ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 9th match, Group B

Australia v England

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)


Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, another yorker greets Flintoff, who waits before driving smoothly out to mid-on


Lee to Flintoff, no run, fuller delivery but gets away with it courtesy of Symonds' stop in the covers

England 75/4   A Flintoff 1* (2b)


Clarke to Flintoff, FOUR, outside off, full, and driven strongly past Symonds for four


Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, outside off again, backs away to give himself room to cut to Hayden who's sweeping up on off

England 85/4   A Flintoff 6* (4b 1x4)


Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, thumping cover drive aimed between mid-off and cover and Hussey gets a hand on it, stands up, runs again and tries to recover but the ball runs on


Lee to Flintoff, FOUR, carved away through backward point


Lee to Flintoff, no run, outside off, swing in the air, and worked down through backward point again


Lee to Flintoff, 1 run, horrible full toss but a nagging height, Flintoff can only bring his hands down on it late, cramped a bit for room, and so a single is all that's available

England 96/4   A Flintoff 15* (8b 3x4)


Bracken to Flintoff, 1 run, full toss driven hard to cover for a quick single


Bracken to Flintoff, no run, on leg, full, Flintoff tries to turn it towards midwicket but it's a little fuller than he was expecting and rushes through the shot

England 100/5   A Flintoff 16* (10b 3x4)


Clarke to Flintoff, 1 run, drags it a touch short, Flintoff rocks back and cuts out to Hodge at deep cover


Clarke to Flintoff, no run, driven back to the bowler who dives across to pick the ball up

England 103/5   A Flintoff 17* (12b 3x4)


Symonds to Flintoff, SIX, down the track to meet a shortish one and the second straight-driven six this over


Symonds to Flintoff, 1 run, driven to the covers for a quick single

England 117/5   A Flintoff 24* (14b 3x4 1x6)


Johnson to Flintoff, 2 runs, outside off, driven through extra cover and some good running back for the second


Johnson to Flintoff, 1 run, on leg, pulled aerially and lands just short of the fielder at deep square, plugging as usual


Johnson to Flintoff, no run, very wide and some kind of improvisation for Flintoff who plays on one foot, the other leg way up in the air


Johnson to Flintoff, FOUR, steps over to off to zoom right back in front of midwicket with a shouldersome pull


Johnson to Flintoff, OUT, tries to be clever and run the ball up and over the vacant first slip but it's held by Clark at a shortish third man

A Flintoff c Clark b Johnson 31 (24m 19b 4x4 1x6) SR: 163.15

England 127/6   A Flintoff 31 (19b 4x4 1x6)
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India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Sep 14, 2007

Matthew Hayden hammers another four on his way to 67*, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 14, 2007

Matthew Hayden drives Dimitri Mascarenhas through the covers

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Sep 14, 2007

Adam Gilchrist pulls Dimitri Mascarenhas for four, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 14, 2007

Adam Gilchrist pulls Dimitri Mascarenhas for four

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