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

Pollock to Wright, no run, straight, defended, all very low key

0.2

Pollock to Wright, no run, and the same again ... Wright half forward and caught in two minds, neither of them attacking

0.3

Pollock to Wright, no run, Pollock on the button, Wright again stifles any attacking urge

0.4

Pollock to Wright, OUT, half forward, loose drive, the ball loops to cover who takes it above his head at a very gentle pace

LJ Wright c de Villiers b Pollock 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Pollock to Pietersen, no run, full, Pietersen blocks and Pollock fields to his right

0.6

Pollock to Pietersen, no run, pulled off the back foot straight to mid-off

England 0/1   SM Pollock 1-1-0-1

2.1

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

2.2

Pollock to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen shimmies to the off and whips that behind square to the left of Ntini at fine leg who was on the edge of the 30-yard circle

2.3

Pollock to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, defended back to Pollock

2.4

Pollock to Pietersen, 1 run, almost up in the blockhole, dug out to mid-on who is back on the circle, so another ambled run

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   SM Pollock 2-1-7-1

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

4.2

Pollock to Pietersen, no run, pushed to Morkel who is the deepest of the three men in the covers

4.3

Pollock to Pietersen, OUT, short, pulled behind square with no oomph, Ntini at short fine leg fields and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end ... Pietersen collides with Pollock and is sent sprawling and stumbles into the crease unable to get his bat anywhere near it. He's well short but only because he colided

KP Pietersen run out 15 (16m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

4.4

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

4.5

Pollock to Collingwood, OUT, uncertain shot with minimal footwork which flies right at slip who clings on to a good catch

PD Collingwood c Kemp b Pollock 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   SM Pollock 3-1-11-2

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

6.4

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

6.5

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

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   SM Pollock 4-1-17-2
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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