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)

7.1

Fawad Alam to Vincent, 1 run, a wide delivery down off, cut away through point

7.2

Fawad Alam to McCullum, no run, slower, more loop, and can't connect with a back-cut flap

7.3

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 1 run, tighter and dealt with

7.4

Fawad Alam to Vincent, 2 runs, swept from off through midwicket and a misfield at the bowler's end allows the second and the fifty

7.5

Fawad Alam to Vincent, OUT, terrific return catch - Vincent driving hard on the up and Fawad is quick to get his hands to the ball

L Vincent c & b Fawad Alam 28 (31m 28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

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   Fawad Alam 1-0-5-1

9.1

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 2 runs, outside off, width, cut square out to deep point but there's some tidy work just inside the boundary

9.2

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 1 run, short and McCullum is quick-as-a-flash onto a pull through midwicket, but the man patrolling deep midwicket is on to it

9.3

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

9.4

Fawad Alam to McCullum, 1 run, a drive out to cover

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   Fawad Alam 2-0-16-1

14.1

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

14.2

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

14.3

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

14.4

Fawad Alam to McMillan, SIX, hello, massive, to coin a Mark Nicholasonian phrase - a huge swing straight over long-off

14.5

Fawad Alam to McMillan, 2 runs, heaved to cow corner this time

14.6

Fawad Alam to McMillan, OUT, goes to clear long-off again with the huge lift off the bottom of the bat, but - like Styris earlier - did not get the distance and Shoaib stays firm, and strong, to take the catch yards in from the rope

CD McMillan c Younis Khan b Fawad Alam 12 (5m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

New Zealand 104/5   Fawad Alam 3-0-29-2
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)
More results »

Photos

Sep 22, 2007

Pakistan celebrate a job well done, 1st Semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town

Pakistan celebrate a job well done

© Getty Images

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

© Getty Images

All photos for this match