ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 7 runs

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

7.2

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

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

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   RE van der Merwe 1-0-6-0

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

9.3

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

9.5

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

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   RE van der Merwe 2-0-13-0

13.1

van der Merwe to Younis Khan, 1 run, lunges forward to turn it past midwicket

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

13.5

van der Merwe to Younis Khan, 3 runs, floated outside off stump, steered towards short third man where Albie slips and the ball rushes past him. The bowler is not happy and yells C'mon!

13.6

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

Pakistan 109/3   RE van der Merwe 3-0-23-0

15.1

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

15.2

van der Merwe to Younis Khan, 1 run, turns towards off stump, wristed to square leg 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

15.5

van der Merwe to Younis Khan, 1 run, worked past square leg for a single

15.6

van der Merwe to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, quicker, flatter, skidding in, clipped through backward square leg

Pakistan 126/4   RE van der Merwe 4-0-29-1
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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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