ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 3rd match, Group D

Pakistan v Scotland

Pakistan won by 51 runs

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   JD Nel 1-1-0-0

3.1

Nel to Salman Butt, 1 run

3.2

Nel to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Nel lands it on a good length outside off, Hafeez gets forward and glances it down to third man

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   JD Nel 2-1-3-0

11.1

Nel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven hard into the ground and the ball bounces over Nel's outstretched hand

11.2

Nel to Younis Khan, no run, Younis tries to cut a ball that's much too close to him down to third man, he gets beaten

11.3

Nel to Younis Khan, SIX, full-length delivery on middle stump, Younis gets under it and lofts it straight back over long-on's head, Akon's Smack that begins to play

11.4

Nel to Younis Khan, 1 run, played with an open face down to third man for a single

11.5

Nel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, Malik pulls it away to the leg side for one more

11.6

Nel to Younis Khan, no run, an excellent short delivery to end the over, Younis shaped up to play the pull but bailed out of the shot

Pakistan 81/3   JD Nel 3-1-12-0

19.1

Nel to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, Nel bowls a low full toss on off and middle stump, Arafat gets a thick inside edge on to his pad as he tries to smash it through midwicket

19.2

Nel to Kamran Akmal, OUT, caught in the deep! Good length ball on off and middle stump, Akmal tries to slog it over the midwicket boundary but lofts a simple catch to Watts at wide long-on, he takes a well-judged catch

Kamran Akmal c Watts b Nel 16 (18m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

19.3

Nel to Yasir Arafat, 2 runs

19.4

Nel to Yasir Arafat, FOUR, superbly placed, although completely unintentional, Arafat gives Nel the charge and tries to hit him through the leg side, the inside edge flies past leg stump, beats the wicketkeeper and runs down to the boundary

19.5

Nel to Yasir Arafat, SIX, Arafat's heaves powerfully and gets a top-edge that flies high in the air down to Hamilton on the square leg boundary, Hamilton steps over the boundary while getting into position for the catch and his foot was over the line as he dived forward to complete the catch, so that's six

19.6

Nel to Yasir Arafat, OUT, bowled him! Nel bowls a low full toss that Arafat tries to hit through the leg side, he misses and Nel hits off and middle stump

Yasir Arafat b Nel 17 (8m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 212.50

Pakistan 171/9   JD Nel 4-1-25-2
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India won by 5 runs
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India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
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Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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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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