South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2nd ODI: Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore, Oct 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 25 runs
20 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
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

1.6

Ntini to Imran Nazir, no run, back of a length outside off stump, tidy line, Nazir gets behind it and defends

Pakistan 3/1   M Ntini 1-0-1-0
3.1

Ntini to Imran Nazir, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Nazir thinks about a drive but quickly and defends watchfully

3.2

Ntini to Imran Nazir, 1 run, back of a length, a touch of movement into Nazir, who gets bat on it and inside-edges it towards square leg

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

3.4

Ntini to Imran Nazir, no run, good length delivery, he gets forward and pushes to the fielders

3.5

Ntini to Imran Nazir, no run, back of a length on middle and off, surprises him but he does well to get back and keep the ball down into the leg side

3.6

Ntini to Imran Nazir, 5 wides, poor delivery, pitching well down leg stump and missing the bat and keeper to run away for five wides

3.6

Ntini to Imran Nazir, no run, back of a length, pitching on middle and leg and swinging down, Nazir tries the flick but gets beaten and takes it high on the pad

Pakistan 10/1   M Ntini 2-0-8-0
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

5.2

Ntini to Imran Nazir, no run, back of a length again, Nazir stands tall and tries to drive off the back foot but the ball takes the toe end of the bat and drops into the ground

5.3

Ntini to Imran Nazir, OUT, thats that! Ntini bowls it short on off stump, getting extra bounce this time and a bit faster than the last ball, and that does it for Nazir, who swivels on one foot and tamely pulls it into the hands of Botha at square leg

Imran Nazir c Botha b Ntini 2 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

5.4

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Yousuf shoulders arms

5.5

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, allowing Yousuf to get off the mark with a classy clip off the pads out to deep backward square leg for a double

5.6

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length on off stump, Yousuf turns it to Botha at square leg

Pakistan 15/2   M Ntini 3-0-12-1
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   M Ntini 4-0-20-1
9.1

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back of a length outside off, he comes forward and defends to extra cover

9.2

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good length outside off, steered to backward point where de Villiers is sharp, diving to his left and saving runs

9.3

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller delivery, he comes forward and drives nicely but cant beat Gibbs in the covers

9.4

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of a length on off stump, he tucks it to square leg

9.5

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, straighter delivery on off stump, Yousuf plays it back to Ntini

9.6

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, shot! Short of a length, width on offer, and Yousuf uses the pace to get back and crack that through the covers for four ... not a fielder moved

Pakistan 31/2   M Ntini 5-0-24-1
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

11.3

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, sweet! Yousuf sees the shorter delivery and gets back, punching well off the back foot with great balance, and on the up, past extra cover for four

11.4

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, beaten! Ntini bowls a good length and gets it to hold its line to beat Yousuf as he feels for it off the front foot, good comeback from the bowler

11.5

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, Yousuf shuffles and taps it into the gap at square leg and calls for the easy 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   M Ntini 6-0-34-1
43.1

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, he waits and pushes into the gap at point for two

43.2

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, back of a length again, Yousuf gets up on the toes and placing it into that same gap, the ball speeds across the turf and Pollock is slow to get there from third man

43.3

Ntini to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, third back-of-a-length ball and Misbah drops it into the covers for a single

43.4

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slower ball, a touch fuller, Yousuf mistimes it to backward point, declines the single but de Villiers fires in a throw to Ntini, who doesnt collect it well and allows a single

43.5

Ntini to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, full delivery, Misbah makes room and tries to clear extra cover, but connects only with the tip of the bat to spoon a simple catch to Smith, moving around from mid-off

Misbah-ul-Haq c Smith b Ntini 21 (24m 21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

43.6

Ntini to Shahid Afridi, no run, pushed to point, theres further hesitation between the batsmen as de Villiers fields but they wisely decide against running

Pakistan 221/5   M Ntini 7-0-41-2
45.1

Ntini to Sohail Tanvir, no run, full outside off, Tanvir swings across the line but cant connect

45.2

Ntini to Sohail Tanvir, 1 leg bye, good length on leg stump, he looks to play across the pads but gets a leg-bye to point, bringing Yousuf back on strike

45.3

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slower ball, fuller on off stump, pushed uppishly back past Ntini to mid-off

45.4

Ntini to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, fullish on leg stump, Tanvir slogs it over midwicket and the sweeper fields

45.5

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, overpitched well wide of off stump, Yousuf kneels down and square-drives to point

45.6

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, turned off the pads to square leg for one

Pakistan 236/6   M Ntini 8-0-44-2
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