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)

1.1

Nel to BB McCullum, 1 run, top edge and streaky! McCullum tries to work the ball to the on side, he gets a big leading edge and the ball loops up towards mid-off, lucky to get away with it

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

1.3

Nel to BB McCullum, 2 runs, misfield: fuller and driven to mid-on, the fielder runs towards it and ends up overrunning it, the ball deflects off his palm to his left, allows them to complete a second run

1.4

Nel to BB McCullum, no run, beaten, raw pace, outside off, the ball kicks off a good length and goes through to Boucher at shoulder height

1.5

Nel to BB McCullum, 1 run, punched to the off side for a single

1.6

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

New Zealand 7/0   A Nel 1-0-4-0

3.1

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

3.2

Nel to BB McCullum, 1 run, chance but the ball drops short! McCullum swings and the ball gets the outside edge and flies to third man, the ball just drops once bounce to him, he does well to stop that from rolling over to the boundary

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   A Nel 2-0-10-0

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

5.2

Nel to BB McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, slips out of Nel's hand and the ball goes high outside the off stump, catches McCullum off guard, he somehow pushes it to mid-on and sets off

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   A Nel 3-0-18-0

13.1

Nel to Oram, no run, lovely delivery to start off the spell. Screaming through the zone outside off and Oram can't lay his bat on it

13.2

Nel to Oram, FOUR, Ah! Fab placement. It was really full and outside off, Oram bent towards the line and chopped it to right of backward point and he gets himself a boundary to the wide third man region.

13.3

Nel to Oram, no run, Nel responds with a bouncer. Over the middle and off, Oram sways away

13.4

Nel to Oram, no run, Another short-pitched delivery. Oram lets it fly past him.

13.5

Nel to Oram, 1 run, fuller, outside off stump, Oram clears the front foot by taking it outside leg stump and slices the ball over cover point

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   A Nel 4-0-23-0
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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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