Canada vs Pakistan, 22nd Match, Group A at New York, T20 World Cup, Jun 11 2024 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
22nd Match, Group A, New York, June 11, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
106/7
(17.3/20 ov, T:107) 107/3

Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
2/13
mohammad-amir
Cricinfo's MVP
88.19 ptsImpact List
aaron-johnson
New
PAK
Full commentary

2.03pm: Right, that's all from us here. Join us in six hours time for Australia vs Namibia and Nepal vs Sri Lanka!

2.01pm Here are the captains, starting with Canada's Saad Bin Zafar is up first: "Definitely, it was a bit disappointing. We wanted to play a positive brand of cricket and I think the wicket was not very helpful. It was difficult to bat early on - not a good toss to lose. We were about 25 to 30 runs short."

And here's Pakistan skipper Babar Azam: "Good for us, we need this win. We started well with the bowling, in the first six overs we know we had to be up to the mark. [On winning quicker to go level with USA's NRR] It was in our mind, to win before 14 overs but the pitch made it difficult. [On getting angry when getting out] Because I'm out with the same shot twice (against India)! This is my shot but sometimes you need success. I'll try my best."

1.52pm: Mohammad Amir is player of the match for his 2 for 13: "As a bowler you have to adopt the conditions, what the conditions are demanding. My role is very clear, what I'm going to do with the new ball and at the death. That's why I'm getting that success. [On Pakistan getting off the mark] That was a very important win. One more, who knows..."

1.49pm: Dil Dil Pakistan blaring around the ground, though not quite sure that was a performance warranting of the tune, regardless of how overplayed it is. They are still alive. That match against Ireland in Florida on June 16 could be a decider - unless the weather doesn't improve...

17.3
2
Gordon to Usman Khan, 2 runs

There it is - Pakistan finally get the job done... Slower ball worked out to that profitable midwicket region to huge cheers from the stands. Babar Azam's side are finally up and running after two defeats, winning this one by seven wickets.

17.3
1w
Gordon to Usman Khan, 1 wide

Short, over the shoulder of Usman Khan who decides not to hook. Wided

17.2
W
Gordon to Zaman, OUT

Full, larruped into the off side... and caught! Fakhar takes his turn to finish this one off, but ends up scything the ball high rather than far, taken excellently by subfielder Bajwa running back to cover from point

Fakhar Zaman c sub (DS Bajwa) b Gordon 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 15m) SR: 66.66
17.1
1
Gordon to Rizwan, 1 run

Rizwan charges a length ball outside off, tries to pull it away for a boundary to win the game there and then, but ends up clothing into square leg

Gordon to finish his set, about 7 overs too late...

end of over 177 runs
PAK: 103/2CRR: 6.05 RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 runs from 18b
Mohammad Rizwan52 (52b 2x4 1x6)
Fakhar Zaman4 (5b)
Dilon Heyliger 4-0-18-2
Junaid Siddiqui 3-0-28-0
16.6
3
Heyliger to Rizwan, 3 runs

Moves wide of the crease, tucked to the leg side... and they end up nabbing three! The fielder running in forgets to collect and has to go back. That's 52 from as many deliveries for Rizwan, who salutes the crowd. It's the slowest fifty by a Pakistan men's batter in all T20 internationals...

16.5
1
Heyliger to Zaman, 1 run

Fuller, wide, slapped out to deep cover to bring up the Pakistan 100. Just three fours and two sixes... but they're winning I suppose

16.4
1
Heyliger to Rizwan, 1 run

Short, this one bouncing up as expected, pulled across the like to deep square leg

16.3
1
Heyliger to Zaman, 1 run

Full, across the left-hander who slices this one-handed out to deep point

16.2
Heyliger to Zaman, no run

Swing and a miss! Fakhar tries to boom one into the leg side but you can't trust the bounce off a length on here, and this one goes under the bat

Like many people in the comments, Waqar Younis is imploring Pakistan to get this done quickly

16.1
1
Heyliger to Rizwan, 1 run

Full, pushed out to mid on

end of over 1611 runs
PAK: 96/2CRR: 6.00 RRR: 2.75 • Need 11 runs from 24b
Mohammad Rizwan47 (49b 2x4 1x6)
Fakhar Zaman2 (2b)
Junaid Siddiqui 3-0-28-0
Dilon Heyliger 3-0-11-2
15.6
1
Junaid to Rizwan, 1 run

Slider, Rizwan reaches out and pats this through the off side

15.5
1
Junaid to Zaman, 1 run

Another googly, on a length, Fakhar plays late and dabs a single into cover

15.4
1
Junaid to Rizwan, 1 run

Looped outside off again, tip and run to the covers has the Canadian ring fielders scampering in vain

15.3
Junaid to Rizwan, no run

Loopy googly outside off, played off the pitch to third, who is up in the circle

15.2
2
Junaid to Rizwan, 2 runs

Pushes into midwicket - first run hard, likewise the second, as Fakhar commits early to coming back

15.1
6
Junaid to Rizwan, SIX runs

Excellent shot! Because it wasn't a particularly well-constructed lead-up to the shot. Rizwan skipped down, wasn't to the pitch of the ball, but lets his hands and wrists go, lifting gorgeously over extra cover for six!

Junaid Siddiqui returns with his leg breaks

end of over 154 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 85/2CRR: 5.66 RRR: 4.40 • Need 22 runs from 30b
Mohammad Rizwan37 (44b 2x4)
Fakhar Zaman1 (1b)
Dilon Heyliger 3-0-11-2
Saad Bin Zafar 4-0-23-0
14.6
1
Heyliger to Rizwan, 1 run

Wide of the crease, full, worked down to mid on

14.5
1
Heyliger to Zaman, 1 run

Starts outside off to the leftie, pushed into the covers to get off the mark

Right then - here comes Fakhar Zaman. Time to get a move on?

14.4
W
Heyliger to Babar Azam, OUT

Gone! Babar falls to the delivery that nips away on the fourth stump line - the same one he's had trouble with throughout this knock. Tries to just guide down to third but can't get the right connection. Babar is furious and smashes his bat on the ground in disgust!

Babar Azam c †Movva b Heyliger 33 (33b 1x4 1x6 43m) SR: 100
14.3
Heyliger to Babar Azam, no run

Ouchie! Babar smacks the ball into his front knee after running down and trying to pull a short ball away. Shake it off skipper...

14.2
2
Heyliger to Babar Azam, 2 runs

Full bunger, punched down to mid off again, who manages to take pace off the ball with a strong right arm from a dive, allowing long on to tidy up

14.1
Heyliger to Babar Azam, no run

Another shot on the move, but no great timing as mid off intercepts and chucks to the keeper's end prevent the single

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Win Probability
PAK 100%
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Over 18 • PAK 107/3

Fakhar Zaman c sub (DS Bajwa) b Gordon 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 15m) SR: 66.66
W
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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