Kitply Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Kitply Cup - 1st match

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 70 runs

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

Pakistan 7/0   Salman Butt 6* (4b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 0.2-0-4-0

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

Pakistan 15/0   Salman Butt 13* (16b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 1.4-0-10-0

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   Salman Butt 17* (18b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 2-0-14-0

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

Pakistan 25/0   Salman Butt 22* (24b 4x4)   Shahadat Hossain 2.2-0-18-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Salman Butt, FOUR, slips down leg side and Salman Butt tickles it fine. Very fine.

Pakistan 32/0   Salman Butt 27* (27b 5x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 3.1-0-11-0

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Salman Butt, FOUR, another boundary. He created his own line by staying adjacent to the line, beside the line of the delivery just outside off stump and late cut it. It could be a risky thing on tracks with more life.

Pakistan 36/0   Salman Butt 31* (29b 6x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 3.3-0-15-0

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.

Pakistan 41/0   Salman Butt 36* (33b 7x4)   Shahadat Hossain 3.1-0-25-0

7.4

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

Pakistan 46/0   Salman Butt 40* (36b 8x4)   Shahadat Hossain 3.4-0-30-0

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

Pakistan 50/0   Kamran Akmal 9* (12b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 4.2-0-20-0

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

Pakistan 55/0   Kamran Akmal 14* (16b 2x4)   Dolar Mahmud 0.1-0-4-0

10.4

Abdur Razzak to Salman Butt, FOUR, width offered outside off stump and Salman Butt leans across to square drive through cover point

Pakistan 69/0   Salman Butt 44* (40b 9x4)   Abdur Razzak 0.4-0-11-0

11.2

Dolar Mahmud to Salman Butt, FOUR, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped past square leg. Wrong line from the young man, who bowls mediumpace.

Pakistan 74/0   Salman Butt 48* (43b 10x4)   Dolar Mahmud 1.2-0-12-0

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

Pakistan 82/2   Mohammad Yousuf 4* (6b 1x4)   Dolar Mahmud 2.3-0-18-1

13.4

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

Pakistan 86/2   Mohammad Yousuf 8* (7b 2x4)   Dolar Mahmud 2.4-0-22-1

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)   Abdur Razzak 3-0-18-0

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)   Mahmudullah 1-0-5-0

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

Pakistan 119/2   Mohammad Yousuf 29* (28b 5x4)   Alok Kapali 0.3-0-5-0

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)   Alok Kapali 2-0-14-0

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   Shahid Afridi 11* (9b 1x4)   Shahadat Hossain 6-0-46-0

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

Pakistan 168/3   Mohammad Yousuf 56* (51b 7x4)   Alok Kapali 4.4-0-29-1

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

Pakistan 206/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 18* (12b 1x4 1x6)   Mahmudullah 6.2-0-30-0

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.

Pakistan 221/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 33* (18b 2x4 2x6)   Mashrafe Mortaza 5.2-0-27-0

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)   Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-33-0
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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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