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)
1.1

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, no run, straight and accurate, defended into the covers

1.2

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, FOUR, a genuine edge, and McCullum watches it fly past his right ear! Nazir was forcing off the back foot, and who knows what the keeper was thinking. That was never first slip's catch

1.3

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, FOUR, walloped. That's how to make New Zealand pay. Like a tracer bullet through point

1.4

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, driven into the off side, and well fielded this time

1.5

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, FOUR, a flashing, windmill-esque cut shot, and that picked the gap superbly between gully and third man. Yet more runs in an expensive (and unlucky) over

1.6

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, no run, dragged short and too wide as well, but point stoops to field

Pakistan 20/0   Imran Nazir 14* (6b 3x4)
2.5

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, better line and length now, and defended out to point, who is being kept busy. No swing as yet

2.6

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, a slightly uncertain defensive stroke from Nazir, who seems a bit startled by some extra lift off the pitch. Either way, the ball was safely negotiated and fielded at short leg

Pakistan 29/0   Imran Nazir 14* (8b 3x4)
3.3

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 run, this one is timed, but almost too well. The shot lands half a yard in front of Ross Taylor, who does well not be be nutmegged by the bounce

3.5

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, no run, full again, on leg stump this time, but no joy with an attempted flick for Nazir

3.6

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 run, pulled off a good length, and Taylor fields again at deep square leg

Pakistan 33/0   Imran Nazir 16* (11b 3x4)
4.1

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, full and straight

4.2

Bond to Imran Nazir, no run, tucked down to short third man off the back foot

4.3

Bond to Imran Nazir, 1 run, hint of an appeal as the ball scuttles after pitching, but possibly sneaking down leg. A two-paced pitch?

Pakistan 34/0   Imran Nazir 17* (14b 3x4)
5.1

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, way down the leg-side

5.1

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 3 runs, short and too wide, flailed through the covers off the back foot. Not quite timed, and fielded with a headlong slide inside the rope

5.3

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, 1 run, another single down to third man

Pakistan 48/0   Imran Nazir 21* (16b 3x4)
6.1

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, twirled onto a good length from around the wicket, and blocked out to midwicket

6.2

Vettori to Imran Nazir, SIX, beasted over cow corner with two steps down the track and a huge swing of the blade! Massive strike

6.3

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, slower delivery, more flighted, and Vincent in the covers fields with a tumble

6.4

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, turned off the hip and fielded by the keeper

6.5

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, beautiful delivery! That was the arm-ball and Nazir was done like a kipper. Vettori was pleading for the decision, but Harper's unmoved. That was close! Maybe just sneaking down leg

6.6

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, full stride of the front leg and patted into the covers

Pakistan 60/0   Imran Nazir 27* (22b 3x4 1x6)
7.5

Styris to Imran Nazir, 1 run, a bit of width, and cracked out to deep cover

Pakistan 62/1   Imran Nazir 28* (23b 3x4 1x6)
8.1

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, dragged down the pitch and defends back to the bowler. Teasing flight

8.2

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, props forward from the crease this time

8.3

Vettori to Imran Nazir, no run, faster and flatter, and nudged round the corner

8.4

Vettori to Imran Nazir, SIX, that's vast. Nazir was playing by numbers there, and chose the right ball to wallop. A quickstep down the wicket and a monstrous heave over long-off

8.5

Vettori to Imran Nazir, 1 run, swept to midwicket to rotate the strike

Pakistan 69/1   Imran Nazir 35* (28b 3x4 2x6)
9.1

Styris to Imran Nazir, SIX, low full toss spanked high and hard off the bottom of the bat up and way over long-off

9.2

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, calmer defence now

9.3

Styris to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, another clean hit but boomed towards midwicket and tidied up out there

9.4

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, good recovery from Styris, planting on a good length in front of off

9.5

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, pushes him on the back foot for a rock-solid back-foot defence

9.6

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, on the dot again, the batsman tries to push it off the face into short midwicket but is too late on the shot and the ball rolls harmlessly there. No chance of a run

Pakistan 77/1   Imran Nazir 43* (34b 3x4 3x6)
10.3

Patel to Imran Nazir, 1 run, worked into the leg-side again, squarer

Pakistan 79/1   Imran Nazir 44* (35b 3x4 3x6)
11.1

Oram to Imran Nazir, 1 run, dropped. Swiped from outside off and that's a shocker from Taylor at mid-on - straight into his hands, and out again

11.3

Oram to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, chipped high on the off-side this time

11.4

Oram to Imran Nazir, SIX, Nazir now gets to his half-century with a belter of a drive up and over straight long-on

11.5

Oram to Imran Nazir, SIX, extraordinary - hooks a top edge right over the keeper, hardly the prettiest shot, but it travels, all right

11.6

Oram to Imran Nazir, no run, driven to mid-on

Pakistan 95/1   Imran Nazir 59* (40b 3x4 5x6)
12.2

Patel to Imran Nazir, OUT, had to go this time - tried to sweep a faster delivery, swooping very low in doing so, and was rapped straight in front of off

Imran Nazir lbw b Patel 59 (48m 41b 3x4 5x6) SR: 143.90

Pakistan 96/2   Imran Nazir 59 (41b 3x4 5x6)
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