First Semi Final at Trent Bridge ICC World Twenty20 in England 2009


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2009 world twenty20 cricket The 2009 ICC World Twenty20 is the World Championship for Cricket in the Twenty20 format. There are 12 teams competing in the Group Stages. The first two placed teams from each of the four groups (Group A to D) will move on to the Super Eights. Each team plays three games against teams they have not already played. (Teams divided into Group E and Group F). Fixtures are predetermined and have no connection to who finished first and second in the group. No points are carried forward from group stages. Top two teams in Groups E and F qualify for semi-finals.

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First Semi Final at Trent Bridge

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Boom Boom lifts Pakistan into World T20 final

Pakistan Cricket team South Africa Cricket team Pakistan South Africa Semi Final T20 Photos Shahid Afridi shone with bat and ball at Trent Bridge as Pakistan dumped South Africa by seven runs to storm into the World Twenty20 final. Boom Boom smashed 51 from 34 balls and then grabbed 2-16 with his leg-spin as Pakistan successfully defended 149-4 to restrict the favoured Proteas to 142-5 before a sell-out crowd.
Afridi, coming on to bowl in the seventh over, struck twice in four deliveries when he bowled Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers to make South Africa 50-3 in 8.3 overs. Veteran Jacques Kallis made a brave attempt to take the South Africans home, striking seven fours and a six in 64 from 54 balls, but the other batsmen faltered against the spot-on attack.
2009 ICC World Twenty20, First Semi-final at Trent Bridge, PAK vs SAF, June 18 2009: Pakistan 149/4 (Afridi 51, Malik 34) beat South Africa 142/5 (Kallis 64, Duminy 44*, Afridi 2-16) by seven runs

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16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 22:00 IST :: 1st Semi-Final - Thursday, June 18
South Africa v Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Pakistan Cricket team South Africa Cricket team South Africa is one of the only two teams in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 to reach the Semis without losing a single match (Sri Lanka is the other). The perennial favorites in any form of cricket, and big time chokers at crunch time, South Africa will have to overcome their nerves to go on to the semis when they meet a resurgent Pakistan team which is looking stronger and stronger with each match. AB de Villiers is currently South Africa's top scorer with 185 runs in five matches, and teammate Jacques Kallis is not far behind with 174 from four matches.
Seamer Roelof van der Merwe is the team's best bowler with 9-106 from 17 overs, while Wayne Parnell has 8-93 from the same number of overs.
Right-arm seamer Umar Gul is the main reason the Pakistanis have progressed so far in the tournament after a stuttering start. Gul, who was the highest wicket-taker in the inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa when Pakistan ended runners-up to India, again tops the list with 12 scalps in this tournament. Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is joint second with Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga in the wicket-taker's list with 11 wickets, while leg-spinning allrounder Shahid Afridi has eight. Pakistan were routed by South Africa in a practice match ahead of the tournament at Trent Bridge, losing by 59 runs after being bowled out for 127 in reply to South Africa's 186-7.
Tournament Results
South Africa
beat Scotland by 130 runs at The Oval
beat New Zealand by one run at Lord's
beat England by seven wickets at Trent Bridge
beat West Indies by 20 runs at The Oval
beat India by 12 runs at Trent Bridge Pakistan
lost to England by 48 runs at The Oval
beat Holland by 82 runs at Lord's
lost to Sri Lanka by 19 runs at Lord's
beat New Zealand by six wickets at The Oval
beat Ireland by 39 runs at The Oval

16:30 GMT | 12:30 EDT | 22:00 IST :: 2nd Semi-Final - Friday, June 19
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Kennington Oval, London

Sri Lanka Cricket team West Indies Cricket team Sri Lanka, the unbeaten, strongest, and best balanced team in the tournament, will face West Indies in the second semi-final at the Oval on Friday. Three of Lanka's big four batsmen have been in form, with the opening partnership of Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillekeratne Dilshan performing consistently well. Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene showed in the match against New Zealand that they have the class and composure to lead their side to victory on the big stage. Dilshan is the tournament's top runscorer.
While spinner Ajantha Mendis is an absolute terror, veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has been successfully strangling sides in the middle overs. Mendis already has 10 victims in the tournament while sling-shot fast bowler Lasith Malinga lies joint second in the leading wicket-takers in the tournament with 11 and are expected to provide the main obstacle to West Indies' chances of progress. West Indies skipper Chris Gayle, after beating England in a do-or-die match went on to remark that some teams were now scared of his team. Dwayne Bravo, with 154 runs from 4 matches and eight wickets for 123 runs from 14 overs, has been the best all-rounder in the tournament so far. Lendl Simmons with 150 runs from 4 matches is also in terrific form.
Tournament Results
West Indes
beat Australia by 7 wickets at The Oval
lost to Sri Lanka by 15 runs at Trent Bridge
beat India by 7 wickets at Lord's
lost to South Africa by 20 runs at The Oval
beat England by five wickets at The Oval (D/L method)

Sri Lanka
beat Australia by 6 wickets at Trent Bridge
beat West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge
beat Pakistan by 19 runs at Lord's
beat Ireland by 9 runs at Lord's
beat New Zealand by 48 runs at Trent Bridge

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First Semi Final at Trent Bridge

Scores

Pakistan beat South Africa by 6 runs
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat
149 for 4 (20.0 overs)
142 for 5 (20.0 overs)

Pakistan Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Kamran Akmal c A Morkel b Steyn
23
12 4 1
Hasan c van der Merwe b Parnell
0
2 0 0
Shahid Afridi c de Villiers b Duminy
51
34 8 0
Shoaib Malik c J Botha b van der Merwe
34
39 2 0
Khan not out
 
24
18 1 0
Razzaq not out
 
12
15 0 0
Extras
 
3w 2lb 5
 
Total
 
for 4 149 (20.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Steyn 4.0 0 28 1
Parnell 4.0 0 26 1
Kallis 2.0 0 14 0
A Morkel 2.0 0 13 0
van der Merwe 4.0 0 29 1
J Botha 2.0 0 23 0
Duminy 2.0 0 14 1
Fall of wicket
 
8 Hasan
28 Kamran Akmal
95 Shahid Afridi
124 Shoaib Malik

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South Africa Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Kallis c Shoaib Malik b Saeed Ajmal
64
54 7 1
Gm Smith c and b Aamer
10
14 1 0
Gibbs
 
b Shahid Afridi
5
4 1 0
de Villiers
 
b Shahid Afridi
1
5 0 0
Duminy not out
 
44
39 3 1
A Morkel run out
 
2
4 0 0
Boucher not out
 
0
0 0 0
Extras
 
1w 4b 11lb 16
 
Total
 
for 5 142 (20.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Razzaq 3.0 0 19 0
Aamer 4.0 0 30 1
Shahid Afridi 4.0 0 16 2
Saeed Ajmal 4.0 0 23 1
Shoaib Malik 1.0 0 5 0
Umar Gul 3.0 0 19 0
Fawad Alam 1.0 0 15 0
Fall of wicket
 
40 Gm Smith
46 Gibbs
50 de Villiers
111 Kallis
134 A Morkel

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Umpires: B F Bowden, S J Davis, B C Broad, S J A Taufel
South Africa: Gm Smith (Captain), Kallis, Gibbs, de Villiers, Duminy, Boucher (Wicket Keeper), A Morkel, van der Merwe, Parnell, Steyn, J Botha
Pakistan: Hasan, Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Shoaib Malik, Khan (Captain), Misbah, Shahid Afridi, Razzaq, Fawad Alam, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aamer

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.