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

0.2

Anderson to McCullum, FOUR, this is verging on the rubbish from Anderson. Four consecutive leg-side deliveries, and this time the deflection takes the ball over the ropes

0.3

Anderson to McCullum, no run, that's a better line - middle and middle-and-off, and pushed out to midwicket

0.4

Anderson to McCullum, no run, tighter again from Anderson, McCullum comes forward and defends

0.5

Anderson to McCullum, no run, faster and back of a length, pushed into the covers off the back foot

0.6

Anderson to McCullum, OUT, there's the breakthrough, and it's the reserve keeper Solanki who takes the catch! Short of a length and fast from Anderson, McCullum swished loosely off the back foot, but found only a thin edge. The chance was taken comfortably enough - Anderson, all is forgiven

BB McCullum c †Solanki b Anderson 4 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

New Zealand 7/1   JM Anderson 1-0-6-1

3.1

Anderson to Taylor, no run, ripper. Perfect line and length, and bit of nip and bounce off the seam to beat the bat

3.2

Anderson to Taylor, SIX, not the worst delivery, but that was clobbered. Just a fraction too short, and Taylor targets the short leg-side boundary with a lofted swipe

3.3

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short and a slash from Taylor, but he misses out this time

3.4

Anderson to Taylor, no run, short of a length again. Taylor is on the charge but misses out again

3.5

Anderson to Taylor, OUT, that's a big wicket for England. Taylor was looking itchy out there. He tried to pick Anderson off a good length, but managed only a leading edge to a back-pedalling Flintoff in the covers. Three big wickets, and England are on top

LRPL Taylor c Flintoff b Anderson 7 (6m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

3.6

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

New Zealand 26/3   JM Anderson 2-0-13-2

6.1

Anderson to Styris, no run, full length and tight line, through to the keeper with minimal fuss

6.2

Anderson to Styris, 2 runs, too short, and swivel-pulled into the leg-side. No great timing however

6.3

Anderson to Styris, no run, short again but Styris can't time this one either. New Zealand are looking a little keen to get on with it at the moment. As well they might

6.4

Anderson to Styris, no run, fuller length, and driven to cover

6.5

Anderson to Styris, no run, elegant strike off the front foot, but well fielded at short cover, and another valuable dot ball

6.6

Anderson to Styris, 1 run, slower ball to finish the over. Styris picks it but doesn't time it, and long-on tidies up for another single. Good over for England

New Zealand 34/4   JM Anderson 3-0-16-2

13.1

Anderson to McMillan, 2 runs, super running, cut to third man and McMillan was sprinting back for the second even as the throw was on its way, the fielder was off balance and he spotted that and gambled

13.2

Anderson to McMillan, 1 run, a more sedate single into the off

13.3

Anderson to Oram, 1 wide, banged in, Oram ducks and the square-leg umpire signals that it was a wide and his colleague calls it. Anderson unamused, to say the least

13.3

Anderson to Oram, 1 run, patted square on the off side

13.4

Anderson to McMillan, 1 run, slower - 67mph - yorker-length but outside off, the bat jabs down and the ball bobbles into the off

13.5

Anderson to Oram, 1 run, Oram jumps and turns that into the leg side, he ambles the run while his partner is always more alert to the chances of a second

13.6

Anderson to McMillan, 1 run, full and outside off, hit on the half volley to deep extra cover

New Zealand 100/5   JM Anderson 4-0-24-2
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South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
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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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