ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

5.2

Flintoff to Boucher, 1 run, pushed jerkily into the on side

South Africa 43/3   MV Boucher 1* (1b)

6.1

Broad to Boucher, no run, fractionally short, Boucher stands tall but can only push to point

6.2

Broad to Boucher, no run, no foot movement, a spar and Boucher misses

6.3

Broad to Boucher, FOUR, pulled from outside off stump, didn't seem to be timed but it raced away

6.4

Broad to Boucher, 1 run, push and run to Snape at extra cover, well stopped but good running between the wickets

6.6

Broad to Boucher, no run, beaten by movement away off the seam

South Africa 49/3   MV Boucher 6* (6b 1x4)

7.3

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 1 run, full, no more than defended to mid-on who makes a complete sow's ear of stopping it and it goes through his legs

South Africa 53/3   MV Boucher 7* (7b 1x4)

8.2

Schofield to Boucher, no run, floated, gentle drive to short extra cover

8.3

Schofield to Boucher, no run, much the same, well bowled

8.4

Schofield to Boucher, 1 wide, swept from leg stump, not middled ... not even hit ... and the ball bobbles to short fine leg

8.4

Schofield to Boucher, no run, driven into the leg side but not into a gap

8.5

Schofield to Boucher, no run, steps back and mistimed drive back to the bowler

8.6

Schofield to Boucher, no run, slightly too short but Boucher can't capitalise and hits the ball back to a happy Schofield

South Africa 56/3   MV Boucher 7* (12b 1x4)

9.2

Snape to Boucher, 1 run, on drive past a diving wide mid-on

9.4

Snape to Boucher, 2 runs, dropped swatted to deep midwicket, Anderson steaming in gets there but can't hold the chance

9.5

Snape to Boucher, 1 run, dropped flicked to midwicket where Wright drops it a foot or so off the ground diving to his left

South Africa 62/3   MV Boucher 11* (15b 1x4)

10.1

Schofield to Boucher, FOUR, smashed, just smashed, off the back foot through point sending the dancers into a frenzy

10.2

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, driven out to long-off

10.4

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, drags it a touch short, cut away - a tad too late on the shot - to point

10.6

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, steps away to make room and driven up to wide mid-off

South Africa 77/3   MV Boucher 18* (19b 2x4)

11.1

Mascarenhas to Boucher, FOUR, dragged short, outside off, and driven on the up over midwicket for a one-bounce four

11.2

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 1 run, steps back to make room for a sweet drive out to Schofield at long-off

11.4

Mascarenhas to Boucher, no run, a rare dot, flamingo-whipped - that shot is copyright Pietersen by the way - straight to the man at midwicket

11.5

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 2 runs, short again, dragged out to the sweeper on the off-side

11.6

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 1 run, driven out to midwicket, could have been two; instead he keeps the strike

South Africa 86/3   MV Boucher 26* (24b 3x4)

12.1

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, short and gets away with it as the batsman can only pick out point with the back-foot drive

12.4

Anderson to Boucher, no run, good short ball again, similar to the other one earlier this over, Boucher steps back and tries to hook - but isn't too close to the ball

12.5

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, connects this time, but not convincingly, with the drive to short midwicket

South Africa 89/3   MV Boucher 28* (27b 3x4)

13.1

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, a deliberate-looking full toss - but perhaps he didn't mean to bowl it that high all the same - and it's flatbatted to mid-on

13.3

Schofield to Boucher, OUT, driven up to long-on, Pietersen didn't have to move, three yards inside the boundary

MV Boucher c Pietersen b Schofield 29 (27m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 91/4   MV Boucher 29 (29b 3x4)
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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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