ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia v India

India won by 15 runs

5.3

Johnson to Uthappa, 1 run, back of a length, great channel, Uthappa pokes at it and gets an edge, but it dies before Hayden at slip and runs away

5.5

Johnson to Uthappa, no run, back of a length outside off stump, pushed to Haddin at point

5.6

Johnson to Uthappa, FOUR, just a tad full and wide and Uthappa's onto it in style, coming forward and driving through the covers

India 36/1   RV Uthappa 5* (3b 1x4)

6.2

Clark to Uthappa, no run, good length, again no room to work with, Uthappa gets forward and pushes to cover

6.3

Clark to Uthappa, no run, slower ball, on a length, drawing Uthappa forward and he gets a leading-edge that bobs up and falls short of mid-off

6.4

Clark to Uthappa, 1 run, dropped! Uthappa gets slightly cramped for room as he slashes one, it flies quick, high and fast to Clarke at backward point, who dives up and gets fingers on it but cant hold on

India 38/1   RV Uthappa 6* (6b 1x4)

7.2

Johnson to Uthappa, no run, fullish delivery, Uthappa drives well to Symonds in the covers

7.3

Johnson to Uthappa, no run, slower ball, on a length, which stops on Uthappa who checks his shot and the ball pops up and falls safely in front of cover

7.4

Johnson to Uthappa, no run, back of a length, not really enough room to cut and Uthappa steers it to Clarke at backward point, and then has to react quickly to send Gambhir back, there was no single on offer there

7.5

Johnson to Uthappa, 1 run, identicaly delivery, but this time Uthappa smartly runs it down to Lee at third man for one

India 41/1   RV Uthappa 7* (10b 1x4)

8.4

Clark to Uthappa, no run, back of a length on the stumps, Uthappa comes onto the front foot and looks to work it away but cant beat the fielder at midwicket

8.5

Clark to Uthappa, no run, movement off the pitch as Uthappa lunges forward and gets beaten outside off stump, something of a leg-cutter from Clark

8.6

Clark to Uthappa, no run, good length outside off, again he comes forward and this time steers it to Clarke at point

India 48/2   RV Uthappa 7* (13b 1x4)

9.4

Lee to Uthappa, 2 runs, full, aiming for the yorker, Uthappa manages to get bat on it, the ball squeezes through his legs past short fine leg, he runs well and gets two to his name

9.5

Lee to Uthappa, 1 run, overpitched and thats hit very hard down to Hussey at long-off

India 54/2   RV Uthappa 10* (15b 1x4)

10.1

Symonds to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to the third-man region

10.4

Symonds to Uthappa, SIX, short ball banged in, Uthappa rocks back and pulls that magnificently. In front of square and very high, the ball sails into the stands at midwicket

10.5

Symonds to Uthappa, 1 run, worked through the on side for a single

India 73/2   RV Uthappa 18* (18b 1x4 1x6)

11.1

Bracken to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, fullish and on the pads, a bit of swing in, defensive shot played, the ball runs down towards fine-leg

11.3

Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, slower ball on the off, Uthappa waits on it and plays it down towards point with soft hands

11.6

Bracken to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, clipped to the leg side for a single

India 88/2   RV Uthappa 20* (21b 1x4 1x6)

12.1

Symonds to Uthappa, no run, full and on the off, not much pace on that, played back down to the bowler

12.2

Symonds to Uthappa, no run, full and a touch too straight, worked into the leg side, the batsmen think about a single but decide against it as Hayden throws

12.3

Symonds to Uthappa, 1 run

12.5

Symonds to Uthappa, 1 run, thumped through square-leg

India 91/2   RV Uthappa 22* (25b 1x4 1x6)

14.1

Johnson to Uthappa, SIX, Big one! Uthappa walks down the pitch and crashes this one over long-off. That is a huge hit from Uthappa who has the audacity to give the bowler the charge. That is a really massive hit.

14.2

Johnson to Uthappa, SIX, Another! short one banged in and Uthappa was waiting for that. He was in position really quickly and hits it in front of midwicket. That is another huge hit

14.3

Johnson to Uthappa, OUT, Full and straight. Driven really hard towards cover. Andrew Symonds half fields that one. The ball goes just wide of him. Uthappa wants the single and has come down the pitch. Symonds grabs the ball and looks for the keeper. Gilchrist is not in position behind the stumps yet. Symonds lines the stumps up and throws them down with a rocket.

RV Uthappa run out 34 (38m 28b 1x4 3x6) SR: 121.42

India 125/3   RV Uthappa 34 (28b 1x4 3x6)
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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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