ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 wide, short, but too short. Sails way over Sehwag's head

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 wide, another one, way outside off stump. Anderson usually likes the lights, but he's not controlling it yet, so he's not

0.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 4 leg byes, strays onto the pads, and there's no chance for Solanki to cut that off

0.5

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, tighter to off stump, and Sehwag swished like a cutlass-wielder as the ball jagged back into him

0.6

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, on the spot to finish. Only one run off the bat in that over. The eight extras rather ruined the effect though

India 9/0   V Sehwag 0* (3b)

1.1

Broad to Sehwag, no run, good length to start off, and a hint of nibble off the pitch

1.2

Broad to Sehwag, no run, fizzing movement off the pitch, Sehwag can't help but chase it. Lovely bowling

1.3

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, short, and Sehwag hops back as if on a peg-leg, and tucks that one off the hip to backward square

1.6

Broad to Sehwag, 1 wide, straying off his line this time, Sehwag swishes but no contact

1.6

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, darts onto the back foot to defend into the off side. Sharp sprinting brings a single as Broad swoops to field. Sehwag and sharp sprinting ... that doesn't happen often

India 13/0   V Sehwag 2* (7b)

2.1

Flintoff to Sehwag, 2 runs, nudged away fine as Flintoff gives a touch of width, well fielded by Mascarenhas on the boundary's edge

2.2

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside off, but a lovely length

2.3

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run

2.4

Flintoff to Sehwag, 1 run, fast and straight, and deflected for a single

India 16/0   V Sehwag 5* (11b)

3.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed firmly into the covers, but can't beat the field. A scampered single all the same

India 19/0   V Sehwag 6* (12b)

4.1

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag gives himself room, but Broad sees him go and follows him. Well done that lad

4.4

Broad to Sehwag, no run, into position for an elegant drive, but no timing in the shot

4.5

Broad to Sehwag, 1 wide, sneaky manoeuvre from Sehwag, backing away and he earns the wide as Broad pushes it a touch outside off. Probably a fair call

4.5

Broad to Sehwag, no run, back on a good length, and dabbed down the track

4.6

Broad to Sehwag, 3 runs, fuller and straighter, and whipped off the pads with a flick of the wrists. Hauled in from the boundary's edge at midwicket. Effective over for India

India 35/0   V Sehwag 10* (16b)

5.1

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump and climbing through to the keeper

5.2

Flintoff to Sehwag, 2 runs, fuller and straighter, Sehwag hustles his shot into the leg side and finds the gap

5.3

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run, strange shot that time, Sehwag hops across to whip into the leg side, but is beaten by the bounce. Nipped off the seam and through to the keeper

5.4

Flintoff to Sehwag, no run

5.5

Flintoff to Sehwag, 1 wide, too much room that time

5.5

Flintoff to Sehwag, 2 runs, cracking effort from Broad at third man, hauled in a certain four after a bit of width from Flintoff

5.6

Flintoff to Sehwag, 1 run, raps the pads and runs away to gully

India 41/0   V Sehwag 15* (22b)

6.1

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, FOUR, oops, that's too short and smeared over the leg side for a one-bounce boundary

6.2

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, fuller length and nurdled away down to third man

6.4

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, SIX, up up and away, opened the blade to a bit of width, and that's hit a spectator at deep point like a cannonball

6.5

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 2 runs, good cricket, pushed into the covers and back for a second with some excellent running between the wickets

6.6

Mascarenhas to Sehwag, 1 run, wide of off stump and dabbed down to third man

India 56/0   V Sehwag 29* (27b 1x4 1x6)

7.1

Tremlett to Sehwag, SIX, short and Sehwag uses the extra bounce to lift that clean over the head of third man. That's always the danger for Tremlett in one-day cricket

7.2

Tremlett to Sehwag, 1 run, lovely work between the wickets. Dab and run

7.4

Tremlett to Sehwag, no run, wonderful response. Yorker length, and just misses off stump. It would have been a waste if it had hit

7.5

Tremlett to Sehwag, 1 run, good batting once again from Sehwag, not getting greedy in this over. Rotates the strike well

India 70/0   V Sehwag 37* (31b 1x4 2x6)

8.1

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, the shot was on, but Sehwag missed with a slashing cut. A bit fortunate for Anderson there ...

8.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run

8.4

Anderson to Sehwag, no run, whipped wristily into the leg-side, fuller length again

8.5

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, premeditated, and carved off middle stump out to deep point where Flintoff stoops and fields

India 73/0   V Sehwag 39* (35b 1x4 2x6)

9.1

Collingwood to Sehwag, 1 run, dropped. That's a howler! Massive swing from Sehwag, it went spiralling up and over the non-existent slip cordon, and Mascarenhas let it through his fingers

9.4

Collingwood to Sehwag, SIX, wonderful timing - not a lot wrong with the ball, but just too much width. Sehwag slapped it brutally up and over the point boundary. It's already an expensive miss

9.5

Collingwood to Sehwag, FOUR, that's a fine double-whammy. Fuller and straighter, and thumped along the ground through the covers

9.6

Collingwood to Sehwag, 1 run, that's a vile long-hop but Collingwood gets away with it. Midwicket fields on the boundary

India 90/0   V Sehwag 51* (39b 2x4 3x6)

10.1

Broad to Sehwag, 2 runs, a shimmy to leg and on driven, well run as well, converting a tight two into an easy couple

10.2

Broad to Sehwag, 1 run, full outside off stump, he has to stoop to reach it with extended arms and all he can do is squeeze it into the covers

10.5

Broad to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag steps to the leg side, it's short and he tries to help it on its way but misses

10.6

Broad to Sehwag, FOUR, a great yorker, Sehwag jabs down on it just in time, gets an inside edge and the ball flies past his leg stump and races to the boundary

India 98/0   V Sehwag 58* (43b 3x4 3x6)

11.2

Tremlett to Sehwag, FOUR, gives himself room and larrups that through the off side

11.3

Tremlett to Sehwag, 1 run, swished off his hips behind square on the leg side

11.5

Tremlett to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag steps to leg and ducks, it wasn't that short and he seemed to lose it

11.6

Tremlett to Sehwag, no run, no wide but Tremlett a bit lucky ... Sehwag stepped to leg, Tremlett fired it down the off but it was still fairly wide even if the batsman had still been where he should have been

India 110/0   V Sehwag 63* (47b 4x4 3x6)

12.2

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, more crease skipping, Sehwag steps to the leg and hammers the ball over the covers ... there's a man out there for just that shot

12.4

Anderson to Sehwag, 1 run, worked from outside off stump to short fine leg

India 114/0   V Sehwag 65* (49b 4x4 3x6)

13.5

Maddy to Sehwag, 1 run, slog-driven to long-on

India 128/0   V Sehwag 66* (50b 4x4 3x6)

14.3

Tremlett to Sehwag, 2 runs, driven to deep extra cover, the man had some way to move and Sehwag sprinted back for the second

14.4

Tremlett to Sehwag, OUT, the breakthrough but methinks too late to be of consequence ... Sehwag steps to the off and is clean bowled ... Tremlett punches the air

V Sehwag b Tremlett 68 (59m 52b 4x4 3x6) SR: 130.76

India 136/1   V Sehwag 68 (52b 4x4 3x6)
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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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