ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia v India

India won by 15 runs

4.1

Clark to Sehwag, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, tucked away for one

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

4.3

Clark to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, Sehwag shuffles and works it fine for another 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   SR Clark 1-0-7-0

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

6.2

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

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   SR Clark 2-0-10-0

8.1

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, no run, and he's welcomed by a short delivery outside off stump, beaten

8.2

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, hello and goodbye! Yuvraj swivels and slams a short delivery rows back over deep square leg, what a way to get off the mark

8.3

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower ball, outside off, he mistimes his drive but gets one into the covers

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   SR Clark 3-0-17-0

13.1

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Shot! low full-toss outside the off, Yuvraj carves this one inside out over cover. Haddin jumps up on the ropes but can't quite reach it and the ball sails over

13.2

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, short of a length and down the leg side, flick played and missed

13.2

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full and on the pads, Clark following Yuvraj as he backs away to leg, clipped into the on side, good running gets the batsman two

13.3

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, short of a good length and on the stumps, clouted over the infield, Hayden runs in at deep midwicket and dives but just can't hold onto the catch

13.4

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full and on the pads, flicked down towards fine-leg, the man at square-leg has to run around and field

13.5

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Whack! short of a length and outside the off, this one just sits up and Yuvraj waits on the ball and pulls magnificently for six. That's 50 off only 21 balls for Yuvraj

13.6

Clark to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump, Yuvraj waits on this one and just slaps it for four in front of point. This is some hitting from Yuvraj. Unstoppable at the moment

India 113/2   SR Clark 4-0-38-0
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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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