ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 16th match, Group B

Pakistan v South Africa

South Africa won by 124 runs


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

South Africa 0/1   HH Dippenaar 0* (0b)   Umar Gul 0.2-0-0-1


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

South Africa 1/2   HH Dippenaar 0* (0b)   Umar Gul 0.3-0-1-2


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

South Africa 27/3   JH Kallis 12* (19b 1x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 4.3-3-6-1


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

South Africa 36/4   AB de Villiers 4* (6b 1x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 5.3-3-6-2


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

South Africa 42/5   MV Boucher 0* (3b)   Yasir Arafat 1.5-0-15-1


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

South Africa 173/6   JM Kemp 49* (92b 4x4 1x6)   Abdul Razzaq 8-0-26-1


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

South Africa 182/7   JM Kemp 51* (98b 4x4 1x6)   Mohammad Hafeez 6.2-1-13-1


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

South Africa 199/8   A Nel 2* (6b)   Umar Gul 7.2-0-22-3
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Oct 27, 2006

Makhaya Ntini celebrates a resounding victory against Pakistan, Champions Trophy, 16th match, Mohali, October 27, 2006

Makhaya Ntini celebrates a resounding victory against Pakistan


Oct 27, 2006

Charl Langeveldt is oevrjoyed as Pakistan lose their eighth wicket for 47 runs, Pakistan v South Africa, Champions Trophy, at Mohali, October 27, 2006

Charl Langeveldt is oevrjoyed as Pakistan lose Abdul Razzaq, their eighth wicket with the scoreboard showing 47


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