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)

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to McCullum, 1 run, pitches outside leg but McCullum is slightly baffled by that one and gets a slight leading edge to cover

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, straight across the right-hander. Brilliant line, pitching on middle and leg and zipping past the edge

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, beaten again. Lovely rhythm from Pakistan's openers

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, driven uppishly, and gully collects a thick edge. New Zealand's openers are starting to feel the pinch

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, width, but that one whistles through with extra bounce, and Vincent misses out again

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 run, on the spot again, Vincent deflects into the off side with an open face, and deep point tidies up

New Zealand 4/0   Sohail Tanvir 1-0-2-0

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, no mercy from Tanvir, back on the spot straight away

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 run, deflected into the covers

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to McCullum, 1 run, nothing doing with that delivery, pitching on middle and angling across. So it is pushed up to mid-off for another single

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 2 runs, excellent running brings two to a steer to third man. Vincent had to scamper but the throw was poor

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, SIX, thumped! A fraction too short from Tanvir and he is deposited into the brewery for his sins! That's a big hit, clears the stand by a distance

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, FOUR, same shot, similar result! Tanvir dragged it down a little too much and Vincent was into position in a trice. The ball plops a foot inside the rope

New Zealand 29/0   Sohail Tanvir 2-0-16-0

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 2 runs, brilliant work from Afridi on the midwicket boundary, who stretches to claw a certain four back in from the ropes. Just a little too short from Tanvir

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 no ball, oops, he over-steps. A free hit coming up ...

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 wide, yorker length, brilliant ball for a Test match. But Taufel calls wide as it snuck down the leg-side. The free hit still applies

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, that was a teasing response. A slow hand-grenade of a delivery, and he gets away with it

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, no run, full-length, an attempted clip to midwicket, but doesn't connect properly

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 2 runs, pushed into the covers, and more overthrows as Younis is unsighted by the umpire as the shy comes in, and fumbles Misbah's shy from the covers

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vincent, 1 run, slower ball, Vincent tried to welly it, but didn't connect properly

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to McCullum, 1 run, clipped to square leg, and the rain is getting heavy now

New Zealand 41/0   Sohail Tanvir 3-0-24-0

18.1

Sohail Tanvir to Bond, 1 run, quick single for Bond

18.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, no run, a dot this time to a yorker

18.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, (no ball) 1 run, would have been out but for a no-ball - caught trying to paddle over fine leg, but a top-edge - and here comes the free hit

18.3

Sohail Tanvir to Bond, 1 run, driven off the back foot to cover

18.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, comes from wide of the crease, angling into the right hander who in turn drives out to long-on

18.5

Sohail Tanvir to Bond, no run, wide of the crease, again, radaring outside leg at yorker length, where the batsman jabs down late

18.6

Sohail Tanvir to Bond, 1 run, OUT, yet another calamitous mix-up and Bond now sacrifices himself for Taylor - a drive out to cover and they come back for the two, but there was only ever one-and-a-half on at most

SE Bond run out 5 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

New Zealand 126/8   Sohail Tanvir 4-0-30-0
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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