ICC World Twenty20, 24th Match, Group E: South Africa v India at Durban, Sep 20, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E
India won by 37 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
20 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Pollock to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length, on the off stump, coming in a touch after pitching, that one goes right through Gautam Gambhir, who defends awkwardly. Appeal for something but it's too high for the lbw and didn't hit bat.

0.2

Pollock to Gambhir, no run, fullish and just slipping down leg, Gambhir shapes to flick and misses, off the pads to the leg side

0.3

Pollock to Gambhir, 2 runs, once again a touch too straight, hint of swing here for Pollock, Gambhir gets across his stumps and flicks the ball away through square-leg and India are off the mark

0.4

Pollock to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended town towards the off side with an angled bat

0.5

Pollock to Gambhir, 1 run, too full once again and slipping down leg but once again Pollock gets away with it as Gambhir flicks and misses. Hit on the pads.

0.6

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Sehwag has a tentative prod, the ball shapes away nicely, and late, and beats the bat and goes through to the keeper

India 3/0   SM Pollock 1-0-3-0
2.1

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, Sehwag thumps that one off the back foot but can't beat the infield

2.2

Pollock to Sehwag, 2 runs, very full and on the pads, Sehwag flicks wristily through midwicket, won't go all the way but some runs on offer

2.3

Pollock to Sehwag, 1 run, good-length ball outside the off, Sehwag opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third-man

2.4

Pollock to Gambhir, no run, overpitched and just outside the off. Gambhir tries to hit it really hard through cover but the placement isn't quite there

2.5

Pollock to Gambhir, FOUR, back of a good length and outside the off. Gambhir takes a massive swipe across the line at this one. It's a thick outside edge and the ball goes past the lone slip fielder down to third-man

2.6

Pollock to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and close to the off stump, a bit of pace on that one. Left alone to the keeper

India 19/0   SM Pollock 2-0-10-0
4.1

Pollock to Sehwag, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, played down to third-man for a single

4.2

Pollock to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Gambhir slashes that down wide of third-man for a single

4.3

Pollock to Sehwag, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, Sehwag once again is quick to go across and dab the ball away to the leg side for runs

4.4

Pollock to Gambhir, OUT, Gone! India lose their first one. It's Gambhir who falls. He comes down the pitch and tries to heave the ball over the on side. He can't quite get hold of it and the ball goes up in the air. This time the fielder calls it - it's Graeme Smith - and settles under a catch at mid-off after running a few yards.

G Gambhir c Smith b Pollock 19 (19m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

4.5

Pollock to Sehwag, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, Sehwag once again has no trouble working the ball away through the on-side

4.6

Pollock to Karthik, OUT, Another! Dinesh Karthik falls! That was a rather uncontrolled shot first up. Pollock pitches one up on the pads and Karthik flicks lazily. The ball loops up in the air and straight into Albie Morkel's hands at square-leg. Karthik didn't even try to hit that one especially hard. Now that's put India in a spot of bother after a reasonably good start on a tricky pitch.

KD Karthik c JA Morkel b Pollock 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 33/2   SM Pollock 3-0-14-2
6.1

Pollock to Sharma, 1 run, fullish and quite straight, Sharma just plays the ball to the on side and sets off for a single

6.2

Pollock to Uthappa, 2 runs, fullish and on the stumps once more, Uthappa walks across and flicks. It's uppish but in the gap and timed quite well. The ball runs down to midwicket

6.3

Pollock to Uthappa, no run, short of a driving length and on the off, defended a touch awkwardly towards the off side

6.4

Pollock to Uthappa, no run, short of a driving length and on the off, Pollock hitting a good line and length here, defended back down the pitch

6.5

Pollock to Uthappa, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Uthappa walks well across and gets outside the line and tries to flick. There's an appeal for the lbw but that's clearly not out.

6.6

Pollock to Uthappa, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the bowler. End of an excellent spell from Pollock. This is more like the Pollock we know in international cricket. In previous games he's been taken for quite a few runs by some of the lesser lights of world batting. Here, on his home ground, Pollock has put in a solid performance.

India 37/3   SM Pollock 4-0-17-2
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