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)

0.1

Lee to Sibanda, 1 wide, oops, that's fast, furious and misdirected ... Rusty?

0.1

Lee to Sibanda, 1 wide, fast again, and off target again. Sibanda wafts but doesn't come close, and the umpire signals another wide

0.1

Lee to Sibanda, no run, short and tucked off the hips. A slight misfield at square leg gives Sibanda notions of a single, but he thinks better of it

0.2

Lee to Sibanda, no run, that's much better - short, angry and quick. Sibanda does well to lift his gloves well out of the way. He's furious ... with himself and everything around him

0.3

Lee to Sibanda, 1 run, full and pushed into the covers, a direct hit would have been close, but Hussey misses. It's all happening out there

0.5

Lee to Sibanda, FOUR, short, a thick edge and a genuine chance, but that flew clean through the vacant third slip and all the way to the boundary.

0.6

Lee to Sibanda, no run, drawn forward in a watchful defence

Zimbabwe 8/0   V Sibanda 5* (5b 1x4)

1.4

Bracken to Sibanda, no run, down the pitch and that's a big swing from Sibanda. He doesn't connect, but the positive intent has to be encouraged

1.5

Bracken to Sibanda, no run, fuller and straighter from Bracken, but more good calling results in another important single. Plenty for Ponting to ponder as he adjusts the field

1.6

Bracken to Sibanda, FOUR, lovely strike! Down on one knee and a full flourish of the bat. The outfield is still sluggish but that was sweetly timed - and placed - and trickles across the rope. Well played

Zimbabwe 13/0   V Sibanda 9* (8b 2x4)

2.3

Lee to Sibanda, 2 runs, into position for the pull shot - can't quite time it, but it's good enough to beat midwicket. Aggressive running brings two, and Zimbabwe are calling the shots

2.4

Lee to Sibanda, FOUR, that's a fantastic strike - fast, too full, and Sibanda gives himself room to free his arms, and carves Lee clean through the covers

2.5

Lee to Sibanda, FOUR, crash! A second boundary in the over, and that's even sweeter than the first. Whistles through point and all the way to the rope

2.6

Lee to Sibanda, no run, a better delivery to finish, but Australia are suddenly in a bit of strife

Zimbabwe 24/0   V Sibanda 19* (12b 4x4)

3.3

Bracken to Sibanda, FOUR, blam! That flew straight back over Bracken's head with a stand-and-deliver swing of the blade! Decapitation was an option there. What on earth is going on?

3.4

Bracken to Sibanda, no run, outside off and swinging away. A better length, but safely negotiated

3.5

Bracken to Sibanda, OUT, in the slot for a swing, but Sibanda's gone this time! A bit of lift and away-movement, and Gilchrist behind the stumps takes a comfortable catch. Still, Sibanda has done his bit. He's given his team the start they needed ...

V Sibanda c †Gilchrist b Bracken 23 (16m 15b 5x4 0x6) SR: 153.33

Zimbabwe 31/1   V Sibanda 23 (15b 5x4)
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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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