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)

1.1

Brent to Gilchrist, no run, good wheels, Brenty, good wheels. No great pace, but accurate enough

1.2

Brent to Gilchrist, 1 wide, too far down the leg-side this time

1.2

Brent to Gilchrist, 1 wide, even further down leg-side. And swinging as well. That's useful, but only if you can control it ...

1.2

Brent to Gilchrist, no run, back on a good length outside off, and defended into the covers with a loud "no!"

1.3

Brent to Gilchrist, 1 run, tucked up on the legs and Ponting calls Gilchrist through for a scampered single.

1.4

Brent to Ponting, no run, drawn forward in a circumspect defensive stroke. Very respectful play so far from Australia

1.5

Brent to Ponting, no run, whipped off the legs, but fielded with a juggle at short midwicket.

1.6

Brent to Ponting, 1 run, floated onto leg stump and on-driven, but midwicket fields well with a dive. Australia, dare one say it, are being a little tied down for the moment

Australia 11/1   GB Brent 1-0-4-0

3.1

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

3.2

Brent to Ponting, no run, pushed onto the back foot and driven to point. No way through there

3.3

Brent to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting's had enough of beating around the bush. He uses his feet gloriously and picks the gap in the covers with expert timing.

3.4

Brent to Ponting, no run, lovely outswinger to follow up, and a neat take from Taylor

3.5

Brent to Ponting, no run, stifled appeal as Ponting shuffles across his stumps, but nothing doing from the umpire. Testing times ...

3.6

Brent to Ponting, OUT, well well well well ... Ponting uses his feet again, and this time he perishes! A wild swing finds only an outside edge, and after an eternity third man steadies himself to claim a massive wicket! Australia, officially, are in strife.

RT Ponting c Chigumbura b Brent 8 (14m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Australia 19/3   GB Brent 2-0-9-1

5.1

Brent to Hussey, no run, excellent line and length from Brent, jagging back into Hussey just enough to hurry his defensive stroke

5.2

Brent to Hussey, no run, going across the batsman this time, and nibbled at uneasily. Hussey is looking extremely rusty in the rain

5.3

Brent to Hussey, no run, lovely delivery, swinging across the left-hander's bows and through to the keeper

5.4

Brent to Hussey, 1 run, on the pads and clipped away. A welcome run for the beleaguered Aussies

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   GB Brent 3-0-10-1

18.1

Brent to Lee, OUT, crashes a huge inside edge back onto the sticks, sending the off stump - and Lee - on their way

B Lee b Brent 13 (6m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 185.71

18.2

Brent to Johnson, 1 run, outside off, touch of room, run down for an easy single to third man

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

18.4

Brent to Johnson, no run, stays over the wicket to the left hander, room outside off, stunned into the ground

18.5

Brent to Johnson, FOUR, full toss and Johnson opens his shoulders with some nice timing in front of midwicket, a good drive

18.6

Brent to Johnson, 3 runs, three on the off-side this time, Johnson will now be back on strike

Australia 128/7   GB Brent 4-0-19-2
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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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