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)
5.4

Tsotsobe to Umar Akmal, no run, full and well outside off, Akmal looks for an expensive off drive, but can't quite time it

5.5

Tsotsobe to Umar Akmal, no run, lets one go outside off as it angles across from well outside off

5.6

Tsotsobe to Umar Akmal, FOUR, Umar plays the shot of the evening. Marginally over-pitched by Tsotsobe outside the off stump, Akmal rises with the bounce and slams it with the full face through the covers

Pakistan 43/2   Umar Akmal 4* (3b 1x4)
6.2

Theron to Umar Akmal, no run, Umar Akmal is jumping around in his crease, prances out to off stump and then looks to get well forward even before Theron is in delivery stride. Ends up playing and missing to a back of length ball outside off

6.3

Theron to Umar Akmal, no run, and again, Akmal jumps across and fishes without looking like making contact..

6.4

Theron to Umar Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off, Umar gets behind the line this time and defends down the track

6.5

Theron to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, well-fielded at the third man fence by Bosman. Akmal gets beside the line this time and steers it well, it looked like it may have run across, but Bosman ran across quickly and put in the dive to stop it

6.6

Theron to Umar Akmal, no run, there is mackerel in the Red Sea, and Umar Akmal wants it. Only that can explain this compulsive fishing outside off

Pakistan 46/2   Umar Akmal 6* (8b 1x4)
7.3

Botha to Umar Akmal, no run, AB de Villiers has put it down. Lovely stuff from Botha, tosses it up outside off and Umar reaches out, defeated by the loop and gets a thick outside edge. AB can't hold on

7.4

Botha to Umar Akmal, no run, gets well behind that one and defends to the off side

7.5

Botha to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Umar Akmal drives out to the covers and that brings Afridi on strike

Pakistan 47/3   Umar Akmal 7* (11b 1x4)
8.1

Theron to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Akmal does the smart thing. Another single, this time runs it from outside off behind point, to give Afridi strike

8.5

Theron to Umar Akmal, no run, back of a length outside off and coming in as Akmal reaches out and plays back to the bowler

8.6

Theron to Umar Akmal, 1 run, 111 kph outside off, and Akmal waits an eternity before managing to make contact with the glide and pick a single to deep third man

Pakistan 62/3   Umar Akmal 9* (14b 1x4)
9.1

Botha to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Botha drops it short and Akmal cuts it into the covers for one

9.5

Botha to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tossed up on off, reaches out and works it to the leg side for one.

Pakistan 76/4   Umar Akmal 11* (16b 1x4)
10.3

JA Morkel to Umar Akmal, no run, Albie will prefer this - two right handers batting - back of a length outside off and defended

10.4

JA Morkel to Umar Akmal, no run, outside off this time and he looks to run it off the face but can't get it past point

10.5

JA Morkel to Umar Akmal, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads and Umar nearly falls over as he looks to squeeze it to the leg side. Ends up getting a single to mid on

Pakistan 79/4   Umar Akmal 12* (19b 1x4)
11.6

Botha to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, Umar skips out, reaches the pitch and drives it with the spin to long off. Some good running helps them pick two, despite Tsotsobe's sterling effort on the boundary

Pakistan 83/4   Umar Akmal 14* (20b 1x4)
12.4

JA Morkel to Umar Akmal, OUT, well, there are ways of getting out, and then there is this. Umar Akmal has gone here, spotting a slow bouncer from Albie early and swatting it ferociously. A foot on either side of Botha at midwicket inside the circle would have given him four, but he found the man with surgical precision.

Umar Akmal c Botha b JA Morkel 14 (30m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 84/5   Umar Akmal 14 (21b 1x4)
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