ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

0.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith back, dropped into the leg side and a quick run, disproportionate cheers

0.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, leg-side, Smith eases it off his hips and the ball shoots away, much to fine for deep square leg to get anything on it

0.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full, the ball lifts and Smith shoulders arms as the ball is taken by Prior at head height

South Africa 8/0   GC Smith 5* (3b 1x4)

2.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, a peach, slightly short and the ball snorts and leaves Smith flailing

2.2

Flintoff to Smith, FOUR, lovely placement, whipped off his hips and again it beats the man at square leg

2.3

Flintoff to Smith, 1 run, turned off middle-and-leg to Mascarenhas who had moved finer after the last four

South Africa 23/1   GC Smith 10* (6b 2x4)

3.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, half volley driven to Mascarenhas at mid-on

3.2

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, Smith drives again but with much more bottom hand and that takes it between midwicket and mid-on. Ugly but effective

3.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, back of a length, Smith surprised and he jumps as he blocks

3.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, same length, Smith rocks back and looks to cut but it's too close to get away with that

3.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, wide half-volley, smashed through the covers, lovely shot and that flew to the rope

3.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, slightly short, Smith heaves that into the on side where the man at deep backward square leg fields

South Africa 32/1   GC Smith 19* (12b 4x4)

4.1

Broad to Smith, 1 wide, leg side, Smith shapes to swish it off his hips but misses

4.1

Broad to Smith, OUT, Smith tries to pull but gets a massive top edge, the ball swirls in the twilight, Prior leaves it to Mascarenhas at long leg and he takes it with no alarms

GC Smith c Mascarenhas b Broad 19 (19m 13b 4x4 0x6) SR: 146.15

South Africa 33/2   GC Smith 19 (13b 4x4)
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)
More results »

Photos

Sep 16, 2007

Johan van der Wath removes Andrew Flintoff , Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 16, 2007

Johan van der Wath removes Andrew Flintoff

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Sep 16, 2007

Shaun Pollock hurdles the stumps to celebrate his dismissal of Paul Collingwood, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 16, 2007

Shaun Pollock hurdles the stumps to celebrate his dismissal of Paul Collingwood

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