Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    18.5 we have an appeal for a run-out and its AB de Villiers who rushed in from the covers, underarms the throw in to the keeper and finds Ahmed Shehzad short. That is a big blow for Pakistan. Hafeez had nudged it into the covers and immediately set off. Shehzad responded quickly enough but AB was just too good and Duminy continues his knack of picking up a wicket in his first over on this tour 74/1
    20.5 gone, sneaks through bat and pad! That was a horrible shot, he was looking for the leg spinner there but the ball went straight on and shatters his off stump as a fan puts up a sign that reads "Imran Tahir come back 2 Pakistan" 85/2
    36.4 lovely catch from the captain and Steyn strikes! It was a full length ball homing in on off stump and Maqsood goes for it once again, but this time he cannot get it off the middle. AB runs back from mid-off and leaps up behind him to hold on to a good catch and punches the air in delight 174/4
    21.1 and his stay at the crease is very brief. Tsotsobe has been getting a bit of extra bounce in his first spell as well and this time the leading edge lobs up in the air and the short midwicket fielder runs around to take a good, diving catch 86/3
    46.4 double-strike for Steyn! And its the big wicket, Misbah is gone! Full length ball and he wanted to whack it over deep midwicket. But he had not hit it quite as well as he would have liked as the ball got too much height and AB comes in from the boundary and takes a cool catch 230/7
    38.4 what a bouncer! Perfectly directed, around head high and the pinch hitter ploy fails. Tanvir was more trying to protect himself as he swiped at that ball, which went high in the air and down to deep fine leg where Hashim Amla settles himself underneath it, dives to his left as the ball swirls and takes a good catch 180/5
    46.1 and Steyn provides the wicket again! It was full and on of the off stump. Akmal went for the huge heave over midwicket, but got a leading edge and the ball sailed to the third man boundary where the Morne Morkel was lurking. He used his full height, settles himself on the boundary and timed his jump backwards perfectly to take a great catch 228/6
    47.4 and finally South Africa get a direct hit and Afridi is not even in the frame. Faf du Plessis had one-and-a-half stumps to aim at from backward point and he nails it. It was a short ball from McLaren and Irfan managed to fend it away. Afridi called him through for the single, and has obviously underestimated Faf's skills in he field 232/9
    46.6 143 kph, what was he doing there? Ajmal was looking to pull a good length ball that rushed through and shattered his stumps. Steyn has three in his over and has five for the match. This is his best bowling figures in ODIs. He is pumped! 231/8
    not out
    49.2 and there it is! leg stump yorker breaches his defences and South Africa have the win and the series. Junaid wanted to drill it through the off side again, but it was just too quick for him. McLaren punches the air, AB de Villiers kisses the South Africa crest on his uniform and that is that 238/10
    8 (lb 1, w 7)
    238 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Ahmed Shehzad, 18.5 ov), 2-85 (Mohammad Hafeez, 20.5 ov), 3-86 (Asad Shafiq, 21.1 ov), 4-174 (Sohaib Maqsood, 36.4 ov), 5-180 (Sohail Tanvir, 38.4 ov), 6-228 (Umar Akmal, 46.1 ov), 7-230 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 46.4 ov), 8-231 (Saeed Ajmal, 46.6 ov), 9-232 (Shahid Afridi, 47.4 ov), 10-238 (Junaid Khan, 49.2 ov)
    DW Steyn10.012552.50421020
    LL Tsotsobe10.004914.90295020
    M Morkel10.004404.40356000
    R McLaren9.205916.32246130
    Imran Tahir8.005116.37212300
    JP Duminy2.00904.5061000

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