Pakistan vs Delhi - OD warm-up game - 02/11/2007

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Usman Chadda

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The match is being shown so I thought we should have a commentary thread for this

Delhi 3/0 after first 3 balls
 
Are you watching it?

Why on earth did we field after winning the toss?
 
lara400 said:
Are you watching it?

Why on earth did we field after winning the toss?

Yes I am watching

Gambhir opens his account with a beautiful straight drive for four
 
lara400 said:
Are you watching it?

Why on earth did we field after winning the toss?

strange.... fielding first in a warm up ??
 
Has Shoaib finally started an overseas tour!

Come on son knock a few off early!
 
Usman Sahib said:
Neo Sports

Gul gets Gambhir. Ball came in quite a lot and beaten for pace aswell. Gambhir gone for 4

Delhi 7/1

Is it on Sky?
 
lara400 said:
Has Shoaib finally started an overseas tour!

Come on son knock a few off early!


last i heard .. u can still get from pak to india in a car.
 
Usman Sahib said:
Shoaib bowling really well here. Good pace and the line has been perfect so far

Speed gun present?

If yes, keep us updated. :)
 
pak team as per cricinfo -

Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Yousuf, Salman Butt
 
Just when I said the line was good, he bowls a wide. Kamran fails to collect the ball cleanly but its stll just a wide

Delhi 9/1

Mudassar unfortunately there is no speed gun present
 
Gul seems to be generating good pace aswell

Dhawan totally beaten by a jaffa from Gul! Just missed the edge
 
Pakistan have 3 slips and two gullies :))

Dhawan creams the ball through the vacant cover region but only gets two
 
Damn I wish I could be watching this. I doubt the real pitches will have any juice like today's.
 
Bowling speeds are suddenly now being shown

Dhawan drives Shoaib down the ground for a four. That last delivery was 86.1mph
 
i've been looking for a link for like 20 mins now... i didn't find one... :(
 
Once again Chopra beaten. Ball nipping back in considerably

Next ball beaten again! This time the ball moves away
 
Malik getting a little carried away here. No fielders at mid-on or mid-off. Easy runs provided to the Delhi batsmen
 
Akmal at it again

Akhtar to Chopra, 1 run, fuller length delivery down the leg side, Chopra closes the face of the bat and looks to tuck it away, inside edges it towards the keeper, sloppy work by Akmal there, cuts off some pace though and the batsman picks up a single
 
Malik has three slips and two gullies for Shikhar Dhawan. This is some field setting I must say. The ball is doing a bit here and Malik is giving his bowlers all he can to achieve some success and gain confidence going into this all important series. The field setting however reminds me of Gayle in the last ODI between England and West Indies this summer, when England were nine down and Gayle had all nine fielders in the slip cordon.

Quote from the commentary.
 
how is Mohammad Asif playing this game?

There is only one flight to Delhi from Pakistan every day. So if he didn't arrive with the players yesterday he would have had to drive or go by train with the awam. Or did he teleport himself there?

Or is he actually not playing and the cricinfo writer is a fool who doesn't bother doing any research?
 
Usman Sahib said:
Or they are resting him?
i don't think he needs rest... needs to get used to indian pitches, he is much better then tanvir...
 
Hash said:
how is Mohammad Asif playing this game?

There is only one flight to Delhi from Pakistan every day. So if he didn't arrive with the players yesterday he would have had to drive or go by train with the awam. Or did he teleport himself there?

Or is he actually not playing and the cricinfo writer is a fool who doesn't bother doing any research?

There you have it
 
Hash said:
how is Mohammad Asif playing this game?

There is only one flight to Delhi from Pakistan every day. So if he didn't arrive with the players yesterday he would have had to drive or go by train with the awam. Or did he teleport himself there?

Or is he actually not playing and the cricinfo writer is a fool who doesn't bother doing any research?
Next Gen Teleport DUH
 
Sohail Tanvir into the attack. Strangely, Salman Butt is offering advice to Malik right now :))
 
Plasma said:
i don't think he needs rest... needs to get used to indian pitches, he is much better then tanvir...

he doesn't need to get use to Indian pitches so much. And I doubt the pitches they give us in the ODIs will be anything like this one.

Good to give Tanvir a game to get another look at him before the ODIs.
 
Usman Sahib said:
Sohail Tanvir into the attack. Strangely, Salman Butt is offering advice to Malik right now :))


i think he's much better as a first change bowler .. he just doesn't have enough juice for the new ball.
 
Usman Sahib said:
Sohail Tanvir into the attack. Strangely, Salman Butt is offering advice to Malik right now :))

is there a good crowd in?

Have they thrown any bottles on the pitch yet?
 
Stadium almost full, though its just a tour match
 
Tanvir beats Chopra outside the off-stump

Next ball delivers it down the legside and flicked away by the batsman for a couple. Tanvir has to get rid of this legside problem
 
Younis Khan into the attack with his dibbly dobbly medium pacers

First ball is a wide
 
kashif77 said:
i think he's much better as a first change bowler .. he just doesn't have enough juice for the new ball.

are you talking about Butt?
 
why is yonis bowling? Is he going to be bowling much on this tour that he needs practise?
 
Oho! Younis beats Chopra conpletely outside the off-stump. He is getting the ball to move aswell!
 
Usman Sahib said:
Younis Khan into the attack with his dibbly dobbly medium pacers

First ball is a wide

Interesting.

Seems like we might be thinking about using him for a couple of overs in the ODIs.

This implies that we will be going in with a bowling attack of Akhtar, Gul, Rao, Afridi, Fawad, Malik and Younis (Fawad, Malik and Younis sharing 10 overs between them).

Younis wouldn't bowl if Rehman was the 5th bowler...there would be no need for him.

At least it is something they are thinking about.
 
Usman Sahib said:
Oho! Younis beats Chopra conpletely outside the off-stump. He is getting the ball to move aswell!

ahhh YK are secret weapon !!

move over afridi ... there is new pathan all-rounder in the team !
 
This is a terrible line-up Pakistan has picked for this match. Only three frontline bowlers, otherwise the team is packed with batsmen

Tanvir driven through the covers by Chopra for two
 
Usman Sahib said:
This is a terrible line-up Pakistan has picked for this match. Only three frontline bowlers, otherwise the team is packed with batsmen

Tanvir driven through the covers by Chopra for two

it's a warm-up - can't we play more then 11 ?
 
The team is fine.

You can't play everyone

3 specialist bowlers is about the norm in ODIs.
 
judging by the text commentary....Younis seems to be getting some movement! He has used his time at Yorkshire well. Good stuff Younis.
 
:))) :))) :)))

Younis running through the line-up! Manas the next batsman has his off-stump uprooted!
 
so Afridi isn't a specialist...hmmm....what does a guy need to do to become a specialist...heck he does have the best avg in ODI's for Pakistan in the past 2 or 3 years...so i think his bowling should be considered as specialist....so basically its the 5th bowler that needs to be shared with
 
Usman Sahib said:
That ball swung in a lot. Chopra had no idea whatsoever what to do with that

what is his pace like?

70s?
 
UsmanhailsAfridi said:
so Afridi isn't a specialist...hmmm....what does a guy need to do to become a specialist...heck he does have the best avg in ODI's for Pakistan in the past 2 or 3 years...so i think his bowling should be considered as specialist....so basically its the 5th bowler that needs to be shared with

Thanks for defeating your own point then!
 
Now is Younis just bowling for fun...
OR Geoff Lawson thinks that he can bowl 3-4 overs to give the team balance by fitting in another batsman in the team.

Honestly 5 specialist bowlers in ODIs are a little too much.
 
Usman Sahib said:
:))) :))) :)))

Younis running through the line-up! Manas the next batsman has his off-stump uprooted!

jeez ... i wish i could watch this !!!
 
Wah bhai wah! Younis' hat-trick delivery was at 77mph but left alone by Kohli, the new batsman

Next ball drives through the covers for a boundary
 
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