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)

7.6

Fawad Alam to Styris, 1 run, off the mark immediately with a sweep to midwicket, and he's stolen the strike, too

New Zealand 51/1   SB Styris 1* (1b)

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, full delivery on off, Styris eases the ball to mid-on

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 2 runs, played off the legs square for an easy single again

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Styris, FOUR, drags it a touch short and with width enough outside off for Styris to create some room to cut forcefully off the back foot, eluding the dives of some fielders

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, worked behind point now for an easy single

New Zealand 60/1   SB Styris 9* (5b 1x4)

9.3

Fawad Alam to Styris, 1 run, worked off the legs for an easy single this time

9.5

Fawad Alam to Styris, SIX, only just slightly short but Styris does not miss out - freeing his shoulders to pull strongly in front of square

9.6

Fawad Alam to Styris, no run, worked out to cover and that's the halfway mark

New Zealand 72/1   SB Styris 16* (8b 1x4 1x6)

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, ooh, and nearly has his man, the French cut skewing down perilously close to the leg stick, trying to cut one on off

New Zealand 74/1   SB Styris 17* (9b 1x4 1x6)

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 wide, wide down leg

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 leg bye, adjusted to the off-side, driven out to cover

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Styris, 1 run, wide outside off and a huge appeal for a run-out from one to cover where Younis did well to recover. It looked out to the naked eye, but the replays show he was quite clearly grounded

New Zealand 85/2   SB Styris 18* (11b 1x4 1x6)

13.1

Umar Gul to Styris, OUT, outside off, Styris lifts up off the bottom of his bat but can't clear the cover boundary - the ball goes up straight and back down into the hands of Sohail way inside the rope

SB Styris c Sohail Tanvir b Umar Gul 18 (17m 12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

New Zealand 85/3   SB Styris 18 (12b 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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