Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 137/7 (12 runs required, RR: 6.85)

  • Roelof van der Merwe2 (2b)
  • Albie Morkel7 (7b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-26-4
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-33-0

Joy and sorrow collide. Pakistan players get into a celebratory huddle even as South African players look pretty downcast in the dressing room. It was another bizarrely mediocre performance from South Africa. There was no urgency in the chase; they meandered, stumbled, had an occasional burst of inspiration but for the major part they struggled.

Please hang on for the quotes from the players.

Smith: "We are very very disappointed. We struggled with the bat. We lacked the fluency and positivity. Only AB played with any .. it has been the story of the tournament. This team is talented to be playing this way .. it has been very very disapointing."

Afridi: "The boys really performed very well. Kamran Akmal .. Umar akmal .. my partnership with Umar too ..Captain's performance is always important. .. I have already started praying that England should win the next game!"

Man of the match is Umar Akmal: "There was no pressure on me. The coach and captain backed me. I just played my positive game. The wicket was good and the ball went where I wanted it to go. "

That's it from us. See you at the second game.

19.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to van der Merwe, no run, lovely doosra that breaks away like a big leg break to Akmal. Pakistan have done their bit to stay in the competition while South Africa go home. Congrats Pakistan!
19.5
2
Saeed Ajmal to van der Merwe, 2 runs, slows up the pace, shortens the length, pulled over midwicket for couple of runs. Kamran Akmal celebrates. Gloom in the SA dressing room

Neil Aldridge : "All I'm seeing is words like 'driven, flicked and pushed'....today we (SA) hit new levels of mediocrity! Charl must be sat in the dug-out cursing!"

19.4
W
Saeed Ajmal to Botha, OUT, Done in by the doosra! Ajmal strikes for Pakistan. It broke away from Botha, who went for the slog sweep, and Akmal did the rest. Botha had stretched out his back leg outside the crease. He played well but the big hits came too late for South Africa.

J Botha st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 19 (6m 8b 4x4 0x6) SR: 237.50

19.3
1
Saeed Ajmal to Morkel, 1 run, around the off stump line, cut straight to backward point. Just a single.
19.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Botha, 1 run, low dipping full delivery, hit down to long-off
19.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Morkel, 1 run, top spinner from round the stumps on the middle stump line, Albie is cramped for room as he doesn't pick the ball coming in ... ends up stabbing it gently to the off side

Ajmal to bowl his of f breaks

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | SA: 132/6 (17 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 17.00)

  • Johan Botha18 (6b)
  • Albie Morkel5 (5b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-33-0
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-21-3
18.6
4
Mohammad Amir to Botha, FOUR runs, full pitched delivery outside off, Botha tries to crash it over covers but edges it over the short third-man fielder. 17 to win from the final over. Here we go!
18.5
4
Mohammad Amir to Botha, FOUR runs, Botha is playing a cameo here. He leans across to paddle-sweep a length delivery over Razzaq at short fine-leg
18.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Morkel, 1 run, full delivery, mistimes the intended big hit and the ball rolls to long-on
18.3
0
Mohammad Amir to Morkel, no run, Ouch! Full toss on the leg stump line, Albie goes for the swing to the on side, misses it and is hit on the groin. Ouchy! Albie is down on the ground in pain. Physio rushes out. It was a full toss and probably deserved to fly out of the boundary but instead ...
18.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Botha, 1 run, fuller, around off, uppish drive just short of the driving Misbah at cover
18.1
4
Mohammad Amir to Botha, FOUR runs, Crashed! Full pitched just outside the off stump line and Botha thrashes it to wide long-off boundary

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 118/6 (31 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 15.50)

  • Johan Botha5 (2b)
  • Albie Morkel4 (3b)
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-21-3
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-19-0
17.6
1
Saeed Ajmal to Botha, 1 run, quicker one outside off, driven to long-on for a single
17.5
4
Saeed Ajmal to Botha, FOUR runs, Reverse sweep! He wallops this one over backward point
17.4
W
Saeed Ajmal to Boucher, OUT, Trapped in front! Bouch tried to work this one to the on side but played all around it. Pakistan inch close to the victory line

MV Boucher lbw b Saeed Ajmal 12 (19m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

17.3
0
Saeed Ajmal to Boucher, no run, goes for the slog sweep but doesn't connect
17.2
4
Saeed Ajmal to Boucher, FOUR runs, Crunchy. He goes for the sweep and connects well. The ball screams over the square-leg umpire!
17.1
0
Saeed Ajmal to Boucher, no run,

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | SA: 109/5 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.41, RRR: 13.33)

  • Albie Morkel4 (3b)
  • Mark Boucher8 (10b)
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-19-0
  • Saeed Ajmal2-0-12-2
16.6
2
Mohammad Amir to Morkel, 2 runs, gets forward to on drive to long-on for a single
16.5
1
Mohammad Amir to Boucher, 1 run, full and straight, driven down to long-on
16.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Morkel, 1 run, pushes this one to backward square-leg for a single
16.3
1
Mohammad Amir to Boucher, 1 run, drops it short, pulled really hard past the umpire Doctrove at square-leg.. Doctrove just about manages to sway away from the line of fire. Reminds me of RIchie Richardson sweeping and hitting the umpire at square-leg in the 1996 world cup.

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd11JH KallisGC Smith
3rd33JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th12JP DuminyAB de Villiers
5th33MV BoucherAB de Villiers
6th12MV BoucherJA Morkel
7th22JA MorkelJ Botha
8th2JA MorkelRE van der Merwe

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS22041.525
PAK2112-0.325
BDESH2020-1.2
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ22040.428
SL21120.355
ZIM2020-1.595
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.495
SA21121.125
AFG2020-2.446
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI22042.78
ENG2011-0.452
IRE2011-3.5
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG33060.962
PAK31220.041
NZ3122-0.373
SA3122-0.617
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33062.733
SL3214-0.333
WI3122-1.281
INDIA3030-1.117