ICC World Twenty20, 2nd Semi Final: Australia v India at Durban, Sep 22, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final
India won by 15 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
22 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)

Johnson to Sehwag, FOUR, shot! The ball's full and just a tad wide, but more than enough for Sehwag to stand and square-drive that smack through the two point fielders


Johnson to Sehwag, OUT, but he's gone now! Johnson bowls this one back of a length, the ball sits up more than Sehwag expected, and he gets an outside-edge going for a slash over point, cramped for room, and Gilchrist gleefully takes it

V Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Johnson 9 (25m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23


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


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


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


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   MG Johnson 1-0-10-1

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


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


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


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


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


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   MG Johnson 2-0-12-2

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.


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


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


Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven through cover, Dhoni is under way


Johnson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and on the pads, Yuvraj flicks uppishly towards deep backward square-leg. Haddin does well to field that one


Johnson to Dhoni, no run, fullish and on the stumps, a rare defensive shot as the ball is dabbed to the on side

India 127/3   MG Johnson 3-0-26-2

Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, short one banged in, good pace, Dhoni comes down the pitch and agriculturally slashes this one, the ball goes over the infield and lands safe


Johnson to Dhoni, 2 runs, short one banged in once more, again Dhoni comes down the pitch and this time he pulls over the leg side


Johnson to Dhoni, no run, slightly slower, Dhoni has a swing and a miss, Rohit wants the bye and charges down the pitch, he's sent back, Johnson fields and has a shy but Rohit is back


Johnson to Dhoni, 1 run, full and straight, good attempted yorker that, Dhoni digs the ball out, Johnson fields in his followthrough as a single is scampered


Johnson to Sharma, OUT, slower ball just outside the off, Rohit moves to leg and has a massive heave but misses. Dhoni takes off for the bye but is short of his crease as Gilchrist throws down the stumps with a direct hit

MS Dhoni run out 36 (21m 18b 4x4 1x6) SR: 200.00


Johnson to Pathan, 4 leg byes, short of a length and outside the off, Pathan has a heave across the line, off the body down past Gilchrist and to the fence. There's no chance for the fielder and it's four leg-byes. India end on a very very healthy 188 from their 20 overs

India 188/5   MG Johnson 4-0-31-2





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