Africa XI tour of South Africa, 2005 / Commentary

Afro-Asian Cup - 3rd match

Africa XI v Asia XI

No result

Match State: Match start scheduled for Noon local time (10am GMT) Very goodday to all and welcome to a cloudy Sahara Stadium Kingsmead , the lights have been switched on early and covers still on The toss won by Africa and Smith as elected to have a bat first The covers have been removed and play will strat shortly Match State: Delay - Start delay due to rain The covers have been removed but called back on due more rain More ground staff called on to help with covers , it`s raining much harder now It's still raining covers are on There is a slight drizzle third umpire on the park to have a look,ground staff called to remove covers again Will advise shortly on start The drizzle as stopped and all the covers removed , sky looks clear now, play should strat shortly Will advise on start off play Great news play is due at at 13:45 local time News from the Umpires the game has been reduced to a 48 over game and there will be a 20 minutes dinner break Lets get ready for action , stepping out onto the park the Asian XI To open the bowling for Asian from the Old Fort Rd End is Shoaib Akhtar

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, first ball , on middel and off , defends on the off side

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, short , cut to the man on the off side

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, 1 wide

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, great ball , close on off stump , late movement

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, OUT, full , on line and appeal for lbw , yes given and Akhtar strikes in his first over , great delivery

GC Smith lbw b Shoaib Akhtar 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Kallis, no run, great delivery , on the off , Kallis play`s and missed

Z Khan to open the bowling from the Umgeni End

End of over 1 (1 run) Africa XI 1/1
JH Kallis    0* (1b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-1-1
HH Dippenaar    0* (0b)     

1.1

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, movement on the off side , through to keeper

1.2

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, on middel , defends on the on side

1.3

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, good delivery , plays and gets the ball into his pads

1.4

Khan to Dippenaar, 4 leg byes, off the pads abd raced to boundary

1.5

Khan to Dippenaar, 2 runs, turned wide off 3rd man , Akktar after it saves the boundary , falls and almost toucher the boundary , wet out field

1.6

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, on the off , defends in front

End of over 2 (6 runs) Africa XI 7/1
HH Dippenaar    2* (6b)      Z Khan    1-0-2-0
JH Kallis    0* (1b)     

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Kallis, 1 run, nicely played to point region for quick single

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, outside off stump , left alone

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, on moiddel and off , pushed down to mid on

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, out off stump , defends to the off side

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, great delivery , close to the off stump , beats bat and through to keeper

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) Africa XI 8/1
HH Dippenaar    2* (11b)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-2-1
JH Kallis    1* (2b)     

3.1

Khan to Kallis, 1 wide, short and pitchers wide out side off stump , wide caaled

3.1

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, nicely turned to fine leg region

3.2

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, swings at this one , wide outside off stump and through to keeper

3.3

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, wide outside off stump , no shot offered

3.4

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, on the off , straight to man in the covers

3.5

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, on middel and gets a inside edge

3.6

Khan to Dippenaar, 1 run, gets this one to mid wkt region

End of over 4 (3 runs) Africa XI 11/1
HH Dippenaar    3* (16b)      Z Khan    2-0-5-0
JH Kallis    2* (3b)     

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, FOUR, short and put away to boundary

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, wide out side off stump , looks drive , swings and missed

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, appeal for lbw , turned down , looks going down leg side

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, on the off , defends

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dippenaar, no run, great delivery , beats bat on middel and off , through to keeper

End of over 5 (4 runs) Africa XI 15/1
HH Dippenaar    7* (22b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-6-1
JH Kallis    2* (3b)     

5.1

Khan to Kallis, 1 leg bye, off the pads to bwd square leg

5.2

Khan to Dippenaar, no run, on middel . defends

5.3

Khan to Dippenaar, no run

5.4

Khan to Dippenaar, OUT, edged and taken by Jayawardene at 3rd slip

HH Dippenaar c Jayawardene b Khan 7 (31m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 28.00

5.5

Khan to Rudolph, no run, out side off , left alone

5.6

Khan to Rudolph, no run

End of over 6 (1 run, wicket maiden) Africa XI 16/2
JA Rudolph    0* (2b)      Z Khan    3-1-5-1
JH Kallis    2* (4b)     

6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Kallis, no run, beats Kallis on the off and through to keeper

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Kallis, no run, another great delivery on the off and Kallis smiles

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Kallis, 1 leg bye, works it for a leg bye to fine leg

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run, swings , looks to drive on the off , beats Rudolph , no foot work

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run, out side off , well left

6.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run

End of over 7 (1 run, maiden) Africa XI 17/2
JA Rudolph    0* (5b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-1-6-1
JH Kallis    2* (7b)     

7.1

Khan to Kallis, no run, betas him on the off side , through to keeper

7.2

Khan to Kallis, no run, on middel and off , gets bat to it to covers

7.3

Khan to Kallis, no run, pitchers wide out side off , no shot offered

7.4

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, edged to down to 3rd man , great fielding by Akhtar

7.5

Khan to Rudolph, 1 run, easy to bwd point region

7.6

Khan to Kallis, no run, wide outside off stump , left alone

End of over 8 (2 runs) Africa XI 19/2
JH Kallis    3* (12b)      Z Khan    4-1-7-1
JA Rudolph    1* (6b)     

8.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run

8.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run, outside off, left alone

8.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run, late to play, gets it away on the off side

8.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run

8.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run, defends on the on side

8.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Rudolph, no run

End of over 9 (maiden) Africa XI 19/2
JA Rudolph    1* (12b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-2-6-1
JH Kallis    3* (12b)     

9.1

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, on the off , nicely worked in the covers for quick single

9.2

Khan to Rudolph, no run, outside off , left alone

9.3

Khan to Rudolph, no run, outside off , left alone

9.4

Khan to Rudolph, 1 run, good running on the on side

Looks alike the supersub Nehra will come into play

9.5

Khan to Kallis, no run, worked to bwd point

9.6

Khan to Kallis, no run, big appeal looks close but turned down the lbw appeal , just over the roll

Yes the supersub is in play

End of over 10 (2 runs) Africa XI 21/2
JH Kallis    4* (15b)      Z Khan    5-1-9-1
JA Rudolph    2* (15b)     

10.1

Nehra to Rudolph, no run

10.2

Nehra to Rudolph, FOUR, nicely driven through the covers

10.3

Nehra to Rudolph, 1 run, to bwd point

10.4

Nehra to Kallis, no run, defends

10.5

Nehra to Kallis, OUT, on the off , pushed on the off side , Kallis goes for the run , Rudolph must be quick , could be a runout

JA Rudolph run out 7 (25m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

Sorry Rudolph running to the stikers end in the runout

10.6

Nehra to Prince, no run

End of over 11 (5 runs) Africa XI 26/3
AG Prince    0* (1b)      A Nehra    1-0-5-0
JH Kallis    4* (17b)     

11.1

Khan to Kallis, no run, outside off stump , left alone

11.2

Khan to Kallis, no run, on middel , defends in front

11.3

Khan to Kallis, OUT, appeal for lbw , pitched on line and umpire thinks off it and given late , OUT

JH Kallis lbw b Khan 4 (57m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

11.4

Khan to Kemp, no run, on off , does well to defend on the off side

11.5

Khan to Kemp, no run, on the off

11.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Taibu, no run, on the off

11.6

Khan to Kemp, no run, outside off , beats him and through to keeper

11.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Taibu, no run, outside off , beats him and through to keeper

End of over 12 (maiden) Africa XI 26/5
T Taibu    0* (2b)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-3-6-2
JM Kemp    0* (3b)     

12.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Prince, no run

12.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Prince, no run

12.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Prince, no run

12.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Prince, OUT, short delivery and finds the hands off Muralitharan

AG Prince c Muralitharan b Shoaib Akhtar 0 (13m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 13 (0 runs) Africa XI 26/5
     Shoaib Akhtar    5.4-2-6-2
JM Kemp    0* (3b)     

13.1

Khan to Kemp, no run

13.2

Khan to Kemp, no run

13.3

Khan to Kemp, no run, pass the outside egde and taken by keeper

13.4

Khan to Kemp, 1 wide, wide outside leg stump

13.4

Khan to Kemp, no run, wide outside off stump this time

13.5

Khan to Kemp, no run

13.6

Khan to Kemp, no run

Bowling change from the Old Fort Rd End and the supersub Nehra coming on

End of over 14 (1 run) Africa XI 27/5
JM Kemp    0* (9b)      Z Khan    7-2-10-2
T Taibu    0* (2b)     

14.1

Nehra to Taibu, no run, outside off , lefta lone

14.2

Nehra to Taibu, no run

14.3

Nehra to Taibu, no run

14.4

Nehra to Taibu, no run

14.5

Nehra to Taibu, no run

14.6

Nehra to Taibu, no run, on middel and off , defends

End of over 15 (maiden) Africa XI 27/5
T Taibu    0* (8b)      A Nehra    1-1-0-0
JM Kemp    0* (9b)     

15.1

Khan to Kemp, 3 runs, nicely played through mid wkt but just short off boundary

15.2

Khan to Taibu, no run, outside off stump , left alone

15.3

Khan to Taibu, no run, gets a inside edge but sfe to the on side

15.4

Khan to Taibu, no run

15.5

Khan to Taibu, no run

15.6

Khan to Taibu, no run

End of over 16 (3 runs) Africa XI 30/5
T Taibu    0* (13b)      Z Khan    8-2-13-2
JM Kemp    3* (10b)     

16.1

Nehra to Kemp, no run, on middel and off , defends forward

16.2

Nehra to Kemp, no run, on the off and straight back to bowler Nehra

16.3

Nehra to Kemp, 1 run, worked on the on side for qick single

16.4

Nehra to Taibu, no run

16.5

Nehra to Taibu, no run, on middel but well defended

16.6

Nehra to Taibu, no run, on middel again , defends

End of over 17 (1 run) Africa XI 31/5
T Taibu    0* (16b)      A Nehra    2-1-1-0
JM Kemp    4* (13b)     

17.1

Khan to Kemp, FOUR, nicely played with lots off power behind it through the off side

17.2

Khan to Kemp, OUT, appeal for lbw and given , Khan strikes again

JM Kemp lbw b Khan 8 (29m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

17.3

Khan to Pollock, no run

17.4

Khan to Pollock, no run, swings at this one outside off , missed , four slips in place for Pollock

17.5

Khan to Pollock, 1 leg bye, off pads to short square leg

17.6

Khan to Taibu, no run, beats bat on the off side through to keeper

End of over 18 (5 runs) Africa XI 36/6
T Taibu    0* (17b)      Z Khan    9-2-17-3
SM Pollock    0* (3b)     

18.1

Nehra to Pollock, 1 run

18.2

Nehra to Taibu, no run

18.3

Nehra to Taibu, no run, on middel , Taibu does well to defend

18.4

Nehra to Taibu, no run

18.5

Nehra to Taibu, no run, on middel and off , forward defensive

18.6

Nehra to Taibu, 2 runs, gets down the wkt and lofted in the air towards long off but not reaching the boundary

End of over 19 (3 runs) Africa XI 39/6
T Taibu    2* (22b)      A Nehra    3-1-4-0
SM Pollock    1* (4b)     

19.1

Khan to Pollock, 3 runs, good runnig , pushed to deep cover

19.2

Khan to Taibu, no run, on middel

19.3

Khan to Taibu, no run

19.4

Khan to Taibu, no run, beats him outside off stump

19.5

Khan to Taibu, 1 run, on the off , worked to ppoint for single

19.6

Khan to Pollock, no run, on middel and through to keeper

End of over 20 (4 runs) Africa XI 43/6
SM Pollock    4* (6b)      Z Khan    10-2-21-3
T Taibu    3* (26b)     

20.1

Nehra to Taibu, FOUR, gets this one over the top , two boncers and straight to the cover boundary

20.2

Nehra to Taibu, 2 runs, turned to fine leg region

20.3

Nehra to Taibu, no run

20.4

Nehra to Taibu, 1 run, pushed on the off side to bring up the 50

20.5

Nehra to Pollock, 3 runs, nicely through the covers

20.6

Nehra to Taibu, no run

End of over 21 (10 runs) Africa XI 53/6
T Taibu    10* (31b 1x4)      A Nehra    4-1-14-0
SM Pollock    7* (7b)     

21.1

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, 1 run, pushed on the on side

21.2

Abdul Razzaq to Taibu, OUT, edged and Razzaq strikes in his over , well taken catch by Sehwag at first slip

T Taibu c Sehwag b Abdul Razzaq 10 (39m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

21.3

Abdul Razzaq to Streak, FOUR, drives nicely through mid on for four

21.4

Abdul Razzaq to Streak, 1 run, worked to short square leg

21.5

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, 3 runs, driven and through the covers

21.6

Abdul Razzaq to Streak, no run, on the off and through to keeper

End of over 22 (9 runs) Africa XI 62/7
HH Streak    5* (3b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-9-1
SM Pollock    11* (9b)     

22.1

Nehra to Pollock, 1 run, to a diving square leg Muralitharan

22.2

Nehra to Streak, no run

22.3

Nehra to Streak, no run, outside off stump, pulls away from playing

22.4

Nehra to Streak, no run, on middel , plays back to Nehra

22.5

Nehra to Streak, no run, well bowled , beats on the off

22.6

Nehra to Streak, 1 run, forward to the on side

End of over 23 (2 runs) Africa XI 64/7
HH Streak    6* (8b 1x4)      A Nehra    5-1-16-0
SM Pollock    12* (10b)     

23.1

Abdul Razzaq to Streak, no run, big appeal for lbw , turned down , outside the line

23.2

Abdul Razzaq to Streak, 1 run, on the off turned to 3rd man

23.3

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, FOUR, fine and very on the off side behind , no 3rd slip, raced to boundary

23.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, FOUR, gets this one through the cover s and back to back boundary for Pollock

23.5

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, no run

23.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, no run, well bowled on the off

End of over 24 (9 runs) Africa XI 73/7
SM Pollock    20* (14b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-18-1
HH Streak    7* (10b 1x4)     

24.1

Nehra to Streak, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw not given will get a legbye

24.2

Nehra to Pollock, no run, straight to square leg

24.3

Nehra to Pollock, FOUR, shot , over the top through mid on and well get four

24.4

Nehra to Pollock, 2 runs, this bwd off square leg

24.5

Nehra to Pollock, FOUR, pulled nicely through mid wkt , short delivery and put away

24.6

Nehra to Pollock, FOUR, back to back four`s , Pollock on fire this time through the covers

Match State: Drinks

End of over 25 (15 runs) Africa XI 88/7
SM Pollock    34* (19b 5x4)      A Nehra    6-1-30-0
HH Streak    7* (11b 1x4)     

25.1

Muralitharan to Streak, 1 run, worked to square leg

25.2

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, on off , worked to short leg

25.3

Muralitharan to Pollock, 1 run, to the on side

25.4

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

25.5

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

25.6

Muralitharan to Streak, 1 run, worked to square leg

End of over 26 (3 runs) Africa XI 91/7
HH Streak    9* (15b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-3-0
SM Pollock    35* (21b 5x4)     

26.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Streak, no run, outside off and pull`s away

26.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Streak, no run, well bowled on the off and through to keeeper past the outside egde

26.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Streak, no run, wide ouside off stump , left alone

26.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Streak, 1 run, full lenght , worked to 3rd man

26.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Pollock, no run

26.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Pollock, FOUR, short and wide , cuts through the covers and will get four

End of over 27 (5 runs) Africa XI 96/7
SM Pollock    39* (23b 6x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-3-16-2
HH Streak    10* (19b 1x4)     

27.1

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

27.2

Muralitharan to Streak, 1 run, worked to square leg

27.3

Muralitharan to Pollock, 1 run, pushed to point

27.4

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

27.5

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

27.6

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

End of over 28 (2 runs) Africa XI 98/7
HH Streak    11* (24b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-5-0
SM Pollock    40* (24b 6x4)     

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, 1 run, worked on th eon side

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Streak, 2 runs, thats 100 up , worked through bwd sqaure leg

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Streak, no run

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Streak, no run

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Streak, no run

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Streak, no run

End of over 29 (3 runs) Africa XI 101/7
HH Streak    13* (29b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0
SM Pollock    41* (25b 6x4)     

29.1

Muralitharan to Pollock, 1 run, to mid wkt region

29.2

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

29.3

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

29.4

Muralitharan to Streak, 1 run, down to long on

29.5

Muralitharan to Pollock, 1 run, worked to square leg to bring up the 50 run p/ship

29.6

Muralitharan to Streak, no run

End of over 30 (3 runs) Africa XI 104/7
HH Streak    14* (33b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    3-0-8-0
SM Pollock    43* (27b 6x4)     

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, 1 run, to mid on

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Streak, no run

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Streak, OUT, appeal for lbw and given out

HH Streak lbw b Shahid Afridi 14 (36m 35b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Steyn, 1 run, to mid on

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run

End of over 31 (2 runs) Africa XI 106/8
SM Pollock    44* (30b 6x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-5-1
DW Steyn    1* (1b)     

31.1

Muralitharan to Steyn, no run, straight back to bowler on the off side

31.2

Muralitharan to Steyn, no run, to sqaure leg

31.3

Muralitharan to Steyn, no run

31.4

Muralitharan to Steyn, OUT, well bowled , appael for lbw and yes given out

DW Steyn lbw b Muralitharan 1 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

31.5

Muralitharan to Zondeki, no run, up in the air for a catch at silly point but turned down

31.6

Muralitharan to Zondeki, no run

End of over 32 (wicket maiden) Africa XI 106/9
M Zondeki    0* (2b)      M Muralitharan    4-1-8-1
SM Pollock    44* (30b 6x4)     

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, back to bowler

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, OUT, could be a runout , outside egde on the off side

M Zondeki run out 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lowest ODI score at this ground Match State: Dinner Match State: Innings Break SM Pollock to open the bowling from the Umgeni End

Series Results
Africa XI v Asia XI at Durban - Aug 21, 2005
No result
Africa XI v Asia XI at Durban - Aug 20, 2005
Asia XI won by 17 runs
Africa XI v Asia XI at Centurion - Aug 17, 2005
Africa XI won by 2 runs
More results »

Photos

Aug 21, 2005

Shaun Pollock's 44 helped the African XI reach a paltry 106,  Africa XI v Asia XI, 3rd ODI, Durban, August 21, 2005

Shaun Pollock's 44 helped the African XI reach a paltry 106 in the third game at Durban

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Aug 21, 2005

Muttiah Muralitharan appeals during the third Afro-Asian game at Durban, Africa XI v Asia XI, 3rd ODI, Durban, August 21, 2005

Muttiah Muralitharan appeals during the third Afro-Asian game at Durban

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