ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 7 runs

2.4

Steyn to Shoaib Malik, no run, cut through him like knife on butter. It cut back in from short of length, Malik was on the hop, realised the ball wasn't all that high and it was cutting back into him, he tried to stab it at the last minute but the ball burst through the bat and pad gap

2.5

Steyn to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tapped to square leg for a single, it spins past Botha

Pakistan 29/2   Shoaib Malik 1* (2b)

3.1

Parnell to Shoaib Malik, no run, length delivery moving across from Malik who is squared up and edges it but it falls well short of Kallis at lone slip

3.2

Parnell to Shoaib Malik, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Malik gets forward to defend to cover point

3.3

Parnell to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, gets back to push it past the bowler for a single

3.5

Parnell to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, just outside off stump but from short of length and that allows Malik to cut it down to third man

Pakistan 32/2   Shoaib Malik 3* (6b)

4.1

Kallis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full in length , Malik charges down the track to drive to Smith at mid-off

Pakistan 33/2   Shoaib Malik 4* (7b)

5.1

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, no run, almost a run out. Malik dives to get back to his crease. He wanted to rotate the strike to Afridi but it was pushed straight to midwicket. He got back in time.

5.2

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, charges down the track to hit on the up but doesn't get much power behind it and will pick up a single to right of mid-off

5.4

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, dug in short, at the rib-cage, dabbed to the on side

Pakistan 46/2   Shoaib Malik 6* (10b)

6.5

Kallis to Shoaib Malik, no run, lifting delivery on the off stump line, Malik hops back to fend it away to point.

6.6

Kallis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, another short delivery, outside off stump, swatted away to right of long-on

Pakistan 50/2   Shoaib Malik 7* (12b)

7.1

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, yorker length , on the off stump line, squeezed to left of short third-man for a single

7.3

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, no run, slower, drifting in, turned to short fine-leg

7.4

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, rushes down the track and drives inside-out to wide long-off region for couple of runs

7.5

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, very full in length, Malik was looking for the sweep and gets a bottom edge to backward square leg. Van der Merwe thought he would get a lbw there and he oohs and aahs after seeing the inside edge

Pakistan 55/2   Shoaib Malik 11* (16b)

8.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slow through the air again, driven to long-off

8.6

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, floated outside off stump, Malik goes for the big off drive and edges it just short of short third man. Catch it was the cry but it falls short

Pakistan 61/2   Shoaib Malik 12* (18b)

9.3

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, no run, flatter, full, drifting in, driven to cover

9.4

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, skips down the track to drive to long-off

9.6

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, no run, loud shout for lbw as Malik misses the sweep and the ball rolls away to the off side. Have to see the replay to see what happened there, perhaps it was turning away and missing off stump. In fact the opposite. It skidded on and Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the outer half of the leg stump.

Pakistan 68/2   Shoaib Malik 13* (21b)

10.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, couple of steps down the track and he flicks it over midwicket for a single

Pakistan 70/2   Shoaib Malik 14* (22b)

11.1

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower one outside off stump, Malik stretches forward to drive to deep cover. Afridi back on strike.

11.3

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, walks down the track and towards the off side, Albie hurls it further outside off, run down to wide third man region

11.4

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, shuffles to the off side, Albie fires it full outside off, sliced away to sweeper cover

Pakistan 91/2   Shoaib Malik 18* (25b)

12.2

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, stretches forward to drive to long-off

12.4

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, spins towards middle and leg, tickled to left of short fine-leg

12.6

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, no run, skips down the track, Duminy drags back the length and gets it to turn, and it hits the pad. A very fine over from Duminy.

Pakistan 99/3   Shoaib Malik 20* (28b)

13.2

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, no run, appeal for stumping. Malik stretched forward to drive but the ball spins past him and Boucher breaks the stumps. Malik's back foot was dragged slightly outside the crease but he dragged it back in time. Verdict from third umpire is Not Out. Agonizing wait for the crowd. The third umpire took his time and they waited in suspense before a relieved cheer.

13.3

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, low full toss and Malik connects well with his sweep shot and collects a boundary.

13.4

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, runs down the track, slows up the pace, driven to long-off

13.6

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, another sweep, another single and Pakistan reach 109

Pakistan 109/3   Shoaib Malik 26* (32b 1x4)

14.1

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, flighted outside off stump, Malik went down on his knee to dispose it over the leaping extra-cover fielder. Very fine shot.

14.2

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, no run, moves down the track and swings to left of midwicket where AB makes a fine stop.

14.3

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, skips down the track, Duminy slows up the pace, driven to long-off

14.6

Duminy to Shoaib Malik, 1 leg bye, Malik now tries the reverse sweep but not with the same effect. The ball bounds off the body to the on side for a leg bye

Pakistan 120/3   Shoaib Malik 31* (36b 2x4)

15.1

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, drifting in towards middle, Malik pings long-off for a single

15.3

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, stretches well forward to fetch it from outside off and sweep to deep square leg region

15.4

van der Merwe to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Malik falls after a fine hand. He was down the track, didn't quite reach the pitch, went through with his lofted shot and holed out at long-off

Shoaib Malik c Botha b van der Merwe 34 (55m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.17

Pakistan 124/4   Shoaib Malik 34 (39b 2x4)
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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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