ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 10th match, Group D

India v Pakistan

Match tied (India won the bowl-out)

0.1

Singh to Salman Butt, no run, excellent start for RP Singh, he bowls it full outside off stump and the ball swings away from Butt who plays a cover drive without moving his feet and gets beaten

0.2

Singh to Salman Butt, 1 wide, banged in short down leg side, Pakistan are away with a wide

0.2

Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off stump, Butt waits on the back foot and plays it down to third man for a single

Pakistan 2/0   Salman Butt 1* (2b)

1.1

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Butt drives superbly through point but Yuvraj dives to his left and saves a certain boundary

1.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and seams in towards the left-hander, Butt lets it go

1.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, tight line and length around off stump, the ball shapes into the left-hander and Butt waits on the back foot and defends back to Sreesanth

1.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, caught! or not! Sreesanth gets the ball to seam into Butt who drives away from his body, the ball hits an inside edge and Dhoni dives to his right to take the catch, it's a very low catch and there is doubt about whether that carried, the umpires chat about whether that carried and decide that it didn't

Pakistan 12/0   Salman Butt 2* (6b)

3.1

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 1 run, full and straight , swinging into Butt's blockhole, he pushes it towards the off side and gets a single

3.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 1 wide, far too wide outside off stump, that's another extra, India cannot afford this

3.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and angles across the left-hander, Butt waits on the back foot and tries to cut but gets beaten

3.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, FOUR, the attempted slower ball goes horribly wrong, it finishes up as a gentle full toss on leg stump, Butt leans across his stumps and flicks it past square leg for four, Uthappa dives on the boundary but can't save it

3.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, Butt tries to cut a ball that is too close to his body and is beaten

Pakistan 29/1   Salman Butt 7* (10b 1x4)

4.3

Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, Butt waits on the back foot and opens the face to run the ball towards third man

4.5

Singh to Salman Butt, 1 wide, poor bowling, another wide, this time down leg side

4.5

Singh to Salman Butt, no run, good length delivery angles into the left hander, Butt stands in his crease and defends towards cover point

4.6

Singh to Salman Butt, no run, lovely ball, the length outside off stump has Butt in two minds - whether to play off the back foot or come forward - he ends up fending at it and gets beaten

Pakistan 33/1   Salman Butt 8* (13b 1x4)

5.2

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, FOUR, over-pitched on off and middle stump, Butt leans forward and drives with a full face of the bat to send the ball racing to the long-on boundary, elegant shot

5.3

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, Butt tries to play the square drive a little too hard and hits it into the ground towards Yuvraj at point

5.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and angles away from the left-hander, left alone by the batsman

5.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, Sreesanth bowls a sharp bouncer at 137 kmh, Butt tries to pull but doesn't connect

5.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 1 run, over-pitched outside the off stump, Butt drives superbly off the front foot wide of mid-off but Pathan moves quickly towards his right and dives, outstanding effort

Pakistan 39/1   Salman Butt 13* (18b 2x4)

6.1

Singh to Salman Butt, no run, played off the pads towards square leg where Harbhajan moves to his left and makes the save

6.2

Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, RP Singh angles the ball into Butt who gets an inside edge on to the pad, Akmal calls Butt through for a single, Yuvraj sprints in but doesn't hit the stumps

6.4

Singh to Salman Butt, no run, excellent length outside the off stump, the ball bounces sharply on Butt who gets caught on the crease, he tries to play it late but got beaten

6.5

Singh to Salman Butt, no run, Butt moves towards leg to make room but RP Singh follows him, cramps Butt for room and beats him with the bounce

6.6

Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushed off the pads towards midwicket for a single

Pakistan 42/1   Salman Butt 15* (23b 2x4)

7.1

Agarkar to Salman Butt, 2 runs, strays on to the pads, Butt flicks to Karthik at deep backward square leg

7.2

Agarkar to Salman Butt, OUT, caught! Agarkar gets one to bounce sharply from a good length, Butt gets caught on the back foot and tries to run it down to third man, he gets an edge that's comfortably taken by Dhoni

Salman Butt c †Dhoni b Agarkar 17 (32m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

Pakistan 44/2   Salman Butt 17 (25b 2x4)
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
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
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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Photos

Sep 14, 2007

Robin Uthappa takes a bow, India v Pakistan, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 14, 2007

Robin Uthappa takes a bow

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Sep 14, 2007

Mohammad Asif cleans up Virender Sehwag, India v Pakistan, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 14, 2007

Mohammad Asif cleans up Virender Sehwag

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