ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 17th match, Group E

England v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 5 runs

0.1

Anderson to Vincent, 1 wide, well, the good news for England is that their stand-in keeper, Solanki, takes that with no worries. The bad news is that it was speared down the leg-side

0.1

Anderson to Vincent, 1 wide, even wider down the leg-side. But zippier at least.

0.1

Anderson to Vincent, 1 leg bye, on leg-stump this time, and another extra, this time off the pad

New Zealand 3/0   L Vincent 0* (1b)

1.1

Broad to Vincent, no run, nice tight line outside off stump, left alone

1.2

Broad to Vincent, no run, another good delivery - not much carry, strangely - but Vincent shoulders arms emphatically

1.3

Broad to Vincent, 2 runs, full length and driven airily - Broad stuck out his left hand and came close to intercepting - but the ball flies down to long-off where it's picked up inside the rope

1.4

Broad to Vincent, 2 runs, full and Vincent goes through with a chancy drive. Gets a bit of a leading edge on it, but it lands safe just out of the reach of long-on

1.5

Broad to Vincent, FOUR, shot! That was in the slot for the cover drive, and Vincent latched on in fine style. No stopping that one

1.6

Broad to Vincent, 1 wide, Broad this time strays down the leg-side. Another comfortable take from Solanki

1.6

Broad to Vincent, no run, pushed into the covers. A decent first over from Broad

New Zealand 16/1   L Vincent 8* (7b 1x4)

2.5

Flintoff to Vincent, 1 run, back and across to defend with an angled bat, third man sweeps round to field inside the rope

New Zealand 18/2   L Vincent 9* (8b 1x4)

3.6

Anderson to Vincent, 1 run, pushed onto the back foot and defended into the gap

New Zealand 26/3   L Vincent 10* (9b 1x4)

4.1

Flintoff to Vincent, no run, perfect from Flintoff. Uneasy length, tight line, great lift off the pitch. Vincent does well to miss it

4.2

Flintoff to Vincent, no run, fuller length and defended off the back foot. Great attacking pace so far

4.3

Flintoff to Vincent, 1 run, shorter and slashed wildly, it takes a slight top-edge but plugs safely between two fielders converging from third man and point

4.5

Flintoff to Vincent, no run, good line and length again, but Flintoff is clearly hobbling at the end of each delivery. Sadly, that's the way of things these days

4.6

Flintoff to Vincent, 1 run, the end of another excellent over for Flintoff and England. Tidy and attacking stuff

New Zealand 29/3   L Vincent 12* (14b 1x4)

5.1

Broad to Vincent, no run, a fraction short and a hint of width, but backward point picks up a backfoot steer with ease

5.2

Broad to Vincent, 1 run, full length, angled into the pads, pushed out to midwicket

5.5

Broad to Vincent, OUT, full-length, angled in and that's another big wicket, and what's more, another comfortable take for the reserve keeper! "Solanki's like Godfrey Evans out there," screams David Lloyd, as well he might. England are all over it at the moment

L Vincent c †Solanki b Broad 13 (26m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

New Zealand 31/4   L Vincent 13 (17b 1x4)
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Photos

Sep 18, 2007

Jacob Oram leaves the field after injuring the little finger on his left hand, England v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Jacob Oram leaves the field after injuring the little finger on his left hand

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Sep 18, 2007

Darren Maddy made an even 50 before being run-out while backing up too far, England v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 18, 2007

Darren Maddy made an even 50 before being run-out while backing up too far

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