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

0.4

Pollock to BB McCullum, no run, defended on the front foot towards mid-off, the ball travels quickly off the bat, they contemplate a single

0.5

Pollock to BB McCullum, no run, in target again, on middle stump, McCullum goes forward and defends back to Pollock

0.6

Pollock to BB McCullum, 1 run, good length outside off, McCullum gets a big stride forward and pushes to cover, the calling is good as they complete the run easily

New Zealand 2/0   SM Pollock 1-0-2-0

2.1

Pollock to BB McCullum, no run, away swinger outside off, McCullum has a feel for it, the swing takes it away

2.2

Pollock to BB McCullum, no run, good length outside off, no room to cut, McCullum plays it back to Pollock

2.3

Pollock to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum has enough of messing around, he charges down the track and lofts Pollock over extra cover

2.4

Pollock to BB McCullum, SIX, On the roof! full and on the pads, McCullum stays at the wicket and lofts over deep midwicket, the ball goes into orbit and lands on the roof

2.5

Pollock to BB McCullum, 1 run

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   SM Pollock 2-0-14-0

4.1

Pollock to BB McCullum, SIX, off cutter, McCullum gets down and slog sweeps it over the deep midwicket boundary, the ball just lands over the rope

4.2

Pollock to BB McCullum, FOUR, Pollock slips in a full toss, McCullum waits on it and pushes it firmly to the left of mid-on, offers the full face of the bat

4.3

Pollock to BB McCullum, 1 run, drifting on the pads and flicked to the on side

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   SM Pollock 3-0-31-0

15.1

Pollock to Oram, 1 run, yorker length, Oram digs it out one-handed and the ball rolls towards mid-off. McMillan on strike now.

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

15.3

Pollock to Oram, 1 run, yorker on the off stump, again Oram jabs it away one-handed and again towards mid-off for a single.

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

15.6

Pollock to Oram, 1 run, Meanwhile nothing has changed when Oram bats. Pollock pings the blockhole, Oram digs it out one-handed.

New Zealand 131/4   SM Pollock 4-0-41-0
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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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