ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia v India

India won by 15 runs

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

1.2

Bracken to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, full but down leg stump, a hint of swing, Sehwag mistimes the shot, off the pads, to square leg

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

1.6

Bracken to Sehwag, 1 run, back of a length again, off stumpish, Sehwag stands up and just pushes towards point, there's further hesitation between the runners but they get a single in the end

India 9/0   NW Bracken 1-0-3-0

3.1

Bracken to Sehwag, 1 run, full, clubbed back down the ground, Johnson at mid-on does well to stop it

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   NW Bracken 2-0-12-0

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

11.2

Bracken to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, very full and on the pads, Bracken aiming for the yorker, punched down towards long-on

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

11.4

Bracken to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full and on the off, Yuvraj backs away to the leg side and carves that inside out and through cover. One bounce and over the ropes. This one went off the meant of the bat

11.5

Bracken to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, very full and on the off, dug out towards short third-man

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   NW Bracken 3-0-20-0

18.1

Bracken to Sharma, no run, slower ball, on the stumps, Rohit digs this back down the pitch

18.2

Bracken to Sharma, 1 run, another slower ball, steered down towards third-man for a single

18.3

Bracken to Dhoni, SIX, Huge heave! That is a monstrous blow. Dhoni comes down the pitch and brutally muscles this over midwicket. That is pure power all the way and it clears the ropes

18.4

Bracken to Dhoni, FOUR, slower ball this time, Dhoni waits on it and smacks that behind square on the leg side. That is a cracking shot

18.5

Bracken to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish and on the off, Dhoni hits it hard into the ground and the ball goes down towards long-off

18.6

Bracken to Sharma, SIX, Up, up and away! Now it's Rohit Sharma's turn. He moves to leg and heaves the ball over long-on. That's not brutally hit but rather timed impeccably

India 179/4   NW Bracken 4-0-38-0
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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