ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

New Zealand v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, no run, nips off the seam and clips the thigh-pad. Good pace and carry first up

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, no run, outside off stump and there for the cut, but more good seam movement cramps Vincent for room

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, 1 run, perfect line and length, jags back into the right-hander again, and deflected into the covers

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, no run, no room for manoeuvre whatsoever. Vincent is drawn forward in a textbook defence, and that's the end of the first over

New Zealand 2/0   L Vincent 1* (4b)

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, straight across the right-hander. Brilliant line, pitching on middle and leg and zipping past the edge

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, beaten again. Lovely rhythm from Pakistan's openers

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, driven uppishly, and gully collects a thick edge. New Zealand's openers are starting to feel the pinch

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, width, but that one whistles through with extra bounce, and Vincent misses out again

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 run, on the spot again, Vincent deflects into the off side with an open face, and deep point tidies up

New Zealand 4/0   L Vincent 2* (9b)

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, 1 run, brilliant bowling from Asif, tempting an indiscretion with his drip-drip line and length. Vincent has no option but to tip and run into the covers

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, 1 run, swished across the line, the first sign of aggression/desperation. In fairness it was a calculated risk, Asif has been nipping from off to leg, so Vincent went with the movement

New Zealand 7/0   L Vincent 4* (11b)

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, no mercy from Tanvir, back on the spot straight away

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 run, deflected into the covers

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 2 runs, excellent running brings two to a steer to third man. Vincent had to scamper but the throw was poor

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, SIX, thumped! A fraction too short from Tanvir and he is deposited into the brewery for his sins! That's a big hit, clears the stand by a distance

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, FOUR, same shot, similar result! Tanvir dragged it down a little too much and Vincent was into position in a trice. The ball plops a foot inside the rope

New Zealand 29/0   L Vincent 17* (16b 1x4 1x6)

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, 1 run, oops, overthrows from a direct hit. Midwicket had a dart, just to put the non-striker back in his box. But the ball ricocheted away for the exact opposite effect!

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Vincent, 1 run, a rare loose delivery, a full toss. And Vincent is so surprised he almost runs himself out. The shy from mid-off hit the stumps, but the batsman was home

New Zealand 33/0   L Vincent 19* (18b 1x4 1x6)

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 2 runs, brilliant work from Afridi on the midwicket boundary, who stretches to claw a certain four back in from the ropes. Just a little too short from Tanvir

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 no ball, oops, he over-steps. A free hit coming up ...

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 wide, yorker length, brilliant ball for a Test match. But Taufel calls wide as it snuck down the leg-side. The free hit still applies

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, that was a teasing response. A slow hand-grenade of a delivery, and he gets away with it

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, full-length, an attempted clip to midwicket, but doesn't connect properly

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 2 runs, pushed into the covers, and more overthrows as Younis is unsighted by the umpire as the shy comes in, and fumbles Misbah's shy from the covers

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 run, slower ball, Vincent tried to welly it, but didn't connect properly

New Zealand 40/0   L Vincent 24* (24b 1x4 1x6)

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Vincent, 1 run, skid and bounce off a good length, and Vincent deflects to third man

New Zealand 44/0   L Vincent 25* (25b 1x4 1x6)

7.1

Fawad Alam to Vincent, 1 run, a wide delivery down off, cut away through point

7.4

Fawad Alam to Vincent, 2 runs, swept from off through midwicket and a misfield at the bowler's end allows the second and the fifty

7.5

Fawad Alam to Vincent, OUT, terrific return catch - Vincent driving hard on the up and Fawad is quick to get his hands to the ball

L Vincent c & b Fawad Alam 28 (31m 28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand 50/1   L Vincent 28 (28b 1x4 1x6)
Tournament Results
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India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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Sep 22, 2007

Pakistan celebrate a job well done, 1st Semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town

Pakistan celebrate a job well done

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Sep 22, 2007

Cartwheeling to success: Pakistan celebrate making the final, 1st Semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town

Cartwheeling to success: Pakistan celebrate making the final

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