ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 7 runs

1.6

Parnell to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, fires a high bouncer and Afridi ducks. Bowden signals wide.

1.6

Parnell to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridiiiiiiiii! It was a length delivery on the off and middle line, he stood tall and whacked it on the up and high over mid-on for his first boundary.

Pakistan 22/1   Shahid Afridi 4* (1b 1x4)

2.6

Steyn to Shahid Afridi, no run, fires a bouncer on the middle and Afridi goes down under. And gets up to nod appreciatively at the bowler

Pakistan 29/2   Shahid Afridi 4* (2b 1x4)

3.4

Parnell to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full toss, just below-waist high, swatted away to mid-off region

3.6

Parnell to Shahid Afridi, no run, moves outside the leg stump, the bowler fired it full on the base of the middle stump and Afridi lunged out to squeeze it to point.

Pakistan 32/2   Shahid Afridi 5* (4b 1x4)

4.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, fires a short pitched delivery, Afridi is not in a position to put it away and Boucher collects in front of his face

4.3

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, another bouncer, throat-high, Afridi tries to pull but can't put wood on leather.

4.4

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Thwack! It was dug in short but it didn't climb that high, just below chest-high, and Afridi pulls it hard over midwicket

4.5

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short in length, dragged away to deep midwicket region, deep square leg fielder rushes across

4.6

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Crash! Kallis tries to get another short-pitched delivery going but again, it doesn't climb all that high, at least not as high as he wanted and Afridi whacked it over wide midwicket in style. What an eventful start this has been. Afridi blew a kiss to Kallis, Kallis isn't thrilled!

Pakistan 43/2   Shahid Afridi 15* (9b 3x4)

5.3

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, cutting in, turned to short fine-leg

5.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, no run, the yorker outside off stump, Afridi tries to run it down to third man but doesn't connect

5.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slightly slower, around the off stump, pushed out to the off side for a single

Pakistan 47/2   Shahid Afridi 17* (12b 3x4)

6.1

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, length delivery, around 142 kmph, on the off stump, defended to the off side

6.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, short in length and moving down the leg side, Afridi tries to swing it away but misses it

6.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, 140 kmph length delivery cutting back in, Afridi tried to slash it away, missed and Boucher took it

6.3

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, back of length around the off stump, guided to backward point

6.4

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, threatens to move to the leg side before coming back to his original position, Kallis gets it to bounce shoulder high around the off stump, steered to third man

Pakistan 49/2   Shahid Afridi 18* (16b 3x4)

7.2

van der Merwe to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full again, not quite yorker length, quickish delivery, driven to long-on

7.6

van der Merwe to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to short fine-leg for a single

Pakistan 56/2   Shahid Afridi 20* (18b 3x4)

8.1

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, moves outside leg stump, Botha bowls a slow yorker, Malik is made to wait and he waits to drive to deep cover

8.3

Botha to Shahid Afridi, no run, spins in from the off stump, dabbed away to the off side

8.4

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, flighted full, on driven to wide long-on region for couple of runs

8.5

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, again very full, Afridi tries to lift it over but ends up driving it to long-on

Pakistan 61/2   Shahid Afridi 24* (22b 3x4)

9.1

van der Merwe to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, moves down the track and wants to lift it over long-on but ends up dragging it, mistiming it, to wide long-on boundary. He will take the mishit!

9.2

van der Merwe to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, swept away for a single

9.5

van der Merwe to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, swept to deep backward square leg

Pakistan 68/2   Shahid Afridi 30* (25b 4x4)

10.1

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, goes for the big swing over the on side but doesn't time and it and ends up dragging it for a single

10.3

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi backs away to the leg side, Botha tries to fire it in, ends up as a full toss and Afridi thrashes it to cover boundary

10.4

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Even better shot. Botha had slowed up the pace on this, given it more air, Afridi, who had moved outside leg again, waited before lifting it over extra-cover

10.5

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Crash. Bang. Wallop. Again, intelligent stuff from AFridi. No mindless slogging this. He moved outside leg, waited for the full delivery to arrive before lofting it to extra-cover boundary.

10.6

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Whaddaaplayaaa! After three big inside-out lofted drives he unfurls a delicate late cut! he has shown great control today. It was skidding just outside off stump - Botha had moved to round the stumps - Afridi hung on the back-foot, opened the bat-face and ran it down to third man boundary

Pakistan 86/2   Shahid Afridi 47* (30b 8x4)

11.2

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, really full delivery outside off stump, driven to long-on

11.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, big swing and a miss but he couldn't reach it as it was well outside off stump.

11.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, fullish, outside off stump, Afridi whips it from there to wide long-on! What a knock so far. 50 up. Breezy, entertaining and very sensible.

11.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, fullish, outside off stump, Afridi whips it from there to wide long-on! What a knock so far. 50 up. Breezy, entertaining and very sensible.

11.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single

Pakistan 95/2   Shahid Afridi 51* (33b 8x4)

12.1

Duminy to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi's flamboyant innings comes to an end. Duminy flighted it up, slow through the air, and Afridi was too early into his slog sweep. The edge took the ball to midwicket. The crowd give him an standing ovation.

Shahid Afridi c de Villiers b Duminy 51 (46m 34b 8x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Pakistan 95/3   Shahid Afridi 51 (34b 8x4)
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Jun 18, 2009

Fans watch Pakistan beat South Africa in the semi-final, Rawalpindi, June 18, 2009

Fans watch Pakistan beat South Africa in the semi-final

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Jun 18, 2009

Shahid Afridi with his Man of the Match award, Pakistan v South Africa, ICC World Twenty20, 1st semi-final, Trent Bridge, June 18, 2009

Shahid Afridi with his Man of the Match award

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