Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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

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

Shahid Afridi to Nel, OUT, Afridi nails another victim. Slow through the air and it landed just outside leg stump before turning right across. Nel watched it turn, suddenly decided that it should be whipped across the line and ended up getting a inner edge.

A Nel c †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 5 (12m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.71

Shoaib Malik to Kemp, OUT, Gone! Malik strikes. Kemp is back in the hutch. On the off stump line, driven right back to Malik who takes it. South Africa are tottering here under lights.

JM Kemp c & b Shoaib Malik 22 (43m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.45

Shahid Afridi to Boucher, OUT, The forgotten men come to the party. First Mahmood and now Afridi.Cleans up Boucher with a top spinner. Lands on the off stump line, slightly short of length, and goes straight on, Boucher shapes to pull, bat comes down outside the line - he anticipated some turn, and the off stump is pegged back.

MV Boucher b Shahid Afridi 21 (28m 18b 4x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Azhar Mahmood to Prince, OUT, Redemption song for Mahmood. It took two years for him to come back into the team. He played for the county, for the domestic team and generally wallowed outside the team. But what a dramatic comeback, helped by Prince. Strikes gold with his first ball. Slightly wide outside the off stump, Prince slashes and edges it hard to right of Younis, the lone slipper, who lunges across to take a smart catch.

AG Prince c Younis Khan b Azhar Mahmood 2 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Abdul Razzaq to Kallis, OUT, another big fish netted! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Kallis drives off the back-foot, not the perfect looking shot that we are so used to seeing. There was a sound as the ball passed the outside edge. Loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger. South Africa four down and in deep trouble here.

JH Kallis c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 34 (68m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 79.06

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, OUT, All in due time but first he gets rid of Gibbs. All the same an Asif special, pitched close to the off stump line and nipping back in. Gibbs looks to play across the line and is beaten, ball thuds into the pad and they go up for an lbw. All that happened in real time and then it was Bucknor in slow motion. Up goes the finger and that's a priceless wicket

HH Gibbs lbw b Mohammad Asif 14 (26m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Abdul Razzaq to de Villiers, OUT, Razzaq prises out de Villiers. 87 for 2. Slightly short of length, and it hastens off the track, de Villiers goes for the pull and ends up shovelling a dolly to Younis at midwicket.

AB de Villiers c Younis Khan b Abdul Razzaq 43 (62m 46b 8x4 0x6) SR: 93.47

Mohammad Asif to Smith, OUT, Asif takes out Smith! Lands on a length, on middle stump line, moves away, Smith is again opened up as he tries to turn it across the line and edges it to second slip, right into the palms of Younis. Pakistan strike first blow. The captain is out. Enter Jacques Kallis.

GC Smith c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 15 (27m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 115.38

  • Afridi-inspired Pakistan level series

    The unpredictability of Pakistan shone brightly at Durban as they levelled the series with a 141-run victory which was as commanding as their effort at Centurion had been feeble

  • Arthur praises 'special' batting line-up

    Mickey Arthur, South Africa's coach, praised his side's ODI batting line-up, fresh from mauling Pakistan to the tune of 392 runs, and added that they would not relent for the rest of the series.

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

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