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

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, too much width, and that's walloped through the covers. Cracking start for Pakistan

0.2

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tighter line and defended off the front foot this time

0.3

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, chaos - flicked round the corner and an instant call ... and a belated rejection. Ross Taylor at square leg had time to take aim, but missed by an inch as McCullum hurtled despairingly up to the stumps

0.4

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Taylor fields again, but no fears this time

0.5

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flicked off the legs and fielded at midwicket. Tighter line now from Bond

0.6

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, slower ball and spotted early, Hafeez picks up and over the leg-side, a couple of bounces and fielded at deep backward square

Pakistan 6/0   Mohammad Hafeez 6* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, that's poor from Bond - he knows where you can and can't bowl in limited-overs cricket, and short and wide outside off is not the spot

2.2

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, runs are coming at a deluge here. Hafeez shaped to pull and gloved it up and away down to fine leg

2.3

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better line and length, and fielded at point, but that was timed nicely as well. Pakistan are timing it well

2.4

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball, nurdled down to third man, who fields in the long-barrier position and sends in a speculative return

Pakistan 29/0   Mohammad Hafeez 15* (10b 3x4)

3.1

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and angling in to leg stump, turned to midwicket

3.2

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, too short, but Hafeez doesn't time his pull shot. Deep square leg fields on the rope

3.4

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full length and straight, the ball bobbles out to point off an inside-edge, and a quick single results

Pakistan 32/0   Mohammad Hafeez 17* (13b 3x4)

4.4

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better bowling from Bond, who sends down a slower ball that tweaks past the edge

4.5

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, short and clobbered! That wasn't so short but Hafeez was into position so early, and that flew fast and flat over midwicket

4.6

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, clever batting, just a delicate deflection down the leg-side, and Bond's figures are bruised yet further

Pakistan 42/0   Mohammad Hafeez 25* (16b 3x4 1x6)

5.2

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slapped down to third man, a bit chancy, but Pakistan can afford that at the moment

5.4

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, much better length, full and straight, and blocked down to mid-off with a full face of the bat

5.5

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, right in the slot, Hafeez was waiting for this one, and lifted a slower ball straight back over the bowler's head, and all the way into the stand!

5.6

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, quicker delivery to finish, but Pakistan are marching ever onwards

Pakistan 54/0   Mohammad Hafeez 32* (20b 3x4 2x6)

7.1

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, and they've got the breakthrough! Taufel raises where Harper declined. Hafeez was down in position to sweep, moving outside off stump, and struck in front of middle. Fair enough, and that's timely to say the least

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Styris 32 (30m 21b 3x4 2x6) SR: 152.38

Pakistan 60/1   Mohammad Hafeez 32 (21b 3x4 2x6)
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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
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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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