Player of the Match
Player of the Match
299dThe Bulletin by Sahil Dutta

Afridi's five seals Pakistan victory

Where Ireland went, Canada could not follow as their dreams of a World Cup fairytale were blown away by Shahid Afridi

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
48(68) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 6 5 11 6 16
AS Hansra
43(75) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
9 5 2 8 5 7 6 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O10
M0
R23
W5
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
HS Baidwan
O8
M1
R35
W3
Eco4.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sriram Veera

Canada flirted with fame but it wasn't to be their night. No one could take ownership of the chase. Hansra seemed the man but he was thwarted by Shahid Afridi, who stamped his presence on the game with a fab spell.

YOunis Khan: "They bowled and played well. But we knew that if we bowl well in the first Powerplay, we can do it. Shahid was very good. The wicket was slow and the ball was not coming on very well. I think 180 is enough against Canada. Afridi has taken wickets whenever we needed him to do it. He is doing fantastically at the moment."

Please hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony

Bagai: "Very very disappointing loss for us. We did a great job after losing one of our better bowlers. Our batting worries continue. We disappointed themselves. Fighting is one thing but taking it over the line is another level. We fell short. Just not this one, our batting has been a worry in the last few weeks. We might get a new faces in for the other games. It was great to get some support from the crowd."

Afridi: "Batting first was a good decision but the shot selections weren't good. It;s a good wake-up call for us. Coach Waqar Younis and I will speak to the team. It wasn't good shot selection. We won't repeat this kind of performance again. These are perfect conditions for bowling, for spin and fast bowlers. Asked about his bowling, he simply says "Alhamdullilah"

That's it from us. Shab Bakhair. Good bye and good luck.

42.5
W
Wahab Riaz to Osinde, OUT, Pakistan win by 46 runs. Full, straight and fast. The bat is late in coming down. Clatter!

H Osinde b Wahab Riaz 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

42.4
0
Wahab Riaz to Osinde, no run, from round the stumps, full and outside off, big swing and a miss from the batsman

Jay: "Was NOT Blewett if you're thinking of Test matches, Afridi cleaned up Steve Waugh with a scud missile on his Test debut (not sure about debut, but it was in a Test)" So, perhaps, he took both of them with those missiles.

42.3
0
Wahab Riaz to Osinde, no run, well outside off, left alone
42.3
1w
Wahab Riaz to Osinde, 1 wide, wide outside off stump and an unhappy Kamran screams, 'C'mon!'
42.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Khurram Chohan, 1 run, full again, angled across the batsman who slices it to third man
42.1
0
Wahab Riaz to Khurram Chohan, no run, full and just outside off, the ball goes past the waft and Akmal collects

Batting Powerplay taken

Canada 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16R GunasekeraNR Kumar
2nd0ZE SurkariNR Kumar
3rd28A BagaiZE Surkari
4th60ZE SurkariAS Hansra
5th7Rizwan CheemaAS Hansra
6th3TG GordonAS Hansra
7th0TG GordonHS Baidwan
8th16Khurram ChohanTG Gordon
9th4WD Balaji RaoKhurram Chohan
10th4Khurram ChohanH Osinde