Pakistan in South Africa, 5 ODI Series, 2019

South Africa vs Pakistan - 2nd ODI

Venue: Kingsmead, Durban

Date & Time: 22 January 2019

South Africa 207/5

RR: 4.92 | South Africa beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Reeza Hendricks c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shaheen Afridi c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shaheen Afridi 5910
Hashim Amla bowled Shaheen Afridi bowled Shaheen Afridi 8520
Rassie van der Dussen not out not out 8012390
Faf du Plessis c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shaheen Afridi c Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Shaheen Afridi 8820
David Miller c Imam-ul-Haq & b Shadab Khan c Imam-ul-Haq & b Shadab Khan 312650
Heinrich Klaasen bowled Shadab Khan bowled Shadab Khan 0100
Andile Phehlukwayo not out not out 698072
Kagiso Rabada
Dane Paterson
Tabraiz Shamsi
Duanne Olivier
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 2, w 4, nb 0)
Total 207 (5 Wkts, 42.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
12-1 (Hashim Amla,1.5), 15-2 (Reeza Hendricks,3.2), 29-3 (Faf du Plessis,5.3), 80-4 (David Miller,14.2), 80-5 (Heinrich Klaasen,14.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Faheem Ashraf7 0 32 0 4.57
Shaheen Afridi9 0 44 3 4.89
Mohammad Hafeez6 0 36 0 6.00
Hasan Ali8 0 31 0 3.88
Shadab Khan10 0 46 2 4.60
Hussain Talat2 0 16 0 8.00
Imam-ul-Haq 0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman 0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Shoaib Malik 0 0 0 0 0
Sarfraz Ahmed 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game. The South Africans have bounced back and levelled the series. There are still another 3 games to play with the next one taking place on the 25th of January 0100 local (1100 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, says it was the perfect opportunity for two youngsters to learn a lot and they rose to the occasion. Mentions the wicket was not the best as it was two paced. Credits the way Hasan Ali played. Also appreciates how Phehlukwayo and van der Dusen played. Reckons he has all the skills to be a top level player and that is exactly what they are looking for. He hopes for a pacey wicket in the next game. Further adds Dale who was rested in the next game might be back.

Man of the Match, Andile Phehlukwayo, says the wicket had something in it and he tried to hit the right lines and lengths. Mentions he was nervous to begin with when he came out to bat but Rassie calmed him down. Further adds he then stuck to his plans and it all came out well. Ends by saying he enjoyed the battle with Shadab.

Pakistan skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, says they did not get a good start as they gave away too many soft wickets. Mentions Hasan Ali's knock gave them some hope. Admits they had a chance when South Africa were 80 for 5 but they failed to capitalize. Credits the way Phehlukwayo and van der Dussen played.

Some things to work on, while some to be excited about for the hosts. Their bowling did well on the whole, with Phehlukwayo and Shamsi leading the charge, but they would have been disappointed having let Pakistan get even remotely close to 200, as they were 112/8 at one stage. Most of the batting line-up once again failed to turn up, but it seems they've found a gem in Rassie van der Dussen who can fill the big void in the South African middle order. It was a close contest, right up till the point the Protea pair took things in their stride and saw the game off with ease.

This is what happens when the bowling has assistance on a surface. This was a low-scoring affair, but every bit as entertaining as any high-chase thriller. Pakistan must have had mixed feelings throughout this one. A bittersweet feeling when they reached 203, but it could have been a lot less had it not been for Sarfraz and Hasan Ali's (who scored a brisk fifty) 90-run stand. And when they had the Proteas on the mat, 80/5 to be precise, courtesy a fiery opening spell from Afridi, they failed to capitalize as van der Dussen and Phehlukwayo took their side comfortably home. The duo added 127 runs between them, scoring fifties in the process.

41.6
4
H Talat to van der Dussen, FOUR! Yes, it does! Finishes it off in style does Rassie van der Dussen. He pumps his fist in delight after he pulls this short ball to the mid-wicket fence. All smiles in the South African camp as THEY WIN BY 5 WICKETS AND LEVEL THE SERIES 1-1!
41.5
0
H Talat to van der Dussen, Back of a length on off, it is guided to point. So one ball left in the over, will the game end in this game?
41.4
0
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Full and on the pads, the batman tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards square leg. A leg bye is taken. SCORES LEVEL!
41.4
0
H Talat to van der Dussen, 2 runs away now as Talat's bouncer has been signaled as a wide. Also, Sarfraz fails to collect it and then concedes a bye.
41.3
1
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Another single! Singles will do it for South Africa. Back of a length on off, Phehlukwayo guides it down to third man for a run. 200 up, a boundary away.
41.2
1
H Talat to van der Dussen, Back of a length on off, it is guided through point for a run.
41.1
1
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, On the pads, it is worked around the corner for a run. A big hit away now.
40.6
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Short and outside off, it is cut to the man at point.
40.5
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Flatter and on off, it is kept out.
40.4
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. They pick up a single.
40.3
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, Leans into the full ball and knocks it through mid off for one run.
40.2
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Loopy googly on off, reverse swept through point for a single.
40.1
2
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, High in the air but it's fallen safely. Tossed up on the stumps, Phehlukwayo charges out and lofts it high down the ground. Afridi from mid off tries to run back and catch it, but can't get to it. Difficult chance. A brace collected.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now five players can be placed outside the ring till the 50th over. However, we do not think the game will last till then. Also, Shadab comes back into the attack.

39.6
1
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Cut away square again, past the fielder this time, for a single.
39.5
0
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Back of a length outside off, cut square to point.
39.4
2
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Such a powerful hit but it didn't go all the way. Didn't even touch the rope in fact. Back of a length on off, Phehlukwayo takes the pull on and clears the infield over mid-wicket. It falls inside the rope and stops due to the heavy outfield. Two runs taken.
39.3
0
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Fraction straight in line, worked away on the leg side. Dot ball.
39.2
4
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! The man likes to do things with swagger! Terrific hit from Andile Phehlukwayo. Gives the charge to this short of a length ball and slaps it over wide mid off. Easy boundary for him.
39.1
0
H Talat to A Phehlukwayo, Shaping away from around off, played to point with an open face.

Hussain Talat to have a go with the ball.

38.6
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, blocked firmly to covers. 19 runs to win in 66 balls.
38.5
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Full ball in line of the stumps, driven towards mid on.
38.5
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Wide! Angling down the leg side, too far out and van der Dussen doesn't bother himself with it.
38.4
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Bumper outside off, from around the wicket, Rassie has nothing to do with that.
38.3
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.
38.2
1
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Flicks this full delivery through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
38.2
0
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Wide! Banged in short, but it's too short, wide signalled by the umpire.
38.1
4
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Shot, Andile. That's the way to do it. It's too full and well outside off, Phehlukwayo drives it hard through the gap in the covers and finds the fence. With the, the 100-run stand between these two comes up.
37.6
2
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Full delivery just outside off, driven through the gap in the covers for a couple.
37.5
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Yorker fired in on the stumps, van der Dussen manages to keep it out by bringing his bat down in time4.
37.4
0
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, Shaping back in on leg stump, Andile looks to flick but it goes off the pads down towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
37.3
1
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Stands tall to this shortish ball and offers a firm punch through to sweeper cover for one.
37.2
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Full again, looking for the blockhole, but Rassie deals with it well enough.
37.1
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, On the fuller side of things, driven back in the bowler's direction.
36.6
0
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Full ball and it's driven straight back down the track.
36.5
0
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Back of a length with room on offer outside off, cut to Shadab at backward point.
36.4
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
36.3
1
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Edged and safe! Phehlukwayo catches a lucky break. Length delivery around off, angling in, the batsmen plays at it and gets an inside. The ball whiskers past the leg stump, to fine leg and a single is taken.
36.2
0
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Short of a good length moving away from around off, punched on the off side.
36.1
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Length delivery angling in on middle and leg, tucked in front of square leg for a single.

Shaheen Afridi is called back on.

35.6
0
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, Third one to the same fielder. Andile steers it to Shadab at point with an angled bat. Just 33 needed in 84 balls.
35.5
0
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, Another ball cut away, this time along the turf. Another dot.