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    3.5 never-ending appeal from Umar Akmal as Smith jumps outside leg and tries to cut the ball. Hafeez had pushed it through to beat the bat. The ball thuds into the keeper's gloves and trickles onto the stumps at exactly the same time as Smith's back foot rises in order to reclaim his balance. Very tight decision here. There is also concern of Akmal's gloves the reason for the bails being disturbed. But the third umpire sends the red light and Pakistan erupt. I reckon they didn't think that would have been out 20/2
    2.2 the stumps are broken but Junaid doesn't realise it as he was going up for the leg before. it was a length ball on leg stump but with Amla going so far across he missed the flick and then it was timber! 12/1
    12.1 the stumps take a beating as the ball sneaks between bat and pad. Pressure from the other end manifests in a wicket as de Kock goes for a lazy drive. His front foot did not come towards the line of the full length ball on middle stump and with Bhatti's in-cut Pakistan are back in the game 62/3
    25.4 he's gone! Kallis is in disbelief as that one sneaks off the bottom of his bat and ricochets onto the stumps. It was a fullish ball on off stump, which skidded onto Kallis quicker than he expected. Anwar and Pakistan celebrate wildly, they know that was the crucial strike 115/5
    17.2 AB perishes! Plays back to what he really should have going on the front foot and that is a big blow for South Africa. The "star man" comes out after pushing this one through on off stump and getting the smallest bit of turn, but it was the skid after pitching that did the batsman 79/4
    43.1 oh, that might just be the last straw for South Africa! Duminy goes for the reverse sweep, but the ball was not quite full enough and he gloves it to the keeper who dives forward and picks up an excellent catch. End of another fighting innings from JP, but will this one end up in a losing cause as well? 168/8
    29.4 Anwar has another! Miller throws a look at his partner, possibly asking if he should review, but there was a clean edge. It was the sucker ball, full and outside off stump. He went for it, playing an expansive drive only to get a feather through to the keeper. 123/6
    37.4 Ajmal, you beauty! That one leaped up off a good length and Philander who was just looking to block it away sees the ball take the splice of the bat and lob all the way to Maqsood at backward point. A determined innings comes to the end as Philander gets a pat from the incoming batsman 155/7
    46.6 144 kph, and the stumps are in disarray again! Misbah's move works as Bhatti keeps it nice and full. A little bit of inward movement beats Steyn's carve through the off side as he made room for himself. 192/9
    48.1 and Bhatti finishes things off with the perfect yorker on off stump! Morkel made room outside leg to try and drive this through the off side, but he was too late on the shot and South Africa have succumbed in what was supposed to be a straight forward chase. 195/10
    not out
    2 (w 2)
    195 all out (48.1 Overs, RR: 4.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (HM Amla, 2.2 ov), 2-20 (GC Smith, 3.5 ov), 3-62 (Q de Kock, 12.1 ov), 4-79 (AB de Villiers, 17.2 ov), 5-115 (JH Kallis, 25.4 ov), 6-123 (DA Miller, 29.4 ov), 7-155 (VD Philander, 37.4 ov), 8-168 (JP Duminy, 43.1 ov), 9-192 (DW Steyn, 46.6 ov), 10-195 (M Morkel, 48.1 ov)
    Junaid Khan8.003814.75326000
    Anwar Ali6.002424.00222010
    Mohammad Hafeez10.003413.40382100
    Bilawal Bhatti7.103735.16256000
    Saeed Ajmal10.002822.80420200
    Shahid Afridi7.003414.85193010

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

24 November 2013 (50-over match)

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