• BATSMEN
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    42.6 run out as he slips while turning for the second run. It was delivered from wide of the crease, full and on the off stump line, Gibbs whips it to left of long leg, completes the first run but slips while turning. And that leaves him well short of the crease as Akmal collects the throw and takes out the bails. End of a fab innings from Gibbs. 234/3
    run out (Mohammad Hafeez/†Kamran Akmal)
    34
    43
    5
    0
    79.06
    17.5 Afridi strikes. Big wicket of Kallis. Loopy delivery, full and dipping, spinning in from the middle and leg, Kallis pushes at it, beaten by the combo of the drift and the spin, and ends up scooping it straight to Afridi. 97/2
    not out
    103
    95
    9
    3
    108.42
    44.3 From wide of the crease again, it landed outside off stump, full in length and cut in, Kemp pushed at it tentatively and is struck just outside off stump. It was too close for the umpire to pick in real time and the fatal finger goes up. 238/4
    48.6 Straight to Younis Khan at long-off. Another low full toss, on the off and middle this time, Boucher hits it straight down the throat of Younis. One final over left to go. Can SA reach 300? 288/5
    not out
    5
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    27 (w 8, nb 3, lb 16)
    TOTAL
    294/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.88)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    Sohail Tanvir9.015215.77622
    Iftikhar Anjum10.015715.70430
    Umar Gul8.005406.75401
    Shahid Afridi10.004814.80430
    Mohammad Hafeez10.004404.40700
    Shoaib Malik3.002307.66411
    Fall of wickets:1-85 (GC Smith, 14.3 ov), 2-97 (JH Kallis, 17.5 ov), 3-234 (HH Gibbs, 42.6 ov), 4-238 (JM Kemp, 44.3 ov), 5-288 (MV Boucher, 48.6 ov)
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    7.3 And they continue to combust. Banged in short, at the body and Hafeez pulls it limply to square leg. Ntini has got all the three wickets. 37/3
    3.3 What a reflex catch by Kemp at short cover. Imran drilled a fullish delivery on the off stump to left of Kemp - that was travelling at some rate - who manages to catch it with both hands. Blinder. 18/1
    5.4 Ntini drags back the length and is immediately rewarded. Short in length, gets extra bounce even as it holds its line outside off and Younis stabs at it, bat away from the body, and can only manage to get a edge to Boucher. 30/2
    35.1 Kallis strikes right away. Off cutter, full and on the middle and off, Yousuf leaned forward only to whip it straight to Smith at midwicket. 152/6
    11.5 Ntini strikes again. The pattern continues. Two boundaries and out. It landed short in length, on the middle and leg and Malik tried to clip it across but instead, got a leading edge to cover. 55/4
    20.5 And the bouncer does the trick now. It was part of the plan. It was banged in short, rearing up at the head and Misbah was late on the pull shot and top-edged a dolly to Boucher who ran back a few paces to take it. 92/5
    37.6 Done in by the slower one. Akmal charged out and completely missed a heave across the line. 172/7
    45.4 Afridi is gone. Pakistan's hopes sink. Full pitched on the stumps, Afridi backed away and heaved it straight to long-on. Gone. What a fab innings it was though. Brutal, as ever, and he did scare a few South Africans. 246/9
    42.1 The leg stump has been pegged back. Sohail shuffled across the sticks to whip another delivery over square leg but missed it completely. Useful cameo from Sohail. 215/8
    46.3 Game over. SA have won. Rao went down the track, drove to long-off and turned blind for the second. He was sent back by Gul but slipped as he turned back. Botha did the final rites and SA have taken the first ODI. 249/10
    not out
    1
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    6 (b 1, w 4, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    249 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 5.35)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    SM Pollock10.023003.001110
    M Ntini9.006947.66331
    CK Langeveldt9.005325.88820
    JA Morkel6.001813.00600
    J Botha7.303004.00300
    JH Kallis5.004729.40320
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (Imran Nazir, 3.3 ov), 2-30 (Younis Khan, 5.4 ov), 3-37 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.3 ov), 4-55 (Shoaib Malik, 11.5 ov), 5-92 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 20.5 ov), 6-152 (Mohammad Yousuf, 35.1 ov), 7-172 (Kamran Akmal, 37.6 ov), 8-215 (Sohail Tanvir, 42.1 ov), 9-246 (Shahid Afridi, 45.4 ov), 10-249 (Iftikhar Anjum, 46.3 ov)

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