Kitply Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Kitply Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 70 runs

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, That grunt again and a probing lifting delivery outside off stump. Salman sways away from the line.

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, FOUR, goes slightly wide of the crease and hurls a full delivery on the leg and middle - you can see that he wanted to cut it back in but started off with a wrong line- and Salman Butt whips it to deep square leg boundary

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, appeal for an lbw decision. It landed short of length, outside leg stump and hit him on the pads as well

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, on a length, around off and middle and Salman Butt leans forward to defend it down the track

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, lovely delivery, curling in towards middle stump line, trying to trap him lbw but Salman takes out the front leg just in time, brings his bat down in time and pushes it to the mid-on region

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, 1 run, now he drifts to the hips and tucked to fine leg for a single.

Pakistan 8/0   Shahadat Hossain 1-0-5-0

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.

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, on the off stump, from a length, no room there but Salman stays adjacent to the line and opens the bat face to cut it to point. Akmal wants a run, Salman says no

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, FOUR, banged in short and Salman Butt brings up the second four of the match with an mistimed pull. It went higher than he thought but landed safely, one bounce over the rope

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, short-of-length delivery moving towards off stump and is pushed to point.

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, FOUR, short , outside off, line and length both wrong and Salman Butt crashes it through the cover point.

Pakistan 19/0   Shahadat Hossain 2-0-14-0

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the on side

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, FOUR, just over covers. Almost caught by Mahmudullah. Fullish, well outside off stump and Salman goes down on his knee to flash in the air and over the jumping lunging fielder

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, steers to backward point

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, 1 run, slower one, on the middle and off stump line, Salman is touch unsure, pushes the bat at the ball and gets a inside edge

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   Shahadat Hossain 3-0-21-0

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, FOUR, Slap, wham, bang. Over pitched, well outside off and Salman goes down on his knee to drill it through extra cover.

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, 1 wide, flash and a miss but it's a wide.

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, short of length delivery kicking up, Butt adjusts to defend it down the track.

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, leans across to push a full length delivery to the off side.

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, FOUR, bangs it short and Salman Butt spanks it past midwicket. Two fours already in this over.

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, slower one ends up as a low full toss, placed to left of mid-on for a single

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Salman Butt, no run, fuller, better length and just outside off stump, defended to point.

Pakistan 46/0   Shahadat Hossain 4-0-30-0

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.

25.5

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, no run, outside off stump, on a length, punched back to the bowler

25.6

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, length delivery coming in towards off and middle, worked to right of mid-on for a single

Pakistan 146/3   Shahadat Hossain 5-0-36-0

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.

27.2

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

27.2

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, on the pads, tickled to fine leg where Tamim Iqbal makes a fine sliding stop near the ropes.

27.3

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, no run, shifts his line to outside off and driven to mid-off

27.4

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, walks across the stumps, Shahadat fires in a really full delivery on the middle stump line, flicked to fine leg

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.

27.6

Shahadat Hossain to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi has started his job. He thrusts his front foot out, Shahadat digs it short and he pulls it ferociously to the cow corner - wide midwicket region.

Pakistan 162/3   Shahadat Hossain 6-0-46-0
Tournament Results
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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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