Kitply Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Kitply Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 70 runs

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, on a length again, on the middle stump line and Akmal pushes it to the on side

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, flashed in the air towards third man. It was slightly short of length and a tad outside off stump, Akmal stays where he is and pushes it away over gully

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, just short of length, around that off stump and Akmal pushes it to the off side

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, it lands on a length around off and curls away, left alone by Akmal.

Pakistan 3/0   Kamran Akmal 1* (4b)

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of length, outside off, cut hard to right of point where Roqibul makes a fine diving stop and the crowd love his effort.

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, slower one, full and on the middle, turned between midwicket and mid-on for a quick single and the throw is wide of the mark.

Pakistan 11/0   Kamran Akmal 2* (6b)

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans forward to push a full length delivery to mid-off

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, IPl time for Akmal: he walks across the stumps and swings a full-length delivery on middle to long leg.

Pakistan 20/0   Kamran Akmal 3* (8b)

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to Kamran Akmal, no run, just outside off stump, coming in from short of length and Akmal stands tall to force it to point region

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, fuller, on the off stump line, Akmal shuffles a touch and drives inside-out to left of mid-off

Pakistan 28/0   Kamran Akmal 5* (10b)

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, on a length, on the middle and pushed to the leg side

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Akmal decides to join in the fun. He walks across the stumps and swings a full delivery on the off stump to deep midwicket region

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length, on the middle stump line, driven to mid-on

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, no run, slower one, pretty full, Akmal waits and pushes it along the ground to mid-on

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, just outside off stump, full in length, carved to third man

Pakistan 51/0   Kamran Akmal 10* (15b 1x4)

9.1

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, almost gets a wicket off his first ball. The joy and then the agony. Short of length, outside off stump and Akmal went hard at it, the ball came on slow to him and he got a nick past the off stump

9.2

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller, on the middle and driven to mid-on. Rahim, the 'keeper, shouts words for the encouragement to the debutant.

9.3

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, lovely shot from Akmal. Sid Ravindran, writing the bulletin and sitting next to me, purrs like a cat in excitement. It was a tad short of length and Akmal stood tall to punch it off the back foot through covers.

9.4

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans forward to turn to the leg side

9.5

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, length delivery outside off stump, pushed to cover point

9.6

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, full and outside off stump, holding its line, Akmal slices it off the thickish outside edge to third man.

Pakistan 58/0   Kamran Akmal 17* (21b 2x4)

10.1

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, no run, tossed up full, lots of air, on the middle and leg, pushed to the off side

10.2

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, SIX, Thuderous six over long-off. He didn't charge down the track but just biffed it thrillingly over the ropes. It was another flighted delivery and full, Akmal took out the front leg out of the line and knifed it up and over

10.3

Abdur Razzak to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, leans forward to off drive for a single

Pakistan 65/0   Kamran Akmal 24* (24b 2x4 1x6)

11.1

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, bangs it in short as he sees Akmal walk down the track and its pulled past square leg

11.5

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, no run, elegant straight drive from Akmal, the bowler lunges to his right, misses the ball which crashes into the sticks at the other end

11.6

Dolar Mahmud to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Sharp acrobatic catch from Rahim, the keeper. It was full, outside off stump and Akmal, rooted to the crease, drove hard and got a thick outside edge. The ball was traveling really fast to right of Rahim who dived to pluck it safely.

Kamran Akmal c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Dolar Mahmud 25 (54m 27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 92.59

Pakistan 75/1   Kamran Akmal 25 (27b 2x4 1x6)
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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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