ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan beats South Africa by 2 wickets

Pakistan beats South Africa 150x150 ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan beats South Africa by 2 wicketsThe Pakistan cricket team has outplayed the South Africa cricket team today here at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Pakistan team has won the match against South Africa by 2 wickets and the real hero of the match was Umar Gul. Gul played a vital knock of 32 runs from just 17 balls with two fours and three huge sixes.

The Pakistan team achieved the target with two balls remaining.

Earlier, South African captain won the toss and elected to bat first. South Africa made just 133 runs in 20 overs.

De Villiers: “I’m proud of the way we fought back. We lost it in the last five overs. Captaincy wise one or two errors there.”

Hafeez: “We played couple of bad shots but great team effort. I knew that Gul could hit it hard. This is good sign that everybody is contributing. We did well to restrict them, in the end Pakistan was lucky to get this.”

Gul is the Man of the Match: “I must thank to my coach. I told Akmal that we should stay at the crease, the flick is my favourite shot.”

Pakistan squad

Mohammad Hafeez*, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal†, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat

South Africa squad

AB de Villiers*†, HM Amla, F Behardien, J Botha, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, JH Kallis, RE Levi, JA Morkel, M Morkel, JL Ontong, WD Parnell, RJ Peterson, DW Steyn, LL Tsotsobe

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