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)

6.1

M Morkel to BB McCullum, no run, outside off, tries to slash and beaten

6.2

M Morkel to BB McCullum, 2 runs, Morkel drifts on the body, turned towards fine leg, good sliding stop near the boundary

6.3

M Morkel to BB McCullum, no run, good length, on the channel outside off, McCullum fancies his chances with a cover drive, gets beaten

6.4

M Morkel to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum attempts another cover drive, this time he gets bat on it but it's an outside edge which flies past the vacant slip region

6.5

M Morkel to BB McCullum, 1 run, good length, on the pads, pushed to mid-on

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   M Morkel 1-0-9-0

8.1

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

8.2

M Morkel to BB McCullum, OUT, Morkel strikes! pitched up on off stump, McCullum gives room and tries to drive through cover, fails to get to the pitch of it, the ball gets a thick outside edge and goes to Boucher

BB McCullum c †Boucher b M Morkel 38 (34m 26b 3x4 2x6) SR: 146.15

8.3

M Morkel to Taylor, no run, fullish and driven confidently to the bowler

8.4

M Morkel to Taylor, 1 run, full, on off stump, Taylor drives on the frontfoot to backward point, good work by Gibbs to cut that off

8.5

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

8.6

M Morkel to Taylor, OUT, double strike by Morkel! short of a length on off stump, the ball cuts in a touch, Taylor tries to cut square and gets a thin edge through to Boucher

LRPL Taylor c †Boucher b M Morkel 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 70/2   M Morkel 2-0-12-2

16.1

M Morkel to Oram, OUT, Timber! Oram backs away to the leg-side, the ball heads towards the middle stump and he couldn't connect with his swipe across the line. Gone.

JDP Oram b M Morkel 15 (17m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.2

M Morkel to NL McCullum, no run, in the region outside off stump, beaten

16.3

M Morkel to NL McCullum, no run, low dipping full toss, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

16.4

M Morkel to NL McCullum, no run, In the zone outside off, Nathan goes for a big swing over cover but no luck. He doesn't make contact.

16.5

M Morkel to NL McCullum, 1 run, OUT, A run out now. South Africa are applying the squeeze. Full and drifting to the pads, Nathan misses his flick shot and the ball goes towards fine leg. Van der Wath swoops on the ball and fires in an accurate throw to Boucher who whips the bails off. Nathan is short of the crease. Run out in his first international game.

NL McCullum run out 1 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

16.6

M Morkel to Vettori, no run, full and outside off, swing and a miss.

New Zealand 132/6   M Morkel 3-0-13-3

18.1

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

18.2

M Morkel to Bond, OUT, Morne picks his fourth wicket. Wonder what the brothers ate today. It kicks up from short of length, outside the off stump, holds its line and all Bond could offer was a poke. Fatal as Boucher dives to his right to take a sharp catch

SE Bond c †Boucher b M Morkel 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.3

M Morkel to Gillespie, no run, full and just outside the off stump, Gillespie's feet go nowhere and he pushes inside the line and is beaten

18.4

M Morkel to Gillespie, no run, rears up from short of length, screams past the outside edge that Gillespie had helpfully stretched out

18.5

M Morkel to Gillespie, 1 no ball, Arrggh! The yorker takes out the off stump but umpire Doctrove stretched his hand out. No ball!

18.5

M Morkel to Gillespie, 1 run, another yorker, on the off stump, jabbed away to cover point

18.6

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

New Zealand 142/8   M Morkel 4-0-17-4
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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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