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)
0.1

Broad to Gilchrist, no run, inswinging and full, dug out into the leg side

0.2

Broad to Gilchrist, no run, full but a bit wider and no swing, pushed to short extra cover

0.3

Broad to Gilchrist, no run, short and wide, Gilchrist slashes and misses to loud gasps from the crowd

0.4

Broad to Gilchrist, FOUR, lovely drive, threaded between mid-off and extra cover, not a big gap but he found it and the ball scoots away

0.5

Broad to Gilchrist, 1 run, back and turned off his hips to deepish square leg

Australia 5/0   AC Gilchrist 5* (5b 1x4)
1.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, fuller and outside off, Gilchrist leans back, swipes, and misses

1.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, defensive push towards mid-on, Gilchrist then spots the fielder is deeper and slightly slow off the mark and so is able to sprint the single

Australia 12/0   AC Gilchrist 6* (7b 1x4)
2.1

Broad to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide, Gilchrist slashes and a thick top edge flies over the grasp of the leaping Prior

2.2

Broad to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, he goes to pull, misses, the ball thuds into his body and drops almost at his feet , Hayden calls him through

2.6

Broad to Gilchrist, no run, firm drive to mid-off

Australia 22/0   AC Gilchrist 10* (10b 2x4)
3.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 2 runs, pulled from off stump over midwicket, the ball lands five yards in from the rope and plugs. Tiger Woods would have been proud of that backspin

3.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 2 runs, another mistimed pull, it hits him on the body and trundles fine on the leg side, Broad has a long way to get round the retrieve

3.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, an uppish slash which falls four or five yards short of Schofield at third man

Australia 28/0   AC Gilchrist 15* (13b 2x4)
4.1

Collingwood to Gilchrist, 2 runs, flicked into the leg side at a very pedestrian pace ... which is what Collingwood is bowling

4.2

Collingwood to Gilchrist, no run, a sniff of swing, Gilchrist pushes into the on side off his pads

4.3

Collingwood to Gilchrist, 2 runs, swpet with a hint of bottom edge, the ball goes down to long leg

4.4

Collingwood to Gilchrist, FOUR, slashed over backward point, in the air but well over the fielder even though he threw himself at it

4.5

Collingwood to Gilchrist, SIX, slower ball swung over deep midwicket and brilliantly caught ... by a spectator in the front row who celebrates like a wild thing

4.6

Collingwood to Gilchrist, 2 runs, low full toss driven to long-on

Australia 44/0   AC Gilchrist 31* (19b 3x4 1x6)
5.6

Kirtley to Gilchrist, FOUR, leg-side half volley, picked up and flicked over short fine leg

Australia 61/0   AC Gilchrist 35* (20b 4x4 1x6)
6.2

Mascarenhas to Gilchrist, 1 run, cut to deep point

6.4

Mascarenhas to Gilchrist, 1 run, Gilchrist makes width and cuts

Australia 65/0   AC Gilchrist 37* (22b 4x4 1x6)
7.1

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 1 run, backfoot drive into the deep cover region

7.3

Flintoff to Gilchrist, FOUR, almost a yorker, a bit too full, Gilchrist gets a thick inside edge and the ball zips past his leg stump and fine for four

7.4

Flintoff to Gilchrist, no run, right up once more, wide of off stump, Gilchrist can only squeeze it to backward point

7.5

Flintoff to Gilchrist, 3 runs, much the same spot from Flintoff but Gilchrist works it finer and that takes it past the fielder

Australia 78/0   AC Gilchrist 45* (26b 5x4 1x6)
8.1

Schofield to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist back and defends

8.2

Schofield to Gilchrist, OUT, Gilchrist gives him the change but doesn't really connect and Flintoff speeding in from long-on dives to take a good catch a foot above the turf

AC Gilchrist c Flintoff b Schofield 45 (36m 28b 5x4 1x6) SR: 160.71

Australia 78/1   AC Gilchrist 45 (28b 5x4 1x6)
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