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)

12.3

Patel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, taken from outside off and worked to fine leg

12.5

Patel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, width outside off, turns in a touch, but it's still wide enough to be cut easily behind point to bring up Pakistan's hundred

12.6

Patel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, outside off, slightly straighter, driven out to long-on

Pakistan 102/2   Shoaib Malik 5* (3b)

13.2

Vettori to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, in towards middle-and-leg, the batsman hardly giving himself room - in fact he was cramped - to cut into the off-side

Pakistan 104/2   Shoaib Malik 6* (4b)

14.1

Bond to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, horrible low full toss outside off, driven kindly out inside the cover boundary

14.6

Bond to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, huge bouncer - too huge for Umpire Harper's liking

14.6

Bond to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, bottom-of-the-bat straight drive sails high - but dry - eluding some converging fielders inside the long-off boundary

Pakistan 115/4   Shoaib Malik 9* (6b)

15.2

Styris to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, driven out again to mid-on and the strike's rotated once more

15.6

Styris to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full toss seems to slip out of his hand, squiggling in at midriff height outside off and driven back out to long-on

Pakistan 119/4   Shoaib Malik 11* (8b)

16.1

Patel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, comes out and drives out to long-on for a comfortable single

16.3

Patel to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, down the pitch and tracked right over to the rope, bissecting midwicket and mid-on - my, that was forcefully struck

16.4

Patel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pitches on middle and follows the batsman as he hops back and pushes off the back foot to mid-on

Pakistan 126/4   Shoaib Malik 17* (11b 1x4)

17.5

Vettori to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, touch of flight, worked off the toes and they come back for two, safely enough in the end

Pakistan 131/4   Shoaib Malik 18* (12b 1x4)

18.4

Patel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, dropped. Nathan McCullum made good ground to meet the ball deep near the midwicket boundary

18.5

Patel to Shoaib Malik, SIX, huge six over midwicket - massive pull that's caught somewhere in the crowd who have now, as is traditional, gone wild

Pakistan 147/4   Shoaib Malik 26* (14b 1x4 1x6)
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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