Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 oh super catch this one at fine leg by Lopsy! Jamshed falls early again. It was a similar delivery that Shahzad pulled down to fine leg comfortably, but Jamshed doesn't get properly behind the line while playing the pull, gets a thick leading edge as the ball gets big on him, and it flies high fine on the leg side. AB makes a dash for it, but Lopsy runs in and dives to pick it inches off the turf 4/1
    28.3 and another one! What's happening here? We surely don't want to see a repeat of what happened two days back! He tosses it up on off stump and Shehzad goes for a drive, but ends up lobbing it back to the bowler. Tahir gobbles it up and Shehzad is gone for the same score he got in Sharjah 117/4
    11.6 he is gone! Professor, what have you done! The lecture is prematurely over! He was playing so well but this time, he tries to unsettle the bowler by moving about in the crease, but that only upsets his concentration as he chops the back of the length delivery on to his stumps 52/2
    27.2 oh Misbah! what was that? Neither here nor there. After playing within himself for so long, he tries to flick a short of length delivery from off to over deep midwicket boundary, he wasn't aiming for a four, he was aiming for a six there. The ball was not full enough and he is not able to control that shot, it just goes as far as deep midwicket, who takes the catch comfortably some 10 meters inside he boundary 112/3
    37.3 and another one! The wheels are coming off! Powerplay takes another one! This was a slower bouncer, down the leg side, Amin went for the pull but the movement of the bat and the arrival of the ball was not in sync, and he ends up gloving it to the keeper .. 148/6
    36.6 he timed that one to perfection but straight into the hands of the cover fielder! Akmal moved towards the leg side and Morkel responded with a quick full delivery on off stump, the batsman got down on his knee and crashes it towards cover, his only mistake is that he is hit that in the air. Ingram moves to his left and takes a smart catch 148/5
    46.6 and Smith throws water on Afridi's little bonfire as the batsman slaps a full-toss straight in to the hands of mid-off. The umpire's check for the no-ball - both for front foot and for height - but Afridi has to go 198/8
    42.4 midwicket, cover, midwicket, cover - he does the sequence right, but he had beaten the cover fielder this time. Afridi thinks he hasn't, so he stays in the crease. Meanwhile, Tanvir has run all the way down to the non-striker's and then he has to run all the way back. The long on fielder had it easy, he just had to fire a throw at AB. Always funny to watch a horrible mix-up, not so funny for Tanvir though 170/7
    49.4 he gets just the right length to get under it, but doesn't get hold of the shot, holes out at long-off 209/10
    47.2 and the penultimate wicket falls! Saeed Ajmal is gone off the first ball, but he has got to review, so he uses it anyway. It was a slower offcutter and Ajmal was playing across the line, he was hit right in front of the middle to the naked eye and the ball-tracker confirms that 200/9
    not out
    14 (lb 4, nb 1, w 9)
    209 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Nasir Jamshed, 2.5 ov), 2-52 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.6 ov), 3-112 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 27.2 ov), 4-117 (Ahmed Shehzad, 28.3 ov), 5-148 (Umar Akmal, 36.6 ov), 6-148 (Umar Amin, 37.3 ov), 7-170 (Sohail Tanvir, 42.4 ov), 8-198 (Shahid Afridi, 46.6 ov), 9-200 (Saeed Ajmal, 47.2 ov), 10-209 (Wahab Riaz, 49.4 ov)
    M Morkel1003833.80453220
    LL Tsotsobe813904.87285001
    WD Parnell7.404916.39256020
    Imran Tahir1012812.80401010
    R McLaren1003443.40372040
    JP Duminy401704.25130100
    13.4 Smith's bowled! He was shuffling across the stumps again and again and this time it cost him. The ball was outside off and he exposed all his stumps to sweep it, didn't connect and the ball hit the pads to disturb the stumps around his legs 43/2
    1.2 straight through Ingram this time! This was right on target, inswinging length delivery from outside off, Ingram defended apprehensively and went through the gate to crash into the stumps. No convincing scoring shots from Ingram again 7/1
    14.3 Duminy goes now - caught at slip, the crowd roars! It was outside off on length, Duminy drove and the outside edge went past the keeper as Hafeez took a very sharp and good catch at first slip. Irfan gets really high-fives from team-mates 49/3
    24.2 the finger has gone up and very very slowly! It was a quick legspinner outside off, AB wanted to cut it but got an edge to the keeper who ran towards Afridi as he turned back to see the umpire's decision. The umpire did not move initially but the finger did go up along with the decibel level of the crowd. South Africa's top half is back in the pavilion 73/5
    22.1 the man strikes first ball! It was quick, it was short and too quick for Faf to get bat on it. It pitched on off as the batsman stayed on the back foot to play across the line but missed the flipper completely and it would have hit off stump. The umpires tell the batsmen, who are discussing whether to review it or not, that they have taken too much time to decide, du Plessis walks back 66/4
    27.4 Hafeez strikes again as the quicker ball gets hims another. Miller has reviewed it though. It pitched on middle, was sliding towards leg and hit him on the back pad as he was beaten by pace and the finger went up. Hawkeye says it's clipping leg so it's the umpires call, but in Pakistan's favour this time 83/6
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    34.4 the Irfan strikes back! Pitched it up outside off, Parnell drove without reaching for the ball and a thick outside edge goes into the gloves of Akmal around chest height for an easy catch 118/7
    36.5 slog goes wrong and Irfan gets another! It was angled in towards the stumps from back of length, Morkel got his front foot out of the way for a big heave and missed it as the ball struck middle. Just a matter of time that Pakistan wrap things up here 126/8
    37.4 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 131/9
    40.4 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 143/10
    5 (lb 1, nb 1, w 3)
    143 all out (40.4 Overs, RR: 3.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Colin Ingram, 1.2 ov), 2-43 (Graeme Smith, 13.4 ov), 3-49 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 14.3 ov), 4-66 (Faf du Plessis, 22.1 ov), 5-73 (AB de Villiers, 24.2 ov), 6-83 (David Miller, 27.4 ov), 7-118 (Wayne Parnell, 34.4 ov), 8-126 (Morne Morkel, 36.5 ov), 9-131 (Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 37.4 ov), 10-143 (Imran Tahir, 40.4 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1005335.30295001
    Sohail Tanvir501513.00221020
    Mohammad Hafeez1012512.50401000
    Saeed Ajmal811521.87381010
    Shahid Afridi5.402634.58162000
    Wahab Riaz20804.0071000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

1 November 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Match Referee

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7GC SmithCA Ingram
2nd36GC SmithJP Duminy
3rd6JP DuminyAB de Villiers
4th17AB de VilliersF du Plessis
5th7AB de VilliersDA Miller
6th10R McLarenDA Miller
7th35R McLarenWD Parnell
8th8R McLarenM Morkel
9th5R McLarenLL Tsotsobe
10th12Imran TahirR McLaren