Pakistan tour of South Africa, 4th ODI: South Africa v Pakistan at Durban, Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
21 March 2013 (50-over match)

Mohammad Irfan has the ball in hands. Two slips in place, and Hashim Amla on strike

9.55am Waqar Younis thinks Pakistan can;t do much worse than they have been doing on the tour. Younis Khan thinks he can perhaps score a big century today. AB de Villiers doesn't look too happy with the pitch but reckons his seamers are good enough on any strip. And we are five minutes from ball one

9.40am Stuart: "Just read the article now regarding SA's apparent displeasure with the pitch. As an SA fan, I'm of the opinion that they must just get on with it. You want to be the best? Then you have to be able to beat the best, no matter the surface. C'mon SA!"

Akhlaq Ahmad: "Please tell me Abdul Rehman is playing on this dry surface..if not please go tell Misbah now!!!"

9.30am AB de Villiers has won the toss, and South Africa are going to bat first. Durban boy David Miller has replaced the injured Faf du Plessis.

Pakistan have dropped Nasir Jamshed for Imran Farhat. Mohammad Irfan is cleared fit

"Hi Sidharth. It is not Freedom Day. It is Human Rights Day. Freedom Day is celebrated in South Africa on the 27th of April to celebrate the 1st democratic elections held in 1994. Today is Human Rights Day is South Africa." Joshwin, apologies and thanks for pointing out

9.20am "As little grass as I have ever seen," Shaun Pollock says of the Kingsmead pitch. Also this is only the first day ODI in Durban since 2007. It should take away some of the advantage that sides batting first have. Toss in 10 minutes

9am It's fairly early on a weekday in Durban. It is also only one hour to go to the start of the fourth ODI. Firdose Moonda has reported on South Africa's displeasure over the dry wicket. So the toss is going to be vital, and will take place in 30 minutes. Greetings and salutations. And happy Human Rights Day to South Africa

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, OUT, and Irfan has removed Amla first ball at his home ground. A loose shot from Hashim. Irfan bowls in the zone first up. On a length, just short of driving length, and just outside off. Amla follows it, is done in by the angle, and gets a healthy edge. Kamran Akmal takes it in front of slip

HM Amla c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Amla's second duck in ODIs. Both golden ducks

In comes Colin Ingram

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Ingram, OUT, bowled'im. Timber all over. Irfan is on fire. That's Garner bowling those yorkers with the left arm/ A perfect yorker first up. Swinging in, on the crease it lands and in front of off, and moves away slightly to beat the outside edge and knock the off stump over

CA Ingram b Mohammad Irfan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

On a hat-trick. Captain AB to face it. What a start for Irfan

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, oh a soft hat-trick ball. Full toss outside off, tentatively kept out by AB

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, signs of tennis-ball bounce. Short, wide, but AB has had to play this in front of square

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, FOUR, short, and wide, and AB has cut it away really nicely. That bounce did get a bit big on him, but de rode it well and cut it between point and cover-point

Ali Mushaf: "I can bet Smith would be feeling happy in some corner of his heart being at the other end."

End of over 1 (4 runs) South Africa 4/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • AB de Villiers 4 (4b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Irfan 1-0-4-2

Can Junaid Khan follow up on that sensational first over?

1.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

1.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, moves well across to defend a wide length ball

1.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, length ball, swinging back in, hits the inside half of the defensive bat

1.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended to short midwicket

Mazher Arshad: "Kingsmead Durban and Sher-e-Bangla Stadium Dhaka are the only two venues where Hashim Amla has played at least 5 international innings but hasn't scored a century. At Durban, his home ground, after 17 international innings, he averages only 22.64, a far cry from his international average 51.72"

1.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, moves well across to defend a length ball to short midwicket

1.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, looks to steer this behind square, but finds point. A maiden from Junaid to build up on Irfan's over

End of over 2 (maiden) South Africa 4/2 (RR: 2.00)

    • GC Smith 0 (6b)
    • AB de Villiers 4 (4b 1x4)
    • Junaid Khan 1-1-0-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 1-0-4-2

Here is Irfan now. Took two wickets off the first two balls. Only Vaas has done better, when he took a hat-trick with the first three balls of a World Cup match against Bangladesh in 2003

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone to angle away

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, runs off the face of the bat to third man for a single

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, that is nasty too. Short of a length, outside off, seams back in, jumps up uncomfortably too, hits him in the rib cage

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, forward to defend a short-of-a-length delivery

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone, climbs head high for Akmal

Gareth: "I'd say that Irfan's scalps are a little higher than Vaas'. Amla at least, would have been worth more than those three Bangladeshi players."

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, full now, in front of off, punched to mid-on

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 5/2 (RR: 1.66)

    • GC Smith 0 (10b)
    • AB de Villiers 5 (6b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Irfan 2-0-5-2
    • Junaid Khan 1-1-0-0

Three overs in, and AB is the only man to have scored a run

3.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 2 runs, clipped away past midwicket for a couple

3.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, gets swing back in this time, but his AB high on the thigh

Solid statistic from Madhu: "There have been only two wins after a team has been down 0/2. And the teams that have managed to do so are South Africa (against India in Cape Town 2006) and Pakistan (against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi 2009)"

3.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot. Short of a length, widish, angling away, and he rocks back to punch this between mid-off and cover

3.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball, just outside off, defended off the back foot

3.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, FOUR, thrashed down the ground. A half-volley outside off, and he is down on a knee to off-drive it between Junaid and mid-off

3.6

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, that beats him. Short of a length, he looks to bat it behind square, but is beaten by the extra bounce. Akmal doesn't gather it cleanly

End of over 4 (10 runs) South Africa 15/2 (RR: 3.75)

    • AB de Villiers 15 (12b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 0 (10b)
    • Junaid Khan 2-1-10-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 2-0-5-2
4.1

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, 2 runs, short of a length. The first runs scored by someone not AB de Villiers. Worked away with the angle, past square leg

Tom Moody tweets: "Mohammad Irfan is the Bruce Reid of the 21st century, huge unit...need a step ladder to face him!"

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, on a length, outside off, angles in, bounces into the thigh pad

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, moves across to work this length ball on the on side, but finds square leg

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, tucked away off the hip for a single

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, full, 140ks, pitched outside leg, concedes a leg-bye

Abdul Qadir: "@ Madhu: I think pakistan should promote tail enders to open loose two wickets for 0 runs. We might then have an amazing contest and history will change.."

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, short of a length, 141ks, outside off, left alone to bounce way over Akmal's head who makes a good collection

End of over 5 (4 runs) South Africa 19/2 (RR: 3.80)

    • GC Smith 3 (15b)
    • AB de Villiers 15 (13b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Irfan 3-0-8-2
    • Junaid Khan 2-1-10-0

Just the one wide slip for Junaid

5.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, 138ks, defended in front of off

5.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, fuller, on off, defended off the front foot

5.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

5.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, on off, defended from the crease

Sudarshan: "Tom Moody is saying that? Irfan must be really huge then!"

5.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, full, middle and leg, pushed back to him

5.6

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, pitches off, angles a little away, and is punched to short cover

End of over 6 (maiden) South Africa 19/2 (RR: 3.16)

    • AB de Villiers 15 (19b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 3 (15b)
    • Junaid Khan 3-2-10-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 3-0-8-2
6.1

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, 1 run, dug in short, gets good bounce, and Smith gets a top edge on this pull. However, it falls safe in the midwicket region

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, just outside off, rising towards the chest, defended nicely

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, nearly draws another. On a length, on off, 142ks, AB pushes tentatively, and is beaten by the angle and extra bounce

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, full, on off, dug out to the left of cover for a single

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, SIX, Smith has timed this hook sweetly. And he has got a big piece of this one. Short, about chest-shoulder high outside off, and Smith has sent it flying over the midwicket boundary

End of over 7 (8 runs) South Africa 27/2 (RR: 3.85)

    • GC Smith 10 (17b 1x6)
    • AB de Villiers 16 (23b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Irfan 4-0-16-2
    • Junaid Khan 3-2-10-0
7.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, middle and leg, hits him high on the bat

7.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, fuller, on off, watchfully played back to Junaid

7.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, on a length, middle and leg, straightens a little as opposed to angling away, hits the inside half of the bat

7.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, this one nips back in from short of a length to hit him on the thigh pad

7.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 2 runs, more hint of swing back in, this is fuller and AB gets an inside edge past square leg. First runs off Junaid in 11 balls

7.6

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball, middle and leg, holds its line, defended back

End of over 8 (2 runs) South Africa 29/2 (RR: 3.62)

    • AB de Villiers 18 (29b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 10 (17b 1x6)
    • Junaid Khan 4-2-12-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 4-0-16-2

Huzaifa Sheikh: "Abdul Qadir's optimism about Pakistani top order is amazing."

8.1

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended back to him

8.2

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, no run, swinging in, full, defended off the front foot

8.3

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, 1 run, on a length, outside off, worked into the on side for a single

James: "I suspect Pakistan are a batsman short in this series. There are 7 potential bowlers (thre quicks plus Ajmal, Afridi, Malik and Hafeez). They could do with Shafiq or Umar Akmal in there (probably for Malik)."

8.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 3 runs, wide, not too short, but he leans back to manufacture the length, and cuts it in front of square for three

8.5

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, 1 run, walks right across to work a length ball off the hip to long leg

Mazher Arshad: "Last time South Africa were 0-2 (against India Cape Town 2006), Justin Kemp and Andrew Hall shared 138* which is still World Record partership for 8th wicket in ODIs."

8.6

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, slower ball, outside off, on a length, defended to cover

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 34/2 (RR: 3.77)

    • AB de Villiers 21 (31b 3x4)
    • GC Smith 12 (21b 1x6)
    • Mohammad Irfan 5-0-21-2
    • Junaid Khan 4-2-12-0

GK: "After last game I'd prop Afridi up to open. He's one of those players who, when he's on song, you better take advantage of it!"

9.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, OUT, bowled'im. Smith has moved too far across for his own good. I suspect this was a Younis Khan suggestion because they are all swarming him and he has a huge smile on his face. Junaid has noticed Smith has been moving too far across and he bowls a leg-side full toss that beats him and knocks the leg bail over

GC Smith b Junaid Khan 12 (44m 22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 54.54

Farhan Behardien comes in. Two slips in for him

9.2

Junaid Khan to Behardien, no run, short of a length, outside off, left alone

James: "Mazher's stat means one of Hall or Kemp was batting 9. Haven't South Africa heard of the "tail"?"

9.3

Junaid Khan to Behardien, 1 run, on a length, on leg, he works it square on the on side

Gonzo: "Sent this in earlier so this is not just hindsight, but would really prefer to see De Kock opening instead of Smith. Been destroying bowling recently and is young enough to be a good option for 2015 WC."

9.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 2 runs, oo much drama with this ball. AB dabs this shortish delivery away to third man, and turns back for the second. Ajmal's throw is a little slow, and he makes it comfortably

9.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, clipped away off the pad to long leg for one

"Smith is a shadow of his former self. Barring the ton against NZ on home soil, you have to look back nearly four years til his last century. Perhaps a season or two in County cricket will help his international career. I mean... it worked for Phil Hughes...." No kidding, Gareth

9.6

Junaid Khan to Behardien, OUT, Pakistan are all over South Africa. This is superb bowling. This one swings back in from a length and just outside off. Behardien is already playing away from the body and tentatively. It comes back enough to take the inside edge through to Kamran who takes a diving catch down the leg side

F Behardien c †Kamran Akmal b Junaid Khan 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 10 (4 runs) South Africa 38/4 (RR: 3.80)

    • AB de Villiers 24 (33b 3x4)
    • Junaid Khan 5-2-16-2
    • Mohammad Irfan 5-0-21-2

In comes another home boy, David Miller, but it is AB on strike. Mohammad Hafeez to bowl

10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-on for one

Strop: "@James, the only tail SA have seen in recent times has been the oppositions, running with it tucked behind their legs."

A slip for Miller

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, short of a length, this doesn't turn away, and is punched to cover

SthAussie: "Irfan, Junaid & Amir (when he eventually comes back) would be a great pace trio, I would love to see them three bowling in SA, Eng or Aus together! (maybe not Aus, we'd probably collapse)"

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, flighted on off, defended back to him

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single

10.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, nearly a return catch. AB dances down the wicket, the ball doesn't turn, the leading edge falls just short of Hafeez

10.6

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

End of over 11 (2 runs) South Africa 40/4 (RR: 3.63)

    • AB de Villiers 25 (36b 3x4)
    • DA Miller 1 (3b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-2-0
    • Junaid Khan 5-2-16-2
11.1

Junaid Khan to Miller, no run, full, swinging in, nicely flicked to mid-on

11.2

Junaid Khan to Miller, 3 runs, short of a length, on off, pushed away with an open face, nicely timed past point

11.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to leg

11.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball, outside off, played to cover-point off the back foot

11.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, angling away towards off, worked away into the leg side for a single

11.6

Junaid Khan to Miller, 1 wide, bouncer, but a touch too high, and called wide

11.6

Junaid Khan to Miller, no run, length ball, holds its line outside off, left alone

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 45/4 (RR: 3.75)

    • DA Miller 4 (6b)
    • AB de Villiers 26 (39b 3x4)
    • Junaid Khan 6-2-21-2
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-2-0
12.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, gets an edge to a ball that doesn't turn, but steals a single to short third man

12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, tossed up on off, defended to cover off the front foot

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, no turn this time, swept away to long leg for one

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball, on off, turning in, pushed to long-on for one

12.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, full outside off, pushed to short cover

12.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, gets a single to long-off as Hafeez overpitches

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 49/4 (RR: 3.76)

    • DA Miller 6 (10b)
    • AB de Villiers 28 (41b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-6-0
    • Junaid Khan 6-2-21-2
13.1

Junaid Khan to Miller, 1 run, length ball, on off, pushed past point for a single

13.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, on a length, outside off, defended with an open face to point

13.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, this length ball holds its line a bit in front of leg, and is bunted wide of mid-on for a single

13.4

Junaid Khan to Miller, 1 run, pushes forward to a length ball, times it nicely to deep cover for one

13.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball, pitches outside leg, worked away for an easy single

13.6

Junaid Khan to Miller, no run, length ball, angling in towards off, defended back to him

End of over 14 (4 runs) South Africa 53/4 (RR: 3.78)

    • DA Miller 8 (13b)
    • AB de Villiers 30 (44b 3x4)
    • Junaid Khan 7-2-25-2
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-6-0

Irfan comes back

14.1

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, short, gets a bit big on him, AB wants to ramp it, but the ball doesn't quite come on, and he ends up defending

14.2

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, 1 run, short of a length, gets some extra bounce, but Miller plays with the bottom hand off, and gets a single to third man

14.3

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, short, into the body, chest-high, kept down. That's a slower short ball so AB is a bit early into this

14.4

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, plays the short-arm pull, gets a single to deep square

14.5

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, length ball, angling in, defended from the crease

14.6

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, on a length, outside off, angling in, defended solidly

Time for a drinks break

End of over 15 (3 runs) South Africa 56/4 (RR: 3.73)

    • DA Miller 9 (16b)
    • AB de Villiers 32 (47b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Irfan 6-0-24-2
    • Junaid Khan 7-2-25-2

Hafeez gets a change of ends

15.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, down the wicket, not quite to the pitch of the ball, defends to cover

15.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked past midwicket for a single

15.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, what a drop, and it's the new man in, Imran Farhat. Clipped straight to him at short midwicket, but he just casually sticks one hand out after misjudging the dolly

15.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, defended to short midwicket

15.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 2 runs, plays this with soft hands, towards Irfan at long leg, and steals the second. Picked their fielder

15.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, short of a length, on off, played yo mid-on

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 59/4 (RR: 3.68)

    • DA Miller 11 (20b)
    • AB de Villiers 33 (49b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-9-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 6-0-24-2
16.1

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, no run, slower short ball, kicks off off a length, and beats AB's square cut with the extra bounce

16.2

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, into the ribs, tucked away for a single

Adeel Basit: "The drop from Farhat is frustrating. It was a very casual effort and such chances needs to converted at international Level. What a pity maing a comeback and dropping such chance not good for the confidence."

16.3

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, bouncer outside off, Miller stays away from its line

16.4

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. That's clearly the effort ball. Short of a length, at 142ks, collected overhead by Kamran

16.4

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, 5 wides, huge loopy tennis-balls bouncer. There is an aircraft going over the ground, this has almost hit it

16.4

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, no run, wide length ball, defended to cover

"Why is an easy catch called a 'Dolly'? This must be sexist." Feminista Bot, I personally prefer "sitter" but that is offensive to the posture of sitting

16.5

Mohammad Irfan to Miller, 1 run, runs off the inside half of the bat to long leg

16.6

Mohammad Irfan to de Villiers, 1 run, steered away to third man for one

End of over 17 (9 runs) South Africa 68/4 (RR: 4.00)

    • AB de Villiers 35 (52b 3x4)
    • DA Miller 12 (23b)
    • Mohammad Irfan 7-0-33-2
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-9-0

Farhan: "I am thinking to go out for a hunger strike in front of PCB until they promise me not to include Farhat anymore. Come'n, Nasir Jamshed is young, talented and needs to be groomed. How many chances management will give to Farhat.. enough is enough"

Wahab Riaz comes in to bowl

17.1

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, full, on off, 140ks, defended back to him

Faisal: "Wonder if pakistan could make 28 runs in 6.3 overs after 38/4?"

17.2

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 2 runs, bowled from wide of the crease, short of a length, angling towards off, punched away past mid-on

Goes round the stumps

17.3

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, AB defends a length ball well in front of his body

Back over the stumps to the left-hand batsman

17.4

Wahab Riaz to Miller, FOUR, flashes at a shortish ball outside off, gets a thick edge for four fine of third man

17.5

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 1 run, another edge as Miller pushes at a length ball away from the body, gets a single to third man

Round the stumps for AB

17.6

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, drives a length ball to sweeper-cover

End of over 18 (9 runs) South Africa 77/4 (RR: 4.27)

    • AB de Villiers 39 (56b 3x4)
    • DA Miller 17 (25b 1x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 1-0-9-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 7-0-33-2

"The term 'Dolly' is thought to be from the Anglo-Indian word 'dolly' meaning a friendly offering of food. Is that why they call catches going into the 'bread basket'?" Ha ha, Richard Howes, bread basket is funny

Anyway, here is Saeed Ajmal

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, nicely clipped away to deep midwicket for one

Khair: "People have short memories. Farhat scored a century in Australia when he was given a chance after a long break. In the recent test series too he made a decent score against SA when he got the chance and was the only batsman who looked comfortable against SA bowlers."

Stays over the stumps to Miller too

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, FOUR, swept away superbly from outside off. Keeps it down, places it in front of square, gets four for it

Faisal Baig: "I'll join Farhan if he include two more players i.e. Wahab Riaz & Sami"

Now Ajmal goes round the wicket

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, short of a length, angling in, punched to midwicket

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, tossed up nicely, Miller is down the wicket to defend this back to him

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, short of a length, angling in, tucked away wide of short fine leg for another single

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, a shortish offbreak, defended to leg

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 83/4 (RR: 4.36)

    • AB de Villiers 40 (58b 3x4)
    • DA Miller 22 (29b 2x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-6-0
    • Wahab Riaz 1-0-9-0
19.1

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended to point

19.2

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, well bowled, holds its line after pitching short of a length and outside off. Beats the open face of Miller's bat

19.3

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, fuller, on off, defended well

19.4

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 2 runs, punched to the left of deep point for a couple

19.5

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, wide of the crease, angling in, defended in front of leg

19.6

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, good bouncer, headed towards the throat at 146ks, he sways out of its line but it takes the best of him

End of over 20 (2 runs) South Africa 85/4 (RR: 4.25)

    • DA Miller 24 (35b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 40 (58b 3x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 2-0-11-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-6-0
20.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, paddled away to long leg for one

irfan: "@Feminista Bot: Dolly originated from Greek meaning 'Gift from God', so when it is used in context for simple catches readers should take no offense in terms of gender."

20.2

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, no run, skidding non-turner and it makes for a very good leg-before appeal. The umpire says not out, and we are getting a review. Short of a length, middle and leg, skids through, hits him high on the pad, but Miller is deep in the crease. Has it straightened and skidded enough? Oh the line is good, but the predictor says it is bouncing over

20.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, flat offbreak outside off, pushed wide of point for one

20.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, FOUR, another leg-before appeal as AB seems to be beaten on the reverse paddle. However, he he has got a chunky bottom edge for four to fine leg

20.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, defended to mid-on

20.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, flat offbreak, paddled away to long leg for one

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 92/4 (RR: 4.38)

    • AB de Villiers 46 (62b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 25 (37b 2x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-13-0
    • Wahab Riaz 2-0-11-0
21.1

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, full, on off, looks to drive, gets an inside edge. Slow off the surface

21.2

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, angling in from wide of the stumps. Defended

21.3

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for a single

Altaf: "Dolly also came into prominence at the time of Dolly Parton when people used to bring both hands to make a cup ;)"

21.4

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, bouncer, 144ks, on the stumps, Miller ducks under it

21.5

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, fuller now, on a length, driven on the up, but Riaz fields it well in his follow-through

21.6

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched to cover

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 93/4 (RR: 4.22)

    • DA Miller 25 (40b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 47 (65b 4x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 3-0-12-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-13-0

"@Sidharth, the last time my comment got published was when I pointed out that 'Monga' means 'famine' in Bengali! Can't think of anything intelligent enough at this moment. :(" Eusha, when did you point that out? Anyway, I was made to feel very welcome on my two trips to Bangladesh so fair to say they didn't discriminate because of the name

22.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, defends a shortish delivery off the back foot

22.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, this offbreak kicks at him and hits the sweeping AB on the shoulder. A soft top edge is involved too

22.3

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

22.4

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, shorter, outside off, punched to long-off for a single

22.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, worked away for an easy single

Omair Rauf: "Whatever the origin of word DOLLY is... It came to cricket becaue of Pakistan team's fielding performace..."

22.6

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, short of a length, turning away from off, punched wide of point

End of over 23 (4 runs) South Africa 97/4 (RR: 4.21)

    • DA Miller 27 (42b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 49 (69b 4x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-17-0
    • Wahab Riaz 3-0-12-0

ganny: "The word "Dolly" has proven here how prominent is the Wikipedia in everybody's lives"

23.1

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, short of a length, not too wide, cut in front of square. Doesn't quite come on

Sh: "I have a cousin we call Dolly, she's 12ish and has the worst hand-eye coordination, and she catches better than the Pak fielders. So I don't fancy the use of the word"

23.2

Wahab Riaz to Miller, no run, another cut in front of square. Can't find the gap

23.3

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 1 run, finally punches one left enough of point for a single

Feminista Bot: "Just when I was being convinced that 'Dolly' wasn't a sexist term, someone had to bring up Dolly Parton. I'm going outside to burn my bra."

23.4

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers reaches fifty with a drive to sweeper-cover

23.5

Wahab Riaz to Miller, 1 run, leading edge as Miller looks to flick this shortish delivery to leg, but it flies over point

23.6

Wahab Riaz to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide, driven to sweeper-cover for another single

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 101/4 (RR: 4.20)

    • AB de Villiers 51 (71b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 29 (46b 2x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 4-0-16-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-17-0

Shahid Afridi to bowl now

24.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, quickish start, 91ks, no turn, defended to leg

Round the stumps

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to midwicket

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, shimmies down the wicket to drive this to long-on for one

24.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on off, driven to long-off for a single

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Miller, FOUR, Miller's edgy existence lives on. This time he pushes at Afridi outside off, the legbreak doesn't turn as much as expected, and runs off the outside edge

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, flat and quickish, defended back to him

End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 108/4 (RR: 4.32)

    • DA Miller 34 (50b 3x4)
    • AB de Villiers 53 (73b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-7-0
    • Wahab Riaz 4-0-16-0
25.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, lapped away for a single

25.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, angling in, turned away to short fine, they don't take the single, but speak in Afrikaners, that they are going the next time

25.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, inside edge onto the pad, the ball rolls towards short third, and they steal a single

25.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish, gets an easy single

25.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, another single to short fine leg

25.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, down the wicket to defend this offbreak

End of over 26 (4 runs) South Africa 112/4 (RR: 4.30)

    • AB de Villiers 55 (76b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 36 (53b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-13-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-7-0
26.1

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed wide of cover for a single

26.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, turning away slightly, defended to point

26.3

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

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, quick, skiddy legbreak, draws a bottom edge as he looks to dab it

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Miller, FOUR, nice reverse-paddle. This is angling towards the pads, but he has reversed the shot, and placed it wide of the diving short third man

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, shimmies down the wicket to defend this to mid-off

End of over 27 (6 runs) South Africa 118/4 (RR: 4.37)

    • DA Miller 41 (57b 4x4)
    • AB de Villiers 56 (78b 4x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-13-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-13-0
27.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, driven back to him

27.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, full, turning into the pads, driven to long-on

27.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, shortish, looks to cut it, gets a bottom edge as this is not short enough

27.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 2 runs, down the wicket, gets a half-volley on the pads, works it wide of deep square for a couple

27.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 2 runs, superb running. Bunted to the right of Junaid Khan at short fine leg, and they steal a second as Junaid takes time to reverse the ball to his throwing hand

27.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, defended into the on side for a single

End of over 28 (6 runs) South Africa 124/4 (RR: 4.42)

    • DA Miller 46 (61b 4x4)
    • AB de Villiers 57 (80b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-19-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-13-0
28.1

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, appeal for lbw. Not given

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Miller, FOUR, length ball outside off, punched away on the up, past cover, pumps his fist as this takes him to fifty. Not the cleanest of innings, but can't question the fight or the value

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Miller, no run, defends a legbreak off the back foot

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, cut away for a single

28.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, looks to drive this on the off side, is slightly early into it, and uppishly plays it to point

28.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, slower through the air, gets some turn to beat AB's bat. Akmal fails to gather it

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 129/4 (RR: 4.44)

    • AB de Villiers 57 (82b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 51 (65b 5x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-18-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-19-0
29.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, slow offbreak, on the pads, bunted away for a single

James: "That Farhat drop is proving expensive (and controversial on the message boards!)"

29.2

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

29.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, tossed up on off, defended to cover

29.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, full offbreak, driven to long-off

29.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, short again, and pushed to long-on for another easy single

29.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, no run, slower through the air, on off, defended back to him

End of over 30 (4 runs) South Africa 133/4 (RR: 4.43)

    • DA Miller 53 (69b 5x4)
    • AB de Villiers 59 (84b 4x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-23-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-18-0
30.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, quick, into the pads, worked away to deep square leg

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run

30.3

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, tossed up, 94ks, holds its line on middle and leg, defended back to Afridi

30.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, another forward-defensive

30.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, slightly short of a length, he goes back to work it behind square on the off side, but can't beat point

30.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, punched away to deep cover this time

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa 136/4 (RR: 4.38)

    • AB de Villiers 61 (89b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 54 (70b 5x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-21-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-23-0
31.1

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

31.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, FOUR, swept away brutally. From just outside off, and through long leg and along the ground. Hundred runs for this stand

31.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 2 runs, driven to long-on, and de Villiers just steals the second. In credible running putting Pakistan under incredible pressure

31.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Miller, 1 run, pushed to long-off for one. This is Miller's best ODI score

31.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, another leading edge as he looks to drive this widish ball to leg, but it falls short of mid-off

31.6

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

End of over 32 (9 runs) South Africa 145/4 (RR: 4.53)

    • AB de Villiers 63 (92b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 61 (73b 6x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-32-0
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-21-0
32.1

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run

32.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, short, long hop, pulled away for a single

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Miller, FOUR, full, I suppose it is an offbreak, but Miller has driven this sweetly between mid-off and extra cover

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Miller, 1 run, slower legbreak, he goes back, covers the turn, bunts it to leg for one

32.5

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run

32.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, no run, stays back to defend

End of over 33 (6 runs) South Africa 151/4 (RR: 4.57)

    • AB de Villiers 64 (96b 4x4)
    • DA Miller 66 (75b 7x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-27-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-32-0
33.1

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, 1 run, full, on off, pushed to long-off for one

33.2

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

33.3

Saeed Ajmal to Miller, OUT, given lbw. Will he review it? Don't think it will do him any good. Miller is looking to paddle this and misses. The ball pitches leg, turns away towards off, and hits him in front of middle. Miller has reviewed it. It hits him on the roll and height seems the only thing that can save him. That is hitting the middle and leg stumps two-thirds of the way up

DA Miller lbw b Saeed Ajmal 67 (95m 77b 7x4 0x6) SR: 87.01

Ryan McLaren is the new man in. There is a slip in place

33.4

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, no run, full, on off, defended back to him

33.5

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, 1 run, slower through the air, hits the outside half of the bat, and de Villiers steals the single to short third man

33.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to short straight midwicket

End of over 34 (3 runs) South Africa 154/5 (RR: 4.52)

    • AB de Villiers 65 (98b 4x4)
    • R McLaren 1 (2b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-1
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-27-0
34.1

Shahid Afridi to McLaren, 1 run, full, turning in, pushed into the leg side for one

34.2

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

34.3

Shahid Afridi to McLaren, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away to point for a single

34.4

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to long-off for another single

Yousaf Malik: "Miller is out? Did he kiss Imran Farhat's hand before leaving the ground?"

34.5

Shahid Afridi to McLaren, 1 run, short of a length, turning into the pads, worked away for a single

34.6

Shahid Afridi to de Villiers, 1 run, punched to deep cover for a single

End of over 35 (6 runs) South Africa 160/5 (RR: 4.57)

    • AB de Villiers 68 (101b 4x4)
    • R McLaren 4 (5b)
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-33-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-1

"So often happens in ODI's. Partnership broken just before the power play. So why do batting sides ALWAYS take the powerplay after 35 overs?" James, these are the things that give you and I hope that we know better. Let them be. Meanwhile, the Powerplay is on. As is Ajmal. All three deep fielders on the leg side for AB

35.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, turning into the pads, goes for a single to deep square leg

35.2

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, no run, short, wide, lucky to get away with this one as McLaren finds extra cover

35.3

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, 1 run, short again, this time worked away to fine leg for one

35.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, offbreak, turning in towards off, worked away to deep square

35.5

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, no run, tossed up outside off, McLaren drives and is beaten

35.6

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, no run, gets an outside edge to another slow offbreak. Lands safely before reaching point

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 163/5 (RR: 4.52)

    • R McLaren 5 (9b)
    • AB de Villiers 70 (103b 4x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 5-0-23-1
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-33-0

Hafeez comes back

36.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, beaten on the reverse sweep but this is headed down leg. McLaren wants to steal one to short fine, and is helped by a poor throw from short fine leg. AB just about makes it

36.2

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, no run, short of a length, into the pads, punched to midwicket

36.3

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, no run, cut away, lucky for Hafeez that he has point

36.4

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, no run, gets away with another short ball. This time McLaren finds short third man

36.5

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, gets a single to deep midwicket

36.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, flat offbreak, AB takes a single to deep midwicket

End of over 37 (3 runs) South Africa 166/5 (RR: 4.48)

    • AB de Villiers 71 (105b 4x4)
    • R McLaren 6 (13b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-34-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 5-0-23-1
37.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, sharp offbreak, turns past the bat, hits him high on the pad

37.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, FOUR, full, driven with an open face, Afridi misfields at cover

37.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, OUT, Akmal takes his third difficult catch of the day. AB is not happy, but he has no review left. He looks to sweep this length-ball offbreak fine, seems to have been hit on the glove - not sure, though - and Akmal moves well with it and takes this on the second grab. A little, very small dot on the bottom edge too, when looking at the Hot Spot

AB de Villiers c †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 75 (157m 108b 5x4 0x6) SR: 69.44

RP is in

37.4

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, defends one outside off

37.5

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, tossed up outside off, defended to cover

37.6

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, defended with an open face to short third man

James: "Love the side pic, btw. How DO you high five Mohammad Irfan?"

End of over 38 (4 runs) South Africa 170/6 (RR: 4.47)

    • RJ Peterson 0 (3b)
    • R McLaren 6 (13b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 6-0-27-2
    • Mohammad Hafeez 8-0-34-0
38.1

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, no run, on a length, outside off, defended to cover

38.2

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, 3 runs, flat again, and McLaren finally punishes it by dabbing it between point and short third man. Ajmal gives good chase, and keeps the ball in even though he his foot is over the rope, but only in air

38.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, 1 run, driven to point

38.4

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, no run, slow, high, defended back to him

38.5

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, no run, non-turner, defended to leg

38.6

Mohammad Hafeez to McLaren, 1 run, punched away to deep midwicket

End of over 39 (5 runs) South Africa 175/6 (RR: 4.48)

    • R McLaren 10 (18b)
    • RJ Peterson 1 (4b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-39-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 6-0-27-2

NJC: "should/can i say farhat should learn from kamran akmal?"

39.1

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, worked into the on side for a single

39.2

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to extra cover

39.3

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, 1 run, length ball, angling into the pads, clipped away for a single

shiw: "@James: Bring up your own ladder Jamie"

39.4

Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, OUT, Huge laughs all around as Irfan takes a freakish catch. Lofted down to long-off, which is not a smart thing to do because one of the three boundary riders is stationed there. Irfan seems to have over-run this, but sticks his left mitt out nonchalantly and takes it overhead. It was almost like he was plucking a fruit from a low hanging tree

R McLaren c Mohammad Irfan b Saeed Ajmal 11 (23m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.00

39.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kleinveldt, no run, doosra, beats the outside edge and hits him high on the pad

39.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kleinveldt, no run, defended outside off

End of over 40 (2 runs) South Africa 177/7 (RR: 4.42)

    • RK Kleinveldt 0 (2b)
    • RJ Peterson 2 (6b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 7-0-29-3
    • Mohammad Hafeez 9-0-39-0

So the Powerplay has claimed three again

40.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, 1 run, short, on off, cut away to deep point

Ghumman: "The ball have probably said here I go, you cant catch me, and suddenly it felt some warm palm."

40.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kleinveldt, no run, length ball, turning in, defended to leg

GermanPlayer: "Irfan did not misjudge that catch. That is just how a 7 feet lad would take a catch. It was just regulation. None of us can even imagine how it is to run with such long legs. And when you have nearly 4feet long arms, you can afford to overrun a catch, can't you?"

40.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kleinveldt, no run, defended to midwicket

40.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kleinveldt, no run, turning down the leg side, flicks the pad on the way

40.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kleinveldt, no run, short of a length, he backs away to punch this to mid-off

40.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Kleinveldt, no run, tossed up on off, defended to leg

End of over 41 (1 run) South Africa 178/7 (RR: 4.34)

    • RK Kleinveldt 0 (7b)
    • RJ Peterson 3 (7b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-40-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 7-0-29-3
41.1

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, length ball, offbreak, from just outside off, defended to square cover

Suhail: "Over the Top and into the Stands, oh sorry into the Hands."

41.2

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, defended to cover as Ajmal tosses this up

41.3

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, slower through the air, Peterson defends well

41.4

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, full, on off, RP stays defensive

41.5

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he bunts it to cover and takes a single

Gonzo: "If only Albie Morkel could be more consistent in his bowling, maybe he would still be in the team. So much more dangerous at 7 than McLaren."

41.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kleinveldt, FOUR, doosra. Rory knows nothing about this, but he will take every single of those four runs that result for the outside edge

End of over 42 (5 runs) South Africa 183/7 (RR: 4.35)

    • RK Kleinveldt 4 (8b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 4 (12b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 8-0-34-3
    • Mohammad Hafeez 10-0-40-0

Afridi comes back

42.1

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, no run, short of a length, outside off, beaten as he looks to work this to leg

42.2

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, 1 run, pushed into the leg side for a single

James: "17/2 in the powerplay. Think I rest my case."

42.3

Shahid Afridi to Kleinveldt, 1 wide, angled down the leg side for a wide

42.3

Shahid Afridi to Kleinveldt, no run, short legbreak, lucky to get away with it as it stays low

42.4

Shahid Afridi to Kleinveldt, 1 run, punched to deep cover for a single

Round the wicket to RP

42.5

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, 1 run, turning into the pads, worked away for one

42.6

Shahid Afridi to Kleinveldt, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, worked away for an easy single

End of over 43 (5 runs) South Africa 188/7 (RR: 4.37)

    • RK Kleinveldt 6 (11b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 6 (15b)
    • Shahid Afridi 7-0-38-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 8-0-34-3

Round the wicket to right-hand batsman too

43.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kleinveldt, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, turned around to short fine leg

43.2

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, on a length, on off, defended

43.3

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, short of a length, middle and off, turns towards off, defended to mid-on

43.4

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, sharp offbreak, short third man does the fielding off the edge

Saurabh: "PP1: 10 overs: 38/4 PP2: 5 overs: 17/2.. close enough"

43.5

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, no run, slower through the air, tossed up on middle and leg, defended back to him

43.6

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, 1 run, punched away to deep cover for a single

End of over 44 (2 runs) South Africa 190/7 (RR: 4.31)

    • RJ Peterson 7 (20b)
    • RK Kleinveldt 7 (12b 1x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 9-0-36-3
    • Shahid Afridi 7-0-38-0
44.1

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, 1 run, short of a length, turning into the pads, gets a single to short fine leg

44.2

Shahid Afridi to Kleinveldt, 1 run, darts one in on the pads, at 123ks, dug out for one

44.3

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, no run, flighted on off, driven back to him

44.4

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, 1 run, chips down the track to chip this to deep midwicket for one

44.5

Shahid Afridi to Kleinveldt, 1 run, googly, cramps him up, goes for a single wide of point

44.6

Shahid Afridi to Peterson, 1 run, short, turning in, pulled away for a single

End of over 45 (5 runs) South Africa 195/7 (RR: 4.33)

    • RJ Peterson 10 (24b)
    • RK Kleinveldt 9 (14b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-43-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 9-0-36-3

Junaid comes back. Ajmal has one in the bag

45.1

Junaid Khan to Peterson, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, pushed to long-on for one

Mazher Arshad: "Shahid Afridi just bowled his 300th consecutive ball without a wicket. That's 50 overs and a One Day International!"

Round the stumps to the right-hand batsman

45.2

Junaid Khan to Kleinveldt, 1 run, angling in, on a length, defended, gets a single into the leg side

"Gonzo, I'd say Albie is consistent in his bowling. Only ever seen him bowl rubbish recently." James, wait till he leads that cement company attack in that Twenty20 league

45.3

Junaid Khan to Peterson, 1 run, dug in short, pulled away to long leg

Morfi: "Even at this stage with 7 wickets down, Afridi is content with conceding 5 an over and slipping in an odd wide or a streaky boundary. Wonder where his bowling skills have gone?"

45.4

Junaid Khan to Kleinveldt, no run, full toss, and he has hit it straight to cover

45.5

Junaid Khan to Kleinveldt, FOUR, slower ball, angling in, in his arc, and RK loves this. Heaves it over midwicket for four

45.6

Junaid Khan to Kleinveldt, no run, comes back with a yorker, on off, which is dug out back to him

End of over 46 (7 runs) South Africa 202/7 (RR: 4.39)

    • RK Kleinveldt 14 (18b 2x4)
    • RJ Peterson 12 (26b)
    • Junaid Khan 8-2-32-2
    • Shahid Afridi 8-0-43-0

Umar Sid: "Did any notice, Wahah just bowled 4 over for 16 runs. When he was going for runs Misbah bowled him out."

Irfan comes back

46.1

Mohammad Irfan to Peterson, 1 run, full, just outside off, pushed to mid-off

Irfan won't bowl out again. Only once has he ever bowled 10 overs in an ODI

46.2

Mohammad Irfan to Kleinveldt, no run, short of a length, thumped away after clearing the front leg, but finds mid-off

46.3

Mohammad Irfan to Kleinveldt, FOUR, short, angling in, RK clears the front leg again, and pulls this over midwicket. Valuable late boundaries coming from that bat

46.4

Mohammad Irfan to Kleinveldt, no run, bowls this full and wide and beats the tailender who has been backing away

He doesn't seem to have realised he broke his bat when he pulled that four

46.5

Mohammad Irfan to Kleinveldt, OUT, won;t need that bat again today. Irfan does him in with a low full toss. RK is backing away, leaving the stumps exposed and Irfan hits the base of the off

RK Kleinveldt b Mohammad Irfan 18 (27m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

In comes Dale Steyn

46.6

Mohammad Irfan to Steyn, FOUR, Steyn's strike rate: 400. He just pushes at a full and wide delivery, gets a nice little edge, and not only do they not have a slip, their third man is square too

End of over 47 (9 runs) South Africa 211/8 (RR: 4.48)

    • DW Steyn 4 (1b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 13 (27b)
    • Mohammad Irfan 8-0-42-3
    • Junaid Khan 8-2-32-2

Ajmal comes back for his last over

47.1

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, 1 run, paddled away from outside off for a single

47.2

Saeed Ajmal to Steyn, 2 runs, Steyn's outside edge is being prolific today. This one comes off a doosra and goes past the slip for a couple

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Steyn, 1 wide, turning down the leg side, called a wide despite an exaggerated movement across from Steyn

47.3

Saeed Ajmal to Steyn, no run, topspinner, bounces into the rib cage, Steyn takes it back to the bowler using the bat as a hockey stick

47.4

Saeed Ajmal to Steyn, no run, extra bounce for Ajmal and Steyn defends

47.5

Saeed Ajmal to Steyn, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

47.6

Saeed Ajmal to Peterson, 1 run, lapped away to long leg for a single

End of over 48 (6 runs) South Africa 217/8 (RR: 4.52)

    • RJ Peterson 15 (29b)
    • DW Steyn 7 (5b 1x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 10-0-42-3
    • Mohammad Irfan 8-0-42-3
48.1

Mohammad Irfan to Peterson, no run, full toss, hit back to Irfan. Just done in for pace

48.2

Mohammad Irfan to Peterson, 1 run, slogged away, but Younis Khan makes a diving save at midwicket to save three runs

Round the wicket to Steyn

48.3

Mohammad Irfan to Steyn, no run, length ball, driven to his left, Irfan sticks out law's long arm and fields

48.4

Mohammad Irfan to Steyn, 1 run, full, outside off, dug out to cover

48.5

Mohammad Irfan to Peterson, 1 run, yorker, middle and leg, dug out for a single to point

48.6

Mohammad Irfan to Steyn, 1 run, full toss, driven to long-off for one

End of over 49 (4 runs) South Africa 221/8 (RR: 4.51)

    • DW Steyn 9 (8b 1x4)
    • RJ Peterson 17 (32b)
    • Mohammad Irfan 9-0-46-3
    • Saeed Ajmal 10-0-42-3

Junaid Khan comes back

49.1

Junaid Khan to Steyn, OUT, and slips in a perfect yorker from round the stumps. Steyn does the heave-ho but misses by a week

DW Steyn b Junaid Khan 9 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Lonwabo Tsotsobe is the last man in

49.2

Junaid Khan to Tsotsobe, FOUR, superbly played. Junaid goes round the stumps and full and straight again, but Tsotsobe has puhsed forward at it, and times it amazingly and placed it between the non-striker and mid-of

49.3

Junaid Khan to Tsotsobe, 1 run, yorker, on leg, dug out for a single, hands over the strike to RP

49.4

Junaid Khan to Peterson, FOUR, incredible shot. What do they think of themselves nowadays? He has reverse-paddle-swept a quick bowler. Kepler Wessels informs us he is a very good hockey player, which is what works here. Hockey hands send this full ball between short third and the keeper

49.5

Junaid Khan to Peterson, FOUR, this is more orthodox. Backs away, clears the front leg, and drives a full ball past point for four

49.6

Junaid Khan to Peterson, no run, seems like he is shaping up for the proper ramp this time, Khan bowls a wide length ball, Peterson changes the shot and swings, but is beaten outside off. Tsotsobe wants a bye, but is sent back and makes it back in time

1.37pm That's a good last over for South Africa, but it has taken them to what is a fighting total at best. After losing Amla and Ingram to the first two balls of the match, South Africa were always playing catch-up. AB de Villiers and David Miller threatened to cancel that advantage with a 115-run partnership, but Saeed Ajmal undid all that with three wickets in the overs between 30 and 40. Somehow, the tail stuck in and took them South Africa to 234. The chase begins at 2.15pm; we will be waiting

End of over 50 (13 runs) South Africa 234/9

    • RJ Peterson 25 (35b 2x4)
    • LL Tsotsobe 5 (2b 1x4)
    • Junaid Khan 9-2-45-3
    • Mohammad Irfan 9-0-46-3
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