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Abu Dhabi – Pakistan won the 2nd ODI against South Africa by 1 wicket. It was a thrilling & sensational match. Pakistani middle order shone like a bright star.


Toss: South Africa won the toss & elected to bat.

 

South Africa Innings:

Captain of South Africa Greame Smith & the all rounder Kallis were not in the team because of injury. Hashim Amla & Robin Peterson were the openers from South Africa.

Hashim Amla was playing great but Peterson left him at the score of 24. Then Ingram was sent.

Ingram & Amla played a marvelous innings of 84 runs. Then Amla got out. He scored 65 runs of 62 balls with 8 fours. At this time the score of South Africa was 108/2 in 20.6 overs.

Then AB de Villiers started batting with Ingram & made a partnership of 86 runs. Ingram was stunning. But AB de Villiers left him after adding 29 runs of 43 balls with 1 four.

Then JP Duminy tried its best to boost up the score but at last the innings of Ingram comes to an end after marvelous 100 from 119 balls with 10 fours & 1 six.

JP Duminy scored 54 runs of 43 balls with 3 fours & 1 six. He got out at the ball of Shoaib Akhtar.

After that the South Africa team tried its best but players were not doing best.

In the end of 50 overs, South Africa succeeded in scoring 286/8, which was a huge target for Pakistan. At one time South Africa were at 194/3 in 36.4 overs.

 

Scorecard of South African’s Innings:

—————— Batsmen ————————————————————————————————R—–M—-B—4s-6s–SR———

HM Amla lbw b Shahid Afridi 65 84 62 8 0 104.83
RJ Peterson b Abdul Razzaq 6 14 7 1 0 85.71
CA Ingram lbw b Wahab Riaz 100 143 119 10 1 84.03
AB de Villiers† b Shahid Afridi 29 54 43 1 0 67.44
JP Duminy c Fawad Alam b Shoaib Akhtar 54 58 43 3 1 125.58
DA Miller c & b Wahab Riaz 6 10 10 0 0 60.00
JA Morkel b Mohammad Hafeez 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
J Botha* run out (Mohammad Hafeez) 9 19 10 1 0 90.00
M Morkel not out 1 7 2 0 0 50.00
CK Langeveldt not out 4 2 2 1 0 200.00
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 5) 11
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 286 (5.72 runs per over)
Did not bat:LL Tsotsobe
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Peterson, 3.1 ov), 2-108 (Amla, 20.6 ov), 3-194 (de Villiers, 36.4 ov), 4-216 (Ingram, 40.1 ov),5-232 (Miller, 42.6 ov), 6-236 (JA Morkel, 43.5 ov), 7-263 (Botha, 48.1 ov), 8-281 (Duminy, 49.4 ov)

 

Bowling:

————Bowlers———O—M–R–W–Econ————-

Shoaib Akhtar 10 1 57 1 5.70 (1w)
Abdul Razzaq 5 1 37 1 7.40
Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 49 1 4.90 (1w)
Wahab Riaz 10 0 43 2 4.30 (1w)
Shahid Afridi 10 0 59 2 5.90 (1w)
Saeed Ajmal 5 0 35 0 7.00 (1w)

 

Pakistan Innings:

Once again Asad Shafiq & Mohammad Hafeez were the openers from Pakistan. Pakistan was looking for a good start but Asad Shafiq made a mistake & got out after scoring a single run.

Younis Khan was the next man. There were many hopes from Mohammad Hafeez & Younis Khan, as they played marvelously in the 1st ODI. But at the score of 31, Younis Khan left the crease after the wrong decision of umpire. It was not lbw because of sharp edge with the bat but umpire failed to decide the correct decision.

At this time the score of Pakistan was 31/2 in 8.1 overs. Misbah-ul-Haq entered into the ground & the crowd & spectators were expecting a delicious performance from him. But he left the crease after scoring 17 runs of 28 balls with  2 fours. The decision about the wicket (lbw) of Misbah-ul-Haq was to suspicious as the batsman was out of the crease, also the ball was pitched outside the crease.

Fawad Alam was the new player from the Pakistan side. Mohammad Hafeez was struggling with him but he left Fawad after adding 30 runs in the scorecard of Pakistan. The score of Pakistan was 70/4 in 18.3 overs.

B00M B00M Afridi (Captain) was the new man, the crowd was expecting a match winning performance from him.

Afridi & Fawad stunned the South Africa bowlers with great hits. They both added 66 precious runs in the innings of Pakistan. After scoring 49 runs of just 40 balls, Afridi misjudged the ball & caught by a fielder. This was the most sad moment for the spectators of Pakistan.

Abdul Razzaq was the last hope for Pakistan. He played beautifully with Fawad. Their scored a 81 runs partnership. Fawad Alam got out after dashing 48 runs of 68 balls with 3 fours. The score of Pakistan was 217/6 in 41.5 overs.

At that time Pakistan was in very very big trouble. Pakistan was 70 runs away of the victory but only 41 balls were left. There was no hope for Pakistan as Zulqarnain Haider (New Wicket Keeper) was with Abdul Razzaq.

Abdul Razzaq was in great mood, he was washing the bowlers all around the ground. Pakistan received another shock when Zulqarnain Haider sacrificed himself for Abdul Razzaq & got run out. He scored 6 runs of 8 balls.

Wahab Riaz was the new batsman who was in the squad because Umar Gul was omitted. After 5 dot balls, he also leaved the ground after scoring nil.

The new man was Saeed Ajmal. He was trying to help Abdul Razzaq but due to a misjudgment he also got run out. He just added 1 run to the Pakistan innings. At that time the score of Pakistan was 257/9 in 47.3 overs.

Abdul Razzaq was on fire. 30 runs were still short but only 15 balls were left & 1 wicket was in the hand. Shoaib Akhtar was the last card from Pakistan.

Abdul Razzaq was punishing every bowler of the South Africa. The crowd was in a wave of joy. Captain of South Africa Johan Botha was searching for the answer of this mystic question.

When the 49th over came to an end, 14 runs were still required from just 6 balls with 1 wicket in their hand.

Abdul Razzaq was on strike & the ball was with Albie Morkel. The first ball went for a dot ball. 14 runs on 5 balls. Everyone’s heart stopped beating. At the next two ball, Abdul Razzaq pleased the crowd with massive two sixes.

2 runs were required of just 3 balls. On the next ball Abdul Razzaq tried to slice the ball but failed & there was a big appeal from the South Africa wicket keeper & then the bowler also joined him but the Best umpire of the year Aleem Dar said no, because there was no connection.

2 balls & 2 runs were required. Abdul Razzaq succeeded in slicing the ball & it went for four. Everyone in the ground was surprised as Pakistan was the winner of the today’s game, it was unbelievable performance from the middle order batsmen of Pakistan specially Abdul Razzaq.

Abdul Razzaq scored 109 runs of just 72 balls with 7 fours & 10 massive sixes. This fabulous innings of Abdul Razzaq enlightened the heart of the fans, captain & the complete team. The “Heart of the Desert” was in wonder because of the performance by Pakistan.

Pakistan succeeded in scoring 289/9 in 49.5 balls. Pakistan won the match by 1 wicket. This was the most exciting & energetic match in the history of ODI.

 

Scorecard of Pakistan Innings:

—————— Batsmen ————————————————————————————————–R—-M—-B–4s-6s–SR——–

Asad Shafiq c M Morkel b Langeveldt 1 9 10 0 0 10.00
Mohammad Hafeez c †de Villiers b Botha 30 85 42 3 0 71.42
Younis Khan lbw b Langeveldt 18 23 25 4 0 72.00
Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Peterson 17 36 28 2 0 60.71
Fawad Alam c JA Morkel b Langeveldt 48 113 68 3 0 70.58
Shahid Afridi* c Ingram b Tsotsobe 49 41 40 3 2 122.50
Abdul Razzaq not out 109 102 72 7 10 151.38
Zulqarnain Haider† run out (Peterson) 6 10 8 0 0 75.00
Wahab Riaz run out (Langeveldt) 0 13 5 0 0 0.00
Saeed Ajmal run out (Miller/JA Morkel) 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
Shoaib Akhtar not out 0 11 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 5, nb 2) 10
Total (9 wickets; 49.5 overs) 289 (5.79 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-8 (Asad Shafiq, 2.3 ov), 2-31 (Younis Khan, 8.1 ov), 3-58 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 15.3 ov),4-70 (Mohammad Hafeez, 18.3 ov), 5-136 (Shahid Afridi, 29.2 ov), 6-217 (Fawad Alam, 41.5 ov),7-228 (Zulqarnain Haider, 44.1 ov), 8-254 (Wahab Riaz, 46.6 ov), 9-257 (Saeed Ajmal, 47.3 ov)

 

Bowling:

——Bowlers———-O—M–R–W-Econ——————–

CK Langeveldt 10 0 75 3 7.50
LL Tsotsobe 10 1 39 1 3.90 (1nb, 1w)
M Morkel 10 0 39 0 3.90 (2w)
JA Morkel 4.5 0 52 0 10.75 (1nb)
RJ Peterson 7 0 40 1 5.71
J Botha 8 0 41 1 5.12 (2w)


Result: Pakistan won the match by 1 wicket.

Man Of The Match: Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan).

 

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