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)

4.5

Bond to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, short and clobbered! That wasn't so short but Hafeez was into position so early, and that flew fast and flat over midwicket

Pakistan 40/0   Mohammad Hafeez 23* (15b 3x4 1x6)   SE Bond 2.5-0-22-0

5.5

Gillespie to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, right in the slot, Hafeez was waiting for this one, and lifted a slower ball straight back over the bowler's head, and all the way into the stand!

Pakistan 54/0   Mohammad Hafeez 32* (19b 3x4 2x6)   MR Gillespie 2.5-0-30-0

6.2

Vettori to Imran Nazir, SIX, beasted over cow corner with two steps down the track and a huge swing of the blade! Massive strike

Pakistan 60/0   Imran Nazir 27* (18b 3x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 0.2-0-6-0

8.4

Vettori to Imran Nazir, SIX, that's vast. Nazir was playing by numbers there, and chose the right ball to wallop. A quickstep down the wicket and a monstrous heave over long-off

Pakistan 68/1   Imran Nazir 34* (27b 3x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 1.4-0-12-0

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

Pakistan 75/1   Imran Nazir 41* (29b 3x4 3x6)   SB Styris 1.1-0-8-1

11.4

Oram to Imran Nazir, SIX, Nazir now gets to his half-century with a belter of a drive up and over straight long-on

Pakistan 89/1   Imran Nazir 53* (38b 3x4 4x6)   JDP Oram 0.4-0-9-0

11.5

Oram to Imran Nazir, SIX, extraordinary - hooks a top edge right over the keeper, hardly the prettiest shot, but it travels, all right

Pakistan 95/1   Imran Nazir 59* (39b 3x4 5x6)   JDP Oram 0.5-0-15-0

18.2

Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, ...and is instantly punctured with a straight six over mid-off

Pakistan 138/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 15* (16b 1x6)   JS Patel 3.2-0-22-1

18.5

Patel to Shoaib Malik, SIX, huge six over midwicket - massive pull that's caught somewhere in the crowd who have now, as is traditional, gone wild

Pakistan 147/4   Shoaib Malik 26* (14b 1x4 1x6)   JS Patel 3.5-0-31-1
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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