Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
68(84) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 0 1 1 2 1 2
JH Kallis
66(88) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 6 3 0 0 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O10.0
M3
R27
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Afridi looks on wistfully. It is a case of what might have been for Pakistan. They really lost the plot after the Hafeez-Younis stand set them up for a 260-plus score. It's been South Africa all the way, from the moment Hafeez cut Botha uppishly to Langeveldt. Tsotsobe, AB de Villiers and Kallis then sealed it in ruthless fashion.

"The old man just got some cramps out there," says AB de Villiers about Kallis. I don't think Kallis will take too kindly to being referred to as old man! It takes great stamina and reserves to be able to bat through a period of cramps and Kallis actually managed that today. That pull shot actually triggered a second bout, which was too much to handle.

The commentary feedback, at the moment, is a heady mix of dispirited Pakistan fanspeak, and dispirited Kallis fanspeak (vis a vis the Sobers v Kallis argument). Both parties, keep the faith, I say!

Presentation time. Ramiz Raja does the honours.

Tsotsobe is Man of the Match: "I must say I have been working very hard to get where I am now. I will look to step it up right now." [The height difference between Tsotsobe and Ramiz is disconcerting!] "I try to keep hitting the good lengths and make the batsmen hit the wrong shots. Happy with the slower deliveries too."

Afridi: "Very happy to see Younis back in the team, Hafeez also performed well, but after that we did not do well. Hopefully we will bounce back in the coming games. I am frustrated, yup, about the batting. Tough times, but we will try to do extra practice.. Bowling and fielding are perfect, we need to bat with better plans and last 50 overs."

Botha (instead of Smith, away injured): "Still awaiting Xray results for Smith. Kallis is a quality player and carried on even when he was tired. We were happy restricting them to 203, Lonwabo did a good job. Two down, two retired, but we managed to get there. You got to use your variations on a good wicket like this, and the guys did that really well."

That winds up our coverage for the game. Osman Samiuddin's updated bulletin will be here soon. Before going away, its a good time to join the fun we have in store in twitter. Follow our feed at @ESPNcricinfo - 140 characters off all the #cricket you need!

On behalf of our team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

39.3
4
Umar Gul to Ingram, FOUR runs, and he's finally perfected the shot. Ingram gets the upper cut away nicely and comfortably over the infield for four. SA have compketed their 10th successive ODI win.
39.2
0
Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, looks for another delicate glide and fails to make contact outside off
39.1
0
Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, 122 kph slower ball, cutting across from off stump as Ingram looks to dap it square for one on the off side., Straight to point

END OF OVER:
39 | 6 Runs | SA: 203/2

  • CA Ingram8 (14b)
  • JP Duminy10 (29b)
  • Shoaib Akhtar8-0-46-0
  • Umar Gul6-0-30-0
38.6
1
Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 run, pushes him back with another short ball, this time Ingram handles it well by getting back in the crease and riding the bounce., Dropped to the off side for one
38.5
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, 140.8 kph and on the pads, Ingram adjusts as it lands back of a length and works it to midwicket
38.4
0
Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run, 143.9 kph this time as Shoaib steams in outside off. Ingram gets bat on it finally, but can't get it past point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
68(84) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 0 1 1 2 1 2
JH Kallis
66(88) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 6 3 0 0 5 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O10.0
M3
R27
W4
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF