Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    8.5 Stunner from Gibbs at short midwicket. It was short in length, on the off stump, Hameed pulled it uppishly, not too much power behind that as the ball made contact with the inner-half of the bat, and flew to right of Gibbs who dived to cup it with both hands. 20/2
    1.4 Anticlimax. Afridi falls. SA are delighted. Short of length, coming in from just outside off stump, Afridi goes for a pull off the front foot, didn't swivel properly and no power as a result. The ball lobs just behind mid-on and Nel backpedaled a few steps to take the catch. 2/1
    37.2 Big wicket. Younis is gone. Banged in short of length, outside off stump, bounced a bit, Younis tried to pull it from there, was beaten for the pace and more by the extra bounce and the ball lobs to Gibbs at midwicket 158/5
    12.4 Oh! what a tame end. SA strike again. It was a length delivery on the stumps, whipped past square leg where Botha rushes across to field. Yousuf turns for the second run but is sent back by Younis but Yousuf can't beat the throw. It went one bounce to Boucher who broke the stumps. Poor running between the wickets. 38/3
    31.4 slower ball, 119k, does the trick. malik checks the drive and offers an easy catch to smith at mid-off. this has been a good innings by malik, and this partnership has lifted pakistan from a precarious situation 129/4
    37.6 Nel strikes with a change of length. This one was fuller, just short of driveable length and Misbah, stuck on the back foot, was late on the drive. He didn't quite lean into his drive and ended up nicking it behind. SA are tightening the screws again. 159/6
    49.2 Botha gets his first wicket of the series. Floated on the off stump line, Akmal topedged a slog across the line to present a dolly to short third man. Akmal falls after a neat little cameo 227/8
    48.4 Yorker cleans him up. Full. swings in late from just outside leg stump, Rehman had moved outside leg stump, stabbed at it, missed and the ball crashed into the leg stump 219/7
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    12
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    66.66
    49.5 Botha gets his second victim. Some joy at the end for him. Slow through the air, on the middle stump line, Gul has another swing and picks out the deep midwicket fielder this time. 229/9
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    Extras
    19 (lb 13, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    230/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Shahid Afridi, 1.4 ov), 2-20 (Yasir Hameed, 8.5 ov), 3-38 (Mohammad Yousuf, 12.4 ov), 4-129 (Shoaib Malik, 31.4 ov), 5-158 (Younis Khan, 37.2 ov), 6-159 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 37.6 ov), 7-219 (Abdur Rehman, 48.4 ov), 8-227 (Kamran Akmal, 49.2 ov), 9-229 (Umar Gul, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock1003713.70423110
    M Ntini1002612.60401000
    JA Morkel1005415.40263040
    A Nel904424.88315001
    J Botha804125.12252200
    JH Kallis301515.00102000
  • BATSMEN
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    37.2 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. 228/3
    10.1 huge appeal for lbw and its given by Bowden. Done by the slider. It landed on a length, on the middle and leg stump line and moved towards leg. Gibbs went forward, then, back, was caught in the crease and was struck in front of leg stump. It was sliding down leg and would have probably missed leg stump. Gibbs was batting very fluently and this is a big blow 65/1
    35.5 And he is gone now. No hundred but it was a fab innings.A slower one, landed on a length, on the off stump line, Pollock backed away and flat-batted it high in the air to long-off 224/2
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    8
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    100.00
    not out
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    1
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    100.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 8, nb 3, w 5)
    TOTAL
    233/3 (37.4 Overs, RR: 6.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (HH Gibbs, 10.1 ov), 2-224 (SM Pollock, 35.5 ov), 3-228 (GC Smith, 37.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Asif806408.00218020
    Umar Gul5052010.40136122
    Iftikhar Anjum5.402724.76224011
    Shahid Afridi904314.77274000
    Abdur Rehman1003903.90292000

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