Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 Irfan sets Eden Park on fire as he delivers a peach of a delivery outside of off which de Kock, looking to angle away through mid-on, ends up getting a thick outside edge as Sarfraz completes the take from behind. The umpire doesn't hesitate too long to give this one, as Pakistan have South Africa one down with nothing on the board 0/1
    10.1 and Riaz has taken the big wicket of Amla as he seems to have been surprised by the lack of bounce as he ends up giving a low, outside edge to the keeper to this length delivery going across. Sarfraz is able to get low to his right to pluck this with one hand before hitting the ground. 67/3
    9.3 Rahat succeeds in getting Faf to nibble at this shortish length which seems to have climbed a bit more than expected on Faf as he tried to run it down through third man, but instead feathers an edge to Sarfraz, who completes it quite easily 67/2
    12.2 Riaz makes another significant inroad as South Africa are faltering in this chase of 232 as Rilee is set up for this hook over to fine leg, with Sohail Khan not having to move too far from his mark as he settled under it. Ends Rilee's short vigil at the crease as South Africa now go four down 74/4
    32.2 AB comes down the track to this short delivery, with the intention of blasting this over long on, but ends up feathering an outside edge to Sarfraz, who has been safe as houses behind the stumps. That could be the end for South Africa as AB departs for a courageous 77 200/9
    15.5 unleashes a wonderful yorker on middle which Miller appears to be late on. Looked out as soon as it struck really. Miller wants the review though. Replays show this went on to hit the back pad, so that may hurt his chances for this being given, but it is red all the way down, so Miller has to go, and South Africa are now five down with still quite a bit to do 77/5
    19.4 Riaz just can't be kept out of the action as JP, looking to hook this one away over backward square, ends up top-edging this short of a length over to Wahab, stationed at deep fine leg, who is over the moon as he falls away to the right to claim this 102/6
    23.6 Irfan picks up his third as Sarfraz has proven to be a top choice by the Pakistan selection committee today. The keeper is able to reach high for this thick outside edge as Steyn looked to hammer Irfan over midwicket. 138/7
    29.2 and Rahat plucks a big wicket as Abbott feathers an outside edge to this back of a length, with Younis taking a wonderful catch at second slip as he got low to his left. That could be huge as South Africa are still adrift by 60 runs 172/8
    not out
    33.3 and it is all over as Pakistan romp to a famous 29-run victory (D/L) at Eden Park! Tahir was looking to simply get bat on ball to this fast delivery outside off, before offering a chance to Sarfraz, who has now broken the record for most catches in an ODI by a Pakistani wicketkeeper, picking up the record-breaking catch with this effort 202/10
    8 (lb 1, w 7)
    202 all out (33.3 Overs, RR: 6.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Q de Kock, 0.2 ov), 2-67 (F du Plessis, 9.3 ov), 3-67 (HM Amla, 10.1 ov), 4-74 (RR Rossouw, 12.2 ov), 5-77 (DA Miller, 15.5 ov), 6-102 (JP Duminy, 19.4 ov), 7-138 (DW Steyn, 23.6 ov), 8-172 (KJ Abbott, 29.2 ov), 9-200 (AB de Villiers, 32.2 ov), 10-202 (Imran Tahir, 33.3 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan8.005236.502810000
    Sohail Khan5.003617.20186040
    Rahat Ali8.014035.00326110
    Shahid Afridi5.002805.60192200
    Wahab Riaz7.324536.00294320

Match Notes

Left-arm lethal


Wickets for Pakistan's left-arm fast bowlers, for the second time in an innings in this World Cup

Sarfraz shining


Dismissals for Sarfraz Ahmed in the match, which equals the ODI record. It's only the second such instance in a World Cup game

Chasing problems - II


Win percentage for SA when chasing in ODIs since January 2013; among the top 8 teams, only West Indies and Pakistan have a poorer win ratio when batting second

Chasing problems for SA


South Africa's win-loss record when chasing a target of 240 or more since the last World Cup

Can SA fight back?


Number of times South Africa have been 5 down for less than 80 in ODIs v Pakistan. They've won four of the previous eight

Amla's bogey bowler


Number of times Mohammad Irfan has dismissed Hashim Amla in ODIs. No other bowler has dismissed him more than three times

Hundred in quick time


Number of times, in 23 ODIs since Jan 2014, that Pakistan have reached 100 within 20 overs

A World Cup high


Runs scored by Pakistan in the 16th over, off Imran Tahir. It equals the most runs they've scored in a World Cup over since 1999.

Pakistan's opening woes


Total partnership runs for the first wicket for Pakistan in the first four games of the tournament, with stands of 11, 0, 1, 10

The Steyn threat


Wickets for Dale Steyn in 10 ODIs v Pakistan, average 17.72, Econ rate 4.14

The batting Powerplay clash


South Africa's run rate in the batting Powerplay; Pakistan's economy rate during these overs is 3.30. Both are the best in this tournament

Chasing pays in Auckland


Win-loss record for the team batting first in the last 10 day-night ODIs in Auckland. One match was tied