ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D

Ireland v Pakistan

Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)

30.6

Rankin to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, dabs that one down into short midwicket and the batsmen shuffle through, Sami eager to retain the strike

Pakistan 106/8   Mohammad Sami 1* (1b)

31.1

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, on the money and driven to cover

31.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, defended on the front foot into the cover region

31.3

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, dabbed out behind point

31.6

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, played off the back foot into the covers

Pakistan 108/8   Mohammad Sami 2* (5b)

32.2

Rankin to Mohammad Sami, no run, that rises on its way through to the keeper

32.3

Rankin to Mohammad Sami, no run, that one keeps low and it's defended down

32.4

Rankin to Mohammad Sami, no run, more quiet defence

32.5

Rankin to Mohammad Sami, no run, straight as a die and that's worked down off the back foot, quietly again

32.6

Rankin to Mohammad Sami, no run, a straight bat to that one which flies off the face into the covers

Pakistan 109/8   Mohammad Sami 2* (10b)

33.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, pitches on leg and there's another good piece of fielding, with a diving slide from mid-on

33.4

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, on leg and that's picked off the toes nicely, but straight to the fielder

33.5

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, slower delivery, dies on the pitch, and it's controlled down to third man but Morgan does well to dive on to it and return it quickly

33.6

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, plenty of away swing, but a touch loose and Sami drives out to cover, where it's cleanly tidied up

Pakistan 112/8   Mohammad Sami 3* (14b)

35.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, driven to mid-on

35.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, 1 wide, yet another wide - this one drifting down off

35.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, defended forward with a solid, straight bat

35.3

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, on the money and that's another solid defence

35.4

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, pushed right up there and that's defended again

35.5

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, FOUR, shot! Hit straight and sweet right over mid-on and that's a welcome four for Pakistan

35.6

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, straight and defended off the back foot

Pakistan 120/8   Mohammad Sami 7* (20b 1x4)

37.1

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, no run, right up there and the keeper shouts "Get that, get that" forcefully to the point fielder, who indeed does get that

37.2

KJ O'Brien to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, defended down on the front foot this time and they squeeze out a run

Pakistan 121/8   Mohammad Sami 8* (22b 1x4)

38.5

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, worked behind point

38.6

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Sami, no run, dabbed to mid-on

Pakistan 125/8   Mohammad Sami 8* (24b 1x4)

40.1

Johnston to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, a nice shot, waited for that and played it late down to third man

Pakistan 126/8   Mohammad Sami 9* (25b 1x4)

41.1

McCallan to Mohammad Sami, no run, defended into short midwicket

41.2

McCallan to Mohammad Sami, no run

41.3

McCallan to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, swept and there's a quick single

Pakistan 127/8   Mohammad Sami 10* (28b 1x4)

42.1

Johnston to Mohammad Sami, no run, cuts in off the seam and there's not much Sami can do with that one

42.2

Johnston to Mohammad Sami, no run, comes forward and nearly yorks himself in trying to work that off the toes

42.3

Johnston to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, good shot, a nice dab off the back foot, cut down behind point

42.5

Johnston to Mohammad Sami, no run, worked behind point for some more electric fielding, well cut off

42.6

Johnston to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, Sami comes across his stumps to play that, but pushes a single into the off side now

Pakistan 130/8   Mohammad Sami 12* (33b 1x4)

43.1

McCallan to Mohammad Sami, OUT, gone! That's an important wicket for Ireland which will puncture the momentum this pair were building - swept up high to the deep backward square leg for what was made to look like an easy catch

Mohammad Sami c Bray b McCallan 12 (51m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.29

Pakistan 130/9   Mohammad Sami 12 (34b 1x4)
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Bridgetown - Apr 28, 2007
Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
Australia v South Africa at Gros Islet - Apr 25, 2007
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 81 runs
West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
England won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at St George's - Apr 20, 2007
Australia won by 215 runs
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Photos

Mar 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans burn a bat in protest at their side's dismal World Cup performance, Karachi, March 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans burn a bat in protest at their side's dismal World Cup performance

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Mar 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans wake up to read the news of Pakistan's elimination, Islamabad, March 18, 2007

Pakistan cricket fans wake up to read the news of Pakistan's elimination

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