Result
4th ODI (D/N), Multan, Oct 26 2007, South Africa tour of Pakistan
230/9
(37.4/50 ov, target 231)
233/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 74 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
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Scorecard summary
Pakistan230/9(50 overs)
Younis Khan82 (110)
Shoaib Malik45 (54)
Andre Nel2/44(9)
South Africa233/3(37.4 overs)

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!

37.4
4
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.
37.3
1
Iftikhar Anjum to de Villiers, 1 run
length delivery on the off stump, pushed to cover
37.2
w
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?!

37.1
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 from 12.2ov
Jacques Kallis2 (5)
Graeme Smith81 (101)
Shahid Afridi9-0-43-1
Iftikhar Anjum5-0-22-1
36.6
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
lands outside off stump and stays there, Kallis lets it go to Akmal.
36.5
2
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, 2 runs
quicker, outside off stump, punched straight between the legs of Yasir Hameed at backward point.
36.4
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
fullish, on the stumps, driven to cover
36.3
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
lands on a length, on the middle stump line, turns away, dabbed with the turn to point
36.2
Shahid Afridi to Kallis, no run
on the middle stump line, coming in, defended on the front foot
36.1
1
Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run
full and on the off stump line, gets a thickish edge on his drive and picks up a single to cover point
end of over 366 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 225/2CRR: 6.25 • RRR: 0.42 • Need 6 from 12.2ov
Graeme Smith80 (100)
Jacques Kallis0 (0)
Iftikhar Anjum5-0-22-1
Umar Gul5-0-52-0
35.6
1
Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run
retains the strike with a push towards mid-off
35.5
w
Iftikhar Anjum to Pollock, OUT
And he is gone now. No hundred but it was a fab innings.A slower one, landed on a length, on the off stump line, Pollock backed away and flat-batted it high in the air to long-off
SM Pollock c Shoaib Malik b Iftikhar Anjum 90 (114m 84b 9x4 1x6) SR: 107.14
35.4
4
Iftikhar Anjum to Pollock, FOUR runs
There's four of 'em. Full pitched and outside off stump, Pollock smokes it over extra cover. Clean strike.
35.3
Iftikhar Anjum to Pollock, no run
banged in short and it climbs over Pollock who ducks
35.2
Iftikhar Anjum to Pollock, no run
short in length, Pollock misses to connect with his pull shot and it climbs over the stumps
35.1
1
Iftikhar Anjum to Smith, 1 run
full and on the off stump line, driven to mid-on region for a single

Daniel Ismail, from Australia, says, :"I don't know about Pollock hastening the end, more like a race to the century, me thinks." SA need 12 runs and Pollock needs 14. Can he?

end of over 3516 runs
SA: 219/1CRR: 6.25 • RRR: 0.80 • Need 12 from 12.2ov
Shaun Pollock86 (80)
Graeme Smith78 (98)
Umar Gul5-0-52-0
Abdur Rehman10-0-39-0
34.6
Umar Gul to Pollock, no run
slower one from round the stumps, Pollock backs away, waits on the ball and guides it to backward point
34.5
1lb
Umar Gul to Smith, 1 leg bye
from round the stumps, on the middle and leg, Smith has a heave, misses and the ball clips the pad and rolls away.
Best performances - batsmen
SM Pollock
90 runs (84)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
21 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
5310191621421
Younis Khan
82 runs (110)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
28 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
90147751822
Best performances - bowlers
Iftikhar Anjum
O
5.4
M
0
R
27
W
2
Eco
4.76
J Botha
O
8
M
0
R
41
W
2
Eco
5.12
Match details
Multan Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Pakistan
Player Of The Match
Shaun Pollock
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 2639
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days26 October 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Billy Bowden
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Zameer Haider
Reserve Umpire
Rasheed Bhatti
Match Referee
Alan Hurst