Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

0.1

JA Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, back of a length outside off and moving away, Shahzaib lets it go.

0.2

JA Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, better line, just outside off and Shahzaib is in no position, half forward, half back and feeling for it as it carries through into AB's gloves chest high

0.3

JA Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, shot. Albie lands it on a good length again, but it was on off stump. Shahzaib has the tendence to reach across to off stump with his trigger movement. This time he got inside the line and clipped it off the pads through square leg.

0.4

JA Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, and a tennis shot this time. Back of a length again, and Shahzaib tries to cross-bat slap it straight from the crease. No timing, and lucky to elude mid on running across

0.5

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, hint of inward movement this time as Farhat reaches out to a fuller delivery and squeezes it off the outside edge to third man for a couple

0.6

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, no run, gets behind the line this time and defends confidently back to the bowler

Pakistan 7/0   JA Morkel 1-0-7-0

2.1

JA Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, Hafeez begins with a pleasing bit of timing. Albie lands it back of a length on off stump and Hafeez eases into a cover drive that was more touch than hit. Easy three as it holds up in the outfield

2.2

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat pushes a length ball straight to mid off for a single, Morne throws the stumps down at the bowler's end, but Farhat is in

2.3

JA Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, another check drive into the covers for a single. That's an improvement from yesterday, when Pakistan struggled to hit second gear, shifting jerkily between first and fifth.

2.4

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, FOUR, whump. Farhat reaches out and flat-bats a length ball angling across him over mid off. That was timed really well

2.5

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, no run, slower ball, Farhat was waiting and eased it off the face square on the off side

2.6

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, no run, short ball to end the over and Farhat timed the pull shot well, in front of square, but failed to place it away from midwicket

Pakistan 18/1   JA Morkel 2-0-16-0

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

14.2

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

14.3

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

14.4

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

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   JA Morkel 3-0-26-1

16.1

JA Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, no run, gets back and defends to the off side

16.2

JA Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, 1 run, short and wide outside off and Haider manages to work it behind square and turn the strike over

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

16.4

JA Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, 2 runs, Haider stays back in the crease and cuts towards the sweeper cover and they pick a couple

16.5

JA Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, 1 run, inventive edge from Haider who jumps out of the crease, gets a short ball, still looks to steer it and ends up running it very fine on the off side

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   JA Morkel 4-0-31-1
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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