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

Styris to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, and they've got the breakthrough! Taufel raises where Harper declined. Hafeez was down in position to sweep, moving outside off stump, and struck in front of middle. Fair enough, and that's timely to say the least

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Styris 32 (30m 21b 3x4 2x6) SR: 152.38

7.2

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, defended into the leg-side

7.3

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, tidy enough so far

7.4

Styris to Younis Khan, 1 run, floated onto a good length outside off stump, Younis bullies that through the leg-side with a big swing of the bat

7.5

Styris to Imran Nazir, 1 run, a bit of width, and cracked out to deep cover

7.6

Styris to Younis Khan, no run, nurdled down to third man, and that's the end of an important over for New Zealand

Pakistan 62/1   SB Styris 1-0-2-1

9.1

Styris to Imran Nazir, SIX, low full toss spanked high and hard off the bottom of the bat up and way over long-off

9.2

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, calmer defence now

9.3

Styris to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, another clean hit but boomed towards midwicket and tidied up out there

9.4

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, good recovery from Styris, planting on a good length in front of off

9.5

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, pushes him on the back foot for a rock-solid back-foot defence

9.6

Styris to Imran Nazir, no run, on the dot again, the batsman tries to push it off the face into short midwicket but is too late on the shot and the ball rolls harmlessly there. No chance of a run

Pakistan 77/1   SB Styris 2-0-10-1

15.1

Styris to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, up there, straight, driven out easily to mid-on

15.2

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

15.3

Styris to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven out to the covers

15.4

Styris to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, reaches out to push the ball to cover where Vettori is clean, and not to mention tidy, in picking up

15.5

Styris to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, waits and presses an easy single into the midwicket

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   SB Styris 3-0-14-1
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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