A tremendous spell of 4 for 16 from Mohammad Hafeez saw South Africa collapse to a disappointing 253 on the opening day’s play of the First Test at Johannesburg. Most of the South African batsmen got starts but failed to convert them into bigger scores while the Pakistanis chipped away at the wickets.
India clinched a 11-run win in the Second T20I at Ahmedabad thanks to a powerful batting display. Yuvraj Singh starred in the Indian victory with a dazzling knock of 72 from 36 balls with 4 fours and 7 sixes.
The Indian team’s capitulation in the first T20 against Pakistan at Bangalore was reassertion of the fact that they are struggling with their game big time, in all departments of the game and in all formats of the sport.
Pakistan clinched a thrilling victory over India in the first T20I at a packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Chasing just 134, Pakistan were rocked by a triple blow early in their innings by debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar who swung the ball both the ways for terrific returns of 4-0-9-3.
Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 16 runs in a low scoring Semi Final at the Premadasa Stadium to enter into the Finals of the ICC World T20 2012! It is the second time that Sri Lanka have made it to the World T20 Final.
The two Asian sides that have made it to the semi-finals, and will clash in the first of the two semis on Thursday, thoroughly deservetheir respective spots. Pakistan, who were under extreme pressure following the disappointing loss to India, bounced back brilliantly against Australia.