Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

1.5

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, OUT, Shahzaib is gone, betraying the same technical issues that were on display yesterday. Not even close to driving length as Tsotsobe lands it back of a length and looks to angle it across Shahzaib. As is his wont, Shahzaib plonks the right foot across instead of forward and drives without conviction. Ends up making contact early and scooping it over midwicket. Botha runs back and takes a good catch.

Shahzaib Hasan c Botha b Tsotsobe 6 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan 9/1   Imran Farhat 3* (5b)   LL Tsotsobe 0.5-0-2-1

4.2

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, and that's the end of Hafeez's innings. Morne holds it back outside off and forces Hafeez to steer from the back foot. Should I cut? Should I steer? Hafeez's mind was not made as the ball took inside edge and rammed into the stumps. On the corridor always does the trick - well bowled by Morne.

Mohammad Hafeez b M Morkel 14 (10m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Pakistan 29/2   Imran Farhat 9* (11b 1x4)   M Morkel 0.2-0-0-1

5.1

Tsotsobe to Imran Farhat, OUT, Oh my. Farhat has somehow managed to play a shot uglier than the one he out playing last night. Another slowish off cutter from Tsotsobe, 122 kph, but Farhat's batting apparatus was pre-programmed to go for the shovel over the leg side. It did not seem like he was even looking at the ball. In fact, his eyes were looking at cow corner when he finished his bat swing.. All this well before the ball came through from a length and crashed into leg stump

Imran Farhat b Tsotsobe 9 (25m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Pakistan 29/3   Misbah-ul-Haq 0* (4b)   LL Tsotsobe 2.1-0-13-2

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

Pakistan 36/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 2* (7b)   J Botha 0.2-0-1-0

7.2

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

Pakistan 39/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 2* (10b)   J Theron 0.2-0-2-1

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   Misbah-ul-Haq 17* (27b 1x4)   JA Morkel 3-0-26-1

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   Zulqarnain Haider 17* (16b 1x4)   J Theron 3.3-0-26-2

19.4

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

Pakistan 119/8   Zulqarnain Haider 17* (16b 1x4)   J Theron 3.4-0-26-3

19.6

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   Saeed Ajmal 1* (1b)   J Theron 4-0-27-4
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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