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)

10.2

JA Morkel to McMillan, no run, lands on a length, around the off stump, holds up on Craig McMillan who pushes at it and the ball bobs down the track. Doesn't carry to the bowler

10.3

JA Morkel to McMillan, 1 run, Here comes the wild slog. He swats a length delivery on the off stump, just over cover.

New Zealand 78/3   CD McMillan 1* (2b)

11.1

Philander to McMillan, 1 run, drifting onto the pads, flicked past square leg.

11.3

Philander to McMillan, SIX, Six over extra cover. McMillan backed away to the leg-side and carved a full-pitched delivery over extra cover.

11.4

Philander to McMillan, no run

11.5

Philander to McMillan, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, driven to long-on

New Zealand 89/3   CD McMillan 9* (6b 1x6)

12.2

JA Morkel to McMillan, no run

12.3

JA Morkel to McMillan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, McMillan waits on the ball before steering it to third man

New Zealand 91/4   CD McMillan 10* (8b 1x6)

13.6

Nel to McMillan, no run, yorker on the middle stump line, stabbed back to Nel who picks up the ball and stares at the batsman. Nothing new. He does that for a living.

New Zealand 97/4   CD McMillan 10* (9b 1x6)

14.2

JA Morkel to McMillan, 1 run, full and straight, swiped across the line and it falls just short of Kemp at midwicket

14.5

JA Morkel to McMillan, (no ball) SIX, Disappears over long-on boundary. Full in length, on the off and middle, McMillan opens his stance and smokes it over the boundary. That was a big hit. And here comes the free hit. What would he do?

14.5

JA Morkel to McMillan, FOUR, Lap shot over the short fine leg.. Cute and cheeky. Short in length on the leg and middle, McMillan paddle-scoops it over the fielder at short fine leg

14.6

JA Morkel to McMillan, SIX, full-pitched, on the stumps, the left foot goes outside legstump and the bat swings through the line cleanly and the ball sails over the long-on boundary. The fun has begun.

New Zealand 121/4   CD McMillan 27* (13b 1x4 3x6)

15.2

Pollock to McMillan, 1 wide, Ah! the slower bouncer. Wide called, though. It looped ever so slowly high over McMillan's head.

15.2

Pollock to McMillan, 1 run, goes for the yorker, a low dipping full toss is the result and McMillan works it past square leg

15.4

Pollock to McMillan, FOUR, Agony for Pollock. The good old lemon-cut or French cut. as you please. Screaming yorker on the leg stump line, McMillan stabs at it in a hurry, the ball collides with the inside-edge and runs past the leg stump and past a diving Boucher

15.5

Pollock to McMillan, 1 run, charges out, Pollock fires in the blockhole, dug out for a single

New Zealand 130/4   CD McMillan 33* (16b 2x4 3x6)

17.1

van der Wath to McMillan, 1 run, full in length, on the off stump line, pushed to cover point

17.3

van der Wath to McMillan, 2 runs, full-pitched outside off, driven past cover

17.4

van der Wath to McMillan, 1 run, almost at the blockhole, on the middle and leg, jabbed back the bowler who makes a half-stop

17.6

van der Wath to McMillan, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, driven to long-on. Importantly, McMillan will be on strike

New Zealand 138/7   CD McMillan 38* (20b 2x4 3x6)

18.1

M Morkel to McMillan, 1 run, low full toss, driven down the ground for just a single.

18.6

M Morkel to McMillan, 1 run, low full toss, driven down the ground. Last over coming up.

New Zealand 142/8   CD McMillan 40* (22b 2x4 3x6)

19.1

van der Wath to McMillan, 1 run, yorker length, on the middle stump line, driven for a single

19.3

van der Wath to McMillan, SIX, Ah! he decides to top edge over the 'keeper's head for six. It was a slower ball, short in length and McMillan was through with his pull shot early but gets away with a six.

19.4

van der Wath to McMillan, 1 run, yorker, on the middle stump, dug out to the on side for a single

New Zealand 151/8   CD McMillan 48* (25b 2x4 4x6)
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India won by 5 runs
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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
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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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