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)

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, 1 run, cut off the back foot past point for a single

Australia 34/2   A Symonds 1* (1b)

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, no run, beaten, Asif pitches the ball on a good length on off stump, Symonds gets caught on the crease and fends at it, the ball speeds past the outside edge

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, 1 leg bye, Symonds tries to hit the ball down the ground but the ball angles into him and strikes him on the pad, there's a loud appeal for lbw but it was too high

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Symonds waits on the back foot and cuts to third man

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Symonds, FOUR, what power! Symonds backs away towards leg to make room and smashes a length delivery with a flat bat over cover, the ball bounces just once before going over the boundary line

Australia 42/2   A Symonds 6* (5b 1x4)

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, no run, Symonds frees his arms and tries to smash Tanvir down the ground but gets beaten by a slower delivery outside off stump

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, FOUR, Tanvir bowls a slow full toss which Symonds lofts over mid-on for another boundary

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, FOUR, too short and too wide outside off stump, Symonds gets on to the front foot and smashes it flat over cover's head, he's on a roll

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Symonds, 3 runs, driven hard through covers once again, Symonds' is striking the ball splendidly, Misbah dives on the deep cover boundary to save four

Australia 58/2   A Symonds 17* (9b 3x4)

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, no run, driven back to the bowler off the front foot

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, FOUR, dropped slightly short outside off stump, Symonds waits on the back foot and threads the cut between backward point and short third man

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, 1 run, cut off the back foot through point for a single

Australia 63/2   A Symonds 22* (12b 4x4)

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds moves quickly towards the leg side and uses the room to drive powerfully through covers, it's raining fours at the Wanderers and we haven't had a single six

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a single

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, no run, dropped, Symonds hammers the ball straight back at Hafeez who can't hold on to the catch, that was struck very hard

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Symonds, 2 runs, played off the pads through square leg

Australia 79/2   A Symonds 29* (17b 5x4)

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Symonds, OUT, bowled him! Symonds backs away, moves his front foot out of the way and tries to slog sweep, Afridi bowls a quicker ball, beats Symonds completely, and hits middle stump

A Symonds b Shahid Afridi 29 (18m 18b 5x4 0x6) SR: 161.11

Australia 80/3   A Symonds 29 (18b 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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