Pakistan v South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

It is a hot day, and we don't have much of a crowd in as of now. With its grass banks and all, Sheikh Zayed Stadium is an impressive ground in the middle of the desert. Pakistan's "home venue". They will want to do better and give the crowds their monies' due. Anyway we are in for a surprise from South Africa. Peterson is walking out with Amla, to open their innings. Shoaib Akhtar marks his looong run

2.40pm Pommie Mbangwa expects a similar pitch to the one in the first match. Not too much pace, he says, and he doesn't expect the cracks to open up. Twenty minutes to the start. Time enough to install the Chrome extension. And it's free. And it will make sure you don't miss out any part of the action.

Happy Halloween, says the display board in Abu Dhabi. Well, Pakistan are yet to give South Africa a scare. Nearly time for toss here. South Africa have won the toss, and are going in without the injured Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis. In come Albie Morkel and Robin Peterson.They have decided to bat first. Johan Botha is going to lead the side.

Shahid Afridi says the only thing they can do to stop this slide is to work hard. They have made one change, bringing in Wahab Riaz ahead of Umar Gul.

On an unrelated note, the BCCI is planning to ban Indian players from tweeting during games after one of them announced even before the match referee that the game has been called off. No such sanctions against us, so feel free to follow @ESPNcricinfo on Twitter

2.20pm Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the second ODI between Pakistan and South Africa. Pressure is on Pakistan batsmen, says Nitin Sundar in his preview, and who is to argue? Toss in 10 minutes

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

End of over 1 (14 runs) South Africa 14/0 (RR: 14.00)
HM Amla    14* (6b 3x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-14-0
RJ Peterson    0* (0b)     

Shehzad: "exactly after 5 minutes of the start of the match......... i opened cricinfo's main page and jumped with joy seeing the heading "Smith, kallis out, south africa bat"....

i thought two wickets went down in the first over :s

please dont play with our hearts....the heading should have been "Smith and kallis rest as south africa bat"

Razzaq to bowl meanwhile

1.1

Abdul Razzaq to Peterson, FOUR, and a poor loosener has been sent away for four... short, gentle pace, down the leg side, and he pulls it fine of fine leg. Good start for RP

1.2

Abdul Razzaq to Peterson, 1 run, hands over the strike to Amla with a single wide of mid-on

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

End of over 2 (9 runs) South Africa 23/0 (RR: 11.50)
HM Amla    18* (10b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-9-0
RJ Peterson    5* (2b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-14-0

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Peterson, no run, better stuff from Akhtar, 145.6ks, back of a length, around off, defended by Peterson

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Peterson, no run, looks for a cut shot, and is beaten outside off

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Peterson, no run, another crisp shot, but hit straight to cover-point

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Peterson, 1 run, slower ball, drops and runs to point, and Amla is a bit slow too. Asad Shafiq, though, misses the direct hit. Would have got Amla

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

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 24/0 (RR: 8.00)
HM Amla    18* (12b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-15-0
RJ Peterson    6* (6b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-9-0

3.1

Abdul Razzaq to Peterson, OUT, bowled'im! Poor shot really, playing across the line of a straight delivery headed for the off stump. Swings all around it, and the off stumps leaves its groove

RJ Peterson b Abdul Razzaq 6 (14m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Ingram is the new batsman in

3.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, similar delivery to the one that got Peterson, and Ingram plays it down the ground, to mid-on

3.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, left alone outside off

3.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, slight movement away from the left-hander, Ingram covers it and pushes this to cover

3.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, bowled within the stumps, Ingram turns this to midwicket

3.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, wicket-maiden, good comeback by Razzaq after a horrible start in the first over. This one has been left alone outside off

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) South Africa 24/1 (RR: 6.00)
CA Ingram    0* (5b)      Abdul Razzaq    2-1-9-1
HM Amla    18* (12b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-15-0

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

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, back of a length, close to off, defended to cover

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, plays and misses around off, and again the ball doesn't carry to the keeper

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 25/1 (RR: 5.00)
CA Ingram    0* (7b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-16-0
HM Amla    19* (16b 4x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-1-9-1

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

short cover and short cover-point are the two catching men

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

keeper comes up now

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

End of over 6 (4 runs) South Africa 29/1 (RR: 4.83)
HM Amla    23* (22b 5x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-1-13-1
CA Ingram    0* (7b)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-16-0

6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, slower offcutter, 125.1ks, headed towards off stump, and Ingram defends it towards mid-off

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, faster, shorter, wider, Ingram goes for the cut and is beaten. It bounces in front of the keeper again

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, and a slower offcutter again, and Ingram defends it to short cover - he has faced 10 balls now without getting off the mark

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, punched away to cover, not much room on offer

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, again he is stump to stump, and Ingram defends this towards cover

6.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, middle and off again, and another dot ball - second maiden of the innings. Good comeback by Pakistan after that loose start

End of over 7 (maiden) South Africa 29/1 (RR: 4.14)
CA Ingram    0* (13b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-1-16-0
HM Amla    23* (22b 5x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-1-13-1

Keeper stays up for Amla facing Razzaq

7.1

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

7.2

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, FOUR, he is off the mark, off the 14th delivery he has faced, and in streaky fashion here - pushing at the ball with hard hands, the ball doesn't quite bounce, and hits the low, outside edge, going between the keeper and the slip

Keeper goes back after that edge

7.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, and Ingram is beaten again, pushing outside off again, down the wrong line

7.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, FOUR, that is more of what Ingram would want, punching this wide of mid-on, taking it from the pads, on the up, and finding the gap

7.5

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, shimmies down the track, and turns this towards square leg

7.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, no run, slower ball around off, Ingram covers the line and defends

End of over 8 (9 runs) South Africa 38/1 (RR: 4.75)
CA Ingram    8* (18b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-1-22-1
HM Amla    24* (23b 5x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-1-16-0

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

SA were 23 after two overs, the next 23 have taken 6.2 overs coming

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

8.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, Ingram looking to hit out here. Dances down the track and gets an inside edge towards short midwicket

8.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, slower offcutter, pitches leg, spin towards middle, defended to off side

End of over 9 (9 runs) South Africa 47/1 (RR: 5.22)
CA Ingram    8* (20b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-1-25-0
HM Amla    33* (27b 7x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-1-22-1

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

9.3

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, FOUR, that's a second edged boundary out of the 12 runs Ingram has scored! Looking to cut one that is too close to him, and the edge flies wide of keeper. Not sure why a captain would take the slip out when the same batsman edged the same bowler for four in the previous over, just managing to avoid the slip

9.4

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, 1 run, cut away, misfielded at point by Fawad, giving away a single

9.5

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

9.6

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, SIX, Ingram looks in now! What a slap of a shot, dancing down and lofting this length ball over long-on. What a clean strike, and Ingram needed one of those badly after a scratchy start

End of over 10 (15 runs) South Africa 62/1 (RR: 6.20)
CA Ingram    19* (23b 3x4 1x6)      Abdul Razzaq    5-1-37-1
HM Amla    37* (30b 7x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-1-25-0

Bowling PP taken. Hafeez to bowl

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

round the wicket to the left-hand batsman

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, swept away fine, from in front of leg, to short fine leg

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, beaten on the cut shot

10.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, angled into the pads, hit straight to midwicket

10.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, cut away, straight to point

End of over 11 (1 run) South Africa 63/1 (RR: 5.72)
CA Ingram    19* (27b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    38* (32b 7x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-1-37-1

Akhta goes off the park. Wahab Riaz to bowl

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

11.6

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, length ball around off, hit back to the bowler

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 68/1 (RR: 5.66)
CA Ingram    19* (28b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-5-0
HM Amla    43* (37b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0

Smith carrying drinks for Amla and Ingram

12.1

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

12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, shortish, cut away, finds cover-point

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, swept from in front of middle, can't beat short fine leg

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, tossed up, no turn on it, hit down to mid-on

12.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, within the stumps, pushed to long-off for one

12.6

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

End of over 13 (3 runs) South Africa 71/1 (RR: 5.46)
HM Amla    45* (39b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-4-0
CA Ingram    20* (32b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-5-0

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

13.6

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, around off, Ingram stays back and defends

End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa 74/1 (RR: 5.28)
CA Ingram    20* (33b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-8-0
HM Amla    48* (44b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-4-0

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

14.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 2 runs, swept away powerfully, from outside off, wide of deep square leg

14.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, driven on the up, to extra cover

14.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, sees him charging down the track, bowls flat and fast, making him play a defensive shot

14.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, stays in the crease to push this down to long-off

End of over 15 (4 runs) South Africa 78/1 (RR: 5.20)
CA Ingram    23* (37b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-8-0
HM Amla    49* (46b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-8-0

15.1

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, angling into the pads, turned away for a single

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

15.3

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, Ingram looks to play the steer shot too, and is beaten outside off

15.4

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, length ball, close to off, hit down to mid-off

15.5

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, slower ball, Ingram plays with an open face

15.6

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, into the ribs, pulled away to fine leg for one

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 81/1 (RR: 5.06)
CA Ingram    25* (42b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-11-0
HM Amla    50* (47b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-8-0

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, punched away square, to deep point

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

16.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, driven straight to extra cover

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa 87/1 (RR: 5.11)
CA Ingram    26* (44b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-14-0
HM Amla    55* (51b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-11-0

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

17.3

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, tight line, middle and off, Ingram pushes this to midwicket

17.4

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, slower one gone wrong, down the leg side, Ingram gets a faint touch to what would surely have been a wide

17.5

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, another slower ball, around off this time, and he opens the face on it to run it down to third man

17.6

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

As the players take drinks, a good stat: Amla is eight short of becoming the highest run-getter in ODIs this year. Dilshan is leading the tally currently, with 866 run. AB de Villiers, with 806 runs, is fourth on the list

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 90/1 (RR: 5.00)
HM Amla    57* (54b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-14-0
CA Ingram    27* (47b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-14-0

18.1

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

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, worked away into the leg side for a single

18.3

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

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, another single to deep point

18.5

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

18.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, full on the pads, gets a single to long-on

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 96/1 (RR: 5.05)
CA Ingram    30* (50b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-20-0
HM Amla    60* (57b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-14-0

19.1

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, flicked to midwicket, with the angle

19.2

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, plays with an open face, gets a single to third man

19.3

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

19.4

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, slower ball, cut away, and Alam makes a nice diving save at backward-point

19.5

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

19.6

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, not for the first time, Ingram is beaten when trying the cut shot, again because of low bounce

End of over 20 (4 runs) South Africa 100/1 (RR: 5.00)
CA Ingram    32* (54b 3x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-18-0
HM Amla    62* (59b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-20-0

Afridi brings himself on now

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

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, googly, Ingram plays for the turn, and is beaten

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, another googly, and an edge this time, wide of keeper, fine of where the first slip would have been. That;s the third such boundary Ingram has scored today

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, worked away off the pads

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

End of over 21 (8 runs) South Africa 108/2 (RR: 5.14)
     Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-1
CA Ingram    37* (57b 4x4 1x6)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-18-0

21.1

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, no run, another play and miss from Ingram outside off, playing under the ball as he looks to cut this one

21.2

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, gets a single to third man

21.3

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, moves across and plays and misses, is hit on the pad, but the ball is pitched outside leg

21.4

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, defends a back-of-a-length delivery off the back foot

21.5

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, presses half forward and plays a defensive shot

21.6

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, shuffles across, off-drives a full and wide delivery, hits it to mid-off

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 109/2 (RR: 4.95)
AB de Villiers    0* (4b)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-19-0
CA Ingram    38* (59b 4x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-1

a slip in for Afridi now

22.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, flighted outside off, defended towards cover

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 2 runs, Ingram's fortuitous stay continues, as he gets a top edge on a sweep shot, which falls short of deep square leg

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, googly, pushed towards cover

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, driven powerfully, straight to extra cover

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 2 runs, cut away in front of square, just wide of sweeper-cover, and they hare back for two

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, googly again, but too short, and easily cut away for one

End of over 23 (5 runs) South Africa 114/2 (RR: 4.95)
CA Ingram    43* (65b 4x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-13-1
AB de Villiers    0* (4b)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-19-0

Ajmal being introduced now

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, quick and flat offbreak, beats Ingram on the cut. This isn't full enough for that shot anyway. Seems like Ingram can get away with all sins today

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, presses right forward to defends

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, short, stays low, forced away into the off side for one

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, nicely worked away into the leg side, with the turn

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 2 runs, flighted on the pads, wide of long-on, and they pick their man to take two off - Shoaib Akhtar

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, offbreak pitched on the pads, worked away for a single

End of over 24 (5 runs) South Africa 119/2 (RR: 4.95)
CA Ingram    47* (70b 4x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-5-0
AB de Villiers    1* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-13-1

24.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 2 runs, misfielded by Alam at extra cover, through him really, two more

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, it's fitting that Ingram should get to his fifty off an outside edge, with a single to short third man. He has been lucky today all right, but the scoreboard has only so much space, and it right now says he has got his first ODI fifty

24.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, played to midwicket

24.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run

24.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, jumps down the track, and can't make connection, looking to defend. Gets a le-bye, though - this innings' first

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, long hop, and he has pulled it nicely, between long-on and deep midwicket

End of over 25 (8 runs) South Africa 127/2 (RR: 5.08)
CA Ingram    54* (73b 5x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-20-1
AB de Villiers    1* (8b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-5-0

25.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, delicate late-cut, past slip, along the ground

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, but the stumping is missed as Ingram overbalances, pushing himself out of the crease. Zulqarnain, though, can't make a clean collection

25.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, FOUR, and now Ingram rubs it in, with a superb cover drive, wide of extra cover

25.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, looks for the late-cut, can't beat backward point

25.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, full and wide, square-driven down to deep point for one

25.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, doosra, AB covers the turn and defends

25.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, big offbreak this time, beats him, but is headed down the leg side when it hits his pad

End of over 26 (7 runs) South Africa 134/2 (RR: 5.15)
AB de Villiers    2* (11b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-12-0
CA Ingram    59* (76b 6x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-20-1

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, full and fast, around off, defended

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, front-of-the-hand offbreak, driven powerfully, but straight to extra cover

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, flicked down to long-off for a single

26.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, looped up around leg, AB gets an easy single

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, offbreak again, cut away for one

26.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, presses forward and defends this back to the bowler

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 137/2 (RR: 5.07)
AB de Villiers    3* (13b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-1
CA Ingram    61* (80b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-12-0

27.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, defends this with an open face

27.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, shorter, and he stays back and pushes it down to long-on for a single

27.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 2 runs, nicely chipped away - deliberately so as it doesn't carry to deep fielders on the leg side - gets a couple

27.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, played along the ground into the leg side, gets another single

27.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, plays for the turn, this one comes in with the angle, gets a leg-bye - but it's given a run. Perhaps a thin edge was there

27.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, sharp offbreak, there is half a shout for lbw, the bowler suggesting it hit the pad first, but the umpire says bat first

End of over 28 (5 runs) South Africa 142/2 (RR: 5.07)
AB de Villiers    6* (16b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-0
CA Ingram    63* (83b 6x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-1

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, flat and back of a length, pushed to extra cover

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, offbreak around leg, played into the on side for a single

28.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 2 runs, comes down the track, and guides this wide of deep midwicket for two

28.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, punched away to sweeper-cover for one

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, offbreak again, too full, and driven down to long-off for one

28.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, comes down the track again, but can't get this past extra cover

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 147/2 (RR: 5.06)
AB de Villiers    9* (19b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-28-1
CA Ingram    65* (86b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-0

29.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, FOUR, another outside edge, another four for Ingram. After the game tonight, Ingram should hit a casino. He will wipe the house. Afridi not happy with the short third man, Hafeez, who dives in slow motion

29.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, FOUR, and again... Ingram's fifth boundary through an outside edge! Very well bowled, sharp offbreak, and the edge beats the keeper, and there is no slip. This man has done enough to deserve a slip today

29.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, pushed straight to cover

29.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, Ingram is gone? No he is not. They try a sharp single to point, Ingram is sent back, and he has to put in a big desperate dive. It seems the bat is in the air as he dives... the protracted lower part of the bat seems to be up in the air as Zulqarnain dislodges the bails, but it is all very close, and they have given him not out. Don't know what to make of that decision, but I would have called that out, because I couldn't see any part of the bat behind the line... Benefit of doubt will surely be evoked here

slip comes in now, a bit too late?

29.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, angled into the pads, worked away into the on side

29.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed to long-off for one

End of over 30 (10 runs) South Africa 157/2 (RR: 5.23)
AB de Villiers    10* (20b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-27-0
CA Ingram    74* (91b 8x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-28-1

30.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed wide of cover-point for a single

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, runs this down the third man for one

30.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, looks to cut but this is too full for the shot

30.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, cut away well this time, gets a single to sweeper-cover

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, pushed towards cover-point off the back foot

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, googly, which is a bit too short, and Ingram is quick to rock back and cut it wide of point for four. In between those edged boundaries, Ingram has played some nice shots too

End of over 31 (7 runs) South Africa 164/2 (RR: 5.29)
CA Ingram    79* (94b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-35-1
AB de Villiers    12* (23b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-27-0

Nitin, not to be confused with Cricinfo's Nitin Sundar, writes in: "Casinos in UAE?? Nice try." You got the general drift, right? Hafeez comes back meanwhile

31.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, turning into the pads, played to midwicket

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, dances down the track, and lofts him over midwicket. Doesn't look for power, just wants to clear the fielder in the ring

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, flatter delivery, pushed down to long-on for one

31.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, played with an open face, gets a single to short third man

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, pushed back to the bowler

31.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, plays the similar shot, but gets it wide of the bowler for a single

End of over 32 (7 runs) South Africa 171/2 (RR: 5.34)
AB de Villiers    18* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-27-0
CA Ingram    80* (95b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-35-1

Mike Richardson: "i believe there was recently a rule change concerning run outs. whereas previously the bat had to be grounded, it can now be in the air, as long as it is beyond the crease." I think that implies only in cases where the bat has popped up after having been grounded behind the crease. In this case, that didn't happen

32.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, another sharp single, taking the Pakistan fielders on, hitting straight to cover, and haring through, beating the throw with a big dive

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 2 runs, pushed down to long-n for a single

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, offcutter, cut away, and Shoaib makes a save diving to his left, at short third

32.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, looks for the late-cut, but finds point

32.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, flighted deliver, driven straight to extra cover

32.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, turned towards midwicket for one - the midwicket fielder is at the boundary

End of over 33 (5 runs) South Africa 176/2 (RR: 5.33)
AB de Villiers    20* (32b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-40-1
CA Ingram    83* (97b 9x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-27-0

Shoaib comes back

33.1

Shoaib Akhtar to de Villiers, 1 run, short and wide, cut in front of square, and Asad Shafiq makes a diving save at cover

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 run, worked away off the hip for a single

33.3

Shoaib Akhtar to de Villiers, no run, short ball, goes for the pull, and is beaten by the low bounce

33.4

Shoaib Akhtar to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball, and the steal a single straight to backward point

33.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 run, worked off the pads into the leg side

33.6

Shoaib Akhtar to de Villiers, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away, wide of deep point, gets two runs for it

End of over 34 (7 runs) South Africa 183/2 (RR: 5.38)
AB de Villiers    24* (36b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-1-32-0
CA Ingram    85* (99b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-40-1

34.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, left alone outside off

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, full on the pads, worked away for one

34.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, full on the pads, flicked away for a single

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 2 runs, shortish, outside off, pushed wide of long-off, and they come back for two

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, played straight to long-off this time, gets a single

34.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, goes inside-out from leg-stump line, gets a single to sweeper-cover

End of over 35 (6 runs) South Africa 189/2 (RR: 5.40)
AB de Villiers    26* (38b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-46-1
CA Ingram    89* (103b 9x4 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-1-32-0

35.1

Shoaib Akhtar to de Villiers, 1 run, shuffles across to work this into the on side for one

35.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 run, back of a length, gets the toe end of the bat on it, and takes a single to short third man

35.3

Shoaib Akhtar to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball, ends up dragging the shot into the leg side

35.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, short, into the ribs, nicely bowler, Ingram defends

35.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, slower ball again, beats him on the punch shot

35.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, another slower ball, offcutter, starting middle, turning towards off, Ingram plays it back to him

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 192/2 (RR: 5.33)
CA Ingram    90* (107b 9x4 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-1-35-0
AB de Villiers    28* (40b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-46-1

36.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, quicker delivery, angling down the leg side, hitting him in the pad

36.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and drives him down to long-off

36.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, short outside off, cut away to deep point

36.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, OUT, bowled'im! Comes down the track again, and ends up yorking himself. The ball squeezes under the bat, and takes the off stump out

AB de Villiers b Shahid Afridi 29 (54m 43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 67.44

JP Duminy to face now

36.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, full outside off, driven down to long-off for one

36.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 wide, googly, turning away from wide outside off, called wide, rightly so

36.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, legbreak this time, goes deep into the crease to work it into the on side

End of over 37 (5 runs) South Africa 197/3 (RR: 5.32)
CA Ingram    92* (109b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-51-2
JP Duminy    1* (1b)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-1-35-0

37.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, short, widish outside off, cut away to Alam at backward point

37.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 run, moves across the stumps, is hit high on the thigh pad, gets a leg-bye - given run, could been a thin edge

37.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, no run, beaten when looking to turn this to leg, but it was pitched outside leg, and hence no appeal

37.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, no run, stays back and defends a short-of-a-length delivery

37.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, no run, slower offcutter, driven to straightish extra cover

37.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 2 runs, a bouncer well bowled, Duminy fends at it to save his chest area, and gets a couple of runs fine of fine leg

End of over 38 (3 runs) South Africa 200/3 (RR: 5.26)
JP Duminy    3* (5b)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-1-38-0
CA Ingram    93* (111b 9x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-51-2

38.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, offbreak, around off, and he defends it to cover

38.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, short, wide outside off, cut straight to extra cover

38.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, tries the late-cut, but the short third man is very fine

38.4

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, he spoils a good over by bowling a long hop - gentle half tracker, and he pulls it through midwicket for four

38.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, fuller, offbreak, and driven to long-off for one

38.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 3 runs, short and gives him room, Duminy cuts it away and takes three by the time sweeper-cover makes a diving save and returns the ball

End of over 39 (8 runs) South Africa 208/3 (RR: 5.33)
JP Duminy    6* (6b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-59-2
CA Ingram    98* (116b 10x4 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-1-38-0

Saeed Ajmal comes back

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, FOUR, swept away powerfully, that was superbly done, splitting the two fielders in the deep on the on side

goes over the stumps

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for a single

Ingram needs two for a second century

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, guides this one to sweeper-cover to move to 99

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, full outside off, pushed to sweeper-cover

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, shortish, cut away for a single that gets him his hundred. He jumps for joy, and the whole team stands up and applauds his effort. Not the best innings he will play,but he will take this century - at least 20 of those runs have come through edges, and he has enjoyed a missed stumping too

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, guided down to short third man but gets no run

End of over 40 (8 runs) South Africa 216/3 (RR: 5.40)
JP Duminy    12* (10b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-35-0
CA Ingram    100* (118b 10x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-59-2

Batting PP taken. Long-on, deep backward square, and third man back as Riaz comes to bowl

40.1

Wahab Riaz to Ingram, OUT, Riaz has got him with a swinging low full toss, nearly a yorker. Ingram is limping his way back to the pavilion - it got him straight on the toe or the angle, but on first look it seemed like swinging down the leg side. Replays confirm my view. Ironic that the man who enjoyed such good luck through the innings gets an ordinary decision at the end of it all. Nothing to take away from the superb late reverse swing

CA Ingram lbw b Wahab Riaz 100 (143m 119b 10x4 1x6) SR: 84.03

Miller is the new man in

40.2

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, nice bouncer, hits him in the chest area

40.3

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 1 run, another yorker, reversing again, he digs it out for one

40.4

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 leg bye, slower ball, very well bowled, and Duminy - already looking for a paddle sweep - lets the ball hit his shoulder, and claims the leg-bye even though he didn't play a shot at all. That same old rule of leg-byes-while-taking-protective-action?

40.5

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 2 runs, short ball, pulled wide of mid-on for two

40.6

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 2 runs, another two, guided wide of deep backward square

End of over 41 (6 runs) South Africa 222/4 (RR: 5.41)
DA Miller    5* (4b)      Wahab Riaz    7-0-24-1
JP Duminy    12* (11b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-35-0

Alan: "Hi guys-enjoying the commentary however if Ingram has been lucky-edges and missed stumping-well and good the fielding side should set fields to prevent the edges and the keeper should not have missed the stumping." Yeah it would have taken something special to get him out today. And it was a reversing near-yorker, and an ordinary umpiring call... Hafeez to bowl

41.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, no run, yorks him as Duminy looks to come down the track

41.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, another flat delivery, within the stumps, hit down the ground for a single

41.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, again, flat, straight and fast, gets a bottom-side edge

41.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, looks to make room and cut, but can't beat the cover ring

41.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, backs away again, Hafeez follows him up, and he goes for the pull shot, but all the deep fielders are on the leg side

41.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, gets a single straight to extra cover

End of over 42 (3 runs) South Africa 225/4 (RR: 5.35)
JP Duminy    14* (14b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-30-0
DA Miller    6* (7b)      Wahab Riaz    7-0-24-1

42.1

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, FOUR, that's unlucky! Riaz bowls a yorker on middle and leg, JP digs it out, and the inside edge takes it fine of short fine for four

Paul" :Who gave Ingram out? Rauf or Tucker?" Er, Aleem Dar

42.2

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 leg bye, slower ball beats him, but he gets a leg-bye

42.3

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, sees Miller make room, and bowls wide of off, and gets a dot ball through. Smart bowling

42.4

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 1 leg bye, another reversing delivery, but a full toss, hits him on the pad down the leg side, and he gets a leg-bye

42.5

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, cut to backward point, and they steal a single. Asad Shafiq misses the direct-hit

42.6

Wahab Riaz to Miller, OUT, Wahab gets another! This is good bowling at death. Bowls a sharp bouncer, heading towards the batsman's head, Miller backs away and pulls, gets a top edge that Wahab runs to his left and claims

DA Miller c & b Wahab Riaz 6 (10m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 43 (7 runs) South Africa 232/5 (RR: 5.39)
     Wahab Riaz    8-0-29-2
JP Duminy    19* (17b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-30-0

Albie Morkel is the new batsman

43.1

Mohammad Hafeez to JA Morkel, 1 run, Hafeez yorks him, conceding a single into the on side

43.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, no run, low full toss, driven powerfully and straight to extra cover

43.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 2 runs, pushed wide of long-on for two

43.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, short, on the pads, worked away into the leg side for one

43.5

Mohammad Hafeez to JA Morkel, OUT, timber! stops before letting the delivery through - a modern habit of modern offies - and then lets a quick offbreak rip, Morkel is caught deep in the crease, playing across its line, and it squeezes through to take the middle stump out

JA Morkel b Mohammad Hafeez 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Johan Botha, the captain, walks out into the middle. Meanwhile Halle puts a positive spin on Ingram's innings. He writes, "100 is 100! I dont see why why there is any need to turn something fantastically positive for this batsmen into something based on 'luck'.. no one wants to hear it... he deserves all the sucess that comes his way.. It should be... 'nothing to take away from the superb innings'" Well, nobody took anything away from him... the scorecard says he has scored a century, and edges or not, it is worth 100 runs

43.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Botha, no run, driven hard but back to the bowler

End of over 44 (4 runs) South Africa 236/6 (RR: 5.36)
J Botha    0* (1b)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-0-34-1
JP Duminy    22* (20b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    8-0-29-2

44.1

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, worked into the on side for one

44.2

Wahab Riaz to Botha, 1 run, back of a length, around off, Botha drops and runs and hands over the strike to JP

44.3

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, length ball, driven wide of mid-off for one

44.4

Wahab Riaz to Botha, no run, short, into the ribs, Botha turns down the single JP wants as t hasn't really gone anywhere but straight to square leg

44.5

Wahab Riaz to Botha, 1 leg bye, another short ball, hits him in the thigh pad, gets a leg-bye

44.6

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, short again, JP gets a bottom edge on the pull, gets a single

So 25 runs and three wickets from the Batting Powerplay

End of over 45 (5 runs) South Africa 241/6 (RR: 5.35)
JP Duminy    25* (23b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    9-0-33-2
J Botha    1* (4b)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-0-34-1

45.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, flat, on the pads, pushed to long-on for one

45.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Botha, 1 run, flicked to midwicket for a single

45.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, short, hit straight to extra cover, and they take the single off Shoaib Akhtar

45.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Botha, 1 run, tossed up around middle and leg, and they take a single into the on side

45.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, no run, flat offbreak, 88.7ks, eats him on the late-cut, Zulqarnain doesn't collect it cleanly, and although it seems JP might have fallen over and out of the crease, the back foot always stays behind the crease

45.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, worked away off the pads for one

End of over 46 (5 runs) South Africa 246/6 (RR: 5.34)
JP Duminy    28* (27b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-0-39-1
J Botha    3* (6b)      Wahab Riaz    9-0-33-2

46.1

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, no run, nice yorker, swinging in late, and pitching on the crease. JP can't do much else with it than dig it out

46.2

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 2 runs, just short of being a yorker and he plays it with an open face, wide of deep point and the poor wide throw from Asad Shafiq lets them get the second easily

46.3

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, played with an open face, gets a single to backward point

46.4

Wahab Riaz to Botha, 1 wide, bouncer, but down the leg side, and it's called a wide

46.4

Wahab Riaz to Botha, FOUR, inside edge for four! Botha throws his bat at this length ball outside off, and the edge misses both the stumps and the keeper

46.5

Wahab Riaz to Botha, 1 run, slower ball, hit to midwicket for one

46.6

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one. Wahab's quota of 10 ends for 43 runs and two wickets

End of over 47 (10 runs) South Africa 256/6 (RR: 5.44)
JP Duminy    32* (31b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    10-0-43-2
J Botha    8* (8b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-0-39-1

Akhtar comes back

47.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single

47.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Botha, 1 run, nearly a yorker, digs it out towards long-on for one

47.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 2 runs, slower ball, guides it square of third man for a couple

47.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 2 runs, plays a chip shot to a length ball that almost carries to Younus Khan at long-off. Slower ball it was

47.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 1 run, backs away to make room, Akhtar follows him, and Duminy gets a single to midwicket

47.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Botha, no run, lovely yorker, swinging in late, landing on the crease, played back to him

End of over 48 (7 runs) South Africa 263/6 (RR: 5.47)
J Botha    9* (10b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    9-1-45-0
JP Duminy    38* (35b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    10-0-43-2

Hafeez to bowl

48.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, OUT, Botha has run himself out by backing up too far! Duminy's shot hits him in the pads as he is running up the pitch, the ricochet goes straight to Hafeez who finishes a simple run-out

J Botha run out 9 (19m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Morne Morkel is the new batsman, but he is at the non-striker's end

48.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, SIX, superb shot from JP, clears the front leg, gets under a flat length ball, and lofts it straight over Hafeez's head for six

48.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, sees him charge down and fires it in flat, on the pads, Duminy turns it around the corner for one

48.4

Mohammad Hafeez to M Morkel, no run, stays back and defends a fullish delivery

48.5

Mohammad Hafeez to M Morkel, 1 run, charges down the track and pushes one down to long-off for one

48.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

48.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, offbreak around middle, opens the face on it, and retains the strike for the final over of the innings

End of over 49 (10 runs) South Africa 273/7 (RR: 5.57)
JP Duminy    46* (39b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-0-49-1
M Morkel    1* (2b)      Shoaib Akhtar    9-1-45-0

49.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 2 runs, slower ball, following him as he backs away, and the chip shot lands safe in the leg side

49.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 2 runs, makes room and guides this wide of deep point for two - fifty up for JP, and it is an important innings that has made sure SA don't completely lose their way with wickets falling all around him

49.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, FOUR, slower ball, pulled away, and it lobs Asad Shafiq on the deep square leg boundary. It's embarrassing for any deep fielder who sees the ball sail over him and then bounce inside the boundary. And it's quite brainless why he was standing way inside the boundary in the last over of the innings. Shoaib rightly gives him an earful

49.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, OUT, Fawad Alam has placed himself correctly at long-on as JP Duminy drills it straight down his throat. Powerful shot, but perhaps got a bit too close to it and didn't get the elevation to clear long-on

JP Duminy c Fawad Alam b Shoaib Akhtar 54 (58m 43b 3x4 1x6) SR: 125.58

Langeveldt comes in

49.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Langeveldt, FOUR, and immediately clears the front leg and lofts him over third man, what a shot from the No. 10 - it was inches short of being a yorker

49.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Langeveldt, 1 bye, beats him with a bouncer, but the Saffers are alert and steal a bye

6.25pm Going into the last 10 overs, South Africa looked good to get 300-plus, but they wouldn't mind 286 either. Pakistan will have to play out of their skins to chase this: their highest successful chase against South Africa has been 223, by the way. Lots to discuss so far. Why don't you get to our Facebook page and share your thoughts with other followers? We will be back in 40 minutes or so

End of over 50 (13 runs) South Africa 286/8
CK Langeveldt    4* (2b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    10-1-57-1
M Morkel    1* (2b)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-0-49-1
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Abdul Razzaq celebrates an unbelievable victory, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi, October 31, 2010

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

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