result
5th ODI (D/N), Dubai, Nov 8 2010, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
(44.5/50 ov, target 318)260
South Africa won by 57 runs
player of the series
Hashim Amla
South Africa
10y
• The Bulletin by Sahil Dutta

Allround Kallis inspires series win

After slugging it out for four games South Africa finally delivered the knock-out punch in the deciding, fifth one-day international to consign Pakistan to 3-2 series loss in Dubai

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Scorecard summary
South Africa317/5(50 overs)
Pakistan260/10(44.5 overs)

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.

44.5
W
Peterson to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT

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

Shoaib Akhtar b Peterson 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
44.4
1
Peterson to Abdur, 1 run

comes down the track again, drives it past extra cover for a single

44.3
6
Peterson to Abdur, SIX runs

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

44.2
1
Peterson to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run

looking for the slog again, inside edge towards short fine

44.1
Peterson to Shoaib Akhtar, no run

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

end of over 444 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 252/9CRR: 5.72 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 66 from 36b
Abdur Rehman2 (7)
Shoaib Akhtar0 (0)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe8-0-47-1
Robin Peterson8-0-34-2
43.6
Tsotsobe to Abdur, no run

swing and a miss again, full outside off and he makes no contact

43.5
Tsotsobe to Abdur, no run

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

43.4
W
Tsotsobe to Abdul Razzaq, OUT

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

Abdul Razzaq c Botha b Tsotsobe 39 (40b 3x4 1x6) SR: 97.5
43.3
2
Tsotsobe to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

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

43.2
1
Tsotsobe to Abdur, 1 run

shortish outside off, opens the face and guides it down to third man

43.1
1
Tsotsobe to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

full toss on middle, smacks it hard but straight to long-on for a single

Tsotsobe comes in from round the wicket

end of over 433 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 248/8CRR: 5.76 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 70 from 42b
Abdur Rehman1 (4)
Abdul Razzaq36 (37)
Robin Peterson8-0-34-2
Lonwabo Tsotsobe7-0-43-0

An excellent over from Peterson. Just one Powerplay over remaining now

42.6
Peterson to Abdur, no run

shortish on middle and leg, jabs it towards square leg for one more

42.5
Peterson to Abdur, no run

fullish, gets forward and turns it down fine

42.4
1
Peterson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run

lands on a length on leg stump, tickles it towards short fine for a single

42.4
1w
Peterson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide

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

42.3
1
Peterson to Abdur, 1 run

shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and whips it past square leg for a single

42.2
Peterson to Abdur, no run

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

42.1
W
Peterson to Wahab Riaz, OUT

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

Wahab Riaz c Morkel b Peterson 9 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 180

Two more Powerplay overs left now. Peterson on now. Pakistan will look to target him.

end of over 429 runs
PAK: 245/7CRR: 5.83 • RRR: 9.13 • Need 73 from 48b
Abdul Razzaq35 (36)
Wahab Riaz9 (4)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe7-0-43-0
Dale Steyn8-0-47-2
41.6
2
Tsotsobe to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs

Razzaq makes room and drives that low full toss down the ground just wide of long-on for a couple of runs

41.5
1
Tsotsobe to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

full toss outside off, opens the face to play it to point

Best performances - batsmen
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis
83 runs (95)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control96%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
41 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
223112911205
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla
62 runs (47)
9 fours
1 sixes
Control98%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
1412221868
Best performances - bowlers
Robin Peterson
RJ Peterson
O
8.5
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
4.75
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis
O
5
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
6
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis
Player Of The Series
Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI No. 3069
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days8 November 2010 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Daryl Harper
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Nadeem Ghauri
TV Umpire
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Zameer Haider
Reserve Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft