South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st T20I: Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 26, 2010
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
26 October 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Botha to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Strike Rate of 600. Thank you very much. Afridi trots out, gets to the pitch and launches Botha over the long-on boundary that is pulled well in. Would not have mattered anyway. Afridi means business. As usual.

Pakistan 53/3   Shahid Afridi 6* (1b 1x6)

Theron to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, without much pace. Afridi waits for it and fiercely uncocks those wrists at the last moment to pick a couple to deep point


Theron to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Bang. Short ball from Theron, may have been a slower ball, but Afridi picked it early and pulled it wide of mid on. A moment later the ball thudded into the wide long on boundary boards.


Theron to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, another slow off cutter, Afridi again spots it and works it off the back foot to midwicket for one

Pakistan 61/3   Shahid Afridi 13* (4b 1x4 1x6)

Botha to Shahid Afridi, SIX, that's big, that's huge, that's as high as the Burj Dubai! Afridi chips out again and gets to the pitch. Once that happens, the rest is of only academic interest. It booms off the middle off the bat, takes off into the Abu Dhabi night and lands well behind long on


Botha to Shahid Afridi, SIX, mid-hit, but that does not matter. Afridi looked to cross bat this without getting to the pitch, ended up getting a top edge but it still happily carried over Bosman at long on. Well.


Botha to Shahid Afridi, OUT, finally, Afridi mistimes one well enough for it to land inside the field of play. Another cross batted heave, this time it goes off the bottom half of the bat and comes down around 10 feet inside the ropes at long on. Bosman pouches it and Abu Dhabi goes slient.

Shahid Afridi c Bosman b Botha 25 (8m 7b 1x4 3x6) SR: 357.14

Pakistan 75/4   Shahid Afridi 25 (7b 1x4 3x6)





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