out, looking for a single to gully, but backward point cuts it off

42.3

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, just short of a good length, Riaz paddle-pulls out to Tendulkar at deep midwicket

42.4

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, whipped off the pads down to fine leg

42.5

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, FOUR, Riaz finds the boundary! Unorthodox but effective. He backs away to leg, Nehra follows him and he's cramped for room but gets a good connection on a bottom-handed swipe that races to wide long-on

42.6

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, 1 wide, speared down the leg side by Nehra, that's a wide

42.6

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, cutter from Nehra, and it's a good one! The ball grips and turns from leg to off, taking the leading edge of Riaz's bat and rolling into the covers

Pakistan 192/7   A Nehra 8-0-30-0
44.1

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, a very full delivery outside off bursts past the outside edge as Riaz tries to drive

44.2

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, what is it with the left-arm quicks today? Riaz takes his cue from the Zaheer/Nehra school of batting, backing away to be beaten flailing outside off

44.3

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, bouncer! Again Riaz was making room, Nehra followed him with the bouncer and he was forced to duck

44.4

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, no run, another dot ball! Riaz clears the left leg, Nehra hurls down a low, dipping full toss wide of off and it slips past the bat

44.5

Nehra to Wahab Riaz, OUT, there's another one! Full and straight, Riaz swings mightily across the line but all he can do is send the ball straight up in the air, an easy catch for Tendulkar at cover. India are just two wickets away from a World Cup final. Pakistan are still alive, but only just. The pressure really told on Riaz there, all those dot balls made him feel as though he absolutely had to hit the boundary

Wahab Riaz c Tendulkar b Nehra 8 (16m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

44.6

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, low full toss, Misbah cracks it to mid-on and they charge through for one

Pakistan 200/8   A Nehra 9-0-31-1
46.1

Nehra to Umar Gul, OUT, gone! Full, swinging, and Gul is struck flush on the foot as he swipes across the line. He asks for a review but to no avail, that's stone dead. Gul's unhappy day comes to an end. India are just one wicket away from a dream final

Umar Gul lbw b Nehra 2 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

46.2

Nehra to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full, hooping through the air around off stump and it's tapped sheepishly to point

46.3

Nehra to Saeed Ajmal, no run, back of a length, too quick for Ajmal and he's late on the pull. The ball goes nowhere

46.4

Nehra to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, full again, the ball takes a thick edge as Ajmal tries to angle it down and rolls away through gully

46.5

Nehra to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah opens his stance and pushes to mid-on, rushing across for a single

46.6

Nehra to Saeed Ajmal, no run, high full toss outside off, Ajmal runs it down to third man but Misbah says no to the single - he's got to keep the strike if Pakistan's slim hopes are to be kept alive

Pakistan 210/9   A Nehra 10-0-33-2
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