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)

3.6

Bracken to Chibhabha, no run, full length, bending back into the right-hander, defended into the covers to complete the over

Zimbabwe 31/1   CJ Chibhabha 0* (1b)

4.2

Clark to Chibhabha, 2 runs, a touch too straight, and Chibhabha nurdles down to fine leg. The scoreboard keeps ticking

4.3

Clark to Chibhabha, no run, dabbed out to the covers and a direct hit would have been close. Instead it's a fumble. Australia aren't yet as sharp in the field as Zimbabwe were

4.4

Clark to Chibhabha, no run, short and left well alone as Gilchrist takes the ball at shoulder-height

4.5

Clark to Chibhabha, no run, a swing and a miss. A few dot-balls creeping in now. Zimbabwe need to keep the strike rotating. Or at least keep their cool if it doesn't

4.6

Clark to Chibhabha, FOUR, that's a quality strike - straight down the ground with the highest of elbows. It wouldn't have looked out of place in a Test match. Which is how Australia are going to have to play this now ...

Zimbabwe 38/1   CJ Chibhabha 6* (6b 1x4)

5.2

Johnson to Chibhabha, no run, driven hard, but this time straight to short cover

5.3

Johnson to Chibhabha, FOUR, misdirected - short and a long-hop to boot. Chibhabha glances expertly to beat the man on the 45, and that's another boundary

5.4

Johnson to Chibhabha, no run, whoosh - that had intent, but it was rather a windy woof, as Richie Benaud once put it. Easy now ...

5.5

Johnson to Chibhabha, FOUR, or not! This time he makes contact, and some! The ball was pitched up and right in the slot, and Chibhabha made no mistake whatsoever. Clean as a whistle over long-off!

5.6

Johnson to Chibhabha, no run, a dot ball to finish, but that's an expensive start. And Zimbabwe are inching ever closer to a monstrous upset

Zimbabwe 47/1   CJ Chibhabha 14* (11b 3x4)

6.2

Clark to Chibhabha, 1 run, fuller, and angling into off stump, but another single thanks to some sharp calling. They don't have to do much more than that

6.5

Clark to Chibhabha, no run, short, and Chibhabha ducks. The crowd bays for a wide, but Clark gets away with it. Only just mind.

6.6

Clark to Chibhabha, OUT, that's a massive steepler - it's gone straight up in the air and almost tops out above the Newlands lights. Any man on the field could have claimed it, but Gilchrist with the gloves steps forward, and is a very relieved man to end that mini-onslaught

CJ Chibhabha c †Gilchrist b Clark 15 (13m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

Zimbabwe 54/2   CJ Chibhabha 15 (14b 3x4)
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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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