Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

6.1

Theron to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slowish delivery, back of a length outside off and it is run off the face square on the off side for one

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   J Theron 1-0-3-0

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

8.2

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

8.3

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.

8.4

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

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   J Theron 2-0-12-0

17.1

Theron to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, length ball outside off and Ajmal punches uppishly almost back into the bowler's hands. Theron doesn't reach soon enough and it is a single to long off

17.2

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah is still not looking for boundaries. Gets a single with a non-violent flick to midwicket

17.3

Theron to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, Ajmal is run out. It is one of those days when NOTHING is going Pakistan's way. Length ball on off stump. Ajmal times the off drive rather well, but Theron on his follow through gets his hand on it and parries it into the covers. Ajmal is well out of the crease looking for a single when the throw from Miller in the covers comes in and breaks the stumps at the striker's end. Ajmal is around a foot short.

Saeed Ajmal run out 4 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

17.4

Theron to Shoaib Akhtar, 3 runs, and finallt some respite. Tsotsobe misfields at cover as Shoaib drives the full toss, and ends up conceding three

17.5

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Pakistan have raised their slowest 100 in T20s, despite Afridi's 7-ball blitz for 25. Misbah takes another single into the leg side.

17.6

Theron to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, full toss on the pads and Shoaib defends. It was imperative that he survived that ball to give Misbah a shot at some late fireworks

Pakistan 103/9   J Theron 3-0-18-0

19.1

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, attempted yorker, ends up as a half volley but the angle is perfect as it comes into Misbah and denies him a chance to drill off the back foot through the covers. He refuses the single

19.2

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball, another mis-timed pull from Misbah and another single refused.

19.3

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, 125 kph and Misbah is still so late on the pull that Sriram Veera likens it to Alberto Berasategui's forehand. Straight to midwicket. No run.

19.4

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Moral of the story - don't give Misbah full tosses. Theron delivers this knee high on leg stump and Misbah gets everything behind it as he blasts it over deep square leg for six.

19.5

Theron to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, OUT, Akhtar is run out and Pakistan are all out. Misbah can't get much power on the off drive as he looks to play off the back foot. He tried to take two to retain strike. Miller, running in from long off, collected from inside the circle and threw down the stumps for the second time in the day. Shoaib was never going to make it at the bowler's end.

Shoaib Akhtar run out 3 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Pakistan 119/10   J Theron 3.5-0-25-0
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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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