ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 10 runs

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   BB McCullum 6* (6b 1x4)   RP Singh 1-0-3-1

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to Fulton, OUT, pushed in flat and fast, Fulton tries to work it to the on side, beaten for pace, the ball strikes him on the base of the pad in front of leg stump, straightforward decision

PG Fulton lbw b Harbhajan Singh 21 (28m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 91.30

New Zealand 69/2   BB McCullum 37* (25b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-3-1

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, OUT, caught! Harbhajan strikes! He bowls it flat outside the off stump, McCullum tries to slog sweep him over the midwicket boundary, he doesn't get the needed distance and holes out to Gambhir who takes a well-judged catch at wide long on

BB McCullum c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh 45 (44m 31b 9x4 0x6) SR: 145.16

New Zealand 86/3   LRPL Taylor 9* (6b 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-12-2

11.5

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, OUT, lbw! Taylor moves a long way across his stumps and tries to sweep, Yuvraj follows up a slow delivery with a quick one this time and beats Taylor and hits him plumb in front

LRPL Taylor lbw b Yuvraj Singh 11 (10m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

New Zealand 89/4   SB Styris 1* (2b)   Yuvraj Singh 0.5-0-3-1

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Styris, OUT, run out! Styris pushed the ball off his pads towards midwicket and called for a risky single, Yuvraj charges in from midwicket, picks the ball up cleanly, turns, and in one smooth motion, throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end with Styris short of his ground

SB Styris run out 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

New Zealand 91/5   CD McMillan 1* (3b)   Harbhajan Singh 2.4-0-14-2

17.6

Sreesanth to Oram, OUT, caught in the deep! Oram backs away and hits a short-of-a-length ball with a flat bat straight to RP Singh at long off, Oram walks back after causing considerable damage

JDP Oram c Singh b Sreesanth 35 (20m 15b 2x4 3x6) SR: 233.33

New Zealand 164/6   CD McMillan 37* (20b 1x4 3x6)   S Sreesanth 3-0-37-1

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

New Zealand 185/7   CD McMillan 43* (22b 1x4 4x6)   RP Singh 3.1-0-24-2

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

New Zealand 189/8   CD McMillan 43* (22b 1x4 4x6)   RP Singh 3.3-0-28-2

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

New Zealand 190/9   MR Gillespie 0* (1b)   RP Singh 3.5-0-29-2

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   MR Gillespie 0* (1b)   RP Singh 4-0-29-2
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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