De Villiers is hitting the ball cleanly from the word go. After finding a fielder on the boundary, he hits a beautiful off drive. Bilawal 3-0-27-0.
WICKET! Kallis c Saeed Ajmal b Shahid Afridi 6 (12). Another blow struck by Afridi as Kallis attempts the sweep but only gets the top edge. Afridi 5-0-19-2.
FIFTY for Amla, coming off 79 balls. He celebrates by slapping a late cut to the boundary, albeit a bit edgy. Ajmal concedes some extras as a leg-side wide beats the keeper, who moved too far across. Ajmal 4-0-23-0.
Again they just work the ball around, but the required rate is over 7 now. Afridi 4-0-16-1.
Hundred up for SA now as the two senior pros will look to re-establish the innings. Ajmal 3-0-11-0.
WICKET! De Kock c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shahid Afridi 47 (52). Afridi makes the breakthrough as de Kock looks to go over mid wicket but instead chips the ball to Misbah in the circle. Kallis is in, and soon playing the pull shot. Afridi 3-0-13-1.
Ajmal back into the attack with a tidy over, but Pakistan will be feeling the need to break this partnership. Ajmal 2-0-8-0.
Afridi mixes up his pace, as is his wont, but the batsmen are hapy to keep the board ticking over. Afridi 2-0-8-0.
Lovely off drive from Amla, one bounce and over the rope at long off. Hafeez 5-0-24-0.
Afridi into the attack but a quiet over at the office. He did almost have Amla playing on, but he guarded his stumps well as the ball rolled around. Afridi 1-0-2-0.
A less eventful over, but not so for Umar Akmal as he collects a throw from the inner ring on the knee. Hafeez 4-0-16-0.
The 50 partnership comes up, and there is another anxious moment for de Kock as his hook just clears the man at fine leg and goes for 6. He plays the next one to the boundary at mid wicket to end a productive over, but this one is surface mail. Bilawal 2-0-19-0.
De Kock gets the foot back just in time as he is beaten by one outside off. Hafeez 3-0-14-0.
A flowing off drive from Amla as he is prepared to play some shots to the new bowler, but the next ball gets up off a good length and almost takes the outside edge. The 50 comes up with a leg bye as Bilawal appeals for LBW, and to add insult to injury he is involved in a collision with Amla as he completes the run. Bilawal 1-0-5-0. Time for DRINKS.
Hafeez has an impassioned shout for LBW as Amla looks to work him to leg. He begs his captain to ask for the REVIEW, but even though it was hitting off stump, the impact was outside the line and Amla will continue, celebrating his good fortune with a cracking cover drive. Hafeez 2-0-9-0.
DROPPED! A big drive from de Kock, and the thick edge carries a long way to third man. Bilawal is in off the boundary, but it goes through his fingers as he dives forward. Anwar 6-1-25-0.
De Kock seems to have settled now, thanks to the influence of Amla. Just singles at the moment though. Hafeez 1-0-4-0.
SA continuing to build slowly. They are way behind the required run rate, but there is no panic yet. Anwar 5-1-19-0.
Ajmal comes on to complete the Power Play. De Kock wants to have a go at him from the start, and will need some fatherly advice from Amla. Ajmal 1-0-3-0.
Both batsmen work singles to leg side. They are quick between the wickets, but a better throw might have had de Kock in trouble off the last ball. Anwar 4-1-15-0.
De Kock's confidence almost leads to disaster as he misses a pull which hits him on the body. The bowler is right there to offer him some advice, perhaps on the pain of broken ribs. A lot of intimidation out there as the bowler follows through all the way to the batting crease, and then a gently throw from the outfield hits de Kock on the back. He responds with a flowing off drive as Junaid gives him another wide half volley. Junaid 4-0-8-1.
A snorter from Anwar rips past the edge of Amla's bat, followed by an inside edge into the pad. A nicely timed push lets him get off strike. De Kock oozes confidence as he dispatches a wide half volley to the cover boundary. Anwar 3-1-11-0.
WICKET! Smith c Umar Akmal b Junaid Khan 1 (7), Junaid gets one to move away from Smith and it takes the outside edge as he pushes forward. Junaid 3-0-4-1.
Amla gets some width outside off and gratefully cracks one through the covers for the first boundary of the innings. Anwar 2-1-5-0.
Smith gets off the mark with a nudge to leg. Amla survives an LBW appeal, but that clearly pitched outside leg stump. Junaid 2-0-3-0.
A maiden for Anwar Ali as Amla is unable to exercise his normal flawless timing, looking very uncomfortable indeed. Anwar 1-1-0-0.
A quiet start as SA set off in pursuit of a big target, Amla just tapping one out to the covers. Junaid 1-0-1-0.
Pakistan have posted a formidable score of 262 in what has become a 45 over match after a lengthy rain delay this morning. Ahmed Shehzad compiled a classy 102, with solid support from Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal, who each chipped in with 42. Dale Steyn was in a class of his own, taking a career best 6-39. Tahir was tidy with 1-33 and McLaren took a wicket but was punished. In a bizarre final over, Steyn two two wickets while Anwar Ali was adjudged to be obstructing the field as he line in the line of the throw from the keeper. SA will need to score at close to 6 to the over when play resumes shortly.
WICKET! Anwar Ali obstructing the field 7 (4). Swing and a miss from Anwar and he charges through for the bye. The throw from the keeper hits him on the shoulder and Steyn appeal for the obstruction as he was running down the middle of the pitch. WICKET! Umar Akmal c de Kock b Steyn 42 (30). There seemed to be an edge there but it was reviewed. He thought he had hit the ground, but the decision remains out. WICKET! Saeed Ajmal c Kallis b Steyn 0 (1). A thick edge and Kallis runs in from third man to take a good catch. Steyn 9-0-39-6
Umar Akmal makes some room and smashes Kallis over extra cover and into the stand. A more subtle shot brings up the 250. Anwar hoicks one down to fine leg and has to complete the second in one shoe. Kallis drops one short, and a top edge over the keeper completes the over. Kallis 8-0-49-0.
Some power hitting from Bilawal. He bludgeons one down the ground, then over mid wicket. the third just clears mid off, but Steyn will have the last laugh. WICKET! Bilawal Bhatti c de Kock b Steyn 21 (14). A faint edge this time as he drives, and Steyn claims wicket number 4. Steyn 8-0-33-4.
McLaren produces some skillful yorkers, but the over starts and ends with cover drives as he completes a spell which he would rather forget. McLaren 9-0-71-1.
Kallis ends a good over with a perfect yorker, and Akmal can only keep it out. Kallis 7-0-34-0.
Akmal latches onto a full delivery and drives it back over Steyn's head. WICKET! Shahid Afridi c de Villiers b Steyn 11 (13). De Villiers was brave enough to come into the slip position, and his gamble pays off handsomely as Afridi does not get enough bat on an attempted steer. That ends the Power Play. Steyn 7-0-21-3.
Akmal gets a thick edge to a short McLaren delivery and it flies over third man for 6. Afrid pulls another short ball behind square leg for another boundary. McLaren 8-0-60-1.
A slower ball nibbles the edge of Akmal's bat but drops short of the keeper, who knocks it on. Steyn continues to show why he is number 1. Steyn 6-0-15-2.
DROPPED! A clumsy effort by Tsotsobe at extra cover gives Afridi a life, which Akmal celebrates with a cracking cover drive for four. McLaren 7-0-45-1.
Steyn is back for that Power Play, and reluctantly gives up a single and a leg bye as Pakistan rebuild their innings. Steyn hit the pads of Afridi on the last ball and wanted the review, but the skipper does not feel it is justified. The replay shows it would not have been a bad call, but 'umpire's call' would have prevailed.. Steyn 5-0-11-2.
WICKET! Ahmed Shehzad run out (Imran Tahir/de Kock) 102 (112). Shehzad set off for the run, but was sent back. Tahir swooped on it and his throw was good, but still needed some smart glovework from the keeper to complete the dismissal. That is just what Pakistan did not want, with two new batsmen to face the Power Play which will now be enforced. Tsotsobe's work with the ball is done: 9-0-47-0.
HUNDRED! Ahmed Shehzad pushes one down to long off and off comes the helmet in celebration of his third ODI century, achieved off 108 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes. WICKET! Misbah-ul-Haq c de Kock b Imran Tahir 12 (15). Misbah looks for the glance, but it slides off the face of the bat and de Kock snaps up a sharp leg-side chance. Tahir 8-0-33-1.
Misbah looking to rotate the strike to give his partner the chance to get to the 100. He ends the over with a well-controlled pull as the tall Tsotsobe finds some extra bounce. Tsotsobe 8-0-43-0.
Shehzad homes in on the century as they take two quick runs to long off. Tahir 7-0-31-0.
Shehzad lofts one down the ground to go into the 90s, showing no fear. McLaren 6-0-38-1.
Misbah is soon into his stride with a beautifully timed reverse sweep as Tahir returns to the attack. Tahir 6-0-25-0.
WICKET! Sohaib Maqsood c Amla b McLaren 42 (59). Low on the bat as he goes for the lofted drive, and Amla can come in off the boundary to take a good low catch. Drinks are taken, and McLaren has a spring in his step as he gets a length ball to hit Shehzad's gloves. McLaren 5-0-29-1.
Pakistan continue to bat comfortably, despite some extra bounce from Kallis. Kallis 6-0-30-0
Tsotsobe continues to work hard in this middle spell, having Maqsood in a bit of trouble outside the off stump. Tsotsobe 7-0-40-0.
Kallis also just goes for 4 as he returns, three of them coming as Maqsood got the first ball wide of short fine leg and they ran well. Kallis 5-0-25-0.
Tsotsobe pulls things back slightly with a well controlled over, just allowing four singles after a good period for the Pakistanis. Tsotsobe 6-0-36-0,
The 100 partnership is established off just 105 balls. Shehzad celebrates by coming down the wicket and lofting the ball over long on. The over almost ends in a run out as the batsmen have a moment of uncertainty. Duminy 2-0-22-0.
A trio of twos as Tsotsobe returns to the attack; Shehzad placing the ball nicely. Tsotsobe 5-0-32-0.
Duminy into the attack and concedes 12 in his first over. it could have been a different story, however, as he found the outside edge of both bats only to see the ball running down to the third man boundary. Duminy 1-0-12-0.
A single brings up the 100. Kallis responds with a bouncer, which is adjudged to be a fair delivery this time. Kallis 4-0-21-0.
A quieter over now as Tahir gets pushed around a bit. Tahir 5-0-18-0.
FIFTY! Shehzad plays a nice off drive, but it is an edge wide of the keeper that brings up the half-century off 58 balls. Kallis 3-0-19-0.
Just a few singles as Tahir continues to show good control. Tahir 4-0-14-0.
Kallis strays down leg and is nicely flicked to fine leg from the first ball of a new spell, otherwise it is tidy stuff. Kallis 2-0-8-0.
A well timed sweep from Shehzad finds the boundary, and raises a valuable 50 partnership of the early jitters. Tahir 3-0-10-0.
McLaren gets worked around for a few ones and twos as the partnership continues to grow. McLaren 4-0-25-0.
A tight over from the leggy as play resumes. Tahir 2-0-4-0.
DRINKS are taken after a good over for Pakistan. Maqsood twice found the boundary, but both were thick edges wide of Kallis at slip. McLaren twice tried the bouncer, but on both occasions it was called a wide. McLaren 3-0-19-0.
Some spin now as Imran Tahir takes the ball, and starts with an accurate over. Tahir 1-0-3-0.
McLaren also restricts them to singles, but there was a wide down leg side. McLaren 2-0-7-0.
Shehzad greets Kallis by working right across the stumps to him. There is not much too put away as the great all-rounder starts with a tight line. Kallis 1-0-4-0.
McLaren's first ball almost produces a run out as they steal a single to mid off. Shehzad almost play on off his thigh pad. That concludes the Power Play in this shortened match. McLaren 1-0-3-0.
Some extras boost the total as Tsotsobe first fires in a bouncer that is out of the keeper's reach as well, and then one outside off. Another short ball gets tugged through mid wicket for a boundary, and he follows that with a cover drive as Tsotsobe pitched the next one up to him. Tsotsobe 4-0-26-0.
WICKET! Mohammad Hafeez c de Kock b Steyn 8 (16). Hafeez played a nice cover drive, but looks to cut a shorter ball and gets a faint edge through to the keeper. Steyn does him yet again. Steyn 4-0-9-2.
The big left-arm paceman is getting some movement back into the right handers, but does get clipped to mid wicket for a few singles. Tsotsobe 3-0-12-0.
A good probing over from Steyn, looking to vary his length a bit now. Steyn 3-0-7-1.
Tsotsobe fires one into Hafeez's pads and it is neatly tucked through mid wicket. Shehzad has some trouble outside off, but makes the most of one that is short and very wide to record the first boundary of the match. Shehzad then has a false shot hooking a short ball, but McLaren is just not quick enough to come in off the square leg boundary. Tsotsobe 2-0-10-0.
Not too many risks as Steyn keeps it up to the bat to exploit the swing. Steyn 2-0-4-1.
Tsotsobe also makes a tidy start, marring the over with one too far outside off which was penalised. Shehzad had one nice cover drive but failed to pierce the field. There is some nervousness in the running between the wickets. Tsotsobe 1-0-1-0.
WICKET! Nasir Jamshed b Steyn 2 (5). Jamshed is off the mark with a delightful push through the covers, but his joy is short lived as Steyn gets one to swing back in and take out off stump. The best of starts for SA after winning the toss. Remember, the match has been reduced to 45 overs per team as a result of the rain delay. Steyn 1-0-2-1.
Pak team: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Umar Akmal, Shaid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Saeed Ajmal, Anwar Ali, Junaid Khan.
SA team: G Smith, H Amla, Q de Kock, J Kallis, AB de Villiers (captain), JP Duminy, D Miller, R McLaren, D Steyn, L Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir.
South Africa have won the toss, and have elected to field. They are expecting some life in the pitch. Tsotsobe and McLaren return to the team in place of Philander and Morkel. Pakistan are unchanged.
It looks like we will have a 12h00 local (10h00 GMT) start, with the match reduced to 45 overs a side. Still awaiting the toss.
It is now 10h30 local (08h30) GMT. The covers have come off, but there is no chance of play starting any time before 11h45 local.
Inclement weather, unfortunately, has delayed the start of play. It's drizzling and the full covers remain across the playing surface. The time is now 09:38 local time (07:38 GMT). And so the wait begins - and continues...
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the second ODI - in the three-match series, which the tourists lead one-nil, between South Africa and Pakistan at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth.