ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group B

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 50 runs

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

7.2

Taibu to Pietersen, 2 runs, short wide, Collingwood drives strongly through cover and Keith Dabengwa on the extra cover boundary does extraordinarily well

7.3

Taibu to Pietersen, no run, huge lbw shout as the ball knocks Pietersen on the knee. Ouch

7.4

Taibu to Pietersen, 1 run, driven out to mid-on

7.5

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

7.6

Taibu to Pietersen, FOUR, low on middle stump, Pietersen moves outside off and sweeps audaciously behind square. Outrageous confidence, and more than gets away with it - sumptuous timing

England 75/3   T Taibu 1-0-9-0

9.1

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

9.2

Taibu to Pietersen, SIX, there's no room for error and Pietersen dispatches that lesson there - as he launches wide of long-on. Not quite timed, mind

9.3

Taibu to Pietersen, 1 run, opens his shoulders, again doesn't quite time it, but the ball finds mid-off

9.4

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

9.5

Taibu to Pietersen, 1 run, launched to the covers this time, where it plugs deep again, then bobbles awkrwardly, the fielder doing well to watch

9.6

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

England 93/3   T Taibu 2-0-20-0
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Photos

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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