Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
33(38) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 6 1 2 0 0 6
GC Smith
38(42) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 8 1 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Theron
O4.0
M0
R27
W4
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

It was the same script as yesterday, Pakistan batting let them down once more, and despite some good bowling from them, there wasn't enough on the board to put pressure on the South Africans.

It's been a hugely impressive show from Johan Botha's men, stifling the Pakistan batting in both matches, and then the South African batting kept its head even when things started to get tight. Colin Ingram seems to be a big plus for them, showing a solid temperament and not being fazed by the big names.

The one question mark against South Africa today was their batting against spin. Smith was clueless against Afridi, and Hafeez got through his four overs without much punishment.

Sriram Veera has the story of the match in his bulletin.

Post-match presentation: Rusty Theron is the Man of the Match. "Took a bit of time to settle but luckily tonight it worked out for me. I think Ingram made the difference today. It's been a bit of a dream start for me. A long way to go yet but so far so good. We did our homework and executed what we wanted to do."

Shahid Afridi: "I'm very disappointed. I was expecting a lot, especially from myself, but I couldn't produce in these two matches. I don't know why I played these shots. I know how important my batting is for my team. I know my team is very good in ODIs and we will definitely come back then." Some sections of the crowd booing Afridi as he walks off.

Johan Botha: "Very happy with the performance. Afridi bowled really well, Hafeez was brilliant, Ingram came in and took the pressure off our shoulders. Hopefully we can continue our momentum on Friday and Sunday."

A smiling Botha collects the trophy and walks over to his team-mates and they pose for a team photo with the title. A superb start to the series for South Africa, can they continue to win on Friday or will Pakistan bounce back? Join us to find out, till then it's goodbye from us at Cricinfo.

18.4
6
Umar Gul to Duminy, SIX runs, South Africa take the series 2-0, Duminy finishes it off in style, length ball on the pads, Duminy dispatches that over midwicket, he punches gloves with Miller, and the two batsmen are all smiles as South Africa complete another six-wicket victory
18.3
1
Umar Gul to Miller, 1 run, overpitched on middle and leg, squeezed out towards backward point, straight at the fielder but the batsmen go for the single, Miller has to dive to make his ground, direct hit would have made it very interesting
18.2
0
Umar Gul to Miller, no run, slips in the bouncer, on legstump, Miller went for the pull but doesn't connect
18.1
1
Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run, plays this one to mid-on, Duminy sets off immediately and zips through for the single

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | SA: 117/4

  • DA Miller5 (4b)
  • JP Duminy13 (14b)
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-23-1
  • Shoaib Akhtar4-0-36-1
17.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, Miller gets forward and defends it to the off side
17.5
1lb
Saeed Ajmal to Duminy, 1 leg bye, Duminy comes down the track and barely attempts a stroke as he is hit on the pads by a doosra

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
33(38) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 6 1 2 0 0 6
GC Smith
38(42) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 8 1 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Theron
O4.0
M0
R27
W4
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF