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The 2007 ICC World Twenty20 was the inaugural Twenty20 cricket world championship, contested in South Africa from 11 to 24 September 2007. Twelve teams took part in the thirteen-day tournament—the ten Test-playing nations and the finalists of the 2007 WCL Division One tournament: Kenya and Scotland. India won the tournament, beating Pakistan in the final.[2]

2007 ICC World Twenty20
2007 ICC World Twenty20.svg
Logo of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20
Dates 11 September – 24 September[1]
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format Twenty20 International
Tournament format(s) Group stage and Knockout
Host(s)  South Africa
Champions  India (1st title)
Runners-up  Pakistan
Participants 12 (from 16 entrants)
Matches played 27
Player of the series Pakistan Shahid Afridi
Most runs Australia Matthew Hayden (265)
Most wickets Pakistan Umar Gul (13)
Official website www.icc-cricket.com
2009

Contents

Rules and regulationsEdit

 
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During the group stage and Super Eight, points were awarded to the teams as follows:

Results Points
Win 2 points
No Result 1 point
Loss 0 points

In case of a tie (i.e., both teams score exactly the same number of runs at the end of their respective innings), a bowl-out decided the winner. This was applicable in all stages of the tournament.[3] The bowl-out was used to determine the result of only one game in this tournament - the Group D game between India and Pakistan on 14 September (scorecard).

Within each group (both group stage and Super Eight stage), teams were ranked against each other based on the following criteria:[4]

  1. Higher number of points
  2. If equal, higher number of wins
  3. If still equal, higher net run rate
  4. If still equal, lower bowling strike rate
  5. If still equal, result of head to head meeting.

QualificationEdit

By finishing first and second in the 2007 WCL Division One, Kenya and Scotland qualified for the World Twenty20.[5]

SquadsEdit

Group StagesEdit

The 12 participant teams were divided into four groups of three teams each. The groups were determined based on the rankings of the teams in Twenty20 as of 1 March 2007.[6] The top two teams from each group went through to the second stage of the tournament.[7]

All times given are South African Standard Time (UTC+02:00)

Group AEdit

Team Seed Pts Pld W L NR NRR
  South Africa A1 4 2 2 0 0 +0.974
  Bangladesh A3 2 2 1 1 0 +0.149
  West Indies A2 0 2 0 2 0 −1.233

Group A saw the only exit of a seeded team when the West Indies were eliminated after losing both their matches. Their first loss came after Chris Gayle's record 117 runs was not enough to prevent South Africa from winning.

11 September
18:00
(scorecard)
West Indies  
205/6 (20 overs)
v
  South Africa
208/2 (17.4 overs)
  South Africa won by 8 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Daryl Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (WI)
  • Chris Gayle became the first person to hit a century in an official Twenty20 International. He also scored the most sixes in one innings of Twenty20 with 10.
  • The West Indian first-wicket partnership of 145 between Chris Gayle and Devon Smith was the highest in Twenty20 international cricket.
  • The West Indies beat their own record of giving away the most extras in a Twenty20 match, with 28 (4 leg-byes, 23 wides and a no-ball).

13 September
10:00
(scorecard)
West Indies  
164/8 (20 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
165/4 (18 overs)
  Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Mohammad Ashraful (Ban)
  • South Africa and Bangladesh qualified for the Super 8s as a result of this match.

15 September
18:00
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
144 (20.0 overs)
v
  South Africa
146/3 (18.5 overs)
Aftab Ahmed 36 (14)
Shaun Pollock 3/40 (3.3)
Graeme Smith 41 (34)
Abdur Razzak 2/26 (4)
  South Africa won by 7 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Morne Morkel (SA)

Group BEdit

Team Seed Pts Pld W L NR NRR
  Australia B1 2 2 1 1 0 +0.987
  England B2 2 2 1 1 0 +0.209
  Zimbabwe B3 2 2 1 1 0 −1.196

Group B started with World Champions Australia being defeated by Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor scored 64 (not out) and saw the Africans home with one ball to spare.

12 September
18:00
(scorecard)
Australia  
138/9 (20 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
139/5 (19.5 overs)
Brendan Taylor 64* (46)
Stuart Clark 2/22 (4)
  Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Brendan Taylor (Zim)

13 September
14:00
(scorecard)
England  
188/9 (20 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
138/8 (20 overs)
  England won by 50 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ian Howell (SA)
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen (Eng)

14 September
14:00
(scorecard)
England  
135 all out (20 overs)
v
  Australia
136/2 (14.5 overs)
  Australia won by 8 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ian Howell (SA)
Player of the match: Nathan Bracken (Aus)
  • Australia and England qualified for the Super 8s as a result of this match.

Group CEdit

Team Seed Pts Pld W L NR NRR
  Sri Lanka C2 4 2 2 0 0 +4.721
  New Zealand C1 2 2 1 1 0 +2.396
  Kenya C3 0 2 0 2 0 −8.047

In the first match Kenya scored the lowest Twenty20 International total of 73 against New Zealand and went on to lose with 12.2 overs and 9 wickets to spare. Kenya's fate was sealed when they allowed Sri Lanka to post a Twenty20 world record of 260 in the group's second match. Kenya were then bowled out for 88 and lost by a record 172 runs.

12 September
10:00
(scorecard)
Kenya  
73 (16.5 overs)
v
  New Zealand
74/1 (7.4 overs)
Collins Obuya 18 (25)
Mark Gillespie 4/7 (2.5)
Lou Vincent 27 (20)
Thomas Odoyo 1/22 (3)
  New Zealand won by 9 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Mark Gillespie (NZ)
  • Kenya's score of 73 all out was the lowest ever score in a Twenty20 International.

14 September
10:00
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
260/6 (20 overs)
v
  Kenya
88 (19.3 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 172 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Daryl Harper (Aus) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)
  • Sri Lanka's score of 260 for six was the highest recorded in any top-level Twenty20 match. They also recorded the largest margin of victory in Twenty20 Internationals.
  • Sri Lanka and New Zealand qualified for the Super 8s as a result of this match.

15 September
14:00
(scorecard)
New Zealand  
164/7 (20 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
168/3 (18.5 overs)
  Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) Daryl Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)

Group DEdit

Team Seed Pts Pld W L NR NRR
  India D2 3 2 1 0 1   +0.000
  Pakistan D1 2 2 1 1 0 +1.275
  Scotland D3 1 2 0 1 1 −2.550

India and Pakistan played in the first ever World Twenty20 bowl-out. India's bowlers defeated Pakistan 3-0.

12 September
14:00
(scorecard)
Pakistan  
171/9 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
120 (19.5 overs)
Younis Khan 41 (29)
Craig Wright 3/29 (4)
Fraser Watts 46 (35)
Shahid Afridi 4/19 (4)
  Pakistan won by 51 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi

13 September
18:00
(scorecard)
India  
v
Match Abandoned - No Result
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
  • Pakistan qualified for the Super 8s as a result of this match.

14 September
18:00
(scorecard)
India  
141/9 (20 overs)
v
  Pakistan
141/7 (20 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 53 (35)
Irfan Pathan 2/20 (4)
Match tied,   India won bowl-out (3–0, Ind X X X, Pak O O O)
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Asif
  • After the match ended in a tie, the winner was decided out of a bowl out. India won the bowl out and qualified for the Super 8s as a result of this match.

Super 8sEdit

This tournament's Super Eight format was designed such that the top 2 seeds from each group was pre-decided at the start of the tournament. The actual performance of the team in the Group Stage played no role in determining if the team qualified into Super Eight Group E or F. For example, in Group C, though Sri Lanka finished with more points than New Zealand, for the purpose of the Super Eight groupings, New Zealand retained the group's top seed position (C1) while Sri Lanka retained the group's second seed position (C2).

In case a third-seeded team qualified ahead of the two top-seeded teams, it took on the seed of the eliminated team. This only happened in Group A, where Bangladesh (original seed A3) qualified ahead of West Indies (original seed A2) and therefore took on the A2 spot in Group F. The other seven top seeds qualified.[8]

The eight teams were divided into two groups of four teams each. The two top teams from each Super Eight group qualified for the semi-finals.

Group EEdit

Team Pts Pld W L NR NRR
  India 4 3 2 1 0 +0.750
  New Zealand 4 3 2 1 0 +0.050
  South Africa 4 3 2 1 0 −0.116
  England 4 3 0 3 0 −0.700
16 September
10:00
(scorecard)
New Zealand  
190 (20 overs)
v
  India
180/9 (20 overs)
  New Zealand won by 10 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Daniel Vettori (NZ)

16 September
18:00
(scorecard)
South Africa  
154/8 (20 overs)
v
  England
135/7 (20 overs)
Albie Morkel 43 (20)
Stuart Broad 3/37 (4)
Owais Shah 36 (31)
Albie Morkel 2/12 (2)
  South Africa won by 19 runs
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Albie Morkel (SA)

18 September
10:00
(scorecard)
New Zealand  
164/9 (20 overs)
v
  England
159/8 (20 overs)
Darren Maddy 50 (31)
Shane Bond 2/20 (4)
  New Zealand won by 5 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Craig McMillan (NZ)

19 September
14:00
(scorecard)
New Zealand  
153/8 (20 overs)
v
  South Africa
158/4 (19.1 overs)
Justin Kemp 89* (56)
Mark Gillespie 2/11 (3.1)
  South Africa won by 6 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Justin Kemp (SA)
  • England eliminated and lost the chance to play the semis as a result of this match.

19 September
18:00
(scorecard)
India  
218/4 (20 overs)
v
  England
200/6 (20 overs)
  India won by 18 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh (Ind)
  • Yuvraj Singh scored the fastest fifty in an official Twenty20 International from just 12 deliveries faced (previous best was 20 balls by Mohammed Ashraful in the same tournament) and also became the fourth cricketer in all official forms of cricket and the first in Twenty20 to hit 6 sixes in an over. Stuart Broad was the bowler.
  • This was the highest score against a Test team during the tournament.

20 September
18:00
(scorecard)
India  
153/5 (20 overs)
v
  South Africa
116/9 (20 overs)
Rohit Sharma 50 (40)
Shaun Pollock 2/17 (4)
Albie Morkel 36 (37)
R. P. Singh 4/13 (4)
  India won by 37 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Rohit Sharma (Ind)
  • After three teams finished on equal points New Zealand and India advanced to the semi-finals by having higher net run rates. The hosts, South Africa, were eliminated as a result of this match.

Group FEdit

Team Pts Pld W L NR NRR
  Pakistan 6 3 3 0 0 +0.843
  Australia 4 3 2 1 0 +2.256
  Sri Lanka 2 3 1 2 0 -0.697
  Bangladesh 0 3 0 3 0 -2.031
16 September
14:00
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
123/8 (20 overs)
v
  Australia
124/1 (13.5 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 32 (40)
Brett Lee 3/27 (4)
  Australia won by 9 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ian Howell (SA)
Player of the match: Brett Lee (Aus)

17 September
18:00
(scorecard)
Pakistan  
189/6 (20 overs)
v
  Sri Lanka
156/9 (20 overs)
  Pakistan won by 33 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Daryl Harper (Aus) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Younis Khan (Pak)

18 September
14:00
(scorecard)
Australia  
164/7 (20 overs)
v
  Pakistan
165/4 (19.1 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 66 (42)
Stuart Clark 3/27 (4)
  Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak)

18 September
18:00
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
147/5 (20 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
83 (15.5 overs)
Jehan Mubarak 31* (19)
Mahmudullah 1/19 (4)
  Sri Lanka won by 64 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Mark Benson (Eng) and Daryl Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: Dilhara Fernando (Sri)
  • Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals as a result of this match.
  • Bangladesh was eliminated from the tournament.

20 September
10:00
(scorecard)
Sri Lanka  
101 (19.3 overs)
v
  Australia
102/0 (10.2 overs)
Jehan Mubarak 28 (26)
Stuart Clark 4/20 (4)
  Australia won by 10 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Ian Howell (SA)
Player of the match: Stuart Clark (Aus)
  • Australia qualified for the semi-finals as a result of this match.
  • Sri Lanka was eliminated from the tournament.
  • This was the first time a team chased a total in the tournament with all 10 wickets intact, making it the biggest margin of victory in terms of wickets.

20 September
14:00
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
140 (19.4 overs)
v
  Pakistan
141/6 (19 overs)
Shahid Afridi 39 (15)
Abdur Razzak 2/16 (4)
  Pakistan won by 4 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Ian Howell (SA) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Junaid Siddique (Ban)

Knockout stagesEdit

Semi-finals Final
22 September - Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
    New Zealand 143/8 (20 ov)  
    Pakistan 147/4 (18.5 ov)  
 
24 September - Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
       Pakistan 152 (19.3 ov)
     India 157/5 (20 ov)
22 September - Kingsmead, Durban
    India 188/5 (20 ov)
    Australia 173/7 (20 ov)  

Semi-finalsEdit

22 September
13:00
(scorecard)
New Zealand  
143/8 (20 overs)
v
  Pakistan
147/4 (18.5 overs)
Ross Taylor 37* (23)
Umar Gul 3/15 (4)
Imran Nazir 59 (41)
Scott Styris 1/14 (3)
  Pakistan won by 6 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Attendance: 18 734
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) and Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Umar Gul (Pak)

22 September
18:00
(scorecard)
India  
188/5 (20 overs)
v
  Australia
173/7 (20 overs)
Matthew Hayden 62 (47)
Sreesanth 2/12 (4)
  India won by 15 runs
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and MR Benson (ENG)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh (Ind)

FinalEdit

24 September
14:00
(scorecard)
India  
157/5 (20 overs)
v
  Pakistan
152 all out (19.3 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 75 (54)
Umar Gul 2/38 (4)
Misbah-ul-Haq 43 (38)
Irfan Pathan 3/16 (4)
  India won by 5 runs
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Attendance: 32,217
Umpires: Mark Benson (ENG), Simon Taufel (AUS)
Player of the match: Irfan Pathan (Ind)

India won the toss and chose to bat on what was considered to be a traditionally batsman-friendly pitch at the Bullring.[10] Umar Gul took the wickets of both Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, leaving India with 157/5 in 20 overs; only Gautam Gambhir (75 from 54 balls) produced a notable innings. A 21-run over from Sreesanth swung the game towards Pakistan. However, Irfan Pathan (3-16) and Joginder Sharma (2-20) slowed the scoring dramatically. With Pakistan needing 54 from 24 balls, Misbah-ul-Haq hit 3 sixes off Harbhajan Singh in one over. Sreesanth was also dispatched for 2 sixes but took the wicket of Sohail Tanvir, as Pakistan went into the last over needing 13 runs to win, with only 1 wicket remaining. Joginder Sharma bowled a wide first ball, followed by a dot ball. Misbah followed by taking six off a full-toss; Pakistan needed just 6 runs to win from the last four balls. Misbah attempted to hit the next ball with a paddle-scoop over fine leg, but he only managed to sky the ball, and it was caught at short fine-leg by Sreesanth, leaving Pakistan all out for 152 runs. Irfan Pathan was awarded the Man of the Match for his spell, which included 3 wickets for 16 runs, including that of Man of the Series, Shahid Afridi.

Records and statisticsEdit

VenuesEdit

All matches were played at the following three grounds:

Match officialsEdit

The umpires were selected from the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and the ICC International umpire panel and the referees from the Panel of ICC Referees.

Media coverageEdit

Coverage of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 was as follows: