Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.3 Steyn bounces out Imam! Steyn runs in hard, hits the pitch harder, 139ks. Banged in short and angling away outside off, Imam is rushed into a hook against the angle. It gets too big on him. Imam can only splice it off a top-edge into the lap of deep third man. 8/1
    24.5 short ball on middle, top-edged and taken at deep fine leg! Tahir takes a catch near the boundary rope as Fakhar mistimes a pull, but he stumbles backwards slightly while completing the catch, and the umpires want to see if his back leg has touched the rope. It's mighty close.. i'll tell you that. Nifty footwork from Tahir to recover after losing his balance.. but he's managed to keep his heel inside the ropes. Any ballet dancer would be proud of that effort, Fakhar falls for 70 128/4
    12.5 The leg stump goes cartwheeling. What a sight for a fast bowler. Babar jumps too far across off, exposes his leg stump, and loses it. Pretorius hits a hard length and hits the leg stump. Babar simply shuffled across and missed the flick. Just when these two were looking to kick into a higher gear, Pretorius breaks the stand 64/2
    20.4 Phehlukwayo goes short as Hafeez skips down the ground. Cramped for space, but still attempts to pull, and that's been gloved right into the keeper's gloves. No hesitation from the umpire either 108/3
    38.6 banged in short and outside off, spliced over midwicket. Another awful mix-up between the wickets. The TV umpire has been called in. Malik has been caught short. Huge blow for Pakistan in a crunch game. Malik was keen on the second, Shadab not quite. Steyn had swooped down on the ball, throwing to Pretorious. The bowler then threw it to the keeper to get Malik 174/6
    32.1 here comes Rizwan: down the track, goes for an almighty heave-ho across the line. He winds up top-edging it to de Kock behind the stumps. Seeing Rizwan venture down the track, Pretorious digs it short and wide outside off. He asks the batsman to reach out for the ball and hit it. Rizwan can't get enough bat onto it and nicks off. He simply couldn't get going today. He falls for a painstaking 10 off 30 balls 147/5
    43.5 Pulled straight into the lap of Rassie van der Dussen at short midwicket. Hip-high short ball outside off, comes off slow off the pitch, Shadab looks to manufacture his own pace again. He pulls it hard but straight to short midwicket. Rassie hangs onto the fast-travelling ball. First wicket on international return for Mulder 200/7
    not out
    47.5 pinpoint yorker from Rabada, and it floors the off stump. Rabada hits the blockhole from around the wicket, angling in and tails away late to beat the outside edge and smash the stump 221/8
    not out
    8 (b 1, lb 1, w 6)
    240/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.8)
    Did not bat: Usman Shinwari
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Imam-ul-Haq, 2.3 ov), 2-64 (Babar Azam, 12.5 ov), 3-108 (Mohammad Hafeez, 20.4 ov), 4-128 (Fakhar Zaman, 24.5 ov), 5-147 (Mohammad Rizwan, 32.1 ov), 6-174 (Shoaib Malik, 38.6 ov), 7-200 (Shadab Khan, 43.5 ov), 8-221 (Mohammad Amir, 47.5 ov)
    DW Steyn805116.37256110
    Imran Tahir1003603.60343000
    K Rabada1014314.30415110
    D Pretorius1014624.60272000
    PWA Mulder302016.6652010
    AL Phehlukwayo904224.66304030

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st39HM AmlaQ de Kock
2nd61RR HendricksQ de Kock
3rd46F du PlessisQ de Kock
4th95F du PlessisHE van der Dussen