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)

Abdul Razzaq to start

0.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, no run, almost a mix-up between the two. Kallis had pushed towards cover, took one step out, Smith rushed across but Kallis sent him back quickly

0.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, no run, shout for lbw but it was missing leg stump. It cut back in, full length delivery and hit him on the pad.

0.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, no run, And gets this one to straighten out and Kallis is beaten, driving inside the line. Kallis goes to have a close look at the pitch

0.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, FOUR, Classy cover drive. Everything right about it. The left elbow, the front leg and the bat-swing. Superbly struck.

0.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, no run, it was in the slot for another cover drive but Kallis went too hard this time, the bat-face shut and the ball rolled back to the bowler

0.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, 1 run, back of length and outside off, moving away but Kallis wrists it close on the leg side for a single

End of over 1 (5 runs) South Africa 5/0 (145 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.63)

    • JH Kallis 5 (6b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 0 (0b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-5-0
1.1

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, FOUR, 136 kmph full delivery well outside off stump and Kallis lashes it well clear of the backward point. Afridi rushes to have a chat with the young bowler

1.2

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, no run, length delivery, angling across Kallis who steers it to backward point. Smith shouts, 'Wait! Wait"

1.3

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, FOUR, edged through the vacant slip region. The slip had just moved out after the earlier four. It was angling away from Kallis who went for the big square drive and the ball flashed to the boundary

1.4

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, no run, full pitched around off stump, very well struck cover drive and Fawad leaps to his right to stop it. Slip moves back in now.

1.5

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, no run, Another fluent cover drive but can't pierce the field. Kallis shuffled a touch before driving to cover

1.6

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, 2 runs, shuffles to the off stump and flicks the full delivery on the off and middle past square leg for couple of runs.

End of over 2 (10 runs) South Africa 15/0 (135 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.50)

    • JH Kallis 15 (12b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Amir 1-0-10-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-5-0

Eric Gawain: "From an American stand-point, it looks to be an exciting afternoon! I think SA has a good shot, unless they utterly collapse. I hope your weather holds out, as I still have reservations about the D/L Rule computations. I guess it's like "sudden-death" in American sports--seems wierd that a whole game or season can be determined by one play. but the match must end, so let the chips fall as they may, and eventually it probably all evens out."

2.1

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets a boundary off the first ball he faced. Poor delivery. With short fine-leg in, Razzaq slipped down leg and Smith accepts the gift with a fine glance

2.2

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 1 run, walks couple of steps down the track, Razzaq drags back the length and Smith taps it gently on the off side and calls Kallis for a quick single

2.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, 1 run, short in length, clipped towards square leg, kallis says 'Two two two' but the fielder rushes in to prevent the second run

2.4

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, no run, full in length, on the middle, deflected to midwicket

2.5

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 4 byes, Four byes! It was a very good delivery. It cut past Smith who was squared up completely and the ball goes to left of Akmal who was tending to move to his right. He lunged to his left with the outstretched left glove but couldn't stop. Nasser Hussain drawls on air, " I particularly don't like wicket keepers with sunglasses on."

2.6

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 1 leg bye, lands outside leg stump, moves in to get past the prod and strike the pad high

End of over 3 (11 runs) South Africa 26/0 (124 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.66, RRR: 7.29)

    • GC Smith 5 (5b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 16 (13b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-11-0
    • Mohammad Amir 1-0-10-0

Thomas Rapley: "American standpoint? seems weird that a whole game or season can be determined by one play? This from a race of people who calculate batting averages to three decimal places!!"

3.1

Mohammad Amir to Smith, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped past square leg

Akmal has taken off his sunglasses and Nasser says, "There you go, shades off, Thank you. It's not a fashion statement!"

3.2

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, on the middle stump line, he was looking to play towards mid-on and with his bat-grip and the way the he holds his bat, the ball deflected towards midwicket

3.3

Mohammad Amir to Smith, 1 run, stays back to clip it off his hips

3.4

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, no run, again, shuffles towards off, tries to work the ball from outside off to the on side for a single but ends up jabbing it back to the bowler.

3.5

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, 1 run, And again. He moves towards off to tickle it to short fine-leg

3.6

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, 143.4 kmph short of length delivery bouncing over middle stump, Smith decides late to go for the pull and doesn't connect. Akmal gathers.

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 30/0 (120 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.50)

    • GC Smith 8 (9b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 17 (15b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Amir 2-0-14-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-11-0
4.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, no run, short in length, cutting in to cramp Kallis who crouches to stab it away to the off side

No midwicket in place. "Dangerous field to bowl to, says Nasser.

4.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis tries to make use of that field by walking outside off but Razzaq pushed it further outside off, dabbed to the off side

4.3

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 2 runs, dropped by Gul at mid-off. Smith went for the big ugly pull and top-edged it high over mid-off. Gul moved to his right but misjudged it completely, tried to back-pedal in the end but didn't get a hand on it. That should have been caught. And what's more he fell awkwardly on his back side and his head banged against the ground. Ouch. He is getting some attention.

Gul has been moved to short fine-leg now

4.4

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 1 leg bye, short in length, coming in from outside leg stump, Smith was down the track, tried to whip it away and the ball fell the on side after crashing into his thigh pad. Smith wasn't sure about the single but Kallis was.

4.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, FOUR, A very fine on-drive from Kallis. He, again, moved towards the off side and wristed the on drive past the non-striker. Fine piece of timing.

4.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, 1 run, Again, that movement to outside-off, Razzaq takes it outside off, chopped through gully

End of over 5 (9 runs) South Africa 39/0 (111 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 7.40)

    • JH Kallis 23 (19b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 10 (11b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-19-0
    • Mohammad Amir 2-0-14-0
5.1

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, no run, 130.6 kmph length delivery, off cutter, cutting across Kallis who is opened-up completely and the ball bounces through to Akmal

5.2

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, 1 run, walks towards off, no midwicket in place, works it to backward square leg for a single

5.3

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, dances down the track, fires a yorker on the off stump, squeezed to backward point. Smith looks closely at the bottom of his bat where he made contact

5.4

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, another yorker on the middle stump, dug out back to the bowler.

5.5

Mohammad Amir to Smith, OUT, Two fine yorkers followed by a short-pitched delivery. Smith, looking increasingly restless there, goes for the big pull and edges it straight up. The bowler himself comes under it.

GC Smith c & b Mohammad Amir 10 (26m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

5.6

Mohammad Amir to Kallis, no run, No slip but a short third man in. The slow off cutter has Kallis searching for the ball outside off stump, it bounces once before it reaches Akmal

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 40/1 (110 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 7.85)

    • JH Kallis 24 (22b 4x4)
    • HH Gibbs 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Amir 3-0-15-1
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-19-0
6.1

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs starts off with a very fluent cover drive. It was floated outside off stump, Gibb stretched across to drive it well clear of the sweeper cover

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, around the off stump, steered to backward point

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, on the leg and middle, straightening a touch, tapped to vacant midwicket and Afridi rushes after the ball

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run, turn and bounce there. It spun away from Kallis who tries to adjust to the turn by trying to steer it to point but is beaten

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, worked past square leg for a single

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, OUT, Afridi cleans up Gibbs with a lovely slider. It landed on the off stump line and skidded on. Gibbs pushed at it, playing for the leg break, the bat outside the line and heard the death rattle. Afridi points his right index finger to the skies and stands proudly in celebration.

HH Gibbs b Shahid Afridi 5 (3m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 46/2 (104 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 8.00)

    • JH Kallis 25 (24b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-6-1
    • Mohammad Amir 3-0-15-1
7.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Kallis goes back to nudge it to backward square leg

7.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, on the off stump line, full, defended to the on side of the pitch

7.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, leans forward to on drive the flighted off break to long-on

7.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, on the off and middle, straightening, Kallis was playing for the off break and adjusts in the end to the doosra to stab it to the off side.

7.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, goes right back to carefully push it to the off side

7.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off stump and de Villiers gets forward to defend

End of over 8 (3 runs) South Africa 49/2 (101 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.12, RRR: 8.41)

    • AB de Villiers 1 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 27 (27b 4x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-3-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-6-1
8.1

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, on the off stump line, driven to sweeper cover

8.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, dropped by Akmal. Lovely ripping leg break turning from the off stump line, AB pushed hard at it, got the thick edge and Akmal couldn't hold on to slightly difficult chance

8.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, OUT, But Afridi gets his man now. Again that skidder, this time from short of length, luring AB into a cut shot. Fatal. The ball clipped the inner edge and fell on the stumps. Gone! What a strike from Afridi. And the wheels turn.

AB de Villiers b Shahid Afridi 1 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, short in length on the middle and leg and moves towards off and middle, defended to the off side

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, goes right back to push to cover point

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, leg break on the middle and leg line, dabbed to square leg. A fine wicket-taking over from Afridi comes to an end. The crowd roar as he takes the cap from the umpire.

End of over 9 (3 runs) South Africa 52/3 (98 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.77, RRR: 8.90)

    • JH Kallis 29 (29b 4x4)
    • JP Duminy 1 (2b)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-9-2
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-3-0
9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis keeps the fight going. It was slightly short, turning in, and Kallis rocked back to pull it high over midwicket

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, flighted full on the middle and leg, Kallis was on the shuffle and wristed it past square leg

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 2 runs, from round the stumps now, flighted full on the off stump line, Duminy paddles it to fine-leg

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, tossed full around off stump, slower in the air, steered to backward point

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, a tad quicker, flatter as well, pushed to cover for a single

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, the doosra on the off stump line, Kallis read it and guided it to left of Gul at short third man for a single

End of over 10 (9 runs) South Africa 61/3 (89 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.10, RRR: 8.90)

    • JH Kallis 35 (32b 5x4)
    • JP Duminy 4 (5b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-12-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-9-2
10.1

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run, the quicker one, on the middle stump, defended back to Afridi

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, slower, fuller, driven to left of Afridi who dives but can't stop it cleanly

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, short in length, outside off stump, cut to Misbah at cover

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, flighed leg break on the middle and off, Duminy almost pushed outside the line and edged it to the on side of the pitch

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, slows it up, flights it higher, fuller, flicked for a single

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, quicker slider on the middle and off, punched towards extra cover for a single

End of over 11 (3 runs) South Africa 64/3 (86 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.81, RRR: 9.55)

    • JH Kallis 37 (35b 5x4)
    • JP Duminy 5 (8b)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-12-2
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-12-0
11.1

Shoaib Malik to Kallis, 1 run, flighted full just outside off stump, driven past the non-striker

11.2

Shoaib Malik to Duminy, no run, on the off stump line, cut to right of cover where Younis makes a sliding stop

11.3

Shoaib Malik to Duminy, no run, arm-ball on the middle stump, makes room by moving to the leg side before chopping it to backward point

11.4

Shoaib Malik to Duminy, 1 run, bit more air, fuller and on the middle, whipped to deep midwicket

11.5

Shoaib Malik to Kallis, 1 run, off break coming in from outside off, tapped to left of short third man for a single

11.6

Shoaib Malik to Duminy, 2 runs, leans across to wrist it against the turn to right of deep midwicket for couple of runs

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 69/3 (81 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 10.12)

    • JP Duminy 8 (12b)
    • JH Kallis 39 (37b 5x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-5-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-12-2
12.1

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, quicker one, around off stump, guided to backward poitn

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, quickish, just outside off stump, tapped to short third man region. Shahzaib was the fielder and Younis suggests that he should release the ball quicker. Shahzaib nods.

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run, shout for a catch behind but Kallis jabbed his bat on to his pad and the ball went past the outside edge

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run, this one almost squeezed through the bat and pad gap, jabbed away in the end

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, steered to backward point region

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, flighted around the leg stump, reverse swept to midwicket region. And Afridi's potentially match-winning spell comes to an end. The crowd show their appreciation for his effort.

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 73/3 (77 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 11.00)

    • JP Duminy 10 (14b)
    • JH Kallis 41 (41b 5x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-16-2
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-5-0

Now then, Umar Gul comes on to bowl.

13.1

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 wide, goes for the yorker straightaway but slips out as a full toss down the leg side

13.1

Umar Gul to Duminy, FOUR, Again down the leg side and this time Duminy glances it away fine, past the diving Akmal

13.2

Umar Gul to Duminy, no run, length delivery on the leg stump line, tries to clip it away, misses and is struck high on the pad

13.3

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 leg bye, full, very full, around the leg stump, Duminy tries to whip it away, misses and is struck on the pad. Loud shout for lbw. The hawk eye suggests it pitched on the leg stump line and would have clipped the leg stump.

13.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, gets it to straighten outside off stump, Kallis tries to follow the leg cutter and is beaten. His feet were all over the place there.

13.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, another leg cutter in the outside-off channel, Kallis doesn't move his feet, tries to stand and deliver on the up and is beaten again.

13.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, fuller and Kallis unfurls his extra-cover drive. He leaned into it to knife it through the off-side for a fine boundary

End of over 14 (10 runs) South Africa 83/3 (67 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.92, RRR: 11.16)

    • JH Kallis 45 (44b 6x4)
    • JP Duminy 14 (17b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-9-0
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-16-2

Fawad to bowl now.

14.1

Fawad Alam to Duminy, 1 run, the left-arm spinner starts off with a full delivery on the leg and middle, swung away to deep square leg

14.2

Fawad Alam to Kallis, 1 run, short in length, quicker, Kallis rocks back to lift it to left of long-on

14.3

Fawad Alam to Duminy, 1 run, skids outside off stump, full, chopped away to cover for another single

14.4

Fawad Alam to Kallis, FOUR, runs down the track and drags it to wide long-on boundary. fifty up for Kallis. Lone man standing so far. So much depends on him .

14.5

Fawad Alam to Kallis, SIX, He is going after Fawad. He charged down the track, got under the ball and heaved it high over long-on boundary.

14.6

Fawad Alam to Kallis, 2 runs, quicker, skidding from short of length, punched to wide midwicket region for couple of runs. A very good over for SA.

End of over 15 (15 runs) South Africa 98/3 (52 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.53, RRR: 10.40)

    • JH Kallis 58 (48b 7x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 16 (19b 1x4)
    • Fawad Alam 1-0-15-0
    • Umar Gul 1-0-9-0
15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 leg bye, from round the stumps, floated on the leg stump line, tries the reverse sweep but doesn't connect.

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, spins towards pads, clipped for a single

Wasim Akram:" No one understands here why Fawad was bowled when they had so many options." Wessels adds, "Extraordinary decision."

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, whipped through to deep midwicket region

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, doosra on the middle stump, Kallis adjusts to tap it to the on side

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 2 runs, fires it really quick on the off stump line, Duminy goes for the big hit, ends up edging slicing it towards long-on but it falls safely

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, fires it in full, drilled to left of long-off where Malik does superbly well to rush across, swoop on the ball and release it quickly off balance to prevent the extra run.

End of over 16 (7 runs) South Africa 105/3 (45 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.56, RRR: 11.25)

    • JP Duminy 20 (23b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 60 (50b 7x4 1x6)
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-18-0
    • Fawad Alam 1-0-15-0

Gul is back.

16.1

Umar Gul to Duminy, no run, the yorker arrives on the base of the middle stump, dug out to the on side, wants a run but kills that thought as Gul rushes forward and under-arms a direct hit. It's referred upstairs. Not out.

16.2

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 leg bye, moves outside leg stump, has a slog, misses but will pick a leg bye as the ball rolls to short third man

16.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, another fab yorker, Kallis can only squeeze it to the off side. Gul himself goes to pick the ball. Late reverse swing on.

16.4

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, What a bowler. Another great yorker on the middle, dug out to the on side.

16.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, 2 runs, full and outside off stump, Kallis goes for the big square drive, edges it to left of third man where Ajmal makes a super stop diving to his left. The fielders applaud, the crowd roar.

16.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, Under pressure, he keeps hurling those yorkers in. Thrilling stuff. Another inswinging delivery, stabbed to the on side.

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa 111/3 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 13.00)

    • JH Kallis 64 (53b 7x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 21 (26b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 2-0-14-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-18-0
17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, OUT, The big fish is caught. Jacques Kallis is gone. He moved outside leg stump and went for the big lofted hit over long-on against the doosra.. He got more elevation than distance though. The ball seemed to hang on up for an eternity before swirling down at long-on. Waiting below was Malik who took it. A fine innings but he is gone now.

JH Kallis c Shoaib Malik b Saeed Ajmal 64 (75m 54b 7x4 1x6) SR: 118.51

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, rushes down the track, Ajmal pushes it well outside off, dragged to long-on

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Morkel, 1 leg bye, from round the stumps, fires it in really quickly, skids past the prod to hit the pad. Going down leg, though.

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy gets himself some breathing space with a slog sweep to the cowcorner. It was the quick low full toss and duminy swung it wide of deep midwicket

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 4 leg byes, slower, skids on, Duminy goes for big heave, the great big slog, but misses it completely but the ball bounds off the pad to third man boundary. Razzaq gave chase but couldn't haul the ball back in.

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, another big swing to the on side attempted, again bat meets air and the ball hits the pad and rolls away.

End of over 18 (10 runs) South Africa 121/4 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 14.50)

    • JP Duminy 26 (30b 2x4)
    • JA Morkel 0 (1b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-23-1
    • Umar Gul 2-0-14-0
18.1

Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 run, low full toss on the off stump, mistimes the hit to extra cover

18.2

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and Gul fires another yorker , the bat comes down but can't connect properly

18.3

Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 leg bye, full and fast, Albie swings his bat, no wood on leather, and the ball bounds off the pad to Akmal but they rush across

Jack Peavy from SA: "Chooooooookers..... I am so disappointed in my team. Year after year, heartbreaks.... a miracle can save us now."

Gul pulls out prior to the release. Twice. The wind is heavy. He pulls out again. Is it because of Albie backing up. Perhaps.

18.4

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, Not quite the yorker this time, but pretty full and straight, driven hard but Malik intercepts at long-on

18.5

Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 run, What do you when the bowler fires in yorker after yorker. Again and again. Great bowling this. Stabbed to the on side for a single

18.6

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, just short of the blockhole but pretty much there almost, on the middle stump, driven to long-off. What a terrific spell from Gul. It was a delight to watch him bowl those yorkers under such high pressure.

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 127/4 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 23.00)

    • JP Duminy 29 (33b 2x4)
    • JA Morkel 2 (4b)
    • Umar Gul 3-0-19-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-23-1

Arthur: "I cannot believe this! Once again the Proteas stumble at the big hurdle! Unbelievable - this is so disappointing!"

19.1

Mohammad Amir to Duminy, no run, 139.2 kmph length delivery outside off stump, Duminy has a big swing and a miss. Smith looks on expressionless from the dug out. Albie gets across to have a chat with Duminy.

19.2

Mohammad Amir to Duminy, SIX, Duminy swings and connects. Full toss on the leg and middle and he killed it over square leg. Kepler Wessels has hope: " difficult but not impossible"

19.3

Mohammad Amir to Duminy, 1 run, OUT, fires it full, falls short of yorker length, driven to long-off and they turn for the second run. Albie runs quickly but Fawad Alam is quicker with his throw. Direct hit and Albie is short.

JA Morkel run out 2 (13m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.4

Mohammad Amir to Duminy, 2 runs, full and straight again, driven hard to Fawad who fires it to the bowler who doesn't collect cleanly and misses the stumps. The rest of the fielders jump in agony. 14 from 2 balls.

19.5

Mohammad Amir to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy is connecting with his big hits in this over. Too late, though. It was a dipping full toss and he swung it hard to wide long-on boundary.

19.6

Mohammad Amir to Duminy, 2 runs, And Pakistan move to the Twenty20 World Cup final. The final ball has been hit to long-off. The fielders jump up and down. The crowd roar and roar. In the middle, Pakistan players hug each other. The South African players look shell shocked in the dug out. Afridi, Malik walk back with a laugh. Morose sad faces in the other dug out. Joy and sorrow collide. The two teams shake hands with each other.

Presentation ceremony

Smith: We came across a very good Pakistan side. Particularly, Shahid Afridi. We were beaten on the day. Not good enough. Afridi played a great knock, we fought back. We had a solid start but couldn't finish. We were beaten by Pakistan. We had Albie padded up from the 11th over but if we don't lose wicket, he can't come back." About handling pressure and chokers tag:" I don't think it was anything to do with that. Pakistan bowled well and defended the total. We are sad and dissappointed. I know lots of people back home will be too. We just got to keep learning and going on. Good luck to Pakistan whoever they meet. They are a quality team on their day."

Younis: We have lots of supporters in England, particularly Nottingham and Birmingham. Every body knows we are slow starters, we were underdogs and it was good. suddenly, we moved to a good position. Afridi is a match winner. That's why he batted at no 3. He is a very committed cricket and it's also about team work. We were short of 15 or 20 runs but they bowled well in the end and we couldn't get boundaries. Our bowling was very good. If we keep doing it, [batt and bowl well] we will win the World Cup.

Man of the Match is Shahid Afridi Huge roar. "I am very very happy to see my team in the final. The captain and the coach gave me confidence. I enjoyed batting, bowling and fielding. It was our last chance. This is the semi-final. I was just trying to keep wicket to wicket, there was some turn and bounce." Nasser asks Afridi, can you win the tournament? "Inshallah"

And on that note, on behalf of Raghav and Sanjay, our scorers, this is Veera signing off. It was a pleasure bringing you the semi-final. Join Will Luke and Co for tomorrow's game. Alvida!

End of over 20 (15 runs) South Africa 142/5 (8 runs required)

    • JP Duminy 44 (39b 3x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Amir 4-0-30-1
    • Umar Gul 3-0-19-0
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