Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Wicket commentary

Pakistan in South Africa ODI Series - 4th ODI

South Africa v Pakistan

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

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

Pakistan 0/1   Kamran Akmal 0* (0b)   SM Pollock 0.4-0-0-1

7.3

Ntini to Younis Khan, OUT, Akmal's dismal time continues. He slips in the middle of the pitch and can't get back. Younis pushes a length delivery towards cover and Akmal rushes across like a express train. Younis is no mood to catch the train, he stays rooted to his station and Akmal has to turn back. He does but slips and falls. Gets up but by the time Gibbs had swooped in on the ball, sees that Akmal is just trying to get on his feet, and so runs with the ball towards the non-strikers end. And when he gets near, he underarms a direct hit and Akmal is well short of the crease.

Kamran Akmal run out 3 (30m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.04

Pakistan 6/2   Younis Khan 2* (18b)   M Ntini 3.3-0-5-0

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

Pakistan 23/3   Mohammad Yousuf 11* (10b 2x4)   SM Pollock 6.3-3-6-2

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   Inzamam-ul-Haq 8* (23b 1x4)   AJ Hall 3.3-0-15-1

32.2

Kemp to Shoaib Malik, OUT, What a tame way to go! Another piece of rubbish down the leg side -full and on the legs, Malik tries to tickle it away again, instead send it right into the big gloves of Boucher. Don't tell me , this was a plan from Kemp, I would be gobsmacked.

Shoaib Malik c †Boucher b Kemp 19 (53m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.77

Pakistan 87/5   Inzamam-ul-Haq 34* (65b 4x4)   JM Kemp 0.2-0-4-1

35.2

Kallis to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, Kallis nails the leaden-footed Razzaq. Pitched on a good length, outside off and came back in, Razzaq was glued to his crease, just waved his bat at it as he attempted to drive and the ball threaded the bat and pad gap to crash into the furniture

Abdul Razzaq b Kallis 1 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.69

Pakistan 93/6   Inzamam-ul-Haq 37* (70b 4x4)   JH Kallis 7.2-1-16-1

36.3

Kemp to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, had to take a bus to reach it but he made it in time! slightly short and miles outside the off stump, Mahmood needlessly pokes at it and the edge is snaffled by Boucher. Another one bites the dust. Pakistan seven down and in deep deep trouble here

Azhar Mahmood c †Boucher b Kemp 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pakistan 94/7   Inzamam-ul-Haq 37* (72b 4x4)   JM Kemp 2.3-0-8-2

39.6

Ntini to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, Ntini cleans up Naved-ul-Hasan. He is not happy with the decision. The ball nips back in from outside off, cuts Naved in half. He stabs at it, the bat brushes the front pad and the ball appeared to have flown through the gap without meeting wood but the finger goes up. Replays suggest there was no bat involved.

Naved-ul-Hasan c †Boucher b Ntini 3 (15m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27

Pakistan 100/8   Inzamam-ul-Haq 39* (82b 4x4)   M Ntini 8-2-18-1

44.6

Langeveldt to Abdur Rehman, OUT, Gone! banged in short and just outside off stump, Rehman tries to guide it to third man, is cramped up for room and nicks it behind. Another catch for Boucher. His sixth. Rehman didn't wait for the umpire's decision. Walked rightaway. Gilchrist would be happy.

Abdur Rehman c †Boucher b Langeveldt 0 (21m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 106/9   Inzamam-ul-Haq 44* (94b 4x4)   CK Langeveldt 8-1-18-1

45.4

Hall to Mohammad Asif, OUT, cleans him up with a beauty! Landed on the middle stump line, full in length, Asif pushes at it without moving his feet, bat ahead of his body, and it shaped away to crash into the off stump. So we still have the movement off the track. Bit of variable bounce as well.

Mohammad Asif b Hall 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 107/10   Inzamam-ul-Haq 45* (97b 4x4)   AJ Hall 6.4-0-29-2
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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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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