Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

9.6

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and Misbah clips it to midwicket to get going on his comeback to the side

Pakistan 77/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (1b)

10.1

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length outside off, comes in as Misbah defends

10.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads and Misbah plays it out to long on for one

10.6

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gentle and wide outside off, Misbah reaches out and looks to square drive but can't get it past squarish third man

Pakistan 80/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 3* (4b)

11.1

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Misbah looks to work it with the spin, but can't beat short fine leg.

11.2

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, the floater, befuddles Misbah completely as he looks to cover the non-existent spin. Whizzes past the outside edge

11.3

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this one turns in and he works it with the spin to the leg side

11.4

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

11.5

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Botha is troubling Misbah here, another floater, and Misbah closes the face expecting spin, and gets a leading edge into the covers. Single taken though

Pakistan 81/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 4* (9b)

12.1

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, whoa, cat and mouse stuff. Misbah moves away to the leg side, Morkel sees him and drops a slow bouncer. Misbah waits for it and makes contact with a gentle forehand, but can't place it through the off side

12.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good bowling, nice variation with lengths there. Misbah is forced back into a hurried defensive shot down the track

12.3

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller on off stump and this time Misbah manages to drive down the ground for one

Pakistan 84/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (12b)

13.2

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah can't get it away, worked with the spin to midwicket

13.3

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shorter this time, slides down the pads and Misbah picks a single behind square on the leg side

Pakistan 88/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (14b)

15.1

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of a length outside off and worked off the face of the bat through point for one

15.4

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, textbook punch from Misbah into the covers, all for a single

Pakistan 93/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 8* (16b)

16.2

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, angles into Misbah from outside off, and back of a length. It is the kind of approach that ensures the batsman cannot get a boundary without taking a risk. Misbah takes none.

16.3

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball, gets really big on Misbah who gets into all kinds of problems as he looks to swat-pull and keep it down. It does not go anywhere.

16.4

M Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another short ball, another unconvincing swat pull to mid on. Single taken this time

Pakistan 96/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 9* (19b)

17.2

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah is still not looking for boundaries. Gets a single with a non-violent flick to midwicket

17.5

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Pakistan have raised their slowest 100 in T20s, despite Afridi's 7-ball blitz for 25. Misbah takes another single into the leg side.

Pakistan 103/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 11* (21b)

18.1

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, over-pitched outside off, Misbah looks to go down on a knee and cart it over the leg side, but he can't time it at all. He refuses the single to long on

18.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes for the pull this time, but can't place it past midwicket. Another possible single denied.

18.3

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Well, Albie has completely decieved Misbah with his lines there. Misbah was prancing inside the crease, jumping across to off stump but Albit kept it even wider outside off and Misbah had to let it go

18.4

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, full-toss on off stump and finally some respite. Misbah dumps it over Morkel's head for a straight four. First bounday since the 10th over.

18.5

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, and again, this is poor from Albie, who delivers another full toss. Misbah does well to go down on a knee and get under it. Another loft over Morkel's head and four more.

18.6

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, well done by Misbah, who calmly nurdles a ball on the pads for a single to square leg. He retains strike for the final over

Pakistan 112/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 20* (27b 2x4)

19.1

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, attempted yorker, ends up as a half volley but the angle is perfect as it comes into Misbah and denies him a chance to drill off the back foot through the covers. He refuses the single

19.2

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball, another mis-timed pull from Misbah and another single refused.

19.3

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, 125 kph and Misbah is still so late on the pull that Sriram Veera likens it to Alberto Berasategui's forehand. Straight to midwicket. No run.

19.4

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Moral of the story - don't give Misbah full tosses. Theron delivers this knee high on leg stump and Misbah gets everything behind it as he blasts it over deep square leg for six.

19.5

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, OUT, Akhtar is run out and Pakistan are all out. Misbah can't get much power on the off drive as he looks to play off the back foot. He tried to take two to retain strike. Miller, running in from long off, collected from inside the circle and threw down the stumps for the second time in the day. Shoaib was never going to make it at the bowler's end.

Shoaib Akhtar run out 3 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Pakistan 119/10   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (32b 2x4 1x6)
Series Results
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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 26, 2010

Graeme Smith reacts after being bowled for 13, Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Abu Dhabi, October 26, 2010

Graeme Smith reacts after being bowled for 13

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Oct 26, 2010

Colin Ingram and David Miller ensured South Africa had no hiccups towards the end, Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Abu Dhabi, October 26, 2010

Colin Ingram and David Miller ensured South Africa had no hiccups towards the end

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