Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 142/5 (8 runs required, RR: 7.10)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy44 (39b)
  • Mark Boucher0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-30-1
  • Umar Gul3-0-19-0

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!

19.6
2
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.
19.5
4
Mohammad Amir to Duminy, FOUR runs, 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.
19.4
2
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.
19.3
W
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 (Fawad Alam) 2 (13m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.2
6
Mohammad Amir to Duminy, SIX runs, 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'
19.1
0
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.

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

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs | SA: 127/4 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 23.00)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy29 (33b)
  • Albie Morkel2 (4b)
  • Umar Gul3-0-19-0
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-23-1
18.6
1
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.
18.5
1
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
18.4
1
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

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.

18.3
1lb
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
18.2
1
Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and Gul fires another yorker , the bat comes down but can't connect properly
18.1
1
Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 run, low full toss on the off stump, mistimes the hit to extra cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 121/4 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 14.50)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy26 (30b)
  • Albie Morkel0 (1b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-23-1
  • Umar Gul2-0-14-0
17.6
0
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.
17.5
4lb
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.
17.4
4
Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, FOUR runs, 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
17.3
1lb
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.
17.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, rushes down the track, Ajmal pushes it well outside off, dragged to long-on
17.1
W
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

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | SA: 111/3 (39 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 13.00)

  • Jacques Kallis64 (53b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy21 (26b)
  • Umar Gul2-0-14-0
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-18-0
16.6
1
Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, Under pressure, he keeps hurling those yorkers in. Thrilling stuff. Another inswinging delivery, stabbed to the on side.
16.5
2
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.
16.4
1
Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, What a bowler. Another great yorker on the middle, dug out to the on side.

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40JH KallisGC Smith
2nd6JH KallisHH Gibbs
3rd4JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th61JH KallisJP Duminy
5th23JA MorkelJP Duminy
6th8MV BoucherJP Duminy

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.227
IRE2112-0.162
BDESH2020-0.996
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG21121.175
PAK21120.85
NL2112-2.025
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22040.626
WI21120.715
AUS2020-1.331
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22043.275
NZ21120.309
SCOT2020-5.281
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA33060.787
WI32140.063
ENG3122-0.414
INDIA3030-0.466
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33061.267
PAK32141.185
NZ3122-0.232
IRE3030-2.183