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)

0.1

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, too much width, and that's walloped through the covers. Cracking start for Pakistan

Pakistan 4/0   Mohammad Hafeez 4* (1b 1x4)   SE Bond 0.1-0-4-0

1.2

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, FOUR, a genuine edge, and McCullum watches it fly past his right ear! Nazir was forcing off the back foot, and who knows what the keeper was thinking. That was never first slip's catch

Pakistan 10/0   Imran Nazir 4* (2b 1x4)   MR Gillespie 0.2-0-4-0

1.3

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, FOUR, walloped. That's how to make New Zealand pay. Like a tracer bullet through point

Pakistan 14/0   Imran Nazir 8* (3b 2x4)   MR Gillespie 0.3-0-8-0

1.5

Gillespie to Imran Nazir, FOUR, a flashing, windmill-esque cut shot, and that picked the gap superbly between gully and third man. Yet more runs in an expensive (and unlucky) over

Pakistan 20/0   Imran Nazir 14* (5b 3x4)   MR Gillespie 0.5-0-14-0

2.1

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, that's poor from Bond - he knows where you can and can't bowl in limited-overs cricket, and short and wide outside off is not the spot

Pakistan 24/0   Mohammad Hafeez 10* (7b 2x4)   SE Bond 1.1-0-10-0

2.2

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, runs are coming at a deluge here. Hafeez shaped to pull and gloved it up and away down to fine leg

Pakistan 28/0   Mohammad Hafeez 14* (8b 3x4)   SE Bond 1.2-0-14-0

14.2

Bond to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, slower ball, picked up with a scooped drive through extra cover

Pakistan 111/3   Shahid Afridi 6* (4b 1x4)   SE Bond 3.2-0-29-0

16.3

Patel to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, down the pitch and tracked right over to the rope, bissecting midwicket and mid-on - my, that was forcefully struck

Pakistan 125/4   Shoaib Malik 16* (10b 1x4)   JS Patel 2.3-0-14-1
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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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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