fuller delivery, cracked down to long off for a single..
Pakistan take this easily. A handsome margin of 50 runs.. The win was set up by a beautiful unbeaten century from Ajmal Shehzad and once they had 190 on the board, it was always going to be difficult for Bangladesh batsmen against bowlers of quality..Gul picked three, the spinners struck whenever Bangladesh looked for big hits.. Bangladesh's loss means Australia are knocked out now and the winner of the match between Pakistan and West Indies two days from now will be a quarter final.
Mushfiqur says, "Razaak and Shakib bowled really well, but other bowlers didn't back them up. Those two overs cost almost sixty runs. When you are chasing a big target, you need someone from top four to bat all the way, but that didn't happen today."
Mohammad Hafeez says, "It is a great effort from the boys. Everyone knew how important these games were. A special knock from Ahmed Shehzad. He was a little under pressure before the game, but the management gave him the support ... He has all the shots and today he showed it in his game."
Ahmed Shehzad is the Man of the Match. He says, "For me it's very important to follow the team plans. I didn't want to let the team down. I stuck to my basics and delivered. I had a very good start and thought i can bat through the innings."
Well that's all from this match. Another match starting in roughly half an hour.. See you there. Ciao ciao
looks to paddle this one fine on the leg side, but gets hit on the pads.. Gul gives him a good proper stare as he walks back to his run-up
first moves to the leg side, then over to the off side as he tries to ramp it over his shoulder.. it's a good sharp bouncer and he fails to make contact
this time it's the slower ball, but Mashrafe targets the third man area again.. Allows the ball to come to him, then ramps it fine on the off side
oh this is beautifully played by Mortaza! It's very good yorker, but the batsman manages to get his bat down in time to run it down fine on the off side
he gets an inside edge to backward square leg as looks to heave this full delivery
Last over.. Chance for Gul to add another one to his figures..
he fires this one on the blockhole, the batsman can only dig it out to long off for a single
bowls it short of length on the stumps, the batsman clips it to deep square leg for a couple
gets a low full toss and slashes it to deep extra cover for a single
moves his front leg out of the way and swats the length delivery over mid-off for a boundary
too quick for the batsman as he looks to pull the back of length delivery to the leg side, ends up playing it to mid off
he comes from round the wicket, the batsman clips the length delivery to deep midwicket
Tanvir comes back
Jose : "Pakistan, it look, may end up withe best NRR in this group. For whatever it is worth.
length delivery, hammered over midwicket with a powerful swing
another short delivery.. this one is quite quick.. the batsman sways away from the line
Mortaza comes in..
another short ball! This one fizzes past the top edge. Kamran appeal for a catch and the umpires raises the finger. the silence in the crowd gives you no hint of a wicket falling ... No. 3 for Gul
quick short ball outside off, Mahmudullah is hurried in his pull shot, ends up pushing it as far as midwicket only
fuller delivery on the stumps, Ziaur flicks it in the gap at deep backward square leg, but the fielder manages to keep it in
length delivery outside off, the batsman is a touch late on the shot, pushes it to point
fires in a slowish yorker, but this goes down the leg side
Ziaur Rahman is the new batsman
and that is all there is to it! Fuller, quicker, and straighter.. The bowler fires it in as he sees Nasir come down the pitch.. That beats the bat and Kamran does the rest..