Pakistan tour of South Africa, 1st ODI: South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Nov 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 23 runs
24 November 2013 (50-over match)

10.53 am It's nearly time, folks. Both teams are lining up for the national anthems now. Aha, I spot the South African huddle with Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad touch gloves as Dale Steyn warms up. Two slips in

Mazher Arshad gives this foreboding statistic for Pakistan: Three times Pakistan have batted first in ODIs at Cape Town before and the scores were: 43 all out, 114 all out, 107 all out.

cheema: "misbah wants to do a dhoni here by persisting with nasir as dhoni did with rohit and look now rohit has delivered..hope nasir to do the same..both have something in common i.e lazy elegance"

10.47 am Newlands is as breathtaking as ever, nestled under the Table mountains and basking under sunshine. A few spectators are dressed up as the smurfs, adding to the periwinkle blue of the skies above.

Ali ibne Hasan: "South Africa have made the right call, if Kallis had to come in, Mclaren was the only man who should have been sitting out... But Pakistan,, what they do to their selections only they know about it... Can't really tell that how Nasir Jamshed is maintaining his place in the side after being mediocre in last 3 series..."

MJ: ""Bhatti's inclusion is a good decision, he bowled excellent Yorker length deliveries and put the brakes on SA batsmen in the last game.."

Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat. Bilawal Bhatti will make his ODI debut today and Misbah-ul-Haq slots in as captain, taking the place of Umar Amin from the T20 XI. Anwar Ali makes a return as well, taking over from Sohail Tanvir.

For South Africa, Imran Tahir and Vernon Philander come in place of Aaron Phangiso and David Wiese. Looks like Lonwabo Tsotsobe has not recovered from his illness that kept him out of the final T20. And to confirm what we already knew Jacques Kallis features instead of Faf du Plessis in the South African batting order

And the ubiquitous Shahid Afridi fan club is here. He really did do a number of South Africa's top-order in the last T20. Will that form impinge on his batting today? What do you think, Hamza? "New game,new format but similar opponents.Pakistan just have to take the confidence from last T20 game and put on a good start,only want to see Boom Boom Afridi smashing the ball ,its been quite a while,my eyes are soring."

Considerable support for Pakistan's newest sensation, who happens to be a batsman, for a change. "I am against Pakistan doing lots of experiments, specially with no. 3 slot, Sohaib has proved and in tremendous form. Let the guy settle down please," says the very earnest Akram Bhatti

Ali ibne Hasan: "Not too much curiosity about Pakistani line-up, but I am looking forward to how Proteas make-up their top order? I mean de Kock is in such sublime form that leaving him (to accommodate Smith at the top) will be a harsh call..."

However, turning the limelight back to Cape Town, the big news is that Jacques Kallis is expected to return to the South Africa XI. How much of an impact do you think he will have in today's match?

hashar muhmood: "how much is boundry of cape town cricket ground?" Remembering from the second T20, it was rather short straight down the ground and towards square leg on one end but the extra cover one made up for it.

"Just was watching Ashes test match and confused whether Aussies bowled like Pakistan or England batted like Pakistan." Quite understandable, Atif. For those who haven't heard, Australia have steamrolled England by 381 runs, as the one who bowls this way and that got it absolutely right

10.20 am The toss looms in just a few minutes but in the meantime, Firdose Moonda, who has been covering these bouts tirelessly, presents us with her preview

Abdul Haseeb: "For today's game I think Pakistan should not play Nasir Jamshed as opener and give him some rest as he is not in good form. And Pakistan should send Muhammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad as openers with Asad Shafiq at one down. And as far as I have seen Asad shafiq play he's pretty good at up the order rather than middle order so I think Asad shafiq should be good choice to send on Number 3. And Bilawal Bhatti should be given chance to debut today."

This series has been like the never-ending hangover, only the contest received some much needed sprucing with Pakistan's batting making a solid statement in the final T20. Umar Akmal shouldered responsibility admirably and Mohammad Hafeez ran into some form as well. And once Pakistan posted 150, their bowlers really come into the picture.

10.15 am Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the first ODI between South Africa and Pakistan from Cape Town.

0.1

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, 138 kph, a little wayward by his standards as the full length ball carries with it so much room that the batsman has no trouble leaving it alone

0.2

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length on off stump and he goes slightly back and defends it into the on side

0.3

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, rises after pitching, but Jamshed has seen this good length ball pitching outside off and wants nothing to do with it

0.4

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, too wide outside off and left alone again. Steyn returns to the top of his mark after a lingering little stare.

0.5

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, much tighter as the full length ball is on off stump and Jamshed moves forward to block

0.6

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, 141 kph, just short of a good length and this time he is only a shade outside off as Jamshed's feet stay put as he punches to mid-off

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (6b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-1-0-0

Vernon Philander enjoys the same support behind the wicket from his captain.

1.1

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, lovely shape straight away as the fullish ball swerves towards the two slips after pitching on and around the off stump. Left alone

1.2

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, shuffles around in his crease butthe bowler is unperturbed as he invests in another lovely, full length outswinger

1.3

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, this doesn't swing and is on the pads as Shehzad pushes it away through midwicket to get off the mark

1.4

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gets right behind that back of a length ball on off stump and presents a dead straight bat

1.5

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, "Beautiful, V" comes the call from the slips as he keeps it nice and full and gets this to jag away from the batsman, who did well not to be tempted

1.6

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, dabbed away towards the covers, didn't look too convincing with that shot as Philander bowls it back of a length on the off stump corridor

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 2/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 2 (6b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (6b)
    • VD Philander 1-0-2-0
    • DW Steyn 1-1-0-0

Sarmad: "I hope Nasir plays with a straight bat, most of his dismissals recently were a result of him trying to play across the line, trying to clip towards leg side to a delivery on the off stump. He needs to play with the line of the delivery. He is one of Pakistan's best finds in recent times."

2.1

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, pierces the gap between point and cover, though his feet moved only after the ball was struck. His timing suffers as a result and it is only a couple

2.2

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, shortish ball on off pushes him back in his crease, but Jamshed is solidly behind that

2.3

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, 140 kph, drew him into the drive as he angles the full length ball across the left-hander. Thickish outside edge wanders away to point

2.4

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, 140 kph, head right over the line of the ball as Steyn keeps it full on middle and off. Solidly defended off the back foot

2.5

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, brought his top hand into play to nudge that shortish ball over the top of off stump to mid-on

2.6

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, 137 kph, clipped away and there will be no stopping that. He wanted to play a similar stroke the last ball but Steyn's length was shorter. This one was perfectly in the slot to whip through midwicket off the back foot

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pakistan 8/0 (RR: 2.66)

    • Nasir Jamshed 6 (12b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 2 (6b)
    • DW Steyn 2-1-6-0
    • VD Philander 1-0-2-0
3.1

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, lovely swing away from the batsman as he keeps it full and on the off stump corridor. Shehzad is wise to it and ignores

3.2

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 wide, too much swing. Although that was a tad bit harsh. Shehzad was walking down the pitch again forcing the bowler to go wider, and the swing takes it past the wide line

3.2

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, flicked away through square leg and Amla cannot get to it. Too straight from Philander this time and Shehzad had move across to the off stump to work it away nicely

3.3

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short and he drags it from outside off, but this time it goes straight to Amla as he gets it off the bottom of the bat

3.4

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, little shuffle to off stump again as he tries to negotiate this length ball, but this time it seams in and beats his defensive bat

3.5

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, solidly back behind that, back of a length on off stump, easily kept out

3.6

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, shortish on and around off stump and Shehzad gets back in line with it and defends

Sohaib: "@ Sarmad " I agree that nasir is one of the best finds but he has to prove that for what he is capable of otherwise he is another Sajid Ali from Pakistan who produced some magical innings in first class but failed in International circuit ""

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 13/0 (RR: 3.25)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (12b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 6 (12b 1x4)
    • VD Philander 2-0-7-0
    • DW Steyn 2-1-6-0
4.1

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, persists with a good fullish length on off stump as Jamshed gets back and blocks

4.2

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, 142 kph, lovely shot. Steyn floated it outside off and he leaned into a charming little cover drive which finds the gap in the offside infield.

Round the wicket, with a much straighter midwicket.

4.3

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length on off stump as jamshed works the angle and finds midwicket off the back foot

4.4

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, 143 kph, another flowing off drive and AB refuses to let this past him. It beat short cover, who dived full length to his left, but the captain hunts it down from mid-off and keeps it to a single

4.5

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length ball outside off stump which is calmly left alone

4.6

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 143 kph, ends the over by targeting the stumps with a fullish ball and Shehzad pushes it to mid-on

End of over 5 (3 runs) Pakistan 16/0 (RR: 3.20)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (14b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 9 (16b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-1-9-0
    • VD Philander 2-0-7-0

Syed Abdul Ali: "Ahmad Shehzad is dancing too much on the crease. Is it good for breaking the rhythm of the bowler or yourself."

5.1

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball angled across the left-hander, who stays back in his crease and blocks

5.2

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flies away just past second slip. Late away movement snares the edge which evades Kallis as he dives to his left. He was a little late to move, but he would never have reached it. Steyn pulls out a top-draw effort to prevent the boundary

5.3

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, beats him. Excellent line just outside off and the swing away from the bat eludes his tentative prod forward

5.4

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, the inswinger this time and he plays inside the line as the ball strikes his body and runs off towards fine leg

a slip has been removed

5.5

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, length ball on off stump as Shehzad covers the line and blocks

5.6

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, moves across to off stump and dabs the shortish ball to short-fine leg

rehan: "6th over and only two singles... you can see how bad runners these openers are. bad batting...."

syed athar: "the main reasons of Pakistan loss is taking single and convert single in to double because this is best thing to do in modern one day cricket also."

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 17/0 (RR: 2.83)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (18b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 10 (18b 1x4)
    • VD Philander 3-0-8-0
    • DW Steyn 3-1-9-0

Morne Morkel takes over from Steyn, slip and short cover to aid him in his search for the first wicket

6.1

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, shortish ball just outside off and Jamshed rises to his full height and blocks

6.2

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, steered to point off the front foot as the bowler pitches the ball up on off stump

6.3

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another smart clip off the legs, but he finds mid-on. Morkel was a little too straight with his full length ball that time

short extra cover is back in at second slip

6.4

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length, angled across the batsman who punches it to the covers

6.5

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, 146 kph, that made him hop! but he managed well in the end, tucking it away off his hips after getting on top of the shortish ball on off stump

6.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, rooted to the crease is Shehzad as he blocks the good length ball on off stump

There's some amused interest in Morkel's boots among the commentators. Seems they've come all the way from Germany

End of over 7 (1 run) Pakistan 18/0 (RR: 2.57)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (19b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 11 (23b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 1-0-1-0
    • VD Philander 3-0-8-0
7.1

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, no run, length ball on the off stump corridor and he is firmly behind it

Amir Hussain : "Pakistan are playing ok...this is because when pakistan play with aggression in the first 10 overs a wicket is always down they need to wear out the new ball then they can play with aggression and get a move on"

7.2

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 3 runs, lovely shot, he's been rather good with that shot this morning and excellent running makes sure they get three. Wants that magic ball that swings from leg stump to square the batsman up, but there is no swing this time as Jamshed clips it square of mid-on

7.3

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short of a length on off stump as Shehzad steadies himself on the back foot to block

7.4

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tucked away, but he has found short fine leg. Little ways to either side could have fetched a lot more runs, the ball was short enough and it was coming into the batsman as well

7.5

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, beautiful. Upright seam strikes on the pitch and the ball moves away from the outside edge and into the keeper's hands

7.6

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, length ball on middle, and that is a release for Shehzad as he works it away to deep midwicket

End of over 8 (4 runs) Pakistan 22/0 (RR: 2.75)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 7 (23b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 14 (25b 1x4)
    • VD Philander 4-0-12-0
    • M Morkel 1-0-1-0
8.1

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, de Kock leaps in the air after he collects that, but neither the bowler, nor the umpire is interested. Corker of a ball, rising from a good length and seaming past the outside edge as Shehzad was drawn into poking at it. The noise was bat hitting pad

8.2

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, uncertainty again, it was just on that length where the batsman doesn't know whether to get forward or back. In the end he wanted to leave it, and the ball thuds onto the bat and runs away to second slip

8.3

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 leg bye, shuffled a long way across to off stump, so much that his flick shot is of no use as the fullish ball thuds into his pads and settles near his legs

8.4

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 3 runs, 144 kph, goes fuller and with the ball in his arc, Shehzad works it away towards midwicket. Nicely timed stroke

8.5

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, shortish ball on middle and leg as Jamshed punches it past mid-on

8.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short of a length ball with a little room outside off as Shehzad gets up nice and tall to punch it to point

End of over 9 (6 runs) Pakistan 28/0 (RR: 3.11)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 11 (27b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 15 (27b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 2-0-6-0
    • VD Philander 4-0-12-0

Talha: "Pakistan has their own strengths and weaknesses and they are smart to stick with it. Pakistan like to have wickets in hand, which gives them momentum and hope, so they're doing well. Also these fans that are complaining need to appreciate the good bowling."

9.1

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, no run, keeps a stump-to-stump line as Jamshed looks to work this through midwicket as well, but only manages to push the ball to the bowler

9.2

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, shortish and on the pads and this time he waits for the ball to reach him and gives a bit of work for deep square leg

9.3

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, punched to cover after he was pushed back in his crease because of that back of a length ball

9.4

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, much fuller that time as Shehzad moves towards his off stump to keep it out

atlas: "@Amir Hussain cant agree more when you last seen pakistan played fast in first over thought two year back.Even they didnt tried once fast scoring in first 10 over"

9.5

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, straight to midwicket on the 30 yard circle. Philander errs too straight again and it was there to be whipped away but only a single results

9.6

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, and this time he is on the pads of the left-hander who picks him away to deep square leg to retain strike. That is the end of the powerplay

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 31/0 (RR: 3.10)

    • Nasir Jamshed 17 (30b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 12 (30b 1x4)
    • VD Philander 5-0-15-0
    • M Morkel 2-0-6-0
10.1

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, 143 kph, he was forced to hop again as Morkel bowls a good length ball on off stump. A closed face of the bat on impact though pushes it to midwicket

10.2

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length as he keeps up a good line on off stump. Jamshed allows it to reach him and tucks it to midwicket

10.3

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, that hurried onto him again, but Jamshed's balance is good enough and he plays quite close to his body, which makes the shortish ball towards square leg

10.4

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, the pressure has got to him. It was just short of a good length but Shehzad was still on his front foot as he looked to mow this down the ground. A leading edge manifests but third man and point are right on the boundary so it falls safely

10.5

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, well played. Short and coming in at his head, but Jamshed swivels on his back foot and hooks the ball, keeping it down as well to picking up a single.

10.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, short of a length outside off stump and Shehzad tightens his game, letting it go through to the keeper

Tipu: "It may be difficult to spot due to the low run rate but SA bowlers are bowling very different than usual...too many straight deliveries...while each bowl in the corridor has troubled the batsman..."

End of over 11 (3 runs) Pakistan 34/0 (RR: 3.09)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 13 (32b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 19 (34b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 3-0-9-0
    • VD Philander 5-0-15-0
11.1

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, that goes straight up! but despite Steyn's magnificent effort at deep fine leg, it bursts through his hands. Jamshed though he was gone for all money, but Shehzad recognised the difficulty in the catch and calls him through for the single. Short ball forced him into the pull shot, but he had absolutely no control over it. The fielder rushed in from the deep and dived forward, but the ball swerved to his right as it was coming down.

11.2

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, shout for leg before, but the ball was back of a length and it was jagging back too much

11.3

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, wanted to slam that short of a length ball through the covers, but he checks his punch

11.4

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, shortish with a little room and he stays back and pushes it to the covers

11.5

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, tries the bouncer, but he can't get it as high as he should. Shehzad was rock solid on the back foot and pummeled the ball to the square leg boundary. Excellent intent

11.6

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, keeps it nice and tight on middle, but Shehzad had shuffled across to the off side and worked it away to fine leg

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 40/0 (RR: 3.33)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 18 (37b 2x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 20 (35b 1x4)
    • VD Philander 6-0-21-0
    • M Morkel 3-0-9-0

Shahid: "smelling a wicket here because 20 is the maximum score for previous 10 innings in ODI as for as i think.."

12.1

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, it was a good length ball and yet de Kock collected that at chest-height. Wide enough outside off for the batsman to leave it alone

12.2

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 145 kph, gauges the line as outside off stump and lets the good length ball go to the keeper

Sayed Something: "@Amir, Its about the aggression issue with Pakistan, they do not have a controlled aggressive mindset, at least play a few shots with the right ball rather than play over sluggishly bringing pressure to themselves and the rest come down like a pack of cards,been Pakistan's problem for the past few years now"

12.3

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 145 kph, complete comedy of errors there, Pakistan were gifting Pakistan a wicket but the hosts said no thanks! Shehzad had dabbed the ball to point and was making his way down the pitch, looking for the non-striker to oblige, but Jamshed was sluggish to start and then suddenly takes off by which time Shehzad was already making his way back to his crease. Point has all the time in the world to throw the ball to the non-striker's end, but the throw was poor and even with both batsmen being at the same end just moments ago, Jamshed is safe

12.4

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, full length ball flicked to midwicket and Jamshed looks for a non-existent single this time. The throw comes in, misses and Pakistan sneak an extra single on the back of a few overthrows

12.5

Morkel to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, clipped away off his pads as the good length ball is run down to fine leg

12.6

Morkel to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of a length on off stump as he blocks to mid-off

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 42/0 (RR: 3.23)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 19 (42b 2x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 21 (36b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 4-0-11-0
    • VD Philander 6-0-21-0
13.1

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, too straight to Jamshed, South Africa have committed that mistake too much in this first hour and he clips to fine leg

13.2

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, moves across to the off side to whip the length ball through to deep square leg

13.3

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, bouncer, but he dug it in too short. The batsman had enough of a sighter to sway away from the line of it and it goes mightily high over his head too

13.3

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, no run, gets forward, keeps bat and pad together and defends well. Good length ball on off stump from the bowler too

Umair: "I think now the SA fielders gets inpired from Pakistan's fielding:)"

13.4

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, no run, more confusion! And Jamshed survives again! He looks back forlornly at Shehzad who explains the ball wasn't placed wide enough of the man at midwicket. Length ball on the pads was clipped away and he went searching for the single immediately, only to hustle back into his crease. Even the dive wouldn't have helped had that been a direct hit

13.5

Philander to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short ball outside leg and he pulls it down through square on the leg side

13.6

Philander to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Shehzad is sent back this time after he pushed the length ball down the ground to mid-off

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 46/0 (RR: 3.28)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 20 (44b 2x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 23 (40b 1x4)
    • VD Philander 7-0-25-0
    • M Morkel 4-0-11-0

Time for spin and its the first-over striker JP Duminy with a deep point, deep square leg and deep cover. Round the wicket

14.1

Duminy to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, no turn whatsoever as Jamshed works the length ball from well outside off straight of midwicket

waleed: "Controller aggression comes in when you know your place isn't in danger. Both openers are playing as if their place is in danger and that's why they are playing time rather than scoring runs"

14.2

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, room outside off and it is exploited as the batsman goes back and cuts. There is a man in the deep to mop up though

14.3

Duminy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, low full toss whipped straight to midwicket.

14.4

Duminy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tossed up on off stump as he comes forward and defends

14.5

Duminy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another low full toss as Jamshed tries to whip it away through the leg side, but goes to mid-on

14.6

Duminy to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good length ball outside off stump as he strides forward to block

End of over 15 (2 runs) Pakistan 48/0 (RR: 3.20)

    • Nasir Jamshed 24 (45b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 21 (45b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-2-0
    • VD Philander 7-0-25-0

hello, Dale Steyn comes back for a second spell. Slip in

Seam: "Jamshed has completely lost it...absolutely horrible running. One can tell that he is way too nervous right now....This will only harm his confidence even more...Needs to go back domestic and perform."

15.1

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, 138 kph, quick single as he bunts the full length ball to the right of midwicket.

15.2

Steyn to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, straight to Kallis at wide slip this time and Steyn pulls out half-a-chinsaw celebration. It was a shortish ball angled across the left-hander, amply wide outside off stump to leave it, but he goes for it with the intention of working it down to third man. But he only manages an edge which goes to the slip fielder at chest-high

Nasir Jamshed c Kallis b Steyn 24 (65m 46b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.17

"Steyn Alive" says a banner as Mohammad Hafeez jogs out to the middle. Familiar scenes coming up, you think? Only one slip to greet him

15.3

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, excellent welcome, but Steyn has just overcooked it. Bangs it right in the middle of the pitch and though the line was right on middle and off, it had too much height

15.3

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, waft outside off and that was so close to the edge! Steyn has a crooked smirk on his face as he turns back to his mark. Lovely away swinger that draws him into a drive on the up. Too early in the innings for that

another slip comes in

15.4

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish ball on the off stump corridor and this time Hafeez lets it go through

Steyn has dismissed Hafeez 13 times in international cricket

15.5

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, 143 kph, this one rises off a length but Hafeez had pulled out of playing that once he saw it was outside off stump. Better judgemnt

15.6

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goes wide of the crease to angle the shortish ball at the batsman's body, who pulls his bottom hand away as he defends the ball at his feet

Wonderfully probing over from the premier South African quick.

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 50/1 (RR: 3.12)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (4b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 22 (46b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 4-1-11-1
    • JP Duminy 1-0-2-0

Round the wicket

16.1

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, nudged easily just behind square leg as the ball was flighted on leg stump

Tony: "All this criticism for the slow scoring. Until you have actually faced these guys, you cannot fully appreciate how well they bowl and how difficult they can make it to get the ball away. Well done Pakistan for a decent opening stand. You are after all facing the best 2 test bowlers in the world, by a country mile!"

16.2

Duminy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up outside off stump as he comes forward and uses his wrists to work it back to the bowler

16.3

Duminy to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flighted on off stump as he comes forward and defends

16.4

Duminy to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, forays down the track to reach the pitch as he drives to extra cover to get off the mark

16.5

Duminy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, holds it back just a touch but the batsman plays it away with soft hands towards point. Oh and they steal a single. Good running

16.6

Duminy to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, lovely shot. Calmly pressed his front foot forward to meet the pitch of the ball and knowing there is not too much spin in this pitch, unfurls a square drive that has enough timing to take the ball to the boundary

End of over 17 (7 runs) Pakistan 57/1 (RR: 3.35)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 5 (8b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 24 (48b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-9-0
    • DW Steyn 4-1-11-1
17.1

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, just back of a length as he dabs it away towards third man off the back foot

17.2

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slash outside off, it wasn't quite short enough for that, but it did have some room. Some away movement on offer there as well as Hafeez plays and misses

17.3

Steyn to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, and the romance continues! Edged and goes low to the man at first slip and Amla makes no mistake. That full length ball just manages to nip away to claim the outside edge as Hafeez pushes at the ball. A second later Steyn is leaping high in the air, punching things only he can see. Hmm.. where have I seen that celebration before?

Mohammad Hafeez c Amla b Steyn 5 (12m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Mir: "When will Hafeez learn that you cannot play daring strokes against Steyn? When will he stop trying to hit Steyn out of the park on every delivery only to be caught behind for the millionth time?!"

Sohaib Maqsood makes his way to the middle at No. 4

17.4

Steyn to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, good length ball on and around off stump as he comes forward and blocks

17.5

Steyn to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, 143 kph, drags the length back a bit but remains on off stump as the batsman stays in line with it to block

17.6

Steyn to Sohaib Maqsood, 2 runs, a little room outside off and Maqsood shows off his timing. Just a gentle push between cover and point as he opened the face on impact and the ball speeds away

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 60/2 (RR: 3.33)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 2 (3b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 25 (49b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 5-1-14-2
    • JP Duminy 2-0-9-0

The offie goes off and in comes Imran Tahir. What can he do here? Long-off, deep point, deep square leg and long-on in place

18.1

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, slammed over midwicket and deservedly so as he begins with a long hop on middle stump. Shehzad used the crease very well as he went back and struck it dismissively

18.2

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gets his flight right this time as Shehzad comes forward to drive the full length ball outside off to cover

18.3

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, first sighting of the wrong 'un and it takes the inside edge and goes just over leg stump and dribbles away to fine leg

18.4

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tossed up on middle and leg as he prods forward to defend

18.5

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, full and outside off as it is steered with an open face through point

18.6

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, another googly, but this one is pushed through and Maqsood has read it and whips it away to square leg

End of over 19 (7 runs) Pakistan 67/2 (RR: 3.52)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 2 (4b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 32 (54b 3x4)
    • Imran Tahir 1-0-7-0
    • DW Steyn 5-1-14-2

One slip to Shehzad

Muhammad Arsalan: "The only solution for Hafeez is to bat down the order and Pakistan use him as a finisher. He is rubbish as an opener or one down."

19.1

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, and he was in business there. 144 kph length ball which shapes away after pitching, beating Shehzad's tentative defensive prod outside off

Ah, the ball slips out of Steyn's hand as he was steaming in to bowl. And everyone has a little chuckle

Aina: "As for what Imran Tahir can do here, there was an observation during the UAE series that Sohaib is perhaps shaky against him..."

19.2

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, beaten twice in a row! Absolutely no feet from Shehzad and he overbalances after the feeble drive. Late away swing tormenting the batsman here

Second slip is back in

19.3

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 145 kph, length ball just outside off stump and he is drawn into another poke. More shape away for Steyn and at pace too!

19.4

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 142 kph, this time he goes wide of the crease and pitches it quite full, but the batsman is reluctant to get forward as he manages to keep it out

19.5

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, this time he sees it outside off early and lets the length ball through to de Kock

19.6

Steyn to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, 143 kph, square him up. Shehzad can't do anything about that except say it was too good and concentrate on the next one. He had the line covered for theback of a length ball angled at the body, but not for it straightening after pitching

End of over 20 (maiden) Pakistan 67/2 (RR: 3.35)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 32 (60b 3x4)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 2 (4b)
    • DW Steyn 6-2-14-2
    • Imran Tahir 1-0-7-0
20.1

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, a little extra bounce for the spinner, but Maqsood was good, meeting it with soft hands and letting it fall at his feet

20.2

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, tossed up on middle as he drives well down the ground

20.3

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gets nicely forward and drives with the full face of the bat to mid-off

20.4

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, charges down the track but his cover drive finds the fielder

20.5

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, oh, well done Steyn. It was short and dabbed away towards point. Upon the first pitch the ball swerved away to his left, but he stuck his hand out and stopped the runs

20.6

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, tossed up just outside off stump and he goes forward to defend

End of over 21 (1 run) Pakistan 68/2 (RR: 3.23)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 32 (64b 3x4)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 3 (6b)
    • Imran Tahir 2-0-8-0
    • DW Steyn 6-2-14-2

Home town boy Jacques Kallis into the attack

21.1

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, darts the ball into the batsman, who goes back and pushes it towards midwicket

Slip in place

21.2

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, back of a length on and around off stump as he gets back behind it and blocks

21.3

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, continues bringing the ball into the batsman, who stays on his back foot to punch the length ball to mid-on

21.4

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, not short enough for the pull and he was standing bolt upright while playing the shot too, which heightened the chances of the eventual inside edge. De Kock did well to stop that from running away

21.5

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, 135 kph, back of a length and angled at the body as the batsman tucks it off his hips to deep square leg

Allan Donald is chatting with Dale Steyn at the boundary

21.6

Kallis to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, well played. stays quite balanced at the crease as he gets on top of the shortish ball and guides the ball to deep third man

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 70/2 (RR: 3.18)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 33 (65b 3x4)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 4 (11b)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-2-0
    • Imran Tahir 2-0-8-0
22.1

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, wrong 'un to start the over and the batsman goes back to pull to deep midwicket

22.2

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, pushed through on leg stump as he keeps it out

22.3

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, just a little room outside off as the ball is a little short. But the guide does not beat third man

22.4

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, dropped Full toss of off stump and he drilled it straight down the ground. Tahir was ducking for cover when he stuck his right hand up and the ball deflects off it. Good fielding in the end?

22.5

Imran Tahir to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tossed up on off stump as he strides forward and pushes to mid-off

22.6

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, tossed up on middle as he strikes the ball rather powerfully back to the bowler who does well again

End of over 23 (3 runs) Pakistan 73/2 (RR: 3.17)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 5 (15b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 35 (67b 3x4)
    • Imran Tahir 3-0-11-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-2-0

SMH: "Okay the international community reallly needs to put a stop to this. ‪JusticeForHafeez‬. ‪SayNoToSteyn‬. HAHA."

Zahid: "Its difficult to decide whether Pakistan batsmen should be aggressive or a bit constrained because even when they bat slower they get less runs and still lose wickets. Its probably a better option for them to play more aggressive..."

23.1

Kallis to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, just back of a length on middle and off as he jumps back into his crease to push the ball to mid-on

23.2

Kallis to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, charges at Kallis and flat bats the length ball to mid-off.

23.3

Kallis to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, he's gone this time! After threatening for nearly an entire over just recently, he nicks off to the keeper and Kallis has a wicket on his ODI comeback. Steady bowling, on a good length just outside off. Shehzad poked his bat out and watched his edge sit snugly in the keeper's gloves

Ahmed Shehzad c †de Kock b Kallis 35 (101m 70b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Out comes Pakistan's perennial fire-fighter. Can Misbah pull them out of this hole?

rehan: "I think they have made a mistake by sending sohaib maqsood instead of umar akmal. Umar had good outing earlier but sohaib is struggling..."

23.4

Kallis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shuffles across to the off side but this one, on a length, darts into his pads. Misbah jabs at it and gets an inside edge. The ball lobs towards where backward short leg might have been and he is off the mark

23.5

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, full and on the pads and Maqsood cannot get bat on it as he looks to flick to fine leg. De Kock does well behind the stumps again

23.6

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, back of a length on off as Maqsood rises to his full height and punches it back to the bowler

End of over 24 (1 run) Pakistan 74/3 (RR: 3.08)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 5 (17b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (1b)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-3-1
    • Imran Tahir 3-0-11-0

Sam Roy: "Now that Pakistan are playing talented youngsters and not tried and tested failures like Farhat, I hope Pakistan show patience with them. Pakistan youngsters might lack a little bit in technique but have tremendous natural ability. Anyway, greetings from India."

24.1

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted outside off which is met with s strong forward defensive

24.2

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Masood was eager for the strike there as he charged down the pitch after Misbah pushed that to cover. No run there though

24.3

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven just to the left of the bowler, who dives to field the ball.

24.4

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, so full that it was almost a yorker, which Misbah digs out

24.5

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nicely flighted just outside off as he comes forward to block

24.6

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another one right up there and Misbah jabs his bat down just in time

End of over 25 (maiden) Pakistan 74/3 (RR: 2.96)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (7b)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 5 (17b)
    • Imran Tahir 4-1-11-0
    • JH Kallis 2-0-3-1

Kaleem adnan: "Watching sohaib play, you can sense that he is pushing the ball and not just blocking everything. Something we need to see more"

25.1

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, another exhibition of his timing as he meets the length ball on off stump with a punchy straight drive off the back foot

25.2

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, another dangerous single by Pakistan and the throw has hit Maqsood in hois jaw. AB was the man at mid-on and had he struck the stumps, Maqsood would have been on his way too. it was a good shot too as he rode the bounce and whipped off his hips

25.3

Kallis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, digs it in at Misbah, but gets a little too much height on that.

25.3

Kallis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes for a fuller length just outside off, which Misbah ignores

two slips in

25.4

Kallis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fullish length just outside off as he shuffles across to meet it with bat and pad close together

second slip goes to gully

25.5

Kallis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 runs, oh, he had to adjust to that one. The full length ball straightened a little and Misbah played it behind square on the off side with an open face. he set off for a single immediately and made his ground, as the throw runs away to the boundary.

25.6

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, angled in at the batsman as he works it away to deep square leg to retain strike

End of over 26 (8 runs) Pakistan 82/3 (RR: 3.15)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 7 (20b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 6 (10b)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-11-1
    • Imran Tahir 4-1-11-0
26.1

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, full toss on leg stump is picked away to wide long-on off the front foot

26.2

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stays put at the crease and shovel-drives the flighted ball to extra cover

26.3

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, that's how you deal with a full toss. Whacks it away straight of the man at midwicket and that scurries off to the boundary

26.4

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up just outside off and Misbah smothers the spin with a long stride forward

26.5

Imran Tahir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, they take AB on and it would have been seriously tight had he struck down the stumps. Soft forward defensive towards short cover and in the end that was well run

26.6

Imran Tahir to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, ample flight from Tahir and he is slogged it away to wide long-on

End of over 27 (7 runs) Pakistan 89/3 (RR: 3.29)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 9 (22b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 11 (14b 1x4)
    • Imran Tahir 5-1-18-0
    • JH Kallis 3-0-11-1
27.1

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, Oh dear, South Africa! Mid-off and short cover were staring at each other as the leading edge fell in between them! Kallis cannot understand what was happening as his short ball thudded into the batsman far quicker than he expected. Vernon Philander was at mid-off and he should have gone for it because Smith at short-cover would have had to run backward and take it over the shoulder

27.2

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, 2 runs, punched straight back to the bowler who stuck out his hand. Fell short though and the deflection towards the off side fetches two runs as Kallis is struggling. It seems the problem is his little finger and out comes the magic spray.

27.3

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, lovely shot, but Smith exhibits more conviction at cover this time, diving and pulling the ball back as it was looking to go past him. Charming back foot punch as he makes use of the room on offer

27.4

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, shortish and on off stump as he pulls it strongly in front of square for a single

SB: "Someone needs to organize a couple more South African weddings for Pakistan to have a chance of winning this series!"

the lone slip has gone to gully now

27.5

Kallis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, steers the length ball just outside off to third man for another single

zeeshan: "Have not seen Pakistani team presented so many chances in an innings for so long now. i mean dropped catches, missed run out chances, everything coming their ways except for some runs ;-)"

orthodox slip for Maqsood though

27.6

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, length ball on off stump is pushed to long-off off the back foot

End of over 28 (5 runs) Pakistan 94/3 (RR: 3.35)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 13 (27b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 12 (15b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-16-1
    • Imran Tahir 5-1-18-0

Morne Morkel comes along and he looks up to see one slip in place

Arsu: "for change, we see some shots being played with confidence by a pakistan player after a decade or so .."

28.1

Morkel to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, short ball angled in at the batsman who is quick on his back foot and unleashes a controlled pull shot to deep square leg

28.2

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, 141 kph, full on middle stump as Misbah walks across to whip it to deep midwicket.

28.3

Morkel to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, slower ball bouncer, 125 kph, but Maqsood waits for it and dabs it to third man for an easy single

28.4

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, and that is why gully has been placed for Misbah. He strides forward to open the face of the bat and run the good length ball to third man, but is foiled

28.5

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another slower ball, this time at a fullish length, makes Misbah prod into the off side off the back foot

28.6

Morkel to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, he's been bounced out! de Kock makes no mistake and Pakistan slide even further in trouble. That rose very awkwardly and Misbah was committed to working the ball towards fine leg, but he only manages to fend the ball into the keeper's hands

Misbah-ul-Haq c †de Kock b Morkel 13 (24m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

Umar Akmal arrives to the crease, and into a position he should be familiar with. He has been part of a couple of middle-order rallies in the past and Pakistan need one badly here

End of over 29 (3 runs) Pakistan 97/4 (RR: 3.34)

    • Sohaib Maqsood 15 (29b)
    • M Morkel 5-0-14-1
    • JH Kallis 4-0-16-1
29.1

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, shortish and at the batsman's hips as he punches down the ground

Vernon Philander is back

one slip in

29.2

Philander to Umar Akmal, no run, gets back behind it and manages to keep the length ball on middle out

29.3

Philander to Umar Akmal, no run, fuller length, just outside off and though he isn't getting as much movement as earlier, the batsman can do nothing more than defend

29.4

Philander to Umar Akmal, OUT, another outside edge and de Kock continues to have a good day. Lovely line and length just outside off prompts Akmal into poking at it and the mistake ends up being fatal for the Pakistan wicketkeeper

Umar Akmal c †de Kock b Philander 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Tipu: "That proves it, only one batsman from the Pak middle order can be in form at a given time...scientific fact 1st misbah now maqsood"

Time for this game to get some some Shahid Afridi flair

29.5

Philander to Shahid Afridi, no run, Beaten! he goes for an airy-fairy drive straight up and Philander gets this one to swing away from the bat. Delicious bowling

29.6

Philander to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, he follows it up with a very poor ball, allowing Afridi to get away with a strong flick to deep fine leg. Morne Morkel does well to get his big frame down to stop the ball before it reaches the boundary

End of over 30 (3 runs) Pakistan 100/5 (RR: 3.33)

    • Shahid Afridi 2 (2b)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 16 (30b)
    • VD Philander 8-0-28-1
    • M Morkel 5-0-14-1

Ali Fatimi: "Pakistan batsman have done enough in the previous match they must be thinking that their bowlers should defend whatever total they reach in this game."

30.1

Morkel to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, good length ball just outside off is met with a good straight bat

30.2

Morkel to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, 144 kph, more bounce from Morkel and Maqsood had to leap off his feet to get on top of it and uses the slight room to dab to point

30.3

Morkel to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, exploits the shortish length and some room outside off to steer the ball to third man and collect a single

30.4

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, no run, ducks beneath the bouncer, though this was a little too far outside off stump to have had Afridi in any trouble

30.5

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, slashes at the shortish ball outside off stump and gets the ball square of the third man fielder, but Kallis pulls out the dive and saves two

30.6

Morkel to Shahid Afridi, no run, excellent ball to finish the over. This bouncer was right in line with the batsman and sneaks just over Afridi's ear as he tries to duck

End of over 31 (3 runs) Pakistan 103/5 (RR: 3.32)

    • Shahid Afridi 4 (5b)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 17 (33b)
    • M Morkel 6-0-17-1
    • VD Philander 8-0-28-1

"Welcome home King Kallis" says a banner and its owners scream frantically after being seen on camera

31.1

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, oh, this is high-class swing bowling from Philander. Draws the batsman into poking at the ball with his fullish length and with his seam movement beats the outside edge

31.2

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, goes hard at the shortish ball outside off and gets a thickish outside edge which runs down to third man

Slip in for Afridi

31.3

Philander to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, takes on the short ball and the pull shot has enough bat on it to beat the infield and land safely in the region of square leg

slip remains for Maqsood as well

31.4

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, another play and miss as this one straightens off a length in that off stump corridor

31.5

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, tries something different as he charges at the bowler to prevent the ball from swinging and slaps it back down the ground

31.6

Philander to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full length ball on middle and leg nudged towards midwicket, but it was in the air for a little while. And that will be drinks

Khurram: "Pakistan should take power play since Afridi is at the crease, otherwise no point in retaining it for the tail enders..."

Rizwan: "One thing I like about Afridi, his consistency, in trying to get OUT on every ball. He is doing it for the last whole decade."

Mir: "I hope Maqsood can persuade Afridi to stick around for more than a few deliveries. These two are the only remaining rays of hope for Pak!"

End of over 32 (4 runs) Pakistan 107/5 (RR: 3.34)

    • Shahid Afridi 6 (7b)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 19 (37b)
    • VD Philander 9-0-32-1
    • M Morkel 6-0-17-1

JP Duminy is back after bowling just two overs in his first spell. Long off, deep point, deep square leg and long-on in place

32.1

Duminy to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pushes this through on middle and off as Afridi waits on his back foot and whips it away wristily to the man on the square boundary on the leg side

32.2

Duminy to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, flatter and quicket again as Maqsood gets behind it and blocks

32.3

Duminy to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, dropped another miss from South Africa in the field and it is their captain. Maqsood charged at him and went for the big launch down the ground, but gets a thick leading edge which was always going away from long-off who had come charging in and he could only get a finger to int

32.4

Duminy to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shorter and flatter as Afridi goes back and cuts to deep third man

32.5

Duminy to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and he drives strongly to mid-on

32.6

Duminy to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, gets down the track and drills it down the ground for a single

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 112/5 (RR: 3.39)

    • Shahid Afridi 9 (10b)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 21 (40b)
    • JP Duminy 3-0-14-0
    • VD Philander 9-0-32-1
33.1

Philander to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, attempted bouncer, but it comes in with too much room allowing Afridi to slash it to deep third man

33.2

Philander to Shahid Afridi, no run, full length ball on middle as Afridi stays back and presents a straight bat

Azmul: "There was a time when tv used to be switched off as soon as Afridi used to get out. But today it seems that Maqsood has taken that honour. Despite of exams starting from tomorrow I am just holding my studies back till this guy is batting."

33.3

Philander to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, quick single as he dabs the ball to mid-on. The lack of timing helps Pakistan there as Philander gets a little more bounce than Afridi expected

33.4

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, no run, fullish ball on and around off stump but even though Maqsood was down the track, he can only defend

33.5

Philander to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run, fullish ball which straightens fetches an outside egde and causes a little excitement, but it lobs towards the vacant cover region.

33.6

Philander to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full and on middle, pushed in the off side and the batsmen run through for a single

End of over 34 (5 runs) Pakistan 117/5 (RR: 3.44)

    • Shahid Afridi 13 (14b)
    • Sohaib Maqsood 22 (42b)
    • VD Philander 10-0-37-1
    • JP Duminy 3-0-14-0

Kallis returns. No slips to back him up this time

34.1

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Boom! mows it straight down the ground. That's the first maximum of the game. It was the off cutter and he had picked it, getting underneath and slamming it over the long-on boundary. Parnell picks up the catch and it is a good one too, but he is on the other side of the rope

34.2

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, holds the length back and Afridi steers it to third man to rotate the strike

34.3

Kallis to Sohaib Maqsood, OUT, Tahir comes in from long-on and holds on to one and its the big wicket. Maqsood makes the long walk back after playing a very irresponsible slog. Takes on the length ball on off stump, but his wild swing only gets a leading edge and it seemed to pop out of Tahir's hands but smothered it against his chest

Sohaib Maqsood c Imran Tahir b Kallis 22 (77m 43b 0x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

34.4

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, full length ball on off stump as Afridi drives into the off side, but can't beat the in-field

34.5

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, no run, short ball on off stump but Afridi wants nothing to do with it

34.6

Kallis to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shortish again, this time Afridi gets across to it and lets it run off the open face of his bat to pick up a single to third man

End of over 35 (8 runs) Pakistan 125/6 (RR: 3.57)

    • Shahid Afridi 21 (19b 1x6)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 0 (0b)
    • JH Kallis 5-0-24-2
    • VD Philander 10-0-37-1

Dale Steyn returns with the start of the batting powerplay. Afridi on strike and Bilawal Bhatti on debut, is at the non-strikers'

35.1

Steyn to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fullish ball on middle and leg, clipped off the back foot to midwicket

35.2

Steyn to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, gets off the mark in his first ball of ODI cricket, waiting for the length ball to reach him and worked it away to fine leg

35.3

Steyn to Shahid Afridi, no run, he was looking to one-up the bowler by feigning as if he was making room for himself, but Steyn holds steady on a full length on off stump as Afridi has to defend

Morfi: "Stupid shot at the stupid time from a very promising talent. Battig power play looming, Afridi bating at the other end, already hit a 6 in the over - no reason why MAqsood should have done that! Sad"

35.4

Steyn to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, 143 kph, full and just outside off as Afridi opens up his stance, stays leg side of it and goes for a flay through point. Manages a thick outside edge which runs away fine of deep third man

35.5

Steyn to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Off comes the leg bail! Everything else remains, even the off bail but that is enough to send Afridi back. Horrible shot as he went right across his stumps to lap the ball over to fine leg. Why would you do that to a bowler of Steyn's pace?

Shahid Afridi b Steyn 26 (31m 23b 1x4 1x6) SR: 113.04

Two debutants in the middle now as Anwar Ali comes to the crease and finds two slips lying in wait for him

35.6

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, darts it back into the batsman as he keeps it full and just outside off. He watches it go through to the keeper, well judged in the end

Sikander: "Reason for Maqsood wicket: Afridi is contagious!"

End of over 36 (6 runs) Pakistan 131/7 (RR: 3.63)

    • Anwar Ali 0 (1b)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 1 (1b)
    • DW Steyn 7-2-20-3
    • JH Kallis 5-0-24-2

Morne Morkel from the other end

36.1

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, steered to deep third man as he takes advantage of a little room given by the bowler outside off stump

36.2

Morkel to Anwar Ali, no run, ducks under the short ball angled in at him. Anwar has faced two and left two so far

36.3

Morkel to Anwar Ali, no run, 145 kph, back of a length in that perfect corridor outside off. Too good for the batsman who feebly prodded forwards to block

36.4

Morkel to Anwar Ali, 1 run, 146, another one that reares up and the batsman fends it off with soft hands towards midwicket, but the man swoops in and underarms a direct hit. The South Africans appeal, but he is quite safe which is confirmed by the third umpire.

36.5

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, 143 kph, stays leg side as he goes up on his toes to guide the short-pitched ball outside off to point

36.6

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, 141 kph, persists with the ploy of testing the middle of the pitch, though this one is a little too far outside off stump to interest the batsman

End of over 37 (2 runs) Pakistan 133/7 (RR: 3.59)

    • Bilawal Bhatti 2 (4b)
    • Anwar Ali 1 (4b)
    • M Morkel 7-0-19-1
    • DW Steyn 7-2-20-3
37.1

Steyn to Anwar Ali, FOUR, beats the bowler and it was timed well enough to go through to the straight boundary. Fullish length ball on the stumps met with a solid push

37.2

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, shortish length just outside off and he blocks off the back foot

37.3

Steyn to Anwar Ali, 1 wide, loses his radar as the bouncer is sprayed down the leg side, with the batsman ducking beneath

A Saboor: "Pakistan's last 10-15 overs are batted out by bowlers. No way Pak can post 250+ scores by having such situations. Need to sort of this problem first and play full 50 overs at least."

37.3

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, 141 kph, another good push down the ground but it is straight to Steyn who does well in his followthrough

37.4

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, 145 kph, short ball right over middle stump but the batsman had seen it early and took evasive action

AH: "Ok Guys so what is a competitive score on this pitch given the fact that S.Africa was in a festive mood(with all those dropped chances)?"

37.5

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, 146 kph, oh, well played! That was an excellent short ball from Steyn, getting it around throat high, but Anwar leaped up to drop it at his feet with soft hands. Steyn tests his back as he walks back to his mark

37.6

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, goes back to the full length ball and is beaten. The ball sneaks just an inch or so above off stump on its way to the keeper.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Pakistan 138/7 (RR: 3.63)

    • Anwar Ali 5 (10b 1x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 2 (4b)
    • DW Steyn 8-2-25-3
    • M Morkel 7-0-19-1
38.1

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, 3 runs, nicely clipped away as Morkel goes fuller and strays on the batsman's pads. Excellent running gives them three runs. These two are doing rather well

38.2

Morkel to Anwar Ali, no run, fullish length ball this time outside off stump as the batsman prods it away with soft hands

38.3

Morkel to Anwar Ali, no run, this time he was a little less convincing in handling the short ball as he jumped back and gets an inside edge as he looked to cover the angle in at him

38.4

Morkel to Anwar Ali, no run, short ball outside off stump and he rises to his full height to dab it away to point

38.5

Morkel to Anwar Ali, 1 run, steered to third man again as the length ball is met with an open face of the bat

38.6

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full on off stump brings the batsman forward and makes him defend

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 142/7 (RR: 3.64)

    • Bilawal Bhatti 5 (6b)
    • Anwar Ali 6 (14b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 8-0-23-1
    • DW Steyn 8-2-25-3

Rashid: "pak needs batsman of good temperament who can make good partnerships don't see any like that except maqsood"

39.1

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, 147 kph, length ball outside off stump draws the batsman into a little flirt and he is lucky not to get the outside edge. No footwork

39.2

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, this time it comes back into the batsman at 141 kph, and he was still playing inside the line. Can't blame him, Steyn is working up some pace here

39.3

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, ducks beneath the short ball and it was well directed as well, right over middle stump

39.4

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, that rises off a length and de Kock collects it beside his head. He pokes and misses again

39.5

Steyn to Anwar Ali, 3 runs, this time Steyn goes a little too full and Anwar comes forward and pushes the ball through extra cover. Nicely played, wasn't looking to hit that too hard

39.6

Steyn to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, short ball rearing at the batsman's head, but he negotiates it well, his soft grip on the bat ensuring the ball is dropped at his feet and that ends the powerplay. Twenty runs and a wicket came off it

End of over 40 (3 runs) Pakistan 145/7 (RR: 3.62)

    • Bilawal Bhatti 5 (7b)
    • Anwar Ali 9 (19b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 9-2-28-3
    • M Morkel 8-0-23-1

Tahir is back with South Africa behind on their over-rate

40.1

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, is that out?! Miller was the man at midwicket and he fired the throw in, but the batsman has made it. Nice little flick shot after he wet across to the off side to meet the length ball

40.2

Imran Tahir to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, gives it loads of air as Bhatti comes forward and pushes back to the bowler

40.3

Imran Tahir to Bilawal Bhatti, FOUR, Swept to fine leg and Morkel has allowed it to go past him. the ball pitched just in front of him even as he was trying to get his body behind it and the leg spin takes the ball away to his right.

40.4

Imran Tahir to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, nudged away towards square leg and they pick up a single

40.5

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, went back to punch the ball down the ground for another single

40.6

Imran Tahir to Bilawal Bhatti, FOUR, outside edge off an attempted cut shot and it would have gone straight down the non-existant first slip's throat. Little bit of extra bounce there from Tahir

End of over 41 (11 runs) Pakistan 156/7 (RR: 3.80)

    • Bilawal Bhatti 14 (11b 2x4)
    • Anwar Ali 11 (21b 1x4)
    • Imran Tahir 6-1-29-0
    • DW Steyn 9-2-28-3

Kallis comes back into the attack and he has a slip in place

41.1

Kallis to Anwar Ali, 1 run, shortish ball angled at the batsman who works it away straight of midwicket

Sajid Shah: "10 overs of each innings are played out by Pakistan bowlers. Pak's strategy in the first 10-15 is NOT to lose wicket, no matter the RR stays below 2. Why don't they send the bowlers upfront & dent the new ball & score at 2 an over till the 20th!?"

41.2

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, back of a length just outside off stump and he was looking to make some room and pushes towards extra cover and calls his partner through for a quick single

Waqas: "That's how you rotate a strike @ top orders of Pakistan..."

41.3

Kallis to Anwar Ali, no run, slower ball smeared to cover and Miller plays with the crowd as he raises his arms in the air as if celebrating a catch. Bump ball though

41.4

Kallis to Anwar Ali, no run, 139 kph, excellently-directed bouncer as he has to get off his feet to fend it away towards point. He wanted the single, but Bhatti sends up back and Anwar almost lost his balance as he craws back into the crease

41.5

Kallis to Anwar Ali, no run, tests him with another shortish delivery, but Anwar is right behind this one and blocks it away

41.6

Kallis to Anwar Ali, FOUR, another one that darts into the batsman, but he was moving across to the off side and tucked it away to the fine leg boundary. Clever shot

shahid: "both bebutant are looking decent all-rounders"

End of over 42 (6 runs) Pakistan 162/7 (RR: 3.85)

    • Anwar Ali 16 (26b 2x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 15 (12b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 6-0-30-2
    • Imran Tahir 6-1-29-0
42.1

Imran Tahir to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, pushed through at 91 kph and the batsman had to be quite quick with his half-pull-half-flick to deep square leg

42.2

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, no run, that turns the other way and the batsman was not expecting it as he gets beaten and struck on the pads

42.3

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, no run, tossed up on off stump and he keeps it out

42.4

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, no run, flighted outside off and he reaches the pitch to defend

42.5

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, no run, appreciable turn there as Anwar fails to reach the pitch and has to contend with the ball streaking off his outside edge to short third man

42.6

Imran Tahir to Anwar Ali, no run, pushed through at middle and he stays solidly behind that one

omer: "WOW We found new openers"

Dany khan: "So heartening to see a strong Pakistani tail. Good show Bhatti and Anwar. Keep it up"

End of over 43 (1 run) Pakistan 163/7 (RR: 3.79)

    • Anwar Ali 16 (31b 2x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 16 (13b 2x4)
    • Imran Tahir 7-1-30-0
    • JH Kallis 6-0-30-2
43.1

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, SIX, slapped away over midwicket. That has to smart! No. 8 setting himself up in the crease and launching the short ball to sail over cow corner

43.2

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, 2 runs, "push, push, push", comes a call as Bhatti uses the off cut on the ball to work it away behind square on the leg side

43.3

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, moves forward to block the length ball outside off and Bhatti makes the wise choice of denying Anwar's call for a single

43.4

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, short ball, coming into the batsman at 135 kph, and this time there is no room on offer to gain leverage from. So the pull shot has very little timing goes away towards deep square leg

43.5

Kallis to Anwar Ali, no run, 139 kph, short and wide outside off, he should have been on the back foot but had his weight going forward and misses the slash

43.6

Kallis to Anwar Ali, 1 run, employs the open face of the bat to run the shortish ball outside off to third man

Faraz: "Don't know whether to feel happy or sad at this partnership! Maybe a promotion for these 2 in the next game."

End of over 44 (10 runs) Pakistan 173/7 (RR: 3.93)

    • Anwar Ali 17 (33b 2x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 25 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 7-0-40-2
    • Imran Tahir 7-1-30-0

JP comes back but makes a false start

Kashif: "every score of these debutants is a message for experienced campaigners that you don't need to be experienced or talented enough. it is just a matter of applying yourself and whatever you have."

44.1

Duminy to Anwar Ali, no run, bit of turn for him as he stays back to a fullish ball which misses his flick and thuds into his pads

44.2

Duminy to Anwar Ali, 1 run, shorter and quicker as Anwar goes back and punches to long-on

44.3

Duminy to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump as he goes forward to nudge it towards midwicket and they take a well-judged single

44.4

Duminy to Anwar Ali, no run, just held back slightly as Anwar gets forward and blocks

44.5

Duminy to Anwar Ali, no run, a little shorter on off stump this time and Anwar plays a short-armed jab to midwicket

44.6

Duminy to Anwar Ali, no run, flighted outside off and he lets it come to him and chops the ball to point from the crease

End of over 45 (2 runs) Pakistan 175/7 (RR: 3.88)

    • Anwar Ali 18 (38b 2x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 26 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 4-0-16-0
    • JH Kallis 7-0-40-2
45.1

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, 134 kph, fullish length coming in on leg stump as the batsman stays leg side of it to block

Zohaib: "It all depends on these two batsmen what score are they willing to defend with their bowling."

45.2

Kallis to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, another quick single, these two have been excellent with those. Played the shortish ball towards extra cover with soft hands and set off straight away

45.3

Kallis to Anwar Ali, no run, gets hit high on the bat and immediately takes the bottom hand off as the shortish ball gets a little more bounce than usual

45.4

Kallis to Anwar Ali, FOUR, overdoes the angle this time and Anwar just picks it away off his legs with a flourish. Brilliant strike and with fine leg inside the circle there as only ever one result

45.5

Kallis to Anwar Ali, FOUR, fullish and outside off as Anwar makes room with his front leg and drills it over extra cover to signal the fifty partnership

45.6

Kallis to Anwar Ali, FOUR, and he goes one better this time. All along the ground as the cover drive screams to the boundary. Half-volley outside off absolutely dealt with

Mujtaba Shahid: "That is how you put pressure on the fielders...keep it up guys...top order should learn from them."

Kamran: "Last 5 Overs R.R 6 by debuts ..... A clear slap and big question mark to so called experienced Players ... time to change them"

End of over 46 (13 runs) Pakistan 188/7 (RR: 4.08)

    • Anwar Ali 30 (42b 5x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 27 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 8-0-53-2
    • JP Duminy 4-0-16-0
46.1

Duminy to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, saw the short fine leg inside the circle and went way across the off side to sweep the full length ball away for a boundary, perhaps. Kicks himself at the non-strikers' end, where he could have been out had the throw hit. Careless work there

46.2

Duminy to Anwar Ali, no run, holds it back and the batsman gets deep in his crease and punchs down the ground

46.3

Duminy to Anwar Ali, 1 run, tossed up and he charges him and drives to long-on

46.4

Duminy to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, turned away just behind square as fine leg does the work to keep the length ball to a single

46.5

Duminy to Anwar Ali, no run, full on leg stump forces another sweep shot, but this one is straight to the fielder

46.6

Duminy to Anwar Ali, FOUR, oh, that has been pummeled down the ground. JP thought he had Anwar's number when he saw him advancing and pushed the ball wide of off stump. But he reached out and slapped it with a lot of bottom hand

End of over 47 (7 runs) Pakistan 195/7 (RR: 4.14)

    • Anwar Ali 35 (46b 6x4)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 29 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 5-0-23-0
    • JH Kallis 8-0-53-2

Morkel replaces Kallis

47.1

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, FOUR, but he gets the same treatment as the short ball is smeared over extra cover. Powerful strike making full use of the room on offer

47.2

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, SIX, this time he carts it over the man at deep square leg. He had come in a couple of yards and despite his desperate leap the length ball on middle from Morkel sails over his head

Waqas: "This is the same role these both are playing like Parnell did in UAE in first match. Sensing victory here for Pakistan."

47.3

Morkel to Bilawal Bhatti, OUT, one innovation too many, but that is the end of an enterprising and more to the point, a much needed innings. Ah, but hold your horses, I think we have a review. It was full and straight, the batsman was moving across to the of side to lap it over the short fine leg fielder and gets struck plumb in front. The on-field umpire agrees but the batsman wanted a second opinion, which comes in the affirmative and Bhatti has to go

Bilawal Bhatti lbw b Morkel 39 (56m 25b 3x4 2x6) SR: 156.00

Saeed Ajmal comes into the crease

zia: "Over joyed with Bahtti and Anwer's display. However, cant help but realize that batting seems to have eased out as the ball got old. If our debutants with domestic averages of 17 & 20 can play with such ease imagine what RSA's batting line u will do to us."

47.4

Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, no run, and he gets whacked on his helmet straight away. Went for an awkward-looking pull shot and wore it on his ear

47.5

Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, 2 runs, JP leaps to his right and sticks out a hand but the leading edge sails just a touch beyond him and Ajmal picks up a couple

47.6

Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, no run, shortish with some room outside off and Ajmal plays quite a confident little cut shot for no runs. Good call from Anwar. He needs more of the strike

End of over 48 (12 runs) Pakistan 207/8 (RR: 4.31)

    • Saeed Ajmal 2 (3b)
    • Anwar Ali 35 (46b 6x4)
    • M Morkel 9-0-35-2
    • JP Duminy 5-0-23-0

Steyn to finish his spell which reads 9-2-28-3

Akash: "How many times have we seen the downfall of good innings because of this chiky shot !! Unless you are De Villiers or McCullum don't try it at crucial times !!!"

48.1

Steyn to Anwar Ali, 1 run, on a length but on the pads as he is whipped away bisecting the men at deep fine and square leg, but Miller does well as he cuts the angle and sends the thrown in a flash

48.2

Steyn to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, a little more fuller than the last ball, but the batsman who had shuffled across to off stump, manages to work it to long leg

48.3

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, 146 kph, searing bouncer from Steyn as Anwar's pull shot is a little too slow to connect

D: "See Pakistan doing surprisingly well with their debutants, so I decide to watch, and immediately a wicket. :("

48.4

Steyn to Anwar Ali, 2 runs, 111 kph, slower ball, but he's picked it and drills it down the ground. They take on JP's arm from long-on, but his throw comes in on the half-volley and Steyn can't collect. The batsman was nowhere in the frame. Another run-out missed by SA

48.5

Steyn to Anwar Ali, no run, 149.2 kph, full and just a tad wide of off stump and Anwar goes for a slog, but it is both too full and too fast for him

48.6

Steyn to Anwar Ali, 1 run, 146 kph, shortish ball hurtling in at middle and let and with no room whatsoever he only swats it towards long-on for a single

GermanPlayer: "Really impressed bz Steun's recent performance in ODIs. His ODI record was nowhere near as good as his test record but now he is slowly getting his stats back to Steyn-ish...Would be interested in knowing his record in last 10 ODIs."

End of over 49 (5 runs) Pakistan 212/8 (RR: 4.32)

    • Anwar Ali 39 (51b 6x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 3 (4b)
    • DW Steyn 10-2-33-3
    • M Morkel 9-0-35-2

Morkel to finish things up

49.1

Morkel to Anwar Ali, 1 run, 142 kph, little room outside off and he gets underneath it, slicing it over point but there is a man in the deep

Abullah AB: "these debutants ............ seems more sensible players than other current Pak batsmen...tail enders trying hard to secure pak through batting and will do the same with their bowling"

49.2

Morkel to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, 143 kph, simple catch to mid-off and that shall be Ajmal's last miscue in this innings. It was too quick for him as he goes for a slog. Duminy saw the leading edge, called early, settled beneath it and took a simple catch.

Saeed Ajmal c Duminy b Morkel 3 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Junaid Khan comes to the middle, borrowing Ajmal's arm-guard as he heads back to the pavilion

Imran Shahzad: "Singles, Doubles, Fours and Six,, They played fearlessly,,, Top order should learn some lesson from these two."

49.3

Morkel to Anwar Ali, no run, full toss just outside off, slower ball I think, as he jams it into his own pads

49.4

Morkel to Anwar Ali, 2 runs, 141 kph, another full toss, this one at the perfect height to slap back straight down the ground. Duminy almost overran it, but stuck out a hand and manage to keep it in the field of play

49.5

Morkel to Anwar Ali, 1 run, wild hoick, something that is expected at this stage, as this is full ball flies to deep third man

49.6

Morkel to Junaid Khan, 2 byes, and fittingly the innings ends with another possible run-out fumbled by South Africa. It was a full toss again just outside off and the batsman slogs for all he's worth but cannot get bat to it. They rush through for the bye as the keeper misses the stumps. Morkel takes aim at the set in the bowler's end and misses wildly, giving Pakistan another run

Tipu: "Anwar has been out of sorts while bowling, this innings is the perfect morale booster...golden oppurtunity to get some quick wickets"

shahid: "bowlers put the runs on the board for Pakis and now bowler will defend these runs just shame for Pakistan top order"

Ghulam Ali: "Afrer playing 5 ODI and 5 T20 in recent days , Pakistani batsmen should have played more sensibily. They are professionals not a domestic or 3rd class team. Anyhow Hats Off to Debuents."

Faeez: "Strange new tactics by Pakistan sending the tail early and the actual batsmen at no.8 and no.9."

2.50 pm Pakistan have managed an unlikely total after some excellent application showed by their tail. Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatt deserve almost the entire credit for this score as they put a price on their wickets, picked up as many singles as possible and smeared the boundaries whenever required. But South Africa had done all the damage previously, with Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel picked up three wickets each to orchestrate another top-order slide. Pakistan's bowling is their better strength and now they have to pull out all the stops to defend this total. I'm going to take a minor break and will be back in around half-an-hour for the chase

End of over 50 (6 runs) Pakistan 218/9

    • Junaid Khan 0 (1b)
    • Anwar Ali 43 (55b 6x4)
    • M Morkel 10-0-39-3
    • DW Steyn 10-2-33-3
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