SA vs PAK Live Cricket Score, Pakistan and South Africa in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2013 Commentry

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That's it from us here. Do join us for the 2nd ODI on 1st November. Until then, good bye and take care.

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AB de Villiers says that things happened quite quickly in the end and that he was trying to get the decisions right and it worked. Adds that it was a good team performance and performances like these will carry them a long way. It looked a pretty dull day for them but they didn't stop trying and that worked. Says that Parnell's performance was pretty special and he can't wait to see him develop him into something special. Adds that Tsotsobe's two vital wickets was the turning point of the game.

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Man of the Match Wayne Parnell says that it was nice contributing with the bat and ball and especially winning the match. Adds that he felt comfortable with the weather. On his bowling, he adds that after his first over he was trying to rush a little bit but then he got his strides better.

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Misbah-ul-Haq says that it was really disappointing the way they finished the game, they couldn't handle the pressure. The batsmen played some rash shots and couldn't finish the game off. Adds that they need to work on finishing the games off from now on. Mentions that the bowlers had done a very good job but the batsmen spoiled the party. Saeed Ajmal and Afridi were pretty good in the spin department. Adds that they need to forget this loss and look forward to the second game.

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Some good bowling effort by Tsotsobe and Parnell ensured they didn't allow the Pakistani batsmen any easy runs and the chase became a tough task. Tahir then struck crucial blows at the death before Morkel struck gold by castling Irfan to help his side snatch a victory out of nowhere, by just one run!

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It's turned out to be an incredible match. Pakistan were cruising at 4-165 with Umar Amin and Umar Akmal and they needed just 19 runs. But with Amin's dismissal, triggered a mighty collapse and Akmal and Afridi followed suit. The target set was an average one but the Proteas made it tough for the Asian side.

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Morne Morkel to Mohammad Irfan

OUT! South Africa have pulled off a coup! They win by 1 run! Length delivery on off, it straightens a tad after landing. Irfan stays glued to his crease and looks to defend but misses. The ball goes on to disturb the furniture. Replays show that Morkel's foot was fine. The South African players go berserk in celebrations.

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Well, well! Irfan is castled by Morkel. The umpire is checking for a no ball!

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Misbah in the dressing room is absolutely nervous!

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Morne Morkel to Mohammad Irfan

Length delivery outside off, nips back in. Irfan leaves it alone.

46.1
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Morne Morkel to Saeed Ajmal

Length delivery on middle and leg, Ajmal clips it to mid-wicket for a single. Just 2 needed for a win now!

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Morkel back on. Pakistan need 3 runs to win with one wicket in hand!

45.6
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Imran Tahir to Mohammad Irfan

Another googly outside off, Irfan leaves it alone this time.

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Imran Tahir to Mohammad Irfan

Oh...Nearly! Googly outside off, spinning back in. Irfan goes for a wild swing across the line but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Had he missed it, Irfan would have been trapped right in front!

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Imran Tahir to Mohammad Irfan

Not out! Loopy and on a length outside off, a tad wide and spinning away, Irfan lunges forward for a heave but misses. The keeper whips the bails off in a flash but the replays show that Irfan had his back leg grounded.

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Appeal for a stumping against Irfan, the umpire has referred it upstairs.

45.3
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Imran Tahir to Mohammad Irfan

Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler.

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Imran Tahir to Mohammad Irfan

Not out! Length delivery outside off, it is a googly, Irfan comes forward for a prod but misses. The ball hits the pad first and then the bat. The umpire turns down the appeal, Tahir has a word with the skipper and they opt for a review. Replays show that it was clipping leg. Umpire's call and the onfield decision remains! South Africa have exhausted their solo review.

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Appeal for an LBW turned down against Irfan. South Africa have opted for a review.

45.1
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Imran Tahir to Mohammad Irfan

Nearly drags it on! Length delivery outside off, a tad quicker. Irfan goes for a heave but gets an inside edge past the leg stump for a couple to fine leg. Just 3 needed to win now!

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