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)

6.5

Johnson to Pietersen, FOUR, and that's why ... Pietersen plays a classic off drive - Test, ODI or Twenty20, that was a super shot

6.6

Johnson to Pietersen, 1 run, turned to deep backward square leg

England 42/2   KP Pietersen 5* (2b 1x4)

7.1

Clark to Pietersen, no run, fullish, Pietersen drives off the back foot but straight to mid-off

7.2

Clark to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, slower ball as Pietersen does the light fandango in the crease, he eventually creams the ball to the man in the deep on the cover rope

7.4

Clark to Pietersen, 1 run, pushed firmly to the man on the cover boundary

England 49/3   KP Pietersen 7* (5b 1x4)

8.1

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, driven, Symonds at extra cover makes a good diving stop to his right

8.2

Johnson to Pietersen, no run, by the time the ball was bowled Pietersen was standing outside off stump, but Johnson wise to it and KP was still beaten outside off ...

8.3

Johnson to Pietersen, 1 run, short, no timing in the shot and it barely has the legs to make it off the square ...mid-on round to field

8.6

Johnson to Pietersen, 1 run, uber-wristy flick round the corner to keep the strike

England 52/3   KP Pietersen 9* (9b 1x4)

9.1

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, full toss, Pietersen aims a big swing but again mistimes it and a thin edge into his pads is all he can manage

9.3

Symonds to Pietersen, 1 run, another full toss, Pietersen, still skipping around the crease, waits and drives straight inches to the right of the bowler

England 55/3   KP Pietersen 11* (11b 1x4)

10.2

Lee to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, overstepping, leg-side full toss and Pietersen drives out to long-on

10.5

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, another full delivery driven out to Mr Hussey-Cricket in the covers, but still enough time for an easy single

England 75/4   KP Pietersen 13* (13b 1x4)

11.1

Clarke to Pietersen, no run, low delivery, huge sweep and a big shout for lbw, turned down

11.2

Clarke to Pietersen, FOUR, down the track and through the covers for a booming cover drive

11.3

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a quick single

11.6

Clarke to Pietersen, 1 run, straight delivery swept hard, but not quite timed, down to the man at deep backward of square

England 86/4   KP Pietersen 19* (17b 2x4)

12.1

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, full toss on leg, pulled out to the midwicket boundary, the return from Hayden has Lee backing into Pietersen at the non-striker's to take it, but he's OK

12.6

Lee to Pietersen, 1 run, backed away and driven off the back foot to cover, where a direct shy from Symonds would have been close

England 97/4   KP Pietersen 21* (19b 2x4)

13.1

Bracken to Pietersen, OUT, the dangerman has gone, that's the biggest wicket yet, cleaned up with a full delivery as he stepped to leg, almost yorking himself

KP Pietersen b Bracken 21 (30m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 105.00

England 97/5   KP Pietersen 21 (20b 2x4)
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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
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Photos

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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