ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group D

Ireland v Pakistan

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

0.1

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short, wide, and that's crashed away on one knee behind point

0.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, plenty of shape away - but you can have too much of a good swing, and that's gone wide

0.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, (no ball) FOUR, overstepping and that's driven nicely through mid-off for the first boundary

0.2

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven to mid-on and there's some confusion between the Pakistan batsman as Johnston slides over to pick that up

0.3

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a hint of swing away has the batsman squaring up and then hiding his bat behind his pad on the front foot

0.4

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another good delivery, false shot, a little bit of a dab at that one, feet trapped in the crease

0.5

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nice arc of away swing there, full, and the batsman attempts to drive it to mid-off

0.6

Langford-Smith to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, gone! Ireland strike and there's cheers all round the ground. Jubilation for Langford-Smith with a classic paceman's delivery, banana swing away and that clips the outside edge, Niall O'Brien takes an easy catch. Great start for the Irish and there's a conga going on already (in the stands that is)

Mohammad Hafeez c †NJ O'Brien b Langford-Smith 4 (5m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 7/1   D Langford-Smith 1-0-7-1

2.1

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, ooh, a thin inside edge onto the pad was what stood between Imran and being out lbw, there

2.2

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, on middle-and-leg, the batsman bends over that one as he sends it to short square leg

2.3

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, a bit of a nothing ball, too wide outside off stump to be of interest, plenty of swing of course, and that arcs on its merry way through to the keeper

2.4

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, that one's fuller and straighter and the batsman leans into it in driving it to cover

2.5

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, straight and balloons into the air off the pad and, oh, that one ever so nearly ran onto the stumps, kicked away by Imran at the last minute

2.6

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, oh! Dropped. Imran clattered that one right back at Langford-Smith and the ball cannoned into his outstretched clasping right hand. Agony

Pakistan 14/1   D Langford-Smith 2-0-9-1

4.1

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, swing on that one, but fairly loose, and that's sweetly timed through cover

4.2

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, right up there and stoutly defended outside off

4.3

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, the bowler's delivery arm strayed loose a bit there, sending the ball down leg

4.3

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, much, much better - and that one nearly takes the edge. The arm was ramrod straight this time and the ball pops right up, almost cutting him in half as it cuts back. Lovely stuff

4.4

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, more aerial movement and this one is left alone outside off

4.5

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, zooms that one through the air again and that bends deliciously away from the righthander

4.6

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, let himself down again with another wide down leg

4.6

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 1 run, it's all going on: this time the ball pops up and a leading edge flies just short - about a metre or so - of the man at point and they scamper a quick single

Pakistan 25/2   D Langford-Smith 3-0-14-1

6.1

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, aw, curiosity nearly killed the bat there - slashing away from his body with a cover drive that just fails to shave the edge

6.2

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, frustrating leg-side stuff once more

6.2

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, Imran gets bat on that but bounces into space behind the wicket

6.3

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, regulation line-and-length delivery forces the batsman to present the full face in a standard front-foot defensive

6.4

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, Andrew White's hurt his left hand at cover, diving to stop Imran's flashing cover drive. He shakes his hand in the air and carries on

6.5

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, no run, big shout for lbw, but that one would have gone over - and there was a lick of an inside edge, too

6.6

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, 1 run, slower delivery slightly misdirected and that's eased in front of midwicket

Pakistan 31/2   D Langford-Smith 4-0-16-1

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   D Langford-Smith 5-0-19-1

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

10.6

Langford-Smith to Imran Nazir, FOUR, a mere flick of the wrist through midwicket brings up Pakistan's fifty

Pakistan 50/2   D Langford-Smith 6-0-26-1

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

31.4

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, rushes through to the keeper

31.5

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 leg bye, on leg and that's tickled fine off the pads

31.6

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

Pakistan 108/8   D Langford-Smith 7-0-27-1

33.1

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, just a touch too straight, but an awkward length and the batsman bends over it in defence

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

33.3

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, a quick single down off the back foot into the covers

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   D Langford-Smith 8-0-30-1

36.1

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, driven to mid-on

36.2

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, wobbling threateningly in the air and that's defended over into the leg side

36.3

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, strides out to drive that through the covers but doesn't get the ball fullin the middle of the bat

36.4

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, tempting swing again, drawing him into flashing a wide drive into that one

36.5

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, flings that one down on a good length and that's well left by Rao

36.6

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, drawn outside the off stump again and that's a tidy over there

Pakistan 120/8   D Langford-Smith 9-1-30-1

38.1

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, left alone outside off this time, with a gentle bit of swing away

38.2

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, defended forward, a much better shot

38.3

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, no run, good delivery, forcing the batsman to tilt his head away from the shot as it flew past his shoulder, straight, and on to the keeper

38.4

Langford-Smith to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, short, and a wayward throw back in from the pull shot as that goes into midwicket - a direct hit at the non-striker's end would have had the batsman a long way out

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   D Langford-Smith 10-1-31-1
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Australia won by 53 runs (D/L method)
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Australia won by 7 wickets (with 111 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Apr 24, 2007
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West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Apr 21, 2007
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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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