Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
43(70) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 0 0 6 0 2 0
JH Kallis
71(89) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 3 9 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Asif
O5.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O10.0
M3
R23
W5
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

South Africa take the series 3-1 with this emphatic nine-wicket victory. Shaun Pollock set it up for them by decimating Pakistan's top-order with a ten-over spell that yeilded 5 for 23. They were dismissed for 153 and it was never going to be enough even after Graeme Smith was dismissed of fthe first ball of the chase.

de Villiers and Kallis struck aggressive fifties and took South Africa home with 22.4 overs to spare. You would have hoped that Pakistan would fight hard and give us a tight contest to enjoy but once again South Africa have swamped them and finished off another one-sided match.

Shaun Pollock is the Man of the Match, no surprises there. His spell knocked Pakistan out of the contest. He is also the Man of the Series, his third such award of the summer.

South Africa will head to the Caribbean with supreme confidence and they certainly are among the favourites to win the World Cup. Pakistan, on the other hand, have a fantastic team on paper but they have been woefully flat on the field barring the fabulous Asif.

That's it from us at Cricinfo, congratulations to South Africa. This is George Binoy saying goodnight.

28.2
4
Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, FOUR runs, victory for South Africa, de Villiers nudges it late and nudges it fine and times it well enough for the ball to scurry to the third man fence
28.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis steers it behind point for one more run

END OF OVER:
28 | 5 Runs | SA: 151/1

  • JH Kallis70 (88b)
  • AB de Villiers67 (85b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez2-0-9-0
  • Shoaib Malik4-0-24-0
27.6
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, 1 run, dabbed in front of point for a single, that takes South Africa to 151, just three runs away from taking the series
27.5
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, no run
27.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, no run
27.3
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, FOUR runs, Kallis steps down the pitch and lofts Hafeez just over the fielder at mid-off for four, just four needed now

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
43(70) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 4 0 0 6 0 2 0
JH Kallis
71(89) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 3 9 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Asif
O5.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O10.0
M3
R23
W5
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF