Afro-Asia Cup, 2007 / Wicket commentary

Afro-Asia Cup - 3rd match

Africa XI v Asia XI

Asia XI won by 13 runs

2.2

Morkel to Sehwag, OUT, Stunner from Kemp at second slip. Sehwag is gone. It kicked up from short of length, on the off stump line, Sehwag tries to punch it through the line, gets an outside edge and it flies low to the right of Kemp who dives to grab it inches off the turf. The camera pans to a girl in the crowd. She is shocked. "Out aa??", she screams as her hands cover her mouth in disbelief. The crowd-puller is gone. The heat has gone up

V Sehwag c Kemp b Morkel 8 (12m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Asia XI 8/1   ST Jayasuriya 0* (6b)   M Morkel 1.2-0-8-1

5.5

Ongondo to Jayasuriya, OUT, Gotcha! Jayasuriya holes out to long leg. Quite similar to the one that he spanked for a six- again short and at the ribs, Jayasuriya swivels and short-arm pulls it straight to the man in the deep. The openers are back in the hut.

ST Jayasuriya c Botha b Ongondo 13 (30m 18b 0x4 2x6) SR: 72.22

Asia XI 30/2   WU Tharanga 7* (11b 1x4)   PJ Ongondo 2.5-1-13-1

9.3

Ongondo to Tharanga, OUT, Another stunner from the Africans. This time it is AB de Villiers. Short and outside off, Tharanga carves it to left of de Villiers. at point, who takes a step and goes airborne and watches the ball sail into his cupped palms.

WU Tharanga c de Villiers b Ongondo 10 (36m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Asia XI 45/3   Yuvraj Singh 12* (11b 2x4)   PJ Ongondo 4.3-1-21-2

11.4

Ongondo to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, aggression doesnt pay this time, as he comes down the track and drives one straight into the hands of mid-on inside the circle to give Ongondo his third!

Mohammad Yousuf c Dippenaar b Ongondo 2 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Asia XI 51/4   Yuvraj Singh 16* (17b 3x4)   PJ Ongondo 5.4-1-23-3

16.4

Chigumbura to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Another one goes down. Dragged on. Short in length, outside off, Yuvraj's bat comes down outside the line as he tries to force it away off the back foot, gets a inside edge and the timber is disturbed.

Yuvraj Singh b Chigumbura 31 (54m 35b 6x4 0x6) SR: 88.57

Asia XI 72/5   DPMD Jayawardene 5* (12b)   E Chigumbura 3.4-0-18-1

46.2

Morkel to Jayawardene, OUT, Against the run of play, Mahela falls. Moves outside leg stump, giving himself some room, but slices a full-pitched delivery on the off stump straight to point. The crowd get on their feet to applaud. The players do the same in the dressing room.

DPMD Jayawardene c Botha b Morkel 107 (148m 106b 9x4 2x6) SR: 100.94

Asia XI 290/6   MS Dhoni 103* (84b 12x4 2x6)   M Morkel 8.2-0-43-2

47.5

Chigumbura to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, banged in short, on the off stump line and Mortaza has a heave across the line, doesn't time well and balloons it to deep midwicket region

Mashrafe Mortaza c Morkel b Chigumbura 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Asia XI 309/7   MS Dhoni 121* (89b 13x4 4x6)   E Chigumbura 8.5-0-60-2

48.3

Morkel to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Joy for Morne. A length-delivery crashes through the defence of Harbhajan and knocks out the bails on the leg stump.

Harbhajan Singh b Morkel 4 (4m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Asia XI 315/8   MS Dhoni 123* (91b 13x4 4x6)   M Morkel 9.3-0-50-3
Tournament Results
Africa XI v Asia XI at Chennai - Jun 10, 2007
Asia XI won by 13 runs
Africa XI v Asia XI at Chennai - Jun 9, 2007
Asia XI won by 31 runs
Africa XI v Asia XI at Bangalore - Jun 6, 2007
Asia XI won by 34 runs
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Photos

Jun 10, 2007

AB deVilliers looks on as  Mashrafe Mortaza is in his follow through during the third ODI of the Afro-Asia Cup at Chennai, June 10, 2007

AB de Villiers looks on as Mashrafe Mortaza is in his follow through at the third ODI of the Afro-Asia Cup at Chennai

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Jun 10, 2007

The acting skipper of Asia XI, Virender Sehwag makes a field change as  AB deVilliers looks on during the third ODI of the Afro-Asia Cup at Chennai, June 10, 2007

The acting captain of Asia XI, Virender Sehwag makes a field change as AB deVilliers looks on during the third ODI of the Afro-Asia Cup

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