ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 20th match, Group E

South Africa v New Zealand

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

0.1

Pollock to Vincent, no run, good length to start with, gets the ball to drift in after pitching, defended to the off side

0.2

Pollock to Vincent, no run, bang on target, on middle stump, Vincent gets a good stride forward and defends

0.3

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, New Zealand are underway, good length on off stump, Vincent defends with soft hands to the on side and both set off quickly

New Zealand 1/0   L Vincent 1* (3b)

1.2

Nel to Vincent, 1 leg bye, drifting on the pads at a good pace, the ball clips the top half of the pad

1.6

Nel to Vincent, no run, good length outside off, Vincent goes on the backfoot and punches to cover

New Zealand 7/0   L Vincent 1* (5b)

2.6

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, punched to cover for a easy single, Pollock's fine figures have been disturbed

New Zealand 19/0   L Vincent 2* (6b)

3.1

Nel to Vincent, 1 run, just short of a length, pulled away fiercely, the ball rockets to deep square leg

3.3

Nel to Vincent, no run, pushed back to the bowler

3.4

Nel to Vincent, no run, Nel responds with a bouncer outside off, Vincent has a wild swings at it and misses

3.5

Nel to Vincent, FOUR, take that! full, on off stump, Vincent backs away and clubs it past Nel, the ball goes racing away to the straight boundary

3.6

Nel to Vincent, no run, this time he slips in a fast low full toss, Vuncent backs away and but the ball gets the toe edge of the bat and goes to Nel

New Zealand 25/0   L Vincent 7* (11b 1x4)

4.4

Pollock to Vincent, no run, Vincent takes a few paces forward to disturb Pollock's rhythm, Pollock responds by bowling a slow bouncer which kicks and beats Vincent

4.5

Pollock to Vincent, FOUR, full and driven firmly past mid-on, the fielder throws himself to his right but he isnt quick enough to cut it off

4.6

Pollock to Vincent, 1 wide, another slow bouncer, beats him outside off, just a little too wide though, perhaps a tad harsh on the bowler

4.6

Pollock to Vincent, 1 run, full and driven towards midwicket

New Zealand 42/0   L Vincent 12* (14b 2x4)

5.1

Nel to Vincent, 1 run, Vincent shows his intent by backing away to the leg side and swinging across the line, the ball gets the under half of the bat and goes to deep square leg

5.3

Nel to Vincent, 2 runs, turned towards square leg, a bit of slack fielding results in an extra run

5.4

Nel to Vincent, FOUR, full, Vincent moves to the leg stump and clubs that along the ground to the left of Nel, no chance of anyone stopping that

5.5

Nel to Vincent, no run, short of a length outside off and punched to cover

5.6

Nel to Vincent, no run, raw pace again, thudded in around off stump, Vincent tries to pull but doesnt read the length early enough, beaten all ends up

New Zealand 50/0   L Vincent 19* (19b 3x4)

6.6

M Morkel to Vincent, 2 runs, overpitched, outside off, Vincent gets forward and launches into an uppish cover drive, the fielder at deep extra cover cuts it off

New Zealand 59/0   L Vincent 21* (20b 3x4)

7.2

van der Wath to Vincent, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, turned off the pads to square leg

7.4

van der Wath to Vincent, 2 runs, backs away and pulled past midwicket, quite a few fielders patroling the boundary now

7.5

van der Wath to Vincent, 1 wide, slowish bouncer outside off, just a little wide, Vincent in the last second decides to leave it, van der Wath isnt too happy with the call

7.5

van der Wath to Vincent, 1 run, played to the on side, strange looking stroke as Vincent walks across his stumps and the ball gets the thin edge of the bat and rolls to the on side, Vincent looked like losing his balance on that one

New Zealand 67/0   L Vincent 25* (23b 3x4)

8.1

M Morkel to Vincent, 1 run, full, on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

8.5

M Morkel to Vincent, 1 run, dabbed to third man off an open face

New Zealand 70/1   L Vincent 27* (25b 3x4)

9.1

van der Wath to Vincent, no run, good length, fired in on off stump, played back to the bowler

9.2

van der Wath to Vincent, 1 run, that was way wide outside off, the batsman had to really reach out to it, cuts past cover

9.5

van der Wath to Vincent, FOUR, Vincent stands a couple of paces in front of the crease, picks a full length delivery on leg stump and lofts over midwicket, plenty of confidence on that stroke

9.6

van der Wath to Vincent, OUT, van der wath strikes! Vincent backs away and misses completely, the ball clips the top of the stumps and the bails go flying

L Vincent b van der Wath 32 (42m 29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 110.34

New Zealand 76/3   L Vincent 32 (29b 4x4)
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Photos

Sep 19, 2007

Justin Kemp pumps his fist after his unbeaten 89, South Africa v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

Justin Kemp pumps his fist after his unbeaten 89

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Sep 19, 2007

Justin Kemp celebrates South Africa's victory, South Africa v New Zealand, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

Justin Kemp celebrates South Africa's victory

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