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South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI Match Summary

SA vs PAK, 2019 - ODI Summary

South Africa vs Pakistan Scorecard
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Match Ended   
187/2 (33.0/33)
317/6 (50.0/50)
South Africa beat Pakistan by 13 runs (D/L method)
  • Player of the Match
    Reeza Hendricks
PAK 317/6
Bat Top Batsmen
101 (116)
  • 8x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 87.06SR
69 (72)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 95.83SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.3
10
OVERS
43/2
R/W
10
OVERS
57/2
R/W
SA 187/2
Bat Top Batsmen
83 (90)
  • 8x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 92.22SR
40 (42)
  • 3x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 95.23SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.5
6
OVERS
33/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.25
8
OVERS
34/0
R/W
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That's it from this one. A tough night to forget for Pakistan as they did most things right, but the rain changed the situation and one bad phase pegged them back. South Africa lead the series 2-1, but there are plenty of things they'd like to right in the fourth game in Johannesburg. It takes place on Sunday at 1000 local (0800 GMT). See you for that one. Goodbye!
South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis, says they were below par with the ball and quite flat in the field. Goes on to say that the guys are trying their hardest though and pushing for that World Cup spot. Adds that Ngidi's injury has given them the chance to look for that extra/back-up fast bowler to go with the three they already have and these games are good opportunities to check that out. On the team combination, Faf admits that many players (Like Markram and Hendricks) fighting for one spot, and that even Duminy is yet to return, are all one of those good problems to have. Continues saying that every series is a learning curve and they are becoming quite composed as a batting unit, in realizing when to go for it and when to take a step back. On the bowling, he says there's room for improvement. Ends by saying that the main area they need to focus on is the fielding and that's what they'll try to improve in the next game.
Man of the Match, Reeza Hendricks, says he is happy to have contributed and be on the right side of the result. Reckons that their mentality was good but despite the rain, they only focused on their game and not the DLS calculations. Says that he's been feeling good and scoring a few boundaries early helped him settle in well and find some rhythm. Adds that he only tried to take it slow, letting himself ease in and then taking it from there. States that he doesn't think about the World Cup spot in the team and just wants to do his best in each game he plays.
Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says his batsmen did really well but his bowlers couldn't get the wickets which is why they lost. Credits how the South African batsmen played but laments the poor showing of his bowlers on this surface (after the rain interruption). Mentions that they will work on their weaknesses and try to do better in the next game.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan had a superb outing with the bat after electing to bat. Imam-ul-Haq, who silenced his critics with a finely-crafted ton, was the nucleus of the innings as everything revolved around him. He had two people in Babar and Hafeez, making their fifties along the way, as the opener made vital partnerships with them. Wasim came towards the end and his fantastic cameo catapulted his side to a good total, but Pakistan were eventually undone by the rain gods.
The two rain interruptions were like two sides of a cassette, and on both occasions, Pakistan couldn't wait to get back out for different reasons - the first one came before the 20-over mark and a no-result would have been disappointing for them. And the second time, it was after Hendricks and du Plessis blew them away with their brisk century stand and the hosts were ahead of the DLS par score. The wet conditions didn't help as the ball came nicely onto the bat. It eventually proved to be enough as the Saffas got the victory.
An unfortunate end to what was shaping up to be a close and exciting contest. South Africa started off well with Amla and de Kock fluently going about their business, but the former's soft dismissal off Hasan Ali's bowling and some brilliant work in the field from Shadab to get rid of de Kock brought the momentum back in the visitors' favour.
Update 2138 local - The official word is in. It's not one anyone is going to like. No more play can be possible and as a result of that, SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 13 RUNS ON DLS METHOD.
Update 2105 local - Here's the deal - the rain had stopped, the covers were off, some overs were reduced and we were about to begin, but the heavens opened up again and literally rained on everyone's parade.
And.... it happens! The covers are brought on by the groundsmen. Raining pretty heavily now. The players have gone off the field. We're in for another frustrating wait. By the way, the DLS par score is 180, and South Africa are comfortably ahead.
32.6
0
Imad Wasim To Reeza Hendricks
Hendricks stands in his crease and pushes it to the mid-wicket fielder. The rain is getting heavier here.
32.5
1
Imad Wasim To Faf du Plessis
A flatter and quicker one on middle, Faf is on his knees, makes room and cuts it away to deep cover for a single.
32.4
0
Imad Wasim To Faf du Plessis
Flicked away to square leg for no run by the SA skipper.
32.3
1
Imad Wasim To Reeza Hendricks
Short of a length on middle and off, Reeza goes back in his crease and punches it to deep cover for a single.
32.2
0
Imad Wasim To Reeza Hendricks
Well bowled! Imad sees the batsman coming down the ground and bowls it short purposely. Hendricks adjusts and plays it safely to cover.
32.1
0
Imad Wasim To Reeza Hendricks
Flatter one on the pads, RH misses his flick and gets hit on the pad. The ball was going well down leg though.
Coming down really hard now. Might be just a matter of time before play is stopped again. In the meantime, Imad Wasim is back on to bowl.
Over 32 : 185/2
3 Runs
    du Plessis
    39 (40)
    R. Hendricks
    82 (86)
    M. Amir
    7-0-36-0
    31.6
    0
    Mohammad Amir To Faf du Plessis
    A length ball on middle stump, Faf drives it back down the ground to mid on.
    31.5
    1
    Mohammad Amir To Reeza Hendricks
    Punched off the back foot to deep cover for a single by Reeza.
    31.4
    1
    Mohammad Amir To Faf du Plessis
    Effort ball from Aamir, lands this on half track. Du Plessis is early into his pull but adjusts well and takes a single to deep square leg.
    31.3
    1
    Mohammad Amir To Reeza Hendricks
    Quick single down to mid off, a fuller length ball that Hendricks comes ahead and pushes it down and sets off for a quick one.
    31.2
    0
    Mohammad Amir To Reeza Hendricks
    Length ball on off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
    31.1
    0
    Mohammad Amir To Reeza Hendricks
    Play and a miss! A length ball outside off and Reeza swings across the line but fails to make any connection on the ball.
    Over 31 : 182/2
    5 Runs
      R. Hendricks
      80 (82)
      du Plessis
      38 (38)
      H. Ali
      6-0-33-1
      30.6
      1
      Hasan Ali To Reeza Hendricks
      Leans ahead to this fuller ball and turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
      30.5
      0
      Hasan Ali To Reeza Hendricks
      Behind a good length, on off stump, blocked from within the crease.
      30.4
      1
      Hasan Ali To Faf du Plessis
      Short ball on middle, du Plessis pulls it away with authority and finds deep mid-wicket. Single to the total.
      30.3
      2
      Hasan Ali To Faf du Plessis
      The 100-run stand comes up. These two have motored along with complete control and no trouble at all. Faf du Plessis flicks this through mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
      30.2
      0
      Hasan Ali To Faf du Plessis
      Wanted the run but then decided against it. Faf taps it in front of covers and takes off, before eventually being sent back.
      30.1
      1
      Hasan Ali To Reeza Hendricks
      No luck for Pakistan so far. A short ball in banged in, Hendricks pulls and gets a top edge over the keeper's head, towards fine leg. One run collected.
      Over 30 : 177/2
      5 Runs
        R. Hendricks
        78 (79)
        du Plessis
        35 (35)
        M. Amir
        6-0-33-0
        29.6
        1
        Mohammad Amir To Reeza Hendricks
        Shaping away from outside off, Hendricks plays it off the outer half to third man for one run.
        Match Info
        • Venue SuperSport Park, Centurion
        • Weather Rainy
        • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to bat
        • Result South Africa beat Pakistan by 13 runs (D/L method)
        • Player of the Match Reeza Hendricks
        • Umpire Adrian Holdstock (SA), Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)
        • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
        Match Notes
        • B Azam 9th ODI fifty : 50 runs in 56 balls (6x4) (0x6)
        • Drinks: Pakistan 73/1 in 17.0 overs
        • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 62 between Imam-ul-Haq (16) and B Azam (31)
        • Pakistan 50/1 in 11.5 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): Pakistan 38/1
        • B Azam dropped on 9 by A Phehlukwayo in 7.3 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 187/2 in 33.0 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 100 off 96 between R Hendricks (62) and du Plessis(37)
        • South Africa 150/0 in 25.4 overs
        • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 54 between R Hendricks (45) and du Plessis(10)
        • R Hendricks: 50 runs in 53 balls (6x4) (1x6)
        • South Africa 100/2 in 18.4 overs
        • Rain Stoppage: South Africa 88/2 in 16.5 overs
        • South Africa 50/0 in 9.1 overs
        • Power play 1 (1-10): South Africa 58/1
        • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 56 between de Kock (26) and H Amla(25)
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