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)

9.3

Chibhabha to Hodge, no run, lovely delivery, nips off the seam to collective "oohs" from Zimbabwe fielders and fans alike

9.4

Chibhabha to Hodge, 1 run, dabbed down to third man, and Hodge is off the mark

9.6

Chibhabha to Hodge, no run, perfect line, perfect length, and a defiant defensive shot to finish.

Australia 51/4   BJ Hodge 1* (3b)

10.5

Utseya to Hodge, no run, driven towards mid-on, the bowler pouncing on to it

10.6

Utseya to Hodge, 2 runs, a fluff at third man, but the outfield's slow and the fielder makes quick amends

Australia 60/4   BJ Hodge 3* (5b)

11.5

Chibhabha to Hodge, 1 run, swivelled down to square leg

Australia 68/4   BJ Hodge 4* (6b)

12.2

Taibu to Hodge, FOUR, very wide and Hodge was kind, I think, in reaching out for that and cut through cover

12.3

Taibu to Hodge, 1 run, driven forward for a quick single

12.6

Taibu to Hodge, no run, up there, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

Australia 78/4   BJ Hodge 9* (9b 1x4)

13.2

Masakadza to Hodge, SIX, the first six of the evening, and that went a long way - whisked up and over mid-on with a powerful front-foot strike. Clean and cool

13.3

Masakadza to Hodge, 1 run, driven to cover for a quick single

Australia 86/4   BJ Hodge 16* (11b 1x4 1x6)

14.4

Utseya to Hodge, 1 run, booming lob of a full toss, horrible, but at that deceptively difficult knee height - it can only be driven back out to long-on

Australia 89/5   BJ Hodge 17* (12b 1x4 1x6)

15.4

Mupariwa to Hodge, SIX, deposited over deep midwicket - hard

15.5

Mupariwa to Hodge, 1 run, full toss, turned off the legs to deep midwicket

Australia 99/5   BJ Hodge 24* (14b 1x4 2x6)

16.1

Utseya to Hodge, 1 run, veering down leg, and driven back out to long-on

16.3

Utseya to Hodge, 2 runs, poked to midwicket for a quick two

16.4

Utseya to Hodge, 1 run, worked out to midwicket again

16.6

Utseya to Hodge, no run, outside off again, nipping in a fraction, driven back out through the covers

Australia 106/6   BJ Hodge 28* (18b 1x4 2x6)

17.2

Taibu to Hodge, 1 run, cut strongly out to the point boundary this time

Australia 108/6   BJ Hodge 29* (19b 1x4 2x6)

18.3

Brent to Hodge, 1 run, good variation, tricky slower ball zooming in full on middle-and-leg, but worked well out to midwicket

Australia 121/7   BJ Hodge 30* (20b 1x4 2x6)

19.2

Chigumbura to Hodge, FOUR, outside off, driven firmly through extra cover and Hodge hardly left his crease

19.3

Chigumbura to Hodge, 1 run, OUT, scramble for a single down to third man, but a fast return and is sent on his way through a stunning run-out from Taylor, almost ten-pin bowling down the one stick he had to aim at (throwing with his gloved hand)

MG Johnson run out 9 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 180.00

Australia 134/8   BJ Hodge 35* (22b 2x4 2x6)
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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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