Player of the Match
Player of the Match

It was a stunning knock from Pollock. The game appeared to be all over when he walked in but he had other ideas. He drove, cut and pulled his way and almost threatened to wipe the smiles off the Asian faces. He was supported brilliantly by Chigumbura and Odoyo but with their departure, it became an uphill task. Even for Pollock.

Man-of-the-Match: Who else but Shaun Pollock.

That's it from us. Good bye and Good Luck.

47.5
W
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, OUT, Pollock is out, going for the jugular. Asian XI have won. It was slightly short in length, on the off stump line and Pollock shaped to pull it over midwicket. But it was a slower one from Mortaza and he was early into the stroke and sent it straight to Yousuf at midwicket. It was a sensational innings from Pollock but he couldn't quite finish it off.

SM Pollock c Mohammad Yousuf b Mashrafe Mortaza 130 (165m 110b 19x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

47.4
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, FOUR runs, Inside edges to fine leg. Full and on the leg and middle, Pollock backs away, has a wild swing and gets a edge it to fine leg boundary.
47.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, no run, Slower one. Pollock is almost through with his shot, checks and pushes it back to the bowler
47.2
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, FOUR runs, Hope floats on. Full-pitched delivery on the stumps and Pollock leans forward and lofts it to the wide long on region.
47.1
2
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, Pollock swings it to widish long on. Pollock runs the first run hard and comes back for the second. On strike. There is still hope for the African XI

45 from 18 balls. That's a tall order. All the hitting has to come from Pollock.

END OF OVER:
47 | 5 Runs | Afr: 273/9 (45 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.80, RRR: 15.00)

  • M Morkel4 (12b)
  • SM Pollock120 (105b)
  • Z Khan9-2-43-2
  • Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-47-0
46.6
0
Khan to M Morkel, no run, on the off stump line, on a length and Morne preserves his wicket by defending it to on side. Over to you Shaun.
46.5
1
Khan to Pollock, 1 run, full and on the legs, flicked away to deep square leg
46.4
4
Khan to Pollock, FOUR runs, goes for a yorker, ends up as a low full-toss outside the off stump and Pollock reaches out and carves it behind point. Valuable runs.
46.3
0
Khan to Pollock, no run, Third dot ball in a row. Short in length, on the middle line, Pollock pulls but straight to midwicket.
46.2
0
Khan to Pollock, no run, Full in length, outside the off stump, Pollock has a swing but can't connect
46.1
0
Khan to Pollock, no run, ouch. Pollock backs away and Zaheer follows him with a short-pitched one. Pollock is cramped for room, tries to pull it away and is struck in the midriff

END OF OVER:
46 | 5 Runs | Afr: 268/9 (50 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.82, RRR: 12.50)

  • M Morkel4 (11b)
  • SM Pollock115 (100b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-47-0
  • Yuvraj Singh2-0-14-0
45.6
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to M Morkel, no run, on the middle and leg, full in length, clipped away to square leg
45.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to M Morkel, no run, on the off stump line, from a length, Morne gets behind the line to defend to the off side
45.4
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to M Morkel, no run, swing and a miss. Another dot ball. It was a length-delivery that moved away from Morne

Pollock now holds the record for the highest score by a No 7 in ODIs, beating Kaif's 111 against Zimbabwe in 2002-03

45.3
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, 1 run, He goes down town again but Harbhajan Singh makes a neat sliding stop at long off. Only one run.
45.2
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Pollock, FOUR runs, And that's why. Fullish, on the off and middle and Pollock takes out the front leg and creams it right over the bowler's head. Whoosh.

Africa XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4LE BosmanAB de Villiers
2nd11HH DippenaarLE Bosman
3rd3SO TikoloLE Bosman
4th8SO TikoloJM Kemp
5th5MV BoucherJM Kemp
6th46SM PollockMV Boucher
7th10SM PollockJA Morkel
8th67SM PollockE Chigumbura
9th103SM PollockTM Odoyo
10th26SM PollockM Morkel