Second One-Day International

South Africa v Pakistan

At Port Elizabeth, December 11, 2002 (day/night). Pakistan won by 182 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

Mr Hyde became Dr Jekyll for the only time on the South African tour. Pakistan showed they could be very, very good as well as very bad as Salim Elahi and Abdul Razzaq made the bowlers toil on a red-hot batting strip, putting on 257. Confused by chirpy pace and bounce from a surface usually slow and low, South Africa bowled the wrong length, and Elahi and Razzaq feasted on a procession of silver-plattered long-hops and half-volleys. Elahi took just 94 balls to gallop to his third century in four internationals; Razzaq, relishing promotion, needed 111 to reach his first. All the South African bowlers conceded a run a ball, and their fielding cracked under the pressure. In reply, a rollicking opening stand of 57 in eight overs, dominated by Gibbs, was ended by a Waqar Younis in-swinger, and South Africa went down in 29 overs, for their heaviest defeat by runs in a one-day international.

Man of the Match: Salim Elahi. Attendance: 9,901.

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