ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E

South Africa v India

India won by 37 runs

7.1

van der Wath to Sharma, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, exaggerated movement off the pitch, played at and missed, through to the keeper

7.2

van der Wath to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, Sharma opens the face of the bat and plays the ball down to third-man

7.3

van der Wath to Uthappa, no run, short one banged in by van Der Wath, hook shot played and missed, through to the keeper

7.4

van der Wath to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, eased through the vacant gully region for runs

7.5

van der Wath to Sharma, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, pull played off the front foot, not timed too well, just a single

7.6

van der Wath to Uthappa, SIX, another short one banged in. Uthappa sees this one really early and is in position in a flash. Aggressive front-foot pull and this is sweetly struck. The ball sails into the stands over midwicket

India 46/3   JJ van der Wath 1-0-9-0

9.1

van der Wath to Uthappa, no run, short one banged in outside the off stump, Uthappa goes for another front-foot pull. The ball balloons up towards mid-on. Vernon Philander drops a clanger. He just doesn't watch the ball properly and lets it pop out of his hand. Graeme Smith is not amused. That was a sitter

9.2

van der Wath to Uthappa, 1 run

9.3

van der Wath to Sharma, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

9.4

van der Wath to Sharma, no run, fullish and on the stumps, Sharma gives himself some room and drives down to long-off

9.5

van der Wath to Sharma, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off stump, out comes the pull and it's hit in front of square. It's not timed too well but still has enough on it to go all the way.

9.6

van der Wath to Sharma, FOUR, Down the pitch and bang. Sharma goes for this one, clouting it over cover. It's not terribly pretty but at the moment it's working

India 57/3   JJ van der Wath 2-0-18-0

17.1

van der Wath to Sharma, SIX, that's the third one! van der Wath bowls a low full toss on middle stump, Sharma moves his front foot out of the way, gets under the ball and smashes it over deep midwicket

17.2

van der Wath to Sharma, 1 run, Sharma moves towards the off side and tries to scoop a full toss over Boucher, he gets an edge towards short fine leg

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

17.4

van der Wath to Sharma, FOUR, Sharma skips towards leg stump, makes room to free his arms and slices the ball over backward point, there's no fielder in the deep there and he's picked his spot perfectly

17.5

van der Wath to Sharma, no run, once again he backs away towards leg stump but he moved too early, van der Wath saw him and bowled it full and wide outside off to beat the bat

17.6

van der Wath to Sharma, no run, he's trying too much now, Sharma tries to move towards off and scoop the ball over the wicketkeeper, once again it's too full and the shot doesn't come off

India 131/4   JJ van der Wath 3-0-30-0

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

19.5

van der Wath to Pathan, 1 bye, short ball outside off stump, Pathan tries to pull but gets beaten, Sharma calls him through for the bye, Boucher rolls it at the stumps but misses

19.6

van der Wath to Sharma, SIX, what a finish! van der Wath bowls a high full toss, Sharma gets on to the front foot and pulls the ball high and far over the square-leg boundary, he's reached his 50 with that stroke, it's been an excellent innings from the youngster on a trying pitch

India 153/5   JJ van der Wath 4-0-43-0
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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