ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

1.1

Singh to Vincent, 1 run, good start, short of a length, the ball cuts in sharply, catches Vincent by surprise, he plays it down with soft hands and sets off quickly, RP charges down to cut it off, gathers the ball and has a shy at the non striker's stumps

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

1.4

Singh to Vincent, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, Vincent shapes to pull and the ball catches him on the glove, the ball rolls to the on side

1.5

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

1.6

Singh to Vincent, OUT, sharp reflexes from Dinesh Karthik! short of a length on leg stump, Vincent pulls, mistimes it, the ball goes low to Karthik at midwicket who throws himself forward and gathers it inches off the ground

L Vincent c Karthik b Singh 3 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 11/1   RP Singh 1-0-3-1

3.1

Singh to Fulton, 1 wide, good length outside off, big away swing, left alone

3.1

Singh to Fulton, 1 run, RP holds the length back a little, maintains the line outside off, Fulton pushes to cover

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   RP Singh 2-0-14-1

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

5.4

Singh to Fulton, 1 leg bye, good length, on the pads, Fulton tries to work it to the on side, the ball clips his pads and rolls away

5.5

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

5.6

Singh to Fulton, 1 run, pitched up on leg stump, Fulton drives uppishly to mid-on, safe from the fielder

New Zealand 48/1   RP Singh 3-0-24-1

19.1

Singh to Vettori, OUT, bowled him! RP Singh bowls it full and straight, Vettori moves across his stumps and tries to chip it over short fine leg, he misses and RP hits

DL Vettori b Singh 15 (6m 5b 3x4 0x6) SR: 300.00

19.2

Singh to Bond, FOUR, Bond edges his first delivery towards the third man boundary, everything going right for New Zealand

19.3

Singh to Bond, OUT, Bond swings and misses, McMillan runs through for the bye, Dhoni lobs the ball back to RP Singh who whips off the bails, Bond is well short but he's sacrificed his wicket in order to get McMillan on strike

SE Bond run out 4 (1m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

19.4

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

19.5

Singh to Gillespie, OUT, Mark Gillespie gets beaten outside the off stump, McMillan wants the strike and calls for the bye but this time Dhoni collects and hits the stumps at the striker's end and sends McMillan back to the dug out, what an innings he's played

CD McMillan run out 44 (35m 23b 1x4 4x6) SR: 191.30

19.6

Singh to Patel, OUT, another run-out! Patel swings and misses, Gillespie tries to steal the bye, Dhoni shies at the batsman's end but misses the stumps, RP Singh collects the ball on his follow through, turns around and hits the stumps at the bowler's end with Patel short of his ground

JS Patel run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 190/10   RP Singh 4-0-29-2
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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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