ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 22nd match, Group F

Australia v Sri Lanka

Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)

12.1

Watson to Mubarak, 1 run, driven out to mid-off for an easy single

12.2

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, pushes him on the back foot and he waits patiently, before presenting a very straight bat in defence

12.3

Watson to Mubarak, 1 run, good running - a quick single for one nibbled forward and the batsmen ste off immediately

12.4

Watson to Vaas, no run, slanted slightly across the left hander, with a touch of room outside off. The batsman jumps back and is quick to defend on the back foot

12.5

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, a full toss heading down off is driven out square on the off-side

12.6

Watson to Mubarak, 1 run, same again, and this time it's cut to deep point

Sri Lanka 65/7   SR Watson 1-0-5-0

14.1

Watson to Mubarak, 1 run, driven forward for another quick single

14.2

Watson to Vaas, 1 no ball, no-ball on height reasons - therefore it's not a free hit

14.2

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, waits and driven out to cover

14.3

Watson to Mubarak, no run, hit on the up, deliberately, towards third man

14.4

Watson to Mubarak, 1 run, touch of width outside off, opens the face, and runs it down to deep third man (fourth man?)

14.5

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, outside off, cut to deep point

14.6

Watson to Mubarak, no run, clever delivery, taking the pace off it and slants it across, threatening to deceive the left hander, who plays too close to his body to get bat on it

Sri Lanka 77/7   SR Watson 2-0-10-0

16.1

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, not the prettiest of slog-sweeps in front of square, but at least it was controlled

16.2

Watson to Mubarak, OUT, slower delivery, the offspinner and the pressure told on Mubarak, trying to clear extra cover with a drive off one knee but Symonds makes no mistake, stepping back and clasping to take Sri Lanka into further trouble

J Mubarak c Symonds b Watson 28 (33m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

16.3

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, driven out to cover

16.4

Watson to Malinga, no run, bouncer from Watson, nearly falling over in the follow-through such was his effort

16.5

Watson to Malinga, 1 leg bye, pitches on middle and angles towards leg, worked off the legs behind square

16.6

Watson to Vaas, 1 run, on leg, turned fine off the knees

Sri Lanka 86/8   SR Watson 3-0-13-1

18.1

Watson to Malinga, no run, a very tailender-like swish - no footwork, prodding away from the body at a rising delivery outside off

18.2

Watson to Malinga, SIX, but this is much better - Malinga lifting a hook from outside off in front of midwicket

Sri Lanka 98/8   SR Watson 3.2-0-19-1
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Sep 20, 2007

Shane Watson bowls shortly before hurting his hamstring, Australia v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Shane Watson bowls shortly before hurting his hamstring

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Sep 20, 2007

Adam Gilchrist clips a shot off his legs, Australia v Sri Lanka, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Adam Gilchrist clips a shot off his legs

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