4th ODI (D/N), Multan, Oct 26 2007, South Africa tour of Pakistan
(37.4/50 ov, target 231)
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
SA Innings
Full commentary

It was swift and clinical. Powered by a disciplined bowling performance South Africa restricted Pakistan to 230 before Smith and Pollock rode on a breezy start from Gibbs to charge them home.

Malik: "It was hard to bowl with a dew ball. I had asked them (ground authorities?) about dew, they said there won't be any dew but obviously it proved difficult in the end."

Man of the Match Shaun Pollock

"I am really pleased today for the opportunity to go up the order and get some runs. I am really happy about it. We wanted to make use of the powerplays and so I went up the order. The wicket suites us more; it came nicely on to the bat."

Graeme Smith "It was a very very good win today. I did my role with the bat, was pleasing to see the team almost home. Shaun took a lot of pressure of me. I thought we bowled really well today. Having Andre Nel with the second new ball(after the 34th over) in the end proved handy."

The series is set up very nicely and for the series-deciding finale, we move to Lahore on the 29th. Join us then.

That's it from me, Sriram Veera. Alvida!

Iftikhar Anjum to Kallis, FOUR runs
And that's it. South Africa clinch a facile win. Full in length, slipping to the legs, clipped past square leg.
Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run
length delivery on the off stump, pushed to cover
Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, OUT
full in length, on the middle and leg, Smith pulled it straight to deep midwicket. More delay to the end as a new batsman walks in. It was a captain's knock, though.
GC Smith c Abdur Rehman b Iftikhar Anjum 81 (174m 103b 7x4 0x6) SR: 78.64

And as many of you have slapped me it was not Ponting but Pollock. Are you guys quick to slam or what?!

Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, no run
bouncer that sails well above Smith's head, No wide called.
end of over 373 runs
SA: 228/2CRR: 6.16 • RRR: 0.23 • Need 3 runs from 12 overs
Jacques Kallis2 (5)
Graeme Smith81 (101)
Shahid Afridi9-0-43-1
Iftikhar Anjum5-0-22-1
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
lands outside off stump and stays there, Kallis lets it go to Akmal.
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 2 runs
quicker, outside off stump, punched straight between the legs of Yasir Hameed at backward point.
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
fullish, on the stumps, driven to cover
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
lands on a length, on the middle stump line, turns away, dabbed with the turn to point
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
on the middle stump line, coming in, defended on the front foot