Pakistan tour of South Africa, 4th ODI: South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Feb 11, 2007
South Africa won by 10 wickets (with 216 balls remaining)
11 February 2007 (50-over match)
0.1

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, Rightaway some movement. Landed on the length, around off and middle, came back in to trap Imran Nazir on the left thigh.

0.2

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, Gets squared-up a touch as the ball held its line after landing on the off stump line, he manages to push it away to the off side

0.3

Pollock to Imran Nazir, no run, again honing on the off stump line, Imran goes back, gets behind the line, turns it to on side

0.4

Pollock to Imran Nazir, OUT, Gone! Pollock locks Nazir with a nip-backer and produces a edge. Lands on a length, outside the off stump and it jagged back in. Nazir drove at it loosely, didn't expect it would come back so much and ended up driving outside the line. Gets an inside-edge and it flew to left of Boucher who pouches it safely. Pretty smart catch. First blow to South Africa. Remember they won the toss and put Pakistan to bat under slightly overcast conditions.

Imran Nazir c †Boucher b Pollock 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, This one lands in the zone outside off and veers away. Younis covers the off stump and lets it go through to Boucher

0.6

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, this one comes back in, Younis is behind the line, pushes it out to the on side, Pollock goes across to make the stop. Sucessful beginning from him.

Pakistan 0/1   SM Pollock 1-1-0-1
2.1

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, around the off stump, Akmal gets right behind that and pushes it out to point region. No chance of a run.

2.2

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller and outside off, exaggerated leave from Akmal. There is bound to be some movement in the initial overs.

2.3

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, beaten! Lands just outside off and straightened, Akmal plays inside the line and the ball shaves past the outside edge.

2.4

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, this one moves away after landing in the corridor, no problem in leaving this one.

2.5

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of length, outside off and comes back in a touch, Akmal pushes back and offers a dead bat

2.6

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, And again. Full face of the blade in defence. Another tight over comes to an end.

Pakistan 1/1   SM Pollock 2-2-0-1
4.1

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, rapped on the pads! Going over leg stump. Lands on a good length, outside off stump and cuts back in, Akmal's bat comes down the wrong line and is struck on the thigh

4.2

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, first stroke of intent and confidence. Short of length and outside off stump, Akmal goes back to punch it to point

4.3

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, And again. Akmal looks comfortable when the ball is pitched short of length. Its when its on a length, he is caught a bit at the crease. Going neither forward nor back

4.4

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, on a length this time, just outside off and goes on with the line, Akmal stays where he is but he has picked the line and hence shoulders arms

4.5

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, Further away from off stump and hint of shape away, left alone

4.6

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, closer to the off stump, Akmal lunges forward, opens the bat-face, steers to point. End of a maiden over.

Pakistan 3/1   SM Pollock 3-3-0-1
6.1

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, beaten! Super delivery. Landed in the zone outside off, on a length, and veered away. Akmal is sucked into chasing it and is lucky not to edge it.

6.2

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, Changes keep coming. Almost constantly! This one nips back in, Akmal hops up, punches at it and gets a inside edge to the on side

6.3

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, Pollock continues to tease Akmal. This one moves away, Akmal tries to withdraw his bat away, but ends up guiding it, along the ground, to the slip

6.4

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, well outside the off stump, Akmal reaches out for it, trying to force it away but it was too wide for him

6.4

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, back to regular programming. On the off stump line, defended off the back foot.

6.5

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, ooh! beaten! Fuller, sucking Akmal forward, before it left him. Pollock is locking up Akmal. The camera pans to Akmal. And he is smiling. As if to say that was too good for him to even edge it.

6.6

Pollock to Kamran Akmal, no run, leans forward, gets right behind the line and defends.

Pakistan 6/1   SM Pollock 4-3-1-1
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?

8.2

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, Younis moves forward, towards the line of the delivery, pushes it out to cover region

8.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, fuller and outside off - where else does this metronomic Pollock bowls?!, defended off the front foot

8.4

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, whistling through the channel outside off, left alone. This actually came back in but Younis was confident that it had't done enough to pose any threat to his stumps and shoulders arms.

8.5

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, this is on the off stump and so Younis comes behind the line, works it to cover.

8.6

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, In the channel outside off and remains in that zone, left alone. SA apply the chokehold.

Pakistan 7/2   SM Pollock 5-3-2-1
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   SM Pollock 6-3-6-1
12.1

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run

12.2

Pollock to Younis Khan, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to the on side

12.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, OUT, Pakistan slip deeper into crisis. Now Younis perishes. Fuller and around off stump line, Younis lunges forward - rather is sucked forward by the length, and drives, his bat well ahead of the body, gets a edge and is swallowed in the slips. Abdul Baseer would have just shrugged his shoulder!

Younis Khan c Kallis b Pollock 8 (49m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 21.05

12.4

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, Inzy leans forward, ever so slowly, and defends

12.5

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, off cutter on the off and middle, Inzamam shuffles across and plays it to on side.

12.6

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, again that shuffle right across the stumps and he is cramped for room as the ball nips back in from outside off. He jabs at it, gets a inside-edge to square leg

Pakistan 23/3   SM Pollock 7-4-6-2
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   SM Pollock 8-4-8-2
38.1

Pollock to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run

38.2

Pollock to Naved-ul-Hasan, 2 runs, Short and wide, slapped to left of deep backward point

38.3

Pollock to Naved-ul-Hasan, 1 run, lunges forward to a full-length delivery and gets a edge to square leg

38.4

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, run down the thirdman.

38.5

Pollock to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run

38.6

Pollock to Naved-ul-Hasan, no run, offcutter on the off and middle, defended off the front foot

Pakistan 99/7   SM Pollock 9-4-12-2
40.1

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on the off stump line, defended off the front foot

40.2

Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, Outside off stump, full in length, Inzy thrusts his left foot out, slashes it to thirdman. It will bring Rehman on strike

40.3

Pollock to Abdur Rehman, no run, beaten! angling away from Rehman who has a poke at it

40.4

Pollock to Abdur Rehman, no run, away from the off stump and left alone this time

40.5

Pollock to Abdur Rehman, no run, banged in short of length, on the off stump line, pushed to point

40.6

Pollock to Abdur Rehman, no run, Pollock ends his strangling spell with a delivery through the channel outside off stump.

Pakistan 101/8   SM Pollock 10-4-13-2
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