South Africa in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Pakistan vs South Africa - 1st T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: 11 February 2021

South Africa 166/6

RR: 8.3 | Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 runs

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Right. That ends a close-looking contest. Pakistan were favourites but the Proteas simply messed up a simple run chase from a dominant position. They have got a day to reflect on how to avoid a series loss and come back with renewed vigour for the second game. You too, take some rest now and come back refreshed for the second T20I on Saturday, 13th February, 2021. The game begins at 6 pm local (1300 GMT). But you can also catch the action from the second Bangladesh-West Indies Test match in the meanwhile. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam does not feel they are lucky to get this win. Plainly says that his bowlers won him the game. Feels that poor batting in the middle overs and poor bowling at the start put them under pressure but states that Usman Qadir got them back into the game. Reckons that there was some grip for the spinners in both innings but also lauds the way his seamers came back in the last 4 overs. On the sluggish start, Babar reckons that the ball was not coming onto the bat, hence, they were aiming to get partnerships. But then, also admits that the players got carried away with the format and went for playing strokes, which resulted in the fall of wickets. Praises Rizwan for his outstanding knock. Affirms that this win boosts their confidence but does not feel that there was dew around. Feels that it was hazy and visibility was an issue but stresses that the players did not complain and the fielding was excellent.

MOHMMAD RIZWAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. On carrying his form from the second Test, Rizwan says that every match is important, irrespective of the format. Hence he looks to play with full heart and effort in every game. Admits that Pakistan got off to a poor start and struggled in the first half. Details that he kept asking for plans from the dugout and accordingly went with the same. On him hitting 7 sixes in this game, Rizwan smiles and says that he has heard that he does not hit many sixes but if truth be told, he tries his best to play according to the situation of the game.

South African skipper, Heinrich Klaasen, feels disappointed with the result, stressing that batting in the last 4 overs let them down. On trial by spin, Klaasen says that it doesn't help if someone in the opposition bowls 3 overs for 4 runs and picks up 2 wickets, while chasing 170. But admits that they have to find a way to do something about it. On the dew, Heinrich says that on the outside it looks okay but not so, while actually bowling or fielding.

A few PCB 2020 awards to be given. Babar Azam gets the Spirit of Cricket award. Pakistan had visited the Bangladesh dressing room during their match last year. Naseem Shah gets the Emerging Cricketer of the year award for 2020. Still get the jitters when I remember his Test hat-trick against Bangladesh.

That was not the presentation. It is yet to come. Please stay tuned...

Usman Qadir is up for a chat. The leggie says that he just focused on bowling the dot balls and put pressure on the batsmen. Further says that there was dew and he had practiced for that as they managed to arrest the run-rate. On details about the advice from Rizwan, Usman mentions that the keeper told him to just flight the ball and not push it through and that is what he did. 

Earlier in the evening, Pakistan began slowly but then attacked towards the end, to finish on a competitive 169. Mohammad Rizwan batted till the end, scoring an unbeaten 104, but if truth be told, his strike rate actually pulled the team down. But in the end, it turned out to be enough.

Pakistan should have lost but belief got them the win. Usman Qadir was the one who got the turnaround. His 4-0-21-2 stifled the Saffas, as they simply could not get him away. Mohammad Nawaz was excellent upfront as well, with similar figures but wicketless. The seamers got a tonk but when it mattered in the end, the trio of Afridi, Rauf and Ashraf nailed their yorkers perfectly.

South Africa will be crestfallen. They can take the credit of fighting hard, but 170, with dew around, was chaseable. The openers gave a good start, adding 53 under 7 overs but the middle order fell apart. They were inexperienced but Miller and Klaasen are not exactly in that category, are they? 56 was needed in the last 5 overs, with 7 wickets in hand and they surely could have done it. Should have done it. But they just could not find a way of scoring through those middle overs and choked, while at the end, they kept losing wickets.

Excellent work from Pakistan. Who says teams cannot defend with dew? The Asian giants have busted that myth. Sensational bowling display, with all that dew but to be honest, they had a pretty inexperienced batting lineup in front of them.

19.6
2
Faheem Ashraf to Bjorn Fortuin, It is not a boundary and PAKISTAN WIN BY 3 RUNS! Full, almost a yorker, around off, Fortuin gets across, swings hard but can only eke it off the inside half of his bat towards deep square leg. The fielder gets across and manages to push the ball back into play, as it is about to cross the ropes. 2 runs taken.

Babar is right into the ears of Faheem. He will be okay with a four but by no means a six. And of course, no extra balls. Square leg, mid on, mid-wicket, long on, long off and extra cover, at the fence.

19.5
4
Faheem Ashraf to Bjorn Fortuin, FOUR! We are not done yet! Full, outside off, Fortuin gets across and laps it to the right of short fine leg!
19.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Dwaine Pretorius, Full toss outside off, but he has botched it. Mistimes it to long off for just a single.
19.3
6
Faheem Ashraf to Dwaine Pretorius, SIX! Is there still life left? Around middle, Pretorius swings it over wide long on! 11 needed from 3 balls. Possible?
19.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Bjorn Fortuin, Yorker on middle, terrific delivery, dug out to the leg side for just one. 17 needed from 4 balls now.
19.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Dwaine Pretorius, Full and outside off, Pretorius hammers it straight to long off. Just a single.

Faheem Ashraf to bowl the final over. 2-0-22-1 so far. He has got 18 to defend.

18.6
2
Shaheen Afridi to Bjorn Fortuin, Nearly a boundary! Length ball, outside off, Bjorn carves it over cover. Faheem Ashraf races across to his right, gets to the ball from deep point, but then fumbles. Nearly concedes the boundary but manages to stop the ball in the end. Two runs taken.
18.5
4
Shaheen Afridi to Bjorn Fortuin, FOUR! Life is harsh. Excellent yorker, around off, Fortuin somehow manages to get his bat down in time. But due to sheer luck, he gets an outside edge, which runs past the keeper, to the left of short third man!
18.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Bjorn Fortuin, Quick short one. Cannot get hold of that either. Gets across and looks to lap it over short fine leg, but misses.
18.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Bjorn Fortuin, Lovely bowling. Excellent change of pace, Bjorn swings for the heavens but misses.
18.2
4
Shaheen Afridi to Bjorn Fortuin, EDGED, FOUR! A bit of luck. Pacy ball, on a length, outside off, Fortuin swings hard. Gets a thick outside edge but luckily for him, it flies over a leaping short third man into the fence behind.
18.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Bjorn Fortuin, A yorker, outside off, Fortuin swings but misses.

The physio is out in the middle now. While taking the second, Fortuin slipped and seems to have twisted his ankle.

17.6
2
Haris Rauf to Dwaine Pretorius, Around middle, punched wide of long on for a couple. Oh dear. Has Fortuin done his calf or hamstring? 4-0-44-2 for Rauf tonight. Expensive but an excellent final over.

Bjorn Fortuin walks in next.

17.5
0
Haris Rauf to Andile Phehlukwayo, OUT! CAUGHT IN THE DEEP! A length ball, in the slot, Phehlukwayo flicks this uppishly, but it is straight down the throat of Haider Ali at deep mid-wicket. Good leaping catch at the ropes. What an over this is turning out to be. 6 runs and 2 wickets so far.
17.4
1
Haris Rauf to Dwaine Pretorius, DROPPED! Tough chance. Properly put, Rauf is lucky. Another slower ball, around off, Dwaine backs away and bludgeons it. Haris barely has time to react. The ball is coming at his face and luckily, hits his left shoulder and goes to mid off. A single is taken. The physio is ready to come out but Rauf sends him back.
17.3
4
Haris Rauf to Dwaine Pretorius, FOUR! No time to get your eye in. Full and outside off, slower one, Pretorius goes big over mid off and nearly clears the ropes!

Dwaine Pretorious walks in now.

17.2
0
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, OUT! Hendricks is run out! Wrong question. Gone? Isn't it? Should have been asked by us in the insert. Confusion, confusion and the set man is in delusion. He is gone now. Waste of a wicket. A short ball, outside off, Reeza looks to pull but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. He does not know where the ball is and sets off for a single. Phehlukwayo responds but then Hendricks goes back. Now, he sees Andile come so he starts running again. But now, because Hendricks went back, Andile stops. In the meanwhile, Rizwan comes up to the ball, dives and then disturbs the stumps. Reeza dives but the appeal is referred upstairs. The first replay shows that he is gone by a yard.

Gone? Is it? A run out appeal has been referred upstairs. Gone big time, is Hendricks.

17.1
1
Haris Rauf to Andile Phehlukwayo, Slower ball, around middle, Phehlukwayo backs away, looks to punch, but mistimes it back to the bowler. However, Rauf fumbles and allows the single.

Rizwan and Babar in a chat. Who will bowl the 18th? 3 overs left. Rauf and Afridi have 1, while Ashraf has 2. Babar goes with Rauf. 3-0-36-1 so far.

16.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Outside off, on a length, Reeza looks to push it through the off side but misses.
16.5
4
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Gets it away this time! Yorker attempted by Afridi, but it turns out to be a low full toss. Hendricks gets well across his off stump and laps it over short fine leg. 37 more needed from 19 balls.
16.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Gets across, looks to ramp it over short fine but toe-ends it back to the bowler.
16.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Andile Phehlukwayo, On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
16.2
6
Shaheen Afridi to Andile Phehlukwayo, SIX! Clean as a whistle! After a perfect yorker first ball, Afridi dishes in a rank half volley around off. Phehlukwayo gets under it and sends it sailing straight back, into the sightscreen. Moves to 12 from 5 balls, in a stand of 13 from 6 deliveries.

Afridi will be looking to nail those yorkers.

16.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Andile Phehlukwayo, Yorker, outside off, Phehlukwayo looks to dig it out but misses.
15.6
1
Haris Rauf to Andile Phehlukwayo, On off, tucked to square leg for a single.
15.5
4
Haris Rauf to Andile Phehlukwayo, EDGY FOUR! Short of good length around middle, Phehlukwayo looks to tap it to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and runs past the leg pole for a boundary at fine leg. A welcome hit to the fence.
15.4
1
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, Full and around middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for a single. 50-up for Hendricks. He has played a good knock so far and needs to continue.
15.3
1
Haris Rauf to Andile Phehlukwayo, On off, pushed to covers for a single.
15.2
0
Haris Rauf to Heinrich Klaasen, OUT! CAUGHT! Short and around waist height for Klaasen to pull. He does so but does not get the distance as Hussain Talat there takes the catch without moving an inch.
15.1
1
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, Short of good length on off, pulled away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

So Klaasen is surviving some close calls.

14.6
0
Usman Qadir to Heinrich Klaasen, NOT OUT! Tossed up around off, Klaasen goes for the reverse sweep but misses it. The ball hits him on the pads and Rizwan there appeals. The umpire is unmoved as Babar takes the review. Replays roll in and first up is the UltraEdge which shows a flat line. Then comes the Ball Tracker which shows that it is missing the stumps by a huge margin.
14.5
0
Usman Qadir to Heinrich Klaasen, Beaten! A leg spinner from Qadir but the ball spins away to beat Heinrich's bat.
14.4
4
Usman Qadir to Heinrich Klaasen, FOUR! Swept away! Tossed up around off, Klaasen gets into the act now as he sweeps it through square leg to find the much-needed boundary.
14.3
1
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks,  Flighted around off, pushed to the off side for a single.
14.2
1
Usman Qadir to Heinrich Klaasen,  On off, swept towards square leg for a single.

That was a close call for Klaasen.

14.1
0
Usman Qadir to Heinrich Klaasen, NOT OUT! Right review for South Africa. A googly around middle, Klaasen goes for the push but is beaten to get rapped on the pads. There is an appeal from Qadir and the finger goes up of Aleem Dar. Klaasen takes the review. Ultra Edge shows  a flat line as the Ball Tracker shows the ball to be spinning down leg.
13.6
4
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Three in a row! Full and wide outside off, Hendricks cuts it through backward point and the ball races to the fence there in a jiffy.
13.5
4
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR AGAIN! Short and around off, Hendricks gets on top of the bounce and pulls it into the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary on the bounce.
13.4
4
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Helped away! Full and around off, Hendricks walks across off stump and then paddles it over short fine leg and into the fence behind for a boundary.
13.3
2
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, Fuller and slower around off, Reeza slogs it to deep square leg and gets a brace this time.
13.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Heinrich Klaasen, Short of good length and around off, whipped away towards mid-wicket for a single by Klaasen.
13.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, Full and around off, Hendricks drives it towards covers for a single.
12.6
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Heinrich Klaasen, INNOVATIVE FOUR! Full and around middle, Klaasen is quick to get into position as he reverse sweeps it past point and into the fence for a boundary.
12.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, Drops this one around off, Reeza whips it to the leg side and crosses over for a single.
12.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Heinrich Klaasen, Full on middle, driven down to long on for a run.
12.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, Full on middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for a quick single by Reeza.
12.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Heinrich Klaasen, On middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for a single by Klaasen.
12.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, Floated on off, pushed to the leg side for a single.

Who comes out to bat now? Heinrich Klaasen comes out to bat now. Can the skipper inspire South Africa to a win?

11.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to David Miller, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Faheem does it for Pakistan! Big, big wicket of that of David Miller. Length and angled across Miller, David goes for a wild drive without any footwork. The ball nips away a bit to catch the outside edge as Rizwan gobbles it up.
11.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, Length and on off, clipped towards square leg for a single.

Some sawdust being sprinkled near the bowler's run up. Dew clearing playing its part here.

11.4
2
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, Short of good length and around off, Reeza gets on top of the bounce and then pulls it towards deep square leg for a brace.
11.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to David Miller, Shorter and outside off, Miller slaps it towards deep point for a single.
11.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Reeza Hendricks, Short of good length and around off, Hendricks pushes it towards covers for a single.
11.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to David Miller, On middle, Miller clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

Faheem Ashraf comes onto bowl now.

10.6
4
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Drive well connected! Overpitched and around off, Reeza drives it through covers for a boundary.
10.5
1
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Flatter around off, pushed down to long off for a single.
10.4
1
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks, Fuller on off, reverse swept towards backward point for a single.
10.3
4
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! That's a very good shot against the run of play! Tossed up around off, Hendricks sweeps it powerfully through square leg and ends up gettting a boundary.
10.2
1
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Fuller around off, pushed down to covers for a single.
10.1
0
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Tossed up around off, Miller goes up for the reverse sweep but the ball spins into him and gets beaten to take the blow onto his body.

Another break and once again the groundsmen are out with the ropes. Lot of dew on the ground. South Africa are 66/2 at the halfway stage and they need another 104 off 60 balls. Pakistan are bowling rightly with their spinners. The slowness of the wicket is clearly troubling Saffas. Miller out there could be the deciding factor in this game. An interesting second half of the second innings coming up after this short drinks and dew break.

9.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, Full and around off, driven down to covers for a single.
9.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, Floated on off, pushed down to the bowler.
9.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, WIDE! Tosed up and spinning down leg, Miller does not offer a stroke. The keeper too fails to collect it. Wide given.
9.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, Angled on middle, clipped towards mid-wicket by Reeza for a single.
9.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, On middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for a single. Miller off the mark here.
9.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, Fuller on off, pushed off the back foot and back to the bowler.
9.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, On middle, clipped to mid-wicket for a single.

Who comes out to bat now? David Miller to bat now. Also, Mohammad Nawaz comes on. 2-0-7-0 from him so far.

8.6
0
Usman Qadir to Jacques Snyman, OUT! CASTLED! Qadir is all in celebration! Tossed up around middle, A googly once again. Snyman lines up to go downtown but misreads the wrong 'un completely. The ball though does not miss its target once again as the middle pole is pegged back.
8.5
1
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks,  Full on off, stroked down the ground for a single.
8.4
0
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks, Leading edge but safe! Tossed up around off, Hendricks goes for the flick to the leg side but ends up getting a leading edge. The ball rolls to the point fielder there.
8.3
1
Usman Qadir to Jacques Snyman, Flatter and around off, Jacques pulls it to deep mid-wcket for a single. The fielder fields it on the bounce.
8.2
0
Usman Qadir to Jacques Snyman, Now  a leg spinner from Qadir and Snyman is all at sea as he fails to read it once again and gets beaten on the outside edge.
8.1
0
Usman Qadir to Jacques Snyman, Another googly around middle, Snyman fails to read it as he gets rapped on the pads. Going down leg though.
7.6
0
Khushdil Shah to Reeza Hendricks, Flatter and outside off, slapped towards point. A couple of tight overs for Pakistan.
7.5
1
Khushdil Shah to Jacques Snyman, On middle and leg, Snyman clips it off his pads towards mid-wicket and gets a run.
7.4
1
Khushdil Shah to Reeza Hendricks, Floated on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
4
Khushdil Shah to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! Nicely driven! Tossed up and around off, Reeza drives it through covers and bags a boundary.
7.2
0
Khushdil Shah to Reeza Hendricks, Flatter outside off, Henricks pushes it to point once again.
7.1
0
Khushdil Shah to Reeza Hendricks, On off, pushed to point.

Khushdil Shah is on now.

6.6
0
Usman Qadir to Jacques Snyman, Flatter around off, Snyman goes for the pull but is beaten.

Who comes out to bat now? Jacques Snyman is the new man in.

6.5
0
Usman Qadir to Janneman Malan, OUT! TIMBER! Nice tossed up ball, luring the batsman to play it off the front foot. Malan does but is beaten as the ball just about spins away and goes past his outside edge. The ball though does not miss its target as it crashes into the off pole.
6.4
0
Usman Qadir to Janneman Malan, The googly around middle, Malan goes for the sweep but fails read it. It hits the pad and there is an appeal but nothing from the umpire.
6.3
0
Usman Qadir to Janneman Malan, Fuller on off, pushed back to the bowler.
6.2
1
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks, Tossed up on off, clipped to mid-wicket for a single. Usman is bowling just like his father. The late Abdul Qadir.
6.1
1
Usman Qadir to Janneman Malan, Fuller on off, pushed to covers for a single.

Usman Qadir is into the attack now.

5.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Length and around off, Reeza defends it to covers. 119 needed off 84 balls. SOUTH AFRICA ARE 51/0 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Swing and a miss! Length and outside off, Hendricks slashes at it but is beaten on the outside edge.
5.4
1
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, Full and on middle, clipped towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
5.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, Fuller and angled on off, Malan blocks it down to the bowler from the crease.
5.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, Length and around off, pushed to point.
5.1
6
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, SIX! Straight down the ground! That's a beauty! Slower and around off, Malan stands tall and lofts it straight down the ground as the ball goes over long off for a biggie. 50-run stand is also up between these two.
4.6
1
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, Slower ball, outside off, fuller in length, pushed towards mid off for a single. 18 from the over!
4.5
4
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, FOUR! TAKE THAT! I think by now, Rauf should have known that Malan does not mind playing the pull shot. Short and outside off, Malan crunches this via a pull, in front of square on the leg side.
4.4
4
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries. Poor bowling. Full and down the leg side, Malan whips it over square leg and beats the fielder in the deep, to his right.
4.3
4
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, FOUR MORE! This is 144 ks. Same result. Short again, around off, Malan is upto the task and pulls it all along the ground, in total control, through fine leg. Nearly hits the hoarding of 500 US dollars. Misses it.
4.2
4
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, FOUR! Slower ball. But the length is dragged down. Malan picks the change in pace and pulls it through square leg. 139 more needed from 94 balls. Malan moves to 23 from 17 balls, in a stand of 31 from 26.
4.1
1
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, Full and around off, driven wide of mid off for a single.

Change of ends for Haris Rauf. 1-0-10-0 so far.

3.6
4
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, FOUR! Down the ground. On a length, outside off, Malan come forward and thumps it through mid off, lofting it in the air.
3.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, Outside off, Janneman looks to heave across the line but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
3.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to Janneman Malan, FOUR! Low full toss, wide outside off. Malan just directs it behind point, using the pace of the bowler. Beats third man to his right. 148 more needed from 98 balls. The stand is worth 22 from 22 balls.
3.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Down the leg side, worked to deep square leg for a single.
3.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Yorker, around off, well dug out.
3.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Reeza Hendricks, Full and outside off, Hendricks plays it with a loose bottom hand and spoons it to the left of mid off.

Shaheen Afridi to bowl now.

2.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, The sweep shot is attempted now, but Janneman finds square leg. 
2.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, Full and around off, pushed to the off side.
2.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, LEADING EDGE, SAFE! The ball is still gripping and spinning. Around middle, plenty of flight, not much pace, Reeza looks to work it to the leg side but plays a tad too early. The ball takes the leading edge, lobs in the air. Luckily for the batsman, it is wide of cover, to his right. Mid off mops it up, moving to his left. A single taken.
2.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, Full, around middle, Malan walks down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
2.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, Yorker length, outside off, squeezed straight to point.
2.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, Full, around off, defended watchfully.
1.6
0
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, Full, outside off, driven straight to cover.
1.5
4
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, FOUR! SPANKED! Short ball, barely at waist height, Hendricks picks the length in a trice and pulls it over mid-wicket. Off the mark in style. That was 141.4 kph but the deck is slow.
1.5
0
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, WIDE. Full and down the leg side, Hendricks misses his flick.
1.4
0
Haris Rauf to Reeza Hendricks, Around middle and off, well blocked out.
1.3
1
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
1.2
4
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, FOUR! That is a confidence booster. On a length, around off, Malan walks into the shot and just wrists it wide of mid on, finding the fence.
1.1
0
Haris Rauf to Janneman Malan, Around middle and off, pushed down to mid on.

Pace from the other end. Haris Rauf it is.

0.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, Around middle, pushed back down the track.

A halt in play. Aleem Dar is having some problem with his vision as his spectacles are steaming up.

0.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, NOT OUT! Bat detected. Full and around middle, Malan looked to work it to the leg side but missed. The ball hit the back pad and lobbed over Rizwan, who started to scream vociferously. Aleem Dar had a look, then shook his head. The ball rolled towards third man and the batsmen took a single. Meanwhile, Pakistan got into a huddle, with Babar asking his keeper, bowler and a couple of other players. The DRS timer is ticking by but Babar signals the 'T' at the last moment. UltraEdge detects a spike as the ball goes past the outer half of the bat. Unlucky for Pakistan. That looked stone dead.

LBW review by Pakistan! Just in the nick of time by Pakistan. Outside edge! Review lost.

0.4
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, FOUR! EDGED THROUGH! Full and around middle, Malan makes room to the leg side, looks to go off side but the ball spins, takes the outside edge and goes past the off stump, towards third man!
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Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, The arm ball, down the leg side, Janneman looks to sweep but misses. There is a mild LBW appeal as the ball hits the pad but that was going down the leg side.
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Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, Quicker ball, around off, Malan stays back to defend.
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Mohammad Nawaz to Janneman Malan, Fuller, outside off, driven straight to cover.