ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 10th match, Group D

India v Pakistan

Match tied (India won the bowl-out)

1.2

Umar Gul to Sehwag, FOUR, short of a good length and on the pads, Sehwag is onto it in a flash and sends the ball over square-leg. That is a cracking shot from someone who has been out of international cricket for a bit

India 6/1   V Sehwag 4* (1b 1x4)   Umar Gul 0.2-0-5-0

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   RV Uthappa 8* (11b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 2-0-6-2

3.3

Umar Gul to Uthappa, FOUR, Gul over-pitches, that's the first loose ball of the innings, Uthappa cashes it big time, he gets under the ball and lofts it cleanly over mid-on for four

India 19/2   RV Uthappa 12* (12b 2x4)   Umar Gul 1.3-0-12-0

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

India 24/3   KD Karthik 4* (2b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 2.4-0-11-3

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   KD Karthik 8* (4b 2x4)   Mohammad Asif 3-0-15-3

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

India 41/4   MS Dhoni 4* (4b 1x4)   Yasir Arafat 0.3-0-5-0

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Uthappa, FOUR, too short once again and Uthappa waits on the back foot and uses the width to cut through backward point for four, superb shot

India 75/4   RV Uthappa 43* (34b 3x4 2x6)   Shahid Afridi 0.2-0-5-0

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Uthappa, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off stump, Uthappa gets on to the front foot and plays a blazing cover drive for the second boundary of the over

India 81/4   RV Uthappa 49* (36b 4x4 2x6)   Shahid Afridi 0.4-0-11-0

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

India 95/5   MS Dhoni 17* (21b 2x4)   Sohail Tanvir 3.4-0-16-1

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

India 115/6   MS Dhoni 23* (24b 3x4)   Yasir Arafat 2.1-0-28-0

18.1

Umar Gul to Agarkar, FOUR, Agarkar backs away and cuts high and in the air over backward point, he's placed that far enough from Misbah in the deep to reach the boundary

India 132/7   AB Agarkar 7* (4b 1x4)   Umar Gul 3.1-0-21-0

18.2

Umar Gul to Agarkar, FOUR, and again, he backs away to make room, Gul bowls it short and Agarkar cuts wide of the man at third man for four more

India 136/7   AB Agarkar 11* (5b 2x4)   Umar Gul 3.2-0-25-0
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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