ICC World Twenty20, 24th Match, Group 2: India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group 2
India won by 1 run
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
2 October 2012 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Steyn to Gambhir, FOUR, length ball outside off and Gambhir gets the innings off to a cracking start, staying in his crease and driving on the up through the gap at cover

0.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, better length around off stump, Gambhir drives towards mid-off

0.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, good length on off and middle at 139 kph, Gambhir gets behind the line and blocks

0.4

Steyn to Gambhir, 4 leg byes, a bit too full and on the pads, poor line when fine leg is in the circle, Gambhir misses the flick but the ball hits the pads and runs towards the boundary. Amla gives chase and dives but can't save it

0.5

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

India 9/0   G Gambhir 5* (5b 1x4)
1.1

M Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, good length on leg and middle, Gambhir dabs close on the leg side and runs the single before Morne can run across and prevent it

1.5

M Morkel to Gambhir, no run, fuller length outside off, Gambhir leans forward and opens the face to play towards point

1.6

M Morkel to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir backs away to a short of a length ball and slaps it awkwardly over mid-on, it was a touch slower I think and he was early on the shot

India 17/0   G Gambhir 8* (8b 1x4)
2.4

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, the slower ball outside off stump, Gambhir waits on it and opens the face to steer towards point

2.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir tries to cut one that's too close to him, the ball doesn't bounce either and Gambhir bottom edges it past his stumps

2.6

Steyn to Gambhir, 4 leg byes, Gambhir misses the pull and looks away as the short ball crashes into his shoulder and goes over AB de Villiers for four leg byes

India 22/0   G Gambhir 8* (11b 1x4)
3.3

M Morkel to Gambhir, OUT, bowled him, off the inside edge! Middle stump is flat on the ground. Morkel delivered at 146kph, the length was a bit full to be staying in the crease to, Gambhir tried to make room and cut but the ball thudded on to his bat and then on to the stumps

G Gambhir b M Morkel 8 (15m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

India 23/1   G Gambhir 8 (12b 1x4)
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