Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Well, South Africa outdoing Pakistan in every department of the game to win this first ODI by a big margin. South Africa made an explosive start, racking up 392-6 at Centurion, with Smith, de Villiers, Kallis and Boucher joining in the fun. Asif bowled a very good opening spell but did not escape the punishment, smashed for three fours and two sixes in the 47th over. Boucher was sublime in his 38-ball 78.

South Africa then grabbed early wickets to completely stifle the Pakistan batting. Mohammad Yousuf played a little cameo, but his and Inzamam's wickets forced the rest into a shell, with Malik and Sami batting very, very slowly to add 73 in what seemed like an eternity. Sami managed 46, and Malik remained unbeaten on an 84-ball 52, but the asking rate was so high at the end.

Do join us for the second game of the best-of-five series, on February 7 at Durban. Until then, is Jamie Alter signing off. Ciao!

46.4
W
Smith to Mohammad Asif, OUT, all over, thankfully! Tossed up outside off stump, Asif slogs at it and gets a top-edge, Prince at slip back-peddles and takes the catch, and South Africa win by 164 runs!

Mohammad Asif c Prince b Smith 2 (35m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.52

46.3
0
Smith to Mohammad Asif, no run, tossed it up on the off, Asif comes on the frontfoot and defends it solidly
46.2
0
Smith to Mohammad Asif, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he defends to the off side
46.1
1
Smith to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fired in from outside off stump, Asif rapped on the pads, but theres an inside edge

END OF OVER:
46 | 1 Run | PAK: 227/9 (166 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.93, RRR: 41.50)

  • Mohammad Asif2 (16b)
  • Shoaib Malik51 (83b)
  • Ashwell Prince2-0-3-0
  • Graeme Smith1-0-5-0
45.6
0
Prince to Mohammad Asif, no run, looped up down the leg side, Asif goes on the backfoot and turns it to short midwicket
45.5
0
Prince to Mohammad Asif, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Asif comes on the frontfoot and defends it solidly
45.4
0
Prince to Mohammad Asif, no run, gives it a bit of air on the stumps, Asif comes on the frontfoot and plays it back to Prince
45.3
0
Prince to Mohammad Asif, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Asif comes on the frontfoot and pushes it on the off
45.2
0
Prince to Mohammad Asif, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Asif comes on the frontfoot and defends it
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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27Kamran AkmalMohammad Hafeez
2nd10Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
3rd19Shahid AfridiYounis Khan
4th14Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
5th49Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Yousuf
6th0Inzamam-ul-HaqShoaib Malik
7th6Abdul RazzaqShoaib Malik
8th0Shoaib MalikNaved-ul-Hasan
9th73Shoaib MalikMohammad Sami
10th30Shoaib MalikMohammad Asif