ICC World Twenty20, 24th Match, Group E: South Africa v India at Durban, Sep 20, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 24th match, Group E
India won by 37 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
20 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)

Ntini to Gambhir, 1 wide, back of a length, outside the off, slanting away from the left-handed Gambhir, the ball goes away further after pitching and is easily called a wide


Ntini to Gambhir, no run, back of a length once more and pitching on off and middle, Gambhir is forced to play at it but the ball goes away with the angle and beats the bat


Ntini to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off once more - that's going to be the length for the moment - defended down to the off side


Ntini to Gambhir, FOUR, too full, on the pads, Ntini overcompensating here, that's just too straight and Gambhir can walk across his stumps and just tickle the ball down to the fine-leg boundary


Ntini to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, this one is slanting well away and Gambhir can leave it alone to the keeper


Ntini to Gambhir, no run


Ntini to Gambhir, FOUR, outside the off and fairly full, Gambhir has time to move across and time the ball through point for a boundary. That should relieve some of the pressure that is building steadily here.

India 12/0   M Ntini 1-0-9-0

Ntini to Sehwag, FOUR, very full and on the off stump. Sehwag gets quickly across to the off side and uses his wrists as much as he can to whip that through square-leg. That is a quality shot for four


Ntini to Sehwag, 1 bye, This one keeps low! Outside the off and it just rolls along the ground to the keeper. This pitch is going to be pretty tough to bat on. Sehwag plays and misses outside the off and the ball goes through to the keeper


Ntini to Gambhir, 2 runs, short one dug in, it's the first we've seen so far, Gambhir goes for the pull. He's very late on the shot and the ball goes high rather than far. Vernon Philander goes for the ball but doesn't even get close at midwicket


Ntini to Gambhir, no run, fullish and on the off, better length that, Gambhir tries to play to off, squared up a touch, off the edge towards cover


Ntini to Gambhir, 1 wide, this one is well down the leg side and Gambhir leaves it well alone for the umpire to call it a wide


Ntini to Gambhir, 1 run, overpitched and on the leg stump, Gambhir flicks well but can't beat the diving fielder at short fine-leg


Ntini to Sehwag, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, slanting in to Sehwag, he dabs the ball to the on side with soft hands and pinches a quick single

India 29/0   M Ntini 2-0-18-0

Ntini to Sehwag, OUT, On fire! It's Sehwag gone now and India are in deep, deep trouble here. That was a soft dismissal after an extremely promising start from Sehwag. That was short of a length and outside the off, Sehwag plays away from his body without much conviction, trying to steer the ball through the off side and only manages an edge. Mark Boucher pouches the catch.

V Sehwag c †Boucher b Ntini 11 (23m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Ntini to Sharma, no run, short of a length and outside the off, tentatively played at and missed


Ntini to Sharma, no run, short of a good length once more and on the off, played off the back foot down to point


Ntini to Sharma, 1 run, quite full this time and on the stumps, Sharma walks across and works the ball down to fine-leg


Ntini to Uthappa, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, Uthappa comes across and defends down to the off side


Ntini to Uthappa, no run, fullish and on the off, this one is quick from Ntini, the ball slants in and Uthappa goes forward and across in defense. The ball comes off the edge and hits pad and there's a loud shout for the lbw. Turned down by Taufel.

India 34/3   M Ntini 3-0-19-1

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, he begins with a full ball on off stump, Dhoni strides forward and drives powerfully but cannot beat Smith at mid-off


Ntini to Dhoni, 2 runs, Dhoni waits on the back foot for a good length ball to reach him and opens the face to run the ball to Morne Morkel at third man


Ntini to Dhoni, no run, defended towards extra cover on the back foot


Ntini to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni eases on to the front foot and drives a full ball to Smith's left at mid-off, Smith moves quickly and dives to cut of off


Ntini to Sharma, FOUR, Sharma flicks a full toss off his toes to fine leg where Morkel dives over the ball and concedes a boundary, Smith is livid


Ntini to Sharma, FOUR, what elegance! Sharma gets a good stride forward and plays a text-book cover drive all the way to the cover boundary, superbly timed and precisely placed

India 90/4   M Ntini 4-0-30-1





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