Pakistan vs S Africa
Pakistan win by 66 runs
Pakistan win by 66 runs and level the series 1-1. The batting from both sides has been sub-standard but the bowling has decided who wins. Pakistan bowled really well today, Irfan and Afridi getting the crucial wickets while Hafeez and Tanvir added pressure.
Over 40.4 SA 143/10 (McLaren 29)
The power play brings 23 runs and 2 wickets. Afridi comes into the attack after the power play. McLaren gets a single to square leg. A chance of a stumping and the third umpire is consulted. Tahir is the batsman, no problem with the no ball, Tahir's foot was in the air so the stumping is successful. It is all over, South Africa all out for 143 runs. Pakistan win by 66 runs and level the series 1-1.
Over 40 SA 142/9 (Tahir 3, McLaren 28)
Ajmal finishes a quick over, just a single from it. South Africa need 68 runs to win with 1 wicket in hand, asking rate is 6.8 per over.
Over 39 SA 141/9 (Tahir 3, McLaren 27)
Tahir takes a single from the first ball, Irfan into his final over for the day. McLaren decides to go after the bowling with only one wicket left. The slower delivery from Irfan and McLaren picks it and slogs it through midwicket for a four. SA will need a few of those if they have to win it from here. A no ball from Irfan, Tahir gets a single to bring McLaren on strike. Good over for South Africa, 9 runs from it.
Over 38 SA 131/9 (Tsotsobe 0, McLaren 21)
Ajmal comes back into the attack, his figures are also impressive, 6 overs, 1 wicket for 8 runs. McLaren takes a single and Tsotsobe edges it for four to third man. Tsotsobe does not pick the doosra from Ajmal, gets a thick outside edge and is lucky to get four. WICKET! Tsotsobe falls, Ajmal traps him in front of his stumps, pad first, easy decision for the umpire. Tahir is the last man in, as South Africa look at a massive defeat. Six runs and the wicket from the over.
Over 37 SA 126/8 (Tsotsobe 0, McLaren 20)
Irfan continues, a couple of singles and then Morkel pushes the ball through extra cover for a couple of runs. WICKET! Bowled him, Irfan castles Morkel, South Africa lose their 8th. the slow off-cutter from Irfan and the lack of pace does him. Tsotsobe walks out to bat.
Over 36 SA 122/7 (Morkel 2, McLaren 19)
The mandatory batting power play has been taken by South Africa. Hafeez comes back to bowl his last over. The run rate is over 6 and South Africa are losing wickets regularly. Hafeez ends a brilliant spell, 10 overs, 1 wicket for just 25 runs. Great bowling from Pakistan.
Over 35 SA 119/7 (Morkel 1, McLaren 18)
McLaren takes a single to bring Parnell on strike. Four, Parnell blocks a few and then dispatches a low full toss through the long on fence, great shot. Irfan comes back with a ripper, WICKET! Parnell edges it and Akmal does the rest. South Africa lose their 7th wicket. and Morne Morkel walks out to bat.
Over 34 SA 113/6 (Parnell 17, McLaren 17)
The asking rate is over 6 per over, Riaz continues after drinks. McLaren cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. Four, after a few dots, Parnell cuts it through backward point for four, useful runs for South Africa, the target is under 100 runs now. SA 113 for 6 after 34 overs.
Over 33 SA 108/6 (Parnell 13, McLaren 16)
Mohammad Irfan brought back into the attack, he has 4 overs remaining in this innings. A single to Parnell and then McLaren gets a single by clipping the ball away on the leg side. Three singles from the first three balls. Four singles from the over, South Africa 108 for 6 after 33 overs.
Over 32 SA 104/6 (Parnell 11, McLaren 14)
Riaz introduced into the attack for the first time today. Parnell runs it down to third man for a single. Another single, McLaren angles it towards square leg for a single. Good start from Riaz, South Africa get just three runs from the over.
Over 31 SA 101/6 (Parnell 9, McLaren 13)
Afridi tosses it up and outside off, Parnell happy to drive it to long off for a single. Four, McLaren plays a couple of dots and then edges it past the keeper for four to third man, a thick outside edge but helpful runs for South Africa. A couple of runs as McLaren drives the ball to long off. South Africa bring their 100 up.
Over 30 SA 94/6 (Parnell 8, McLaren 7)
A single to start the over, then a few dots. McLaren pushes it through square leg for a single to bring Parnell on strike for the last ball. Parnell takes a single to end the over. 30 overs gone, South Africa 94 for 6, and need 116 runs to win.
Over 29 SA 91/6 (Parnell 6, McLaren 6)
McLaren takes a single to bring Parnell on strike against Afridi. Parnell takes a single to long off. McLaren pushes it to backward point and gets a quick single. The asking rate will soon climb up to run a ball, which will mean that SA will need a boundary per over. McLaren gets another single, and then Parnell reverse sweeps it past short third man for four. A single to end the over. South Africa 91 for 6 after 29 overs.
Over 28 SA 83/6 (Parnell 0, McLaren 4)
Miller takes a single to start the over from Hafeez. Excellent figures for Hafeez, giving away just 20 runs so far. McLaren takes a single to bring Miller on strike. Miller has been given out lbw, and he reviews it. No no-ball, no inside edge. Replays show that the umpire was right. WICKET! Hafeez gets rewarded for some good bowling, South Africa in all sorts of trouble now. Miller goes for 11, Parnell is the new man in, can he repeat his performance from the last ODI today? End of the over, SA need 127 runs with 4 wickets in hand.
Over 27 SA 81/5 (Miller 10, McLaren 3)
Afridi leans forward and flicks it through square leg for a single. McLaren takes a single to midwicket, Pakistan in control of this game as South Africa look for a partnership to bring them back into it. Three singles from this over, South Africa's run rate is exactly 3 per over, the asking rate is 5.6 per over.
Over 26 SA 78/5 (Miller 8, McLaren 2)
Hafeez continues, Miller blocks a few and then takes a single to point. Hafeez fires it outside off, McLaren drives it to long off for a single. Miller takes a single to end the over, three from the over.
Over 25 SA 75/5 (Miller 6, McLaren 1)
Miller gets a single, and WICKET! Afridi strikes again. AB edges it to the keeper and Umar Akmal takes a good catch. Big wicket for Pakistan, big blow to South Africa. South Africa lose half of their side as McLaren comes out to bat. A single to deep square leg, McLaren gets off the mark. A single to end the over, three singles from it and the big wicket of AB de Villiers.
Over 24 SA 72/4 (Miller 4, de Villiers 10)
Hafeez comes back into the attack, he has five overs left and was very effective in his first spell. AB takes a single to long on. Miller takes a single, tossed up by Hafeez and Miller drives it down to long off. Two singles from the over, South Africa need 138 runs at 5.3 runs per over to win the match.
Over 23 SA 70/4 (Miller 3, de Villiers 9)
Afridi comes into the attack, Irfan replaced. WICKET! Afridi has an impact on the game right away, Faf caught in front of his stumps, given out lbw. They think about the review but decide against it, and replays show it was a good decision. Faf goes for 12, Miller is the new man in, Afridi strikes first ball. Miller works the ball to deep midwicket and runs two. A single to Miller, working the ball through midwicket again. Four runs from the over, South Africa 70 for 4.
- 1st Nov 2013
- Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- S J Stephen, S Shozab
- TV Umpire
- R K Richard
- Match Referee
- R S Ranjan
- Reserve Umpire
- A Ahsan
s africa BATTING CARD
|G.C. Smith||b Ajmal||14|
|C.A. Ingram||b Tanvir||4|
|J.P. Duminy||c Hafeez b Irfan||25|
|A.B. de Villiers||c Akmal b Afridi||10|
|F. du Plessis||lbw Afridi||12|
|D.A. Miller||lbw Hafeez||11|
|R. McLaren||Not out||29|
|W.D. Parnell||c Akmal b Irfan||21|
|M. Morkel||b Irfan||5|
|L.L. Tsotsobe||lbw Ajmal||4|
|M.I. Tahir||s Akmal b Afridi||3|
|Extras||1nb, 3w, 1lb||5|
|Total||All Out, 40.4 Overs||143|