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)


Johnson to Prior, 2 runs, again Prior gives the charge and slashes it over the cover ring, not much power and Symonds fields a few yards inside the rope


Johnson to Prior, 1 run, worked square on the leg side


Johnson to Maddy, no run, Maddy's turn to have a mow ... net result, another miss


Johnson to Maddy, 1 run, Maddy back, lets the ball hit the bat and a single as it plops into the on side


Johnson to Prior, OUT, a charge too far, Prior gets cramped as Johnson follows him and the ball, which hit high up on the bat, hangs for a long time before falling to Bracken at wide mid-on

MJ Prior c Bracken b Johnson 17 (19m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00


Johnson to Maddy, no run, pushed between cover and extra cover, well placed but not well enough

England 29/1   MG Johnson 1-0-4-1


Johnson to Wright, no run, wide with a bit of bounce and another lean back, heave, and miss


Johnson to Wright, 2 runs, again he leans back and swings, the ball arcs high over the covers and plops soggily into the outfield


Johnson to Wright, no run, short, Wright shimmies to the off but mistimes and the ball trickles to mid-on


Johnson to Wright, OUT, Johnson swings it across Wright who slogs and gets a thick outside edge, Gilchrist does the rest

LJ Wright c †Gilchrist b Johnson 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


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


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

England 42/2   MG Johnson 2-0-11-2


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


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 ...


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


Johnson to Collingwood, no run, another swing and a miss ... there's too much heaving and not enough hitting


Johnson to Collingwood, 1 run, wide and chased, a thick edge zooms over the slip and third man fields


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

England 52/3   MG Johnson 3-0-14-2


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 Shah, 1 run, across the right hander, a touch of room, and driven back out to long-off


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   MG Johnson 4-0-22-3
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India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
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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
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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