1st T20I (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 26 2010, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
(18.2/20 ov)120/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
player of the match
Jean-Paul Duminy
South Africa
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• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Tsotsobe stars in six-wicket win

Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Johan Botha restricted Pakistan to 119 before Colin Ingram and JP Duminy revived the chase from a wobbly 26 for 3 with a 66-run partnership to push South Africa to victory

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan119/10(19.5 overs)
South Africa120/4(18.2 overs)

It was the batting that let Pakistan down, as it has for quite a while now. This was not a batting track on which 119 was going to be sufficient. Lonwabo Tsotsobe got the early wickets, Botha struck in the middle and Pakistan just couldn't get a partnership going. Shoaib Akhtar gave Pakistan hope with a couple of early wickets, but first JP Duminy and then Colin Ingram made sure South Africa made it home.

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Saad writes in: "If Pakistan had Michael Hussey as the senior citizen instead of Misbah, Pakistan would've posted at least 40 more runs and maybe won this match. Hussey is Australia's Baba (Pakistan term for a respectable old man) and Misbah is Pakistan's. When top order collapses, Australia's baba tries to keep the strike and makes runs. Pakistani baba gives the strike to the tail on 1st ball of the over... a very sad realization especially if you are a Pakistani!"

JP Duminy is the Man of the Match: "Definitely felt the pressure, it wasn't easy, stuck it out there, boys finished it nicely. All in all a good wicket but it was a two-paced one. Hopefully I can maintain my form."

Shahid Afridi: "Bad performance form the batsmen, we should learn from these guys how to build partnerships. We missed the chance to make 150-160 on a good batting track. We should be more mature in our batting, we should be more focussed, especially our youngsters who know how important these games can be for their career." Afridi also thanks the South Africans for pledging their match fees for the flood victims in Pakistan.

Johan Botha: "We have played with these young guys for a month now and they have done well for us and it was very satisfying to see them perform again. I expect tomorrow will also be a tight match since Pakistan is a tough opponent."

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Umar Gul to Ingram, 1 run

Ingram cuts it wide of the keeper to get the winning run, South Africa will be pleased their youngsters didn't panic against a strong bowling line-up towards the end

Umar Gul to Ingram, no run

Gul starts with a very short ball, Ingram looks to steer that one to third man but he is beaten

end of over 1816 runs
SA: 119/4CRR: 6.61 RRR: 0.5
David Miller13 (7)
Colin Ingram45 (36)
Shoaib Akhtar 4-1-29-2
Abdul Razzaq 2-0-20-0
Shoaib Akhtar to Miller, FOUR runs

a hammer blow from Miller takes South Africa level, it was total power as Miller clubbed that in front of deep point, not too far from the fielder, but he had no chance because of the pace on that ball

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 run

improvisation from Ingram, short ball outside off, Ingram upper cuts to third man, lands just short of Razzaq there

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, SIX runs

Shot! this game is getting over in a hurry, full ball on the pads, Ingram gets on one knee and hammers that slower one over deep square leg, the man in the crowd attempts to take that one but he misses the catch

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, no run

shortish ball outside off, looks to steer that towards the off side but misses, the ball goes through to the keeper

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, FOUR runs

short of length ball outside off, absolutely muscled by Ingram for four, not great timing but enough to send the ball past mid-on

Shoaib Akhtar to Miller, 1 leg bye

way down the leg side, batsman was struck on the pads, but that would have missed even if there had been another set of stumps, Shoaib appeals anyway

Akhtar comes back for a final burst

end of over 1711 runs
SA: 103/4CRR: 6.05 RRR: 5.66
David Miller9 (5)
Colin Ingram34 (32)
Abdul Razzaq 2-0-20-0
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-18-1
Abdul Razzaq to Miller, 1 leg bye

length ball down the leg side, batsman is struck on the pads

Abdul Razzaq to Miller, FOUR runs

great timing there from Miller, it was a gift from Razzaq, a full toss on the stumps, no power from Miller as he punches that down the ground and holds the follow-through for the camera

Abdul Razzaq to Ingram, 1 run

shortish ball outside off, a bit of width, chopped towards deep point for a single

Abdul Razzaq to Miller, 1 run

comes down the track and guides it towards third man

Abdul Razzaq to Miller, FOUR runs

short of length ball, Miller moves away from the stumps and down the track, stabs that one powerfully through cover, not very elegant but effective

Abdul Razzaq to Miller, no run

starts with a short of length ball on the pads, tucked towards midwicket

Razzaq to bowl, this could be a pivotal over

end of over 164 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 92/4CRR: 5.75 RRR: 7
Colin Ingram33 (31)
David Miller0 (0)
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-18-1
Umar Gul 3-0-16-0
Ajmal to Ingram, no run

full ball outside off, goes for the sweep and he misses, a stifled appeal from the keeper, not sure for what, umpire isn't bothered

David Miller is the new batsman

Ajmal to Duminy, OUT

Umar Akmal takes a superb catch at long-on, is there a twist in this game? Duminy came down the track and swung that one towards long-on, it was a flat hit, Akmal had to dive forward to pouch that one, and he managed to collect that one low, well done Umar Akmal

Jean-Paul Duminy c Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 41 (54m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 89.13
Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run

fullish ball and outside off, chopped towards deep point

Ajmal to Ingram, no run

back of length ball spinning away from the batsman, who looks to cut but misses

Ajmal to Ingram, 2 runs

Ingram goes for the sweep, against the spin but he connects nicely, just behind square leg for a couple

Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run

Duminy comes down the track, Ajmal slips it short, but much too short, Duminy has time to adjust, he taps it to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Colin Ingram portrait
CA Ingram SA
46 runs (38)
4 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
12 runs
1 four
0 six
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy SA
41 runs (46)
5 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
2 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
LL Tsotsobe SA
Johan Botha
J Botha SA
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Jean-Paul Duminy
Jean-Paul Duminy
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 190
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days26 October 2010 - night (20-over match)
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Ahsan Raza
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Asad Rauf
TV Umpire
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Nadeem Ghauri
Reserve Umpire
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Zameer Haider
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft