March 24, 2011

1st Quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup 2011

The first quarter-finals of the ICC World Cup 2011 was played between Pakistan and West Indies at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh. The toss was won by West Indies and they chose to bat first.

The start was fine for West Indies by the openers Devon Smith and Chris Gayle. But this partnership did not build up properly and it was broken when the total was just 14 runs. After this break, Pakistan removed 2 more wickets which were considered to be the dangerous ones in just 2 runs. There was a small partnership between Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul which resulted 42 runs. This was the biggest partnership in the West Indies innings. After the successful removal of Sarwan, Pakistan team managed to remove remaining wickets easily without any pain. West Indies failed to put up a good total and they finally ended up scoring a total score of just 112 runs (WI - 112/10, 43.3 over). For this they utilized 43.3 overs in total. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten till the end of the innings scoring 44 runs in 106 deliveries. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi managed to pick up 4 important wickets.

The target score was a cake-walk for any team. Pakistan being an strong opposition, managed to score this total in just 20.5 overs (PAK - 113/0, 20.5 over). Openers Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez were unbeaten till the end scoring 47 runs and 61 runs respectively.

Pakistan won the match by 10 wickets. Man of the match was Mohammad Hafeez for his brilliant batting and bowling performance. He scored 61 runs and also took 2 wickets.

In quarter finals Pakistan will be playing against India or Australia. Second quarter finals will be played between India and Australia tomorrow at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera. Winner of this match will be facing Pakistan in the semi-finals.

1 comment:

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First quarter finals was always a special one to start with. Pakistan have won it defeating WI with huge margin. But now India has also won.

Now India and Pakistan will face in semi-finals. The match will be just awesome and will be watch world-wide with full expectations.

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