ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

4.6

Pollock to Shah, 1 leg bye, at leg stump, Shah gets bat and pad onto it, the ball dribbles into the on side

England 28/3   OA Shah 0* (1b)

5.1

Ntini to Shah, 1 wide, speared down the leg side, Boucher leaps to his left and makes a classy one-handed diving stop

5.1

Ntini to Shah, no run, blocked, all very solid, Ntini fields

5.2

Ntini to Shah, no run, short, Shah looks to pull it into the ocean but misses, undone by some extra bounce

5.3

Ntini to Shah, 1 run, half volley driven to mid-on

5.5

Ntini to Shah, no run, another calculated tip-and-run into the off side but this time to no effect

5.6

Ntini to Shah, no run, Shah misses with an attempted drive

England 31/3   OA Shah 1* (6b)

6.4

Pollock to Shah, 1 run, driven off the back foot past extra cover, ugly but it did the trick

6.6

Pollock to Shah, 3 runs, slow and short, swatted into the leg side and deep square leg was put under pressure as they came back for two and he ran over the ball, allowing them back for a third

England 37/3   OA Shah 5* (8b)

7.1

M Morkel to Shah, no run, Shah cut in half as he tries to cut ... excellent start and he follows through with interest to emphasise the point

7.2

M Morkel to Shah, no run, pushed to extra cover and a quick run

7.3

M Morkel to Shah, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket

England 38/3   OA Shah 6* (11b)

8.1

van der Wath to Shah, 1 run, steered to third man

8.4

van der Wath to Shah, 1 run, turned to square leg, the batsmen were looking for two but the man in the deep was sprinting in alert to that

England 47/3   OA Shah 8* (13b)

9.1

M Morkel to Shah, 2 runs, punched through the covers to the man in the deep

9.2

M Morkel to Shah, no run, the ugly heave syndrome has now spread to Shah ... the ball goes nowhere

9.3

M Morkel to Shah, 2 leg byes, Shah steps so far to the off that when it hits him he is well outside the line, the ball spears off his pads into the on side

9.4

M Morkel to Shah, 1 run, textbook yorker, Shah digs it out and a quick run as the ball trundles into the leg side

England 58/3   OA Shah 11* (17b)

10.3

van der Wath to Shah, 1 run, waits for a short one outside off, and drops his hands at the last minute to play a back-foot ease down to third man

10.6

van der Wath to Shah, 1 run, right on the money outside off, but England pinch a single with a nibble in front of point off the back foot

England 63/3   OA Shah 13* (19b)

11.1

Philander to Shah, 2 runs, outside off pulled left of midwicket where Kemp gets a hand on it

11.2

Philander to Shah, 2 runs, driven on the up short of long-on and they get back for two

11.3

Philander to Shah, SIX, that went high over midwicket - Shah standing tall and pinging it - golf swing crisp - from outside off deep into the midwicket crowd

11.4

Philander to Shah, no run, wideish down off now, moving away a touch, Shah cuts unconvincingly over it

11.5

Philander to Shah, no run, slower ball outside off, Shah backs away and is too far away to do anything other than steer straight to point

11.6

Philander to Shah, SIX, Shah cuts loose again, stepping down and depositing the ball, with an aerial drive wide of long-on

England 79/3   OA Shah 29* (25b 2x6)

12.3

JA Morkel to Shah, 1 run, backs away, moves back across, and all before the ball has been delivered - when it is there's a crisp drive out to the man inside the cover fence

12.5

JA Morkel to Shah, 1 run, spears in full, and the batsman just plants his bat there at the last minute, stunning the ball to the covers

England 83/4   OA Shah 31* (27b 2x6)

13.1

Ntini to Shah, 1 run, stands tall and has what may be politely described as a heave, the inside edge driving towards fine leg - although he wanted it to go through cover

13.6

Ntini to Shah, no run, big booming ... miss outside off with a huge fresh-air drive to a wide one down off

England 93/4   OA Shah 32* (29b 2x6)

14.2

JA Morkel to Shah, FOUR, audacious flick off the legs - very wristy shot, that one, whipping away behind square

14.3

JA Morkel to Shah, OUT, cleaned him up with a straight one, Shah swinging away to midwicket with a forceful pull... but he missed

OA Shah b JA Morkel 36 (44m 31b 1x4 2x6) SR: 116.12

England 98/5   OA Shah 36 (31b 1x4 2x6)
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
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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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