ICC World Twenty20, 13th Match, Group E: India v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Sep 16, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 13th match, Group E
New Zealand won by 10 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
16 September 2007 (20-over match)

Thanks George. At 91 for 5 it seemed like déjà vu for New Zealand after what happened against Sri Lanka yesterday. Their rebound today was far better and India will feel the heat when they come out to bat. I tell you, the ball seems to lose its gravity in this ground when it's up in the air! No wonder we've had so many big scores here.



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


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


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


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


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


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

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0 (187 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.84)

    • G Gambhir 3 (5b)
    • V Sehwag 1 (1b)
    • SE Bond 1-0-4-0

Gillespie to Sehwag, 1 wide, wide outside off, tempts Sehwag to flash at it, big away movement, beats the outside edge


Gillespie to Sehwag, FOUR, poor line, poor length, outside off and Sehwag throws his bat at it, the ball flies off the face of the bat to the cover boundary


Gillespie to Sehwag, no run, Gillespie gets this one to dart back in sharply, cuts Sehwag in half, the ball clips the thigh pad en route to the keeper, appeal follows, the umpire says Not Out


Gillespie to Sehwag, no run


Gillespie to Sehwag, SIX, and India join the party! full, on middle and leg, Sehwag stays at the crease and lofts over long-on


Gillespie to Sehwag, no run, good length outside off, pushed to cover


Gillespie to Sehwag, FOUR, strays off line, drifts towards the pads, Sehwag flicks this away on one leg to the right of fine leg, Bond dives in vain near the fence

End of over 2 (15 runs) India 19/0 (172 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 9.55)

    • V Sehwag 15 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • G Gambhir 3 (5b)
    • MR Gillespie 1-0-15-0
    • SE Bond 1-0-4-0

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


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


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


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


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


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

End of over 3 (18 runs) India 37/0 (154 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 12.33, RRR: 9.05)

    • G Gambhir 21 (11b 3x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 15 (7b 2x4 1x6)
    • SE Bond 2-0-22-0
    • MR Gillespie 1-0-15-0

Gillespie to Sehwag, 1 run, turned to short fine leg, Sehwag scampers to the other end and beats the throw, risky but India will take it


Gillespie to Gambhir, 1 run, round the wicket this time, Gambhir plays an uppish drive to mid-off, sets off


Gillespie to Sehwag, 1 run, good length outside off, Sehwag hops and pushes that towards point


Gillespie to Gambhir, FOUR, full, outside off and Gambhir throws his bat at it, the thick outside edge beats McCullum by a mile


Gillespie to Gambhir, 1 wide, Gillespie struggles with his line and slides down leg


Gillespie to Gambhir, no run, good comeback, lands this on a yorker length, keeps Gambhir quiet for a change


Gillespie to Gambhir, 2 runs, full, Gambhir launches into another uppish drive, the ball gets the top edge and lands safely between fine leg and point, streaky though

End of over 4 (10 runs) India 47/0 (144 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 11.75, RRR: 9.00)

    • G Gambhir 28 (15b 4x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 17 (9b 2x4 1x6)
    • MR Gillespie 2-0-25-0
    • SE Bond 2-0-22-0

We have spin here. Jeetan Patel. Long on and deep square leg patrol the fence


Patel to Sehwag, FOUR, bad start for patel, full, outside off and Sehwag slams this on the front foot past cover and point


Patel to Sehwag, FOUR, backs away to the leg stump and Sehwag executes a brutal slice, the ball goes airborne to third man


Patel to Sehwag, 1 run, pushed in flatter and faster, backs away to the leg stump and pushes this to mid-on


Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, Gambhir deftly nudges it to the on side

Good start by India


Patel to Sehwag, FOUR, charges down the track, Sehwag takes this on the full and launches this to cow corner

this is India's first ever 50-run partnership in Twenty20


Patel to Sehwag, SIX, Patel's nigthmare continues, Sehwag steps down and carts this over deep extra cover

This is the most number of runs after 5 overs in this competition.

End of over 5 (20 runs) India 67/0 (124 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 13.40, RRR: 8.26)

    • V Sehwag 36 (14b 5x4 2x6)
    • G Gambhir 29 (16b 4x4 1x6)
    • JS Patel 1-0-20-0
    • MR Gillespie 2-0-25-0

Oram to Gambhir, FOUR, welcome Mr Oram! low full toss, gambhir waits on it and drives this firmly past mid-off


Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, Oram slips another low full toss but gets away with it, Gambhir drives to long-on


Oram to Sehwag, FOUR, full and close to a yorker outside off, Sehwag waits on it and digs it out past short third man, the superb timing gives no fielder a chance


Oram to Sehwag, no run, good ball, Sehwag pushes it back to Oram


Oram to Sehwag, OUT, Oram gets his man! low full toss on middle and leg, Sehwag swings across the line, the ball meets the toe edge of the bat and scoops to Styris on the edge of the circle at midwicket

V Sehwag c Styris b Oram 40 (24m 17b 6x4 2x6) SR: 235.29

finally some respite for New Zealand


Oram to Uthappa, no run, good length on the stumps, Uthappa quietly plays it down back to Oram

End of over 6 (9 runs) India 76/1 (115 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 12.66, RRR: 8.21)

    • RV Uthappa 0 (1b)
    • G Gambhir 34 (18b 5x4 1x6)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-9-1
    • JS Patel 1-0-20-0

India need 115 from 84, Vettori brings himself on


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


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


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

Dhoni is in. India need to buckle down here


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


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


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

End of over 7 (2 runs) India 78/2 (113 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 11.14, RRR: 8.69)

    • G Gambhir 35 (21b 5x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 1 (2b)
    • DL Vettori 1-0-2-1
    • JDP Oram 1-0-9-1

Oram to Dhoni, no run, good length on off stump, Dhoni shapes to glance on the on side, turned to midwicket


Oram to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside off, not much pace on that, glided to cover


Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, good restrictive stuff from Oram, drifts on the pads and gambhir only manages to turn it to the on side circle for a single


Oram to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, Dhoni quietly pushes it to long-on, the lack of pace on the ball is working against India here


Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, slapped off the front foot past cover, Vincent does well in the deep to cut it off


Oram to Dhoni, 1 run, just a touch wide outside off, cut away hard to deep extra cover, another good over for NZ

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 83/2 (108 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 10.37, RRR: 9.00)

    • MS Dhoni 4 (6b)
    • G Gambhir 37 (23b 5x4 1x6)
    • JDP Oram 2-0-14-1
    • DL Vettori 1-0-2-1

Bond returns


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


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


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


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


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


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

the boundaries seem to have dried up!

End of over 9 (7 runs) India 90/2 (101 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 9.18)

    • MS Dhoni 7 (9b)
    • G Gambhir 41 (26b 5x4 1x6)
    • SE Bond 3-0-29-0
    • JDP Oram 2-0-14-1

Styris to Dhoni, 1 run, slow, drifting on the pads, turned to short fine-leg


Styris to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir backs away a little to the leg side, off cutter, turned to the off side for a single


Styris to Dhoni, 1 run, no pace to work with, all Dhoni can do is work it to the off side


Styris to Gambhir, 1 run, another offcutter, Gambhir makes room and drives to long-off


Styris to Dhoni, 1 run, driven to long-off again


Styris to Gambhir, 1 run, short of a length, pulled to deep square leg

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 96/2 (95 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.60, RRR: 9.50)

    • G Gambhir 44 (29b 5x4 1x6)
    • MS Dhoni 10 (12b)
    • SB Styris 1-0-6-0
    • SE Bond 3-0-29-0

Thanks Kanishkaa. India need 95 more to win off the last ten overs with eight wickets in hand. It should be a riveting contest.


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


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


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


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


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

Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman.


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

End of over 11 (9 runs) India 105/3 (86 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 9.54, RRR: 9.55)

    • Yuvraj Singh 1 (1b)
    • MS Dhoni 11 (13b)
    • DL Vettori 2-0-11-2
    • SB Styris 1-0-6-0

By the way, New Zealand's 190 represents the highest team total by a side sent in, beating Bangladesh's 166 against Zimbabwe.


Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, driven off the back foot towards long-off for a single


Styris to Dhoni, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven to cover off the front foot where Vettori dives to his left and stops the ball


Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj tries to run it towards third man but gets beaten by the bounce


Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, played off the pads through square leg


Styris to Dhoni, 1 run, just a fraction short from Styris, Dhoni moves on to the back foot and pulls to long-on


Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Yuvraj sits on the back foot and plays a half-pull towards long-off for a single

End of over 12 (5 runs) India 110/3 (81 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.16, RRR: 10.12)

    • Yuvraj Singh 4 (5b)
    • MS Dhoni 13 (15b)
    • SB Styris 2-0-11-0
    • DL Vettori 2-0-11-2

Jeetan Patel replaces Vettori who took two very crucial wickets.


Patel to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up nicely on off stump, Yuvraj pushes it towards cover for one more


Patel to Dhoni, FOUR, that's drilled down the ground with a lot of power, Patel bowled it full on off and middle stump, Dhoni waited on the back foot and hammered it straight past the bowler


Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni comes down the track and Patel fires it in towards the pads, flicked to deep backward square leg


Patel to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught in the deep! Yuvraj played the slog-sweep too early and skied the top edge towards deep square leg where Taylor moves to his right and takes the catch on the run

Yuvraj Singh c Taylor b Patel 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.


Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, driven to long-on for one more


Patel to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik leans forward and plays the ball off his pads towards short fine leg

India need more than ten an over now, they have to get a move on soon to stand any chance of chasing 190.

End of over 13 (8 runs) India 118/4 (73 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.07, RRR: 10.42)

    • KD Karthik 1 (1b)
    • MS Dhoni 19 (18b 1x4)
    • JS Patel 2-0-28-1
    • SB Styris 2-0-11-0

Styris to Karthik, 1 run, bowled full outside the off stump, Karthik drives off the front foot to deep cover, New Zealand won't mind the singles


Styris to Dhoni, FOUR, short ball on middle stump, it sits up for Dhoni who swivels and plays the pull with a lot of muscle, he's placed that superbly and the ball races over the midwicket boundary


Styris to Dhoni, 1 run, full length on off stump, Dhoni lofts it in the air towards long-off, the ball reaches the fielder on the bounce


Styris to Karthik, FOUR, superb placement, Styris bowls it full outside off stump, Karthik opens the face and squeezes the ball all along the ground past point for four more


Styris to Karthik, OUT, an awful mix-up and Dhoni has to go! Karthik drives the ball firmly off the back foot to Vettori at cover, Dhoni sprints for the single but Karthik sends him back, there wasn't a run in it for Karthik had hit to straight and hard to Vettori who picked up cleanly and threw it back to Styris, Dhoni made a despairing dive but he was a couple of inches short when styris whipped off the bails

MS Dhoni run out 24 (31m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Irfan Pathan is the new batsman.


Styris to Karthik, FOUR, full ball outside the off stump, Karthik leans forward and lifts over extra cover for the third boundary of the over

End of over 14 (14 runs) India 132/5 (59 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.42, RRR: 9.83)

    • KD Karthik 10 (5b 2x4)
    • IK Pathan 0 (0b)
    • SB Styris 3-0-25-0
    • JS Patel 2-0-28-1

Daniel Vettori brings himself back into the attack.


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


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


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


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


Vettori to Karthik, 1 run, full and straight on middle stump, very tight bowling from Vettori, Karthik leans forward and pushes it to midwicket


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

End of over 15 (3 runs) India 135/5 (56 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 11.20)

    • IK Pathan 2 (5b)
    • KD Karthik 11 (6b 2x4)
    • DL Vettori 3-0-14-2
    • SB Styris 3-0-25-0

India need 56 off the last five overs with no more recognised batsmen to come.


Patel to Pathan, 1 run, bowled flat in the air from round the wicket, angling it into the left-hander, played through covers for a single


Patel to Karthik, no run, Karthik tries to slog sweep from outside off stump but gets an inside edge on to the pad


Patel to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik plays a reverse sweep but doesn't beat the fielder at short third man


Patel to Pathan, no run, Pathan steps down the pitch but Patel fires it into the blockhole, Pathan can only dig it out back to the bowler


Patel to Pathan, FOUR, this time Pathan gets under the ball and lofts it straight over the bowlers head, Taylor runs to his right and makes a stunning dive but the ball is too far away from him


Patel to Pathan, FOUR, Pathan steps down the track once again and swings a full toss over deep midwicket, the ball bounces inches inside the boundary

End of over 16 (10 runs) India 145/5 (46 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.06, RRR: 11.50)

    • IK Pathan 11 (9b 2x4)
    • KD Karthik 12 (8b 2x4)
    • JS Patel 3-0-38-1
    • DL Vettori 3-0-14-2

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


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


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


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


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


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

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 151/7 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 13.33)

    • AB Agarkar 1 (1b)
    • DL Vettori 4-0-20-4
    • JS Patel 3-0-38-1

Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, flicked off the pads to Vincent at midwicket who hits the stumps at the bowler's end, Harbhajan didn't ground his bat, merely plonked it it the crease but he was just home


Gillespie to Agarkar, OUT, it's Vincent again with the direct hit and this time he's got Agarkar, Vincent swooped down on Agarkar's push to midwicket and under-armed the throw back to the non-striker's end, Agarkar is inches short

AB Agarkar run out 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, driven hard off the back foot to cover


Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, banged in short outside the off stump and Gillespie beats Harbhajan with the extra bounce


Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, this one if full just outside the off stump, Harbhajan tries to smash it through midwicket but doesn't make contact


Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Harbhajan throws his bat at it and places the ball between short third man and backward point for four

End of over 18 (7 runs) India 158/8 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.77, RRR: 16.50)

    • Harbhajan Singh 7 (5b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 0 (0b)
    • MR Gillespie 3-0-32-0
    • DL Vettori 4-0-20-4

Bond returns to bowl the penultimate over. India need 33 off 12 balls.


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


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


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


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


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


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

End of over 19 (10 runs) India 168/9 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.84, RRR: 23.00)

    • S Sreesanth 10 (5b 2x4)
    • RP Singh 0 (0b)
    • SE Bond 4-0-39-1
    • MR Gillespie 3-0-32-0

India need 23 off the final over.


Gillespie to Sreesanth, FOUR, that's four of them, Sreesanth backs away to a full toss and gets a thick outside edge that runs fine down to third man


Gillespie to Sreesanth, 2 leg byes, full ball from round the wicket hits Sreesanth on the boot, the ball runs towards third man for two leg byes


Gillespie to Sreesanth, no run, Sreesanth charges down the pitch and Gillespie responds with a full ball outside off that squeezes under Sreesanth's outstretched bat


Gillespie to Sreesanth, FOUR, Sreesanth charges again and edges another ball past McCullum for four more

13 needed off two balls.


Gillespie to Sreesanth, 1 run, barring a no-ball, New Zealand have won it, Gillespie bowls a full toss on off stump that Sreesanth can only hit to Vettori at cover


Gillespie to Singh, 1 run, that's it! New Zealand have won by ten runs, Sreesanth drives a full length delivery to cover to take a single off the last ball

New Zealand have won the first Super Eight's match and gained two valuable points. India will rue the glut of runs they conceded in the final overs. New Zealand managed to score 78 off their final five overs thanks to some awesome hitting from Oram and McMillan. Sehwag and Gambhir got India off to a furious start but it was Vettori's spell of 4 for 20 that turned the tide in New Zealand's favour. No surprise then that he's the Man of the Match, it was a fabulous effort from Vettori on a flat pitch. That's it from me and Kanishkaa for this game, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers!

End of over 20 (12 runs) India 180/9 (11 runs required)

    • RP Singh 1 (1b)
    • S Sreesanth 19 (10b 4x4)
    • MR Gillespie 4-0-42-0
    • SE Bond 4-0-39-1





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