2007 Twenty20 World Championship: Australia vs Zimbabwe

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Zimbabwe have defeated Australia by five wickets in Group B of the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa.

Australia, who are the world champions in the 50 over format, struggled against some good fielding and bowling from Zimbabwe. Elton Chigumbura took 3-20 and Gary Brent took 2-19 as Australia were restricted to 138 for 9 wickets after 20 overs. Brad Hodge was Australia's top scoring batsman, scoring 35 not out, while Andrew Symonds scored 33 runs before being stumped.

Zimbabwe's batsmen started well, but Vusi Sibanda was caught behind for 23, as were Justice Chibhabha, Tatenda Taibu and Stuart Matsikenyeri to leave Zimbabwe on 70-4. A heavy shower interrupted the innings, but play restarted and Brendan Taylor scored 60 not out as Zimbabwe reached the target with one ball remaining in a tense finish.

Toss: Australia won, and chose to bat first.

Flag of Australia.svg Australia innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
A C Gilchrist c Matsikenyeri b Chigumbura 4 6 0 0 66.66
M L Hayden c Taylor b Chigumbura 4 2 1 0 200.00
R T Ponting c Chigumbura b Brent 8 15 1 0 53.33
A Symonds st Taylor b Masakadza 33 25 4 0 132.00
M E K Hussey run out (Sibanda) 15 23 1 0 65.21
B J Hodge not out 35 22 2 2 159.09
B J Haddin c Chibhabha b Utseya 6 12 0 0 50.00
B Lee b Brent 12 7 1 1 171.42
M G Johnson run out (Brent/Taylor) 9 5 1 0 180.00
N W Bracken c Sibanda b Chigumbura 4 3 0 0 133.33
Extras (b 2; w 6) 8
Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 138 11 3

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Hayden, 0.4 ov), 2-12 (Gilchrist, 2.2 ov), 3-19 (Ponting, 3.6 ov), 4-48 (Hussey, 9.2 ov), 5-86 (Symonds, 13.4 ov), 6-102 (Haddin, 16.2 ov), 7-119 (Lee, 18.1 ov), 8-134 (Johnson, 19.3 ov), 9-138 (Bracken, 19.6 ov)

Did not bat: S R Clark

Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
E Chigumbura 3 0 20 3 6.66
G B Brent 4 0 19 2 4.75
T Mupariwa 3 0 23 0 7.66
C J Chibhabha 3 0 17 0 5.66
P Utseya 4 0 28 1 7.00
T Taibu 2 0 20 0 10.00
H Masakadza 1 0 9 1 9.00
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe innings (Target: 139 runs from 20 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
V Sibanda c Gilchrist b Bracken 23 15 5 0 153.33
B R M Taylor not out 60 45 4 2 133.33
C J Chibhabha c Gilchrist b Clark 15 14 3 0 107.14
T Taibu c Gilchrist b Johnson 0 6 0 0 0.00
S Matsikenyeri c Gilchrist b Clark 3 8 0 0 37.50
H Masakadza lbw b Lee 27 28 2 0 96.42
E Chigumbura not out 4 3 0 0 133.33
Extras (lb 4; w 3) 7
Total (5 wickets; 19.5 overs) 139 14 2

Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Sibanda, 3.5 ov), 2-54 (Chibhabha, 6.6 ov), 3-55 (Taibu, 7.6 ov), 4-70 (Matsikenyeri, 10.5 ov), 5-123 (Masakadza, 18.3 ov)

Did not bat: K M Dabengwa, P Utseya, G B Brent, T Mupariwa

Flag of Australia.svg Australia bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
B Lee 4 0 31 1 7.75
N W Bracken 3.5 0 25 1 6.52
S R Clark 4 0 22 2 5.50
M G Johnson 4 0 26 1 6.50
A Symonds 2 0 11 0 5.50
B J Hodge 2 0 20 0 10.00

Australia: A C Gilchrist (wkt), M L Hayden, R T Ponting (capt), A Symonds, M E K Hussey, B J Hodge, B J Harrin, B Lee, M G Johnson, N W Bracken, S R Clark

Zimbabwe: H Masakadza, C J Chibhabha, B R M Taylor (wkt), V Sibanda, T Taibu, E Chigumbura, S Matsikenyeri, K M Dabengwa, P Utseya (capt), G B Brent, T Mupariwa

Man of the Match: B R M Taylor (Zimbabwe)

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Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and A L Hill (New Zealand)
TV Umpire: I L Howell (South Africa)
Match Referee: R S Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: M Erasmus (South Africa)


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