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718dThe Report by Firdose Moonda at Edgbaston

Amla, bowlers leave Pakistan on brink

South Africa lived to fight another day in the Champions Trophy as their bowlers, woeful against India but wolfish against an fragile line-up, defended a barely-par total

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
HM Amla
81(97) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
14 6 6 14 11 2 12 16
Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq
55(75) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 2 9 4 8 8 11 11

Best performances - Bowlers

R McLaren
O8
M3
R19
W4
Eco2.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O9
M1
R23
W2
Eco2.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

10 June 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

South Africa 2, Pakistan 0

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

END OF OVER:
45 | (wicket maiden) | PAK: 167/10 (68 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.71, RRR: 13.60)

  • Mohammad Irfan0 (0b)
  • Ryan McLaren8-3-19-4
  • Lonwabo Tsotsobe9-1-23-2

Presentation:

Misbah: "It was a good bowling effort, 234 was getable. You needed 4.5 an over, we could not knock it around or rotate. The batsmen were in form in the practice games but I don't know what happened. The pitch was a little slow, but we could have chased it. We need to forget about these two games before we meet India."

AB de Villiers: "The victory is sweet. We got more than 200 against a quality attack on a tough wicket. The three spinners bowled very well. I wasn't happy with 234, we set it up so well to get to 270 even. After I got out I thought 220 was also a good score. Morris had a wonderful debut. We protected the square boundaries well. Dale Steyn will most probably be ready for the next game."

Amla is the Man of the Match: "The wicket was a bit difficult early on. We were just going to play normal cricket. It's been tough going with the two white balls. We have a really good squad, a young team."

So there you have it, Pakistan will have to hope India lose to West Indies tomorrow and then beat India comprehensively. South Africa have done really well to get their chances up.

That's it from us here. We hope you enjoyed the coverage. Do catch us for India v West Indies tomorrow. It's a day game so it starts at 9.30 GMT. Thanks for the mails and your company. Cheers!

End of match: No Steyn? No Morkel? No problem. South Africa made this look far easier than they would have imagined, given Pakistan's uncertain batting. It would have lifted them greatly seeing a debutant Chris Morris set a high standard at the start - his two wickets really pegged Pakistan back. They shed the idea of bowling short and instead bowled fuller, cramping the batsmen for room. The pressure started piling up and for the second time, Misbah had too much to do.

Our post-match Huddle is starting soon.

There is still hope for Pakistan though, but only if Windies win both their remaining matches, and Pakistan beat India. Then Pakistan, India and South Africa will all have one win each, bringing NRR into play. If any of those results don't happen Pakistan are out.

44.6
W
McLaren to Junaid Khan, OUT, the stumps are a mess and South Africa have finished this with 5 overs to spare! Junaid makes room to smash it, McLaren fires it full on the base of the stumps and sends it scurrying a few yards back, he picks up four for 19

Junaid Khan b McLaren 4 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

44.5
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run, full length delivery squeezed to the on side
44.4
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run, drills a full ball down to mid-on, the fielder his the stumps at the bowler's end and Irfan ground his bat, they could have taken an overthrow off the deflection but Irfan had no clue
44.3
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run, the slower bouncer and he makes room to pull but misses it
44.2
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run,

Priyadarshi Mishra: "Better for Pakistan to play out the 50 overs now and reduce the victory margin and then pray for West Indies to beat both India and South Africa. Considering their current NRR even that scenario seems tough."

44.1
W
McLaren to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, South Africa getting done with the formalities, this was banged in short, Ajmal was only aiming for the straight boundary nevertheless, miscued to mid-on

Saeed Ajmal c Ingram b McLaren 5 (13m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4Imran FarhatNasir Jamshed
2nd14Mohammad HafeezNasir Jamshed
3rd30Shoaib MalikNasir Jamshed
4th38Misbah-ul-HaqNasir Jamshed
5th43Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Amin
6th5Kamran AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq
7th14Misbah-ul-HaqWahab Riaz
8th14Saeed AjmalWahab Riaz
9th5Saeed AjmalJunaid Khan
10th0Junaid KhanMohammad Irfan

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG32140.308
SL3214-0.197
NZ31130.777
AUS3021-0.68
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA33060.938
SA31130.325
WI3113-0.075
PAK3030-1.035