ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D

Ireland v Pakistan

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

20.4

KJ O'Brien to Azhar Mahmood, no run, driven square to point

20.5

KJ O'Brien to Azhar Mahmood, no run, snapped up tidily in front of point - that's really great work from the consistent Irish fielders

20.6

KJ O'Brien to Azhar Mahmood, no run, the batsman can only defend

Pakistan 72/6   Azhar Mahmood 0* (3b)

21.6

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, dabbed at, that one arcing slightly, and it's nearly wicket-time once more

Pakistan 73/6   Azhar Mahmood 0* (4b)

23.5

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, slower ball, loops in dangerously, but the batsman is solid in defending right over that one

23.6

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, dribbled into the leg side

Pakistan 75/6   Azhar Mahmood 0* (6b)

25.1

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, driven to short mid-on, rolling along the floor

25.2

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, too good and Botha just misses out on another, a leg cutter squaring Mahmood up all ends

25.3

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, driven to cover

25.4

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, a good line and length coming into the righthander and he manages to jam his bat down to trap the ball

25.5

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs, safe, aerial drive over mid-on

25.6

Botha to Azhar Mahmood, no run, driven slowly to cover

Pakistan 81/6   Azhar Mahmood 2* (12b)

27.5

McCallan to Azhar Mahmood, no run, defended off the back foot into the off side

27.6

McCallan to Azhar Mahmood, no run, defended down this time and that's a good first over from McCallan

Pakistan 93/6   Azhar Mahmood 2* (14b)

28.2

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, no run, left alone outside off stump, that one rising on its way through to O'Brien

28.3

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, no run, tries to bang that one in short, it doesn't really get up and that's worked down behind point

28.4

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, no run, straight and there are loud, but late, shouts for lbw - it was too high, though

28.5

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, no run, driven to gully this time and that's well fielded by Porterfield who knows what's at stake here

28.6

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, no run, worked to midwicket

Pakistan 94/6   Azhar Mahmood 2* (19b)

30.1

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, 1 wide, wide down leg - and quite high, too

30.1

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, no run, ooh, good delivery, sharp and it reared up from an awkward length, crashing into the batsman's gloves

30.2

Rankin to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, should be out... high and that's taken by Johnston at midwicket, who's made another good decision in bringing back his premier bowler. That was a silly shot from Mahmood and what was looking to be a threatening partnership has been broken. Pakistan are in deep trouble now

Azhar Mahmood c Johnston b Rankin 2 (36m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.52

Pakistan 103/7   Azhar Mahmood 2 (21b)
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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