ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group E

England v India

India won by 18 runs

6.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on off, wrists it behind leg for a quick single

6.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, on leg, flapped round through the 45

6.6

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 2 runs, full toss, Pietersen's turn to come down the track and drive to mid-on

England 65/1   KP Pietersen 4* (3b)

7.4

Joginder Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, driven out to cover for a quick single

7.6

Joginder Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, firmly struck in front of midwicket, Pietersen standing tall and delivering

England 74/1   KP Pietersen 9* (5b 1x4)

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, huge and close shout as Pietersen shuffles over - big call that, Singh striking on the line and the ball would have perhaps hit leg

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, full delivery, Pietersen waits and digs out a single in front of midwicket

England 82/1   KP Pietersen 10* (7b 1x4)

9.2

Sreesanth to Pietersen, FOUR, steps back to give himself room to drive strongly through cover

9.3

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 2 runs, a huge drive, mid-off scurries round but too late to meet it on the full; the ball plugs and is eventually tidied up

9.4

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 2 runs, half-volley outside off and well driven out to long-off, but equally well picked up by Pathan who crashes on to his knees in his efforts

9.5

Sreesanth to Pietersen, 1 run, driven out uglily (as uglily as that made-up word) in front of midwicket

England 93/1   KP Pietersen 19* (11b 2x4)

10.2

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen dances at the crease but eventually settles for a measured push into the covers

10.4

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, good length on off stump. Defended with caution into the covers

10.6

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, thumped down the ground but without much timing

England 99/2   KP Pietersen 22* (14b 2x4)

11.1

Joginder Sharma to Pietersen, 2 runs, slower ball, and Pietersen doesn't quite pick it. The ball was in the air for an age, but just plopped out of reach of deep cover. A bit of good fortune for England

11.2

Joginder Sharma to Pietersen, 1 run, driven firmly but no great power, down to long-on

11.5

Joginder Sharma to Pietersen, SIX, deposited into the stands! Far too short from Joginder, and KP climbed into it, over midwicket

11.6

Joginder Sharma to Pietersen, FOUR, now he's too full, and the umpire is in danger as Pietersen drives hard and straight. Another boundary

England 117/2   KP Pietersen 35* (18b 3x4 1x6)

12.2

Pathan to Pietersen, 1 run, thumped into the leg-side again. England are refusing to panic just yet

England 119/2   KP Pietersen 36* (19b 3x4 1x6)

13.2

Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, still not getting the timing. This one bounces out to midwicket

13.4

Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen's busy at the crease as well. He too is almost trying to hit it too hard, and in the end they scamper a single off an under-edged swipe

13.6

Singh to Pietersen, 1 run, another single. Great bowling from India. They've found their line and length and aren't letting up

England 126/2   KP Pietersen 39* (22b 3x4 1x6)

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Pietersen, OUT, that's curtains for England! A rank full-toss and Pietersen clobbered it, but straight back at the bowler. It was self-preservation first and foremost, but a great take in front of his face, and Pietersen is gone!

KP Pietersen c & b Harbhajan Singh 39 (33m 23b 3x4 1x6) SR: 169.56

England 126/3   KP Pietersen 39 (23b 3x4 1x6)
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Sep 19, 2007

India walk off after beating England, England v India, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

India walk off after beating England

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Sep 19, 2007

Well at least Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh can laugh it off after batsman hit bowler for six sixes in an over, England v India, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Durban, September 19, 2007

Well at least Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh can laugh it off

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