Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
37(23) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 0 2 0 3 10 16
Imran Nazir
59(41) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
11 0 1 2 7 6 6 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Styris
O3.0
M0
R14
W1
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Pakistan, then, are the first confirmed finalists in the first Twenty20 final... and aren't they enjoying it? There's even an on-pitch cartwheel from one of the support staff... though not Geoff Lawson who is looking quietly happy. They deserved to make it all the way, after suppressing New Zealand who had chosen to bat, then easing to the six-wicket victory.

Shoaib says: "First of all I want to thank you my team-mates. It's a great win, our bowlers, they're bowling brilliantly at the moment, they contained them."

Vettori says: "It just wasn't to be this time. We've been ragged with our batting. It's bitterly disappointing and I know the boys will be hurting a lot."

Shoaib again: "We are going to improve on our mistakes for the final where we will give 100 per cent."

Umar Gul is the deserved Man of the Match, with 3 for 15. "We have done a lot of hard work for the Twenty20, a lot of practice for yorkers, bouncers and the slower ones. We hope to continue with the same performance and I will try my best to perform the same way."

18.5
6
Patel to Shoaib Malik, SIX runs, huge six over midwicket - massive pull that's caught somewhere in the crowd who have now, as is traditional, gone wild

Vettori looks at once glum and resigned to his fate

18.4
2
Patel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, dropped. Nathan McCullum made good ground to meet the ball deep near the midwicket boundary

Smiles in the dug-out - they can sense their final place right now

18.3
1
Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, swept easily behind square for a single

Pakistan in sight of the final now

18.2
6
Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX runs, ...and is instantly punctured with a straight six over mid-off

The pressure's building

18.1
0
Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven out to a straight mid-on

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | PAK: 132/4

  • Misbah-ul-Haq9 (14b)
  • Shoaib Malik18 (12b)
  • DL Vettori4-0-22-1
  • JS Patel3-0-16-1

Great spell from the typically reliable Vettori who has now left Pakistan needing 12 from 12

17.6
1
Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked into the leg-side

"Finish it lads, come on," cries McCullum, a touch prematurely

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
37(23) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 0 2 0 3 10 16
Imran Nazir
59(41) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
11 0 1 2 7 6 6 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SB Styris
O3.0
M0
R14
W1
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umar Gul
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017