Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    19.2 Pollock strikes! That pitched just outside off stump, Hafeez moved across and tried to flick, he fell over and the ball angled into him and rapped him on the pads, the umpire upholds the appeal but replays show that it was just missing leg stump, Hafeez's exaggerated movement across his stumps is what could have done him in 48/3
    12.4 and the plan works to perfection! they played on his patience and finally Farhat falls into the trap. Followed up the short deliveries with a fuller length delivery outside the off stump, again slanting away from the left-hander. Farhat plays a loose drive and the thick edge is cleanly snaffled by Kallis at second slip. Ntini with the all important breakthrough. 29/1
    14.5 here we go! pushed away towards extra cover and they take off for a suicidal run. Clearly there was no single there, hard to say who called but since the ball went to extra cover I assume that it was Hammed who called for it. Anyway Andre Nel scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and Hammed is caught short of his crease. This is the last thing Pakistan wanted - I am sure South Africa won't mind it. 35/2
    not out
    35.6 Pollock strikes back and it's crucial breakthrough! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Yousuf goes back and across in an effort to runs it away through gully but he fails to get on top of the bounce and the edge goes straight to Gibbs at gully. 87/4
    38.2 Ntini nails Inzi for a solitary one and it's game on here at Port Elizabeth! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and nipping back in. Inzi shuffles back and across and pulls across the line, fails miserably to make contact and the ball crashes into the pad. Loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger. Pakistan five down and in trouble here. 92/5
    not out
    3 (lb 1, nb 1, w 1)
    191/5 (57.3 Overs, RR: 3.32, 261 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Imran Farhat, 12.4 ov), 2-35 (Yasir Hameed, 14.5 ov), 3-48 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.2 ov), 4-87 (Mohammad Yousuf, 35.6 ov), 5-92 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 38.2 ov)
    A Nel14.026304.5010
    M Ntini19.065022.6300
    SM Pollock13.044723.6101
    JH Kallis6.001702.8300
    PL Harris5.301302.3600

Close of Play

  • Fri, 19 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 135/6 (Mohammad Sami 0*, 40.2 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 115/3 (JH Kallis 50*, AG Prince 21*, 52 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 8/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 8*, Imran Farhat 0*, 6 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 191/5 (57.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes