8.2 Vettori to Khalid Latif, OUT, it looked out, Vettori's struck immediately! The Pakistan coaching staff breathe a huge sigh of relief and are heard shouting "Do your team proud" to Younis as he trudges in. 10.6 Vettori to Younis Khan, OUT, run out again, Butt has to go. Dabbed directly to extra cover, clear as daylight, Khan screams him through for a run which is never there in a million years so he dawdles through anyway and is out by 3 feet. Younis unhappy that he was so close to making his ground. 11.1 Bond to Younis Khan, OUT, Younis goes! New Zealand have fought back, short of a good length on the off, Khan fishes at one he has no need to play at all but feels his job is done as he has clattered 3 off just 16 balls. 16.6 Mills to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Malik's perseverence has been rewarded! He goes for his third reckless baseball swat across the line, straight to Scott "Happy Feet" Styris who gobbles it up at deep square leg where he has been grazing for 17 overs. 19.5 Southee to Umar Akmal, OUT, gone! With instructions from soon-to-be skipper Afridi ringing in his ears Akmal edges one that even McCullum can't drop. Akmal will now keep his place in the side, having been dropped for refusing to ** in the previous two ODIs. 20.4 Oram to Shahid Afridi, OUT, gone, another one! Afridi's thrown it away, bowled on a good length outside off and he tries to whack it into the 'keeper's gloves, a shot befitting of the circumstances if ever there was one. 21.2 Southee to Kamran Akmal, OUT, An atrocious shot! Pakistan are being abysmal here, short on the off and he finally succeeds in finding a fielder. With Danny**watching in the stands, Akmal auditions for Slumdog Cricketaire as he pretends that he wasn't actually out on purpose, allthewhile carving several lumps out of the pitch with his bat so the seamers can finish off the tail, who aren't actually in on the** 23.1 Southee to Umar Gul, OUT, run out, Razzaq goes, what a **! Gul drives it straight to Vettori at mid-off, Razzaq sets off for a single that isn't there, glances back directly at Vettori, shouts "plenty of time there Harry Potter" as Vettori under-arms it to Southee who pirouettes several times before mincing the bails off, Razzaq short by 21 yards.
Here's Umar Gul, who has been instructed to score no more than six off exactly 37 balls and to be caught at midwicket playing a shot off his legs, purely as practice for the team's next challenge- to actually**correct scores and dismissal methods.
Knew of a fixed football match one time where they didn't tell a couple of the kids. My mate said the ball hardly hit the deck the whole 90 mins. Brought a young lad on as sub near the end and he scored a wonder goal for an equaliser.He couldn't understand why he wasn't an instant hero LOL. true story.
Knew of a fixed football match one time where they didn't tell a couple of the kids. My mate said the ball hardly hit the deck the whole 90 mins. Brought a young lad on as sub near the end and he scored a wonder goal for an equaliser.He couldn't unde
Though Pakistan ultimately lost by seven runs, their batting had collapsed to 101 for 9 - effectively losing those nine wickets for 54 runs - until a miraculous last-wicket stand took them nearly all the way. But the way established batsmen were dismissed - in a rash of pull shots - on a placid pitch has led Younis to conclude that it was done to undermine him.
"He was really unhappy with the shots some of the batsmen played and he feels as if they did it deliberately to undermine him," one source told Cricinfo. "He just feels as if he is knocking his head against a brick wall, telling batsmen, senior guys, how to play and them just not listening. He is tired of the constant fighting within the team, especially when it is not clear what they are all fighting or upset about. Nobody has gone to him directly to say anything and that has upset him the most. It isn't so much the pressure of his own failures that has brought him down as this."
hehe so maybe they did get out deliberately afterall lol.
Though Pakistan ultimately lost by seven runs, their batting had collapsed to 101 for 9 - effectively losing those nine wickets for 54 runs - until a miraculous last-wicket stand took them nearly all the way. But the way established batsmen were dism