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Best performances - Batsmen

HE van der Dussen
HE van der Dussen
123(134) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 12 18 9 26 12 4 36
Babar Azam
Babar Azam
103(104) 17x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
10 1 11 1 26 8 13 33

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nortje
A Nortje
O10
M0
R51
W4
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
AL Phehlukwayo
AL Phehlukwayo
O10
M0
R56
W2
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Match days

2 April 2021 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 10, South Africa -1

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

END OF OVER:
50 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 274/7 | RR: 5.48

  • Faheem Ashraf5 (10b)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi0 (0b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo10-0-56-2
  • Lungi Ngidi10-1-65-0

Time for the presentation:

Bavuma: Not the result we were looking for. Batting and bowling were tested and pushed to our limits. We have areas we need to improve in. We didn't help ourselves with the batting in first 10 overs, with bowling we were behind the game. A valiant effort from the bowlers, the partnership between Imam and Babar took the game away from us. Nortje tried his best with his spell but wasn't enough from the team point of view. The options didn't come off and we had some soft dismissals, including mine. Not much we need to change, we just need to execute well.

Babar is also the is the Man of the Match: There was some moisture in the pitch like I said before the game. Credit goes to the bowlers for restricting South Africa with wickets in the powerplay. I told the bowlers to bowl on hard lengths and we got some swing as well. We got back to back wickets and that helped us in restricting them. When I went in the plan was to bat with our strength and build a long partnership with Imam. Nortje was outstanding with his spell and we saw some mistakes at that time but we'll learn from it. This win will give us a lot of confidence for the next game.

Don't know about you all, but that's enough drama for me for this weekend. Pakistan will be happy with their 1-0 lead and the second ODI is day after, in Johannesburg. Join us again for that, until then it's good bye from me, Vishal Dikshit, and Danyal Rasool. Ciao!

6.30pm What a match! After such a slow start, after a cracking century from Babar, after all kinds of twists and turns, it went down right to the last ball! High fives all around in the Pakistan dressing room as the other players on the field get together for hand shakes and fist bumps. There were many dull parts of the game but it was the Babar century and the four-for from Nortje that lit the game up after van der Dussen gave South Africa something to defend with his maiden international century. There were clouds hovering in the chase, there was a solid partnership between Babar and Imam, but South Africa fought back through Nortje's short balls and could have won it as well, had it not been for a no ball and free hit in the penultimate over. Always trust these two teams to make you bite your nails!

Sampath tells me the last time Pakistan won chasing on the final ball of an ODI was in April 2005 vs India. Phew, I need to catch my breath here. And here I was thinking ODIs are the most boring format these days.

Ammar Qazi: "Pakistan: We always make sure that the spectators get their money's worth of fun." Even when there's no crowd

Imtiaz : "You dont need to watch thrilling movies when you have cricket matches of Pakistan team."

49.6
1
Phehlukwayo to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, Faheem has done it for Pakistan! A really wide delivery to end this drama and Faheem has driven that wide of a diving cover-point fielder. Some South African fielders have their hands on hips, some on their heads

Scores level, one to get off one. Miller gives some advice to the bowler, Babar has his eyes peeled in the dressing room, his team-mates can't sit still. Bavuma comes for a chat with Phehlukwayo now, de Kock has taken his right glove off. Every fielder in the circle now

Toqeer : "This is Pakistan cricket for you "

49.5
2
Phehlukwayo to Faheem Ashraf, 2 runs, the slower ball is chipped over the bowler's head, long on and long off come in and the batsmen have enough time to return for the second

Bavuma wants a fielding change and he drops back to long-on. Mid-off goes deep as well. Fine leg comes in, third man is back

49.4
0
Phehlukwayo to Faheem Ashraf, no run, he leaves the ball alone! Short ball outside off, it had enough width and Faheem just watched it lob into the keeper's gloves

The physio comes out for the mandatory concussion check. Faheem has taken the helmet off, the physio ha both his arms on Faheem's shoulders. Bavuma is talking to his team-mates. All good eventually and action resumes after three dots

49.3
0
Phehlukwayo to Faheem Ashraf, no run, pings him on the helmet with a bouncer! Faheem went for the pull but Phehlukwayo, from around the wicket, bowled a really good short ball that chased the batsman. He pivots on the back foot and is hit on the side of the helmet

Two dots, three off four now

49.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Faheem Ashraf, no run, crunches the drive off length but straight to mid-off

The only dramatic element this match is missing is some rain and DLS confusion

49.1
W
Phehlukwayo to Shadab Khan, OUT, he's given it away with just three runs to get off six! Shadab gets a slower delivery and he goes for a big shot on the off side, gets the distance mainly for the height and van der Dussen takes it this time while running in

Shadab Khan c van der Dussen b Phehlukwayo 33 (57m 30b 2x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

11 from that over, Pakistan's match to lose from here. Shadab on strike

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd177Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
3rd7Mohammad RizwanImam-ul-Haq
4th5Mohammad RizwanDanish Aziz
5th5Mohammad RizwanAsif Ali
6th53Mohammad RizwanShadab Khan
7th15Faheem AshrafShadab Khan
8th3Faheem AshrafShaheen Shah Afridi