Player of the Match
Player of the Match

107 | 1 Run | PAK: 316/4

  • Shoaib Malik20 (57b)
  • Mohammad Yousuf63 (156b)
  • Paul Harris40-14-60-2
  • Makhaya Ntini17-3-60-1

And .. they have agreed to terminate the game. South Africa have won the series. Graeme Smith grabs the stumps and leads the team off the field. Pakistan team comes out to shake hands. Inzamam-ul-Haq is there at the forefront doing the honours. Smith has a chat with him, so does Ntini and slowly Inzamam turns around and walks back into the dressing room for one last time. Meanwhile, South Africa have won a series in subcontinent, barring Bangladesh, after seven years.

Inzamam walks out to the ground, for the post-match ceremony, where his team-mates give him a guard of honour. The crowd give a standing applause. Please do click here to read the lovely tribute to Inzy from Osman Samiuddin, Cricinfo's Pakistan editor.

Shoaib Malik: "We are playing after seven years. I am happy with the way the guys played this game. Hopefully, we will do well in the ODI series.

"Inzamam bhai supported me a lot, helped me a lot and on behalf of the Pakistan team I would like to thank Inzamam."

Jacques Kallis is the Man of the Match and the Man of the series.

Kallis: "I came into this series fresh from a winter break. It feels good to contribute to the series win."

Smith: "We have come over here and played some really good cricket. We kept Pakistan under pressure from the word go and we can be pleased with the effort. To come over here, to get used the conditions, to pull the game plan has been a really good effort.

On Inzy: "To see a wonderful cricketer retiring is sad but he has left his mark on cricket. Pakistan cricket will miss him and I would like to wish him well for the future."

Smith collects the winner's trophy and walks over to his team-mates.

Next up will be Inzamam. So hang in there!

Inzamam enclosure: PCB have named one stand at the Lahore stadium, the venue where he made his debut, in Inzamam's name.

Inzamam speaks in his native tongue: "I am going today but I would like to thank you for all the support that you all have given me for the last 17 years. I would also like to thank the members of the board for giving me this opportunity. I would like to thank you the selectors also for selecting me for these 17 years. I thank my seniors and colleagues for supporting me. Special mention to the boys, in this team, who played under my captaincy and for extending support.

I thank my family, my brother and sisters. Especially, my father, who would be really sad that I am quitting the game. Also, my wife for supporting me thick and thin through everything.

"Unfortunately I couldn't finish this game on a high. But that's the way it goes sometimes." Inzamam picked the 1992 World Cup as the highlight of his career.

Inzy walks towards his team-mates. Younis Khan gives him a big hug and one by one each and everyone of his team-mates do the same. Shoaib Malik can't hold back his tears.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Its a pity that Inzy couldn't finish on a high. But neither did Bradman. Congratulations to South Africa for a tremendous series-win. Now for the rugby world cup. Bring the Argentines on. Alvida!

Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish, on the off and middle line, driven down the track

The game is meandering towards a draw. Will the captains agree to call it off?

Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, leans forward to push to cover
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and on the middle line, driven back to the bowler
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, beaten. Lands on a length just outside off stump and spins away past the forward prod
Harris to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on the off stump line, squirted past the slip

106 | 5 Runs | PAK: 315/4

  • Shoaib Malik20 (52b)
  • Mohammad Yousuf62 (155b)
  • Makhaya Ntini17-3-60-1
  • Paul Harris39-14-59-2
Ntini to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short in length, at the hips, clipped uppishly to the right of short-leg and to deep square leg
Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, at the hips, tucked to fine leg for a single
Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, another delivery that climbs up, at the body, Yousuf turns it to short-leg
Ntini to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, ooh ... edged over gully. A sharp and well-directed bouncer, at the throat, Malik, who was dismissed by a bouncer in the first innings, fends at it, eyes off the ball and gets a top edge just over gully.
Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on the middle stump line, coming in from a length, worked behind square for a single
Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Full pitched on the off and middle, squeezed to square leg

16 overs remain in the day. Pakistan need 147 and South Africa need 6.

105 | (maiden) | PAK: 310/4

  • Shoaib Malik17 (50b)
  • Mohammad Yousuf60 (151b)
  • Paul Harris39-14-59-2
  • Dale Steyn15-2-56-0
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run,
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, almost carried to slip. It lands around the off stump and bounced a bit, Malik pushed at it, nicking to the right of Kallis.
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, floated outside off, Malik squeezes it to backward point
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, again from wide of the crease, on the middle and off, defended to silly-point
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, from wide of the crease, full and quick, on the off stump, pushed out to cover
Harris to Shoaib Malik, no run, floated outside off, left alone

Harris is into the attack. He will bowl from round the stumps. Slip and silly-point in.

104 | 2 Runs | PAK: 310/4

  • Mohammad Yousuf60 (151b)
  • Shoaib Malik17 (44b)
  • Dale Steyn15-2-56-0
  • Andre Nel20-1-75-0
Steyn to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slips down leg side and Boucher does well to reach it

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st15Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
2nd161Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
3rd89Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
4th7Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Yousuf
5th44Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik