ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

11.6

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, no run, again Yuvraj floats it slowly outside off stump, excellent change of pace, McMillan plays it towards backward point

New Zealand 89/4   CD McMillan 0* (1b)

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, quick delivery on off stump, defended back to the bowler

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 run, slower through the air and fuller length as well, driven on the front foot to long on

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 leg bye, hits the pads and they run a leg bye to short fine leg

New Zealand 92/5   CD McMillan 1* (4b)

13.3

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 2 runs, McMillan brings up New Zealand's 100 with a front-foot cover drive to deep cover

13.4

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 1 run, pushed into the covers for a quick single

13.6

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 1 run, McMillan chips the ball high in the air but it falls safely in front of the fielder at long-off

New Zealand 104/5   CD McMillan 5* (7b)

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, McMillan moves across his stumps and sweeps to deep backward square leg

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, bowled full and fast into the blockhole, McMillan pushes it towards midwicket but decide not to take on Yuvraj

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 2 runs, lofted over extra cover for two more runs

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, Harbhajan finishes the over with a yorker that McMillan hits hard into the ground and back to the bowler, the crowd thinks it's a catch

New Zealand 112/5   CD McMillan 8* (11b)

15.4

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, SIX, the third six of the over! McMillan got down on one knee and slog-swept that over the deep backward square leg boundary

15.5

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, FOUR, he goes again but this time the lofted stroke straight down the ground bounces once before reaching the boundary

15.6

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 2 runs, swept past short fine leg once again, Gambhir dives on the boundary to save the four, huge over for New Zealand, 25 off it

New Zealand 137/5   CD McMillan 20* (14b 1x4 1x6)

16.3

Agarkar to McMillan, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, McMillan pulls it from outside off to deep midwicket to bring up the 50 partnership

16.5

Agarkar to McMillan, 2 runs, hit straight down the ground, the ball bounces before Gambhir at long-off, he makes a hash of it by letting the ball bounce off his palms and go past him, he recovers in time to stop it reaching the boundary

16.6

Agarkar to McMillan, 1 run, driven hard towards cover for a single

New Zealand 145/5   CD McMillan 24* (17b 1x4 1x6)

17.1

Sreesanth to McMillan, SIX, he begins with a slower ball but the short length allowed McMillan plenty of time to wait for it and smash it straight back over the bowler's head, that six was measured at 94 meters

17.2

Sreesanth to McMillan, SIX, huge hit! Sreesanth came round the wicket and bowled it full, McMillan got his front foot out of the way and lofted it over deep midwicket

17.3

Sreesanth to McMillan, 1 run, McMillan tries to make it a hat-trick but his attempted loft over cover hits a thick outside edge and flies to deep point

New Zealand 158/5   CD McMillan 37* (20b 1x4 3x6)

18.5

Agarkar to McMillan, SIX, massive! Agarkar bowls a very short ball, McMillan top-edges a pull and sends the ball sailing over the fine-leg boundary

18.6

Agarkar to McMillan, no run, finally Agarkar gets his length right, he ends the over with a yorker outside off stump that McMillan tries to squeeze through point but gets beaten

New Zealand 185/6   CD McMillan 43* (22b 1x4 4x6)

19.4

Singh to McMillan, 1 run, length ball on off stump, McMillan smashes it towards cover for a single

New Zealand 190/8   CD McMillan 44* (23b 1x4 4x6)
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India won by 5 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
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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