ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Australia v India

India won by 15 runs

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

India 4/0   G Gambhir 4* (3b 1x4)   B Lee 0.3-0-4-0

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

India 15/0   G Gambhir 11* (12b 2x4)   NW Bracken 1.3-0-8-0

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

India 19/0   G Gambhir 15* (14b 3x4)   NW Bracken 1.5-0-12-0

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   G Gambhir 20* (19b 4x4)   SR Clark 1-0-7-0

5.1

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

India 30/0   V Sehwag 9* (12b 1x4)   MG Johnson 0.1-0-4-0

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)   MG Johnson 1-0-10-1

10.2

Symonds to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full and on the pads, Yuvraj picks that one up off his toes and whips it over midwicket. One bounce and over the ropes. Quality hitting here from Yuvraj

India 65/2   Yuvraj Singh 20* (8b 1x4 2x6)   A Symonds 0.2-0-5-0

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

India 86/2   Yuvraj Singh 32* (12b 2x4 3x6)   NW Bracken 2.4-0-18-0

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

India 96/2   Yuvraj Singh 39* (16b 3x4 3x6)   SR Clark 3.1-0-21-0

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   Yuvraj Singh 55* (21b 4x4 4x6)   SR Clark 4-0-38-0

15.2

Symonds to Dhoni, FOUR, fullish and on the off, it's that trademark whip shot from Dhoni and it's hit so powerfully hard that long-on has no chance

India 132/3   MS Dhoni 5* (3b 1x4)   A Symonds 2.2-0-28-0

15.3

Symonds to Dhoni, FOUR, here's another one. Slightly short and Dhoni quickly goes back, swivels and pulls in front of square

India 136/3   MS Dhoni 9* (4b 2x4)   A Symonds 2.3-0-32-0

15.5

Symonds to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, again Yuvraj gives himself room, again Symonds sends a full-toss in outside off. Yuvraj carves the ball over the fielder at cover

India 141/3   Yuvraj Singh 61* (24b 5x4 4x6)   A Symonds 2.5-0-37-0

17.6

Clarke to Dhoni, FOUR, Bang! It's Dhoni time! He gets under this one and whips it with immense power over long-on. It's flat but has enough to go all the way. Big over for India despite the fall of the wicket

India 161/4   MS Dhoni 20* (11b 3x4)   MJ Clarke 1-0-13-1

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

India 172/4   MS Dhoni 30* (13b 4x4 1x6)   NW Bracken 3.4-0-31-0
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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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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