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)

3.1

Brent to Symonds, 1 run, dabbed down to third man for a welcome single

Australia 15/2   A Symonds 1* (1b)

5.5

Brent to Symonds, no run, zips through to the keeper as Symonds is caught flat-footed in an attempted drive

5.6

Brent to Symonds, no run, a stifled appeal as Brent zips one off the seam and into Symonds' pads. Not out is the verdict, but that's another precious dot ball

Australia 22/3   A Symonds 1* (3b)

6.2

Mupariwa to Symonds, 2 runs, forced behind point with a slashing drive, but there's not enough pace on the ball to beat the field

6.3

Mupariwa to Symonds, no run, right on the spot again and defended back down the track with the most vertical bat of the tournament so far

6.4

Mupariwa to Symonds, 1 run, slashed urgently out to the cover sweeper. Runs are coming at a trickle

6.6

Mupariwa to Symonds, 1 wide, bad areas that time, swinging away down the leg-side

6.6

Mupariwa to Symonds, FOUR, a fraction too short this time, and Symonds leaps into the offering like a starving man - and given his size you can imagine how hungry he must be. The ball beats third man for a rare boundary.

Australia 32/3   A Symonds 8* (7b 1x4)

7.5

Chibhabha to Symonds, no run, fuller length but excellent line. Symonds tries to bludgeon his way through the covers, but can't get it away

7.6

Chibhabha to Symonds, FOUR, another boundary for Symonds, but it's not his most elegant - a sliced drive down to third man, which trickles across the rope as two fielders slide into each other. It's sluggish batting and a sluggish outfield, and it's suiting Zimbabwe just fine

Australia 37/3   A Symonds 12* (9b 2x4)

8.4

Utseya to Symonds, 1 run, a low full-toss, but Symonds doesn't capitalise, driving firmly but carefully down to long-on

Australia 43/3   A Symonds 13* (10b 2x4)

9.5

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 wide, poor delivery, which is called a wide, but it could have been much worse. It was a leg-side long-hop and an off-form Symonds would have deposited that into the brewery

9.5

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 run, nudged away for another single

Australia 51/4   A Symonds 14* (11b 2x4)

10.1

Utseya to Symonds, no run, driven back to the bowler who tidies up

10.2

Utseya to Symonds, FOUR, down the track to straight drive back over his head

10.3

Utseya to Symonds, 2 runs, waited, waited and adjusted at the last minute with a poke to midwicket

10.4

Utseya to Symonds, 1 run, uncontrolled dink to midwicket, one hand flying up off the bat - but an easy enough single

Australia 58/4   A Symonds 21* (15b 3x4)

11.1

Chibhabha to Symonds, FOUR, short and punished through midwicket

11.2

Chibhabha to Symonds, 2 runs, worked out to the cover boundary and quickly returned

11.3

Chibhabha to Symonds, no run, straighter, driven back to the bowler

11.4

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 run, run down to third man for a quick single

11.6

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 run, a touch outside off, driven uppishly towards deep extra cover

Australia 69/4   A Symonds 29* (20b 4x4)

12.1

Taibu to Symonds, 1 bye, a big slash to a wideish one - and he missed it

12.4

Taibu to Symonds, 2 runs, straighter, but still with enough width to run down to third man - and then they take an extra run through some sloppy fielding

12.5

Taibu to Symonds, 1 run, wide and cut lateish behind point

Australia 78/4   A Symonds 32* (23b 4x4)

13.1

Masakadza to Symonds, 1 run, driven wide out towards deep midwicket for a quick single

13.4

Masakadza to Symonds, OUT, sharp work from Brendan Taylor as Symonds slipped moving forward while looking to cut. Forget the replays, Symonds looked immediately worried - and so he should have done

A Symonds st †Taylor b Masakadza 33 (40m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 132.00

Australia 86/5   A Symonds 33 (25b 4x4)
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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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