Thursday, March 24, 2011

On The Road To Mohali

The scenes in Islamabad after Pakistan thumped the West Indies on Pakistan Resolution Day 2011 by an overwhelming margin of 10 wickets!

At the time match reaction:
Half Time: West Indies have been strangled by the high quality spinning performances from the boys in green today. With the exception of losing the toss and the first ball of the QF being dispatched through the off side to the fence, Afridi's Tigers have been all over them and totally dominated proceedings in Dhaka. Professor Hafeez bowled exceptionally well with his off breaks.

West Indies have been outplayed, battered, destroyed, outclassed, strangled and you name it! The boys in green are just one step away from reaching the grand million dollar Mumbai final and JUST 2 games away from conquering the world. Hafeez was deservedly given the MOM Award who was outstanding in both departments. Pakistan Cricket Team are playing like true champions and world beaters. Mubarak everyone. Regardless of what happens next, this tournament has been a really SUCCESSFUL campaign and we should be proud of what they have achieved. Afridi set his sights on reaching the semis and promised the nation they will reach the climax stages of the tournament if they play well. He certainly has not failed to live up to expectations. Go GREENS Go!!!!!!
Recovered from celebrating and digesting the fact the cornered tigers will be playing a semi final fixture yet with a good shot of actually clinching the title?

National pride, cricketing fever, unity, rejuvenated spirits and the occurrence of a proud internationally recognisable image through major sporting success is sweeping a nation of 170 billion hearts off their feet and on to the streets even if they are not cricket fans.

The manner in which Cricket can develop headline positivity, provide a sense of direction as well as restore happiness in the modern day and age particularly is formidable. This undoubtedly epitomises the significance of the industry from a national and arguably global perspective when it comes to assessing the present situation of Pakistan.

-Shahid Afridi's overall bowling figures 2011 ICC CWC: 64.3-4-225-21.
-Leader wicket taker in the current 2011 ICC CWC.
-Most wickets taken by a Pakistani bowler in any World Cup tournament before.
-Needs 6 more wickets to break the McGrath's record of 26 wickets in a World Cup tournament which is the most up to date and he has 20 over's maximum to achieve this feat with effectively two full quotas of bowling spells.
-Has taken a 4 wicket haul+ for the 4th time in the tournament within just 7 Matches!

Mohammad Hafeez's Bowling Figures 2011 ICC CWC: 45-4-159-7. Economy: 3.5. His last 2 bowling performances specifically have been splendid and totally silenced the batting sides. He has had 3 good knocks including 32 against Sri Lanka, 49 against Zimbabwe and 61* today against the West Indies. Credit must be given to the management and captain for persisting and persevering with him when people were raising eyebrows over his inclusion including some influential past greats.

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