2nd ODI (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Nov 1 2013, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
(40.4/50 ov, target 210)
Pakistan won by 66 runs
Player Of The Match
SA Innings
Full commentary

Pakistan have wrapped up South Africa for a meagre 143. They couldn't manage much earlier against the South African attack and had to bowl very tight to defend the total here. So they did and fielded very well too. Tanvir started the fall of wickets getting Ingram cheaply but it was the spinners who stifled the rest of the line-up, along with Mohammed Irfan's three wickets. 1-1 it is as the low-scoring series will head to Abu Dhabi for the next two matches.

And with his spell of 2 for 15, Saeed Ajmal has become the highest wicket-taker this year in ODIs with a tally of 43, joint with Ravindra Jadeja.

That's all we have for you today, enjoy the weekend wherever you are. It's Vishal Dikshit signing off on behalf of Devashish and the scorer Sanjay Murari. Goodbye and good luck!

Time for the presentation:

AB de Villiers: "Our bowlers bowled really and we had great intensity in the field. It's all about attitude and we had that in the field. McLaren, Morkel and Tahir bowled very well and I'm proud of the way we played in the first half. Morkel started with great intensity. We have a few issues in the batting and it's upto us to turn it around, I'm very disappointed and Pakistan were too good for us tonight, no excuses for us. We have to face some of the best bowlers in the world and we weren't good enough."

Shahid Afridi is the Man of the Match: "We learnt a lot form the last game. Misbah and the management realised that the last game we lost badly and we did a great job today. Playing in UAE is always like home, we get great support so thanks to the crowd. Batting is my plus point and I always focus on my bowling."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "It was a really good performance especially after getting out for a low score, our bowlers did the job for us again. 220-230 is a par score on this ground, whenever you score 200+ you have a chance here, especially if you get early wickets. The way Hafeez started, he bowled very well and Afridi took some important wickets and Ajmal put the pressure on. They were well supported by the fast bowlers. Tanvir got the first wicket and Irfan came back to take more wickets. We shouldn't relax after winning and we still need to improve. Our batsmen are getting good starts but aren't converting them so we need to rectify that."

Shahid Afridi to Imran Tahir, OUT
big appeal for a stumping and Akmal looks confident as the square-leg umpire signals for the third umpire. It pitched outside off, Tahir came forward to defend and missed it and Akmal was quick enough to flick the balls off by the time Tahir put his right toe back into the game. OUT says the big screen and Pakistani players celebrate the equaliser
Imran Tahir st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 3 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.27
Shahid Afridi to Imran Tahir, no run
flighted legspinner drifting into the batsman, Tahir leans forward and defends
Shahid Afridi to McLaren, 1 run
offspinner from outside leg, McLaren keeps it on the leg side for a single
Shahid Afridi to McLaren, no run
length ball on the stumps, batsman defends it on off

Afridi back into the attack

end of over 401 runs
SA: 142/9CRR: 3.55 • RRR: 6.80 • Need 68 runs from 60b
Imran Tahir3 (9)
Ryan McLaren28 (41)
Saeed Ajmal8-1-15-2
Mohammad Irfan10-0-53-3

23 runs and two wickets from the Powerplay

Saeed Ajmal to Imran Tahir, no run
full and outside off, Tahir leans forward and defends
Saeed Ajmal to Imran Tahir, no run
doosra from Ajmal, pitched outside off and Tahir manages to get bat on it off the back foot
Saeed Ajmal to Imran Tahir, no run
full on middle and turning enough to go down as there's a stifled appeal from Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal to Imran Tahir, no run
turning in from outside off, inside edge hits the front pad
Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, 1 run
touch fuller and turned to the leg side for one
Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, no run
short of length around off, reverse sweep from McLaren but he misses and an lbw appeal but it hit him too high on the left leg
end of over 399 runs
SA: 141/9CRR: 3.61 • RRR: 6.27 • Need 69 runs from 66b
Imran Tahir3 (5)
Ryan McLaren27 (39)
Mohammad Irfan10-0-53-3
Saeed Ajmal7-1-14-2
Mohammad Irfan to Imran Tahir, no run
round the wicket, bangs it short outside off, Tahir wants to run it down to third man but misses
Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, 1 run
full on the stumps, flicked to deep midwicket for a single
Mohammad Irfan to Imran Tahir, (no ball) 1 run
high full toss outside off, Tahir cuts it to third man and it was well above waist height to be rightly called a no ball
Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, 1 run
another yorker just outside off, thick edge goes down to third man
Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, no run
yorker on off, blocked by McLaren
Mohammad Irfan to McLaren, FOUR runs
big slog and he gets four! It was a slower delivery, McLaren spotted it and launched it to the deep midwicket boundary for a one-bounce four
Mohammad Irfan to Imran Tahir, 1 run
back of length around middle, defends it on off with soft hands for a quick single
end of over 386 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 132/9CRR: 3.47 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 78 runs from 72b
Imran Tahir1 (2)
Ryan McLaren21 (35)
Saeed Ajmal7-1-14-2
Mohammad Irfan9-0-44-3
Saeed Ajmal to Imran Tahir, 1 run
slightly full on off, pushed down to mid-off
Saeed Ajmal to Imran Tahir, no run
full on off, Tahir leans forward and blocks
Saeed Ajmal to Tsotsobe, OUT
Tsotsobe can't pick it this time. It turned a long way after pitching well outside off and hit him right in front of off stump for a big appeal and the umpire raises his finger
LL Tsotsobe lbw b Saeed Ajmal 4 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Saeed Ajmal to Tsotsobe, FOUR runs
straighter one is quicker and Tsotsobe pokes his bat outside off for a thick edge to go for four towards the third man area
Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, 1 run
back of length around off, turned to the leg side for one
Saeed Ajmal to McLaren, no run
on length on middle, defends it on the leg side and Ajmal chases the ball to stop the single

Saeed Ajmal is back