South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd T20I: Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 27, 2010
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
27 October 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Theron to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, slow and pitched up on middle, Afridi picks the pace and line early and whips it safely through midwicket for a couple


Theron to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Despair and dismay as Afridi goes and Pakistan implode spectacularly here. Afridi's eyes light up at an offering floated full and outside off. He looks to square drive and ends up scooping it high instead of far. Deep cover settles under it.

Shahid Afridi c Smith b Theron 3 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


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


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


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


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   J Theron 1-0-4-1

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


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


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


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


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


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


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   J Theron 2-0-13-1

Theron to Zulqarnain Haider, 1 run, Haider stays beside the line and drives into the covers off the back foot for one more. Where are the boundaries?


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.


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.


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


Theron to Zulqarnain Haider, FOUR, Haider finally hits the boundary with a workman-like cover drive to a length ball coming in from off stump. Laboured is the word again, but this one was placed to perfection and he got four for it


Theron to Zulqarnain Haider, 2 runs, and the straight drive this time, full on the stumps and Haider punches it well down the ground. Bosman from lon on runs across, slides and saves a couple

Pakistan 101/6   J Theron 3-0-23-1

Theron to Zulqarnain Haider, no run, Improvisation unlimited from Haider who backs away and goes down on a knee before the ball comes. Fails to make contact though and Misbah remains at the bowlers' end.


Theron to Zulqarnain Haider, 3 runs, lovely shot and superb fielding. Very full on the stumps and Haider did well to stay back and convert it into a half volley. Drives it into the gap in the covers and Duminy had to put in a dive running across from long off. Three runs taken, Misbah to face.


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


Theron to Umar Gul, OUT, From one yorker specialist to another: "See you later." Theron kept it full, it landed close to Gul's toes and crashed into the the base of the stumps as Gul played all over it.

Umar Gul b Theron 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Theron to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, no. It is a length ball outside off and Ajmal manages to work it off the face to the off side for one


Theron to Zulqarnain Haider, OUT, Stumps everywhere. Theron hits the castle again, this time it is not a yorker and it did not need to be. Haider looks to slam a length ball on off stump across the line and misses. It crashes into off stump.

Zulqarnain Haider b Theron 17 (23m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan 120/9   J Theron 4-0-27-4





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