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)

7.2

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, defended into the leg-side

7.3

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, tidy enough so far

7.4

Styris to Younis Khan, 1 run, floated onto a good length outside off stump, Younis bullies that through the leg-side with a big swing of the bat

7.6

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, nurdled down to third man, and that's the end of an important over for New Zealand

Pakistan 62/1   Younis Khan 1* (4b)

8.6

Vettori to Younis Khan, no run, another arm-ball that Younis plays off the back foot to gully. Lovely variation, but no success so far

Pakistan 69/1   Younis Khan 1* (5b)

10.1

Patel to Younis Khan, no run, on the spot first up, Younis presses forward in defence, stunning the pace right out of the ball

10.2

Patel to Younis Khan, 1 run, a smooth, easy Sunday-morning-kind-of drive out to straight long-on

10.4

Patel to Younis Khan, no run, waits, and waits, as Patel squeezes the ball in from off, before it's eased gently into the off-side

10.5

Patel to Younis Khan, no run, down the track, attacking intent from Younis, but it's to remain intent only as he drives straight towards mid-on

10.6

Patel to Younis Khan, no run, again he comes down and again there's a dot as he drives straight back to Patel

Pakistan 79/1   Younis Khan 2* (10b)

11.2

Oram to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, swept round through the 45

Pakistan 81/1   Younis Khan 2* (11b)

12.1

Patel to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, reaches out for a reverse sweep which he hardly connects with as it whispers down to fine leg

12.4

Patel to Younis Khan, 1 run, driven out to deep cover

Pakistan 98/2   Younis Khan 3* (13b)

13.1

Vettori to Younis Khan, 1 run, outside off, worked into short midwicket

13.3

Vettori to Younis Khan, OUT, backed away to try to cut a straight one and got a thin edge through which McCullum snapped tidily

Younis Khan c †McCullum b Vettori 4 (22m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.66

Pakistan 104/3   Younis Khan 4 (15b)
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
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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Photos

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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