ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 7 runs

Toss Pakistan have chosen to bat. Younis "Chasing could be tough [on this wicket]. It's another do or die."

Smith: "We would have also batted; it looks like it will get slower later on. We just have to bowl well. We are excited. We have had a good time so far. Kallis is back. Unfortunately Morne Morkel misses out. We are well-balanced team and should be able to adapt to the wicket."

According to the pitch doctors, it's expected to assist spin later on. Kepler Wessels reckons 160 would be a very good score on this track.

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Andy Zaltzman on Chris Gayle's Achilles head, the shots of the tournament, impenetrable gyrating, and the 10p bet of the week.

Good for the girls that they're playing their knockout games at the same grounds as the men, says George Binoy.

No cricket? No problem. There's always a game on in the garden. Andrew Hughes heads out with a shovel.

South Africa should be crowd favourites, Tanya Aldred says, but they're just not all that easy to like, are they?

Ben: "On a slow - turning wicket, SA will find scoring very difficult. PAK will bank on Afridi, Ajmal and Malik. Also, if Gul can strike early on, it'll be PAK all the way!"

Cory: "I think the middle overs will play an important part in the match. Both teams have good spinners who will look to take wickets by slowing things up. Batsmen will have to take on the faster bowlers initially."

Syed Nadeem: "Pakistan have more chances to win this match because they elected to bat first. If Pakistan make 150 + score than it will be safe score for Pakistan."

The national anthems are on.

Dewakar: "Upstanding! again! The PA should be credited for creating a new word."

Nahim Iqbal: "very important toss to win. glad pak are batting first. 160 should be the target and will be enough as the wicket will turn later and SA will have no chance against afridi and ajmal....cmon the paks, dont let me down!"

So, nearly every mail that I have received so far - apart from the above- nearly, if not all, reckon Pakistan will win as they would be batting first. Let's see how things pan out.

Ok enough of predictions. Let's follow the game. The Pakistan openers walk out. Akmal and Shahzaib are in the middle. Here we go.

0.1

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

0.2

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.

0.3

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

0.4

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

0.5

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

0.6

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.

End of over 1 (8 runs) Pakistan 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
Kamran Akmal    8* (6b 2x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-8-0
Shahzaib Hasan    0* (0b)     

Afridi is padded up. And btw, I am Sriram Veera, your commentator. Sanjay is the scorer today.

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.

End of over 2 (14 runs) Pakistan 22/1 (RR: 11.00)
Shahid Afridi    4* (1b 1x4)      WD Parnell    1-0-14-1
Kamran Akmal    17* (9b 4x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-8-0

2.1

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

2.2

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.

2.3

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

Hassan: "With each ball Afridi plays, my heart is pounding as fast as it could!"

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

George Binoy, our man at the ground, says: "That ball spun away from the fielder as he came sprinting in from the boundary, he was quite apologetic about his effort, what an eventful start this is."

2.6

Steyn to Shahid Afridi, no run, fires a bouncer on the middle and Afridi goes down under. And gets up to nod appreciatively at the bowler

End of over 3 (7 runs) Pakistan 29/2 (RR: 9.66)
Shahid Afridi    4* (2b 1x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-15-1
Shoaib Malik    1* (2b)      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

Kepler Wessels: "So far, it looks like a good wicket. The ball is coming on to the bat nicely."

3.3

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

No slips for Afridi anymore, there's a fielder at long-on.

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.

End of over 4 (3 runs) Pakistan 32/2 (RR: 8.00)
Shahid Afridi    5* (4b 1x4)      WD Parnell    2-0-17-1
Shoaib Malik    3* (6b)      DW Steyn    2-0-15-1

4.1

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

Irfan: "SA bowlers are using the short pitched deliveries same way they did against India with the same premise!"

4.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, fires a short pitched delivery, Afridi is not in a position to put it away and Boucher collects in front of his face

It was England and WEst Indies who used that short-pitched strategy against India.

4.3

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, another bouncer, throat-high, Afridi tries to pull but can't put wood on leather.

4.4

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Thwack! It was dug in short but it didn't climb that high, just below chest-high, and Afridi pulls it hard over midwicket

4.5

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, short in length, dragged away to deep midwicket region, deep square leg fielder rushes across

4.6

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Crash! Kallis tries to get another short-pitched delivery going but again, it doesn't climb all that high, at least not as high as he wanted and Afridi whacked it over wide midwicket in style. What an eventful start this has been. Afridi blew a kiss to Kallis, Kallis isn't thrilled!

End of over 5 (11 runs) Pakistan 43/2 (RR: 8.60)
Shahid Afridi    15* (9b 3x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-11-0
Shoaib Malik    4* (7b)      WD Parnell    2-0-17-1

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

5.3

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, cutting in, turned to short fine-leg

Afridi blew a kiss to Kallis after hitting the last four! Kallis wasn't amused!

5.4

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

5.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, no run, the yorker outside off stump, Afridi tries to run it down to third man but doesn't connect

5.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slightly slower, around the off stump, pushed out to the off side for a single

End of over 6 (4 runs) Pakistan 47/2 (RR: 7.83)
Shahid Afridi    17* (12b 3x4)      JA Morkel    1-0-4-0
Shoaib Malik    6* (10b)      JH Kallis    1-0-11-0

6.1

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, length delivery, around 142 kmph, on the off stump, defended to the off side

just four fielders in the circle now. Short fine leg, midwicket, point and cover.

6.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, short in length and moving down the leg side, Afridi tries to swing it away but misses it

6.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, 140 kmph length delivery cutting back in, Afridi tried to slash it away, missed and Boucher took it

6.3

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, back of length around the off stump, guided to backward point

6.4

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, threatens to move to the leg side before coming back to his original position, Kallis gets it to bounce shoulder high around the off stump, steered to third man

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

End of over 7 (3 runs) Pakistan 50/2 (RR: 7.14)
Shoaib Malik    7* (12b)      JH Kallis    2-0-14-0
Shahid Afridi    18* (16b 3x4)      JA Morkel    1-0-4-0

Van der Merwe to bowl

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

End of over 8 (6 runs) Pakistan 56/2 (RR: 7.00)
Shahid Afridi    20* (18b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-0
Shoaib Malik    11* (16b)      JH Kallis    2-0-14-0

8.1

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, moves outside leg stump, Botha bowls a slow yorker, Malik is made to wait and he waits to drive to deep cover

8.2

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

8.3

Botha to Shahid Afridi, no run, spins in from the off stump, dabbed away to the off side

8.4

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, flighted full, on driven to wide long-on region for couple of runs

8.5

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, again very full, Afridi tries to lift it over but ends up driving it to long-on

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

End of over 9 (5 runs) Pakistan 61/2 (RR: 6.77)
Shoaib Malik    12* (18b)      J Botha    1-0-5-0
Shahid Afridi    24* (22b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-0

Afridi changes his bat

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.

End of over 10 (7 runs) Pakistan 68/2 (RR: 6.80)
Shoaib Malik    13* (21b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-13-0
Shahid Afridi    30* (25b 4x4)      J Botha    1-0-5-0

In fact the opposite. It skidded on and Hawk eye suggests it would have clipped the outer half of the leg stump.

10.1

Botha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, goes for the big swing over the on side but doesn't time and it and ends up dragging it for a single

10.2

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

10.3

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi backs away to the leg side, Botha tries to fire it in, ends up as a full toss and Afridi thrashes it to cover boundary

10.4

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Even better shot. Botha had slowed up the pace on this, given it more air, Afridi, who had moved outside leg again, waited before lifting it over extra-cover

10.5

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Crash. Bang. Wallop. Again, intelligent stuff from AFridi. No mindless slogging this. He moved outside leg, waited for the full delivery to arrive before lofting it to extra-cover boundary.

10.6

Botha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Whaddaaplayaaa! After three big inside-out lofted drives he unfurls a delicate late cut! he has shown great control today. It was skidding just outside off stump - Botha had moved to round the stumps - Afridi hung on the back-foot, opened the bat-face and ran it down to third man boundary

End of over 11 (18 runs) Pakistan 86/2 (RR: 7.81)
Shahid Afridi    47* (30b 8x4)      J Botha    2-0-23-0
Shoaib Malik    14* (22b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-13-0

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.

11.2

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, really full delivery outside off stump, driven to long-on

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

11.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, big swing and a miss but he couldn't reach it as it was well outside off stump.

11.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, fullish, outside off stump, Afridi whips it from there to wide long-on! What a knock so far. 50 up. Breezy, entertaining and very sensible.

11.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, fullish, outside off stump, Afridi whips it from there to wide long-on! What a knock so far. 50 up. Breezy, entertaining and very sensible.

11.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single

End of over 12 (9 runs) Pakistan 95/2 (RR: 7.91)
Shahid Afridi    51* (33b 8x4)      JA Morkel    2-0-13-0
Shoaib Malik    18* (25b)      J Botha    2-0-23-0

George Binoy from the ground: "The crowd simply love it, Afridi's not given Pakistan fans an innings to cheer for a while now and they are relishing it. It's a near full house at Trent Bridge and massive support for Pakistan."

12.1

Duminy to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Afridi's flamboyant innings comes to an end. Duminy flighted it up, slow through the air, and Afridi was too early into his slog sweep. The edge took the ball to midwicket. The crowd give him an standing ovation.

Shahid Afridi c de Villiers b Duminy 51 (46m 34b 8x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

12.2

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

12.3

Duminy to Younis Khan, 1 run, flighted full outside off stump, gets well 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

12.5

Duminy to Younis Khan, 1 run, floated outside off stump, swept away for a single

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.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan 99/3 (RR: 7.61)
Shoaib Malik    20* (28b)      JP Duminy    1-0-4-1
Younis Khan    2* (2b)      JA Morkel    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

End of over 14 (10 runs) Pakistan 109/3 (RR: 7.78)
Shoaib Malik    26* (32b 1x4)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-23-0
Younis Khan    6* (4b)      JP Duminy    1-0-4-1

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

14.4

Duminy to Younis Khan, FOUR, Ah! the reverse sweep now. Younis stretched forward to reverse it hard well clear of short third man. The crowd roar. Huge support for Pakistan

14.5

Duminy to Younis Khan, 1 run, Now the conventional sweep, will pick up a single

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

End of over 15 (11 runs) Pakistan 120/3 (RR: 8.00)
Shoaib Malik    31* (36b 2x4)      JP Duminy    2-0-14-1
Younis Khan    11* (6b 1x4)      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

End of over 16 (6 runs) Pakistan 126/4 (RR: 7.87)
Abdul Razzaq    1* (1b)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-29-1
Younis Khan    13* (8b 1x4)      JP Duminy    2-0-14-1

16.1

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, short in length, moving outside off stump, guided well to the right of Parnell at third man and they run hard to come back for the second run

16.2

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, no run, the lifting bouncer and Razzak hops and sways away

16.3

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, short in length, around the off stump line, cut away to deep backward point region for another couple of runs.

16.4

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, no run, nice little slower one and Razzaq was through with his cut shot very early and the ball bounces away to Boucher

16.5

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full and hint of swing away, driven to sweeper cover

16.6

Steyn to Younis Khan, 1 run, just short of the blockhole, on the middle, driven to long-on for a single. Good tight over from Steyn.

End of over 17 (6 runs) Pakistan 132/4 (RR: 7.76)
Younis Khan    14* (9b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-21-1
Abdul Razzaq    6* (6b)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-29-1

Ujjwal Pandey: "How is Malik's 87 strike rate knock a fine hand? Specially after he took 6 overs and 3 balls for himself. He should have gotten a run a ball at least. Pakistan needed him to come to party, not be a turtle. He is seriously out of touch, hopefully he will find it before the finals."

17.1

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

Shoaib Malik says in an interview now: "We are looking to get 160, if we can get there, we will try our best to bowl well and restrict them."

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

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 137/4 (RR: 7.61)
Younis Khan    17* (12b 1x4)      WD Parnell    3-0-22-1
Abdul Razzaq    8* (9b)      DW Steyn    3-0-21-1

18.1

Steyn to Younis Khan, 1 run, full delivery, driven to long-off for a single. SA are bowling very well here in the end overs.

18.2

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, moves towards leg side, Steyn fires it in full and on the base of middle stump, driven to AB at long-off

18.3

Steyn to Younis Khan, 2 runs, lands it on a length this time and that allows Younis to get under the ball and slice it high over point

18.4

Steyn to Younis Khan, 1 run, the low full toss on the middle, driven to AB at long-off again. Just five runs so far.

18.5

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, just short of yorker length outside off, Razzaq chips it, slices it to left of sweeper cover

18.6

Steyn to Abdul Razzaq, no run, fullish, in the zone outside off stump, Razzaq has a big swing but can't connect. Bouch collects. Just one over left.

End of over 19 (7 runs) Pakistan 144/4 (RR: 7.57)
Abdul Razzaq    11* (12b)      DW Steyn    4-0-28-1
Younis Khan    21* (15b 1x4)      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.

Smith applauds his bowlers as he rushes back. Very interesting contest on hand. 150 to win. Kepler Wessels says, "SA have a good chance of making this. They have a very good batting side. And this is a good pitch." And on the other hand, Pakistan wanted at least 160; they have got 149. They have a very good varied bowling attack. Seam and spin. Join us in short while for the chase.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Pakistan 149/4
Younis Khan    24* (18b 1x4)      WD Parnell    4-0-26-1
Abdul Razzaq    12* (15b)      DW Steyn    4-0-28-1
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