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24th Match, Group E (N), Durban, September 20, 2007, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, T:154) 116/9

India won by 37 runs

Player Of The Match
50* (40)
India Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
India  (20 ovs maximum)
c Smith b Pollock19191930100.00
c †Boucher b Ntini11112310100.00
c JA Morkel b Pollock011000.00
c Smith b M Morkel1516221193.75
not out 50405272125.00
run out (Philander)45333941136.36
not out 011000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 1, w 8)13
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.65, 86 Mins)153/5
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Gautam Gambhir, 4.4 ov), 2-33 (Dinesh Karthik, 4.6 ov), 3-33 (Virender Sehwag, 5.1 ov), 4-61 (Robin Uthappa, 10.3 ov), 5-146 (MS Dhoni, 19.4 ov)
4.4 to G Gambhir, Gone! India lose their first one. It's Gambhir who falls. He comes down the pitch and tries to heave the ball over the on side. He can't quite get hold of it and the ball goes up in the air. This time the fielder calls it - it's Graeme Smith - and settles under a catch at mid-off after running a few yards.. 32/1
4.6 to KD Karthik, Another! Dinesh Karthik falls! That was a rather uncontrolled shot first up. Pollock pitches one up on the pads and Karthik flicks lazily. The ball loops up in the air and straight into Albie Morkel's hands at square-leg. Karthik didn't even try to hit that one especially hard. Now that's put India in a spot of bother after a reasonably good start on a tricky pitch.. 33/2
5.1 to V Sehwag, On fire! It's Sehwag gone now and India are in deep, deep trouble here. That was a soft dismissal after an extremely promising start from Sehwag. That was short of a length and outside the off, Sehwag plays away from his body without much conviction, trying to steer the ball through the off side and only manages an edge. Mark Boucher pouches the catch.. 33/3
10.3 to RV Uthappa, caught! Uthappa takes a step down the pitch and tries to loft Morkel down the ground, he doesn't get the necessary elevation and hits it straight to Smith at mid-off, India are in massive amounts of trouble. 61/4
South Africa  (T: 154 runs from 20 ovs)
lbw b Singh1370033.33
c Karthik b Singh46101066.66
lbw b Sreesanth1470025.00
run out (Sharma)512211041.66
b Sreesanth3641694087.80
b Singh011000.00
b Singh3637602197.29
st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh2530040.00
st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh26100033.33
not out 1360033.33
not out 42110200.00
Extras(lb 9, w 15)24
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 5.80, 102 Mins)116/9
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Herschelle Gibbs, 1.1 ov), 2-12 (Graeme Smith, 1.4 ov), 3-12 (AB de Villiers, 2.3 ov), 4-30 (Justin Kemp, 5.4 ov), 5-31 (Shaun Pollock, 5.5 ov), 6-100 (Mark Boucher, 16.4 ov), 7-103 (Vernon Philander, 17.4 ov), 8-109 (Albie Morkel, 18.4 ov), 9-111 (Johan van der Wath, 19.4 ov)
2.3 to AB de Villiers, Corker! very full, very fast, very straight. This is the straight one from Sreesanth and it's pacy. de Villiers is late on the shot and plays down the wrong line as well. This one is too close and he won't get away with it. Simon Taufel agrees with the bowler and up goes the finger. 12/3
16.4 to MV Boucher, what's going on? Boucher tried to drive a full ball from outside off stump through the off side, he got an inside edge that hit the stumps and dislodged a bail, Sreesanth didn't seem to realise and held his head in disappointment thinking the ball had missed the stumps, but it hadn't, it was bowled. 100/6
1.1 to HH Gibbs, very full and on the stumps, RP Singh gets this ball bang on target. The ball swings back in Gibbs has only got his foot a bit down the pitch as the ball beats the bat and crashes into the pad. There's a spontaneous appeal and the finger goes up! India strike. Gibbs is not happy with the call and is shaking his head but he has to go. That was the perfect left-arm seamer's delivery to the right-hand batsman.. 11/1
1.4 to GC Smith, Stunner! That is an absolute ripper from Dinesh Karthik in the slips cordon. It's a wide, swinging, full delivery from RP Singh and Smith has a real go at it. The ball flies off the outside edge really quick and wide. Karthik throws himself full length to his left and catches this one with both hands. That is a catch right out of the top drawer. You won't see too many more like that.. 12/2
5.5 to SM Pollock, full, quick, swinging in, RP Singh comes around the stumps and fires a missile down the pitch. Pollock is late on the shot and the ball absolutely uproots the leg stump. That's a cracker of a ball and you can't really blame Pollock for that. India really turning on the heat here.. 31/5
18.4 to JA Morkel, bowled him! RP bowls a full ball on middle and off stump, Morkel clears his front foot out of the way and tries to hit through the on side, he misses and hears ball hitting wood, South Africa are sinking and somewhere New Zealand are celebrating. 109/8
17.4 to VD Philander, Harbhajan tosses it up teasingly, Philander charges and tries to hit him straight down the ground, he misses and Karthik completes an easy stumping, South Africa are stumbling. 103/7
19.4 to JJ van der Wath, van der Wath charges and has another swing but once again he gets beaten, Karthik whips off the bails in a trice and Harbhajan is elated, South Africa have been upset here, and New Zealand celebrate!. 111/9
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  • India innings
  • Restricted overs (0-6) : 34/3 (Uthappa 0,R.Sharma 1)
  • India: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (61 balls), Extras 3
  • India: 100 runs in 15.4 overs (98 balls), Extras 10
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (RG Sharma 19, MS Dhoni 23, Ex 8)
  • India: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (125 balls), Extras 13
  • Innings Break: India - 153/5 in 20.0 overs (RG Sharma 50, IK Pathan 0)
  • RP Sharma: 50 off 40 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • South Africa innings
  • Restricted Overs (0-6) :(Boucher 7,Morkel 0)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (71 balls), Extras 19
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (MV Boucher 22, JA Morkel 21, Ex 7)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 16.3 overs (110 balls), Extras 22
  • KD Karthik kept wicket after GC Smith was caught (1.5 overs)
Kingsmead, Durban
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 43
Hours of play (local time)First Session 18:00-19:20, Interval 19:20-19:40, Second Session 19:40-21:00
Match days20 September 2007 - night (20-over match)
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PointsIndia 2, South Africa 0
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