Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    47.4 what an unbelievable catch. Behardien keeps South Africa alive. Short again, Farhat is in a tangle, somehow gets enough bat to clear cover-point. So it seems. Behardien covers an insane amount of ground and takes this over his shoulder 226/6
    1.3 flicked away from off, with the angle, and they are appealing for obstructing the field. This is placed to the right of long leg, Farhat is adamant about the second, Hafeez is slow to turn, and he starts running with half an eye on the throw coming from the keeper to the bowler, and is hit by the throw. Hafeez has altered his course only slightly, but that is good enough to rule a batsman out under the new playing conditions. Hafeez is livid as he goes back; possibly he feels he didn't alter significantly or intentionally but he did alter the line of running if only slightly. First man to be given out obstructing the field after the new playing conditions were introduced 2/1
    5.2 short, wide, rocketed straight to point. So Miller does pull off a near blinder. Remember Pakistan dropped a sitter from him, which cost them many runs in the first innings. This is like catching lightning. Absolutely smashed into the toes of pint where Miller goes down on a knee and plucks this without trouble. Akmal can't believe he has failed to either keep it down or hit it over the man because this ball was asking to be hit for four 18/2
    10.6 bowled'im. Played on. Stays a little low, I think. Younis Khan goes out to dab on a short-of-a-length delivery outside fof, the ball stays a little low, seams a little, and runs off the bat onto the stumps 33/3
    41.1 Misbah misses century again. Oh the nearly man. This is the first time I have seen Misbah try to hit a six and fail. When he makes up his minds, he always clears the field. Backs away to try to launch him, but gets a top edge that seems to be clearing midwicket but Behardien does well to take this over his shoulder 186/4
    41.5 Boom Boom goes bust now. Gone second ball. Peterson bowls slower, shorter, Afridi rocks back to cut, but is done in by the slowness and gets an edge into AB's gloves 191/5
    not out
    48.1 South African fielders are turning this game around on its head. This is sensational. Malik drops this towards point and runs, but Miller swoops in like a cheetah from point, makes a one-handed pick-up, and underarm-flicks it onto the only stump visible when he is in the air himself. Miller slides into Riaz's bat but what a wicket he has got South Africa 227/7
    not out
    18 (b 1, lb 4, w 13)
    236/7 (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.3 ov), 2-18 (Kamran Akmal, 5.2 ov), 3-33 (Younis Khan, 10.6 ov), 4-186 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 41.1 ov), 5-191 (Shahid Afridi, 41.5 ov), 6-226 (Imran Farhat, 47.4 ov), 7-227 (Wahab Riaz, 48.1 ov)
    DW Steyn10.032612.60452100
    LL Tsotsobe9.415115.27306020
    RK Kleinveldt10.005115.10376050
    RJ Peterson10.004624.60294000
    R McLaren8.004005.00283060
    CA Ingram1.0017017.0021200

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