ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

7.1

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, on a good length on off and middle stump, Malik drives towards wide mid-on for a single

7.2

Malinga to Younis Khan, 1 wide, banged in short and wide outside off stump, Younis reaches out for it and tries to cut but it's woo wide

7.2

Malinga to Younis Khan, 2 runs, just a fraction short and Younis rocks back and plays the pull, he hasn't timed that well so it won't reach the boundary

7.3

Malinga to Younis Khan, FOUR, this time he's connected well and the pull sails over midwicket and bounces once before reaching the boudnary, Malinga's length is just a bit short

7.4

Malinga to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower ball outside off stump, Younis spots it, waits on the back foot and glides it towards third man with an open face

7.5

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short of a length outside off stump, Malik cuts it towards third man and they run two before Fernando can throw it back to Sangakkara

7.6

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, another slower ball on middle stump, Malik leans across and flicks uppishly towards the vacant midwicket region

Pakistan 49/3   SL Malinga 1-0-12-0

14.1

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, played away to midwicket for an easy single

14.2

Malinga to Younis Khan, 3 wides, way down the leg side and the keeper fails to get to it

14.2

Malinga to Younis Khan, 2 runs, fuller, nice length but Younis Khan gets behind it and punches it away to the long-off region for a couple

14.3

Malinga to Younis Khan, (no ball) 1 run, no-ball! driven down to long on for a single

14.3

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short ball and Malik goes for it eyes shut, ball clips the top edge of the bat and flies over the wicket-keeper, that was a free hit!

14.4

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, yorker on the stumps and Malik gets it away on the off side for a single

14.5

Malinga to Younis Khan, no run, golf swing, misses it completely

14.6

Malinga to Younis Khan, OUT, caught at long-off! Younis tries to loft the ball straight down the ground, he gets a thickish outside edge that flies straight to Dilshan who takes a well-judged catch under pressure

Younis Khan c Dilshan b Malinga 51 (50m 35b 2x4 3x6) SR: 145.71

Pakistan 134/4   SL Malinga 2-0-25-1

16.1

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, 3 runs, full toss on middle stump, Afridi uses the pace of the ball and flicks it to deep midwicket where Tharanga runs to his left and pulls off a diving save

16.2

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Malik backs away and throws his bat at a full ball outside off stump, he manages to connect and sends the ball over backward point down to third man

16.3

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven powerfully off the front foot towards deep cover

16.4

Malinga to Shoaib Malik, OUT, caught in the deep! Malik tries to smash the ball down the ground, he can't get under the ball and ends up lofting it high in the air towards long-off, Dilshan has to run in from the boundary and takes a well-judged catch on the move

Shoaib Malik c Dilshan b Malinga 57 (45m 31b 4x4 2x6) SR: 183.87

16.5

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, Afridi latches on to a length ball and smashes it over cover

16.6

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, slower ball but Malinga bowls it far too short, Afridi waits for it and pulls powerfully to the deep midwicket boundary

Pakistan 158/5   SL Malinga 3-0-36-2

18.1

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, Afridi swings his bat hard and muscles it towards deep backward square leg

18.2

Malinga to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, Malinga is searching for the yorker but doesn't get the length quite right, driven into the covers for one more

18.3

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi jumps towards the off side and with an amazing exhibition of hand-eye coordination, chips the ball over short fine leg's head, that was delivered at some pace and Afridi timed the shot superbly

18.4

Malinga to Shahid Afridi, OUT, the yorker does the trick! Malinga gets one right in the blockhole on leg stump, Afridi backs away and tries to clobber the ball through the off stump, he misses and Malinga hits

Shahid Afridi b Malinga 17 (14m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 188.88

18.5

Malinga to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah defends towards cover

18.6

Malinga to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah moves across his stumps and chips the ball to square leg

Pakistan 171/6   SL Malinga 4-0-43-3
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India won by 5 runs
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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
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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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