Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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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
    14.3 fuller, on the middle and leg, worked past square leg. Smith turns for the second run but is sent back by Gibbs, who had taken a couple of steps initially, and can't beat Hafeez's one-bounce throw to Akmal. Gone. Pakistan get a breakthrough. SA 85 for 1. Smith was looking pretty good out there. 85/1
    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
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    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
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    Extras
    27 (lb 16, nb 3, w 8)
    TOTAL
    294/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.88)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Tanvir915215.77354262
    Iftikhar Anjum1015715.70319000
    Umar Gul805406.75247101
    Shahid Afridi1004814.80284010
    Mohammad Hafeez1004404.40271010
    Shoaib Malik302307.6662100
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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
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    Extras
    6 (b 1, lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    249 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 5.35)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock1023003.00413000
    M Ntini906947.66279100
    CK Langeveldt905325.88287020
    JA Morkel601813.00200000
    J Botha7.303004.00211000
    JH Kallis504729.40113320

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

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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

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

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

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