Pakistan vs S Africa
There was not much competition for the Man of the Match award which goes to AB de Villiers. The Man of the Series award goes to Ryan McLaren for his good all-round performances.
South Africa won by 117 runs and have won the series 4-1. Philander and Tsotsobe caused early strife, having Pakistan 17/3. The impressive young Sohaib Maqsood led a recovery with a second half-century, with some support from Umar Akmal. Parnell and Duminy triggered a late collapse, so typical of the Pakistan batting in this series, as 4 wickets fell for 3 runs. After an indifferent start Parnell finished with 3/36 and Duminy struck in his first over to claim 2/14, sadly again outshining the specialist spinner. Philander and McLaren claimed two apiece and Tsotsobe one.
Over 35.3 - Pakistan 151 all out
WICKET! Sohail Tanvir c de Kock b McLaren 15 (17). Tanvir was almost caught off both of the preceding ball, taking two to midwicket and then beating the man at deep square leg. But the next one took the edge and that is the ball game. Junaid Khan not out 1 (4). McLaren 4.3-1-21-2.
Over 35 - Pak 144/9 - Tanvir 9 (14) Junaid 1 (4)
Peterson back on, and is nicely swept by Tanvir to the boundary. There is almost a run out off the next ball as Junaid wanted to give the strike back to him. Peterson 5-0-29-0.
Over 34 - Pak 138/9 - Tanvir 4 (12) Junaid 0 (0)
WICKET! Mohammad Irfan c Amla b Parnell 0 (6). A throat ball to the lanky Irfan, and he can't get the gloves out of the way. it loops up to slip for an easy catch. Almost a run out as de Kock makes a good stop down the leg side and the batsmen scamper a single. A lusty drive down the ground just beats the leaping Tsotsobe. Parnell 7-1-36-3.
Over 33 - Pak 131/8 - Tanvir 0 (8) Irfan 0 (4)
Maiden for Duminy as Tanvir looks intent on getting some batting practice. Duminy 4-1-14-2.
Over 32 - Pak 131/8 - Tanvir 0 (2) Irfan 0 (4)
WICKET! Saeed Ajmal lbw b Parnell 1 (6). Hit in front and another one gone as Pakistan plunge deeper into trouble. No reviews left, and that was hitting middle and leg anyway. Maiden wicket for the bowler. Parnell 6-1-29-2.
Over 31 - Pak 131/7 Tanvir 0 (2) Ajmal 1 (4)
WICKET! Sohaib Maqsood c Philander b Duminy 53 (65). He hit the previous ball unconvincingly over extra cover, but now he goes for the lofted drive but it comes off the toe of the bat and Philander will make no mistake at a deep mid off. Duminy 3-0-14-2.
Over 30 - Pak 128/6 - Maqsood 51 (63) Tanvir 0 (2)
WICKET! Shahid Afridi c & b Parnell 9 (10). Short ball and Afridi is after it, but it comes off the top edge and Parnell will get under it..Parnell 5-0-29-1.
Over 29 - Pak 125/5 - Maqsood 50 (62) Afridi 8 (7)
A lovely back foot drive from Maqsood takes him to 49. and then he can push to mid wicket to get to his FIFTY off 62 balls. Duminy 2-0-11-1.
Over 28 - Pak 118/5 - Maqsood 45 (59) Afridi 6 (4)
Tsotsobe returns and has Maqsood groping outside off stump. Afridi into position for a short ball quickly, and smashes it through mid wicket. Tsotsobe 7-0-28-1.
Over 27 - Pak 112/5 - Maqsood 44 (56) Afridi 1 (1)
WICKET! Umar Akmal lbw b Duminy 30 (38). Duminy strikes early again as Akmal went on the sweep. It was plumb in front but he asks for the REVIEW immediately. He must have thought that he hit it first, and it did go off the pad onto the glove, but that is out. Duminy 1-0-4-1.
Over 26 - Pak 108/4 - Maqsood 43 (55) Akmal 28 (34)
DROPPED again as Akmal gives catching practice to mid wicket. De Villiers had some ground to make and did get a hand to it but could not hold on. These two batsmen already have a 50 partnership. Philander 8-2-23-2.
Over 25 - Pak 105/4 - Maqsood 42 (52) Akmal 26 (31)
Short of a length from Parnell and sweetly timed between point and 3rd by Akmal for a boundary. Another ball on the hip is put away past short fine leg. Parnell 4-0-26-0.
Over 24 - Pak 94/4 - Maqsood 37 (49) Akmal 20 (28)
Akmal plays almost a tennis smash to the Philander bouncer. Philander 7-2-20-2.
Over 23 - Pak 91/4 - Maqsood 36 (47) Akmal 19 (24)
Some punishment for Parnell as one short ball goes over the batsman for a wide, and then from the bat as Maqsood smashes one over long on. DROPPED! A regulation edge from Umar Akmal is put down by de Kock. Parnell 3-0-15-0.
Over 22 - Pak 82/4 - Maqsood 30 (44) Akmal 17 (21)
Philander returns to the attack, and his first ball is driven back over his head. Not too much more in the way of length balls as he gives up just a single off the last five balls. Philander 6-2-17-2.
Over 21 - Pak 77/4 - Maqsood 30 (42) Akmal 12 (17)
Akmal easily works one off his ribcage. A half-stop at mid on denies Maqsood anything more than a single. Parnell 2-0-6-0.
Over 20 - Pak 74/4 - Maqsood 29 (41) Akmal 10 (12)
Maqsood dances down the track and lashes Peterson over extra cover. More conservative play for the rest of the over adds another 3 singles. Peterson 4-0-23-0.
Over 19 - Pak 67/4 - Maqsood 24 (38) Akmal 8 (9)
Parnell comes into the attack and bowls a good length. Parnell 1-0-3-0.
- 11th Nov 2013
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
- Sharjah CA Stadium, UAE
- A Ahsan, R K Richard
- TV Umpire
- S J Stephen
- Match Referee
- R S Ranjan
- Reserve Umpire
- Z Zameer
pakistan BATTING CARD
|M. Hafeez||b Philander||6|
|A. Shehzad||c Philander b Tsotsobe||2|
|S. Maqsood||c Philander b Duminy||53|
|U. Amin||lbw Philander||5|
|M.K. Niazi||c Miller b McLaren||18|
|U. Akmal||lbw Duminy||30|
|S.S.M.K. Afridi||c&b Parnell||9|
|S. Tanvir||c de Kock b McLaren||15|
|S. Ajmal||lbw Parnell||1|
|M. Irfan||c Amla b Parnell||0|
|J.M. Khan||Not out||1|
|Total||All Out, 35.3 Overs||151|