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

Lee to Sibanda, 1 wide, oops, that's fast, furious and misdirected ... Rusty?

0.1

Lee to Sibanda, 1 wide, fast again, and off target again. Sibanda wafts but doesn't come close, and the umpire signals another wide

0.1

Lee to Sibanda, no run, short and tucked off the hips. A slight misfield at square leg gives Sibanda notions of a single, but he thinks better of it

0.2

Lee to Sibanda, no run, that's much better - short, angry and quick. Sibanda does well to lift his gloves well out of the way. He's furious ... with himself and everything around him

0.3

Lee to Sibanda, 1 run, full and pushed into the covers, a direct hit would have been close, but Hussey misses. It's all happening out there

0.4

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, pushed back onto the stumps, but Taylor gets off the mark with an angled steer to gully

0.5

Lee to Sibanda, FOUR, short, a thick edge and a genuine chance, but that flew clean through the vacant third slip and all the way to the boundary.

0.6

Lee to Sibanda, no run, drawn forward in a watchful defence

Zimbabwe 8/0   B Lee 1-0-8-0

2.1

Lee to Taylor, no run, fast and furious again. But only one slip for Lee

2.2

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor backs away to give himself room. Can't time the backfoot steer, but another single as slip rushes up to field

2.3

Lee to Sibanda, 2 runs, into position for the pull shot - can't quite time it, but it's good enough to beat midwicket. Aggressive running brings two, and Zimbabwe are calling the shots

2.4

Lee to Sibanda, FOUR, that's a fantastic strike - fast, too full, and Sibanda gives himself room to free his arms, and carves Lee clean through the covers

2.5

Lee to Sibanda, FOUR, crash! A second boundary in the over, and that's even sweeter than the first. Whistles through point and all the way to the rope

2.6

Lee to Sibanda, no run, a better delivery to finish, but Australia are suddenly in a bit of strife

Zimbabwe 24/0   B Lee 2-0-19-0

16.1

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, well bowled, low and in on off-stick, driven back out to cover

16.2

Lee to Masakadza, 1 run, full toss, thigh height, driven out in front of short midwicket for an easy one

16.3

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, sensible single there - Taylor pushing to cover and setting off immediately to bring up an excellent fifty

16.4

Lee to Masakadza, no run, pushed on to the back foot and two fielders bound in from the off-side ring to tidy up

16.5

Lee to Masakadza, 2 runs, on off, driven out to mid-off for a quick single - which becomes two as there's an overthrow from Clark's mis-shy at the non-striker's stumps

16.6

Lee to Masakadza, 1 run, full on leg, and well dug out to midwicket for a quick single

Zimbabwe 116/4   B Lee 3-0-25-0

18.1

Lee to Masakadza, 1 run, yorker, well bowled, but poor fielding as Zimbabwe scramble a single a metre or so square of the wicket as the ball crashes off the bat into the pad and back out there

18.2

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, another yorker, dug out again, with a drive towards the cover boundary

18.3

Lee to Masakadza, OUT, dangerous shot - sounded like an edge but there wasn't - Masakadza trying the sweep and paying for it. You don't get plumber and that wasn't a tough decision

H Masakadza lbw b Lee 27 (28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 96.42

18.4

Lee to Chigumbura, 1 run, stuns the ball down right onto the batting crease and they run through a very quick single, Lee running soen and breaking the stumps with his hand, not the ball

18.5

Lee to Taylor, 2 runs, worked behind square for two

18.6

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, eases back into his crease, but Lee's fired that one in full once more, and then driven out to extra cover where it's well marshalled on the boundary by the sweeper

Zimbabwe 127/5   B Lee 4-0-31-1
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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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