South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2007/08 / Commentary

South Africa in Pakistan ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Pakistan v South Africa

Pakistan won by 25 runs

0.6

Pollock to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Younis gets the front leg forward and tickles it to the leg side, and Nazir is quick to call for the sharp single

Pakistan 2/1   Younis Khan 1* (1b)

1.1

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, good start, Ntini running in from wide of the crease and pitching on a good length, Younis shuffles and taps it to leg and Ntini runs across

1.2

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length outside off stump, decent bounce this time, Younis gets across and dabs it to point but doesnt chance Gibbs' arm

1.3

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, a fuller length on off stump, Younis comes forward and drives to midwicket, almost falling over as he does so and there's no chance of a run

1.4

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, good length, he comes forward and defends to cover

1.5

Ntini to Younis Khan, 1 run, sharp bounce this time, forcing Younis up onto the toes and he does well to keep the ball down and into the gap at gully

Pakistan 3/1   Younis Khan 2* (6b)

2.1

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Younis gets a full stride forward, bat and pad together, and defends to point

2.2

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, a bit low again, just on off stump, Younis gets forward and adjusts to the bounce, keeping it out to point

2.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Younis gets forward to judge the carry and then decides to leave it alone for Boucher

2.4

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, much fuller this time, pitching on off stump as Pollock looks to get some swing, Younis gets forward and drives to cover

2.5

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, full delivery again, he gets forward and drives to cover

2.6

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets forward and defends

Pakistan 3/1   Younis Khan 2* (12b)

3.3

Ntini to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length, Younis shuffles across to off stump quickly and dabs it to backward point, a bit of hesitation as de Villiers swoops in but they run the single

Pakistan 5/1   Younis Khan 3* (13b)

4.1

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length, played to de Villiers at backward point

4.2

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, good length delivery, smack on the money and all Younis can do is come onto the front foot and defend it back to Pollock

4.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length again, Younis comes forward and defends but the ball snicks along the ground down to third man

Pakistan 11/1   Younis Khan 4* (16b)

5.1

Ntini to Younis Khan, 1 wide, another wide from Ntini, pitching too full and down leg stump

5.1

Ntini to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, enough room for Younis to steer that in the gap behind gully and down to Morkel at third man for a single

Pakistan 13/1   Younis Khan 5* (17b)

6.1

Pollock to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length on about off stump, stays low but Younis tucks it around the corner and calls for the single as square leg moves across to field

Pakistan 16/2   Younis Khan 6* (18b)

7.1

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, good length outside off stump, pushed to point and de Villiers swoops in

7.2

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, fuller delivery outside off, Younis comes forward and pushes to point again

7.3

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, good length again, Ntini running in from wide of the crease and looking for movement, but there's not much as Younis hurriedly comes forward and defends to de Villiers once again

7.4

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, tidy delivery, good length outside off stump and Younis quickly defends with a good stride forward to negate the movement

7.5

Ntini to Younis Khan, FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Younis is hurried into his shot and works it off the hips uneasily, luckily for him its timed so well that it flies over midwicket

7.6

Ntini to Younis Khan, FOUR, but thats a better shot! Ntini overpitched on the pads and Younis flicks superbly over mid-on and midwicket for four more

Pakistan 24/2   Younis Khan 14* (24b 2x4)

8.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length, Younis gets up and steers it off the back foot into the gap behind de Villiers at point for another single out to the sweeper

8.6

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, better delivery, good length just outside off stump, Younis comes forward and taps it to point and then looks up at Yousuf, but he sends him back

Pakistan 27/2   Younis Khan 15* (26b 2x4)

10.1

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length on off stump, Younis gets behind the line and defends

10.2

Pollock to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length just outside off stump, he goes for the square-drive but gets an inside-edge back past leg stump for one

Pakistan 32/2   Younis Khan 16* (28b 2x4)

11.1

Ntini to Younis Khan, no run, full delivery outside off, Younis kneels down and drives but cant beat point

11.2

Ntini to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Younis comes onto the front foot and pushes at the ball, french-cutting down to short fine leg and running the single

11.6

Ntini to Younis Khan, FOUR, overpitched outside off stump and Younis cashes in, coming forward and driving nicely into that same gap at extra cover for four

Pakistan 46/2   Younis Khan 21* (31b 3x4)

12.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, tight line and length, no room to work with on off stump and Younis defends

12.4

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, slower delivery, Pollock rolling his fingers over the cutter, Younis comes well forward outside off stump and tries to tap it away but doesnt time it well

12.5

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, short and wide, Younis is a little cramped for room but cuts hard into the ground in front of de Villiers at backward point

12.6

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length outside off, Younis gets back quickly and drives off the back foot but straight to Gibbs in the covers

Pakistan 47/2   Younis Khan 21* (35b 3x4)

13.4

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Younis gets well across and opens the face of the bat, squeezing it through the gap at gully for one down to third man

13.6

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, no run, full outside off stump, Younis gets to it and drives on the up but cant beat Smith at mid-off this time

Pakistan 50/2   Younis Khan 22* (37b 3x4)

14.2

Morkel to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Younis stands and runs it to third man

14.4

Morkel to Younis Khan, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, Younis uses the feet well and drives hard to Smith at mid-off, who's a bit deep, and calls for the run

Pakistan 54/2   Younis Khan 24* (39b 3x4)

15.3

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, 2 runs, slower ball on off stump, Younis walks across and flicks uppishly into the gap at mid-on and immediately calls for two, good call and good running

15.4

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, 1 wide, wide delivery down the pads, Boucher moves to his left and fields

15.4

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower delivery, back of a length outside off, he taps it point where de Villiers runs in and misfields, over-running the ball, and allowing them to cross for one

Pakistan 60/2   Younis Khan 27* (41b 3x4)

16.1

Morkel to Younis Khan, 1 run, back of a length on off, pushed to point softly and he calls for the run immediately, its placed well and both batsmen are quick off the blocks

16.3

Morkel to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller delivery, Younis gets a huge stride forward and defends into the covers, Yousuf calls for the run and again they do very well and thats the 50 partnership

16.6

Morkel to Younis Khan, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets back and defends to cover

Pakistan 64/2   Younis Khan 29* (44b 3x4)

17.3

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, 1 run, short delivery well outside off, Younis reaches out and uppishly steers it down to third man for one more to keep the runs ticking over

17.5

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length on off, extra bounce, Younis wanted to work it fine but had to hop up and play it back down the track to the bowler

17.6

Langeveldt to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower ball, fuller on middle and leg, Younis is into his on-drive early and plays it in the air towards mid-on, who happens to be deep so he gets one

Pakistan 70/2   Younis Khan 31* (47b 3x4)

18.1

Morkel to Younis Khan, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Younis hops up and keeps it down to point for a sharp single

Pakistan 71/2   Younis Khan 32* (48b 3x4)
Series Results
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South Africa won by 14 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Multan - Oct 26, 2007
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)
Pakistan v South Africa at Faisalabad - Oct 23, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore - Oct 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 25 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore - Oct 18, 2007
South Africa won by 45 runs
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Photos

Oct 20, 2007

Justin Kemp was out leg-before to Iftikhar Anjum, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Lahore, October 20, 2007

Justin Kemp was out leg-before to Iftikhar Anjum

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Oct 20, 2007

The Pakistan players huddle up at the fall of a wicket, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Lahore, October 20, 2007

The Pakistan players huddle up at the fall of a wicket

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