ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group B

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 50 runs

2.3

Chigumbura to Maddy, OUT, goes to hit it over cover, but mis-times and doesn't get the distance nor height - Matsikenyeri does, though, leaping high to take it well

DL Maddy c Matsikenyeri b Chigumbura 14 (8m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

England 20/1   MJ Prior 6* (6b 1x4)   E Chigumbura 1.3-0-7-1

2.4

Chigumbura to Wright, OUT, gone first ball! Edged a huge nick through to the keeper, looking to launch a huge cover-drive out of the ground

LJ Wright c †Taylor b Chigumbura 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 20/2   MJ Prior 6* (6b 1x4)   E Chigumbura 1.4-0-7-2

5.3

Mupariwa to Prior, OUT, looked to go over the top but holed out at cow corner for a well-watched catch, eight yards in from the boundary

MJ Prior c Chibhabha b Mupariwa 20 (21m 14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

England 51/3   KP Pietersen 16* (9b 2x4)   T Mupariwa 1.3-0-14-1

14.3

Utseya to Pietersen, OUT, another massive swipe but this time Pietersen doesn't get enough bat on it ... the ball spirals high into the outfield at deep extra cover, but is comfortably snaffled. Credit to Zimbabwe, they've been outstanding in the field in both matches, and that's a vital breakthrough

KP Pietersen c Masakadza b Utseya 79 (41m 37b 7x4 4x6) SR: 213.51

England 151/4   PD Collingwood 35* (26b 1x4 2x6)   P Utseya 2.3-0-20-1

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   A Flintoff 1* (2b)   CJ Chibhabha 1.1-0-11-0

17.6

Chibhabha to Flintoff, OUT, He's out this time! A legcutter slower ball, Flintoff has another heave, and is comprehensively bowled. A look of bemusement as he leaves the crease

A Flintoff b Chibhabha 13 (11m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

England 172/6   OA Shah 5* (6b)   CJ Chibhabha 3-0-24-1

18.2

Chigumbura to Shah, OUT, in the air again, but miscued this time - the ball swirls down to third man, and that's an excellent tumbling catch. Zimbabwe keeping themselves in touch with some cracking work in the field

OA Shah c Chibhabha b Chigumbura 11 (9m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

England 178/7   AD Mascarenhas 0* (0b)   E Chigumbura 3.2-0-30-3

18.3

Chigumbura to Mascarenhas, OUT, walloped, but straight to the man at deep extra cover! That was right out of the middle of the bat - flat and tracer-like. He couldn't have hit it any better, but he's gone first ball ...

AD Mascarenhas c Masakadza b Chigumbura 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 178/8   CP Schofield 0* (0b)   E Chigumbura 3.3-0-30-4

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

England 186/9   CP Schofield 7* (5b 1x4)   GB Brent 2.4-0-32-0
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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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