ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

6.1

Vettori to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir takes a few paces forward, Vettori holds the length back, Gambhir defends

6.2

Vettori to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off and glanced to short third-man

6.3

Vettori to Uthappa, OUT, soft dismissal! switches to round the wicket for Uthappa, tossed up on off stump, draws him forward, Uthappa drives uppishly back to Vettori who takes the return catch with ease

RV Uthappa c & b Vettori 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

6.4

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, outside off, Dhoni chops it down to the off side

6.5

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, width offered outside off and cut to deep point

6.6

Vettori to Gambhir, no run, pushed back to Vettori, good first over from Vettori

India 78/2   DL Vettori 1-0-2-1

10.1

Vettori to Gambhir, no run, short ball pulled uppishly towards midwicket

10.2

Vettori to Gambhir, SIX, lovely use of the feet, Gambhir comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and with a full swing of the arms lofts it over the long-on boundary

10.3

Vettori to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed towards cover on the front foot

10.4

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Dhoni comes forward and cuts through covers for a single

10.5

Vettori to Gambhir, OUT, caught! Massive wicket for New Zealand, Gambhir came down the track but Vettori saw him and bowled a much slower ball, Gambhir had to re-adjust his shot and played the pull too early, the ball bounces off his glove and lobs up for McCullum who takes an easy catch

G Gambhir c †McCullum b Vettori 51 (45m 33b 5x4 2x6) SR: 154.54

10.6

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flighted delivery on leg stump, Yuvraj gets across his stumps and sweeps to long leg

India 105/3   DL Vettori 2-0-11-2

14.1

Vettori to Pathan, no run, bowled flat and quick on leg and middle stump, defended towards midwicket, the batsman hesitate and decide against the single

14.2

Vettori to Pathan, no run, beaten outside the off stump

14.3

Vettori to Pathan, no run, fired in quick outside the off stump, Pathan tries to play it behind square on the off side but gets beaten

14.4

Vettori to Pathan, 1 run, pulled behind square for a single

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

14.6

Vettori to Pathan, 1 run, flat delivery on middle stump, Pathan flicks it off his pads behind square leg, just three runs off the overs

India 135/5   DL Vettori 3-0-14-2

16.1

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

16.2

Vettori to Pathan, OUT, bowled him! Vettori bowls a superb arm ball on middle and off stump, Pathan backs away, tries to run it fine but gets beaten for pace and has his off stump pegged back

IK Pathan b Vettori 11 (9m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

16.3

Vettori to Agarkar, 1 run, Agarkar gets off the mark by pushing one into the covers off the front foot

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   DL Vettori 4-0-20-4
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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