ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

12.6

JA Morkel to Flintoff, no run, squared up, Flintoff squirts a leading edge towards cover but it just falls short and he and England breathe again

England 83/4   A Flintoff 0* (1b)

13.2

Ntini to Flintoff, FOUR, short and pulled in front of midwicket

13.3

Ntini to Flintoff, FOUR, drive on the up - lobbing mid-off in the process - but without the distance he was hoping for, and it plugs before finally making the rope

13.4

Ntini to Flintoff, no run, outside off, nipping a touch off the seam, the batsman offers a game jab away from his body, but is too late on it and lucky not to get the edge

13.5

Ntini to Flintoff, 1 run, walks out to meet the ball which pitches outside off, and drives to cover, calling "Yeahyeahyeah" as he goes. That will be a "yeah", then

England 93/4   A Flintoff 9* (5b 2x4)

14.1

JA Morkel to Flintoff, 1 run, outside off and has Philander just dropped the match? Flintoff cut away on the back foot firmly to him inside the cover boundary

14.5

JA Morkel to Flintoff, 1 run, on leg, driven out to mid-on to bring up the hundred

England 100/5   A Flintoff 11* (7b 2x4)

15.2

Philander to Flintoff, 1 run, down the track, and a thick inside edge is boomed off the back foot - as booming as inside edges get, of course - towards a straight long-on

15.6

Philander to Flintoff, 1 run, comes outside his crease down off to meet a fullish ball which he drives back out to mid-off for a comfortable single

England 107/5   A Flintoff 13* (9b 2x4)

16.1

van der Wath to Flintoff, 1 run, short, straight and Flintoff backs away, giving himself room to cut off the back foot through the covers

16.4

van der Wath to Flintoff, 2 runs, full length, driven inside the deep cover boundary where there are three marshalls keeping it out

16.5

van der Wath to Flintoff, no run, terrific ball there, straight and nipping in, Flintoff backing away on the back foot and he was a deceived man

16.6

van der Wath to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, down the pitch and Flintoff comes across but can't connect, the ball rapping him on the leg just outside off. No appeal

England 112/5   A Flintoff 16* (13b 2x4)

17.1

M Morkel to Flintoff, 1 leg bye, short and Flintoff comes across from outside off and swivels round in trying to pull the ball square

17.5

M Morkel to Flintoff, 1 run, backs away and drives to backward point

England 114/6   A Flintoff 17* (15b 2x4)

18.3

van der Wath to Flintoff, OUT, came right across again - a familiar effort from him this innings - and he's castled by a straight one, the ball taking the top of off

A Flintoff b van der Wath 17 (27m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 106.25

England 120/7   A Flintoff 17 (16b 2x4)
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

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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