• BATSMEN
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    1.4 the off stump has taken a beating! A near-perfect delivery. Nibbles away from length on middle and off, Zafar plays down the wrong line. The ball sneaks through the big gap between bat and pad. 10/1
    38.4 some poor running has resulted in another meltdown, just when Pakistan were looking to rev up their engine. They chance Ismail's arm at deep cover, this time the throw at the bowler's end is a flat one on the bounce to Kapp who gathers the ball cleanly and does a neat under-arm throw onto the stumps. Nahida wasn't even in the frame despite the dive. Top knock, but this could cost Pakistan a few extra runs 157/5
    9 what a strike! Another batsman who plays down the wrong line. This one swings back in gently, hits the deck and then straightens. Javeria prodded outside the line from the crease as the ball shaved past the inside edge to crash into middle and off. 43/2
    17.5 huge appeal for a stumping and its given by the square leg umpire! Sensational bowling again. Trusts in flighting the ball up - this one though was a little wider outside off stump - the perfect sucker ball. Maroof reaches out, looking for the cover drive, in doing so her back foot drags out of the crease and wicketkeeper does the rest. Sharp work by Chetty too. 61/3
    33.3 oh dear, that's a wicket they didn't want to lose. And it's gone in rather poor circumstances. Abidi, races down the track, which isn't wrong against a slow legbreak bowler intent on flighting the ball. But she pulls the trigger too early, which allows Luus to pull her length back and give it a proper rip. The batsman slogs across the line - panicked into it because she couldn't reach the pitch of the ball - misses it altogether and is stumped 124/4
    41.1 mistimes a slog straight to midwicket. This was a cross-seam length ball that gripped the surface and bounced a little more than Kainat would've liked, hit it off the top part of the bat which meant there was no power behind the stroke. After having been involved in Nahida's run-out, she's thrown it away. Pakistan crumbling 158/6
    50 mistimes a wild slog to Daniels, who hares in from the ropes at long-on, settles under the swirler and completes a straightforward catch. This time she took the pace off the ball to force the batsman to do all the running. Decent knock from Asmavia 206/8
    49.1 thick edge and gone. Slashes at this length ball outside off, it skids straight on. Sana Mir was cramped for room and ended up getting a big, fat nick. Straightforward catch to Chetty 201/7
    not out
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    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    13 (b 2, lb 3, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    206/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.12)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    S Ismail9.005225.7711
    M Kapp10.014814.8020
    A Khaka10.013303.3010
    M Daniels10.042122.1010
    D van Niekerk5.001412.8000
    CL Tryon2.001507.5010
    S Luus4.001814.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (Ayesha Zafar, 1.4 ov), 2-43 (Javeria Khan, 8.6 ov), 3-61 (Bismah Maroof, 17.5 ov), 4-124 (Nain Abidi, 33.3 ov), 5-157 (Nahida Khan, 38.4 ov), 6-158 (Kainat Imtiaz, 41.1 ov), 7-201 (Sana Mir, 49.1 ov), 8-206 (Asmavia Iqbal, 49.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    30.1 oh, dear. What a terrible way to be dismissed. This was a wild slog towards deep midwicket. For some strange reason, Trisha Chetty was ever-so-slow to turn for the second. When she did, she saw her partner more than halfway down the pitch. Could she have sacrificed her wicket? Debatable. Bottom line is she sold her partner down the river. Unfortunate end to an innings that promised much more. 124/2
    25.4 escaped a close shout off the last ball of the previous over, not so lucky this time. Dangerous attempt at sweeping a full ball on the stumps, this didn't spin much and once she missed it, she was always going to be a dead duck. That would've smashed into the middle stump. Relief for Pakistan 113/1
    34.2 this is a stunning catch at midwicket by Javeria. This was a loopy delivery which dipped on Chetty, who walked across to swing this over the legside boundary, but didn't get to the pitch of the ball and ended up mishitting it. Javeria leapt high, timed her jump to perfection, to pull off that catch. Moments of inspiration like that can lift a side. Are Pakistan onto something here? 143/3
    45 picks out deep midwicket and Iqbal, the fielder, roars with pure exhilaration! South Africa keep crumbling and this time its du Preez, who picks the right shot to play, backing herself to clear the boundary, but did she need to take that risk after Luus had already got a boundary in this over? 177/7
    35.5 oh, my. What is happening here? Panic? Why would you want to attempt a single as risky as that when the equation is so simple? Dabs it gently and sets off for a single, Javeria comes swooping in from short cover and fires a rocket throw to the keeper, who whips the bails off. Kapp was left stranded despite the dive. A while ago, Mignon responded to a similar call. This time, she didn't. Pakistan are buoyant 146/4
    38.3 gone! Yousuf roars after she goes right through Tryon, who sees a flighted delivery as reason to slog across the line. She misses, the stumps are in disarray and Pakistan are sensing an upset. 155/5
    41.3 shortish and outside off, cuts to point. No run there. But wait, they're going for it after the throw comes in and ricochets about three feet away from where the bowler is! This is madness. This is the third run-out of the innings, and possibly the worst, as Iqbal moves the three feet across, picks up the ball and nails the stumps at the bowler's end to snd back the SA captain 162/6
    not out
    15
    18
    1
    0
    83.33
    not out
    22
    16
    3
    0
    137.50
    Extras
    8 (w 8)
    TOTAL
    207/7 (49 Overs, RR: 4.22)
    Did not bat: M Daniels, A Khaka
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Asmavia Iqbal10.005505.5010
    Sadia Yousuf10.003023.0010
    Sana Mir9.012713.0010
    Nashra Sandhu10.023203.2010
    Kainat Imtiaz8.005607.0030
    Bismah Maroof2.00713.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-113 (L Lee, 25.4 ov), 2-124 (L Wolvaardt, 30.1 ov), 3-143 (T Chetty, 34.2 ov), 4-146 (M Kapp, 35.5 ov), 5-155 (CL Tryon, 38.3 ov), 6-162 (D van Niekerk, 41.3 ov), 7-177 (M du Preez, 44.6 ov)