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Pakistan reach World T20 final

CRICKET: Pakistan eased into their second successive World Twenty20 final last night after toppling pre-tournament favourites South Africa in the first semi-final at Trent Bridge.<br /><br />All-rounder Shahid Afridi was the Pakistani hero, smashing 51 off 34 balls before removing Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers in his first two overs for figures of 2-16.<br /><br />Pakistan&rsquo;s 149-4 looked insufficient, but despite 64 from Jacques Kallis, the Proteas fell seven runs short to continue their miserable record in major one-day competitions.<br /><br />Pakistan now play the winners of the second semi-final between Sri Lanka and the West Indies which takes place at The Oval today.