Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

Thanks Nitin. Here we go. 121 to win. One run more than yesterday.

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, 2 runs, presses right back to clip the back-of-length delivery past square-leg. That closed bat-face and that on-side clip.

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, just outside the off stump and Smith taps it back down the track. He now wants the people to settle down behind the sightscreen.

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, slants away from the off-stump line and Smith punches it to the off side

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, eased to covers

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, no run, stays beside the line of the delivery and forces it to point

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, 1 run, slower yorker, well almost at the blockhole, pushed out to the on side for a quick single

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0 (118 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.21)
GC Smith    3* (6b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-3-0
LE Bosman    0* (0b)     

Umar Gul has been given the new ball, change of strategy from Pakistan. They opened with Razzaq yesterday

1.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, a bit of width, Smith cracks it towards point, reaches the fielder on the bounce, gets his fingertips to it but can't stop it

1.2

Umar Gul to Bosman, 1 wide, back of length ball slanting down the leg, Bosman moves across and tries to pull that one, he misses but it is too far down the leg side

1.2

Umar Gul to Bosman, 1 run, on offstump, whipped towards square leg after walking across the stumps

1.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, length ball on middle and off, Smith gets on the front foot and taps the ball towards cover

1.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, seams away from Smith after pitching back of a length, Smith looks to drive down the ground but is beaten

1.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, a touch shorter and on legstump, cramping Smith for room, blocked to the leg side, that came in a touch off the seam

1.6

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, well outside offstump, Smith brings out his patented shovel shot, sends the ball behind square leg

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 7/0 (114 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 6.33)
GC Smith    5* (11b)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-0
LE Bosman    1* (1b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-3-0

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, 1 run, short of length ball on legstump, slower delivery, tucked behind square leg by Smith

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, no run, length ball outside off, Bosman stands tall and punches towards cover, placement isn't good enough to get a run

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, FOUR, a bit more width this time, Bosman absolutely hammers that one past extra cover, pure power that

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, no run, extra bounce from Shoaib, well outside off, Bosman looked to cut but is beaten

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, no run, much closer to offstump this time, played with an angled bat behind point

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, no run, that one jags in, 141 kmh from Shoaib, Bosman looks to dismiss that one into the crowd, gets nowhere near the ball

End of over 3 (5 runs) South Africa 12/0 (109 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.41)
LE Bosman    5* (6b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-8-0
GC Smith    6* (12b)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Smith makes a touch of room and powers the ball towards cover point, plenty of power but can't place it wide of the fielder there

3.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Smith skips away beyond leg and down the track, Gul sends a regulation delivery angling across offstump, Smith attempts an ugly jab and can't connect, Gul walks up to him and gives him some batting tips, presumably

3.3

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, Smith wins this mini-contest, a leg stump gift form Gul, Smith drills it wide of mid-on for four, Gul has no words of advice this time

3.4

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, way down the leg side, Smith nearly holes out but picks up four more, a half-volley is helped along by Smith, the ball almost carries all the way to short fine leg, lands just short and a bit wide of him and he can't stop that one

3.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, no footwork from Smith as he looks to guides the ball behind point, was there a thin edge to the keeper? Pakistan seem to think so, the umpire doesn't

3.6

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, bit of width, Smoith bisects the two fielders square on the off side to pick up his third boundary of the over, two men chase after it but can't cut it off

End of over 4 (12 runs) South Africa 24/0 (97 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.06)
GC Smith    18* (18b 3x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-16-0
LE Bosman    5* (6b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-8-0

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, no run, Bosman punches this one towards cover, no run

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, FOUR, no half-measure from Bosman, way outside off stump, Bosman doesn't bother with the footwork as he throws his bat at that, gets a thick edge which soars over first slip and races for four

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, 1 run, on the stumps this time from Shoaib, Bosman moves across and clips it towards square leg

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, FOUR, slower ball, 116.5kmh, overpitched on legstump, Smith moves his front leg out of the way and whips that one past midwicket to collect another boundary, Shoaib wrings his hand in disgust

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Smith, 1 run, punched crisply towards Afridi at mid-off, Smith charges down the track but is sent back by Bosman as there was no single in it, Afridi shies at the striker's end, there's no one to collect it and there is an overthrow

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Bosman, no run, tight line from Shoaib, inside-edged onto the pad by Bosman

End of over 5 (10 runs) South Africa 34/0 (87 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 5.80)
LE Bosman    10* (10b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-18-0
GC Smith    23* (20b 4x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-16-0

Hafeez comes on, round the wicket

5.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, starts with a length ball outside off, defended stoutly off the front foot

5.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, whips this full ball just in front of square leg

Btw, Snicko confirms that there was a thin edge by Smith on over 3.5. The bowler Gul had barely appealed for that one though

5.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Bosman, no run, again Bosman inside-edges the ball onto his pads and towards square leg

5.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bosman, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, keeper does well to collect

5.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Bosman, no run, Bosman moves across a bit to work the ball behind square, stifled appeal for lbw but that was sliding down leg

5.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bosman, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side

5.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Bosman, no run, short of length and outside off, Bosman mistimes a punch towards extra cover

5.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Bosman, 1 run, a touch short from Hafeez, Bosman comes down the track and works the ball towards midwicket

End of over 6 (4 runs) South Africa 38/0 (83 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 5.92)
LE Bosman    11* (14b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-4-0
GC Smith    24* (22b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-18-0

Afridi is on

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Bosman, no run, fires a quick ball down leg, Bosman moved away beyond leg, gets an inside-edge and the ball dribbles to the leg side

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Bosman, OUT, plumb as they come, Afridi makes an immediate impact, turned in after pitching on a length, Bosman was caught on the crease by that 95kmh delivery, in front of middle and just above the knee roll, that was going on to hit, umpire has no doubts, raises his finger in a jiffy

LE Bosman lbw b Shahid Afridi 11 (29m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

6.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven towards cover for a single

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, this one holds its line after pitching outside off, Smith guides it to short third man for a quick single

6.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers comes down the track and defends

6.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 2 runs, lovely drive down to long-off for an easy couple

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 42/1 (79 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.07)
AB de Villiers    3* (3b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-4-1
GC Smith    25* (23b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-4-0

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, shortish ball, Smith comes down the track and works the ball from outside off and turns it towards midwicket

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers comes waltzing down the track, Hafeez fires it in short, de Villiers adjusts and places the ball behind square

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, much fuller from Hafeez, Smith stays in his crease and looks to steer it towards point but can't collect

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, big appeal for lbw, in desperation clearly, Smith's down the track and is hit on the pads, but that was going to miss leg by a long way

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, 'Yourself, yourself,' shouts the keeper as Smith punches the ball back to the bowler

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 2 runs, whipped towards midwicket for a quick couple

End of over 8 (4 runs) South Africa 46/1 (75 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 6.25)
GC Smith    28* (28b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-8-0
AB de Villiers    4* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-4-1

8.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, all along the ground to long-off for a single

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, lovely delivery from Afridi, spins away from Smith, beats his bat and hits his back pad, outside off so the appeal was in vain

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, again spins away from Smith, starting from well outside off, Smith chases after that one and misses

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, this time he connects, Smith gets a big stride in and pushes the ball towards long-off to get off strike

8.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, on the pads, tucked towards midwicket for a isngle

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 2 runs, dropped by Umar Akmal, who had taken a wonderful diving catch yesterday, this time he can't hang on at long-off after Smith chips the ball towards him, the ball hung in the air for a long time, the keeper desperately yelled 'Catch it, catch it,' Akmal had made his ground but still shelled it, Smith's charmed life continues, Afridi was livid

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 51/1 (70 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 6.36)
GC Smith    31* (32b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-1
AB de Villiers    6* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-8-0

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, tucked to square leg for a single

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, driven towards long-off for a comfortable single

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, horribly mistimed by de Villiers, he took a clean swing at that overpitched delivery, but could only skew it towards mid-on, ball landing way short of long-on

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 2 runs, Smith moves across the stumps and whips that one towards deep midwicket

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, again takes it from outside off and clips it towards midwicket

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers charges out and can only tap the ball back towards the bowler

End of over 10 (6 runs) South Africa 57/1 (64 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.70, RRR: 6.40)
AB de Villiers    8* (9b)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-14-0
GC Smith    35* (35b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-1

'One wicket here boys, come on,' screams the keeper

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, again Smith is troubled by the wrong 'un, he misses this one by a long way, it was well outside off

Nitin writes in to say Khalid Latif and Azhar Ali should have been picked for this tour

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, and again Smith is in some bother, gets the outside edge which flies towards but lands short of short third man, Gul dives to stop that, tries to flick it towards the man at point but the throw is wayward and gives away an overthrow

10.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, defended towards the bowler

10.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 leg bye

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, well outside off, slapped towards point for a single

10.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, charges down the track and eases it towards long-on for a single

Doc: "What wonderful batting by AB. Run-a-ball from the word go, never allowing the bowlers to build pressure on the new batsmen."

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa 61/1 (60 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.54, RRR: 6.66)
AB de Villiers    9* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-12-1
GC Smith    37* (38b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-14-0

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, de Villiers waltzes down the track, the ball is very short and angled into the batsman, de Villiers slaps it towards square leg for a couple

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, driven along the ground towards the bowler

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, OUT, lovely catch from Farhat, it was a terrible delivery but still fetches a wicket, short and down the leg side, de Villiers could have dispatched that where he liked, he mows that one towards deep backward square leg, where Farhat makes plenty of ground to his left and hangs on to the ball a few yards inside the boundary

AB de Villiers c Imran Farhat b Mohammad Hafeez 11 (20m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, driven to mid-on for a single

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 wide, down the leg side, Pakistan can't afford to give away freebies

MO asks: "Is Bosman still favoured as opening partner to Smith at the expense of the in form Amla?"

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, a touch short, on legstump, punched off the back foot towards long-on

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, length ball heading down leg, Smith wanted to whip that one towards midwicket but he misses, ball rolls off the pads towards the off side

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 66/2 (55 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 6.87)
GC Smith    38* (40b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-19-1
JP Duminy    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-12-1

12.1

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, now Duminy's turn to miss Afridi's wrong Ășn

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, on legstump, tried to flick, gets a leading edge back towards the bowler

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, a bit short and well outside off, Duminy gets forward and blocks that one

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, goes for the reverse-sweep but he misses that one which was outside off, keeper collects

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, plenty of width for Duminy, he cracks it towards point for a single

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, and again Smith is flummoxed by Afridi, it's amazing Smith has survived so far, looking to drive and he misses the ball, end of a superb spell from Afridi: 4-0-13-1

End of over 13 (1 run) South Africa 67/2 (54 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 7.71)
GC Smith    38* (41b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-13-1
JP Duminy    2* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-19-1

Ajmal into the attack, he will have to bowl to the end

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy waits on that one and steers it towards point

Ali Wazir: "@MO I think Amla is a type of player, who needs a little time to settle in, and once settled, he can really get going. A typical ODI player. I reckon CSA wouldn't like to disturb his concentration by bringing him into the shorter form of the game."

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, OUT, is that the end of Smith? he goes for a trademark mow towards midwicket, he misses and Zulqarnain takes off the bails, he's extremely confident he Smith is stumped, needs plenty of replays to decide but Smith is a goner, his back foot was on the line for a long time and the bails were off before he dragged it back in, Pakistan have hope

GC Smith st †Zulqarnain Haider b Saeed Ajmal 38 (61m 42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 90.47

Colin Ingram is the new batsman

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, FOUR, a drive away from the body brings an outside edge, it was in the air but flies wide of backward point and through for four

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, looks to sweep this time, can't connect

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, well outside off and he looks to sweep powerfully, misses again

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, pushed off the backfoot, Ajmal runs to his left to cut it off, Duminy was racing for a single and had to race back to make his ground, wonderful over to start from Ajmal

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 72/3 (49 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.14, RRR: 8.16)
CA Ingram    4* (4b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-5-1
JP Duminy    3* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-13-1

14.1

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, length ball angling across Duminy, guided down to fine leg

14.2

Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, short ball just outside off, Ingram ducks under it, keeper collects and is quickly up to the stumps, some energy in the Pakistan camp now

14.3

Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, shortish ball tight outside off, carved to point but can't get the single as the placement is poor

14.4

Umar Gul to Ingram, FOUR, shortish ball, Ingram rocks back and slams that wide of long-on for four, pressure-relieving boundary that, Afridi screams in disappointment

14.5

Umar Gul to Ingram, 2 runs, powered it towards sweeper cover this time, fielder scrambles across to cut it off

14.6

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, that kept a touch low, pretty short and well outside off, hit near the toe end of the bat as he looks to play it towards cover

End of over 15 (8 runs) South Africa 80/3 (41 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 8.20)
CA Ingram    11* (9b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-24-0
JP Duminy    4* (8b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-5-1

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 2 runs, length ball, moves away from leg and flatbats it over the bowler's head, not too well timed so fielders in the deep converge and cut if off

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, into the pads, Ingram comes down the track and tucks the ball towards long-on

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 wide, well outside leg, free run for South Africa

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, SIX, lovely hit from Duminy, length ball, Duminy gets to the pitch of the ball and clouts it over long-on for six, South Africa will breathe a little easier after that

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, defended to the right of the bowler

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy comes down the track and whips it towards deep midwicket , in the air but well short of the fielder

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, attacks legstump again, clipped towards midwicket

End of over 16 (12 runs) South Africa 92/3 (29 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 7.25)
CA Ingram    15* (12b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-17-1
JP Duminy    11* (11b 1x6)      Umar Gul    3-0-24-0

Shoaib's back

16.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 wide, starts with a delivery down the leg side

16.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, SIX, what a hit from Ingram, a full toss is absolutely hammered over long-on, what a find Ingram is turning out to be for South Africa, showed a cool head yesterday as well

Round the stumps

16.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, FOUR, a full delivery angling into the pads, Ingram was lucky to get a boundary there, he was looking to hit it towards midwicket or square leg, an inside edge takes it past short fine for four

16.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 2 runs, full and wide, square drive crisply by Ingram

16.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, FOUR, poor bowling this, fine leg is in the circle, Shoaib sends a full toss on the pads, easy pickings that, tucked past short fine for four, South Africa are coasting now

Arsalan Qadir: "@Ali eventhough Amla might be seen as a test or odi cricketer, and taking time to get in, his runs against Zimbabwe, especially his first 50, were at better than a run a ball, if I'm not mistaken, his 50 in that first odi was in 30 odd balls. So I def believe he should be playing ahead of bosman if kallis isn't "

Bit of a delay as the ball is being changed.

16.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, OUT, Ingram is gone, he is disgusted as he holes out to long-on, a short ball to end the over, he pulls it but not with enough power to clear the fielder, Umar Akmal pouches it Aussie-style

CA Ingram c Umar Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 31 (17m 17b 4x4 1x6) SR: 182.35

Over the wicket now

16.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 1 run, a bit of an outside edge towards backward point, Duminy picks up a single

Eighteen off that over, and any pressure that was on South Africa is gone now

End of over 17 (18 runs) South Africa 110/4 (11 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 3.66)
JP Duminy    12* (12b 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-36-1
DA Miller    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-17-1

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, FOUR, well outside off, batsman opens the face to guide the ball towards third man

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, Miller goes on the backfoot and taps it to the on side

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, that looked close, Miller goes for the sweep but misses, hitting him on off and middle

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 leg bye, Duminy comes down the track and barely attempts a stroke as he is hit on the pads by a doosra

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, Miller gets forward and defends it to the off side

End of over 18 (7 runs) South Africa 117/4 (4 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 2.00)
DA Miller    5* (4b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-23-1
JP Duminy    13* (14b 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-36-1

18.1

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, plays this one to mid-on, Duminy sets off immediately and zips through for the single

18.2

Umar Gul to Miller, no run, slips in the bouncer, on legstump, Miller went for the pull but doesn't connect

18.3

Umar Gul to Miller, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, squeezed out towards backward point, straight at the fielder but the batsmen go for the single, Miller has to dive to make his ground, direct hit would have made it very interesting

18.4

Umar Gul to Duminy, SIX, South Africa take the series 2-0, Duminy finishes it off in style, length ball on the pads, Duminy dispatches that over midwicket, he punches gloves with Miller, and the two batsmen are all smiles as South Africa complete another six-wicket victory

It was the same script as yesterday, Pakistan batting let them down once more, and despite some good bowling from them, there wasn't enough on the board to put pressure on the South Africans.

It's been a hugely impressive show from Johan Botha's men, stifling the Pakistan batting in both matches, and then the South African batting kept its head even when things started to get tight. Colin Ingram seems to be a big plus for them, showing a solid temperament and not being fazed by the big names.

The one question mark against South Africa today was their batting against spin. Smith was clueless against Afridi, and Hafeez got through his four overs without much punishment.

Sriram Veera has the story of the match in his bulletin.

Post-match presentation: Rusty Theron is the Man of the Match. "Took a bit of time to settle but luckily tonight it worked out for me. I think Ingram made the difference today. It's been a bit of a dream start for me. A long way to go yet but so far so good. We did our homework and executed what we wanted to do."

Shahid Afridi: "I'm very disappointed. I was expecting a lot, especially from myself, but I couldn't produce in these two matches. I don't know why I played these shots. I know how important my batting is for my team. I know my team is very good in ODIs and we will definitely come back then." Some sections of the crowd booing Afridi as he walks off.

Johan Botha: "Very happy with the performance. Afridi bowled really well, Hafeez was brilliant, Ingram came in and took the pressure off our shoulders. Hopefully we can continue our momentum on Friday and Sunday."

A smiling Botha collects the trophy and walks over to his team-mates and they pose for a team photo with the title. A superb start to the series for South Africa, can they continue to win on Friday or will Pakistan bounce back? Join us to find out, till then it's goodbye from us at Cricinfo.

Series Results
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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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