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265dThe Bulletin by Osman Samiuddin

Ballistic batting sets up crushing SA win

South Africa toyed, tormented and eventually tore apart Pakistan in as brutal a manner as can ever have been experienced by either side, annihilating them by 164 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
88(85) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 24 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 2 13 4 16 22 14 16
MV Boucher
78(38) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 30 runs
  • 1x4 - 4x6
8 6 9 0 2 15 3 35

Best performances - Bowlers

JH Kallis
O5
M0
R34
W3
Eco6.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ntini
O10
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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
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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