ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

0.2

Sreesanth to McCullum, 1 run, drifts on the pads, keeps it short of a length, McCullum works it to the on side

0.5

Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, angled away from the right-hander, left alone to Dhoni

0.6

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, outside edge, the batsman opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man intentionally, third man was too square to cut that off

New Zealand 7/0   BB McCullum 5* (3b 1x4)

1.2

Singh to McCullum, no run, rush of blood, McCullum has a wild swish outside off and misses

1.3

Singh to McCullum, 1 leg bye, drifting on the body, tucked away to the on side

1.5

Singh to McCullum, 1 run, good length on off stump, shapes away, pushed to the off side

New Zealand 11/0   BB McCullum 6* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, full, on off stump and waiting to be driven, McCullum does just that and beats mid-off

2.2

Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, good length on off and middle, McCullum goes back and defends back to the bowler

2.3

Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, Sreesanth brings the length a little fuller, gets it to shape away after pitching, McCullum lets it go

2.4

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, lovely timing! good length outside off and shaping away, McCullum gets forward, opens the face and drives it sweetly past cover

2.5

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, this one bisects the arc between mid-off and cover, Sreesanth gives him a little too much width and McCullum accepts the offering, gets his feet nicely to the pitch of the ball and drives

2.6

Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, left alone safely to the keeper

New Zealand 23/1   BB McCullum 18* (12b 4x4)

3.2

Singh to McCullum, 1 wide, McCullum goes for the big hit, shuffles to the off stump, tries to pull, the ball goes down leg and the umpire calls a wide

3.2

Singh to McCullum, FOUR, good length outside off, McCullum rocks backwards and cuts it fiercely past point

3.3

Singh to McCullum, FOUR, short and pulled away with might, McCullum picks the length early, swivels and pulls over square leg, one bounce and four

3.4

Singh to McCullum, no run, fuller in length, on the pads and cutting in, the ball clips the pads and lobs up

3.5

Singh to McCullum, no run, good length on off stump, McCullum gets forward and drives to mid-off

3.6

Singh to McCullum, no run, just outside off, not enough room to cut, McCullum goes back and chops it down to cover

New Zealand 34/1   BB McCullum 26* (17b 6x4)

4.4

Agarkar to McCullum, 1 run, fullish, outside off, driven off the front foot to point

New Zealand 36/1   BB McCullum 27* (18b 6x4)

5.1

Singh to McCullum, FOUR, good length outside off, in the slot to cut, McCullum gets his foot across and finds the gap perfectly between cover and extra cover

5.2

Singh to McCullum, FOUR, and again! RP errs in length outside off, McCullum stays at the crease and cuts this between point and cover

5.3

Singh to McCullum, 1 run, the change of attack results in a dot ball, yorker length on middle and leg, pushed to extra cover, quick single

5.5

Singh to McCullum, 1 leg bye, drifting on the pads again, rolls to the on side

New Zealand 47/1   BB McCullum 36* (22b 8x4)

7.3

Pathan to McCullum, no run, pushed back to the bowler

7.4

Pathan to McCullum, 1 run, full and driven hard to mid-off, Sehwag fumbles and that's an offering to the batsmen

New Zealand 63/1   BB McCullum 37* (24b 8x4)

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 leg bye, pushed to the on side

New Zealand 69/1   BB McCullum 37* (25b 8x4)

9.1

Pathan to McCullum, 1 run, Dhoni stands up to the stumps, slower ball, full, worked to midwicket

9.4

Pathan to McCullum, 2 runs, fullish, outside off, McCullum gets a big stride forward and sets off, good running results in an extra run, McCullum dives at the crease

9.5

Pathan to McCullum, no run, pushed to mid-off

9.6

Pathan to McCullum, FOUR, Pathan errs in line, drifts on the pads, worked away fine, beats the fielder at short fine leg

New Zealand 77/2   BB McCullum 44* (29b 9x4)

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum pushes a flat and quick delivery towards cover point

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, OUT, caught! Harbhajan strikes! He bowls it flat outside the off stump, McCullum tries to slog sweep him over the midwicket boundary, he doesn't get the needed distance and holes out to Gambhir who takes a well-judged catch at wide long on

BB McCullum c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 45 (44m 31b 9x4 0x6) SR: 145.16

New Zealand 86/3   BB McCullum 45 (31b 9x4)
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 16, 2007

Dinesh Karthik misses a sweep while Brendon McCullum looks on, India v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 16, 2007

Dinesh Karthik misses a sweep while Brendon McCullum looks on

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Sep 16, 2007

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is run out despite a desperate dive, India v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 16, 2007

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is run out despite a desperate dive

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