Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    36.1 Olivier strikes! He was the difference between these two teams in the Test series, could he be the difference between them in this opening ODI? Olivier speared the ball in full, even as Imam jumped out at him and looked to smoke the ball over cover. But he slices underneath the stroke, and Reeza Hendricks sprints in from the deep to hold the catch, which is a splendid effort, especially after he appeared to dislocate a finger earlier 185/3
    8.2 taken at fine leg! Another short ball, another wicket for Olivier. It's difficult to control the hook shot against Olivier. His short ones rise more steeply than others, similar to Jacques Kallis' surprise short ball. This one is climbing across off and gets too big for Fakhar. Fine leg hangs under it and it swerves to his right. But he watches closely and holds on low 45/1
    27.6 he's got him! Oh dear. Reeza can't believe it. Faf can't believe it. Mickey Arthur does not want to believe it. It's a short ball coming in at middle stump. He backs into the leg side and wants to punch through cover. But he's pushed at it too early and lost his calibration. Completely misses it. And the ball hits middle stump. Soft, soft dismissal. 139/2
    not out
    71
    63
    93
    8
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    112.69
    41.2 bowled 'im! South Africa needed a wicket, and Phehlukwayo has struck. The delivery was on a length, just outside off, and Shoaib was just trying to guide it down to third man, as has been done umpteen times tonight. But the ball nipped in to him off the surface, cramping him for room, and ultimately sliding off the bat and straight onto the stumps 218/4
    42.2 Tahir's off, arms spread in celebration! The ball was pushed through flat and fast, but it gripped in the surface to beat the outside edge and hit Sarfraz on the back thigh. Up goes the finger, but not so fast! Sarfraz reviews it. Where did this pitch? On middle and leg. Where is it headed? For the stumps. Three reds after the review, and Sarfraz has to go. Two quick wickets! 223/5
    not out
    18
    19
    29
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    94.73
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    267/5 (49.1 Overs, RR: 5.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Fakhar Zaman, 8.2 ov), 2-139 (Babar Azam, 27.6 ov), 3-185 (Imam-ul-Haq, 36.1 ov), 4-218 (Shoaib Malik, 41.2 ov), 5-223 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 42.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada9.115105.56263200
    D Olivier1007327.303011120
    D Pretorius1004204.20343100
    AL Phehlukwayo704316.14154020
    Imran Tahir1004414.40251100
    RR Hendricks301314.3381000

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st45Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd94Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
3rd46Mohammad HafeezImam-ul-Haq
4th33Shoaib MalikMohammad Hafeez
5th5Mohammad HafeezSarfraz Ahmed
6th44Mohammad HafeezShadab Khan