ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E

South Africa v India

India won by 37 runs

10.4

M Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni pushes hard at one that angles into him from off stump and gets an outside edge to third man

India 62/4   MS Dhoni 1* (1b)

11.1

Philander to Dhoni, 1 run, bowls full on middle stump, dug out towards mid-on for a single

11.3

Philander to Dhoni, no run, how did that miss off stump? Dhoni tried to drive off the back foot but the ball kept low from a good length and cut into Dhoni, beating him between bat and pad

11.4

Philander to Dhoni, 5 wides, this one takes off and flies over Dhoni and Boucher's head for four wides

11.4

Philander to Dhoni, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

11.5

Philander to Dhoni, 2 runs, short of a length outside off stump, Dhoni waits on the back foot and cuts to deep cover for two more

11.6

Philander to Dhoni, 1 run, full and straight on middle stump, driven towards long-on for a single, van der Wath does the fielding

India 72/4   MS Dhoni 5* (6b)

12.1

JA Morkel to Dhoni, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

12.2

JA Morkel to Dhoni, no run, defended towards mid-off, the pressure is building on India

12.3

JA Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni moves across his stumps and flicks through square leg

12.6

JA Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, good-length delivery on off stump, Dhoni leans forward and drives to long off

India 79/4   MS Dhoni 7* (10b)

13.1

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, he begins with a full ball on off stump, Dhoni strides forward and drives powerfully but cannot beat Smith at mid-off

13.2

Ntini to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni waits on the back foot for a good length ball to reach him and opens the face to run the ball to Morne Morkel at third man

13.3

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, defended towards extra cover on the back foot

13.4

Ntini to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni eases on to the front foot and drives a full ball to Smith's left at mid-off, Smith moves quickly and dives to cut of off

India 82/4   MS Dhoni 10* (14b)

14.1

JA Morkel to Dhoni, no run, short of a length on off stump, angling into the right-hander, Dhoni waits on the back foot and defends to cover

14.2

JA Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, dropped! Dhoni flat bats the ball off the front foot down to long-on where Morne Morkel came charging in off the line to take the catch, he loses the ball in the lights and suddenly realises that he's run too far forward, the ball bounces past him and goes for four

14.3

JA Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, driven firmly off the front foot to cover

14.5

JA Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, another one falls safe, Dhoni tries to pull but lobs the ball safely into the region that would have been occupied by backward short leg in a Test match, both Boucher and the bowler went for it but neither got there in time

India 97/4   MS Dhoni 16* (18b 1x4)

15.1

Philander to Dhoni, 1 run, Sharma defends to cover off the front foot

15.5

Philander to Dhoni, 1 run, driven hard off the front foot for a single to long off

India 101/4   MS Dhoni 18* (20b 1x4)

16.1

M Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni backs away and hammers a length ball to de Villiers at cover who dives to his left and stops the ball which is travelling at a rapid pace

16.4

M Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, Morne bowls a bouncer which is too quick for Dhoni to pull, he gets a top edge and once again it flies over Boucher for four

16.5

M Morkel to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni backs away towards leg but Morkel follows him, somehow Dhoni manages to drive powerfully through cover, Ntini makes a one-handed pick-up on the boundary

16.6

M Morkel to Dhoni, SIX, that's massive, Dhoni picks up a full ball from middle stump and smashes it over deep midwicket, that's only the second six of the innings and India will be thrilled

India 119/4   MS Dhoni 31* (24b 2x4 1x6)

17.3

van der Wath to Dhoni, 1 run, full and wide outside off stump, Dhoni reaches out for it and powers the ball through cover

India 127/4   MS Dhoni 32* (25b 2x4 1x6)

18.1

M Morkel to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni winds up and tries to send the ball into orbit but Morkel is far too quick for him, the short ball flies past the bat

18.2

M Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, full and straight from Morkel, not letting Dhoni get under the ball, driven to long on for one

18.4

M Morkel to Dhoni, (no ball) FOUR, that's a front-foot no-ball from Morkel which Dhoni latches on to and smashes for four through midwicket, free hit coming up

18.4

M Morkel to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni tries to pull the short ball but gets an outside edge that falls in the direction of cover

India 139/4   MS Dhoni 38* (29b 3x4 1x6)

19.1

van der Wath to Dhoni, no run, van der Wath bowls a full ball outside off stump that squeezes under Dhoni's bat as he tries to cut the ball behind point

19.2

van der Wath to Dhoni, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, driven hard into the ground and the ball bounces over the head of the bowler for two runs to long-off

19.3

van der Wath to Dhoni, FOUR, that's length from van der Wath and Dhoni capitalises by rocking back and launching it over midwicket, the ball bounces once before going over the boundary

19.4

van der Wath to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, it's all happening! Dhoni flashed hard outside the off stump and edged it to Boucher who went for it with one hand, the ball popped out and he fumbled the second attempt as well, the batsmen had run the single and tried to steal the second while Boucher rued the dropped chance, Philander realised what was happening and threw the stumps down at the batsman's end with Dhoni an inch short

MS Dhoni run out 45 (39m 33b 4x4 1x6) SR: 136.36

India 146/5   MS Dhoni 45 (33b 4x4 1x6)
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)
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Photos

Sep 20, 2007

An Indian fan shows support for the side, India v South Africa, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 20, 2007

An Indian fan shows support for the side

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Sep 20, 2007

Indian fans wave the national flag, India v South Africa, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 20, 2007

Indian fans wave the national flag

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