ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - Final

India v Pakistan

India won by 5 runs

15.3

Umar Gul to Sharma, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to third-man with an angled bat

15.5

Umar Gul to Sharma, no run, very well-directed yorker, homing in on the toes, all the batsman can do is dig the ball out and protect his wicket

15.6

Umar Gul to Sharma, 1 run, another yorker. Gul sending them down at will here. Again the ball is just about squeezed out. Not too much you can do with that as a batsman.

India 114/4   RG Sharma 2* (3b)

16.1

Yasir Arafat to Sharma, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped through the on side. Pakistan's bowlers all going for yorkers here

16.5

Yasir Arafat to Sharma, 1 run, low full-toss on the pads, whipped through the on side

India 119/4   RG Sharma 4* (5b)

17.2

Umar Gul to Sharma, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down to the fielder at third-man and once again just a single

17.5

Umar Gul to Sharma, 1 run, fullish and on the off, Rohit gives himself a bit of room and drives this through cover. There is a fielder on the ropes.

India 130/4   RG Sharma 6* (7b)

18.1

Yasir Arafat to Sharma, FOUR, full-toss, it's quite high though, slogged away through midwicket. Welcome boundary for India

18.2

Yasir Arafat to Sharma, FOUR, another full-toss, his one homing in on Rohit. He moves to leg, opens the face of the bat and chops the ball down past short third-man. Quality shot this.

18.3

Yasir Arafat to Sharma, 2 runs, yorker jammed in on the pads, dug out to the vacant mid-on region and there'll be runs here

18.4

Yasir Arafat to Sharma, 1 run, full and on the pads, Rohit gives himself some space to free his arms and drives through midwicket

India 141/5   RG Sharma 17* (11b 2x4)

19.1

Sohail Tanvir to Sharma, 2 runs, low full-toss on the stumps, driven inside out over the fielder at cover, couple of runs more to the total but no boundary

19.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sharma, SIX, slower ball, on the stumps, Rohit waits on the ball and hits it to midwicket. Hafeez is there and should take it ... No! He gets hands to it but ends up palming the ball over the ropes

19.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sharma, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, dug out to the leg side

19.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sharma, 2 runs, fullish and outside the off, Rohit walks across and tries to lap the ball of the man at short fine-leg. Off a leading edge towards third-man

19.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sharma, 2 runs, full-toss on the pads, Rohit comes down the pitch and slaps that back down the ground. A couple of bounces and to long-on as India end on 157

India 157/5   RG Sharma 30* (16b 2x4 1x6)
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 24, 2007

The winning moment - Misbah-ul-Haq rues his luck as the Indians celebrate, India v Pakistan, ICC World Twenty20 final, Johannesburg, September 24, 2007

The winning moment - Misbah-ul-Haq rues his luck as the Indians celebrate

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Sep 24, 2007

Joy and sorrow: Indians celebrate while Misbah-ul-Haq is left to ponder what could have been, India v Pakistan, ICC World Twenty20 final, Johannesburg, September 24, 2007

Indians celebrate while Misbah-ul-Haq is left to ponder what could have been

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