ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia v India

India won by 15 runs

0.1

Lee to Gambhir, no run, oh ho, full delivery, Gambhir flashes at it, there's a noise and the ball drops just short of Adam Gilchrist!

0.2

Lee to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, moving away from off stump, Gambhir gets across and leaves well enough alone

0.3

Lee to Gambhir, FOUR, too wide, moving away, and it allows Gambhir to throw the bat it, slashing it at some pace off the bat and up and over backward point for India's first runs, beating Bracken running across

0.4

Lee to Gambhir, 1 run, better ball, tighter line and length just around off stump, but thats equally good stuff from Gambhir, just tapping it near his feet and responding well to Sehwag's call for the quick single

India 5/0   G Gambhir 5* (4b 1x4)

1.1

Bracken to Gambhir, 1 run, good ball on off stump, tight length, again Gambhir gets behind it and pushes softly to the off side, then runs for the quick single and Bracken runs down and kicks the ball near the stumps

1.3

Bracken to Gambhir, no run, good length down leg stump, tucked to square leg, the runner wants the run but Gambhir doesnt, a bit of a mix-up but he manages to make his ground

1.4

Bracken to Gambhir, no run, tight stuff again, straight ball on the stumps, Gambhir shuffles in his crease but cant put it away on the leg side

1.5

Bracken to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length, comes into Gambhir, who pokes at it and gets a leading edge safely through the vacant gully region

India 8/0   G Gambhir 7* (8b 1x4)

2.5

Lee to Gambhir, no run, fuller delivery on middle and leg, Gambhir tries to work it away but gets an inside-edge onto his pads

2.6

Lee to Gambhir, no run, full outside off stump, Gambhir goes for a streaky square-drive but cant beat Symonds in the covers

India 10/0   G Gambhir 7* (10b 1x4)

3.2

Bracken to Gambhir, no run, back of a length, strikes Gambhir on the pads but its doing too much and looks high over the stumps, the ball parries towards point

3.3

Bracken to Gambhir, FOUR, back of a length, just enough width for Gambhir to slash that on the rise through the gap at backward point for four

3.4

Bracken to Gambhir, no run, back of a length again, this time he taps it away but fails to beat either point or backward point

3.5

Bracken to Gambhir, FOUR, holds back the length, gets it to move but Gambhir pokes at it and gets it all along the ground, and with slip not there anymore thats four, looked intentional

3.6

Bracken to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump, this time Gambhir shoulders arms

India 19/0   G Gambhir 15* (15b 3x4)

4.2

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, good length, tapped in front of point gently and Gambhir responds well to Sharma's call for the sharp single

4.4

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, Gambhir is tucked for room as he tries the gentle push and ends up mistiming it to backward point

4.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle and off, again he cant work it for a single, tapping it to backward point once more

4.6

Clark to Gambhir, FOUR, banged in shorter this time and Gambhir immediately gets into position, pulling over midwicket, a couple of bounces and thats four

India 26/0   G Gambhir 20* (19b 4x4)

5.4

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps, Gambhir gets up and tucks it fine, runs very well and collects a single

India 32/1   G Gambhir 21* (20b 4x4)

6.1

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, gingerly pushed to point and he calls for the run, Clarke swoops in and has lots of time to hit the nonstriker's end but throws way over them

6.5

Clark to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off stump, poked to point

6.6

Clark to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on off stump this time and Gambhir pokes it wide of point for a quick single, good running between the wickets from India

India 39/1   G Gambhir 23* (23b 4x4)

7.1

Johnson to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, worked through midwicket for one

7.6

Johnson to Gambhir, OUT, what a catch! Johnson bowls it short, Gambhir swivels and connects well with the pull, the ball's flying hard and flat for six but Brad Hodge covers good ground, then realizes he's overrun himself, moves back and holds onto a very, very good catch to send him back! Immense effort and Australia have picked up their second wicket

G Gambhir c Hodge b Johnson 24 (37m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.00

India 41/2   G Gambhir 24 (25b 4x4)
Tournament Results
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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 22, 2007

Yuvraj Singh sets up for a big hit, Australia v India, 2nd semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 22, 2007

Yuvraj Singh sets up for a big hit

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Sep 22, 2007

Michael Hussey shows the team physio Alex Kountouris where it hurts, Australia v India, 2nd semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 22, 2007

Michael Hussey shows the team physio Alex Kountouris where it hurts

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