Pakistan v South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 66 runs

Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad are in the middle, Morne Morkel to start the proceedings. Jamshed takes the strike

Here is Robert, who like me, is an Afridi fan: "While I get the frustration that is Afridi, I think most forget that he's a quality bowler that rarely leaks runs... that occasionally comes good with the bat. He's worth his place as a bowler alone."

Here is another stat: Pakistan have won the toss in Dubai five times before this and have chosen to bat four times. Out of that, three times, they have lost.

Peter: "I must say I am dumbfounded at the criticism my second team, Pakistan gets. (SA first) They are consistently competitive in competitions and never fail to entertain. They prosper even though they have poor structures, administration and financing and to top it all off still play their "home" matches away from home. I for one respect and admire the team and constant talent the unearth."

Mark: "Devashish The question of the day must be: "how much damage has that amazing implosion in the first ODI done the always fragile Pakistani morale?" It was quite unbelievable how the game escaped." ----- Mark, back in the days, Pakistan used to be most dangerous coming out of a walloping like that. But you are right, it must really hurt that one time you do everything correct, it still goes wrong.

Shah: "@Mark.. I believe the number of times they have imploded and messed up winning positions.. They'd be quite used to it by now. So if any team can brush it aside, it might just be Pakistan."

Ziadh: "I disagree with the people who say Pakistan is an unpredictable team. They are very predictable. Their bowling is predictable. Their batting is "predictable". Time to time, they play unpredictable game, e.g. first test vs SA"

Saffer: "Ingram needs to fire more for his sake than for South Africa. Amla will definitely take his spot back but if Ingram doesn't contribute today, you can only feel he will move even further down the pecking order." ----- Saffer, true, more so after his three ducks in three ODIs.

Greg Damalis: "This is a big game for both Faf Du Plessis and Ingram. The world Cup is not far away and they need to try and put in a performance to cement their plane tickets. Although my biggest fear is that Faf will be selected regardless of his form......Please Wake Up SA Selectors!!"

Fawad S: "Can we also get a stat of how many times my comments have been ignored?" ---- Fawad, all I can say is that when I was not part of cricinfo, i never got my comment through. So i became the inside man. Now i get my every comment on every ball published.

roarster: "Have the South African's whites still got zippers on the pocket now that their only practical use has been unveiled as a somewhat naughty one?" --- I wonder what design is their coloured kit!

CorneredTiger: "I have a slight feeling Pak batsmen will fire today but the bowling will be a let down."

2.30 pm Misbah has won the toss and Pakistan will bat first. He says, " we know the ball doesn't do much in the first half and there will be help in the second half for the faster bowlers. We are going with the same team. I believe they played well in 95% of the game, so we need to stick with them."

AB de Villiers would have batted first as well, but he says he is not too fussed about it. South Africa are also going in with the same team.

Kepler Wessels says the pitch is dry and should help the batsmen recover from their slump. The avg score is just below 250, but he expects more than that today.

Zain: "Cricinfo please upload my comment or answer my question. When was the last time pakistan made 300+ score or when was the last time pakistan successfully chased a 250+ score or when was the last time pakistan batting clicked?" ----- You've asked three questions in one Zain, but let me try and answer the first. Pakistan have scored more than 300 twice in two years, but both times, they lost - once to India in Dhaka and once to SA earlier this year.

Hamza Shah: "Pakistan batsmen need to play without fear. The smaller the total, the more they go into their shell... And someone needs to show Jamshed his performances against India.. The guy has forgot how to bat!!"

Fahad: "Misbah and Watmore need to make some stern decisions after the fiasco in Sharjah. This series should be Afridi's last chance. He has consistently under performed and needs to be replaced with someone more reliable. Next, Riaz should be replaced by Junaid Khan. Hafeez to open with Shehzad. Nasir to be at 3 clearly he struggles against the new bowlers. Umar akmal needs to come at 4. Hes a class batsman and cannot be wasted for Misbah's sake.." ------ Afridi's last chance before his next big comeback?

Gonzo: "The amazing thing is that after his crazy shot in the last game, many comments on Cricinfo called for Afridi to be made captain. Does this prove Pakistan fans are as unpredictable as their team?"

Naqi: "Stop blaming Pakistan batsmen for everything. They were just trying to create a last ball six situation like Miandad's. After all it is Sharjah."

2.15 pm It was an old-fashioned thriller two nights ago in Sharjah, much better to watch than any 700-run match. Bowlers ruled, batsmen had brain fades, and an ODI was interesting to watch. Pakistan somehow conspired to lose the game from a position from where they could even have chased down 230. They wouldn't want to make same mistakes though. South Africa had question marks on their ODI batting before the start of the tour and they didn't help by putting up a below-par total. So the focus, for both teams, maybe on their strong bowling attacks, but their batting worries remain. Here is the preview.

It's a Friday and huge crowd is expected, this being a holiday in the UAE and here is a stat that would bring a smile on Pakistani fans' faces - Pakistan have won 73% of their matches played on Friday, says Prasanna, SA team's video analyst.. Some record this.

0.1

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, he stays in the crease and defends a back of length delivery solidly towards point

Two slips in place

0.2

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on the middle stump line and the batsman stays in the crease to whip it off his pads, but he is not able to beat Parnell at square leg

0.3

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, angled across the left-hander, Jamshed leaves it alone

And here some good news for SA fans. Firdose says that Amla will be back for the next three games

0.4

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle stump line, easily clipped behind square on the leg side for a single

Neil: "In a sense, Pakistan's collapse in the first ODI was bad news for South Africa too - it made them miss out on a lesson they would otherwise have learned: the balance of the side is all wrong. Add up the batting averages of this team, and you get a total under 280; this in an era where 300 is fast becoming a par score. The man coming in at #7 averages just 17! The collapse to 183 should have taught them that, but instead they persist with the same side."

0.5

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, this one is angled from wide of crease and Shehzad stylishly gets up on one leg and flicks it off his hips to fine leg

0.6

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, he appeal for lbw as the batsman was stuck in the crease to this slightly fuller delivery, the slip cordon joins in a little later, but that looked like it pitched outside leg. No feet movement from Jamshed though..

End of over 1 (2 runs) Pakistan 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
Nasir Jamshed    1* (5b)      M Morkel    1-0-2-0
Ahmed Shehzad    1* (1b)     

Lopsy to start from the other end.

1.1

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, starts off with a length delivery on the middle stump line, it curves back a touch too, the batsman pushes it to cover

1.2

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery on off this time, Shahzad stays in the crease and defends it solidly towards the leg side

1.3

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery with a little more width this time, Shehzad stays on the back foot and defends it towards cover

1.4

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another shout for lbw as Shehzad tries to flick a fullish delivery to the leg side, but he plays across the line, it's on the margins of the leg stump and that is what saves the batsman

1.5

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he is reluctant to come forward and chases an angled delivery, gets a thick outside edge to third man

Two slips are waiting

1.6

Tsotsobe to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length delivery, 129kph, just outside off, the batsman defends it to the off side

umair abbas: "SA is always victim of such close encounters like 1 ODI but this time they won.. They should be thankful to Pakistan for giving them such confidence..And not to cheat with them again.."

End of over 2 (1 run) Pakistan 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
Nasir Jamshed    1* (6b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-0-1-0
Ahmed Shehzad    2* (6b)      M Morkel    1-0-2-0

2.1

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short delivery this time on off, the batsman was ready for the pull and he rolls his wrists on it nicely too, but straight to square leg

2.2

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he pushes the length further up, and this is outside off and straightens too, the batsman leaves it alone

Andre Smith: "Neil forgets that Hashim averages 20+ more than Ingram which will push the total over 300. Hashim's presence in the top order alone gives the team more than that extra 20+ runs. @ the Afridi haters. He has become a very useful bowler who bats a bit with the odd fiery innings here and there. Leave him alone."

2.3

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he keeps it in the channel outside off and gets the steep bounce he gets everywhere in the world, the batsman lets it go through

2.4

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, another short delivery on the body and like in the first over, Shahzad gets up on his one leg and pulls it down to fine leg

2.5

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, oh super catch this one at fine leg by Lopsy! Jamshed falls early again. It was a similar delivery that Shahzad pulled down to fine leg comfortably, but Jamshed doesn't get properly behind the line while playing the pull, gets a thick leading edge as the ball gets big on him, and it flies high fine on the leg side. AB makes a dash for it, but Lopsy runs in and dives to pick it inches off the turf

Nasir Jamshed c Tsotsobe b Morkel 1 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Saffer: "And comments for Jamsheds' head starrtttttt NOW..........."

2.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of length rising delivery on off, the batsman defends it down the pitch

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 4/1 (RR: 1.33)
Ahmed Shehzad    3* (11b)      M Morkel    2-0-3-1
Mohammad Hafeez    0* (0b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-0-1-0

3.1

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he sticks to length around off stump and the batsman defends it without much feet movement

3.2

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Professor takes his first run with a push towards cover point

3.3

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he tests Shehzad with fuller length this time, but it's wider outside off and the batsman leaves it alone

Spike: "What, Lopsy and super catch in the same sentence? And this right on the back of a mature batting innings in the previous game by that same Lopsy? Surely this must be one of the signs that the end of the world is neigh..."

3.4

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, this one is still wider outside off and takes off after hitting the deck, left alone by the batsman

3.5

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he keeps angling it across the right hander, 133 kph, the batsman covers his stumps and lets it go through

3.6

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of length this time and on the stumps, the batsman stays in the crease and defends solidly

smith: "The only consistent player in Pakistan team is Nasir Jamshed, gets out in the same fashion again and again"

nasir: "ok, even though i love nasir jamshed (especially since we share the same first name), i admit that maybe its time he has a rest now! :("

End of over 4 (1 run) Pakistan 5/1 (RR: 1.25)
Ahmed Shehzad    3* (15b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-0-2-0
Mohammad Hafeez    1* (2b)      M Morkel    2-0-3-1

Hafeez on strike against Morkel

4.1

Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length delivery on off, keeps coming in with the angle, the batsman comes half forward and defends it to the leg side

4.2

Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, more good work with Lopsy! He runs to his left at third man as the outside edge was running quickly in that direction, sticks his hand out and keeps the ball in

4.3

Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman leaves it alone

DarthFishy: "@Spike you might even say Lopsy's stopped horsing around..."

4.4

Morkel to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, more work for Lopsy at third man, but this one is easier as the batsman has steered the short of length delivery

4.5

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of length on off, the batsman stays in the crease and defends it to cover

4.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, play and a miss as Shehzad chases this wider delivery without getting anywhere close to it

End of over 5 (3 runs) Pakistan 8/1 (RR: 1.60)
Ahmed Shehzad    3* (17b)      M Morkel    3-0-6-1
Mohammad Hafeez    4* (6b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-0-2-0

5.1

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, now Lopsy beats professor with an angled delivery, the batsman plays inside the line of it

5.2

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of length across the right hander, this time Hafeez lets it go through

5.3

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, and another good delivery, he keeps it consistently around off and keeps taking it away from the right hander, Professor leaves it alone

5.4

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, more accurate stuff from the bowler, it's just outside off and the batsman leaves it on the angle

5.5

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of length this time on off stump, the batsman gets up on his toes and punches it straight to cover

5.6

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he stays in the crease and defends the length delivery towards cover point

End of over 6 (maiden) Pakistan 8/1 (RR: 1.33)
Mohammad Hafeez    4* (12b)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-2-0
Ahmed Shehzad    3* (17b)      M Morkel    3-0-6-1

First bowling change, Parnell comes in

6.1

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, he bowls it full and gets some swing in to the batsman straightaway, and the batsman loves it too, he drives it beautifully through midwicket for the first boundary of the innings

6.2

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, it's not so short, but the batsman plays the pull anyway, off the front foot, but he is not fully in control of that, it slips down to deep backward square leg

6.3

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length delivery on off, similar to what Lopsy has been bowling, left alone by the batsman

6.4

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, this time Professor is quick to stamp his authority. Again, not so short, but the batsman was ready for the pull, pushes it past midwicket for a couple

Shehzad: "Sorry, how many tests were we playing again?"

6.5

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, the bats have started to come down harder on the ball now, Shahzad cuts it hard but is not able to beat point

6.6

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he bowls fuller this time, the batsman doesn't come fully forward, pushes it to mid-off

Andrew: "Did I just feel a gear shift from 1st to second when Parnell came on ..."

AG: "Why does AB always seem to unnecessarily change a bowler when the bowler is bowling well!"

End of over 7 (7 runs) Pakistan 15/1 (RR: 2.14)
Mohammad Hafeez    6* (16b)      WD Parnell    1-0-7-0
Ahmed Shehzad    8* (19b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-2-0

Lopsy continues

7.1

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, this one is one proper pull shot! Hard and handsome! It was short by Lopsy and Shehzad slaps it through midwicket with some force

7.2

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he goes back to bowling length and the batsman dabs it towards cover, the non-striker sets off, but is sent back in time

7.3

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, nicely steered down to third man with a wristy roll of the bat, gets him a single

7.4

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, oh beautiful! Professor doesn't come full forward but this was in his slot to drive on the up and that's what he does, creaming it through cover point

Ather Nawaz: "The crowd in Dubai is definitely lot more noisy than previous venue. I hope they get the drama in the end of match." ---drama, eh

7.5

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman defends off the back foot

7.6

Tsotsobe to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, he bowls a slower one that the batsman dabs it towards cover for a quick single, but the non-striker is slow and had that hit, he was gone

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pakistan 25/1 (RR: 3.12)
Mohammad Hafeez    11* (19b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-1-12-0
Ahmed Shehzad    13* (22b 2x4)      WD Parnell    1-0-7-0

8.1

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, and another powerful pull! Professor is not going to hold back as he smashes this short delivery through square leg

8.2

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length delivery on the stumps, this time he goes back and punches it to midwicket

Even the defensive shots are making a nice crackling sound now..some change of intent

8.3

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, fuller delivery and that is not a problem for Professor, he whips it between square leg and midwicket for a couple more

8.4

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he gets one to come in to the batsman and hits the pads, but that was short in length and was always going over

8.5

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller length delivery targeting stumps, the batsman defends it towards midwicket

Louis: "@AG, I know, right?! No sorry Morne, you're bowling too well I'll take you off. I'm not impressed by AB as captain at all. Brilliant cricketer, rubbish captain."

8.6

Parnell to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, full on the pads and Professor punishes it by timing it crisply through midwicket, the fielder chases it all the way, but loses the race

Ryan: "Hafeez needs to cash in during this game, before Steyn comes back to welcome his bunny."

End of over 9 (10 runs) Pakistan 35/1 (RR: 3.88)
Mohammad Hafeez    21* (25b 3x4)      WD Parnell    2-0-17-0
Ahmed Shehzad    13* (22b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-1-12-0

9.1

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of length outside off, Shahzad stays in the crease and punches it firmly to off, straight to cover though

9.2

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it down to mid-off

James: "Any chance to adding that button to cricinfo? Maybe a "Push to hit 6" button for this series and a "Push to take wicket" button for the India/Aus series?"

9.3

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another nicely timed back foot punch fails to beat the in-field, he hits the slower delivery straight to cover

9.4

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, this time it's better from Shehzad, he takes a forward step and plays a beautiful square drive, which is only slowed by the fielder getting a hand to that at point

9.5

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, this one is on off and Shehzad whips it past wide mid-on with a bottom-handed shot

9.6

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he stays low and carves a length delivery for a single to third man

So after what looked like a slow start, Pakistan have moved on to a respectable 40 for 1 from 10

End of over 10 (5 runs) Pakistan 40/1 (RR: 4.00)
Ahmed Shehzad    18* (28b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-1-17-0
Mohammad Hafeez    21* (25b 3x4)      WD Parnell    2-0-17-0

Imran Tahir called upon

10.1

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, he pushes this one through outside off and there is not much room, but Shehzad goes on the back foot and cuts it firmly to beat point, beautiful shot

10.2

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, here comes the customary full toss from Tahir and the batsman just pushes it to wide long on for a single

10.3

Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted and full outside off, the batsman leans forward and pushes it to cover

10.4

Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flatter this time and on off stump, the batsman waits and steers it to backward point

10.5

Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another full and flighted delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to cover and thinks of a single, but the fielder cuts it off

10.6

Imran Tahir to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, quicker delivery on the middle stump, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

End of over 11 (5 runs) Pakistan 45/1 (RR: 4.09)
Mohammad Hafeez    21* (29b 3x4)      Imran Tahir    1-0-5-0
Ahmed Shehzad    23* (30b 3x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-1-17-0

Another change, Ryan McLaren comes in from the other end

11.1

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot

Najam: "@James: they thought to add the "Push to hit 6" button but Misbah didn't approve"

11.2

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, length delivery on off, the batsman chops it to backward point for a single

11.3

McLaren to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, he strays on the pads and Hafeez just clips it off his hips, he has timed it well and he has picked the gap at deep backward square leg to perfection too

11.4

McLaren to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller this time, Hafeez comes forward and drives to deep cover

Anand: "Apparently, Ryan Mclaren is a player with a lot of 'character', somewhere in the mould of Mark Boucher. However, his hardly deadly bowling and batting average of 17 is hardly what SA needs in the team right now, a bits and pieces player at best."

11.5

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, now he flicks to pick up a single to deep square leg

11.6

McLaren to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, he is gone! Professor, what have you done! The lecture is prematurely over! He was playing so well but this time, he tries to unsettle the bowler by moving about in the crease, but that only upsets his concentration as he chops the back of the length delivery on to his stumps

Mohammad Hafeez b McLaren 26 (42m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

End of over 12 (7 runs) Pakistan 52/2 (RR: 4.33)
     R McLaren    1-0-7-1
Ahmed Shehzad    25* (33b 3x4)      Imran Tahir    1-0-5-0

Misbah is in early again

12.1

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tossed up delivery wide of off, easily driven to deep cover for a single

12.2

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, more flight and on off stump, Misbah drives it to cover

12.3

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball by Tahir, he keeps bowling one or two of these, but Misbah pulls it straight to midwicket

12.4

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this one is tossed up on off, the batsman drives it back to the bowler

Farhan: "Prematurely? No that is just as far as his lecture gets man!"

12.5

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good delivery on off this time, draws the batsman forward, who defends it to cover point

12.6

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and flighted, Misbah drives it to deep extra cover with ease for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 54/2 (RR: 4.15)
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (5b)      Imran Tahir    2-0-7-0
Ahmed Shehzad    26* (34b 3x4)      R McLaren    1-0-7-1

13.1

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length delivery on the stumps, Misbah turns it to square leg off the back foot

13.2

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he tests Misbah with a wide length delivery, but these ones are not for him, he watches it go through to the keeper

13.3

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, bowls a full slower delivery wide outside off, the batsman stretches forward and pushes it to mid-off for a single

James: ""Misbah in early". Did the sun rise in the east this morning, by any chance?"

13.4

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tests the batsman with a bouncer and it's a good one, Shehzad ducks out of the way

13.5

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, this one cuts in after pitching and Shehzad gets an inside edge to deep backward square leg

13.6

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, length delivery on off, Misbah comes forward and guides it to third man for a single

Khurram: "I second to "Farhan". Professor has taken extra class time."

End of over 14 (3 runs) Pakistan 57/2 (RR: 4.07)
Misbah-ul-Haq    3* (9b)      R McLaren    2-0-10-1
Ahmed Shehzad    27* (36b 3x4)      Imran Tahir    2-0-7-0

MrGarreth: "Here's a topic for debate: which bowler drops out when Steyn comes back?? Surely not Lopsy or Morkel but we also don't want to lose an allrounder (Parnell and McLaren) with our brittle batting lineup??"

14.1

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flatter and spinning away around off, the batsman stays back and dabs it to point

14.2

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, the batsman nudges it to midwicket for a single

14.3

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, teases the batsman with a floater outside off, the batsman lets it go through

14.4

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller and flighted, the batsman drives it towards long off, but Faf comes in flying to intercept it from cover, creates confusion and Misbah would have been out had he hit, he was miles down the crease

14.5

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tries to cut a not so short one and is beaten outside off

14.6

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, another quicker delivery on off, this time it takes the edge and runs fine on the off side

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 60/2 (RR: 4.00)
Ahmed Shehzad    29* (40b 3x4)      Imran Tahir    3-0-10-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (11b)      R McLaren    2-0-10-1

15.1

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length delivery around off, the batsman comes forward and defends

15.2

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of length delivery on the stumps, Misbah tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single

15.3

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another accurate delivery on off, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

Zee: "@McGarreth: I would drop McClaren. I feel he does add to the team but at this point I would drop an allorounder for a world class bowler"

15.4

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 wide, he pushes this one wide outside off, he is probably upset by Zee's comment, it's past the wide marker

15.4

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, this one is short and wide outside off, the batsman cuts it behind point, but Morkel runs it from third man and slides to keep it in

15.5

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, full delivery aimed on off stump, the batsman punches it to mid-on for a single

M.Yasir: "McGarreth@I will drop Hafeez from Pakistan side and McLaren from Sa side"

Fabio: "@MrGarreth: It's a difficult one, but I think Morkel and Lopsy would have to be rotated with Steyn. ODI success is built on the strength of your all-rounders and we must trust that either Parnell or McLaren will come to the party with either bat or ball every game."

15.6

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short delivery on off, the batsman ducks under it comfortably

Louis: "Leave Lopsy, Morkel, Parnell and Mclaren in the team when Steyn comes back. Drop Ingram or Du Plessis 'cause Steyn can score the same amount of runs as those 2 combined"

Ali Ayyaz: "Misbah needs just 3 more runs to reach 1000 runs this year. Is he still top of the list or did George Bailey move ahead with his 150+ knock the other day?" --- Ali, Bailey and Dhawan moved past 1000 in that tennis-ball match

Andro: "@MrGarreth: I would think that they would give Morkel a rest for the same reason that Steyn got one. Unlike Steyn, Morkel has been playing every format throughout the year. They did the same during the Champions Trophy."

End of over 16 (5 runs) Pakistan 65/2 (RR: 4.06)
Misbah-ul-Haq    5* (14b)      R McLaren    3-0-15-1
Ahmed Shehzad    32* (43b 3x4)      Imran Tahir    3-0-10-0

Morkel comes back

16.1

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he beats the bat straightaway, fuller and it straightens outside off, the batsman has a poke at that

16.2

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery angled on to the stumps, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler

16.3

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, short delivery on the body, Shehzad has been playing them better than Jamshed, he pulls it down to fine leg with ease

16.4

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short ball to Misbah as well, but he won't play a pull this early in his innings, he ducks under it and smiles at the bowler

16.5

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman keeps his hands away from it

16.6

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a quick short delivery to end the over, Misbah response is expected, he ducks under it

End of over 17 (1 run) Pakistan 66/2 (RR: 3.88)
Misbah-ul-Haq    5* (17b)      M Morkel    4-0-7-1
Ahmed Shehzad    33* (46b 3x4)      R McLaren    3-0-15-1

17.1

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full delivery on the off stump, the batsman drives it straight back at the bowler

17.2

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he comes forward and slices the full delivery down to third man

17.3

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends it to cover

17.4

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, attempts a slower delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to deep cover for a single

17.5

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

17.6

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shuffles across the crease and punches a full delivery to mid-on for a quick single

Apologies for replacing Kohli with Dhawan.. All of you who have pointed that out will be eligible for a prize..

Shoaib: "ESPNcricinfo gets a mention on air. Umar Akmal might indeed be the start of Pakistan's tail"

End of over 18 (4 runs) Pakistan 70/2 (RR: 3.88)
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (20b)      R McLaren    4-0-19-1
Ahmed Shehzad    35* (49b 3x4)      M Morkel    4-0-7-1

18.1

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length delivery, Misbah dabs it towards backward point and thinks of a single, but the fielder there dives and prevents it from going beyond him

18.2

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, he walks across the stumps and gets hit on the knee-roll as he went across the line, the bowler started appealing first, then the others joined in, the hawkeye says it would have just hit the top of leg stump.. Umpire's call that is

18.3

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he stays in the crease and punches the length delivery from off towards mid-on, but the fielder dives to stop that

18.4

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, here comes the short ball, it's quite high and so Shehzad ducks under it

18.5

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another short delivery, it's at 141.2 kph, the batsman ducks under it and then looks towards the umpire, who shakes his head

James: "Surely Jamshed is the start of Pakistan's tail?"

18.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, and another short ball, but this one is around shoulder high, Shehzad was ready for it and slaps it to deep midwicket

End of over 19 (2 runs) Pakistan 72/2 (RR: 3.78)
Ahmed Shehzad    36* (53b 3x4)      M Morkel    5-0-8-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (22b)      R McLaren    4-0-19-1

Zeeshan: "Can you believe that, professor is 8th highest run scorer this year, some glitch on cricinfo?"

19.1

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, length delivery on the pads by Parnell, it's clipped away to deep backward square leg, Shehzad slips at non-striker's end and collides with the bowler.. Magnetic he is, Shehzad that is

19.2

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 wide, short of length delivery, but this is down the leg side

19.2

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, pitches it full and the batsman punches it back to the bowler firmly

Round the wicket

19.3

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, he shuffles across and slaps a short of length delivery to deep square leg for a couple

Fakher: "The pitch hasnt misbehaved one bit. Anything short of 280 and Pakistan is in trouble. Time for a century from Ahmed Shehzad and a good ol 90 odd for Misbah-ul-Haq."

19.4

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, and he gets a short ball which he has been playing well all day, swings his bat and sends it to the boundary fine on the leg side

Philip: "Going Well Parnell. Not."

19.5

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery on off, this time he stays in the crease and defends to cover

19.6

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, and another short ball, and again Shehzad pulls it handsomely, but this time he finds the man at deep square leg with it

End of over 20 (10 runs) Pakistan 82/2 (RR: 4.10)
Ahmed Shehzad    45* (59b 4x4)      WD Parnell    3-0-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (22b)      M Morkel    5-0-8-1

JP Duminy comes in now, comes over the wicket

Stevo: "Can you put up a link to the top ODI run scorers this year please? Thanks in advance, although if you don't do it you suck!!" ------- We suck anyway, here is the link

20.1

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, bowls full and quick on off, the batsman pushes it to cover

20.2

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tossed up delivery on the middle, the batsman defends it to midwicket

20.3

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tossed up again, wide outside off, the batsman eases it to long off for a single

20.4

Duminy to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he comes forward and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler

Asad Tahir: "Perfect time for Misbah to score a hundred and retire..."

20.5

Duminy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, another full delivery on off, the batsman drives it to long off for a single

And that's 1000 runs for Misbah

20.6

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, slower and flighted outside off, the batsman dabs it towards point and calls for a single

End of over 21 (3 runs) Pakistan 85/2 (RR: 4.04)
Ahmed Shehzad    47* (63b 4x4)      JP Duminy    1-0-3-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (24b)      WD Parnell    3-0-27-0

Parnell continues, over the wicket

21.1

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, pitches it up and on the pads, the batsman punches it to midwicket

21.2

Parnell to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, back of length delivery on the middle stump, the batsman clips it to fine leg for a single

21.3

Parnell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller length outside off, Misbah comes forward and pushes it to cover

21.4

Parnell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he walks across the stumps and tucks a length delivery to square leg

21.5

Parnell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he tries to whip it fine on the leg side, but gets hit on the thigh pad

gav: "How in the blue hell does Jos Buttler have the most ODI catches so far this year." ------ Buttler, who's that?

21.6

Parnell to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short delivery to end the over, Misbah ducks under it as expected

End of over 22 (1 run) Pakistan 86/2 (RR: 3.90)
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (28b)      WD Parnell    4-0-28-0
Ahmed Shehzad    48* (65b 4x4)      JP Duminy    1-0-3-0

22.1

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he dabs it to point for a quick single, there is a chance of overthrow, but Misbah turns it down

22.2

Duminy to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, ehi! It's tossed up to Misbah and he surprises everyone by getting down on his knee and launching this way way deep over long on.. way deep in the stands

22.3

Duminy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, bowls a shorter, quicker delivery on off and Misbah punches it to long on to get away from the strike

22.4

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, and Shehzad completes his third consecutive ODI fifty with an easy push towards midwicket

22.5

Duminy to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up delivery on off, Misbh pushes it to wide mid-on for a single

22.6

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, tossed up and full outside off, the batsman just chips it over extra cover, he didn't try to hit that hard at all, but it's nicely in the gap

End of over 23 (12 runs) Pakistan 98/2 (RR: 4.26)
Ahmed Shehzad    52* (68b 4x4)      JP Duminy    2-0-15-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    16* (31b 1x6)      WD Parnell    4-0-28-0

Shaz: "Typical Misbah: 00000100000100006000000.......!" ------ On that note, Lopsy has been called back

23.1

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he starts off with a length delivery on off, the batsman dabs it towards point

23.2

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he hops on his toes and steers the back of length delivery down to third man

23.3

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he tries to bowl a slower bouncer but Shehzad was waiting for that, he controls the pull to deep square leg

23.4

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short ball to Misbah too, who pulls it this time, down to fine leg for a single

John: "They have set the platform for a big score. Now lets see if they crash and burn!"

23.5

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman lets it go through

I have been told that Misbah has hit two more sixes that Virat Kohli this year.. he is closing in on Kohli's tally now

23.6

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman defends it to point

manish: "@Shaz: " Its not typical Misbah: Its DIGITAL Misbah: 00000100000100006000000.......!""

End of over 24 (3 runs) Pakistan 101/2 (RR: 4.20)
Ahmed Shehzad    53* (71b 4x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-1-20-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    18* (34b 1x6)      JP Duminy    2-0-15-0

Imran Tahir comes in to bowl

Darrel: "Where is Kallis? this is a guy who wants to be part of the 2015 world cup, and im sure he must be exhausted from his extensive batting in the test matches but surely he should be playing and getting some match time under his belt??"

24.1

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and flighted on middle, the batsman drives it down to long off for a single

24.2

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, waits for it turn away and then cuts it hard, but hits it straight to point

Sohaib: "@gav if kamran akmal is 4th on that list, buttler is ought to be the first."

24.3

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full and flighted outside off, the batsman drags it to square leg with a sweep shot

24.4

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, another legspinning delivery outside off, the batsman again chops it to point

24.5

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, gives it some air on off, the batsman closes the face and punches it to long on against the turn

24.6

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes it through this time, the batsman comes forward and defends

End of over 25 (2 runs) Pakistan 103/2 (RR: 4.12)
Misbah-ul-Haq    19* (36b 1x6)      Imran Tahir    4-0-12-0
Ahmed Shehzad    54* (75b 4x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-1-20-0

Mallick: "@manish: That SIX is an anomaly even in DIGITAL Misbah 00000100000100006000000.......!"""

25.1

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, short delivery, slightly slower in pace, the batsman has to drag it to deep midwicket

Louis: "More bizarre captaincy from ABD, Parnell finally finds his line, gets taken off.He clearly doesn't understand bowler management."

25.2

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, oh this was a good delivery and Misbah is lucky to survive as this just rises on AB, he jumps and sticks his right hand out, but just gets a glove on it. It got big on Misbah and took a healthy edge

25.3

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of length this time, the batsman defends it to cover

25.4

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back of length and outside off, the batsman gets up on his toes and steers it past point, it wasn't very far from that fielder at point, Faf it was

Simon: "@Darrel - You don't take a Rolls Royce for a service every day bud."

25.5

Tsotsobe to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, the batsman nudges it to square leg for a single

25.6

Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good rising delivery on the body, the batsman has to stand tall and defend it down from right in front of his face, that was well played

MrGarreth: "Misbah is like The Matrix. Every now in then there is a glitch in the system hence the 6 amongst all that binary"

End of over 26 (7 runs) Pakistan 110/2 (RR: 4.23)
Misbah-ul-Haq    24* (40b 1x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    7-1-27-0
Ahmed Shehzad    56* (77b 4x4)      Imran Tahir    4-0-12-0

26.1

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, he pushes this one to deep midwicket for a single

26.2

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he comes forward and smothers the spin as he defends

26.3

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the pads, the batsman flicks it to deep square leg with a whip of his wrist

26.4

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good little period for Tahir, the batsman comes forward to defends a length delivery on off

26.5

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, little width this time and the batsman cuts, but finds the fielder at point

26.6

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tossed up and slower , the batsman comes forward and pushes it back to Tahir

Shoumen Siddique: "Can anyone please tell me why grown-up men are carrying blown-up animal dolls in the crowd..seriously, doesn't anyone else see that this is seriously messed up!!"

End of over 27 (2 runs) Pakistan 112/2 (RR: 4.14)
Ahmed Shehzad    57* (81b 4x4)      Imran Tahir    5-0-14-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    25* (42b 1x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    7-1-27-0

McLaren comes back

27.1

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman defends it towards cover

27.2

McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, oh Misbah! what was that? Neither here nor there. After playing within himself for so long, he tries to flick a short of length delivery from off to over deep midwicket boundary, he wasn't aiming for a four, he was aiming for a six there. The ball was not full enough and he is not able to control that shot, it just goes as far as deep midwicket, who takes the catch comfortably some 10 meters inside he boundary

Misbah-ul-Haq c Miller b McLaren 25 (64m 44b 1x4 1x6) SR: 56.81

Umar Amin is the new man, but what a waste of a wicket. Very unlike Misbah

Here's tribute for him. Matt: "Every team needs a Misbah, every team would love a Misbah. I will never understand how such a consistent player leaves so much to be desired by his fans."

27.3

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman stays back and cuts it to third man

He goes round the wicket

Ammar makes a plausible point: "@Shouman : Maybe it's so their families can identify them in the crowd!"

27.4

McLaren to Umar Amin, 1 wide, he bowls it short and wide, but the batsman lets it go through

One slip in place

27.4

McLaren to Umar Amin, 1 run, he pitches it fuller and Amin doesn't come too far forward, gets a thick outside edge to third man

27.5

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman crunches it off the back foot but can't beat the man at point

27.6

McLaren to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length delivery of the stumps, the batsman punches it to wide mid-on

Steve: "Why's everyone so surprised about Misbah's mode of dismissal? He's famous for giving it away. he started his team's rot two nights ago with a very poor shot. No tons in his ODI career speaks wonders."

End of over 28 (3 runs) Pakistan 115/3 (RR: 4.10)
Ahmed Shehzad    58* (84b 4x4)      R McLaren    5-0-22-2
Umar Amin    1* (1b)      Imran Tahir    5-0-14-0

28.1

Imran Tahir to Umar Amin, no run, he starts off with a googly to the left-hander, who pushes it to cover

28.2

Imran Tahir to Umar Amin, 1 wide, and this one is a googly too, but it's filthy as this is way outside off, but hang on, AB has flicked off the bails and they are checking for a stumping. But the batsman is fine here

28.2

Imran Tahir to Umar Amin, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman drives it to deep cover for a single

28.3

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, and another one! What's happening here? We surely don't want to see a repeat of what happened two days back! He tosses it up on off stump and Shehzad goes for a drive, but ends up lobbing it back to the bowler. Tahir gobbles it up and Shehzad is gone for the same score he got in Sharjah

Ahmed Shehzad c & b Imran Tahir 58 (126m 85b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.23

Two new batsmen on the pitch now, Akmal on strike

28.4

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, Akmal comes forward and defends

A slip in place too

28.5

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, 1 run, bowls a quicker and flatter on the middle stump, Akmal punches it down to long on for a single

28.6

Imran Tahir to Umar Amin, 2 runs, and Tahir, as is his wont, bowls a long hop that Amin slaps past midwicket to wide long-on

End of over 29 (5 runs) Pakistan 120/4 (RR: 4.13)
Umar Amin    4* (4b)      Imran Tahir    6-0-19-1
Umar Akmal    1* (2b)      R McLaren    5-0-22-2

Parnell comes back

29.1

Parnell to Umar Akmal, no run, bowls a full delivery on the pads which Akmal flicks straight to square leg

Kamran: "Well if fans are not happy with Misbah, here's his "so-called" replacement at the crease, funny is Pakistan cricket where a Test centurion sits out and a batsman with an average of 21 is tipped off as the future captain, amusing."

29.2

Parnell to Umar Akmal, no run, back of length delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman goes on the back foot and defends to midwicket

29.3

Parnell to Umar Akmal, no run, he waits on the back foot and defends the back of length delivery towards point

29.4

Parnell to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, this is one is on the pads and Akmal easily flicks it fine for a couple down to fine leg

29.5

Parnell to Umar Akmal, 1 run, he goes back and steers the length delivery down to third man for a single

Jeanne: "Misbah's strike rate per batting position: 3-0.00 4-66.88 5-74.11 6-83.02 7-105.78 In other words, he comes in too early. Should come in at 8 or 9 down!"

29.6

Parnell to Umar Amin, no run, he bowls a wide line to Amin, the batsman watches it go through to the keeper

Shakib: "I am sorry, but as it stands, Bangladesh have a stronger batting unit than Pakistan. The only exciting young player I can see who can turn things around for them is the man at the crease, Umar Akmal."

End of over 30 (3 runs) Pakistan 123/4 (RR: 4.10)
Umar Amin    4* (5b)      WD Parnell    5-0-31-0
Umar Akmal    4* (7b)      Imran Tahir    6-0-19-1

30.1

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, no run, oh and again, it's driven in the air towards Tahir and it just drops short! It was a flighted delivery like the one that got Shehzad

30.2

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, 1 run, quicker delivery and shorter too, punches to deep midwicket for a single

30.3

Imran Tahir to Umar Amin, 1 run, slightly short on off, the batsman waits on the back foot and turns it away to deep midwicket with the turn

30.4

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, no run, quicker delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and defends

30.5

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, no run, oh that was a good loopy delivery, the batsman went for a drive, but he didn't realise that was the googly, misses the edge of the bat

30.6

Imran Tahir to Umar Akmal, no run, slightly shorter this time, the batsman chops it to backward point

Armughan : "@ Kamran: Umar Amin is in his 11th ODI and needs to be given a consistent run. I'm pretty sure he can be the next captain, many started of worse than Umar Amin to gain great heights."

Kapil: "Umar Akmal has to open for Pakistan. If he gets going, they are already 100 off 15 oves.. Nasir Jamshed isn't helping the cause now. Remember attacking players have to open and face as many balls as possible. He, for me is the best Pak bat after Inzy, Yousuf and Younis. Talent being wasted in the middle"

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 125/4 (RR: 4.03)
Umar Akmal    5* (12b)      Imran Tahir    7-0-21-1
Umar Amin    5* (6b)      WD Parnell    5-0-31-0

31.1

Parnell to Umar Amin, no run, he bowls a length delivery wide outside off, Amin chases that one for a drive, but that just eludes the outside edge

31.2

Parnell to Umar Amin, no run, he bowls a yorker on off this time, the batsman digs it out towards mid-on

31.3

Parnell to Umar Amin, 1 run, length delivery on off, Amin stands tall and punches it through cover for a single to the fielder in deep

31.4

Parnell to Umar Akmal, 1 run, back of length delivery on the pads, the batsman hops and clips it to deep square leg

31.5

Parnell to Umar Amin, 1 wide, short ball this time for Amin, but Parnell loses direction and it's down the leg side

31.5

Parnell to Umar Amin, FOUR, oh that was not very far from the lone slip fielder, Smith there! It was a probing delivery outside off, the batsman tries to push at it away from the body and the ball takes a thick outside edge

31.6

Parnell to Umar Amin, 2 runs, now he comes forward and punches the length delivery down the ground through mid-on - there is no one there - for a couple

End of over 32 (9 runs) Pakistan 134/4 (RR: 4.18)
Umar Amin    12* (11b 1x4)      WD Parnell    6-0-40-0
Umar Akmal    6* (13b)      Imran Tahir    7-0-21-1

Duminy comes in round the wicket

32.1

Duminy to Umar Akmal, no run, full and on the middle stump line, the batsman defends it down the pitch

32.2

Duminy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, bowls a filthy long hop which luckily for him doesn't bounce much, the batsman gets an under edge to short fine as he looks to pull it

32.3

Duminy to Umar Amin, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, the batsman punches it back to the bowler

32.4

Duminy to Umar Amin, no run, full and flighted this time, the batsman drives it to cover

32.5

Duminy to Umar Amin, no run, another quicker one on off, the batsman doesn't have room, he defends to cover

32.6

Duminy to Umar Amin, no run, another quicker delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to cover

End of over 33 (1 run) Pakistan 135/4 (RR: 4.09)
Umar Amin    12* (15b 1x4)      JP Duminy    3-0-16-0
Umar Akmal    7* (15b)      WD Parnell    6-0-40-0

33.1

Parnell to Umar Akmal, FOUR, that's what Akmal can do! He gets a length delivery on off and just slap it over the umpire's head with a clean swing

33.2

Parnell to Umar Akmal, 1 run, the bowler shortens the length this time and Akmal tucks it to backward point for a single

33.3

Parnell to Umar Amin, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman stays in the crease and punches it to cover

33.4

Parnell to Umar Amin, no run, nicely driven to wide mid-off, but the fielder cuts it off

33.5

Parnell to Umar Amin, 2 runs, length delivery wide outside off, the batsman stays in the crease and cuts it past point for a single to deep backward point

33.6

Parnell to Umar Amin, no run, and another powerful cut, but this time he hits it straight to point

End of over 34 (7 runs) Pakistan 142/4 (RR: 4.17)
Umar Amin    14* (19b 1x4)      WD Parnell    7-0-47-0
Umar Akmal    12* (17b 1x4)      JP Duminy    3-0-16-0

Duminy continues

34.1

Duminy to Umar Akmal, no run, he cuts to turn one in to the batsman, the batsman gets hit high on the pads

34.2

Duminy to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller and flighted on the middle, the batsman defends it to midwicket

34.3

Duminy to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller and almost yorker length, the batsman digs it out to the bowler

34.4

Duminy to Umar Akmal, no run, pushes it through on off and Akmal can't get it away, defended to midwicket

34.5

Duminy to Umar Akmal, 1 run, tossed up on the pads, the batsman works it away to square leg for a single

34.6

Duminy to Umar Amin, no run, tossed up delivery on off, the batsman drives it to the right of the bowler, who dives and makes a good stop

End of over 35 (1 run) Pakistan 143/4 (RR: 4.08)
Umar Amin    14* (20b 1x4)      JP Duminy    4-0-17-0
Umar Akmal    13* (22b 1x4)      WD Parnell    7-0-47-0

Time for Powerplay now, McLaren to bowl the first one

35.1

McLaren to Umar Akmal, no run, short delivery on off, the batsman dabs it towards midwicket, but the non-striker runs halfway down before he is sent back, he survives as he makes back in time

35.2

McLaren to Umar Akmal, no run, he bowls a slower bouncer, really really slow bouncer, the batsman waits and waits, but can't put bat on it

35.3

McLaren to Umar Akmal, no run, takes the pace of it again, the batsman defends the length delivery to the off side

35.4

McLaren to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short ball this time, Akmal guides it to fine leg with a pull

Changes to round the wicket

35.5

McLaren to Umar Amin, no run, angled in on the stumps, the batsman defends as there is no room available

35.6

McLaren to Umar Amin, no run, a touch fuller this time and the batsman comes forward to drive, but he can only find the man at cover

End of over 36 (1 run) Pakistan 144/4 (RR: 4.00)
Umar Amin    14* (22b 1x4)      R McLaren    6-0-23-2
Umar Akmal    14* (26b 1x4)      JP Duminy    4-0-17-0

Morkel is back in the attack

36.1

Morkel to Umar Akmal, no run, starts off with a short of length delivery, the batsman defends it towards point as there is no room

36.2

Morkel to Umar Akmal, no run, now he tries to make room to go over the infield, but Morkel, clevely drops the pace, and the batsman misses his attempted swing of the bat

36.3

Morkel to Umar Akmal, no run, he follows it up with a yorker on off stump, Akmal digs it out towards point

36.4

Morkel to Umar Akmal, FOUR, that almost took the head off Morkel! Monster hit that one! Like two balls ago, Akmal moves to the leg side and tennis-bats the length delivery straight at Morkel who is lucky to get under it

36.5

Morkel to Umar Akmal, no run, now he targets his partner at the other end with a similar shot, but the mid-on fielder cuts it off

36.6

Morkel to Umar Akmal, OUT, he timed that one to perfection but straight into the hands of the cover fielder! Akmal moved towards the leg side and Morkel responded with a quick full delivery on off stump, the batsman got down on his knee and crashes it towards cover, his only mistake is that he is hit that in the air. Ingram moves to his left and takes a smart catch

Umar Akmal c Ingram b Morkel 18 (35m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

Akmal becomes first victim of the Powerplay, but there is BOOM BOOM time now

End of over 37 (4 runs) Pakistan 148/5 (RR: 4.00)
     M Morkel    6-0-12-2
Umar Amin    14* (22b 1x4)      R McLaren    6-0-23-2

37.1

McLaren to Umar Amin, no run, length delivery outside off, slower as well, the batsman lets it go

Some reception for Afridi as he walked in, the crowd was up on its feet

37.2

McLaren to Umar Amin, no run, another tight delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it back down the pitch

MrGarreth: "Ahhh Thank God for the Akmal brothers. Never a dull moment :)"

37.3

McLaren to Umar Amin, OUT, and another one! The wheels are coming off! Powerplay takes another one! This was a slower bouncer, down the leg side, Amin went for the pull but the movement of the bat and the arrival of the ball was not in sync, and he ends up gloving it to the keeper ..

Umar Amin c †de Villiers b McLaren 14 (45m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 56.00

Sohail Tanvir is in now.. They are not even on 150..and we were talking of 250 earlier

37.4

McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, no run, he bowls a full toss on the off stump, but Tanvir pushes it to midwicket

37.5

McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, no run, now Tanvir gets a short delivery, he ducks down just in time

Nas: "The great thing about Afridi is that he always leaves you wanting more. The problem is its usually a lot more"

37.6

McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, and another short one this time, Tanvir fends it off to fine leg for a single to keep Afridi away from strike

Ron Jeremy: "So McLaren, who most commentators wanted dropped, has the best figures with 3 wickets already. Luckily fans aren't selectors."

End of over 38 (1 run) Pakistan 149/6 (RR: 3.92)
Sohail Tanvir    1* (3b)      R McLaren    7-0-24-3
Shahid Afridi    0* (0b)      M Morkel    6-0-12-2

38.1

Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, pushes the batsman back with a quick short of length delivery, the batsman defends it to cover

Changes to round the wicket now

38.2

Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, he runs in and bowls a short of length delivery angling in at the left-hander, Tanvir hops and defends

38.3

Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, and he stays back to this one which is fuller, it just flies past the outside edge

38.4

Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, another short ball, slower at 138.7, Tanvir gets up on his toes and defends

Kamran: "Really the wheels are coming off ? One of the wheels is sitting in the dressing room thinking what good was that Test century, one wonders ..."

38.5

Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, no run, he has had enough of defending, so he tries to short-arm-jab this shorter delivery to the leg side, but Morkel is too quick for him and the ball splits him in half

38.6

Morkel to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR, he gets some bat on it finally and manages to just clear the fielder at mid-on, that was a flat hit and it runs away to the boundary quickly

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 153/6 (RR: 3.92)
Sohail Tanvir    5* (9b 1x4)      M Morkel    7-0-16-2
Shahid Afridi    0* (0b)      R McLaren    7-0-24-3

Afridi, on strike

39.1

McLaren to Shahid Afridi, no run, it's a short one and he doesn't take the bait, ducks under it

Farhan Luqman: "I think the mandatory power-play after the 35th over just kills of any competition. The power hitters have to take unnecessary risks at a time of the innings in which they should be building a platform for the entertaining flourish at the end. Nobody wants to see tail-enders doing the flourishing job at the end."

39.2

McLaren to Shahid Afridi, no run, aims for a yorker, but this is a full toss on off, Afridi wanted to drive it through cover, but the bat turns in his hands and he ends up playing it back at the bowler

39.3

McLaren to Shahid Afridi, no run, another yorker attempt, another full toss and this time Afridi crunches a straight drive, beautifully hit, but it hits the stumps at the other end

39.4

McLaren to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, he gets a slower bouncer this time and he waits ..and waits.. before pulling it down to fine leg

Hein: "People are seriously underrating Mclaren, and seriously overrating Tsotsobe. Mclaren can bat, and he's the leading wicket taker in ODI's for SA in 2013. and he doesn't drop catches every match like Lopsy"

39.5

McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, no run, a short delivery for Tanvir, but this is at normal speed and goes past his helmet

39.6

McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, he stays back in the crease and steers the length delivery to third man for a single

Pakistan's Powerplay report card - 12/2 - Grade C minus

End of over 40 (2 runs) Pakistan 155/6 (RR: 3.87)
Sohail Tanvir    6* (11b 1x4)      R McLaren    8-0-26-3
Shahid Afridi    1* (4b)      M Morkel    7-0-16-2

Tahir comes back

40.1

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, he sends a loopy one down for Tanvir, who defends it back down the pitch

40.2

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, quicker and flatter, Tanvir tries to work it to the leg side but gets a leading edge back to the bowler

40.3

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, now he tries to push it to off, but gets and inside edge towards the bowler

40.4

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, quicker one this time, the batsman defends it down the pitch

40.5

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, tossed up on off, the batsman nudges it to midwicket to bring Afridi on strike..

40.6

Imran Tahir to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, he does what he does, gets a shortish delivery that he whacks to wide long-on for a couple

Faisal: "@Farhan Luqman, I am not sure but I think batting powerplay becomes mandatory only after 35th over. Batting teams can take it anywhere between 21-35th over?? May be a team like Pakistan need to take it after 20th over, just to get it out of the way"

End of over 41 (3 runs) Pakistan 158/6 (RR: 3.85)
Shahid Afridi    3* (5b)      Imran Tahir    8-0-24-1
Sohail Tanvir    7* (16b 1x4)      R McLaren    8-0-26-3

Lopsy comes back.. No one is happy with the Powerplay grading it seems

41.1

Tsotsobe to Sohail Tanvir, no run, full delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to cover

Waseem: "Powerplay? Really? Really?? Talk about pulling up the handbrake!"

41.2

Tsotsobe to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, he bowls it full on off, Tanvir drives it to long on for a single

Gonzo: "It's easy to join in the criticism of Afridi for the way he got out last game, but as an SA fan I still remember the ball he hit out of the Wanderers earlier this year, one of the biggest 6s I've seen. He is still box office!"

41.3

Tsotsobe to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, Afridi gets a short ball and Afridi hits the short ball in the air, he gets four for it, and it was well over square leg. There is a fielder at deep midwicket though.. Got to be careful.

41.4

Tsotsobe to Shahid Afridi, (no ball) FOUR, he makes room by moving towards the leg side and gets a juicy high full toss that he just slices over the point fielder with ease

41.4

Tsotsobe to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, now he moves to the off side to work it away on the leg, but gets a leading edge towards mid-off, luckily for him the field is back

41.5

Tsotsobe to Sohail Tanvir, no run, length delivery on off, Tanvir drives it firmly to mid-off

Calvin: "I think the mandatory power play should not be the cause that batsmen feel that they have to throw their bats, at every ball,unnecessarily.What about playing smart,picking the gaps,and dispatching the bad balls,and rotating the strike." ---- Yeah, tell that to Bangladesh batsmen

41.6

Tsotsobe to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman stays back and steers it to third man for a single

End of over 42 (12 runs) Pakistan 170/6 (RR: 4.04)
Sohail Tanvir    9* (20b 1x4)      LL Tsotsobe    8-1-39-0
Shahid Afridi    12* (8b 2x4)      Imran Tahir    8-0-24-1

42.1

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, tossed up on the stumps, the batsman drives it straight to midwicket

42.2

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, now he comes forward to drive it to cover

42.3

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, no run, shorter delivery this time, but pushes to midwicket

42.4

Imran Tahir to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, midwicket, cover, midwicket, cover - he does the sequence right, but he had beaten the cover fielder this time. Afridi thinks he hasn't, so he stays in the crease. Meanwhile, Tanvir has run all the way down to the non-striker's and then he has to run all the way back. The long on fielder had it easy, he just had to fire a throw at AB. Always funny to watch a horrible mix-up, not so funny for Tanvir though

Sohail Tanvir run out 9 (21m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

42.5

Imran Tahir to Wahab Riaz, no run, tossed up delivery and it's a googly, the batsman comes forward and gets an inside edge to the leg side

42.6

Imran Tahir to Wahab Riaz, no run, he again presses forward and defends the full delivery to cover. What more, it's a maiden

End of over 43 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 170/7 (RR: 3.95)
Wahab Riaz    0* (2b)      Imran Tahir    9-1-24-1
Shahid Afridi    12* (8b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    8-1-39-0

43.1

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, length delivery on off and Afridi swings his bat to club it through the gap at wide mid-on, he didn't get hold of it fully, but enough for him to earn a couple

43.2

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, he makes room by moving outside leg, but the bowler chases him with a quick short one. The batsman chops it to behind square on the leg side

43.3

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, some hesitation again as Wahab looks for a quick single to cover, but he is sent back in time

43.4

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, and more hesitation! The batsman dabbed it towards point and took off immediately, but Faf at point got to the ball quickly and sent the throw back in no time..

Wahab gets a lecture from Afridi after that

43.5

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, 1 leg bye, on the pads and Wahab this time gets hit on the thigh pad, but that helps him get away from the strike

43.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 leg bye, he moves well outside off to flick the full delivery fine on the leg side, but it's too quick for him, it hits the outside of the bat and rolls down towards third man

End of over 44 (5 runs) Pakistan 175/7 (RR: 3.97)
Shahid Afridi    15* (11b 2x4)      M Morkel    8-0-19-2
Wahab Riaz    0* (5b)      Imran Tahir    9-1-24-1

44.1

Imran Tahir to Shahid Afridi, no run, it was a short ball alright, but it was very quick too, it hits Afridi's pads as he was shaping for the pull

44.2

Imran Tahir to Shahid Afridi, no run, slower this time and outside off, the batsman chops it on towards point

44.3

Imran Tahir to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, flighted delivery on the pads, Afridi takes it on the full and flicks it to deep square leg

44.4

Imran Tahir to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, full and on the leg stump line, Wahab gets his first run with a push to midwicket

44.5

Imran Tahir to Shahid Afridi, no run, tosses it up wide outside off and it turns further away, Afridi leaves it thinking it's a wide, but the umpire disagrees

44.6

Imran Tahir to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, full delivery on off and Afridi powers a drive through cover, in the air, it's not too far from the fielder at cover, but comfortable runs for Afridi

End of over 45 (4 runs) Pakistan 179/7 (RR: 3.97)
Shahid Afridi    18* (16b 2x4)      Imran Tahir    10-1-28-1
Wahab Riaz    1* (6b)      M Morkel    8-0-19-2

Mclaren comes back

45.1

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, no run, he bowls a full inswinging delivery on off, the batsman pushes it to point, this time Afridi wants a run and Wahab sends him back

45.2

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, 1 wide, horrible delivery as he looks for a short one, but it's way down the leg side

45.2

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, no run, bowls a quick full toss on the off stump, Wahab can only push it as far as cover

45.3

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, no run, short delivery this time, Wahab throws his bat at it, but misses it completely

Afridi watches from the other end. Four balls now

45.4

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, no run, a slower bouncer now, just on off stump, the batsman watches it go through to the keeper

45.5

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, now he fires one in the block hole, Wahab drives it firmly to long on for a single

45.6

McLaren to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, he gets the length and he gives it the distance! Afridi swings and although it looks like it's going to Burj Khalifa in the night sky, it drops over the boundary at long-off, only just.

End of over 46 (6 runs) Pakistan 185/7 (RR: 4.02)
Shahid Afridi    22* (17b 3x4)      R McLaren    9-0-32-3
Wahab Riaz    2* (11b)      Imran Tahir    10-1-28-1

Morkel to continue, Wahab on strike

46.1

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, he moves way outside leg, throws his bat at that too soon, but it's a slower ball, and wahab is nowhere near it

Another lecture from Afridi

46.2

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, 1 wide, he fires it full and he fires it down the leg side

JC: "Loving Riaz careful protection of Afridi! If he only faces 1 ball an over, he can't get out!"

46.2

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, SIX, he has been hogging the strike, but he hits it bigger that Afridi! It was length and he punches it like a boxer, into the second tier over cow corner. Afridi would be proud of that shot

46.3

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, makes room and gets a yorker, but he manages to push it to long on for a single

Usman: "And Pakistan have successfully chased 183 :)"

46.4

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, no run, he bowls it full and wide outside off, the batsman was already making room and he misses the ball as he tries to drive it through off

46.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, short ball, Afridi pulls out the pull, he doesn't hit it as well as Wahab, but Pakistan will take that. It's flat and it goes to the deep midwicket boundary after one bounce

46.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, he bowls it full and wide outside off, Afridi misses it, AB appeals for caught behind, but it is called a wide

46.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, OUT, and Smith throws water on Afridi's little bonfire as the batsman slaps a full-toss straight in to the hands of mid-off. The umpire's check for the no-ball - both for front foot and for height - but Afridi has to go

Shahid Afridi c Smith b Morkel 26 (44m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

That was a useful partnership between Afridi and Wahab, Pakistan on the cusp of 200

End of over 47 (13 runs) Pakistan 198/8 (RR: 4.21)
     M Morkel    9-0-32-3
Wahab Riaz    9* (14b 1x6)      R McLaren    9-0-32-3

47.1

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, 1 wide, another wide as the slower bouncer sails over the batsman's head

Imran: "That extra ball has cost us again. Why couldnt he just block or leave that extra ball, now he has lost the wicket and potentially the chance to put a competitive total."

47.1

McLaren to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, he fires it full and quick on the pads, the batsman drives it to wide long on to bring up the 200

47.2

McLaren to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, and the penultimate wicket falls! Saeed Ajmal is gone off the first ball, but he has got to review, so he uses it anyway. It was a slower offcutter and Ajmal was playing across the line, he was hit right in front of the middle to the naked eye and the ball-tracker confirms that

Saeed Ajmal lbw b McLaren 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

McLaren has quietly collected his fourth wicket..and with the last man in, he has a chance for a five-for. The big Irfan is here.

47.3

McLaren to Mohammad Irfan, no run, bowls a length delivery wide outside off, the ball flies past the wide marker and the umpire takes a good look at it before saying it's fine

47.4

McLaren to Mohammad Irfan, no run, bowls it full and he appeals for an lbw, but that had a big inside edge on to it

47.5

McLaren to Mohammad Irfan, no run, back of length delivery hit Irfan's solid defence like it just hit a mountain

47.6

McLaren to Mohammad Irfan, no run, slower delivery on off, again Irfan dead bats it towards point

End of over 48 (2 runs) Pakistan 200/9 (RR: 4.16)
Mohammad Irfan    0* (4b)      R McLaren    10-0-34-4
Wahab Riaz    10* (15b 1x6)      M Morkel    9-0-32-3

48.1

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, he bowls it full and he bowls it wide outside off, the batsman makes no connection

48.2

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, SIX, he gets six more, it was a length ball and Wahab was deep in the crease, but he hits it straight down the ground with all his might and clears the rope at long-on

48.3

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, that was crisply hit off his pads, but he finds the man at square leg. Had he beaten the man, that was a four

Karl Correa: "I thought Kamran akmal was batting with the new batsman. Turns out it was Mohammad Irfan making wahab Riaz look as short as Kamran Akmal."

48.4

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, he goes back to the wide line outside off and the batsman misses it as he has moved too far down the leg side

48.5

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, and another full delivery wide outside off and again he beats the bat

48.6

Morkel to Wahab Riaz, no run, and another one of those! Full and quick wide outside off, Wahab cannot connect with it at all

End of over 49 (6 runs) Pakistan 206/9 (RR: 4.20)
Wahab Riaz    16* (21b 2x6)      M Morkel    10-0-38-3
Mohammad Irfan    0* (4b)      R McLaren    10-0-34-4

49.1

Parnell to Mohammad Irfan, 1 leg bye, he bowls a full delivery on the pads, the batsman gets hit on the pads and he takes off for a single to midwicket, but the throw hits him flush on the back

49.2

Parnell to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, full delivery on off, Wahab gets a good amount of bat on it as he drives it straight past the umpire, but Faf at long-off dives and prevents the boundary

49.3

Parnell to Wahab Riaz, no run, he bowls a good yorker on the middle, the batsman pushes it to long-off but declines the single

49.4

Parnell to Wahab Riaz, OUT, he gets just the right length to get under it, but doesn't get hold of the shot, holes out at long-off

Wahab Riaz c du Plessis b Parnell 18 (34m 24b 0x4 2x6) SR: 75.00

Pakistan, after a middle-order muddle, have managed to cross the 200-run mark, but for a ground where the average score is around 250, will it be enough? A lot will depend on their bowling and how SA bat. For South Africa, Imran Tahir was fantastic with the stifling spell he bowled in the middle, and then McLaren and Morkel made timely strikes in the late overs to derail the Pakistani innings. We will be back in about 20 minutes and it will be Vishal Dixit to take you through the second innings.

McMehmood: "Ploy or coincidence? At least three times SA bowlers bowled wide for the final delivery of an over. Bowled it again and rewarded with a wicket."

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Nov 1, 2013

Shahid Afridi leads the team off the ground after his spell of 3 for 26, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dubai, November 1, 2013

Shahid Afridi leads the team off the ground after his spell of 3 for 26

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Nov 1, 2013

Morne Morkel was bowled for 5, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dubai, November 1, 2013

Morne Morkel was bowled for 5

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