Good captaincy from Misbah, keeping his strike bowlers on for Faf and AB, he understands value of these two wickets. Just a single to end the over, another good over from Ajmal comes to an end.
Faf takes a single, working the ball wide of midwicket, AB rolls his wrists over the ball and gets a single to midwicket. A single from the last ball, three of the over in total. SA need 145 runs to win.
Ajmal continues, Faf blocks the first three balls and then takes a single to midwicket. Just the single from the over. South Africa 62 for 3 after 20 overs, Pakistan attacking with Ajmal and Irfan.
Faf gets a single to start the over, Irfan continues, a loud appeal for caught behind against AB, given not out in the end. Width on offer from Irfan and AB cuts it square of the wicket for a single. A single to end the over, Faf plays it to sweeper cover. South Africa need 149 runs to win.
South Africa need 153 to win, loud shout for lbw against AB, the umpire is not interested, replays show it was a good shout but Pakistan have lost their review. A wide from Ajmal, it was pitching on middle stump and spun away down leg. Just one run from the over, the asking rate is around 4.75 per over.
Irfan starts his 4th over, AB takes a single to start the over. Too straight from Irfan and Faf clips it very fine for four. Faf drives it down the ground for four, great shot from him, the ball beats mid on and races for four. Good over for South Africa, seven runs from it.
Ajmal continues, AB takes a single from the first ball to give Faf the strike. Edged, Faf edges it to slips but it hits Hafeez's leg before going to ground. Just a single from the over. South Africa 50 for 3.
A single to AB to start the over, Duminy then flicks it on the leg side for a couple of runs. Irfan is back in the attack. WICKET! Duminy edges it and Hafeez takes a good catch, Duminy came down the wicket to drive it only to edge it to first slip. Two wickets in two overs for Pakistan, South Africa need to rebuild from here. Drinks are called as Faf du Plessis walks out to bat.
Ajmal starts his second over, Duminy takes a single to deep square leg. WICKET! Bowled, Smith is bowled round his legs the ball hitting the pads as he tries to sweep it, Pakistan get a big wicket, Smith goes for 14 runs. AB promotes himself up the order, it is also his 150th ODI. AB gets off the mark straightaway with 2 runs to sweeper cover. A single to end the over, successful over for Pakistan.
Duminy starts the over with two runs, drives it only to get an outside edge that runs away to third man. A better shot this time as Duminy sweeps it to fine leg for a brace. A single to deep midwicket, Duminy confidently drives it and reaches 3000 runs in ODIs. Five runs from the over, South Africa 42 for 1.
Ajmal comes into the attack, replacing Tanvir who is off the field because of his hand injury. Great start from Ajmal, another maiden from Pakistan. The required rate is just over 4.5 per over.
Hafeez is bowling well here, after the power play he changes his field, a deep cover and long off in place now. A maiden from Hafeez, good bowling especially because its a 210 target.
A dive at midwicket stops the single, Smith tucks it away looking for a single. Three runs, Smith drives it between point and cover for three runs, the slow outfield preventing the boundary. Duminy takes a single to mid off, Tanvir seems to have an issue with his left hand. End of the first power play, South Africa 37 for 1 after 10 overs.
Hafeez starts his 3rd over, Duminy drives him to long off for a single. A big shout for lbw against Smith and Pakistan want to review it after the umpire gives it not out. Third umpire says umpire's call and Smith survives but it looked really close. Two singles from the over.
Tanvir starts his 4th over. A couple of balls beating the outside edge and then Smith plays and misses. Smith runs the ball down to fine leg for a single, bringing Duminy on strike for the last ball. A single from Duminy to end the over, South Africa 31 for 1 after 8 overs.
Smith, again, takes a single from the first ball. A big shout for caught behind, umpire gives it not out and Pakistan will not review it. Another great over from Pakistan, just a single from it. A bit of pressure building on the batsmen now.
Smith takes a single from the first ball, happy to give the strike to Duminy. Good over from Tanvir, varying his line so Duminy can't get used to it. Just the single from the over, South Africa 28 for 1 after 6 overs.
A change in the bowling, Hafeez introduced early as Misbah turns to spin. Smith works the ball through square leg for a single, Duminy on strike again. Four, Duminy cuts this past backward point, for four, powered through the off side with confidence. Five from the over again, South Africa ticking along at a good run rate.
Smith takes a single to give Duminy the strike. Great shot, Duminy drives it sweetly through the covers for four, it was full and wide from Tanvir and Duminy punishes it. Five runs from the over, SA 22 for 1 after 4 overs.
Smith works Irfan through extra cover for a couple of runs, Ifran angles the ball into Smith, who tucks it in front of square for a single. Duminy works it through extra cover for a couple more, Duminy leans into the drive and uses the straight bat to get two more. A boundary to end the over, Duminy looking in fine touch, cuts it square of the wicket on the off side for four. Pakistan 17 for 1 after 3 overs.
Tanvir starts with the second new ball, from the other end. A single to start, Smith works it wide of midwicket. A wide from Tanvir and then bowled! WICKET! Ingram fails again, Tanvir picks up his first wicket. Duminy comes out to bat, with Smith. Good bowling from Tanvir, hitting the right areas from the start. Three runs from the over, South Africa 8 for 1 after 2 overs.
Smith and Ingram walk out to bat, the target is 210. All eyes will be on Ingram who has three ducks in his last three ODIs, but Smith will be on strike to Irfan. Smith takes a single to get off the mark, Ingram gets off the mark with a boundary through midwicket. End of the first over, SA 5 for no loss.
Pakistan are 209 all out, thanks to South Africa chipping away at the wickets regularly. Shehzad and Hafeez looked the most attacking of the batsmen, but all the batsmen got starts but failed to convert them into big scores. Another low target, this time South Africa will have to chase it down at exactly 4.2 runs per over.
Last over of the innings, Parnell will bowl it. A leg bye brings Riaz on strike. A couple of runs to Riaz, WICKET! Riaz falls, Pakistan all out as du Plessis takes the catch. Pakistan all out for 209, another low scoring game.
Two overs remaining, Morkel starts his last over. Riaz hits another six, length ball and Riaz hits it straight down the ground for a six. Useful runs for Pakistan, excellent over from Morkel except the six.
McLaren starts with a wide, a slower bouncer called wide for height, Riaz takes a single from the next ball. That single brings up the 200 for Pakistan. WICKET! Ajmal falls, lbw for a duck. Ajmal is given out but reviews it. Third umpire concurs, Ajmal has to go. Pakistan lose their 9th wicket for 200 runs. Good over from McLaren, he ends on 4 wickets and 34 runs from his 10 overs.
Morkel starts his 9th over of the innings. Riaz gets another lecture from Afridi about how to take a single. A wide down leg and then Riaz hits a six. After the lecture from Afridi, Riaz calmly dispatches it out of the ground for a big six, then takes a single to bring Afridi on strike. Four, another good shot from Afridi, its short and on the stumps, Afridi makes room and hits it over midwicket for four. Morkel bowls a wide under pressure. WICKET! Morkel has the last laugh, Afridi is caught by Smith and goes for 26 runs. Pakistan lose their 8th wicket. A mistimed shot from Afridi finds Smith at mid off who takes a great catch.
Five over remaining, McLaren is back. AB has used his bowlers well today, shuffling them effectively today. A wide down leg from McLaren to Riaz. Riaz can't get a single to give the strike to Afridi, who is frustrated at the other end. Riaz finally gets a single from the fifth ball, Afridi has one ball in the over. Four, Afridi makes the last ball count, hits it to the long off boundary to make it six runs from the over.
Pakistan will be looking to take the score as close to 250 as possible, that is the average score on this ground. Four runs from the over, Pakistan 179 for 7, going at just under 4 runs per over.
Morkel comes back into the attack, Afridi gets two runs to deep midwicket from the first ball. Afridi takes a single to give the strike to Riaz. After a couple of dots, Riaz gets a leg bye to give the strike to Afridi for the last ball. A single to end the over, Afridi will keep strike. Pakistan 175 for 7 after 44 overs.
Tahir bowls a few dots, WICKET! Tanvir tries to rotate strike, wants the single, Tanvir runs more than halfway down the pitch before he is sent back. Pakistan lose their 7th. A maiden and a wicket from the over. Pakistan 170 for 7 after 43 overs.
Tsotsobe comes into the attack, he has three overs remaining. Tanvir gets a single and then Afridi hits a great shot and gets a boundary. It was a short ball, Afridi pulls it for four to the deep square leg boundary. Another boundary, poor full toss from Tsotsobe outside the off stump, Afridi slices it over the infield for four to third man. The umpire calls it a no ball for height. 12 runs from the over, Pakistan 170 for 6 after 42 overs.
Tahir comes on to bowl after the power play. Tanvir gets a single to short midwicket. Two runs to end the over, Afridi hits it to deep midwicket. Pakistan 158 for 6 after 41 overs.
McLaren to Afridi, in the power play. McLaren starts with a short ball, Afridi ducks and lets it go. A couple of good shots for no runs, Afridi then runs it down to fine leg for a single. A couple of singles from the over, end of the power play, 12 runs and 2 wickets from it.
Morkel continues in the power play, six runs and two wickets from the power play so far. Tanvir plays five dots and then hits it through long on for four, just the boundary from the over. Pakistan's 150 comes up with the boundary.
McLaren bowling to Afridi, WICKET! Amin falls, power play brings wickets for South Africa, the slower ball does the trick. Amin edges it to the keeper, a soft dismissal in the end, Amin goes for 14, Pakistan lose their 6th wicket. Sohail Tanvir comes out to bat. Just a single from the over and the wicket of Amin.
Morkel joins McLaren to bowl in the power play. Akmal goes for the big hoick but misses out. Akmal finally gets hold of it and slaps it over long off for four, he plays that with a flat bat, down the ground. WICKET! Morkel gets a wicket in the power play, the dangerous Akmal falls for 18. Afridi comes out to bat, in the power play.
The mandatory power play has been taken. McLaren comes back into the attack for the power play. Pakistan need a partnership here, to build a platform and then accelerate at the end. Akmal runs the ball down to fine leg for a single. Great start to the power play for South Africa, just a single from the over.
Duminy continues, he is varying his lines and lengths very nicely in this over. Just a single from the over, Akmal plays four dots and then gets a single to midwicket. Pakistan 142 for 4 with 15 overs to go.
Akmal starts the over with a boundary, superb shot, Akmal hits the fuller one straight down the ground for four. Then Akmal takes a single from the next delivery to rotate strike. Two runs, Amin goes on his back foot and cuts it to square third man for a couple of runs. Seven runs from the over, Pakistan 142 for 4 after 34 overs.
Duminy into the attack, he was expensive in his second over, he will look to keep it wicket to wicket and not give away any free runs. A great over from Duminy, just a single from it. Pakistan just going over 4 runs per over.
Parnell starts his 6th over after drinks. A couple of singles to Amin and Akmal, then Parnell bowls a wide down leg and Amin fails to connect it. Parnell over corrects, Amin edges it to the boundary to third man, useful runs for Pakistan. A couple of runs to long on to end the over, a good one for Pakistan, 134 for 4 after 32 overs.
Tahir starts his 7th over. A couple of singles and then a couple of dots. Pakistan need a strong partnership at this stage so they can accelerate at the end of the innings. Great over from Tahir, good variation and just two runs from it.
Parnell brought back, he has 6 overs left to bowl. Akmal flicks it to midwicket for no run. A couple more dots, Akmal blocks and play it straight to the fielders. Akmal runs it down to fine leg for two runs. Three runs from the over, Pakistan 123 for 4 after 30 overs.
A wide from Tahir, there is a stumping chance, the third umpire is consulted but it is not out. WICKET! It is out this time, Shehzad who has batted so well for his 58, hits one straight back to Tahir who takes a good return catch. Tahir gets a vital breakthrough, Pakistan in trouble on 117 for 4 with two new batsmen at the crease. Umar Akmal comes out to bat. Five runs from the over, Pakistan 120 for 4.
McLaren comes into the attack, he has bowled 4 overs for 19 runs so far. WICKET! Misbah falls, David Miller takes the catch. Misbah throws his wicket away on 25. Pakistan lose their third wicket. Misbah goes for the slog, but mistimes it, Miller takes a good catch at deep midwicket. A much needed wicket for South Africa. A single to Shehzad, brings Umar Amin on strike. A wide down leg from McLaren. Three runs and the wicket from the over.
Tahir continues, a single from the first ball, Shehzad pushes it to long on. Just two singles from the over, Pakistan accelerating the run rate, 112 for 2 after 27 overs.
Tsotsobe continues, Shehzad takes a single off the first ball and Misbah gloves it over the keeper for four, mistimed shot from him. A couple of singles and then a dot ball to end the over. Pakistan 110 for 2, seven runs from the over.
Tahir brought into the attack, AB shuffling his bowlers around. A single to start the over and that brings up the 50 run partnership. Just a couple of singles from the Tahir over, after 25 overs, Pakistan going at just over 4 per over, 103 for 2.
Tsotsobe brought back into the attack, A couple of singles to start the over. The 100 comes up for Pakistan, three singles from the over. Pakistan 101 for 2 after 24 overs.
Shehzad takes a single off the first ball to Duminy, giving the strike to Misbah. The captain, lifts the ball over midwicket and hits it out of the ground for a six. Misbah takes a single after the six. Shehzad gets a single to deep midwicket and gets his 50. This is his 4th ODI 50, his 2nd against South Africa. Two runs to end the over, Pakistan 98 for 2 after 23 overs.
Misbah becomes the third player to cross 1000 runs this year. Parnell continues, a single to Shehzad who moves on to 48. A good over from Parnell, just a single from the over, Pakistan 86 for 2 after 22 overs.
JP Duminy brought into the attack to replace Morkel. A quick over from Duminy, just three singles from it, Shehzad moves on to 47, Pakistan 85 for 2.
Parnell replaces McLaren, a couple of runs to start the over and then bowls a wide. Shehzad picks up two more runs to deep midwicket. Four, Shehzad pulls it to the fine leg fence, another short ball from Parnell. A single to end the over, 10 runs from it.
Morkel continues to Misbah. Loud appeal for lbw, given not out, and they don't refer, a single leg bye in the end. A single to end the over, two runs from it. Pakistan 72 for 2 after 19 overs.
McLaren to continue after the drinks break. The free scoring seems to have stopped for Pakistan after Hafeez departed. Four singles from the over. Pakistan 70 for 2 after 18 overs.
After drinks, AB brings back Morne Morkel into the attack. Shehzad plays it down to fine leg for a single, after blocking the first two balls. The plan seems to be to keep Parnell for the end overs and look for wickets now. Just a single from the over, Pakistan's run rate now under 4 per over.
Misbah takes a single and McLaren bowls a wide. Shehzad picks up two runs to third man who is standing square of the wicket. Five runs from the over. Pakistan 65 for 2 after 16 overs.
Tahir continues, Misbah on strike. Misbah hits it through midwicket for a single. Shehzad plays out the rest of the over, Faf saves a couple of runs through mid-off. Two runs to end the over, Shehzad steers the ball to third man. Pakistan move on to 60 for 2 after 15 overs, going at exactly 4 runs per over.
Misbah gets a single to mid off, Shehzad takes a single to fine leg. Three singles from the over, McLaren finishes is second over. Pakistan 57 for 2 after 14 overs.
Hafeez was looking in good form, but he got an inside edge and the ball crashed into the stumps. The captain walks out to bat. Tahir continues, Shehzad takes a single from he first ball. A single to end the over, two runs from it, Pakistan 54 for 2 after 13 overs.
Ryan McLaren brought into the attack, a double bowling change for South Africa. Shehzad takes a single, Hafeez hits it through backward square leg for four. A single to Hafeez brings Shehzad back on strike. WICKET! Hafeez is bowled, South Africa get a wicket, McLaren strikes in his first over. Pakistan 52 for 2 after 12 overs.
Tahir brought into the attack, Parnell replaced after just two overs. Shehzad starts the over for a boundary, floated delivery outside off and Shehzad cuts it to deep point for four. A quick single to rotate strike. Just five runs from the over, Hafeez plays the rest of the over out, Pakistan 45 for 1.
Tsotsobe starts his 5th over. Three dots to start the over and then Shehzad pushes it square of the wicket for a brace. A couple more, this time Shehzad drives the ball to deep midwicket. A single to end the over, five runs from the over. End of the mandatory power play, Pakistan 40 for 1 going at exactly 4 runs per over.
Another over starts with a boundary, Parnell is punished for another short ball. Hafeez pulls it through deep square leg for four. A couple of runs to Hafeez, who clips it off his pads to deep midwicket. Four, Hafeez ends the over with another boundary through midwicket. Parnell is proving to be expensive today, 17 runs from his 2 overs.
Tsotsobe pitches it short and Shehzad pushes the first ball of the over through deep miwicket for four. Shehzad runs it down to third man for a single, sensible cricket from him. Hafeez joins the action, it was full and outside off, Hafeez drives it through extra cover for four. Another good over for Pakistan, 10 runs from the over.
First bowling change for South Africa, Wayne Parnell comes into the attack to replace Morkel. Four, Shehzad flicks it off his pads through midwicket for four, a fuller ball from Parnell. Shehzad gets a single to follow the boundary. Hafeez pushes it through to deep midwicket for a couple. Seven from the over, Pakistan 15 for 1 after 7 overs.
Tsotsobe continues, after doing a lot of work on the third man boundary. Hafeez blocks a couple, then Lonwabo pitches it outside off and Hafeez leave it alone. A maiden in the end, Hafeez plays it out.
Hafeez plays it down to third man, Tsotsobe stopping a certain boundary. Hafeez gets two, then runs the ball down to third man for another single. Three runs from the over, Pakistan 8 for 1.
Hafeez gets off the mark with a single, a push towards point. Tsotsobe finishes a good over after taking Jamshed's catch last over. Just the single from the over, Pakistan 5 for 1.
Shehzad takes a single from the 4th ball of the over, pulls it to fine leg. WICKET! Jamshed lifts it to fine leg and Tsotsobe takes a great catch to give South Africa their first wicket. Jamshed falls early, hitting it high in the air and Tsotsobe dives in to take the leading edge. End of the third over, South Africa get an early wicket.
Tsotsobe starts from the other end. Good start from Tsotsobe, just a single from the over. Pakistan 3 for no loss after 2 overs.
Morkel to start for South Africa with the ball, in the absence of Steyn. Two slips in place, Jamshed clips it on the leg side for a single, first runs for him and Pakistan. Shehzad gets a run to rotate strike. Good news for South Africa is Amla will return for the next three ODIs after the birth of his child. Good over from Morkel.
Both sides remain unchanged. Pakistan will look to improve their batting, South Africa will also concentrate on that department of their game. After the low scoring thriller, the batting of both sides will be tested again. Pakistan have won the toss five times in Dubai, have batted first on four of those times and have lost three of those matches.
Misbah has won the toss and Pakistan will bat first. AB de Villiers says he would have batted first as well, but is fine with bowling first also. The pitch is dry and should be batting friendly. The average score is just below 250, but we may see a score higher than that today.
Hello and welcome to the second ODI between Pakistan and South Africa, with the hosts looking to make up for the dire defeat by one run they suffered in Sharjah, failing to chase the 184 required. The Proteas will hope to put on a better showing with the bat, given how they scraped that opening win.