ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - Final

India v Pakistan

India won by 5 runs

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, 1 run, oh would you believe it? Gambhir pushes a full delivery gently into the covers, there's some indecisiveness in the call, Gambhir then harries down and Pathan's struggling to make his ground, he flings himself and his bat forward as a good throw comes in to Kamran Akmal, and replays show he's just! Whew that was a dicy start to the innings

0.2

Mohammad Asif to YK Pathan, 1 run, good length delivery on leg stump, clips Pathan on the pad, very high, and rolls towards point as Gambhir calls for the single

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, 1 run, full on middle and off, tucked towards Gul at mid-on for a single

0.4

Mohammad Asif to YK Pathan, SIX, hello, thats gone! Great way to get your international career off to a start! Pathan stands his ground and clubs a length delivery straight back down the ground for half a dozen!

0.5

Mohammad Asif to YK Pathan, 3 runs, full toss this time, which he clips through mid-on for a well-run three

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, 1 wide, full and well down leg stump, Gambhir goes for the flick but misses

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, no run, down leg again, this time he gets a tickle on it but cant beat short fine leg

India 13/0   Mohammad Asif 1-0-13-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, no run, full, no real pace on it, Gambhir comes forward and steers it to backward point where Hafeez runs in and fields

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, 1 run, half-volley outside off stump, pushed to Malik at mid-off for a single

2.3

Mohammad Asif to YK Pathan, FOUR, loose ball, very wide and Pathan cracks it through point for four

2.4

Mohammad Asif to YK Pathan, OUT, gone this time! Pathan tries to pull a short delivery over midwicket but miscues it up in the air for mid-on to run back, keep his eyes on it under the sun, and pouch a simple enough catch

YK Pathan c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Asif 15 (12m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 187.50

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, no run, full down leg stump, clipping Gambhir's boot as he tries to flick, Akmal takes it and appeals very loudly

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length, still no threatening pace, Gambhir tucks it to midwicket

India 26/1   Mohammad Asif 2-0-19-1

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length, tidy delivery, no movement, Uthappa defends with an inside-edge

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, FOUR, safe hit, Uthappa seeing the length of a fuller delivery and driving it hard and over mid-off's head, just playing through the line and picking his spot

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, 1 run, good length outside off, again he uses the soft hands to dab into the covers and calls for the run

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, tucked to backward square leg for one more

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, short delivery, kicking off the surface outside off, Uthappa commits himself to the front foot and gets beaten by the extra bounce

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, bouncer this time, forcing Uthappa down as he lets it pass safely

India 39/1   Mohammad Asif 3-0-25-1
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 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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