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)

Singh to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, got 'em! RP Singh! Follows up the fullish delivery with one back of a length, getting it to move away every so slightly and Hafeez, with minimal footwork, is tempted into a dab outside off stump only to see the outside-edge fly into Uthappa's safe hands at slip! India get the breakthrough early

Mohammad Hafeez c Uthappa b Singh 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Pakistan 2/1   Imran Nazir 1* (2b)   RP Singh 0.5-0-2-1

Singh to Kamran Akmal, OUT, cleaned up! The experiment to send Akmal in at No. 3 flops, as he stands rooted in his crease and plays a poor shot across the line, just an ugly swipe, only to get bowled clean up as he misjudges the bounce! RP gets a second in successive overs and India are loving it!

Kamran Akmal b Singh 0 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 26/2   Imran Nazir 23* (9b 2x4 2x6)   RP Singh 1.3-0-3-2

Sreesanth to Younis Khan, OUT, oh superb throw! Slower ball again, fullish outside off stump, Younis eases into a nice offdrive and calls for the run towards mid-off, Nazir is late to react, Uthappa swoops in, picks and releases in one smooth action, fires in a direct it at the striker's end and Nazir and is caught just short of his crease!

Imran Nazir run out 33 (28m 14b 4x4 2x6) SR: 235.71

Pakistan 53/3   Younis Khan 15* (15b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 2.4-1-30-0

Joginder Sharma to Younis Khan, OUT, but he's got his man this time! Joginder bowls it fuller for once and immediately gets Younis, who cant resist thumping it down the ground, not timing it off the middle at all, and mid-on easily pouches it in his lap without movin more than a foot!

Younis Khan c YK Pathan b Joginder Sharma 24 (27m 24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan 65/4   Shoaib Malik 3* (8b)   Joginder Sharma 1.3-0-7-1

IK Pathan to Shoaib Malik, OUT, short of a good length and outside the off, again this ball does not come onto the bat too well, Shoaib Malik goes for the pull but he's not in control of the shot. The ball goes straight to midwicket and Irfan Pathan has a big, big wicket as this match tilts just a touch in India's favour

Shoaib Malik c Sharma b IK Pathan 8 (25m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

Pakistan 76/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (9b)   IK Pathan 1.3-0-5-1

IK Pathan to Shahid Afridi, OUT, fullish and outside the off stump, Afridi goes for the big hit. He wants to hit this one out of the ground. The contact is no good, though and Afridi has got right under the ball. This one goes high in the air but has no distance on it. It will only get as far as mid-off and Sreesanth takes the catch. That could well be the end of it as far as Pakistan are concerned ... This is a huge moment in this final.

Shahid Afridi c Sreesanth b IK Pathan 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 77/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (9b)   IK Pathan 1.4-0-6-2

IK Pathan to Yasir Arafat, OUT, on the stumps and fullish, Arafat tries to hammer this one over the leg side, he misses and Pathan hits. The stumps are shattered and the Indians converge on Pathan who has just completed and excellent, and probably matchwinning spell. Excellent varations and control and Pakistan are in deep trouble.

Yasir Arafat b IK Pathan 15 (16m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 136.36

Pakistan 104/7   Misbah-ul-Haq 17* (24b)   IK Pathan 4-0-16-3

Sreesanth to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, Comeback! Sreesanth finally gets it right! A quick yorker on the off stump. Tanveer loses his off stump but he's got 12 from only 4 balls and done a fair bit. Can't expect much more than that from him.

Sohail Tanvir b Sreesanth 12 (9m 4b 0x4 2x6) SR: 300.00

Pakistan 138/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 36* (32b 3x6)   S Sreesanth 4-1-44-1

Singh to Umar Gul, OUT, Leg-stump yorker from RP Singh! That's just too good from RP Singh. Umar Gul plays all over this one and loses his leg stump. Fabulous bowling from RP Singh as this match heads to an exciting finish

Umar Gul b Singh 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 141/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 37* (35b 3x6)   RP Singh 3.5-0-22-3

Joginder Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, India! It's all over here! Full and on the stumps. Misbah goes for the scoop shot over short fine-leg. That is a risky shot to play with only 6 needed from 4 balls. Straight up in the air and Sreesanth takes the catch. India have won by 5 runs in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20

Misbah-ul-Haq c Sreesanth b Joginder Sharma 43 (51m 38b 0x4 4x6) SR: 113.15

Pakistan 152/10   Mohammad Asif 4* (1b 1x4)   Joginder Sharma 3.3-0-20-2





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