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)

3.1

Clark to Maddy, 1 run, on leg stump, eased round the corner

3.2

Clark to Prior, FOUR, Prior gives Clark the charge and whips the ball over short fine leg ... once it was over him it was always four

3.3

Clark to Prior, no run, slower ball, Prior goes for a mow and misses

3.4

Clark to Prior, 1 run, slower again, placed to the left of a diving cover but third man in with speed and that prevents the second

3.5

Clark to Maddy, 1 run, back of a length, placed through where the slips would have been and Gilchrist zooms off to field

3.6

Clark to Prior, 1 run, Prior turns the ball off his hips square on the leg side, fine leg round to collect

England 25/0   SR Clark 1-0-8-0

5.1

Clark to Wright, no run, Wright can do no more than play the ball defensively straight back down the pitch

5.2

Clark to Wright, (no ball) 1 run, wide, cut with real oomph and Clarke makes an excellent stop at point

5.2

Clark to Maddy, no run, a swing, a miss, and he loses his off stump ... but it matters only in that England didn't get a run off it

5.3

Clark to Maddy, no run, short, Maddy leans back and tries to work it over where slip would be but misses

5.4

Clark to Maddy, no run, again no run ... this is good bowling

5.5

Clark to Maddy, FOUR, full toss and Maddy takes advantage, smacking it a yard or two to the right of wide mid-on who has no chance

5.6

Clark to Maddy, no run, tries to nurdle to third man but he misses

England 35/1   SR Clark 2-0-14-0

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

7.2

Clark to Maddy, FOUR, Maddy helps a leg-side half-volley on its way for a one bounce four behind square

7.3

Clark to Maddy, OUT, driven high and straight but Maddy deceived by the slower ball ... no power in the shot and deepish mid-off takes a routine catch

DL Maddy c Hussey b Clark 20 (33m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

7.4

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

7.5

Clark to Collingwood, no run, bouncer and Collingwood ducks under it

7.6

Clark to Collingwood, no run, driven, but right at extra cover, never a chance of a run

England 49/3   SR Clark 3-0-21-1

18.1

Clark to Mascarenhas, 1 run, driven out straight

18.2

Clark to Schofield, no run, too good, Clark planting the ball across the left hander who pokes at it

18.3

Clark to Schofield, 1 run, fuller delivery, driven out to mid-off for an easy single

18.4

Clark to Mascarenhas, 1 run, yorker, driven out to mid-on

18.5

Clark to Schofield, OUT, great catch, Gilchrist dives to his left - and seems to be suspended there - making great ground to hold the thick edge with one outstretched glove

CP Schofield c †Gilchrist b Clark 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

18.6

Clark to Broad, OUT, unfortunate dismissal in some ways... Mascarenhas charging down the track in backing up and Broad's straight drive takes a nick from Clark's down-pointing fingers

AD Mascarenhas run out 4 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

England 132/9   SR Clark 4-0-24-2
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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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