ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

5.1

Pathan to Maddy, no run, angling across him from a wide angle, and he slashes and burns a chance for runs, completely missing

5.2

Pathan to Maddy, SIX, short outside off, Maddy rocks back on to one leg and heaves that, sweetly enough, through midwicket

5.3

Pathan to Maddy, 2 runs, up and over long-on this time

5.4

Pathan to Maddy, OUT, goes now - holing out to mid-on, who runs in from long-on to a straightforward chance

DL Maddy c Gambhir b Pathan 29 (22m 20b 3x4 1x6) SR: 145.00

5.5

Pathan to Solanki, no run, staying over, wideish, and pushed forward

5.6

Pathan to Solanki, FOUR, drags it a touch short, but room enough for Solanki to cut away off the back foot for a well-hit four in front of point

England 57/1   IK Pathan 1-0-12-1

10.1

Pathan to Solanki, 1 run, Solanki makes room and steers into the gap in the covers

10.2

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen dances at the crease but eventually settles for a measured push into the covers

10.3

Pathan to Solanki, OUT, at last, India hold a catch! Solanki made room again, and swished up and over the off side. This time he couldn't get enough bat on it, and mid-off circled for an eternity before clinging onto a comfortable chance

VS Solanki c Sharma b Pathan 43 (41m 31b 5x4 1x6) SR: 138.70

10.4

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, good length on off stump. Defended with caution into the covers

10.5

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood is a self-professed lover of the nurdle off the pads. And it does the trick to get him off the mark

10.6

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, thumped down the ground but without much timing

England 99/2   IK Pathan 2-0-17-2

12.1

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, pitches outside leg, and Collingwood helps it on its way to midwicket

12.2

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, thumped into the leg-side again. England are refusing to panic just yet

12.3

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, short but straight. Collingwood cuts but can't beat the man at point

12.4

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, full, yorker length, and Collingwood misses. Dhoni does well to stop the byes

12.5

Pathan to Collingwood, no run, lovely bowling again. Another yorker, outside off stump this time, and a very sharp take from Dhoni who whips off the bails, but Collingwood's foot is anchored

12.6

Pathan to Collingwood, 1 run, flapped into the covers, too straight to work with, and that's another cracking over

England 120/2   IK Pathan 3-0-20-2

19.1

Pathan to Wright, 1 run, massive intent, but not enough connection. Midwicket cleans up

19.2

Pathan to Flintoff, 1 run, back of a length, and clubbed down to long-off. It's all a bit futile now

19.3

Pathan to Wright, 1 wide, way down the leg-side but Dhoni does well to save four byes

19.3

Pathan to Wright, FOUR, down on one knee and slapped over the covers. Good, but not good enough

19.4

Pathan to Wright, SIX, that must be the lowest-key maximum of the day. Helped over deep midwicket, to a bare ripple of appreciation

19.5

Pathan to Wright, OUT, that's an incredible catch from Harbhajan on the long-on boundary! He reached up and back and plucked the six from thin air, inches inside the rope and right in front of the England dug-out! Risked life and limb and came up trumps!

LJ Wright c Harbhajan Singh b Pathan 16 (8m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 177.77

19.6

Pathan to Flintoff, FOUR, Flintoff finishes with an emphatic thump that Harbhajan this time can't cut off. England reach 200 and save some pride, but it's India who march on

England 200/6   IK Pathan 4-0-37-3
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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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