ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 14th match, Group F

Australia v Bangladesh

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

7.3

Symonds to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, slow and flighted on middle and leg, nudged off the pads to the on side

7.5

Symonds to Aftab Ahmed, no run, attempted reverse sweep, doesnt come off

7.6

Symonds to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, nudged to the on side, another quiet over

Bangladesh 44/1   Aftab Ahmed 2* (3b)

8.1

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off and turning away, chopped towards point

8.2

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, tossed on middle and off, Aftab employs the sweep

8.4

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, full and driven hard down to cover

Bangladesh 52/1   Aftab Ahmed 4* (6b)

9.1

Symonds to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, tossed on middle and leg, Aftab sweeps uppishly to long leg

9.3

Symonds to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, lofted to long leg, the ball appears headed to the rope, however the backspin holds it backjust inches before the rope

9.6

Symonds to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed back to Symonds

Bangladesh 63/1   Aftab Ahmed 6* (9b)

10.3

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tossed up into the blockhole on middle stump, pushed to point off the front foot

10.4

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, driven to Brad Hodge at deep cover for a single

10.6

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, driven off the front foot to deep cover for a single

Bangladesh 66/2   Aftab Ahmed 8* (12b)

11.1

Bracken to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, slower ball slants into Aftab's blockhole from round the wicket, pushed into the covers off the front foot

11.3

Bracken to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Aftab leans across and paddles one from leg stump past Gilchrist who is standing up to the stumps, the ball runs to the fine-leg boundary

11.4

Bracken to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended towards backward point on the back foot

11.5

Bracken to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length ball on middle and off stump, another slower ball, Aftab pulls it towards midwicket

11.6

Bracken to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, fuller ball on off stump, Aftab chips it in the air towards long-off

Bangladesh 73/2   Aftab Ahmed 14* (17b 1x4)

12.1

Johnson to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide, starts off with a wide outside off stump

12.1

Johnson to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab tries to smash a length ball down the ground but gets an outside edge to third man

12.5

Johnson to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, driven in the air firmly towards long-off

Bangladesh 81/2   Aftab Ahmed 16* (19b 1x4)

13.2

Clark to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended towards point off the back foot

13.3

Clark to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, played behind square for a single, Gilchrist runs across and fields

13.5

Clark to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab backs away to make room and smashes it straight past Clark for a single

Bangladesh 85/3   Aftab Ahmed 18* (22b 1x4)

14.4

Johnson to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Johnson bowls a slower ball from round the wicket and beats Aftab's attempted heave down the ground

14.5

Johnson to Aftab Ahmed, no run, and he follows up the slower ball with a super quick one and strikes Aftab on the body after he misses the pull shot

14.6

Johnson to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, Aftab backs away and drives a full ball towards cover where Ricky Ponting dives to his left to stop the ball going past him, Ponting pushes the ball a little away from him and the batsman run the second

Bangladesh 91/3   Aftab Ahmed 20* (25b 1x4)

15.3

Clarke to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab backs away towards leg, Clarke follows him and Aftab lofts the full toss to long-on

Bangladesh 99/3   Aftab Ahmed 21* (26b 1x4)

16.1

Lee to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Aftab moves towards leg and lofts Lee's full delivery cleanly over extra cover, the outfield is slow and the ball just about reaches the boundary

16.2

Lee to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab lofts Lee high over midwicket, the ball bounces just inside the boundary and stops, the batsmen had assumed that it was going for six and ran just one, poor cricket from Bangladesh

16.6

Lee to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, Aftab lofts a length delivery straight to Johnson at long-on who takes the catch but it can't be out because it is a free hit

Bangladesh 112/6   Aftab Ahmed 28* (29b 2x4)

17.4

Clark to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab moves across his stumps and paddles Clark towards fine leg

Bangladesh 114/6   Aftab Ahmed 29* (30b 2x4)

18.1

Lee to Aftab Ahmed, no run, excellent slower ball outside the off stump, Aftab had backed away towards leg stump and was beaten by the change in pace

18.2

Lee to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single

18.3

Lee to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, Aftab moves towards the off side and lofts Lee towards deep midwicket where Hayden takes the catch, once again it can't be out off a free hit

Bangladesh 118/6   Aftab Ahmed 31* (33b 2x4)

19.3

Bracken to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, caught! Aftab gives Bracken the charge and tries to slog him over midwicket, there's no pace on the ball from Bracken and Aftab skies it in the air to Brad Hodge who takes a well-judged catch looking straight into the sun

Aftab Ahmed c Hodge b Bracken 31 (51m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 91.17

Bangladesh 120/7   Aftab Ahmed 31 (34b 2x4)
Tournament Results
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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 16, 2007

Adam Gilchrist plays a square cut, Australia v Bangladesh, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 16, 2007

Adam Gilchrist plays a square cut

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Sep 16, 2007

Adam Gilchrist watches as the ball sails into the stands, Australia v Bangladesh, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 16, 2007

Adam Gilchrist watches as the ball sails into the stands

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