Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
83(95) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 2 5 1 3 0
Umar Akmal
60(71) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 2 0 13 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

JH Kallis
O5.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

In the end, a comprehensive 58-run win for South Africa and a 3-2 win though it didn't seem like it would be that convincing given Pakistan's start to the chase. The introduction of Jacques Kallis into the attack turned the game, however, with three wickets falling in a space of three overs. Afridi swung it around before, as has been typical in this series, throwing it away, Hafeez fell yet again after getting a start, Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq tried hard but South Africa kept up the pressure and prevailed. Pakistan are yet to beat South Africa in a bilateral ODI series. Stay tuned, as we'll soon get you the details from the presentation ceremony.

Saahir: "Blast..I am getting tired of these close encounters..either SA is woefully inept in closing out Pak or it is Pak who is making mess of chasing targets. Whatever it is I am going to sleep, too much hyper-ventilation for one week." Except that it didn't get so close this time.

The PCB chairman Ijaz Butt is part of the presentation panel.

Hashim Amla is Man of the Series.

Jacques Kallis is Man of the Match: "I struggled a bit in the beginning with a back injury. It's nice to win an important game here. Our all-round performance was a lot better today. Having 317 on the board helped, everyone chipped in. We've come a long way from where we were a few months ago. As long as we keep improving, it augurs well for the World Cup. Amla has improved a lot, JP and Botha set up a fantastic total and the bowling is coming along nicely as well."

Shahid Afridi: "I am disappointed. We haven't won a series in 1.5 to 2 years. We didn't bowl well in the last Powerplay. The openers played positively but we had expectations from Younis and Yousuf. Before the World Cup we hope to get our team in good shape."

Graeme Smith: "It was a good performance from the guys. It was nice to bowl and field well and had we done that in the previous games we could have won four or five games. We wanted to pick the allrounder Peterson today and he bowled really well. The ODI squad, a lot of young players and we've taken some big steps forward in the last couple of weeks."

That's all we have from here, folks. Join us for the Test series that begins on November 12. Sahil Dutta is on the bulletin for this game and he should be done with it shortly. Until the next time, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo.

44.5
W
Peterson to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, It's all over, Shoaib was caught in two minds there, stepped out of the crease, then went back when the ball was pitched slightly short, tried to chop it into the off side, missed and was bowled
44.4
1
Peterson to Abdur Rehman, 1 run, comes down the track again, drives it past extra cover for a single
44.3
6
Peterson to Abdur Rehman, SIX runs, Rehman isn't giving up, comes down the track to the pitch of the ball and smacks it over the bowler's head for a flat six
44.2
1
Peterson to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, looking for the slog again, inside edge towards short fine
44.1
0
Peterson to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, tossed up, tries to slog it away, gets an inside edge to midwicket

Powerplays are done, and South Africa have more or less settled the game in those five overs

END OF OVER:
44 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 252/9

  • Abdur Rehman2 (7b)
  • Shoaib Akhtar0 (0b)
  • LL Tsotsobe8-0-47-1
  • RJ Peterson8-0-34-2
43.6
0
Tsotsobe to Abdur Rehman, no run, swing and a miss again, full outside off and he makes no contact

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
83(95) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 1 2 5 1 3 0
Umar Akmal
60(71) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 2 0 13 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

JH Kallis
O5.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF