ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Wicket commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 2nd semi final

India v Pakistan

India won by 29 runs


Wahab Riaz to Sehwag, OUT, Taufel has given Sehwag out and he's asked for a review against the lbw decision immediately. He didn't even check with Tendulkar. Brilliant decision from Taufel. That ball pitched just in line with leg stump, short of a length, and skidded on to Sehwag, beating the batsman's attempted flick off the back foot. That ball didn't bounce as much as Sehwag thought it would. He was on his toes playing the shot. The only doubt was whether it pitched in line, it did. Pakistan are ecstatic.

V Sehwag lbw b Wahab Riaz 38 (32m 25b 9x4 0x6) SR: 152.00

India 48/1   SR Tendulkar 8* (11b 1x4)   Wahab Riaz 0.5-0-0-1


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

India 116/2   SR Tendulkar 44* (57b 7x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 1.5-0-10-1


Wahab Riaz to Kohli, OUT, Pakistan have taken a catch! Wahab strikes again! Caught at backward point. It landed on a length around off and angled away, Virat played a strange shot as if he was surprised by how it seamed away - Wahab hardly gets the ball to bend in - and had a weak waft at it. He just stabbed at it. Edge and pouched!

V Kohli c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 (20m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

India 141/3   SR Tendulkar 60* (75b 9x4)   Wahab Riaz 4.2-0-13-2


Wahab Riaz to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Crashing full swinging delivery! Sensational moment! Wahab, who was kept in this game instead of Shoaib, has done the job. What a little big moment. Pakistan huddle is on. It was full, it was pacy and it swung in beautifully past the hurried stab and crashed into the stumps. Clatter! It didn't land at all. He just took the pitch out of the equation

Yuvraj Singh b Wahab Riaz 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 141/4   SR Tendulkar 60* (75b 9x4)   Wahab Riaz 4.3-0-13-3


Saeed Ajmal to Tendulkar, OUT, finally, they've held one! Sachin falls. And guess who's there to take the catch? Afridi drops to his left to hold onto a stinging drive at short extra cover. 'If you want the job done right, then do it yourself,' he's thinking. Possibly. Relief flows visibly over the Pakistanis as they gather at the fall of the wicket. Plenty of smiles out there now

SR Tendulkar c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal 85 (160m 115b 11x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

India 187/5   MS Dhoni 17* (30b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 5-0-22-1


Wahab Riaz to Dhoni, OUT, well, that's one way to take the faulty catching out of the equation! Dhoni is rapped on the pad as he shuffles to off, huge appeal and Taufel has given him out! Dhoni wants a review though ... but it's not going to help, three reds as it pitches and hits him in line, definitely hitting the stumps and that's gone. India's hopes of making a defendable total are beginning to evaporate here

MS Dhoni lbw b Wahab Riaz 25 (64m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 59.52

India 205/6   SK Raina 10* (16b)   Wahab Riaz 6.4-0-29-4


Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, doosra, missed and stumped! Harbhajan jumped down the wicket and aimed for the straight boundary, but ran straight past the ball and is easily stumped by several metres. Ajmal the clear winner in the battle between the two offspinners

Harbhajan Singh st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 12 (28m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

India 236/7   SK Raina 24* (31b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 9.4-0-42-2


Wahab Riaz to Khan, OUT, gone! Caught behind, it was only a matter of time. Another enormous heave, this time he does lay bat on ball but it's a thin edge and safely pouched by Kamran. Five wickets for Wahab Riaz in a World Cup semi-final!

Z Khan c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

India 256/8   SK Raina 33* (37b 3x4)   Wahab Riaz 9.2-0-42-5


Wahab Riaz to Nehra, OUT, Nehra's been watching too much of Zaheer! A big swing, nowhere near it ... but Raina calls him through for one! Kamran throws to Riaz, who runs back and takes the bails off, Nehra doesn't bother to dive, easily run out

A Nehra run out 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 258/9   SK Raina 34* (38b 3x4)   Wahab Riaz 9.5-0-44-5

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


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


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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