Kitply Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Kitply Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 70 runs

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, turns down leg side and it's a wide

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, loopy delivery on the middle, driven back to the bowler

12.4

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, outside off stump, full, driven to covers.

12.5

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, And he almost gets one as this one turns past the forward prod .

12.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

Pakistan 77/2   Mohammad Yousuf 0* (4b)

13.2

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slightly short of length, punched to covers and there could have been another run out as Shahriar Nafees pulls of a fine diving stop to his left at covers but couldn't pick the ball cleanly and release it early and Yousuf scrambles back home.

13.3

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, uppish on drive for a boundary. Yousuf went through the line, ball stopping on him a touch and it flew to the right of the bowler, past the non-striker

13.4

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short delivery and Yousuf swivels off the front foot to pull it over midwicket

13.5

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, straying down leg side and Yousuf picks it up to left of long leg for couple of runs

13.6

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, another one that stops on Yousuf a touch and he gets a inside edge on to the pads as he tries to drive on the up.

Pakistan 88/2   Mohammad Yousuf 10* (9b 2x4)

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, on the leg stump line, flicked to fine leg

Pakistan 93/2   Mohammad Yousuf 14* (10b 3x4)

15.2

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, cuts in sharply from outside off stump, Yousuf leans across to defend and is struck just outside off

15.3

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller, just outside off and Yousuf leans forward to defend

15.4

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, full and outside off, pushed to the off side

15.5

Dolar Mahmud to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, charges down the track, Dolar drags back the length a touch and Yousuf gets an inside edge on his heave and it rolls to midwicket

Pakistan 95/2   Mohammad Yousuf 15* (14b 3x4)

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, driven to the off side

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, almost yorked! It was well-flighted one that dipped in really full, on the middle and leg line, Yousuf jammed his bat down in time to keep it out.

Pakistan 99/2   Mohammad Yousuf 16* (16b 3x4)

17.4

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, outside off stump, turning in, tried to reverse sweep but doesn't connect well

17.5

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

17.6

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short, down leg side - his first poor delivery of the over - and Yousuf pulls it to deep square leg boundary.

Pakistan 104/2   Mohammad Yousuf 20* (19b 4x4)

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, outside the off stump, Yousuf lunges forward and defends it to dover

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump line, Yousuf pushes it to long on to swap ends

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fuller upto the batsman, pushes it to mid on to retain the strike

Pakistan 108/2   Mohammad Yousuf 22* (22b 4x4)

19.1

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Yousuf moves back a touch and pushes it to mid on for a single

19.3

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, outside the off stump, Yousuf moves across and turns it away to fine leg for a single

19.6

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, Yousuf pushes it to long on to face the first ball of the next over

Pakistan 114/2   Mohammad Yousuf 25* (25b 4x4)

20.1

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short to begin with as Yousuf cuts it square to point

20.2

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

20.2

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short outside the off stump, Yousuf cuts it to cover

20.3

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short in length and devoid of any turn as Yousuf rocks back and pushes it past midwicket to pick a boundary

20.4

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, goes back to punch drive past covers

Pakistan 120/2   Mohammad Yousuf 30* (29b 5x4)

21.2

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, from over the stumps for right-handed Yousuf, turning in towards middle, Yousuf moves back to wrist it past square leg and again, Rahim screams some thing.

21.4

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short delivery, turning in, Yousuf makes room to cut to sweeper cover

Pakistan 125/2   Mohammad Yousuf 32* (31b 5x4)

22.3

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-off for a single

22.5

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, leans forward to squeeze a full delivery turning away from him to backward point.

22.6

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short one, goes on straight but Yousuf plays a rather neat flat-batted drive over the bowler's head. He made it look pretty easy, didn't get too excited at the short delivery, went back and picked his spot. Experience.

Pakistan 133/2   Mohammad Yousuf 37* (34b 6x4)

23.2

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, goes back to steer a delivery to backward point

23.3

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gets forward to ping the long-on for a single

23.6

Mahmudullah to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full and flat again, again driven to long-on

Pakistan 137/2   Mohammad Yousuf 39* (37b 6x4)

24.1

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off for a single

24.5

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full, straight, on the middle, wristed past square leg

Pakistan 140/2   Mohammad Yousuf 41* (39b 6x4)

25.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of length, outside off, steered to point

25.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, short of length, outside off, Yousuf decides to go for the pull but mistimes it high in the air but it lands safely over wide midwicket

25.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tries to turn a length delivery to the leg side, misses and it hits the pad. Meanwhile, Nadal walks on to the centre court at Roland Garros. Now, Federer walks out as well. That should be some game.

25.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, leans forward to caress a full delivery through midwicket. Elegantly played. Easy on the eye.

Pakistan 145/3   Mohammad Yousuf 46* (43b 6x4)

26.2

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, rotates the strike back to Afridi with an on drive to long on

26.4

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on the legs, turns to short fine leg

26.6

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, turning delivery outside off, it comes slow off the track, Yousuf waits before cutting it to deep point

Pakistan 152/3   Mohammad Yousuf 49* (46b 6x4)

27.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, brings up his fifty with a flicked drive past square leg. How did he reach his fifty? I didn't even notice. Classy player.

27.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, bangs in a bouncer, head-high and Yousuf pulls it to fine leg. He was a touch surprised at the bouncer but worked his wrists over time to get it down to the ground.

Pakistan 158/3   Mohammad Yousuf 51* (48b 6x4)

28.1

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, shout for lbw but there was bat on it. He was on the front foot, trying to play a forcing stroke

28.2

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, waits for the turn to play out before pushing it to sweeper cover

28.4

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, neat sweep shot. It was full, on the middle and off and Yousuf swept it to deep square leg boundary. There was a deep midwicket and a deep backward square leg and he bisected them

28.5

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

Pakistan 169/3   Mohammad Yousuf 57* (52b 7x4)

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, Yousuf moves outside leg, doesn't come down the track but, waits for the ball to land before driving inside out to sweeper cover

Pakistan 174/3   Mohammad Yousuf 58* (53b 7x4)

30.1

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, cut to deep cover and that brings in Afridi on strike

30.5

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, leans forward to push to cover point

30.6

Alok Kapali to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, Kapali is the man of the moment. Another wicket. Big one too. Yousuf is gone. Flighted loopy delivery, turning away from Yousuf who tried to drive inside-out but hit it straight to covers. The ball dipped on him and he couldn't keep it down or get under it well enough to clear the fielder.

Mohammad Yousuf c Abdur Razzak b Alok Kapali 59 (74m 56b 7x4 0x6) SR: 105.35

Pakistan 180/5   Mohammad Yousuf 59 (56b 7x4)
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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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