Player of the Match
Player of the Match
48.6
4
Nel to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, Yousuf moves to 99. Slices away a fullish delivery through backward point. Precision placement. While Afridi has biffed and clubbed his way, this man has just caressed his way. Contrasting styles but both are getting the runs.
48.2
6
Nel to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Clubbed! Crashes into the roof over deep midwicket! Full-toss, as another yorker goes awry and Afridi smokes it across the line. The ball bounds off the roof and lands in the car park. New balls are coming out! What a batsman! This batting line up, if they can get it right, would be something to watch in the World Cup.
47.3
6
Ntini to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Slap slog! Low full toss, outside off stump, Afridi slices it., carves it, flat bats it over long off. He is all smiles, walks across to have a chat with Yousuf.
47.1
4
Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, This one flies over short fine. Fullish on the leg and middle, Yousuf walks across like Afridi, plays a pick-up shot over that fielder. Very skilful.
46.3
4
Nel to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, Very cute. Very inventive. Very effective. He just walks across, reaches out for a fullish delivery outside off, takes it on the full and whips it across to deep midwicket
45.1
4
Ntini to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, 20-ball fifty! His 27th. What a cheeky way to get to it. Again he walks across, outside off and just sweeps a fullish delivery to right of short fine leg fielder. Took it on the full and swept it fine. And this is Ntini we are talking about, not some spinner. Mad max special! This is the second fastest fifty in South Africa. Ever.
44.5
6
Langeveldt to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Boom Boom Afridi! This one flies over the bowler and beyond the ropes! Fullish, on the off and middle, and Afridi just knifes through the line.
44.3
6
Langeveldt to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Slap! Slower one but short of length and Afridi plays a forehand down the line shot! Just swats it imperiously over long off
44.1
4
Langeveldt to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, Streaky edge through vacant slip region. Full in length, outside off, Yousuf has a slash and it flies off the outer edge
43.5
4
Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, Sweetly timed. Super placement. Waist-high full toss, outside off stump, no panic, no desperate wave of the bat from Yousuf. He remains calm, opens the bat-face and steers it past point and beats the man at deep.
43.3
4
Ntini to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, OMG! What a cheeky shot. Afridi just walks right across the stumps and sweeps, yes sweeps, a fullish ball to fine leg boundary!
42.6
4
Nel to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, While Afridi bludgeons, Yousuf caresses and South Africa are bleeding by both methods. another low full toss, as another attempted yorker goes awry, just outside off stump, Younis opens the bat face and slices it through backward point.
42.2
6
Nel to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Wow! What a shot! Attempted yorker, ends up as a low full toss and somehow Afridi got under that ball and heaved it right over long off. The ball crashes into the camera lens of a photographer. That would be some shot!
41.6
4
Kallis to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, Another boundary! Pakistan are on the rampage here. Kallis responds to the earlier shot by banging this one short, Yousuf swivels off his front foot and pulls it fine.
41.5
4
Kallis to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, Clean cricket stroke! No slogging from Yousuf. Just leans forward to a full-length delivery outside off and goes through the line and picks up a boundary to the long off region
41.1
4
Kallis to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs, Clean as a whistle! Fullish, on the middle stump line, Yousuf leans forward, picks it over midwicket. Deliberately played.
40.4
6
Nel to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, The white ball is flying everywhere. This one disappears over deep midwicket. Short of length, and on the off stump line, Afridi flays it over the on side
40.3
4
Nel to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, Top-edged to fine leg! Banged in short and Afridi threw his bat at it and it flies off the top edge to fine leg boundary. Here we go!
39.3
4
Kallis to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, streaky edge to third man region. Full and outside off, Afridi drives and gets a edge
37.6
4
Pollock to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, final ball of the spell and it's short and wide outside the off stump. Inzi just leans back and cuts it away to the vacant backward point fence
36.3
6
Smith to Inzamam-ul-Haq, SIX runs, there he goes! tossed up on the stumps, Inzi comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery, can't say he danced down - you mean what i know. It was a massive hoick and the ball sailed over the midwicket fence
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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