Pakistan vs S Africa
SA win by 6 runs
South Africa win a thriller by 6 wickets, after winning the toss and electing to bat. South Africa scored 150 from their 20 overs, with the captain getting a handy 50. Pakistan began well, and were cruising towards the target when Akmal and Maqsood were batting, but collapsed with double strikes from Tahir. South Africa fought back to win the game by 6 runs and the series 2-0.
Over 20 - Pak 144/9 (Ajmal 7, Irfan 2)
Parnell to bowl the final over, 10 needed from it. Ajmal mistimes the pull shot to midwicket for a single. Full toss, Irfan smashes it back to Parnell who makes a good stop. A single, Irfan chips it to mid off and is struggling to run. 8 runs required from 3 balls. Ajmal gets a yorker and is not able to put it away, digs it out for no run. Two boundaries needed from two balls now. Ajmal gets a single and a dot ball to end the innings. South Africa win by 6 runs, great last over from Parnell, just three coming from it.
Over 19 - Pak 141/9 (Ajmal 5, Irfan 1)
Steyn starts his last over, Afridi gets a single from the first ball. 13 runs need from 11 balls. Ajmal gets a single to long on bringing Afridi on strike. WICKET! Steyn strikes for South Africa, it is slower and fuller from Steyn, Afridi tries to go inside out only to find Faf. Pakistan lose their 9th wicket, Irfan who has injured his hamstring earlier, comes out to bat. Irfan gets a single to third man. Great over from Steyn, four runs and a wicket from it.
Over 18 - Pak 137/8 (Ajmal 3, Afridi 13)
McLaren starts his final over, a leg bye from the first ball brings Ajmal on strike. Afridi runs it down to fine leg for a couple and then takes a single. Ajmal takes a single to mid wicket, Afridi on strike. Six, Afridi lifts this over midwicket for a six, Pakistan need 15 from 13 balls. A single to end the over which mean Afridi will keep strike.
Over 17 - Pak 125/8 (Ajmal 2, Afridi 3)
Steyn comes back into the attack, he has two overs remaining. Afridi gets a single and then Tanvir hits it through fine leg for four. WICKET! Steyn strikes, Tanvir is bowled and Pakistan are falling apart again. Ajmal walks out to bat and Steyn starts with a wide outside off. A couple of singles, Steyn making it difficult for the batsmen to play his swing. End of the over, Pakistan need 26 runs from 18 balls.
Over 16 - Pak 116/7 (Tanvir 2, Afridi 2)
Pakistan collapse, Maqsood falls caught behind to Parnell for 37. Pakistan lose their 7th wicket and need Tanvir walks out to bat. Three wickets in three balls, South Africa back into this game because of double strikes from Tahir and then a great catch from de Kock. Tanvir runs it down to third man for a single, giving the strike to Afridi. End of the 16th over, Pakistan need 35 runs from 24 balls.
Over 15 - Pak 112/6 (Maqsood 37, Afridi 0)
Tahir starts his final over. A couple of runs from the first ball and then Tahir bowls two wides in a row. Maqsood gets a single, Malik gets a single through midwicket. WICKET! Tahir strikes, Malik bowled for 15 runs, Pakistan lose half their side for 112. Razzaq comes out to bat, WICKET! A double strike from Tahir, bowled again. South Africa right back into this match, Pakistan need 39 from 30 balls.
Over 14 - Pak 105/4 (Maqsood 33, Malik 14)
Pakistan need 55 runs from 42 balls to win this game. McLaren starts his third over, Maqsood gets a single with a chip to long on and Umar Akmal gets a boundary from the second ball of the over. WICKET! Akmal throws his wicket away, there was no need for the hook shot, he hits it straight to fine leg. Malik who was injured earlier comes out to bat again, South Africa sniff a chance here. A couple of runs to Maqsood who runs the ball to fine leg. Good batting from Maqsood, nine runs from the over again from McLaren.
Over 13 - Pak 96/3 (Maqsood 29, U Akmal 7)
Three singles to start the Tahir over, third umpire called in for a stumping, de Kock looks confident. A tight call but the batsman has some part of his boot inside the crease, Maqsood survives. A single to Maqsood who pushes the ball to long on. Two byes to end the over, six runs from it. Pakistan on track with 96 for 3 from 13 overs.
Over 12 - Pak 90/3 (Maqsood 27, U Akmal 5)
A couple of runs to start McLaren's second over, Akmal works it to deep midwicket and comes back for a risky second run. A chance of a run out but Akmal is safe. McLaren's first over went for 9 runs. Maqsood runs the ball down to third man for two runs. Maqsood hits it straight down the ground for four from the last ball. Nine runs from the over, South Africa need a couple of wickets to stem the run flow.
Over 11 - Pak 81/3 (Maqsood 21, U Akmal 2)
Pakistan need 76 runs from 10 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Malik is retired hurt, he was hit on his gloves and split the webbing on his hand with blood oozing out of the wound. Umar Akmal walks out to bat. A quick over from Tahir, six runs from it.
Over 10 - Pak 75/3 (Maqsood 17, Malik 13)
Parnell comes into the attack and Maqsood decides to attack him. Six from the first ball, Maqsood hits it over long off and clears the boundary. A few singles and then Malik dabs it past the keeper for four to third man, dangerous shot but he plays it well. Good over for Pakistan, 13 runs from it, they are ahead of SA at the halfway mark with 75 for 3 after 10 overs.
Over 9 - Pak 62/3 (Maqsood 9, Malik 8)
Faf brings Tahir into the attack, good move from South Africa. Tahir starts off with a good over, just four singles from it, South Africa looking to build some pressure.
Over 8 - Pak 58/3 (Maqsood 7, Malik 6)
Tsotsobe comes back into the attack. Maqsood hits the ball sweetly through deep midwicket for four, and follows it up with a single. He is such a talent for Pakistan. Malik takes a single, the required rate still around 7.7 per over. Maqsood runs it down to third man for a single. Pakistan 58 for 3 after 8 overs.
Over 7 - Pak 50/3 (Maqsood 1, Malik 4)
Henry Davids comes in to bowl, good time for him to come into the attack. He is relatively new in this side and bowling just after a couple of wickets have gone down will help him. WICKET! Davids gets the third wicket, Jamshed caught by Amla, brings Sohaib Maqsood to the crease. End of the 7th over, Pakistan 50 for 3.
Over 6 - Pak 44/2 (Jamshed 18, Malik 3)
Double change for South Africa, Parnell comes into the attack. WICKET! The bowling change has worked, South Africa strike, Shehzad caught by McLaren, a short ball from Parnell and Shehzad mistimes the pull shot. Hafeez, the T20 captain, walks out to bat. WICKET! Hafeez does not last for long, Parnell strikes again, Hafeez out lbw for a duck.Shoaib Malik walks out to bat with Parnell on a hat-trick. Replays show that Hafeez was unlucky with the lbw decision and the ball was clearly going over the stumps. A couple of runs to Malik and Parnell bowls a no ball. Free hit time but the field can change as they took a single. A single from the extra delivery, Jamshed runs it down to third man. Pakistan 44 for 2 after 6 overs.
Over 5 - Pak 39/0 (Jamshed 17, Shehzad 21)
McLaren brought into the attack to replace Steyn, a dot ball to start and the he bowls a wide down leg. A couple of singles and then a brace for Shehzad through to mid on. Four, Shehzad spoils the over for McLaren by driving this to the deep midwicket boundary. A single to end the over, nine runs from it. Pakistan going at just under 8 runs per over.
Over 4 - Pak 30/0 (Jamshed 16, Shehzad 14)
Tsotsobe to Shehzad, who goes for the hoick, trying to play it across the line of the ball and misses. Shehzad gets two runs through extra cover. Poor running from these two, that should have been three. Two more through cover, Shehzad then gets his first boundary, the on drive through deep midwicket getting him four runs. Four more, two boundaries to end an expensive over, Shehzad dispatches this one through sweeper cover, Pakistan 30 from 4 overs.
Over 3 - Pak 18/0 (Jamshed 16, Shehzad 2)
Steyn continues and Jamshed gets two to long on, did not middle the ball but he is looking to go after the bowling. A single to Jamshed brings Shehzad on strike. It was going to be a good over, but Jamshed gets a boundary from the last ball, Pakistan 18 after 3 overs.
Over 2 - Pak 10/0 (Jamshed 9, Shehzad 1)
Tsotsobe will start from the other end, Shehzad gets a single to mid off. SA will be looking for the early wicket to dent Pakistan's chances of chasing this target down. Jamshed gets the first boundary off the innings to get off the mark, a leading edge that flies to the third man boundary. Four more, this time between midwicket and long on, a good short arm jab from Jamshed. Jamshed gets a single to third man. Ten runs from the over, Pakistan 10 for no loss after 2 overs.
Over 1 - Pak 0/0 (Jamshed 0, Shehzad 0)
Steyn warms up and will start the bowling for South Africa. Jamshed and Shehzad at the crease for Pakistan. Solid start from Steyn, a maiden and the required rate jumps up to 7.94 per over.
SA 150 for 5 after 20 overs
Pakistan will consider themselves lucky that South Africa could not accelerate in the last few overs. South Africa finish on 150 in their 20 overs, good knocks from Faf, Amla and de Kock helping them to get to a good score. Pakistan will need 151 runs to win, required rate will be just above 7.5 runs per over.
Over 20 - SA 150/5 (du Plessis 58)
Final over, SA will look to get around 160 to 170, which will be a really good score on this ground. Tanvir to bowl the final over and Henry Davids is the new batsman. Faf gets two runs to fine leg. A single leg bye brings up the 150 for SA and brings Davids on strike for the last two balls. WICKET! Davids bowled off the last ball of the innings, SA finish on 150 for 5 in their 20 overs.
Over 19 - SA 147/4 (du Plessis 55)
Ajmal starts his final over, Faf takes a single to bring Miller on strike. Miller takes a single and then a couple of runs to Faf through long off. A single to square leg, and then Miller gets two runs through midwicket. WICKET! Miller falls on the last ball of the 19th over, Ajmal strikes again. Miller lbw, goes for 4 runs.
Over 18 - SA 140/3 (du Plessis 51, Miller 1)
Tanvir comes into the attack and AB starts the over with a four through long on, pulling the slower bouncer from Tanvir. WICKET! AB caught by Jamshed, big wicket for Pakistan, AB tries to clear midwicket but hits it to long on, David Miller comes out to bat. Faf is on 49 and will face Tanvir, Faf gets a single and goes to this 4th fifty in T20s. Good knock from the captain, 50 off 40 balls, leading from the front. Miller takes a single. End of a successful over for Pakistan, SA 140 for 3 after 18 overs.
Over 17 - SA 133/2 (du Plessis 49, de Villiers 1)
Afridi comes back into the attack to bowl his last over. A couple of dot balls to start the over and then Faf gets a couple of runs through midwicket. Running between the wickets will be really fast with AB and Faf at the crease. Afridi bowls a wide, and then Faf hits it out of the park, straight down the ground. He does play that shot really well, gets six runs for it this time. A couple of runs through midwicket again. And two more runs through midwicket, this pair converting the ones into twos with ease.
Over 16 - SA 120/2 (du Plessis 37, de Villiers 1)
Five overs remaining, South Africa have 8 wickets in hand and a big score in their sights. Hafeez starts with a wide down leg. Good over under the circumstances from Hafeez, five runs from it. SA 120 for 2 after 16 overs.
Over 15 - SA 115/2 (du Plessis 35, de Villiers 0)
Ajmal into his third over now, a quick single to short third man. Amla gets a couple of runs to deep extra cover, good running between the wickets. WICKET! Ajmal gets the crucial wicket of Amla, who falls short of a 50. South Africa lose their second wicket as Amla is caught by Malik at deep midwicket. AB de Villiers comes out to bat.
Over 14 - SA 112/1 (du Plessis 34, Amla 46)
Malik comes back into the attack. Faf takes a single to fine leg. Faf seems to have settled well in the number 3 spot for South Africa in ODIs and now in T20s. Amla joins the action with another six, dances down the pitch and hits it over long on for a big one. Three singles to follow, South Africa rotating strike regularly and hitting sixes at will. The run rate is exactly 8 runs per over, SA 112 for 1 after 14 overs.
Over 13 - SA 101/1 (du Plessis 31, Amla 38)
Ajmal brought back into the attack to stop the runs and pick up a wicket. Six, Faf hits Ajmal over midwicket for a six, it seems to be his favourite region. Faf ends the over with a single, ten runs from the over. South Africa are 101 for 1 after 13 overs.
Over 12 - SA 91/1 (du Plessis 23, Amla 36)
A couple of runs to start the over, Faf works the ball through midwicket off the back foot. Faf hits Afridi straight down the ground for four, the straighter one from Afridi dispatched for four. A couple of singles follow and then Faf hits a six to deep midwicket, the partnership is over 50 runs now. South Africa accelerating at 91 for 1 after 12 overs.
Over 11 - SA 77/1 (du Plessis 10, Amla 35)
A single to start the over for Amla, Hafeez into his third over. A couple of runs and then Amla hits a six from the last ball. South Africa 77 for 1 after 11 overs.
Over 10 - SA 67/1 (du Plessis 9, Amla 26)
Afridi starts his second over, Amla hits it straight back to the bowler and Afridi puts down a difficult chance. A couple of runs to Amla, working the ball through midwicket. Then Amla runs the ball down to fine leg for a single. A couple of singles to end the over, five runs from it.
Over 9 - SA 62/1 (du Plessis 8, Amla 22)
7 bowlers used in the last 8 overs. Hafeez bowls a good over, just a couple of singles from the over.
Over 8 - SA 60/1 (du Plessis 7, Amla 21)
Afridi comes into the attack, double bowling change for Pakistan. Faf works him to cover point for a quick single. Four, Amla pushes the short one from Afridi through third man for four. Four more to Amla, working the ball expertly through cover. A couple of singles to end the over, SA 60 for 1 after 8 overs.
Over 7 - SA 49/1 (du Plessis 5, Amla 12)
Ajmal is now the leading wicket taker in T20s, Hafeez brings himself on to bowl. A couple of singles to start the over, a dot ball and then a three more singles to end the over. Five from Hafeez's first over. South Africa going at 7 runs per over, 49 for 1 after 7 overs.
Over 6 - SA 44/1 (du Plessis 2, Amla 10)
Faf gets off the mark with a single to third man, Tanvir starts his second over. First boundary for Amla, a thick outside edge that runs off to the boundary at third man. Amla gets a single to third man to rotate strike. A single to Faf and then Amla gets a bouncer to end the over.
Over 5 - SA 37/1 (du Plessis 0, Amla 5)
Hafeez brings on Ajmal to bowl, shuffling his bowlers. Amla nudges the second ball of the over to deep midwicket for a single. de Kock seems to be dealing in fours today, another superb shot through midwicket. WICKET! de Kock falls, Ajmal gets the wicket. de Kock finds the fielder and the substitute Umar Amin takes a good catch. de Kock tries to slog sweep it but only top edges it to deep midwicket. Faf, the T20 captain, walks out to bat.
Over 4 - SA 32/0 (de Kock 26, Amla 4)
It looks like Irfan may not be back on the field for this game, hope it is nothing serious because Pakistan are touring South Africa soon and will need his services. Tanvir brought into the attack and de Kock pushes it through mid-off for a couple of runs. de Kock drives the ball through the covers for a single. Four runs from the over, SA 32 for no loss, going at 8 runs per over.
Over 3 - SA 28/0 (de Kock 23, Amla 3)
Amla happy to take the single from the first ball and give the strike to de Kock. de Kock takes a single, pulls the ball to deep square leg. Amla takes another single, de Kock gets a four to fine leg, he tried to flick this but got the top edge and the ball still runs off to the fence. Irfan is in trouble here, he fell down as he landed after bowling the ball. He is walking off the field to get some attention to what looks like a hamstring injury, Shoaib Malik will finish his over. A single to de Kock and South Africa are 28 for no loss after 3 overs.
Over 2 - SA 20/0 (de Kock 17, Amla 1)
Abdul Razzaq given the new ball from the other end, starts of with a wide. Four, de Kock comes down the wicket and lofts the over-pitched delivery over mid-on for a one bounce four. Another boundary, another one bounce four over long on, Razzaq corrects his length but de Kock is supreme in his timing. Another boundary, third in the over, a fabulous shot from de Kock, he picks up the slower ball early and dispatches it through midwicket. A single brings Amla on strike, and he runs it down to third man to end the over. South Africa 20 for no loss after 2 overs.
Over 1 - SA 5/0 (de Kock 5, Amla 0)
Amla and de Kock will open the batting for South Africa and Irfan will bowl the first over for Pakistan. First boundary of the day, de Kock drives it through midwicket and long on for four, cracking shot by the in-form batsman. Irfan comes back with a good inswinger that misses de Kock's inside edge. A single from the fifth ball and Amla defends the last ball. South Africa 5 for no loss after the first over.
South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis(c), AB de Villiers, Henry Davids, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir
Pakistan (Playing XI): Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal(w), Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan
South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first.
Hello and welcome to the second and final T20I between Pakistan and South Africa in Dubai, where the hosts need to win to level the series. Play begins at 4pm GMT.
- 15th Nov 2013
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium
- A Ahsan, Z Zameer
- TV Umpire
- A Ahmed
- Match Referee
- R S Ranjan
- Reserve Umpire
- Q Qaiser
pakistan BATTING CARD
|N. Jamshed||c Amla b Davids||19|
|A. Shehzad||c McLaren b Parnell||21|
|M. Hafeez||lbw Parnell||0|
|S. Malik||b Tahir||15|
|S. Maqsood||c de Kock b Parnell||37|
|U. Akmal||c Tahir b McLaren||11|
|A. Razzaq||b Tahir||0|
|S.S.M.K. Afridi||c du Plessis b Steyn||14|
|S. Tanvir||b Steyn||6|
|S. Ajmal||Not out||7|
|M. Irfan||Not out||2|
|Extras||1nb, 7w, 2b, 2lb||12|
|Total||20.0 Overs||144 - 9|