Player of the Match
Player of the Match

The two matches have followed a similar pattern. Bat first, pile up the runs and bury the opposition. What will the third match throw up. Join us then to find out. Till then, this is Sriram Veera, along with Sajan Nair, signing off. Cheers!

40.1
W
Shoaib Malik to Pollock, 1 wide, OUT, That's it ... Pakistan wrap up comprehensive series-levelling win. Great comeback win from them. Victory by 141 runs. Akmal, who has been under the kosh, brings up the victory with a smart stumping. Malik slips it down the leg side, Pollock overbalances himself while trying to flick it and is dragged out of the crease. He can only get back his feet on the line before Akmal knocks the bails off.

SM Pollock st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik 32 (51m 34b 3x4 1x6) SR: 94.11

END OF OVER:
40 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SA: 209/9 (143 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.22, RRR: 14.30)

  • Charl Langeveldt0 (1b)
  • Shaun Pollock32 (34b)
  • Shahid Afridi9-1-25-3
  • Shoaib Malik5-0-26-1
39.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Langeveldt, no run, tossed up on the off and middle, defended off the front foot
39.5
1
Shahid Afridi to Pollock, 1 run,
39.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Pollock, no run, short and pulled to square leg
39.3
W
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, OUT, Afridi puts Ntini out of misery. Tossed up outside off and Ntini couldn't resist a swing and warms the palms of long off

M Ntini c sub (Mohammad Hafeez) b Shahid Afridi 9 (13m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

39.2
0
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, no run,
39.1
0
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, no run, beaten. Outside off stump and Ntini plays down the wrong line. Akmal gathers and underarm flicks it to Younis at first slip who is not looking and the ball lands on his head!

END OF OVER:
39 | 3 Runs | SA: 208/8 (144 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 13.09)

  • Makhaya Ntini9 (16b)
  • Shaun Pollock31 (32b)
  • Shoaib Malik5-0-26-1
  • Shahid Afridi8-1-24-2
38.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Ntini, 1 run, slightly short, turns in from outside off, punched to long off
38.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Ntini, no run, on the off stump line, turns in to rap him on the pad as he pushes forward in defense
38.5
1w
Shoaib Malik to Ntini, 1 wide, wide down leg side
38.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Ntini, no run,
38.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Ntini, no run,
38.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Ntini, no run, sharp turn. lands outside off stump, break back in, Ntini doesn't offer a stroke and the ball brushes his pad enroute rolling away to fine leg
38.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Pollock, 1 run,

END OF OVER:
38 | 8 Runs | SA: 205/8 (147 runs required from 72 balls, RR: 5.39, RRR: 12.25)

  • Makhaya Ntini8 (11b)
  • Shaun Pollock30 (31b)
  • Shahid Afridi8-1-24-2
  • Shoaib Malik4-0-23-1
37.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, no run,
37.5
0
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, no run,
37.4
4
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, FOUR runs, turns away from off stump, Ntini pushes at it with an open-face of the bat and it spees past slip
37.3
4
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, FOUR runs, Ah! he breaks free with a lofted drive to widish long off. Tossed up by Afridi well outside off and he flat batted it to left of long off
37.2
0
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, no run, beaten again! Ntini's misery continues. beaten by a legbreak outside off stump
37.1
0
Shahid Afridi to Ntini, no run, Back to regular programming. lands on the leg stump line, turns in Ntini tries to work it on side and is rapped on the pad

END OF OVER:
37 | 7 Runs | SA: 197/8 (155 runs required from 78 balls, RR: 5.32, RRR: 11.92)

  • Shaun Pollock30 (31b)
  • Makhaya Ntini0 (5b)
  • Shoaib Malik4-0-23-1
  • Shahid Afridi7-1-16-2
36.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Pollock, no run,
36.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Pollock, no run, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot
36.5
1w
Shoaib Malik to Pollock, 1 wide, fires in a massive wide down the leg side. He wanted to bowl that one real fast and ended up pushing it too wide
36.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Pollock, no run,
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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st38GC SmithAB de Villiers
2nd49JH KallisAB de Villiers
3rd23JH KallisHH Gibbs
4th3JH KallisAG Prince
5th10MV BoucherAG Prince
6th24MV BoucherJM Kemp
7th32SM PollockJM Kemp
8th11SM PollockA Nel
9th18SM PollockM Ntini
10th2SM PollockCK Langeveldt