Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

7.4

Theron to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq stays back this time and defends an off cutter back to the bowler

7.5

Theron to Abdul Razzaq, no run, back of a length outside off again and Razzaq stays back to check drive to the off side

7.6

Theron to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, finally times one well, crisply off the middle as he plays the backfoot cover drive. There is protection though and the sweeper keeps him to a single

Pakistan 41/5   Abdul Razzaq 1* (3b)

8.1

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq plays back to Botha - remember he was owned by a Botha floater yesterday - but picks the spin this time and plays to cover

8.5

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Razzaq is decidedly playing back here and plays out a length ball to the off side

8.6

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, tossed up on middle and Razzaq looks to tickle it fine, but can't elude short fine leg

Pakistan 43/5   Abdul Razzaq 2* (6b)

9.3

Theron to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, back of a length and rising into Razzaq who stays back and steers it through the covers for one

9.6

Theron to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, Razzaq slices and has a slice of luck. Back of a length in the corridor, and like Hafeez, Razzaq was caught amidships with his cut shot. Inside edge somehow misses the stumps and runs to fine leg

Pakistan 52/5   Abdul Razzaq 4* (8b)

10.1

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, flighted on off and Razzaq drives without timing straight to cover

10.2

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, back of a length and coming in, Razzaq waits on the back foot and uses the wrists to work it square on the off side for one

10.4

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, floater outside off, Razzaq gropes without a clue and misses. AB appeals for a catch, but Razzaq was just not good enough to edge this

10.5

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, another wide, this one slides down the leg

10.5

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, sliding donw the pads again and Razzaq glances it fine but for no runs.

10.6

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, change in angle and change in trajectory. Complete befuddlement. Razzaq flails without conviction as another floater drifts past him from round the wicket.

Pakistan 55/5   Abdul Razzaq 5* (13b)

11.2

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, off cutter cramps Razzaq completely as he hangs back. Ends up playing it to the leg side without any power and they take the single once Morne fails to stop it on his follow through

11.4

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, good bouncer, pushes Razzaq back and forces him to let it go as it whizzes past at good pace and with good carry

11.5

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, another bouncer, whistles past Razzaq who hangs back and does well to let it go

11.6

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, makes contact this time to a ball that was not as short as the previous ones. Razzaq angles it off the face to third man

Pakistan 59/5   Abdul Razzaq 7* (17b)

12.1

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, Razzaq semss blood. He has had enough of the typing down and unfurls a typically robust bash down the ground to a flighted ball that lands well beyond the boundary

12.2

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, he picks a single this time, working it to the leg side

12.5

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, Botha slides this down the leg, as he looks to deny Razzaq room for another golf swing. Ends up conceding a wide

12.5

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, no run, another one sliding down the leg, but Razzaq makes contact. Can't pick a single though.

12.6

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, works it with the turn to square leg and picks another single. Botha finishes a fine spell. 6 of the 17 runs he conceded came off one ball

Pakistan 69/5   Abdul Razzaq 15* (21b 1x6)

13.1

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, Morne pushes Razzaq back with an inducker and Razzaq plays off the back foot into the covers. He can't pick a single

13.2

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run

13.3

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, shorter and wider, Razzaq does well to cut it through the gap between slip and point for one

13.5

M Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, worked off the backfoot through point for another single. Pakistan need to step a gear up here. This is a decent recovery

Pakistan 72/5   Abdul Razzaq 17* (25b 1x6)

14.1

JA Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, short and wide outside off and Razzaq whiplashes a cut out to sweeper cover for one

14.3

JA Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, slower ball at 110 kph and Razzaq waits to make good contact with the cut. He sent it over the top, but the lack of pace meant it wasn't timed too well. Single to sweeper cover

14.5

JA Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, Razzaq goes bang! Length ball outside off, Razzaq moves the front foot away and launches this into the Abu Dhabi night. It is taken 15 rows behind wide long off. Pity for South Africa, they did not have a fielder there. Monster hit that.

14.6

JA Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, and gone. Anti-climax from Razzaq as he drives a high full toss straight into mid off's hands. Done in by his lack of conviction - he was caught in two minds, unclear whether to go over the top or along the ground. He did neither. Simple catch and Pakistan lose a big wicket

Abdul Razzaq c Theron b JA Morkel 25 (26m 29b 0x4 2x6) SR: 86.20

Pakistan 84/6   Abdul Razzaq 25 (29b 2x6)
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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