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)

0.4

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

Australia 7/1   AC Gilchrist 3* (2b)   E Chigumbura 0.4-0-7-1

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

Australia 12/2   RT Ponting 2* (6b)   E Chigumbura 1.2-0-8-2

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   A Symonds 1* (1b)   GB Brent 2-0-9-1

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

Australia 48/4   A Symonds 13* (10b 2x4)   CJ Chibhabha 1.2-0-5-0

13.4

Masakadza to Symonds, OUT, sharp work from Brendan Taylor as Symonds slipped moving forward while looking to cut. Forget the replays, Symonds looked immediately worried - and so he should have done

A Symonds st †Taylor b Masakadza 33 (40m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 132.00

Australia 86/5   BJ Hodge 16* (11b 1x4 1x6)   H Masakadza 0.4-0-8-1

16.2

Utseya to Haddin, OUT, pulls that from outside off, up in the air swirling away to the right of Chigumbura who runs round - and he has to be quick - to meet the ball out towards long-on

BJ Haddin c Chigumbura b Utseya 6 (7m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 102/6   BJ Hodge 25* (15b 1x4 2x6)   P Utseya 3.2-0-24-1

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

Australia 119/7   BJ Hodge 29* (19b 1x4 2x6)   GB Brent 3.1-0-10-2

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

Australia 134/8   BJ Hodge 35* (22b 2x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 2.3-0-16-2

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   BJ Hodge 35* (22b 2x4 2x6)   E Chigumbura 3-0-20-3
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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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