ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, width offered outside off stump, Dilshan drives powerfully but straight to cover

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, cut firmly off the back foot to Younis at point

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball from Afridi on middle and leg, played off the pads towards square leg

Sri Lanka 90/4   TM Dilshan 1* (3b)

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, cut off the back foot to backward point

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-on for a single

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, Hafeez tosses the ball up a little, Dilshan gets underneath it and lofts the ball cleanly over the deep square leg boundary, that went miles in the air

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, he plays the reverse sweep from middle stump to short third man

Sri Lanka 102/4   TM Dilshan 10* (7b 1x6)

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled flat into the blockhole on middle stump, driven off the front foot towards cover

Sri Lanka 103/4   TM Dilshan 11* (8b 1x6)

13.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, Gul fires in a quick ball on middle stump, Dilshan backs away and drives towards mid-on

Sri Lanka 113/6   TM Dilshan 12* (9b 1x6)

14.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, dropped a fraction short outside off stump, Dilshan backs away and cuts to point

14.2

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven off the front foot to long-off

14.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, fired in quick outside the off stump, the batsman tries to cut but gets beaten

14.6

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, driven to long off for a single to end Afridi's spell, 3 for 18 off four overs, simply outstanding

Sri Lanka 116/7   TM Dilshan 14* (13b 1x6)

15.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan waits on the back foot and drives a full ball to long-off

15.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan tries to play a cheeky paddle over short fine leg but Gul beats him with a slower ball outside off stump

15.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan moves his front foot out of the way and tries to smash the ball through the off side, he gets beaten by a good length ball once again

15.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, once again he clears his front foot out of the way and tries to drive through cover, Gul's length is perfect and the ball beats the bat

15.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, Gul finishes the over with a yorker which Dilshan drives towards cover

Sri Lanka 119/7   TM Dilshan 16* (18b 1x6)

16.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan moves across towards the off side, gets down one knee, and tries to paddle behind square leg, Tanvir bowls a slower ball outside off stump which bounces over Dilshan

16.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, another slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan plays it down to Nazir at third man and they run two runs, the umpire signals one short

16.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 wide, wide down leg side

16.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards deep cover

Sri Lanka 122/7   TM Dilshan 18* (21b 1x6)

17.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, sliced off the back foot to deep point where Tanvir picks up and sends it a rocket-like throw

17.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, a short of a length slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan backs away and tries to cut but gets beaten by the lack of pace

17.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Dilshan tries to swing it away through midwicket but gets an inside edge to long leg

Sri Lanka 129/7   TM Dilshan 20* (24b 1x6)

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, full toss on middle stump, Dilshan swings and swings hard, he connects finally and sends the ball flying over deep square leg, that's the 150th six of the tournament

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, Dilshan gets down on one knee and slog sweeps another one over deep bckward square leg

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 wide, Dilshan tries to reverse sweep but misses, Hafeez strays down leg side and a wide is given

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, dropped and six! Younis Khan drops the slog sweep on the boundary and the ball bounces off his hands and goes over the ropes

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, OUT, caught! Dilshan tries to hit the fourth six of the over but this time he doesn't get the elevation, Younis sprints to his right, slides and takes an excellent catch on the run

TM Dilshan c Younis Khan b Mohammad Hafeez 38 (33m 28b 0x4 4x6) SR: 135.71

Sri Lanka 150/8   TM Dilshan 38 (28b 4x6)
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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