Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

1.1

Tsotsobe to Imran Farhat, no run, better start from this end, hits the deck back of a length and pushes Farhat into the backfoot defence

1.2

Tsotsobe to Imran Farhat, 1 run, a hint of room this time just outside off and enough for Farhat to steer to the right of point for a single

1.3

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, angles across the right hander at 133 kph, and Shahzaib reaches out to play it towards point. Tall batsman, is Shahzaib. A half stride helps him cover a couple of feet

1.4

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, that's it, Shahzaib has seen enough and looks to thump one into Dubai. Misses making contact though as it whistles past outside off stump

1.5

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, hmm, a hint of inward movement from Tsotsobe, Shahzaib presses forward and ends up looking quite prone in front of the stumps. Thankfully got some inside edge out to square leg for a single

1.6

Tsotsobe to Imran Farhat, OUT, and gone. Farhat did not have to do this, he walked down the track, looking to dominate Tsotsobe early. It was floated well outside off, beating Farhat's pre-meditated intention to go over the leg side. Ended up going through with the shot anyway. Mistake. It took the toe end of the bat and landed in first slip's lap.

Imran Farhat c Smith b Tsotsobe 10 (10m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Pakistan 16/1   LL Tsotsobe 1-0-2-1

3.1

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, Shahzaib does that again, looking to fetch a ball from middle and off without quite getting to the pitch as it deviates in from a length. Inside edge dribbles away square on the leg side for one

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

3.3

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, Shahzaib gets a short one, and early indications that this is what he likes facing. Pushes forward as is his wont, but rocks back in time to slam the pull shot to deep square leg for one. It went in a trice.

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

3.5

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, another slower ball, 120 kph this time and Shahzaib picks a single behind square on the off side

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   LL Tsotsobe 2-0-9-1

5.1

Tsotsobe to Shahzaib Hasan, OUT, Shahzaib is gone. It is the kind of dismissal you would expect from someone who plonks the front foot across without intent to reach the length, and drives almost always on the up. It was on a length from Tsotsobe again, angling across Shahzaib, who did that half-stride across and looked to go over the off side. He ended up scooping it straight over Duminy at point, who ran back around 20 yards and took a nice tumbling catch.

Shahzaib Hasan c Duminy b Tsotsobe 9 (28m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

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.

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   LL Tsotsobe 3-0-13-2

15.1

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of a length outside off and worked off the face of the bat through point for one

15.2

Tsotsobe to Umar Gul, no run, extra pace from Morne, lack of pace from Tsotsobe - both are tormenting Gul equally. Pushes out uncertainly and gets as inside edge as it comes on slowly. Dribbles out to mid on

15.3

Tsotsobe to Umar Gul, OUT, well, that was an agonising stay for Gul and the good part for him is that it has come to an end. Back of a length and angling across him, he chose the pull - can't blame him, he had tried several other shots without success in that short stay - but sadly, he was very late on it. Top edge balloons up and lands in Smith's bucket hands on the square leg boundary

Umar Gul c Smith b Tsotsobe 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

15.4

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, textbook punch from Misbah into the covers, all for a single

15.5

Tsotsobe to Saeed Ajmal, no run, fuller outside off and Ajmal can't quite time the drive into the off side

15.6

Tsotsobe to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, back of a length outside off and Ajmal manages to late cut it to deep third man for one

Pakistan 94/8   LL Tsotsobe 4-0-16-3
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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