At the beginning of our our coverage we asked: Should Pakistan have played an extra batsmen if Gul were to remain unused as a bowler? Turns out, Gul was the third-highest scorer of the match.
Hafeez says: "Umar Gul and Umar Akmal produced something very special - we know Umar Gul can hit the ball very hard and it's good that everyone can contribute."
Alison Mitchell, commentating for BBC Test Match Special, says:
"A shame that Gul wasn't out there in the middle when they won it, after he'd done all the work."
Dirk Nannes, commentating for BBC Test Match Special, says:
"Pakistan have absolutely stolen this game. But credit to them, they have kept going. It was inexplicable that Morkel bowled that knee-high full toss that was hit for six, that was the one ball he couldn't have bowled."
BOUNDARY- Ajmal edges it through the slips for a four! Pakistan have pulled off the most unlikeliest of wins here! South Africa will be shocked and wondering what they will have to do to beat Pakistan in World T20s!
BOUNDARY- Same length and this time Gul hits it over point! Out of nowhere Pakistan have some hope now. 22 of 18.
BOUNDARY- SIX! Short length from Morkel and Gul hits it in his favourite spot!
FREE HIT! Morkel steps over the line but Umar Akmal doesn't make full use of it!
BOUNDARY- Umar Akmal comes down the track, Albie Morkel holds it back but Umar is up to it and cuts it over point for four.
BOUNDARY- 6, 6! Umar Gul smashes Kallis for two sixes, both deliveries short, just the way Gul likes it. Gul giving Umar Akmal a few tips after that passage of play.
Roshan Abeysinghe, commentating for BBC Test Match Special, says
"I think Pakistan have grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory here. Only chasing 134, on this pitch, nine times out of 10 they should have done it." I think nine times out of time one can expect them to do this 'grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory' bit as well.
WICKET- Steyn fires it into the ribs of Yasir Arafat, short mid-on takes an easy catch!
BOUNDARY- Umar Akmal looking to take the attack, hits Peterson inside out for four. Probably a bit too much for him to do alone. 61 off 36.
Pakistan have, for a change, played the faster men with quite a lot of ease, the South African spinners looking menacing probably because of some senseless batting by Pakistan.
WICKET- Afridi hits Duminy to Albie Morkel at long off, first-ball duck. Very brief stay, just under 2 minutes perhaps.
WICKET- Malik makes room and cuts Kallis straight into the hands of Steyn at thirdman. Shahid Afridi walks in.
BOUNDARY- Jacques Kallis on now, and immediately bounces Malik. The ball flies over the keeper after deflecting over Malik's shoulder.
BOUNDARY- Umar Akmal sweeps Botha fine, perhaps that's the way to go.
BOUNDARY- Umar Akmal pulls Botha over midwicket for four.
Ramiz Raja, commentating for BBC Test Match Special, says:
"South Africa have got Pakistan where they wanted them. The damage has been done."
WICKET- Johan Botha into the attack and goes straight through Kamran Akmal! It was too close to attempt a cheeky late cut, perhaps also not the right time to do so. Time for Umar Akmal to do his bit.
BOUNDARY- Shoaib Malik, the new man in, clips Albie Morkel off his legs through short fine leg for four. Pakistan's middle-order will be tested today.
WICKET- Another one falls! Nasir Jamshed falls in similar fashion to Hafeez. The left-arm spin of Robin Peterson proving far more deadly than the Steyn-Morkel combination!
WICKET- Peterson beats Hafeez in flights as Hafeez plays a walking shot and is out stumped. Great work by AB de Villiers behind the stumps!
BOUNDARY- Hafeez hits Peterson inside out for six!
WICKET- Nazir falls to Steyn. Another short one and this time the batsman ends up gloving it to the keeper.
BOUNDARY- Nazir pulls a 142 kph short ball from Steyn to the boundary for a once-bounce four.
BOUNDARY- Nazir drives Morne Morkel forcefully through point, not the right length to the Pakistan openers.
BOUNDARY- Hafeez drives Steyn through the covers before glancing one of his pads for two fours. Good start for Pakistan but with the amount of movement Steyn is getting, the next few overs will prove to be a handful for Hafeez and Nazir.