Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.1 strikes first ball! Steyn makes him play straightaway, Hafeez doesn't move at the crease, came onto him really quickly, he tamely stuck his bat out and the inside edge pushed back the middle stump. Hafeez beaten for pace 0/1
    38.2 a run out to end this partnership would you believe it! This turned and Farhat worked it away towards fine leg, they take a single, Farhat turns around and so does Azhar but they are up against Steyn's powerful arm, there's confusion and Farhat tells Azhar to head back, he turns around and the throw is too good, AB breaks the stumps and Azhar dives and lies on the pitch for a few seconds 93/3
    16.2 Younis done in by a stunning delivery! 134 kph, this was pitching on middle and off and shaping away, Younis had to play at it, he moved across but couldn't cover the line, played down the wrong line and hence the outside edge flew towards Smith at first slip 39/2
    45.3 the appeal lasted an entire day and Bowden finally raises the crooked finger! Farhat doesn't challenge it, Abbott bowled it short and a touch too wide outside off, not exactly a wicket-taking delivery but Farhat's lack of footwork made it one, he was back at the crease and slashing awya from the body, AB and the restknew he edged it 107/4
    46.6 and Kleinveldt finally gets in the wickets column! Reward for a probing over, Kleinveldt got a few to move back in, this one landed outside off and held its line, Misbah was poking forward and the ball took the thin outside edge off the top half of the bat, the umpire Steve Davis raised the finger immediately 107/5
    48.6 very soft dismissal! It was pitched up on off and middle and Shafiq was too early on the shot, the ball seemed to stop on him, he ended up spooning a catch to Philander at mid-off, Kleinveldt takes his second and Pakistan lose their sixth and are now into the tail 114/6
    68.6 slashed to third man! This was really short and wide outside off and he couldn't resist the slash, it was travelling quick to third man and Elgar ran backwards, kept his eyes on the ball and took it inches from the rope 202/8
    64.3 Ajmal's been given out lbw and Ajmal wants it reviewed, this was very full and landing just outside off, Ajmal was trying to work it across the line and the bat wasn't far away, Hot Spot doesn't show an edge, there were to sounds and it looked like it clipped the front pad and then the back pad, Hawk Eye shows that was crashing middle and off and Ajmal has to go 183/7
    69.2 caught off the top edge! Abbott has nine now, this was banged in short and he swiveled and wanted to pull, skied to mid-on where Kleinveldt jogs to his right and takes the catch 202/9
    77.6 Given out lbw and Pakistan want to use their final review, drifts inwards, lands outside off, he is on the back foot, the ball skids through and hits his pads, close to the bat, Hot Spot shows no edge and Hawk Eye says that was hitting leg. It's all over. SA win by an innings and 18 runs and take the series 3-0 235/10
    not out
    32 (b 9, lb 10, nb 2, w 11)
    235 all out (f/o) (78 Overs, RR: 3.01, 367 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.1 ov), 2-39 (Younis Khan, 16.2 ov), 3-93 (Azhar Ali, 38.2 ov), 4-107 (Imran Farhat, 45.3 ov), 5-107 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 46.6 ov), 6-114 (Asad Shafiq, 48.6 ov), 7-183 (Saeed Ajmal, 64.3 ov), 8-202 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 68.6 ov), 9-202 (Ehsan Adil, 69.2 ov), 10-235 (Rahat Ali, 77.6 ov)
    DW Steyn23.058043.4700
    VD Philander15.043202.1320
    KJ Abbott17.073922.2902
    RK Kleinveldt13.023322.5310
    RJ Peterson10.023213.2000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 22 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 334/6 (AB de Villiers 98*, VD Philander 45*, 85 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 14/1 (Azhar Ali 5*, Younis Khan 8*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 235 (78 ov) - end of match

Match Notes