ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi Final: Australia v India at Durban, Sep 22, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
India won by 15 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
22 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
  India innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c Hodge b Johnson 24 37 25 4 0 96.00
7.6 what a catch! Johnson bowls it short, Gambhir swivels and connects well with the pull, the ball's flying hard and flat for six but Brad Hodge covers good ground, then realizes he's overrun himself, moves back and holds onto a very, very good catch to send him back! Immense effort and Australia have picked up their second wicket 41/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Johnson 9 25 13 1 0 69.23
5.2 but he's gone now! Johnson bowls this one back of a length, the ball sits up more than Sehwag expected, and he gets an outside-edge going for a slash over point, cramped for room, and Gilchrist gleefully takes it 30/1
View dismissal RV Uthappa run out (Symonds) 34 38 28 1 3 121.42
14.3 from Johnson, Full and straight. Driven really hard towards cover. Andrew Symonds half fields that one. The ball goes just wide of him. Uthappa wants the single and has come down the pitch. Symonds grabs the ball and looks for the keeper. Gilchrist is not in position behind the stumps yet. Symonds lines the stumps up and throws them down with a rocket. 125/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh c Hussey b Clarke 70 38 30 5 5 233.33
17.3 Yuvraj tries to repeat the stroke and this time does not quite get hold of the ball. The ball sails high and towards midwicket but does not have enough on it to clear Michael Hussey. End of a terrific innings from Yuvraj and Gilchrist's gamble with bowling Clarke has paid off 155/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† run out (†Gilchrist) 36 21 18 4 1 200.00
19.5 Johnson to Sharma, slower ball just outside the off, Rohit moves to leg and has a massive heave but misses. Dhoni takes off for the bye but is short of his crease as Gilchrist throws down the stumps with a direct hit 184/5
RG Sharma not out 8 11 5 0 1 160.00
IK Pathan not out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 6, w 1) 7
  Total (5 wickets; 20 overs; 88 mins) 188 (9.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 4 0 25 0 6.25 11 1 1
  NW Bracken 4 0 38 0 9.50 8 4 2
  SR Clark 4 0 38 0 9.50 9 3 2 (1w)
View wickets MG Johnson 4 0 31 2 7.75 11 2 2
5.2 to Sehwag, but he's gone now! Johnson bowls this one back of a length, the ball sits up more than Sehwag expected, and he gets an outside-edge going for a slash over point, cramped for room, and Gilchrist gleefully takes it 30/1
7.6 to Gambhir, what a catch! Johnson bowls it short, Gambhir swivels and connects well with the pull, the ball's flying hard and flat for six but Brad Hodge covers good ground, then realizes he's overrun himself, moves back and holds onto a very, very good catch to send him back! Immense effort and Australia have picked up their second wicket 41/2
  A Symonds 3 0 37 0 12.33 3 4 2
View wicket MJ Clarke 1 0 13 1 13.00 1 1 1
17.3 to Yuvraj Singh, Yuvraj tries to repeat the stroke and this time does not quite get hold of the ball. The ball sails high and towards midwicket but does not have enough on it to clear Michael Hussey. End of a terrific innings from Yuvraj and Gilchrist's gamble with bowling Clarke has paid off 155/4
  Australia innings (target: 189 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist*† b Sreesanth 22 21 13 2 2 169.23
5.1 bowled em! Sreesanth pitches full on the stumps, Gilchrist doesnt move his feet an inch, instead choosing to fatefully play from deep in the crease, misses out on the attempted on-drive, and loses his middle stump! Big wicket for India! 36/1
View dismissal ML Hayden b Sreesanth 62 61 47 4 4 131.91
14.4 Biggie! Sreesanth comes round the stumps and powers the yorker in. It's quick, it's on target, it's just a bit too good for Hayden's ambitious shot. The ball sneaks under bat and uproots the off stump. This is a huge, huge wicket from Sreesanth in his comeback over 134/3
View dismissal BJ Hodge c Joginder Sharma b Pathan 11 15 10 0 1 110.00
8.4 gone! Wasnt a decent ball, pitching well outside leg stump on a short length, but all Hodge can do is swivel and pull it straight to Joginder at short fine leg! 68/2
View dismissal A Symonds b Pathan 43 37 26 3 2 165.38
16.4 Another strike! It's a big one for India as Symonds loses his off stump. Pathan is bang on target as Symonds backs away and tries to hit. The ball crashes into off stump and India are right back in this nail-biter of a game 156/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Yuvraj Singh b Joginder Sharma 13 28 12 0 1 108.33
19.3 short of a good length and outside the off, big heave to the on side, that one goes high rather than far, Yuvraj Singh runs across to wide long-on and holds the catch. Now surely that is the end of that. Big, big wicket for Joginder in a big over 167/6
View dismissal MJ Clarke b Harbhajan Singh 3 2 3 0 0 100.00
17.1 Yorker! Michael Clarke doesn't expect this from Harbhajan and has no answer as he walks down the crease and the ball just spears into the leg stump. Another really quality bit of bowling and this might just be the wicket that tilts the scales in India's favour 159/5
BJ Haddin not out 5 14 8 0 0 62.50
View dismissal B Lee b Joginder Sharma 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
19.5 full, straight yorker and Lee has no chance as he has a big heave. The leg stump is uprooted and the Indians erupt in celebration. Another wicket as India really drive this win home 169/7
MG Johnson not out 4 2 1 1 0 400.00
Extras (lb 3, w 3, nb 2) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 93 mins) 173 (8.65 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RP Singh 4 0 33 0 8.25 13 3 2 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets S Sreesanth 4 1 12 2 3.00 18 2 0
5.1 to Gilchrist, bowled em! Sreesanth pitches full on the stumps, Gilchrist doesnt move his feet an inch, instead choosing to fatefully play from deep in the crease, misses out on the attempted on-drive, and loses his middle stump! Big wicket for India! 36/1
14.4 to Hayden, Biggie! Sreesanth comes round the stumps and powers the yorker in. It's quick, it's on target, it's just a bit too good for Hayden's ambitious shot. The ball sneaks under bat and uproots the off stump. This is a huge, huge wicket from Sreesanth in his comeback over 134/3
View wickets IK Pathan 4 0 44 2 11.00 6 2 3 (1w)
8.4 to Hodge, gone! Wasnt a decent ball, pitching well outside leg stump on a short length, but all Hodge can do is swivel and pull it straight to Joginder at short fine leg! 68/2
16.4 to Symonds, Another strike! It's a big one for India as Symonds loses his off stump. Pathan is bang on target as Symonds backs away and tries to hit. The ball crashes into off stump and India are right back in this nail-biter of a game 156/4
View wickets Joginder Sharma 3 0 37 2 12.33 5 3 2 (1w)
19.3 to Hussey, short of a good length and outside the off, big heave to the on side, that one goes high rather than far, Yuvraj Singh runs across to wide long-on and holds the catch. Now surely that is the end of that. Big, big wicket for Joginder in a big over 167/6
19.5 to Lee, full, straight yorker and Lee has no chance as he has a big heave. The leg stump is uprooted and the Indians erupt in celebration. Another wicket as India really drive this win home 169/7
View wicket Harbhajan Singh 4 0 24 1 6.00 9 0 1
17.1 to Clarke, Yorker! Michael Clarke doesn't expect this from Harbhajan and has no answer as he walks down the crease and the ball just spears into the leg stump. Another really quality bit of bowling and this might just be the wicket that tilts the scales in India's favour 159/5
  V Sehwag 1 0 20 0 20.00 0 0 2 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - India advanced
Player of the match - Yuvraj Singh (India)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and MR Benson (England)
TV umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - AL Hill (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Restricted Overs (0-6) : 36/1(R.Uthappa 5,G Gambhir 21)
    • India: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 1
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (RV Uthappa 15, Yuvraj Singh 34, Ex 1)
    • India: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (82 balls), Extras 3
    • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 20 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • India: 150 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 3
    • Innings Break: India - 188/5 in 20.0 overs (RG Sharma 8, IK Pathan 0)
    • Australia innings
    • Restricted Overs (0-6) : 37/1 (Hayden 10,Hodge 1)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (45 balls), Extras 4
    • Australia: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (74 balls), Extras 5
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 40 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (ML Hayden 31, A Symonds 20, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 16.2 overs (102 balls), Extras 7
 
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