ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group B

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 50 runs

1.1

Brent to Maddy, 3 runs, too short, too wide, Maddy cuts over the infield, four on any other day but the outfield remains a complete pudding and the ball pulls up short

1.2

Brent to Prior, no run, slower, pushed into the leg side, short midwicket on it like a panther

1.3

Brent to Prior, FOUR, swung from middle behind square on the leg side - the short boundary - and it's four all the way

1.4

Brent to Prior, 1 run, short and wide, steered to third man

1.5

Brent to Maddy, FOUR, firm drive past a diving cover, it beats the man and that's got the power to beat the slow outfield

1.6

Brent to Maddy, 1 run, pulled to square leg where the fielder makes a good, diving semi-stop

England 16/0   GB Brent 1-0-13-0

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

11.4

Brent to Pietersen, no run, very wide of off stump and Pietersen attempts a steer down to third man. Big appeal for caught-behind, but the umpire shakes his head

11.5

Brent to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller length, pushed down to long-on, and that's Pietersen's fifty. Well batted

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   GB Brent 2-0-25-0

19.1

Brent to Schofield, 1 run, a clever, loopy, slower ball. Schofield defends resolutely with an open face, and steers down to third man

19.2

Brent to Broad, 1 run, fuller length on leg stump, and Broad punches down the ground for a single

19.3

Brent to Schofield, FOUR, slower ball again, a wild slash from Broad gets a thin outside edge, and is helped over the boundary by a despairing dive from third man

19.4

Brent to Schofield, 1 run, OUT, a baseball carve into the leg side, an instant call for two and Dabengwa fields and throws expertly from long-on. It's gone to the third umpire ... Broad's long strides can't make up the ground, and that's another late wicket. England could be bowled out here

SCJ Broad run out 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5

Brent to Schofield, no run, cracking delivery, a slower-ball yorker, and Schofield has to play that straight back down the pitch

19.6

Brent to Schofield, 2 runs, swung into the leg-side again - like Lance Klusener without the timing. Two more runs as the throw comes in and that's the end of that

England 188/9   GB Brent 3-0-34-0
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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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