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

Chigumbura to Gilchrist, 2 runs, decent start from Chigumbura, a full length on middle and off, and Gilchrist flicks off his pads to start the proceedings

0.2

Chigumbura to Gilchrist, 1 run, tucked up again, and nudged away behind square. Good tight line so far. No room to free the arms... yet

0.3

Chigumbura to Hayden, FOUR, oops, there was a bit more room there. Short and outside off, and Hayden's first shot is a brutal pull in front of square. The Aussies are off

0.4

Chigumbura to Hayden, OUT, would you believe it! Outside off, nipping away off the seam in the damp conditions, and Hayden's massive swipe finds only the thinnest of edges! Jubilation for the Zimbabweans, and the first wicket is down

ML Hayden c †Taylor b Chigumbura 4 (2m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

0.5

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, a sighter outside off stump, and an expansive leave from Ponting.

0.6

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, a tidy line to finish, and Chigumbura takes his sweater at the end of a nerve-settling and successful over. First blood to Zimbabwe

Australia 7/1   E Chigumbura 1-0-7-1

2.1

Chigumbura to Ponting, 1 run, driven down to deep backward point

2.2

Chigumbura to Gilchrist, OUT, short and Gilchrist goes for the pull ... but miscues it horribly! The ball spirals into the dank Newlands heavens and midwicket pouches a comfortable catch! Australia, in their first competitive match since the World Cup final, are in something resembling disarray ...

AC Gilchrist c Matsikenyeri b Chigumbura 4 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

2.3

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, defended watchfully. What must the skipper be thinking right now?

2.4

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, defended again

2.5

Chigumbura to Ponting, no run, half-driven to cover. No room for manoeuvre

2.6

Chigumbura to Ponting, 2 runs, a massive biff this time from Ponting, but that shot just plugs in the turf at cow corner like a Tiger Woods approach shot. Tough times for the Aussies

Australia 14/2   E Chigumbura 2-0-10-2

19.1

Chigumbura to Johnson, 1 run, swung into the ground to cover for what had to be a rapid single

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

19.4

Chigumbura to Bracken, 2 runs, swipe into the off-side

19.5

Chigumbura to Bracken, 2 runs, cleanly struck lofted drive up to long-off, where it plugs again

19.6

Chigumbura to Bracken, OUT, chipped out to the man at deep cover and the innings ends with a catch - and so a dot

NW Bracken c Sibanda b Chigumbura 4 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Australia 138/9   E Chigumbura 3-0-20-3
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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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