5.4 Ntini nails Imran! Slightly short of length and at some pace, Imran was cramped up when he went for the pull, ended up shovelling a dolly to mid on. South Africa are running hot here, Pakistan continue to blow hot and cold. 21/2
    5.2 Akmal's misery continues. Goes for a pull, off a short-pitched delivery and skies it towards midwicket. Another failure for Akmal. 20/1
    16.4 Suicidal slash! Wide outside off, full in length, Younis decides to chase it and ends up getting a nick to Boucher. Had he left it alone, it would have been called a wide. 65/3
    39.1 Pakistan continue to tumble. Huge wicket. Yousuf is gone. Edging behind. In the zone outside off, Yousuf pushes at it, bat away from the body, and nicks it to right of Boucher who dives low to grab the catch. Ntini is chuffed and why not. 165/6
    20.5 Gone! The drop has not proven costly. Again the shuffle has done in Inzy. He moves right across the stumps, the ball lands on the off and middle, came in and the bat came down the wrong line and is rapped in front. It would have taken out the leg stump. Pakistan are wobbling at 71 for 4 as the mediumpacers are doing the job for the hosts. 71/4
    38.4 Malik falls as the rain comes down at Port Elizabeth. Banged in short of length, on the off stump line, Malik, trying to up the ante, went for a pull, made contact with top half of the bat and skies it to midwicket. He had crept to a fluent 41 and was looking good 162/5
    40.3 Afridi combusts! Banged in short, well outside the off stump, Afridi tries to fetch it from there, and slap it over midwicket and ends up swatting it to point. 175/7
    46.5 And he strikes gold this time! Fourth wicket for Hall. All you Hall fans would be thrilled. This one was full and well outside off, hint of swing away, Razzaq backs to leg side and has a slash, ends up nicking it into the safe gloves of Boucher 216/8
    not out
    not out
    7 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    245/8 (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.91)
    Did not bat: Mohammad Asif
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Kamran Akmal, 5.2 ov), 2-21 (Imran Nazir, 5.4 ov), 3-65 (Younis Khan, 16.4 ov), 4-71 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 20.5 ov), 5-162 (Shoaib Malik, 38.4 ov), 6-165 (Mohammad Yousuf, 39.1 ov), 7-175 (Shahid Afridi, 40.3 ov), 8-216 (Abdul Razzaq, 46.5 ov)
    SM Pollock1003303.30414000
    M Ntini1005335.30367000
    CK Langeveldt8.504805.43304111
    AJ Hall1003543.50362020
    JM Kemp301705.6651000
    JH Kallis504018.0062100
    GC Smith301705.6671010

Match Notes

  • Rain ends intriguing contest

    South Africa's seamers shrugged aside the horrors of their Durban drubbing and ground out an utterly disciplined, teutonic performance to restrict Pakistan to 217 for eight in the third ODI at Port Elizabeth.

  • Nel may miss entire series

    While Pakistan are boosted by a successful batting display in the second match, South Africa have been hit with the news that fast bowler Andre Nel will not play the third one-day international at Port Elizabeth and may miss the rest of the series

Pakistan 1st innings Partnerships

1st20Imran NazirKamran Akmal
2nd1Imran NazirYounis Khan
3rd44Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
4th6Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Yousuf
5th91Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik
6th3Shahid AfridiMohammad Yousuf
7th10Shahid AfridiAbdul Razzaq
8th41Azhar MahmoodAbdul Razzaq
9th29Azhar MahmoodNaved-ul-Hasan