ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

9.1

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, no run, full ball on middle stump, driven firmly off the front foot back to Wijekoon who dives to his right to field

9.2

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, no run, hit hard once again back to Wijekoon who does well to stop it from going past him

9.3

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower ball on middle stump, Younis moves across his stumps and flicks behind square for a single

9.4

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik steps down the track to a full toss and drives through wide mid-on, Jayawardene sprints to his left from deep midwicket and makes a despairing dive in vain

9.5

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-off

9.6

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, no run, that's a very slow ball which beats Younis khan outside the off stump, that nearly bounced thrice before reaching Sangakkara

Pakistan 69/3   G Wijekoon 1-0-6-0

11.1

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 2 runs, full toss on middle stump, Younis moves across and drives to Malinga who has to run to his right to field the ball

11.2

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 2 runs, driven through midwicket for two more, that brings up the 50 partnership

11.3

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 1 run, Younis moves right across his stumps and tries to play the sweep past short fine leg, Wijekoon responds with a floater outside off and hits Younis on the pad

11.4

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, driven to long on for one more

11.5

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 1 run, full toss on middle stump, Younis swings it towards deep midwicket, he should have put that away

11.6

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, another full toss and Malik pulls the ball to deep midwicket once again, the batsmen aren't able to get under Wijekoon's full tosses

Pakistan 89/3   G Wijekoon 2-0-14-0

13.1

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, SIX, slower ball on middle stump, Younis steps down the pitch, waits for the ball to come to him and sends it soaring over deep midwicket with a free swing of the arms

13.2

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 1 run, Younis tries to pull but doesn't get hold it it, he'll get a single to deep midwicket

13.3

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, Malik backs away towards leg stump and drives a near yorker length ball to wide long-off

13.4

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, no run, a dot ball! Malik was cramped for room as he backed away towards leg and defended it back to Wijekoon

13.5

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, muscled though midwicket for a single

13.6

Wijekoon to Younis Khan, 2 runs, slower ball on off stump, Younis leans forward and pushes it slowly towards Malinga at long-off who has to run a long way in and can't prevent the second

Pakistan 121/3   G Wijekoon 3-0-26-0

15.1

Wijekoon to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg for a single to get off the mark

15.2

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and straight from Wijekoon, driven down the ground for one more

15.3

Wijekoon to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, excellent length, not allowing the batsman to get under the ball, driven to deep midwicket for a single

15.4

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, SIX, the slower ball is bowled on middle stump, Malik gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it ferociously, that was a flat hit and it flew over the boundary at deep backward square leg

15.5

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, lofted down to wide long-on where Dilshan does superbly to pull it back in

15.6

Wijekoon to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, Malik gets under one and skies it high towards the vacant mid-on region, Dilshan runs in from the boundary at long-on and dives full length but can't reach the ball

Pakistan 147/4   G Wijekoon 4-0-39-0
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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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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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