ICC World Cup, 9th Match, Group D: Ireland v Pakistan at Kingston, Mar 17, 2007
ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D
Ireland won by 3 wickets (with 32 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (neutral venue)
17 March 2007 (50-over match)
3.4

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, down leg and Yousuf thinks about chasing that one down leg

3.4

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Yousuf not comfortable there in fending that straight one down

3.5

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, worked to short midwicket

3.6

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, effortless from Yousuf, one of his signature shots that, a mere flick of an extra cover drive and that's the tension immediately undone

Pakistan 20/2   Mohammad Yousuf 4* (3b 1x4)
5.4

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good delivery, on the money outside off and plenty of late swing carrying it through to the keeper's right - extra bounce, but Yousuf happy to leave well alone

5.5

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, still struggling to control the swing - this one was too wide down the off this time

5.5

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, nice height, steepling past Yousuf's face and threatening to lick his grille

5.6

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, gentle delivery this time, just easing down the off-side channel and rising - like a Harmison ball - on its way through

Pakistan 29/2   Mohammad Yousuf 4* (6b 1x4)
8.1

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, driven to mid-on

8.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, worked into midwicket this time

8.3

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, wide down off - and that was almost worth two wides it was so wide

8.3

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good ball left alone outside off

8.4

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, the bowler grunts with the delivery effort there and Yousuf leaves it alone outside off

8.5

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Umpire Bowden thinks about calling a wide for that one down off, but lets the bowler get away with it

8.6

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, played on the front foot with a solid defensive

Pakistan 39/2   Mohammad Yousuf 6* (12b 1x4)
9.4

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, played down off the back foot

9.5

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, swings away down off and that's just to say wide - they all count, though

9.5

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, straight, back of a length, and Yousuf's not sure where the edge has gone as that crashes into him - the ball dribbled down square on the off side, safe enough

9.6

Rankin to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, defended easily enough

Pakistan 43/2   Mohammad Yousuf 7* (15b 1x4)
10.1

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good delivery and Yousuf can only defend that one

10.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, uppish drive but that's found the gap through point and there's some quick running for the two, but Yousuf declines a third so that he can retain the strike

10.3

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, a good ball, rising and swinging away from the righthander who leaves it

10.4

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller, nearly yorker length, and that's well dug out off the toes, the batsman pressing forward into the shot

10.5

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, good delivery, short and the batsman does well to adjust for the swing and work it down away from the two slips

Pakistan 46/2   Mohammad Yousuf 10* (20b 1x4)
11.1

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, driven to short midwicket

11.2

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, played down off the back foot straight into the pitch, stunning the pace off the ball

11.3

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, well worked into the midwicket off the backfoot

11.4

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, swing on it and that pops harmlessly into the leg side

11.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slower delivery worked to mid-on

11.6

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, Yousuf steals the strike back by following the ball round to leg

Pakistan 51/2   Mohammad Yousuf 11* (26b 1x4)
12.1

Johnston to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, wide outside off, a loosener and let's hope that's all it is

12.1

Johnston to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, much better line immediately, and that's left alone outside off

12.2

Johnston to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, nearly a yorker and Yousuf creeps that one off his toes and to mid-on

12.3

Johnston to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, driven to cover and that's a quick single

12.4

Johnston to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, wide outside off and that's driven away strongly through cover

12.5

Johnston to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, gottim! That's a big blow for Pakistan and a big strike for Ireland! A comfortable catch at backward point and there's a sort-of chicken dance celebration for Johnston

Mohammad Yousuf c Porterfield b Johnston 15 (43m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.38

Pakistan 56/3   Mohammad Yousuf 15 (31b 2x4)
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