ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 10th match, Group D

India v Pakistan

Match tied (India won the bowl-out)

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, no run, pitches on a good length wide outside off stump, under normal circumstances a batsman would have tried to whack that over point, Dhoni decides to let it go

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, no run, Asif finishes his spell with a good length ball outside off, Dhoni lets it go.

India 36/4   MS Dhoni 0* (2b)

7.2

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, no run, full and fast outside off stump, Dhoni tries to drive but gets beaten for pace

7.3

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, FOUR, Arafat strays on to leg stump, Dhoni flicks off his pads to the square leg boundary, the Indian fans cheer themselves hoarse, they haven't had much to cheer about so far

7.4

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, pushed off the back foot towards cover for a single

India 42/4   MS Dhoni 5* (5b 1x4)

8.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, what a start, the ball pitches on middle and off and seams across Dhoni who is comprehensively beaten on the drive

8.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, wide outside off stump this time, Dhoni slashes at it but can't make contact

8.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, Tanvir is angling it across the right-hander, Dhoni tries to cut but gets beaten once again

8.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, this time Dhoni decides to let it go as the ball pitches on off stump and seams across him

8.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni gets completely squared up by one that pitches on leg and seams across him, the ball hits the outside edge and flies through backward point

India 45/4   MS Dhoni 6* (10b 1x4)

9.1

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, strays on to leg stump and hits Dhoni on the thigh for a leg bye

India 48/4   MS Dhoni 6* (11b 1x4)

10.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 wide, Tanvir pitches the ball outside leg stump and strays further down, it's called wide

10.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, pitches on leg and middle stump, Dhoni drops it on the off side with soft hands and calls for a quick single

10.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, played off the back foot towards cover point

10.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, full delivery on middle and off, Dhoni comes forward and pushes towards mid-off for a single

India 70/4   MS Dhoni 9* (14b 1x4)

11.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, dropped a little short on middle stump, played through square leg off the back foot

India 71/4   MS Dhoni 10* (15b 1x4)

12.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni lunges forward and defends towards the off side

12.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni moves forward to a good length delivery and runs it down towards Asif at third man with an open face

India 84/5   MS Dhoni 11* (17b 1x4)

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni gets an outside edge that runs fine but Salman Butt dives at short third man and saves the boundary

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, Afridi drags it short and Dhoni pulls to wide long-on for a single

India 87/5   MS Dhoni 13* (19b 1x4)

14.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

14.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Dhoni waits on the back foot, frees his arms and cuts it fiercely over point for four

14.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dhoni, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg for a single

India 96/5   MS Dhoni 18* (22b 2x4)

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, cut towards backward point for a sharp single

India 99/5   MS Dhoni 19* (23b 2x4)

16.1

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, FOUR, full toss on off and middle stump, Dhoni pushes it firmly past Arafat and he's timed that so well that long-on has no chance to cut that off

16.2

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, SIX, Arafat drops it short on leg stump, Dhoni swivels and pulls it down to fine leg where Umar Gul jumps up and watches the ball sail over his head, six more

16.3

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Dhoni pulls it through midwicket for a single

India 122/6   MS Dhoni 30* (26b 3x4 1x6)

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni leans forward and drives to cover for one

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted delivery on off stump, Dhoni drives firmly towards long-off

India 127/7   MS Dhoni 32* (28b 3x4 1x6)

18.5

Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, superb ball, quick and in the block hole outside off stump, Dhoni tries to hit it down the ground but the ball squeezes under his bat

18.6

Umar Gul to Dhoni, 1 run, defended back to the bowler on the back foot, Agarkar sets off from the non-strikers end, Gul picks up, tunrs around and throws at the stumps, he misses and concedes an over throw

India 138/7   MS Dhoni 33* (30b 3x4 1x6)

19.1

Yasir Arafat to Dhoni, OUT, full ball on off stump, Dhoni tries to smash it out of the ground but gets too much under it, he skies it high in the air to Younis Khan at long-off who takes a well-judged catch

MS Dhoni c Younis Khan b Yasir Arafat 33 (46m 31b 3x4 1x6) SR: 106.45

India 138/8   MS Dhoni 33 (31b 3x4 1x6)
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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