Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CA Ingram
100(119) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 3 0 0 1 3
Abdul Razzaq
109(72) 7x4 - 10x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 6 4 6 8 18

Best performances - Bowlers

CK Langeveldt
O10.0
M0
R75
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Wahab Riaz
O10.0
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

More reactions. Vishal: "Pakistan cricket was reeling...They needed a miracle to survive...and here they have it...One of the greatest ODI innings you will ever see or read in our case...This is a kind of innings that would make a nation believe in themselves...Best of luck from across the border..."

Lee de Souza: "About time we saw Razzaq again showing us what he's capable of! What-an-innings. I hope his top order counterparts were paying attention!"

Maryam: "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. POST MY COMMENT. I AM SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY. completely worth staying up at night for. when ab de villiers thought razzaq was out i felt my whole world shattering. BUT ABDUL RAZZAQ IS TOO AWESOME. The world needs to know of my joy."

Joy to the world. On that note, we bid farewell to what was Abdul Razzaq's night. The man scored 63 of the last 65 runs. He didn't wear any costumes, he didn't perform fancy tricks, but on Halloween Night, he left the bowlers scared, very scared. Do join us for the rest of the series. And also don't forget to read Osman Samiuddin's bulletin. It will be up soon. Give him some time. Razzaq didn't give him any. And, that is that. Okay bye

Time for presentation. Some 20-30 people there on the stage. Who cares after that innings, though?

Abdul Razzaq: "Sabse achchi baat hai ki pakistan ko victory mili. Isse humara morale boost hoga. Bade time ke baad jeete hain. Cricket mein pressure toh hota hi hai, par maine apni khel kheli jaake. Ye paari to hamesha yaad rahegi. Which translates to: "The best part of the innings is that we won. It will boost our morale because we haven't been winning of late. Pressure is always there in cricket, but I just went there and played my own game. I will never forget this innings."

Johan Botha: "Can't really say much. He deserved to win the match. He hit the ball cleanly. You missed your length, and he made you pay. It's never nice to lose, but better here than in the World Cup."

Shahid Afridi "Day before yesterday I told you we would bounce back, but I had never imagined it would come this way. My batting, not 100% but better than before. We are feeling better now as a team. We have areas to improve, but we will try our best in the coming games."

Goosebumps. Single-handed. He stood there and stared into nothingness as his partners kept getting themselves out. He then thought he would do it all by himself. And boy has he done it? "Remember when you were young> You shone like the sun..." This crazy diamond is still shining. Post ICL. Post poor form. Post selectorial injustice. He is still pulling off crazy innings. Shine on!

Reactions coming in. Iain says: "I am sweating at the brow just watching the Cricinfo commentary to this match. As an Englishman I know that of all people Abdul Razzaq is the one man who will take on all eleven by himself if need be. Good luck mate!" That was before the final act, I presume. But spot on

John: "I hope SA have learnt a lesson... we were way too confident in allowing Peterson to bat first... and i hope this finally means i dont have to see Albie's horrific bowling again... Theron NEEDS to come back in place of peterson"

Parvez: "What the fat lady sang...the wife has a sore throat...if she reads this I'm done" Is the missus reading?

49.5
4
Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR runs, Abdul. Razzaq. Sir, you have played a gem! Full ball outside off, when the leg side is heavily populated, and he crashes it through the field. Four runs! Game over. He emotes for the first time. Exults. He throws his bat, and then pumps fists. looks towards the dressing room. They are all celebrating. Shoaib picks up his bat. Hugs him. One by one all come out. Afridi. Waqar. All have one man to thank tonight
49.4
0
Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, short and wide, Razzaq wants to finish it off, misses the cut. AB and Albie appeal big time, but I don't see any connection there
49.3
6
Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs, Razzaq! Beaut! Poor delivery. On a length, in Razzaq's arc. He gets under it, goes over midwicket. Gets to 105. Botha is on the rope. Watches it sail over his head. Shine On You Crazy Diamond
49.2
6
Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, SIX runs, smokinnnn! Razzaq on 99! What is he up to here? Low full toss, misses the length by inches, and smacks it over midwicket, into the grass banks. They are dancing out there. Razzaq is playing a beauty
49.1
0
Morkel to Abdul Razzaq, no run, and he hits the crease, down the leg side, cramping him up, going through his legs

Albie to bowl again. Long-on cow corner, deep midwicket. Off side open. This will be bowled full and on leg stump

END OF OVER:
49 | 11 Runs | PAK: 273/9

  • Shoaib Akhtar0 (1b)
  • Abdul Razzaq93 (67b)
  • CK Langeveldt10-0-75-3
  • JA Morkel4-0-36-0
48.6
0
Langeveldt to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, full toss, straight at stumps, Shoaib keeps it out. Razzaq gets strike for the last over

Shoaib, time for you to face

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CA Ingram
100(119) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 3 0 0 1 3
Abdul Razzaq
109(72) 7x4 - 10x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 6 4 6 8 18

Best performances - Bowlers

CK Langeveldt
O10.0
M0
R75
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Wahab Riaz
O10.0
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF