England and South Africa beat Pakistan & Scotland to enter Super Eight Stage
England v Pakistan – England hammered Pakistan by 48 runs
In the do-or-die game England showed right attitude and performance to beat Pakistan by 48 runs in their second game and secure the berth in the super eight stage of twenty20 World Cup.
All England players gave their 100% in the field and showed that they are playing to win on the other hand Pakistan made too much mistakes in the field dropping as many as four simple catches. They have also conceded 25 runs in the field due to their bad fielding effort.
The England win was so emphatic by 48 runs margin that now they are through to world cup Super Eight stage. England, as they had to, clearly came out with a point to prove having been rightly criticised for their performance against Netherlands on Friday.
Pakistan made their first mistake when they put England into bat after winning the toss in such a pressure game. England team boosted by the return of their star batsman K.Pietersen. He also didn’t disappointed his team mates and smashed 58 runs of just 38 balls to guide his team total to 185/5 in their 20 overs.
Chasing a stiff target Pakistan struggled right from the start as they kept loosing wickets at the regular interval. Only Younis Khan (46 runs of 31 balls) showed some class and sense to stay at the crease for Pakistan but that also was not enough for the team.
Now to make into the Super Eight stage Pakistan have to beat Netherlands in Tuesday game by big margin to go through to the next round.
Luke Wright was declared Man-of-the-Match for his all-round performance both with ball and bat.
Match Summary (England Won by 48 Runs)
England – 185/5 in 20 Overs
K.Pietersen- 58L.Wright –34
S.Ajmal– 4-0-23-2Umar Gul- 4-0-37-2
Pakistan – 137/7 in 20 Overs
Younis Khan- 46*S. Butt –28
S.Broad – 3-0-17-3D.Mascarenhas- 2-0-14-1
England v Pakistan twenty20 World Cup 2009 Highlights
South Africa v Scotland – Devilliers blistering knock helps South Africa to register big win
South Africa register an emphatic win by 130 runs against minnows Scotland to enter Super Eight stage. AB Devilliers was star for South Africa with bat as he smashed 79 runs of just 34 balls.
In reply Scotland bundled out for just 81 runs in 15.4 overs. Only K.Coetzer (42 runs of 32 balls) spend some time in the middle otherwise rest of the batsman followed other path.
Having loss both the games now Scotland is out of competition that means New Zealand are also through to the next round.
AB Devilliers was declared Man-of-the-Match for his blistering knock of 79 runs of 34 balls.
Match Summary (South Africa won by 130 Runs)
South Africa – 211/5 in 20 Overs
AB Devilliers- 79*J.Kallis –48
R.Haq– 4-0-25-2G.Drummond- 4-0-40-2
Scotland – 81/10 in 15.4 Overs
K.Coetzer- 42R. Haq –15
J.Botha – 4-0-17-2R.ven der Marwa- 4-0-17-2
South Africa v Scotland twenty20 World Cup 2009 Highlights