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

0.5

Lee to Sehwag, no run, just back of a length outside off, Sehwag stands leaden-footed and has a go, but misses completely

0.6

Lee to Sehwag, no run, fuller ball, on off stump, Sehwag gets behind it and pushes back to Lee, who collects and feigns a throw back at the stumps, electric atmosphere at Durban

India 5/0   B Lee 1-0-5-0

2.1

Lee to Sehwag, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, sits up and forces Sehwag up on the toes, he plays it to leg, Lee steams in and collects and has some advice for Sehwag

2.2

Lee to Sehwag, no run, slower delivery this time, close to a yorker outside off stump, well picked and driven into the covers, where Symonds fields and cuts off any thoughts of a single

2.3

Lee to Sehwag, no run, good ball, right on a length with no room to work with and Sehwag gets behind the line, defending to Symonds in the covers again

2.4

Lee to Sehwag, 1 run, short ball just outside off stump and Sehwag does well to get tall and drop it to the leg side, with soft hands, and Gambhir and Sharma scamper the single as Lee runs across and fields

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   B Lee 2-0-6-0

9.1

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish length, driven back to Lee's left, bowler collects and almost throws it back to Yuvraj, who hustles back into his crease

9.2

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, top shot, Yuvraj driving a full delivery smack back down the ground, Johnson dives across from mid-on and saves it on the ropes, Hussey does the back-up work and thats good fielding

9.3

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length, driven tall to Symonds in the covers, who fields and has a shy at the stumps, hitting and giving away a single courtesy the ricochet

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

9.6

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, wow! Lee pitches full on middle and leg and Yuvraj nonchalantly flicks that way over deep backward square for half a dozen! Nothing more than a dismissive pick-up shot!

India 60/2   B Lee 3-0-18-0

16.1

Lee to Dhoni, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, Dhoni somehow whips out that attempted yorker. The ball goes away down towards long-on. Remarkable shot that

16.2

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball this time, Dhoni goes for the pull but does not mis-hit it, the ball is in the air but falls in no man's land

16.3

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full, fast and quite straight. Lee powering in the yorker, it's just outside the off stump, Yuvraj plays and misses

16.4

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another yorker, again pacy, Yuvraj jams the ball out down towards short third-man

16.5

Lee to Dhoni, 1 run, very full and just slipping down leg, flicked down towards square-leg

16.6

Lee to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, slower ball, Yuvraj sees it a bit late and checks his shot, chipped back over the bowler down towards long-on

India 148/3   B Lee 4-0-25-0
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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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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