Pakistan in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 125 runs

We are already four minutes late with the start, it seems. Here is JK with two slips in place

10am of course the biggest comeback today is that of Shahid Afridi. We are ready to go, but a there is some time before Afridi gets a bowl. It's Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith walking out to face the Pakistan quicks early in the morning. Junaid Khan has the ball in hand. Expect a high-scoring game, I am being told

9.40am Good news from another team: Robin Jackman is back with the mic. He has been fighting a malignant tumour in the vocal cords. Good to see he has recovered

9.30am Pakistan have won the toss and have elected to field. For South Africa, we have Abbott debuting, playing ahead of Morne Morkel.

Now that Pakistan are bowling, we won't know until the second session who will open their innings. Hafeez or Kamran Akmal?

9.10am So what do they do on hot Sundays in the Bloem? Of course go to watch ODI cricket. Welcome to the start of the five-ODI series between South Africa and Pakistan. Toss is in 20 minutes

0.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, fended off the back foot

0.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, seams back in from short of a length, hits Smith high, on the thigh pad. Half an appeal from Junaid

0.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, some more movement for Junaid but he started well outside off, and is left alone

0.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, 2 runs, angling in, goes off the inside half of the bat, gets him a couple to long leg

0.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, 1 run, a bit too short, a bit too wide, cut away to third man for one

0.6

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, short of a length, on off, angles away, left alone

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
HM Amla    0* (1b)      Junaid Khan    1-0-3-0
GC Smith    3* (5b)     

Umair Ali: "Wow Kamran Akmal is back too. This really help Pakistani bowlers to bowl stump to stump line :D"

Umar Gul to bowl now

1.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, wide length ball, left alone

1.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, shuffles across to a shortish delivery outside off, defends it in front of his chest

tom: "Amla seems to be digging a well on the other end..."

1.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, seams away to beat the shuffling Smith

1.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, lovely bowling. He is getting seam movement from just short of a length and in front of middle, making him play, then beating him

1.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, looks to work this to leg, but is hit on the thigh pad in front of off

1.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, another heavy ball, 141ks, just outside off, short of a length, and Smith rises with it in defence

End of over 2 (maiden) South Africa 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
GC Smith    3* (11b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0
HM Amla    0* (1b)      Junaid Khan    1-0-3-0

2.1

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, on a length, on off, pushed back to him

2.2

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, full, almost a half-volley, driven nicely, but, straight to mid-off

2.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, Amla looks to punch this shortish delivery to leg, is beaten but is hit high on the thigh

2.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, this is fuller, and hence a louder appeal as it seems to be lower, but it is clearly pitched outside leg. Junaid wanted to review this, and would have ended up wasting it had he succeeded in convincing Misbah

MrGarreth: "Still pretty disappointed by the line-up SA are putting out. While Pak put out there best available line-up we continue to put either debutants (Abbott) or guys who have failed to live up to expectations (Ingram, Behardien). SA aren't going to be playing test cricket for 6 months. Surely they should use that time to put out their very best line-up leading into the champions trophy? Its a golden opportunity! No pressure of Test balancing."

2.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, length ball, middle and leg, angling towards off, defended

2.6

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, driven on the up, through the covers, along the ground. Amla has smashed this one

End of over 3 (4 runs) South Africa 7/0 (RR: 2.33)
HM Amla    4* (7b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    2-0-7-0
GC Smith    3* (11b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, Smith is on his toes in defence

3.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Smith is beaten on the flick again, and is hit high on the thigh again

3.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, backs away to make room this time, Gul cleverly slips this one wide outside off. Smith can't reach it

3.4

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 wide, Smith looks to pull this short ball from outside off, but this seams away to be called a wide

Umair ausPaderborn: "The average height of Pakistani team has reduced by 2 inches by the exclusion of Muhammad Irfan :O"

3.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, left alone outside off this time

Gul has been bowling in the 140s

3.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, that's quick too. Short of a length, 142ks, skids away to beat Smith's cut

3.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, lovely ball to end the over. Seaming away from short of a length and in front of low, it beats the defensive bat

Gul has yet to be scored off. He has conceded one wide, though

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 8/0 (RR: 2.00)
GC Smith    3* (17b)      Umar Gul    2-1-1-0
HM Amla    4* (7b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    2-0-7-0

4.1

Junaid Khan to Amla, 2 runs, lovely punch from Amla, Hafeez misfields at point, allows two runs

Second slip goes to short cover

4.2

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, short of a length, middle and off, defended off the back foot

4.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, fuller, middle and off again, defended off the back foot

4.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, too short, too straight, and Amla goes back pull this over midwicket

4.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 run, Amla pushes at one away from the body, gets an inside edge that nearly gets him bowled. But they get a single in the end

4.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, Smith stays back, gets a soft leading edge as he defends

End of over 5 (7 runs) South Africa 15/0 (RR: 3.00)
GC Smith    3* (18b)      Junaid Khan    3-0-14-0
HM Amla    11* (12b 2x4)      Umar Gul    2-1-1-0

5.1

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, Gul continues to extract seam and bounce. Short of a length, just outside off, Amla punches at it, but is beaten by the away movement

5.2

Umar Gul to Amla, FOUR, this one seams the other way, at 146ks, gets a thick inside edge from Amla as he looks to punch this again. Painfully for Gul, it goes for four to fine leg

5.3

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, superb delivery again. Amla walks across and down the pitch, but it seams away from short of a length and beats the edge

5.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, this is fuller, towards off, and is defended off the back foot

5.5

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, and he has beaten the edge again. Gul has been bowling superbly but without any reward. Short of a length, just outside off, Amla plays at it, and is beaten by the away movement

5.6

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, well done by Younis Khan at second slip. This time Gul finally draws the edge, but it seems to be going wide of the second slip. But for that dive to his right by YK

End of over 6 (4 runs) South Africa 19/0 (RR: 3.16)
HM Amla    15* (18b 3x4)      Umar Gul    3-1-5-0
GC Smith    3* (18b)      Junaid Khan    3-0-14-0

6.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, FOUR, typical Smith. He walks down and across, takes this on the half-volley, and clips it through midwicket for four

6.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, length all outside off, defended with an open face

6.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short of a length, outside off, gets it to rise towards the chest. Defended

6.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, FOUR, nice shot. Backs away to make room and lofts this length ball straight back over the bowler's head

6.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short of a length, outside off, extra bounce, some movement, beats the outside edge

6.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, 1 run, walks down the wicket, clips a length ball through leg for one

End of over 7 (9 runs) South Africa 28/0 (RR: 4.00)
GC Smith    12* (24b 2x4)      Junaid Khan    4-0-23-0
HM Amla    15* (18b 3x4)      Umar Gul    3-1-5-0

7.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of a length, just outside off, left alone

7.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, looks to pull, is a bit slow on this, gets a couple to the right of long leg

7.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

7.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of a length, angling away, he looks to steer it, but finds the second slip

7.5

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, walks across to get close to this shortish wide delivery, and pulls it through midwicket for four

7.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, fuller, on off, defended off the back foot

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 34/0 (RR: 4.25)
GC Smith    18* (30b 3x4)      Umar Gul    4-1-11-0
HM Amla    15* (18b 3x4)      Junaid Khan    4-0-23-0

8.1

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 run, drops a half chance. Okay let's make it a quarter chance. Amla throws his arms at a widish delivery, flies wide of point, Hafeez dives, gets both hands to it, but can't control it

8.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, Smith backs away, Junaid keeps this outside enough, and Smith's flay cant' reach it

A leg gully comes in

8.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, 1 run, Smith walks across to work this away from off. To deep square leg

8.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, 3 runs, walks down the wicket and pulls this short ball for a couple. Gul's throw from fine leg isn't that great, nor is AKmal's collection, and SA take an overthrow

8.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, once again Smith has given himself too room by backing away, and is beaten

8.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, punched away between point and cover-point, but not far enough to beat the diving Malik

End of over 9 (6 runs) South Africa 40/0 (RR: 4.44)
GC Smith    20* (34b 3x4)      Junaid Khan    5-0-29-0
HM Amla    19* (20b 3x4)      Umar Gul    4-1-11-0

9.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, bunted to leg for one

dominic: "the drop catch coming from the land of jonty rhodes and from his position at backward point, it not fair to call it half or quarter chance, it a defitine drop at international standards"

Second slip has come out to short cover-point

9.2

Umar Gul to Amla, FOUR, and immediately he draws an edge with one that holds its line outside off. This is played with soft hands, and wide of the only slip

That second slip goes back into the cordon

9.3

Umar Gul to Amla, 2 runs, nicely punched away between point and cover-point for two

9.4

Umar Gul to Amla, 1 run, fuller, on off, pushed slightly wide of cover, and they steal a single

9.5

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, Smith looks to drive a length ball in front of off, gets a thick inside edge for a single

9.6

Umar Gul to Amla, 1 run, steered away to third man for one

End of over 10 (10 runs) South Africa 50/0 (RR: 5.00)
HM Amla    27* (24b 4x4)      Umar Gul    5-1-21-0
GC Smith    22* (36b 3x4)      Junaid Khan    5-0-29-0

Arfan: "@Dominic: Coming from the paki team i would say it was a 1/16th of a chance."

Surprise, surprise. South Africa have taken the Powerplay immediately. What happened to that unwritten rule that say, "Thou shant take Powerplay before 36th over.". This is refreshing

Hafeez to bowl

10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, shortish, into the pads, worked away for one

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, Smith stays back to work this to leg, but Hafeez gets enough turn to get a leading edge

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 bye, welcome back Karman Akmal. It's like you never left. Smith swishes, is beaten, Akmal fails to collect it cleanly. It's acceptable until then, but the ball has hardly gone five yards, and he is not awake to the bye being stolen

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, down the track to work this to leg for a single

10.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, worked off the pads for another single

10.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, opens the face on this, but can't beat point

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa 54/0 (RR: 4.90)
HM Amla    29* (27b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0
GC Smith    23* (39b 3x4)      Umar Gul    5-1-21-0

Saeed Ajmal to operate now

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, no run, sharp turn first up. From off, against the angle, beats the edge

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, FOUR, Smith is jumping around a bit. He makes room, but is in con control of this drive. The edge somehow eludes the cover ring and goes for four

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, no run, full, angling in, cramps him for room

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves across the stumps to take this full ball and play it to leg for one

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, FOUR, Amla gives him the charge, is beaten in the flight, get a thick inside edge. That's his third boundary off an edge

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, short of a length, outside off, turns in a lot, cramps his punch. Nearly played on

End of over 12 (9 runs) South Africa 63/0 (RR: 5.25)
HM Amla    33* (29b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-9-0
GC Smith    28* (43b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0

Aaron: "South Africa just getting the customary 2/3 wickets from powerplays out of the way early. Smart."

12.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, no run, stays low even as Smith backs away to make room. The ball stays low, and is kept well by Akmal

Okay Robin Jackman is on air now. Good to see his second innings has resumed

12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, walks down the wicket, works this to leg, takes a single

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, length ball, turning in, picked away for a single to deep square leg

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, 1 run, Smith backs away to slog. Mis-hits this to deep midwicket for one

12.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, FOUR, Amla back away this time, punches a flat delivery from outside off, between cover and cover-point

12.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 leg bye, short of a length, turning in, concedes a leg-bye to short fine leg

End of over 13 (8 runs) South Africa 71/0 (RR: 5.46)
HM Amla    38* (32b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-10-0
GC Smith    30* (46b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-9-0

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, flat, just outside off, defended off the back foot

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the fight, gets an inside edge onto the pad, but it doesn't carry to cover-point

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, looks to make room, plays this offbreak to cover

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, stays a bit low, worked off the pads for one

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Smith, OUT, Smith has reverse-paddled to his demise. He is looking to play the orthodox paddle, but reverse the bat face at the last moment. Extra bounce from Ajmal hits the glove, then the shoulder, and then lobs up for an easy catch

GC Smith c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 30 (64m 47b 4x4 0x6) SR: 63.82

A slip in now. AB de Villiers is the new man in

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, full, on the pads, swept away for a single

End of over 14 (2 runs) South Africa 73/1 (RR: 5.21)
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-11-1
HM Amla    39* (36b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-10-0

14.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, full, on the pads, clipped wide of deep midwicket for a couple

14.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, worked away for a single to deep square leg

14.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run, fired down the leg side

14.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, worked away off the hip

According to ICC ranking, these are the No. 1 and No. 2 ODI batsmen in the world

14.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down the ground for a single

14.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run, worked away off the pads for another single

End of over 15 (6 runs) South Africa 79/1 (RR: 5.26)
HM Amla    41* (39b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-16-0
AB de Villiers    5* (4b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-11-1

Shahid Afridi is on now

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Amla, no run, quick, just outside off, pushed to cover

This is Afridi's 350th ODI

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Amla, 1 run, punched to deep cover for one

15.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, run-out chance. Pushed to cover-point, Amla wants the single, AB doesn't. This should ideally be Amla's call, but AB has made the right call to send him back. He is back in time, though

15.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, uppishly driven towards long-off for one

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Amla, 1 run, some turn from short of a length, in front of off, defended with an open face, gets a single

15.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, fuller, middle and off, defended to cover

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 82/1 (RR: 5.12)
AB de Villiers    6* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0
HM Amla    43* (42b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-16-0

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 wide, fired down the leg side

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, OUT, Hafeez strikes as Amla's good luck finally runs out. His has been a charmed stay at the wicket. One low-percentage shot too many as he sweeps a fullish ball from in front of off. Gets a healthy top edge that settles with deep square leg

HM Amla c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Hafeez 43 (75m 43b 6x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, another ill-advised sweep. A paddle from AB, but he has get well outside the line

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back to work this to deep midwicket

Coling Ingram is the new man in. One slip is in

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, defended in front of off

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, follows a widish offbreak, is beaten

16.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, flatter, angling in, defended from the crease

End of over 17 (2 runs) South Africa 84/2 (RR: 4.94)
CA Ingram    0* (3b)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-18-1
AB de Villiers    7* (9b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0

17.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one

17.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away to deep midwicket

17.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, quick legbreak, 94ks, defended to short midwicket

17.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, full, on off, played back to him

17.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, slower through the air, 87ks, punched to deep point

17.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 3 runs, tossed up high, full outside off, squeezed between point and short third

End of over 18 (6 runs) South Africa 90/2 (RR: 5.00)
CA Ingram    4* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-0
AB de Villiers    9* (13b)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-18-1

18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, punched wide of cover-point for one

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 wide, big wide down the leg side

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight, but gets a single as he works this to leg

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, flatter, fuller, Ingram stays back, is almost beaten, but leading edge falls safe

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, FOUR, swept in the air, but this is no top edge. He has placed this between square leg and deep midwicket

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-on

18.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, worked to short midwicket

End of over 19 (8 runs) South Africa 98/2 (RR: 5.15)
AB de Villiers    10* (15b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-26-1
CA Ingram    10* (9b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-0

19.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, gets a single to deep midwicket

19.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, punched to deep cover for one

19.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, straight, no turn, worked away for one

19.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, slightly short, cut away to deep point

19.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to the straightish short cover

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 wide, pitched outside leg, holds its line, called a wide

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, flicked to square leg

End of over 20 (5 runs) South Africa 103/2 (RR: 5.15)
CA Ingram    12* (13b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-14-0
AB de Villiers    12* (17b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-26-1

20.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down to long-on for one

20.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, slightly short, cut away, can't beat point

20.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, fuller, flat, pushed to cover-point

20.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 2 runs, worked away off the pads, fine of fine leg for a couple

20.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, cut away to sweeper-cover for one

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to long-on

End of over 21 (5 runs) South Africa 108/2 (RR: 5.14)
AB de Villiers    14* (19b)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-31-1
CA Ingram    15* (17b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-14-0

21.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up on off, driven to deep cover for one

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, nicely swept. Powerfully done, from outside off, past square leg. In the air, but is hit well enough and wide enough of square leg

21.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, flatter, angles away, beats the outside edge

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 2 runs, swept again as Afridi gives this some air. Fine of fine leg again

Goes round the stumps

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 3 runs, flat, short, back-cuts it. Deep point tidies up, but they steal the third on Umar Akmal's throw

21.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, dabbed away from just outside off for a single

End of over 22 (11 runs) South Africa 119/2 (RR: 5.40)
AB de Villiers    16* (21b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-25-0
CA Ingram    24* (21b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-31-1

22.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to long-on for one

22.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, punched down to long-off

22.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 2 runs, whipped away to deep midwkcet. A fumble by Malik facilitates the second

22.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

22.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, fullish, just holds its line outside off, defended with an open face

22.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, pushed wide of point for a single

End of over 23 (6 runs) South Africa 125/2 (RR: 5.43)
CA Ingram    26* (24b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-37-1
AB de Villiers    20* (24b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-25-0

23.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, full, outside off, driven to long-on for one

23.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, flat, into the pads, beats his attempt at playing this to leg

23.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 2 runs, swept away, wide of deep square, a diving save from Ajmal keeps the ball in play

23.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up, on off, pushed wide of cover for a single

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to deep cover for one

23.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, worked away off the pads

End of over 24 (6 runs) South Africa 131/2 (RR: 5.45)
AB de Villiers    24* (28b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-31-0
CA Ingram    28* (26b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-37-1

24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball, turning into the pads, worked away to deep midwicket

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, short of a length, on off, punched to cover

24.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, can't beat cover with this punch either

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, makes room plays this in front of leg, but still keeps finding that man at cover

24.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, and again Ingram looks to make room, plays with an open face, but this time he plays it straight to point

24.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, too short this time, cut in front of square for a single

End of over 25 (2 runs) South Africa 133/2 (RR: 5.32)
CA Ingram    29* (31b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-0-39-1
AB de Villiers    25* (29b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-31-0

Shoaib Malik replaces Shahid Afridi, who has been pretty innocuous today

25.1

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, no run, slow through the air, turns away from just outside off, beats the bat

25.2

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, no run, flighted high, 83ks, middle and leg, turns towards middle, defended back to him

25.3

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, pushed wide of point for one

25.4

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 3 runs, short of a length, outside off, and he has reverse-swept this square, wide of deep cover, gets three runs

25.5

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, no run, length ball, on off, defended to cover-point

25.6

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, 1 run, full, paddled to short fine leg for one

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 138/2 (RR: 5.30)
CA Ingram    31* (36b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-5-0
AB de Villiers    28* (30b)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-0-39-1

Muhammad: "Time is running out for Afridi...His bowling is pathetic....no drift, no sharp turn and leaking too many runs...If he does not bat well, i think he should retire now"

26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, no run, length ball, middle and leg, defended back to him

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, down the wicket to work this into the leg side for a single

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, down the wicket, not close to the pitch of the ball, plays this defensively to short midwicket

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, AB charges again, finds the ball is short again, and plays this back to Hafeez

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, he stays in the crease, and drives it to long-on

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 141/2 (RR: 5.22)
CA Ingram    33* (39b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-0-42-1
AB de Villiers    29* (33b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-5-0

27.1

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-off

27.2

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, punched down to long-on for one

27.3

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, no run, slower through the air, 84ks, defended off the front foot

27.4

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, 1 run, looks to sweep this to leg, gets a top edge but it lands safe just behind the leg umpire

27.5

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away off the pads for a single

27.6

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, 1 run, slightly short, and he is cut away for a single

End of over 28 (5 runs) South Africa 146/2 (RR: 5.21)
CA Ingram    36* (43b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-10-0
AB de Villiers    31* (35b)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-0-42-1

Salman: "Misbah's Thinkings: Saeed Ajmal is Partnership breaker; so let them make a Partnership of 100 then I will bring Ajmal. Bravo Misbah"

28.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, turning towards off, played with an open face for a single

28.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish, middle and leg, clipped to deep midwicket

28.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, punched to long-off for one

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 wide, turning down the leg side, called wide

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, fullish, worked to short midwicket

28.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down to long-on for one

28.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ingram, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

End of over 29 (6 runs) South Africa 152/2 (RR: 5.24)
CA Ingram    39* (46b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-0-48-1
AB de Villiers    33* (38b)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-10-0

29.1

Shoaib Malik to Ingram, 1 run, tossed up on off, defended wide of cover for one

29.2

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, flicked wide of deep midwicket

29.3

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 2 runs, punched away between deep midwicket and deep square leg again

29.4

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, no run, some dip for him, turns in after pitching, beats the bat, but can't be lbw because this is headed down the leg side

29.5

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, FOUR, nice shot. de Villiers charges down, is not to the pitch of the ball, but chips this into the gap between deep midwicket and deep square leg. AB's first boundary

29.6

Shoaib Malik to de Villiers, 2 runs, pushed wide of long-on for two

End of over 30 (11 runs) South Africa 163/2 (RR: 5.43)
AB de Villiers    43* (43b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-21-0
CA Ingram    40* (47b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-0-48-1

Hafeez has bowled out. Ajmal is back

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, slow, very slow, 75ks, Ingram waits and waits, is beaten by the offbreak. "I am a slow bowler," says Ajmal

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, FOUR, this is quicker, flatter, straighter, and he has swept this superbly through long leg

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, short of a length, turning away from off, gets an inside edge on the punch

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, FOUR, short, wide, crashed away between point and short third. Ingram has played well here, making spinners pitch it short through his sweeps

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, punched away to deep point for one

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, length-ball offbreak, clipped away to deep midwicket for one

End of over 31 (10 runs) South Africa 173/2 (RR: 5.58)
AB de Villiers    44* (44b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-21-1
CA Ingram    49* (52b 4x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-21-0

Junaid Khan comes back

31.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, worked away to long leg for one

31.2

Junaid Khan to Ingram, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed straight to point. AB is half way down the pitch before he realises there is no single available, but makes it back in time

31.3

Junaid Khan to Ingram, no run, full, beats the flick, but this is handed down the leg side. Can;t understand Junaid's long persistent appeal

31.4

Junaid Khan to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, rises with it, runs it down to third man for the single that brings up his fifty

31.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, defended to cover

31.6

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for one

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 176/2 (RR: 5.50)
AB de Villiers    46* (47b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    6-0-32-0
CA Ingram    50* (55b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-21-1

Hassan Nasser: "Pakistan can really learn a thing or two from this stand - the lack of dot balls is just awesome. Also, AB striking at around 100 with only one boundary? Impressive to say the least."

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight, gets his pad behind the offbreak

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, goes back to work it to deep square leg

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, on off, worked away to deep midwicket

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, FOUR, top shot. He just made up his mind this ball has to over extra cover never mind the lenght and line. Goes back, makes room, and lofts this shortish delivery over extra cover. That's his fifty too

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, FOUR, he is waiting for the long hop that usually results after a boundary down the ground. And long hop it is. Pulls it behind square for four

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 wide, flatter, wide down the leg side

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, swept away to deep square leg for one

End of over 33 (12 runs) South Africa 188/2 (RR: 5.69)
AB de Villiers    56* (52b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-33-1
CA Ingram    51* (56b 4x4)      Junaid Khan    6-0-32-0

33.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, middle and off, worked to leg for one

33.2

Junaid Khan to Ingram, 2 runs, driven between mid-off and cover

Tony: "And now for the AB show. Excellent platform for him to launch from"

33.3

Junaid Khan to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, worked into the leg side for one

33.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball, pretty straight, AB defends this back to him

33.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, short, pretty gently, smoked away to deep midwicket

zain: "Misbah. You don't keep Ajmal for later and let AB settle down. Hope you learn for the next match :)"

33.6

Junaid Khan to Ingram, no run, widish length ball. Ingram drives without feet. Is beaten

Time for a drink. Here's a chance to meet Rahul Dravid in person and discuss cricket with him. While the whole world watches in envy. You can't make this stuff up. A day with Dravid - it rarely gets bigger than this

End of over 34 (5 runs) South Africa 193/2 (RR: 5.67)
CA Ingram    54* (59b 4x4)      Junaid Khan    7-0-37-0
AB de Villiers    58* (55b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-33-1

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, flat offbreak, beats his attempt to flick it

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down to long-on for one

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, punched down to deep cover for one

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, makes a bit of room, but can't push it past short cover

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, down the wicket to drive this to long-on

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, slower through the air, cut to point, Ingram is slow in taking off but beats Gul's throw

End of over 35 (4 runs) South Africa 197/2 (RR: 5.62)
CA Ingram    56* (61b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-37-1
AB de Villiers    60* (59b 3x4)      Junaid Khan    7-0-37-0

Shahid Afridi is back

35.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, down the wicket, takes this on the full, gets a single to deep midwicket

35.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, pushed to short cover

35.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, FOUR, back-foot drive that almost goes for a six. This is some shot. Short of a length, widish, he goes back and chips it over extra cover. Lands just before the rope

35.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, swept away for a single

35.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, flighted on off, driven back to Afridi

35.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, a little too cute as he looks to run this fine behind square on the off side, but after he has shown him the sweep

End of over 36 (6 runs) South Africa 203/2 (RR: 5.63)
CA Ingram    57* (64b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-37-0
AB de Villiers    65* (62b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-37-1

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, OUT, AB falls. Relief for Pakistan. Almal has gone round the stumps, and pitched short of a length. AB makes room, looks to go over extra cover again, but hasn't got enough and hence no elevation. Caught at short cover

AB de Villiers c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 65 (83m 63b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.17

Faf du Plessis is the new man in

Ajmal moves over the stumps

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 leg bye, sharp offbreak, beats the inside edge, draws an lbw appeal, but it has hit him outside the line of off

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, arm ball, punched to short cover

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, driven to deep point for one

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, tossed up, on middle and off, du Plessis has moved to far across, is beaten, but is probably headed down leg

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, down the wicket to defend this to leg

End of over 37 (2 runs) South Africa 205/3 (RR: 5.54)
F du Plessis    0* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-38-2
CA Ingram    58* (66b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-37-0

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, Afridi reviews this. He has not even waited to consult with the captain. That looked really really close to me. Tossed up, slow through the air, beat Ingram's sweep, and hit him low on the pad. No edge on it. So let's see where it pitched and where it was headed. It is taking them an age to process this. Just get on with it. They are still debating whether there is an edge on it. A thousand replays with Hot Spot, and we are still not convinced. Just move on, people. They are looking for a touch on the top strap of the glove. A front-on replay doesn't quite show that touch, but there is a slight Hot Spot on that glove strap as the ball passes. So they don't even look at where the ball pitched and where it was headed because he is deemed to have played this

SUREN: "Can we have a T20 played by the time umpire decides on this review?"

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 3 leg byes, flat, on the pads, concedes three leg-byes

37.3

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, no run, length ball, legbreak, hits the outside half of the bat

37.4

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, 1 run, full toss, pushed wide of straight midwicket for one

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, no run, short, looks like an offbreak, pushed to cover

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, flighted on off, pushed to mid-off for one

End of over 38 (5 runs) South Africa 210/3 (RR: 5.52)
CA Ingram    59* (70b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-39-0
F du Plessis    1* (5b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-38-2

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, short, outside off, cut away for a single

varun: "Can we take 50% of umpire's salary for slow umpiring rate?"

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, short of a length, outside off, misses out on a flick to leg

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, tossed up wide outside off, beats his sweep

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, flatter offbreak, beats the inside edge, appeals for lbw, but he has hit him outside the line of off

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, down the wicket, has to abort any plans of hitting this as he is not close to this doosra. Defended back to him

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, another appeal for lbw, but Dharmasena, rightly, indicates there is a big inside edge on this offbreak

End of over 39 (1 run) South Africa 211/3 (RR: 5.41)
F du Plessis    1* (10b)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-39-2
CA Ingram    60* (71b 4x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-39-0

39.1

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, pulled away to the left of Nasir Jamshed at deep square leg, who goes down slow and with one hand, and concedes three extra runs

39.2

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, FOUR, top shot. Flighted outside off, and he crashes it between mid-off and cover

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Ingram, 1 run, pushed to deep point for one

39.4

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, FOUR, du Plessis gives him the charge, is nowhere near the pitch of the ball, gets a thick edge over point for four

James: "I reckon hawkeye would have been "umpires call" for whether it hit the stumps. It would have saved them a few minutes to just check that first before going back to check whether he hit it."

39.5

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, FOUR, nothing streak about this shot. Short, wide, cut away in front of square

39.6

Shahid Afridi to du Plessis, FOUR, fifth boundary off the over. Began with a misfield, and has ended with a filthy long hop down the pads. Du Plessis accepts the gift with a pull through long leg

End of over 40 (21 runs) South Africa 232/3 (RR: 5.80)
F du Plessis    13* (13b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-60-0
CA Ingram    69* (74b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-39-2

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, slow delivery, just short of a length, beats the edge with the turn away

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, flat, into the pads, punched to long-off for one

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, swept away to deep square for one

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, turn away from him, from middle and off. Beats the outside edge

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, beaten on the sweep

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched to long-off for one

End of over 41 (3 runs) South Africa 235/3 (RR: 5.73)
CA Ingram    71* (79b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-42-2
F du Plessis    14* (14b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-60-0

Umar Gul comes back. He will have to bowl five in a row if he has to bowl out today. Not the best bit of captaincy there

41.1

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, short of a length, angling away, punched away for a single

41.2

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, looks for the ramp, a length ball beats him. I reckon it has hit the outside of the top of off stump without removing the bail. Phew

41.3

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 1 run, driven to deep cover for one

Peter: "When a decision is reviewed, is it being shown on the big screen at the ground what the 3rd umpire is checking? I understand the process of first checking first if the ball was hit, but agree with James totally, sometimes it spent minutes checking if someone hit it, and then it was going on to miss anyway."

41.4

Umar Gul to Ingram, 2 runs, Ingram tries to pull, the ball gets a big bit on him, but the mis-hit clears mid-on

41.5

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, cut away to deep point for one

41.6

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 1 run, full, yorker almost, dug out for a single towards cover

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 241/3 (RR: 5.73)
F du Plessis    16* (17b 3x4)      Umar Gul    6-1-27-0
CA Ingram    75* (82b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-0-42-2

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, offbreak, turning into the pads, picked away for a single

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, length ball, middle and leg, turning towards off, defended back to him

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, slower through the air, swept away to deep square. "Ghoomegi," shouts Akmal. It was being missed

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 2 runs, Nasir Jamshed has speared himself into the advertising hoardings. This is swept in the air, Jamshed runs to his right at the boundary, takes this over his shoulder, but realises he is going to fall over so he throws the ball back in. And what a fall he has had. Crashes into those hoardings

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, flat offbreak, beats his attempt to play this to leg

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, looks for a reverse-paddle, and is beaten

End of over 43 (4 runs) South Africa 245/3 (RR: 5.69)
F du Plessis    19* (21b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-46-2
CA Ingram    76* (84b 6x4)      Umar Gul    6-1-27-0

43.1

Umar Gul to Ingram, 2 runs, steered away to third man. They put pressure on Ajmal, who fumbles and allows them the second

43.2

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, length ball, punched to long-off for one

43.3

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, half-volley, drilled straight to mid-off

43.4

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, goes for another ramp, but Gul gets extra bounce out of this length ball, and beats him

43.5

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 1 run, gets too close to this loft, doesn't time in well, but it doesn't carry to long-on

43.6

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, goes for a big hit down the ground, gets a thick edge on this length ball, but it doesn't carry to third man

End of over 44 (5 runs) South Africa 250/3 (RR: 5.68)
CA Ingram    80* (87b 6x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-32-0
F du Plessis    20* (24b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-0-46-2

Ajmal's last over coming up

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, quick offbreak, punched to deep point for one

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, short, worked away to deep square for one

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, no run, quick, on a length, no room, played back to him

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run, slog-swept along the ground, gets a single to deep midwicket

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, FOUR, Junaid has been lobbed at the long-on fence in the 45th over. That has got to be embarrassing. Incredible shot first of all. This is a shortish ball, but he says to hell with playing it square, and drives it straight and in the air. Junaid is too far in, though, and watches it go over just like a tennis player at the net

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, quick, offbreak, just outside off, defended

End of over 45 (7 runs) South Africa 257/3 (RR: 5.71)
F du Plessis    25* (27b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-53-2
CA Ingram    82* (90b 6x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-32-0

45.1

Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, slower ball, on middle and off, cuts away, beats his attempt to run it down to third man

45.2

Umar Gul to Ingram, FOUR, well played. A very late late-cut. Stays low, gets close the ball, plays late with an open face. Gets a bit of an edge, but he intended to play that shot

45.3

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, makes room, drives inside-out, but can't beat mid-off

45.4

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 1 run, full, outside off, mis-hit to cover for one

45.5

Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, bouncer, beats his attempt at ramping it over the keeper's head

45.6

Umar Gul to Ingram, 2 runs, looks to pull, it gets a bit big on him, hits the higher part of the bat, but clears midwicket

End of over 46 (8 runs) South Africa 265/3 (RR: 5.76)
CA Ingram    89* (95b 7x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-40-0
F du Plessis    26* (28b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-0-53-2

Junaid Khan is back

46.1

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, OUT, Misbah knows this shot well. Faf is on his knee ramping length ball, but has found short fine leg. Ends up in the same Misbah pose circa Wanderers 2007

F du Plessis c Umar Gul b Junaid Khan 26 (44m 29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 89.65

Behardien is the new man in, but Ingram is on strike

46.2

Junaid Khan to Ingram, 1 run, yorker, middle and leg, kept out

Amjad: "Junaid Khan will not complete his quota, and two all rounders went at more then 7 an over. What a champion of captains is Misbah."

46.3

Junaid Khan to Behardien, no run, bouncer, 136ks, Behardien is beaten on the pull

"Really? You're bringing up the Misbah now?! Talk about kicking people while they're down :(" Hassan Nasser, just look at the replay and see where Faf ends. Then go back and see what pose Misbah ends up in

46.4

Junaid Khan to Behardien, no run, driven to short cover

46.5

Junaid Khan to Behardien, FOUR, another bouncer, but this Behardien gets a good chunk of it on the pull. Between deep square and deep midwicket it goes

46.6

Junaid Khan to Behardien, 1 run, slower ball. 118ks, full outside off, driven to mid-off for one

End of over 47 (6 runs) South Africa 271/4 (RR: 5.76)
F Behardien    5* (4b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    8-0-43-1
CA Ingram    90* (96b 7x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-40-0

47.1

Umar Gul to Behardien, FOUR, slower ball, 116ks, driven superbly, between mid-off and cover

47.2

Umar Gul to Behardien, 3 runs, full, into the pads, clipped away past short fine leg. Ajmal is a little slow there, and they take three runs

47.3

Umar Gul to Ingram, FOUR, full, wide, Ingram loves it. Drives with an open face and squeezes this to the left of third man for four. He is into the 90s now

47.4

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, slower ball, on off, he goes across to work this to leg for one

47.5

Umar Gul to Behardien, FOUR, full and wide, Behardien goes deep into the crease, goes down on a knee, turns this into a half-volley, drives it through cover for four more

47.6

Umar Gul to Behardien, 1 run, inswinging yorker, dug out for a single to mid-off

End of over 48 (17 runs) South Africa 288/4 (RR: 6.00)
F Behardien    17* (8b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-57-0
CA Ingram    95* (98b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    8-0-43-1

48.1

Junaid Khan to Behardien, 2 runs, driven down the ground for two

48.2

Junaid Khan to Behardien, SIX, the first six of the innings. Full toss, on off, smashed over long-on. This is a big playing field, but he has cleared it

48.3

Junaid Khan to Behardien, SIX, like London buses, two sixes come after each other. This is short, middle and leg, and has been pulled over deep midwicket

48.4

Junaid Khan to Behardien, 1 run, slower ball, full and wide, driven to deep point

48.5

Junaid Khan to Ingram, no run, yorker, swinging in, dug out. The rare dot ball

48.6

Junaid Khan to Ingram, 1 run, lofted down the ground, mis-hit, but it doesn't carry to long-on

End of over 49 (16 runs) South Africa 304/4 (RR: 6.20)
CA Ingram    96* (100b 8x4)      Junaid Khan    9-0-59-1
F Behardien    32* (12b 3x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    9-1-57-0

Gul to bowl the last over of the innings. Ingram on 96. Can he get the hundred?

49.1

Umar Gul to Ingram, FOUR, can he ever? Length ball, on off, he makes room, drives inside-out, between mid-off and cover. That's a lovely shot. He is ecstatic. Reaches the hundred without hitting a six

49.2

Umar Gul to Ingram, FOUR, and nearly ruins that stat of scoring 100-plus without a six. Gets under a length ball, lofts this wide of long-on, but it falls just inside the rope

49.3

Umar Gul to Ingram, no run, full and wide now, beats Ingram, who is backing away

49.4

Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run, short, pulled away to deep midwicket

49.5

Umar Gul to Behardien, no run, slower bouncer, Behardien is looking to guide it behind square, and is beaten

Johan Botha tweets: "Yep that is why Colin Ingram should be a regular in T20 & ODI's for South Africa!! Great knock, watched every ball! Love your work Farmer!!"

49.6

Umar Gul to Behardien, 2 runs, yorker, dug out towards deep midwicket, and they steal a second to take this partnership to 50 off 23 balls

1.36pm Pakistan players shake Ingram's hand as they go back. South Africa have played this innings smartly. It wasn't easy at the start, but they played very few dot balls, ran hard, and when the time came to strike they struck. We will be back by 2.15pm with Pakistan's reply

End of over 50 (11 runs) South Africa 315/4
F Behardien    34* (14b 3x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    10-1-68-0
CA Ingram    105* (104b 10x4)      Junaid Khan    9-0-59-1
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Shahid Afridi smashed 34 off 16 deliveries, South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, March 10, 2013

Shahid Afridi smashed 34 off 16 deliveries

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Rory Kleinveldt took four wickets to help bowl Pakistan out quickly

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