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)

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

8.3

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

8.4

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

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   MJ Clarke 1-0-13-0

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

10.3

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

10.5

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

10.6

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

Bangladesh 66/2   MJ Clarke 2-0-16-1

15.1

Clarke to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, Shakib gets down on one knee, moves his front foot out of the way and slog-sweeps Clarke over midwicket for the first six of the match, it's been a long time coming

15.2

Clarke to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib gets off strike with a single

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

15.4

Clarke to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib once again targets the deep midwicket region and connects superbly with the slog sweep, the ball bounces once before reaching the boundary

15.5

Clarke to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended back to the bowler

15.6

Clarke to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Clarke finishes the over with two dot balls, this one is bowled fast and Shakib once again plays it back to Clarke

Bangladesh 103/3   MJ Clarke 3-0-28-1
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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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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