ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 4th match, Group B

Australia v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

11.2

Symonds to Masakadza, 1 run, defended on the back foot and worked down past first slip

11.4

Symonds to Masakadza, no run, worked into the covers

11.5

Symonds to Masakadza, no run, tight on off, stands tall, and works the ball into short midwicket

11.6

Symonds to Masakadza, 1 run, played off the back foot to mid-on

Zimbabwe 75/4   H Masakadza 2* (4b)

12.1

Hodge to Masakadza, 1 run, looped up there, a forthright drive eased to Hayden at long-off

Zimbabwe 76/4   H Masakadza 3* (5b)

13.1

Symonds to Masakadza, no run, oops. short ball invited the hook - and Clark hardly went for it; a dive forward at fine leg and he could have been on to that. He possibly didn't pick it up

13.2

Symonds to Masakadza, 1 run, worked off the legs

13.4

Symonds to Masakadza, no run, up there, on off, driven back to the bowler who picks it up easily

13.5

Symonds to Masakadza, FOUR, short and forcefully pulled through square for a one-bounce four

13.6

Symonds to Masakadza, 1 run, full toss, on leg, awkward height - keeping low - and rushed off the legs to the man at deep square

Zimbabwe 87/4   H Masakadza 9* (10b 1x4)

14.1

Hodge to Masakadza, 1 run, knocked to mid-on for an easy single

14.5

Hodge to Masakadza, 1 run, full, on off, driven back out to mid-on for a safe single

Zimbabwe 96/4   H Masakadza 11* (12b 1x4)

15.1

Johnson to Masakadza, no run, down the track and gets back as Johnson takes the sticks. A tight one, but incredibly Australia do not refer it. Replays look like he was out - possible shocker there. No appeal - and that was too close not to refer

15.2

Johnson to Masakadza, 1 run, played into the covers

15.4

Johnson to Masakadza, 2 runs, pushed across the righthander and worked down to third man

15.5

Johnson to Masakadza, FOUR, width outside off; huge outside edge from an attempted cover drive lands safe - and that runs away

15.6

Johnson to Masakadza, no run, worked into the leg, tight, and they look for a quick single, but decide not to

Zimbabwe 110/4   H Masakadza 18* (17b 2x4)

16.2

Lee to Masakadza, 1 run, full toss, thigh height, driven out in front of short midwicket for an easy one

16.4

Lee to Masakadza, no run, pushed on to the back foot and two fielders bound in from the off-side ring to tidy up

16.5

Lee to Masakadza, 2 runs, on off, driven out to mid-off for a quick single - which becomes two as there's an overthrow from Clark's mis-shy at the non-striker's stumps

16.6

Lee to Masakadza, 1 run, full on leg, and well dug out to midwicket for a quick single

Zimbabwe 116/4   H Masakadza 22* (21b 2x4)

17.1

Bracken to Masakadza, 1 run, full toss slants across the right hander, who drives back to cover where it's well stopped

17.3

Bracken to Masakadza, 2 runs, another full toss, driven through extra cover this time and they took the throw on from Hussey - a good decision because they were back easily

17.4

Bracken to Masakadza, no run, driven strongly back to Bracken who is vigilant in tidying up

17.5

Bracken to Masakadza, no run, steps back to give himself room and drives back to Bracken again

17.6

Bracken to Masakadza, 1 run, full again, driven down the ground towards long-on

Zimbabwe 121/4   H Masakadza 26* (26b 2x4)

18.1

Lee to Masakadza, 1 run, yorker, well bowled, but poor fielding as Zimbabwe scramble a single a metre or so square of the wicket as the ball crashes off the bat into the pad and back out there

18.3

Lee to Masakadza, OUT, dangerous shot - sounded like an edge but there wasn't - Masakadza trying the sweep and paying for it. You don't get plumber and that wasn't a tough decision

H Masakadza lbw b Lee 27 (28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 96.42

Zimbabwe 123/5   H Masakadza 27 (28b 2x4)
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Photos

Sep 12, 2007

Andrew Symonds turns a ball around the corner during his 33, Australia v Zimbabwe, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 12, 2007

Andrew Symonds turns a ball around the corner during his 33

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Sep 12, 2007

An ecstatic Zimbabwe side after their five-wicket win over Australia, Australia v Zimbabwe, ICC World Twenty20, Group B, Cape Town, September 12, 2007

An ecstatic Zimbabwe side after their five-wicket win over Australia

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