ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 18th match, Group F

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, no run, pitches on off stump and angles sharply away from Ponting who lunges forward and lets the ball go through to Akmal

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, Tanvir strays on to leg stump, Ponting gets off the mark by moving across his stumps and flicking to fine leg

Australia 9/1   RT Ponting 1* (2b)

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 leg bye, full ball swings into Ponting's middle and leg stump, Ponting moves across his stumps and gets hit on the pad, he was trying to flick that one but got beaten by the movement off the pitch into him

Australia 14/1   RT Ponting 1* (3b)

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, no run, Ponting steps forward to a full ball on middle stump and drives back to Tanvir

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Ponting waits on the back foot and tries to cut over point, he gets a top edge to Asif at third man

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, pushed off the pads to midwicket for a single

Australia 33/2   RT Ponting 3* (6b)

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, cut off the front foot towards third man for one more

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Ponting, 1 run, short of a length delivery angling into the right-hander's middle stump, Ponting pushes the ball towards mid-on for a single

Australia 38/2   RT Ponting 5* (8b)

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, FOUR, Tanvir strays on to Ponting's leg and middle stump, Ponting drives between midwicket and mid-on for another boundary

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting bottom edges an attempted drive on the off side and calls for the single, both batsmen hesitate but they make it safely in the end

Australia 47/2   RT Ponting 10* (10b 1x4)

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting tries to pull a ball that pitches on middle stump and spins across him, he gets a bottom edge which goes between Akmal's legs for a boundary

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, Ponting cuts off the back foot to point

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting waits in his crease and opens the face of the bat very late to run the ball past short third man for four more, expensive start from Afridi

Australia 71/2   RT Ponting 18* (13b 3x4)

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, bowled flat on middle stump, Ponting leans forward and drives to midwicket

Australia 77/2   RT Ponting 19* (14b 3x4)

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to run the ball down to third man but gets beaten outside off stump

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, he tries to cut this time but is beaten once again

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, no run, Ponting tries to sweep Afridi but misses the ball, he over balances and lifts his back foot outside the crease, Akmal whips off the bails but Ponting had just managed to get a fraction of his boot behind the line

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 bye, Ponting comes down the pitch, Afridi beats him with a quicker ball but Akmal misses a stumping chance

Australia 80/2   RT Ponting 19* (18b 3x4)

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting pulls through midwicket for a single

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting comes forward and drives through midwicket for one more

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Ponting gets on to the front foot and drives towards cover

Australia 85/3   RT Ponting 22* (21b 3x4)

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 2 runs, bowled slower through the air on middle stump, Ponting steps forward and drives to long-on

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 run, played with an open face in front of Hafeez at point

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting lunges forward but has to wait for the slower ball to come to him, played towards cover point

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Ponting, 1 run, flighted delivery on off stump, Ponting nudges it behind point for a single

Australia 92/3   RT Ponting 27* (25b 3x4)

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ponting, OUT, bowled! Ponting gets down on one knee and tries to pull Hafeez through midwicket, he misses the ball completely and Hafeez hits off stump, huge wicket for Pakistan

RT Ponting b Mohammad Hafeez 27 (40m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.84

Australia 92/4   RT Ponting 27 (26b 3x4)
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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Photos

Sep 18, 2007

Misbah-ul-Haq pulls a short one on his way to an unbeaten 66, Australia v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Misbah-ul-Haq pulls a short one on his way to an unbeaten 66

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Sep 18, 2007

Ricky Ponting works a ball through the on side, Australia v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Ricky Ponting works a ball through the on side

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