ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 6th match, Group B

England v Zimbabwe

England won by 50 runs

8.4

Mascarenhas to Sibanda, OUT, outside off and goes straight in the air, Sibanda looking to go for the pull shot one too many times and the top edge is taken easily enough at cover

V Sibanda c Maddy b Mascarenhas 29 (32m 25b 5x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

Zimbabwe 74/1   BRM Taylor 41* (27b 4x4 2x6)   AD Mascarenhas 1.4-0-12-1

10.2

Mascarenhas to Taibu, OUT, that's the breakthrough, and a very timely one from England's point of view. Mascarenhas dropped it on a length as ever, Taibu went for a big swing across the line, and under-edged onto his stumps

T Taibu b Mascarenhas 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Zimbabwe 81/2   BRM Taylor 46* (33b 4x4 2x6)   AD Mascarenhas 2.2-0-14-2

12.1

Mascarenhas to Taylor, OUT, cracking control from Mascarenhas, and that could be game, set and match for England. A perfect legcutter, Taylor - frustrated by the slowing of the run-rate - swings across the line, and his stumps are shattered

BRM Taylor b Mascarenhas 47 (43m 39b 4x4 2x6) SR: 120.51

Zimbabwe 84/3   CJ Chibhabha 2* (5b)   AD Mascarenhas 3.1-0-15-3

13.2

Schofield to Matsikenyeri, OUT, a fraction of width and Matsikenyeri goes down on one knee to thump that over the covers. But lurking on the boundary's edge is Andrew Flintoff, and he doesn't drop those. A fourth wicket falls, and Zimbabwe's challenge is ebbing away

S Matsikenyeri c Flintoff b Schofield 2 (3m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Zimbabwe 87/4   CJ Chibhabha 3* (6b)   CP Schofield 3.2-0-12-1

13.4

Schofield to Chibhabha, OUT, another one bites the dust, and that's Schofield's second wicket in four balls. A hint of turn out of the rough, Chibhabha aimed to play across the line, and looped a leading edge straight back to the bowler

CJ Chibhabha c & b Schofield 5 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Zimbabwe 89/5   E Chigumbura 0* (0b)   CP Schofield 3.4-0-14-2

15.4

Collingwood to Chigumbura, OUT, too short, but effective nonetheless. Chigumbura went for the maximum, but could only pick out Luke Wright, who was lurking ten yards in from the midwicket boundary. A flurry of wickets, and England are set for a comfortable victory now. With a wounded Australia to come tomorrow, that's just as well ...

E Chigumbura c Wright b Collingwood 8 (9m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

Zimbabwe 104/6   H Masakadza 7* (7b)   PD Collingwood 0.4-0-8-1

19.4

Broad to Masakadza, OUT, in the slot for a swing, but Masakadza can't get enough bat on it. It disappears high, high into the stratosphere, and lands safely in the hands of Luke Wright at deep midwicket. A useful innings comes to an end, as Dabengwa comes to the crease

H Masakadza c Wright b Broad 27 (24m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 117.39

Zimbabwe 137/7   P Utseya 12* (8b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 3.4-0-28-1
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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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