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)

0.1

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good start by Lee, dug in short of a length outside off, gives Tamim a lifter, left alone

0.2

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length outside off again, this time Tamim gets some bat on it and pushes to point

0.3

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short again and aimed at the body, Tamim gets on the backfoot and defends to the off side

0.4

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, Tamim backs away to whack that over the off side, Lee senses it and thuds it in short, the ball sails over Tamim's head, wide called

0.4

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller in length and inviting the drive, Tamim flashes at it but the ball beats the bat

0.5

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length aimed at the body, played away back to Lee

0.6

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, first runs off the bat, Lee gives a bit of width outside off, Tamim sticks his blade out and glides to third man

Bangladesh 2/0   Tamim Iqbal 1* (6b)

1.1

Bracken to Tamim Iqbal, no run, begins with a slower ball, 103 kmh, bowled from the back of the hand, defended back to the bowler

1.2

Bracken to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length on middle and off, Tamim shuffles and works it to the on side

1.5

Bracken to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, inside out shot by Tamim, tries to work it to the on side, gets a leading edge which rolls to Clarke at backward point

Bangladesh 5/0   Tamim Iqbal 3* (9b)

2.1

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length, drifting on the pads, worked to the on side off the hips

2.6

Lee to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, good length on leg stump, Tamim flicks off his hips and beats the fielder at square leg, lightening fast outfield carries it to the boundary

Bangladesh 16/0   Tamim Iqbal 8* (11b 1x4)

3.4

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched, in the slot to drive on the off side, Tamim throws the kitchen sink at it and misses it altogether

3.5

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten again, slower ball, Tamim attempts to dab it to third man, doesnt read the slower ball well

3.6

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushed to the off side for a quick single

Bangladesh 18/0   Tamim Iqbal 9* (14b 1x4)

4.1

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length outside off, Tamim stays rooted to the crease and tries to cut square, beaten

4.2

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length outside off again, Tamim gets bat on it but doesnt get the placement

4.3

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, urgency creeps in as Tamim steps down the track, the ball is short and tamim slices it over point, not enough to reach the fence though

4.4

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, fine leg comes up and Tamim glances it uppishly off his pads, controlled stroke in the end as the ball beats all the fielders

4.5

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, punched off the backfoot to Symonds at deep point

Bangladesh 25/0   Tamim Iqbal 16* (19b 2x4)

5.1

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, no run

5.2

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide outside off, Tamim slashes and misses, Bangladesh are struggling a bit

5.3

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, no run, advances down the track and gets beaten again

5.4

Clark to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drifting on the pads, worked away to the on side for a single

Bangladesh 26/0   Tamim Iqbal 17* (23b 2x4)

6.1

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, edged! short of a length outside off, Tamim stays at the crease, glances it past Gilchrist, first slip would have gobbled it up but there's no protection for that

6.2

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, turned off the hips to the on side

6.5

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, down leg side and it's a no-ball as well, Johnson oversteps

6.5

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, Free Hit: Tamim fails to make use of it as he steps down and misses the ball trying to swing across the line, and it's another no ball!

6.5

Johnson to Tamim Iqbal, 1 bye, Free Hit: Johnson slips in a slower ball, Tamim takes a few paces forward and swings blindly, gets beaten, Gilchrist fails to gather it as the ball goes down to fine leg

Bangladesh 40/0   Tamim Iqbal 22* (28b 3x4)

7.1

Symonds to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed on off and middle, played to the on side

7.2

Symonds to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, glanced to the off side

7.4

Symonds to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, takes a few paces forward and swings to deep midwicket

Bangladesh 43/1   Tamim Iqbal 24* (31b 3x4)

8.3

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, 5 wides, thats a bonus, Clarke slips that wide down leg, Tamim tries to glance it but the ball beats him and Gilchrist

8.3

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, nudged to the on side

8.5

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, 3 wides, down leg side, Tamim sweeps, the ball misses the bat and another wide

8.5

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, tamim shows some intent and steps down the track, lofts to long-on Lee runs across and makes a valiant attempt to catch that on the dive

8.6

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, no run

Bangladesh 57/1   Tamim Iqbal 27* (34b 3x4)

9.2

Symonds to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run

9.4

Symonds to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs

9.5

Symonds to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, chopped down to the off side for a single

Bangladesh 63/1   Tamim Iqbal 31* (37b 3x4)

10.1

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swept to Bracken who is stationed very fine at short fine leg

10.2

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Tamim steps down the pitch and drives to long-off

10.5

Clarke to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, caught! Tamim gives Clarke the charge and tries to loft him down the ground, he slices it high in the air and Ricky Ponting settles under the catch at cover and judges it to perfection

Tamim Iqbal c Ponting b Clarke 32 (44m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Bangladesh 65/2   Tamim Iqbal 32 (40b 3x4)
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 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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