ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 wide, avast, tis down the leg-side

0.1

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, that's more like it. Outside off and swinging away

0.2

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, ahoy, that's the length. Leaping off the deck like a galleon on the high seas

0.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed back onto the stumps, and tucked to square leg for the first runs off the bat

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   JM Anderson 1-0-4-0

3.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir nurdles down to fine leg. Sehwag has free rein for five balls

3.2

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

3.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, climbs into that one, outside off and on a good length. Not timed but effective enough

3.4

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, short and smeared with intent - hits high on the bat though and Gambhir is lucky to clear the man at wide mid-on

3.5

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, shorter and flailed into the off side again, like a grog-addled mutineer

3.6

Anderson to Gambhir, no run, short again, and misses out again. This time the pull shot is timed better, but straight to midwicket

India 23/0   JM Anderson 2-0-10-0

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

8.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, full, on leg stump. Gambhir needed to play that finer to beat the field, but it's a good diving stop nonetheless at short backward square

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

8.6

Anderson to Gambhir, FOUR, lovely shot, outside off, full length, angled through the cordon and away to the third man boundary. Great skill and improvisation

India 77/0   JM Anderson 3-0-17-0

12.1

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, banged in, hooked but not middled, the ball dribbles to Flintoff behind square on the leg side

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

12.3

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, firm drive to Mascarenhas at long-on

12.4

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

12.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 wide, much too short, way over Gambhir's head

12.5

Anderson to Gambhir, 2 runs, full toss, launched towards deep midwicket, it lands two yards inside the boundary and plugs

12.6

Anderson to Gambhir, 1 run, cut to third man

India 118/0   JM Anderson 4-0-25-0
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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 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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