ICC Champions Trophy, 5th Match, Group B: Pakistan v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 10, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 5th match, Group B
South Africa won by 67 runs
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham (neutral venue)
10 June 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, god start by Junaid, runs in at full pace and lands it on the off stump and Amla defends

1.2

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, good carry for Junaid, fires that outside off and it holds its line before reaching the keeper

1.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, this one fizzed past the bat! Good bounce, better than the last ball, kicks up and Amla was in a fix

1.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 run, angles it across and Amla gets forward and angles it to the off side

South Africa 3/0   HM Amla 1* (4b)
2.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, this one moves away sharply from the right-hander and he safely leaves it alone

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, Amla was foxed by the extra bounce, hops and gets hit on the rib cage, the ball is wedged behind his pads, picks it up and hands it back to the bowler

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, bowls a yorker length and he digs it out back to the bowler

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 1 run, bit short of a length and Amla taps it to the off side wide of gully

South Africa 4/0   HM Amla 2* (8b)
3.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 run, Amla stays on the back foot and knocks it towards midwicket

South Africa 9/0   HM Amla 3* (9b)
4.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, FOUR, that should relieve the pressure, this was much too short and wide outside off, Amla hops at the crease and punches it wide of backward point

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, switches to a much fuller length and he comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, good line, just outside off and he goes back at the crease and shoulders arms, good carry too

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 1 run, Dropped at backward point! Umar Amin can't hang on, this was short and wide outside off and Amla hopped at the crease as he slashed it, travelled quickly to his left and Amin stuck out his left hand, just got his fingers to it, tougher than it looked initially

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, good length on middle and off and he hops and defends

South Africa 15/0   HM Amla 8* (14b 1x4)
6.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, short of a length and he safely lets it go

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, good bounce! This one has Amla weaving away from it, well left though

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, Amla loses patience here, tries to slash a short one moving away, the ball dipped before landing in Kamran's gloves, stifled appeal

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, he moves back and across and punches it to the off side

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, this was fuller and driven from the crease to mid-off

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, that raced off the middle of the bat but straight to backward point, nicely timed though

South Africa 19/0   HM Amla 8* (20b 1x4)
7.2

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, Junaid's working up a tight line, no room, he stays back at the crease and knocks it to the off side

7.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, tucks him up for room again, he makes him hop at the crease before knocking it to point

7.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, nicely played, Junaid brings the ball back in and drifts on the pads, Amla works his wrists well and whips it easily down to deep midwicket

7.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, fuller in length outside off and driven on the front foot to Amin at backward point

7.6

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, poor delivery, this was a slower ball on the pads and with only a square leg in place Amla only had to place it slightly wide of him, forced it to the leg side

South Africa 28/0   HM Amla 16* (25b 3x4)
9.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 wide, this was short and wide down the leg side and Amla initially tried to pull that but withdrew

9.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 run, angling across him and he angled it down to third man

South Africa 32/0   HM Amla 17* (26b 3x4)
10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, full outside off and clipped to the on side

South Africa 37/0   HM Amla 18* (27b 3x4)
11.1

Wahab Riaz to Amla, FOUR, streaky! Not the best ball, full and wide outside the off stump, Amla shaped to drive through the covers and gets an inside edge past the stumps

11.2

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, tucks him up for room and he stays back and defends

11.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, loose drive by Amla, he saw the width and went forward and the ball beat the edge

11.4

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, full and wide again and Amla once again mistimes the drive, gets an inside edge towards mid-on and sets off

11.6

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, 142.4 kph, fullish outside off and Amla mistimes the drive again, rolls down the pitch

South Africa 43/0   HM Amla 23* (32b 4x4)
12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, pauses before delivery, full and driven towards mid-on

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, goes back and works it towards midwicket

South Africa 47/0   HM Amla 25* (34b 4x4)
13.1

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, 143.3 kph, this was his quickest today, full outside off and he drives firmly but can't beat cover

13.2

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, stays back at the crease and punches it to the off side

13.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, doesn't have much room to work with, stays back and punches it towards the off side

13.4

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, 144.8 kph, not the best delivery, full outside off and he mistimes the drive towards mid-off

13.5

Wahab Riaz to Amla, FOUR, 144 kph, super timing! This was fractionally wide outside off and Amla stayed beside the line and played it late, guided it wide of backward point

13.6

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, exaggerated shuffle across the stumps and he works it away wide of square leg

South Africa 52/0   HM Amla 30* (40b 5x4)
14.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, pauses at the crease and he bowls it full and drives down to mid-on

South Africa 53/0   HM Amla 31* (41b 5x4)
15.1

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, fetches a full delivery wide outside off and drives him towards midwicket

15.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, short of a length outside off and he punches him wide of cover off the back foot

15.6

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, this was short and wide outside off and Amla risks trying to slash it down to third man, extra bounce this time

South Africa 59/1   HM Amla 33* (44b 5x4)
16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, FOUR, outside edge but no slip! Tossed up outside off and Amla was a bit early on the shot, wanted to drive through extra cover, edge races past Akmal

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, waits for the turn and knocks it to the on side

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, down the track and checks his shot and punches it to mid-off

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, skids through and he knocs it down the track

16.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, uses his feet early but checks his shot

South Africa 64/1   HM Amla 37* (49b 6x4)
17.4

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, 121.9 kph, slower ball, short and wide outside off and he punches it straight to sweeper cover

17.6

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, he had to hurry! Amla was forward for the drive and pushed it just wide of mid-off, he called for it but still had to scamper on seeing the fielder attack the ball, the throw to the bowler's stumps wasn't accurate enough though

South Africa 68/1   HM Amla 39* (51b 6x4)
18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, stays back and punches it down the track

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, punches it with the turn down to long-on

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, drives very firmly back to the bowler

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, clips it with the turn down to midwicket

South Africa 71/1   HM Amla 41* (55b 6x4)
19.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, FOUR, adjusted well there, this was short and wide outside off and Amla hopped at the crease to negotiate that, importantly he kept it down and placed it wide of backward point, third man gave up after a few seconds

19.4

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, stays back at the crease and times the punch well past cover

South Africa 78/1   HM Amla 46* (57b 7x4)
20.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, stays back and pushes it to the off side

20.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, goes back and whips it away to the on side

20.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 3 runs, stays back and punches it wide of backward point and down to the sweeper

20.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, flatter delivery on the pads and worked away to midwicket

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, skids on the pads and he clips it away

South Africa 82/1   HM Amla 49* (62b 7x4)
21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, shuffles across and checks his drive

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, the doosra beats the outside edge, quicker one too

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 2 runs, works it away with the turn wide of square leg and Amla gets his fifty!

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, full on the pads and worked to square leg

South Africa 85/1   HM Amla 51* (66b 7x4)
22.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, skids through and he punches it square on the off side, sets off, slips and heads back to the crease

22.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, works it away towards mid-on

South Africa 87/1   HM Amla 52* (68b 7x4)
23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, clips it with the turn to midwicket

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 2 runs, excellent save by Junaid! Amla played the reverse sweep and he middled it, Junaid was at deep point and he had to run quickly to his left

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 2 runs, poor fielding this time! Ajmal fumbles as the ball was driven straight to him, long-on has to mop up

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, FOUR, another reverse sweep and this time he finds the gap at third man, placed it finer and he middled it, Junaid had no chance

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run

South Africa 96/1   HM Amla 61* (73b 8x4)
24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, driven back to Hafeez

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, comes forward and checks his drive

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, stays at the crease and punches it firmly towards mid-on

South Africa 99/1   HM Amla 63* (76b 8x4)
25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, clips it to the onside and he doesn't take the single

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, Amla shuffles across and looks to play the reverse sweep, the ball brushes the glove and rolls to the on side, the keeper got excited

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 2 runs, works it down to deep midwicket

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, pushes it down to backward point

South Africa 109/1   HM Amla 66* (80b 8x4)
26.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 2 runs, Amla shuffles across fairly early and works it wide of square leg

26.2

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, fires that full and wide outside off and he jams it out to third man

26.3

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, 139.2 kph, that's a sharp bouncer, Amla did well to weave away from it, the umpire had a look but gave the benefit of the doubt to the bowler

26.4

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 1 run, tucks it to the on side and Irfan himself decided to do the honours and charged to square leg to pick up the ball, saved a certain second run

South Africa 112/1   HM Amla 69* (84b 8x4)
27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, clips it with the turn to the on side

South Africa 121/1   HM Amla 70* (85b 8x4)
28.5

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 2 runs

28.6

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, (no ball) FOUR, it's a no-ball for height! Slips out and it was wide outside off, Amla slashes and there's no slip, down to third man

28.6

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 2 runs, drifts on the pads and he easily clips it to fine leg, the fielder slides and cuts it off

South Africa 132/2   HM Amla 78* (88b 9x4)
29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, stays back and clips him down to short midwicket

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, fires that quicker, down the leg side, brushes the pads and the ball runs to the leg side

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, stays back and works it to the on side

South Africa 134/2   HM Amla 79* (92b 9x4)
30.1

Shoaib Malik to Amla, 1 run, sharp turn straightaway! Off the rough, goes back and has to quickly adjust to block it out

30.3

Shoaib Malik to Amla, 1 run

South Africa 137/2   HM Amla 81* (94b 9x4)
31.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, confident appeal for lbw! This one turned from the rough, spun back in sharply and hit his pads, may have missed the leg stump, Ajmal, Akmal and Misbah thought about it, the ball tracker showed that missing leg

31.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run

31.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, OUT, caught off the reverse sweep! Amla was in position early for the shot, probably bounced more than he expected, the ball lobs off the glove and dips towards short third man, Hafeez timed his dive well and plucked it inches off the turf

HM Amla c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 81 (136m 97b 9x4 0x6) SR: 83.50

South Africa 145/3   HM Amla 81 (97b 9x4)
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