ICC World Twenty20, 20th Match, Group E: South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Sep 19, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 20th match, Group E
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
19 September 2007 (20-over match)

Thanks Sriram. Bond to start off. ON ON!

0.1

Bond to Smith, 1 run, good length on off stump, turned to the on side

0.2

Bond to Gibbs, no run, good length, gets a bit of swing into the right hander, pushed to the on side

0.3

Bond to Gibbs, 2 runs, big inswing again, lands on a good length on off and middle, Gibbs tucks it away to fine leg

0.4

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, the inswing works in Gibbs' favour as he walks across the stumps and flicks with ease off his pads to midwicket

0.5

Bond to Gibbs, no run, Bon cuts his pace back a little, maintains the swing, Gibbs quietly plays it down to mid-on

0.6

Bond to Gibbs, 1 wide, straying down the leg side and wide called, McCullum does well to fling himself at it

0.6

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, full, outside off, the ball had 'Hit Me' written all over it and Gibbs obliges with a expansive cover drive, the ball flies over the infield

End of over 1 (12 runs) South Africa 12/0 (142 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 12.00, RRR: 7.47)

    • HH Gibbs 10 (5b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 1 (1b)
    • SE Bond 1-0-12-0
1.1

Gillespie to Smith, no run, good length outside off, Gillespie works up some pace, Smith gauges the bounce and lets it go

1.2

Gillespie to Smith, 1 run, fuller in length, on the pads, Smith works it to the on side off his pads

1.3

Gillespie to Gibbs, no run, teaser from Gillespie, lands it on a good length outside off, Gibbs tries to drive without using his feet, the ball just beats the underedge of the bat

1.4

Gillespie to Gibbs, no run

1.5

Gillespie to Gibbs, no run, full and outside off, Gibbs tries to drive through the covers but doesnt time it well, the ball gets the underhalf of his bat and rolls back to Gillespie

1.6

Gillespie to Gibbs, 1 no ball, Gillespie oversteps, bowls that really wide outside the off stump as well, either way the delivery wasn't legal

1.6

Gillespie to Gibbs, no run, the free hit costs nothing for NZ, yorker outside off, Gibbs gives room and digs it out, the ball gets the underedge and rolls to McCullum

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa 14/0 (140 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.77)

    • HH Gibbs 10 (10b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 2 (3b)
    • MR Gillespie 1-0-2-0
    • SE Bond 1-0-12-0
2.1

Bond to Smith, OUT, Bond strikes! good length, angling across the left hander, Smith sticks his bat out at it and the thin outside edge is pouched by McCullum

GC Smith c †BB McCullum b Bond 2 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

2.2

Bond to de Villiers, 1 wide, Bond gets a little ambitious and slips that wide outside off, de Villiers stretches his bat out, misses

2.2

Bond to de Villiers, 1 wide, Bond struggles with his radar and strays down leg, good take by McCullum diving to his left

2.2

Bond to de Villiers, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, swinging in, de Villiers tries to work it to the on side, inside edge onto his pads

2.3

Bond to de Villiers, no run, yorker fired on off and middle, dug out to the bowler

2.4

Bond to de Villiers, no run, yorker fired in outside off, de Villiers gets forward and digs it out to the on side

2.5

Bond to de Villiers, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, pushed to the on side for a single

2.6

Bond to Gibbs, no run, fuller in length, outside off, batsman gets forward and steers it to cover

End of over 3 (3 runs) South Africa 17/1 (137 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 8.05)

    • HH Gibbs 10 (11b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 1 (4b)
    • SE Bond 2-0-15-1
    • MR Gillespie 1-0-2-0
3.1

Gillespie to de Villiers, OUT, big edge and taken! short of a length outside off and wide, de Villiers stays rooted to the crease and tries to slash over point, the ball gets the top half of the bat and an easy take by McCullum. Bad ball, poor stroke

AB de Villiers c †BB McCullum b Gillespie 1 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

3.2

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, good length on off and middle, pushed to the on side

3.3

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, good length outside off, Kemp gets a thick inside edge onto his pads

3.4

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, Kemp struggles to connect the ball cleanly as he tries to work it to the off side and ends up chopping it down on the crease, the ball lobs up on the first bounce and rolls to the keeper

3.5

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, pushed to the off side

3.6

Gillespie to Kemp, no run, good length on middle and leg, delivered at a lively pace, Kemp goes back and defends to mid-on

wicket maiden for Gillespie. Excellent stuff

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) South Africa 17/2 (137 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 8.56)

    • JM Kemp 0 (5b)
    • HH Gibbs 10 (11b 2x4)
    • MR Gillespie 2-1-2-1
    • SE Bond 2-0-15-1
4.1

Bond to Gibbs, 1 run, outside off and dabbed down to third man with an open face

4.2

Bond to Kemp, no run, nice delivery, lands outside off and jags back in, Kemp keeps his eyes on the ball and defends off the full face to the off side

4.3

Bond to Kemp, 1 run, misfield, played down to backward point and Ross Taylor over runs it and lets the ball slip through his fingers

4.4

Bond to Gibbs, no run, good length outside off and defended to point

4.5

Bond to Gibbs, FOUR, misfield, unfortunate for Bond, Gibbs opens the face of the bat and times the ball beautifully through the off side, the fielder at cover runs across to his right, misfields on the dive and the ball races away, another desparing dive can't cut that off

4.6

Bond to Gibbs, no run, slower ball, on the pads, defended to the bowler

End of over 5 (6 runs) South Africa 23/2 (131 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.60, RRR: 8.73)

    • HH Gibbs 15 (15b 3x4)
    • JM Kemp 1 (7b)
    • SE Bond 3-0-21-1
    • MR Gillespie 2-1-2-1
5.1

Martin to Kemp, no run, good length on off, punched to the off side

5.2

Martin to Kemp, no run, short of a length, Kemp cuts it square, Vincent at point runs across and cuts it off

5.3

Martin to Kemp, no run, bouncer, Kemp attempts a pull, the ball whizzes past him outside off

5.4

Martin to Kemp, 3 runs, short of a length, Kemp mistimes a pull over mid-on

5.5

Martin to Gibbs, no run, slower ball, Kemp checks his stroke and pushes it on the front foot to cover

5.6

Martin to Gibbs, (no ball) FOUR, full toss, attempted slower ball, slips out and goes way outside off, Gibbs gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes past the vacant slip region

5.6

Martin to Gibbs, no run, full length outside off, driven to the off side

End of over 6 (8 runs) South Africa 31/2 (123 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 8.78)

    • HH Gibbs 19 (18b 4x4)
    • JM Kemp 4 (11b)
    • CS Martin 1-0-8-0
    • SE Bond 3-0-21-1
6.1

Oram to Kemp, 2 runs, loosener outside off, opens the face of the bat and works it to the off side

6.2

Oram to Kemp, no run, good length, on the pads, Kemp gets struck on the pads after shuffling at the crease, Oram appeals and Doctrove says no

6.3

Oram to Kemp, SIX, full, in the slot and lofted over long-on, Kemp gets to the pitch of the ball and times it sweetly

6.4

Oram to Kemp, FOUR, full, on the pads and flicked over midwicket, Kemp gets a stride across and times it well

6.5

Oram to Kemp, 2 runs, turned to the on side, Kemp takes his first run rather slowly, a fumble in the deep by Vettori excites Gibbs and he calls for a second, they make it comfortably

6.6

Oram to Kemp, no run, on the pads and nudged to short fine leg

End of over 7 (14 runs) South Africa 45/2 (109 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.42, RRR: 8.38)

    • JM Kemp 18 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 19 (18b 4x4)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-14-0
    • CS Martin 1-0-8-0
7.1

Martin to Gibbs, OUT, short, outside off, Gibbs pulls but doesnt get the desired distance, Jeetan patel at deep square leg gets under it and manages to catch it while looking directly at the sun, the shades certainly helped

HH Gibbs c sub (JS Patel) b Martin 19 (33m 19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

7.2

Martin to Boucher, no run, short of a length and aimed at the body, gets on the backfoot and defends

7.3

Martin to Boucher, 1 run, short of a length outside off, swivel pull, the ball thuds on the turf and goes to fine leg

7.4

Martin to Kemp, SIX, short, Kemp goes back and executes a swivel pull, the ball travels off the meat of the bat and sails over deep midwicket

7.5

Martin to Kemp, no run, Martin adjusts hisn length to a fuller one,. aimed at the stumps, Kemp defends back to him off the full face

7.6

Martin to Kemp, 1 run, good length outside off, punched to cover

End of over 8 (8 runs) South Africa 53/3 (101 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.62, RRR: 8.41)

    • JM Kemp 25 (20b 1x4 2x6)
    • MV Boucher 1 (2b)
    • CS Martin 2-0-16-1
    • JDP Oram 1-0-14-0
8.1

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, low full toss, outside off, turned off the wrists to midwicket, McCullum stands up to the stumps

8.2

Oram to Boucher, 1 run, another low full toss, on middle, Boucher pushes it down to long-on

8.3

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, Oram maintains the same yorker length, this one was dug out outside off to long-off

8.4

Oram to Boucher, 1 run, aimed at the blockhole on middle and leg, Kemp makes a bit of room and squeezes it to cover

8.5

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, full, on middle, Kemp drives uppishly past the vacant cover region

8.6

Oram to Boucher, no run, yorker, on leg stump, Boucher gets an inside edge onto his pads and nearly falls over with the stroke

Good over. Just 5 off it

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 58/3 (96 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.44, RRR: 8.72)

    • MV Boucher 3 (5b)
    • JM Kemp 28 (23b 1x4 2x6)
    • JDP Oram 2-0-19-0
    • CS Martin 2-0-16-1

Vettori brings himself on

9.1

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, flat delivery fired in on off, pushed to the off side on the front foot

9.2

Vettori to Boucher, 1 run, flighted on off and middle, pushed to the off side

9.3

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, arm ball, outside off, punched to long-off

9.4

Vettori to Boucher, no run, fired in short of a length after Vettori sees Boucher take a few paces down, the ball rolls to the on side

9.5

Vettori to Boucher, 1 run, pushed to the off side

9.6

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, fired in outside off, turned to the off side

Over to Sriram Veera

End of over 10 (5 runs) South Africa 63/3 (91 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.30, RRR: 9.10)

    • JM Kemp 31 (26b 1x4 2x6)
    • MV Boucher 5 (8b)
    • DL Vettori 1-0-5-0
    • JDP Oram 2-0-19-0

Thanks Kanishkaa

10.1

Martin to Kemp, 1 run, slower one, full in length, outside the off stump, pushed through cover point for a single. 90 from 59. Interesting phase of cricket on.

10.2

Martin to Boucher, 1 run, on a length, around the off stump, Boucher lunges forward to drive to mid-off

10.3

Martin to Kemp, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump line, Kemp stands tall to drive on the up to long-off

10.4

Martin to Boucher, no run, Another slower one, outside the off stump, Boucher is early with his cut shot and is beaten

10.5

Martin to Boucher, FOUR, fullish but well outside the off stump and with the third man up inside the circle. Boucher leaned across to chop it past that man.

10.6

Martin to Boucher, 1 run, a tad slower, full and outside off, Boucher is on the back foot and still, goes for a off drive and it goes in the air but falls short of extra cover fielder Vettori

End of over 11 (8 runs) South Africa 71/3 (83 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.45, RRR: 9.22)

    • MV Boucher 11 (12b 1x4)
    • JM Kemp 33 (28b 1x4 2x6)
    • CS Martin 3-0-24-1
    • DL Vettori 1-0-5-0
11.1

Vettori to Boucher, 1 run, floated outside off, drives to sweeper cover for a single

11.2

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, full and around the off stump, driven to long-off for another single

11.3

Vettori to Boucher, 1 run, drifts in with the arm, on the middle and off, guided to cover point for a single

11.4

Vettori to Kemp, FOUR, really slow through the air but short in length, Kemp goes on the back foot, waits on the ball and slaps it through extra cover

11.5

Vettori to Kemp, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery on the stumps to the on side

11.6

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, quicker, flatter, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket for a single

End of over 12 (8 runs) South Africa 79/3 (75 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 9.37)

    • JM Kemp 39 (32b 2x4 2x6)
    • MV Boucher 13 (14b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 2-0-13-0
    • CS Martin 3-0-24-1
12.1

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, low full toss, on the middle, swiped across to deep midwicket for a single. Kemp is unhappy with himself for missing out on an opportunity there.

12.2

Oram to Boucher, (no ball) 1 run, above waist-high full toss, on the off stump, pulled to right of deep midwicket

Free hit is only for the front foot no ball and the last one was no ball for being a full toss above waist-high

12.2

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump, driven to long-off for a single

12.3

Oram to Boucher, 2 runs, driven to left of Nathan McCullum at long-off and they get back for two this time

12.4

Oram to Boucher, 1 run, another low full toss, on the middle, driven to Nathan again

12.5

Oram to Kemp, FOUR, yorker, outside off stump, Kemp tries to square drive, instead gets a outside edge and the ball runs to third man boundary.

12.6

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, full in length, on the off stump, drilled to Nathan McCullum at long-off

End of over 13 (12 runs) South Africa 91/3 (63 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 9.00)

    • JM Kemp 46 (36b 3x4 2x6)
    • MV Boucher 17 (17b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 3-0-31-0
    • DL Vettori 2-0-13-0
13.1

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, Kemp comes down the track to work it through the on side for a single.

13.2

Vettori to Boucher, 1 run, fuller, on the middle, driven to long-on for yet another single

13.3

Vettori to Kemp, no run, arm-ball, quick, on the off stump, chopped to backward point

13.4

Vettori to Kemp, no run, full and drifting down leg-side, tickled to backward square leg

13.5

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, flatter, on the middle and leg, pushed past midwicket for a single. 60 to win from 37 balls.

13.6

Vettori to Boucher, no run, threatens to charge, Vettori keeps it cool, floats it on the middle, goes on straight, Boucher defends.

Stats from HRG - At the end of New Zealand's innings, New Zealand batsmen have hit 54 sixes in T-20 Games. New Zealand is the second team to score 50 plus sixes in T-20 games after Australia, with 58.

End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa 94/3 (60 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.71, RRR: 10.00)

    • MV Boucher 18 (19b 1x4)
    • JM Kemp 48 (40b 3x4 2x6)
    • DL Vettori 3-0-16-0
    • JDP Oram 3-0-31-0
14.1

Martin to Kemp, no run, full and outside off, Kemp has a swing and a miss. He will rue that as well. It was in the slot, asking to be killed over extra cover

14.2

Martin to Kemp, FOUR, he murders this one instead. Low full toss, outside the off stump and Kemp brings up his fifty with a drilled-drive down the ground

14.3

Martin to Kemp, 1 run, They love the full tosses. Another one, on the off stump, carved away to long-on

14.4

Martin to Boucher, FOUR, Fab piece of timing. Really full but a touch wide outside off stump and that allows Boucher to slice it through cover point.

14.5

Martin to Boucher, 1 run, Another full toss, mistimes a drive to long-off. He wanted to go over extra cover but ends up mistiming.

14.6

Martin to Kemp, SIX, Up up and over. Overpitched on the middle and off, Kemp does what he does best - takes out the front leg from the line and swings through the line of the ball - and the ball soars over the long-on boundary

End of over 15 (16 runs) South Africa 110/3 (44 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 8.80)

    • JM Kemp 59 (44b 4x4 3x6)
    • MV Boucher 23 (21b 2x4)
    • CS Martin 4-0-40-1
    • DL Vettori 3-0-16-0

Gillespie goes round the stumps

15.1

Gillespie to Boucher, no run, yorker length, on the middle, jabbed back to the bowler

15.2

Gillespie to Boucher, OUT, Gillespie takes out Boucher. From round the stumps, angling across Boucher who goes for a swipe across the line but nicks it behind. The crowd is stunned into silence. McCullum is happy, runs to his right to throw the ball high in the air. The NZ camp is thrilled

MV Boucher c †BB McCullum b Gillespie 23 (30m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.3

Gillespie to Pollock, no run, again stays round the stumps, full and slanting away, driven to cover

15.4

Gillespie to Pollock, no run, yorker from that angle, dug out by Pollock

15.5

Gillespie to Pollock, 2 runs, almost waist-high full toss, Pollock punches it to right of Nathan McCullum at long-on

15.6

Gillespie to Pollock, 1 run, another yorker, on the middle, Pollock backs away to fist it away towards long-on. Good over that.

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 113/4 (41 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.06, RRR: 10.25)

    • SM Pollock 3 (4b)
    • JM Kemp 59 (44b 4x4 3x6)
    • MR Gillespie 3-1-5-2
    • CS Martin 4-0-40-1
16.1

Oram to Pollock, 1 run, It's a full toss. Again. On the off stump line, low and dipping, drilled to long-off

16.2

Oram to Kemp, FOUR, another low full toss, again just outside off stump but unlike Pollock who went to long-off, Kemp swings it to wide long-on region.

16.3

Oram to Kemp, 1 run, another low full toss, dipping on the middle this time, Kemp goes down on his knee to try get under the ball and mistimes his lofted shot to long-on. It falls well short.

16.4

Oram to Pollock, SIX, The full tosses keep coming and some of them will disappear. This one was sucked over long-off boundary by delighted fans. Full and just outside off, Pollock sends it high over the boundary ropes

16.5

Oram to Pollock, 1 run, Dropped by Ross Taylor at sweeper cover. Just short of the blockhole, around the off stump and Pollock slashes it straight to Taylor who makes a mess of it. Expensive miss.

16.6

Oram to Kemp, SIX, Ah! here comes another full toss - what's going on here? - and Kemp blasts it way over the cow corner. Monstrous hit.

End of over 17 (19 runs) South Africa 132/4 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 7.33)

    • JM Kemp 70 (47b 5x4 4x6)
    • SM Pollock 11 (7b 1x6)
    • JDP Oram 4-0-50-0
    • MR Gillespie 3-1-5-2
17.1

Vettori to Pollock, 1 run, threatens to charge, Vettori fires it in short , pulled over midwicket

17.2

Vettori to Kemp, 1 run, arm-ball, homing in on the off stump, steered to backward point and they rush across for a quick single. The throw misses the sticks at the non-striker's end. it would have been interesting had it hit

17.3

Vettori to Pollock, 1 run, comes down the track and lofts towards long-off

17.4

Vettori to Kemp, no run, drifting in on the pads, runs off the pad to the on side

17.5

Vettori to Kemp, SIX, Murder. Down the track, he doesn't reach the pitch but goes through with his lofted shot and why not - the white balls sails high over long-on. Maximum!

17.6

Vettori to Kemp, 1 leg bye, comes down again, Vettori drags back the length and pushed to the on side

End of over 18 (10 runs) South Africa 142/4 (12 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 6.00)

    • JM Kemp 77 (51b 5x4 5x6)
    • SM Pollock 13 (9b 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 4-0-25-0
    • JDP Oram 4-0-50-0

12 from 12

18.1

Bond to Kemp, no run, shout for a catch behind. Fullish, in the zone outside off stump, Kemp misses a drive, the bat hits the ground and that was the noise.

18.2

Bond to Kemp, FOUR, What have we got here? Yes sir, another low full toss and Kemp blasts it straight down the ground.

Kemp pulls out prior to the release of the delivery. He is not happy with the movement behind the bowler's arm.

18.3

Bond to Kemp, 1 wide, Slower one, short in length and well outside the off stump, Kemp goes for a cut shot and there is a noise. Did it hit the edge? Wide called.

18.3

Bond to Kemp, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked past square leg

18.4

Bond to Pollock, 1 run, another slower one, short in length, outside off, swatted over the bowler's head

18.5

Bond to Kemp, 1 run, that low full toss again, but this time its at the body, short-arm jabbed away to deep square leg

18.6

Bond to Pollock, 2 runs, walks across the sticks and of course its another full toss and Pollock paddle-scoops it high over the short fine-leg fielder.

End of over 19 (10 runs) South Africa 152/4 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 2.00)

    • SM Pollock 16 (11b 1x6)
    • JM Kemp 83 (55b 6x4 5x6)
    • SE Bond 4-0-31-1
    • DL Vettori 4-0-25-0

Just 2 more. It should be a breeze. Vettori has a chat with Mark Gillespie.

19.1

Gillespie to Kemp, SIX, Done in style. Typical Kemp shot. Full and on the stumps, he clears the front foot and swings through the line. The white ball disappears over long-on. Game over.

Morne Morkel set up the game nicely for South Africa with a four-for that restricted New Zealand to 153 before the big-hitting Kemp heaved them home in style.

Man of the Match Justin Kemp

England are now out of the tournament but they could do these two teams a favour by beating India. However, if India win this and their next game against South Africa , it will be a three-way race for the semi-final spots. More fun on offer.

On behalf of my co-commentator Kanishkaa Balachandran, this is Sriram Veera signing off.

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