Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Well that's it from the match presentation. Just to reiterate South Africa have won this series by a margin of 4-1, and will enjoy a well-earned couple of days of rest before they head home to prepare for the same opposition on their own turf, with the two-match T20 series beginning on November 20, followed by the ODI series which follows on November 24. AB de Villiers showed what a class act he was on a pitch that was not cooperative. Maqsood showed glimmers of what a tantalising prospect he can be for the team, especially as they come to grips with the dearth in their batting. As Misbah said poignantly, it is an old story, and it will be interesting to see how the Pakistanis respond to the situation, the answers of which we will see in nine days time. For now, this is Rohan Sharma, on behalf of scorer Binoy George, thanking you for your time and company. Cheers!

AB de Villiers, South Africa captain: It is extremely satisfying. Wonderful series from the boys. We really gelled together as a team and played together as one. We put our personal differences aside and pulled for the team. Makes me a very proud captain. I found the track very difficult and the spinners bowled really well. Afridi bowled a good spell to me. Felt like I was going nowhere. Don't know what happened in the last 10-15 overs, but it shows that if you hang in there in international sport, you can get through a bad patch. So really enjoyed it at the end. We are still away from home so it makes it a very special series win for us. We didn't start well in the first two games, and we could have gone down 2-0, but with a lot of team spirit and fight we won the first ODI, and everything was in a good place. Great to have the depth we have at the moment. We wanted to get Vernon involved for the last while and he showed what a special player he is. Also Parnell and Robby did well and all the energy from the team was really great. Proud of each and every member of the team. Having clinched the series already, it is always difficult to get going on but when you wear this shirt (SA) and are playing at this level, then you have to play your best with the same intensity. The boys did exactly that so really proud of that. First series win for Russell Domingo away from home so he will have a few beers I am sure. He has all the makings to make a great coach one day, and he is going in that direction. I am enjoying the captaincy I am in a very good space at the moment. Tomorrow we will take it easy and there is a golf tournament here so we will take that in. Then back to the T20 series (in South Africa).

Man of the Series award: Ryan McLaren (South Africa) - It's been a good run for me personally in the last couple of months. I was given good backing by the management and happy with the opportunities I have got, but there is a lot of teamwork that goes behind it. There are two guys who helped me. Gary Kirsten has been a massive influence on my career and Allan Donald, on the bowling side, has really made a big difference. It's great having an award like this but I think there's a lot of work that needs to be done. It's a case of trying to adopt a positive mindset and take as many wickets as possible. If you are going to be defensive as a bowler you will be found out. So tried to adopt a positive and attacking mindset as a bowler. After the Sri Lanka series, it was a tough series for the team. So it was a real learning curve for us. Learned a couple of lessons here and tried to be adaptable. Working towards WC 2014 so this is all part of the process, so keep trying to learn from each series. It's great to have the depth we have in the bowling front. To work around guys like Steyn and Morkel, who have been stalwarts is a pleasure.

Man of the Match award: AB de Villiers (South Africa)

Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan captain: They played really well. We had no answers in the way they outplayed us. It's an old story now (regarding batting collapses). We really have to think about that. Again in the middle order we had a collapse and we really have to think about that. The best thing that came out of this series is Sohaib Maqsood and the way he played. Our bowling was really doing well in the way Irfan, Junaid bowled. Spinners bowled well. Shehzad batted well so that was a positive. That's a big worry for us (the upcoming SA tour). With this sort of batting line-up we need to do something quickly because in those conditions we have to play well.

Join us for the match presentation, which should be held in just about 15 minutes time.

And South Africa complete a hugely convincing victory over Pakistan by 117 runs. Despite Maqsood's fighting 53, the rest of the batsmen failed to come to the party. It was always going to be a challenging total to face on this surface, with the ball coming on slowly to the bat. Parnell was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 36, and most of the other bowlers picked up at least a wicket. So South Africa, after having secured the series in the game before, now win by 4-1, and will await the same opposition in nine days time for the return T20 and ODI series in South Africa, which kicks off on November 20.

35.3
W
McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, and in the most innocuous way Tanvir edges a McLaren delivery which de Kock snaps up gleefully. Looked like he got a feather of an edge there, with that Pakistan are out for 151

Sohail Tanvir c †de Kock b McLaren 15 (28m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

35.2
4
McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR runs, wow, Tanvir is in a rush here. He takes this short ball and pulls it as Miller, on the square leg boundary, dives fully to his left to try and get a hand on it, but misses the ball entirely. Good effort though
35.1
2
McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, 2 runs, length ball outside off as Tanvir swishes at this, but JP is unable to get to it, despite the dive
35.1
1w
McLaren to Sohail Tanvir, 1 wide, short ball that starts to go wide off the batsmen. Called one for the over by the umpire

McLaren now into the attack

END OF OVER:
35 | 6 Runs | PAK: 144/9 (125 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 8.33)

  • Junaid Khan1 (4b)
  • Sohail Tanvir9 (14b)
  • Robin Peterson5-0-29-0
  • Wayne Parnell7-1-36-3

Adam: "No idea why Junaid is down at 11, he's comfortably a better batsman than Irfan."

34.6
0
Peterson to Junaid Khan, no run, tries to whip this length ball that is drifting down the pads, but fails to get a meaningful connection
34.5
0
Peterson to Junaid Khan, no run, Junaid was already in a position to defend even before the ball was delivered, so that tells you about his mindset right there
34.4
0
Peterson to Junaid Khan, no run, defended on the front foot by Junaid
34.3
1
Peterson to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, Tanvir looking to make the runs as he dances down to heave this over midwicket, but doesn't time it sweetly
34.2
4
Peterson to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR runs, fuller length ball which Tanvir gets into position to slog-sweep behind square for four
34.1
1
Peterson to Junaid Khan, 1 run, Junaid able to work this away to the leg side off the back foot

END OF OVER:
34 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 138/9 (131 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 8.18)

  • Sohail Tanvir4 (12b)
  • Junaid Khan0 (0b)
  • Wayne Parnell7-1-36-3
  • Jean-Paul Duminy4-1-14-2

Vicky Singh: "Have never seen Junaid bat. It will be pretty interesting to see a batsman worst than Irfan. It's like making a team of No. 11 batsman and Junaid will still bat at No 11"

33.6
4
Parnell to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR runs, length ball just outside off as Tanvir drives this comfortably through to the long-off boundary
33.5
0
Parnell to Sohail Tanvir, no run, length ball just outside off as Tanvir goes for a half-hearted drive

arqam: "this has to be the worst tail in cricketing world right now?"

33.4
0
Parnell to Sohail Tanvir, no run, fuller length ball outside off which is hit towards the leg side
33.3
0
Parnell to Sohail Tanvir, no run, back of a length which is left alone by Tanvir as it carries to the keeper

Akash: "Someone commented in first match that this series is going to be 4-1 in favor of SA. Man I need your help as I am going to buy lottery tickets."

33.3
1w
Parnell to Sohail Tanvir, 1 wide, wide down the leg side as Parnell attempts to get his radar back on track
33.3
2w
Parnell to Junaid Khan, 2 wides, back of a length and going down the leg side as de Kock does well to get to it, and then throws at the striker's end , with Tanvir short of his ground. Could have been all over

Time for Junaid Khan to see what he can do

33.2
W
Parnell to Mohammad Irfan, OUT, would you believe it! Irfan has been bounced out. I am in shock. Parnell gets this to rear up at a vicious height as Irfan flays at the ball with his bat in order to protect his head, with the ball spooning up to a rather bemused looking Hashim Amla, who takes an easy catch. Pakistan nine down

Mohammad Irfan c Amla b Parnell 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

33.1
0
Parnell to Mohammad Irfan, no run, back of a length which is defended towards the bowler

END OF OVER:
33 | (maiden) | PAK: 131/8 (138 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 3.96, RRR: 8.11)

  • Sohail Tanvir0 (8b)
  • Mohammad Irfan0 (4b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy4-1-14-2
  • Wayne Parnell6-1-29-2
32.6
0
Duminy to Sohail Tanvir, no run, on off stump as Tanvir angles his bat to try and get this away to midwicket
32.5
0
Duminy to Sohail Tanvir, no run, defended again to the off side on the front foot
32.4
0
Duminy to Sohail Tanvir, no run, back of a length which Tanvir defends to the off side

Ovais Rafique: "Accept Maqsood Ajmal and Shehzad I dont see any one from Pak team deserve chance in next series if criteria is performance."

32.3
0
Duminy to Sohail Tanvir, no run, flighted on middle as Tanvir plays this back to the bowler
32.2
0
Duminy to Sohail Tanvir, no run, slightly fuller as Tanvir prods forward to defend

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
8Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
0Mohammad HafeezSohaib Maqsood
9Sohaib MaqsoodUmar Amin
39Misbah-ul-HaqSohaib Maqsood
54Sohaib MaqsoodUmar Akmal
18Shahid AfridiSohaib Maqsood
2Sohaib MaqsoodSohail Tanvir
1Saeed AjmalSohail Tanvir
0Sohail TanvirMohammad Irfan
20Sohail TanvirJunaid Khan