ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 10th match, Group D

India v Pakistan

Match tied (India won the bowl-out)


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

India 0/1   V Sehwag 0* (0b)   Mohammad Asif 0.3-0-0-1


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

India 9/2   RV Uthappa 4* (7b)   Mohammad Asif 1.1-0-1-2


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

India 19/3   RV Uthappa 12* (15b 2x4)   Mohammad Asif 2.1-0-6-3


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

India 36/4   RV Uthappa 16* (21b 2x4)   Mohammad Asif 3.4-0-18-4


Sohail Tanvir to Uthappa, OUT, gone! the angle works for Tanvir, he pitches it on middle and takes it across Uthappa who pokes at it with the bat away from his body, Akmal pouches the faint edge, that's a huge blow for India for Uthappa was doing all the scoring

RV Uthappa c †Kamran Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 50 (52m 39b 4x4 2x6) SR: 128.20

India 82/5   MS Dhoni 10* (15b 1x4)   Sohail Tanvir 2.1-0-9-1


Shahid Afridi to Pathan, OUT, bowled him! Afridi fires in the quicker ball, Pathan tries to defend but gets beaten and the ball clips leg stump, that's the end of that little contest

IK Pathan b Shahid Afridi 20 (11m 15b 0x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

India 111/6   MS Dhoni 19* (23b 2x4)   Shahid Afridi 3-0-32-1


Shahid Afridi to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, bowled him! Harbhajan tries to slog Afridi across the line, he misses completely but Afridi hits the stumps, that's the second wicket that India have lost soon after the rain break, Uthappa was the first

Harbhajan Singh b Shahid Afridi 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

India 123/7   MS Dhoni 30* (26b 3x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 3.1-0-32-2


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   AB Agarkar 12* (7b 2x4)   Yasir Arafat 3.1-0-36-1


Yasir Arafat to Sreesanth, OUT, Sreesanth charges Arafat but misses the ball, he continues running because it's the last ball of the innings but Akmal calmly collects the ball and hits the stumps at the batsman's end

AB Agarkar run out 14 (9m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

India 141/9   S Sreesanth 1* (3b)   Yasir Arafat 4-0-39-1
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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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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