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South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Match Summary

SA vs PAK, 2021 - ODI Summary

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273/6 (50.0/50)
274/7 (50.0/50)
Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 wickets
SA 273/6
Bat Top Batsmen
123 (134)
  • 10x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 91.79SR
50 (56)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 89.28SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
10
OVERS
61/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 7.20
10
OVERS
72/2
R/W
PAK 274/7
Bat Top Batsmen
103 (104)
  • 17x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 99.03SR
70 (80)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 87.50SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.10
10
OVERS
51/4
R/W
10
OVERS
56/2
R/W
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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.
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.
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.
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.
50 OV
3 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to S. Khan F. Ashraf
  • W49.1
  • 049.2
  • 049.3
  • 049.4
  • 249.5
  • 149.6
49 OV
11 Runs
L. Ngidi to F. Ashraf S. Khan
  • 048.1
  • 048.2
  • 148.3
  • 248.4
  • 1 NB48.5
  • 448.5
  • 348.6
48 OV
5 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to S. Khan M. Rizwan F. Ashraf
  • 147.1
  • W47.2
  • 247.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 147.6
47 OV
6 Runs
L. Ngidi to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 246.1
  • 146.2
  • 346.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
46 OV
5 Runs
K. Rabada to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 045.1
  • 445.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
45 OV
3 Runs
L. Ngidi to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 144.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 144.6
44 OV
3 Runs
K. Rabada to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 243.3
  • 043.4
  • 143.5
  • 043.6
43 OV
9 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 142.1
  • 142.2
  • 442.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 242.6
42 OV
11 Runs
K. Rabada to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 041.1
  • 041.2
  • 141.3
  • 441.4
  • 041.5
  • 641.6
41 OV
5 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • 240.5
  • 040.6
40 OV
9 Runs
A. Nortje to M. Rizwan
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 439.3
  • 039.4
  • 439.5
  • 139.6
39 OV
1 Runs
T. Shamsi to M. Rizwan S. Khan
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
1 Runs
A. Nortje to M. Rizwan A. Ali S. Khan
  • 037.1
  • 037.2
  • 137.3
  • W37.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
3 Runs
T. Shamsi to A. Ali M. Rizwan
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 136.3
  • 1 WD36.4
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 036.6
36 OV
2 Runs
A. Nortje to M. Rizwan D. Aziz A. Ali
  • 035.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • W35.5
  • 135.6
35 OV
4 Runs
T. Shamsi to D. Aziz M. Rizwan
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 234.4
  • 134.5
  • 134.6
34 OV
3 Runs
A. Nortje to M. Rizwan Imam
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 133.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • W33.6
33 OV
4 Runs
T. Shamsi to Imam M. Rizwan
  • 132.1
  • 132.2
  • 032.3
  • 132.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
32 OV
5 Runs
A. Nortje to Imam B. Azam M. Rizwan
  • 131.1
  • 031.2
  • 031.3
  • 431.4
  • W31.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
11 Runs
T. Shamsi to B. Azam Imam
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 3 WD30.4
  • 430.4
  • 130.5
  • 130.6
30 OV
9 Runs
K. Rabada to B. Azam
  • 029.1
  • 429.2
  • 429.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 129.6
29 OV
11 Runs
L. Ngidi to Imam B. Azam
  • 128.1
  • 428.2
  • 1 WD28.3
  • 028.3
  • 028.4
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
28 OV
11 Runs
K. Rabada to Imam B. Azam
  • 127.1
  • 027.2
  • 427.3
  • 227.4
  • 427.5
  • 027.6
27 OV
8 Runs
L. Ngidi to B. Azam Imam
  • 126.1
  • 426.2
  • 026.3
  • 226.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
26 OV
3 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to B. Azam Imam
  • 025.1
  • 025.2
  • 125.3
  • 125.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
25 OV
12 Runs
L. Ngidi to Imam B. Azam
  • 024.1
  • 224.2
  • 424.3
  • 424.4
  • 124.5
  • 124.6
24 OV
8 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to B. Azam Imam
  • 023.1
  • 123.2
  • 123.3
  • 423.4
  • 123.5
  • 123.6
23 OV
4 Runs
T. Shamsi to Imam B. Azam
  • 122.1
  • 122.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
22 OV
5 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to Imam B. Azam
  • 221.1
  • 021.2
  • 121.3
  • 121.4
  • 121.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
6 Runs
T. Shamsi to B. Azam Imam
  • 420.1
  • 020.2
  • 120.3
  • 120.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
3 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to Imam B. Azam
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 019.3
  • 1 WD19.4
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 119.6
19 OV
5 Runs
T. Shamsi to B. Azam Imam
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 1 WD18.3
  • 118.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
9 Runs
A. Nortje to B. Azam
  • 417.1
  • 417.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
8 Runs
T. Shamsi to Imam B. Azam
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 616.3
  • 116.4
  • 116.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
3 Runs
A. Nortje to B. Azam Imam
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD15.5
  • 015.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
5 Runs
T. Shamsi to B. Azam Imam
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 214.6
14 OV
3 Runs
A. Nortje to B. Azam
  • 013.1
  • 213.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
8 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to Imam B. Azam
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 412.4
  • 112.5
  • 212.6
12 OV
5 Runs
A. Nortje to Imam B. Azam
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
7 Runs
A. Phehlukwayo to Imam B. Azam
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 410.6
10 OV
11 Runs
A. Nortje to Imam B. Azam
  • 29.1
  • 19.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 49.5
  • 09.6
9 OV
7 Runs
K. Rabada to Imam B. Azam
  • 28.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 48.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
5 Runs
L. Ngidi to Imam B. Azam
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 37.6
7 OV
2 Runs
K. Rabada to B. Azam
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
6 OV
0 Runs
L. Ngidi to Imam
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
1 Runs
K. Rabada to B. Azam
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 1 WD4.3
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
2 Runs
L. Ngidi to Imam B. Azam
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 13.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
0 Runs
K. Rabada to F. Zaman B. Azam
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • W2.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
7 Runs
L. Ngidi to F. Zaman
  • 01.1
  • 21.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
2 Runs
K. Rabada to Imam F. Zaman
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
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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