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9th Match, Group B, Lord's, Jun 9 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(17.3/20 ov, target 176)93
Pakistan won by 82 runs
player of the match
Kamran Akmal
Pakistan
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• Andrew Miller

Afridi seals Pakistan's progression

Shahid Afridi carried Pakistan into the Super Eights at the expense of a spirited but outclassed Dutch side at Lord's

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan175/5(20 overs)
Netherlands93/10(17.3 overs)

Smits: "We didn't have a good day. Afridi was outstanding. That's what we said in the morning, we had to fear Afridi and he did it. Our bowling was ok but it was too much for us. Congrats to Pakistan. It's a privelege to be here and we made some impact on Friday night. "

Younis: "It was all about partnerships today. I thought 180 and 190 should be good. We wanted to be positive and so we batted first. The spinners- Afridi and Ajmal- bowled really well.

Man of the Match Kamran Akmal: "T20 is a fun game. Everybody is practising fours and six. we got good partnerships going. I am very happy with the wicketkeeping. I have worked very hard on it."



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Send your questions for them in to chatterbox@cricinfo.com . Alvida!

17.3
W
Umar Gul to Seelaar, OUT

And Pakistan go through to the next round in style. What a Dutch capitulation this has been. Gul cleans up the leg stump. The crowd roar. Netherlands played well against England but couldn't repeat the trick today. Pakistan didn't allow them. Their spinners, Ajmal and Afridi in particular, were fantastic. As some of you have mailed in, Kamran Akmal now has the most stumpings in a T20.

Pieter Seelaar b Umar Gul 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.2
1
Umar Gul to Smits, 1 run

yorker length at the leg stump, dug out towards cover, Afridi fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The batsman seems to have been just in.

17.1
Umar Gul to Smits, no run

really full and outside leg, Smits moves further outside leg, has a swing and a miss.

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
NL: 92/9CRR: 5.41 RRR: 28.00
Jeroen Smits10 (15)
Pieter Seelaar1 (1)
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-3
Umar Gul 2-0-13-0
16.6
1
Ajmal to Smits, 1 run

flighted full, driven to long-off

16.5
1
Ajmal to Seelaar, 1 run

gets behind the line of the off break to defend it to the on side

16.4
W
Ajmal to Nannes, OUT

Another stumping from Akmal. It was another lovely little doosra from Ajmal, who has really impressed today. Nannes had walked into the shot and was beaten by the delivery that broke away. He must have thought that he was bowled as he didn't initially try to get back. Akmal had not collected cleanly but recovered quickly to break the stumps. nannes turned back only after that. Too late.

Dirk Nannes st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 6 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
16.3
1
Ajmal to Smits, 1 run

flighted on the middle, swept to long leg

16.2
2
Ajmal to Smits, 2 runs

fetches it from outside off and sweeps it to deep backward square leg

16.1
Ajmal to Smits, no run

Ajmal turns it in from outside off, beats the swipe and hits the pad

end of over 165 runs
NL: 87/8CRR: 5.43 RRR: 22.25
Jeroen Smits6 (11)
Dirk Nannes6 (6)
Umar Gul 2-0-13-0
Saeed Ajmal 3-0-15-2
15.6
1
Umar Gul to Smits, 1 run

Gull misses a run out! It was pushed to the off side of the pitch and the non-striker had rushed out. Gul turned around and fired in a throw but missed the stumps and now they take the single

15.5
Umar Gul to Smits, no run

slower one, bounces past the attempted carve to the off side and goes over the middle stump

15.4
2
Umar Gul to Smits, 2 runs

makes room by going outside leg and drives to right of deep cover

15.3
Umar Gul to Smits, no run

fuller, outside off stump, tries to slash it away, gets a inner edge and the ball rolls to Akmal

15.3
1w
Umar Gul to Smits, 1 wide

moves all over the crease and Gul fires in another bouncer ... Akmal gathers.

15.2
Umar Gul to Smits, no run

bouncer outside off stump and Akmal gathers. Afridi rushes to have a word with Gul

15.1
1
Umar Gul to Nannes, 1 run

yorker on the off stump line, pushed out to mid-off

end of over 156 runs
NL: 82/8CRR: 5.46 RRR: 18.80
Jeroen Smits3 (6)
Dirk Nannes5 (5)
Saeed Ajmal 3-0-15-2
Shahid Afridi 4-0-11-4
14.6
Ajmal to Smits, no run

charges down the track but is beaten by the lack of pace and is hit on the pad

14.5
1
Ajmal to Nannes, 1 run

goes right back to work it to square leg

14.4
1
Ajmal to Smits, 1 run
14.3
1
Ajmal to Nannes, 1 run

Almost run out! It was hit to cover where the captain Younis swooped on the ball and fired in a throw to Akmal who whipped the bails off. Stranded short of the crease you would think but the bails didn't come off in time.

Best performances - batters
Kamran Akmal portrait
Kamran Akmal PAK
41 runs (30)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
2 fours
1 six
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Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan PAK
36 runs (20)
0 four
3 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
10 runs
0 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi PAK
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
4
ECO
2.75
Saeed Ajmal portrait
Saeed Ajmal PAK
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
Match details
Lord's, London
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal
Match numberT20I no. 98
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days9 June 2009 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Amiesh Saheba
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
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Daryl Harper
Reserve Umpire
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Simon Taufel
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst
PointsPakistan 2, Netherlands 0