Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
51(33) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 10 0 0 0 4 2
AB de Villiers
53(41) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 3 6 6 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O4.0
M0
R26
W4
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CK Langeveldt
O4.0
M0
R19
W4
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 137/7

  • RE van der Merwe2 (2b)
  • JA Morkel7 (7b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-26-4
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-33-0

Joy and sorrow collide. Pakistan players get into a celebratory huddle even as South African players look pretty downcast in the dressing room. It was another bizarrely mediocre performance from South Africa. There was no urgency in the chase; they meandered, stumbled, had an occasional burst of inspiration but for the major part they struggled.

Please hang on for the quotes from the players.

Smith: "We are very very disappointed. We struggled with the bat. We lacked the fluency and positivity. Only AB played with any .. it has been the story of the tournament. This team is talented to be playing this way .. it has been very very disapointing."

Afridi: "The boys really performed very well. Kamran Akmal .. Umar akmal .. my partnership with Umar too ..Captain's performance is always important. .. I have already started praying that England should win the next game!"

Man of the match is Umar Akmal: "There was no pressure on me. The coach and captain backed me. I just played my positive game. The wicket was good and the ball went where I wanted it to go. "

That's it from us. See you at the second game.

19.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to van der Merwe, no run, lovely doosra that breaks away like a big leg break to Akmal. Pakistan have done their bit to stay in the competition while South Africa go home. Congrats Pakistan!
19.5
2
Saeed Ajmal to van der Merwe, 2 runs, slows up the pace, shortens the length, pulled over midwicket for couple of runs. Kamran Akmal celebrates. Gloom in the SA dressing room

Neil Aldridge : "All I'm seeing is words like 'driven, flicked and pushed'....today we (SA) hit new levels of mediocrity! Charl must be sat in the dug-out cursing!"

19.4
W
Saeed Ajmal to Botha, OUT, Done in by the doosra! Ajmal strikes for Pakistan. It broke away from Botha, who went for the slog sweep, and Akmal did the rest. Botha had stretched out his back leg outside the crease. He played well but the big hits came too late for South Africa.
19.3
1
Saeed Ajmal to Morkel, 1 run, around the off stump line, cut straight to backward point. Just a single.
19.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Botha, 1 run, low dipping full delivery, hit down to long-off
19.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Morkel, 1 run, top spinner from round the stumps on the middle stump line, Albie is cramped for room as he doesn't pick the ball coming in ... ends up stabbing it gently to the off side

Ajmal to bowl his of f breaks

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
51(33) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 4 10 0 0 0 4 2
AB de Villiers
53(41) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 3 6 6 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O4.0
M0
R26
W4
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CK Langeveldt
O4.0
M0
R19
W4
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.358
ENG43106.0000.145
SA42204.0000.651
SL41302.000-0.461
AFG41302.000-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.900
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.233
PAK41302.000-0.092
BDESH40400.000-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.521
IRE30201.000-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.566
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017