ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, excellent ball to start with, on a good length on middle stump, angling across the left-hander from over the wicket, the ball stops on Tharanga who drives uppishly to cover

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, OUT, caught! Asif pitches just short of a length, Tharanga tries to pull against the angle of the ball and gets a top edge that flies straight to Umar Gul at third man, Pakistan strike and Sri Lanka haven't scored yet

WU Tharanga c Umar Gul b Mohammad Asif 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, no run, defended solidly on the front foot back to Asif

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya tries to pull this time but the angle across the left-hander makes it a difficult shot to play, he lobs it into the gap at midwicket for two runs

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, dropped! Jayasuriya plays a half-hearted pull shot to a good length ball, once again the top edge flies high in the air, Tanvir runs back from short fine leg but doesn't even get close to what should have been a relatively comfortable catch, big let off for Jayasuriya

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed towards cover point for a single

Sri Lanka 5/1   Mohammad Asif 1-0-5-1

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball angles into Jayawardene's middle stump, he moves on to the front foot and defends back to the bowler

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, the ball jags back sharply into Jayawardene from off stump, he has to hurry and plays a glance off his hips behind square

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara waits on the back foot and defends a short of a length delivery towards cover, Jayawardene takes a few paces down from the non-striker's end but Sangakkara sends him back

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, hits a good length on off stump and seams away from the left-hander off the pitch, Sangakkara shoulders arms

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Asif induces the outside edge with a good length ball that rose sharply, Sangakkara tried to fend it down behind point but was lucky as the edge flew wide off first slip to Gul at third man

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, SIX, Sangakkara steps down the track and moves towards leg to make room, he frees his arms and throws his bat at a length delivery and slashes it over the backward point boundary

Sri Lanka 15/2   Mohammad Asif 2-0-14-1

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, FOUR, Asif drops too short, giving Sangakkara time to move back in his crease and pull the ball to the backward square leg boundary

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time Sangakkara backs away a fraction and runs the ball down to third man for a single

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves towards the off side and opens the face of the bat to collect a single to third man

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 1 wide, the attempted slower ball goes terribly wrong and Asif concedes a wide down leg side

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, FOUR, that that says Sangakkara! He times the charge down the pitch superbly, and blasts the cover drive for four, that was hit powerfully

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, OUT, bowled and how! Sangakkara tries to pull a short of a length ball, he doesn't make contact and gets hit on the pad, the ball bounces off the pad, hits his arms and dislodges a bail, Sangakkara swings his bat in disappointment

KC Sangakkara b Mohammad Asif 18 (21m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 180.00

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Silva, no run, Asif picthes outside off stump and cuts the ball back sharply into Silva who moves back and defends towards cover

Sri Lanka 35/3   Mohammad Asif 3-0-25-2

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Silva, FOUR, Silva moves towards the off side and short-arm pulls Asif to the deep square leg boundary

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Silva, FOUR, expertly timed, Silva makes room and uses the width to cut a good length ball past backward point for four more

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 no ball, Asif over-steps and drifts down leg side as well, Silva has a free hit coming up, he cannot be out in any other way than run out

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Silva, SIX, Asif bowls a short ball, Silva stands his ground and pulls, the top edge flies over Akmal's head and goes all the way, this is an expensive over from Asif

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Silva, (no ball) 1 run, another no-ball outside off stump, which Silva top-edges to third man, Jayawardene will be on strike for the free hit so Malik can change the field

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene moves towards the off side, Asif bowls outside off, Jayawardene tries to drive but gets an edge that runs past Akmal for another boundary

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, no run, defended towards point off the back foot

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, the ball bounces sharply into Jayawardene from outside off stump, he adjusts well and opens the face to run the ball down to third man

Sri Lanka 71/3   Mohammad Asif 4-0-47-2
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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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