ICC World Twenty20, Final: India v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Sep 24, 2007
India won by 5 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
24 September 2007 (20-over match)

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

India 25/1   G Gambhir 8* (8b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.4-0-18-1

Sohail Tanvir to Uthappa, OUT, another one goes! Uthappa tries to hit this one over the infield but totally mistimes it, lobbing it up into the air and Afridi doesnt have to move an inch at extra cover to hold the simplest of catches

RV Uthappa c Shahid Afridi b Sohail Tanvir 8 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

India 40/2   G Gambhir 14* (15b 1x4)   Sohail Tanvir 2.4-0-15-1

Umar Gul to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Gone! That's the big one for Pakistan. Yuvraj, who was a bit quiet against the spinners targets Umar Gul. Yuvraj goes for a big pull to a ball that's banged in about halfway down the pitcth. The ball gets a bit big on the batsman and takes the top edge and goes straight up in the air. Gul takes no chances, calls the catch his own and settles comfortably under it. That's a huge wicket for Pakistan in this big final

Yuvraj Singh c & b Umar Gul 14 (28m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

India 103/3   G Gambhir 61* (43b 8x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 1.3-0-12-1

Umar Gul to Dhoni, OUT, Gul on fire! Another big, big wicket for Pakistan as Dhoni has an almighty heave at a full ball and does not quite make contact. The ball is coming in with the angle and homing in on the stumps. If Dhoni had connected that was going out of the ground. As it happens the stumps are shattered and it is Dhoni who has to leave the playing arena

MS Dhoni b Umar Gul 6 (9m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

India 111/4   G Gambhir 62* (45b 8x4 1x6)   Umar Gul 2.2-0-15-2

Umar Gul to Gambhir, OUT, Another! low full-toss on the pads, another attempted yorker. Gambhir anticipates the length and plays the paddle sweep. The ball flies to Mohammad Asif at short fine-leg and he takes a sharp catch. India's topscorer is gone and this innings is fast losing momentum

G Gambhir c Mohammad Asif b Umar Gul 75 (76m 54b 8x4 2x6) SR: 138.88

India 130/5   RG Sharma 6* (7b)   Umar Gul 4-0-28-3





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