Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Commentary

Pakistan in South Africa ODI Series - 4th ODI

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 10 wickets (with 216 balls remaining)

8.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, Yousuf leans forward to a length-delivery outside off, runs it down to third man region for a single. He is Pakistan's best batsman. How will he fare on this track?

Pakistan 7/2   Mohammad Yousuf 1* (1b)

9.1

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, just short of length, on the off stump line, Younis stands up tall, punches it past cover

Pakistan 8/2   Mohammad Yousuf 2* (2b)

10.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, beaten! Yousuf is sucked into a lame poke by a delivery which landed outside off and moved away. He just about pulls out of the stroke at the end and hence doesn't get an edge.

10.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, beaten! Yousuf is sucked into a lame poke by a delivery which landed outside off and moved away. He just about pulls out of the stroke at the end and hence doesn't get an edge.

10.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Pushed to the off side, YOusuf looks for a run, even takes a few steps, Younis is not in a suicidal mood though.

10.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Pushed to the off side, YOusuf looks for a run, even takes a few steps, Younis is not in a suicidal mood though.

10.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, full and on the middle and leg, worked straight to square leg. There was a chance there to pick some runs but Yousuf couldn't beat the fielder

10.4

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

10.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, Yousuf breaks free! First boundary comes up in the 11th over. Full and outside off, Yousuf leans towards the line and drives, in the air, through extra cover.

10.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, corrects the length, drags it back slightly and on the off stump line, Yousuf guides it to right of Kallis at second slip who makes a half-stop. But the ball doesn't roll away too much away from him, hence no chance of a run.

Pakistan 12/2   Mohammad Yousuf 6* (8b 1x4)

11.3

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, Super strike! Caressed away! Slightly short of length, outside off stump, Yousuf leans forward and punches it through the line, past point.

11.4

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, from wide of the crease, full and on the middle stump line, that angle allows Yousuf to work it past square leg

Pakistan 18/2   Mohammad Yousuf 11* (10b 2x4)

13.1

Hall to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, starts off with a off-cutter, bit too short and Yousuf cuts it down to third man for an easy single

13.4

Hall to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, in the channel outside the off stump, Yousuf stays back and steers it down to third man.

Pakistan 26/3   Mohammad Yousuf 13* (12b 2x4)

14.1

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended watchfully

14.2

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, amazing! good length delivery outside the off stump and Yousuf drives it away towards cover, de Villiers moves across to his left in a flash and stop the ball with a full length dive, and he was in position to have a go at the bowler's end if necessary - all in the span of one second.

14.3

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, defended outside the off stump

14.4

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, another tight delivery and Yousuf taps it away on the off side

14.5

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, clipped away off the pads, get it well in front of square leg and they scamper back for the second

14.6

Pollock to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tight delivery to end the over. Yousuf is made to defend

Pakistan 28/3   Mohammad Yousuf 15* (18b 2x4)

15.4

Hall to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, worked away off the back-foot to the midwicket region, quick single taken

Pakistan 30/3   Mohammad Yousuf 16* (19b 2x4)

16.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Again SA show their strength in fielding. Full blooded drive from Yousuf and Langeveldt goes down to his left to make the stop. After all who is the fielding coach?

16.2

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

16.3

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Yousuf is constantly looking to come forward. Drives this one to mid-off but he can't get his placement right in this over so far.

16.4

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, steered to point

16.5

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, around off and middle, tight line and Yousuf respects it by pushing it back to the bowler

16.6

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of length, outside off, Yousuf tries to cut, ends up pushing it to point. Drinks break.

Pakistan 30/3   Mohammad Yousuf 16* (25b 2x4)

18.1

Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, Yousuf takes the Inzy route. Shovels a fullish delivery on the off stump line to right of mid-on, in the air but safe. He didn't quite middle it but will get a single.

Pakistan 37/3   Mohammad Yousuf 17* (26b 2x4)

19.1

Hall to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, Classy! Leans forward to a full delivery on middle and leg stump line, head over the ball and on drives it through wide midon area.

19.2

Hall to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, similar line, this time the bat-handle rotates that much more in Yousuf's hand and the on drive ends up at midwicket

19.3

Hall to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, Huge strike for South Africa. Pakistan lose their best batsman. Teasing line outside off and Yousuf tries to guide it through vacant slip region, ends up steering it straight to Boucher. Pakistan in a hole here and that hole is constantly getting deeper.

Mohammad Yousuf c †Boucher b Hall 21 (54m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.41

Pakistan 41/4   Mohammad Yousuf 21 (29b 3x4)
Series Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Feb 14, 2007
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 130 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town - Feb 11, 2007
South Africa won by 10 wickets (with 216 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Feb 7, 2007
Pakistan won by 141 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Feb 4, 2007
South Africa won by 164 runs
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Photos

Feb 11, 2007

AB de Villiers almost swings himself off his feet as South Africa race to victory, South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Cape Town, February 11, 2007

AB de Villiers almost swings himself off his feet as South Africa race to victory

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Feb 11, 2007

Graeme Smith slams the ball over the infield, South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Cape Town, February 11, 2007

Graeme Smith slams the ball over the infield

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