Pakistan v South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

Pakistan v South Africa

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

0.1

JA Morkel to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, back of a length outside off and moving away, Shahzaib plays watchfully and picks a single behind square on the off side.

0.2

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, no run, slips down the leg to Farhat the left hander. A touch of the pad on the way denies the wide

0.3

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, no such luck this time, Farhat made sure he let it go safely to the keeper. Morkel got this closer to the batsman, but not close enough.

0.3

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, this time he's really sprayed it. A good foot and a half down the leg. Easy call for wide

0.3

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, FOUR, crisply done. Albie finally lands one on the money, but it is invitingly over-pitched on middle stump and he flicks it elegantly over square leg

0.4

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, FOUR, this is a poor start from Albie and Farhat is not letting him get away with it. Another gently half volley on the pads and Farhat gets inside the line and whips it in front of square leg

0.5

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, no run, finally lands one on middle and leg, Farhat punches it nicely on the up but can't beat a sliding mid off

0.6

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, Well well, Albie has left his radar device back in South Africa. Wide down the leg

0.6

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, it does look like Albie believes Farhat is a right hander, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Another one goes down the leg.

0.6

JA Morkel to Imran Farhat, 1 run, over-pitched on middle and leg again, but this time there is protection at deep midwicket to prevent Farhat from flicking happily for four more. Just a single this time.

Pakistan 14/0   JA Morkel 1-0-14-0

10.1

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of a length outside off, comes in as Misbah defends

10.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, over-pitched on the pads and Misbah plays it out to long on for one

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

10.6

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gentle and wide outside off, Misbah reaches out and looks to square drive but can't get it past squarish third man

Pakistan 80/4   JA Morkel 2-0-17-0

12.1

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, whoa, cat and mouse stuff. Misbah moves away to the leg side, Morkel sees him and drops a slow bouncer. Misbah waits for it and makes contact with a gentle forehand, but can't place it through the off side

12.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good bowling, nice variation with lengths there. Misbah is forced back into a hurried defensive shot down the track

12.3

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller on off stump and this time Misbah manages to drive down the ground for one

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

12.5

JA Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, pitched up at 125 kph, Razzaq'a feet movement was so slow as he shaped to drive it to mid off. "Played away beautifully for nothing," says Ramiz Raja on air.

12.6

JA Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, off cutter at 126 kph, Razzaq got a thick inside edge as he looked to drive. Single to long on

Pakistan 85/5   JA Morkel 3-0-19-1

18.1

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, over-pitched outside off, Misbah looks to go down on a knee and cart it over the leg side, but he can't time it at all. He refuses the single to long on

18.2

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes for the pull this time, but can't place it past midwicket. Another possible single denied.

18.3

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Well, Albie has completely decieved Misbah with his lines there. Misbah was prancing inside the crease, jumping across to off stump but Albit kept it even wider outside off and Misbah had to let it go

18.4

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, full-toss on off stump and finally some respite. Misbah dumps it over Morkel's head for a straight four. First bounday since the 10th over.

18.5

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, and again, this is poor from Albie, who delivers another full toss. Misbah does well to go down on a knee and get under it. Another loft over Morkel's head and four more.

18.6

JA Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, well done by Misbah, who calmly nurdles a ball on the pads for a single to square leg. He retains strike for the final over

Pakistan 112/9   JA Morkel 4-0-28-1
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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