Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F Behardien
58(82) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0
Misbah-ul-Haq
57(75) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 1 2 6 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Peterson
O8.0
M0
R52
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Irfan
O7.0
M0
R33
W4
Eco4.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A comfortable win in the end for Pakistan, though they had some nervy moments in the chase. South Africa's top-order collapse proved costly for the hosts, and Pakistan kept them down to a chaseable score despite a recovery staged by Behardien and Peterson. Three down in their chase, Pakistan would have been nervous, but Misbah, Younis and Malik, all experienced players, saw them team through, never allowing the required-rate get out of control. Pakistan have levelled the series 1-1, we'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

AB de Villiers: "Disappointing performance, Pakistan took the initiative early on. We fought back nicely, got a decent target towards the end. Look back now, I'll definitely be bowling first. Misbah and company played too well in the middle overs. I'm proud of the boys for fighting back. It's still a big series. We are mature enough to know exactly where we went wrong. Come Sunday, we'll come back fighting again. Hopefully, there'll be pace and bounce in Johannesburg."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "The way we started, Irfan taking four wickets in 10 overs, that set the game as well. All the other bowlers bowled well, and we performed well with the bat. It is really satisfying for us, the batsmen are getting the confidence back. Picking Irfan was an attacking move, he gave us a big advantage. There were a few spots in the pitch where the ball was stopping and kicking, there was a bit of variable bounce, it was not easy to bat on. We really get good support here from the crowd. We need to keep this momentum. We're settling down and getting out, we need to show responsibility, if someone gets 20-30 runs, he needs to carry on."

Mohammad Irfan is the Man of the Match: The bowling coach Mohammad Akram will translate for him. Mohammad Akram: "It's his first Man of the Match performance, hopefully there will be many more to come." Irfan: "Thanks to Allah, my team management and coaches have supported me and hopefully I'll do well the next time. The captain had given us a plan, and I just worked on it. Hopefully I'll perform well in the next game and give my 100 per cent."

That's it, folks, thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. See you guys again on Sunday. Adios.

39.3
1w
Abbott to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, short and wide and he goes for the cut, misses, but Billy Bowden reckons its a wide and he calls it, Pakistan have won
39.2
0
Abbott to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and he pushes it back to the bowler
39.1
0
Abbott to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a good length, knocks that one down in front of point, Malik wants the single, Misbah says no

END OF OVER:
39 | 13 Runs | PAK: 191/4

  • Misbah-ul-Haq57 (73b)
  • Shoaib Malik35 (38b)
  • R McLaren8-0-40-1
  • KJ Abbott8-0-30-0
38.6
1
McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full toss on middle, turns it away towards deep square leg to level the scores
38.5
6
McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX runs, That's been dismissed, pitched on a length, Misbah made room and absolutely hammered that over extra cover for a flat six
38.4
0
McLaren to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, drops that one short and Misbah seeks that through to the keeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F Behardien
58(82) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0
Misbah-ul-Haq
57(75) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 1 2 6 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Peterson
O8.0
M0
R52
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Irfan
O7.0
M0
R33
W4
Eco4.71
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF