ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

0.1

Vaas to Salman Butt, no run, bang on target with his first ball, on a good length on off stump, angling into the left-hander from over the wicket, Butt moves forward and blocks

0.2

Vaas to Salman Butt, FOUR, Vaas bowls at a slower pace and the length is just a bit full outside off stump, Butt strides forward and drives elegantly through covers for the first boundary of the match

0.3

Vaas to Salman Butt, 1 run, better length from Vaas, on middle and off stump, Butt moves on to the front foot and drives to Malinga at mid-off for a single

0.5

Vaas to Salman Butt, no run, tight line and length from Vaas, not giving Butt any leeway outside the off stump, defended towards cover on the front foot

0.6

Vaas to Salman Butt, 1 run, Vaas ends the over with one that is pitched on middle stump, Butt leans across and pushes the ball towards mid-on for a single

Pakistan 7/0   Salman Butt 6* (5b 1x4)

1.1

Fernando to Salman Butt, no run, Fernando starts off with a full toss on middle and off stump, that was nearly 132 kmh, Butt drives off the front foot to mid-off

1.2

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 no ball, Fernando over-steps for the first extra of the match, Butt plays it off his pads towards midwicket, free hit coming up

1.2

Fernando to Salman Butt, 2 runs, Butt backs away and scoops a slower ball from outside off stump high over the head of Wijekoon

1.3

Fernando to Salman Butt, no run, pitches wide outside off stump and angles further away from Butt who lets the ball go, that was rather wide but the umpire lets it go

1.4

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 leg bye, bowled full and quick on leg stump, Butt tries to whip the ball behind square but doesn't make contact and gets hit on the pad for a leg bye towards square leg

Pakistan 11/0   Salman Butt 8* (10b 1x4)

2.1

Vaas to Salman Butt, 2 runs, Vaas strays on to the pads, Butt clips the ball off his pads to deep backward square leg where Wijekoon fumbles and concedes the extra run

2.2

Vaas to Salman Butt, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Butt leans forward and drives towards cover

2.3

Vaas to Salman Butt, 2 runs, lovely placement, Butt waited for a full delivery to reach him and opened the face of the bat at the last moment to play the square drive behind point

2.4

Vaas to Salman Butt, no run, Vaas takes the pace of the ball and pitches on a good length, Butt pushes it to cover off the front foot

2.5

Vaas to Salman Butt, 1 leg bye, full ball drifting towards leg stump, Butt moves across and plays it behind square leg

Pakistan 22/0   Salman Butt 12* (15b 1x4)

3.1

Fernando to Salman Butt, no run, Fernando fires in the yorker on middle and leg stump, Butt flicks it off his toes to square leg

3.2

Fernando to Salman Butt, OUT, bowled him! Butt loses patience and charges Fernando, trying to smash him down the ground, Fernando bowls it on a good length, beats Butt for pace and uproots off stump

Salman Butt b Fernando 12 (15m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

Pakistan 22/2   Salman Butt 12 (17b 1x4)
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 17, 2007

Younis Khan was Man-of-the-Match for his 51 off 35 balls and two catches, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 17, 2007

Younis Khan was Man-of-the-Match for his 51 off 35 balls and two catches

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Sep 17, 2007

Tillakaratne Dilshan hit four sixes in his knock of 38, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 17, 2007

Tillakaratne Dilshan hit four sixes in his knock of 38

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