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)

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

4.3

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, 1 run

4.4

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on off and middle, inside edge on the pads

4.5

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, glided off the open face to point, misfield results in a run

4.6

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, no run, raw pace, skids on to the pads, Morkel appeals, the ball may have missed the leg stump

Bangladesh 60/4   M Morkel 1-0-6-1

6.1

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, swing and a miss outside the off stump, risky stroke, foot nowhere near the pitch of the ball

6.2

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, just a touch too wide, allows Shakib to stretch his arm out and slash over point and cover

6.3

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, fullish outside off from round the wicket, Shakib plays a conventional square drive along the lush green turf

6.4

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good length on off stump, Shakib gets forward and nudges it with soft hands to the off side, takes a quick single

6.5

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, 1 run, Kapali finally gets the strike, opens the face of the bat and plays uppishly to third man

6.6

M Morkel to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, glided off an open face to third man

Bangladesh 76/4   M Morkel 2-0-17-1

9.1

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, no run, played away quietly on the frontfoot towards mid-off

9.2

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, no run, pushed towards point

9.3

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, no run, Kapali's in no hurry, short of a length on off stump, no room to cut, played off the backfoot towards point

9.4

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, 1 no ball, short of a length on off stump, kapali hops and defends

9.4

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, 2 leg byes, Free Hit : down leg side, Kapali swings with full force, the ball clips his thigh and just gets past Boucher who gets a glove to it

9.5

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, 1 wide, down the leg side

9.5

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, 1 run, outside off and slashed hard past point

9.6

M Morkel to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, swings and Mortaza misses again

Bangladesh 96/5   M Morkel 3-0-20-1

15.1

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, no run, full in length, just outside the off stump, moves in a touch, driven through the line to cover

15.2

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, no run, drags back the length, kicks up as it holds its line outside the off stump, Kapali tries to force it off the back foot and is beaten

15.3

M Morkel to Alok Kapali, OUT, Another one bites the dust. Banged in short, at the body, Kapali swivels ever so slowly and shapes for the pull shot but the ball bursts on quickly, collides with the top edge and lobs up towards de Villiers

Alok Kapali c de Villiers b M Morkel 14 (45m 35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

15.4

M Morkel to Farhad Reza, no run, short in length, outside the off stump, tries to cut but makes no contact

15.5

M Morkel to Farhad Reza, no run, kicks up from short of length, on the off stump line, guided to backward point

15.6

M Morkel to Farhad Reza, 1 run, again short in length, a tad outside off stump and that allows Reza to stay adjacent to the line and tap it to third man

Bangladesh 120/7   M Morkel 4-0-21-2
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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

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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