ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 11th match, Group C

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

0.1

Vaas to Vincent, no run, lovely line to start off. Landed on a length, on the off and middle line, straightened a touch, Vincent was careful not to press his front foot across and dabbed it to the off side

0.2

Vaas to Vincent, no run, Even better. This one bends back in after landing on a length on the middle and off stump line, Vincent leant forward and was cramped up a touch as the ball curved in but he adjusts to push it to the off side

0.3

Vaas to Vincent, 1 run

0.4

Vaas to McCullum, no run, huge shout for lbw. McCullum takes a step or two and tries to whip a length delivery on the off and middle line across the line and is rapped on the pads. It would have crashed into the off stump.

0.5

Vaas to McCullum, 2 runs, almost caught by the point fielder running back. Offcutter this time, on the middle and off, McCullum again tries to whip across the line - can we play straight please? - and gets a leading edge over point. Dilshan ran back and stretched his hand out, gets a finger to it but cant' hold on

0.6

Vaas to McCullum, no run

New Zealand 3/0   WPUJC Vaas 1-0-3-0

2.1

Vaas to McCullum, 1 run, Vincent takes a step forward, Vass hurls a offcutter on the off and middle, McCullum is squared-up, gets a leading edge to third man

2.2

Vaas to Vincent, FOUR, Gave himself room by moving to the leg side and slammed a length delivery over extra cover. Predetermined but effective.

2.3

Vaas to Vincent, 1 run, full in length, driven to mid-off

2.4

Vaas to McCullum, no run, on the off stump line, on a length ,pushed to cover

2.5

Vaas to McCullum, 1 run, slower one, off cutter on the off stump line, pushed to cover

2.6

Vaas to Vincent, 1 run, full in length, on the middle and leg, ugly swipe across the line attempted and the inside-edge gets the ball to fine leg

New Zealand 19/0   WPUJC Vaas 2-0-11-0

4.1

Vaas to Vincent, 1 run, on the off stump, on a length, chopped to third man

4.2

Vaas to Fulton, no run, full in length, on the middle stump line, straightens, nudged to the on side

4.3

Vaas to Fulton, no run, offbreak this time, on the middle stump line, nudged back to the bowler

4.4

Vaas to Fulton, 1 run, off cutter, on the middle and off stump line, driven to the right of mid-off

4.5

Vaas to Vincent, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, punched to cover

4.6

Vaas to Vincent, 1 run, fuller, almost yorker length, on the off and middle, squeezed out to point. New Zealand are struggling here.

New Zealand 25/1   WPUJC Vaas 3-0-14-0

6.1

Vaas to Taylor, 1 run, full in length, slanting away from the off stump, pushed to cover point for a single

6.2

Vaas to Fulton, 1 run, on the leg and middle, off a length, worked past square leg

6.3

Vaas to Taylor, no run, on a length, on the middle and leg, nudged to the on side

6.4

Vaas to Taylor, FOUR, fullish, outside the off stump, tries to whip it across the line, gets a outside edge to third man

6.5

Vaas to Taylor, 1 run, yorker length, on the leg and middle line, turned past square leg

6.6

Vaas to Fulton, SIX, poor ball, Vaas strays down leg side and Fulton stands tall and flicks it off his pads over the long leg boundary, he's using his leverage superbly

New Zealand 51/2   WPUJC Vaas 4-0-27-0
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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Photos

Sep 15, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene dazzled with his unbeaten 35, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group C, Johannesburg, September 15, 2007

Mahela Jayawardene dazzled with his unbeaten 35

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Sep 15, 2007

The grassy embankments at the Wanderers make the perfect setting for a family outing, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Group C, Johannesburg, September 15, 2007

The grassy embankments at the Wanderers make the perfect setting for a family outing

© S Rajesh

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