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)

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, full ball angling across the left-hander, Gilchrist uses the width on offer, frees his arms and lofts the ball over backward point, Australia are away in style

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 run, good length delivery on off stump, Gilchrist punches it firmly off the back foot to Afridi at cover and runs a quick single

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, no run, on a good length around the off stump, Gilchrist tries to drive through cover but mis-hits it towards mid-off

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 2 runs, just over mid-on's head, Gilchrist tried to pull a ball that wasn't short at all, he gets beaten by the extra bounce but manages to clear mid-on

Australia 8/0   AC Gilchrist 7* (4b 1x4)

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, FOUR, Tanvir strays on to Gilchrist's pads this time, Gilchrist moves towards the off side and glances the ball past the fielder at short fine leg

Australia 13/1   AC Gilchrist 11* (5b 2x4)

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, no run, full delivery outside the off stump, Gilchrist tries to drive straight down the ground but mis-times it

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, that's Gilchrist's favourite area, he moves on to the back foot and cuts hard through covers for four

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Gilchrist tries to hammer a wide delivery through the off side but the ball was too wide to make contact

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, Asif gives Gilchrist more room outside of stump, Gilchrist stands in his crease, frees his arms, and lofts the ball over cover for another boundary, he's looking dangerous now

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, FOUR, Asif over-compensates by bowling a full ball on leg stump, Gilchrist clips the ball off his pads and he's timed it beautifully, the fielder tries to stop it with his boot on the boundary rope but the ball beats him

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Asif strays down leg side this time, another wide

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Gilchrist, 1 run, Asif bowls a yorker on middle stump, Gilchrist digs it out towards mid-on for a single to keep strike

Australia 29/1   AC Gilchrist 24* (10b 5x4)

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Tanvir strays down leg side this time, Pakistan are generous with the wides today

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, Tanvir pitches on middle and angles the ball into Gilchrist who tucks it off his hips towards short fine leg

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gilchrist, OUT, caught at point! Gilchrist tries to hit a full ball from off stump down the ground, he gets an outside edge which lobs up towards Hafeez at point who takes a simple catch

AC Gilchrist c Mohammad Hafeez b Sohail Tanvir 24 (18m 12b 5x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Australia 32/2   AC Gilchrist 24 (12b 5x4)
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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