South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates, 5th ODI: Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Nov 11, 2013
South Africa won by 117 runs
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
11 November 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, OUT, fuller ball on middle and leg which Amla fails to get a bat on as Irfan goes up instantly for the appeal. This one rapped on the pads and it looked plumb on first sight. Umpire raises the slow finger of death, and Amla consults with de Kock before deciding against reviewing the decision. Big blow early for South Africa, and Pakistan will be over the moon as Amla falls again cheaply in this series

HM Amla lbw b Mohammad Irfan 3 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

South Africa 4/1   Q de Kock 1* (1b)   Mohammad Irfan 0.5-0-4-1

Saeed Ajmal to de Kock, OUT, length ball right on middle and leg as de Kock, stuck on the back foot, is rapped on the pads. Ajmal likes it, and after some deliberation, the umpire confirms it. Another timely blow for the Pakistanis as de Kock was certainly looking the more fluent of the pair. This one does not appear to be reviewed so it is officially two down for South Afirca

Q de Kock lbw b Saeed Ajmal 34 (51m 41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 82.92

South Africa 54/2   F du Plessis 14* (31b)   Saeed Ajmal 3.4-0-11-1

Mohammad Hafeez to Duminy, OUT, back of a length and JP, stuck on the back foot, hits this uppishly to silly mid-on, where Ahmed Shehzad is stationed, as Shehzad dives forward to take a good catch. So South Africa are now three down and Pakistan sense they can get some more.

JP Duminy c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Hafeez 2 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

South Africa 62/3   F du Plessis 19* (40b)   Mohammad Hafeez 2.4-0-8-1

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, OUT, and Pakistan strike, just after I spoke about how Junaid had been lacking inspiration. Du Plessis, looking to cart this over midwicket, instead hits this back of a length ball straight into the waiting hands of deep square leg, who doesn't make any mistakes. Threw away what would have been a real fighting fifty there from the vice-captain

F du Plessis c Sohail Tanvir b Junaid Khan 46 (123m 89b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.68

South Africa 124/4   AB de Villiers 32* (47b 1x4)   Junaid Khan 3.4-0-19-1

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, OUT, and the torture for Miller is over as he hits this length ball, arguably quicker than the previous few deliveries, straight back to Ajmal off the back foot. Was in no position to play that shot and pays the price ultimately as he is surprised by the quicker one. South Africa lose a wicket in the Powerplay, and they are now 150 for 5

DA Miller c & b Saeed Ajmal 15 (30m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

South Africa 150/5   AB de Villiers 43* (64b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 6.4-0-17-2

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, OUT, fuller length on middle and off as McLaren goes for a sweep himself, but ends up getting an edge and spooning up to backward square leg, who probably cannot believe his luck as this comes down ever so gently into his waiting hands. A little bit late for Pakistan though

R McLaren c Junaid Khan b Saeed Ajmal 27 (41m 24b 5x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

South Africa 233/6   AB de Villiers 92* (96b 6x4 2x6)   Saeed Ajmal 10-0-45-3

Junaid Khan to Peterson, OUT, back of a length, stayed somewhat low, as this nips back to hit the stumps as Peterson goes for the lofted pull through midwicket. Fair play to him as South Africa need to have as much insurance as possible in terms of runs

RJ Peterson b Junaid Khan 2 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 240/7   AB de Villiers 97* (98b 7x4 2x6)   Junaid Khan 8.4-0-56-2





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