ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, Shah's off the mark, but singles ain't enough ...

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 wide, fizzed down the leg-side, Dhoni takes well and pulls off the stumping attempt, but no-one's fooled

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, FOUR, excellent shot from Shah, that's what England need. A pre-meditated sweep from outside off stump, and that races away to fine leg

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shah, 1 run, another attempted sweep, but faster and flatter this time. Fine leg fields

England 134/3   OA Shah 6* (3b 1x4)

15.4

Sreesanth to Shah, 1 wide, Collingwood makes room, but the wide is still called

15.4

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, extraordinary shot. His first sweep worked, this one ended up as a bit of a muddle. Too much moving around the crease that time

15.5

Sreesanth to Shah, FOUR, he stands still this time, and that's gone straight through deep midwicket. Top shot

15.6

Sreesanth to Shah, no run, Shah's dancing again, and drives down the ground. Sreesanth is miffed and feigns a shy at the stumps as he fields in his followthrough

England 151/3   OA Shah 10* (6b 2x4)

16.2

Joginder Sharma to Shah, 1 leg bye, full toss and a loud appeal as Shah misses with a cross-batted nurdle, but he's hit outside the line

16.4

Joginder Sharma to Shah, SIX, short and pulled ... all the way for a maximum! There's a good catch in the crowd to boot, and England give themselves another lifeline

16.5

Joginder Sharma to Shah, FOUR, short-arm jab and that's another six! Joginder has the same glazed look as Stuart Broad, and England have a smidgeon of hope

16.6

Joginder Sharma to Shah, 1 run, over midwicket again, but not timed on this occasion

England 167/3   OA Shah 21* (10b 3x4 1x6)

17.1

Singh to Shah, no run, swing and a miss. That's a valuable dot ball

17.2

Singh to Shah, no run, full and very nearly perfect. Yorker length and swings back in, just misses off stump as Shah backs away

17.3

Singh to Shah, 3 wides, short, wide, Dhoni can't gather and the batsmen scamper two. That's a handy bonus

17.3

Singh to Shah, OUT, short and Shah swings towards his favourite midwicket boundary, but it's high on the bat and plops straight into the hands of the fielder! England lose another well-set batsman, and their predicament just gets worse

OA Shah c Joginder Sharma b Singh 21 (15m 13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 161.53

England 170/4   OA Shah 21 (13b 3x4 1x6)
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Photos

Sep 19, 2007

India walk off after beating England, England v India, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

India walk off after beating England

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Sep 19, 2007

Well at least Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh can laugh it off after batsman hit bowler for six sixes in an over, England v India, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

Well at least Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh can laugh it off

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