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)

6.1

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 wide, and he starts with a leg-side anomaly. The ball must be difficult to grip in these conditions

6.1

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, dabbed into the covers

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Vincent, 1 run, skid and bounce off a good length, and Vincent deflects to third man

6.3

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 2 runs, on middle, veering towards leg, McCullum controlling the bounce by getting over it and nudging off the pads very fine

6.4

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, no run, on off this time, driven back forward with no more than a push

6.5

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, no run, nibbled to gully and Simon Taufel calls for the third umpire to rule on a return to the keeper. He didn't need long - he was well in

6.6

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, no run, eased with the wrists into the off-side

New Zealand 46/0   Shahid Afridi 1-0-5-0

8.1

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

8.2

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, outside off, makes room to rock back and cut firmly to point for a comfortable single

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

8.6

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, veering down leg, worked to the 45 where the ball's eventually met by the man running up from deep backward square leg

New Zealand 61/1   Shahid Afridi 2-0-15-0

10.1

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, 1 run, played off the back foot into the covers

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

10.3

Shahid Afridi to McCullum, OUT, now this is a big wicket - rapped low and clearly on off, McCullum trying to sweep and missing completely

BB McCullum lbw b Shahid Afridi 26 (39m 27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 96.29

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, no run, confident shout from Afridi - that one through the gate and hitting him high on the thigh - even though bang on middle

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, no run, played forward

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, 1 run, worked round off the legs through the 45

New Zealand 75/2   Shahid Afridi 3-0-18-1

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, 1 run, driven off the legs to midwicket

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

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, no run, half-hearted shout on off which told its own story

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, 2 runs, played off the legs behind square and the fielder trips in returning

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Fulton, 1 run, cutting back in from outside off

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   Shahid Afridi 4-0-24-1
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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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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