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)

7.1

Chibhabha to Hussey, no run, Chibhabha replaces the excellent Brent, and starts accurately enough

7.2

Chibhabha to Hussey, no run

7.3

Chibhabha to Hussey, no run, right on the spot again. No pace to work with at all

7.4

Chibhabha to Hussey, 1 run, defended with an angled bat, and Hussey hustles through for an urgent single

7.5

Chibhabha to Symonds, no run, fuller length but excellent line. Symonds tries to bludgeon his way through the covers, but can't get it away

7.6

Chibhabha to Symonds, FOUR, another boundary for Symonds, but it's not his most elegant - a sliced drive down to third man, which trickles across the rope as two fielders slide into each other. It's sluggish batting and a sluggish outfield, and it's suiting Zimbabwe just fine

Australia 37/3   CJ Chibhabha 1-0-5-0

9.1

Chibhabha to Hussey, no run, Hussey dances down the track but is forced to adjust into a late defensive prod as Chibhabha hits the seam

9.2

Chibhabha to Hussey, OUT, Sibanda pulls off a brilliant direct hit from point, and Hussey is on his way! That's a massive wicket. He dropped the ball into the off side and set off for the run, but was sent back as Sibanda swooped and hit with one stump to aim at

MEK Hussey run out 15 (20m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

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

9.5

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 wide, poor delivery, which is called a wide, but it could have been much worse. It was a leg-side long-hop and an off-form Symonds would have deposited that into the brewery

9.5

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 run, nudged away for another single

9.6

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

Australia 51/4   CJ Chibhabha 2-0-8-0

11.1

Chibhabha to Symonds, FOUR, short and punished through midwicket

11.2

Chibhabha to Symonds, 2 runs, worked out to the cover boundary and quickly returned

11.3

Chibhabha to Symonds, no run, straighter, driven back to the bowler

11.4

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 run, run down to third man for a quick single

11.5

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

11.6

Chibhabha to Symonds, 1 run, a touch outside off, driven uppishly towards deep extra cover

Australia 69/4   CJ Chibhabha 3-0-17-0
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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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