ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

1.1

Ntini to Prior, 1 run, forward and deliberately steered down and to the right of slip, third man fields

1.6

Ntini to Prior, 1 run, Prior stuns the ball into the off side and sets off for a run. Pietersen slow to react - he wanted to keep the strike - but with Prior sprinting towards him, he had to respond

England 7/1   MJ Prior 2* (2b)

2.1

Pollock to Prior, 1 run, short, played with either soft hands or soft gloves into the on side for an easy single

2.5

Pollock to Prior, no run, defended on the walk, Pollock quickly across to the leg side to field

2.6

Pollock to Prior, 1 run, he reaches for a drive to a wide ball, gets a thick edge and the ball bumbles down to third man

England 14/1   MJ Prior 4* (5b)

3.1

Ntini to Prior, no run, Prior fends and misses, shaping to run the ball behind square

3.2

Ntini to Prior, 1 run, short, mistimed pull into the leg side and mid-on round to his right to retrieve

3.4

Ntini to Prior, 3 runs, short, pulled again but once more not timed, chased within a foot of the rope by Philander who skips over the rope as he stops it and skips back to throw it in

England 19/1   MJ Prior 8* (8b)

4.1

Pollock to Prior, 1 run, tip-and-run play by Prior, dead batted into the covers. Everyone knows he has to give the strike to his team-mate

4.4

Pollock to Prior, 3 runs, driven to cover and overthrows result - poor fielding and Pollock is fuming

England 27/2   MJ Prior 12* (10b)

5.4

Ntini to Prior, 1 run, a run a ball is not enough now, but Prior not in great touch

England 31/3   MJ Prior 13* (11b)

6.1

Pollock to Prior, no run, dropped into the pitch at his feet, no run

6.2

Pollock to Prior, no run, two steps down the pitch, a big heave and he misses by some way

6.3

Pollock to Prior, 1 run, patted into the leg side, at last Prior finds a space

6.5

Pollock to Prior, 1 run, slower ball heaved to deep square leg ... an absence of timing ...

England 34/3   MJ Prior 15* (15b)

7.4

M Morkel to Prior, no run, Prior struggles and then exchanges a word or two with the bowler

7.5

M Morkel to Prior, FOUR, he leans back and cuts in the air for a one-bounce four behind square

7.6

M Morkel to Prior, no run, extra pace and although Shah aims to repeat the shot, it climbs too much

England 42/3   MJ Prior 19* (18b 1x4)

8.2

van der Wath to Prior, no run, a step to leg and an agricultural heave. Ugly and utterly ineffective. The ball dribbles back to the bowler

8.3

van der Wath to Prior, 3 runs, turned off his legs, fine leg has 20 yards to scurry to his left and the batsmen take on the arm as well

8.5

van der Wath to Prior, SIX, banged in, pulled uppishly and it just has the legs to get over the rope. Had deep midwicket been at square leg then it would have been right down his throat

8.6

van der Wath to Prior, no run, dug in, Prior, who was on the walk, surprised and he has to nod it past

England 53/3   MJ Prior 28* (22b 1x4 1x6)

9.5

M Morkel to Prior, no run, Prior heads to leg, so much so that he almost overbalances, a yorker-length ball just outside off leaves him looking very clumsy

9.6

M Morkel to Prior, 1 run, angled to third man ... and he keeps the strike

England 59/3   MJ Prior 29* (24b 1x4 1x6)

10.1

van der Wath to Prior, no run, angling down leg, Prior follows it round, driving out wide of mid-on

10.2

van der Wath to Prior, 1 run, down leg again, Prior backs away and drives out to Albie Morkel wide of mid-on

10.4

van der Wath to Prior, no run, full toss down leg, tries to play it off the hips - absolute gimme left alone

10.5

van der Wath to Prior, 1 run, low full toss and middle-and-leg, driven out to extra cover

England 62/3   MJ Prior 31* (28b 1x4 1x6)

12.1

JA Morkel to Prior, no run, dragged it short and the slower ball cuts from outside off wide of leg, Prior already through the shot

12.2

JA Morkel to Prior, 1 run, squirted down to just inside the third-man boundary where it's tidied and returned

12.4

JA Morkel to Prior, 1 wide, down leg and a wide is rightly signalled

12.4

JA Morkel to Prior, OUT, outside off, Prior goes for the inside-out drive and sends the ball high and over to the deep cover who comes in to hold a fairly straightforward catch

MJ Prior c Philander b JA Morkel 32 (57m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 103.22

England 82/4   MJ Prior 32 (31b 1x4 1x6)
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
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Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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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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