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)

12.1

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, good length delivery on off stump angles into Hodge who tries to play the ball behind square but gets hit on the pad

12.2

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, excellent ball, Gul pitches on off stump, drawing Hodge into the front foot drive, the ball leaves the right-hander off the pitch and bounces sharply through to Akmal

12.3

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, driven off the front foot through covers, that single brings up Australia's 100

12.4

Umar Gul to Hussey, no run, driven towards midwicket off the front foot

12.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey drives off the front foot to Afridi at cover, Hussey calls for a risky single, Afridi shies at the non-striker's end but misses

12.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, Gul ends the over with a yorker that strikes Hodge on the boot after he misses the flick

Australia 101/4   Umar Gul 1-0-2-0

14.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, 3 runs, Hussey charges down the track and drives a full toss back at Gul who gets a hand to it, the shot was so well timed that it runs towards the long-on boundary where Tanvir stops it with his boot just inside the rope

14.2

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, Gul fires the yorker in on middle stump, pushed towards cover for a single

14.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, short of a length on leg and middle stump, nudged off the pads towards midwicket for one more

14.4

Umar Gul to Hodge, 2 runs, full ball on off and middle stump, Hodge gets his front foot out of the way and drives to long-on

14.5

Umar Gul to Hodge, FOUR, too full and too straight from Gul, Hodge frees his arms and swings his bat hard to send the ball over midwicket for another boundary

14.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, that was extremely quick and in the blockhole outside off stump, Hodge tried to run it down to third man but was beaten for pace

Australia 123/4   Umar Gul 2-0-13-0

16.1

Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey takes a step down the track and flicks a low full toss crisply through midwicket for four more, that was superbly timed and placed, these two have added 50 off only 30 balls

16.2

Umar Gul to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey charges down the track, Gul sees him coming and bowls a short ball, Hussey makes room and cuts over point, excellent improvisation

16.3

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, he steps down the track once again and drives a full toss towards deep cover

16.4

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, Gul bowls a yorker on middle and leg stump, Hodge backs away and manages to play it towards midwicket for a single

16.5

Umar Gul to Hussey, 1 run, once again Hussey walks down the pitch, he tries to drive straight but gets an inside edge towards midwicket

16.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, Hodge steps across his stumps and flicks a full toss through midwicket for a single

Australia 150/4   Umar Gul 3-0-25-0

18.1

Umar Gul to Hodge, 2 runs, full delivery on off stump, Hodge comes down the track and drives to long-on

18.2

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, full delivery outside off stump, Hodge backs away towards leg side and tries to reach out for the ball, he's too far away from it to make contact

18.3

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, full toss outside off stump, hit towards Afridi at cover point for a single

18.4

Umar Gul to Clarke, OUT, the direct hit runs out Clarke! Clarke backs away towards leg and drives firmly to Afridi at point and sets off for the single, Afridi picks up and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end with Clarke well short

MJ Clarke run out 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.5

Umar Gul to Hodge, no run, Gul bowls a superb yorker which Hodge can only play back to the bowler

18.6

Umar Gul to Hodge, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Hodge flicks if off his pads to deep backward square leg

Australia 160/6   Umar Gul 4-0-29-0
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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