Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Hodge
35(22) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 0 1 4 1 2 18
BRM Taylor
60(45) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 2 4 2 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Clark
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
E Chigumbura
O3.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco6.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The Zimbabwe team race on to the pitch, engulfing each other. This is a magnificent result and, it must be said, a thoroughly deserved victory. Zimbabwe have played so well this evening. "Congratulations Zimbabwe" flashes up on the board - not a phrase expected before this match. Remember you could have got 10 to 1 on Zimbabwe at the start of this game, in a two-horse race. And Australia were 50-1 on.

Zimbabwe really have shone in this match, with nerveless fielding, accurate bowling and then an excellent display of batting from a confident Taylor who carried his bat to bring up an unbeaten 60. Ponting is still smiling: "We've been outplayed." He calls the batting "diabolical" but wait, read this: "It's a mental thing for us - we've got to start respecting the game a bit more." There it is, Ponting has said it: Australia have admitted they have been taking the game too lightheartedly.

Perhaps lessons from the 2005 Ashes have not been learned, when their drubbing - having dismissed Twenty20 as "a bit of fun" - set the tone for the summer. And this result tonight is interesting - we did wonder if Australia had a fall coming given their confidence heading into the tournament, though nobody expected that it would be so dramatic, nor that they would lose to Zimbabwe. Their upcoming opponents, though, must be fearing a resurgence - perhaps the monster will be woken now.

Let's focus now, though, on Utseya who is calm in the win. "We needed someone to play sensible, Brendan Taylor did that." He said he was going to bowl first anyway, so the toss was unimportant. Utseya leaves the interview, punching his fist in the air. As well he might. What an extraordinary match we have just witnessed. Taylor is the Man of the Match. "Words can't describe the win. Allround brilliant performance by the guys." He said it.

Thanks so much for joining us this evening. We've enjoyed it massively - we being me, Jenny Thompson and my colleague Andrew Miller (with Martin Williamson on bulletin drums) - and we hope you have too. Come back tomorrow as Zimbabwe won't have time to catch their breath before playing England - though doubtless the momentum will help them.

19.5
4lb
Bracken to Taylor, 4 leg bye, and that's it! A remarkable victory for Zimbabwe, as that's turned finely through fine leg and races away eluding a diving Clark at full stretch on the rope - but he's beaten and so are Australia. Astonishing.

Four from two needed. Zimbabwe are lining up, arms over each others' shoulders, in the dug-out. Rain's coming down, but that will not play a part now, even though Bracken's drying the ball. Tense, so tense. Electric atmosphere.

19.4
1
Bracken to Chigumbura, 1 run, down the track and he nearly falls over in the effort - a single results and Taylor's back on strike
19.3
2
Bracken to Chigumbura, 2 runs, driven strongly out to long-on and they come back for two runs which were comfortable enough in the end

Zimbabwe could do with Taylor getting back on strike. A tied scoreline would result in a bowl-out, by the way. Seven from four needed. Ponting has a chat with Bracken - where will he bowl?

19.2
1
Bracken to Taylor, 1 run, drive to cover for a single
19.1
4
Bracken to Taylor, FOUR runs, low full toss outside off, Taylor reaches out to somehow sweep behind square, eluding the man on the way

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 127/5

  • BRM Taylor55 (42b)
  • E Chigumbura1 (1b)
  • B Lee4-0-31-1
  • NW Bracken3-0-17-1

Bracken now

18.6
1
Lee to Taylor, 1 run, eases back into his crease, but Lee's fired that one in full once more, and then driven out to extra cover where it's well marshalled on the boundary by the sweeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Hodge
35(22) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 0 1 4 1 2 18
BRM Taylor
60(45) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 2 4 2 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Clark
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
E Chigumbura
O3.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco6.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.358
ENG43106.0000.145
SA42204.0000.651
SL41302.000-0.461
AFG41302.000-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.900
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.233
PAK41302.000-0.092
BDESH40400.000-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.521
IRE30201.000-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.566
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017