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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Yousuf
58(113) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
5 4 14 12 9 1 6 5
GC Smith
48(68) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 4 1 11 9 4 7 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Iftikhar Anjum
O8
M0
R33
W3
Eco4.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
O10
M0
R37
W3
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

23 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

South Africa struggled for momentum during their innings and were restricted to 197 pn a sluggish track before Yousuf and Malik rode on a flying start provided by Afridi to guide Pakistan home. Yousuf, in particular, played risk-free cricket, nudging and driving the ball around, content on picking singles as he dropped anchor. South Africa couldn't remove him nor Malik and as a result Pakistan have sealed a convincing six-wicket win. It helped that Pakistan had the spin bowlers, led by Afridi, who never allowed SA to get away. SA had only the offspinner Botha, who was unimpressive, sticking to a round-the-wicket line, and they could not break through.

Smith: "If we had got 220-230 it would have been very competitive. Their spinners bowled well. The wicket got slower and slower and it made strokeplay difficult. We lost too many wickets after the second drinks break."

Man of the match: No surprise. It's Shahid Afridi. "I really enjoyed my performance. The fast bowlers did a very good job ... I was keen to bat as an opener."

Malik : "The way the boys are playing is superb. EVeryone is young and they have put up lot of hard work to improve the fielding. To win ... its key to remember your good performances."

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

48.1
6
Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX runs, There comes the winning hit. Thunderous six over long-on. Full in length, on the off and middle and Misbah, who sparkled in the Twenty20 cup with some big hitting, swung it over the ropes. Pakistan lead the five-match series 2-1

END OF OVER:
48 | 11 Runs | PAK: 196/4 (2 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.08, RRR: 1.00)

  • Mohammad Yousuf58 (113b)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq23 (31b)
  • Johan Botha10-0-50-0
  • Albie Morkel9-2-24-2
47.6
0
Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, And Yousuf teases the crowd with a perfect forward defensive stroke!

All men inside the circle

47.6
4w
Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 wides, slips down the leg side and that beats the batsman and the 'keeper
47.5
1
Botha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, flighted delivery - he is still operatingd from round the stumps, Yousuf inside-edges a drive and it runs to square leg
47.4
1
Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the middle and leg, wristed past square leg for a single
47.3
0
Botha to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven to cover

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st42Shahid AfridiYasir Hameed
2nd16Younis KhanYasir Hameed
3rd10Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
4th79Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik
5th55Mohammad YousufMisbah-ul-Haq