Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

2.2

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, lovely shot from Hafeez, he makes room by backing away from the stumps as Morne over-pitched on and outside off stump. Hafeez went down on his knees and drilled it square. Smoothly played.

2.3

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hits the deck back of a length and forces Hafeez on to the backfoot. Defended to the offside

2.4

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a hint of room outside off and Hafeez looks to slam it on the up. Straight to cover though. This pitch looks good.

2.5

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, another top shot from Hafeez! This was quick from Morne, pushing Hafeez back, but there was around half a foot of room outside off. Enough for Hafeez to go back in the crease, ride the bounce and coax it through point.

2.6

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, ends up with a fish outside off as Morne gets it to move away from outside off stump.

Pakistan 27/1   Mohammad Hafeez 8* (5b 2x4)

3.2

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on the stumps from Tsotsobe, who has easily looked the best of the three bowlers so far. Hafeez spots the hint of inswing, covers the deviation and punches to mid on for a quick single

3.4

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slow off cutter at 127 kph, Hafeez spotted the change in pace and ran it down square on the off side for one

3.6

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, Hafeez drives on the up through the covers, literally, since the fielder there dives over the ball. Theron runs across from mid off to keep it down to two. Not very well timed this time.

Pakistan 34/1   Mohammad Hafeez 12* (8b 2x4)

4.3

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slow off cutter from Morne, cleverly done and completely befuddles Hafeez, who played an attempted flick without getting his feet into position, approximately one second before the ball came

4.4

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, normal pace this time, coming into Hafeez who punches crisply to mid on

4.5

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, a touch of room outside off and Hafeez tries to steer it through point, but can't get it past the fielder

4.6

M Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, driven in pleasing fashion out to mid off. Too well-timed to steal a single

Pakistan 38/1   Mohammad Hafeez 12* (12b 2x4)

5.2

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish on the stumps and Hafeez drives it to mid on

5.3

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 leg bye, close call - direct hit might have got him. Hafeez got some pad on it as it came in from back of a length on the stumps. It dribbled out to the off side and Duminy swooped across quickly as the batsmen hesitated. He shied, but missed.

Pakistan 39/2   Mohammad Hafeez 12* (14b 2x4)

6.1

Theron to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slowish delivery, back of a length outside off and it is run off the face square on the off side for one

Pakistan 44/2   Mohammad Hafeez 13* (15b 2x4)

7.1

Botha to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up on off, Hafeez reaches out and plays it back to the bowler.

7.2

Botha to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Hafeez is gone, and very unfortunate too. He makes room on the off side by backing away before Botha delivered and made good contact, perhaps too good contact, as his carve over the off side ended in deep point's hands as he ran across to his right.

Mohammad Hafeez c Ingram b Botha 13 (26m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.47

Pakistan 46/3   Mohammad Hafeez 13 (17b 2x4)
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 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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