2nd T20I (N), Abu Dhabi, Oct 27 2010, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
(18.4/20 ov, target 121)125/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match
Rusty Theron
South Africa
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• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Clinical South Africa sweep series with easy win

Pakistan were shot out for 120 and it was too little to defend even for their talented bowling attack. Their spinners posed a brief threat but South Africa shut them out to seal a 2-0 series win

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan120/9(20 overs)
South Africa125/4(18.4 overs)

It was the same script as yesterday, Pakistan batting let them down once more, and despite some good bowling from them, there wasn't enough on the board to put pressure on the South Africans.

It's been a hugely impressive show from Johan Botha's men, stifling the Pakistan batting in both matches, and then the South African batting kept its head even when things started to get tight. Colin Ingram seems to be a big plus for them, showing a solid temperament and not being fazed by the big names.

The one question mark against South Africa today was their batting against spin. Smith was clueless against Afridi, and Hafeez got through his four overs without much punishment.

Sriram Veera has the story of the match in his bulletin.

Post-match presentation:

Rusty Theron is the Man of the Match. "Took a bit of time to settle but luckily tonight it worked out for me. I think Ingram made the difference today. It's been a bit of a dream start for me. A long way to go yet but so far so good. We did our homework and executed what we wanted to do."

Shahid Afridi: "I'm very disappointed. I was expecting a lot, especially from myself, but I couldn't produce in these two matches. I don't know why I played these shots. I know how important my batting is for my team. I know my team is very good in ODIs and we will definitely come back then." Some sections of the crowd booing Afridi as he walks off.

Johan Botha: "Very happy with the performance. Afridi bowled really well, Hafeez was brilliant, Ingram came in and took the pressure off our shoulders. Hopefully we can continue our momentum on Friday and Sunday."

A smiling Botha collects the trophy and walks over to his team-mates and they pose for a team photo with the title. A superb start to the series for South Africa, can they continue to win on Friday or will Pakistan bounce back? Join us to find out, till then it's goodbye from us at Cricinfo.

Umar Gul to Duminy, SIX runs

South Africa take the series 2-0, Duminy finishes it off in style, length ball on the pads, Duminy dispatches that over midwicket, he punches gloves with Miller, and the two batsmen are all smiles as South Africa complete another six-wicket victory

Umar Gul to Miller, 1 run

overpitched on middle and leg, squeezed out towards backward point, straight at the fielder but the batsmen go for the single, Miller has to dive to make his ground, direct hit would have made it very interesting

Umar Gul to Miller, no run

slips in the bouncer, on legstump, Miller went for the pull but doesn't connect

Umar Gul to Duminy, 1 run

plays this one to mid-on, Duminy sets off immediately and zips through for the single

end of over 187 runs
SA: 117/4CRR: 6.50 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 from 12b
David Miller5 (4)
Jean-Paul Duminy13 (14)
Saeed Ajmal3-0-23-1
Shoaib Akhtar4-0-36-1
Ajmal to Miller, no run

Miller gets forward and defends it to the off side

Ajmal to Duminy, 1 leg bye

Duminy comes down the track and barely attempts a stroke as he is hit on the pads by a doosra

Ajmal to Miller, 1 run

that looked close, Miller goes for the sweep but misses, hitting him on off and middle

Ajmal to Miller, no run

Miller goes on the backfoot and taps it to the on side

Ajmal to Miller, FOUR runs

well outside off, batsman opens the face to guide the ball towards third man

Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run
end of over 1718 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 110/4CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 3.67 • Need 11 from 18b
Jean-Paul Duminy12 (12)
David Miller0 (0)
Shoaib Akhtar4-0-36-1
Saeed Ajmal2-0-17-1

Eighteen off that over, and any pressure that was on South Africa is gone now

Shoaib Akhtar to Duminy, 1 run

a bit of an outside edge towards backward point, Duminy picks up a single

Over the wicket now

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, OUT

Ingram is gone, he is disgusted as he holes out to long-on, a short ball to end the over, he pulls it but not with enough power to clear the fielder, Umar Akmal pouches it Aussie-style

Colin Ingram c Umar Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 31 (17m 17b 4x4 1x6) SR: 182.35

Arsalan Qadir: "@Ali eventhough Amla might be seen as a test or odi cricketer, and taking time to get in, his runs against Zimbabwe, especially his first 50, were at better than a run a ball, if I'm not mistaken, his 50 in that first odi was in 30 odd balls. So I def believe he should be playing ahead of bosman if kallis isn't "

Bit of a delay as the ball is being changed.

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, FOUR runs

poor bowling this, fine leg is in the circle, Shoaib sends a full toss on the pads, easy pickings that, tucked past short fine for four, South Africa are coasting now

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 2 runs

full and wide, square drive crisply by Ingram

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, FOUR runs

a full delivery angling into the pads, Ingram was lucky to get a boundary there, he was looking to hit it towards midwicket or square leg, an inside edge takes it past short fine for four

Round the stumps

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, SIX runs

what a hit from Ingram, a full toss is absolutely hammered over long-on, what a find Ingram is turning out to be for South Africa, showed a cool head yesterday as well

Shoaib Akhtar to Ingram, 1 wide

starts with a delivery down the leg side

Shoaib's back

end of over 1612 runs
SA: 92/3CRR: 5.75 • RRR: 7.25 • Need 29 from 24b
Colin Ingram15 (12)
Jean-Paul Duminy11 (11)
Saeed Ajmal2-0-17-1
Umar Gul3-0-24-0
Ajmal to Ingram, 1 run

attacks legstump again, clipped towards midwicket

Ajmal to Duminy, 1 run

Duminy comes down the track and whips it towards deep midwicket , in the air but well short of the fielder

Ajmal to Duminy, no run

defended to the right of the bowler

Best performances - batsmen
Graeme Smith
GC Smith
38 runs (42)
4 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
Misbah-ul-Haq portrait
33 runs (38)
2 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
1 four
1 six
Best performances - bowlers
Rusty Theron
J Theron
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
LL Tsotsobe
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
Rusty Theron
Rusty Theron
Player Of The Series
Johan Botha
Johan Botha
Series resultSouth Africa won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberT20 No. 191
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 days27 October 2010 - night match (20-over match)
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Asad Rauf
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Nadeem Ghauri
TV Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
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Zameer Haider
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft