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)


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

Australia 7/0   ML Hayden 4* (1b 1x4)   E Chigumbura 0.3-0-7-0


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.

Australia 19/2   RT Ponting 8* (12b 1x4)   GB Brent 1.3-0-9-0


Mupariwa to Symonds, FOUR, a fraction too short this time, and Symonds leaps into the offering like a starving man - and given his size you can imagine how hungry he must be. The ball beats third man for a rare boundary.

Australia 32/3   A Symonds 8* (7b 1x4)   T Mupariwa 2-0-12-0


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   A Symonds 12* (9b 2x4)   CJ Chibhabha 1-0-5-0


Utseya to Hussey, FOUR, lovely drive, and a confident strike as Hussey makes room and places his lofted drive superbly

Australia 41/3   MEK Hussey 9* (17b 1x4)   P Utseya 0.1-0-4-0


Utseya to Symonds, FOUR, down the track to straight drive back over his head

Australia 55/4   A Symonds 18* (13b 3x4)   P Utseya 1.2-0-15-0


Chibhabha to Symonds, FOUR, short and punished through midwicket

Australia 64/4   A Symonds 25* (16b 4x4)   CJ Chibhabha 2.1-0-12-0


Taibu to Hodge, FOUR, very wide and Hodge was kind, I think, in reaching out for that and cut through cover

Australia 74/4   BJ Hodge 8* (7b 1x4)   T Taibu 0.2-0-4-0


Taibu to Lee, FOUR, full and swung away through the off-side, through the covers, and on its way

Australia 112/6   B Lee 6* (4b 1x4)   T Taibu 1.4-0-14-0


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

Australia 125/7   MG Johnson 5* (3b 1x4)   GB Brent 3.5-0-16-2


Chigumbura to Hodge, FOUR, outside off, driven firmly through extra cover and Hodge hardly left his crease

Australia 133/7   BJ Hodge 34* (21b 2x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 2.2-0-15-2
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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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