Pakistan v South Africa ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Pakistan v South Africa

South Africa won by 68 runs

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock have walked out and Mohammad Irfan has the new ball, as usual. Here we go...

Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the rest of the series with a post-concussion syndrome. He was hit by a bouncer while facing Mohammad Irfan in the Dubai Test and will rest for a week or two. Luckily, his MRI scans showed there was no damage to the brain.

Toss South Africa have won the toss and will bat first

AB de Villiers : We have been under pressure for batting and want to change that today, it's time to perform and change that today. Graeme has a head injury so he's out and Amla and Steyn are back.

Quinton de Kock has replaced Smith and will keep instead of de Villiers, while Steyn is in for Wayne Parnell.

Misbah-ul-Haq: We were also looking to bat first but it's a good pitch for batting and an important match. We have to bat well and take advantage by winning this match. We have brought in Asad Shaif in place of Nasir Jamshed.

South Africa: H Amla, Q de Kock, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, F du Plessis, D Miller, R McLaren, D Steyn, M Morkel, L Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan

2.15pm Hello there and welcome to the coverage of the third ODI between Pakistan and South Africa. The series now moves to Abu Dhabi for two ODIs as the series score currently reads 1-1. Pakistan lost the plot in the first match but bowled and fielded very well in the second. Their batting is still a concern and so it is for South Africa, says Firdose Moonda in the preview.

Kepler Wessels says this is a better batting surface than the ones we have seen in the series so far and batting or fielding first shouldn't make a big difference.

Contrasting views on Nasir Jamshed:

Faisal: "I still believe that Nasir Jamshed should be given a chance in all of remaining three ODI's. He just need to have a good innings and he will be flying all the ways after getting his confidence back. He has been the best opening batsman for Pakistan in last decade."

Mubarak: "Nasir Jamshed should be dropped for this ODI"

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, low full toss, an attempted yorker is pushed to mid-on

Ibaad: "Only Pakistan can bench a bowler like Junaid Khan for someone like Wahab Riaz. Simply Unbelieveable!"

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 1 run, length delivery angling away outside off, Amla defends and a thick outside edge goes to third man

Two slips for de Kock

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, full outside off, defends it back to Irfan

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, almost a yorker on off stumps, pushed down to mid-on this time

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, full outside off, de Kock pushes it back to Irfan

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, length delivery coming into the stumps, de Kock stays on the back foot and defends

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
Q de Kock    0* (4b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    1* (2b)     

Sohail Tanvir with the other new ball

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Amla, 3 runs, full delivery flicked off the pads, wasn't too far from Afridi at midwicket and he ran all the way to the boundary to keep it to three

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, swinging into the batsman from around middle, driven to midwicket

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, inswinger coming into the off stump, de Kock defends it back

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, not much swing this time as it pitched on length outside off, de Kock wanted to cut but managed a bottom edge

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, FOUR, fuller and wider, de Kock cashes in and drives it wide of point for four. No footwork there but the middle of the bat was enough

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, still wide and almost on length, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 2 (7 runs) South Africa 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
Q de Kock    4* (9b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-7-0
HM Amla    4* (3b)      Mohammad Irfan    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, 1 run, back of length on middle and leg, tucked towards midwicket for a quick single

Faf du Plessis is padded up and the No. 3 these days, JP Duminy is not. Looks like a change in the batting order

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, FOUR, full this time and de Kock puts it away on the on side. Too full and the batsman drove it with ease past midwicket

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, length delivery coming in from outside off, defends it on off side

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, 1 run, on length on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on for one

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, FOUR, back of length outside leg, Amla gets on his toes and works it off the hips turning his wrists and sends it for four

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, full and outside off, left alone by Amla

End of over 3 (10 runs) South Africa 18/0 (RR: 6.00)
HM Amla    9* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    2-0-11-0
Q de Kock    9* (12b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-7-0

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, length delivery towards the stumps, de Kock stays back and defends

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, this one holds its line after pitching outside off, de Kock drove without footwork and missed

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, 1 run, touch sorter on the stumps, worked to fine leg for one

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Amla, no run, length delivery on off and angling away, Amla defends off the back foot

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Amla, 1 run, angling away from off, Amla walks across and turns it on the leg side for one

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, no run, length ball on the stumps, de Kock defends it back to Irfan

End of over 4 (2 runs) South Africa 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
Q de Kock    10* (16b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-9-0
HM Amla    10* (8b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    2-0-11-0

4.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, no run, length ball on and around off which Amla does well to defend as it rises

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, OUT, what a delivery from Irfan! gets this full and bang on middle as Amla hopelessly plays around it to find his off stump tickled. Big blow for the South Africans as Pakistan make the first inroad.

HM Amla b Mohammad Irfan 10 (19m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Faf du Plessis at No. 3, not Duminy

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, no run, full delivery just outside off and angling away, Faf leaves it

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, no run, on length on off, Faf leans forward and defends confidently

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, 1 wide, short ball well outside leg for a wide

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, no run, short on middle this time, Faf has to go on his toes in the crease to defend the rising ball

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, 1 run, short of length on the stumps, tucked just wide of midwicket and Faf gets off the mark with a quick single

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 22/1 (RR: 4.40)
F du Plessis    1* (4b)      Mohammad Irfan    3-0-13-1
Q de Kock    10* (16b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-9-0

Faf du Plessis hasn't scored a fifty in 11 ODI innings

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, good-length ball outside off and going further away, Faf leaves it

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, on length and outside off, Faf leaves it again

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, 1 run, shorter delivery on leg, Faf shuffles across a bit and flicks it to deep fine leg

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, 1 run, short of length on the stumps, stays back and tucks towards mid-on for one

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, on length on middle and off, Faf leans forward and defends

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, on length again on off and swinging away, Faf defends off the front foot

End of over 6 (2 runs) South Africa 24/1 (RR: 4.00)
F du Plessis    2* (9b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-11-0
Q de Kock    11* (17b 2x4)      Mohammad Irfan    3-0-13-1

6.1

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, FOUR, attempted yorker on leg, de Kock turns it off the legs and sends it to the fine-leg boundary for four. Fine leg is in the circle

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, back of length coming in from outside off, it bounced quite a bit, de Kock pulled but it went under his bat

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, no run, full and outside off, driven to covers but can't middle it

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Kock, 1 run, back of length outside off, de Kock drives beautifully towards cover point where the fielder dives to save a probable boundary

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, no run, short of length outside off, bounces towards Akmal's shoulders as Faf leaves it

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to du Plessis, no run, similar length outside off, Faf drives it this time, straight to cover

End of over 7 (5 runs) South Africa 29/1 (RR: 4.14)
F du Plessis    2* (11b)      Mohammad Irfan    4-0-18-1
Q de Kock    16* (21b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-11-0

7.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Kock, 1 run, short of length from Tanvir outside off, de Kock stays back and turns it to leg with soft hands for one

7.2

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, 1 wide, full one goes down leg for a wide and Akmal does well to dive full length to save four runs

7.2

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, FOUR, still keeps it on leg stump, Faf worked it off the pads fine on the leg side for four. Easy runs these for an out of form du Plessis

7.3

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, Faf leaves it for the keeper this time

Hamza Shah: "Time for Irfan to take a rest. Let the spinners take it from here."

7.4

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, no run, on length outside off, Faf cuts on off

7.5

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, FOUR, it's wide but not so full and Faf comes down to drive it handsomely through the covers for four. He's looking more confident in this innings

7.6

Sohail Tanvir to du Plessis, 1 run, outside off, cut to third man off the back foot

End of over 8 (11 runs) South Africa 40/1 (RR: 5.00)
F du Plessis    11* (16b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-22-0
Q de Kock    17* (22b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    4-0-18-1

First bowling change - Mohammad Hafeez replaces Irfan. A slip and leg slip in place

8.1

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, on length well outside off, turned to long-on for one

Round the wicket to de Kock

8.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, no run, on length on off, leans forward and defends

8.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, FOUR, offered room outside off and de Kock dances down to drive it over the covers for a four

8.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, no run, slightly flatter outside off, defended on off

8.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, 1 run, towards off stump, de Kock comes down again but gets an inside edge this time to the leg side

8.6

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, no run, on length outside off, Faf defends off the back foot

End of over 9 (6 runs) South Africa 46/1 (RR: 5.11)
F du Plessis    12* (18b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-6-0
Q de Kock    22* (26b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-22-0

Spin from both ends with one over still left in Powerplay - Saeed Ajmal joins Hafeez. Slip and leg slip for him too, round the wicket to de Kock

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, 1 run, flat and on length on middle, de Kock clips it to square leg and Ajmal is unhappy that they got a single

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, flighted on length outside off, pushed to cover

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, touch flatter outside off, defends it on the leg side

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, on length outside off, Faf sweeps it to square leg but no time for a single

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, flatter on length outside off, pushed to midwicket

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, short of length coming in form outside off, appeal for lbw but Faf came down the track and hit him outside off

End of over 10 (1 run) South Africa 47/1 (RR: 4.70)
F du Plessis    12* (23b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-1-0
Q de Kock    23* (27b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-6-0

10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, 1 run, flighted and full around off, eased past cover with a drive

Sadiq: "Interesting start. You'd think Pakistan would be on top with the early wicket of Amla, but some poor bowling has let the pressure off SA."

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, flighted and full around off, Faf scoops it with a sweep to the left of the keeper for one

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, 1 run, on length angled into the pads, clipped to the leg side for easy single and that's the 50 for SA

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, slower through the air outside off on length, Faf comes forward to defend and gets a leg bye

10.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, no run, flatter on off, de Kock gets a thick outside edge and thought of a single but the ball went straight to slip after a bounce

10.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, no run, slightly fuller outside off, driven to cover

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa 51/1 (RR: 4.63)
Q de Kock    25* (31b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-9-0
F du Plessis    13* (25b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-1-0

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, flighted on middle, flicked to deep midwicket for one

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, no run, flighted on length outside off, de Kock drives it to point

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, no run, tossed up on length outside off, driven to cover

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, no run, on length on off, de Kock leans forward and defends

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, no run, on length on middle and leg, defends it on the leg side

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, no run, this one comes in after pitching on length outside off, de Kock cuts and gets a bottom edge on off

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 52/1 (RR: 4.33)
Q de Kock    25* (36b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-2-0
F du Plessis    14* (26b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-9-0

12.1

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, Faf makes room early, Hafeez pitches it up and the batsman pushes it down to long-on

12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, 3 runs, shorter and flatter around off, de Kock clips it strongly to the deep midwicket boundary where a dive saves one

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, no run, makes room again, on length on leg, Faf pushes it to midwicket

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, fullish on off, he moves towards off this time and paddle sweeps it fine for one

12.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Kock, 1 run, on length on off, thick inside edge on leg for a quick single

12.6

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 2 runs, tossed up on off, Faf chips it in the air to long-off and Wahab Riaz over-ran there to give an easy two

End of over 13 (8 runs) South Africa 60/1 (RR: 4.61)
F du Plessis    18* (30b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-17-0
Q de Kock    29* (38b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-2-0

Hassan: "Average 1st inning score at this ground is 251 , if some how SA score more then this , than Pakistan will be in all sorts of trouble."

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, no run, quick one outside off, de Kock chased it but missed

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, 1 run, flighted and fuller outside off, driven down to long-off

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, offspinner turning into the pads, goes in the air off the pads on leg side

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, FOUR, straighter one way outside off and Faf drives it off the back foot past cover for four

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, short of length outside off, Faf comes down to defend

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, fuller and turning into the stumps, Faf stays in and defends it on leg

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 65/1 (RR: 4.64)
F du Plessis    22* (34b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-7-0
Q de Kock    30* (40b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-17-0

Wahab Riaz replaces Hafeez now. A slip in place

14.1

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, no run, full around off, driven down to long-on for a single

14.2

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, 1 run, on length outside off, de Kock slashes and gets a thick outside edge to third man

14.3

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, FOUR, full outside off, mid-off is in the circle and it goes for four. Driven down the ground by Faf, who made full use of the over pitched delivery

14.4

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, 1 run, short of length outside off, driven off the back foot to sweeper cover

14.5

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, FOUR, full into the pads, poor delivery and de Kock turns it with the wrists to the deep midwicket boundary for four

14.6

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, no run, full outside off, driven down to mid-off

10 from Wahab's first over

End of over 15 (10 runs) South Africa 75/1 (RR: 5.00)
Q de Kock    35* (44b 5x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-10-0
F du Plessis    27* (36b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-7-0

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, full on middle, pushed down to long-on for one

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, 1 run, turning away from length outside off, cut to deep cover for one off the back foot

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, turning in from outside off, Faf goes back to defend

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, shorter one from length into the pads, tucked to midwicket

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 2 runs, on length and turning into the batsman, he steers it to deep midwicket and they are running for the two. Akmal takes the bails off quickly but Fa is back in time

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Faf drives and a thick outside edge is going to the boundary towards third man and Irfan isn't fast enough to stop it. He was in control of it, dived to keep it inside and got a hand too but it went to the boundary off his body

End of over 16 (8 runs) South Africa 83/1 (RR: 5.18)
F du Plessis    34* (41b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-15-0
Q de Kock    36* (45b 5x4)      Wahab Riaz    1-0-10-0

16.1

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, no run, short of length on off, de Kock defends it on the off side

16.2

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, 1 run, short of length on middle, tucked to deep midwicket

16.3

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, no run, on length on leg, defends it to midwicket

16.4

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, FOUR, outside off, Faf makes room and clears mid-off with a lofted drive and gets another boundary

16.5

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, 1 run, shorter outside off, Faf stays back and punches it to deep cover

16.6

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, no run, slow and low full toss at 106kph on off, de Kock drives it to cover and that's drinks

Sheikh Raza: "Misbah should give ball to shahid Afridi"

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa 89/1 (RR: 5.23)
Q de Kock    37* (48b 5x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-16-0
F du Plessis    39* (44b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-15-0

Afridi into the attack now

17.1

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, no run, aimes on the stumps, Faf defends on the front foot

17.2

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, no run, full on middle and leg, defends it back to Afridi

17.3

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, 1 run, straight on middle stump, driven down to long-off

Round the wicket to de Kock

17.4

Shahid Afridi to de Kock, no run, turning into the stumps from off, pushed back to the bowler

17.5

Shahid Afridi to de Kock, no run, on length on off, driven to mid-on

17.6

Shahid Afridi to de Kock, no run, turning in from middle on length, de Kock defends it back to Afridi

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 90/1 (RR: 5.00)
Q de Kock    37* (51b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-1-0
F du Plessis    40* (47b 6x4)      Wahab Riaz    2-0-16-0

18.1

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, 1 run, full outside off, driven to sweeper cover

18.2

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, 1 run, on length outside off, de Kock makes a bit of room but gets a bottom edge on off for a single

18.3

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, 1 run, short on leg, pulled a bit awkwardly as there wasn't much room to short fine leg for one

18.4

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, no run, back of length outside off, de Kock makes room and slashes straight to cover

18.5

Wahab Riaz to de Kock, 1 run, short of length outside off, pulled wide of mid-on for a single

Muralidhar Meduri: "Incidentally, this is QD Kock's highest score in ODIs. His previous best was 31 in 7 ODI outings. Youngman with lots of talent and career ahead of him."

18.6

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, 1 wide, short of length and slow at 109kph down the leg side for a wide. Came from back of the hand

18.6

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, no run, back of length outside off, punched off the back foot to point and Ahmed Shahzad dives to save a few runs

End of over 19 (5 runs) South Africa 95/1 (RR: 5.00)
F du Plessis    42* (50b 6x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-21-0
Q de Kock    39* (54b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-1-0

19.1

Shahid Afridi to de Kock, 1 run, slower through the air and turning into de Kock, who defends with soft hands on off for one

19.2

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, no run, full on middle, pushed to midwicket

19.3

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, 1 run, quicker and aimed at stumps, Faf goes back and defends

19.4

Shahid Afridi to de Kock, no run, turning into the batsman from length outside off, de Kock pushes it to cover

19.5

Shahid Afridi to de Kock, OUT, Afridi has struck! De Kock came down the track to a back of length delivery which was outside off, it didm;t turn and he missed it completely, easy job for Akmal as de Kock was way outside the crease. De Kock survived Ajmal and Hafeez but Afridi got him

Q de Kock st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 40 (88m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 70.17

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, legspinner on length from outside off, Duminy leans forward and blocks

End of over 20 (2 runs) South Africa 97/2 (RR: 4.85)
JP Duminy    0* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-3-1
F du Plessis    43* (52b 6x4)      Wahab Riaz    3-0-21-0

20.1

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, FOUR, Wahab gives a short one and Faf replies with a pull! It was around middle and Faf sent it to the deep midwicket boundary with a handsome pull

20.2

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, FOUR, four more - this one was outside off on length, beautiful drive from Faf through the covers and Irfan can't do much at the boundary. A fifty after 11 innings for du Plessis

20.3

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, driven to point where a dive saves one

20.4

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, 3 runs, full and wide again, driven firmly wide of deep cover and Afridi dives to his right to save two runs

20.5

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, back of length outside off, dabbed to point and a misfield gives an easy single

20.6

Wahab Riaz to du Plessis, no run, on length on middle, Faf opens the face of the bat to defend it to point

End of over 21 (12 runs) South Africa 109/2 (RR: 5.19)
F du Plessis    54* (57b 8x4)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-33-0
JP Duminy    1* (2b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-3-1

21.1

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, turning into Duminy who tries to sweep and hits him on the pad outside off

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, short of length outside off, defends to point and they take a quick single

An exasperated Akmal: "C'mon, save these singles at least"

21.3

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, 1 run, full on middle, pushed down to long-on

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, swept to deep fine leg form middle

21.5

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, no run, Faf comes down and defends and the legspinner hits him on the pad outside off

21.6

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, OUT, it's Afridi again and Faf's stumped too! He was coming down too often, Afridi bowled a goggly from the back of the hand which foxed Faf's drive and Akmal did the rest. Afridi has removed both the set batsmen

F du Plessis st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 55 (76m 60b 8x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

End of over 22 (3 runs) South Africa 112/3 (RR: 5.09)
     Shahid Afridi    3-0-6-2
JP Duminy    3* (5b)      Wahab Riaz    4-0-33-0

AB de Villiers joins Duminy and Irfan comes back

22.1

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, greets him with a bouncer and Duminy ducks under it

22.2

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, back of length outside off, Duminy leaves and it rises up towards Akmal

22.3

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, big appeal for caught behind and the finger's gone up, Duminy reviews straightaway. Back of length delivery coming to the batsman, Duminy shows the face of the bat and there's a sound as the ball passes the batsman but no signs of the ball hitting the bat, it went past the inside edge and the decision has been overturned. The sound was of the ball clipping Duminy's thigh pad and that's the first successful review of the series, says the commentator

22.4

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, length ball coming in from outside off, Duminy leans forward and defends to cover

22.5

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, 1 run, angled in to Duminy from back of length around off, eased to midwicket for one

22.6

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball outside off, AB steered it towards point where a diving Shehzad keeps it to a single

End of over 23 (2 runs) South Africa 114/3 (RR: 4.95)
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      Mohammad Irfan    5-0-20-1
JP Duminy    4* (10b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-6-2

23.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, on length outside off, turned to long-on with a swivel

23.2

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, legspinner on length outside off, Duminy leans forward and blocks

23.3

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, appeal for lbw as Duminy sweeps but the length ball hit him outside off

Over the wicket now

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, quicker one outside off as Duminy tries to cut but it zipped past him

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, on length around off, clipped to midwicket

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 2 runs, slightly shorter outside off, Duminy cuts it to deep third man off the back foot and comes back for two

End of over 24 (3 runs) South Africa 117/3 (RR: 4.87)
JP Duminy    6* (15b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-9-2
AB de Villiers    2* (2b)      Mohammad Irfan    5-0-20-1

24.1

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, on good length outside off, left by the batsman

24.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, dropped or has he? AB chipped the length ball back to Irfan, he tried to catch it with his left hand but missed it and the ball has gone to hit the stumps at non-striker's end and Duminy is out of his crease! No appeal for a run out from Irfan which means he didn't even get a finger tip to it

24.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, length ball angling away, AB cuts and misses

24.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, on length on middle, driven uppishly to cover

24.5

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, back of length outside off, AB waits for it and guides to third man

24.6

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, bouncer on middle and Duminy ducks

End of over 25 (1 run) South Africa 118/3 (RR: 4.72)
JP Duminy    6* (16b)      Mohammad Irfan    6-0-21-1
AB de Villiers    3* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-9-2

25.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, short ball aimed towards leg, tucked to midwicket

25.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, slower through the air on off, driven down to long-off

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 2 runs, flighted outside off, swept by Duminy and there's a misfield at square leg which infuriates Afridi

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, turning into Duminy who clips it to midwicket

25.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, fuller and flighted outside off, driven down to mid-off

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, flighted and fuller on off, driven down the ground to long-off

End of over 26 (4 runs) South Africa 122/3 (RR: 4.69)
JP Duminy    9* (20b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-13-2
AB de Villiers    4* (9b)      Mohammad Irfan    6-0-21-1

26.1

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, 1 run, short ball outside off, Duminy's soft hands get an inside edge onto his body and they scamper for a run

26.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 2 runs, short of length angled towards off, tucked to deep square leg for two

26.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, in the block hole on middle and off, AB blocks it

26.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, on length on middle and leg, pushed past mid-on for one

26.5

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, length ball coming into Duminy, he defends it back to Irfan

26.6

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, FOUR, attempted yorker on the stumps isn't quite there and Duminy pushes it down the ground between mid-on and mid-off. It wash't a punch but the timing was enough to beat both the fielders

End of over 27 (8 runs) South Africa 130/3 (RR: 4.81)
JP Duminy    14* (23b 1x4)      Mohammad Irfan    7-0-29-1
AB de Villiers    7* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-13-2

Faheem: "Poor show in fielding by Pakistan, can't see any enthusiasm or desperation to win today!!"

27.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, full on middle, AB defends it back

27.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 2 runs, short of length legspinner turns after pitching on leg and a thick outside edge goes on the off side

27.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, short and flat on middle, steered to sweeper cover for one

27.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, offspinner angled into Duminy who leans forward and defends on off for a single

27.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, legspinner on length outside off, driven through the covers

27.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, short of length on middle, tucked to the leg side off the back foot

End of over 28 (5 runs) South Africa 135/3 (RR: 4.82)
JP Duminy    15* (25b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-18-2
AB de Villiers    11* (16b)      Mohammad Irfan    7-0-29-1

Sohail Tanvir back for his second spell

28.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, on length around off, clipped to midwicket for one

28.2

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 2 runs, swinging into the pads, Duminy works it between deep backward square leg and fine leg for two

28.3

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 1 run, short of length outside off, driven to sweeper cover for one

28.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, full and outside off, AB jabs it to point without any footwork

28.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, FOUR, AB moves towards off, Tanvir pitched it further outside off short of length and he punched it through the covers for a four

28.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, shuffles across again, pitched outside off, pushed down to mid-on

End of over 29 (8 runs) South Africa 143/3 (RR: 4.93)
AB de Villiers    16* (20b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    5-0-30-0
JP Duminy    18* (27b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-18-2

29.1

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, length ball into the pads, paddle swept by Duminy to deep fine leg

29.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, FOUR, full and flighted outside off, AB cashes in on the length and room and crashes it through the covers, beating the deep cover fielder for four

29.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards point

29.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, quicker one aimed towards off stump, pushed down to mid-on off the back foot

29.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, quick and flat outside off, Duminy drives and misses

29.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, short of length and much slower outside off, Duminy guides it behind square on off for one

End of over 30 (7 runs) South Africa 150/3 (RR: 5.00)
JP Duminy    20* (30b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-25-2
AB de Villiers    21* (23b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    5-0-30-0

30.1

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, no run, Duminy takes a step down and the back of length ball hits him on the front pad

30.2

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, no run, tighter line this time and it comes in, Duminy defends off the back foot

30.3

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 1 run, coming into the pads from middle, steered to deep fine leg

edalB: "With this foundation. And David Miller still needing to come in SA can target 300." Tanvir round the wicket now

30.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, short ball into the batsman who runs it down to third man

30.5

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 2 runs, short of length well outside off, Duminy cuts it with firm hands wide of third man for two

30.6

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, no run, length ball from outside off coming in, Duminy defends it back

End of over 31 (4 runs) South Africa 154/3 (RR: 4.96)
JP Duminy    23* (35b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    6-0-34-0
AB de Villiers    22* (24b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-25-2

Mohammad Irfan has left the field

31.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, short of length outside off, pushed to mid-on off the back foot

31.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to deep cover firmly from length

31.3

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, on length outside off, Duminy pushes it back to Afridi and he doesn't collect it, slightly lazy there

31.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, aimed towards middle and thick inside edge goes to leg for one

31.5

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, coming in from length outside off, Duminy defends

31.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, no run, that was nightly close to the outside edge and the off stump! Legspinner came into Duminy from outside off, he went back to defend and it just missed the bat and the the off stump as Akmal jumped but saw there was nothing to celebrate

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 157/3 (RR: 4.90)
JP Duminy    24* (38b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-28-2
AB de Villiers    24* (27b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    6-0-34-0

Wahab Riaz, who gave 33 from his first four overs, is back

32.1

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length on middle and leg, AB gets a single on the leg side

32.2

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, no run, good, tight line outside off, Duminy defends it off the back foot

32.3

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, no run, back of length outside off, jabbed to point

32.4

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, no run, length ball around off, pushed down to mid-on

32.5

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, slightly shorter outside off, driven to deep point for one

32.6

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, outside off, driven on the up and Ahmed Shehzad dives at cover point and it's drinks

Jakes: "@edalB: That's a tad optimistic I'd say. SA's got a long tail today. Two quick wickets and we are in the doldrums. Let's hope these two bat to at least the 40th over

Arman: "looks like shehzad is the only one who is willing 2 save some runs by fielding"

End of over 33 (2 runs) South Africa 159/3 (RR: 4.81)
AB de Villiers    25* (29b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-35-0
JP Duminy    25* (42b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-28-2

Afridi replaced by Hafeez now

33.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 2 runs, short of length on off, Duminy goes back and picks a couple to the deep midwicket boundary

33.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, fuller on leg, tucked to square leg for one

33.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, turning in from off on length, pushed to midwicket

33.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, on length again, clipped to deep midwicket for two

33.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, slightly back of length outside off, pushed down to long-on

33.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, FOUR, that's through the batsman and the keeper too! Four runs given to Duminy by the umpire as this one came in after pitching outside off, Duminy leaned forward to defend and it went through the gate and Akmal couldn't catch it either. There was an outside edge and it was very close to off stump too

End of over 34 (10 runs) South Africa 169/3 (RR: 4.97)
JP Duminy    32* (45b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-27-0
AB de Villiers    28* (32b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    5-0-35-0

34.1

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, back of length outside off, AB hops on the back foot towards off gets one

34.2

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, no run, on length around off, Duminy defends off the back foot

34.3

Wahab Riaz to Duminy, 1 run, on length outside off, pushed to cover for one

34.4

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 2 runs, moves across the stumps and swivels this back of length ball from off to deep midwicket

Amir Shahzad: "It might be a blessing in disguise for Pakistan chasing big total as thay lack a confidence in chasing the score. Looking into future e.g. 2015 WC Pakistan should be doing alot of chasing to gain some confidence batting 2nd and chasing the target."

34.5

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, moves across again but gets an inside edge onto his thigh pad this time

34.6

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, on length around off, steers it to deep midwicket to keep the strike

Tinus: "When your spinners are going at less than 4 per over and they can bowl 30 overs between them, why keep Hafeez and Ajmal until Duminy and De Villiers are already settled. I would've kept only 5-6 overs of spin for the last 10 overs."

End of over 35 (5 runs) South Africa 174/3 (RR: 4.97)
AB de Villiers    32* (36b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-40-0
JP Duminy    33* (47b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-27-0

It's Powerplay time and Ajmal is back. He has six overs left

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, on length on off, pushed to mid-on

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, steered to deep midwicket

Wikus: "I dont think its fair that Irfan leaves the field at basically every match. He bowls his overs and lets someone else run in the field. If he is not match fit, he should not be eligible for selection."

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, full on off, driven firmly to cover

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, flighted on off, defends it back to Ajmal

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, on length just outside off, pushed back to the bowler

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, full on off again, driven down to long-off for one

End of over 36 (2 runs) South Africa 176/3 (RR: 4.88)
JP Duminy    34* (51b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-17-0
AB de Villiers    33* (38b 2x4)      Wahab Riaz    6-0-40-0

Irfan is back

36.1

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, short ball comes into the batsman after pitching and an inside edge goes behind as Akmal dives to his right to stop it

36.2

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, on length outside off, jabbed to point and the crowd cheers another dot ball

36.3

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, no run, comes in again and it misses the inside edge as Duminy tried to defend it but it beat him and Irfan has his hands on his head

36.4

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, 1 run, slightly fuller, Duminy drives and it goes to deep midwicket

Sifiso Mabaso: "I think it's a fair point you are making. In the era where batsmen are not allowed runners, it does not seem right for bowlers to go take a rest after every spell as is the case with Irfan."

36.5

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, full around off, driven wide of mid-on for one

36.6

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, 3 runs, full on off, inside edge onto the pads gets him a run but an overthrow for the quick single gives them another

End of over 37 (5 runs) South Africa 181/3 (RR: 4.89)
JP Duminy    38* (56b 2x4)      Mohammad Irfan    8-0-34-1
AB de Villiers    34* (39b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-17-0

37.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, short of length around off, pushed down to long-on

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, OUT, he's taken it, would you believe it! It was a poor delivery going down leg after pitching short, AB pulled and it was going over deep fine leg but Hafeez jumped backwards and got both hands to it. Pakistan are turning this one in the Powerplay

AB de Villiers c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 34 (67m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

David Miller is the new batsman

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, on length into the pads, tucked wide of short fine leg and a diving Tanvir keeps it to one

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, FOUR, not so short, but wide and Duminy goes back and cuts it well between point and short third man for four, picked the gap with perfect timing

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 2 runs, full and outside off, driven through the covers and Afridi runs to his right from long-off

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, slightly quicker towards off and Duminy defends off the back foot

End of over 38 (8 runs) South Africa 189/4 (RR: 4.97)
JP Duminy    45* (60b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-25-1
DA Miller    1* (1b)      Mohammad Irfan    8-0-34-1

38.1

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, back of length outside off and coming in, Miller leaves

James: "McLaren after Miller, but not a huge amount of batting after that."

38.2

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, length ball towards off, Miller defends it back to Irfan

38.3

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, on a tight length outside off, Miller defends again

38.4

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, slightly fuller outside off, defends it to cover

38.5

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, 1 run, short of length outside off, runs it to third man for one

38.6

Mohammad Irfan to Duminy, 1 run, shorter one outside off, defends with soft hands for a quick single

17 runs from the four Powerplay overs. Can SA change the tide in the last?

End of over 39 (2 runs) South Africa 191/4 (RR: 4.89)
JP Duminy    46* (61b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    9-0-36-1
DA Miller    2* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-25-1

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, full on the pads, worked to deep square leg

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, on length outside off, he goes back and defends behind square on leg for one

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, outside off, pushed down to long-on for one

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, full around off, defends it to midwicket

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, flighted on off, driven down the ground and it goes through a diving Ajmal

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, full on off, defends after leaning forward

Only 20 runs and a wicket from the Powerplay

End of over 40 (3 runs) South Africa 194/4 (RR: 4.85)
DA Miller    3* (8b)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-28-1
JP Duminy    48* (65b 3x4)      Mohammad Irfan    9-0-36-1

Hafeez to bowl again

40.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, on length outside off, driven to long-off

40.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, FOUR, slightly shorter outside, Miller punched it to cover and that went right through Shehzad's legs for a four

40.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, pushed to cover for one from length

40.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, outside off, driven down to long-off and that's Duminy's fifty

40.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 2 runs, tucke to deep backward square leg and Miller dives to make his ground for the second

40.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, slightly full outside off, thick outside edge goes to short third man

End of over 41 (9 runs) South Africa 203/4 (RR: 4.95)
DA Miller    10* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-36-0
JP Duminy    50* (67b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-28-1

41.1

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, outside off, Duminy goes back to cut and misses

41.2

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, full on off, pushed back to Ajmal

41.3

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, full on middle and leg, defends it to midwicket

41.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, length delivery outside off, Duminy cuts it straight to point

41.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, full outside off, driven towards cover and Afridi stops it with his left hand

41.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, on length on off, Duminy defends off the back foot and that's the first maiden of the day

End of over 42 (maiden) South Africa 203/4 (RR: 4.83)
JP Duminy    50* (73b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-1-28-1
DA Miller    10* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-36-0

Afridi back for his last two

42.1

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, into the batsman who pushes it on the leg side

42.2

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, Miller tries to reverse sweep and gets a glove onto the pads

42.3

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, Miller takes a step down and turns it to deep fine leg from off

42.4

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, clipped to square leg from length on off

42.5

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, comes down a step and gets an inside edge on the pads again

42.6

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, around off on length, pushed down to long-on

End of over 43 (4 runs) South Africa 207/4 (RR: 4.81)
JP Duminy    52* (75b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-32-2
DA Miller    12* (16b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-1-28-1

Hafeez changes ends

43.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, full on off, driven down to long-off past Hafeez

43.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, full on middle and off, tucked to midwicket for one

43.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, outside off, cut off the back foot for one

43.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, takes a step down and pushes it to long-on

43.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, 1 run, on length outside off, cut off the back foot to deep point

43.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, FOUR, full outside off, Miller gets room and smashes it through the covers for four

End of over 44 (9 runs) South Africa 216/4 (RR: 4.90)
DA Miller    18* (19b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-45-0
JP Duminy    55* (78b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-32-2

Afridi's last over

Siva: "Its not the first maiden of the 'day', M Vijay made 10 runs from first 9 balls, for next 36 balls he managed only 6 runs with 3 maiden overs in them. I know its different match, but same DAY."

44.1

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, quick one towards middle, reverse swept to short third man

44.2

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, sweeps a length delivery, gets a bottom edge

44.3

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 2 wides, it's been called a wide but it almost got the leg stump as Miller wanted to run it fine down the leg side and they take a single also

44.3

Shahid Afridi to Duminy, 1 run, pushed behind square on leg for a single

44.4

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, comes down the track and tucks it to midwicket

44.5

Shahid Afridi to Miller, FOUR, tries a big sweep for a ball outside off and that one gets the edge past the keeper for four byes

44.6

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, outside off, tucks it to deep fine leg for one

End of over 45 (9 runs) South Africa 225/4 (RR: 5.00)
DA Miller    23* (23b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-41-2
JP Duminy    57* (80b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-45-0

45.1

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 2 runs, full outside off, pushed to long-on with soft hands for two

45.2

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, comes down to clip it on leg, gets hit on the pad

45.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, pushed to cover from length outside off

45.4

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to leg for one

45.5

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 2 runs, comes down the track, lofts it high and falls well short of long-on for two

45.6

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, no run, tries to heave on the leg side and misses

End of over 46 (5 runs) South Africa 230/4 (RR: 5.00)
JP Duminy    59* (82b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-1-33-1
DA Miller    26* (27b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-41-2

46.1

Sohail Tanvir to Miller, 1 run, short of length around off, pulled to midwicket

46.2

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, no run, short and wide, slashes it straight to point

46.3

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 1 run, short ball on middle, pulled to deep midwicket and Miller comes on strike

46.4

Sohail Tanvir to Miller, FOUR, full toss wide outside off and that one's been sent past backward point for a four

46.5

Sohail Tanvir to Miller, 1 run, on length outside off, runs it down to third man

46.6

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 2 runs, in the block hole outside off, Duminy makes room and manages a thick outside edge wide of third man and they come back for two

End of over 47 (9 runs) South Africa 239/4 (RR: 5.08)
JP Duminy    62* (85b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    7-0-43-0
DA Miller    32* (30b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-1-33-1

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, pushed to long-on for one by Miller

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, in the block hole on leg, manages a single on leg for one

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, on length on the stumps, clipped to long-on

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run, slightly short outside off, Duminy came down and pushed towards cover for one

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, OUT, that one's quicker and has gone through! Pitched outside off and as it angled in, rushed through the batsman as he tried to work in on off

DA Miller b Saeed Ajmal 34 (40m 33b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.03

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, 1 run, full on off, driven down to long-on and he keeps strike

End of over 48 (5 runs) South Africa 244/5 (RR: 5.08)
R McLaren    1* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    10-1-38-2
JP Duminy    64* (87b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    7-0-43-0

Two ores left, can SA go beyond 260?

48.1

Sohail Tanvir to McLaren, 1 run, back of length outside off, guides it to third man

48.2

Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, OUT, short and slow, Duminy waited for it to pull and managed to hit it in the air as Misbah dived forward to take a good catch at midwicket. South Africa losing momentum the here along with the wickets

JP Duminy c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Tanvir 64 (121m 88b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Round the wicket to Steyn

48.3

Sohail Tanvir to Steyn, 1 run, angled into the batsman, flicked past midwicket for one

48.4

Sohail Tanvir to McLaren, 1 run, on length outside off, works it to third man

48.5

Sohail Tanvir to Steyn, no run, slower one at 103kph angled into Steyn who tries a heave and misses as the ball went just over the stumps

48.6

Sohail Tanvir to Steyn, 1 run, in the block hole on off, driven to cover for a single

End of over 49 (4 runs) South Africa 248/6 (RR: 5.06)
DW Steyn    2* (3b)      Sohail Tanvir    8-0-47-1
R McLaren    3* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    10-1-38-2

Last over to be bowled by Irfan

49.1

Mohammad Irfan to Steyn, OUT, another one goes - full on middle and leg, Steyn lofts it high in the air but doesn't get the distance and Ahmed Shehzad runs in from the boundary and to his right to take a good catch diving forward

DW Steyn c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Irfan 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

49.2

Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, no run, slower and shorter at 113.8 kph, Morkel pulls and is beaten by the slower one

49.3

Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, SIX, that's a biggie! It was on length outside off, McLaren smashed it over the midwicket boundary, right from the meat of the bat for a six

49.4

Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, FOUR, full on off, driven down the ground firmly towards long-on and Afridi can't keep it inside. McLaren is giving SA something to cheer about in the last over

49.5

Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, OUT, appeal for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. McLaren has called for a review for this one. He shuffled across to scoop the ball fine on the leg side, missed it and the ball hit him right in front of off as it was headed for the stumps. The decision stays

R McLaren lbw b Mohammad Irfan 13 (9m 7b 1x4 1x6) SR: 185.71

Tsotsobe for the last ball

49.6

Mohammad Irfan to Tsotsobe, 1 bye, bouncer is what he gets, pulls and misses but they manage a bye as Akmal has a shy at the stumps and he also misses

6.40pm 260 it is for Pakistan to take a lead in the series. De Kock and du Plessis were handling the spinners well after Amla fell early but Afridi's two wickets halted them a little. De Villiers and Miller tried to accelerate from there but Ajmal didm't let them. A fighting fifty form Duminy almost took them to 250 but Pakistan's bowlers, particularly Irfan, bowled tight lines to not let South Africa get a very big total. We'll be back in about half an hour for the chase

End of over 50 (11 runs) South Africa 259/8
LL Tsotsobe    0* (1b)      Mohammad Irfan    10-0-46-3
M Morkel    0* (0b)      Sohail Tanvir    8-0-47-1
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Nov 6, 2013

AB de Villiers shakes hands with Misbah-ul-Haq after the game, Pakistan v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, November 6, 2013

AB de Villiers shakes hands with Misbah-ul-Haq after the game

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Nov 6, 2013

Wahab Riaz top-scored for Pakistan with a stubborn 33, Pakistan v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, November 6, 2013

Wahab Riaz top-scored for Pakistan with a stubborn 33

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