ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

0.1

Bond to Gambhir, no run, Bond sends this in outside off to Gambhir, he lets it go

0.2

Bond to Gambhir, no run, short of a length, on the hips, gambhir fends it off to the on side

0.3

Bond to Gambhir, no run, pitched outside leg, Gambhir struck on the pads while trying to shuffle

0.4

Bond to Gambhir, 1 run, close! full outside off, Gambhir gets a big stride across to drive, the ball gets the under edge of the bat and rolls past the stumps to the on side

0.5

Bond to Sehwag, 1 run, Sehwag off the mark with a glide with an open face to third man

0.6

Bond to Gambhir, 2 runs, first signs of aggression! short and Gambhir hooks, the ball is skied to fine leg but he doesnt get the timing right, fine leg gets ito it on the bounce

India 4/0   SE Bond 1-0-4-0

2.1

Bond to Gambhir, no run, full an in the slot to drive, gambhir drives square straight to point, good looking shot but no runs

2.2

Bond to Gambhir, SIX, lovely stroke! good length on off stump, swings across the line and the ball flies over deep midwicket off the meat of the bat

2.3

Bond to Gambhir, FOUR, Bond panics, lands this one outside off, gambhir gets on his knees and slashes this over the slips

2.4

Bond to Gambhir, FOUR, Bond struggles with his line again, too full and wide, Gambhir gets forward and lofts this over cover

2.5

Bond to Gambhir, no run, beaten! Gambhir tries a hat-trick of fours, gets forward to slam it square and misses

2.6

Bond to Gambhir, FOUR, superb stuff! overpitched, waiting to be driven, Gambhir gets forward and launches into a lovely cover drive, beats everyone

India 37/0   SE Bond 2-0-22-0

8.1

Bond to Dhoni, 1 run, raw pace, on middle and leg, Dhoni plays it down to the on side

8.2

Bond to Gambhir, 2 runs, slower ball, Gambhir goes for an across-the-line swipe, top edge lands safely down to fine leg

8.3

Bond to Gambhir, 1 run, driven to the off side for a single

8.4

Bond to Dhoni, 1 run, full, on off stump, Dhoni gives room and drives hard to long-off

8.5

Bond to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off and full, Gambhir launches into a full blooded cover drive, the fielder in the deep cuts it off

8.6

Bond to Dhoni, 1 run, thudded in short of a length outside off, played on the hop to deep point

India 90/2   SE Bond 3-0-29-0

18.1

Bond to Sreesanth, FOUR, length ball outside off stump, Sreesanth steps forward and flat-bats it past mid-off for four, Bond needs to be fuller

18.2

Bond to Sreesanth, no run, that was in the slot outside off stump but Sreesanth backed away and tried to slog it over midwicket rather than through the off side, he doesn't make contact

18.3

Bond to Sreesanth, 1 run, he backs away again and plays it to Vettori at cover

18.4

Bond to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, caught! Harbhajan gets under a good length ball and skies it high in the air, Vettori settles under it at short cover and takes a steepling catch

Harbhajan Singh c Vettori b Bond 7 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

18.5

Bond to Sreesanth, FOUR, edged down to third man for another boundary, Bond has been expensive once again

18.6

Bond to Sreesanth, 1 run, played towards backward point with an open face

India 168/9   SE Bond 4-0-39-1
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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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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