ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

13.1

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, bowled short of a length on middle stump, Mubarak tries to pull but doesn't make contact

13.2

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, once again Mubarak tries to play the pull to a ball that isn't short, he gets hit on the thigh

13.3

Umar Gul to Mubarak, OUT, caught! Mubarak goes for the attempted pull once again, the ball hurries on to him from a good length, Mubarak hits the ball with the high part of the bat and lobs a tame catch to Afridi at midwicket, Pakistan are squarely on top

J Mubarak c Shahid Afridi b Umar Gul 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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

13.5

Umar Gul to Wijekoon, no run, Wijekoon tries to pull a fiery bouncer at 140kmh but gets beaten for pace

13.6

Umar Gul to Wijekoon, no run, he backs away this time and tries to hit through the off side, Gul beats him with the slower ball that just misses off stump

Sri Lanka 113/6   Umar Gul 1-0-1-1

15.1

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

15.2

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, not that short from Gul but Vaas tries to pull the ball, he mis-hits it to long-on

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   Umar Gul 2-0-4-1

17.1

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Gul fires in the yorker but it ends up as a low full toss which Vaas drives through midwicket, 31 balls since Sri Lanka hit their last boundary

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

17.3

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Gul digs the bouncer in and Vaas manages to pull it over midwicket for a single

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

17.6

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Vaas pulls to Malik at midwicket and runs the single, had Malik hit at the bowler's end, Vaas was a goner

Sri Lanka 130/7   Umar Gul 3-0-9-1

19.1

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 wide, full ball down leg side, Vaas tries to move across his stumps and flick but misses

19.1

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Vaas pulls straight past the bowler for a single

19.2

Umar Gul to Malinga, 1 run, full ball angled into the right-hander, Malinga tries to make room but Gul followed him, pushed towards mid-on for a single

19.3

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Vaas tries to pull a length ball but bottom-edges it next to the stumps, Malinga calls for the single, Akmal runs in and throws the ball at the bowler's end but misses the stumps

19.4

Umar Gul to Malinga, OUT, short ball outside off stump, Malinga backs away and tries to hit it with a flat bat down the ground, he lofts it towards long-off where Younis runs in and takes a well-judged catch

SL Malinga c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5

Umar Gul to Vaas, no run, Gul bowls a yorker-length full toss on off stump, driven to cover

19.6

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, that's it! Pakistan win two valuable Super Eight points, Vaas pulls the last ball, a slower one from Gul, to midwicket

Sri Lanka 156/9   Umar Gul 4-0-14-2
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India won by 5 runs
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New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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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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