Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
102(112) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 0 2 2 2 4 6 0
HM Amla
98(131) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 3 7 2 3 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O9.0
M0
R42
W3
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O9.0
M0
R39
W6
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 261/6

  • DA Miller2 (4b)
  • R McLaren0 (1b)
  • Junaid Khan9-0-42-3
  • Saeed Ajmal8-0-46-1

Well that wraps that up. We look forward now to the 3rd and final ODI of this series, which will be held on Saturday, so hopefully plenty of you can tune in and enjoy the show. The series may be decided, but that won't stop the South Africans from looking for a victory. Pakistan, too, will have much riding on this as they would like to cleansweep South Africa, a prospect that just a few weeks ago looked near impossible. Hope you enjoyed the match as much as we did. On behalf of Raju, the scorer, this is Rohan Sharma saying good night, and good luck!

Ahmed Shehzad (Pak), Man of the Match: It wasn't easy to bat on. Ball wasn't coming on to the bat. First few overs ball wasn't coming, but as soon as the lights came on it got easier. I want to mention the spinners. Shahid bhai has been bowling tremendously, along with Saeed Ajmal, while Junaid took the responsibility at the end to bowl well. Maqsood is a free stroke player and we need his kind of talent in the pressure overs and Powerplay. Told him to take his chances but he couldn't' connect. It happens in this game. By the time I came from the West Indies, my captain really supported me throughout. We haven't been clicking much the last few series. The way the management is treating us, and the way Moin bhai has been handling us, it has gone a long way in helping our belief after we lost series in the UAE. Those guys are doing a tremendous job off the field and have supported us. It's very pleasing for any opening batsman to make a hundred in SA. Sometimes it's really quick, sometimes it is two-paced, so it is especially pleasing to do well in these conditions.

Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan captain: Honestly speaking the game was escaping out of our hands, but in the end we came back in the last two overs to win this. Superb team effort. Everyone really stuck in. The runs stopped and the catches held at the end was important. The way Ajmal bowled well at the end. Junaid was tremendous with his first four and then last five. Team wanted this victory and the way, even of the last ball, was the way they were fighting. That was the key for us in this game. Two, three games in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, we should have won easily, but they really bowled well and played better than us. Maybe different attitude, but the attitude was the difference here. Everybody wants to win here. We want to prove to the world we can win the series and show the world we are better. We will sit together to see what we can achieve in the final game (dead rubber).

AB de Villiers, South Africa captain: Close but not across the line. A couple of runs there would have stopped you from asking a lot of good questions. Just not good enough, we lost the series and I am disappointed. The most disappointing thing was when we had the game in the pocket when I was out with Hash. We got out when we shouldn't have and gave the game away. We lost momentum. Had the game in the pocket. When you have the game done and dusted, don't give the game to the opposition, especially one as world-class as this. Not a lot pleased me in the first half. Thought we were not disciplined with the ball and our ground fielding. We haven't shown our ground fielding skills so far this series which is worrying and we have to work on that. After losing the series there are a lot of questions to be asked. A lot of believers in the side and system and we will come back.

Join us in a few minutes for quotes from the match presentation.

Junaid has taken Pakistan to a famous victory in its limited-overs history as a superb last over from Junaid Khan ensured the visitors just held on to a 1-run victory. It wouldn't have been amiss if, just a few overs back, you thought South Africa were cruising to victory, especially when Amla and AB were going great guns. But those late wickets, and needless from AB and Amla, hurt them in a big way. Pakistan are lucky to escape with victory when you consider how poorly they had bowled in patches, and were let down in the field by their fielders. This has been a match for the ages, and with that Pakistan, crucially, wrap up the series as they take an unassailable 2-0 lead with just one rubber to go. South Africa have squandered yet another home ODI series, and the boys in the dressing room know that.

44.6
4lb
Junaid Khan to Miller, 4 leg bye, would you believe it! can you believe it! Pakistan have clinched this! Junaid fires in another brutal yorker, that misses everything, but goes between Miller's leg as he looks to make room to get under this. The ball might have carried behind all the way to the boundary for runs, but Pakistan still win by just a solitary run. Possibly revenge for when South Africa pulled the rug from under Pakistan's feet in UAE when Pakistan seemingly were rolling to victory, before quick wickets made them lose that encounter by 1 run as well. Amazing stuff this. Has been a fantastic encounter to take hold off.

Can Killer Miller do the near-impossible? Or will Junaid finish this off to take Pakistan to a series victory in South Africa. The crowd can't watch, nor can I. Tense stuff this

44.5
1lb
Junaid Khan to McLaren, 1 leg bye, another beauty from Junaid as he fires this in on middle and leg. He is staying calm under immense pressure when his team needs him most. Only one run allowed, which is understandable given the state of play

7 now off 2. Pakistan have fought back admirably

44.4
1
Junaid Khan to Miller, 1 run, full and straight and all Miller can do is blitz this straight to mid-off, who holds on to it

Salman1508: "C word anyone?"

sumit: "I still wont utter the "C" word not yet"

SKhan: "Anwar, you beauty! could this be the catch that would win match?"

44.3
0
Junaid Khan to Miller, no run, excellent ball as this one spears in on middle and leg, hitting Miller's foot/base of the pad. The pair look for a run but Junaid runs in to recover the ball, quashing that notion

Two new batsmen. Junaid's tail is up. Game on

Ryan McLaren is the new batsman, and entering a tough situation, to say the least

44.2
W
Junaid Khan to Duminy, OUT, JP is gone! looking to seal this match sooner than later as he looks to pull one through midwicket, and hits it sweet enough for Anwar Ali, stationed at deep midwicket, to run forward and take the catch. Can South Africa do it? 8 needed off 4. This game is not over just yet
44.1
1
Junaid Khan to Miller, 1 run, and Miller begins with a wild swipe through the off side, with the ball carrying behind to third man

Junaid should be bowling this final over

It's Killer Miller time, folks

"If it's in the arc, it's out of the park, if it's in the V, it goes into the tree"

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
102(112) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 0 2 2 2 4 6 0
HM Amla
98(131) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 3 7 2 3 2 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O9.0
M0
R42
W3
Eco4.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O9.0
M0
R39
W6
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF