It's all over, Shoaib was caught in two minds there, stepped out of the crease, then went back when the ball was pitched slightly short, tried to chop it into the off side, missed and was bowled
In the end, a comprehensive 58-run win for South Africa and a 3-2 win though it didn't seem like it would be that convincing given Pakistan's start to the chase. The introduction of Jacques Kallis into the attack turned the game, however, with three wickets falling in a space of three overs. Afridi swung it around before, as has been typical in this series, throwing it away, Hafeez fell yet again after getting a start, Umar Akmal and Abdul Razzaq tried hard but South Africa kept up the pressure and prevailed. Pakistan are yet to beat South Africa in a bilateral ODI series. Stay tuned, as we'll soon get you the details from the presentation ceremony.
Saahir: "Blast..I am getting tired of these close encounters..either SA is woefully inept in closing out Pak or it is Pak who is making mess of chasing targets. Whatever it is I am going to sleep, too much hyper-ventilation for one week." Except that it didn't get so close this time.
The PCB chairman Ijaz Butt is part of the presentation panel.
Hashim Amla is Man of the Series.
Jacques Kallis is Man of the Match: "I struggled a bit in the beginning with a back injury. It's nice to win an important game here. Our all-round performance was a lot better today. Having 317 on the board helped, everyone chipped in. We've come a long way from where we were a few months ago. As long as we keep improving, it augurs well for the World Cup. Amla has improved a lot, JP and Botha set up a fantastic total and the bowling is coming along nicely as well."
Shahid Afridi: "I am disappointed. We haven't won a series in 1.5 to 2 years. We didn't bowl well in the last Powerplay. The openers played positively but we had expectations from Younis and Yousuf. Before the World Cup we hope to get our team in good shape."
Graeme Smith: "It was a good performance from the guys. It was nice to bowl and field well and had we done that in the previous games we could have won four or five games. We wanted to pick the allrounder Peterson today and he bowled really well. The ODI squad, a lot of young players and we've taken some big steps forward in the last couple of weeks."
That's all we have from here, folks. Join us for the Test series that begins on November 12. Sahil Dutta is on the bulletin for this game and he should be done with it shortly. Until the next time, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo.
comes down the track again, drives it past extra cover for a single
Rehman isn't giving up, comes down the track to the pitch of the ball and smacks it over the bowler's head for a flat six
looking for the slog again, inside edge towards short fine
tossed up, tries to slog it away, gets an inside edge to midwicket
Powerplays are done, and South Africa have more or less settled the game in those five overs
swing and a miss again, full outside off and he makes no contact
flicks the stumps on the way to the keeper, pitched up and Abdur Rehman went after it, swung hard, missed and it grazed the stumps on the way to AB
South Africa are on the verge of a series win here, Pakistan have run out of ammunition
that's the decisive blow, pitched up outside off, Razzaq had to go for it and tried to clear long-off but it was a miscue in the end, landed straight into the hands of Johan Botha in the deep and the spectators are now beginning to leave
superbly fielded in the deep, it was drilled down the ground, Duminy ran across from long-on, dived full length and palmed it to Botha at long-off, just the couple in the end
shortish outside off, opens the face and guides it down to third man
full toss on middle, smacks it hard but straight to long-on for a single
Tsotsobe comes in from round the wicket
An excellent over from Peterson. Just one Powerplay over remaining now
shortish on middle and leg, jabs it towards square leg for one more
fullish, gets forward and turns it down fine
lands on a length on leg stump, tickles it towards short fine for a single
pitched outside leg stump and turned in but was still outside leg, called a wide, Smith's having a word with the umpire because Razzaq had given himself way too much room before the ball was delivered
shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and whips it past square leg for a single
good length on middle, gets across and turns it to midwicket
No match-winning cameo from Wahab this time. Razzaq has to do it himself today. Abdur Rehman walks in
he strikes, Riaz tried to improvise by playing the reverse-sweep, that was pitched outside leg and it turned in, he got the top edge while trying to clear the in-field and found Morkel at short third who held on to a well-judged catch
Two more Powerplay overs left now. Peterson on now. Pakistan will look to target him.
Razzaq makes room and drives that low full toss down the ground just wide of long-on for a couple of runs
full toss outside off, opens the face to play it to point