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

Welcome back. South Africa's openers, Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs, prepare to chase 266 to take a 2-0 series lead. Umar Gul has the new ball to try and dent the South African reply early. Two slips for the left-hander. Play ball, says umpire Asad Rauf.

0.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, back of a length a touch wide of off stump, Smith leaves it alone

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 no ball, cleaned up - off a NO-BALL! Gul oversteps by a big margin and gets the ball to sneak back between Smith's defenses but it doesnt count! Smith left a gap between bat and pad and the ball came through to hit the stumps ... but it wont count

So we have a free hit early in the innings

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, slower ball, almost a yorker but outside off stump, Smith mistimes his slog along the ground down to mid-on for one

Gibbs will face now ... problems with the sightscreen

0.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, OUT, first ball, and its not a no-ball this time! Gul traps Gibbs with one that pitched outside off and came in to strike him on the crease, plumb in front of middle and leg, excellent delivery coming off the seam

HH Gibbs lbw b Umar Gul 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Out comes Jacques Kallis at No. 3

0.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, Kallis goes back in front of the stumps and tucks the ball to square leg

0.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Jallis judges it and shoulders arms

0.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, quicker delivery, lifting off a short length outside off and Kallis leaves be

Tidy over after the front-foot no ball that gave Smith a life

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/1 (264 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.38)
JH Kallis    0* (3b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-1
GC Smith    1* (3b)     

Here's Sohail Tanvir now, left-arm over the stumps. One slip.

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 wide, back of a length down leg stump, there's a bit of a noise as Smith goes for the flick but Billy Bowden signals wide ... Akmal isnt happy

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, much straighter delivery, on the stumps, Smith gets right behind the line and defends it watchfully back to Tanvir

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, gives him room and he chops it through gully for a single to third man

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kallis, no run, lovely seam position, the ball pitching on a length and squaring up Kallis, angling right across him as he feels for it and gets beaten ... a wry smile from Kallis

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Kallis, OUT, taken! Tanvir bowls one fuller across Kallis, again angling it away and Kallis initially plays but then tries to leave, the ball kisses the outside edge as the bat twirls in his hands and flies to Younis at second slip, who takes a low catch ... Pakistan on fire here!

JH Kallis c Younis Khan b Sohail Tanvir 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

AB de Villiers comes out to face the music

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, (no ball) 3 runs, back of a length on leg stump, de Villiers shuffles and works it off the pads through square leg for three ... and its another no-ball so one more free hit

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, short on the stumps, Smith swivels and pulls over square leg out to the fielder, on the bounce, for a single

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, slower ball, full on off stump, de Villiers drives into the covers

South Africa under pressure early

End of over 2 (7 runs) South Africa 9/2 (257 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 5.35)
AB de Villiers    3* (2b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-7-1
GC Smith    3* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-0-2-1

2.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, what a ball, pitching on a length and beating Smith's angled bat as he plays across the stumps, then it seams over the top of middle and leg

2.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, good length outside off stump, Smith comes forward tentatively and defends

2.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, a touch fuller, Smith hustles forward and pushes to Malik at mid-on for one

2.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 wide, bouncer sails down leg stump and Asad Rauf signals wide

2.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, overpitched outside off and de Villiers drives well but to cover

2.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, overpitched again, a touch slower, but de Villiers uses the feet well and punches into the covers again ... no chance of a run, however

2.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, de Villiers gets the front leg forward and shoulders arms as the ball seams in for Akmal to collect

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End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 11/2 (255 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 5.42)
AB de Villiers    3* (5b)      Umar Gul    2-0-4-1
GC Smith    4* (9b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-7-1

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, good length, pitching and coming in and Smith dead-bats it back to Tanvir

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, fuller, moving in again from off, Smith on-drives to midwicket hesitantly

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 wide, Smith comes down and Tanvir bowls it back of a length, well wide of off stump

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, good length outside off, Smith rolls his wrists and flicks it towards Yousuf at midwicket, sprinting down for one

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, FOUR, too full outside leg stump and de Villiers doesnt let it go, flicking well into the gap behind square leg and the outfield takes care of the rest

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, angled across him at a good height and de Villiers leaves

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone again by de Villiers

End of over 4 (6 runs) South Africa 17/2 (249 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 5.41)
AB de Villiers    7* (8b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-13-1
GC Smith    5* (12b)      Umar Gul    2-0-4-1

4.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 3 runs, good length, pitching on middle and seaming away to off, Smith gets across and wristily works it into the midwicket area for three

4.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, good length on off stump, de Villiers gets forward and defends to point

4.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, slower ball, back of a length, de Villiers comes forward and leaves it be

4.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, again he gets the front leg out and then shoulders arms to a good-length ball

4.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, slower ball stays low outside off as de Villiers gets onto one leg and attempts to swat it away over square leg, he's beaten on the stroke

4.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, shot! de Villiers leans down and threads the off-side gap with an elegant square-drive for four ... poor ball to end a good over from Gul

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 24/2 (242 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 5.37)
AB de Villiers    11* (13b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-11-1
GC Smith    8* (13b)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-13-1

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, Smith walks out of his crease towards point and Tanvir bowls short, then the left-hander dabs it into the covers

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, short on off stump, Smith pulls into the ground and through the gap at short fine leg for one out into the deep

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, full delivery pushed across de Villiers, who gets a good stride in and leaves

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, de Villiers quickly pushes off the back foot to cover

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, overpitched on middle and leg, de Villiers on-drives to Malik at mid-on

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, pitching outside off and coming in, de Villiers gets behind the line and drives to extra cover

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 25/2 (241 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 5.47)
AB de Villiers    11* (17b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-14-1
GC Smith    9* (15b)      Umar Gul    3-0-11-1

One slip for Smith

6.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he hurriedly dabs it into the covers and calls for one, de Villiers responds well

6.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, good length outside off stump, he comes forward and shoulders arms

6.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, fullish outside off, de Villiers drives to Malik at short extra cover, whose reflexes are sharp there

6.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 wide, poor ball, too slow and very wide outside off stump

6.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 2 runs, full and wide again and de Villiers square-drives streakily through gully, Misbah runs around from third man and fields on the boundary, firing in a good throw

6.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, too short outside off stump and de Villiers latches on superbly, pulling through midwicket with excellent timing for four

6.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, slower ball outside off, he comes forward and nudges it down to third man

End of over 7 (9 runs) South Africa 34/2 (232 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.85, RRR: 5.39)
AB de Villiers    18* (22b 3x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-20-1
GC Smith    10* (16b)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-14-1

7.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, moving away, but de Villiers gets behind it and drives into the midwicket region for one

7.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, full outside off stump, Smith falls forward and steers it towards point for one

7.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, full outside off, going away, de Villiers drives hard but cant beat point

7.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, FOUR, too much width outside off stump and de Villiers gets into position, coming across and square-cutting hard for four

7.5

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, good length ball, change of pace, de Villiers gets forward and checks the drive to mid-off

7.6

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, he shuffles and works it to midwicket

End of over 8 (7 runs) South Africa 41/2 (225 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 5.35)
AB de Villiers    24* (27b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-21-1
GC Smith    11* (17b)      Umar Gul    4-0-20-1

8.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, good length outside off, comes in sharply and de Villiers just manages to get bat onto it, running it to backward point

8.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, good length again, this time de Villiers watchfully defends it

8.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, straighter ball on middle and off, wobbly seam, de Villiers turns it towards square leg and Smith urges the single

8.4

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, overpitched on leg stump, Smith tries to flick but gets a leading-edge through extra cover for two

8.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, good length on off stump, Smith defends back to Gul

8.6

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, back of a length on off stump, Smith dangerously shuffles across and whips it through midwicket, the balls speeding away and Malik gives up the chase

End of over 9 (7 runs) South Africa 48/2 (218 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 5.31)
GC Smith    17* (20b 1x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-27-1
AB de Villiers    25* (30b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-21-1

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9.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, a bit of room outside off, de Villiers cuts hard but cant beat backward point

Short point and cover come in as Tanvir moves around the stumps

9.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, slower ball, stays low as it jags back close to off stump, and de Villiers dangerously decides to leave it be

9.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, quicker ball, straight on off stump, driven back to Tanvir, who fields one-handed

9.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 3 runs, too full on middle and leg and de Villiers flicks through midwicket, Yousuf giving chase and hauling it in on the boundary, batsmen run three

9.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, good length outside off stump, Smith moves really forward and defends

9.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, full and moving, Smith gets forward and turns the bat in his hands, rolling the ball to midwicket

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End of over 10 (3 runs) South Africa 51/2 (215 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 5.37)
GC Smith    17* (22b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    5-0-24-1
AB de Villiers    28* (34b 4x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-27-1

Asad Rauf signals the second Powerplay as Rao Iftikhar Anjum comes on to bowl first-change wih South Africa 51 for 2 after ten overs. Yasir Hameed is on for an injured Shoaib Malik ... not sure whats wrong though

10.1

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, starts off too straight on leg stump and de Villiers tucks it fine for one

10.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, back of a length on off stump, worked straight to midwicket by Smith

10.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 2 runs, back of a length again on off stump, Smith shuffles and works it acting-captain Younis at mid-on, who safely fields but then throws onto the stump and allows free runs

10.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, dropped! Smith drives a full delivery to Gul in the covers, who gets his hands in front of his face and allows the ball to pop in and out over his head

Another life for Smith ... that was a sitter

10.5

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, steered down to third man

10.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, extra pace and bounce from a charged-up Rao, who bangs it in short outside off, Smith gets up and tries to uppercut but misses out

How much will Gul's drop cost?

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 56/2 (210 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.09, RRR: 5.38)
GC Smith    20* (26b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-5-0
AB de Villiers    30* (36b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    5-0-24-1

11.1

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, good length outside off, de Villiers comes forward and defends to point

11.2

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, de Villiers steers the ball from outside off to third man for one

Third free hit in the South African innings

11.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, slow low full toss outside leg, Smith clobbers it over midwicket out to the deep

11.3

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, no run, short and wide, cut into the covers where Younis fields

11.4

Sohail Tanvir to de Villiers, 1 run, another drop! de Villiers flicks a ball from middle and off into the air and Rehman mistimes his jump from midwicket, getting his left hand to it but failing to pluck it .... poor fielding from Pakistan

11.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, straighter ball on off stump, driven to mid-off

11.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, good length on off stump, driven down the ground and the bowler fields

End of over 12 (4 runs) South Africa 60/2 (206 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.42)
GC Smith    21* (29b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    6-0-28-1
AB de Villiers    32* (40b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-5-0

12.1

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, back of a length marginally outside off, de Villiers takes it high on the bat and the ball drops near his off stump

12.2

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, flicked out to Hameed at deep square

12.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, bit of room allows Smith to twirl it through gully for one as third man fields

12.4

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, tight line, no room, back of a length on off and de Villiers defends it

12.5

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, quicker delivery, back of a length, de Villiers takes one hand off the bat as he drives from his crease and gets an inside-edge onto his pads

12.6

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, good bowling from Rao, not offering any room and de Villiers defends it back

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 62/2 (204 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 5.51)
AB de Villiers    33* (45b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-0-7-0
GC Smith    22* (30b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    6-0-28-1

13.1

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, FOUR, shuffles across off stump and flicks it through midwicket for four

13.2

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, full outside off, Smith reaches for it and drives straight to Yousuf at mid-off

13.3

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, again he shuffles across off stump but tucks it to the fielder at midwicket

13.4

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, full and wide, Smith reaches out and drives to Afridi in the covers

13.5

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, no run, fullish length, Smith drives it sweetly but cant beat Afridi in the covers

13.6

Sohail Tanvir to Smith, 1 run, back of a length, Smith moves outside off stump and drives to mid-on for a sharp single

End of over 14 (5 runs) South Africa 67/2 (199 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 5.52)
GC Smith    27* (36b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    7-0-33-1
AB de Villiers    33* (45b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-0-7-0

14.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, slower ball, pitching on a length outside off stump and Smith defends it

14.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, room outside off, Smith chops it towards backward point where Nazir moves to his right, collects and shies at the stumps, but misses ... good fielding though

14.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 2 runs, straighter delivery, flicked out to deep midwicket for a couple

14.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, back of a length outside off, worked to Misbah at midwicket

14.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, FOUR, dropped! Short outside off stump, worked across the line to midwicket where Misbah dives to his left but cant hold on .... what fielding today from Pakistan ... and its four to boot!

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, FOUR, short and wide and Smith crunches it through the covers to rub salt in Pakistan's wound

End of over 15 (10 runs) South Africa 77/2 (189 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 5.40)
GC Smith    37* (42b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-0-17-0
AB de Villiers    33* (45b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    7-0-33-1

Billy Bowden signals the third and final Powerplay. Afridi on to bowl over the stumps.

15.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, full and flat down leg stump, flicked to square leg for a single

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, quick and flat, pitches on leg and spins into Smith, who defends to midwicket

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, flighted up on off stump, flicked towards square leg for one

15.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on a length, de Villiers comes forward and defends it back

15.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, full and flat on leg, de Villiers uses the feet and drives it to mid-on

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, flighted up on middle and leg, Smith flicks it off the front foot to midwicket

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 80/2 (186 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.47)
GC Smith    38* (45b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0
AB de Villiers    35* (48b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-0-17-0

16.1

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, slow ball, back of a length on off stump and de Villiers can only defend

16.2

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, no run, back of a length again on off stump, nudged to square leg, no chance of a run

Rao warned for running on the pitch

16.3

Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, OUT, bowled 'em! de Villiers tries to go over mid-on, standing and swinging across the line one-handed, but misses the ball's trajectory completely and hears the death rattle as the middle and leg stumps are splayed! Rao loves it!

AB de Villiers b Iftikhar Anjum 35 (78m 51b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.62

Well disguised slower ball to get rid of de Villiers. Justin Kemp comes out with South Africa 80 for 3

16.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, short outside off stump, Kemp gets up and then leaves it be

16.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, good length outside off, Kemp inches forward and then leaves it be

16.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, yorker-length ball on leg stump, Kemp gets forward and defends it off the toe end of the bat to end a wicket-maiden from Rao, well bowled

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) South Africa 80/3 (186 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.70, RRR: 5.63)
JM Kemp    0* (3b)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-1-17-1
GC Smith    38* (45b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0

17.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Smith gets forward and defends it to cover

17.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off again, he works it towards square leg

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, flighted on leg stump, Kemp gets across and plays at it, the ball does too much drift down and the umpire declines Afridi's appeal

17.4

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 2 runs, again flighted down leg stump and Kemp flicks it fine for two

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Kemp plods forward to defend

17.6

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, flat down leg stump, Kemp turns it to Younis at midwicket

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 83/3 (183 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.61, RRR: 5.71)
JM Kemp    2* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-6-0
GC Smith    39* (47b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-1-17-1

18.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, back of a length outside off stump, poked to backward point

18.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, slower ball, the off-cutter beating Smith as he pokes outside off stump, it dribbles to Akmal behind the stumps

18.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, good length just outside off stump, stays low and Smith defends it back

18.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, another slower ball, Smith feels for it and steers it well wide of Nazir at backward point and picks up one to third man

Slip comes in for Kemp

18.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, full and straight, hint of swing into the pads as Kemp comes forward and defends

18.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, good length marginally outside off stump, defended hesitantly to point

Rao bowling very well under the lights

End of over 19 (1 run) South Africa 84/3 (182 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 5.87)
JM Kemp    2* (9b)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-1-18-1
GC Smith    40* (51b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-6-0

19.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off stump, pushed towards point and Smith sends back Kemp

19.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off again, Smith drives and gets beaten as the ball spins across him

19.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, flatter on middle and off, tucked straight to midwicket

19.4

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, back of a length on middle and off, he shuffles and works it to midwicket

19.5

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, quicker one outside off, he steers it to Hameed in the covers for a sharp single

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, flighted up outside off, the ball dips into Kemp as he plays coming forward

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End of over 20 (1 run) South Africa 85/3 (181 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 6.03)
JM Kemp    2* (10b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-7-0
GC Smith    41* (56b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-1-18-1

20.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, bouncer on middle and leg, surprises Smith but he does well to pull into the ground behind square leg for one

20.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, back of a length, Kemp drives to Hameed in the covers

20.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, Kemp drives loosely and gets an inside-edge which flies along the ground to Akmal, who does well to dive to his left and stop it

20.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, back of a length outside off, steered wide of Nazir at backward point for one

20.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, no run, full and straight on off stump, hint of movement, driven back to Rao

20.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, Kemp gets back and punches it through the covers and gets two as deep cover moves around to field

End of over 21 (5 runs) South Africa 90/3 (176 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 6.06)
JM Kemp    5* (14b)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-1-23-1
GC Smith    43* (58b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-7-0

21.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up full on middle and off, Smith inside-edges the flick into the gap at short fine leg and Nazir gives chase, keeping it to just a single

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, drifts down leg stump, he flicks it but cant beat Yousuf at short fine leg

21.3

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 2 runs, full down leg again, this time he beats Yousuf and gets two out to the deep

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, no run, quicker delivery, pitches on leg and goes down as Kemp defends, hit low but Bowden reckons it was doing too much as Afridi appeals

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Kemp, 1 run, full on middle and leg, driven to mid-on for one

21.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, another drop! Would you believe it? Smith comes forward then back and chips a simple catch back to Afridi, who cups his hands in front of his face and spills a dolly! This is very poor from Pakistan tonight ... I've lost count of the drops

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 94/3 (172 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.27, RRR: 6.14)
GC Smith    44* (60b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-11-0
JM Kemp    8* (18b)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-1-23-1

22.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kemp, OUT, good length outside off, pitches and comes in to catch Kemp on the front pad as he pushes forward with a good stride, getting struck marginally outside the line of off stump... Rao and Akmal appeal and after a long thought Asad Rauf raises the finger of fate

JM Kemp lbw b Iftikhar Anjum 8 (25m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

Mark Boucher is the new batsman

22.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump, swinging in, Boucher punches straight down the ground, mid-on dives and parries the ball away but the batsmen dont run a second

22.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 2 runs, slower ball, back of a length outside off, Smith steers it down to third man and runs hard for the second

22.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, back of a length outside off, Smith pokes at it tentatively and gets an inside-edge back towards short fine leg

22.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, good length outside off, pushed to cover

22.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, tucked to midwicket for one

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 97/4 (169 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.21, RRR: 6.25)
GC Smith    46* (64b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-1-26-2
MV Boucher    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-11-0

23.1

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, turned behind square leg for a single

23.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, slower in the air, nicely looped up, Smith leans forward and is beaten by the change of pace and is struck on the pad

23.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Smith works it to midwicket for a single

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, lands on the off stump line, turns slightly, patted to backward point

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, slower, fuller, outside off, Boucher is sucked into the drive but is late into it and gets a inside edge

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, appeal for lbw as a slider on the middle and leg beats the prod to strike the pad. It was probably going down leg though

End of over 24 (2 runs) South Africa 99/4 (167 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 6.42)
MV Boucher    2* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-13-0
GC Smith    47* (66b 4x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-1-26-2

24.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, bouncer, 133 kmph, and Smith was too early into his pull shot and was hit on the mid-riff... It was a tennis-ball like bounce

24.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, on the off stump line, defended to cover

24.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, slightly short in length, outside off stump, mistimes a cut to backward point

24.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run, on a length, around middle and off and Smith bottom-hands a push drive towards mid-on

24.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, no run, off cutter in the zone outside off, Boucher shoulders arms

24.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Boucher, 1 run, another off cutter, slowish, turned to the on side for a quick single

End of over 25 (2 runs) South Africa 101/4 (165 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.04, RRR: 6.60)
MV Boucher    3* (7b)      Iftikhar Anjum    8-1-28-2
GC Smith    48* (70b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-13-0

25.1

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, no run, slow legbreak on the off stump line, pushed to cover

25.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, slider on the middle, turned past midwicket for a single

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, FOUR, loops up one outside leg stump and Smith is quick to latch on to it and easily helps it along to the fine leg boundary. And that's his fifty. 30th ODI fifty.

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, leans forward to defend a delivery around off stump

25.5

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, googly that turns sharply from outside leg stump, Smith lunges at it, can't make contact and the ball strikes him on the pad

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, slower, turning in from outside off, Smith pushes at it, outside the line and gets a inside edge to the leg side

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 106/4 (160 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 6.66)
GC Smith    52* (74b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-18-0
MV Boucher    4* (9b)      Iftikhar Anjum    8-1-28-2

Abdur Rehman comes in for some left-arm spin

26.1

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, tossed up outside off, steered to backward point

26.2

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up again, he drives it to mid-off

26.3

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 wide, spins sharply down leg stump from middle and off, wide called

26.3

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, spins across him and he pushes to point

26.4

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, he gets down and sweeps but cant connect

26.5

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 run, again he sweeps and this time gets bat on it for one

26.6

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets forward and defends

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 109/4 (157 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 6.82)
MV Boucher    5* (12b)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-3-0
GC Smith    53* (77b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-18-0

27.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on off, Smith works it to midwicket where Younis misfields

27.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, short and very wide, cut to Younis who dives and again misfields

27.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, driven down to long-on for one

27.4

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, flighted outside leg stump, flicked away towards square leg for one more

27.5

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, on-driven into the gap for one

27.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cut into the covers for one

End of over 28 (6 runs) South Africa 115/4 (151 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.10, RRR: 6.86)
MV Boucher    8* (15b)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-24-0
GC Smith    56* (80b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-3-0

28.1

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, tossed up outside leg, Boucher pushes towards midwicket and sends Smith back

28.2

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, comes down the track, Rehman bowls it quicker, and Boucher drives to midwicket

28.3

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, a bit wide outside off and it steered to short third man

28.4

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, Boucher uses his feet and drives for one

28.5

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 wide, pitches on off and spins down sharply to leg, wide is the call

28.5

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, cracked out to Gul at deep backward point

28.6

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, tossed up on middle and off, spins away and Boucher plays it late and into the ground in front of point

End of over 29 (3 runs) South Africa 118/4 (148 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 7.04)
MV Boucher    9* (20b)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-6-0
GC Smith    57* (81b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-24-0

29.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, flat outside off, Smith gets down and sweep out to deep midwicket

29.2

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, 1 run, short and flat, Boucher pushes into the covers for one more

29.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, flat outside off, spins in and Smith drives back to Afridi

29.4

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, flighted up on off stump, worked across the crease to midwicket

29.5

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, FOUR, poor ball, flat and spinning down leg stump, Boucher pulls past Yousuf at short fine leg and thats into the gap for four

29.6

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, OUT, at last someone holds onto something! Afridi flights it up, sucking Boucher forward and the ball bobs back to him for Afridi to hold a low and flat catch to his left, inches off the ground

MV Boucher c & b Shahid Afridi 14 (34m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

End of over 30 (7 runs) South Africa 125/5 (141 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 7.05)
     Shahid Afridi    8-0-31-1
GC Smith    59* (84b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-6-0

Shaun Pollock is next out but he wont face yet

30.1

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off, spins into Smith and he tucks it to square leg

30.2

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, flat on leg stump, Pollock flicks out to Yousuf at mid-on

30.3

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, tossed up on a length, he defends and the ball pops up to leg for a run

30.4

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, quicker ball outside off stump, mistimed steer past Akmal

30.5

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 run, comes out of his crease and pushes a flat delivery to point

30.6

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, flatter one, pitches on leg and Pollock goes back to work it to midwicket

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa 128/5 (138 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 7.26)
SM Pollock    1* (2b)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-9-0
GC Smith    61* (88b 5x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-31-1

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31.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, Smith shuffles and works it to short fine leg

31.2

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, 1 run, short and flat, lands on middle and off and spins away, Pollock gets back and turns it into the midwicket area

31.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, Smith kneels down and sweeps across the line out to Tanvir at deep midwicket for one

31.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, quicker one, flipper, Pollock comes forward and takes it with the inside-edge

31.5

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, full outside off, stays very low and beats Pollock as he cuts from the crease

31.6

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Pollock gets a good stride in and defends

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 131/5 (135 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 7.50)
SM Pollock    2* (6b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-34-1
GC Smith    63* (90b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-9-0

South Africa under the run rate by some distance

32.1

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, tossed up outside off, spins in and Smith mistimes the stroke to leg

32.2

Abdur Rehman to Smith, 1 run, again he sweeps and connects better, its in the air over square leg but safe

32.3

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, tossed up outside off, Pollock drives into the covers but cant find a run

32.4

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, tossed up again, he comes forward and drives patiently

Younis moves from slip to silly mid-off

32.5

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, spins away outside off, cut into the covers for one

32.6

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, quicker one outside off stump, Smith misses out on the flick, Rehman appeals but Asad Rauf knew it was outside the line of impact

End of over 33 (2 runs) South Africa 133/5 (133 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 7.82)
GC Smith    64* (93b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-11-0
SM Pollock    3* (9b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-34-1

Afridi into his final over

33.1

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, flat on leg stump, tucked to Misbah at midwicket

33.2

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, 1 run, short and wide, spins away and Pollock cuts into the covers for one

33.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Smith sweeps uppishly and safely in front of deep backward square leg

33.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, 1 wide, drifts down leg stump for a wide

33.4

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, FOUR, good shot! Pollock plants his foot out and creams a tossed up delivery up and over extra cover for four

33.5

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, tossed up on off stump, he comes forward and defends watchfully

33.6

Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, pitches on off stump and spins in, catching Pollock on the pad with a thick inside-edge

End of Afridi's tidy spell

End of over 34 (7 runs) South Africa 140/5 (126 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 7.87)
SM Pollock    8* (14b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-41-1
GC Smith    65* (94b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-11-0

34.1

Abdur Rehman to Smith, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, spins down and Smith misses with the flick

34.2

Abdur Rehman to Smith, OUT, edged and gone! Rehman invites, with a fraction of room, Smith gets back and cuts and the thinnest of under-edges is well snapped up by Akmal!

GC Smith c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman 65 (172m 96b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.70

The South African captain departs for 65 from 96 balls as the game slips away. Here's Albie Morkel in next.

34.3

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, tossed up outside off, Morkel gets forward and pushes to point

34.4

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, flatter one outside off, Morkel now gets back and drives to Rehman

34.5

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, tossed up on off, he gets back and across and plays it back to Rehman

34.6

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, gives it a lot of air outside off, Morkel drives hard but gets an inside-edge down towards short fine leg

End of over 35 (wicket maiden) South Africa 140/6 (126 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.40)
JA Morkel    0* (4b)      Abdur Rehman    5-1-11-1
SM Pollock    8* (14b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-41-1

Umar Gul called back for a second spell

35.1

Umar Gul to Pollock, 1 run, full and wide, Pollock drives hard and slashes it down to third man where Butt moves well and does the fielding

Slip comes in

35.2

Umar Gul to Morkel, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, turned through midwicket for two

35.3

Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 wide, slow bouncer outside leg stump, Morkel ducks and a wide is signalled

35.3

Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, back of a length on the stumps, driven back to Gul

35.4

Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Morkel is cramped for room and ends up chopping into the ground off the back foot

35.5

Umar Gul to Morkel, FOUR, timing and placement! Morkel collects a half-volley on the pads and clips it into the gap for four

Words exchanged as Morkel bumps into Gul as he runs as a precaution

35.6

Umar Gul to Morkel, FOUR, excellent shot! Gul pitches on a length outside off stump and Morkel hardly moves, just timing it on the up through mid-off for another boundary

End of over 36 (12 runs) South Africa 152/6 (114 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.22, RRR: 8.14)
JA Morkel    10* (9b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-39-1
SM Pollock    9* (15b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-1-11-1

36.1

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, tossed up on leg stump, spins down and Rehman appeals as the ball hits Pollocks pad

36.2

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, flat and short, Pollock gets back in his crease and drives through the covers

36.3

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 run, tossed up outside off, spins into Morkel and he pushes into the covers

36.4

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, SIX, good hit! Pollock uses his feet, skipping down and collecting it nicely, with a free swing of the arms, and getting six over long-off

36.5

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, sharp grip and turn as Rehman responds with a beauty that pitches on leg and spins past off stump to beat Pollock

36.6

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, and he's almost squared up this time as he fends for one spinning from leg stump

End of over 37 (8 runs) South Africa 160/6 (106 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.32, RRR: 8.15)
SM Pollock    16* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    6-1-19-1
JA Morkel    11* (10b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-39-1

37.1

Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 run, short and wide, Morkel cuts through cover-point for one

37.2

Umar Gul to Pollock, FOUR, short outside off stump, Pollock pulls well over mid-on for four

37.3

Umar Gul to Pollock, 1 run, short on off stump now and Pollock flat-bats it over midwicket for one

37.4

Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, back of a length outside off, pushed to Nazir at backward point

37.5

Umar Gul to Morkel, 2 runs, cracked off the back foot past a diving extra cover, they take the first run lazily as mid-off swoops in, collecting and firing in a good, flat throw to Akmal as Morkel turns and dives to make his ground ... tv replays show he's just made his crease

37.6

Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, slower ball from around the stumps, Morkel chases it and gets beaten

End of over 38 (8 runs) South Africa 168/6 (98 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 8.16)
JA Morkel    14* (14b 2x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-47-1
SM Pollock    21* (22b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    6-1-19-1

38.1

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, flat down leg stump, Pollock tries to tuck it fine but doesnt time it well

38.2

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, again drifting down leg stump, this time he places it into the gap for one

38.3

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, flat on off stump, worked to midwicket

38.4

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, SIX, big hit! Morkel reprises his Twenty20 efforts with an effortless slog-sweep to a slower googly, slamming it rows back over wide long-on

Rehman moves around the stumps

38.5

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 2 runs, dropped! Rehman fires it onto leg stump, Morkel heaves it away and Misbah makes a mess of it at deep backward square leg, failing to judge it and letting it fall in front of him as he dives forward

38.6

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, quicker delivery outside off, he plays at it and it runs towards point

End of over 39 (9 runs) South Africa 177/6 (89 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.53, RRR: 8.09)
JA Morkel    22* (18b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    7-1-28-1
SM Pollock    22* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    7-0-47-1

Sohail Tanvir comes back around the stumps

39.1

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, 1 run, full outside off stump, Pollock pushes towards point for one

Moves back over for the left-hander

39.2

Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, FOUR, too full on leg stump and Morkel picks it up over midwicket, all power

39.3

Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, 1 run, short outside off, pulled hard through to Misbah at mid-on for one

39.4

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, no run, back of a length outside off, Pollock cramped for room and cuts to point

39.5

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, no run, slower ball outside off, no bounce at all as it dribbles past Pollock, who misses out on the cut due to the lack of carry

39.6

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, no run, speared down leg stump, Pollock misses out on the flick as he advances

End of over 40 (6 runs) South Africa 183/6 (83 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.57, RRR: 8.30)
SM Pollock    23* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    8-0-39-1
JA Morkel    27* (20b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    7-1-28-1

Final ten overs. Malik back on the field after being treated for a calf strain.

40.1

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 wide, bad ball, down leg stump, a free run for South Africa

40.1

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 wide, flighted down leg stump again, beating Akmal and Morkel

40.1

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, quicker one on middle and off, Morkel comes forward and defends

40.2

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 wide, another flat ball down leg stump, wide called once more

40.2

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 no ball, now he oversteps, Morkel cant work it away past point off the back foot

A fourth free hit for South Africa

40.2

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Morkel goes for the slog but mistimes it up in the air over mid-on and it drops safely

40.3

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, flat on off stump, Pollock pushes it towards backward point

40.4

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, flat on off stump, Morkel gets back and pushes to the off and Rehman fields

40.5

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, no run, flat again, faster one on off stump, played back towards Rehman's left side

40.6

Abdur Rehman to Morkel, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, tucked to midwicket for a single

End of over 41 (7 runs) South Africa 190/6 (76 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.63, RRR: 8.44)
JA Morkel    29* (26b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    8-1-35-1
SM Pollock    24* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    8-0-39-1

41.1

Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, 1 run, good length ball comes in from outside off, Morkel gets forward and pushes to point

41.2

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, 2 runs, full toss outside off stump, drilled out to deep cover by Pollock, just two

41.3

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, 1 run, full and wide, Pollock drives it through point once again

41.4

Sohail Tanvir to Morkel, 1 run, low full toss outside off, chopped to Nazir at point who lets it through his legs for one

41.5

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, OUT, full outside off, Pollock drives to Gul in the covers, who collects and fires a good throw to Akmal that catches Morkel short of his crease ... the crowd loves it!

JA Morkel run out 31 (37m 28b 3x4 1x6) SR: 110.71

Johan Botha out next

41.6

Sohail Tanvir to Botha, 1 wide, full down leg stump, beats Botha but Akmal does well, diving to his left and saving runs

41.6

Sohail Tanvir to Botha, 1 wide, full and wide, he swings the bat at it and misses, Bowden signals wide ... Tanvir is not impressed

41.6

Sohail Tanvir to Botha, no run, full on off stump, driven back to Tanvir to end the over

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End of over 42 (7 runs) South Africa 197/7 (69 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.69, RRR: 8.62)
J Botha    0* (1b)      Sohail Tanvir    9-0-46-1
SM Pollock    27* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    8-1-35-1

42.1

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 2 runs, tossed up outside leg stump, Pollock works it through midwicket for two

42.2

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, tossed up full and wide, Pollock cuts and misses

42.3

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, tossed up on leg again, Pollock tucks into the gap for a single

42.4

Abdur Rehman to Botha, 1 leg bye, tossed up on leg stump, ball spins down as Botha gets across his stumps and sweeps ... Rehman appeals as the batsman steal one

42.5

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 2 runs, tossed up full, driven out to mid-on, who is deep

42.6

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, slower delivery on leg stump, the flight does it for Pollock as he fails to work it away

End of over 43 (6 runs) South Africa 203/7 (63 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.72, RRR: 9.00)
SM Pollock    32* (37b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    9-1-40-1
J Botha    0* (2b)      Sohail Tanvir    9-0-46-1

Tanvir' last over coming up

43.1

Sohail Tanvir to Botha, 1 run, full on off stump, flicked out to midwicket

43.2

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, no run, back of a length outside off stump, slashed to backward point ... dot ball

43.3

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, no run, slower ball outside off, Pollock doesnt pick it and steers to Nazir again

43.4

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, 2 runs, drifts onto leg stump, Pollock flicks uppishly past a diving midwicket and runs hard

43.5

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, no run, full down leg stump, clips the boot as Pollock looks to flick

43.6

Sohail Tanvir to Pollock, 1 run, full on middle and leg, clipped out to deep midwicket

Thats the end of Tanvir's spell

End of over 44 (4 runs) South Africa 207/7 (59 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.70, RRR: 9.83)
SM Pollock    35* (42b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    10-0-50-1
J Botha    1* (3b)      Abdur Rehman    9-1-40-1

44.1

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, worked off the pads for a single

44.2

Abdur Rehman to Botha, 2 runs, tossed up outside off, Botha sweeps across the line and wants two immediately

44.3

Abdur Rehman to Botha, 1 run, flatter ball on middle and off, Botha goes back and turns to midwicket

44.4

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, no run, tossed up on off stump, Pollock shuffles and cant work it away as Rehman fields

44.5

Abdur Rehman to Pollock, 1 run, gives it air outside off, Pollock waits and steers it to Malik at point

44.6

Abdur Rehman to Botha, no run, full outside off, Botha reverse-sweeps and the ball pops up well wide of Akmal

End of a good effort from Rehman tonight

End of over 45 (5 runs) South Africa 212/7 (54 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.71, RRR: 10.80)
J Botha    4* (6b)      Abdur Rehman    10-1-45-1
SM Pollock    37* (45b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    10-0-50-1

Gul back into the attack

45.1

Umar Gul to Pollock, OUT, cleaned up! Gul bowls it full down leg, Pollock moves away to go inside-out, but ends up playing-on off the inside-edge onto leg stump and Gul pumps his fists!

SM Pollock b Umar Gul 37 (72m 46b 2x4 1x6) SR: 80.43

Big strike from Gul first ball. Pakistan need two wickets to level the series 1-1. Here's Langeveldt.

45.2

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, no run, short ball down leg stump, but Langeveldt backs away and tries to swipe it, missing all ends up and the ball sails past

45.3

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, 1 run, full on leg stump, flicked out to deep midwicket for one

45.4

Umar Gul to Botha, FOUR, cheeky! Full down leg stump and Botha paddles it up and over the vacant fine leg region for four ... excellent improvisation

45.5

Umar Gul to Botha, 1 run, short on middle and leg, he tries the pull and gets it off the forearm, the ball rolls past Akmal

45.6

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, 1 run, full outside off, he makes room to drive through cover but inside-edges to leg for a a quick single

End of over 46 (7 runs) South Africa 219/8 (47 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.76, RRR: 11.75)
CK Langeveldt    2* (3b)      Umar Gul    8-0-54-2
J Botha    9* (8b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-1-45-1

South Africa need 47 from 24 balls. Rao Itikhar Anjum comes back.

46.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, 1 run, full on leg stump, makes room and pushes into the covers for an easy single

46.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Botha, OUT, and then there were nine! Banged in short, Botha turns in one smooth motion and pulls but finds Tanvir stationed out at deep midwicket, who juggles the catch and manages to hold on ... was timed very well but Botha picked out the man placed for this same shot

J Botha c Sohail Tanvir b Iftikhar Anjum 9 (23m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

The hosts one wicket away from victory. Ntini is the last man in.

46.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, 1 run

46.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Ntini, FOUR, slower ball, full on middle and leg, clipped over midwicket for four

46.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Ntini, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven uppishly to mid-off

46.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, no run, full on leg stump, he makes room and ends up playing back to Rao

End of over 47 (7 runs) South Africa 226/9 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.80, RRR: 13.33)
CK Langeveldt    4* (6b)      Iftikhar Anjum    9-1-35-3
M Ntini    5* (2b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-54-2

47.1

Umar Gul to Ntini, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, Ntini works it to midwicket and scampers one

47.2

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, no run, full just outside off, Langeveldt exposes the stumps and steers it to point

47.3

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, no run, good length on off stump, Ntini gets bat on it and pushes back to Gul

47.4

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, 1 run, overpitched outside off, he gives himself room and drives to cover

47.5

Umar Gul to Ntini, 1 run, full on leg stump, Ntini drives and gets an inside-edge to point, Langeveldt calls for the single and gets it

47.6

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, 1 run, slower ball sliding down leg stump, Langeveldt backs away and then defends to point for a sharp single... well bowled, well played

End of over 48 (4 runs) South Africa 230/9 (36 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.79, RRR: 18.00)
CK Langeveldt    6* (10b)      Umar Gul    9-0-58-2
M Ntini    7* (4b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    9-1-35-3

48.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, 1 wide, bouncer over the stumps, Langeveldt ducks under it as a wide is called for height

48.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, FOUR, short and wide, Langeveldt pulls it well over mid-on, one bounce and four

48.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, 1 run, full on off stump, he comes forward and drives nicely to mid-off, who is back

48.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Ntini, 1 run, full again, Ntini uses his feet and drives, the ball hits the nonstrikers' stumps and the batsmen scamper one off the ricochet

48.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, 1 run, full in the slot, gives himself room and drills it straight, long-off fields

48.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Ntini, 1 leg bye, another full ball in the zone, he drives and gets an inside-edge to point

48.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Langeveldt, no run, full and wide, Langeveldt backs away and drives, mistiming it back to Rao

End of over 49 (9 runs) South Africa 239/9 (27 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.87, RRR: 27.00)
CK Langeveldt    12* (14b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    10-1-43-3
M Ntini    8* (6b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-58-2

Last over from Gul. 27 to win.

49.1

Umar Gul to Ntini, no run, full past leg stump, inswinging yorker ... how did that miss? Ntini made room and swiped at it but made no contact

49.2

Umar Gul to Ntini, 1 run, full on off, Ntini drives down to long-off for one

49.3

Umar Gul to Langeveldt, OUT, last man down and Pakistan win by 25 runs! Langeveldt makes room and scoops it up in the air, Tanvir in the deep runs in and holds an easy catch at mid-off

CK Langeveldt c Sohail Tanvir b Umar Gul 12 (22m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

So the hosts have levelled the series 1-1. Mohammad Yousuf's 13th hundred carried them to 265, aided by Shoaib Malik's breezy 56,and in reply South Africa could only muster 240. Pakistan will take confidence from this while South Africa can now go back to their hotel and look forward to the Rugby World Cup final.

The series now moves to Faisalabad for the third ODI on October 23.

I hope you've enjoyed our coverage and I thank you for tuning into Cricinfo again. This is Jamie Alter, your commentator for the day, signing off.

Series Results
Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore - Oct 29, 2007
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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