ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D

Ireland v Pakistan

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

13.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, straight and that pops into space on the leg side

13.3

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, driven slowly to mid-on

13.4

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, worked down off the back foot

13.5

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, right up there, but shaping towards the leg and that's just eased there

13.6

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, played strongly off the back foot to covers and that's a neat bit of nimble fielding, cutting off the runs

Pakistan 58/4   Shoaib Malik 0* (5b)

14.3

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, straight and eased to the man at midwicket

14.4

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, pitched right up there and driven to mid-off

14.5

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, wide and driven through extra-cover to get off the mark

Pakistan 60/4   Shoaib Malik 1* (8b)

15.1

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended on the back foot into the covers

15.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended on the back foot into the covers

15.3

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, worked off the back foot to mid-on

15.4

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, gosh, he nearly had him that time - great delivery rearing up a touch, cutting into him off the seam and how did that miss the outside edge? Nobody knows

15.5

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, dinked to point where yet another alert fielder scoops the ball up

15.6

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, tickled round fine and O'Brien does very well behind the sticks to dive wide to his left to cut off the runs

Pakistan 60/4   Shoaib Malik 1* (14b)

16.5

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, Johnston pushes the ball through - using every ounce of his energy here - and it flies on a good length to the keeper

16.6

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, just wide again - the extras marching upwards; that's 17 now

16.6

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, lovely shot, got to be happy with that one, a straight drive back past the bowler

Pakistan 66/4   Shoaib Malik 5* (16b 1x4)

18.1

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, left alone outside off

18.2

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, jaffa just evades the outside edge

18.3

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, down leg

18.3

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, that's better - he adjusts to come down off this time, but has ever so slightly overcompensated and as such the ball can be easily left alone

18.4

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, down leg again - the batsman gamely chases it round but the umpire still reckons it's too far away from him to be a valid delivery

18.4

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, comes forward to prod that one to cover

18.5

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, straight and defended on the back foot

18.6

Johnston to Shoaib Malik, no run, decent line and length to finish the over with defence

Pakistan 68/5   Shoaib Malik 5* (22b 1x4)

20.1

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, no run, testing stuff first up from O'Brien, who tempts the batsman by floating one down on his toes and he nearly plays straight back to the bowler

20.2

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, first misfield of the day - a nice off-drive dinked with great timing past the fielder, who gets half a hand on it but not enough to take the pace off it

20.3

KJ O'Brien to Shoaib Malik, OUT, and he strikes with his third ball! Unbelievable work out there from the Ireland team - and brother O'Brien takes the snick behind the sticks

Shoaib Malik c †NJ O'Brien b KJ O'Brien 9 (32m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

Pakistan 72/6   Shoaib Malik 9 (25b 2x4)
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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