Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    17.6 Another! low full-toss on the pads, another attempted yorker. Gambhir anticipates the length and plays the paddle sweep. The ball flies to Mohammad Asif at short fine-leg and he takes a sharp catch. India's topscorer is gone and this innings is fast losing momentum 130/5
    2.4 gone this time! Pathan tries to pull a short delivery over midwicket but miscues it up in the air for mid-on to run back, keep his eyes on it under the sun, and pouch a simple enough catch 25/1
    5.4 another one goes! Uthappa tries to hit this one over the infield but totally mistimes it, lobbing it up into the air and Afridi doesnt have to move an inch at extra cover to hold the simplest of catches 40/2
    13.3 Gone! That's the big one for Pakistan. Yuvraj, who was a bit quiet against the spinners targets Umar Gul. Yuvraj goes for a big pull to a ball that's banged in about halfway down the pitcth. The ball gets a bit big on the batsman and takes the top edge and goes straight up in the air. Gul takes no chances, calls the catch his own and settles comfortably under it. That's a huge wicket for Pakistan in this big final 103/3
    15.2 Gul on fire! Another big, big wicket for Pakistan as Dhoni has an almighty heave at a full ball and does not quite make contact. The ball is coming in with the angle and homing in on the stumps. If Dhoni had connected that was going out of the ground. As it happens the stumps are shattered and it is Dhoni who has to leave the playing arena 111/4
    not out
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    22
    16
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    187.50
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    9
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    100.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    157/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (YK Pathan, 2.4 ov), 2-40 (RV Uthappa, 5.4 ov), 3-103 (Yuvraj Singh, 13.3 ov), 4-111 (MS Dhoni, 15.2 ov), 5-130 (G Gambhir, 17.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Asif302518.3372110
    Sohail Tanvir402917.2581120
    Shahid Afridi403007.5082100
    Mohammad Hafeez302508.3374000
    Umar Gul402837.0092111
    Yasir Arafat201909.5022000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.5 got 'em! RP Singh! Follows up the fullish delivery with one back of a length, getting it to move away every so slightly and Hafeez, with minimal footwork, is tempted into a dab outside off stump only to see the outside-edge fly into Uthappa's safe hands at slip! India get the breakthrough early 2/1
    5.4 oh superb throw! Slower ball again, fullish outside off stump, Younis eases into a nice offdrive and calls for the run towards mid-off, Nazir is late to react, Uthappa swoops in, picks and releases in one smooth action, fires in a direct it at the striker's end and Nazir and is caught just short of his crease! 53/3
    2.3 cleaned up! The experiment to send Akmal in at No. 3 flops, as he stands rooted in his crease and plays a poor shot across the line, just an ugly swipe, only to get bowled clean up as he misjudges the bounce! RP gets a second in successive overs and India are loving it! 26/2
    8.3 but he's got his man this time! Joginder bowls it fuller for once and immediately gets Younis, who cant resist thumping it down the ground, not timing it off the middle at all, and mid-on easily pouches it in his lap without movin more than a foot! 65/4
    11.3 short of a good length and outside the off, again this ball does not come onto the bat too well, Shoaib Malik goes for the pull but he's not in control of the shot. The ball goes straight to midwicket and Irfan Pathan has a big, big wicket as this match tilts just a touch in India's favour 76/5
    19.3 India! It's all over here! Full and on the stumps. Misbah goes for the scoop shot over short fine-leg. That is a risky shot to play with only 6 needed from 4 balls. Straight up in the air and Sreesanth takes the catch. India have won by 5 runs in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 152/10
    11.4 fullish and outside the off stump, Afridi goes for the big hit. He wants to hit this one out of the ground. The contact is no good, though and Afridi has got right under the ball. This one goes high in the air but has no distance on it. It will only get as far as mid-off and Sreesanth takes the catch. That could well be the end of it as far as Pakistan are concerned ... This is a huge moment in this final. 77/6
    15.6 on the stumps and fullish, Arafat tries to hammer this one over the leg side, he misses and Pathan hits. The stumps are shattered and the Indians converge on Pathan who has just completed and excellent, and probably matchwinning spell. Excellent varations and control and Pakistan are in deep trouble. 104/7
    17.6 Comeback! Sreesanth finally gets it right! A quick yorker on the off stump. Tanveer loses his off stump but he's got 12 from only 4 balls and done a fair bit. Can't expect much more than that from him. 138/8
    18.5 Leg-stump yorker from RP Singh! That's just too good from RP Singh. Umar Gul plays all over this one and loses his leg stump. Fabulous bowling from RP Singh as this match heads to an exciting finish 141/9
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    Extras
    12 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    152 all out (19.3 Overs, RR: 7.79)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.5 ov), 2-26 (Kamran Akmal, 2.3 ov), 3-53 (Imran Nazir, 5.4 ov), 4-65 (Younis Khan, 8.3 ov), 5-76 (Shoaib Malik, 11.3 ov), 6-77 (Shahid Afridi, 11.4 ov), 7-104 (Yasir Arafat, 15.6 ov), 8-138 (Sohail Tanvir, 17.6 ov), 9-141 (Umar Gul, 18.5 ov), 10-152 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RP Singh402636.50124001
    S Sreesanth4144111.00144420
    Joginder Sharma3.302025.71121120
    YK Pathan10505.0010000
    IK Pathan401634.00121010
    Harbhajan Singh3036012.0041310

Match Details

Series

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 2007/08 ICC World Twenty20

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

First Session 14:00-15:20, Interval 15:20-15:40, Second Session 15:40-17:00

Match days

24 September 2007 (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017