ICC World Twenty20, 3rd Match, Group A: Afghanistan v India at Colombo (RPS), Sep 19, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 3rd match, Group A
India won by 23 runs
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
19 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Shapoor Zadran to Gambhir, 1 wide, starts with a short and very wide one that sways away


Shapoor Zadran to Gambhir, 3 runs, short of a length ball just outside off, a little too short perhaps, Gambhir punches that crisply through the covers off the back foot, nearly sends it all the way to the rope


Shapoor Zadran to Gambhir, 1 run, tight line around off this time, Gambhir drops the ball towards point and sets off for a quick single, Sehwag and Gambhir aren't the greatest of runners between the wickets, but Gambhir loves these quick singles early in his innings, Sehwag has to put the skates on, and Afghanistan nearly gave away four overthrows there, but a good bit of backing up prevents any extra runs


Shapoor Zadran to Gambhir, no run, pitched up and down the leg side, Gambhir could have glanced that for four, but he misses


Shapoor Zadran to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, shortish ball, Gambhir goes for the pull, but he's beaten for pace and is struck on the body, the TV says that was 150.3kph, that figure seems a bit exaggerated though

India 8/0   G Gambhir 4* (4b)

Dawlat Zadran to Gambhir, 1 run, nearly a wicket first ball there, Gambhir could have been out twice off that delivery, first he almost spooned a catch to mid-off as he looked to play the ball to square leg, the leading edge drops short of the charging fielder, he would have been easily run-out there as well, the throw misses and he survives


Dawlat Zadran to Gambhir, FOUR, wrong line, Gambhir missed out once in the previous over, this time he doesn't, it was on the pads, short of a length, glanced fine for four


Dawlat Zadran to Gambhir, 1 run, Zadran grunts as he delivers that one, full and outside off, inside edge this time and the fizzes in the direction of short fine leg, after ricocheting off the keeper's pad, it bounced twice before it reached the keeper, India not middling it too often here

India 15/0   G Gambhir 10* (7b 1x4)

Shapoor Zadran to Gambhir, OUT, Gambhir's played on here, Shapoor has struck, in recent times Gambhir's problems have been generally been with the outside edge, this time it is the inside edge as he pokes at the ball, middle stump is reclining on the ground, it was a short of length ball just outside off, Gambhir's feet doesn't move much as he plays that weak prod

G Gambhir b Shapoor Zadran 10 (14m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

India 15/1   G Gambhir 10 (8b 1x4)





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