Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

2.1

M Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, big appeal, rightly turned down. Shahzaib again pushes his front foot out, it seems like a trigger movement that will have him in trouble against inward movement. Morne got it to jag back in and it hit him on the pads. But it was too high

2.2

M Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 no ball, good ball, except for the over-stepping. Shahzai ended up poking uncertainly as it shaped away from a length

2.2

M Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, (no ball) 1 run, another no-ball. Albie specialises in wides, while Morne takes care of no-balls. Hmm. Shahzaib looks to launch the free-hit over wide long on, but it comes on faster and he ends up playing the shot too early. Single taken as the catch balloons to the outfield inconsequentially

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   M Morkel 1-0-11-0

4.1

M Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, another almighty swing and a miss from Shahzaib. Planted the front foot forward a good second in advance and looked to detonate it over long off. Missed the line completely though.

4.2

M Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 no ball, slower ball, swing and a miss again. Guess what, Morne has over-stepped again as well.

4.2

M Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, 3 runs, short ball, hurries Shahzaib into a rather ungainly pull. He was setting himself for the front foot hit, but the bounce forced him into a pull. Top edge goes straight over the keeper's head for three.

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   M Morkel 2-0-15-0

14.1

M Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, no run, big appeal for caught behind turned down by umpire Rauf. That was sliding down the leg and there was a woody noise as it passed the batsman. Did he get a nick?

14.2

M Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, no run, on the money this time, Haider can't do much with it and works it back to the bowler.

14.3

M Morkel to Zulqarnain Haider, OUT, easy as they come. Haider's eyes lit up the moment he saw that there was some width. He got half forward into the square drive, but once again, he neither went decisively over the top, nor took the effort to keep it along the ground. Head high catch for a jumping Duminy at point. Gone.

Zulqarnain Haider c Duminy b M Morkel 1 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

14.4

M Morkel to Umar Gul, no run, Good stuff from Morne, gets disconcerting bounce from just back of a length and a nagging line, which forces Gul into a defensive fend.

14.5

M Morkel to Umar Gul, no run, Gul had no clue what to do with that bouncer. Should he go for an out of position pull? Should he take it on the body? Should he flick and hope he middles it? He went for option three, but ended getting a top edge that popped up and landed a second later, next to him. Could have gone anywhere

14.6

M Morkel to Umar Gul, no run, Clueless is Gul. Another short ball, whizzes a foot away from his body outside off as he makes up his mind on how to play it. By the time he had, the ball was in AB de Villiers' gloves

Pakistan 91/7   M Morkel 3-1-15-1

16.1

M Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, Morne hits the deck again and pushes Ajmal back. But he does well to dab it into the off side for a single

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

16.5

M Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, no run, slower ball at 122 kph, so slow that Ajmal had played his pull shot and was looking at fine leg when the ball came and hit his shoulder

16.6

M Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, makes reasonable contact this time with the pull and gets it over the infield for a single to the leg side

Pakistan 97/8   M Morkel 4-1-18-1
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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