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

0.1

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, good start, back of a length outside off stump, no movement, Nazir gets back and across and pushes to cover

0.2

Pollock to Imran Nazir, 1 run, first runs for Pakistan as Nazir pushes forward to a full delivery outside off stump and squeezes one backward of point

0.3

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, and he's beaten first ball, pushing forward to a good length delivery outside off and missing the line completely

0.4

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, full delivery, delivered from close to the stumps, but it slips down the pads after pitching outside the line, clips Akmal's front leg and they all go up in appeal ... the ball is keeping low here

0.5

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, OUT, cleaned up! Akmal stands deep in his crease and can't cope with the low bounce, the ball pitching marginally outside off stump and keeping very low, beating the toe end of his bat and crashing into middle stump

Kamran Akmal b Pollock 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   SM Pollock 1-0-2-1

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   SM Pollock 2-1-2-1

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

4.4

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, tight line, off stump, no room to work with and Nazir defends to point

4.5

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, there's that impeccable line and length again, in the corridor just outside off, Nazir again gets forward and defends

4.6

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, identical delivery from Pollock, Nazir comes onto the front foot and can only defend to de Villiers at point this time

Pakistan 11/1   SM Pollock 3-1-3-1

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

6.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off stump, left alone this time by Yousuf

6.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, again back of a length, no movement, Yousuf comes forward and leaves

6.4

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tight delivery, straighter and closer to the stumps, Yousuf defends it back

6.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good length on off stump, Yousuf falls over as he taps it to midwicket

6.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off, Yousuf gets behind the line nicely and defends off the back foot to point

Pakistan 16/2   SM Pollock 4-1-4-1

8.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off, no pace and a bit low, there's room on offer but Yousuf mistimes the chop into the ground in front of de Villiers at point

8.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, good length on middle and off, Yousuf taps it in front of midwicket with soft hands and Younis responds well to his call for one

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

8.4

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length on middle and off, Yousuf shuffles and tucks it to the fielder at midwicket, no chance of a run this time

8.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, shorter delivery on middle and leg, Yousuf gets up and works it nicely into the gap behind square leg and down to Ntini at fine leg for one

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   SM Pollock 5-1-7-1

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

10.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off stump, slower ball stops on Yousuf as he plays it back towards Pollock, safely

10.4

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, good length outside off but Yousuf comes forward and pushes on the up between the covers for four

10.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length on off stump, forcing him up to defend it back to Pollock

10.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slower delivery, full on off stump and Yousuf, initially shuffling across his stumps, has to defend it back to Pollock, just checking his shot

Pakistan 36/2   SM Pollock 6-1-12-1

12.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off, Yousuf gets back and pushes back to Pollock

12.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, strays onto leg stump and Yousuf tucks it towards square leg for one

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   SM Pollock 7-1-13-1

32.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off, he gets back and defends it down the track

32.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length again, this time Yousuf pushes straight to cover

32.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, good length on off stump, played off the front foot to point and he calls for the sharp single, just making his crease

32.4

Pollock to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, and he moves to 49 with an uppish flick into the gap at midwicket

32.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length on off, Yousuf defends back towards the stumps and falls over, Boucher whips off the bails but Yousuf's back leg is in

32.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, chopped into the ground in front of point and Yousuf isnt happy with himself

Pakistan 158/3   SM Pollock 8-1-15-1

34.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, flicked uppishly from middle and off past a diving Gibbs at midwicket for two

34.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, comes onto the front foot and gets beaten as he tries to drive Pollock

34.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, good length on off stump, Yousuf shuffles and places it into the gap at midwicket for another easy single

34.4

Pollock to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length on off, Malik makes room and steers it to de Villiers at point

34.5

Pollock to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short delivery just outside off, Malik makes room again and steers it wide of Boucher and down to third man

34.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, thats four after a while! Yousuf gets up and uses the extra pace from Pollock to glide it off the face of the bat and third man cant get to it in time

Pakistan 168/3   SM Pollock 9-1-23-1

36.1

Pollock to Shoaib Malik, no run, good length delivery outside off, Malik comes onto the front foot and defends to cover

36.2

Pollock to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, almost a yorker on middle and leg, which Malik drives back down the ground into Pollock's boot, and the ball rolls away for a single to mid-off

36.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, Yousuf brings up the 100 partnership with a single through midwicket ... well done

36.4

Pollock to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, a bit of room outside off, Malik gets over it and cuts out to wide third man

36.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, Yousuf comes out and steers it through the gap behind square and calls for two as third man moves around

36.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Yousuf plants the front leg out and drives out to deep cover to end the over with a single

Pakistan 177/3   SM Pollock 10-1-29-1
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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
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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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