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2nd Semi Final (N), Durban, September 22, 2007, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, T:189) 173/7

India won by 15 runs

Player Of The Match
70 (30)
India Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
India  (20 ovs maximum)
Gautam Gambhir c Hodge b Johnson2425374096.00
Virender Sehwag c †Gilchrist b Johnson913251069.23
Robin Uthappa run out (Symonds)34283813121.42
Yuvraj Singh c Hussey b Clarke70303855233.33
MS Dhoni (c)†run out (†Gilchrist)36182141200.00
Rohit Sharma not out 851101160.00
Irfan Pathan not out 011000.00
Extras(lb 6, w 1)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.40, 88 Mts)188/5
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Virender Sehwag, 5.2 ov), 2-41 (Gautam Gambhir, 7.6 ov), 3-125 (Robin Uthappa, 14.3 ov), 4-155 (Yuvraj Singh, 17.3 ov), 5-184 (MS Dhoni, 19.5 ov)
Brett Lee402506.25111100
Nathan Bracken403809.5084200
Stuart Clark403809.5093210
Mitchell Johnson403127.75112200
5.2 to V Sehwag, but he's gone now! Johnson bowls this one back of a length, the ball sits up more than Sehwag expected, and he gets an outside-edge going for a slash over point, cramped for room, and Gilchrist gleefully takes it. 30/1
7.6 to G Gambhir, what a catch! Johnson bowls it short, Gambhir swivels and connects well with the pull, the ball's flying hard and flat for six but Brad Hodge covers good ground, then realizes he's overrun himself, moves back and holds onto a very, very good catch to send him back! Immense effort and Australia have picked up their second wicket. 41/2
Andrew Symonds3037012.3334200
Michael Clarke1013113.0011100
17.3 to Yuvraj Singh, Yuvraj tries to repeat the stroke and this time does not quite get hold of the ball. The ball sails high and towards midwicket but does not have enough on it to clear Michael Hussey. End of a terrific innings from Yuvraj and Gilchrist's gamble with bowling Clarke has paid off. 155/4
Australia  (T: 189 runs from 20 ovs)
Adam Gilchrist (c)† b Sreesanth22132122169.23
Matthew Hayden  b Sreesanth62476144131.91
Brad Hodge c Joginder Sharma b Pathan11101501110.00
Andrew Symonds  b Pathan43263732165.38
Michael Hussey c Yuvraj Singh b Joginder Sharma13122801108.33
Michael Clarke  b Harbhajan Singh33200100.00
Brad Haddin not out 58140062.50
Brett Lee  b Joginder Sharma22100100.00
Mitchell Johnson not out 41210400.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 2, w 3)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.65, 93 Mts)173/7
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Adam Gilchrist, 5.1 ov), 2-68 (Brad Hodge, 8.4 ov), 3-134 (Matthew Hayden, 14.4 ov), 4-156 (Andrew Symonds, 16.4 ov), 5-159 (Michael Clarke, 17.1 ov), 6-167 (Michael Hussey, 19.3 ov), 7-169 (Brett Lee, 19.5 ov)
RP Singh403308.25133211
5.1 to AC Gilchrist, bowled em! Sreesanth pitches full on the stumps, Gilchrist doesnt move his feet an inch, instead choosing to fatefully play from deep in the crease, misses out on the attempted on-drive, and loses his middle stump! Big wicket for India!. 36/1
14.4 to ML Hayden, Biggie! Sreesanth comes round the stumps and powers the yorker in. It's quick, it's on target, it's just a bit too good for Hayden's ambitious shot. The ball sneaks under bat and uproots the off stump. This is a huge, huge wicket from Sreesanth in his comeback over. 134/3
Irfan Pathan4044211.0062310
8.4 to BJ Hodge, gone! Wasnt a decent ball, pitching well outside leg stump on a short length, but all Hodge can do is swivel and pull it straight to Joginder at short fine leg!. 68/2
16.4 to A Symonds, Another strike! It's a big one for India as Symonds loses his off stump. Pathan is bang on target as Symonds backs away and tries to hit. The ball crashes into off stump and India are right back in this nail-biter of a game. 156/4
Joginder Sharma3037212.3353210
19.3 to MEK Hussey, short of a good length and outside the off, big heave to the on side, that one goes high rather than far, Yuvraj Singh runs across to wide long-on and holds the catch. Now surely that is the end of that. Big, big wicket for Joginder in a big over. 167/6
19.5 to B Lee, full, straight yorker and Lee has no chance as he has a big heave. The leg stump is uprooted and the Indians erupt in celebration. Another wicket as India really drive this win home. 169/7
Harbhajan Singh402416.0090100
17.1 to MJ Clarke, Yorker! Michael Clarke doesn't expect this from Harbhajan and has no answer as he walks down the crease and the ball just spears into the leg stump. Another really quality bit of bowling and this might just be the wicket that tilts the scales in India's favour. 159/5
Virender Sehwag1020020.0000201
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Kingsmead, Durban
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Yuvraj Singh
Series resultIndia advanced
Match numberT20I no. 45
Hours of play (local time)First Session 18:00-19:20, Interval 19:20-19:40, Second Session 19:40-21:00
Match days22 September 2007 - night (20-over match)
Asad Rauf
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Tony Hill
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • India innings
  • Restricted Overs (0-6) : 36/1(R.Uthappa 5,G Gambhir 21)
  • India: 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 1
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (RV Uthappa 15, Yuvraj Singh 34, Ex 1)
  • India: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (82 balls), Extras 3
  • Yuvraj Singh: 50 off 20 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break: India - 188/5 in 20.0 overs (RG Sharma 8, IK Pathan 0)
  • Australia innings
  • Restricted Overs (0-6) : 37/1 (Hayden 10,Hodge 1)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (45 balls), Extras 4
  • Australia: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (74 balls), Extras 5
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 40 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (ML Hayden 31, A Symonds 20, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 16.2 overs (102 balls), Extras 7
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