ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

0.6

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, outside edge, the batsman opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man intentionally, third man was too square to cut that off

New Zealand 7/0   BB McCullum 5* (3b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 1-0-6-0

2.1

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, full, on off stump and waiting to be driven, McCullum does just that and beats mid-off

New Zealand 15/1   BB McCullum 10* (7b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 1.1-0-10-0

2.4

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, lovely timing! good length outside off and shaping away, McCullum gets forward, opens the face and drives it sweetly past cover

New Zealand 19/1   BB McCullum 14* (10b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 1.4-0-14-0

2.5

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, this one bisects the arc between mid-off and cover, Sreesanth gives him a little too much width and McCullum accepts the offering, gets his feet nicely to the pitch of the ball and drives

New Zealand 23/1   BB McCullum 18* (11b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 1.5-0-18-0

3.2

Singh to McCullum, FOUR, good length outside off, McCullum rocks backwards and cuts it fiercely past point

New Zealand 30/1   BB McCullum 22* (13b 5x4)   RP Singh 1.2-0-10-1

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

New Zealand 34/1   BB McCullum 26* (14b 6x4)   RP Singh 1.3-0-14-1

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

New Zealand 40/1   BB McCullum 31* (19b 7x4)   RP Singh 2.1-0-18-1

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

New Zealand 44/1   BB McCullum 35* (20b 8x4)   RP Singh 2.2-0-22-1

7.1

Pathan to Fulton, FOUR, what a welcome! full and outside off, McCullum picks the length and hits it high over the bowler

New Zealand 61/1   PG Fulton 16* (15b 1x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 0.1-0-4-0

9.6

Pathan to McCullum, FOUR, Pathan errs in line, drifts on the pads, worked away fine, beats the fielder at short fine leg

New Zealand 77/2   BB McCullum 44* (29b 9x4)   IK Pathan 2-0-16-0

13.1

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, FOUR, Oram pushes hard at the ball off the front foot and gets an inside edge that flies over middle stump and runs down to the fine-leg boundary

New Zealand 98/5   JDP Oram 5* (2b 1x4)   Yuvraj Singh 1.1-0-7-1

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, FOUR, superb stroke! Harbhajan comes round the wicket and bowls a full toss on off stump, Oram leans forward and plays a very fine reverse sweep that runs to the third-man boundary

New Zealand 109/5   JDP Oram 11* (5b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 3.2-0-21-2

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

New Zealand 135/5   CD McMillan 18* (13b 1x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 2.5-0-36-1

18.1

Agarkar to Vettori, FOUR, Agarkar strays on to the pads, you can't bowl there if your fine leg is in the circle, Vettori moves across his stumps and flicks to the fine-leg boundary

New Zealand 168/6   DL Vettori 4* (1b 1x4)   AB Agarkar 3.1-0-23-0

18.2

Agarkar to Vettori, FOUR, and again, terrible line on leg stump, Vettori nudges it off his pads between short fine leg and Dhoni for four more

New Zealand 172/6   DL Vettori 8* (2b 2x4)   AB Agarkar 3.2-0-27-0

18.3

Agarkar to Vettori, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, Vettori reaches out for it and slices it through backward point for the third boundary of the over

New Zealand 176/6   DL Vettori 12* (3b 3x4)   AB Agarkar 3.3-0-31-0

19.2

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

New Zealand 189/7   SE Bond 4* (1b 1x4)   RP Singh 3.2-0-28-2
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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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