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

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length, outside the off stump, the ball moves away late, Gambhir leaves it well alone to the keeper

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, no run, Cracker! back of a length, on the off, once again the ball moves away quite a bit after pitching. Gambhir lucky not to get an edge as that ball beats him all ends up

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, OUT, Gone! Gambhir comes down the track, quite impudently, to Mohammad Asif and smacks the ball back towards the bowler. It's not well hit but is still travelling quite quickly. Asif lunges to his right in his follow-through and snatches the ball. It pops out of his hand but he bends low and takes a good catch. That is well done.

G Gambhir c & b Mohammad Asif 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, short of a driving length and on the off, a bit of seam movement in to the right-handed Uthappa, defended back down the pitch

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, short of a length and outside the off, a bit of movement after the ball bounces, played down to point

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, punched towards cover and the ball is wide enough of the fielder for the batsmen to pinch a single and ensure that Asif's excellent over is not a maiden

India 1/1   Mohammad Asif 1-0-1-1

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Sehwag, OUT, bowled him! Asif pitches it on a perfect length and the ball swings into Sehwag from outside off stump, Sehwag stands in his crease and tries to drive through the off side, he gets beaten by the swing and the thick inside edge crashes into the stumps

V Sehwag b Mohammad Asif 5 (10m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pitches just short of a length on leg and middle stump, Yuvraj flicks down to fine leg for a single

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, tight line and length on off and middle stump, Uthappa leans forward and blocks

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length once again on off stump, Uthappa has no room to play with and he defends towards the leg side, Asif runs across and collects

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, pitches outside off stump and seams sharply off the pitch into Uthappa who gets into a tangle on the front foot defense

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, FOUR, length ball on off and middle stump, Uthappa plays a short-arm pull through midwicket even though the ball wasn't short enough, he finds the gap and the fielder giving chase on a slow outfield makes a hash of the dive on the boundary

India 14/2   Mohammad Asif 2-0-6-2

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, full ball on off and middle stump, Yuvraj tries to hit through mid-on by closing the face of the bat, the ball seams across him and he gets a leading edge that loops up tamely towards Shoaib Malik at mid-off, India are in tatters

Yuvraj Singh c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Asif 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, 1 run, played with an open face down to third man for a single

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, no run, Asif is on fire, he pitches one outside off stump and the ball cuts sharply back into Karthik who gets an inside edge on to his body, splendid bowling

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, FOUR, lovely use of the feet, Karthik moves forward and backs away towards leg to make room and lofts a length ball over mid-off for his first run

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, no run, another one jags viciously into Karthik after pitching on a good length outside off stump, he gets hit high on the thigh

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik backs away towards leg and flays his bat at one that is a bit wide outside off stump, he connects superbly and sends the ball flying over cover point

India 28/3   Mohammad Asif 3-0-15-3

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, no run, defended back to the bowler

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, 2 runs, Karthik backs away once again and and plays an uppish drive wide of the fielder at mid-off, excellent placement, he's timed that well but the outfield is on the slower side

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, no run, Asif replies with the bouncer, Karthik backs away and tries to chip it over Akmal but it doesn't come off

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, 1 wide, Asif strays too far outside off stump, that's the second wide of the match

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Karthik, OUT, Asif has his fourth! The ball cuts sharply back into Karthik who tries to defend without moving his feet, the ball hits Karthik's elbow and crashes into the stumps, what an awesome spell this has been

KD Karthik b Mohammad Asif 11 (12m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

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   Mohammad Asif 4-0-18-4
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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