Player of the Match
Player of the Match
83dThe Bulletin by Jamie Alter at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Asia triumph despite Pollock hundred

A magnificent 130 from Shaun Pollock allowed Africa XI to harbour hopes of a great escape but Asia XI's tall total allowed them to post a 34-run win in the first Afro-Asia Cup ODI in Bangalore

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SM Pollock
130(110) 19x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 31 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
14 13 6 20 22 20 21 14
Mohammad Yousuf
66(74) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 9 27 4 1 9 11

Best performances - Bowlers

ST Jayasuriya
O10
M0
R53
W3
Eco5.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O10
M0
R57
W3
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

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.

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