PAK vs SA Live Cricket Score, Pakistan in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2013 Commentry

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That's all we have from this match. We look forward to your company for the second ODI on 27th November at 1330 IST. Until then, on behalf of the commentary and scoring team, it's good bye and cheers!!!

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Anwar Ali is declared the Man of the Match for his all-round show. He says that he played his natural game and wanted to express himself. Also adds that their plan was to play out all overs and he has batted well before also with Bhatti in domestic cricket. Admits that he was a bit nervous but once he got on the field, he got relaxed.

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Misbah-ul-Haq is pleased with the win and says that he is really happy with the effort, specially of the two debutants. He adds that the plan was to negotiate the new ball but they kept on losing wickets at the wrong time and fell short by 20-30 runs. Also says that the partnership between Bilawal and Ali shifted the momentum towards them. Adds that they are really looking forward to win the series as they have never done so in South Africa.

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AB de Villiers looks disappointed with the performance. He praises his bowlers for doing a superb job but admits that it's been a while since they have chased down a total. Adds that they are playing against a world class bowling attack and they will try to get better. Praises Jacques Kallis and says that he is a class player.

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Bilawal Bhatti had a dream ODI debut, both with bat and ball. Apart from him, the Pakistani spinners did a magnificent job in the middle overs and kept on picking wickets at regular interval. Saeed Ajmal once again was at his miserly best and also hunted down two wickets, which also included the wicket of Duminy, who was looking threatening to run away with the match.

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A fantastic win for Pakistan as they take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. Their batting faltered once again but courtesy a superb stand between debutants, Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti, they managed to post a decent total on the board. The bowling and fielding from the visitors were excellent and they managed to bowl out the famed batting line-up for South Africa, gaining a lovely victory.

48.1
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Bilawal Bhatti to Morne Morkel

OUT! Sound of timber and it's all over for South Africa! Bhatti with yet another terrific yorker, right in the blockhole, Morkel fails to keep it out and the stumps are disturbed. Pakistan win by 23 runs!

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Junaid Khan to Morne Morkel

Over-pitched on middle and leg, Morkel slaps it through mid-wicket and retains the strike with a single. 24 needed off 12 balls!

47.5
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Junaid Khan to Morne Morkel

Serves another delivery on middle and leg, Morkel swings his blade across the line and once again misses. This is amazing bowling!

47.4
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Junaid Khan to Morne Morkel

Full delivery on middle and off, Morkel fails to hit it through the line and and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

47.3
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Junaid Khan to Morne Morkel

A very full ball, following the batsman down the leg side, Morkel tries to whip it through mid-wicket but it catches the inside edge and squirts through square leg for a couple.

47.2
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Junaid Khan to Morne Morkel

Spears in a fuller length delivery, on middle and leg, Morkel tees off for a big hit across the line but misses. The ball almost kissed the leg stump on its way to the keeper.

47.1
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Junaid Khan to Morne Morkel

Good length delivery on off, Morkel flashes and misses.

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Imran Tahir is the last batsman out in the middle for South Africa. Junaid Khan to bowl...

46.6
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Bilawal Bhatti to Dale Steyn

OUT! Bowled 'em! You miss and I hit! Bhatti fires a full ball at 144 kph, right in the line of the stumps, Steyn clears his front leg for a massive hoick across the line but fails to make any connection. The stumps are shattered and South Africa need 27 to win off 18 balls with just one wicket in hand.

46.5
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Bilawal Bhatti to Dale Steyn

Slower bouncer on middle, Steyn attempts to drag it across the line but it catches the bottom edge and rolls to the keeper.

46.4
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Bilawal Bhatti to Dale Steyn

FOUR! Outstanding shot! Bhatti delivers a full ball on middle, Steyn hops back a bit to make some room and rifles it past the mid off fielder for a boundary.

46.3
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Bilawal Bhatti to Dale Steyn

Short and wide outside off, Steyn goes for a big shot down the ground but fails to connect.

46.2
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Bilawal Bhatti to Morne Morkel

Touch short in length on middle, Morkel makes some room and slaps it through the line. The point fielder dives to make the half stop and they cross for a run.

46.1
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Bilawal Bhatti to Morne Morkel

Back of a length delivery on middle, Morkel defends it back off his back foot.

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