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


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


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


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


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


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   J Botha 1-0-7-1

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


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


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


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   J Botha 2-0-22-2

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.


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


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


Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run


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


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   J Botha 3-0-25-2

Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, slides down the leg for a wide


Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pulls it back a touch outside off and Razzaq taps into the covers for one


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


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


Botha to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, Razzaq moves into an airy drive to a floater extremely late. Somehow gets it out to deep point for a couple


Botha to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, and gone. Razzaq'a languid movements do him in as Botha slips in another floater and Razzaq gropes belatedly inside the line, after getting half forward very late. Off stump is uprooted and Pakistan are disintegrating.

Abdul Razzaq b Botha 4 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00


Botha to Zulqarnain Haider, 1 run, tossed up outside off and Haider eases into a check drive square on the off side.

Pakistan 91/6   J Botha 4-0-31-3





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