Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, 2018/19

South Africa vs Pakistan - 2nd Test

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Date: 03 January-07 January, 2019

South Africa 43/1

RR: 4.37 |

commentary

End of a commanding performance by an impressive team on home soil. Also, it is South Africa's 7th series win in a row at home. This was never in doubt when they came out to bat today morning, it was just a matter of how long will they take and it took them 59 balls to knock off these 41 runs.

9.5
4
A Ali to D Elgar, FOUR.
9.4
4
Ali to Elgar, FOUR! Super response from Elgar. Fuller delivery on off, Elgar smashes it over the bowlers head and through mid on for a boundary. Protea require 2 more runs to win the Test match.
9.3
0
A Ali to Elgar, Good length on middle, Elgar tucks it towards mid-wicket
9.2
0
A Ali to Elgar, Outside off, Dean lets it go.
9.1
0
A Ali to Elgar, What a delivery to start with. Length delivery swinging away. Elgar tries to defend it, but it goes past the outside edge of the bat.

Azhar Ali is on.

8.6
0
M Amir to Plessis, A bumper but it is down leg side, du Plessis avoids it.
8.5
0
M Amir to Plessis, Shortish again and once more it is angling across Faf. He tries to defend but the ball takes an outside edge and goes on the bounce to the slip fielder. He had played that with soft hands.
8.4
0
M Amir to Plessis, Back of a length, angling across the right-hander. Faf defends it off the back foot.
8.3
1
M Amir to D Elgar, Another short one on the body, Elgar mistimes his pull towards fine leg for a single. A biggie away now.
8.2
0
M Amir to Elgar, Very short this time and Elgar watches it go to the keeper.
8.1
4
M Amir to Elgar, FOUR! JUST OVER! This time there was glove involved but it went over the keeper. Short and on the body, Elgar goes for the pull but it takes the top edge and goes over the keeper for a boundary. 7 more needed.
7.6
1
M Abbas to Elgar, A touch short on middle and leg, Dean works it around the corner for a run.
7.5
2
M Abbas to D Elgar, Goes short again on middle, Elgar pulls it through fine leg for a couple of runs.

Pakistan review for a caught behind! They feel that Elgar has gloved this. The umpire though feels different. Let us see who is right.

7.4
0
M Abbas to Elgar, NOT OUT! Elgar survives. Short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Egar tries to pull it, but it hits something and goes to the keeper. Sarfraz immediately goes for the review. He think it has hit his bat. The replay shows it hits his arm guard and Pakistan lose the review.
7.3
0
M Abbas to Elgar, Bouncer on middle, Elgar ducks underneath it.
7.2
3
M Abbas to Plessis, Good shot! Fuller on off, du Plessis drives it through mid off, the batsmen run hard and get three runs in the process. Faf is off the mark with that.
7.1
1
M Abbas to Elgar, Length delivery on off, Elgar taps it towards point for a quick single.
6.6
0
M Amir to Plessis, Similar delivery, Faf defends it off the back foot. South Africa need 18 runs to win the game.
6.5
0
M Amir to Plessis, Back of a length on middle, du Plessis defends it from within the crease.

Physios are on the field to have a look at Hashim Amla. This is taking some time now. Amla looks in some serious pain, his arm is quite swollen. He has now decided not to continue batting as he is seen walking off the field. Faf du Plessis is making his way out bat.

6.4
0
M Amir to Amla, NASTY! That too has taken off, this time though it has hit Amla. Just behind a length on off, Amla tries to shoulder arms with his bat pointing skywards. The ball though rises after pitching and hits Amla on his arm. That surely must have hurt.
6.3
1
M Amir to Elgar, Short again on middle and leg, Elgar pulls it through square leg for a run.
6.2
0
M Amir to Elgar, Short of a length around off, the batsman does well to leave that bouncer.
6.1
4
M Amir to Elgar, FOUR! Shot! A touch full on off, Elgar leans forward and drives it firmly through covers and the ball races away to the fence.
5.6
0
M Abbas to Amla, Fuller on off, Amla keeps it out.
5.5
1
M Abbas to Elgar, Length delivery around middle and leg, Elgar tucks it around the corner for a single.
5.4
0
M Abbas to Elgar, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dean shoulders arms to it.
5.3
0
M Abbas to Elgar, Bouncer from Abbas on middle, Elgar ducks it at the last moment.
5.2
0
M Abbas to Elgar, Fuller delivery on off, Elgar defends it with a straight bat.
5.1
0
M Abbas to Elgar, Outside off, Elgar lets it go.
4.6
0
M Amir to Amla, A delivery outside off to finish, Amla leaves it alone.
4.5
1
M Amir to Elgar, On middle, It is nudged towards mid on for a quick run.
4.4
0
M Amir to Elgar, Length around off, Elgar defends it off the front foot.
4.3
0
M Amir to Elgar, Good length on off, Elgar keeps it out.
4.3
0
M Amir to Elgar, NO BALL! FOUR BYES! It has been given no for another delivery being bowled above the head height. It is short and it takes off after pitching. Goes over the batsman's head, over Sarfraz and into the fine leg fence once again. Bonus runs these.
4.2
0
M Amir to Elgar, This time it is a well-directed bouncer! Elgar ducks under it.
4.2
0
M Amir to Elgar, FIVE WIDES! A little too short from Amir, it bounces way over the batsman's head. The keeper too has no chance and it goes down to the fine leg fence.
4.1
0
M Amir to Elgar, On a length and around off, it comes in with the angle. Elgar goes back and blocks it out.
3.6
0
M Abbas to Amla, Bouncer from Abbas. Amla easily ducks underneath it.
3.5
2
M Abbas to Amla, Fuller this time on middle, Amla flicks it through mid on for a couple of runs. He is off the mark with that.

Hashim Amla is the next batsman in for South Africa.

3.4
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, OUT! Abbas strikes. Early breakthrough for Pakistan. Abbas goes for a bumper this time. around middle and leg, de Bruyn goes for the pull. It hits his glove and an easy catch behind the stumps for Sarfraz.
3.3
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
3.2
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, Length delivery on off, the batsman punches it towards covers.
3.1
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, Outside off, de Bruyn shoulders arms to it.
2.6
0
M Amir to Elgar, Fuller this time on off, Dean defends it with a straight bat.
2.5
0
M Amir to Elgar, In the channel outside off, Dean lets it go.
2.4
0
M Amir to Elgar, Short of a length on Elgar's body, Dean defends it off the back foot.
2.3
0
M Amir to Elgar, Bouncer from Amir this time on middle, Elgar nicely ducks underneath it.
2.2
0
M Amir to Elgar, Fraction to straight, Dean flicks it towards mid-wicket.
2.1
0
M Amir to Elgar, Length delivery on middle, Elgar defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.
1.6
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, Back of a length this time on off, de Bruyn punches it towards point.
1.5
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, Length delivery on middle, Theunis defends it off the back foot.
1.4
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
1.3
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, Short delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go.
1.2
4
M Abbas to Bruyn, FOUR! First runs of the morning and it results in a boundary. Fraction too straight, de Bruyn flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.
1.1
0
M Abbas to Bruyn, Starts off with a fuller delivery on off, de Bruyn drives it towards point.

Mohammad Abbas to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Amir to Elgar, Outside off, left alone by Elgar. Maiden to start with for Amir.
0.5
0
M Amir to Elgar, Fuller this time on off, Dean pushes it towards point.
0.4
0
M Amir to Elgar, Good short delivery on his Elgar's body, Dean tries to defend it but it hits his glove and onto the ground.

It is not Markram who has opened for the hosts. It is de Bruyn who has partnered Elgar as the former is suffering from an injury.

0.3
0
M Amir to D Elgar, Fuller again on off, Elgar defends it off the front foot and onto the ground.
0.2
0
M Amir to Elgar, Fuller delivery this time on off, Elgar defends it with a straight bat.
0.1
0
M Amir to Elgar, Starts off with a short of a length outside off, Elgar lets it go.