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Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs SA, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
272&298
201&274 (91.4)
Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs
That's all from this game and the series! Babar Azam lifts the cup and is applauded by his teammates. They pose for a photo as the winners. South Africa had a tough time and they will be very disappointed with their effort. Now we move on to the three-match T20 series which begins on 11th February 2021 at 1530 local (1030 GMT). Till then, cheers and take care.
Victorious Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, thanks the almighty and then the South African team, for helping international cricket resume in Pakistan. On captaincy pressure, Azam shrugs it off, as he says that when you get a good team, you don't have to do much as a captain. On giving South Africa their own medicine, beating them by pace, he praises Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali who used the reverse swing exceptionally well. Puts the improvement in fielding to the mixture of youth and experience in the team, detailing that the management is paying attention to everything. To come back in this manner after losing in New Zealand, Babar says that the team was always confident. Praises Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma who made it difficult for them but then lauds his own fast bowling unit for changing things around quickly with the second new ball.
South African skipper, Quinton de Kock, admits that the first-innings lead played a big role in this defeat. Rues his team missing big moments. Praises George Linde for bowling his heart out, in spite of a broken finger. Agrees that it is hard to accept this disappointment but stresses that they will learn from this and work on how to go forward. On Aiden Markram's form, de Kock says that he never had a doubt on him performing, looking at his credentials in Asia and hopes that he maintains this consistency.
MOHAMMAD RIZWAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Rizwan thanks the almighty for this award. Puts his success to the clear planning by the management and coaching staff, who made his role clear. On his keeping adjustments, coming in from New Zealand, he gives credit to his personal coach who helped him do the little things better. On his batting form, Rizwan says that mostly he comes on to bat under pressure conditions but leaves it to the almighty. On his sledging behind the stumps, Rizwan smiles and says that because of the stump mic, he is not in a position to say much but then quickly adds that he does not cross the line.
HASAN ALI HAS BEEN BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Hasan says that he is over the moon, citing this as a comeback series for him. Stresses that everyone wishes a dream comeback and he wished no less. Is happy to get that. Puts it down to confidence, the stress to be consistent in lines and lengths. Admits that fitness was an issue in the past but is fitter now. Agrees that playing a lot of first-class matches has helped him.
Quite a few awards being given - even in domestic cricket. Among the notable ones, Mohammad Rizwan gets the Player Of The Year award, in the previous season.
Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!
So a quick recap then! After opting to bat first, the hosts had a tough time with the bat as they posted just 272. They would not have reached there as well if not for Faheem Ashraf who scored a fine 78. Babar Azam too scored 77. It did not look enough at one stage but Pakistan bowlers responded in a fine manner as they dismissed South Africa for just 201 with Hasan Ali's 5-fer dominating the show. South Africa got starts in that innings but no one was able to continue big. The hosts, in their second innings, rode on Mohammad Rizwan's century to help them gain a lead of 369 which looked good. South Africa in response had started well and at one stage, they looked on course to overhaul the score with Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma going strong but it was not to be as they lost wickets in a heap and eventually lost by 95 runs.
South Africa had a great chance of levelling the series at the start of Day 5. They did lose Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis very early on but Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram played well and took them to Lunch without any further loss of wickets. They needed more 151 to win post Lunch with 7 wickets in hand and they might have felt that they had a chance but what happened thereafter was chaos. Pakistan took the second new ball and as has been the case so often, the Proteas collapsed and they lost their last 7 wickets for 33 runs. In the end, it was a disappointing performance. Markram will be gutted. Not because his century went in vain more so because it was his rash shot which started the collapse.
Pakistan started the day well with Hasan Ali picking up Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis in quick succession but there was nothing much after that as Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma kept them at bay. Post Lunch, they came out all guns blazing as they took the second new ball and from there onwards it was mayhem. Hasan Ali sent back Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock in back-to-back balls and there was no looking back for them. Hasan Ali ended up with a 5-fer while Shaheen took 4 wickets in the end to help Pakistan achieve a victory.
Pakistan have done it! They have won the series 2-0 and it has been a brilliant win for them! With this, they also get their first Test series win over South Africa since 2003. Post-Lunch, South Africa started well but the second new Ball did the trick as the wickets fell in a heap and Pakistan eventually won by 95 runs. South Africa will be disappointed as they faced another collapse like they have done all series and will be a very dsiappointed unit. Handshakes all around and it has been a deserving victory for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 91.4 : 274/10
4 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 491.2
  • 091.3
  • W 91.4
W. Mulder
20 (40)
A. Nortje
2 (3)
Y. Shah
23.4-5-56-1
91.4
W
Yasir Shah To Wiaan Mulder OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! That's it! This is superb from Pakistan! Loopy ball on middle, Mulder uses his feet and then looks to hammer it over the bowler's head but misses and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. PAKISTAN WIN BY 95 RUNS.
91.3
0
Yasir Shah To Wiaan Mulder
Loopy ball on middle, Mulder pushes it to mid on.
91.2
4
Yasir Shah To Wiaan Mulder
FOUR! Short and wide and it is punished! Short ball outside off, Mulder cuts it through the cover-point region for a boundary.
91.1
0
Yasir Shah To Wiaan Mulder
Flatter ball on off, Mulder defends it out of the back foot.
Yasir Shah is back on.
End Of The Over 91 : 270/9
2 Runs
  • W 90.1
  • 090.2
  • W 90.3
  • 090.4
  • 290.5
  • 090.6
A. Nortje
2 (3)
W. Mulder
16 (36)
S. Afridi
21-6-51-4
90.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Anrich Nortje
Very full ball on the pads, Nortje flicks it to the leg side.
90.5
2
Shaheen Afridi To Anrich Nortje
Good length ball on off, Nortje pushes it to the deep cover for a couple.
90.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Anrich Nortje
Good length ball around off, Nortje looks to defend but gets beaten.
Anrich Nortje is the last man in.
90.3
W
Shaheen Afridi To Kagiso Rabada OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Pakistan are making quick work of this! The second new ball has been a boon for Pakistan! Full ball on middle, Rabada looks to defend but misses and the ball rattles the timber behind. Can Afridi get a 5-fer?
90.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Kagiso Rabada
Short ball around middle and leg, Rabada ducks under it.
Kagiso Rabada is the next man in.
90.1
W
Shaheen Afridi To Keshav Maharaj OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! South Africa are crumbling big time! Wow! This is some bowling from Shaheen Afridi! Pakistan just two wickets away from victory and a series win. Full ball outside off, Maharaj looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and goes towards second slip where Imran Butt takes another good catch. Butt has been a good fielder behind the stumps.
End Of The Over 90 : 268/7
4 Runs
  • 289.1
  • 089.2
  • 089.3
  • 289.4
  • 089.5
  • 089.6
W. Mulder
16 (36)
K. Maharaj
0 (3)
H. Ali
16-2-60-5
89.6
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
A dot to end! On off, Mulder gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
89.5
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Attacks the stumps, this is played back to the bowler.
89.4
2
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Two again! On middle, Mulder works it through mid-wicekt with soft hands and takes two.
89.3
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
On middle, Mulder gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
89.2
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
On middle, Mulder pushes it back to the bowler.
89.1
2
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Angled into the middle pole, Mulder works it through square leg for two.
End Of The Over 89 : 264/7
6 Runs
  • 488.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 2 NB 88.4
  • 088.4
  • 088.5
  • 088.6
K. Maharaj
0 (3)
W. Mulder
12 (30)
S. Afridi
20-6-49-2
88.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Keshav Maharaj
Full ball outside off, Keshav shoulders arms to it.
88.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Keshav Maharaj
Full ball outside off, Maharaj leaves it alone.
88.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Keshav Maharaj
BEATEN! Superb delivery! Full ball outside off, Maharaj looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
88.4
nb
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Back of a length ball on off, Mulder taps it to point for a single. No Ball signalled by the third umpire.
88.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Outside off, left alone.
88.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Maharaj was a goner if it had hit! Full ball outside off, Mulder drives it to cover. Maharaj wants the single and takes off but Mulder sends him back. The fielder collects and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Maharaj was nowhere in the picture.
88.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
FOUR! Powered! Short ball on middle, Mulder pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
Keshav Maharaj comes out to bat.
End Of The Over 88 : 258/7
5 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 187.2
  • 487.3
  • 087.4
  • 087.5
  • W 87.6
G. Linde
4 (5)
W. Mulder
7 (26)
H. Ali
15-2-56-5
87.6
W
Hasan Ali To George Linde OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! 5-fer for Hasan Ali! 10 wickets in the match for the pacer! Waqar Younis likes it and is applauding from the dugout! South Africa lose their 7th. Hasan Ali has been a star this game and he is a pleased man.Hasan bowls a full ball outside off, Linde looks to drive but fails to keep it down. It goes towards point where Faheem Ashraf dives and takes a good catch.
87.5
0
Hasan Ali To George Linde
On a length on middle, George defends it back to the bowler.
87.4
0
Hasan Ali To George Linde
Good length ball on off, Linde defends it to cover.
87.3
4
Hasan Ali To George Linde
FOUR! Nicely played by Linde! Good length ball outside off, Linde drives it through the cover region for a boundary.
87.2
1
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Short ball on middle, Mulder pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
87.1
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
On a length on off, Mulder pushes it to mid off.
End Of The Over 87 : 253/6
7 Runs
  • 2 NB 86.1
  • 486.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • 186.4
  • W 86.5
  • 086.6
G. Linde
0 (1)
W. Mulder
6 (24)
S. Afridi
19-6-43-2
86.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To George Linde
NOT OUT! There is a gap between bat and ball and the Ultra Edge shows nothing as well. Terrific delivery from Afridi again! Full ball outside off, Linde looks to drive but seems to have missed. There was a noise as the ball passed the bat. Rizwan collects and starts appealing but the umpire is standing his ground. Pakistan are very confident and Babar Azam takes the review. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows no spike as the ball passed the bat. Pakistan lose all their reviews.
Review! Is that another one caught behind? Pakistan reckon so. There was a bit of a noise but nothing on Ultra Edge.
DRINKS BREAK. Well, this is happening quickly again, isn't it? We felt that South Africa are much better-placed heading into Lunch. But the first hour after the break has seen 3 wickets fall for 12 runs in 35 balls! The second new ball has done the trick for Pakistan and one reckons, the game is done and dusted now. Of course, the pie is ready as well. In case we are forced to eat it humbly again... George Linde walks out now. How will the finger injury affect his grip on the bat?
86.5
W
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Bavuma once again gets a fifty and gets out! What a ball from Shaheen Afridi. Perfect line and length from the pacer. South Africa are struggling now. Pakistan just 4 wickets away from a victory. Good length ball around off, Bavuma looks to defend but does so without moving his feet. It takes the outside edge and goes to Rizwan who makes no mistake. South Africa still need 117 runs to win. This has been a superb spell from Afridi after the second new ball was taken.
86.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Catch it is the call but lands safely! Short ball on the pads, Mulder looks to pull but gets it off the toe end of the bat. It goes towards deep square leg but it lands way ahead of the fielder. A single taken.
86.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
A short ball, outside off, Wiaan looks to pull but toe-ends it to mid on.
86.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Around off, fended towards gully.
86.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
FOUR! This is on the hips, Mulder tucks it towards fine leg. Hasan Ali gets across to his right, gives it his all, races, slides but the ball still beats him. 250 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA. 118 more needed from a minimum of 305 balls. The stand moves to 11.
86.1
nb
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
On a length, outside off, Bavuma rides the bounce nicely and pushes it through the covers for a single. It is a NO BALL for overstepping. Not called by the third umpire, this is by Ahsan Raza himelf.
End Of The Over 86 : 246/5
3 Runs
  • 185.1
  • 085.2
  • 185.3
  • 185.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
W. Mulder
1 (20)
T. Bavuma
60 (123)
H. Ali
14-2-51-4
85.6
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Fullish ball on off, Mulder prods forward and then pushes it to the off side.
85.5
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Short ball around off, Mulder looks to pull at first but then decides to sway away from it.
85.4
1
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
On a length outside off, Bavuma pushes it to deep cover for a single.
85.3
1
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Shorter ball, outside off, Mulder gets off the mark on his 18th ball, taking a single towards mid-wicket. Good to see that he is ready to take the short stuff on.
85.2
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Fuller, around off, watchfully defended.
85.1
1
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Around middle, helped to the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 85 : 243/5
1 Runs
  • 184.1
  • 084.2
  • 084.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
W. Mulder
0 (16)
T. Bavuma
58 (121)
S. Afridi
18-6-36-1
84.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Full ball on off, Mulder drives it to mid off from his front foot.
The physio is out in the middle for a concussion check. Wiaan looks okay but the next few minutes could be tricky. Could affect his shot-making as well. All set to go now.
84.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
That has hit Mulder straight on the helmet! Pakistan lose a review as well. Nasty delivery from Shaheen Afridi! He bowls a bouncer around middle, Mulder looks to duck without keeping his eyes on the ball but fails to do. It seems to have hit the helmet and then lobbed to the second slip fielder. Pakistan appeal as they believe that has hit the gloves but the umpire is unmoved. They take the review. But, the replays roll in and they show that it has just hit the helmet and not the gloves. Very good ball from Afridi though.
84.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Good length ball on off, Mulder solidly blocks it to cover.
84.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Very full, around off, pushed towards cover.
84.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wiaan Mulder
Fuller, outside off, swinging away, Mulder shoulders arms.
84.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 84 : 242/5
0 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 083.3
  • 083.4
  • 083.5
  • 083.6
W. Mulder
0 (11)
T. Bavuma
57 (120)
H. Ali
13-2-48-4
83.6
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Full ball on off, Mulder pushes it to mid off.
83.5
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Fullish ball on middle, Mulder looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes towards square leg.
83.4
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Good length ball on off, Mulder defends it to cover.
83.3
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Full and outside off, driven towards mid on.
83.2
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Outside off, left alone.
83.1
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
What a beauty. On a length, outside off, Mulder feels for it but the ball pitches, straightens and then beats the outside edge.
End Of The Over 83 : 242/5
0 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 082.2
  • 082.3
  • 082.4
  • 082.5
  • 082.6
T. Bavuma
57 (120)
W. Mulder
0 (5)
S. Afridi
17-6-35-1
82.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
On a length on off, Bavuma taps it to gully.
82.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
On a length on off, Bavuma solidly blocks it to cover.
82.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Full ball on off, Temba drives it to mid off.
82.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
BEATEN! Beautiful delivery from Shaheen Afridi! South Africa are under pressure. Good length ball around off, Bavuma looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge and it goes to the keeper.
82.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Full ball outside off, Bavuma shoulders arms to it.
82.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Bavuma looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.
End Of The Over 82 : 242/5
2 Runs
  • 1 NB 81.1
  • W 81.1
  • W 81.2
  • 1 NB 81.3
  • 081.3
  • 081.4
  • 081.5
  • 081.6
W. Mulder
0 (5)
T. Bavuma
57 (114)
H. Ali
12-1-48-4
81.6
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Fullish ball on off, Mulder pushes it to cover.
81.5
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Outside off, left alone by Mulder.
81.4
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
Fullish ball on the pads, Mulder pushes it to mid on.
81.3
0
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
On a length on off, Mulder blocks it to cover.
81.3
nb
Hasan Ali To Wiaan Mulder
NO BALL! No Hat-Trick for Hasan Ali! Good length ball down the leg side, Mulder looks to flick but misses. No Ball given by the third umpire.
Wiaan Mulder comes out to bat.
81.2
W
Hasan Ali To Quinton de Kock OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Quinton de Kock has to go for a first-ball duck and his poor series comes to an end. What a performance that Hasan Ali is giving at the moment. He has put Pakistan back on top. Brilliant piece of bowling from the pacer. Full ball on off, de Kock looks to drive it off his first ball but it takes the outside edge and goes to second slip where Imran Butt takes a good catch. It was travelling quickly but Imran made it look easy.
Quinton de Kock is the next man in.
81.1
W
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Hasan Ali does it again for Pakistan! He gets his third and sends Markram back to the hut. Loose shot from Markram and he is annoyed with himself. But end of a very fine knock from Aiden Markram. Hasan bowls a good length ball around off, it moves away after pitching. Markram could have left this ball alone but deceides to have a poke at it. It takes the outside edge and goes towards second slip where Imran Butt takes a simple catch. This is the opening that Pakistan needed. 129 more needed.
81.1
nb
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Fuller one on off, Markram solidly defends it to cover. No Ball signalled by the third umpire.
Hasan Ali is back on. 11-1-46-2 are his numbers so far.
End Of The Over 81 : 240/3
2 Runs
  • 080.1
  • 180.2
  • 080.3
  • 180.4
  • 080.5
  • 080.6
T. Bavuma
57 (114)
A. Markram
108 (241)
S. Afridi
16-5-35-1
80.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Bavuma is in! Full ball on off, Bavuma drives it back to the bowler. Afridi collects and sees that Bavuma is out of the crease and throws it to the stumps at the keeper's end and hits. But, Bavuma made his way back in.
80.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Full ball on off, Bavuma pushes it to cover.
80.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Very full ball on the pads, Aiden digs it out wide of mid on for a single.
80.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Low full toss on middle, Markram pushes it to mid on.
80.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Full ball on the pads, Bavuma flicks it to backward square leg and takes a run.
80.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Full ball on middle, Bavuma drives it back to the bowler.
The second new ball is due now and it has been taken. Shaheen Afridi will have the first crack with it. 15-5-33-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 80 : 238/3
0 Runs
  • 079.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
A. Markram
107 (239)
T. Bavuma
56 (110)
Y. Shah
23-5-52-0
79.6
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Floated on the pads, Markram lunges forward and then works it to the leg side.
79.5
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Down the leg side, Markram offers his pad to this one.
79.4
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Flighted ball on the pads, Markram is soild in defense.
79.3
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
On the pads, Markram once again pads it out.
79.2
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Loopy ball on the pads, Markram pads it away to the leg side.
79.1
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Flatter ball on middle, Aiden defends it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 79 : 238/3
4 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 278.3
  • 278.4
  • 078.5
  • 078.6
T. Bavuma
56 (110)
A. Markram
107 (233)
F. Ashraf
10-2-37-0
78.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Fullish ball on off, Bavuma blocks it to cover.
78.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Full ball on middle and leg, Bavuma defends it to mid-wicket.
78.4
2
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
On a length outside off, Bavuma goes back in his crease and then punches it through extra cover for another couple of runs.
78.3
2
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Shortish on the pads, Bavuma flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple before the fielder cuts it off. 100-run stand comes up between the two. Excellent stuff.
78.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
On a length down the leg side, Bavuma looks to flick but fails to get any bat on it.
78.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Full ball on off, Bavuma drives it to mid off.
End Of The Over 78 : 234/3
1 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 177.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
A. Markram
107 (233)
T. Bavuma
52 (104)
Y. Shah
22-4-52-0
77.6
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Another one on the pads, Markram has no problem in padding it away.
77.5
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Full on the pads, Markram pads it away.
77.4
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Flatter ball on the pads, Aiden nudges it to mid-wicket.
77.3
1
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Full on middle, Bavuma reverse sweeps it to backward point for a single.
77.2
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Loopy ball on the pads, Bavuma pads it away.
77.1
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Flatter ball on the pads, Bavuma looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
End Of The Over 77 : 233/3
2 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 076.3
  • 076.4
  • 176.5
  • 176.6
T. Bavuma
51 (101)
A. Markram
107 (230)
F. Ashraf
9-2-33-0
76.6
1
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Shortish and outside off, Bavuma plays it to deep cover for a single.
76.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Back of a length ball outside off, AM punches it to deep cover for a single.
76.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Full ball on the pads, Markram nudges it to the leg side.
76.3
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
On a length on middle, Aiden tucks it to mid-wicket.
76.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Play and a miss! Fullish ball outside the off stump line, Markram looks to push it to the off side but misses it.
76.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
That kept low! Markram does well to keep it out though. Ashraf bowls a back of a length ball on middle, it keeps a little low as well. Markram gets his bat down in time and then looks to defend. It goes off the bottom half of the bat and rolls to the off side.
End Of The Over 76 : 231/3
4 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 475.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 075.6
T. Bavuma
50 (100)
A. Markram
106 (225)
Y. Shah
21-4-51-0
75.6
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Tossed up on the pads, Bavuma works it to square leg.
75.5
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Flighted ball on the pads, once again, Bavuma gets his pad in the way.
75.4
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Flatter ball on the leg stump line, Temba shoulders arms and gets hit on the body.
75.3
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Tossed up on the pads, Bavuma pads it away.
75.2
4
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! Runs coming quickly for South Africa! This also brings up Bavuma's fifty! Excellent knock from him and he would hope to continue on for his side. He has had a good series. Loopy ball on middle, Bavuma goes on his knees and then reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary.
75.1
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Floated ball on off, Bavuma prods forward and then pads it away.
Yasir Shah will bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 75 : 227/3
8 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 174.2
  • 174.3
  • 174.4
  • 174.5
  • 474.6
A. Markram
106 (225)
T. Bavuma
46 (94)
F. Ashraf
8-2-31-0
74.6
4
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Poor fielding in the deep from Fawad Alam! Good length ball outside off, Markram cuts it through the cover-point region. Alam runs across, dives but dives over the ball and it goes for a boundary. 8 runs from the first over after Lunch.
74.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Fullish ball on the pads, Bavuma tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
74.4
1
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Uppish but safe! Length ball on the pads, Markram flicks it uppishly towards deep square leg for a single.
74.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Good length ball on off, Bavuma pushes it to the point region and crosses over the single.
74.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Markram and South Africa are underway in the second session! Short ball outside off, Markram punches it to deep cover for a single.
74.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Ashraf starts with a good length ball on middle, Markram nudges it to mid on and says no for the single.
We are back for the second session of Day 5. The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle, followed by Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma. Faheem Ashraf will start with the ball.
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
Test cricket is a game of patience. This is what Pakistan need to remind themselves. 151 in two sessions is definitely gettable. But a wicket and a couple more quickly after that is a possibility too. Aiden Markram has given South Africa plenty of hope for a win but that middle order will be tested. 63 overs left in the day. Join us back at 12.40 pm local (0740 GMT) for the second session.
Depending too much on the pitch? Question to be asked to Pakistan. Their confidence would have gone sky high when Hasan Ali struck gold early, that too twice, but since then, one gets the feeling that they have lost patience and want things to happen too soon. The bowling is not bad, but the bad delivery frequently in every couple of overs has been punished. That has not allowed pressure to build for long. Yasir Shah and Hasan Ali have impressed in that, while the others are trying too hard.
Stunning. Absolutely stunning. To describe two things. Aiden Markram's century and his partnership with Temba Bavuma. South Africa lost 2 wickets in 29 balls this morning. Have not lost any in 169 balls since. And they have also eaten out 84 runs off the target. Pakistan would have been dreaming of rushing through the middle order but this pair has held firm. Both have been decisive in their footwork and hardly given any chance. They have defended well but attacked the poorer balls too.
Well, well, well. We are forced to eat our words. 'Highly unlikely that South Africa will go after the win, which means that the tie is ruled out as well. Pakistan have been on the money and will be looking for a finish before Tea.' These were our words during the Drinks break. Have to eat humble pie now.
End Of The Over 74 : 219/3
5 Runs
  • 173.1
  • 273.2
  • 073.3
  • 173.4
  • 073.5
  • 173.6
A. Markram
100 (221)
T. Bavuma
44 (92)
F. Alam
1-0-5-0
73.6
1
Fawad Alam To Aiden Markram
CENTURY FOR MARKRAM! On the last ball before Lunch! His first away from home. What a fightback. Short and around off, Aiden goes back and wrists it through mid-wicket for the all-important single. LUNCH ON DAY 5, SOUTH AFRICA NEED 151 TO WIN!
73.5
0
Fawad Alam To Aiden Markram
Full, around off, Aiden lunges to push it towards cover. 1 ball left...
73.4
1
Fawad Alam To Temba Bavuma
Arrowed on the leg stump, worked through mid-wicket to give Markram 2 balls for a century before Lunch.
73.3
0
Fawad Alam To Temba Bavuma
Gun-barrel straight, around off, pushed to the off side.
73.2
2
Fawad Alam To Temba Bavuma
Around off, fuller and wider, Bavuma drives this through the covers. Azhar Ali gives it a chase from sweeper to his right and keeps the batsmen to a couple.
73.1
1
Fawad Alam To Aiden Markram
Short, around middle, helped through mid-wicket for a single. Moves to 99. The stand moves to 80.
Interesting. Fawad Alam is given the ball. Last over before Lunch. Can Markam get to this century before the break?
End Of The Over 73 : 214/3
3 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 072.2
  • 172.3
  • 272.4
  • 072.5
  • 072.6
T. Bavuma
41 (89)
A. Markram
98 (218)
N. Ali
20-6-63-0
72.6
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Full again, immculate defense from TB.
72.5
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Looped up, outside off, Temba gets a good stride to block.
72.4
2
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Short and outside off, beautifully placed through the covers, going on the back foot, for a couple. Moves to 41.
72.3
1
Nauman Ali To Aiden Markram
Full again, on middle, easily whipped to long on for a single. Moves to 98.
72.2
0
Nauman Ali To Aiden Markram
Full again, defended confidently on the front foot.
72.1
0
Nauman Ali To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around middle, driven towards mid off. 389 balls left to survive.
End Of The Over 72 : 211/3
1 Runs
  • 171.1
  • 071.2
  • 071.3
  • 071.4
  • 071.5
  • 071.6
T. Bavuma
39 (86)
A. Markram
97 (215)
H. Ali
11-1-46-2
71.6
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Full and around off, driven back, over the bowler, on the bounce, to mid off.
71.5
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Landed around off, swinging in, defended to the leg side.
71.4
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
A bit too straight, Temba looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A mild appeal for LBW but it is turned down.
71.3
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Full and straight, Bavuma walks into the shot and blocks.
71.2
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, driven straight to mid off.
71.1
1
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Short and outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a single. 159 more to win.
End Of The Over 71 : 210/3
4 Runs
  • 470.1
  • 070.2
  • 070.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 070.6
T. Bavuma
39 (81)
A. Markram
96 (214)
N. Ali
19-6-60-0
70.6
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Around off, pushed to the off side.
70.5
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Full, just around off, watchfully kept out.
70.4
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Around off, pushed towards cover.
70.3
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Fuller again, on middle, helped on the leg side to mid-wicket. 399 balls left to survive.
70.2
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Around middle, watchfully defended.
70.1
4
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! AWESOME! Full and outside off, Bavuma leans and drives it through the covers.
End Of The Over 70 : 206/3
2 Runs
  • 069.1
  • 169.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 169.6
T. Bavuma
35 (75)
A. Markram
96 (214)
H. Ali
10-1-45-2
69.6
1
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Around middle, flicked through square leg for a run.
69.5
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Full, tailing in, driven towards mid off.
69.4
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Full, around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
69.3
0
Hasan Ali To Temba Bavuma
Defends this solidly.
69.2
1
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Outside off, played through the covers for a single. The stand moves to 70.
69.1
0
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Yorker to start. No looseners. Watchfully dug out.
Hasan Ali returns. 9-1-43-2 so far. 15 minutes to go for Lunch.
End Of The Over 69 : 204/3
7 Runs
  • 168.1
  • 068.2
  • 168.3
  • 468.4
  • 168.5
  • 068.6
T. Bavuma
34 (71)
A. Markram
95 (212)
N. Ali
18-6-56-0
68.6
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Around off, watchfully defended.
68.5
1
Nauman Ali To Aiden Markram
Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a single. 409 balls left to survive.
68.4
4
Nauman Ali To Aiden Markram
FOUR! PUMMELED! And almost gets a reward for 500 US dollars! Full and outside off, Markram gets down and plays the slog sweep. It goes over mid-wicket. Now, on that side of the ground, there is an advertising hoarding which will reward the batsman, if he hits his shot right onto it. The ball travels in that direction but narrowly misses the hoarding! 167 more to win now.
68.3
1
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Looped up slowly through the air, pushed towards point with a watchful defense.
68.2
0
Nauman Ali To Temba Bavuma
Tossed up, outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
68.1
1
Nauman Ali To Aiden Markram
Shorter, around off, punched towards long off. A single taken. Markram moves to 90.
Nauman Ali is back on. 17-6-49-0 so far.
End Of The Over 68 : 197/3
2 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 067.2
  • 167.3
  • 167.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
T. Bavuma
33 (68)
A. Markram
89 (209)
Y. Shah
20-4-47-0
67.6
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, well kept out.
67.5
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
On middle and off, pushed back to the bowler.
67.4
1
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Comes from around the stumps, watchully defended towards mid-wicket.
67.3
1
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Fraction short, outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
67.2
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Around middle, defended out again.
67.1
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended. 419 balls left to survive.
Babar Azam is going off the field. Looks like for a chat, because coach Misbah-ul-Haq is waiting at the balcony to greet him.
End Of The Over 67 : 195/3
4 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 266.2
  • 266.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
A. Markram
88 (208)
T. Bavuma
32 (63)
F. Ashraf
7-2-23-0
66.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around off, defended solidly.
66.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around middle, worked to the leg side.
66.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Outside off, punched straight to cover.
66.3
2
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Slower ball, on a length, outside off, punched through the covers for another brace.
66.2
2
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
Full and down the leg side, Aiden flicks it towards fine leg. Nauman Ali makes a misfield and that allows the second.
66.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Aiden Markram
On a length, around off, Markram stays right back to defend.
End Of The Over 66 : 191/3
5 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 165.3
  • 465.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
T. Bavuma
32 (63)
A. Markram
84 (202)
Y. Shah
19-4-45-0
65.6
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Short, outside off, slapped straight to cover.
65.5
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.
65.4
4
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
FOUR! POUNDED! Short and wide outside off, Bavuma rocks back and hammers it through the covers. 179 more to win now. Bavuma moves to 32.
65.3
1
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
The googly, shorter in length, punched back down the ground for a single. 429 balls left to survive.
65.2
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Shorter, quicker, around off, whipped against the turn to short midwicket.
65.1
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Bowled slowly through the air, spinning away, outside off, Markram gets right forward and then allows it through.
End Of The Over 65 : 186/3
4 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 464.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
T. Bavuma
28 (60)
A. Markram
83 (199)
F. Ashraf
6-2-19-0
64.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, watchfully defended with the inswing towards mid on.
64.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
This one nips back in sharply, worked towards short mid-wicket.
64.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Straight seam, played with the full face of the bat towards mid on.
64.3
4
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
EDGED, FOUR! 50-STAND COMES UP. A length ball, outside off, Bavuma slashes hard. Gets an outside edge, which flies over point.
64.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Back of a length, around off, defended solidly.
64.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Around off, worked towards short mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 64 : 182/3
8 Runs
  • 663.1
  • 063.2
  • 163.3
  • 163.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
A. Markram
83 (199)
T. Bavuma
24 (54)
Y. Shah
18-4-40-0
63.6
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Quicker one, the googly, defended off the pitch.
63.5
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Around off, watchfully defended. 439 balls left to survive.
63.4
1
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Full, outside off, Bavuma gets down and paddles it towards fine leg for a run.
63.3
1
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Shorter, around leg spinning away, AM goes back and works it to the leg side for a single. 189 more to win now.
63.2
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around middle, Aiden looks to push but gets an outside edge towards backward point, as the ball spins away.
63.1
6
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
SIX! Easy to the eye. Tossed up, outside off, Markram comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and plays it with the spin over long off. Moves to 82 and the stand is worth 45.
End Of The Over 63 : 174/3
2 Runs
  • 262.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
T. Bavuma
23 (53)
A. Markram
76 (194)
F. Ashraf
5-2-15-0
62.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, driven straight to cover.
62.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Full and on middle, Bavuma flicks it off his pads but finds short mid-wicket.
62.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
On middle and leg, it's defended back with a straight bat.
62.3
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, pushed towards mid on.
62.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Full, outside off, reversing in, Temba looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
62.1
2
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
On middle and off, Bavuma whips this through mid-wicket for a couple. 449 balls left to survive.
End Of The Over 62 : 172/3
2 Runs
  • 061.1
  • 261.2
  • 061.3
  • 061.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
A. Markram
76 (194)
T. Bavuma
21 (47)
Y. Shah
17-4-32-0
61.6
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Landed outside off, Aiden looks to sweep but geets a bottom edge onto his pads. The ball rolls back but hits him again.
61.5
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Floated, around off, watchfully blocked out to silly point.
61.4
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Fuller, outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
61.3
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Around middle and leg, well defended.
61.2
2
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
That is solid and nicely played. Full, around off, Markram gets down and sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple. 198 more to win now.
61.1
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.
End Of The Over 61 : 170/3
0 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 060.2
  • 060.3
  • 060.4
  • 060.5
  • 060.6
T. Bavuma
21 (47)
A. Markram
74 (188)
F. Ashraf
4-2-13-0
60.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, pushed straight to cover.
60.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Late swing! That did not miss the off stump by much. Fuller, well outside off, Bavuma gets a good stride in to let it go. But the ball comes in pretty late, beats the pad and just misses the off stick!
60.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Good length ball on off, shaping back in slightly, Bavuma is on the back foot as he defends it back.
60.3
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, driven towards mid on.
60.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
Around off, defended solidly.
60.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Temba Bavuma
On a length, around middle, Bavuma looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.
Faheem Ashraf to bowl now. 3-1-13-0 so far.
End Of The Over 60 : 170/3
1 Runs
  • 059.1
  • 059.2
  • 059.3
  • 059.4
  • 059.5
  • 159.6
T. Bavuma
21 (41)
A. Markram
74 (188)
Y. Shah
16-4-30-0
59.6
1
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
59.5
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Shorter, outside off, TB looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to first slip.
59.4
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
This is quicker now, but Temba gets a good stride in to keep it out.
59.3
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Looped up, very slow, around middle and leg, Bavuma is patient to block.
59.2
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.
59.1
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
End Of The Over 59 : 169/3
3 Runs
  • 158.1
  • 158.2
  • 158.3
  • 058.4
  • 058.5
  • 058.6
A. Markram
74 (188)
T. Bavuma
20 (35)
S. Afridi
15-5-33-1
58.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Full and gun-barrel staight, well blocked out.
58.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Around off, watchfully defended. 469 balls left to survive.
58.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around middle, flicked straight to mid on.
58.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
3 singles in 3 balls. Short and outside off, good bounce, but Temba rides it smartly, dropping it near his feet on the off side and running through for one. Moves to 20 from 35 balls.
58.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
That stays a fraction low, Markram keeps it out, by working it through square leg. A run taken.
58.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
On a length, outside off, Bavuma rises with the bounce and steers it behind point for a single.
End Of The Over 58 : 166/3
5 Runs
  • 057.1
  • 157.2
  • 057.3
  • 057.4
  • 457.5
  • 057.6
A. Markram
73 (184)
T. Bavuma
18 (33)
Y. Shah
15-4-29-0
57.6
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around off, watchfully kept out.
57.5
4
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Dropped short by Yasir and Markram pounces. Quicky rocks back and cuts it to the left of sweeper cover. The stand moves to 31 and Aiden moves to 73.
57.4
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Looped up, around middle, Markram gets a good stride and defends it nicely with soft hands.
57.3
0
Yasir Shah To Aiden Markram
Around off, driven straight to mid off.
57.2
1
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Goes for the paddle now, looking at the length and line, gets it to fine leg and takes the single.
57.1
0
Yasir Shah To Temba Bavuma
Full and outside leg, Bavuma lunges to defend but the ball pitches and then spins past the outside edge! 479 balls left to survive.
End Of The Over 57 : 161/3
2 Runs
  • 156.1
  • 056.2
  • 056.3
  • 156.4
  • 056.5
  • 056.6
A. Markram
69 (180)
T. Bavuma
17 (31)
S. Afridi
14-5-30-1
56.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Excellent delivery to end the over. A fine yorker, around off, dug out to the leg side.
56.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around off, swinging in, drive sweetly but straight to Babar Azam at mid off.
56.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, hint of outswing, pushed towards cover for a run. 209 more to win.
56.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Pretty straight, solid behind that, is Temba Bavuma.
56.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Temba Bavuma
Fuller, around off, driven straight to cover.
56.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
On a length, around middle, from around the wicket, angling in, nicely whipped away towards deep square leg for a single.
DRINKS BREAK. Well, two wickets quickly this morning have eliminated two results out of the possible four. Highly unlikely that South Africa will go after the win, which means that the tie is ruled out as well. Pakistan have been on the money and will be looking for a finish before