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)

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   Shahzaib Hasan 2* (4b)   LL Tsotsobe 1-0-2-1

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

Pakistan 38/2   Mohammad Hafeez 12* (12b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 2.1-0-9-2

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

Pakistan 46/3   Umar Akmal 6* (8b 1x4)   J Botha 0.2-0-0-1

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

Pakistan 75/4   Umar Akmal 10* (15b 1x4)   J Botha 1.4-0-20-2

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

Pakistan 84/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 5* (12b)   JA Morkel 2.4-0-18-1

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

Pakistan 90/6   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (14b)   J Botha 3.5-0-30-3

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

Pakistan 91/7   Misbah-ul-Haq 6* (14b)   M Morkel 2.3-0-15-1

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

Pakistan 92/8   Misbah-ul-Haq 7* (15b)   LL Tsotsobe 3.3-0-14-3

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

Pakistan 99/9   Misbah-ul-Haq 10* (20b)   J Theron 2.3-0-14-0

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   Misbah-ul-Haq 27* (32b 2x4 1x6)   J Theron 3.5-0-25-0





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