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

1.2

Ntini to Pietersen, FOUR, sweetly turned from outside off stump through midwicket and the silence is deafening ... whipped with his wrists, super shot into a big space

1.3

Ntini to Pietersen, no run, driven to the man just put there (at midwicket)

1.4

Ntini to Pietersen, no run, he shapes to pull but the ball keeps low and is through him ... loud cheers and Ntini gives a hard stare

1.5

Ntini to Pietersen, 1 run, angled in, driven stump straight past Ntini and mid-off round to field

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   M Ntini 1-0-7-0

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

3.3

Ntini to Pietersen, 1 run, checked drive bounces inches wide of Ntini, a run as the ball trundles up to mid-off

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

3.5

Ntini to Pietersen, no run, firm drive to extra cover, good stop

3.6

Ntini to Pietersen, FOUR, driven hard, a loud shout of catch but it clears Phinander at mid-on by no more than two or three inches, he was on the edge of the circle as he leapt

England 23/1   M Ntini 2-0-16-0

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

5.4

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

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   M Ntini 3-0-19-0

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

13.2

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

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   M Ntini 4-0-29-0
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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