ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 23rd match, Group F

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on a good length outside off stump, Tamim waits on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to run the ball to third man

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, Asif strays on to leg stump, Junaid gets off the mark by flicking it off his pads down to fine leg

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Junaid gets on to the front foot and defends towards cover

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, dropped, Junaid tries to pull a ball that isn't short, he mis-hits it and the ball lobs up towards midwicket where Misbah is late in moving back for the catch, the ball goes over his head

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide, Asif strays down leg side, that's the first extra of the innings

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, no run, Asif's bowling well below his usual speed, full on leg stump, Junaid tries to flick but misses and is hit on the pad

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, Junaid moves forward and drives a length delivery from off stump elegantly through cover point for the first boundary for Bangladesh

Bangladesh 10/0   Mohammad Asif 1-0-10-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, Asif floats it through at 107 kmh outside leg stump, that's another wide, Asif is bowling well below par here

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that's 130 kmh outside the off stump, Tamim gets forward and pushes the ball to point

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another slow ball on middle stump, Tamim defends back to Asif on the front foot

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length delivery pitches on middle stump and angles across the left-hander, played off the back foot towards Hafeez at point

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full delivery on leg stump, Tamim leans across and flicks the ball off his pads past short fine leg

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, OUT, a direct hit and Tamim has to go! Junaid played the ball towards point and called for the single, Tamim responded but Hafeez quickly swooped down on the ball and threw down the stumps at the batsman's end with Tamim well short

Tamim Iqbal run out 3 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, pushed towards point off the front foot

Bangladesh 17/1   Mohammad Asif 2-0-13-0

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Aftab tries to charge Asif and loft him back over the head, Asif bowls it a little shorter and just misses Aftab's leg stump

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, this time Aftab stays in his crease and guides the ball towards third man

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, shot! Junaid uses his feet to step down the pitch and take the ball on the full, he frees his arms and drives straight past Asif to the long-on boundary

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, Asif bowls a loopy slow ball on leg stump, Junaid moves across his stumps and flicks past short fine leg for four more, poor line when that fielder is in the circle

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, no run, Junaid charges Asif once again but this time he's a bit too early, allowing Asif to bang the ball in short, Junaid lets the ball go past him

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, this time Junaid uses his feet to good effect, he gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid-off, he hasn't timed that well enough and Malik pulls it back just inside the boundary

Bangladesh 38/1   Mohammad Asif 3-0-24-0

18.1

Mohammad Asif to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, very very very slow from Asif who returns to the attack. That one hangs in the air an eternity before finding the base of leg stump as Mortaza walks far to the off and tries to hit that over leg. That's a bit of a mess for the batsman.

Mashrafe Mortaza b Mohammad Asif 11 (14m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

18.2

Mohammad Asif to Abdur Razzak, OUT, yet another slower ball, on the off, defended back down the pitch. Asif fields in his follow-through and finds Razzaq bounding down the crease. Asif under-arms the ball onto the stumps at the striker's end and that's curtains for Razzaq. Silly way to throw away a wicket

Abdur Razzak run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3

Mohammad Asif to Syed Rasel, no run, full and on the stumps, defended sensibly back down the pitch

18.4

Mohammad Asif to Syed Rasel, no run, fullish and on the stumps, once again defended very carefully to the off side

18.5

Mohammad Asif to Syed Rasel, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, driven through the on side

18.6

Mohammad Asif to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the on side to end a frenetic over

Bangladesh 139/9   Mohammad Asif 4-0-26-1
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
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)
More results »

Photos

Sep 20, 2007

Imran Nazir swivels on one leg to steer a ball to the on side, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Imran Nazir swivels on one leg to steer a ball to the on side

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Sep 20, 2007

Mahmudullah appeals after running out Salman Butt, Bangladesh v Pakistan, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 20, 2007

Mahmudullah appeals after running out Salman Butt

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