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)

Graeme Smith and JP Duminy to open the batting.

Mashrafe Mortaza will open the bowling.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, fullish and outside the off, decent pace as well, slanting away from the left-handed Smith, played at and missed, through to the keeper

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, played down to third-man with an angled bat

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, short of a driving length and outside the off, again left alone, not often you see two balls in a row being left alone in this form of the game

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, FOUR, short, a bit too wide and that disappears. Duminy has enough of leaving the ball alone and carves this one through point, cracking shot

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, teasing line and length outside the off, poked at and missed, through to the keeper

End of over 1 (5 runs) South Africa 5/0 (140 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.36)
JP Duminy    4* (4b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-5-0
GC Smith    1* (2b)     

1.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, fullish and outside the off, plenty of swing for Rasel, driven to point

1.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, short of a length this time and consequently hardly any swing, driven down to point, straight to the fielder

1.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, fuller once again and on the off, a hint of away swing ensures the batsman doesn't take a chance and just plays back down the pitch

1.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, FOUR, just a little too wide and not full enough for the ball to really swing, Smith swings through the line and times the ball really well through cover. Solid shot.

1.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, full and on the stumps this time, Smith shuffles across and defends towards off

1.6

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, Smith backs away and tries to drive through the off side, the ball swings just a bit and the bat comes down in time to push the ball to point

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 9/0 (136 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 7.55)
GC Smith    5* (8b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    1-0-4-0
JP Duminy    4* (4b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-5-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, short of a length once more and outside the off, Duminy goes back and punches but finds the fielder at cover

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, 1 run, full and outside the off stump, Duminy flashes at it, the ball goes off a thick outside edge down to third-man

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, down the pitch and flayed through cover. That is a powerful blow, brutally struck. Smith comes down the track and just muscles the ball to the fence

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, no run, again Smith takes a couple of steps down the pitch. This time the ball is short. Cut to point

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, FOUR, again down the pitch, again Smith hits the cover off the ball. This time the ball is full and straight and Smith hammers to long-on. That is a very strong hit

End of over 3 (9 runs) South Africa 18/0 (127 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.47)
GC Smith    13* (11b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-14-0
JP Duminy    5* (7b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    1-0-4-0

3.1

Syed Rasel to Duminy, 1 run, short of a good length and on the off, Dumniny drives off the back foot but only manages an inside edge onto the pads, a single is pinched

3.2

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover with an angled bat

3.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, no run, Smith moves across his stumps this time, Rasel sends the ball in full and outside the off and gets some swing, beaten, good take from the keeper standing up

3.4

Syed Rasel to Smith, FOUR, this time Smtih backs right away to leg and slashes the ball over point, a couple of bounces and over the ropes

3.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, slogged across the line, it'll just be the single as midwicket fields

3.6

Syed Rasel to Duminy, FOUR, very full and on the pads, there's no fine-leg and Duminy cleverly just dabs the ball around the corner. Delicate lap-sweep and it's four all the way

End of over 4 (10 runs) South Africa 28/0 (117 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.31)
JP Duminy    10* (9b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-14-0
GC Smith    18* (15b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-14-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Smith, 1 run, low full-toss on the off, Smith drives very hard but not past the man at mid-off, single scampered as the throw comes in

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, big heave over midwicket, no contact at all, the ball goes safely through to the keeper

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, 2 runs, short of a good length and on the pads, clipped to the leg side where there are plenty of gaps

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, cut hard but once again to the fielder, at point

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Duminy drags this one through midwicket but doesn't quite get hold of the ball. It still has enough legs on it to reach the boundary

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, worked to the on side

End of over 5 (8 runs) South Africa 36/0 (109 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.20, RRR: 7.26)
JP Duminy    17* (14b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-22-0
GC Smith    19* (16b 4x4)      Syed Rasel    2-0-14-0

5.1

Syed Rasel to Duminy, no run, short of a good length and on the off, driven to short cover

5.2

Syed Rasel to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, pulled down to the on side, no real timing though and it's just a single

5.3

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, Smith goes for a big hit over the off side, long-off thinks extra-cover will take this one. Seems extra-cover thinks it's not his catch either. The ball lands safely.

5.4

Syed Rasel to Duminy, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, pulled through midwicket

Stats from HRG - Graeme Smith, when on 13, became the first batsman to aggregate 300 runs in Twenty20 games

5.5

Syed Rasel to Duminy, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut to point

5.6

Syed Rasel to Duminy, no run, big swing and a miss, through to the keeper, South Africa 42 for no loss as the fielding restrictions are lifted

End of over 6 (6 runs) South Africa 42/0 (103 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.35)
JP Duminy    22* (19b 4x4)      Syed Rasel    3-0-20-0
GC Smith    20* (17b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-22-0

Spin in the form of Abdur Razzaq

6.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, no run, flat and quite quick, on the off, worked to the leg side

6.2

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, slightly short and Smith pounces on it, pulling hard to the on-side sweeper

6.3

Abdur Razzak to Duminy, 1 run, worked away through on for another single

6.4

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 leg bye, full and straight, Smith tries to launch the ball over the leg side and misses, struck on the pad, loud shout for the lbw, looks very very close but the umpire thinks not

6.5

Abdur Razzak to Duminy, 2 runs, another whack through the leg side for a couple

6.6

Abdur Razzak to Duminy, 1 run, full and outside the off, eased through cover to end the over

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 48/0 (97 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.85, RRR: 7.46)
JP Duminy    26* (22b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-0
GC Smith    21* (20b 4x4)      Syed Rasel    3-0-20-0

7.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Duminy, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven inside out to cover

7.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Smith, 1 run, flat and on the off, stroked down to long-off for a single that brings up South Africa's 50

7.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Duminy, no run, big reverse sweep played, missed, through to the keeper

7.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Duminy, 1 run, more conventional shot, more successful as well, the off drive down to long-off for a single

7.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Smith, FOUR, hit straight back down the ground and hit very hard, that one beats the bowler and races away for four, very straight. Sweetly struck

7.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Smith, 1 run, single eased into the off side and South Africa are coasting here

End of over 8 (8 runs) South Africa 56/0 (89 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.41)
GC Smith    27* (23b 5x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-8-0
JP Duminy    28* (25b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-0

8.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, heaved over the infield to the on side

8.2

Abdur Razzak to Duminy, 2 runs, swept hard and past the man at short fine-leg, there is cover though

8.3

Abdur Razzak to Duminy, SIX, Duminy comes down the pitch and finds the ball is a bit short. Duminy slaps that cross-batted for a six over long-on

8.4

Abdur Razzak to Duminy, OUT, Gone! Duminy slog-sweeps out of habit, not really looking at the line and length of the ball. He's beaten in the flight and struck on the pad. This time his luck has run out as the umpire's finger goes up

JP Duminy lbw b Abdur Razzak 36 (34m 28b 4x4 1x6) SR: 128.57

8.5

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, no run, flat and straight, on the stumps, worked top the on side

8.6

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, 1 run, full and outside the off, placed just wide of cover for a single

End of over 9 (10 runs) South Africa 66/1 (79 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 7.18)
JA Morkel    1* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-15-1
GC Smith    28* (24b 5x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-8-0

9.1

Mohammad Ashraful to JA Morkel, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, juicy half-volley, off driven powerfully back down the ground and long-off has no chance

9.2

Mohammad Ashraful to JA Morkel, 2 runs, slightly shorter, outside the off, flat-batted through cover

9.3

Mohammad Ashraful to JA Morkel, no run, full, flat and strraight, fired in on the pads, defended back down the pitch

9.4

Mohammad Ashraful to JA Morkel, 1 wide, down the leg side, flick played and missed

9.4

Mohammad Ashraful to JA Morkel, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the bowler

9.5

Mohammad Ashraful to JA Morkel, 1 run, eased through cover for a single

9.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, outside the off, hit wide of extra-cover for a single to end the over

It's now over to Sriram Veera for the commentary of the rest of this game

End of over 10 (9 runs) South Africa 75/1 (70 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.00)
GC Smith    29* (25b 5x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-17-0
JA Morkel    8* (7b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-15-1

Thanks Anand Vasu

10.1

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, full-pitched, on the middle, swiped through the on side

10.2

Syed Rasel to JA Morkel, no run, full and around the off stump, pushed to cover

10.3

Syed Rasel to JA Morkel, FOUR, full and outside off, leans forward and swings it over midwicket

10.4

Syed Rasel to JA Morkel, 1 run, on a length, on the middle and leg, going on with the angle, Albie is cramped-up a touch, adjusts to work it to wide midwicket

10.5

Syed Rasel to Smith, 1 run, drifting towards middle and leg, flicked past square leg

10.6

Syed Rasel to JA Morkel, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, flat-batted to long-off

End of over 11 (8 runs) South Africa 83/1 (62 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.54, RRR: 6.88)
JA Morkel    14* (11b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-28-0
GC Smith    31* (27b 5x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-17-0

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, no run, drifting on to the pads, turned to backward square leg

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, no run, slow through the air, spins in from outside off, slightly short in length, chopped to backward point

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, no run, fuller, turns in from off stump line, defended to the off side

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked with the turn to right of midwicket

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, slow through the air, on the off stump line, spins in, Smith shuffles across, gets outside the line and paddles it to square leg

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, SIX, Bosh! Tossed-up, outside off stump, Albie goes down on his front knee and swings it high and over deep midwicket.

End of over 12 (8 runs) South Africa 91/1 (54 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.58, RRR: 6.75)
JA Morkel    21* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-8-0
GC Smith    32* (28b 5x4)      Syed Rasel    4-0-28-0

12.1

Farhad Reza to Smith, FOUR, full, slanting across Smith who whacks it straight down the ground. Powerfully hit and the long-off has no chance of preventing that one.

12.2

Farhad Reza to Smith, 1 run, medium-pace, around the off stump, full, driven to long-off

12.3

Farhad Reza to JA Morkel, 1 run, full again, on the off stump line, carved to long-off

12.4

Farhad Reza to Smith, 1 run, almost decapitated the bowler. Full, straight and hit hard back at chest-high at Reza who palms it away.

12.5

Farhad Reza to JA Morkel, FOUR, Full again, low dipping full toss, the front foot goes outside the line, outside the leg stump and the bat swings through nicely and cleanly to send the ball racing through midwicket

12.6

Farhad Reza to JA Morkel, 2 runs

End of over 13 (13 runs) South Africa 104/1 (41 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.85)
JA Morkel    28* (19b 3x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    1-0-13-0
GC Smith    38* (31b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-8-0

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, on the stumps, turned to deep backward square leg

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, slightly short, on the middle stump line, pulled uppishly towards deep midwicket

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 2 runs, charges down the track, Shakib pushes it further outside off stump, Smith reaches out and carves it through cover

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, OUT, loopy flighted delivery on the stumps, Smith top edges a sweep and Rahim, the wicketkeeper, runs towards square leg to get under it.

GC Smith c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 41 (53m 34b 6x4 0x6) SR: 120.58

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, no run, quicker, short of length, outside off stump, beaten while trying to cut it

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, full, on the middle stump line, driven past the diving bowler to long-on

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 109/2 (36 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.78, RRR: 6.00)
JA Morkel    30* (22b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-13-1
AB de Villiers    0* (0b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-13-0

14.1

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, 1 run, full, on the middle stump line, swatted to square leg

14.2

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, full and straight, driven down the track

14.3

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, 1 run

14.4

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, no run, faster, fuller, on the middle and off stump line, pushed to cover

14.5

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, SIX, short and spinning towards the leg stump, pulled over deep midwicket. he made that look easy

14.6

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, 2 runs, slightly short ,outside off, cut to deep point

End of over 15 (10 runs) South Africa 119/2 (26 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.93, RRR: 5.20)
JA Morkel    39* (26b 3x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-25-1
AB de Villiers    1* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-13-1

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, full, on the off stump line, not much turn, driven to extra cover

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, low dipping full toss, on the middle and leg, it dips rapidly on Albie who lunges forward and works it to midwicket region

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, arm-ball, on the middle stump line, wristed to left of midwicket

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to JA Morkel, 1 run, charges down the track, reaches the pitch and drills it to long-on

Stats from HRG - Mushfiqur Rahim now has eight dismissals, the most in Twenty20 games. Adam Gilchrist and Kamran Akmal are tied with seven.

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, no run, outside the off stump, de Villiers tries to force it through point but misses it completely

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, no run, comes in with the arm, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 123/2 (22 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 5.50)
AB de Villiers    3* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-17-1
JA Morkel    41* (28b 3x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-25-1

16.1

Abdur Razzak to JA Morkel, OUT, Albie falls. Bangladesh continue to fight. He comes down the track and mistimes a lofted shot, straight to long-off. He ended up slicing it off the bottom of the bat

JA Morkel c Farhad Reza b Abdur Razzak 41 (28m 29b 3x4 2x6) SR: 141.37

16.2

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, drifts in from round the stumps, lands on the off stump and spins past the bat.

16.3

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, no run, similar delivery, another drive attempted and this time he gets a outside edge to short third man

16.4

Abdur Razzak to de Villiers, 1 run, short delivery, cut to deep point

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, fuller, quicker, on the off stump, jabbed to cover

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Kemp, no run, nice. slower this time, lands on the leg and middle, turns towards middle, Kemp was expecting a quicker one and just nudges this to the on side. Good tight over comes to an end.

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 124/3 (21 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 7.00)
JM Kemp    0* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-26-2
AB de Villiers    4* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-17-1

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, outside the off stump, square driven to deep point

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, 1 run, from round the stumps, drifting on straight towards middle and off, pushed to the cover and they rush across for a quick single

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, FOUR, walks right across the sticks, the ball was pushed further outside off stump and de Villiers adjusts by opening the bat-face and pushes it through backward point. Very well placed

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to de Villiers, 1 run, moves outside leg, then walks right back in line and works a full delivery past square leg

Abdur Razzak, with 10 wickets, is now the joint-highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 with England's Paul Collingwood

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, FOUR, Kemp frees his arms. Floated outside off, full, drilled to the left of long-off where Tamim Iqbal throws himself to his left but can only watch the ball fly past his outstretched hand

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Kemp, no run

End of over 18 (11 runs) South Africa 135/3 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 5.00)
JM Kemp    5* (5b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-28-1
AB de Villiers    10* (12b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-26-2

Mortaza to bowl

18.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 1 run, from round the stumps, full and on the leg and middle, almost yorker length, worked past square leg

18.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kemp, 1 run, another one, full and on that leg and middle line - from round the stumps- dug out past square leg

18.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 2 runs, lands outside leg stump, on a length, moves in towards leg and middle, stays back to whip it past square leg

18.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to de Villiers, 1 run, full, on that leg and middle again, de Villiers drives to long-on for a single. 5 to win from 8 balls.

18.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kemp, SIX, On a drivable length, on that leg and middle again, but Kemp is ready for that this time, clears the front foot and drills it high over wide long-on. Game over.

Man of the Match: Morne Morkel

On behalf of my co-commentators - Anand Vasu and Kanishkaa Balachandran, this is Sriram Veera signing off. Ta!

Coming up tommorow: 13th Match, Group E: India v New Zealand at Johannesburg (10:00 local, 08:00 GMT)

14th Match, Group F: Australia v Bangladesh at Cape Town (14:00 local, 12:00 GMT)

15th Match, Group E: South Africa v England at Cape Town (18:00 local, 16:00 GMT)

Robin Abrahams adds: The teams for Group E and F were already defined in the regulations before the tournament started.

The ICC Twenty20 World Championship 2007 will be contested by 12 teams which have been 'seeded' and divided into four groups:

A South Africa West Indies Bangladesh

B Australia England Zimbabwe

C New Zealand Sri Lanka Kenya

D Pakistan India Scotland

The Super Eight series will consist of eight teams divided into two groups of four based on their seedings in the Group stage as follows:

Group E South Africa England New Zealand India

Group F Bangladesh Australia Sri Lanka Pakistan

Team names for the Super Eight stage are indicative based on the top two teams from the Group Stage qualifying.

If these teams do qualify they will be seeded in position 1 and 2 as specified regardless of whether they finish first or second in their group.

For example, if West Indies (A2) win Group A and South Africa come second, for the purposes of the Super Eights, South Africa will still be A1 and West Indies will be A2. If, for example, Bangladesh qualifies instead of South Africa, Bangladesh will become A1.

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)
More results »

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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