India defeat Pakistan in 2007 ICC World Twenty20 final

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Monday, September 24, 2007

India defeated Pakistan by five runs in the final of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gautam Gambhir scored 75 runs as India were limited to 157-5 after twenty overs. The other Indian batsmen fell cheaply, with Rohit Sharma the second highest scorer, reaching 30 not out. Yusuf Pathan was the first to fall, dismissed by Mohammad Asif for 15 runs. Robin Uthappa fell for just eight runs while Yuvraj Singh made 14 before being caught and bowled by Umar Gul, who was Pakistan's best performing bowler, taking 3-28. Gul also bowled Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who made six runs.

Pakistan suffered an early blow when Mohammad Hafeez was dismissed in the first over, and Kamran Akmal fell for a duck soon afterwards. Misbah-ul-Haq top scored with 43 runs as Pakistan neared the Indian total, but wickets fell too quickly as R P Singh took 3-26 and Irfan Pathan took 3-16 to set up a tense finish. Pakistan were bowled out in the final over, five runs short of India.

Toss: India won and chose to bat first.

Flag of India.svg India innings
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
G Gambhir c Mohammad Asif b Umar Gul 75 54 8 2 138.88
Y K Pathan c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Asif 15 8 1 1 187.50
R V Uthappa c Shahid Afridi b Sohail Tanvir 8 11 1 0 72.72
Yuvraj Singh c & b Umar Gul 14 19 1 0 73.68
M S Dhoni b Umar Gul 6 10 0 0 60.00
R P Sharma not out 30 16 2 1 187.50
I K Pathan not out 3 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1; w 4; nb 1) 6
Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 157 13 4

Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Y K Pathan, 2.4 ov), 2-40 (Uthappa, 5.4 ov), 3-103 (Yuvraj Singh, 13.3 ov), 4-111 (Dhoni, 15.2 ov), 5-130 (Gambhir, 17.6 ov)

Did not bat: Harbhajan Singh, Joginder Sharma, S Sreesanth, R P Singh

Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
Mohammad Asif 3 0 25 1 8.33
Sohail Tanvir 4 0 29 1 7.25
Shahid Afridi 4 0 30 0 7.50
Mohammad Hafeez 3 0 25 0 8.33
Umar Gul 4 0 28 3 7.00
Yasir Arafat 2 0 19 0 9.50
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan innings (Target: 158 runs from 20 overs)
Player Status Runs Balls 4s 6s Strike rate
Mohammad Hafeez c Uthappa b Singh 1 3 0 0 33.33
Imran Nazir run out (Uthappa) 33 14 4 2 235.71
Kamran Akmal b Singh 0 3 0 0 0.00
Younis Khan c Y K Pathan b Joginder Sharma 24 24 4 0 100.00
Shoaib Malik c Sharma b I K Pathan 8 17 0 0 47.05
Misbah-ul-Haq c Sreesanth b Joginder Sharma 43 38 0 4 113.15
Shahid Afridi c Sreesanth b I K Pathan 0 1 0 0 0.00
Yasir Arafat b I K Pathan 15 11 2 0 136.36
Sohail Tanvir b Sreesanth 12 4 0 2 300.00
Umar Gul b Singh 0 2 0 0 0.00
Mohammad Asif not out 4 1 1 0 400.00
Extras (b 1; lb 4; w 6; nb 1) 12
Total (all out; 19.3 overs) 152 11 8

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.5 ov), 2-26 (Kamran Akmal, 2.3 ov), 3-53 (Imran Nazir, 5.4 ov), 4-65 (Younis Khan, 8.3 ov), 5-76 (Shoaib Malik, 11.3 ov), 6-77 (Shahid Afridi, 11.4 ov), 7-104 (Yasir Arafat, 15.6 ov), 8-138 (Sohail Tanvir, 17.6 ov), 9-141 (Umar Gul, 18.5 ov), 10-152 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 19.3 ov)

Flag of India.svg India bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
R P Singh 4 0 26 3 6.50
S Sreesanth 4 1 44 1 11.00
Joginder Sharma 3.3 0 20 2 5.71
Y K Pathan 1 0 5 0 5.00
I K Pathan 4 0 16 3 4.00
Harbhajan Singh 3 0 36 0 12.00

India: G Gambhir, Y K Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, R V Uthappa, R P Sharma, M S Dhoni (capt, wkt), I K Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Joginder Sharma, S Sreesanth, R P Singh

Pakistan: Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik (capt), Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat

Player of the Match: I K Pathan (India)
Player of the Tournament: Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

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Umpires: M R Benson (England) and S J A Taufel (Australia)
TV Umpire: D J Harper (Australia)
Match Referee: R S Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve Umpire: B R Doctrove (West Indies)

Semi-Finals

1st Semi-Final
22 September
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg vs Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan PAK by 6 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: D J Harper (AUS) and S J A Taufel (AUS)
Man of the Match: Umar Gul (PAK)
143/8 (20 overs)
Ross Taylor 37* (23)
Umar Gul 3/15 (4)
(scorecard) 147/4 (18.5 overs)
Imran Nazir 59 (41)
Scott Styris 1/14 (3)


2nd Semi-Final
22 September
India Flag of India.svg vs Flag of Australia.svg Australia IND by 15 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and M R Benson (ENG)
Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh (IND)
188/5 (20 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 70 (30)
Mitchell Johnson 2/31 (4)
(scorecard) 173/7 (20 overs)
Matthew Hayden 62 (47)
S Sreesanth 2/12 (4)



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