ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 3rd match, Group D

Pakistan v Scotland

Pakistan won by 51 runs

0.1

Blain to Salman Butt, no run, gentle away swinger to begin with, Butt plays it safe and lets it go

0.2

Blain to Salman Butt, no run, full in length outside off and Butt just lets it go, that one slipped out of the hand and just misses the wide call

0.3

Blain to Salman Butt, FOUR, thick outside edge and the ball races away to the third-man boundary, Butt is underway and so is pakistan

0.4

Blain to Salman Butt, 1 run, short of a length, Butt shapes to pull but comes onto it a little too early, gets a single

Pakistan 5/0   Salman Butt 5* (4b 1x4)

1.1

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, low full toss, swings in to the left hander a little late, Butt gets some bat on it

1.2

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, good length on off stump, Butt lets it go watchfully

1.3

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, drifting on the leg, Butt flicks it off his wrists, finds the fielder at square leg

1.4

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, pacy delivery on middle stump, Butt rocks on the back foot and defends

1.5

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, Nel drifts closer to leg stump, Butt shuffles to work it to the on side, hits him on the thigh, contemplates a single, turned down

1.6

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, on leg, worked away to the on side, Nel keeps him quiet, and that's a maiden, a rarity!

Pakistan 9/0   Salman Butt 5* (10b 1x4)

2.3

Blain to Salman Butt, no run, worked to the off side, Butt tries to find the gap

2.4

Blain to Salman Butt, no run, Butt backs away, Blain follows him and lands the ball short on leg stump, Butt has no room to swing, the ball rolls to the on side

2.5

Blain to Salman Butt, no run, short of a length and no room to swing across the line again, worked to square leg

2.6

Blain to Salman Butt, 1 run, good length outside off, Butt gets an opening and works it just wide of point

Pakistan 11/1   Salman Butt 6* (14b 1x4)

3.1

Nel to Salman Butt, 1 run

3.3

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, no room to cut, drive or pull, Butt just flicks it to the on side, finds the fielder

3.4

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, and again, default mode! turned to the on side and a fielder gets across and cuts it off

3.5

Nel to Salman Butt, no run, once more, this time its a touch fuller, Butt flicks it with his wrists and the square leg fielder throws himself to his right and cuts it off

3.6

Nel to Salman Butt, 1 run, outside off and Butt works it in the gap between mid-off and cover, cover dives and stops it

Pakistan 14/1   Salman Butt 8* (19b 1x4)

4.1

Blain to Salman Butt, no run, Butt steps down the track and misses it altogether, the urgency is kicking up

4.2

Blain to Salman Butt, FOUR, bad line, down leg, Butt works it fine and places it well since the fine leg is up in the circle, releif for Butt

4.3

Blain to Salman Butt, 1 run

4.6

Blain to Salman Butt, OUT, Butt falls for the trap! drifting on the hips, Butt tries to flick it past short fine leg but ends up spooning it straight to him, easy catch for Poonia

Salman Butt c Haq b Blain 13 (19m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

Pakistan 24/2   Salman Butt 13 (23b 2x4)
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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Photos

Sep 12, 2007

Dewald Nel celebrates the wicket of Yasir Arafat, Pakistan v Scotland, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 12, 2007

Dewald Nel celebrates the wicket of Yasir Arafat

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Sep 12, 2007

Umar Gul picked up a four-for, Pakistan v Scotland, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 12, 2007

Umar Gul picked up a four-for

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