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)

14.1

Fawad Alam to Taylor, 2 runs, played off the legs to midwicket

14.2

Fawad Alam to Taylor, 2 runs, driven out tamely wide of mid-on and there's another referral - McMillan's looking a combination of worried and furious but needn't worry as the direct shy just isn't quite enough

14.3

Fawad Alam to Taylor, 1 run, driven out to long-off for an easy single

New Zealand 96/4   LRPL Taylor 5* (3b)

15.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, driven out to mid-off, a dab really, and they shuffle through immediately

15.3

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, nipping in at the right hander, played down off the back foot and a quick single is a risky one too, as he was nearly run out at the non-striker's end. Direct hit would have had him gone

New Zealand 106/5   LRPL Taylor 6* (5b)

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, no run, tight delivery

16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, wristed to midwicket, then a horrible mix-up: Vettori turning down the second and then sacrificing himself - walking out of his crease to allow Taylor to get back in

DL Vettori run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 2 runs, outside off, worked to deep backward point

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, SIX, short on off, heaved to the leg-side and some very welcome runs for New Zealand

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 run, deceptive delivery, dropping at the last minute just in front of off, the batsman dealing with it well to work to short midwicket

New Zealand 116/7   LRPL Taylor 16* (10b 1x6)

17.1

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, pushed right up there, straight, no room to do anything but defend

17.2

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, right up there again, but well worked out to long off for a single

17.4

Umar Gul to Taylor, no run, good yorker, dug out to cover, and both batsmen set off, shuffle two or three yards, and then run back

17.5

Umar Gul to Taylor, 1 run, full again - we've seen Brett Lee find success with his full deliveries this tournament - and the batsmen can only find a single to cover

New Zealand 119/7   LRPL Taylor 18* (14b 1x6)

18.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, no run, a dot this time to a yorker

18.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, (no ball) 1 run, would have been out but for a no-ball - caught trying to paddle over fine leg, but a top-edge - and here comes the free hit

18.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, comes from wide of the crease, angling into the right hander who in turn drives out to long-on

New Zealand 125/7   LRPL Taylor 20* (17b 1x6)

19.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, FOUR, full delivery dug out with a desperate, but well-struck, drive straight through long-on

19.2

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, SIX, Taylor steps out now and plants his front foot wide to give himself room to drive long and hard over long-on

19.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, FOUR, played off the legs through midwicket, a cleanish strike into the ground, and that races away, too

19.4

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, no run, wideish down off and an appeal as Taylor cuts into the ground - the noise was likely to have been bat into ground

19.5

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 2 runs, low full toss driven wide of long-off who races and races and finally cuts it off with a lunge - good fielding

19.6

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, 1 run, low full toss pulled high in the air off the bottomn of the bat and that's a poor piece of keeping from Akmal who calls for it... and then fluffs it. That may be amusing, but let's hope for his sake that it doesn't come down to a run...

New Zealand 143/8   LRPL Taylor 37* (23b 2x4 2x6)
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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