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)


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

New Zealand 50/1   BB McCullum 19* (20b 2x4)   Fawad Alam 0.5-0-4-1


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

New Zealand 74/2   SB Styris 17* (9b 1x4 1x6)   Shahid Afridi 2.3-0-17-1


Umar Gul to Styris, OUT, outside off, Styris lifts up off the bottom of his bat but can't clear the cover boundary - the ball goes up straight and back down into the hands of Sohail way inside the rope

SB Styris c Sohail Tanvir b Umar Gul 18 (17m 12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

New Zealand 85/3   PG Fulton 8* (13b)   Umar Gul 1.1-0-3-1


Umar Gul to Fulton, OUT, two in three balls now for Gul as Fulton, standing straight, doesn't get over the ball and pops a straightforward catch to cover

PG Fulton c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul 10 (12m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

New Zealand 87/4   LRPL Taylor 0* (0b)   Umar Gul 1.3-0-5-2


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   LRPL Taylor 5* (3b)   Fawad Alam 3-0-29-2


Umar Gul to Oram, OUT, round the wicket again, angling in, with some lift too, and Oram's would-be carve over mid-on takes a big snick through to Akmal

JDP Oram c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

New Zealand 106/6   LRPL Taylor 6* (5b)   Umar Gul 3-0-11-3


Mohammad Hafeez to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, wristed to midwicket, then a horrible mix-up: Vettori turning down the second and then sacrificing himself - walking out of his crease to allow Taylor to get back in

DL Vettori run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

New Zealand 107/7   LRPL Taylor 7* (7b)   Mohammad Hafeez 0.2-0-1-0


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   LRPL Taylor 20* (17b 1x6)   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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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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