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

20.1

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up from around the stumps, middle and leg, tucked to midwicket for one

20.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, tossed up fuller, middle and off, Malik comes forward and defends

20.3

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, quicker and flatter, leg stump, driven to mid-on and theres another mix-up

20.4

Botha to Shoaib Malik, SIX, maximum! Malik dances down the track, slamming across the line and just managing to clear Morkel at wide long-on, risky shot but he timed it decently

20.5

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, straighter delivery, flatter trajectory, Malik goes back and plays it back to Botha

20.6

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and flat, Malik drives to the right of Botha, who collects and flings it back to Boucher

Pakistan 84/3   J Botha 1-0-7-0

22.1

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump from around the stumps again, flicked out to deep midwicket by Malik

22.2

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Yousuf plays in front of his front pad but cant place it into the gaps

22.3

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg again, worked to Gibbs at short fine leg

22.4

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, gives it some air this time, on middle and off, Malik uses the feet and drives out to long-off

22.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flatter on leg stump, tucked straight to short fine leg, where Gibbs fields

22.6

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, deft touch! Botha tosses it up on middle and leg and Yousuf flicks it very well, beating Gibbs at short fine leg and the ball runs away

Pakistan 99/3   J Botha 2-0-14-0

24.1

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and off, Yousuf waits on it and then flicks into the midwicket gap, calling and running hard for the second

24.2

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tossed up on off again, he rolls the wrists but cant beat the fielder

24.3

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tossed up again, Yousuf tries to work it fine but gets a leading edge which rolls back to Botha

24.4

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, more middle and leg this time, he turns it but cant beat Gibbs at short fine leg

24.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, more air on off stump, driven to cover, Yousuf still on 49

24.6

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, but there's the 50 as Yousuf flicks into the gap at square leg ... well played

Pakistan 106/3   J Botha 3-0-17-0

26.1

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Malik drives back in the air between Botha's hand and Yousuf down to long-off

26.2

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, swept out to Langeveldt at deep square leg

26.3

Botha to Shoaib Malik, SIX, bang, thats six! Malik skips down the track and slams Botha, against the spin, rows back over wide long-on for his second dinger

26.4

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flatter on leg stump, Malik flicks into the gap for one, raising the 50-run stand

26.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flat outside off stump, steered to backward point

26.6

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, on-driven into the gap for one more

Pakistan 124/3   J Botha 4-0-27-0

29.1

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tossed up on off, Yousuf flicks to de Villiers at midwicket

29.2

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned wide of square leg for one

29.3

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, a fraction wide of off stump and Malik cuts out to deep backward point

29.4

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, helped around the corner for another single

29.5

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flatter one on off stump, Malik exposes the stumps and just manages to get bat on it, chopping into the gap at point

29.6

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned towards square leg and Yousuf calls for one as Gibbs runs around from short fine leg and fires in a throw

Pakistan 146/3   J Botha 5-0-32-0

31.1

Botha to Shoaib Malik, SIX, six more! Malik again dances down the track and slams Botha back over his head for half a dozen, a clean, straight hit

31.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, flatter delivery, Malik uses the feet but isnt to the pitch and he defends it back

31.3

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Malik gets a good stride in and defends to point for one

31.4

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tossed up on off, Yousuf reverse-sweeps but cant beat backward point

31.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, this one pitches and goes the other way, with some bounce, to square up Yousuf as he defends it ... the ball rolls into the gap and Malik calls for one

31.6

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, tossed up on off, he looks to cut but hits it back into the ground

Pakistan 156/3   J Botha 6-0-40-0

33.1

Botha to Shoaib Malik, no run, tossed up outside off, he defends it back to Botha

33.2

Botha to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, there's his half-century as he tucks it from middle and leg into the gap for one

33.3

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tossed up on off, Yousuf flicks to de Villiers at midwicket

33.4

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flighted again on middle and off, Yousuf falls forward as he tries to work it away

33.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, quicker delivery on middle and off, Yousuf defends it

33.6

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gives it some air and Yousuf squeezes it into the gap at cover for one

Pakistan 160/3   J Botha 7-0-42-0

39.1

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, wide, Yousuf reverse-sweeps and picks up two down to third man as Pollock gives chase

39.2

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flatter outside off, comes in a touch as Yousuf makes room to cut but ends up chopping into the ground

39.3

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, again Yousuf hits into the ground and is mad with himself ... good bowling

39.4

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned into the gap for one

39.5

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, straighter one, middle and off, Misbah tries to play it fine but cant beat square leg

39.6

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tossed up again, now he drives and picks the gap at midwicket

Pakistan 187/4   J Botha 8-0-46-0

41.1

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on a length, Yousuf backs away to leg and allows the ball to come in, then pushes into the covers for one

41.2

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up fuller, slower delivery, on middle and off and Misbah defends

41.3

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, big strike! Misbah clears the front leg and creams the tossed up delivery over deep midwicket for six, just a clean slog-sweep

41.4

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter and quicker down leg, Misbah cant connect with his pull and Smith at short fine leg dives to save certain runs

41.5

Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, Yousuf gets forward and sweeps for one

41.6

Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, he sizes it up and goes for the slog again, hitting it well over midwicket and mid-on for a one-bounce four

Pakistan 206/4   J Botha 9-0-59-0
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South Africa won by 14 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Multan - Oct 26, 2007
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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
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Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore - Oct 18, 2007
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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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