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*Official* Pakistan in CWLand

Mr Mxyzptlk

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Youth wins through as CW XI go 4-1
Pakistan vs Cricket Web XI - 5th ODI
at the CW Oval

A partnership of 117 between the Cricket Web XI's two newest faces fashioned a comfortable 6-wicket win over Pakistan, sealing a one-day series result of 4-1. Rob Dauth and Dinu DeSilva recovered a score of 34-2, both scoring half-centuries and setting up the chase of 205 for victory.

Earlier the home side dismissed Pakistan for a paltry 204 all out. Mohammad Yousuf was the only genuine threat, as he scored a breezy 51 off 48 balls. Imran Farhat aside scored 59, but did so at a pace far more indicative of the nature of the surface. The opener laboured for 119 balls against disciplined bowling on a slow pitch.

Cricket Web XI captain Neil Pickup took 3-45, including the prize of Yousuf, but Dave Watt's steady bowling that proved equally outstanding. Watt claimed 3-25 and looked to be comfortable in his role as leader of the attack.

Shoaib Akhtar accounted for both Cricket Web openers very early in the second innings, but whatever worries may have been stirred up were soon cast aside by the steady contributions of Dauth and DeSilva. Neither batsman ever looked dominant, but always maintained control over the tempo and approach of the chase.

Pakistan 204 all out (45.5 overs)
Cricket Web XI 205-4 (49.4 overs)

Cricket Web XI won by 6 wickets.
Man of the Match: NS Pickup

How OUT:

Imran Farhat – bottom-edged cut shot to ball angled in, played on
Shahid Afridi – attempted pull at legside ball, bottom-edged to wicketkeeper
Shoaib Malik – guided length ball into hands of gully
Mohammad Yousuf – slapped flat to long-on, caught by fielder diving forward
Inzamam-ul-Haq – given out caught behind, flicking at googly; erroneous decision
Younis Khan – attempted sweep against top-spinner, trapped lbw
Asim Kamal – not out
Iftikhar Anjum – drove at full-length ball, caught lone slip
Shoaib Akhtar – driven to bowler, fielded sharply and direct hit at striker's end
Arshad Khan – lofted slower ball back to bowler, easily caught
Mohammad Asif – drove at slightly full ball, caught first slip

Cricket Web XI
I Markus – beaten for pace, bowled off' and middle stump
DP Towns – beaten for pace, bowled middle stump
RJ Dauth – charged at arm ball, missed and stumped
MW DeSilva – not out
SE Fuller – flashing cut shot, thin top edge to 'keeper
MJ Robbins – not out

Neil Pickup

Cricket Web Moderator
Great way to round off the series. Top effort all around, shame about the blip in ODI3. Now if only we could close out World Cups like that..

As far as my maths goes, my ODI bowling stats are now 155 wickets @ 22.01 in 89 ODIs. That makes me the third fastest bowler to 150 ODI wickets in history, behind Saqlain Mushtaq (78) and Brett Lee (82).

                     Team           Mt   Balls   Runs  Wkts   BB    Av
Saqlain Mushtaq      Pakistan       78    4074   2898  152    5/29  19.06   1995/96 to 1997/98
B Lee                Australia      82    4201   3253  150    5/27  21.68   1999/00 to 2003/04
NS Pickup	     CWLand	    88    4689	 3366  152    6/35  22.14   2002/03 to 2011
AA Donald            South Africa   89    4830   3313  150    6/23  22.08   1991/92 to 1997/98
Waqar Younis         Pakistan       91    4483   3205  150    6/26  21.36   1989/90 to 1994/95
Shoaib Akhtar        Pakistan       91    4212   3197  150    6/16  21.31   1997/98 to 2003/04
SK Warne             Australia      94    5283   3604  150    5/33  24.02   1992/93 to 1997/98
D Gough              England        97    5362   3755  151    5/44  24.86   1994 to 2001/02
M Ntini              South Africa   97    4898   3518  151    5/31  23.29   1997/98 to 2004
AB Agarkar           India          97    5065   4310  151    4/25  28.54   1997/98 to 2002


I can't believe I ate the whole thing
Great way to finish the series there. Neil dominating with the ball. Congrats on the 150!


You'll Never Walk Alone
Great series by the Webheads. Glad to contribute in my own, pathetic, drink-carrying way. :D But definately worth it.

MOTS is Blackman for mine.


International Captain
Blewy said:
Its more then alot of players will ever get mate
Mate i wasnt being serious it would of been a good experience for me. Anyway good win by CW XI!!

Tom Halsey

International Coach
Good series win Webbers, and well done to Neil on 150.

Btw, my internet is currently down, and I do not know how long for (could be a day, a week, or month) - this is being typed from school. Hence, I may not be around much for a while.


International Debutant
As others have said, good work Webbers and well done Neil on the 150! Nice of the CW to give me a few days off ( at the CW Bar) before heading back to dev league ;)...


Hall of Fame Member
Little late, but it was great to play a few matches and hit the runs that sealed the series. Unstoppable ODI side we've got, even with key injuries.