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

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Hayden, no run, good length delivery bounces sharply and angles across the left-hander, Hayden shoulders arms

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Hayden, 1 run, Hayden steps down the track and drives a full-length delivery powerfully towards mid-off

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   Mohammad Asif 1-0-8-0

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

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   Mohammad Asif 2-0-23-0

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

4.3

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

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

4.5

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

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   Mohammad Asif 3-0-30-0

19.1

Mohammad Asif to Hodge, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, Hodge moves his front foot out of the way and hits through midwicket

19.2

Mohammad Asif to Lee, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, Lee drives off the front foot towards cover

19.3

Mohammad Asif to Hodge, OUT, caught at long-on! Hodge tries to loft over the straight boundary but doesn't get the necessary elevation, Younis Khan takes a well-judged catch on the boundary

BJ Hodge c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 36 (36m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 124.13

19.4

Mohammad Asif to Lee, no run, Lee makes room and tries to smash one out of the ground but gets beaten outside the off stump

19.5

Mohammad Asif to Lee, 1 run, superb yorker on middle stump, Lee digs it out towards the off side and sets off for the single

19.6

Mohammad Asif to Johnson, 1 run, another yorker length delivery on leg stump, Johnson flicks off his pads through square leg for a single

Australia 164/7   Mohammad Asif 4-0-34-1
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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