ICC Champions Trophy, 16th Match: Pakistan v South Africa at Mohali, Oct 27, 2006
ICC Champions Trophy - 16th match, Group B
South Africa won by 124 runs
27 October 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

Graeme Smith and Boeta Dippenaar will open the innings, Umar Gul is at the top of his run-up - here we go.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's continuing coverage of the ICC Champions trophy.Today Pakistan take on South Africa in a crucial encounter at Mohali. Winner-take-all, virtual-quarter-final, booking-agents-dream... call it whatever you want, one thing is sure - at the end of the day, one of the two teams will be packing their bags and heading home.

My name is Sajan Nair and along with Gautham, I will take you through the day's proceedings. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals, New Zealand have already booked a place with 4 points from three matches, Sri Lanka have already booked their return tickets with just 2 points from three matches and now it's left to these two teams to battle it out.

Superb on day one, reduced to ashes on day two - all too familiar if you are a Pakistan fan - but under pressure, they are a force to reckon with, as they have proved time and again. Unfortunately they are still without the talismanic Inzamam-ul-Haq, who in retrospect is the only person who can be related to with the word consistency, barring few run-outs...South Africa started off badly with New Zealand getting the better of them in the first match but they came back superbly to beat Sri Lanka, which kept them alive to fight another day

Grapevine has it that there is a bit of bounce on the track and then there is the dew factor which makes the toss all too important. So far we have had two matches played here in this tournament, and on both occasions the captain who won the toss chose to field first..

Surprise, surprise - Graeme Smith has won the toss and elected to bat first - he was pretty upbeat about the conditions, comparing the pitch to a South African track. Just the one change in the South African line-up, spinner Robin Peterson is out and in comes Charl Langeveldt, a handy seamer.

South Africa - Graeme Smith, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Justin Kemp, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini.

When asked what he would have done, had he won the toss, Younis Khan too indicated that he would have opted to bat first. Pakistan too have made one change, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan makes way for Yasir Arafat.

Pakistan - Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar Anjum.

0.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, starts off with a gentle delivery on the middle and off stump line, Smith gets well forward and taps it away towards midwicket

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, OUT, second ball of the day and Smith is history! good length delivery, pitched in-line with the leg stump and shaping across, Smith goes back to defend but is beaten all ends up and the ball hits the pad right in front of the stumps - what a start.

GC Smith lbw b Umar Gul 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Smith was caught on the crease and he was stone dead.

0.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, 1 wide, way outside the off stump and shaping away, rightly called a wide

0.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, OUT, Third ball of the day and Gibbs is history! South Africa in all sorts of trouble here - another line and length delivery, this one shaped away late and Gibbs was sucked forward into the defensive shot, Malik at first slip took it low towards his right, Gibbs' problems with the bat continue...

HH Gibbs c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

What an over this is turning out to be, Gul is on a roll here

0.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, defended on the back-foot

0.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, left alone outside the off stump

0.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, another loud appeal for caught behind, looked like the ball clipped the thigh pad - appeal turned down, end of a fantastic first over

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa 1/2 (RR: 1.00)

    • JH Kallis 0 (3b)
    • HH Dippenaar 0 (0b)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-1-2

Rao to share the new ball with Gul.

1.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, starts off with a ripper, on the off stump line and moving away - Dippenaar was clueless

1.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run

1.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine leg, easy single

1.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, no run, this one nipped back in and Kallis gets hit on the thigh

1.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, no run, another line and length delivery, defended on the back-foot

1.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, again shaping back into the right-hander, Kallis is once again beaten and the ball rolls away off the pad

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 2/2 (RR: 1.00)

    • JH Kallis 0 (6b)
    • HH Dippenaar 0 (3b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1-1-0-0
    • Umar Gul 1-0-1-2
2.1

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, bit of width and shaping away, Dippenaar goes for the cuts and is beaten by a long way

2.2

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, off-cutter, hit on the pad

2.3

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, beaten outside the off stump, done in by the swing

2.4

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, FOUR, streaky! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Dippennar is made to play at it and the ball flies off the outside edge, lucky for him the ball went well over the fielder at second slip

2.5

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, inside edge and the ball crashes into the pad

2.6

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, 3 runs, half-volley outside the off stump and Dippenaar drills it through the gap between the cover fielder, solid shot

End of over 3 (7 runs) South Africa 9/2 (RR: 3.00)

    • HH Dippenaar 7 (9b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 0 (6b)
    • Umar Gul 2-0-8-2
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1-1-0-0
3.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run

3.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run

3.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run

3.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, short of a length outside off stump, played with an open face to point

3.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, fullish length and that nips back into the right hander, the batsman gets a half stride forward and defends to the off side

3.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, pitches wide outside off stump and moves away of the pitch, Rao completes a maiden over

End of over 4 (maiden) South Africa 9/2 (RR: 2.25)

    • HH Dippenaar 7 (15b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 0 (6b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2-2-0-0
    • Umar Gul 2-0-8-2
4.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, pitches short of a length on off stump, Kallis drops it with soft hands short of cover and sets off for a quick single

4.2

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, whoops, that pitched on a good length and rose viciously into Dippenaar's ribs, he takes one for the team on the body

The grass on the pitch raised eyebrows last night but it's doing a lot more than anyone would have expected. Pakistan's attack, without shoaib and Asif, isn't the most menacing but Gul and Rao are proving a handful.

4.3

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, 1 run, pushed to cover on the front foot for another single

4.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, that rises steeply again from a good length outside off stump, Kallis drops his arms and lets it go

4.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run

4.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 11/2 (RR: 2.20)

    • JH Kallis 1 (10b)
    • HH Dippenaar 8 (17b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 3-0-10-2
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2-2-0-0
5.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, beauty! pitched close to the off stump line and shaping away late, Dippennar had no option but to play at it and the ball zips past the outside edge

5.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

5.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, short of a good length delivery, Dippenaar stands tall on the back-foot and defends it into the track and then for some reason takes off for a nonexistent single, Rao follows it up nicely and flicks the ball onto the stumps. Dippenaar is saved by the dive - third umpire confirms

5.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, defended watchfully

5.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, short of a length and this one jagged back in, Dippennar had to hurry there, ends up with an inside edge onto the pads

5.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, thrid maiden in a row, wicket to wicket delivery and dippenaar watchfully defends it away off the back-foot

End of over 6 (maiden) South Africa 11/2 (RR: 1.83)

    • HH Dippenaar 8 (23b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 1 (10b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 3-3-0-0
    • Umar Gul 3-0-10-2
6.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, glided down to third man for an easy single

6.2

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, short rising delivery, Dippenaar stands tall on the back-foot and defends it with a straight bat

6.3

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, again short and coming in with the angle, defended watchfully

6.4

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing and Dippenaar leaves it through to the keeper

6.5

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, FOUR

6.6

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, no run, defended on the back-foot

End of over 7 (5 runs) South Africa 16/2 (RR: 2.28)

    • HH Dippenaar 12 (28b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 2 (11b)
    • Umar Gul 4-0-15-2
    • Iftikhar Anjum 3-3-0-0
7.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, 1 run, worked away off the back-foot to the midwicket region, easy single

7.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, fuller in length, pitched wide outside the off stump and shaping away further, Dippenaar shoulders arms

7.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended awkwardly

7.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, good length delivery, probably the scrambled seam as this one went straight on after hitting the deck, Dippenaar watches it all the way into the keeper's gloves

7.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, again left alone outside the off stump

7.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, no run, and the jaffer, previous two deliveries went straight on and this one jagged back into the right hander, Dippenaar fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad, bit too high to be given out and the appeal is promptly turned down Billy

End of over 8 (1 run) South Africa 17/2 (RR: 2.12)

    • HH Dippenaar 12 (33b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 3 (12b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 4-3-1-0
    • Umar Gul 4-0-15-2
8.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, forced away on the off side

8.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, 2 runs, bit of width offered outside the off stump, Kallis nicely gets on top of the bounce and drives it through cover point for a brace

8.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, ordinary delivery outside the off stump, Kallis leaves it through to the stumper

8.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line with a bit of swing at the tail end, Kallis stays back and glides it down to third man for an easy single

8.5

Umar Gul to Dippenaar, 1 run, Dippenaar too gets one down to third man, they are doing it the hard way

8.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Kallis waits for the ball and with a flick of the wrists works it into the gap between gully and third slip

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 22/2 (RR: 2.44)

    • JH Kallis 7 (17b)
    • HH Dippenaar 13 (34b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 5-0-20-2
    • Iftikhar Anjum 4-3-1-0
9.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, first loose delivery of the day - Kallis waited for it and at the last moment hammered it through cover point for the third boundary of the day. Stood tall, got right on top of the bounce and placed it to perfection - classy shot

9.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, 1 run, pushed away on the leg side for a quick single

9.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dippenaar, OUT, three down! short rising delivery, this one was pitched close to the off stump line, Dippenaar was beaten by the late away movement and the edge is produced. Akmal dived full stretch to his right and took it from right in front of the first slip, brilliant take.

HH Dippenaar c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 13 (48m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.14

Three back in the hut - seven more to go.

9.4

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, defended outside the off stump

9.5

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery, de Villiers taps it away on the off side

9.6

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, inside edge onto the pad and another successful over comes to an end

End of over 10 (5 runs) South Africa 27/3 (RR: 2.70)

    • AB de Villiers 0 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 12 (19b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 5-3-6-1
    • Umar Gul 5-0-20-2
10.1

Yasir Arafat to Kallis, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, begging to be hit and Kallis murdered it through cover point

10.2

Yasir Arafat to Kallis, no run, defended watchfully

10.3

Yasir Arafat to Kallis, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the square leg region

10.4

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, no run

10.5

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside the off stump

10.6

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump and de Villiers cuts it past the fielder at backward point - good positive shot

End of over 11 (9 runs) South Africa 36/3 (RR: 3.27)

    • AB de Villiers 4 (6b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 17 (22b 2x4)
    • Yasir Arafat 1-0-9-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 5-3-6-1
11.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in off the seam and Kallis gets hit on the box, that hurts

Kallis was beaten by the extra bounce there, there are no magic sprays for this one - play held up

11.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, no run, good length delivery, this one shaped away from the right-hander, no shot offered

11.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, OUT, edged and gone! this is brilliant stuff from Rao - he hit the perfect line and length and the pitch did the rest, late away swing draws Kallis forward into the drive and the edge goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps. South Africa four down and looking straight down the barrel here

JH Kallis c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 17 (55m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

Boucher walks in to face the music

11.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit too wide to interest the batsman

11.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, testing delivery outside the off stump, Boucher watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

11.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, another fine over comes to an end with a short of a good length delivery outside the off stump

6 overs - 6 runs - 2 wickets, simply outstanding performance from the youngster so far

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) South Africa 36/4 (RR: 3.00)

    • MV Boucher 0 (3b)
    • AB de Villiers 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 6-4-6-2
    • Yasir Arafat 1-0-9-0
12.1

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, 2 runs, worked away well in front of square leg

12.2

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, FOUR, has a slash at one outside the off stump, ball clips the outer half of the bat and flies over the slip cordon

12.3

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside the off stump

12.4

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, no run, off-cutter, de Villiers gets hit on the pad

12.5

Yasir Arafat to de Villiers, OUT, and the party continues! good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease, came in with the angle and shaped away after hitting the deck, another thick edge produced on the froward prod and Akmal makes no mistake.

AB de Villiers c †Kamran Akmal b Yasir Arafat 10 (18m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

That would have tested the best in the business - de Villiers was just plain unlucky to be there at the other end

Kemp walks in - how long will he stay is the big question?

12.6

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, no run, defended to point

End of over 13 (6 runs) South Africa 42/5 (RR: 3.23)

    • JM Kemp 0 (1b)
    • MV Boucher 0 (3b)
    • Yasir Arafat 2-0-15-1
    • Iftikhar Anjum 6-4-6-2
13.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, driven straight to the fielder at extra cover

13.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, good length delivery, once again Boucher finds a fielder on the off-side

13.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 wide, wayward delivery down the leg side

13.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump, Boucher rocks back and thuds it past the fielder at point, clean hit

13.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

13.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, Rao strays onto the pads, Boucher gets well inside the line and clips it down to fine leg for a single - was looking for the second but the fielder in the deep was alert

13.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards midwicket

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 48/5 (RR: 3.42)

    • JM Kemp 0 (2b)
    • MV Boucher 5 (8b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 7-4-12-2
    • Yasir Arafat 2-0-15-1
14.1

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, this one came in with the angle - Boucher stands tall on the back-foot and taps it away well wide of the fielder at mid-off, Early call and Kemp responded well

14.2

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, no run, defended on the back-foot

14.3

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, FOUR, 50 comes up - short and wide outside the off stump, with Kemp at the other end, better forget it - flamboyant cut shot and the ball thuds into the point boundary in no time

14.4

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, 2 runs, more runs, worked away off the pads to deep midwicket

14.5

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, 1 run, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

14.6

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, no run, width offered and Boucher cuts well, timed it to perfection but the placement was poor - straight to the point fielder she went

End of over 15 (8 runs) South Africa 56/5 (RR: 3.73)

    • MV Boucher 6 (10b 1x4)
    • JM Kemp 7 (6b 1x4)
    • Yasir Arafat 3-0-23-1
    • Iftikhar Anjum 7-4-12-2

Khan opts for the third powerplay - can't blame him

15.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, played away wathfully

15.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run

15.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, on the middle and off stump line, forced away towards cover

15.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, another good length delivery, this one nipped back in a touch, Kemp on the back-foot defending

15.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, FOUR, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Kemp uses the depth of the crease and drives it through the gap between mid-off and cover

15.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, defended on the back-foot

It's time for me to take a break, Pakistan are right on top and the bells are ringing - let's see if Gautham can pull South Africa out of the hole

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 60/5 (RR: 3.75)

    • JM Kemp 11 (12b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 6 (10b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 8-4-16-2
    • Yasir Arafat 3-0-23-1

Gul brought back into the attack

16.1

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, fraction short around the off stump, nipping in a bit, Boucher adjusts and defends it down

16.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, short ball on the off stump and moving away, opens up Boucher and ball hits him on the thigh

16.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, short ball outside off stump, Boucher picks up the length quickly and tries to pull but gets the bottom edge, ball rolls away to gully region

16.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, nipping into the pads, Boucher fails to put it away, gets on the pads&

16.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, Beauty! good length ball outside off stump, swinging in, Boucher moves forward and tries to drive but gets completely beaten

16.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, 1 run, short of length ball on the stumps, Boucher moves back and defends it away behind square, easy single taken

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 61/5 (RR: 3.58)

    • MV Boucher 7 (16b 1x4)
    • JM Kemp 11 (12b 2x4)
    • Umar Gul 6-0-21-2
    • Iftikhar Anjum 8-4-16-2

Razzaq into the attack - this is the 2nd over of the final powerplay

17.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, full length ball on the off stump, mistimed drive to mid-off

17.2

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, defended on the back-foot to mid-on

17.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, good length ball on the off stump, nipping in, Boucher defends it away on the front-foot

17.4

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run, short ball on the off stump and nipping in, Boucher pulls it away to fine leg

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, one more good length ball on the off stump, solidly defended away on the front-foot to cover

17.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, short of length ball around the off stump, Kemp defends it away to short covers

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 62/5 (RR: 3.44)

    • JM Kemp 11 (14b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 8 (20b 1x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-1-0
    • Umar Gul 6-0-21-2
18.1

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, Gul comes up with a bouncer off the first ball, Boucher not interested and ducks underneath

18.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, follows up with a good length ball on the off stump, Boucher drives on the up but straight to mid-off fielder

18.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, short ball just outside off stump, ball keeps a bit low, Boucher edges it but one bounce to Younis at wide 2nd slip

18.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, defended away to mid-on the back-foot

18.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, 1 run, short of length ball on the leg stump, turned away behind square for an easy single

18.6

Umar Gul to Kemp, no run, short ball on the off stump and moving away, Kemp covers and defends it away to point

End of over 19 (1 run) South Africa 63/5 (RR: 3.31)

    • JM Kemp 11 (15b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 9 (25b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 7-0-22-2
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-1-0
19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, FOUR, short ball from Razzaq on the off stump, not much of pace either, Boucher picks the length quickly, rocks back and pulls it away to mid-wicket fence

19.2

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 2 runs, pitched up outside off stump, Boucher stretches forward and drives through covers for a couple of runs

19.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, half-volley on the stumps, driven back hard but Razzaq gets his foot on the way and stops a certain boundary

19.4

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, defended on the back-foot to cover

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, short ball on the off stump, driven on the back-foot straight to mid-on fielder

19.6

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed away to the point fielder

End of over 20 (6 runs) South Africa 69/5 (RR: 3.45)

    • MV Boucher 15 (31b 2x4)
    • JM Kemp 11 (15b 2x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-7-0
    • Umar Gul 7-0-22-2

Hafeez comes into the attack - just a slip in place and six men inside the circle

20.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, defended on the back-foot

20.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, short ball just outside off stump, spinning in, punched away to cover

20.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, defended on the front-foot back to the bowler

20.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended away to point

20.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, Hafeez pushes this one, Kemp just taps it away to mid-wicket

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, defended on the front-foot, Hafeez starts with a maiden over

End of over 21 (maiden) South Africa 69/5 (RR: 3.28)

    • JM Kemp 11 (21b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 15 (31b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-1-0-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-7-0
21.1

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, FOUR, short ball on the off stump, Boucher pulls it away nicely to mid-wicket fence

21.2

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, 1 run, short ball again from Yasir, this time Boucher mistimes his cut shot, ball rolls away to offside and they take an easy single

21.3

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, 1 leg bye

21.4

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, 1 run, turned away on the back-foot to legside

21.5

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, punched away hard to the sweeper cover

21.6

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, 1 run, mistimed cut again but anyway they take a single on the offside, good over for Proteas!

End of over 22 (9 runs) South Africa 78/5 (RR: 3.54)

    • MV Boucher 22 (35b 3x4)
    • JM Kemp 12 (23b 2x4)
    • Yasir Arafat 4-0-31-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-1-0-0

Razzaq comes on from the other end

22.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 leg bye, on the pads, batsman misses and ball takes off the pads to short fine leg

22.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, full length ball outside off stump, swinging away, batsman drives and gets the outside edge to thirdman

22.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, short ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to mid-on

22.4

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run, fraction short on the stumps, Boucher comes inside the line and turns it away through mid-wicket

22.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run

22.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, Run out missed! defended away to point, Boucher calls for a single but sent back by Kemp, Farhat picks up and throws wide of the stumps

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 81/5 (RR: 3.52)

    • JM Kemp 13 (26b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 23 (38b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-9-0
    • Yasir Arafat 4-0-31-1
23.1

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, no run, fraction short around the off stump, punched on the back-foot to mid-off fielder

23.2

Yasir Arafat to Boucher, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Boucher cuts it away to sweeper cover

23.3

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, 4 leg byes, on the pads, Kemp flicks but ball clips the pads and runs away fine to the fence

23.4

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, no run, good length ball on the middle stump, driven to mid-on

23.5

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Kemp lets it go

23.6

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, 1 wide, short ball down the legside, this is poor bowling from Yasir

23.6

Yasir Arafat to Kemp, no run, short of length ball outside off stump, swinging away a bit, no shot offered

End of over 24 (6 runs) South Africa 87/5 (RR: 3.62)

    • JM Kemp 13 (30b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 24 (40b 3x4)
    • Yasir Arafat 5-0-33-1
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-9-0
24.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, short ball on the off stump, Boucher moves back and punches down the ground straight to mid-on fielder

Umpires not happy with the shape of the ball, they have a look at it but decide to continue

24.2

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, defended on the back-foot to offside

24.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run

24.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run

24.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump, turned away wide of the mid-on fielder and take a quick single

24.6

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, driven on the front--foot to mid-off

End of over 25 (2 runs) South Africa 89/5 (RR: 3.56)

    • MV Boucher 25 (44b 3x4)
    • JM Kemp 14 (32b 2x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 4-0-11-0
    • Yasir Arafat 5-0-33-1

Afridi comes onto the attack

25.1

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, turned away on the front-foot to legside

25.2

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to long-off

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, cut away straight to the point fielder

25.5

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, turned away on the front-foot to legside and an easy single taken

Umpires consult again and they decide to change the ball

End of over 26 (2 runs) South Africa 91/5 (RR: 3.50)

    • MV Boucher 26 (47b 3x4)
    • JM Kemp 15 (35b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-2-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 4-0-11-0
26.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 leg bye, short of length ball on the leg stump, nipping in, batsman tries to glance but gets on the pads, runs away to square leg

26.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, good length ball outside off stump, not much of swing this time, Kemp plays for the inswing and gets beaten

26.3

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, length ball around the off stump, ball keeps a bit low, Kemp adjusts well and comes down in time and negotiates it

26.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run

26.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, good length ball outside off stump, batsman lets it go

26.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, short of length ball on the leg stump, nipping in, Kemp pushes it away to mid-on and takes a quick single

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 93/5 (RR: 3.44)

    • JM Kemp 16 (40b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 26 (48b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 5-0-12-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-2-0
27.1

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, good length ball around the off stump, bat-pad defends to cover

27.2

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, flighted leg-break this time from Afridi, defended

27.3

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, short ball on the off stump, Kemp forces it on the back-foot but straight to the cover fielder

27.4

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, defended on the front-foot, bowled a bit slow this time by Afridi

27.5

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 wide, down the legside, Kemp fails to put it away for runs

27.5

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, Afridi pushes this one through, Kemp defends it away to short mid-wicket

27.6

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, turning away nicely, pushed away to covers

End of over 28 (1 run) South Africa 94/5 (RR: 3.35)

    • JM Kemp 16 (46b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 26 (48b 3x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-3-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 5-0-12-0
28.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, fraction short on the off stump, nipping in, Boucher tries to turn it away onside but the extra bounce beats him and hits on the thigh

28.2

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, no run, short ball on the off stump, punched away on the back-foot but Boucher doesnt pick the gap this time

28.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 2 runs

28.4

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run

28.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run

28.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended away to covers

End of over 29 (3 runs) South Africa 97/5 (RR: 3.34)

    • JM Kemp 16 (48b 2x4)
    • MV Boucher 29 (52b 3x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 6-0-15-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-3-0
29.1

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, short ball outside off stump, Boucher goes for the cut but misses it

29.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, FOUR, flighted leg-break on the off stump, Boucher picks the length and sweeps nicely in front of square, excellent placement and brings Proteas 100

29.3

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, faster one outside off stump, Boucher gets on the pads, appeal but stuck outside off stump

29.4

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, turned away on the front-foot to mid-wicket

29.5

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg

29.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, FOUR, leg-break on the off stump, Boucher sweeps and gets it right again, superbly timed and ball races away to the square leg fence

Drinks onto the field. South Africans slowly and steadily getting their act together with this partnership from Boucher and Kemp. They have added 65 runs so far

End of over 30 (10 runs) South Africa 107/5 (RR: 3.56)

    • MV Boucher 38 (57b 5x4)
    • JM Kemp 17 (49b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-13-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 6-0-15-0
30.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, FOUR, pitched up outside off stump, Kemp moves forward and drives superbly through covers

30.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, pushed through extra-cover and this is sensible batting from Kemp

30.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run, on the pads, glanced away to fine leg, 6 runs already in this over

30.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, good length ball around the off stump, defended on the front-foot

30.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, slower one on the stumps, Kemp picks it up from his hand and defends it away to short covers

30.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, Kemp smashes on the front-foot to sweeper cover

End of over 31 (7 runs) South Africa 114/5 (RR: 3.67)

    • JM Kemp 23 (54b 3x4)
    • MV Boucher 39 (58b 5x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 7-0-22-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-13-0
31.1

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg and they take a single

31.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, short ball, Boucher pulls it away to deep mid-wicket but not from the middle of the bat

31.3

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, cut away to sweeper cover, fielder doesnt pick it up cleanly but they settle with a single

31.4

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run

31.5

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, defended on the front-foot to offside

31.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, flighted ball on the middle stump, Boucher tries to work it away onside but gets the edge

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 117/5 (RR: 3.65)

    • MV Boucher 40 (62b 5x4)
    • JM Kemp 24 (56b 3x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-15-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 7-0-22-0

Rao brought back into the attack - Younis looking for a breakthrough

32.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, short ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot to offside

32.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, good length ball on the stumps, Kemp gets his bat down in time and defends it down the wicket

32.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, 1 run, fraction short on the off stump, Kemp defends it down solidly into cover point and picks a single

32.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, nipping away a bit, Boucher tries to defend onside and gets the leading edge to silly point region, quick single taken

32.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, defended on the back-foot to short extra-cover, Rao bowling a very good line and length

32.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump, Kemp defends it away with soft hands to mid-off and scampers through a single

End of over 33 (3 runs) South Africa 120/5 (RR: 3.63)

    • JM Kemp 26 (61b 3x4)
    • MV Boucher 41 (63b 5x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 9-4-19-2
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-15-0
33.1

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 run, fraction short around the off sutmp, glided away wide of the short thirdman fielder

33.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, short ball just outside off stump, cut away to point fielder

33.3

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, on the pads, worked away nicely to deep square leg

33.4

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, good length ball just outside off stump, coming in off the wicket, batsman tries to defend but gets on the pads

33.5

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 run, worked away off the pads to short fine leg

33.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, punched away on the back-foot to sweeper cover

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa 124/5 (RR: 3.64)

    • MV Boucher 43 (66b 5x4)
    • JM Kemp 28 (64b 3x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-19-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 9-4-19-2

Rao to continue

34.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, short of length ball on the off stump, defended on the back-foot down the wicket

34.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, straying on the pads, glanced away to deep square leg

34.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, 1 run, again on the pads, Kemp comes inside the line and flicks it away to square leg

34.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, FOUR, short ball on the off stump, Boucher pulls it away hard in front of the square, no chance for the deep square leg fielder to cut it off

34.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, short of length ball, defended on the back-foot to offside

34.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump, turned away wide of the mid-on fielder

End of over 35 (7 runs) South Africa 131/5 (RR: 3.74)

    • MV Boucher 49 (71b 6x4)
    • JM Kemp 29 (65b 3x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 10-4-26-2
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-19-0
35.1

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, short ball just outside off stump, mistimed cut to the point fielder

35.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump, turned away to square leg and completes two runs, brings up his fifty and a very valuable one

35.3

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run

35.4

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run

35.5

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, cut away to the sweeper cover

35.6

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, FOUR, short ball again from Afridi, Kemp cuts it hard and wide of the sweeper cover fielder, ball races away to the fence

End of over 36 (7 runs) South Africa 138/5 (RR: 3.83)

    • JM Kemp 33 (66b 4x4)
    • MV Boucher 52 (76b 6x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-26-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 10-4-26-2

Thanks Gautham - Boucher and Kemp are still out there fighting it out, it has been a gritty partnership and so far they have added 95 runs for the 6th wicket, 200 plus is going to be a fighting total on this track and South Africa have surely crawled their way back into this game.

36.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, turned away with the spin to the midwicket region

36.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, bit quicker on this occasion, worked away straight to the fielder at mid-on

36.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single

36.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, tossed up, Kemp comes forward and taps it back to the bowler

36.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, turning into middle and leg, Kemp waits on the back-foot and turns it away with the spin to the square leg region, no room for a single there

36.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, punched back, diving stop by Hafeez saves runs - another harmless over comes to an end

End of over 37 (1 run) South Africa 139/5 (RR: 3.75)

    • JM Kemp 33 (69b 4x4)
    • MV Boucher 53 (79b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-1-1-0
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-26-0

Malik into the attack now, can he get one through?

37.1

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, 1 run, worked away with the spin to the fine leg region

37.2

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side

37.2

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, turned away behind square for an easy single and that brings up the 100 runs partnership, way to go boys

37.3

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, 1 run, forced away to deep midwicket for a single

37.4

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, 1 run, slightly short, Kemp goes on the back-foot and cuts it away through cover point

37.5

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, FOUR, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, Boucher goes for the sweep and manages to beat the fielder at short fine leg - four more valuable runs added to the total

37.6

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, no run, rolls away off the pad to the short midwicket region

End of over 38 (9 runs) South Africa 148/5 (RR: 3.89)

    • MV Boucher 59 (83b 7x4)
    • JM Kemp 35 (71b 4x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-9-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-1-1-0
38.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, on the stumps, Kemp shuffles across and taps it away towards square leg, fielder moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

38.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, defended towards cover

38.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, worked away on the leg side for an easy single

38.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, driven straight back down the track to long-on

38.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run

38.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, turned away on the leg side

End of over 39 (2 runs) South Africa 150/5 (RR: 3.84)

    • JM Kemp 36 (76b 4x4)
    • MV Boucher 60 (84b 7x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-1-3-0
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-9-0
39.1

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, 1 run, there is the slog sweep but this time the man at midwicket makes a half stop, they scramble through for a single

39.2

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, no run, defended on the front-foot, ball rolls away towards point

39.3

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, no run, premeditated sweep but Kemp fails to make contact

39.4

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, no run, bit of a skidder, pushed back to the bowler

39.5

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, 1 run, forced away through cover point, again just the single

39.6

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, no run, quicker delivery, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away towards midwicket

End of over 40 (2 runs) South Africa 152/5 (RR: 3.80)

    • MV Boucher 61 (86b 7x4)
    • JM Kemp 37 (80b 4x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-11-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-1-3-0
40.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, tossed up and turning in, Kemp comes down the track but ends up pushing it back to the bowler

40.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, quicker and fuller, forced away on the leg side

40.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, driven away towards midwicket, Younis Khan gets a touch on it but fails to prevent the single

40.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, swept down to fine leg, easy single

40.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, flatter trajectory, Kemp comes down to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to long-on

40.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher too comes down the track, was looking for the big one but he fails to make proper contact

End of over 41 (4 runs) South Africa 156/5 (RR: 3.80)

    • MV Boucher 63 (88b 7x4)
    • JM Kemp 39 (84b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-1-7-0
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-11-0
41.1

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, 1 run, turned away nicely

41.2

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, no run

41.3

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, SIX, lofted over the man at wide long-on, just about managed to clear the fielder in the deep

At the start it was raining wickets but now Pakistan badly need a wicket - that's cricket for you

41.4

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, 1 run, turned away to deep square leg

41.5

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, no run, defended on the front-foot

41.6

Shoaib Malik to Boucher, 2 runs, nicely swept away to fine leg for a brace

End of over 42 (10 runs) South Africa 166/5 (RR: 3.95)

    • MV Boucher 66 (91b 7x4)
    • JM Kemp 46 (87b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 3-0-21-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-1-7-0
42.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, worked away off the back-foot to the midwicket region

42.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, fuller and quicker - driven straight back to the bowler

42.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side, Boucher had a go at it but luckily for Hafeez he failed to make contact

42.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, straight to the fielder at midwicket

42.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, low fulltoss and Boucher is beaten playing across the line, loud appeal for lbw turned down - looked close

42.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, gets inside the line and drives against the spin, easy single down to long-off

42.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, driven back to the bowler, was there to be hit and Kemp is livid with himself

End of over 43 (3 runs) South Africa 169/5 (RR: 3.93)

    • JM Kemp 47 (89b 4x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 67 (95b 7x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-1-10-0
    • Shoaib Malik 3-0-21-0

Razzaq back on now

43.1

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, driven down to long-on for a single

43.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, off-cutter, Kemp pushes forward and drives it down to long-on

43.3

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, 1 run, slower delivery, Boucher picked it up late but he quickly changed his shot and punched it down to long-on for a single - well played in the end

43.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, tad quicker and on the stumps, Kemp ends up with an inside edge onto his pad, no room for a single there

43.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, driven down to, you guessed it right, long-on for yet another easy single

43.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, driven down to, you guessed it right, long-on for yet another easy single

43.6

Abdul Razzaq to Boucher, OUT, finally the breakthrough - slightly short and on the stumps, Boucher steps forward and swings hard, ball clips the edge and balloons up towards point, Hafeez calls for it and nicely settles under it, took a long time for the ball to come down but he took it as clean as a whistle - end of an amazing partnership

MV Boucher c Mohammad Hafeez b Abdul Razzaq 69 (129m 98b 7x4 0x6) SR: 70.40

Boucher departs trying to force the pace - in comes Pollock

End of over 44 (4 runs) South Africa 173/6 (RR: 3.93)

    • JM Kemp 49 (92b 4x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 8-0-26-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-1-10-0
44.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollock, no run, defended on the front-foot

44.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollock, 1 run

44.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 wide, down the leg side

44.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, turned away to midwicket

44.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, driven down to long-on

44.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollock, 2 leg byes, off the pads to third man, appeal turned down

44.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollock, no run, defended down on the off side

End of over 45 (5 runs) South Africa 178/6 (RR: 3.95)

    • SM Pollock 1 (4b)
    • JM Kemp 50 (94b 4x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-1-13-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 8-0-26-1
45.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

45.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 leg bye, strays down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls down to short fine leg

45.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 leg bye, strays down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls down to short fine leg

45.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 leg bye, strays down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls down to short fine leg

45.3

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, 1 run, worked away off the pads for an easy single

45.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, no run, driven away just wide of the fielder at mid-off, Kemp takes off for a single but Pollock was not interested - in the end the throw misses the target and Kemp makes it back safely

45.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, worked away behind square on the leg side

45.6

Abdul Razzaq to Pollock, 1 leg bye, this one kept low and was drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and rolls down to short fine leg

End of over 46 (4 runs) South Africa 182/6 (RR: 3.95)

    • SM Pollock 2 (6b)
    • JM Kemp 51 (98b 4x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 9-0-28-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-1-13-0

Umar Gul the wrecker-in-chief has three overs left in his spell with just four over to go - Younis Khan will have some answering to do!

46.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollock, no run, defended outside the off stump

46.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pollock, OUT, Pollock too perishes trying to up the tempo - comes down the track and swings hard - looking to clear the man at long-off, get the height but not the distance, Rao at deep long-off times his jump to perfection and takes a fantastic overhead catch - Hafeez strikes

SM Pollock c Iftikhar Anjum b Mohammad Hafeez 2 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

46.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, driven back to the bowler

46.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, again Kemp is made to play straight - well bowled Hafeez

46.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, down the leg side but Kemp fails to make contact

46.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single

End of over 47 (1 run) South Africa 183/7 (RR: 3.89)

    • JM Kemp 52 (102b 4x4 1x6)
    • A Nel 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-1-14-1
    • Abdul Razzaq 9-0-28-1
47.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 1 run, played wide of mid-on and they scamper through for a single

Still no Gul - injured?

47.2

Abdul Razzaq to Nel, no run, wicket to wicket delivery and Nel obediently plays it back to the bowler

47.3

Abdul Razzaq to Nel, no run, this is smart bowling from Razzaq - he drags it short and a surprised Nel can only watch the ball settle into the keeper's gloves

47.4

Abdul Razzaq to Nel, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the midwicket region, easy single brings Kemp to the fore

47.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 2 runs, driven down to long-off, gets it wide of the fielder in the deep and they scamper back for the second

47.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kemp, 2 runs, glided down to third man, Kemp takes on the fielder in the deep and makes it back for the second - excellent running but he is off stike now

End of over 48 (6 runs) South Africa 189/7 (RR: 3.93)

    • JM Kemp 57 (105b 4x4 1x6)
    • A Nel 0 (3b)
    • Abdul Razzaq 10-0-33-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-1-14-1
48.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Nel, 1 run, driven down to long-on, Kemp is back on strike - this is going to be fun

48.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, 1 run, steps out and drives it down to long-on

48.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Nel, 1 run, swept away to deep midwicket

48.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, SIX, there it is! tossed up and turning in, Kemp has a mighty slog and gets it on the middle and the ball sails over the midwicket fence - mighty hit

48.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, again goes for it but this time ends up with an inside edge to midwicket

48.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kemp, no run, full and in the block-hole, Kemp had no option but to defend it - well bowled Hafeez

End of over 49 (9 runs) South Africa 198/7 (RR: 4.04)

    • JM Kemp 64 (109b 4x4 2x6)
    • A Nel 2 (5b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 8-1-23-1
    • Abdul Razzaq 10-0-33-1

Gul is back, so he is not injured, then...

49.1

Umar Gul to Nel, 1 leg bye, inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls away on the off side, quick single

49.2

Umar Gul to Kemp, OUT, and Gul strikes straightaway! Kemp goes for the big one but on this occasion he only manages to find the fielder at long-on. End of a fighting knock from the big man - South Africa eight down

JM Kemp c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul 64 (142m 110b 4x4 2x6) SR: 58.18

49.3

Umar Gul to Ntini, 4 wides, horrible delivery down the leg side and the ball runs down to the fine leg fence - that's a gift and a half

49.3

Umar Gul to Nel, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Nel has a swing at it, ball clips the inside edge and races away to the fine leg fence, valiant effort in the deep from Rao ends in vain

49.4

Umar Gul to Nel, 2 runs, swung away to deep midwicket, two more added to the total

49.5

Umar Gul to Nel, no run, short ball and Nel fails to make contact

49.6

Umar Gul to Nel, FOUR, and Nel finishes it in style - good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Nel makes room, gets well inside the line and drills it through extra cover for a marvellous boundary

South Africa end up with 213 on the board, a fighting total given the conditions. Pakistan had them on the mat at 42 for 5 but Younis Khan missed a trick by not opting to attack once the Powerplays were over. Boucher and Kemp then took full use of the opportunity. They started off cautiously and crafted a record partnership of 131 runs. It was a dream start for Pakistan with Umar Gul picking up two wickets in the very first over of the day, he ended up with 3 wickets - Rao chipped in with two. 213 is probably 30-40 runs short of what Smith would have had in mind when he opted to bat first, but this pitch is a beauty to bowl on and with the likes of Pollock, Ntini and Nel in the ranks it's game-on here in Mohali.We will be back in 20 minutes time with the run chase - for the time being though this is Sajan Nair along with Gautham signing off.

End of over 50 (15 runs) South Africa 213/8

    • A Nel 12 (10b 2x4)
    • M Ntini 0 (0b)
    • Umar Gul 8-0-36-3
    • Mohammad Hafeez 8-1-23-1
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