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South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

SA vs PAK, 2021 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
273/6 (50.0/50)
274/7 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets
Right! That ends the first ODI. A very close game but it should not have come this close. But when Pakistan plays, anything can happen. Bizarre things happened. It looked like Pakistan will win or will they choke? They did but somehow managed to cross the line. Do join us for the second game which starts on Sunday, 4th April 2021. The action will begin at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Now, we would like to bid goodbye from here. We need some time to recover from what we have witnessed. So, goodbye and take care!
Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam is also the Man Of The Match. He says that they wanted to restrict the South Africans to 270 and he is happy with the way the first Powerplay went. He further says that he told his bowlers to bowl the Test match length and not on the back of a length. He mentions that they got some early swing which they utilised that to good effect. He further says that they had p[lanned to stay as long as in the middle and he did exactly the same thing with Imam. He mentions that there was a bit of pressure when Nortje took 4 wickets but they would learn from it and come back stronger in the next game. He ends by saying that the win gives confidence to the team and they would look to win the second game and seal the series then and there itself.
South Africa skipper, Temba Bavuma says that it was not the result they wanted. He mentions that they were tested in both batting and bowling. He further says that they did not use the Powerplay too well while batting but the partnership between van der Dussen and Miller got them in. He also says that Babar and Imam took the game away from them. He mentions that they need to rectify their mistakes and look at the dismissals from this game and improve and tick all the boxes in the next game to win that one.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan asked South Africa to set a total. The visitors then thumped them early to leave them reeling at 55 for 4. Rassie van der Duseen then along with David Miller did the rescue act. The duo added 100-plus between them to get the South African innings on track. Miller departed after reaching his half-ton but Rassie continued. He played a magnificent knock of unbeaten 123 to help the side get over 270. For Pakistan, Afridi and Rauf picked up 2 but they were a bit expensive. Faheem bowled well but got 1 wicket in his 9-over spell. Shadab had a poor day as he failed to get the wickets that Pakistan needed in the middle overs. They eventually ended up conceding over 270. And then, on the last ball of the game, somehow managed to bag the win. Stay tuned for the presentations...
South Africa started well. They struck early and they kept things tight in Powerplay 1. However, once Babar and Imam got going, the Proteas looked clueless. And then Pakistan did what they do best. They collapsed. Quick wickets fell and Nortje was the man who was doing the trick. He took a 4-fer and forced Pakistan on the back foot. Rabada, Ngidi and Shamsi were superb in their spell after that and forced the game till the last over. Phehlukwayo struck in the final 2 overs but couldn't help the team win.
Chasing the total, Pakistan lost Fakhar early. Imam and Babar struggled to get going but they held on to their ends. They eventually got going. Babar raked up a fine half-ton and Imam followed him. They added 150-plus with Babar smashing a few glorious strokes on his way to his 13th Test ton. They looked all set to seal the deal but once Babar fell, Pakistan fluffed and lost 3 wickets in quick time. However, Rizwan along with Shadab calmed things down and added 50-plus. They both fluffed too. But Faheem somehow managed to win on the last ball of the game.
Rizwan and Shadab got together. They added 50-plus. It looked like these two will finally take Pakistan home. They will not give us those nervy moments. Rizwan decided to do the opposite. He went after a short ball and holed out. Shadab said 'I will do it.' But he didn't. He took the game close but fell in the 50th over. Faheem was injured. He played 3 dots but managed to seal the deal on the last ball.
What a game! A nerve-stopping one! How on earth can Pakistan get in a position like this. Why do they do it? This is just unbelievable. This is some finish to the ODI. Only Pakistan can get in trouble like this from a position where they could have sealed the game easily. But they are Pakistan. They do not like to do things straightforward. They were cruising when Imam and Babar were batting. But then they lost track. They kept losing track.
End Of The Over 49.6 : 274/7
3 Runs
  • W49.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 249.5
  • 149.6
F. Ashraf
5 (10)
S. Afridi
0 (0)
A. Phehlukwayo
9.6-0-56-2
49.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
A single is taken!! Finally, we have a winner! What looked like a cakewalk turned out to be a moonwalk. Ashraf finally gets Pakistan over the line. Full and wide outside off, Ashraf throws the kitchen sink at it and slices the ball through covers to get the winning runs. PAKISTAN WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
Big meeting! The South African players get around Phehlukwayo. They discuss the plan.
49.5
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
Length and around off,  Ashraf lofts in the vacant area between mid on and mid off for a brace there.
49.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
And another dot! 3 off 2 needed! Short and outside off, Ashraf leaves thinking it as a wide but the umpire thinks otherwise.
Concussion test time! The physio is having a word with Faheem. Faheem looks fine though.
49.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
Short ball around middle, Ashraf goes for the pull but is beaten as he copes a blow onto his helmet.
49.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
Full on on off, drilled to mid off.
Who is in now? It is Shaheen Afridi. He will be on strike. A boundary will do for Pakistan.
49.1
W
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Rassie van der Dussen this time holds onto one! Slower and fuller around off, Khan looks to finish it off with a biggie but slices it high in the air. The ball goes to covers where Rassie van der Dussen takes it this time.
End Of The Over 49 : 271/6
11 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 148.3
  • 248.4
  • 1 NB48.5
  • 448.5
  • 348.6
S. Khan
33 (29)
F. Ashraf
2 (5)
L. Ngidi
10-1-65-0
48.6
3
Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
Edgy  but it gives three runs! Length and around off, Khan edges softly towards de Kock who fails to field it and the ball goes to fine leg. The batsmen take three valuable runs.
48.5
4
Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
FOUR! Free Hit brings runs! Drilled! No one moved! Full and around off, Shadab drills it in the gap through mid off and covers to get a boundary.
48.5
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Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
BOWLED! Noooooo! Shadab Khan is not going anywhere. A high full toss from Ngidi Khan fails to negotiate it and the ball shatters the stumps there. South Africa are excited but Shadab is not going anywhere. The umpires check it upstairs and the third umpire rules it that it is above the waist height and it is a No Ball. Free Hit coming up.
What happened there? The zing bails light up and the South Africans celebrate. Shadab is not going anywhere. Is it over the waits? Looks like it. Yes. No ball called. What a game this is turning out to be.
48.4
2
Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
DROPPED! Swirling catches are always difficult and Rassie van der Dussen spoils it. Slower and fuller, Khan slogs it but  gets the height there as Rassie van der Dussen runs ahead from the  deep and takes the catch but spills it to allow a brace there
48.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Faheem Ashraf
Full and outside off, driven off the outside edge to third man for a single.
48.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Faheem Ashraf
Another dot! Length and on leg, Ashraf goes for the pull but misses it. The umpire does not signal it as wide. It misses the stumps by a whisker there.
48.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Faheem Ashraf
A dot! Short and on leg, Ashraf ducks under it. Ngidi gets away with this as the umpire signals one for the over.
14 needed in 12 balls. The game has turned on its head. Just amazing how Pakistan manages to get themselves in trouble.
End Of The Over 48 : 260/6
5 Runs
  • 147.1
  • W47.2
  • 247.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 147.6
F. Ashraf
1 (2)
S. Khan
24 (25)
A. Phehlukwayo
9-0-53-1
47.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
Full on off, drilled down to long on for a single.
47.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Faheem Ashraf
Short of a length and around off, Ashraf punches it on the up off the back foot but straight to covers.
47.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Full on middle, Khan drives it to long on and gets a single.
47.3
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Length and around off, eased down to the off side for a brace.
Who is in next? Faheem Ashraf joins Shadab Khan.
47.2
W
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! South Africa have another one and Pakistan have made a mockery of this chase. They were in control when Babar and Imam were batting but after both of them departed it has been all downhill for them. Slower short ball around off, Rizwan targets the short boundary there as he goes for the slog but ends up hitting it straight to Rabada at deep mid-wicket who does not drop it.
47.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Length and outside off, guided away to third man for a single. 18 in 17 needed.
Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl the 48th over of the match. 19 needed in 18 balls.
End Of The Over 47 : 255/5
6 Runs
  • 246.1
  • 146.2
  • 346.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
M. Rizwan
40 (51)
S. Khan
20 (22)
L. Ngidi
9-1-54-0
46.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on the pads, clipped to the leg side for another dot. 19 in 18 balls required by Pakistan to win.
46.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and on leg, whipped away to the leg side for a dot.
46.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length and around off, pulled to mid on for a single but then both the batsmen get back to their respective position as they abort the run.
46.3
3
Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
Good running this! Length and around off, Khan guides it to backward point and takes a single. Miller thee misses his shy at the keeper's end but lack of back up means the batsmen get a brace extra so they get three in total.
46.2
1
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, worked to the leg side for a single. 22 in 22 needed more for Pakistan to win.
46.1
2
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on midlde, whipped away to deep mid-wicket for a couple now. 250 up for Pakistan now.
25 needed in 24 balls. Rabada is done. Nortje is done. Here's Ngidi.
End Of The Over 46 : 249/5
5 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 445.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
S. Khan
17 (21)
M. Rizwan
37 (46)
K. Rabada
10-1-51-1
45.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shadab Khan
Short of a good length around off, Khan blocks it off the back foot towards the off side. 25 in 24 is what Pakistan need now. This is going down the wire.
45.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shadab Khan
Length and around middle, clipped to mid-wicket by Khan there. 25 in 25 needed for a Pakistan win.
45.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length and around off, Rizwan runs it down to deep point and gets a single. 25 in 26 needed more for Pakistan now.
45.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length ball on middle, Rizwan works it to the leg side. 26 in 27 needed.
45.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Handy runs! Short and around midlde, sits up nicely for Rizwan who play the short-arm jab to get a boundary at deep backward square leg.
45.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Beaten! Length and around off Rizwan gets sucked into poking at it but is lucky not to get an outside edge there.
Will Kagiso Rabada bowl out? Yes, he will.
End Of The Over 45 : 244/5
3 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 144.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 144.6
M. Rizwan
32 (42)
S. Khan
17 (19)
L. Ngidi
8-1-48-0
44.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Slower and fuller around off, whipped away to the leg side for a single. 30 in 30 needed.
44.5
1
Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
Length and around off, tapped to backward point for a single. 31 in 31 is what Pakistan  need to go 1-0 in the series.
44.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Shadab Khan
Length and around off, Shadab drives it to backward point now. 32 in 32 needed for Pakistan now.
44.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and slower on middle worked to the leg side for a single. 32 needed in 33 balls.
44.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Full again around off, driven to covers this time by Rizwan.
44.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Mohammad Rizwan
Full on off, Rizwan drives it hard and towards mid off.
Bowling change! Lungi Ngidi is back on. 7-1-45-0 are his numbers.
End Of The Over 44 : 241/5
3 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 243.3
  • 043.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
S. Khan
16 (17)
M. Rizwan
30 (38)
K. Rabada
9-1-46-1
43.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shadab Khan
Length and on middle. Khan blocks it to the leg side. 33 in 36 needed for Pakistan now.
43.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length ball, Rizwan guides it to third man for a single. 33 needed 37 balls.
43.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Full on off, driven down to mid off now.
43.3
2
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
In the air... Just over! Length and on leg, Rizwan chips it towards mid on where it goes just over the fielder there and towards long on. A brace taken there.
43.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, driven straight to point.
43.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length and around off, Rizwan blocks it to the off side and looks for a single  but is sent back in time by his partner.
End Of The Over 43 : 238/5
9 Runs
  • 142.1
  • 142.2
  • 442.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 242.6
S. Khan
16 (16)
M. Rizwan
27 (33)
A. Phehlukwayo
8-0-48-0
42.6
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Short and around middle, pulled to deep square leg for a brace. 36 more needed in 42 balls for Pakistan to win!
42.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Good length  around off, punched off the back foot to the bowler.
42.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan
Good length around off, Rizwan looks to clip it to the leg side but inside edges it onto his pads. He is ball searching but quickly gathers himself and gets a single.
42.3
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Drilled! Full and around off, Rizwan drives it down the ground and gets a boundary at long on now.
42.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Good length and around leg, worked to the leg side for a single.
42.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and on middle, clipped to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 42 : 229/5
11 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 441.4
  • 041.5
  • 641.6
S. Khan
13 (13)
M. Rizwan
21 (30)
K. Rabada
8-1-43-1
41.6
6
Kagiso Rabada To Shadab Khan
SIX! Banged! Short again from Rabada and Shabdab pulls it flat behind square on the leg side for a biggie.
41.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shadab Khan
Length and around off, Khan taps it to point.
41.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Shadab Khan
FOUR! Pulled away! Short and on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a boundary. Just using the pace of the bowler there.
41.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around off, squeezed to deep point for a single.
41.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, Rizwan taps it to the off side now.
41.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, Rizwan defends it to the leg side.
End Of The Over 41 : 218/5
5 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • 240.5
  • 040.6
S. Khan
3 (10)
M. Rizwan
20 (27)
A. Phehlukwayo
7-0-39-0
40.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Full around off, Khan taps it to the off side to see off the over.
40.5
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Short of a good length and middle, pulled away to fine leg for a brace.
40.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around middle. stroked down to long on again for a single.
40.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Shadab Khan
Full and around off, Shadab drives it to covers for a single.
40.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan
Full on off, driven to long on for a single.
40.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around off, squeezed back to the bowler.
Powerplay 3 time! Now, the Proteas can place 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle.
End Of The Over 40 : 213/5
9 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 439.3
  • 039.4
  • 439.5
  • 139.6
M. Rizwan
18 (24)
S. Khan
0 (7)
A. Nortje
10-0-51-4
39.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around middle, Rizwan clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
39.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Clever batting! Short and outside off, Rizwan arches a bit and then uppercuts it over third man to get a boundary there.
39.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length ball around off, Rizwan looks to defend it but the ball rears from there to ping Rizwan hard on the glove. Rizwan grimaces in pain there a bit
39.3
4
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! This should get Rizwan going! Short and outside off, Rizwan swivels and then pulls it flat to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
39.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and outside off,  Rizwan squeezes it to point.
39.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, Rizwan pats it to the off side.
End Of The Over 39 : 204/5
1 Runs
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
S. Khan
0 (7)
M. Rizwan
9 (18)
T. Shamsi
10-0-51-0
38.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Shadab Khan
Floated around middle, kept out. End of a fine over from Shamsi. Shortish and just outside off, pushed to point for nothing.
38.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Shadab Khan
On off, kept out.
38.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Shadab Khan
Floated on leg, Khan nudged it to the leg side.
38.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Shadab Khan
NOT OUT! The dive saves Rizwan there. Loopy on leg, Rizwan clips it the leg side and comes searching down for a single but is sent back by his partner. The throw is a bit high for de Kock to collect and dislodge the bails.  Rizwan in the meantime makes it in with the dive. The replays and the third umpire confirm the same.
Run out appeal taken upstairs. Looks like Shadab is safe.
38.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Shadab Khan
Loopy on middle, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot.
38.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
Floated on middle. clipped to square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 38 : 203/5
1 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • W37.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
S. Khan
0 (2)
M. Rizwan
8 (17)
A. Nortje
9-0-42-4
37.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Shadab Khan
Full and around off, Shadab looks to drive it but gets an inside edge on to his pads. The ball rolls to the off side.
37.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Shadab Khan
Length and outside off, left alone.
Pakistan have lost the plot here. Shadab Khan is in now.
37.4
W
Anrich Nortje To Asif Ali OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Pakistan in real trouble! Nortje is turning it on for South Africa. Short and around middle. Asif Ali goes for the pull but the ball gets big on him and lobs off the higher part of the bat to deep mid-wicket where Andile Phehlukwayo takes a good catch.
37.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length and around off, Rizwan pats it to the off side for a single.
37.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and around off, driven straight to mid off this time by Rizwan.
37.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, pushed back to the bowler this time by Rizwan.
End Of The Over 37 : 202/4
3 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 1 WD36.4
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
A. Ali
2 (6)
M. Rizwan
7 (14)
T. Shamsi
9-0-50-0
36.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Asif Ali
On middle, worked away with the spin to mid-wicket. Pakistan have slowed down a bit there.
36.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Asif Ali
Loopy on off, blocked solidly off the front foot by Ali.
36.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
Full on middle, clipped away to long on for a run by Rizwan.
36.4
wd
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
WIDE! Floated but down leg, Rizwan goes for the sweep but misses it. Wide called.
36.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Asif Ali
Floated around off, Ali goes for a lofted hit but cannot middle it but the ball drops short of Ngidi at long off. A single taken to bring the 200 for Pakistan.
36.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Asif Ali
On leg, once again turned away to leg slip.
36.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Asif Ali
Full and on leg, Ali whips it to leg slip who fumbles but fields it in the end.
End Of The Over 36 : 199/4
2 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • W35.5
  • 135.6
A. Ali
1 (1)
M. Rizwan
6 (13)
A. Nortje
8-0-41-3
35.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Asif Ali
Short and around leg, hooked away to square leg for a single.
Who comes out to bat now.? It is Asif Ali who joins Mohammad Rizwan in the middle.
Who is in next?
35.5
W
Anrich Nortje To Danish Aziz OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! EDGED AND TAKEN! The debutant walks back disappointed. Nortje is on fire. Three overs and three wickets for him in this spell. Good pacy short ball around off, Aziz gets sucked into poking at it. He though does it tentatively but it is enough to kiss the glove which is taken by Quinton de Kock behind the wickets. South Africa are fighting back after Babar's wicket.
35.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Short and outside off, Rizwan flat bats it to deep mid-wicket for a single now.
35.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
BEATEN! Length and around off, Rizwan pokes at it tentatively but is beaten all ends up as the ball scoots past the outside edge.
35.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around middle, worked to mid-wicket.
35.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Length and around off, pushed to point off the back foot.
End Of The Over 35 : 197/3
4 Runs
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 234.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
M. Rizwan
5 (9)
D. Aziz
3 (5)
T. Shamsi
8-0-47-0
34.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
Single to end the over. Loopy ball on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a run.
34.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Danish Aziz
Short and wide outside off, Danish cuts it through backward point and gets to the other end.
34.4
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Danish Aziz
Aziz is up and running. It was a mishit from Aziz though. Tossed up and around off, Danish looks to hammer it over covers. Miscues it but it goes over. Two taken.
34.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Danish Aziz
Flatter and around off, kept out.
34.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Danish Aziz
Floated around off, blocked solidly this time.
34.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Danish Aziz
NOT OUT! Floated on off, Aziz comes on the front foot and looks to ease it to the leg side but is beaten to get rapped on the pads. The ball; goes to the first slip where the fielder takes the catch and goes in an appeal. The umpire doesn't agree with both LBW as well as the catch. South Africa take the review and Ball Tracker shows a flat line while the Ball Tracker shows it to be missing the stumps. South Africa lose a review.
South Africa take the review! The replays come on and it is the debutant Danish Aziz in question. The Ultra Edge shows a flat line and the Ball Tracker too shows the ball to be going well over the stumps. South Africa lose the reivew.
Who is in next? It is Danish Aziz, the debutant.
End Of The Over 34 : 193/3
3 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 133.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • W33.6
Imam
70 (80)
M. Rizwan
4 (8)
A. Nortje
7-0-39-2
33.6
W
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Both the set batsmen have been sent back to the hut by Anrich Nortje. Nortje in his previous over sent back Babar and now he sends Imam. Short and around off, Imam looks to pull it but the ball goes off the higher part of the bat. It lobs towards mid-wicket. Rabada from mid on runs to his left and takes the catch.
33.5
1
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and on middle Rizwan pushes it down to mid on and takes a cheeky single this time.
33.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Yorker on middle, Rizwan squeezes it to mid on. Well bowled and nicely played.
33.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and on leg, whipped away to the leg side for a single.
33.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Full and around off, stroked down the ground, the bowler tries to field it but deflects it to mid on for a single.
33.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Short of a length and around off, blocked off the back foot towards the off side by Rizwan.
End Of The Over 33 : 190/2
4 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
M. Rizwan
2 (4)
Imam
69 (78)
T. Shamsi
7-0-43-0
32.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy on off, driven down to long on for a single.
32.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller on off, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
32.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted around off, pushed through covers for a single.
32.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated on leg, worked away to square leg by Imam.
32.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mohammad Rizwan
Rizwan is off the mark here! Loopy on middle, Rizwan sweeps it towards deep square leg and gets a single.
32.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and around off, Imam hammers it straight towards deep mid-wicket for a single only.
End Of The Over 32 : 186/2
5 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 431.4
  • W31.5
  • 031.6
M. Rizwan
0 (1)
Imam
67 (75)
A. Nortje
6-0-36-1
31.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Mohammad Rizwan
Beaten! Length and around off, Rizwan looks to force at it off the back foot but is beaten on the first ball he faced. A good over from Anrich Nortje comes to an end.
Who comes out to bat now? Mohammad Rizwan is the new man in.
31.5
W
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! 100 and gone! Nortje is all pumped up to get the centurion. Loose stroke from Babar Azam there. Length and around off, Babar just plays at it lazily and manages to get an outside edge which is pouched by Quinton de Kock to send the Pakistan skipper back. But he has done enough for his team to win from here.
31.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
There it is 100 for the Pakistan skipper. This has been a remarkable knock. Quite spectacular. 13th ODI hundred, Length and around middle, clipped through the leg side to get to his milestone does Babar Azam.
31.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Full and outside off, Babar squeezes it to point.
31.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Play and a miss! Short of a good length and outside off, Babar looks to take it on but fails to get bat on ball.
31.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around off, eased down to third man by Imam brings the Pakistan skipper on strike.
DRINKS! A much-needed break for South Africa as they have struggled to pick wickets. For now, it is all Pakistan at the moment. They need just 93 runs to win and with their skipper out in the middle along with Imam-ul-Haq makes it a walk in the park. But cricket is a funny game and you don't have a winner unless the last ball is bowled. So we are rooted to get the winner in this first ODI. For now, Anrich Nortje (5-0-31-0) to continue.
End Of The Over 31 : 181/1
11 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 3 WD30.4
  • 430.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
Imam
66 (74)
B. Azam
99 (100)
T. Shamsi
6-0-39-0
30.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish and around middle, Imam pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
30.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Flatter and on middle, clipped behind square on the leg side for a single. Babar moves to 99.
30.4
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Swept and swept away to the fence. Babar is just one hit away from the three-figure score. Full and on middle, Babar gets down and sweeps it over square leg and beats the man in the deep.
30.4
wd
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
THREE WIDES! Shamsi slips this one down the leg side. The keeper cannot collect either. They run two and get one more for wide.
30.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up and outside off, pushed to the left of the short cover fielder who dives and makes a half stop. A single taken.
30.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Flat and on middle, Azam goes back and flicks it down to deep mid-wicket for one.
30.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Floated full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 30 : 170/1
9 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 429.2
  • 429.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
B. Azam
93 (96)
Imam
64 (72)
K. Rabada
7-1-32-1
29.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Single to end the over! 10 off the over. Short and wide outside off, hit hard to deep cover for one. 104 needed in 120 now.
29.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Short again and on middle, Babar is not keen again.
29.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Banged short and on middle, Babar lets it be.
29.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
FOUR! Slapped through the point now. Short and wide outside off, Azam stays back and slaps it through point and the ball races away to the fence. Babar is into the 90s now.
29.2
4
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
FOUR! Guided it. Just guided it and it raced to the third man fence. A length ball, just outside off, Babar uses the pace of the bowler and guides it down to the third man fence. He is into the 0s now.
29.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, pushed to point for nothing.
End Of The Over 29 : 161/1
11 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 428.2
  • 1 WD28.3
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
B. Azam
84 (90)
Imam
64 (72)
L. Ngidi
7-1-45-0
28.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for one.
28.5
4
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Oh, he nearly took down his partner at the other end. Babar is on fire here. A length ball, around off, Babar picks it up and blazes it straight down the ground. Imam ducks for cover and does that well or else he would've been hit really hard. And then the ball races away to the fence. The stand moves over 150 now.
28.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Babar would feel he missed out there. It was full and wide outside off, Babar hit it hard but straight to mid off.
28.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Fullish and around off, played to mid on this time.
28.3
wd
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
WIDE! Goes for the slower one but ends up bowling it down the leg side. Babar misses his flick. Given wide.
28.2
4
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
FOUR! BANG! Babar in the mood here. Short ball around off, Babar nails the pull and powers it down to the deep mid-wicket fence. Sensational batting from the Pakistani skipper.
28.1
1
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length and outside off, hit down to sweeper cover for one.
End Of The Over 28 : 150/1
11 Runs
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 427.3
  • 227.4
  • 427.5
  • 027.6
B. Azam
75 (85)
Imam
63 (71)
K. Rabada
6-1-23-1
27.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Now he plays a loose shot. Chases a ball which is wide outside off on a good length but fails to put any bat.
27.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
FOUR! Classy stuff from Babar here. He is taking on one of the best pacer in the world and playing gloriuus strokes. A length ball around off and middle, Babar punches it through mid on and the ball races away to the fence. 150 up for Pakistan here.
27.4
2
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
In the air... safe! Short ball around off, Babar looks to pull but he is early in the shot. Ends up getting a top edge. The ball goes high in the air but lands safely near mid-wicket. Two taken.
27.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
FOUR! Whipped! Length ball around middle, Babar flicks it through mid-wicket and finds the fence in the deep.
27.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Shortish and around middle, worked to mid-wicket for nothing.
27.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball outside off, Imam guides it to third man for a single.
Kagiso Rabada is back. 5-1-12-1 from him so far.
End Of The Over 27 : 139/1
8 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 426.2
  • 026.3
  • 226.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
Imam
62 (70)
B. Azam
65 (80)
L. Ngidi
6-1-34-0
26.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball on leg, tucked to square leg for a single.
26.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around off, stroked past the man at covers  this time but mid off runs to his right and fields it.
26.4
2
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around off, driven through covers for a yet another couple of runs by Imam.
26.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Swing and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Imam goes for a wild slash but misses it altogether.
26.2
4
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Nicely picked! Length and on the pads, Imam flicks it off his pads and into the fence at fine leg for a boundary. Poor line there from Ngidi.
26.1
1
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Short of a good length and around off, pulled away to mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 26 : 131/1
3 Runs
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 125.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
B. Azam
64 (79)
Imam
55 (65)
A. Phehlukwayo
6-0-34-0
25.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Short of a length and outside off, punched off the back foot towards sweeper cover for a single.
25.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, Babar plays it to the off side from the crease.
25.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a good length and around middle, pulled away to the leg side for a single.
25.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Short of a good length and outside off, Babar runs it down to third man and gets a single now.
25.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Short of a length  ball around off, Babar this time punches the ball straight to the man at point.
25.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Length and around off, driven straight to mid off by Babar.
End Of The Over 25 : 128/1
12 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 224.2
  • 424.3
  • 424.4
  • 124.5
  • 124.6
B. Azam
62 (74)
Imam
54 (64)
L. Ngidi
5-1-26-0
24.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Short of a length ball around off, Babar runs it down to third man off the back foot and retains the strike for the next over with a single.
24.5
1
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length and around off, driven to covers for a single.
24.4
4
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Imam gets to his fifty in some style! He is turning it on here! Length and around off, Imam creams the drive through cover-point to get to his milestone with a boundary.
24.3
4
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
FOUR! Easy pickings! Short and around middle, Imam pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
24.2
2
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Uppish but safe! Short ball around off, Imam goes for the pull but the ball takes the upper half and lobs up. But it goes over the man at mid on and they take two.
Lungi Ngidi is back on.
24.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and just outside off, driven to mid off. Babar thought for the run but was sent back.
End Of The Over 24 : 116/1
8 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 123.3
  • 423.4
  • 123.5
  • 123.6
Imam
43 (59)
B. Azam
61 (73)
A. Phehlukwayo
5-0-31-0
23.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around middle, worked towards deep mid-wicket for another single.
23.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Slightly back of a length ball outside off, Azam cuts it square on the off side and gets a single this time.
23.4
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
FOUR! Elegant! Overpitched and wide outside off, Babar leans into it and then slaps it through covers to get a boundary.
23.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and outside off, stroked to sweeper cover for another single by Imam.
23.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Full and around off, slapped through covers for a single. That also brings up the 100-run stand between Babar and Imam. These two have motored the Pakistan innings brilliantly.
23.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Full on off, stroked to mid on off the inner half of the bat by Babar.
End Of The Over 23 : 108/1
4 Runs
  • 122.1
  • 122.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
B. Azam
55 (69)
Imam
41 (57)
T. Shamsi
5-0-28-0
22.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Loopy on middle, whipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single. The partnership stands at 99 between Babar and Imam. Pakistan need 166 runs more in 27 overs.
22.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flatter and outside off, slapped towards cover-point for a single.
22.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flighted around off, slapped towards point who does well to intercept it.
22.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Tossed up on middle and leg, clipped to mid on now.
22.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Loopy on middle, worked towards mid-wicket for a single by Babar.
22.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy on middle, slogged away off the inner half to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 22 : 104/1
5 Runs
  • 221.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
B. Azam
53 (67)
Imam
39 (53)
A. Phehlukwayo
4-0-23-0
21.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Length and outside off, Babar drives it hard but straight to mid off.
21.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and around middle, Imam pulls it towards deep square leg for just a single again.
21.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, clipped towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
21.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around off, Imam runs it down to third man off the face of the bat for only a single.
21.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and around leg, Imam watches it and ducks under it.
21.1
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and wide outside off, Imam cuts it behind point and gets a brace this time with ease. 100-up for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 21 : 99/1
6 Runs
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
B. Azam
52 (65)
Imam
35 (49)
T. Shamsi
4-0-24-0
20.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Floated around middle, Azam clips it to square leg this time.
20.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Tossed up around off, Babar dead bats it back to the bowler.
20.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated around off, Imam takes a few step towards the ball and then plays it to covers for a single.
20.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Loopy on middle, worked around the corner for a single this time.
20.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
On middle, nudged to the leg side this time.
20.1
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Misfield! Tossed up around off, Babar drives it towards mid off where Markram misfields and allows a boundary. That also brings up the 50 for Babar Azam. A good knock so far. His 17th in the format.
End Of The Over 20 : 93/1
3 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 1 WD19.4
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 119.6
B. Azam
47 (60)
Imam
34 (48)
A. Phehlukwayo
3-0-18-0
19.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Full and on the pads, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.
19.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Full  and wide outside off, Babar plays a free-flowing drive but straight to covers.
19.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Length and around off, driven straight to mid on off the back foot by Babar.
19.4
wd
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
WIDE! Full and down leg, Babar does not fiddle with it and leaves it all alone. WIde called.
19.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, punched straight to short cover.
19.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length and around off, Imam gets right behind the ball and punches it down to mid off for a single. The fielder there gets across and fields it as well as has a shy at the keeper's end but misses it.
19.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around off, Imam strokes it to point now.
End Of The Over 19 : 90/1
5 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 1 WD18.3
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 118.6
Imam
33 (46)
B. Azam
46 (56)
T. Shamsi
3-0-18-0
18.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Gets the single on the last ball as he drives this fuller ball down to long on.
18.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Play and a miss! Flat and just outside off, Imam once again hangs back. This time he looks to cut but misses.
18.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flat and on the stumps, Imam plays this one on the back foot. Manages to get his bat down just in time to block. Very risky from Imam there.
18.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Babar flicks this flatter ball on the pads to fine leg for a single.
18.3
wd
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
WIDE! Fired down the leg side. Babar looks to flick but misses. Called wide.
18.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around middle, Imam drives it to long on and gets to the other end.
18.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
On middle, eased down to deep square leg for one.
End Of The Over 18 : 85/1
9 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 417.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
B. Azam
44 (54)
Imam
31 (42)
A. Nortje
5-0-31-0
17.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Takes the single on the last ball. 9 off the over. Shortish and outside off, Babar rides the bounce and punches it to deep cover for one.
17.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, solidly blocked back to the bowler.
17.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Lovely ball this time. A length ball, just outside off, Babar looks to run it down to third man for a run but misses.
17.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Fullish and just outside off, pushed to point for nothing.
17.2
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries. Babar is getting into his elements now. A fullish ball on middle, Babar flicks it through mid-wicket and finds the fence. Nortje under pressure here.
17.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
FOUR! Slammed down the ground. A length ball around off, Babar slams it past the bowler and into the long off fence.
End Of The Over 17 : 76/1
8 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 616.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
Imam
31 (42)
B. Azam
35 (48)
T. Shamsi
2-0-13-0
16.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for nothing.
16.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
On the pads, clipped behind square leg for one.
16.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flat and around off, Imam stays back and pokes it in front of the cover fielder for a single. Sensible batting.
16.3
6
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
SIX! TAKE THAT! Enough of blocking says Imam. Tossed up and around off, Imam kneels down and slogs this one high over the wide long on fence for a biggie.
16.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Floated around off, pushed to the cover region.
16.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Flat and around off, kept out.
DRINKS! So far Pakistan having been batting in their comfort zone after losing Fakhar Zaman early in the chase. The pair of Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq have had their share of luck but most importantly they have stayed at the crease and have already eaten up 68 runs from the target. The run-rate is not an issue for them and they know that very well. They just need to keep wickets in hand and play sensibly to get the win here. South Africa after that opening burst from their bowlers have looked a bit off-colour as they have failed to pick any further wickets. They need that to be in the game or else Pakistan could run away with it with ease.
End Of The Over 16 : 68/1
3 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD15.5
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
B. Azam
34 (47)
Imam
24 (37)
A. Nortje
4-0-22-0
15.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Landed around off on a length, solidly kept out. Just 3 off the over.
15.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Ripper! How did that not take the outside edge? And maybe the top of off. Lovely stuff. A length ball around off, Babar is beaten for the outside edge as the ball shapes just a touch. It misses the top of off by a whisker.
15.5
wd
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
WIDE! Slipped down the leg side. Babar looks to flick but misses. Some excitement from the keeper but the umpire wides it.
15.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Fuller and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
15.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Outside off on a length, run down to third man for a single.
15.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Sharp bouncer! Imam moves out of the way.
15.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Shortish and just outside off, guided to third man for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 65/1
5 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 214.6
Imam
23 (35)
B. Azam
33 (43)
T. Shamsi
1-0-5-0
14.6
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Uppish but wide! Shortish and just around off, spinning away. Imam reaches out and carves it over backward point. Two taken.
14.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
One more single! Flat and on middle, Babar clips it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
14.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Imam-ul-Haq
Loopy ball outside off, eased through mid off for one.
14.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Flat and on middle, Babar goes back and nudges it through square leg for a run.
14.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
On middle, worked to mid-wicket for nothing.
14.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Babar Azam
Just short. Floated around off and middle, it lands and spins in. Babar looks to flick but ends up getting an inside edge. The ball goes uppishly towards the leg slip fielder but it bounces just in front of his hand.
Tabraiz Shamsi is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 14 : 60/1
3 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 213.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
B. Azam
31 (39)
Imam
20 (33)
A. Nortje
3-0-19-0
13.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Length and on the pads, Azam plays it to the leg side for a single.
13.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, pushed to mid on again.
13.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Full and around middle, Babar pushes it past the bowler and comes running down for a single. The fielder at mid on gets across and throws the ball towards the keeper as Babar turns, runs and then dives to get inside the crease.
13.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Full and on middle, Babar strokes it to mid on now.
13.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Length and around off, Babar taps it past point to get a quick couple of runs. That also brings up the 50-run stand between these two.
13.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Length ball around off, Babar taps it to covers by coming right behind the line of the ball.
End Of The Over 13 : 57/1
8 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 412.4
  • 112.5
  • 212.6
Imam
20 (33)
B. Azam
28 (33)
A. Phehlukwayo
2-0-15-0
12.6
2
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
A couple to end the over! Length and around off, Imam looks to break the shackles as he lofts it over mid off. It is not timed to his liking but will beat Bavuma there. A couple of runs added to the total.
12.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Length and on the pads, clipped to fine leg for a single now. Sensible batting after getting a boundary in the over.
12.4
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
FOUR! Any width offered and Babar will cash in. Short of a length and around off, Babar gets the timing and placement right to put it through covers for a boundary.
12.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Good length and angled on midlde, flicked away to mid on now.
12.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Length and around off, Babar dead bats it from within the crease to the off side.
12.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around off, Imam runs it down to third man off the back foot for a single. 50-up for Pakistan.
End Of The Over 12 : 49/1
5 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
Imam
17 (31)
B. Azam
23 (29)
A. Nortje
2-0-16-0
11.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around off, eased towards backward point for a single. A good comeback from Nortje after being hammered for 11 runs in his opening over. Just 5 off this one.
11.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
A dot now! Length and around off, Imam taps it off the back foot towards the off side.
11.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
4 singles so far! Full and around middle, clipped to wide of mid on for a quick run by Babar Azam.
11.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Short and wide outside off, Imam slaps it to deep extra cover for just a single this time.
11.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Another short of a length ball on middle and leg, Babar whips it to deep square leg for a single.
11.1
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Short of a length and on middle, nudged towards the leg side for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 44/1
7 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 410.6
B. Azam
21 (27)
Imam
14 (27)
A. Phehlukwayo
1-0-7-0
10.6
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
FOUR! Pulled beautifully! Short and around middle, Babar gets into the act early as he pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. A good end to the over after just three singles from 5 balls but the boundary on the last ball makes it 8 off the over.
10.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and on the pads, Imam gets across and then clips it through square leg for another run.
10.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, Babar strokes it towards covers for a single.
10.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, Azam defends it out to the off side this time.
10.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and outside off, Imam looks to drive it through the off side but the ball files to third man off the outside edge. A single taken.
10.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Imam-ul-Haq
Length and around off, chopped to point this time by Imam.
Powerplay 2 time! South Africa can now have a maximum of 4 fielders outside the inner ring till the end of the 40th over. Andile Phehlukwayo to inaugurate this passage of play.
End Of The Over 10 : 37/1
11 Runs
  • 29.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 49.5
  • 09.6
B. Azam
16 (24)
Imam
12 (24)
A. Nortje
1-0-11-0
9.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Short of a length and around of, blocked off the back foot to mid off. Pakistan are 37/1 at the end of the mandatory Powerplay.
9.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
FOUR! And again a boundary! This is even better! Full and around off, Babar opens the face of the bat and the drives it through the gap at cover-point as the ball races to the fence in a hurry there.
9.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Short of a length ball around off, punched on the up but straight to point where David Miller fields it.
9.3
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
FOUR! Easily done! Length and around off, Babar stands tall and then flays through covers for a boundary.
9.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Full and around off, punched down to mid off for a quick run by Imam. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses the stumps.
Anrich Nortje is on now.
9.1
2
Anrich Nortje To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball around off, clipped towards the leg side by Imam for a brace.
End Of The Over 9 : 26/1
7 Runs
  • 28.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
B. Azam
8 (20)
Imam
9 (22)
K. Rabada
5-1-12-1
8.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Dot to end the 9th over. 7 off the over. Length ball around middle, worked to the man at mid-wicket.
8.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Around off on a length, Babar blocks it back to the bowler.
8.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
FOUR! Whipped! Nice shot. This should get the Pakistani skipper going. Fullish ball on the pads, he uses his wrists and flicks it past the diving fielder at mid on. Races away to the fence. It took Pakistan 41 balls since last boundary to score another one.
8.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length and around middle, tucked through mid-wicket for one.
8.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Good length and in the channel just outside off, Imam watches the ball and then makes a leave.
8.1
2
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball on the pads, Imam clips it off the back foot towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 8 : 19/1
5 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 37.6
Imam
6 (19)
B. Azam
4 (17)
L. Ngidi
4-1-14-0
7.6
3
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Three to end the over!
7.5
1
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Chance! A tough chance but put down. Full and wide outside off, Babar goes for the drive but ends up getting a thick outside edge. Markram, the fielder there dives full length to his right. He gets hands to it but fails to hold on. This can bre a big miss. A single taken.
7.4
1
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
He finally gets a single. Shortish and around off, he works it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
7.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
And again! Another decent shot but amounts for nothing. Poor from these two to be honest. You just can't keep hitting straight to the fielders. Fuller ball outside off, Imam finds the cover fielder.
7.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and outside off, Imam once again plays a fine drive but straight to the cover fielder.
7.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Good stroke for nothing. Length ball just outside off, pushed to point.
End Of The Over 7 : 14/1
2 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
B. Azam
3 (16)
Imam
2 (14)
K. Rabada
4-1-5-1
6.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
No, he can't as Babar gets two. Rabada bowls it a bit too straight. Babar flicks it wide of deep square leg and takes two. Good running.
6.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
A leave now! Wide outside off, slightly fuller. Babar is not keen as he shoulder arms. Can Rabada bowl his 2nd maiden over?
6.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
The ball will incease but not the run as Babar blocks this length ball just outside off towards the off side.
6.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Shortish and just around off, punched to the fielder at cover. 13 ball 1 for the Pakistani skipper so far.
6.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
And another dot. Too many so far in this innings and these might return to bite back Pakistan. A back of a length ball on the body, Babar sits under it.
6.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Good length and just outside off, poked to point.
End Of The Over 6 : 12/1
0 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
Imam
2 (14)
B. Azam
1 (10)
L. Ngidi
3-1-9-0
5.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Yes, he can! A short ball around middle, Imam pulls but finds mid-wicket.
5.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and around off, solidly blocked. 5 dots in a row. Can Ngidi bowl a maiden?
5.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Beaten! Lovely channel from Lungi. Just behind good length and angling across. Imam looks to drive but misses.
5.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Just short! A shortish ball around off and middle, Imam looks to work it on the leg side but the ball takes the outer edge and lobs up uppishly towards backward point. The fielder there dives to his right to catch but it lands ahead of him and he stretches his hand to take it on one bounce.
5.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Another one wide outside off, another leave from Imam.
5.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
In the channel outside off, moving further away. Left alone.
End Of The Over 5 : 12/1
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 1 WD4.3
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
B. Azam
1 (10)
Imam
2 (8)
K. Rabada
3-1-3-1
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Dot again! Another fine over from Rabada. Just a run that too came as a wide. A good length delivery around off, Babar blocks off the back foot.
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Good length and just outside off, punched to the off side.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Sharp bouncer just around off, Babar moves out of the way.
4.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Shortish and around off, pushed to mid off this time.
4.3
wd
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
WIDE! Slipped down the leg side. Babar lets it be. Wided.
4.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Good length and around off, pushed to  the cover region off the back foot.
4.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Fullish and on middle, Babar flicks it to mid on for nothing.
End Of The Over 4 : 11/1
2 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
Imam
2 (8)
B. Azam
1 (4)
L. Ngidi
2-0-9-0
3.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Dot to end the over! Just 2 off it. Around off on a length, Imam stays on the front foot and blocks.
3.5
1
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Babar is up and running!  A short ball outside off, he hangs back and guides it to third man for a single.
3.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Nicely bowled! Very full and around off, Babar watches it nicely and blocks.
3.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Shortish and around middle, Imam clips it behind square on the leg side for one.
3.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and around off, pushed onto the pitch on the off side.
3.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Imam-ul-Haq
Fullish and angling across. Imam lets it be.
End Of The Over 3 : 9/1
0 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • W2.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
B. Azam
0 (2)
Imam
1 (4)
K. Rabada
2-1-2-1
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Shortish and around off, Babar is solid in defense again. A wicket-maiden from Rabada. Just terrific.
2.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Around off on a good length, kept out.
Babar Azam walks out to bat now.
2.4
W
Kagiso Rabada To Fakhar Zaman OUT!
OUT! DRAGGED ON! Rabada gets the breakthrough. A length ball wide outside off, Fakhar looks to punch it on the off side but the ball takes the bottom edge and hits the stumps. Rabada is fired up. Early success for the South Africans here.
2.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Fakhar Zaman
Outside off, left alone.
2.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Fakhar Zaman
Play and a miss! Shortish and just outside off, Fakhar looks to punch it over the off side but misses.
2.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Fakhar Zaman
Good length ball around off, Zaman tucks it towards mid-wicket and comes down for the single. Imam sends him back.
End Of The Over 2 : 9/0
7 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 21.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
F. Zaman
8 (8)
Imam
1 (4)
L. Ngidi
1-0-7-0
1.6
1
Lungi Ngidi To Fakhar Zaman
Edgy run! Fullish and outside off, he goes for the drive but the ball takes he outside edge and goes to third man for one. 7 off the over.
1.5
4
Lungi Ngidi To Fakhar Zaman
FOUR! Pulled away! A short ball on off, perfect height for the Zaman to bring out the pull shot. He settles and nails it over square leg for a boundary.
1.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Fakhar Zaman
Good length and around off, pushed back to the bowler this time.
1.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Fakhar Zaman
Short and wide outside off, punched to the cover fielder.
1.2
2
Lungi Ngidi To Fakhar Zaman
Angled into the batsman from a length. This time Fakhar tucks it wide of fine leg for two.
1.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Fakhar Zaman
Good line and length to begin from Lungi. Just outside off and on a length. A bit of shape for him too. Fakhar makes a leave.
Who will bowl from the other end? Lungi Ngidi it is from the other end.
Anrich Nortje to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 2/0
2 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
Imam
1 (4)
F. Zaman
1 (2)
K. Rabada
1-0-2-0
0.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Length ball and outside off, Imam makes a leave now. A good first over from Rabada.
0.5
1
Kagiso Rabada To Fakhar Zaman
Length and around off, tapped to third man for a single.
0.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Fakhar Zaman
Length and around middle and leg, Zaman walks across and looks to flick but misses to get high on the pads. Optimistic appeal from the bowler but nothing from the umpire.
0.3
1
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Fuller and around midlde, Imam strokes it down to mid on and takes a quick single to get off the mark. So are Pakistan too.
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Slightly fuller and around off, Imam punches it down the ground but straight to mid off.
0.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imam-ul-Haq
Perfect delivery to start! Length and in that channel around off, Imam covers his sticks and then leaves it.
Match Info
  • Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Babar Azam
  • Umpire Adrian Holdstock (SA), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Allahudien Paleker (SA)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: South Africa 273/6 in 50.0 overs
  • Power play 3 (41-50): South Africa 273/6 (82 runs, 1 wickets)
  • South Africa 254/6 in 48.1 overs
  • R Dussen maiden ODI hundred: 100 runs in 123 balls (8x4) (1x6)
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 53 off 50 balls between R Dussen (24) and A Phehlukwayo (26)
  • South Africa 200/5 in 42.2 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): South Africa 191/5 (148 runs, 2 wickets)
  • D Miller 15th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 52 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 109 balls between R Dussen (43) and D Miller (48)
  • R Dussen ODI fifty: 53 runs in 80 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 150/4 in 32.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 137/4 in 29.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 62 balls between R Dussen (16) and D Miller (31)
  • South Africa 100/4 in 22.5 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 55/3 in 14.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/3 in 12.0 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): South Africa 43/3
  • R Dussen dropped on 0 by A Ali in 8.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (8.0 ovs): H Klaasen against PAK (LBW) Successful (SA: 2, PAK: 2)
  • D Aziz makes his ODI debut for Pakistan
  • S Khan dropped on 24 by R Dussen in 48.4 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 52 off 53 balls between M Rizwan (32) and S Khan (20)
  • Pakistan 251/5 in 46.1 overs
  • Power play 2 (11-40): Pakistan 213/5 (176 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Pakistan 200/4 in 36.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (34.1 ovs): SA against D Aziz (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, PAK: 2)
  • B Azam 13th ODI hundred: 103 runs in 103 balls (17x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 181/1 in 31.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 151 off 162 balls between I Haq (63) and B Azam (83)
  • Pakistan 150/1 in 27.5 overs
  • I Haq 8th ODI fifty: 53 runs in 63 balls (2x4) (1x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 128 balls between I Haq (40) and B Azam (56)
  • Pakistan 101/1 in 21.1 overs
  • B Azam ODI fifty: 51 runs in 61 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 68/1 in 16.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 65 balls between I Haq (19) and B Azam (30)
  • Pakistan 50/1 in 12.1 overs
  • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 37/1
  • B Azam dropped on 3 by A Markram in 7.5 overs
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