ICC World Twenty20, 4th Match, Group B: Australia v Zimbabwe at Cape Town, Sep 12, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 4th match, Group B
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
12 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
5.1

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, On the spot first ball, and pushed into the gap in the covers

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   MG Johnson 1-0-9-0
7.1

Johnson to Taibu, no run, lovely ball, good lift and carry. Taibu does well not to edge that

7.2

Johnson to Taibu, no run, another ripper. Welcome to the crease, Tatenda

7.3

Johnson to Taibu, no run, wide of off stump, but not called. Taibu looks askance at the umpire

7.4

Johnson to Taibu, 1 wide, this time it is called and rightly so. Another one to the tally

7.4

Johnson to Taibu, no run, tighter to off stump and good lift off the pitch. Taibu shoulders arms, because he doesn't need to rush this

7.5

Johnson to Taibu, no run, wide of the off stump again, and that's another marginal call

7.6

Johnson to Taibu, OUT, no width at all this time. That was a perfect lifter on middle stump and seaming away to boot. Taibu feathers a limp defensive stroke to the keeper, and Australia are starting to assert themselves at last.

T Taibu c †Gilchrist b Johnson 0 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zimbabwe 55/3   MG Johnson 2-0-10-1
9.1

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, driven with an open face and third man thinks he's in with a chance for a moment. In the end it bounces just short

9.2

Johnson to Matsikenyeri, no run, short but arrow-straight. Matsikenyeri attempts to cut, but misses

9.3

Johnson to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, a crazy moment! Matsikenyeri could have been run out at both ends, but two shies both miss, and overthrows are the result! Gosh

9.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run

9.5

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, that's a massive boundary for Zimbabwe. Short, and Taylor made room to slap a short ball through the gap at point

9.6

Johnson to Taylor, 2 runs, driven square off the back foot, doesn't quite time it, but that's one more run to take Zimbabwe level on D/L. It couldn't get much more exciting

Zimbabwe 66/3   MG Johnson 3-0-18-1
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

15.3

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, brings his bat down on that one late to knock it into the covers for a quick single

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   MG Johnson 4-0-26-1
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