Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    13.6 absolutely dead in front. Another one lbw. Another one missing a straight ball. Flat on off, de Kock gets low and misses his sweep. Was that the wrong choice of stroke considering how full it was? Was it premeditated? No bat on that, and it's plumb indeed. Easy call for Illingworth 60/2
    8.2 that's plumb. Amla doesn't bother reviewing. Amla tries to do what he normally does, walk across and manufacture a single. But Imad is always accurate. Delivers it with the seam rotating parallel to the ground. It pitches, and carries on to strike Amla in front of middle and off. Intentionally not trying to turn it has worked. 40/1
    22.2 bowled him! Stops on Faf a little and he's dragged it on! Back of a length in the corridor, looks to punch through the off side, and only manages a thick inside edge into his stumps. Ball also seemed to stop on him, and the bottom hand took over 90/4
    14.4 AB's gone first ball. What? Wow. South Africa in tatters. Flat and wide from Imad. It does nothing but go on with the arm. But it was so wide that AB had to reach out for that so much that it skews off the outside half. Straight to point who takes a reverse-cupped catch. Massive wicket. Humongous moment in the game. AB hasn't score much since SA have arrived in England, not by his standards at least. 61/3
    not out
    75
    155
    104
    1
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    72.11
    28.5 gone! Beautifully bowled, and Sarfraz persisting with a slip earns Pakistan a wicket. Angled in from around the wicket, into the corridor, and full. Duminy looks to drive into the covers without really moving his feet, and the ball straightens to take his outside edge. Excellent low catch by Babar falling to his right 118/5
    28.6 oh my goodness, what a sensational delivery that is! Like the last one, it's angled in from around the wicket, and like the last one it straightens. This one, though, isn't quite as full as the previous ball - it's on the perfect length, leaving Parnell rooted to the crease - and its initial line is directed towards middle stump, before the movement takes it past the outside edge of the left-hander's defensive bat to crash into off stump. Top of off. 118/6
    42.3 and gone. Big wicket. Full delivery on off, Morris wanted to go over mid-off, a good option, but at this level you have to execute almost perfectly. Morris doesn't, the bat handle turns in his hands and he just lobs a drive to long-on off the inside half. What that means is the SA lower order is now exposed to the swinging, reversing ball. 165/7
    48.6 superb catch by Hasan Ali. Full outside off, Rabada wants to go over long-on but can only skew the ball towards a slightly deep cover. Hasan tracks it early, importantly judges it early, gets across to his right, gets underneath it and takes a lovely catch. Made a terribly difficult catch look terribly simple. Asks for some noise from the crowd. 213/8
    not out
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    5
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    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    219/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Did not bat: Imran Tahir
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (HM Amla, 8.2 ov), 2-60 (Q de Kock, 13.6 ov), 3-61 (AB de Villiers, 14.4 ov), 4-90 (F du Plessis, 22.2 ov), 5-118 (JP Duminy, 28.5 ov), 6-118 (WD Parnell, 28.6 ov), 7-165 (CH Morris, 42.3 ov), 8-213 (K Rabada, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Amir1005005.00292030
    Junaid Khan905325.88233111
    Imad Wasim802022.50280000
    Mohammad Hafeez1005115.10302200
    Hasan Ali812433.00291000
    Shadab Khan502004.00131000
  • BATSMEN
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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
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    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
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    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 Rabada713605.14297001
    WD Parnell402506.25124000
    M Morkel711832.57322010
    CH Morris512204.40192010
    Imran Tahir401604.00140110

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13:30 start, First Session 13:30-17:00 Interval 17:00-17:45, Second Session 17:45-21:15

Match days

07 June 2017 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 2, South Africa 0

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