ICC World Twenty20, 18th Match, Group F: Australia v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Sep 18, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 18th match, Group F
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
18 September 2007 (20-over match)

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

Australia 4/0   AC Gilchrist 4* (1b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 0.1-0-4-0

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)   Sohail Tanvir 1-0-5-1

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

Australia 18/1   AC Gilchrist 15* (7b 3x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.3-0-12-0

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

Australia 23/1   AC Gilchrist 19* (8b 4x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.4-0-17-0

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

Australia 27/1   AC Gilchrist 23* (9b 5x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.5-0-21-0

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)   Mohammad Asif 3-0-30-0

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

Australia 46/2   RT Ponting 9* (9b 1x4)   Sohail Tanvir 2.1-0-13-2

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

Australia 51/2   A Symonds 10* (7b 2x4)   Sohail Tanvir 2.4-0-18-2

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

Australia 55/2   A Symonds 14* (8b 3x4)   Sohail Tanvir 2.5-0-22-2

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

Australia 62/2   A Symonds 21* (11b 4x4)   Shahid Afridi 0.2-0-4-0

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

Australia 67/2   RT Ponting 14* (11b 2x4)   Shahid Afridi 0.4-0-9-0

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)   Shahid Afridi 1-0-13-0

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

Australia 75/2   A Symonds 26* (13b 5x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 0.1-0-4-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Hussey, FOUR, full ball on middle stump, Hussey comes forward and drives off his toes through midwicket, he's placed that extremely well and the ball speeds to the boundary, that's the first four for 29 balls

Australia 99/4   MEK Hussey 9* (9b 1x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-20-1

Mohammad Hafeez to Hodge, FOUR, too short from Hafeez, Hodge waits on the back foot and pulls over the fielder in the circle at midwicket, he's placed that well between long-on and deep midwicket

Australia 108/4   BJ Hodge 9* (8b 1x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 3.3-0-27-1

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

Australia 123/4   BJ Hodge 19* (13b 2x4)   Umar Gul 1.5-0-13-0

Shahid Afridi to Hodge, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Hodge reaches out for it and hits the ball through cover, Hafeez runs to his right on the cover boundary and dives, he gets a hand to it but the ball reaches the boundary

Australia 138/4   BJ Hodge 24* (16b 3x4)   Shahid Afridi 4-1-35-1

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

Australia 142/4   MEK Hussey 30* (20b 2x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 2.1-0-17-0

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

Australia 146/4   MEK Hussey 34* (21b 3x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 2.2-0-21-0





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