ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E

South Africa v India

India won by 37 runs

8.1

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Rohit Sharma advances down the pitch and tries to hit that over cover. He doesn't get anywhere near that one.

8.2

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Rohit Sharma feels for that outside the off and misses

8.3

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, very full and just slanting onto leg stump, Sharma defends a touch awkwardly back down the pitch

8.4

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, full and straight, Sharma drives nicely off the front foot but he can neither get timing or placement right and only finds the man at mid-off. Runs hard to come by here. Something's got to give ...

8.5

M Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the off, run down to third-man with an angled bat

8.6

M Morkel to Uthappa, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, placed just wide of mid-on for a quick single

India 48/3   M Morkel 1-0-2-0

10.1

M Morkel to Uthappa, no run, bowled full and fast on off stump, Uthappa squeezes it out towards point

10.2

M Morkel to Uthappa, FOUR, banged in short on off and middle stump, Uthappa stands on the front foot and aims to pull over midwicket, the top-edge flies over Boucher for four more, streaky

10.3

M Morkel to Uthappa, OUT, caught! Uthappa takes a step down the pitch and tries to loft Morkel down the ground, he doesn't get the necessary elevation and hits it straight to Smith at mid-off, India are in massive amounts of trouble

RV Uthappa c Smith b M Morkel 15 (22m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 93.75

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

10.5

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, that one rose sharply from a good length and beats Rohit Sharma's front foot drive, he was no where close to making contact

10.6

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, Sharma drives the final ball of the over back to Morkel who swoops down and threatens to fire the throw back at the batsman's end

India 62/4   M Morkel 2-0-7-1

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

16.2

M Morkel to Sharma, FOUR, Sharma backs away and slices the ball high over point, there's no fielder in the deep and the ball trickles over the ropes

16.3

M Morkel to Sharma, 1 leg bye

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   M Morkel 3-0-24-1

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

18.3

M Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, Sharma makes room and squeezes a full ball down to third man 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

18.5

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, Sharma's backing away is becoming predictable now, Morne beats him with a short ball outside off stump

18.6

M Morkel to Sharma, no run, he ends the over with a superb yorker, Sharma can't do much with that, he tries to run a leg bye but Morne gets to the ball quickly

India 139/4   M Morkel 4-0-32-1
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)
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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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