Pakistan v South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, starts off with one that bounces well in front of the keeper after Amla lets it go through outside off

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, 2 runs, lovely shot, emphasises the easy nature of the pitch too, as Amla sits back in the crease, and punches this square of his hips, keeping it down without any trouble

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, FOUR, short and wide, and spanked away, doesn't even bother about getting close to it, and cuts it off the front foot, into the face of Afridi on a boundary board at point

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, straighter, fuller, makes him play it to mid-off

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, FOUR, short and wide again, and Amla is cutting them towards the boundary board with Afirdi's face on it. Misses it this time, though

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, FOUR, best shot of the lot, punched away through covers, that crisp sound off the bat comes too... they have given him width thrice, and Amla has taken 12 runs off them

South Africa 14/0   HM Amla 14* (6b 3x4)

1.3

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, FOUR, what is this man on? He is not hitting anything to the fielders... short again, slight width, and Amla punches it between cover-point and cover. Four more

1.4

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, fuller, closer to the stumps, Amla defends... only to see the ball bounce over the stumps. He must have had a nervous moment there

1.5

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, another delivery keeps low - it is two in two overs now that haven't reached the keeper without bouncing twice

1.6

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, angling into the pads, pushed to mid-on

South Africa 23/0   HM Amla 18* (10b 4x4)

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, just back of a length, around off, Amla stays back and defends

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, hit down to mid-off without much power

South Africa 24/0   HM Amla 18* (12b 4x4)

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, nice, crunchy punch shot again, but finds mid-off with this one

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, stays low outside off, Amla has to abort that punch shot and is forced to defend

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, again hit on the up, but there hasn't been much room this over, and this one too is hit to mid-off

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, 1 run, slower ball, 122ks, adjusts nicely, and guides this past slip for a single

South Africa 25/1   HM Amla 19* (16b 4x4)

5.1

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, shuffles across to the ball bowled wide outside off, but it stays low, and Amla plays a defensive shot

5.2

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, punched away square, but straight to the backward point

5.3

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, FOUR, nicely done, gets around the strong off-side field, shuffling across, and flicking this from wide outside off, through midwicket, for four

5.4

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, length ball, around off, hit back to Razzaq

5.5

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, hits hard down the ground, but the ball holds on a touch and th ball goes in the air, towards mid-off. But bounces just short

5.6

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, no run, another good-looking shot, but hit straight to extra cover

South Africa 29/1   HM Amla 23* (22b 5x4)

7.1

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, 1 run, shortish outside off, guided down to third man for one

South Africa 30/1   HM Amla 24* (23b 5x4)

8.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot again, Amla gets width after a long time and punches it off the back foot, beating backward point

8.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, FOUR, more width here, and he has cut this one, right of backward point this time

8.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, no run, fuller, closer to the stumps, and hit back to the bowler

8.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Amla, 1 run, looks to whip this one through the leg side, gets an inside edge onto the pad

South Africa 47/1   HM Amla 33* (27b 7x4)

9.1

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, 2 runs, shuffles across to Razzaq again, and flicks it wide of deep square leg for a couple

9.2

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, 1 run, walks across again and hits this to deep square leg from wide outside off

9.5

Abdul Razzaq to Amla, 1 run, steered away to third man for one

South Africa 56/1   HM Amla 37* (30b 7x4)

10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, around off, not much turn, hit back to the bowler

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away for one

South Africa 63/1   HM Amla 38* (32b 7x4)

11.1

Wahab Riaz to Amla, FOUR, poor start, straight innocuous delivery on the pads, and Amla gets an inside edge onto the pad, which goes away to fine leg for four

11.2

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, fuller, closer to off, hit back to the bowler

11.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, length ball, hit straight to mid-off

11.4

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run

11.5

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, punched down the ground, not enough power behind it, and takes a single straight of mid-off

South Africa 68/1   HM Amla 43* (37b 8x4)

12.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, shimmies down the track, and pushes this flighted delivery to long-on for one

12.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, turning into the pads, whipped away for a single

South Africa 71/1   HM Amla 45* (39b 8x4)

13.1

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, for a change, extra bounce! Amla shuffles across, looks to pull it from outside off, and is hit in the rib area

13.2

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, gets the width, cuts it off the front foot, but finds point

13.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, slower ball wide outside off, Amla lets it go, hoping for a wide, but not given

13.4

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 2 runs, full and wide, driven wide of sweeper-cover for two

13.5

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, beautiful punch shot down the ground, Afridi at mid-off has to make a full-length dive to his right to save three runs here

South Africa 74/1   HM Amla 48* (44b 8x4)

14.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

14.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, whipped away into the leg side, with the turn

South Africa 75/1   HM Amla 49* (46b 8x4)

15.2

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, steered away from in front of off, towards third man, and that's a fifty for Amla - the seventh time he has reached the landmark this year. Four of those he has converted into centuries

South Africa 80/1   HM Amla 50* (47b 8x4)

16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, flighted around off, pushed back to the bowler

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, shimmies down the pitch, playing this back to the bowler

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 2 runs, whipped away square of short fine, and fine of deep square, gets two

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 3 runs, superb late-cut, using the pace on Hafeez's quicker delivery, getting it fine of short third

South Africa 87/1   HM Amla 55* (51b 8x4)

17.1

Wahab Riaz to Amla, no run, punched down the ground, but straight to mid-off

17.2

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, steered down to third man for a single

17.6

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, steered down to third man for a single

South Africa 90/1   HM Amla 57* (54b 8x4)

18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away for one

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, guided to deep point with an open face

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, worked around the corner for another single

South Africa 95/1   HM Amla 60* (57b 8x4)

19.3

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, played down the ground, between mid-off and mid-on for a single

19.5

Wahab Riaz to Amla, 1 run, punched away, gets a single wide of mid-off

South Africa 100/1   HM Amla 62* (59b 8x4)

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Amla, 2 runs, flicked away off the back foot, between long-on and deep midwicket, and they come back for two

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Amla, 1 run, flighted wide of off, gets a single to sweeper-cover, becoming the highest run-getter in ODIs this year

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Amla, OUT, and Afridi - not for the first time in his career - dismisses a batsman who has played him for the turn. This is nicely flighted around off, Amla plays a forward defensive, expecting the ball to turn a touch, but it goes straight on, and Aleem Dar upholds the lbw appeal. Amla doesn't look too happy. It hits him right in front, but Amla probably suggests an edge, which replays don't confirm

HM Amla lbw b Shahid Afridi 65 (84m 62b 8x4 0x6) SR: 104.83

South Africa 108/2   HM Amla 65 (62b 8x4)
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Oct 31, 2010

Abdul Razzaq celebrates an unbelievable victory, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2010

Abdul Razzaq celebrates an unbelievable victory

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Oct 31, 2010

Abdul Razzaq and Pakistan coach Waqar Younis are delighted with the win, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2010

Abdul Razzaq and Pakistan coach Waqar Younis are delighted with the win

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