ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

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

1.4

Broad to Gambhir, no run, avast! That leapt past the left-hander's outside edge. Spirited stuff from the young pup

1.5

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, wafted down to third man

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   SCJ Broad 1-0-4-0

4.1

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

4.2

Broad to Gambhir, SIX, avast, the first six of the innings. Short and clobbered over midwicket

4.3

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked away to rotate the strike

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   SCJ Broad 2-0-16-0

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

10.3

Broad to Gambhir, no run, cuttable length, and that's what Gambhir tries to do, but he misses ... slightly slower delivery and that did for him

10.4

Broad to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller, again Gambhir steps back and cuts into the ground, the ball scoots into the covers and they have to be happy with a strolled single

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   SCJ Broad 3-0-24-0

18.1

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, that's out the ground, super shot over cow corner and it just kept going up

18.2

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, now that really is sweet, no more than a dismissive flick off his legs, swatting a fly, and the ball arcs deep into the crowd beyond backward square leg

18.3

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, he's hitting them everywhere, he steps to leg and smashes the ball over extra cover and it keeps on travelling ... the fireworks start on top of the scoreboard ... they've been going off in the middle for some time

18.4

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Shiver me timbers!: Broad goes round the wicket, bowls a filthy wide full toss and Yuvraj steers it over backward point and it clears the rope again

18.5

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, down on one knee and larruped over midwicket, that one was more nine iron, it went into the night sky and dropped with a thud in the jubilant crowd ...

18.6

Broad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, and he has, Yuvraj leans back and smacks that over wide mid-on ... it was the maximum from the moment it left that bat and the crowd were roaring as it flew

India 207/3   SCJ Broad 4-0-60-0
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India won by 5 runs
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New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
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Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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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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