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)

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


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


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

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

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


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)

Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, no run, tight delivery


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: -


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


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


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)

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


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


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


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)

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


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


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)

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


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


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


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


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


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)





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