ICC World Twenty20, 9th Match, Group B: Australia v England at Cape Town, Sep 14, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 9th match, Group B
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
14 September 2007 (20-over match)
0.6

Broad to Hayden, 1 run, pulled into the ground and so it loses much of the power, still a single

Australia 6/0   ML Hayden 1* (1b)
1.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, full (81mph) and it completely deceives Hayden who shapes to thump it out of the ground

1.2

Flintoff to Hayden, FOUR, full and this time Hayden hammers the ball between Flintoff and mid-on, no real effort but he's such a big man that it races away

1.3

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, mid-on drops a little deeper so Hayden pushes to him and ambles the single

1.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, driven hard back to the bowler, the ball bounces kindly allowing Flintoff to collect in his follow through

Australia 12/0   ML Hayden 6* (5b 1x4)
2.3

Broad to Hayden, FOUR, another full-bodied slash flies wide and high past Prior

2.4

Broad to Hayden, no run, fuller, Hayden forced back and he drives to mid-off who is closer to prevent the single

2.5

Broad to Hayden, 1 run, short and pulled behind square, Maddy hurtles round and slides to cut off the ball in the deep

Australia 22/0   ML Hayden 11* (8b 2x4)
3.1

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, full and Hayden decides very late to leave the ball and does so with a twirl of the body in the crease

3.2

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 leg bye, dug in and Hayden looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the shoulder for his pains

3.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, Hayden leans back and tries to hammer the ball through the covers, gets a thick leading edge and it bobbles back to the bowler

Australia 28/0   ML Hayden 11* (11b 2x4)
5.1

Kirtley to Hayden, FOUR, half volley smacked dismissively back from whence it came, not quite timed as it bounced before it got to the rope

5.2

Kirtley to Hayden, FOUR, slower ball, this time stroked between mid-off and extra cover ... that was all about timing. The first shot was Shrek, that one was Cinderella

5.3

Kirtley to Hayden, FOUR, and again, heaved through midwicket, no grace, maximum effect

5.4

Kirtley to Hayden, no run, a dot ball eases the nerves of the English supporters ... Andrew Miller was beginning to fret about Australia managing 20 an over to eliminate England!

5.5

Kirtley to Hayden, 1 run, fuller, worked to deep midwicket

Australia 57/0   ML Hayden 24* (16b 5x4)
6.1

Mascarenhas to Hayden, 1 run, Hayden down on one knee before the bowler had let go of the ball, sweeping behind square

6.3

Mascarenhas to Hayden, 1 run, heaved by Hayden back over the bowler, not middled so it falls 10 yards short of the rope, Broad round from long-on to field

6.5

Mascarenhas to Hayden, FOUR, too short, too wide and pulled off the front foot behind square on the leg side

6.6

Mascarenhas to Hayden, no run, driven hard but not timed and it bounces back to a relieved Mascarenhas

Australia 69/0   ML Hayden 30* (20b 6x4)
7.2

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, full-bloodied off drive to Broad at long-off

7.6

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, Flintoff perseveres with that line and it works as Hayden can only jam down on it to backward point

Australia 78/0   ML Hayden 31* (22b 6x4)
8.3

Schofield to Hayden, no run, jammed into the ground and it loops back to the bowler. Loud cheers from those in the crowd who thought it was a catch

8.4

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, swished to deep midwicket, all along the ground

8.6

Schofield to Hayden, no run, tried to turn into the on side but not timed

Australia 80/1   ML Hayden 32* (25b 6x4)
9.2

Mascarenhas to Hayden, SIX, in the slot and a bullying thump over wide long-on, flat and it flew like a tracer bullet

9.3

Mascarenhas to Hayden, FOUR, a reverse sweep which he doesn't really get hold of but it goes fine off his gloves and they all count

9.4

Mascarenhas to Hayden, 1 run, full, rasping drive to long-off, Hayden walks the single

9.6

Mascarenhas to Hayden, 1 run, another easy single into the leg side, the batsmen barely had to break into a sweat ...which sums up Australia's easy progress

Australia 94/1   ML Hayden 44* (29b 7x4 1x6)
10.1

Schofield to Hayden, no run, tries the sweep

10.2

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, cut away forcefully in front of point

Australia 95/1   ML Hayden 45* (31b 7x4 1x6)
11.2

Broad to Hayden, 1 run, pushed through midwicket for an easy single

11.4

Broad to Hayden, FOUR, down the track and pulled hard in front of midwicket, bringing up the hundred in dominant style

11.5

Broad to Hayden, no run, down the track for an easy drive to mid-on

11.6

Broad to Hayden, 1 run, straight and with enough room to pull through midwicket

Australia 104/1   ML Hayden 51* (35b 8x4 1x6)
12.1

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, wide outside off, driven out to deep extra cover

Australia 105/1   ML Hayden 52* (36b 8x4 1x6)
13.1

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, full toss slips out down off, driven out through extra

13.5

Flintoff to Hayden, no run, driven to cover

13.6

Flintoff to Hayden, 1 run, pushed up there outside off and driven back out straight

Australia 122/2   ML Hayden 54* (39b 8x4 1x6)
14.1

Schofield to Hayden, FOUR, typical Hayden: one step, boom; a powerful (aren't they all?) drive through mid-off

14.2

Schofield to Hayden, FOUR, driven again through mid-off - nearly taking out Symonds at the other end - and the end is nigh

14.3

Schofield to Hayden, FOUR, driven wider of mid-off this time

14.4

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, loopy full toss down leg, paddled almost sympathetically round to fine leg

Australia 135/2   ML Hayden 67* (43b 11x4 1x6)
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