ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 33 runs

0.2

Vaas to Salman Butt, FOUR, Vaas bowls at a slower pace and the length is just a bit full outside off stump, Butt strides forward and drives elegantly through covers for the first boundary of the match

Pakistan 4/0   Salman Butt 4* (2b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 0.2-0-4-0

4.3

Vaas to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, this time he waits in his crease, picks up a length ball and pulls over midwicket for four

Pakistan 28/2   Mohammad Hafeez 5* (4b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 2.3-0-15-1

4.4

Vaas to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, Vaas tries to reply with the yorker but bowls an over-pitched delivery, Hafeez gets under it and lofts over mid-on for the second boundary of the over

Pakistan 32/2   Mohammad Hafeez 9* (5b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 2.4-0-19-1

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

Pakistan 45/3   Younis Khan 9* (11b 1x4)   SL Malinga 0.3-0-8-0

8.3

Jayasuriya to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik gives Jayasuriya the charge and lofts him cleanly back over his head for four, superb placement

Pakistan 55/3   Shoaib Malik 10* (7b 1x4)   ST Jayasuriya 0.3-0-6-0

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

Pakistan 68/3   Shoaib Malik 21* (10b 2x4 1x6)   G Wijekoon 0.4-0-5-0

10.5

Jayasuriya to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik steps down the track, Jayasuriya sees him coming and bowls a slower one wide outside off stump, Malik waits for it and pulls it towards deep midwicket, the use of the bottom hand was pronounced in that shot

Pakistan 79/3   Shoaib Malik 31* (15b 3x4 1x6)   ST Jayasuriya 1.5-0-24-0

12.3

Jayasuriya to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis pulls out the reverse sweep and puts away the full toss through point for four more

Pakistan 100/3   Younis Khan 30* (25b 2x4 1x6)   ST Jayasuriya 2.3-0-37-0

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!

Pakistan 133/3   Shoaib Malik 44* (24b 4x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 1.3-0-24-0

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   Shahid Afridi 12* (6b 1x4)   SL Malinga 3-0-36-2

17.6

Fernando to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Akmal makes room and slashes hard, the ball hits the outside edge and flies down to the third man boundary, Fernando finishes an excellent spell

Pakistan 164/5   Kamran Akmal 6* (6b 1x4)   CRD Fernando 4-1-17-2

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

Pakistan 170/5   Shahid Afridi 17* (8b 2x4)   SL Malinga 3.3-0-42-2
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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