gone for a swing across the line, and Cloete runs across from his position, and DROPS IT!
Kobus: "A proud South African following the game on cricinfo. Currently in Poland. Thanks guys. You commentated as if i am watching it on the TV. " --- Thank you Kobus. And I learn that David Miller is indeed the Player of the Match. Thanks for your company this Friday evening. This is Debayan Sen signing off for the moment on behalf of my colleaugues Ranjith P, Liam Brickhill and Danyal Rasool. See you in a couple of days' time for the second T20. Good night and have a nice weekend, wherever you are tuning in from
Usama Ali: "Great match with very small margins. Pakistan will think about all the direct hits they missed. That chance that Hussain Talat had when he didn't go for the catch of Hendricks...Hendricks hit two fours straight after that. As I say, very small margins can be costly. Well played SA"
Anim: "Someone said pak will lose by 8 runs. Its close enough.. "
Brian Roberts: "Surely 6 wickets by a fielder is a record?"
9.40pm What a game this has turned out to be in the end. Pakistan showing enough to suggest why this three-match series will be a humdinger all the way through. It's a six-run win for South Africa, and most of it powered along by David Miller in the field. Four catches and two run-outs -- the commentators confirm that this is a South African record -- but Pakistan gave it an almighty good go. When Hussain Talat and Babar Azam were cobbling together a good partnership for the second wicket, it was a good tight spell of bowling in tandem from Andile Phehlukwayo and Shamsi that brought the hosts back into the equation. This breaks a sequence of 11 consecutive successful chases in T20Is by Pakistan, a record for any team
Dr. Faizy: "Miller will haunt me for the rest of the night."
Abhinav Ojha: "The 2nd match of the 1986 Champions Trophy was between the mighty West Indies and Pakistan. West Indies won the match by nine wickets, but it was not because of their furious fast-bowlers, but because of their "flying Caribbean" Gus Logie. It was the first time in cricket history that a fielder was adjudged as the Man of Match"
Aftab wazeer: "Millar has been everywhere today.. some one is praying u from pakis dear .. guess who!! SARFARAZZ"
full, and he looks to drive it down the ground, but it goes towards long on, where Miller effects a save
Fahad Saeed: "Miller why you so cruel today? "
full ball, and he thumps it down the ground towards long off
full ball, and he has hit it high, and Miller takes it! It was delivered full, fast, and Malik was looking to get under it enough to go over long on...but then Miller could probably have gone a few feet high off the ground tonight and taken this off the ground. As it stood, he didn' t need to fly...though I wouldn't put it beyond him tonight!
full, and this time, it beats the inside edge, and just shaves the outside of off stump. The batsmen cross over for a bye
Noel: "Pakistan need Carlos Brathwaite for the the last over to win this."
full, and fast, and he looks to whip it towards midwicket, and can only get a single
16 off this last over, which will be bowled by Chris Morris
Ali: "Question.... Did any fielder ever get a man of the match? " --- There may have been more, but I remember this from another South African
fuller ball, and he cannot get it away as he looks to swing it away towards midwicket. He will retain strike with a leg-bye, though
length, outside off, and he cuts it towards point, and gets it wide enough of the fielder!
fuller, faster, at 140kph, and he plays it off the inside edge towards midwicket. Calls for two, and makes it
goes for a swipe, and the outside edge carries it to third man. There's the boundary they needed!
Muneeb: "It's five-for for Miller."
slower ball, outside off, and Malik thought this might eventually go for a wide. He had backed away, though, and eventually couldn't get to it
They need a few boundaries soon to bring the target within range
short, and slow, and Malik makes room and cuts it away towards backward point
Sana: "Miller must be the most hated person in Pakistan right now! Why u no drop a catch Miller "
Yasir.bawa: "Seriously how many David Millers are playing today??
length, outside off, and he has driven it towards long off...to guess who? Angles across Hasan Ali, who then looks to repeat the lofted shot over the covers that he had executed perfectly before, but this time can only get it straight down the throat of a grateful David Miller. Three catches and two direct hits today in the field for Miller, who has just been outstanding
Haroon: "Difference between the side " direct hits ""
length ball, outside off, and he plays it down towards midwicket and picks up two again
Abhinav Ojha: "SM (Shoaib Malik) now need to play like MS ( Dhoni). "
full toss, and he fetches it from outside off and gets it down towards midwicket
Saeed : "isnt it good for pak to bat first on this pitch after wining the toss" --- Easy to say now in hindsight, but they could have managed the chase better
short, outside off, and he swats it straight down the wicket, inside out, for a SIX!
slower ball, very slow at just 97k, and he drags it short, and Malik can cut it towards point. A misfield allows him one
Hendricks around the wicket now
length ball, angled across him, and he runs it down towards third man
slower ball, and he has gone for a drive, but top-edged it. Beuran Hendricks drops it at short third man, but South Africa may have Rizwan as he looks to go for the second! It's Miller again! That man can do no wrong today in the field. Hendricks' throw from short third man failed to beat Rizwan, who would have been short, at the striker's end, but then Miller swoops in from midwicket to take the attempted overthrow attempt into a wicket for South Africa with a direct hit. Phew!
short, and slower through the air again, but this time Malik hangs back and then cuts it beyond the reach of backward point. Top shot from the skipper!