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Cricinfo Awards 2007

Readers' picks

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Cricinfo readers have voted on the shortlists for the jury awards, a few of them keeping their choice limited to only select categories. By and large, the voters seemed to go the same way as the judges, but for two categories: Murali Kartik's 6 for 27 against Australia was a better spell than Lasith Malinga's 4 for 54 against South Africa at the World Cup, according to the voters, and by a fair distance. The judges and voters both thought Yuvraj Singh played the best Twenty20 innings of the year, but the voters found the 58 off 16 balls against England streets better than the 70 off 30 against Australia in the semi-finals, which was the judges' choice. The innings that enjoyed the biggest majority vote was Kumar Sangakkara's 192 against Australia, with 399 out of 938 votes going in its favour.

The top five in each category



Twenty20 batting, where voters picked Yuvraj Singh's innings in the World Twenty20 against England, was one of two categories where they differed from Cricinfo's jury © Getty Images
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Test batting
Kumar Sangakkara, 192 v Australia: 42.54%
Yuvraj Singh, 169 v Pakistan: 19.51%
Misbah-ul-Haq, 161 not out v India: 18.76%
Mohammad Ashraful, 129 v Sri Lanka: 13.75%
Jacques Kallis, 155 v Pakistan: 4.58%

Test bowling
Zaheer Khan, 5 for 75 v England: 26.28%
Dale Steyn, 6 for 49 v New Zealand: 23.45%
Mohammad Asif, 5 for 76 v South Africa: 16.14%
RP Singh, 5 for 59 v England: 13.41%
Dale Steyn, 5 for 56 v South Africa: 4.69%

ODI batting
Adam Gilchrist, 149 v Sri Lanka: 30.95%
Sachin Tendulkar, 97 v Pakistan: 22.84%
Mahela Jayawardene, 115 not out v New Zealand: 9.42%
Paul Collingwood, 120* v Australia: 8.12%
Craig McMillan, 117 v Australia: 7.58%

ODI bowling
Murali Kartik, 6 for 27 v Australia: 32.15%
Lasith Malinga, 4 for 54 v South Africa: 21.83%
Mashrafe Mortaza, 4 for 38 v India: 12.58%
Shane Bond, 5 for 23 v Australia: 12.26%
Glenn McGrath, 3 for 18 v South Africa: 4.41%

Twenty20 batting
Yuvraj Singh, 58 off 16 balls v England: 41.64%
Yuvraj Singh, 70 off 30 balls v Australia: 19.06%
Chris Gayle, 117 off 57 balls v South Africa: 13.42%
Misbah-ul-Haq, 66 off 52 balls v Australia: 13.01%
Mohammad Ashraful, 61 off 27 balls v West Indies: 9.48%

Twenty20 bowling
RP Singh, 4 for 13 v South Africa: 40.95%
Mohammad Asif, 4 for 18 v India: 19.50%
Sreesanth, 2 for 12 v Australia: 14.12%
Daniel Vettori, 4 for 20 v India: 12.18%
Stuart Clark, 4 for 20 v Sri Lanka: 7.11%

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