7th Match, Group B, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 07 June 2017

Pakistan vs South Africa

Pakistan 2nd Inn:119/3 (27)

Shoaib Malik* 16 (14);Babar Azam 31 (51);
Morne Morkel* 7-1-18-3; Kagiso Rabada 7-1-36-0;

Last bat: Mohammad Hafeez

Result: Pakistan won by 19 runs (by DLS method).

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Pakistan Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Azhar Ali c Tahir & b Morne Morkel 9 22 1 0 40.91
Fakhar Zaman c Amla & b Morne Morkel 31 23 6 0 134.78
Babar Azam not out 31 51 4 0 60.78
Mohammad Hafeez c Tahir & b Morne Morkel 26 53 1 1 49.06
Shoaib Malik not out 16 14 3 0 114.29
Sarfraz Ahmed(c) & (wk) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imad Wasim dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shadab Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mohammad Amir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Junaid Khan dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Hasan Ali dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 3, nb - 1)6
Total(119 for 3 in 27 overs)119 (4.41 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/40 (Fakhar Zaman, 7.2 ov.) 2/41 (Azhar Ali, 7.4 ov.) 3/93 (Mohammad Hafeez, 23.2 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Kagiso Rabada 7 1 36 0 5.14  
Wayne Parnell 4 0 25 0 6.25  
Morne Morkel 7 1 18 3 2.57 (1w)
Chris Morris 5 1 22 0 4.4 (1w)
Imran Tahir 4 0 16 0 4 (1w)
               

South Africa Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Quinton de Kock(wk) lbw Hafeez 33 49 2 0 67.35
Hashim Amla lbw Imad Wasim 16 20 2 0 80
Faf du Plessis b Hasan Ali 26 44 1 0 59.09
AB de Villiers(c) c Hafeez & b Imad Wasim 0 1 0 0 0
David Miller not out 75 104 1 3 72.12
Jean-Paul Duminy c Babar Azam & b Hasan Ali 8 14 0 0 57.14
Wayne Parnell b Hasan Ali 0 1 0 0 0
Chris Morris c Hasan Ali & b Junaid Khan 28 45 1 0 62.22
Kagiso Rabada c Hasan Ali & b Junaid Khan 26 23 2 0 113.04
Morne Morkel not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 1, w - 5, nb - 1)7
Total(219 for 8 in 50 overs)219 (4.38 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/40 (Hashim Amla, 8.2 ov.) 2/60 (Quinton de Kock, 13.6 ov.) 3/61 (AB de Villiers, 14.4 ov.)
4/90 (Faf du Plessis, 22.2 ov.) 5/118 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 28.5 ov.) 6/118 (Wayne Parnell, 28.6 ov.)
7/165 (Chris Morris, 42.3 ov.) 8/213 (Kagiso Rabada, 48.6 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mohammad Amir 10 0 50 0 5 (4w)
Junaid Khan 9 0 53 2 5.89 (1w)
Imad Wasim 8 0 20 2 2.5  
Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 51 1 5.1  
Hasan Ali 8 1 24 3 3  
Shadab Khan 5 0 20 0 4  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, first ODI runs for Fakhar, that should soothe his nerves, this was a horror ball from , short and wide of off. Fakhar climbs onto it and cuts it up and over backward point, no chance for the man getting across from third man

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, AB isn't looking good, that will worry South Africa, gave up the chase very early - still made an attempt but he was never going to get to the ball. On a good length and just outside off, Fakhar leans forward and drives it through the line, beats mid-off to his left and rolls away to the fence

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, lovely shot, Fakhar is showing no pressures of a debutant, this was short and wide of off, he was quick to get on top of the bounce and cracks it square on the off-side, beats point and rolls away to the fence

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, beautifully played, isn't learning, short and wide of off once again. Fakhar gets on top of the bounce and cuts it square past point, back-to-back boundaries for the southpaw

OT

to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, a better throw and Fakhar was a goner, he sprinted for the first run, turned blind and raced back towards the second. His partner wasn't watching one bit though, sent him back very late, the throw went to the keeper, de Kock turned around and missed his shy. wasn't to be seen either. A dive and Fakhar makes his ground. Coming to the delivery, it was a back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed behind square on the off-side

6

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, cracking shot, no nerves from the debutant, back of a length delivery on the stumps, he clears his left leg and heaves it high and over mid-on, has enough to clear the ropes on the bounce

4

to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR, Fakhar is off to a flier, on a good length and angling across the left-hander, he drives on the up and bisects the gap past cover-point, no need to run for those

4

to Azhar Ali, FOUR, cracking shot, too short from , Azhar swivels across, rolls his wrists over, uses the pace of and pulls it past square leg, no need to run for those

W

Morkel to Fakhar Zaman, out Caught by Amla!! The Fakhar show is over and Morkel's success-rate against the left-handed batsmen simply gets better. Lovely variation from the tall pacer, he backed up the short ball with a lovely off-cutter, Fakhar was perhaps startled by the previous delivery, was backing away and meekly pushed at this one. All in slow motion as the ball lobbed towards Amla at first slip, he arched back, went reverse cup and held on. South Africa needed this wicket badly. Fakhar Zaman c Amla b Morkel 31(23) [4s-5]

W

Morkel to Azhar Ali, out Caught by Tahir!! What has Azhar done here? Pakistan have opened the door for a South African comeback, this was banged in short and just outside off, Azhar was looking to use the pace of the ball and ramp it over the slip cordon. The idea was right, the execution went all awry - got it a lot squarer then he wanted. Tahir ran across to his left from third man and held on. He was never going to drop that, 40/0 has suddenly become 41/2. Azhar Ali c Tahir b Morkel 9(22) [4s-1]

4

Morris to Hafeez, FOUR, edged and four, short of a length and well outside off, Hafeez was in no control on the cut, gets a thick edge that runs away through the vacant second slip region

4

Morris to Babar Azam, FOUR, top-edge and four, banged in short and on the stumps, Babar was clearly late on the pull, gets a top-edge that goes fine and into the fence. First boundary for Babar, he's really struggled today

OT

to Babar Azam, no run, South Africa want a review. It's a late call for LBW, is there an inside edge on that? Looks pretty close, 'looks like pad first, says Dharmasena'. He wants to confirm with the RTS, it's definitely pad first. I am happy with that - pad first, he says. Ball tracking coming up, It's going over the stumps, NOT OUT will remain. That was very very close, this was pushed through quicker and on the stumps, Babar was lunging forward on the drive, doesn't pick the wrong un, played outside the line and missed

6

to Hafeez, SIX, finds the ropes. At last. With a dance down, gets right close and with the ball right in the slot swings. Hard and might over long-on

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, the leakage is back. Join the dots - in the similarity. Delicious width outside off and taken on with a violent flash of the stab to impart the direction behind point

W

Morkel to Hafeez, out Caught by Tahir!! Tahir reverses his style. First he runs this time from fine leg, then dives, then stretches his arms up in anger and finally lets out the shriek. A banger into the pitch from Morkel, gets the ball to snake up - like only he can. Catches Hafeez in a complete awkward tangle and the pull in compulsion comes out, with the eyes looking somewhere else. Drags it from his face off the top half of the blade for Tahir to execute another tumble and unleash his celebrations. Hafeez c Tahir b Morkel 26(53) [4s-1 6s-1]

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, all the width. With the friendly length in combo to go with it. Just not the zip this time ending up as a rank sitter. A throw of the bat out and cracked away square

4

to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, dabbed down. Another one of Tahir's tumbles at the fence..and this time he ends up on the other side of the luck. To start off he does well to run fine from third man, get to the ball guided through the cordon and then the feet get stuck, as if the shoelaces are tied to each other. And the tumble gets the other hand to touch the rope

4

Morkel to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, the dash of arrogance now. Gets into an arc, and puts his hands up and reaches to the short-wide stuffer. To stuff it over a leaping point. And the pace of Morkel does the rest

4

Morkel to Babar Azam, FOUR, and now Azam joins the fun. Talk of things rubbing off. The fourth boundary in the last ten balls I am told. Too short, too wide..too easy. Another dispatch into the square fence with a full-blooded cart

4

to Babar Azam, FOUR, oh the grace. An overcooked delivery - the outcome of the yorker going wrong and spanked down the ground..all with a straight bat presented to get it past the bowler..and the players walk off

OT

to de Kock, 1 run, that's horrible judgement of a run and de Kock would have been out of here with a direct-hit. Nudges it towards mid-on but he's timed it much better than he thinks. The ball rolls quickly to Malik who gathers and throws, but he just had one stumps to aim at. Misses

4

Khan to de Kock, FOUR, now an edge, and it's flown through gully to the third man boundary. There's no one at gully. Back of a length outside off, de Kock goes fishing at it cross-batted but he's not in any control of the bounce. Thick top-edge. Four

4

to Amla, FOUR, walks across almost premeditatedly, gets a short ball, and pulls it over square leg. Pakistan haven't given too much away, and they shouldn't be perturbed by Amla having to make the play

4

Khan to Amla, FOUR, that will run away, even on this outfield. Once it rolled over the bare practice wickets on the square, the fielder at mid-wicket gave up the chase. That clip through square leg is usually his productive shot, but more so today with Pakistan not offering any room. Picks it away with his wrists to the ropes

W

Wasim to Amla, out Lbw!! That's the in-drifter from Wasim, Amla goes right back to play across it and once he misses, he's plumb in front. Big wicket for Pakistan. The pacers have been disciplined so far, and Wasim comes on to reap the rewards. This ball from Wasim usually swings in the air as well, but it didn't do much this time. So Amla basically missed a straight ball from round the wicket. Amla lbw b Wasim 16(20) [4s-2]

4

to de Kock, FOUR, excellent use of the feet from de Kock and he gets the boundary he was after. That should settle him a bit. He's able to get right to the pitch of the off-break and then the wrists take over to whip the ball over mid-wicket

W

to de Kock, out Lbw!! He's got the umpire's verdict this time, no need to worry about the review. So that missed review opportunity doesn't cost Pakistan much. De Kock isn't satisfied with the boundary he got earlier in the over, goes down to sweep a very straight ball from round the wicket, and misses. That's out. de Kock lbw b 33(49) [4s-2]

W

Wasim to de Villiers, out Caught by Hafeez!! Now they've got de Villiers for a golden duck. Pakistan spinners on a roll at Edgbaston. They've trapped South Africa in a bunker. Flat, the in-drifter again, but there's some width on offer and de Villiers wants to cash in first ball. He gets right forward while trying to scythe it through point. But he isn't able to get on top of the bounce and slices it straight to backward point. First golden duck in ODIs for the South African captain. What a start this has been from a wounded Pakistan. de Villiers c Hafeez b Wasim 0(1)

4

to du Plessis, FOUR, a much needed boundary. Just the fifth of the day. Faf moves inside the line of the off-break and laps it fine. Shehzad had a long chase and he got there with a dive, but still couldn't haul it in

W

Ali to du Plessis, out Bowled!! Second ball wicket for Ali. He's a wicket-taker and was held back just because the spinners were bowling well. A typical Ali celebration - a fist punch and the raise of the arms. Back of a length delivery outside off, hit the seam and deviated enough to cause problems, Faf was shaping to play the punch, didn't counter for the movement and the inside edge rattles the stumps. He gestures as though the ball kept low, but it didn't. Should have been a bit more forward to play that instead of being stuck to the crease. du Plessis b Ali 26(44) [4s-1]

6

to Miller, SIX, fabulous shot! Miller takes a leaf out of Duminy's book by trekking down the wicket, gets a bit too close to the ball, but adjusts by reducing the backlift, the loft is timed beautifully over long-on

6

to Miller, SIX, for a minute Miller might have thought he picked out the fielder at long-on. But the breeze blowing across helped him take it over the man. Shimmies down and is not quite to the pitch and still goes through with the loft. Just about clears long-on

W

Ali to Duminy, out Caught by Babar Azam!! The change of angle has worked. South Africa in trouble now with half the side back. Ali's uncanny ability to pick wickets in the middle overs is keeping Pakistan ahead in the game. Pitched up and drew the batsman forward, Duminy went for the drive and all he could manage was a thick outside edge. The ball was dying as it went to the right of the wide first slip fielder, but Azam does well to grab it. Full marks for both Ali and Sarfraz. The former for going round the wicket and the latter for having a slip. The ball straightened a touch and that brought about JPD's downfall. Duminy c Babar Azam b Ali 8(14)

W

Ali to Parnell, out Bowled!! Cracker of a delivery and Edgbaston erupts. Parnell can look at the pitch for any amount of time, but it was the skill of the bowler that did him in. A jaffa that could have had any top order batsman. Stays round the wicket to Parnell, pounds it on a length and gets it to straighten. Parnell played the wrong line and the ball hits the top of off-stump. That's what all the bowling coaches tell you - hit the top of off-stump. He's on a hat-trick now. Parnell b Ali 0(1)

4

Khan to Chris Morris, FOUR, 150 up for South Africa. Tossed up around off, Morris kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket. No one in the deep and the ball raced away

OT

to Miller, no run, top delivery from . Not much Miller could do there. Inswinging delivery which was almost in the yorker length, Miller falls over and is struck low on the front foot. There was too much swing though and HawkEye showed it to be going down leg. Miller was also hurt and was given a bit of treatment during the review

W

Khan to Chris Morris, out Caught by Hasan Ali!! Hasan Ali everywhere. He ain't dropping those. The moment Morris hit that, he just dropped his head in disappointment. Knew he hasn't located the middle of the bat. Khan stuck to his strengths - which is bowling straight and generating some late reverse. It seemed to have sat up on a length, but it was a cross-seam delivery and hence didn't come at full throttle towards his swinging bat. Lofts a long way into the sky and picks out long-on. Chris Morris c Hasan Ali b Khan 28(45) [4s-1]

OT

Khan to Miller, 1 run, a fighting fifty from Miller, his slowest in ODIs. Driven to mid-off

OT

Khan to Rabada, 1 run, veers in full, it was nowhere near Rabada's feet, just that he tucked his bat pad close together. Pakistan go for a review, but it proved to be a wasted one. It was who reckoned that it was toe first and asked Sarfraz to go upstairs. Dreadful review it must be said

4

to Rabada, FOUR, bangs it short again and gets punished. Rabada gets on top of it with a well-timed pull over mid-wicket, no-one in the deep

6

Khan to Miller, SIX, you don't bowl full to this lad, not at this stage of the innings. Miller makes a bit of room and smacks Khan into the stands over long-off

4

Khan to Rabada, FOUR, swing and swing hard. Simple stuff from Rabada. Uses every ounce of his energy on that big, booming swish, it was very wide of off and hence the edge flew past the keeper to his left

W

Khan to Rabada, out Caught by Hasan Ali!! That's one heck of a catch from Hasan Ali. He dives full length running to his right from mid-off and completes a bonzer of a grab. A full ball around middle and off. Just golfswung by KG, reckon he sliced it off the bottom half of the bat. Fair enough, considering it's the penultimate over of the innings. And great awareness by Miller as he put his hand up to tell Rabada that he isn't crossing over. Wants to be on strike for the next over. Also Hasan urged the crowd to get into the act after completing the catch. What a day he is having. Rabada c Hasan Ali b Khan 26(23) [4s-2]

4

Ali to Miller, FOUR, finally gets what he and South Africa wanted. A boundary to finish the innings. Anticipated a full ball and inserted all his wrist power into a drive through extra cover