ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group B

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 50 runs

5.1

Mupariwa to Prior, SIX, a clean strike over long-on into the grass seating area

England 51/2   MJ Prior 20* (12b 2x4 1x6)   T Mupariwa 1.1-0-14-0

5.6

Mupariwa to Pietersen, SIX, up and over, that went a long way indeed over long-on

England 59/3   KP Pietersen 23* (11b 2x4 1x6)   T Mupariwa 2-0-22-1

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

England 89/3   KP Pietersen 43* (21b 3x4 2x6)   T Taibu 1.2-0-16-0

11.1

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

England 107/3   PD Collingwood 21* (18b 1x6)   GB Brent 1.1-0-19-0

12.1

Dabengwa to Pietersen, SIX, what an incredible shot! Pietersen plays a full-blooded reverse pull, he was switching hands before the ball leaves the hand, and it whistles clean out of the middle!

England 119/3   KP Pietersen 56* (28b 4x4 3x6)   KM Dabengwa 1.1-0-13-0

12.5

Dabengwa to Pietersen, SIX, that's monstrous. Down on one knee and absolutely belted over midwicket. An 80 yard thump and the boundary rider had no hope

England 135/3   KP Pietersen 72* (32b 6x4 4x6)   KM Dabengwa 1.5-0-29-0

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

England 141/3   PD Collingwood 32* (23b 1x4 2x6)   CJ Chibhabha 0.2-0-6-0

17.5

Chibhabha to Flintoff, SIX, there he goes! He wasn't going to hang around for long. Two steps down the pitch, and smacked high into the stands at long-on

England 172/5   A Flintoff 13* (12b 1x6)   CJ Chibhabha 2.5-0-24-0

18.1

Chigumbura to Shah, SIX, massive swipe, Shah makes room, opens his shoulders and clears cow corner by a distance. That's Mascarenhas's zone, but he's a magnanimous type

England 178/6   OA Shah 11* (7b 1x6)   E Chigumbura 3.1-0-30-2
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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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