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)

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

8.3

Schofield to Hayden, no run, jammed into the ground and it loops back to the bowler. Loud cheers from those in the crowd who thought it was a catch

8.4

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, swished to deep midwicket, all along the ground

8.5

Schofield to Ponting, 1 run, leg side, pulled round along the ground behind square

8.6

Schofield to Hayden, no run, tried to turn into the on side but not timed

Australia 80/1   CP Schofield 1-0-2-1

10.1

Schofield to Hayden, no run, tries the sweep

10.2

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, cut away forcefully in front of point

10.3

Schofield to Ponting, no run, flipper, straight on to Ponting, who tries the cut to gully

10.4

Schofield to Ponting, no run, pitches just outside leg, the batsman gets over it and paddle- sweeps softly behind square

10.5

Schofield to Ponting, no run, drives off the legs to short midwicket

10.6

Schofield to Ponting, 1 run, driven out to cover

Australia 96/1   CP Schofield 2-0-4-1

12.1

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, wide outside off, driven out to deep extra cover

12.2

Schofield to Ponting, no run, whirrs it in straight, driven to cover

12.3

Schofield to Ponting, SIX, comes down the track, so Schofield follows him down leg - stray s too far and Ponting sweeps straight, hard and long

12.4

Schofield to Ponting, no run, defended on the front foot

12.5

Schofield to Ponting, FOUR, down leg, lapped round the corner through fine leg

12.6

Schofield to Ponting, 2 runs, extra loop, outside off now, driven back out wide of long-on

Australia 117/1   CP Schofield 3-0-17-1

14.1

Schofield to Hayden, FOUR, typical Hayden: one step, boom; a powerful (aren't they all?) drive through mid-off

14.2

Schofield to Hayden, FOUR, driven again through mid-off - nearly taking out Symonds at the other end - and the end is nigh

14.3

Schofield to Hayden, FOUR, driven wider of mid-off this time

14.4

Schofield to Hayden, 1 run, loopy full toss down leg, paddled almost sympathetically round to fine leg

14.5

Schofield to Symonds, 1 run, ...yes, a drive through mid-on to complete a handsome win

Australia 136/2   CP Schofield 3.5-0-31-1
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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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