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29th Match, Pool B (D/N), Auckland, March 07, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(46.4/47 ov) 222
(33.3/47 ov, T:232) 202

Pakistan won by 29 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
49 (49) & 6 catches
Pakistan Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
Pakistan  (47 ovs maximum)
Sarfaraz Ahmed run out (Miller/†de Kock)49496253100.00
Ahmed Shehzad c Steyn b Abbott1830344060.00
Younis Khan c Rossouw b de Villiers3744684084.09
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c Morkel b Steyn56861194065.11
Sohaib Maqsood c Rossouw b Abbott816201050.00
Umar Akmal c de Villiers b Morkel1320222065.00
Shahid Afridi c Duminy b Steyn22152112146.66
Wahab Riaz lbw b Imran Tahir015000.00
Sohail Khan c Duminy b Morkel311210027.27
Rahat Ali c Imran Tahir b Steyn1680016.66
Mohammad Irfan not out 1350033.33
Extras(lb 7, nb 1, w 6)14
TOTAL46.4 Ov (RR: 4.75, 197 Mts)222
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Ahmed Shehzad, 8.4 ov), 2-92 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 16.4 ov), 3-132 (Younis Khan, 26.4 ov), 4-156 (Sohaib Maqsood, 31.6 ov), 5-175 (Umar Akmal, 36.5 ov), 6-212 (Shahid Afridi, 41.4 ov), 7-212 (Wahab Riaz, 42.1 ov), 8-218 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 43.5 ov), 9-221 (Rahat Ali, 45.2 ov), 10-222 (Sohail Khan, 46.4 ov)
Dale Steyn1033033.00432110
41.4 to Shahid Afridi, going for one to many blows as Steyn finally has the last laugh as he delivers a short ball which Afridi goes after. He is cramped for space as this top-edge flies over to deep square-leg, who is able to safely get under it. Big wicket for South Africa as they look to quell as many runs as possible in these latter stages of the innings. 212/6
43.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, and the plan comes off perfectly for Steyn as Misbah goes chasing after this short delivery outside of off which he ramps straight to Morne, who barely had to move from his original position at third man. Misbah has to go as Pakistan look to blast as many as possible in these remaining overs. 218/8
45.2 to Rahat Ali, length delivery on middle and leg which he tried to hit through the line to get over long off, but instead miscues to the man at mid-off, who is able to run backwards and to the left to catch this safely. Tahir put in fine work at the position as Pakistan go nine down. 221/9
Kyle Abbott904525.00316010
8.4 to Ahmed Shehzad, Dale Steyn is the man as he pulls off a breathtaking catch as he was running away towards long on/cow corner in an attempt to get at this mistimed chip over midwicket. In the end is able to dive with both hands outstretched to pluck this just inches from the ground, with his momentum carrying him forward as he finished like a killer whale on the stage at SeaWorld. 30/1
31.6 to Sohaib Maqsood, and Abbott has struck for South Africa as Maqsood has to depart Eden Park after slicing this back of a length outside of off, with the most minimal of footwork, straight to the fielder at backward point, who takes the chance comfortably. 156/4
Morne Morkel9.402522.58411001
36.5 to Umar Akmal, the extra bounce undoes Akmal as he looks to target cow corner with another lusty blow, but ends up top-edging this to AB at midwicket, who is able to complete the catch despite falling onto his back. There was a moment where he looked like he might have grounded it as he had a look of astonishment on his face, but I have come to believe that not even AB can believe himself at times.. 175/5
46.4 to Sohail Khan, looking to clobber Morne over midwicket, but ends up getting a top-edge as JP is able to get under this one swirling over mid-off to finish off the Pakistan innings with just two balls left. 222/10
Imran Tahir913814.22334100
42.1 to Wahab Riaz, looking to reach out and sweep this quicker one drifted in on and around off as this out right away as the umpire gives it. They decide to go for the review though. Looks like this definitely struck in line, and as it was low, there is every indication this would go on to hit the stumps. Ends up being umpire's call for both impact and wicket's hitting, but because the original decision was out, he has to go. 212/7
AB de Villiers604317.16157010
26.4 to Younis Khan, and AB has produced the goods after all as Younis, who was looking to guide this away off the back foot through mid-on, ends up getting a leading edge which flies over to the fielder at cover, who snaps it up gleefully. Younis goes as South Africa make a decisive inroad into this Pakistan batting line-up. 132/3
Jean-Paul Duminy3034011.3351320
South Africa  (T: 232 runs from 47 ovs)
Quinton de Kock c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan021000.00
Hashim Amla c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz38275190140.74
Faf du Plessis c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rahat Ali2729443193.10
Rilee Rossouw c Sohail Khan b Wahab Riaz69161066.66
AB de Villiers (c)c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Sohail Khan775811175132.75
David Miller lbw b Rahat Ali01317000.00
Jean-Paul Duminy c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Irfan1213192092.30
Dale Steyn c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan1617213094.11
Kyle Abbott c Younis Khan b Rahat Ali1219262063.15
Morne Morkel not out 68261075.00
Imran Tahir c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz067000.00
Extras(lb 1, w 7)8
TOTAL33.3 Ov (RR: 6.02, 169 Mts)202
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Quinton de Kock, 0.2 ov), 2-67 (Faf du Plessis, 9.3 ov), 3-67 (Hashim Amla, 10.1 ov), 4-74 (Rilee Rossouw, 12.2 ov), 5-77 (David Miller, 15.5 ov), 6-102 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 19.4 ov), 7-138 (Dale Steyn, 23.6 ov), 8-172 (Kyle Abbott, 29.2 ov), 9-200 (AB de Villiers, 32.2 ov), 10-202 (Imran Tahir, 33.3 ov)
Mohammad Irfan805236.502810000
0.2 to Q de Kock, Irfan sets Eden Park on fire as he delivers a peach of a delivery outside of off which de Kock, looking to angle away through mid-on, ends up getting a thick outside edge as Sarfraz completes the take from behind. The umpire doesn't hesitate too long to give this one, as Pakistan have South Africa one down with nothing on the board. 0/1
19.4 to JP Duminy, Riaz just can't be kept out of the action as JP, looking to hook this one away over backward square, ends up top-edging this short of a length over to Wahab, stationed at deep fine leg, who is over the moon as he falls away to the right to claim this. 102/6
23.6 to DW Steyn, Irfan picks up his third as Sarfraz has proven to be a top choice by the Pakistan selection committee today. The keeper is able to reach high for this thick outside edge as Steyn looked to hammer Irfan over midwicket.. 138/7
Sohail Khan503617.20186040
32.2 to AB de Villiers, AB comes down the track to this short delivery, with the intention of blasting this over long on, but ends up feathering an outside edge to Sarfraz, who has been safe as houses behind the stumps. That could be the end for South Africa as AB departs for a courageous 77. 200/9
Rahat Ali814035.00326110
9.3 to F du Plessis, Rahat succeeds in getting Faf to nibble at this shortish length which seems to have climbed a bit more than expected on Faf as he tried to run it down through third man, but instead feathers an edge to Sarfraz, who completes it quite easily. 67/2
15.5 to DA Miller, unleashes a wonderful yorker on middle which Miller appears to be late on. Looked out as soon as it struck really. Miller wants the review though. Replays show this went on to hit the back pad, so that may hurt his chances for this being given, but it is red all the way down, so Miller has to go, and South Africa are now five down with still quite a bit to do. 77/5
29.2 to KJ Abbott, and Rahat plucks a big wicket as Abbott feathers an outside edge to this back of a length, with Younis taking a wonderful catch at second slip as he got low to his left. That could be huge as South Africa are still adrift by 60 runs. 172/8
Shahid Afridi502805.60192200
Wahab Riaz7.324536.00294320
10.1 to HM Amla, and Riaz has taken the big wicket of Amla as he seems to have been surprised by the lack of bounce as he ends up giving a low, outside edge to the keeper to this length delivery going across. Sarfraz is able to get low to his right to pluck this with one hand before hitting the ground.. 67/3
12.2 to RR Rossouw, Riaz makes another significant inroad as South Africa are faltering in this chase of 232 as Rilee is set up for this hook over to fine leg, with Sohail Khan not having to move too far from his mark as he settled under it. Ends Rilee's short vigil at the crease as South Africa now go four down. 74/4
33.3 to Imran Tahir, and it is all over as Pakistan romp to a famous 29-run victory (D/L) at Eden Park! Tahir was looking to simply get bat on ball to this fast delivery outside off, before offering a chance to Sarfraz, who has now broken the record for most catches in an ODI by a Pakistani wicketkeeper, picking up the record-breaking catch with this effort. 202/10
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Eden Park, Auckland
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Match numberODI no. 3626
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days7 March 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Bruce Oxenford
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
Chris Broad
PointsPakistan 2, South Africa 0
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (72 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (Sarfraz Ahmed 32, Younis Khan 18, Ex 3)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 18.5 overs (114 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 104/2 in 19.0 overs (Younis Khan 27, Misbah-ul-Haq 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 30.2 overs (183 balls), Extras 10
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 29 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 174/4 in 36.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 39, Umar Akmal 13)
  • Rain: Pakistan - 175/5 in 37.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 40, Shahid Afridi 0)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 73 balls (4 x 4)
  • Rain: Pakistan - 197/5 in 40.1 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 51, Shahid Afridi 11)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 40.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 10
  • Over 42.1: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - Wahab Riaz (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 222/10 in 46.4 overs (Mohammad Irfan 1)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 9.0 (Mandatory - 67 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (HM Amla 32, F du Plessis 17, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 74/4 in 12.2 overs (AB de Villiers 1)
  • Over 15.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - DA Miller (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 26.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 27.2 overs (164 balls), Extras 5
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 45 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 30.1 - 34.0 (Batting side - 25 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 32.1 overs (193 balls), Extras 7
  • Attendance: 22,713
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