ICC World Twenty20, 1st Semi Final: New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town, Sep 22, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
22 September 2007 (20-over match)
0.4

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, no run, good leave, just outside off stump once again, and Kamran takes comfortably

0.5

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, 1 run, hustled into the leg-side, another ball that started outside off and jagged off the seam. Excellent bowling

New Zealand 2/0   BB McCullum 1* (2b)
1.1

Sohail Tanvir to McCullum, 1 run, pitches outside leg but McCullum is slightly baffled by that one and gets a slight leading edge to cover

New Zealand 3/0   BB McCullum 2* (3b)
2.2

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, no run, pushed back onto the stumps, slightly shorter in length but the perfect line again

2.3

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, 1 run, drawn forward and defended into the covers again. Who says Twenty20 isn't a bowler's game. It is if you're good enough

2.5

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, FOUR, the shackles are broken at last. Using the pace of the bowler, and beat midwicket with superb timing

2.6

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, FOUR, width on the off side this time from Asif, and McCullum climbs into it with such a thirst for runs that one hand comes off the bat. But backward is beaten all the same

New Zealand 15/0   BB McCullum 11* (7b 2x4)
3.3

Sohail Tanvir to McCullum, 1 run, nothing doing with that delivery, pitching on middle and angling across. So it is pushed up to mid-off for another single

New Zealand 17/0   BB McCullum 12* (8b 2x4)
4.1

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, no run, left alone outside off stump. Quite a contrast to the last two swipes

4.2

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, 1 run, dragged forward by yet another beautiful length delivery. Defended into the covers

4.4

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, no run, come forward or hang back? McCullum can't decide. And a dot ball is the upshot

4.5

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, 1 run, pushed into the gap this time, but still no freedom for the batsmen

New Zealand 32/0   BB McCullum 14* (12b 2x4)
5.6

Sohail Tanvir to McCullum, 1 run, clipped to square leg, and the rain is getting heavy now

New Zealand 41/0   BB McCullum 15* (13b 2x4)
6.1

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 wide, and he starts with a leg-side anomaly. The ball must be difficult to grip in these conditions

6.1

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, dabbed into the covers

6.3

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 2 runs, on middle, veering towards leg, McCullum controlling the bounce by getting over it and nudging off the pads very fine

6.4

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, no run, on off this time, driven back forward with no more than a push

6.5

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, no run, nibbled to gully and Simon Taufel calls for the third umpire to rule on a return to the keeper. He didn't need long - he was well in

6.6

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, no run, eased with the wrists into the off-side

New Zealand 46/0   BB McCullum 18* (18b 2x4)
7.2

Fawad Alam to McCullum, no run, slower, more loop, and can't connect with a back-cut flap

7.3

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 1 run, tighter and dealt with

New Zealand 48/0   BB McCullum 19* (20b 2x4)
8.2

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, outside off, makes room to rock back and cut firmly to point for a comfortable single

8.6

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, veering down leg, worked to the 45 where the ball's eventually met by the man running up from deep backward square leg

New Zealand 61/1   BB McCullum 21* (22b 2x4)
9.1

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 2 runs, outside off, width, cut square out to deep point but there's some tidy work just inside the boundary

9.2

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 1 run, short and McCullum is quick-as-a-flash onto a pull through midwicket, but the man patrolling deep midwicket is on to it

9.4

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 1 run, a drive out to cover

New Zealand 66/1   BB McCullum 25* (25b 2x4)
10.1

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, played off the back foot into the covers

10.3

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, OUT, now this is a big wicket - rapped low and clearly on off, McCullum trying to sweep and missing completely

BB McCullum lbw b Shahid Afridi 26 (39m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 96.29

New Zealand 74/2   BB McCullum 26 (27b 2x4)
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