ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 3rd match, Group D

Pakistan v Scotland

Pakistan won by 51 runs

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

Pakistan 4/0   Salman Butt 4* (3b 1x4)   JAR Blain 0.3-0-4-0

0.5

Blain to Imran Nazir, FOUR, and Nazir goes ballistic from the word GO, goes for the hook and the ball goes to fine-leg, unconvincing but good enough

Pakistan 9/0   Imran Nazir 4* (1b 1x4)   JAR Blain 0.5-0-9-0

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

Pakistan 18/1   Salman Butt 12* (21b 2x4)   JAR Blain 2.2-0-15-1

4.4

Blain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, short of a length, Hafeez waits on it and pulls it with force over square leg, one bounce and four

Pakistan 23/1   Mohammad Hafeez 6* (3b 1x4)   JAR Blain 2.4-0-20-1

5.1

Brown to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, wide outside off again and Hafeez sticks his bat out at it, outside edge goes to the right of short third man, controlled shot in the end

Pakistan 29/2   Mohammad Hafeez 11* (5b 2x4)   DR Brown 0.1-0-5-0

5.6

Brown to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, full on off stump, Hafeez gets down and scoops that off the meat of the bat to fine leg, good innovation and it pays off as no fielder gets close to it

Pakistan 38/2   Mohammad Hafeez 16* (8b 3x4)   DR Brown 1-0-13-0

8.3

Haq to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, tossed on middle and off, Malik swings across the line and finds the midwicket boundary

Pakistan 55/3   Shoaib Malik 4* (4b 1x4)   RM Haq 1.3-0-14-0

9.3

Wright to Younis Khan, FOUR, good length on off stump, Younis innovates, gets on his knees and sweeps that from across the stumps to long leg, one bounce and four

Pakistan 63/3   Younis Khan 19* (15b 1x4 1x6)   CM Wright 1.3-0-7-1

12.3

Haq to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi waits on the back foot for a short ball and swats it away behind square leg, the fielder in the deep didn't spot it and the ball reaches the boundary

Pakistan 91/4   Shahid Afridi 10* (2b 1x4 1x6)   RM Haq 2.3-0-28-1

12.6

Haq to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis gets into the act with a powerful pull in front of midwicket, 23 runs of the over

Pakistan 104/4   Younis Khan 35* (24b 2x4 2x6)   RM Haq 3-0-41-1

13.6

Wright to Younis Khan, FOUR, good length delivery on off stump, Younis lofts straight back over the bowler's head, he hasn't hit it hard but the placement is perfect

Pakistan 114/5   Younis Khan 40* (26b 3x4 2x6)   CM Wright 3-0-21-2

15.4

Haq to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Misbah plays a pre-meditated reverse sweep but executes it superbly, he picks it up from off stump and places it fine enough to beat short third man

Pakistan 121/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (6b 1x4)   RM Haq 3.4-0-46-2

16.2

Brown to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, that's poor, a short ball that is angled down leg side, Misbah moves across his stumps and pulls it over short fine leg for four more

Pakistan 129/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (9b 2x4)   DR Brown 2.2-0-23-0

16.3

Brown to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, too full once again, Misbah takes advantage of the room outside off stump and plays a textbook cover-drive for another boundary

Pakistan 133/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 15* (10b 3x4)   DR Brown 2.3-0-27-0

16.6

Brown to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Brown bowls another ball on leg stump, Akmal moves across towards the off side and swings the ball towards the deep backward square leg boundary

Pakistan 138/6   Kamran Akmal 7* (4b 1x4)   DR Brown 3-0-32-0

17.5

Wright to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, he backs away to make room and guides the ball past short third man with an open face, he's timed it well enough to reach the boundary

Pakistan 146/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 23* (15b 4x4)   CM Wright 3.5-0-29-2

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

Pakistan 165/8   Yasir Arafat 11* (6b 1x4)   JD Nel 3.4-1-19-1
Tournament Results
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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
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
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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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