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

commentary

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 at 1300 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 that the wicket was not the best as it was two paced. Credits the way Hasan Ali played. Also appreciates how Phehlukwayo and van der Dussen played. Reckons that 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 that Dale Steyn, who was rested, will be back in the next game.

Man of the Match, Andile Phehlukwayo, says the wicket had something in it and he tried to hit the right lines and lengths. Mentions that he was nervous to begin with when he came out to bat but Rassie calmed him down. Further adds that he then stuck to his plans and it all came out well. Ends by saying that 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 that Hasan Ali's knock gave them some hope. Admits that they had a chance when South Africa were 80/5 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.
35.4
0
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, Dropped! Difficult chance but you'd think he should have taken that after he got his hands to it. Back of a length around off, Phehlukwayo cuts it away towards point but can't keep it down. Shadab there dives to his right, but spills it.
35.3
0
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. Dot ball.
35.2
0
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, Good length delivery aiming the top of off stump, the left-hander forces it out on the off side.
35.1
1
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Back of a length outside off, cracked through cover-point for a single.
34.6
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
34.5
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Goes back and works it to mid-wicket.
34.4
4
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo,FOUR! Fifty up in style for Andile. It is his maiden ODI half ton. He has rode his luck but he has played an absolute gem here. He gets there with a reverse sweep as the ball races to the point fence. He raises his bat to soak in the applause. He would like to be there till the end though.
34.3
4
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! EDGY FOUR! Fortune favors the brave and Andile has been very fortunate throughout. He uses his feet and then swings against the turn. It is the googly, it takes the outside edge and goes past the gloves of the keeper and to the third man fence.
34.2
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Goes back and then whips it towards short fine leg.
34.1
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Uses his feet and then swings but misses to get hit on the pads.
33.6
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Fuller and on middle, it is stroked to mid on.
33.5
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, On off, it is blocked out.
33.4
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Well bowled! The leg cutter, it pitches on off and then turns away. Van der Dussen tries to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
33.3
4
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, FOUR! Too easy for van der Dussen now. He uses his feet and then hits it over the mid off.
33.2
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Played to the point region by the batsman.
33.1
1
F Ashraf to A Phehlukwayo, On a length and outside off, the batter strokes it through cover-point for a run.

Drinks! Faheem Ashraf is back on.

32.6
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, The batsman drives this through the covers.
32.5
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, The googly, van der Dussen picks it and works it to mid-wicket.
32.4
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, It's been driven superbly through the covers.
32.3
4
S Khan to van der Dussen, FOUR! A gift, a full toss but it still has to be put away. Van der Dussen does so as he flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. Runs needed below 50 now.
32.2
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Gives it a little more air on off, it turns away a little. Van der Dussen tries to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
32.1
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Loopy ball on middle, it is stroked to covers.
31.6
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, Works it with the swing through square leg for an easy single.
31.5
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, On the fuller side on off, it is stroked to mid off.
31.4
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, On off, it is kept out.
31.3
1
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
31.2
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, Back of a length again on off, the batter opens the face and guides it through point for a single.
31.1
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Angled into the batter, it is kept out with ease.
30.6
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Another reverse sweep attempt but this hits the bottom and goes on the bounce to the fielder at backward point.
30.5
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
30.4
4
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Hammered! Once again, Andile uses his feet to great effect. Gets to the pitch of it and then smashes it past the bowler for a boundary.
30.3
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Just, that has missed the leg pole by just. The googly outside leg, Phehlukwayo brings the reverse sweep out. He misses and the ball goes agonizingly close past the leg pole.
30.2
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Sees Andile coming down the wicket and fires it full and fast. AP strokes it to mid off.
30.1
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, A short and outside off, the batter goes back and slaps it towards sweeper cover for a run.
29.6
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, Full in length on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
29.5
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Length ball on off stump, the right-hander blocks it with the full face.
29.4
1
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, In the air but it's completely risk free. Full ball on middle, angling in, Andile flicks it neatly over mid-wicket for a single.
29.3
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Accurate short ball on off, from around the wicket, Phehlukwayo arches back and lets it be.
29.2
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, Full once again, outside off, van der Dussen plants his front foot forward and drives it past the diving cover fielder for a single.
29.1
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Full length ball aiming the off stump, the batsman is well forward in defense.
28.6
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
28.5
2
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Just over! It is all going South Africa's way here. Phehlukwayo looks to play the conventional sweep but the ball hits the top edge and goes over the mid-wicket fielder. Two taken.
28.4
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Flatter and on middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.
28.3
4
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Misfield! Poor, this is just not acceptable, especially at this stage of the game. Phehlukwayo uses his feet and strokes it towards mid off. Afridi there fails to get down in time, it goes through his legs and into the fence.
28.2
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, Eases this down to long off and a run is taken.
28.1
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Straightaway Phehlukwayo plays the reverse sweep, it goes towards deep point for a run.

Shadab Khan is back on.

27.6
1
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, No maiden! Single to end as Andile guides it down to third man. 70 more needed.
27.5
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Full and on the pads, Phehlukwayo looks to flick but misses. A huge appeal follows but it is going down with the angle.
27.4
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Uses his feet but Hasan spots it. He bangs it short. Phehlukwayo ducks under it.
27.3
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, A little fuller than the last ball, Phehlukwayo is happy to defend it out of the back foot. He guides it to point.
27.2
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Back of a length again, Phehlukwayo once again is solid in defense.
27.1
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Back of a length on off, Andile blocks it out.
26.6
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Fuller on off, it is driven back to the bowler.
26.5
1
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, The short of a length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
26.4
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Another short ball on middle, this is once again played towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
26.3
4
S Afridi to van der Dussen, FOUR! CRACKED AWAY! Back-to-back half tons for Rassie van der Dussen. What a start to his international career. Also, this one is a crucial one as it has come when his team really needed him to be out there. He has soaked in all the pressure and played a knock of huge character. He stands tall and pulls this delivery with authority through square leg and the ball races away. He needs to continue though, the partnership also needs to continue as it just reached the 50-run mark.
26.2
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Well fielded! On a length and around off, the batter opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point. Shadab there dives to his right and stops it.
26.1
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Hits the length around off, van der Dussen blocks it.
25.6
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, From around the wicket, angles it into the off pole, Phehlukwayo guides it to point.
25.5
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, A single! Fuller in length on off, the batsman strokes it through covers for a run.
25.4
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, The slower ball on off, van der Dussen is solid in defense. 4 dots in this over.
25.3
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Once again it is bowled on off, Rassie gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
25.2
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, On a good length and on off, it is kept out.
25.1
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Back of a length on off, van der Dussen guides it to point.

Hasan Ali is back on.

24.6
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Worked off the pads into the leg side for one run.
24.5
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Leans into the full ball and drives it to mid off. Dot ball.
24.4
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Good length delivery on off stump, van der Dussen taps it down on the off side with soft hands.
24.3
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Just ahead of a length, around off, Rassie meets it with the full face of the bat.
24.2
1
S Afridi to A Phehlukwayo, Good length delivery around off, Andile comes half-forward, taps it in front of covers and takes a quick single.
24.1
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Short ball which is pulled down to fine leg for a single.

Shaheen Afridi is back into the attack. Pakistan need a wicket now and Sarfraz has brought his best bowler on.

23.6
6
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, SIX! Two in the over! Phehlukwayo is playing a gem here. He once again uses his feet and gets to the pitch of the ball. This time hits it over the long off fence for a maximum. 13 in the over, probably the one which changes the momentum. 81 more needed for the hosts.
23.5
0
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
23.4
6
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, SIX! If Hasan Ali can do it, so can Phehlukwayo. What a shot! Uses his feet and gets to the pitch of it. Lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.
23.3
0
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, Almost and then also there was a chance of a run out! The arm ball on middle, it pitches and then skids off the surface. Andile goes back and looks to hit it through the off side. The shot though was not on, he gets his bat down in time, it goes off the inner half towards square leg. Van der Dussen then wanted a run but his partner is not interested. The former is halfway down the wicket. Shaheen in the square leg region, gets to the ball and tries to pick it up but takes his eyes off at the very end. Rassie makes it back.
23.2
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, The straighter one on off, van der Dussen plays inside the line, he gets an outside edge towards short third man. A run taken.
23.1
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Flatter and on middle, van der Dussen works it to square leg with the turn.
22.6
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, A little too short on off, Rassie goes back and punches it to long off for a run. Another good over for the hosts comes to an end.
22.5
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, A little too full on middle, it is stroked back to the bowler.
22.4
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, On off, van der Dussen shuffles across and keeps it out.
22.3
4
S Khan to van der Dussen, FOUR! Excellent shot! Uses his feet and gets to the pitch of it, works it wide of mid on. It beats the fielder, you need not run after that.
22.2
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Tosses it up around off, it is kept out.
22.1
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Plays the conventional sweep this time towards deep square leg for a single. Runs needed below 100 now.
21.6
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Gives it a lot of air on middle, this one turns back in sharply. Van der Dussen goes back and clips it to mid-wicket.
21.5
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Slower through the air on the pads, it is worked to square leg.
21.4
1
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, Another single as Phehlukwayo hits it through covers. Runs needed exactly 100 now.
21.3
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Does the right thing by stroking it down to long off and following the boundary with a run.
21.2
4
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, FOUR! Innovation and it comes off! Plays the reverse sweep and does so nicely. It races through backward point and into the fence. 100 up and another 102 needed.
21.1
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, In the air... just short! Van der Dussen steps down the track and looks to work it across the line. He gets a leading edge as he closes the face of his bat a touch early. It falls just short of Hafeez though.
20.6
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Close, very close! Phehlukwayo once again tries to reverse sweep it but this time Shadab bowls it straighter. He gets an inside edge onto his pads. Would have been an LBW candidate had he missed that.
20.5
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, Another loopy ball on off, van der Dussen strokes it towards short covers. The fielder there dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Can't stop the run.
20.4
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Gives it a little more air and bowls it full. Van der Dussen is tempted into the drive. It is uppish but well short of the fielder at covers.
20.3
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Nicely flighted on off, van der Dussen strokes it to covers.
20.2
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Flatter and on off, van der Dussen pushes it to covers.
20.1
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Once again plays the reverse sweep through point and takes a run.
19.6
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, A little too straight this time, van der Dussen looks to flick but misses. It hits him on the pads.
19.5
1
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, Flatter and on middle, AP goes back and punches it down to long off for another run.
19.4
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, This is eased down to long on and the batter gets to the other end.
19.3
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, On the pads, it is flicked to square leg.
19.2
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Floats it up on off, van der Dussen works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
19.1
1
M Hafeez to A Phehlukwayo, Slightly shorter to begin with, Phehlukwayo goes back and cuts it through point for a run.

Mohammad Hafeez is back.

18.6
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Reverse sweeps the tossed up delivery and gets a run. End of an eventful over.
18.5
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Tossed up outside off, Andile tries to defend but the ball misses the outside edge by just a whisker.
18.4
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, NOT OUT! It is missing the leg stump. Didn't see that coming. Tossed up on middle, it is a leg spinner by Shadab. Phehlukwayo does not read that one. He tries to defend it but misses it completely. The Pakistan players appeal and the umpire, after a thought, raises the dreaded finger. Andile Phehlukwayo has a discussion with his partner and goes for the referral. It looked out to the naked eye but Hawk Eye shows that the ball was spinning too much and missed the leg stump. The batter survives to see another day. Good review by him. He survives and retains the review as well.

Phehlukwayo is a goner! He has been given out LBW. He has reviewed. Only an inside edge can save him here.

18.3
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Tossed up on off, Andile blocks that one.
18.2
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
18.1
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Tossed up outside off, Phelukwayo tries to drive it through cover but gets an inside edge and the ball goes to the fielder at short fine leg.
17.6
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Another crisp drive but to the fielder at mid off.
17.5
2
H Ali to van der Dussen, Good delivery but runs to the batter. Full and on off, it comes back in. Van der Dussen looks to drive but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for two.
17.4
1
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Length again on off, Andile guides it down to third man and gets to the other end. Singles will do it for South Africa, they need not try anything expansive.
17.3
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, On the shorter side from around the wicket, Phehlukwayo guides it to point.
17.2
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, On the shorter side, it is pulled towards deep square leg for a single.
17.1
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Back of a length on off, the batter guides it towards point. The fielder there makes a very good stop.
16.6
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, Tossed up on off, van der Dussen pushes it to long off for a run. He will keep the strike for the start of the next over.
16.5
0
S Khan to van der Dussen, Shorter in length, Rassie punches it straight to the fielder on the off side.
16.4
1
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Phehlukwayo comes down the track and tries to flick it on the on side. He gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes towards the vacant point area. Lucky escape for Phehlukwayo. He is living dangerously out in the middle.
16.3
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Flighted delivery on middle and off, Andile blocks that one.
16.2
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Loopy delivery on middle, Phehlukwayo brings out the reverse sweep and the ball hits his bat and into the ground. It reaches the fielder at slip on a bounce.
16.1
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, Tossed up outside off, Andile comes down the track and hits it back to the bowler. Trying to counter attack Shadab.
15.6
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Once again full on off and middle, van der Dussen keeps that one out to finish of the over.
15.5
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Full on off, Rassie blocks it off his front foot.
15.4
1
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, On a length on off, Andile rocks onto his back foot and punches it towards point for a single.
15.3
0
H Ali to A Phehlukwayo, Good length delivery around off, Phehlukwayo defends it and shouts a loud no to his partner.
15.2
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, Back of a length, van der Dussen punches it off the back foot towards deep point for a run.
15.1
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Full outside off, Rassie drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
14.6
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, On the stumps and it has been kept out. Two wickets and 5 runs in the over.
14.5
4
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! This is really nicely played! Goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg. The ball races away.
14.4
0
S Khan to A Phehlukwayo, No hat-trick as Phehlukwayo plays that well. Flatter and outside off, it turns back in. Andile goes back and keeps it out.

Andile Phehlukwayo comes out to face the hat-trick ball.

14.3
0
S Khan to H Klaasen, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Two in two for Shadab. Why wasn't he introduced earlier into the attack? Nevertheless, he is weaving his magic here and now Pakistan are on top courtesy the leggie. Klaasen bags a golden duck. The flipper and on off, Klaasen goes back to a ball which he should have come ahead to. The ball skids through. Klaasen fails to bring his bat down and it hits the off pole. The Pakistan players are ecstatic. Half the side back in the hut for South Africa.

Heinrich Klaasen is the new man in the crease.

14.2
0
S Khan to D Miller, OUT! Killer Miller is out of here! Excellent bowling change by Sarfraz Ahmed as Shadab strikes on his second ball. Huge wicket and timely too as this partnership threatened to take the game away from Pakistan. This is tossed up outside off, Miller lunges and then looks to drive but the ball turns back in and goes off the inner half. Since he goes hard at it, it carries towards short mid-wicket where Imam hangs onto it. Miller walks back after getting a start, South Africa needed him to continue. Game on here as the hosts need another 124 runs with 6 wickets in hand.
14.1
1
S Khan to van der Dussen, Tosses it up on off, it is eased down to long off for a run.

Shadab Khan to roll his arm over.

13.6
4
H Ali to D Miller, FOUR! Classic straight drive. Full on middle and off, David Miller hits a classic straight drive. The fielder at mid off puts a dive but cannot get a hand to it. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary. 10 runs off the over and a good one for the hosts.
13.5
1
H Ali to van der Dussen, Fuller length delivery on off, Rassie drives it to cover and takes a quick single.
13.4
1
H Ali to D Miller, Full on middle and leg. Miller pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a run.
13.3
0
H Ali to D Miller, Full on off, David hits it straight to the fielder at point.
13.2
0
H Ali to D Miller, Full outside off, Miller smartly leaves the ball away. No need to take any risks here.
13.1
4
H Ali to D Miller, FOUR! Overpitched by Hasan Ali on middle, Miller gets on his front foot and flicks it wide of the fielder at mid-wicket. The fielder dives to his left but cannot get close to the ball. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary. Runs coming thick and fast for South Africa now.
12.6
1
M Hafeez to D Miller, Shorter on middle, the ball spins away from the batsmen after pitching. Miller pushes it to long on for a single.
12.5
0
M Hafeez to D Miller, Tossed up on middle, Miller defends it away.
12.4
0
M Hafeez to D Miller, Shorter in length on middle and off, David blocks it.
12.3
2
M Hafeez to D Miller, Full on middle and leg, Miller flicks it away wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket and gets a brace.
12.2
4
M Hafeez to D Miller, FOUR! Fligted on off, David Miller gets on one knee and in a controlled manner sweeps it through the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. Runs coming easily for the hosts now.
12.1
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Tossed up outside off, Rassie guides it towards cover and takes a run.
11.6
3
H Ali to van der Dussen, Three runs to end! Full again from Hasan, van der Dussen leans into it and times it through mid on. He runs two and then is called for the third. He has to hurry but makes it in the end.
11.5
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, On a length and around off, it is kept out.
11.4
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, This is fuller again and it comes back in. The batter covers the swing this time and strokes it to mid on.
11.3
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Another good delivery! This one comes back in after pitching. Van der Dussen tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
11.2
0
H Ali to van der Dussen, Top comeback from Hasan Ali. He drags his length back and also gets the ball to straighten from off. Van der Dussen is beaten as he tries to defend.
11.1
4
H Ali to van der Dussen, FOUR! Welcome into the attack! Full and wide outside off, van der Dussen slams it wide of mid off and the ball races away to the fence.

Hasan Ali is on.

10.6
0
M Hafeez to D Miller, OHHHH! 'He has no idea' says Sarfraz in Hindi from behind and Miller truly does not here. This is floated up on off, it is the straighter one. Miller plays inside the line, the ball goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
10.5
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, On the pads, it is flicked towards fine leg for a run.
10.4
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, On the shorter side again, van der Dussen goes back and blocks it out.
10.3
1
M Hafeez to D Miller, This is shorter and on off, Miller easily punches it down to long on for a run. Gives the strike to the right-hander who will probably be more comfortable facing the offie.
10.2
0
M Hafeez to D Miller, Now due to the last ball, Miller steps down the track trying to smother the turn. Hafeez though outsmarts him and bowls it short. Miller looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
10.1
0
M Hafeez to D Miller, JAFFA! An off spinner's delight there. Tosses it up around middle and off. It pitches and then turns away. Miller tries to block but is beaten by the away turn.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

9.6
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Full on off, van der Dussen defends it off the front foot to see off the over from Afridi. No need to take risks here. The run rate will not be an issue for the hosts.
9.5
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Back of a length, Rassie blocks it from within the crease.
9.4
1
S Afridi to D Miller, On a length outside off, the ball jags back in after pitching. Miller steers it away to third man and rotates the strike.
9.3
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Length delivery outside off, Rassie opens the face off the bat and guides it to wards third man for a run.
9.2
4
S Afridi to van der Dussen, FOUR! Bouncer pulled away with control and balance. Bouncer by Afridi, van der Dussen pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. Rassie fighting his way out of this spell.
9.1
1
S Afridi to D Miller, Good length delivery outside off, guided to third man for a single.
8.6
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Loopy delivery on middle, van der Dussen blocks it off his front foot.
8.5
1
M Hafeez to D Miller, Flighted delivery outside off, driven to long off for a run.
8.4
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Drifts on the pads, Rassie flicks it on the on side for a single.
8.3
1
M Hafeez to D Miller, Slower and short outside off, Pushed to long on to rotate the strike.
8.2
1
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Flighted on middle and leg, van der Dussen pushes it to long on and takes a run.
8.1
0
M Hafeez to van der Dussen, Starts with a tossed up delivery on middle and off, Rassie defends it off his front foot.

Mohammad Hafeez is on now.

7.6
4
S Afridi to D Miller, FOUR! Easy pickings and a bad delivery to end the over. 163 runs needed off 42 overs.
7.5
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Shorter in length, Rassie pulls it to deep square leg and takes a run.
7.4
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Fuller on off, pushed to the fielder at point.
7.3
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Full on middle, van der Dussen blocks it off his front foot.
7.2
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Full on middle and off, pushed to the fielder at mid off.
7.1
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Back of a length, the ball jags back in after pitching. Rassie does well to defend that one.
6.6
2
F Ashraf to D Miller, A brace to end a good over for South Africa. On the pads, it is flicked through square leg and the batsmen take an easy two.
6.5
0
F Ashraf to D Miller, Lovely! This is what he should be bowling on continuous basis! On a lengt6h and around off, it pitches and angles away. Miller plays inside the line and gets beaten.
6.4
4
F Ashraf to D Miller, FOUR! No Faheem! This is feeding Miller to his strengths. Full and on off, Miller leans into it and caresses it through the gap on the off side.
6.3
1
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, A little too straight this time, van der Dussen flicks it through square leg. Imam runs behind the ball and keeps it down to one. Excellent commitment from the fielder there, just what Pakistan need at the moment. They have their tails up here.
6.2
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Perfect line and length! On off, it is on a length. Kept out.
6.1
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Fuller and around off, the batter strokes it to covers. Faheem needs to give good support here to Afridi. If he is not taking a wicket, he needs to keep it tight.
5.6
0
S Afridi to D Miller, Shorter in length on off, David rocks on his back foot and keeps that one away. Another great over from Shaheen Afridi just one run and a wicket off it.
5.5
0
S Afridi to D Miller, Good length delivery around off, Miller blocks that one.
5.4
0
S Afridi to D Miller, Full toss on off, David Miller is under some pressure so he just ends up defending it.

David Miller replaces his skipper in the middle.

5.3
0
S Afridi to du Plessis, OUT! Afridi gets his 3rd of the day. It's the South African skipper who has been dismissed. Full outside off, the ball moves away slightly after pitching. Faf du Plessis goes after it with minimal foot movement. He only gets an outside edge on it and the ball goes to the right of Sarfraz who takes it with a dive. He is up and running in celebration and why not? This is a huge wicket as Faf du Plessis has an excellent record on this ground. The game now is evenly poised after this wicket. 175 more needed for the hosts, whereas the visitors need another 7 wickets.
5.2
1
S Afridi to van der Dussen, In the air but safe. Afridi bowling some fire balls here. Full around off, the Rassie tries to defend it but is early in his shot. The ball finds the outside edge and flies pas the fielder at cover and towards third man. The batsmen pick up a single.
5.1
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Full on middle, van der Dussen defends it off his front foot.
4.6
0
F Ashraf to du Plessis, Another ball which is short and wide outside off, Faf throws his bat at it but gets beaten.
4.5
4
F Ashraf to du Plessis, FOUR! Excellent reply by Faf. Ashraf maybe gets carried away by the bounce on the last one and bowls a touch short again. This one sits up to be hit. Faf goes back and slaps it through cover-point. The ball races away.
4.4
0
F Ashraf to du Plessis, Nasty! A back of a length ball, it bounces and then rises. Faf tries to keep it out but the ball hits him on the handle. Luckily for him, it dies down onto the ground. Could have lobbed anywhere. However, these are encouraging signs for the Pakistan pacers. They do not have too much to bowl at and would welcome any sort of assistance from the surface.
4.3
1
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Almost plays it on! Length delivery outside off, the batter goes after it away from his body but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a run.
4.2
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Drags his length back now does Faheem. van der Dussen defends it out.
4.1
4
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, FOUR! Shot! A half volley outside off, it still has to be put away. Rassie does it in some style. He leans into it and strokes it into the gap in the cover region. Need not run for those.
3.6
0
S Afridi to du Plessis, Full outside off, du Plessis shoulders arms to it.
3.5
0
S Afridi to du Plessis, Faf has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
3.4
4
S Afridi to du Plessis, FOUR! Faf du Plessis is the third batsmen to get off the mark with a boundary in this innings. Length delivery on middle, du Plessis flicks it away through mid-wicket. The fielder puts a dive to stop the ball but cannot keep it in. This will give the South African skipper confidence.
3.3
0
S Afridi to du Plessis, Peach of a delivery! On a length on middle, the ball jags back in after pitching. Du Plessis thinks that it is gong to go away after pitching but to his surprise the ball comes back in and hits him high on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire turns it down. Afridi was very keen to review that one but Safraz turns his request down. The replays show it was a good decision as the ball was going over the stumps.

Faf du Plessis replaces Reeza Hendricks out in the middle.

3.2
0
S Afridi to R Hendricks, OUT! Second wicket for Shaheen Afridi. Full outside off, Reeza Hendricks goes after it but he gets an outside edge. The ball goes straight to Sarfraz Ahmed and the skipper takes an easy catch. Pakistan needed early wickets and the young Shaheen Afridi doesn't give them just one, he gives them two. The young man is on fire.
3.1
0
S Afridi to R Hendricks, Length delivery outside off, Hendricks defends it off his back foot.
2.6
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
2.5
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Back of a length on off, this is defended off the back foot.
2.4
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Length delivery again on middle, the batter gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
2.3
2
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Van der Dussen is off the mark! He opens the face at the very end and guides it through point. Takes two.
2.2
0
F Ashraf to van der Dussen, Good length again on middle, the batsman keeps it out.
2.1
1
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, Good length on middle, Hendricks plays inside the line, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for run.
1.6
0
S Afridi to van der Dussen, Full outside off, van der Dussen starts his innings watchfully by leaving it alone.

Rassie van der Dussen is the next man in.

1.5
0
S Afridi to H Amla, OUT! Shaheen has the last laugh and Amla is out of here. Young Afridi outsmarts the veteran Amla. After swinging it away for the first four deliveries, he gets this one to come back in. The length is also excellent. It is full and around off. Amla looks to drive with his foot rooted to the crease. It hits the inside edge and then onto the stumps. South Africa lose their first wicket and it's the centurion from last match. Ideal start for the visitors.
1.4
4
S Afridi to H Amla, FOUR! Overpitched outside off, Amla drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary. Second of the over.
1.3
0
S Afridi to H Amla, Full outside off, Hashim leaves that one.
1.2
4
S Afridi to H Amla, FOUR! Class! Full outside off, Amla just opens the face off the bat and hits it through point for a boundary. What a way to get off the mark. Continuing from where he left out in the previous match.
1.1
0
S Afridi to H Amla, Shaheen starts with a good length delivery outside off, Amla leaves that one.

Shaheen Afridi to partner Faheem from the other end.

0.6
0
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, Shorter in length, punched to the fielder at cover. 4 runs off the first over.
0.5
0
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, Good length delivery on middle, flicked straight to the fielder on the on side.
0.4
0
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, Full outside off, Hendricks pushes it to the fielder at cover.
0.3
0
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, Length delivery on middle, Reeza flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
0.2
4
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, FOUR! The chase is off the mark and in some style. Full on middle and leg, Hendricks flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a boundary.
0.1
0
F Ashraf to R Hendricks, Starts full and outside off, Reeza tries to hit it but misses. The ball comes quicker then he expected and he is late in his shot.

We are all set for the chase. Reeza Hendricks and Hashim Amla to open the innings for South Africa. Faheem Ashraf to take the new ball for Pakistan.