Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

4.3

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shade of away movement to the new batsman from outside off. Misbah plays cautiously off the back foot into the off side

4.4

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shorter this time and Misbah is more forthright with his footwork as he gets back and steers it to point

4.5

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Morne gets it to cut into the batsman from outside off and Misbah plays all over it. Dribbles off the pads into the off side

4.6

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angled into Misbah again, and he gets inside the line and works it straight to square leg

Pakistan 29/2   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (4b)

5.5

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah goes back and pushes into the covers to get off the mark with a single

Pakistan 31/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (5b)

6.1

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up and turning in from off to leg, Misbah can't work it past Botha

6.2

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, OUT, run out appeal and Umar Akmal is on his way. Shorter and flatter from Misbah who turns it towards long leg. They take a single, but Umar wanted more. He was halfway down when he realised Misbah was not thinking of the suicidal second. He turned back, but could not beat the throw and was well short when AB broke the stumps

Umar Akmal run out 5 (5m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

6.4

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah stays in the crease and works it back to the bowler

6.5

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah is getting stuck again, pushed back by a quicker one and he just about gets bat on it and plays it back to Botha

6.6

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lovely bit of loop and dip from Botha. Slower through the air and Misbah was very early into the shot. Rapped on the pads, but he was well forward and that may have saved him

Pakistan 37/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 2* (10b)

7.3

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, good length, jags in at 127 kph and Misbah was looking prone as he tried to play off the back foot. Somehow manages to get some bat to the leg side and pick a single

Pakistan 40/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (11b)

8.2

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah plays inside the line to a floater this time and misses outside edging it by a whisker

8.3

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another floater, and another fumble from Misbah as he closes the face early and gets a leading edge

8.4

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again a leading edge as he closes the face and picks a single square

Pakistan 43/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 4* (14b)

9.1

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, edged and just wide of Botha at slip. Misbah is struggling with balls on a length outside off and ends up fishing unconvincingly again, but this time picks four for his efforts

9.2

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full on middle and Misbah flicks uppishly through midwicket for one more

9.4

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Theron keeps it outside off stump and Misbah looks to run it to the left of point. Can't get it past the fielder though

9.5

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, slips down the leg and it is wide

9.5

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, very slow slower ball, 103 kph, and Misbah waits an eternity before the off cutter reaches him. He eventually works it square on the leg side for one

Pakistan 51/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (18b 1x4)

10.3

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah reaches outside off and works it with the spin to the leg side for one

Pakistan 54/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (19b 1x4)

11.1

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full on the pads and Misbah flicks it square for a single

11.3

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, sliding down the leg and Misbah glances fine for another single

Pakistan 58/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 13* (21b 1x4)

12.3

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah unfurls a reverse sweep, makes good contact but can't beat short third man

12.4

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah works this one with the spin behind square leg for one

Pakistan 67/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 14* (23b 1x4)

13.4

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushes him back this time and Misbah works it to the off side for one more

13.6

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 leg byes, Misbah gets inside the line and misses the glance. Was he really playing a shot there? It goes fine off the pads and they pick a couple of leg byes, so the umpire deemed it an attempted shot.

Pakistan 74/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 15* (25b 1x4)

14.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah chips away and makes room to go through the off side. It was full and on the stumps and he pulled out a cover drive into the deep. Can't quite find the gap

14.4

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah plays another one of those poorly timed pull shots, like we saw yesterday. Single to deep midwicket

Pakistan 78/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 17* (27b 1x4)

15.1

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, slower ball, comes in sharply as Misbah looks for a late cut. Runs off the pads wide of AB de Villiers and they run a leg bye

Pakistan 85/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 17* (28b 1x4)

16.3

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah jumps across from off stump, looking to get under the lengths, but it is too short and he ends up steering it fine for a single

16.6

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah tries to get outside leg stump this time and Albie follows him with the line. Misbah has no room to do anything and chips it into his pads

Pakistan 91/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 18* (30b 1x4)

17.2

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, perfect yorker just outside off and Misbah can't get under it again. Can only manage to play it back to the bowler. Sickening sound when the ball makes contact with the bottom of the bat.

17.3

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, another laboured pull, almost all the way to the boundary at square leg, but he still can't find a boundary. Misbah has gone into a rut once again.

17.4

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he makes reasonable contact this time, but square drives's sraight to sweeper cover

Pakistan 95/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 21* (33b 1x4)

18.1

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, At long last, Misbah makes good contact with one. This is what he is good at - using the crease to change the lengths. This was a fullish slower ball, but Misbah went well back and on his knees to get under it and shovel it over midwicket. Lands on the boundary skirting and it is six

18.2

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, and again, Misbah goes back and across to get inside the line and send a length ball sliding towards leg stump, scurrying down to fine leg with a smart little glance

18.3

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, jumps away to the leg side this time and steers a short ball at shoulder height down to third man for a single

18.5

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short ball and Misbah continues to time the pull shot. Straight to Tsotsobe at square leg in the circle and they get a single

Pakistan 114/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 33* (37b 2x4 1x6)

19.3

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Remember the 2007 World T20 final? Want to see an action replay of the last ball? Here it is. Misbah moves across to off stump, sets himself up for the lap shot. Misbah executes the lap shot. All is hunky dory until he realises he hasn't managed to get it over short fine leg. Sreesanth was half way down to the boundary on that fateful day. Albie was inside the circle today. But Misbah needs to go - stays the same.

Misbah-ul-Haq c JA Morkel b Theron 33 (65m 38b 2x4 1x6) SR: 86.84

Pakistan 119/7   Misbah-ul-Haq 33 (38b 2x4 1x6)
Series Results
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Oct 27, 2010
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Oct 26, 2010
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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Oct 27, 2010

Rusty Theron rattled Pakistan with four wickets, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Twenty20, Abu Dhabi, October 27, 2010

Rusty Theron rattled Pakistan with four wickets

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Oct 27, 2010

Graeme Smith top-scored with 38, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Twenty20, Abu Dhabi, October 27, 2010

Graeme Smith top-scored with 38

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