ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

12.6

Patel to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik leans forward and plays the ball off his pads towards short fine leg

India 118/4   KD Karthik 1* (1b)

13.1

Styris to Karthik, 1 run, bowled full outside the off stump, Karthik drives off the front foot to deep cover, New Zealand won't mind the singles

13.4

Styris to Karthik, FOUR, superb placement, Styris bowls it full outside off stump, Karthik opens the face and squeezes the ball all along the ground past point for four more

13.5

Styris to Karthik, OUT, an awful mix-up and Dhoni has to go! Karthik drives the ball firmly off the back foot to Vettori at cover, Dhoni sprints for the single but Karthik sends him back, there wasn't a run in it for Karthik had hit to straight and hard to Vettori who picked up cleanly and threw it back to Styris, Dhoni made a despairing dive but he was a couple of inches short when styris whipped off the bails

MS Dhoni run out 24 (31m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

13.6

Styris to Karthik, FOUR, full ball outside the off stump, Karthik leans forward and lifts over extra cover for the third boundary of the over

India 132/5   KD Karthik 10* (5b 2x4)

14.5

Vettori to Karthik, 1 run, full and straight on middle stump, very tight bowling from Vettori, Karthik leans forward and pushes it to midwicket

India 134/5   KD Karthik 11* (6b 2x4)

15.2

Patel to Karthik, no run, Karthik tries to slog sweep from outside off stump but gets an inside edge on to the pad

15.3

Patel to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik plays a reverse sweep but doesn't beat the fielder at short third man

India 137/5   KD Karthik 12* (8b 2x4)

16.1

Vettori to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik backs away and cuts a ball from middle stump to backward point

16.4

Vettori to Karthik, no run, Karthik tries to cut off the back foot but gets beaten by the bounce, Vettori got that to spin and bounce sharply

16.5

Vettori to Karthik, FOUR, dropped, Karthik steps down the pitch and lofts the ball straight to Fulton at long-on who drops an awful sitter, the ball bounces off his hands and rolls to the boundary

16.6

Vettori to Karthik, OUT, caught this time! Karthik tries to slog sweep Vettori but doesn't get the necessary elevation, he holes out to Bond at deep square leg who takes an easy catch

KD Karthik c Bond b Vettori 17 (18m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 141.66

India 151/7   KD Karthik 17 (12b 3x4)
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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