Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
82(110) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 7 3 1 0 4 6
SM Pollock
90(84) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 5 8 0 6 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Iftikhar Anjum
O5.4
M0
R27
W2
Eco4.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O8.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco5.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

It was swift and clinical. Powered by a disciplined bowling performance South Africa restricted Pakistan to 230 before Smith and Pollock rode on a breezy start from Gibbs to charge them home.

Malik: "It was hard to bowl with a dew ball. I had asked them (ground authorities?) about dew, they said there won't be any dew but obviously it proved difficult in the end."

Man of the Match Shaun Pollock

"I am really pleased today for the opportunity to go up the order and get some runs. I am really happy about it. We wanted to make use of the powerplays and so I went up the order. The wicket suites us more; it came nicely on to the bat."

Graeme Smith "It was a very very good win today. I did my role with the bat, was pleasing to see the team almost home. Shaun took a lot of pressure of me. I thought we bowled really well today. Having Andre Nel with the second new ball(after the 34th over) in the end proved handy."

The series is set up very nicely and for the series-deciding finale, we move to Lahore on the 29th. Join us then.

That's it from me, Sriram Veera. Alvida!

37.4
4
Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, FOUR runs, And that's it. South Africa clinch a facile win. Full in length, slipping to the legs, clipped past square leg.
37.3
1
Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run, length delivery on the off stump, pushed to cover
37.2
W
Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, OUT, full in length, on the middle and leg, Smith pulled it straight to deep midwicket. More delay to the end as a new batsman walks in. It was a captain's knock, though.

And as many of you have slapped me it was not Ponting but Pollock. Are you guys quick to slam or what?!

37.1
0
Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run, bouncer that sails well above Smith's head, No wide called.

END OF OVER:
37 | 3 Runs | SA: 228/2

  • JH Kallis2 (5b)
  • GC Smith81 (101b)
  • Shahid Afridi9-0-43-1
  • Iftikhar Anjum5-0-22-1
36.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run, lands outside off stump and stays there, Kallis lets it go to Akmal.
36.5
2
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 2 runs, quicker, outside off stump, punched straight between the legs of Yasir Hameed at backward point.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
82(110) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 7 3 1 0 4 6
SM Pollock
90(84) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 0 5 8 0 6 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Iftikhar Anjum
O5.4
M0
R27
W2
Eco4.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O8.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco5.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF