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)

2.5

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, FOUR, the shackles are broken at last. Using the pace of the bowler, and beat midwicket with superb timing

New Zealand 11/0   BB McCullum 7* (6b 1x4)   Mohammad Asif 1.5-0-9-0

2.6

Mohammad Asif to McCullum, FOUR, width on the off side this time from Asif, and McCullum climbs into it with such a thirst for runs that one hand comes off the bat. But backward is beaten all the same

New Zealand 15/0   BB McCullum 11* (7b 2x4)   Mohammad Asif 2-0-13-0

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   L Vincent 17* (16b 1x4 1x6)   Sohail Tanvir 2-0-16-0

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

New Zealand 59/1   SB Styris 8* (4b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 1.4-0-13-0

13.5

Umar Gul to McMillan, FOUR, beat third man this time

New Zealand 91/4   CD McMillan 4* (2b 1x4)   Umar Gul 1.5-0-9-2

19.1

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, FOUR, full delivery dug out with a desperate, but well-struck, drive straight through long-on

New Zealand 130/8   LRPL Taylor 24* (18b 1x4 1x6)   Mohammad Asif 3.1-0-21-0

19.3

Mohammad Asif to Taylor, FOUR, played off the legs through midwicket, a cleanish strike into the ground, and that races away, too

New Zealand 140/8   LRPL Taylor 34* (20b 2x4 2x6)   Mohammad Asif 3.3-0-31-0
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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