South Africa tour of Pakistan, 1st ODI: Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Oct 18, 2007
South Africa won by 45 runs
18 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

The Test series was dominated by South Africa as Pakistan erred by going with a spin-heavy attack. And here comes the ODI wagon. Pakistan would be more competitive in this format. They were the runners-up in the Twenty20 World Cup and have players, like Afridi, who will bring more to the table. South Africa would be on a high after the Test win and have the players to do it for them in the limited-overs format as well.

Click here to read the preview by Faras Ghani. Kepler Wessels, the former South Africa captain, was on air just now and picked South Africa as the favourites for the ODI series. Hmm...

Pitch It is devoid of grass and, although there are few hairline cracks, it looks a batting track.

Toss: Smith has chosen to bat.

The Pakistan team get into a huddle after they enter the arena. Now... they break away and go to their respective fielding positions. The batsmen are in too and we are ready for play.

0.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, Sohail's first ball in ODIs angles away from Gibbs off a length and is left alone.

0.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, beaten. It lands on the middle and off and angles away, Gibbs is sucked into a forward prod and the ball teases the outside edge. Two slips in place.

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0.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump line, released off the wrong foot as his wont, Gibbs gets behind the line to defend

0.4

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 run, around that off stump line, Gibbs leans half-forward, opens the bat-face and guides to third man. And hello Sohail is hit by a throw from Kamran! The throw from third man had gone to Akmal who turns and tries to throw it over Sohail's head to the mid-on fielder who had come near the stumps. But the ball sails right on to Sohail's head. Ouch. He is ok, though.

0.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, fuller, on the middle stump, Smith jabs it away to the on side

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 wide, well outside the off stump and Smith is not interested. The umpire, Nadeem Ghauri, is and extends his arms.

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 wide, And this one sails down leg side. Is it anything to do with Akmal's throw on his head?!

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, Don't you worry, he is fine; hurls this one close to the off stump and Smith lets it go past him

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • GC Smith 0 (2b)
    • HH Gibbs 1 (4b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-3-0
1.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, Nice shape away. It landed on a length, outside off and moved away. Gibbs had it covered though and shouldered arms.

1.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, And again. Again starting around the off stump and moving away

1.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, deja-vu at Lahore.

1.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, Rao continues to ping that line and is getting it to swing away from Gibbs, who has so far behaved like a monk. Can he remain patient for long?

1.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, fuller, straighter, on the off stump and Gibbs eases it back to the bowler

1.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, another probing outswinger and Gibbs lets Akmal come into play.

End of over 2 (maiden) South Africa 3/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • HH Gibbs 1 (10b)
    • GC Smith 0 (2b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1-1-0-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-3-0
2.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, slipping down the elg side, Smith doesn't connect with his flick shot and the ball goes down leg side. Smith looks surprised that it wasn't called a wide. The umpire must have felt that it must have brushed something although, the replays don't confirm his suspicion.

2.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, shuffles across to the off stump and tries to clip a ball on the middle and off, misses and the ball runs off the thigh pad

2.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, full and on the off stump line, Smith drives to cover

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, lands on a length, outside off stump and this one goes away. Smith was initially looking to play at it but withdraws his bat at the last minute. Nice variation that from Sohail.

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, beaten. Full and outside off, going on straight and Smith is beaten, driving well away from the body.

2.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 4 leg byes, Slipping down the leg side and Smith fails to connect with his glance but his pad does and picks up four leg byes

End of over 3 (4 runs, maiden) South Africa 7/0 (RR: 2.33)

    • GC Smith 0 (8b)
    • HH Gibbs 1 (10b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-1-3-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1-1-0-0
3.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 1 run, full, straight, on the middle stump, Gibbs thrusts his left foot across, brings his bat in front of it and clips across the line - dangerous - to long leg. That's the way he plays.

3.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, FOUR, swinging into the pad and Smith has no problem in flicking it through square leg.

3.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, corrects the line and sends one just outside off stump, no swing in though and Smith pushes it to extra cover for a single.

Gibbs takes fresh guard: Moves to a middle stump guard to counter the outswing

3.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, length delivery buzzing past the off stump, Gibbs lets that one go past him

3.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, another outswinger, another leave and this one bounces once before it takes shelter in Akmal's gloves

The second slip moves out to short cover

3.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 2 leg byes, lands on a length, on the middle and moves towards leg stump, Gibbs attempts a rather loose flick across the line, misses and the ball runs off the pad towards short fine-leg region

End of over 4 (8 runs) South Africa 15/0 (RR: 3.75)

    • HH Gibbs 2 (14b)
    • GC Smith 5 (10b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2-1-6-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-1-3-0
4.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, length delivery, homing in on the off stump, Smith is caught at the crease, lunges at the last minute and inside-edges it behind square leg

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, a touch short in length, just outside off and Smith moves behind the line to push it to the on side

4.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, fullish, outside off stump, Smith is late into the drive and goes hard at it, the bat-face shuts and the ball gets inside edge onto the pad

4.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 leg bye, on a length, on the middle stump line, clipped to square leg

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, back of a length outside off stump, jags off a length and Gibbs leaves it, dangerously

4.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 no ball, oversteps, a front-foot no ball gives Gibbs a free hit, the balls a yorker outside leg stump anyways and Gibbs cant put away the inswinger

4.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, short and wide, angling away, Gibbs gives it the kitchen sink but connects poorly, chopping into the ground in front of first slip

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 17/0 (RR: 3.40)

    • HH Gibbs 2 (17b)
    • GC Smith 5 (14b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-1-4-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2-1-6-0
5.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Smith drives and mistimes the drive with an inside-edge towards square leg

5.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 4 leg byes, back of a length down leg stump, Gibbs tickles it further and picks up four, Rao just straying too much on that occasion

5.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, FOUR, too straight and full and Gibbs punches it sweetly back between the bowler's hand and the stumps, coming forward in the shot, and picks up four more

5.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, good length ball outside off, a hint of swing, Gibbs comes onto the front foot and drives to extra cover where the fielder does his work

5.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, FOUR, too short and Gibbs pounces on the length, getting back and pulling hard in front of midwicket for his third boundary of the over

5.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 1 run, full this time and he pushes it back hard in the air, just out of Rao's reach, and the ball flies down towards mid-off

End of over 6 (14 runs) South Africa 31/0 (RR: 5.16)

    • HH Gibbs 11 (22b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 6 (15b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 3-1-16-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-1-4-0
6.1

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, full and angling away from off stump, Gibbs comes forward and opens the bat face, steering it towards point

6.2

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, back of a length, jagging off the seam and Gibbs decides to watch it carefully into Akmal's gloves

6.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 wide, too much movement down the leg side on that occasion

6.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, drifts onto leg stump and Gibbs tries to tickle it fine, but ball clips the pad and runs away for a leg bye

6.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 3 runs, fuller delivery on the stumps, he shuffles and flicks it away a well-run triple out to deep midwicket, Yousuf gives chase

6.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 wide, another poor delivery, way down the leg side

6.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 wide, and another! Tanvir missing his radar now, spraying it down the leg side

6.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, good length on middle and leg, Gibbs turned it to midwicket

6.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, good length on middle and leg, Gibbs turns it to midwicket

End of over 7 (7 runs) South Africa 38/0 (RR: 5.42)

    • HH Gibbs 11 (27b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 9 (16b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-1-10-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 3-1-16-0
7.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, on the stumps, steered to point

7.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, short in length and outside off, Smith goes for the width and cuts but the ball bounces over the blade.

7.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, just outside off, length delivery, Smith mistimes a cut to cover region. The ball is coming a tad slow off the track.

7.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, FOUR, fuller and outside off stump, Smith crashes it through point.

7.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, fullish, around off stump, mistimes a drive to left of mid-off

7.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, FOUR, beaten but gets a boundary. It landed on a length, outside off stump, cuts in a touch, Gibbs pushes at it, outside the line and gets a inside-edge to fine-leg boundary. Good ol' french cut.

End of over 8 (9 runs) South Africa 47/0 (RR: 5.87)

    • HH Gibbs 15 (28b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 14 (21b 2x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 4-1-25-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-1-10-0
8.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, full and on the off stump line, Smith tries to knife through the line and hits it uppishly towards mid-on

8.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, shuffles right across outside off stump and turns a slightly slower one to square leg

8.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, FOUR, that shuffle works this time. Again he walks right across to the off stump, the ball was on the middle and he flicks it away past square leg. 50 of the partnership comes up with that four.

The fine leg has moved into leg slip and square leg has gone back to the ropes. A short cover is in place as well.

8.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, again shuffles across and tries to work a delivery on the middle across the line but gets a leading edge to the off side.

8.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, but he continues with that shuffle. Must love his ipod (sick joke... uff! sorry!). The ball is on the middle and he picks up a single with a tickle to behind square leg

8.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, on the pads, attempts to glance but it runs off the pad

End of over 9 (6 runs) South Africa 53/0 (RR: 5.88)

    • HH Gibbs 15 (29b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 19 (26b 3x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-1-15-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 4-1-25-0
9.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 1 run, charges down the track, Rao holds his nerve and hurls it shorter in length and Gibbs punches it to left of mid-off for a single.

9.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, outswinger to the right-hand batsman and so this one curves in to Smith who is struck on the pad but just outside leg stump

9.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, huge appeal for a caught behind decision. It swung in from just outside off stump, Smith was beaten on the drive as the ball went through the bat and pad gap and Akmal lunged forward to gather. The replays don't suggest any nick. We would need a snicko too confirm that though.

9.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, gets off the strike with a push to extra cover

9.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, full in length, around that off stump, eased to short cover

9.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, appeal for lbw but going down leg says Bowden. Full in length, on the middle and leg and Gibbs gets into a tangle by thrusting his left foot across. He has to play around the front pad and fails to get any contact. The ball was moving in and would probably have missed leg stump

End of over 10 (2 runs) South Africa 55/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • HH Gibbs 16 (32b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 20 (29b 3x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 5-1-27-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-1-15-0

Powerplay 2 on. No slip in place.

10.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, shuffles across but can't get his flick working and it strikes the pad high.

10.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, fuller, outside off stump, goes too hard into the drive, again the bat-face shuts and he doesn't get much power behind that shot. Sohail lunges to his right to make a half-stop

10.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, FOUR, down the wicket and he heaves a length delivery over midwicket. SA chugging along nicely here.

10.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, shifts his line to outside off, full, Smith inside-edges a drive on to his pad

10.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, full in length, just outside off stump and Smith drives with the bat-face shut as usual and gets it to Yousuf at mid-on and they rush across for a quick single

10.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish, angling away from Gibbs who leans into his drive and places the ball to the right of mid-off.

End of over 11 (6 runs) South Africa 61/0 (RR: 5.54)

    • HH Gibbs 17 (33b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 25 (34b 4x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-1-21-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 5-1-27-0
11.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, Run out chance missed. off cutter that beats the forward prod and crashes into the thigh pad. The ball rolls to the off side and Smith calls over Gibbs for a quick single. The point fielder, didn't get a good look at him to see who he was, rushed in, threw but missed the non-striker's stumps. Gibbs would have been a goner; he had just reached half-way down the track.

It was Imran Nazir who missed the chance to run out Gibbs.

Farrukh: "36% of the first 50 runs come in extras. Surely headed for a record?"

11.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, on the off stump line, Smith misses an intended drive and picks up a leg bye

11.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, 1 run, driven wide of mid-on for a single

11.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, FOUR, Charges down the track, backing away to the leg side in the process and creams a full length delivery wide of mid-off.

11.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, another charge but this time it was short in length and he gets it to wide midwicket for a single. Bowden warns the bowler for running on to the danger area.

btw .. It was Imran Nazir who missed the chance to run out Gibbs.

11.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run

End of over 12 (8 runs) South Africa 69/0 (RR: 5.75)

    • HH Gibbs 18 (36b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 31 (37b 5x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 6-1-34-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-1-21-0

Umar Gul is brought into the attack. 39 wickets at 27.03 from 31 ODI games.

12.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, full and straight, on the middle, whipped to midwicket

12.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, on a length, on the middle and leg, turned to long leg

Malik has a chat with Gul. No slip in. Backward point, cover point, cover and mid-off in place.

12.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, Full in length, outside off stump, left alone. 140 kmph delivery that bounced once before it reached Akmal. Hmm...

12.4

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, beaten. Length delivery that held its line outside off, Gibbs freed his arms but couldn't make contact. The pitch is holding up a touch and it is likely to get slower and lower.

12.5

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, fuller, just outside off stump and pushed to cover

After that chat, Malik had moved in a gully.

12.6

Umar Gul to Gibbs, FOUR, Crack. Length delivery outside off stump and Gibbs took it on the up and smoked it through cover point. Quite a shot that, considering the variable bounce on offer.

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 74/0 (RR: 5.69)

    • HH Gibbs 22 (40b 4x4)
    • GC Smith 32 (39b 5x4)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-5-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 6-1-34-0
13.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, lands on a length, around middle and off, moves towards off, guided to point

13.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, he backs to the leg side even as he charges out and tries a heave over the bowler's head but misses it completely.

13.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, on the middle and leg, pushes towards midwicket for a single.

13.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, length delivery, on the off stump line, driven to the off side.

13.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, FOUR, attempted yorker goes awry, ends up as a low full toss on the legs and Gibbs takes out the front leg from the line and whips it through midwicket.

13.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Gibbs, no run, homing in on the off stump, driven to cover. Drinks break.

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 79/0 (RR: 5.64)

    • HH Gibbs 26 (43b 5x4)
    • GC Smith 33 (42b 5x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 7-1-39-0
    • Umar Gul 1-0-5-0
14.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, lands on a length, on the leg and middle line, worked to long leg for a single

14.2

Umar Gul to Gibbs, FOUR, short and well outside off stump, Gibbs stands tall and punches it on the up through extra cover. Fab strike.

14.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, 1 run, OUT, fuller, on the middle and leg, worked past square leg. Smith turns for the second run but is sent back by Gibbs, who had taken a couple of steps initially, and can't beat Hafeez's one-bounce throw to Akmal. Gone. Pakistan get a breakthrough. SA 85 for 1. Smith was looking pretty good out there.

GC Smith run out 34 (78m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 79.06

14.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run

14.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, length delivery on the middle and off, defended to cover

14.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle, holds its line, worked wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 15 (7 runs) South Africa 86/1 (RR: 5.73)

    • JH Kallis 1 (3b)
    • HH Gibbs 31 (45b 6x4)
    • Umar Gul 2-0-12-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 7-1-39-0

Powerplay 3 on

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run, full and outside off, no spin, Kallis on the back foot and drives to cover.

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, drifts in the air, full and on the middle stump, driven uppishly to mid-off

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, another one that comes in the air and off the track, Gibbs tries to steer it to point and inside-edges to his pad

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, outside off stump, square driven to point

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, slower in the air and Gibbs is made to wait on the ball before pushing it to extra cover

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 1 run, retains the strike with a drive to sweeper cover

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 89/1 (RR: 5.56)

    • JH Kallis 3 (6b)
    • HH Gibbs 32 (48b 6x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-3-0
    • Umar Gul 2-0-12-0
16.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, beaten Full in length, outside off, holding its line and Kallis ends up stabbing inside the line.

16.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, a tad short in length, just outside off stump, played with soft hands to left of backward point

16.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, well-directed yorker, on the middle and leg, Gibbs takes out his front leg from the line in a hurry and manages to jab the ball away.

16.4

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run

16.5

Umar Gul to Gibbs, (no ball) 1 run

16.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR

16.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, backs to the leg side and square drives a fullish delivery through cover

End of over 17 (7 runs) South Africa 96/1 (RR: 5.64)

    • JH Kallis 8 (10b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 33 (51b 6x4)
    • Umar Gul 3-0-19-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-3-0
17.1

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run

17.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, on a length, spins away outside off, holds a touch and Gibbs ends up mistiming his square drive to cover

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery on the off stump

17.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, gets a single with a drive to long off

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Kallis, OUT, Afridi strikes. Big wicket of Kallis. Loopy delivery, full and dipping, spinning in from the middle and leg, Kallis pushes at it, beaten by the combo of the drift and the spin, and ends up scooping it straight to Afridi.

JH Kallis c & b Shahid Afridi 8 (14m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

17.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, slider on the off stump line, pushed to short cover

End of over 18 (1 run) South Africa 97/2 (RR: 5.38)

    • AB de Villiers 0 (1b)
    • HH Gibbs 34 (55b 6x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-4-1
    • Umar Gul 3-0-19-0
18.1

Umar Gul to Gibbs, 1 run, on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

18.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run

18.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, full, outside off stump and de Villiers pushes inside the line and Akmal gathers

One slip in

18.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, yorker on the off stump, dug out to point

18.5

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, full pitched, just outside off, driven to cover

18.6

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, another screaming yorker, on the middle line and Gibbs somehow manages to jab it away

The pitch is getting slower and lower and has started to aid turn.

End of over 19 (2 runs) South Africa 99/2 (RR: 5.21)

    • HH Gibbs 35 (58b 6x4)
    • AB de Villiers 1 (4b)
    • Umar Gul 4-0-21-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-4-1
19.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, drifts in the air again, on the off and middle, full in length, de Villiers shapes to cover drive and gets a inside edge to square leg. Afridi is bowling really well and troubling the batsmen by the indrift

19.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, just outside off stump, square driven to cover point

19.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, changes pace, flights this only slower in the air and defended to cover

19.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, its the quick one this time, slipping on with the arm and strikes de Villiers on the pad

19.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, full and outside off, driven to cover

19.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, That drift again and de Villiers gets a the inside edge on another square drive. He is playing too much inside out and Afridi is troubling him with the in drift. Chance for a lbw.

End of over 20 (2 runs) South Africa 101/2 (RR: 5.05)

    • AB de Villiers 2 (9b)
    • HH Gibbs 36 (59b 6x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-6-1
    • Umar Gul 4-0-21-0
20.1

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, fullish, outside off, pushed to cover

20.2

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, full and straight, on the middle stump line, turned to square leg

20.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, 1 run, gets off the strike with a dab to third man

20.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, on a length, around the off stump, de Villiers leans forward before guiding it straight to point.

20.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, fuller, just short of the blokhole on the off stump, dug out to cover

20.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, whack. Short and outside off, slapped past point

End of over 21 (5 runs) South Africa 106/2 (RR: 5.04)

    • AB de Villiers 6 (12b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 37 (62b 6x4)
    • Umar Gul 5-0-26-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-6-1
21.1

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, tosses it up, outside off stump, mistimes a drive to extra cover

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, picks up a single with a drive through mid-off

21.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, full and spinning away a touch, driven to cover point

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 2 runs, flighted delivery, slower through the air, outside off, driven to right of long-off and they rush to collect two runs

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, well outside off stump, Gibbs goes back and mistimes an intended forcing shot to cover

21.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, full and outside off, Gibbs stretches across to drive to cover. Afridi didn't try to get any ball drift in that over. Constantly varying.

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 110/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • HH Gibbs 40 (67b 6x4)
    • AB de Villiers 7 (13b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-10-1
    • Umar Gul 5-0-26-0

Hafeez, the offspinner comes on

22.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, comes down the track and works a full delivery to Malik at midwicket

22.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, beaten by the lack of spin. Full and outside off, drifted away a touch and de Villiers was beaten, driving inside the line. Akmal whipped the bails and appealed but the batsman had not taken out his back leg

22.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, FOUR, outside off stump and de Villiers tries to square drive, gets a bottom-edge and the ball runs through the vacant slip region

22.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run

22.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, leans forward to drive back to the bowler

22.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, again that lack of spin troubles the batsman. de Villiers tries to work a ball on the off stump across the line and gets a outside edge to backward point

End of over 23 (5 runs) South Africa 115/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • AB de Villiers 12 (19b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 40 (67b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-5-0
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-10-1
23.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, loopy, slow, flighted one, outside off, driven to short cover

23.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, leans forward to place the ball to cover point

23.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, comes in with the arm, on the middle and off, Gibbs had it covered and defends on the front foot

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 2 runs, slightly short in length, punched toward the right of sweeper cover and they get two. Afridi is not happy with the fielding effort and makes his displeasure known.

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery on the stumps

End of over 24 (3 runs) South Africa 118/2 (RR: 4.91)

    • HH Gibbs 42 (71b 6x4)
    • AB de Villiers 13 (21b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-13-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-5-0
24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, full and outside off stump, whipped to left of square leg and Gibbs rushes across and dives to get inside the crease.

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, turning in and Gibbs paddles it away. Iftikhar fumbles at fine leg and gives away a extra run

24.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and off, worked with the turn behind square

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, full and straight, turned to Malik at midwicket

24.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, steps down the track, closer to the line of a delivery outside off and plays a nice chip stroke over midwicket

24.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, on the off stump line, driven back to the bowler who moves to his right to make a half-stop and the ball rolls towards Malik at midwicket .

End of over 25 (6 runs) South Africa 124/2 (RR: 4.96)

    • AB de Villiers 16 (25b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 45 (73b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-11-0
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-13-1
25.1

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, short and spinning away from Gibbs who rocks back to flat-bat it to long off

25.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the off stump, driven to sweeper cover for a single

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, a tad short, punched to right of short cover

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, beaten. on a length, outside off stump, goes on straight and Gibbs is beaten on the forward prod

25.5

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, a touch short, outside off, mistimes a cut to short cover

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, FOUR, slower in the air, flighted delivery on the middle and off line and spinning away, Gibbs is beaten in the air and then by the turn and gets a outside edge as he lunges forward to defend. The ball runs through the vacant slip region and runs away to the boundary. 33rd fifty for Gibbs.

End of over 26 (6 runs) South Africa 130/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • HH Gibbs 50 (78b 7x4)
    • AB de Villiers 17 (26b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-19-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-11-0
26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, slipping on to the legs, flicked to square leg

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, steps down the track and drives back to the bowler

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, well tossed up, driven to short midwicket

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, well tossed up, pushed to mid-on for a single

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, full and outside off stump, whipped to long leg

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 132/2 (RR: 4.88)

    • HH Gibbs 51 (79b 7x4)
    • AB de Villiers 18 (31b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-13-0
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-19-1
27.1

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, FOUR, short and wide, slashed away to the point boundary. Afridi has been bowling a touch short in length to Gibbs and this time offers width as well.

27.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, fuller, on the off stump, defended on the front foot

27.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, and again

27.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run

27.5

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, FOUR, full and just outside off, Gibbs goes down on his front knee to slog-sweep it to wide long-on boundary

27.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to defend.

End of over 28 (10 runs) South Africa 142/2 (RR: 5.07)

    • HH Gibbs 60 (84b 9x4)
    • AB de Villiers 19 (32b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 7-0-29-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-13-0
28.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, quicker, flatter, outside off, punched to long-off

28.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, full and straight, flicked behind square for a single

28.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, full and outside off, not much turn in, driven to long-on for yet another single

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, full again and Gibbs again works it past square leg.

28.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, a tad short, around off stump, pushed to left of cover where Yousuf makes the stop

28.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, corrects his length and floats this one in the blockhole, jabbed back down the track

End of over 29 (4 runs) South Africa 146/2 (RR: 5.03)

    • AB de Villiers 21 (36b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 62 (86b 9x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-17-0
    • Shahid Afridi 7-0-29-1
29.1

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, lands on a length, outside off, spins away, left alone

29.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, slower but outside leg stump and Gibbs sweeps to right of long leg

29.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, on the off stump, driven to long-off for a single. The singles are coming regularly here.

29.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 2 runs, outside off stump, cut to left of deep point

29.5

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, leans forward to defend

29.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, tossed-up, outside leg stump, Gibbs's bottom-hand comes off the handle as he sweeps to long leg

End of over 30 (5 runs) South Africa 151/2 (RR: 5.03)

    • HH Gibbs 66 (91b 9x4)
    • AB de Villiers 22 (37b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-34-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-17-0
30.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side, wide called and rightly so

30.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, straight, turned away to the leg side for a single

30.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, tries a paddle sweep, top edge flies away behind the wicketkeeper

30.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run, full and straight, Gibbs pulls out the paddle-sweep and they scamper a couple

30.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 2 runs, paddle-swept for a quick two

30.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run

30.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run, driven back to the bowler, tries to go across the line but is deceived

End of over 31 (5 runs) South Africa 156/2 (RR: 5.03)

    • HH Gibbs 69 (96b 9x4)
    • AB de Villiers 23 (38b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-22-0
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-34-1
31.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted ball, outside off and tapped away to the off side for a single

31.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, FOUR, drifting down leg, looping in, swept away past short fine leg for a four, well executed by Gibbs

31.3

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, no run, defended to the on side, pops off the bat and pad

31.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, angled away to third man for a single

31.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 wide, down the leg side, Akmal collects it well but wide is the call

31.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, pushed to the off side but no single

31.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, swept away, popped up behind the wicketkeeper but short of the fielder at short fine leg

End of over 32 (8 runs) South Africa 164/2 (RR: 5.12)

    • AB de Villiers 25 (41b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 74 (99b 10x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 9-0-42-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-22-0
32.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed down the ground to mid-on for a single

32.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, paddle sweep comes out again, this seems to be the plan, bobs up to the on side

32.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, down the ground, pushed to long-on for a single

32.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, driven wide of long-off for for a couple

32.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, straight down the ground to long-off

32.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run, tucked away to the leg side

Time for drinks

End of over 33 (5 runs) South Africa 169/2 (RR: 5.12)

    • HH Gibbs 75 (101b 10x4)
    • AB de Villiers 29 (45b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-27-0
    • Shahid Afridi 9-0-42-1

Ahsan Kamran: "Malilk should bring long on and long of to mid on and mid off.Try to get the south africans to hit over the top and maybe mistime one in the air.Otherwise with singles coming regularly Pakistan face a stiff target."

33.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, on the off stump, taken on the front pad

33.2

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, pushed to cover point for a single

33.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, lands outside leg, turns in , worked behind square

33.4

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, leans forward, waits for the ball before guiding to backward point

33.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, full and driven easily to long-off

33.6

Shahid Afridi to Gibbs, 1 run, full again, on the middle and driven to long on for yet another single

End of over 34 (6 runs) South Africa 175/2 (RR: 5.14)

    • HH Gibbs 78 (104b 10x4)
    • AB de Villiers 32 (48b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 10-0-48-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-27-0

The ball has been changed according to the new rules

34.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run, comes down the track, Hafeez drags back the length, worked to midwicket

34.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run, slipping to the pad, tries to turn it across the line and is struck on the pad

34.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, short in length and pulled to wide long on

34.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, quicker, spins in towards middle, keeps low, whipped to square leg

34.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, slower this time and worked past square leg

34.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, no run, short in length, Gibbs waits for the slight turn to play out before punching to midwicket

End of over 35 (2 runs) South Africa 177/2 (RR: 5.05)

    • HH Gibbs 79 (108b 10x4)
    • AB de Villiers 33 (50b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-29-0
    • Shahid Afridi 10-0-48-1
35.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, short in length, just outside off, cut to point

35.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, streaky edge through vacant slip region. Length delivery that held its line outside off, de Villiers slashes at it and gets a profitable outside edge

A few of you have asked for Sohail Tanveer to be brought back.

35.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, Banged in short and de Villiers pulled it away in front of square.

35.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, hint of late movement, on the middle line, driven to long-on

35.5

Umar Gul to Gibbs, FOUR, rums are coming in a deluge here. Full pitched, on the off stump, Gibbs stands and delivers. He creams it through wide mid-off region. three fours already in this over and SA have moved to 190

35.6

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, slower one that beats the intended dab to the on side and strikes the pad

End of over 36 (13 runs) South Africa 190/2 (RR: 5.27)

    • HH Gibbs 83 (110b 11x4)
    • AB de Villiers 42 (54b 4x4)
    • Umar Gul 6-0-39-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-29-0

Tauseef Malik: "We've seen this before in the 20/20 final, Malik isn't focused on stopping singles, his emphasis is on the boundaries. Also i don't understand why he gave Afridi a heck of a long spell, noticing that Afridi was giving runs during the middle of the overs. We also know Malik himself can bowl, i wonder why he doesn't bring himself on."

I think he has a shoulder problem.

36.1

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, FOUR, SA are running hot here. Flighted delivery outside off stump and de Villiers stretches across to cream it through cover.

36.2

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, no run, floated on the off stump, driven down the track

36.3

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, plants his left foot across and dabs it to square leg

36.4

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, 1 run, Gibbs does the same thing and picks up a single.

36.5

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, skips down the track, reaches the pitch of a delivery outside off and drives to long-on to bring the 100 of the partnership. 100 off 114 balls.

36.6

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle and Gibbs sweeps it to Gul at long leg for a single.

End of over 37 (8 runs) South Africa 198/2 (RR: 5.35)

    • HH Gibbs 85 (112b 11x4)
    • AB de Villiers 48 (58b 5x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-8-0
    • Umar Gul 6-0-39-0
37.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, on the middle stump line, flicked past square leg

37.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, on the off stump line, quicker, punched to right of the bowler

37.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, turns in from outside off, worked to midwicket. Two dot balls. Rare.

37.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, one more as Hafeez slows up the pace and floats it on the off and middle, driven back to him

37.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, 11th ODI fifty is up with a flick to right of long leg. He gets a generous applause from the sporting crowd.

37.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, retains the strike with a drive through the on side

End of over 38 (4 runs) South Africa 202/2 (RR: 5.31)

    • AB de Villiers 51 (63b 5x4)
    • HH Gibbs 86 (113b 11x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-33-0
    • Shoaib Malik 1-0-8-0
38.1

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, floated on the off and middle, de Villiers leans forward, waits before turning it behind square leg

38.2

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, no run, on the off stump, pushed to right of the bowler

38.3

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, 1 run, comes down the track and drags a lofted shot towards wide long on

38.4

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the middle stump line, worked to right of midwicket

38.5

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, SIX, Slap over deep midwicket. First six of the SA innings. Long hop on the middle and Gibbs rocked back to pull it over the ropes.

38.6

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, misses a sweep shot and instead, picks up a leg bye

End of over 39 (10 runs) South Africa 212/2 (RR: 5.43)

    • HH Gibbs 93 (117b 11x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 53 (65b 5x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-17-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-33-0
39.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, Gibbs threatened to come forward before rocking back to pull to deep midwicket

39.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, slower in the air, outside off stump, driven to left of sweeper cover and they run hard to come back for the second run.

39.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, short in length, spinning in from outside off stump, de Villiers tries to short-arm jab it away, misses and is struck on the front pad. It was ,however, outside the line of off stump. Interestingly, the ball rolled back to the stumps but the bails stayed intact. Fevicol could have sponsored 'em.

39.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run

39.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, picks up a single with a drive to long-on

39.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, full and on the stumps, slog swept to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 40 (5 runs) South Africa 217/2 (RR: 5.42)

    • HH Gibbs 95 (119b 11x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 56 (69b 5x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-38-0
    • Shoaib Malik 2-0-17-0
40.1

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, 1 run, fired in quickly, outside off stump, drilled to deep cover

40.2

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, FOUR, on the middle stump line and de Villiers sweeps - almost takes out the square leg umpire- for a boundary. That was hit hard.

40.3

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, no run, short in length, slower too, no pace to work with for de Villiers who pushes it weakly to right of the bowler

40.4

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, short in length, turning in from outside off, de Villiers shuffles across and pulls it to long leg

40.5

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, no run, Almost caught by the bowler. Turning in from outside off, Gibbs, on 96, tries to work across the line, gets a leading edge and the ball pops up dangerously close to the bowler who rushes forward but can't reach it

40.6

Shoaib Malik to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, spinning in towards the pad, Gibbs fails to connect with his clip shot but will retain the strike, courtesy a leg bye

End of over 41 (7 runs) South Africa 224/2 (RR: 5.46)

    • HH Gibbs 96 (122b 11x4 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 61 (72b 6x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 3-0-23-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-38-0
41.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, full and dipping on the middle, turned to right of Malik at midwicket and they rush across for a quick single. Malik didn't get the release of his throw right and it bounced much before than he intended and looped high up, giving enough time for Gibbs to get across

41.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, on the middle, driven to right of the bowler

41.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run

41.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 2 runs, full and on the off stump, swung to wide long-on for couple of runs. On 99 now.

41.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and off, Gibbs leans forward to whip it across, past midwicket for the single that brings up his 18th ODI ton.

41.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the stumps, driven to long-on

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 230/2 (RR: 5.47)

    • AB de Villiers 63 (75b 6x4)
    • HH Gibbs 100 (125b 11x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-44-0
    • Shoaib Malik 3-0-23-0

Sohail, the wrongfooted, Tanvir is back

42.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, fullish, outside off, slashed to point

He is operating round the stumps.

42.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, low full toss, on the middle line, pushed to long-on for a single

42.3

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 run, fullish, on the off stump, Gibbs takes out the front leg from the line, swings across the line but can only get an inside edge to square leg

42.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, full again, short of the blockhole, driven to long-on for a single

42.5

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, no run, Ah! the slower one. Full and outside off, Gibbs was through with his shot early and is beaten

42.6

Sohail Tanvir to Gibbs, 1 run, OUT, run out as he slips while turning for the second run. It was delivered from wide of the crease, full and on the off stump line, Gibbs whips it to left of long leg, completes the first run but slips while turning. And that leaves him well short of the crease as Akmal collects the throw and takes out the bails. End of a fab innings from Gibbs.

HH Gibbs run out 102 (180m 128b 11x4 1x6) SR: 79.68

End of over 43 (4 runs) South Africa 234/3 (RR: 5.44)

    • AB de Villiers 65 (78b 6x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-1-25-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-44-0
43.1

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, almost above waist-high full toss, on the off stump, swatted away to midwicket

43.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, cuts in off the length, on the middle stump line, Kemp is cramped up, jabs at it and the ball crashes high on the pad. Rao appeals but it was going over the stumps.

43.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, 1 run, fuller, on the off and middle, driven to Afridi at long-on

43.4

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, yorker, on the middle, pushed past the bowler for a single

43.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, shorter in length, on the off, Kemp can only push it tamely to short cover.

43.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, swinging yorker, on the off stump line, stabbed away at the last minute

End of over 44 (3 runs) South Africa 237/3 (RR: 5.38)

    • JM Kemp 1 (4b)
    • AB de Villiers 67 (80b 6x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 8-1-42-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-1-25-0
44.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, from wide of the crease, short in length, a slower one, coming in to cramp up de Villiers who ends up tapping it behind the stumps

44.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, yorker on the off stump line, jabbed away to point

44.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kemp, OUT, From wide of the crease again, it landed outside off stump, full in length and cut in, Kemp pushed at it tentatively and is struck just outside off stump. It was too close for the umpire to pick in real time and the fatal finger goes up.

JM Kemp lbw b Sohail Tanvir 1 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

44.4

Sohail Tanvir to Boucher, 1 wide, slips down leg side and a wide is called

44.4

Sohail Tanvir to Boucher, (no ball) 1 run, outside off stump, full in length, steered through cover point. Free hit coming up.

44.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump, de Villiers drives to long on. He was intending to swing it across but didn't connect properly

44.5

Sohail Tanvir to Boucher, no run, slower one, outside off stump, Boucher takes out the bottom-hand off the handle and plays it to cover

44.6

Sohail Tanvir to Boucher, 1 run, coming in from wide of the crease, on the middle stump line, Boucher arrests the front foot stride before whipping it to long leg

End of over 45 (6 runs) South Africa 243/4 (RR: 5.40)

    • MV Boucher 2 (3b)
    • AB de Villiers 69 (83b 6x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-1-31-1
    • Iftikhar Anjum 8-1-42-0
45.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, on a length, around the off stump, Boucher shapes to pull but changes tack and just taps it close on the leg side for a single.

45.2

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, fullish, on the off stump, jabbed away to left of Rao who makes the stop and threatens to throw at the striker's end

45.3

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, another yorker length delivery, this time swinging in towards leg stump, dug out with the help of a inside edge to square leg

45.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 2 runs, another one that reverses in late, full and on the middle and off, Boucher drives down the ground and Malik fumbles as he rushes across from long off

45.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, yet another reverse swinging yorker. Boucher takes out the left leg outside the line, stabs at it and gets a inside edge on to his boot. Fab yorker that.

45.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, he continues to ping the blockhole, Boucher can only manage to stab it away to the on side. End of a really tight over. He got it to reverse swing and was spot on with the line.

End of over 46 (5 runs) South Africa 248/4 (RR: 5.39)

    • MV Boucher 6 (7b)
    • AB de Villiers 70 (85b 6x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 9-1-47-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-1-31-1
46.1

Sohail Tanvir to Boucher, 1 run, slower one, full and on the middle and off, swatted away to the on side for a single

46.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, SIX, de Villiers goes downtown. Maximum. It was delivered from wide of the crease, full and straight, de Villiers swings it cleanly through the line over long-on. de Villiers is beginning to cramp-up.

46.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, FOUR, a tad wide outside off stump and de Villiers slashes it away through the slip region. A 6 and a four, the floodgates are opening again.

back over the sticks.

46.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, de Villiers goes for one almighty slog sweep but gets a inside-edge on to his thigh. He is on 80 from 88 balls.

46.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, SIX, whack! six over the cow corner. A slower one but de Villiers picks it up early, takes care to get his front leg off the line and slog sweeps it over the boundary. Again he is cramped up and hobbles off in pain towards the off side. He is carrying on, though.

46.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, FOUR, 21 runs off the over. Full and outside off and de Villiers slices it over backward point.

End of over 47 (21 runs) South Africa 269/4 (RR: 5.72)

    • AB de Villiers 90 (90b 8x4 2x6)
    • MV Boucher 7 (8b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 9-1-52-1
    • Iftikhar Anjum 9-1-47-0
47.1

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, full and angling in towards the pad, a swing and a miss results and the ball runs off the pad

47.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, 1 run, low full toss, outside off stump, hit to Malik at long-off for a single. That brings de Villiers on strike. What can he do?

47.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run

47.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, yorker, on the off and middle line, Boucher swings but can only get a inside edge on to the pad.

47.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, 1 run, full and straight, mistimes an intended lofted shot to wide midwicket

47.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, SIX, That's disappeared over the long-on boundary. A length delivery and de Villiers swings it over the ropes.

End of over 48 (9 runs) South Africa 278/4 (RR: 5.79)

    • AB de Villiers 97 (92b 8x4 3x6)
    • MV Boucher 9 (12b)
    • Umar Gul 7-0-48-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 9-1-52-1
48.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, full and outside off stump, brings de Villiers back on strike with a drive through mid-off

48.2

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, FOUR, Full and outside off, de Villiers backs away to drill it square on the off side. Hundred no 3. He pumps his fists in the air and is over the moon. Boucher gets across to congratulate.

48.3

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to left of the bowler

48.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, backed outside leg stump and Rao hurls it well outside off stump and Boucher can't reach it

48.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, FOUR, Boucher picks up a boundary. SA move to 288. Low dipping full toss, on the middle and leg, swung to the midwicket boundary.

48.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, OUT, Straight to Younis Khan at long-off. Another low full toss, on the off and middle this time, Boucher hits it straight down the throat of Younis. One final over left to go. Can SA reach 300?

MV Boucher c Younis Khan b Iftikhar Anjum 14 (25m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

End of over 49 (10 runs) South Africa 288/5 (RR: 5.87)

    • AB de Villiers 102 (94b 9x4 3x6)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 10-1-57-1
    • Umar Gul 7-0-48-0
49.1

Umar Gul to Pollock, no run, length delivery that moves away after landing outside off stump, Pollock backed away a touch and misses to connect with his drive

49.2

Umar Gul to Pollock, no run, walks down the track and is beaten by a outswinger. Two dot balls.

49.3

Umar Gul to Pollock, 2 runs, yorker on the middle stump line, Pollock makes contact with the bottom-half of the bat and that meant the ball rolled slowly towards long-off, giving him enough time to collect two runs.

49.4

Umar Gul to Pollock, 1 run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, driven to cover for a single.

49.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, short of the blockhole, on the off stump line, driven powerfully to Younis Khan at long-off. SA are on 292. The last ball of the innings coming up

49.6

Umar Gul to Pollock, 2 runs, moves outside leg, Gul follows him with a yorker length delivery, driven to left of long-on and SA end up on 294 for 5.

Join me in a while for the chase.

End of over 50 (6 runs) South Africa 294/5

    • SM Pollock 5 (5b)
    • AB de Villiers 103 (95b 9x4 3x6)
    • Umar Gul 8-0-54-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 10-1-57-1
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