ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 12th match, Group A

South Africa v Bangladesh

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

1.2

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, bang on target in off and middle, short of a length, Aftab uses his feet and works it to the off side

1.3

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Ntini gets this one to jag back in, tries to work it to the on side, hit high on the pads

1.4

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, SIX, what a cracker! Aftab charges down the track to a good length ball on off and middle and carts it over deep midwicket

1.5

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, SIX, another cracker! this time its full on middle, Aftab takes just one pace foward and lofts over long-off this time

1.6

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, Aftab isnt done yet! full on middle and leg, Aftab gets a stride across and lofts over midwicket, just enough to reach the fence, despairing dive

Bangladesh 24/1   Aftab Ahmed 16* (5b 1x4 2x6)

2.5

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, on leg stump and Aftab works this away in his trademark manner over square leg

2.6

Pollock to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, fullish, on off and middle, driven along the turf to mid-on, quick single taken

Bangladesh 39/3   Aftab Ahmed 21* (7b 2x4 2x6)

3.1

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, here we go again, short of a length, drifting in, Aftab pulls past short fine-leg, he's off to catch a plane somewhere

3.2

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, fullish on off stump, Aftab gets on his knees and drives uppishly over point, gets close to the boundary on this occasion

3.3

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed to the on side

3.4

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, low full toss, Aftab steps down the track and scoops the ball off the toe edge of the bat, enough timing for the ball to sail over extra cover

3.5

Ntini to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, pulled with force to midwicket, straight to the fielder

Bangladesh 50/3   Aftab Ahmed 32* (12b 4x4 2x6)

4.1

M Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, welcome to the crease Mr Morkel! Aftab backs away and sends a fullish delivery on off and middle screaming past cover

4.2

M Morkel to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, Timber! pacy delivery on off stump, curving in, Aftab goes for a hoick across the line, misses it completely and the off stump goes back a few yards, Bangladesh just losing the plot here, someone needs to settle down

Aftab Ahmed b M Morkel 36 (15m 14b 5x4 2x6) SR: 257.14

Bangladesh 58/4   Aftab Ahmed 36 (14b 5x4 2x6)
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India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Photos

Sep 15, 2007

Morne Morkel player portrait, South Africa v Bangladesh, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 15, 2007

Morne Morkel player portrait

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Sep 15, 2007

Justin Kemp step outs and hits a boundary through the off side, South Africa v Bangladesh, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 15, 2007

Justin Kemp step outs and hits a boundary through the off side

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