ICC World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final: Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham, Jun 18, 2009
ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final
Pakistan won by 7 runs
Played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (neutral venue)
18 June 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Steyn to Kamran Akmal, no run, Steyn starts off with a full delivery, 136 kmph, around the off stump, driven to mid-off


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, First four of the semi-final. Akmal throws the first punch. It was short in length and outside off, Akmal went back and across to cut it past point.


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, no run, lovely delivery shaping away from the off stump, Akmal shuffles across and pushes inside the line.


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, no run, homing in on the off stump, length delivery, Akmal tries to hit on the up and edges it to square leg


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, punched to AB at backward point


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Slap. Wham. It was well outside off stump and Akmal flayed that. The ball flew through cover point in a flash.

Pakistan 8/0   Kamran Akmal 8* (6b 2x4)

Parnell to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Akmal is on fire. Third boundary for him. It was short in length and moving away from him, he quickly got back and across to pull it hard past square leg.


Parnell to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Smith makes a mess at wide mid-off. Another lovely shot from Akmal. He leaned forward to drive superbly to left of mid-off where Smith gets across but doesn't bend down quickly enough.


Parnell to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short in length, outside off, run down to third man. Afridi on strike.

Pakistan 17/1   Kamran Akmal 17* (9b 4x4)

Steyn to Kamran Akmal, no run, full in length, on the off stump, pushed to mid-off


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, SIX, Wallop! What a stunning hit from Akmal. Great to watch. Awesome, says Kepler Wessels and he is bang on. It was full in length around the off stump, Akmal smoked it through the line high over long-off. What a shot.


Steyn to Kamran Akmal, OUT, Steyn gets his revenge, the very next ball, though. What a cracker of a start already. The game is running along at a frenetic pace. It was the short-pitched delivery and Akmal, running high on adrenalin, went for the pull but top-edged it to mid-on.

Kamran Akmal c Morkel b Steyn 23 (12m 12b 4x4 1x6) SR: 191.66

Pakistan 28/2   Kamran Akmal 23 (12b 4x4 1x6)





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