Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    7.4 and another! Short ball this time, outside off, and Azhar goes for the ramp over the keeper. Middles it well enough, but third man is back - not perhaps the wisest choice of shot, therefore - and Tahir tumbles to his left as he takes the catch 41/2
    7.2 superb bowling from Morkel. He's really earned this wicket. Set it up with that bouncer, and now he bowls a slower offcutter, just short of a good length on off stump. Zaman clears his front leg, perhaps looking for the pull, looking for the short ball. Picks the slower one late, only offers a feeble push, and the ball pops off the shoulder of the bat to slip 40/1
    not out
    31
    80
    51
    4
    0
    60.78
    23.2 goooone! Tahir is ecstatic. He's taken a lovely catch. A nice short delivery, aimed at the badge. Hafeez plays a pull and doesn't bother keeping it down. the room for error reduces drastically when you choose that option. Gets a thick leading edge to fine leg. Tahir runs in a few metres and takes a terrific, pressure low catch. Another start for Hafeez, consumed so many balls and then got out. 93/3
    not out
    16
    17
    14
    3
    0
    114.28
    Extras
    6 (lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    119/3 (27 Overs, RR: 4.40)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Fakhar Zaman, 7.2 ov), 2-41 (Azhar Ali, 7.4 ov), 3-93 (Mohammad Hafeez, 23.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada7.013605.14297001
    WD Parnell4.002506.25124000
    M Morkel7.011832.57322010
    CH Morris5.012204.40192010
    Imran Tahir4.001604.00140110

Match Notes

Good domestic record

50.46

Fakhar Zaman's ave in list-A career, before making his ODI debut today. In his last list-A tournament, Pakistan Cup in April 2017, his scores were - 62. 59, 73, 104, 10.

Can they defend?

3-5

SA's win-loss record defending totals of less than 225 in ODIs in last 4 years. Last time they scored less than 225 was in Jun 2016 v Aus (189/9) and won by 47 runs.

Amazing Hasan

6

No. of 3-wkt hauls for Hasan Ali in his career of 18 ODIs. Since his debut in Aug 2016, all other Pak bowlers combined have picked only 6 such hauls.

Top-four's show-down

75

Runs added by SA's top-4 in this match, is their lowest when batting first in ODIs since the 45 runs v Ban in Chittagong in July 2015.

Spinners' show

2

No. of instances of Pak spinners taking 3 or more wickets in the first 15 overs of an ODI inns since 2001, including today. The other instance was v Ban in 2011, 4 wkts.

AB's first

1

This is the first time AB de Villiers got out for a golden duck in his ODI career. Overall, this was his seventh duck.

Slow starts

5

No. of boundaries hit by South Africa in the first 10 overs in this tournament - 2 vs SL in the last game and 3 in this match.

Top v bottom

1v8

This match is between the No. 1 ranked team (SA) and No. 8 ranked team (Pak).

Can Pak end the streak?

6

No. of consecutive losses for Pakistan in Champions Trophy, before today. Their last win was against India in Centurion in 2009.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130.000
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.370
PAK3214-0.680
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798