Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.6 Ntini comes back with a bang! good length on the corridor outside off, Nazir is cramped for room as he tries to cut. The ball gets a thick outside edge and flies to Boucher at waist-height 22/1
    7.3 the middle stump goes for a walk! Ntini angles the ball into Akmal from wide of the crease, the ball was too full to pull and Akmal got a bottom edge which crashed into middle stump, a promising innings has been cut short by a rash shot 43/2
    29.6 splendid catch at deep midwicket! The slower ball was short enough to pull and Younis made good contact, he timed it well but didn't get the necessary elevation to clear the boundary, Albie Morkel moved to his right and took a well-judged catch on the boundary, Younis goes after an aggressive half-century 149/3
    33.1 he strikes with his first ball! It was a flighted delivery very wide outside off stump, it would have probably been called wide had Yousuf not reached out for it, he tried to play an expansive cover drive and got a nick through to Boucher 160/4
    40.3 bowled him! Morkel bowls a full ball which swings sharply into Malik from outside off stump, Malik tries to drive through cover and gets an inside edge on to middle stump, uprooting it from the soil 199/5
    43.5 well caught! Misbah tries to loft one over cover but that's a difficult shot to play against Ntini, who angles it into the right-hander from wide of the crease, he mis-hits it high in the air over cover point, Duminy runs backwards and takes a well-judged catch, South Africa have given themselves an outside chance 209/6
    45.6 what a catch! Afridi throws his bat at one on off stump, he was trying to hit that down the ground but got a thick top edge, the ball was flying towards the region between backward point and third man and it looked like it was falling safe, de Villiers sprinted back from point, covered plenty of ground and judged the catch to perfection, in fact he took that while he was running at full speed and tumbled as he took it, simply outstanding 219/8
    44.1 he's got him! Morkel bowls a quick full ball which swings back into Tanvir and strikes him full on the boot, that was going on to hit middle and leg, the umpire raises the finger quickly and sends Tanvir on his way 209/7
    not out
    46.2 another ones goes! Rao Iftikhar drives at one that swings away from him and gets an outside edge through to Boucher, the ball flies low and to his right and Boucher dives to pull off a sharp catch inches from the ground 219/9
    46.3 that's it, South Africa have won! What an amazing turnaround it's been, Shoaib Akhtar throws his bat at the first ball he faces and lofts the ball high in the air to Nel on the sweeper boundary, he settles under the catch and takes it easily, the South Africans rush to the middle to celebrate a superb victory 219/10
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    219 all out (46.3 Overs, RR: 4.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Imran Nazir, 3.6 ov), 2-43 (Kamran Akmal, 7.3 ov), 3-149 (Younis Khan, 29.6 ov), 4-160 (Mohammad Yousuf, 33.1 ov), 5-199 (Shoaib Malik, 40.3 ov), 6-209 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 43.5 ov), 7-209 (Sohail Tanvir, 44.1 ov), 8-219 (Shahid Afridi, 45.6 ov), 9-219 (Iftikhar Anjum, 46.2 ov), 10-219 (Shoaib Akhtar, 46.3 ov)
    SM Pollock9.003413.77354000
    M Ntini9.006146.77299110
    A Nel10.013203.20423020
    JA Morkel8.304445.17316030
    JH Kallis3.001505.0091010
    J Botha6.002504.16192000
    JP Duminy1.00616.0020000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes