ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group B

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 50 runs

5.5

Mupariwa to Collingwood, 1 run, an inside-edged drive to backward square leg

England 53/3   PD Collingwood 1* (1b)

6.1

Utseya to Collingwood, 1 run, nice looping start, but met with a patient drive to mid-on

6.3

Utseya to Collingwood, 1 run, driven out for another quick single

6.5

Utseya to Collingwood, 1 run, driven to long-off this time

England 64/3   PD Collingwood 4* (4b)

7.1

Taibu to Collingwood, 1 run, starts with a bit of a dobble, dragging a touch short, gets away with a single through midwicket, pulled round

7.5

Taibu to Collingwood, 1 run, Prioresque bark of "One" for, well, one to long-on. An easy one

England 71/3   PD Collingwood 6* (6b)

8.1

Utseya to Collingwood, 1 run, swept to midwicket

8.3

Utseya to Collingwood, no run, looking, looking, no as Collingwood creeps down and presents a (Stuart) broad bat in defence

8.4

Utseya to Collingwood, 2 runs, driven out to long-on, Collingwood setting off as soon as he hits it

8.5

Utseya to Collingwood, 1 run, down, down and a drive to cover this time, Collingwood again scampering into the shot

England 80/3   PD Collingwood 10* (10b)

9.1

Taibu to Collingwood, 1 run, driven out to long-on

9.4

Taibu to Collingwood, 1 run, another strike rortation now with a dab to the covers

9.6

Taibu to Collingwood, 1 run, impishly nibbles a drive to mid-on and another quick single

England 93/3   PD Collingwood 13* (13b)

10.1

Dabengwa to Collingwood, no run, short but not timed, patted back to the bowler

10.2

Dabengwa to Collingwood, 1 run, sharp footwork makes room to drive into the off side. Good running brings a single, albeit with a hint of hesitation?

10.5

Dabengwa to Collingwood, 1 wide, down the leg side, Collingwood has a limp waft at it, but the wide is called

10.5

Dabengwa to Collingwood, no run, low full toss, clobbered into the covers

10.6

Dabengwa to Collingwood, 1 run, swung into the leg side, Pietersen barely reacts as Collingwood calls the single, but there's no danger of a run-out. And he's probably still sauntering to the crease now

England 101/3   PD Collingwood 15* (17b)

11.1

Brent to Collingwood, SIX, short and thumped. Collingwood had oodles of time to swivel into position and deposit that over midwicket. Shot!

11.2

Brent to Collingwood, no run, fuller length, better length, driven into the covers

11.3

Brent to Collingwood, 1 run, loopy slower ball, shovelled into the leg-side. Clever variation

11.6

Brent to Collingwood, FOUR, short again from Brent, who's lost his way after yesterday's heroics, and that's paddled effortlessly behind square. England in command after their early alarms

England 113/3   PD Collingwood 26* (21b 1x4 1x6)

13.1

Chibhabha to Collingwood, no run, tighter line, and Collingwood misses with an off-side carve

13.2

Chibhabha to Collingwood, SIX, he doesn't miss this time though - right in the slot for a big heave across the line. It came off the toe-end of the bat and wasn't timed by any means. But still plopped over the rope for six

13.3

Chibhabha to Collingwood, 1 run, more smearing across the line. Deep midwicket fields on the bounce, but the runs are coming at a torrent now

13.5

Chibhabha to Collingwood, no run, swishing hard, and a loud "oof!" from the keeper as the ball whistles past the blade and the off stump

13.6

Chibhabha to Collingwood, 2 runs, clunked meatily into the covers. No standing on ceremony now for England's batsmen

England 145/3   PD Collingwood 35* (26b 1x4 2x6)

14.6

Utseya to Collingwood, 1 run, right over the ball, classical cover drive/push to keep the strike

England 153/4   PD Collingwood 36* (27b 1x4 2x6)

15.1

Chibhabha to Collingwood, 1 run, OUT, a loose full toss, smeared out to deep point, and immediately Collingwood's looking for two. He's very quick between the wickets ... but not quick enough. Cracking throw from Taibu on the boundary's edge, and terrific work from Taylor to scoop and whip off the bails. Two quick wickets, and Zimbabwe have a chance to dent the momentum

PD Collingwood run out 37 (33m 28b 1x4 2x6) SR: 132.14

England 154/5   PD Collingwood 37 (28b 1x4 2x6)
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Sep 13, 2007

The scoreboard at Newlands had the odd glitch, England v Zimbabwe, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 13, 2007

The scoreboard at Newlands had the odd glitch

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Sep 13, 2007

Kevin Pietersen was named Man of the Match for his 79 from 37 balls, England v Zimbabwe, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 13, 2007

Kevin Pietersen was named Man of the Match for his 79 from 37 balls

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