Kitply Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Kitply Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 70 runs

32.4

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, leans forward to push a full and turning delivery close on the off side towards point. Ashraful rushes in, picks up and flicks a diving throw to the
'keeper who breaks the stumps and Malik dives to make his crease. Had it been a direct hit, it would have been rather close

32.6

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stretches across to push to covers

Pakistan 187/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (2b)

33.3

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

33.4

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower through the air, outside off stump, top edges his sweep towards long leg

33.6

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller, again outside off, dabbed to point region

Pakistan 191/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (5b)

34.1

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Almost caught at long-on but it was too close to the ropes and it's palmed over the boundary. Misbah swung a full delivery high in the air and Raqibul stationed himself under the ball, arched back but the ball kept going behind and he jumped behind him and even if he had caught it it would have been a six as his feet landed outside the ropes

34.2

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, another swing and this time to wide midwicket region

34.3

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, goes down on his knee to slog sweep to long leg

34.4

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, moves well outside leg, Kapali fires it quicker and between the batsman and the stumps and Misbah fails to connect with his pull shot. Rahim is beaming.

34.5

Alok Kapali to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked past midwicket for a single.

Pakistan 202/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 14* (10b 1x6)

35.1

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes back to push an off break back to the bowler

35.2

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged over the 'keeper's head. He went for a slog sweep to a full straight delivery on the off stump and gets a rather profitable edge

35.3

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nice slower loopy delivery on the middle and leg, Misbah wanted to swing it over midwicket, misses and it bounds off the pad

35.4

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, No mistake this time. Cleanly hit slog sweep. He took out the front leg, went down on his knee and swung a flighted delivery over midwicket.

35.5

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, comes down the track, fired in quicker and shorter, Misbah adjusts to push it towards long-on and they run hard to come back for the second run

35.6

Mahmudullah to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flighted delivery on middle, reverse swept for a single

Pakistan 215/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (16b 1x4 2x6)

36.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, low full toss, just outside off stump, pushed wide of long-off for couple of runs

36.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, slower one but it goes rapidly to the midwicket boundary. He waited for it and swung it cleanly on a bent knee. Nice looking stroke.

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked to midwicket for a quick single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but he was inside the crease by then and they will go back for the second run as the ball ricochets of the stumps to long off

36.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, yorker ends up a low full toss and Misbah takes care to take the front leg out of the line and on drives it past the diving midwicket fielder.

Pakistan 227/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 38* (20b 3x4 2x6)

37.6

Abdur Razzak to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run

Pakistan 229/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 39* (21b 3x4 2x6)

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah is done in by a good off cutter from Mortaza. The ball cut in from outside off, the bat came down outside the line and caught him in front. There was some noise as the ball passed the bat, Misbah suggests it might have been inside-edge but he is gone

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 39 (28m 22b 3x4 2x6) SR: 177.27

Pakistan 229/7   Misbah-ul-Haq 39 (22b 3x4 2x6)
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Jun 14, 2008
Pakistan won by 25 runs
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jun 12, 2008
India won by 7 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Jun 10, 2008
India won by 140 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka - Jun 8, 2008
Pakistan won by 70 runs
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Photos

Jun 8, 2008

Shahid Afridi had Tamim Iqbal caught behind, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Kitply Cup, Dhaka, June 8, 2008

Shahid Afridi had Tamim Iqbal caught behind

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Jun 8, 2008

The Bangladesh players celebrate after Younis Khan is given out by the third umpire, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Kitply Cup, Dhaka, June 8, 2008

It's celebration time as the third umpire rules Younis Khan out

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