Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Imran Nazir
59(41) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
11 0 3 9 7 6 19 4
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
37(23) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 2 1 4 12 16

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O4
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Fawad Alam
O3
M0
R29
W2
Eco9.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Pakistan, then, are the first confirmed finalists in the first Twenty20 final... and aren't they enjoying it? There's even an on-pitch cartwheel from one of the support staff... though not Geoff Lawson who is looking quietly happy. They deserved to make it all the way, after suppressing New Zealand who had chosen to bat, then easing to the six-wicket victory.

Shoaib says: "First of all I want to thank you my team-mates. It's a great win, our bowlers, they're bowling brilliantly at the moment, they contained them."

Vettori says: "It just wasn't to be this time. We've been ragged with our batting. It's bitterly disappointing and I know the boys will be hurting a lot."

Shoaib again: "We are going to improve on our mistakes for the final where we will give 100 per cent."

Umar Gul is the deserved Man of the Match, with 3 for 15. "We have done a lot of hard work for the Twenty20, a lot of practice for yorkers, bouncers and the slower ones. We hope to continue with the same performance and I will try my best to perform the same way."

18.5
6
Patel to Shoaib Malik, SIX runs, huge six over midwicket - massive pull that's caught somewhere in the crowd who have now, as is traditional, gone wild

Vettori looks at once glum and resigned to his fate

18.4
2
Patel to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, dropped. Nathan McCullum made good ground to meet the ball deep near the midwicket boundary

Smiles in the dug-out - they can sense their final place right now

18.3
1
Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, swept easily behind square for a single

Pakistan in sight of the final now

18.2
6
Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX runs, ...and is instantly punctured with a straight six over mid-off

The pressure's building

18.1
0
Patel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven out to a straight mid-on

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | PAK: 132/4 (12 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 6.00)

  • Misbah-ul-Haq9 (14b)
  • Shoaib Malik18 (12b)
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-22-1
  • Jeetan Patel3-0-16-1

Great spell from the typically reliable Vettori who has now left Pakistan needing 12 from 12

17.6
1
Vettori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, worked into the leg-side

"Finish it lads, come on," cries McCullum, a touch prematurely

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st60Imran NazirMohammad Hafeez
2nd36Imran NazirYounis Khan
3rd8Shoaib MalikYounis Khan
4th7Shahid AfridiShoaib Malik
5th36Shoaib MalikMisbah-ul-Haq

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031