ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 7 runs

1.1

Parnell to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, shout for lbw but it was missing the off stump. It was full in length, skidded on to hit the pad. The bat was pushed outside the line. It would have missed off.

1.2

Parnell to Shahzaib Hasan, OUT, What a stunner from Van der Merwe. South Africa roar as they get into a huddle. It was a short of length delivery, going away from Shahzaib who top-edges the pull over mid-on. Van der Merwe swung back, ran ahead and dived forward to take a sharp catch.

Shahzaib Hasan c van der Merwe b Parnell 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.3

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.

1.4

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.

1.5

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

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   WD Parnell 1-0-14-1

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

3.4

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

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

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   WD Parnell 2-0-17-1

17.1

Parnell to Younis Khan, 1 run, full delivery on the middle, nudged to the on side

17.2

Parnell to Abdul Razzaq, no run, full again, almost yorker length, squeezed to point. Two good balls so far.

17.3

Parnell to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, goes for another yorker, ends up a very low dipping full toss, driven to long-off

17.4

Parnell to Younis Khan, 1 run, fires it short this time, mistimes the pull for a single

17.5

Parnell to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, very full again, just outside off stump, square driven to point where AB doesn't field cleanly and gives away a single

17.6

Parnell to Younis Khan, 1 run

Pakistan 137/4   WD Parnell 3-0-22-1

19.1

Parnell to Younis Khan, 1 run, comes down the track but is greeted with a yorker, squeezes it out to cover. Superb bowling this.

19.2

Parnell to Abdul Razzaq, no run, And slips in the bouncer this time, Razzaq tries to pull but the bat meets air and the ball goes through to Boucher

19.3

Parnell to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, And there comes the yorker, dug out to left of backward point where Ab makes a very fine diving stop

19.4

Parnell to Younis Khan, 1 run, low full toss outside off stump, mis hit towards long-off.

19.5

Parnell to Abdul Razzaq, 1 leg bye, another terrific yorker from the young Parnell, Razzaq gets in a tangle, tries to get the front leg out of the way and the ball rolls to the off side.

19.6

Parnell to Younis Khan, 1 run, another very fine full delivery, in and around that blockhole, can only push it to Smith at cover.

Pakistan 149/4   WD Parnell 4-0-26-1
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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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