ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

2.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, a peach, slightly short and the ball snorts and leaves Smith flailing

2.2

Flintoff to Smith, FOUR, lovely placement, whipped off his hips and again it beats the man at square leg

2.3

Flintoff to Smith, 1 run, turned off middle-and-leg to Mascarenhas who had moved finer after the last four

2.4

Flintoff to de Villiers, no run, more bounce from Flintoff, the ball leaps and de Villiers can only spar at it

2.5

Flintoff to de Villiers, no run, outside off and de Villiers leaves

2.6

Flintoff to de Villiers, no run, dug in, de Villiers plays a whirling pull but is too early and the ball goes through to Prior

South Africa 23/1   A Flintoff 1-0-5-0

5.1

Flintoff to de Villiers, OUT, another loose drive from de Villiers but this time he only succeeds in getting a thin edge and Prior leaps around like Zeberdee as he takes the catch

AB de Villiers c †Prior b Flintoff 18 (18m 14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

5.2

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

5.3

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, left alone as Flintoff probes just outside off stump. "God wheels," observes Andrew Miller

5.4

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, straight, quick and blocked ... Flintoff quickly through in his follow through to field

5.5

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, back of a length, seamed into the batsman and he can only fend it a few yards down the pitch, Flintoff fields once more

5.6

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, fuller, Kemp flicks to mid-on

South Africa 43/3   A Flintoff 2-0-6-1

16.1

Flintoff to Philander, 1 wide, oh, Flintoff's not at all happy that's been given a wide - a big bouncer, all the same

16.1

Flintoff to Philander, 1 run, nips in off the same and is swirled round to midwicket for a comfortable single

16.2

Flintoff to JA Morkel, no run, moves away, big hook, misses completely

16.3

Flintoff to JA Morkel, 1 run, across him this time

16.4

Flintoff to Philander, 1 run, driven back straight

16.5

Flintoff to JA Morkel, FOUR, backs away and gives himself plenty of room on leg to drive that on the up over extra cover

16.6

Flintoff to JA Morkel, no run, round the wicket, and a great delivery rounds off the over, up there and on off

South Africa 112/6   A Flintoff 3-0-14-1

19.1

Flintoff to van der Wath, 1 run, veers in towards middle, driven back out to deep extra cover

19.2

Flintoff to JA Morkel, 1 run, round the wicket, full and straight, the left hander backs away to carve straight to cover

19.3

Flintoff to van der Wath, FOUR, lovely straight drive hit with immense power to bring the 150 up

19.4

Flintoff to van der Wath, 2 runs, Pietersen's misfielding mishaps continue... arriving too late to collect a catch off a straight drive to the deep

19.5

Flintoff to van der Wath, 1 run, driven out to long-on

19.6

Flintoff to JA Morkel, OUT, Snape takes the catch at cover to round off the innings - a decent effort, running round and diving forward, completing the move with a roll

JA Morkel c Snape b Flintoff 43 (27m 20b 3x4 4x6) SR: 215.00

South Africa 154/8   A Flintoff 4-0-23-2
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India won by 5 runs
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India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
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Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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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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