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1st T20I (N), Johannesburg, November 20, 2013, Pakistan tour of South Africa
(9.1/9.1 ov, T:65) 60/2

South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)

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9.45 pm It's begun to rain again at the Wanderers and that is it. The match has been called off and South Africa win by four runs on the D/L method.

In such a finish there are so many ifs and buts. Pakistan got really close, and were a boundary away from winning the game.

Majid Hassan Butt: "@Faisal Cricket is not played in the books. It is not easy for players to ignore the real match situation and try to deal with the D/L. Hafeez might have gone for a six and got out. 10 minutes later, the match might have restarted. It is all luck."

Thank you for all your emails today, I'm going to head off. Got an early start tomorrow to watch the first day of the Ashes. Cheers.

9.40 pm The rain has stopped and the super soppers are at work. I don't think we'll get most of the remaining overs in though. I'll have official word for you as soon as I can.

Faisal Muqeet: "When Hafeez saw rain pouring down, he should've taken a chance to clear the ropes on one delivery he faced. That would've taken Pakistan past the D/L par score."

9.20 pm The rain's thinned at the Wanderers, where a pitch invader has managed to get on to the field. He had a decent run before the guards got him.

Irfan: "When you are not doing well luck deserts you too. Pakistan didn't need this bad luck of being just 4 runs short on D/L. However they should have monitored the par score. Nasir cost them the game today." They might get back on the field yet.

Zohaib: "@Irfan: I won't blame anyone if Pakistan lose from here due to D/L method without further playing. It was wise to keep wickets in hand when facing quality fast bowlers in the beginning. Had they threw more wickets par score would have been much higher and if they have to play from here, without wickets in hand they would never have chased."

Waseem: "@Irfan: @ Zohaib: If Jamshed had scored run a ball also Pakistan would have 3 runs ahead at this stage... Strange ..... But playing 25 balls for 18 (two boundaries of edges) would certainly not work in a T20 while chasing."

9.05 pm It's begun to rain and the players go off the field. It's pretty heavy too. In ten minutes, the officials will start reducing overs, and there are only 10.5 overs to go. Pakistan are four runs behind the D-L par score at the moment. So if there is no more play, South Africa will win. The rain is really heavy and it's looking rather bleak.

Sekar Rangasamy: "How many overs Pak should have played to apply the D/L method in T20? is it 10 Overs? or 9?" It's five overs.

Farhad: "How many overs do we need for a complete game in second innings?" Five.

9.1
1
Duminy to Hafeez, 1 run

flicked off the front foot through the leg side

end of over 98 runs
PAK: 59/2CRR: 6.55 RRR: 8.63
Mohammad Hafeez12 (14b 1x4)
Umar Akmal7 (6b 1x4)
Imran Tahir 1-0-8-0
Jean-Paul Duminy 1-0-2-1

Thunder and lightning. The groundstaff are ready with the covers.

8.6
1
Tahir to Hafeez, 1 run

the googly spins sharply into the right-hander, I'm not sure the batsman picked it but he managed to keep it out

8.5
1
Tahir to Umar Akmal, 1 run

played uppishly towards the non-striker, Tahir dives to his right but can't reach it

8.4
4
Tahir to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs

he's cut that from very close to off stump, the length wasn't that short either, but Akmal's managed to make contact late to beat short third man

8.3
Tahir to Umar Akmal, no run

punched off the back foot to the bowler

8.2
1
Tahir to Hafeez, 1 run

tossed up wide outside off stump, driven firmly to long off for a single

8.1
1
Tahir to Umar Akmal, 1 run

Akmal leans forward and flicks a full ball towards deep midwicket

Rakesh S: "Jamshed's torturous stay comes to an end in a most silly manner. Maybe it's natural, because he was playing and struggling in such a manner."

Imran Tahir to bowl legbreaks from over the wicket.

end of over 82 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 51/2CRR: 6.37 RRR: 8.58
Mohammad Hafeez10 (12b 1x4)
Umar Akmal1 (2b)
Jean-Paul Duminy 1-0-2-1
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-0-19-1
7.6
Duminy to Hafeez, no run

played back to the bowler, the crowd think it's a catch but it's a bump ball

7.5
1
Duminy to Umar Akmal, 1 run

a full ball driven to long-on for a single

7.4
Duminy to Umar Akmal, no run

he gets beaten by one that slides across him from round the wicket, Akmal had pushed forward to defend

Umar Akmal is the new batsman ...

7.3
W
Duminy to Jamshed, OUT

caught and bowled, splendidly! Duminy takes two steps to his right and dives full length to catch the ball with both hands. Jamshed stayed in his crease and pushed tentatively, he ended up chipping it in the air, and Duminy covered good ground to get to it

Nasir Jamshed c & b Duminy 18 (25b 3x4 0x6 41m) SR: 72
7.2
Duminy to Jamshed, no run

defended on the front foot on the off side

Zia Awan: "Jamshaid is clearly playing a very nervous innings, it's Hafeez's job as a captain to go to him and give him some confidence."

7.1
1
Duminy to Hafeez, 1 run

played from the crease towards cover

Duminy to bowl, offbreaks from round the wicket ...

end of over 79 runs
PAK: 49/1CRR: 7.00 RRR: 8.07
Nasir Jamshed18 (23b 3x4)
Mohammad Hafeez9 (10b 1x4)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-0-19-1
Morne Morkel 1-0-10-0
6.6
4lb
Tsotsobe to Jamshed, 4 leg byes

that's hit Jamshed on the thigh. Tsotsobe thinks he has a good lbw shout but the umpire says not out. The ball goes off the pad past the keeper to the third man boundary. The impact was too high

6.5
Tsotsobe to Jamshed, no run

good length angling into middle and leg, Jamshed stays in his crease and plays the ball towards midwicket

6.4
Tsotsobe to Jamshed, no run

another short ball and this time Jamshed decides not to pull and let the ball go instead

6.3
Tsotsobe to Jamshed, no run

nudged off the pads towards midwicket

6.2
4
Tsotsobe to Jamshed, FOUR runs

he's edged that right over the keeper to the boundary. Jamshed tried to pull a short ball from wide outside off stump and got a thick top edge

6.1
1
Tsotsobe to Hafeez, 1 run

cut to third man for a single to begin Tsotsobe's final over

end of over 610 runs
PAK: 40/1CRR: 6.66 RRR: 8.14
Nasir Jamshed14 (18b 2x4)
Mohammad Hafeez8 (9b 1x4)
Morne Morkel 1-0-10-0
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 3-0-14-1
5.6
4
Morkel to Jamshed, FOUR runs

would you believe it! He's got a leading edge that flew well clear of point and raced away to the point boundary. The bounce on this pitch and the pace of the outfield is something else. Jamshed was trying to play through square leg