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Hamilton: Pakistan won the 1st test against New Zealand by 10 wickets. The test match with the flat pitch comes to an end on the ‘Dramatic Day’ (3rd Day). Pakistani team bowled out the New Zealand team in a session (3rd Session).


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The toss on the 1st day was not so important in the eyes of cricket analysts but in the end it proved that how important it was for Pakistan. On the 1st day, captain of Pakistan Cricket Team ; Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss & elected to field. It was very strange decision as the pitch was flat & it was good for batting.

 

Day 1:

According to the decision of Pakistani captain, Pakistani team came into the ground to bowl out the Kiwi’s batsmen. Tim McIntosh & Brendon McCullum were the opening batsmen from the New Zealand side.

The first wicket went down at the score of 9 in 2nd over when McIntosh got out. It was the 1st wicket for Tanvir Ahmed.

After that Brendon McCullum & Martin Guptill started playing beautiful shots. The Brendon McCullum wasn’t given out by the umpire Rod Tucker who was umpiring in his 9th match.

The dangerous man McCullum went out after scoring 56 runs. After that wickets started falling.

The key man for Pakistan was Abdur Rehman who was threatening Kiwis batsmen. The decision of the Pakistani captain was looking great as 7 wickets of New Zealand were down at the score of 177 in 64.5 overs.

Then the young batsman Williamson started building partnership with new batsman Tim Southee. It was shocking moment for Pakistan as the lower order was hammering them. Younis Khan got a difficult opportunity but failed to catch Kane Williamson after the ball deflected off Adnan Akmal’s gloves.

At the end of the day, the score of New Zealand was looking good then it was. Still 3 wickets were behind & Williamson & Southee were on 44 & 56 respectively. The score was 260/7 in 90.0 overs.

 

 

2nd Day:

On the 2nd Day, Pakistani bowlers were looking fit & the New Zealand batsmen were looking to score more runs. But in the play of just 7.5 overs, the complete New Zealand team got out with an addition of 15 runs. Williamson got 2nd Fifty of his career.

When Pakistani team came out for batting, they were thinking of setting big target. They received a shock when Mohammad Hafeez got out in the 1st over. Then Taufeeq Umar & Azhar Ali tried to build a partnership.

On the score of 72, Azhar Ali got out at the ball of Martin. In the addition of 35 runs, Pakistan lost its two more wickets. Now the Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq was on the crease with unexperienced Asad Shafiq. Both tried to play a sensible innings.

The captain of New Zealand team, Daniel Vettori wasn’t looking good but he bowled his overs. The solid rocks (Misbah-ul-Haq & Asad Shafiq) were annoying Black Caps.

Before the end of play, Asad Shafiq completed his 2nd Fifty. Then Misbah-ul-Haq started playing aggressively against Kiwi’s bowlers. He played two beautiful sweep shots to complete his Fifty.

At the end of the day, Pakistan was on 235 with the loss of 4 wickets in 80 overs. Asad Shafiq was on 74 & Misbah-ul-Haq was on 50.

 

 

Day 3:

On 3rd day, both sides were looking confident. After the addition of 21 runs, well settled Asad Shafiq & Misbah-ul-Haq got out. The the new branch of Akmals, Adnan Akmal started building partnership with Abdur Rehman. All the frustration was for New Zealand. Both were hitting all around the ground.

At the score of 332, Pakistan again lost well settled Adnan Akmal & Abdur Rehman.Then Umar Gul & Tanvir Ahmed came in to keep the scoreboard ticking. Both played aggressively.

At the score of 367, all 10 wickets of Pakistan were down but all of them played well. New Zealand was not expecting this sort of performance from the lower order of Pakistan. New Zealand was trail by 92 runs.

The lead of 92 runs taken by Pakistan build pressure on the Kiwi’s batsmen. The opening wasn’t good enough for New Zealand as the 1st wicket went down at the score of 36 runs. The McCullum was given out by the umpire which wasn’t out.

After that wickets kept falling. The key bowlers for Pakistan were Wahab Riaz & Abdur Rehman. On one side New Zealand batsmen were facing spin & on the other hand they were facing high quality of fast bowling with great pace over 140km/h.

With this mixture of bowling & great traps, Kiwi batsmen failed to survive. Wahab Riaz for the first time bowled a spell of 11 overs with a great pace. Then Pakistani captain appointed Umar Gul to get rid of the tail & the plan again worked.

Chris Martin who was playing his 60th test succeeded in scoring century of his runs in test career.

The complete New Zealand team was bowled out at the score of 110 runs in a session (3rd session). Brendon McCullum was the man with the highest score of 35. Pakistan was just 19 runs behind the victory.

Taufeeq Umar & Mohammad Hafeez came in to score the winning runs for Pakistan. Both played nice & beautiful shots. At the 3rd ball of the 4th over, Taufeeq Umar got a thick inside edge at the ball of Southee which was comfortably taken by Young but umpire Daryl Harper refused to shook his finger up.

At the very next ball, Taufeeq Umar played a beautiful straight drive & scored the winning runs. It was a very wonderful moment for Pakistan.

The match was over on the 3rd Day. Everyone was saluting the Pakistan Cricket Team.

 

 

 

Result: Pakistan won by 10 wickets.

Man Of The Match: Abdur Rehman (Pakistan) {6 wickets in a match}

 

 

 

Difference between Pakistan Cricket Team & New Zealand Cricket Team:

Pakistan Cricket Team:

  • Won the toss & chose the right decision.
  • Tight Bowling.
  • Great Batting.
  • Sharp Fielding.
  • Played the game according to their plan.
  • Mentally prepared.

 

New Zealand Cricket Team:

  • Lost the toss.
  • Batsmen failed to stand on the crease & poor selection of shots.
  • Bowlers failed to stop the flow of runs & to put pressure on the opposition batsmen.
  • Played the game without any proper plan.
  • Mentally not prepared.

 

     

    Hope New Zealand will figure out their problems & will bounce back. Pakistani eyes are now on the series win as this will be the 1st series win after the 2006/2007 test series win against West Indies. So, All the Best to Pakistan.

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    Christchurch: Pakistan won the 3rd T20I against New Zealand by 103 runs. Black Caps failed to maintain their winning streak. Pakistan was best in every department.

     

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    3rd T20I: New Zealand v Pakistan

    Location: AMI Stadium, Christchurch – New Zealand

    Date & Day: December 30, 2010 ; Thursday

     

    Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to bat.

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    Today Ahmed Shehzad & Mohammad Hafeez were the opener from the Pakistani side. They started playing pretty well.

    On one end Ahmed Shehzad was playing superb shots & on the other end M. Hafeez was playing timing shots. Kiwis bowlers were looking frustrated. They were trying their best.

    It was great time when both batsmen made 50 runs partnership. In the 9th over, Pakistan got a blow when well settled batman M. Hafeez tried to lift the full & wide delivery over the infield & found the Kiwi’s skipper Taylor, who, in the end succeeded in taking the catch by one hand. He scored 34 runs on 23 balls with the help of 5 FOURS & 1 SIX. The score of Pakistan was 81/1.

    The next man was Asad Shafiq from Pakistan. He tried to help Ahmed Shehzad but Shehzad got lbw out at 2nd ball of the 10th over. It was the 2nd wicket for Franklin. Ahmed scored precious 54 runs off 34 balls with 10 magnificent FOURS.

    Then experienced batsman Younis Khan came in to assist Asad Shafiq but got run-out in the 13th over.

    Junior Akmal was the new batsman. In the next over, Asad Shafiq tried to smash the ball out of the park but failed & caught out. He scored just 8 runs of 15 balls.

    B00M B00M Afridi came in & tried to life-up the Pakistani innings. On the other hand, Umar Akmal was trying his best.

    Shahid Khan Afidi got clean bowled by Southee at the full toss ball. He scored 14 runs of 9 balls with 1 FOUR & 1 SIX. Pakistani fans were disappointed. The score of Pakistan was 136/5 in 17.0 overs.

    The Lion of Pakistan Cricket ‘Abdul Razzaq’ came in. The eyes of the Pakistani spectators were on him as he was the last hope of Pakistan.

    In the 19th over, Abdul Razzaq played a shot but got a top edge, it straight went up in the sky & then Nathan McCullum caught it for a while but suddenly he dropped it.

    Kiwis were looking not happy because of this catch drop by McCullum.  Abdul Razzaq smashed the very next ball out of the park & it was SIX. The next was a slow one from Southee which was missed by the lion. At the last ball of the over Abdul Razzaq again scored a SIX & it was huge.

    Then Umar Akmal got out at the first ball of 20th over. He played a sensible innings of 30 runs off 19 balls with the help of 3 FOURS & 1 SIX. Wahab Riaz took the guard & came into the ground to assist Abdul Razzaq.

    In the 20th over, Abdul Razzaq smashed the 2nd ball for FOUR, 3rd ball for SIX, 4th ball for FOUR, 5th ball for FOUR & the last ball for a single.

    At the end Pakistan succeeded in scoring 183/6 in 20.0 overs. Abdul Razzaq & Wahab Riaz remained not-out. Abdul Razzaq scored 34 runs off just 11 balls with 3 well struck FOURS & 3 massive SIXES. 4 runs were given extra by Kiwis.

     

     

    Scorecard of Pakistanis’s Innings:

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

    Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Franklin 54 42 34 10 0 158.82
    Mohammad Hafeez c Taylor b Franklin 34 36 23 5 1 147.82
    Asad Shafiq c Mills b McCullum 8 20 15 0 0 53.33
    Younis Khan run out (McCullum) 5 11 9 0 0 55.55
    Umar Akmal† c Brownlie b Milne 30 27 19 3 1 157.89
    Shahid Afridi* b Southee 14 13 9 1 1 155.55
    Abdul Razzaq not out 34 14 11 3 3 309.09
    Wahab Riaz not out 0 3 0 0 0
    Extras (b 1, w 3) 4
    Total (6 wickets; 20 overs; 84 mins) 183 (9.15 runs per over)
    Did not bat:Tanvir Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman
    Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.4 ov), 2-90 (Ahmed Shehzad, 10.2 ov), 3-100 (Younis Khan, 12.6 ov),4-106 (Asad Shafiq, 13.5 ov), 5-136 (Shahid Afridi, 16.6 ov), 6-164 (Umar Akmal, 19.1 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers——O–M–R–W–Econ————-

    AF Milne 4 0 48 1 12.00 (2w)
    KD Mills 4 0 36 0 9.00
    TG Southee 4 0 53 1 13.25
    NL McCullum 4 0 29 1 7.25
    JEC Franklin 3 0 12 2 4.00
    SB Styris 1 0 4 0 4.00

     

    New Zealand Innings:

    Ryder & Guptill were the openers from New Zealand. Abdul Razzaq got the wicket of Guptill at the 4th ball of the 1st over. It was a beautiful start by Pakistan as the head of the Kiwi’s Innings was no more there. At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 1/1.

    As Shoaib Akhtar & Umar Gul were replaced by Tanvir Ahmed & Abdur Rehman. Tanvir was given 2nd over to bowl & he got the wicket of Ryder at the 3rd ball of his over. He was very happy. Ryder was the 2nd batsmen went for a duck after Guptill. The new man Brownlie tried to took single at the last ball of the over but credit goes to B00M B00M, he threw the ball at the stumps in no time. Brownlie was given out. At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 2/3.

    The next over was again of Abdul Razzaq. At the 5th ball, the skipper of New Zealand Ross Taylor got a blow on his pad which was given out by the umpire. The Hawk-Eye suggested that it wasn’t threating the stumps but the call was made.  At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 3/4.

    The new batsmen Franklin & Styris were on the crease. They tried to build a partnership but Franklin was clean bowled by Abdul Razzaq. At the end of the 5th over, the score of New Zealand was 11/5.

    McGalshan came in to assist Styris. Both were going good but Abdur Rehman clean bowled McGalshan in the 9th over. New Zealand was in very big trouble.

    Then Nathan McCullum took guard & came in but failed to resist in front of Pakistani bowlers & this time the wicket was for B00M B00M. At the end of 12th over, the score of New Zealand was 7/58.

    In the 14th over, Afridi was again on the move, he clean bowled Styris who was struggling alone. Scott Styris scored 45 runs off 34 balls with the help of 6 FOURS & 1 SIX.

    At the next ball, Southee also got clean bowled by Afridi. It was the quickest ball delivered by Afridi (134 km/h). The next ball was hatrick ball but Milne was some how survived. At the end of the over, the score of New Zealand was 73/9.

    In the 16th over which was of Afridi, Mills tried to play some kind of shot but got clean bowled because of the googly of Afridi.

    B00M B00M got 4 wickets in the match & also becomes the 1st bowler in T20I to get 50 wickets.

    In the end, New Zealand scored just 80 runs off 15.5 overs with a huge loss of 10 wickets.

     

     

    Scorecard of New Zealand’s Innings:

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

    JD Ryder c Ahmed Shehzad b Tanvir Ahmed 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
    MJ Guptill c Ahmed Shehzad b Abdul Razzaq 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
    DG Brownlie run out (Shahid Afridi) 0 6 5 0 0 0.00
    LRPL Taylor* lbw b Abdul Razzaq 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
    JEC Franklin b Abdul Razzaq 3 13 8 0 0 37.50
    SB Styris b Shahid Afridi 45 48 34 6 1 132.35
    PD McGlashan† b Abdur Rehman 7 17 13 1 0 53.84
    NL McCullum lbw b Shahid Afridi 8 13 10 1 0 80.00
    KD Mills b Shahid Afridi 7 14 9 1 0 77.77
    TG Southee b Shahid Afridi 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
    AF Milne not out 3 5 7 0 0 42.85
    Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 2) 7
    Total (all out; 15.5 overs; 70 mins) 80 (5.05 runs per over)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Guptill, 0.4 ov), 2-2 (Ryder, 1.3 ov), 3-2 (Brownlie, 1.6 ov), 4-3 (Taylor, 2.5 ov), 5-11 (Franklin, 4.4 ov),6-36 (McGlashan, 8.4 ov), 7-58 (McCullum, 11.6 ov), 8-73 (Styris, 13.4 ov), 9-73 (Southee, 13.5 ov), 10-80 (Mills, 15.5 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——-Bowlers———O—M—R–W-Econ———————

    Abdul Razzaq 4 1 13 3 3.25
    Tanvir Ahmed 3 0 13 1 4.33 (1nb, 2w)
    Wahab Riaz 2 0 15 0 7.50 (1nb)
    Abdur Rehman 4 0 22 1 5.50
    Shahid Afridi 2.5 0 14 4 4.94

     

    Result: Pakistan won by 103 runs.

    Man Of The Match: Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan).

     

     

    Note: For watching the highlights of the match, please click here.

     

    Winner of the Series: New Zealand won the series by 2 – 1.

    The Test series between New Zealand & Pakistan will start from January 7, 2011. The 1st Test will be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton – New Zealand & will start at 22:00 (GMT) {previous day}, 11:00 (local).


    Hamilton: New Zealand won the 2nd T20I against Pakistan by 39 runs. Pakistan failed in every department in front of New Zealand. Nathan McCullum took 4 wickets for 16 runs in 4.0 overs.

     

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    2nd T20I: New Zealand v Pakistan

    Location: Seddon Park, Hamilton – New Zealand

    Date & Day: December 28, 2010 ; Tuesday

     

    Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to field.

     

    New Zealand Innings:

    Ryder & Guptill were the openers from the New Zealand side. The conditions were overcast & there was big responsibility on there shoulders.

    Abdul Razzaq was the bowler from Pakistan. The very first ball he bowled was down the leg side; instead of leaving it, Ryder tried to pull it towards leg side but he got a sharp nick from the bat which was easily taken by Junior Akmal.

    It was a very big moment for Pakistan. The score of Kiwi’s was nil. At the end of the first over the score was 1/1.

    Next over was given to Shoaib Akhtar, he bowled some beautiful deliveries. In the 3rd over of the match which was given to Abdul Razzaq, Guptill smashed a massive SIX & a FOUR. The last ball of the over went to the boundary after hitting the pads of Guptill.

    In the next over, Guptill again struck a huge SIX to Shoaib Akhtar. At the end of the 4th over the score of New Zealand was 34/1.

    Guptill & Franklin were going very good but at the 2nd ball of 12th over, Saeed Ajmal took the wicket of the Mr. Hitler (Guptill). Guptill scored 44 runs off 28 balls with 3 FOURS & 3 SIXES.

    Next man in was the skipper Ross Taylor. But in the next over of B00M B00M, Franklin got out. He scored 40 runs off 43 balls with 2 FOURS & 1 SIX.

    Scott Styris took the guard & went into the ground to make a good partnership with the captain. In the 15th over of Umar Gul, he smashed 2 FOURS & 1 SIX. Next over was of Shoaib Akhtar but this over was like a hell for Pakistan. Styris scored two huge SIXES at the first two balls of the over, the third ball went to FOUR. This was very anxious moment for the Rawalpindi Express. Then he bowled a slower short ball to Styris & got his precious wicket after a huge loss.

    It was like the presents of Christmas falling from the sky for ‘Black Caps’.

    McGalshan came in to assist his captain. At that time the score of New Zealand was 133/4 in 15.4 overs. On the other hand, Taylor was taking singles & doubles.

    The 18th over of the match was given to Umar Gul. McGalshan was on strike, the first three balls of the over went for FOUR, then the 4th & 5th ball went for a beautiful six. It was the very bad time for Pakistan. This over of Umar Gul cost 25 runs to Pakistan. Umar Gul’s over was like “Hell in a Cell” for Pakistan.

    The 19th over was given to Wahab Riaz & at the 3rd ball of the over, Wahab bowled a beautiful delivery at the middle stump, in reply McGalshan tried to play a cross shot but failed & that’s how he was given lbw out. He played an innings of 26 runs on just 10 balls with the help of 3 FOURS & 2 SIXES.

    In the last over of the New Zealand innings, Taylor scored a beautiful SIX at the first ball. At the 3rd ball, Nathan McCullum got out & the last ball of the over, Mills also got out. This was a great over by Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal took 3 wickets for 35 runs in 4.0 overs.

    New Zealand sums up its innings after scoring 185 runs in 20.0 overs with a loss of 7 wickets. 10 runs were given extra by Pakistani bowlers.

    Umar Gul’s over was like “Hell in a Cell” for Pakistan.

     

     

    Scorecard of New Zealand’s Innings:

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

    JD Ryder c †Umar Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
    MJ Guptill c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal 44 50 28 3 3 157.14
    JEC Franklin c †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 40 52 43 2 1 93.02
    LRPL Taylor* not out 30 40 21 1 2 142.85
    SB Styris c Ahmed Shehzad b Shoaib Akhtar 34 14 14 3 3 242.85
    PD McGlashan† lbw b Wahab Riaz 26 13 10 3 2 260.00
    NL McCullum c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
    KD Mills st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
    Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 4, nb 1) 10
    Total (7 wickets; 20 overs; 91 mins) 185 (9.25 runs per over)
    Did not bat:LJ Woodcock, IG Butler, TG Southee
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ryder, 0.1 ov), 2-91 (Guptill, 11.2 ov), 3-94 (Franklin, 12.1 ov), 4-133 (Styris, 15.4 ov),5-175 (McGlashan, 18.3 ov), 6-184 (McCullum, 19.3 ov), 7-185 (Mills, 19.6 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——-Bowlers——O–M—R–W-Econ———————

    Abdul Razzaq 2 0 12 1 6.00
    Shoaib Akhtar 4 0 42 1 10.50 (1nb, 1w)
    Umar Gul 3 0 47 0 15.66
    Wahab Riaz 3 0 22 1 7.33 (3w)
    Shahid Afridi 4 0 22 1 5.50
    Saeed Ajmal 4 0 35 3 8.75

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    Mohammad Hafeez & B00M B00M Afridi were the openers from Pakistan. The first over of Franklin ended at the score of  10 including a SIX & FOUR by M. Hafeez.

    In the next over of Mills, M. Hafeez again scored a SIX & took a single at the 4th ball. At the 5th ball of the over, Afridi smashed a massive SIX but at the 6th ball, Afridi got clean bowled at the full-toss ball of Mills.

    The score of Pakistan was 24/1 in 2.0 overs. Ahmed Shehzad came in. Both M. Hafeez & A. Shehzad started building a partnership.

    At the last ball of 8th over, Ahmed Shehzad left M. Hafeez alone on the crease after getting out at the ball of Butler. The next man was Umar Akmal. M. Hafeez; who was playing a sensible innings got run-out after getting trapped in the cabal of Umar Akmal. He scored 46 runs of 30 balls with 5 FOURS & 2 SIXES.

    Younis Khan, the experienced bone of Pakistani batting line-up came into the ground but after scoring 3 runs of 4 balls went back to the pavilion. At that time the score of Pakistan was 76/4 in 10.0 overs.

    Asad Shafiq came in to assist Umar Akmal. Umar Akmal was trying to lift up the heavy body of Pakistan but no one was helping him. In the 14th over, Asad Shafiq also left the ground after scoring just 6 runs of 11 balls. The score of Pakistan was 96/5 in 13.1 overs.

    M. Hafeez; who was playing a sensible innings got run-out after getting trapped in the cabal of Umar Akmal.

    The last hope of Pakistan, Lion of Pakistan; Abdul Razzaq came in. On the other side, Junior Akmal was struggling. At the 2nd ball of 15th over, Abdul Razzaq hammered the short ball of Butler & scored a SIX. Everyone was happy that Abdul Razzaq will lead the sinking ship of Pakistan towards the victory point.

    In the 16th over, Abdul Razzaq again smashed a stunning SIX at the 2nd ball. The Pakistani spectators in the ground were looking very happy. At the very next ball of McCullum, Abdul Razzaq tried to cut & got a thick edge which was caught by the Kiwi’s wicketkeeper McGlashan. He scored 14 runs of 9 balls with 2 SIXES.

    At the next ball of McCullum, Umar Gul also went out. It was like the presents of Christmas falling from the sky for ‘Black Caps’. The score of Pakistan was 114/7 in 15.4 overs.

    Umar Akmal was about to play the hatrick ball of McCullum but he prevented to play a shot on it. Wahab Riaz was on the other side. Wahab smashed a beautiful SIX at the low full toss ball in 19th over.

    After getting tired, Junior Akmal played the shot at the 2nd ball of the last over towards the fielder at the deep & caught out. He scored 26 runs off just 32 balls with the help of 1 SIX.

    At the very next ball, Wahab Riaz again tried to hammer it but caught out at long-on by McCullum. He scored 18 runs on 17 balls with the help of 1 FOUR & 1 SIX.

    It was the hatrick ball for Southee again, Shoaib Akhtar was the batsman. The ball struck on the pads but was going down. At the 5th ball of the last over, Shoaib Akhtar got a thick outside edge on a full inswinging full toss delivery of Southee which went towards the boundary behind the keeper.

    In the end, Pakistan scored 146 runs in 20.0 overs after loosing 9 wickets. 6 runs were counted as extras from New Zealand bowlers.

     

     

    Scorecard of Pakistanis’s Innings:

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

    Mohammad Hafeez run out (Guptill/†McGlashan) 46 36 30 5 2 153.33
    Shahid Afridi* b Mills 7 7 4 0 1 175.00
    Ahmed Shehzad c Styris b Butler 15 26 14 2 0 107.14
    Umar Akmal† c McCullum b Southee 26 44 32 0 1 81.25
    Younis Khan c †McGlashan b McCullum 3 5 4 0 0 75.00
    Asad Shafiq b McCullum 6 8 11 0 0 54.54
    Abdul Razzaq c †McGlashan b McCullum 14 9 8 0 2 175.00
    Umar Gul c Guptill b McCullum 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
    Wahab Riaz c McCullum b Southee 18 17 13 1 1 138.46
    Shoaib Akhtar not out 5 4 3 1 0 166.66
    Saeed Ajmal not out 0 2 0 0 0
    Extras (lb 5, w 1) 6
    Total (9 wickets; 20 overs; 84 mins) 146 (7.30 runs per over)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Shahid Afridi, 1.6 ov), 2-68 (Ahmed Shehzad, 7.6 ov), 3-69 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.1 ov),4-76 (Younis Khan, 9.6 ov), 5-96 (Asad Shafiq, 13.1 ov), 6-114 (Abdul Razzaq, 15.3 ov), 7-114 (Umar Gul, 15.4 ov),8-141 (Umar Akmal, 19.2 ov), 9-141 (Wahab Riaz, 19.3 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers——O—M–R–W–Econ————–

    JEC Franklin 1 0 10 0 10.00
    KD Mills 3 0 34 1 11.33 (1w)
    TG Southee 4 0 26 2 6.50
    IG Butler 4 0 35 1 8.75
    LJ Woodcock 4 0 20 0 5.00
    NL McCullum 4 0 16 4 4.00

     

    Result: New Zealand won by 39 runs.

    Man Of The Match: Nathan McCullum (New Zealand).

     

     

    New Zealand already won the series but they still have to play the last & 3rd T20I which is scheduled on December 30, 2010 at AMI Stadium, Christchurch – New Zealand & will start at 06:00 (GMT), 19:00 (local).


    Auckland: New Zealand won the 1st T20I against Pakistan by 5 wickets. Tim Southee got his T20I career best 5 wickets with gifted hatrick for 18 runs in 4.0 overs.

     

    1st T20I: New Zealand v Pakistan

    Location: Eden Park, Auckland – New Zealand

    Date & Day: December 26, 2010 ; Sunday

     

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    Toss: New Zealand won the toss & elected to field.

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    M. Hafeez & Shahid Khan Afridi were the openers from the Pakistan’s side. Both players were hitting huge hits. Mr. B00M B00M smashed too huge sixes.

    At the last ball of the 4th over, Mills bowled a ball of extra bounce in result Afridi tried to play a pull short but it was short enough to carry an edge. Southee was the man who caught the catch. At this time the score was 37/1 in 4.0 overs. B00M B00M scored 20 runs off 12 balls with 1 four & 2 beautiful sixes.

    Ahmed Shehzad, the young talented batsman took the guard & entered into the ground. He played some beautiful shots including a terrific six but got out at the ball of the 6th over. Ahmed scored 14 runs off 7 balls with the help of 2 fours & 1 six.

    Next man was the experienced & victorious captain of T20I World Cup 2009 ‘Younis Khan’ but here he failed to execute his experience & got out at the ball of Southee. He scored 2 runs off 5 balls. At this time the score of Pakistan was 62/3 in 7.2 overs.

    At the very next ball, the well settled batsman M. Hafeez also got out. He scored 24 runs off 21 balls with 4 fours.

    Another young batsman Umar Akmal came in but what!!! Umpire gave him out….Hatrick for Tim Southee. Umar could not believe what happened with him. The replay also showed that there was a clear inside edge on the pads with a great voice. But the debut & biased umpire from New Zealand gave him lbw out.

    The sudden collapse threatened the position of Pakistan. Southee was very happy but Pakistani players & fans were really angry because of this decision. The score of Pakistan was 62/5 in 7.4 overs.

    The two new batsmen were on the pitch, Fawad Alam & Abdul Razzaq. They were showing some calmness. But in the next over of Southee, Abdul Razzaq caught behind the stumps. It was the 5th wicket for Southee. The score was 68/6 in 9.2 overs.

    Then Umar Gul came in to assist Fawad Alam. Both were trying hard to build up the Pakistan innings again but a bad choice of shot led Fawad Alam towards pavilion. Pakistan was going down, the score was 84/7 in 12.1 overs.

    Still 7 overs were behind. Then Wahab Raiz entered into the ground. Both players showed activeness & steadiness. Umar Gul hit some fabulous boundaries but in the 18th over, Gul got a blow on his pad & it was given out. The score was now above hundred, it was 110/8 in 17.1 overs.

    The next man was Saeed Ajmal. At the last ball of the same over, again umpire on debut gave him caught behind out at the ball of Mills which was totally wrong. It could be lbw out because it was hit on the pad & after seeing on screen, he gave him lbw out but also it wasn’t sure.

    Now the last man of the Pakistan’s side was Shoaib Akhtar & the talented young fast bowler from New Zealand was Milne; who was playing his debut. Akhtar survived several time in his over but when Akhtar got angry of short balls, he smashed one of the ball out of the ground & it was six.

    Wahab Riaz on the other hand was trying hard to keep the scoreboard ticking. In the last two overs, he was on fire. He scored 30 runs off 21 balls with 2 fours & 2 shining sixes. Shoaib Akhtar also got 8 runs from 4 balls with 1 huge six. Both remained not-out.

    In the end, Pakistan succeeded in scoring 143 runs of 20.0 overs with the loss of 9 wickets. The tail enders scored half of the score, as 4 runs were given extra by the Kiwis.

     

     

    Scorecard of Pakistanis’s Innings:

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

    Mohammad Hafeez c †McGlashan b Southee 24 35 21 4 0 114.28
    Shahid Afridi* c Southee b Mills 20 17 12 1 2 166.66
    Ahmed Shehzad c †McGlashan b Southee 14 9 7 2 1 200.00
    Younis Khan c Brownlie b Southee 2 5 5 0 0 40.00
    Umar Akmal† lbw b Southee 0 23 1 0 0 0.00
    Fawad Alam c Franklin b Styris 9 1 11 1 0 81.81
    Abdul Razzaq c †McGlashan b Southee 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
    Umar Gul lbw b Mills 30 31 31 3 1 96.77
    Wahab Riaz not out 30 30 21 2 2 142.85
    Saeed Ajmal lbw b Mills 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
    Shoaib Akhtar not out 8 7 4 0 1 200.00
    Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
    Total (9 wickets; 20 overs; 88 mins) 143 (7.15 runs per over)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Shahid Afridi, 3.6 ov), 2-58 (Ahmed Shehzad, 5.6 ov), 3-62 (Younis Khan, 7.2 ov),4-62 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.3 ov), 5-62 (Umar Akmal, 7.4 ov), 6-68 (Abdul Razzaq, 9.2 ov), 7-84 (Fawad Alam, 12.1 ov),8-110 (Umar Gul, 17.1 ov), 9-112 (Saeed Ajmal, 17.6 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers—–O—M–R–W–Econ————–

    JEC Franklin 2 0 12 0 6.00 (1w)
    KD Mills 4 0 37 3 9.25
    AF Milne 4 0 46 0 11.50
    TG Southee 4 1 18 5 4.50 (1w)
    SB Styris 4 0 18 1 4.50 (1w)
    NL McCullum 2 0 11 0 5.50

     

    New Zealand Innings:

    The well known Ryder & Guptill were the openers from the New Zealand. Abdul Razzaq was the bowler from Pakistan. At the 3rd ball of Abdul Razzaq, Guptill scored a four, at the 4th ball, he scored a six & at the 5th ball he again scored a four. It was the poor show of bowling by Pakistan.

    Both batsman were playing great. At the last ball of the 2nd over, Shoaib Akhtar got the wicket of Ryder. It was a brilliant catch by Younis Khan. The score was 27/1 in 1.6 overs.

    Brownlie was the next man from New Zealand; who was on his debut, can’t make more then 5 runs & got out at the ball of Shoaib Akhtar. The score of New Zealand was 45/2 in 3.3 overs.

    Scott Styris came in. He stroke a massive six. But then got clean bowled at the ball of Akhtar. He scored just 7 runs on 8 balls.

    Captain Taylor came in & started building a good partnership with Guptill. Both played some beautiful shots. Guptill got his fifty in no time.

    In the 10th over, M. Hafeez with Umar Akmal done some extra-ordinary work & succeeded in cleaning Guptill. He was run-out at the score of 91/4 in 9.4 overs. He scored 54 runs off just 29 runs with 4 fours & 4 stunning sixes.

    At the very next ball of Mr. B00M B00M, Junior Akmal produced some dashing talent & stumped Franklin. Umar Akmal called for a appeal & it was handed over to the 3rd umpire. Clips were showing that the feet of the Franklin was on the line & the bails were off, even commentators & spectators were saying that ‘he is out’. But the 3rd umpire given him Not-Out which was unbelievable & wrong decision. Umar Akmal was looking frustrated.

    In the 15th over of the professor M. Hafeez, Franklin got a stretched ball on his pad & after loud appeal it was given lbw out. At this time the score was 115/5 in 14.4 overs.

    From there, Ryder & new batsman McGlashan started building a solid partnership. Captain of Kiwis Ross Taylor was on fire. In the 16th over, he screwed Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar & in the 17th over, he destroyed Professor M. Hafeez.

    Taylor scored 39 runs off 31 balls with 2 fours & 3 sixes. McGlashan scored 5 runs off 8 balls with 1 four. Both remained not-out.

    New Zealand succeeded in chasing the target & scored 146/5 in 17.1 overs. 11 runs were given extra by the Pakistani bowlers.

     

     

    Scorecard of New Zealand’s Innings:

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

    JD Ryder c Younis Khan b Shoaib Akhtar 6 9 5 1 0 120.00
    MJ Guptill run out (Mohammad Hafeez/†Umar Akmal) 54 45 29 4 4 186.20
    DG Brownlie c †Umar Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 5 7 5 1 0 100.00
    SB Styris b Shoaib Akhtar 7 8 8 0 1 87.50
    LRPL Taylor* not out 39 53 31 2 3 125.80
    JEC Franklin lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 19 21 17 2 1 111.76
    PD McGlashan† not out 5 11 8 1 0 62.50
    Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 6) 11
    Total (5 wickets; 17.1 overs; 77 mins) 146 (8.50 runs per over)
    Did not bat: NL McCullum, KD Mills, TG Southee, AF Milne
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Ryder, 1.6 ov), 2-45 (Brownlie, 3.3 ov), 3-55 (Styris, 5.1 ov), 4-91 (Guptill, 9.4 ov),5-115 (Franklin, 14.4 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ————Bowlers———–O—M—R–W-Econ————-

    Abdul Razzaq 1 0 15 0 15.00
    Shoaib Akhtar 4 0 38 3 9.50
    Umar Gul 2 0 16 0 8.00 (1w)
    Saeed Ajmal 3.1 0 14 0 4.42
    Wahab Riaz 1 0 10 0 10.00
    Shahid Afridi 3 0 19 0 6.33
    Mohammad Hafeez 3 0 29 1 9.66 (3w)

     

    Result: New Zealand won by 5 wickets.

    Man Of The Match: Tim Southee (New Zealand).

     

     

    The next match will be played on December 28, 2010 at 06:00 (GMT) & 19:00 (local). Best wishes for both team specially Pakistan.


    Auckland –  New Zealand: Auckland defeated Pakistanis by 5 wickets. Pakistani team who was under the shadow of fixing lost its tour match.


    Tour Match: Auckland v Pakistanis

    Location: Colin Maiden Park, Auckland – New Zealand

    Date & Day: December 23, 2010 ; Thursday


    Toss: Auckland won the toss & elected to field.

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    The captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team ‘Shahid Khan Afridi’ went out today to start the innings with Mohammad Hafeez.

    But at the 4th ball of the match delivered by Bates, M. Hafeez got out. It was the frustrating moment for Pakistanis. As the score was just 1.

    The new batsman was Ahmed Shehzad, he also got the blow in the last ball of the same over & left the pitch. It was the 2nd wicket for Bates. Ahmed Shehzad went for a duck.

    Next man in was Younis Khan; an experienced batsmen from the Pakistani side. Afridi & Younis tried to give an assistance to the backbone of Pakistan but in the  3rd over of the match, Afridi caught out at the ball of Bates. It was the 3rd wicket for Bates. At this time, the score of Pakistan was 7/3.

    Pakistani spectators were disappointed by B00M B00M. Umar Akmal came in & started building partnership with Younis Khan.

    In the 8th over, Younis Khan went back to pavilion after getting out at the ball of Hira. He scored 18 runs on 16 balls with 1 massive six.

    Fawad Alam took the guard & went into the ground for playing spectacular innings but was disappointed after getting run-out. He also went for a duck. At this time the score of Pakistan was 47/5 in 8.3 overs.

    The new man was the Lion of Pakistan Cricket, Abdul Razzzaq who helped Pakistan to win the 2nd ODI against South Africa this year by scoring 109 runs of just 72 balls.

    But in the next over, Umar Akmal left Abdul Razzaq alone after getting clean bowled on the ball of Hira. He was looking good. He scored 25 runs of 29 balls with 2 fours.

    Umar Gul came in to help Abdul Razzaq. Both were giving tough time to the bowlers & were looking like the Wall of China.

    At the last ball of the 15th over, Bhupinder Singh got the golden wicket of Abdul Razzaq. He scored 16 runs of 18 balls with 1 four.

    Abdur Rehman came in & got out at the ball of Kitchen. He also went for a duck. At this time the score of Pakistan was 84/8.

    Then Wahab Riaz came in to assist Umar Gul who was trying its best. But Wahab also loved to went back to the pavilion in the next over. This was the 4th wicket of Bates.

    Saeed Ajmal was the next & last man. Here Umar Gul got out at the ball of Munro. He scored 19 runs of 23 balls with 1 four.

    The complete Pakistanis team sums up in 17.4 overs after scoring just 91 runs. Their batting line-up was just like the heap of Ash.

     

     

    Scorecard of Pakistanis’s Innings:

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

    Mohammad Hafeez c & b Bates 4 2 4 1 0 100.00
    Shahid Afridi* c Kitchen b Bates 1 12 4 0 0 25.00
    Ahmed Shehzad c Vincent b Bates 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
    Younis Khan c Munro b Hira 18 29 16 0 1 112.50
    Umar Akmal† b Hira 25 30 29 2 0 86.20
    Fawad Alam run out (Guptill) 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
    Abdul Razzaq c Vincent b Bhupinder Singh 16 19 18 1 0 88.88
    Umar Gul c Guptill b Munro 19 28 23 1 0 82.60
    Abdur Rehman st †Hopkins b Kitchen 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
    Wahab Riaz c Guptill b Bates 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
    Saeed Ajmal not out 2 4 2 0 0 100.00
    Extras (lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 5
    Total (all out; 17.4 overs) 91 (5.15 runs per over)
    Did not bat: Shoaib Akhtar
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.4 ov), 2-4 (Ahmed Shehzad, 0.6 ov), 3-7 (Shahid Afridi, 2.3 ov),4-45 (Younis Khan, 7.5 ov), 5-47 (Fawad Alam, 8.3 ov), 6-52 (Umar Akmal, 9.3 ov), 7-83 (Abdul Razzaq, 14.6 ov),8-84 (Abdur Rehman, 15.5 ov), 9-87 (Wahab Riaz, 16.5 ov), 10-91 (Umar Gul, 17.4 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ———-Bowlers———O—M–R–W–Econ————–

    MD Bates 3 0 11 4 3.66
    DR Tuffey 3 0 12 0 4.00 (1nb)
    JDS Neesham 2 0 22 0 11.00 (1w)
    RM Hira 4 0 21 2 5.25
    Bhupinder Singh 4 0 19 1 4.75 (1w)
    AK Kitchen 1 0 1 1 1.00
    C Munro 0.4 0 3 1 4.50


    Auckland Innings:

    Grandhomme & Guptil were the openers from the Auckland side. The total was not a difficult task. Both openers started the innings aggressively & played beautiful shots.

    The first wicket of Auckland went down on the ball of Rawalpindi Express ‘Shoaib Akhtar’. The Grandhomme was the man. He scored 20 runs of 12 balls with 3 fours. At this time the score of Auckland was 28/1 in 2.4 overs.

    The next man in was Vincent. He tried to help Guptil but got clean bowled at the ball of Shoaib Akhtar. He scored 7 runs of 8 balls with 1 four.

    Kitchen took the guard & went into the ground to keep the scoreboard ticking. In the 6th over, Younis Khan caught the catch of Kitchen at the ball of Saeed Ajmal. At this time the score was 46/3 in 5.4 overs.

    The wicketkeeper Hopkins came in & after struggling hard went back to the pavilion. He scored 8 runs of 14 balls. The wicket was for Wahab Riaz.

    Munro was the next man but at the individual score of 5, he was clean bowled by Saeed Ajmal. At this time the score of Auckland was 68/5 in 9.4 overs.

    From there, Hakaraia assisted Guptil to win the match. Guptil scored 28 runs of 30 balls with 2 fours & Hakaraia scored 6 runs of 9 balls with 1 four. Both remained not-out.

    The bowling of Pakistanis bowlers was very bad. 17 runs were counted as extra-runs (b 4, lb 6, w 3, nb 4).

     

     

    Scorecard of Auckland’s Innings:

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

    C de Grandhomme c Ahmed Shehzad b Shoaib Akhtar 20 14 12 3 0 166.66
    MJ Guptill not out 28 63 30 2 0 93.33
    L Vincent b Shoaib Akhtar 7 7 8 1 0 87.50
    AK Kitchen c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
    GJ Hopkins*† c Saeed Ajmal b Wahab Riaz 8 12 14 0 0 57.14
    C Munro b Saeed Ajmal 5 5 5 1 0 100.00
    DN Hakaraia not out 6 15 9 1 0 66.66
    Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 3, nb 4) 17
    Total (5 wickets; 13.2 overs) 92 (6.90 runs per over)
    Did not bat:JDS Neesham, RM Hira, DR Tuffey, MD Bates, Bhupinder Singh
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (de Grandhomme, 2.4 ov), 2-43 (Vincent, 4.3 ov), 3-46 (Kitchen, 5.4 ov), 4-62 (Hopkins, 8.4 ov),5-68 (Munro, 9.4 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers———O—M—R–W-Econ————-

    Shoaib Akhtar 4 0 31 2 7.75 (2nb)
    Umar Gul 2 0 12 0 6.00 (1w)
    Saeed Ajmal 4 0 20 2 5.00 (2w)
    Wahab Riaz 2 0 9 1 4.50 (1nb)
    Shahid Afridi 1.2 0 10 0 7.50

     

    Result: Auckland won the match by 5 wickets.

    The Pakistan Cricket Team will play 1st T20I of the tour against New Zealand on December 26, 2010 & will start at 01:00 (GMT). Hope they will play good cricket.

     


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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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    Abu Dhabi: South Africa won the 1st ODI against Pakistan by 8 wickets. Two batsmen of South Africa injured. Pakistan openers played very well but the middle order batsmen failed again.

     

    Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to bat.

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    Pakistan made three changes, Imran Farhat, Shahzaib Hassan & Umar Akmal were omitted from the squad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan & Fawad Alam were in the team.

    Asad Shafiq & Mohammad Hafeez were the openers. They tried their best to provide the best start. But in the 8th over, Asad Shfiq got out at the short pitched ball of Tsotsobe. At that time the score was 26.

    Then Younis Khan was sent by the team management & he played awesome. Mohammad Hafeez & Younis Khan made a 100 runs partnership. South African bowlers were frustrating.

    In the 31th over, Mohammad Hafeez got out after scoring 68 runs of 84 balls wth 7 fours. At that time the score of Pakistan was 140/2.

    After 3 overs, Younis Khan left the new batsman Misbah-ul-Haq at the crease. He scored 54 runs of 75 balls with 2 fours.

    Then suddenly the situation of the match changed. All batsmen went back to pavilion after adding just 46 runs. This shocked everyone. Captain of Pakistan Boom Boom also failed to play a big innings.

    In the end, the score of Pakistan was 203/10 in 49.0 overs.

     

    Scorecard of Pakistan Innings:

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

    Asad Shafiq c Amla b Tsotsobe 19 30 36 3 0 52.77
    Mohammad Hafeez c Langeveldt b Botha 68 125 84 7 0 80.95
    Younis Khan lbw b Botha 54 110 75 2 0 72.00
    Misbah-ul-Haq c Ingram b Tsotsobe 14 31 25 0 0 56.00
    Fawad Alam b Langeveldt 9 29 13 0 0 69.23
    Shahid Afridi* c Smith b Tsotsobe 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
    Abdul Razzaq c †de Villiers b Tsotsobe 2 6 6 0 0 33.33
    Zulqarnain Haider† not out 12 42 29 0 0 41.37
    Umar Gul c †de Villiers b Morkel 3 12 8 0 0 37.50
    Saeed Ajmal run out (Kallis/†de Villiers) 3 15 7 0 0 42.85
    Shoaib Akhtar c Miller b Langeveldt 6 7 9 0 1 66.66
    Extras ( lb 4, w 8 ) 12
    Total ( all out; 49 overs ) 203 (4.14 runs per over)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Asad Shafiq, 7.3 ov), 2-140 (Mohammad Hafeez, 30.2 ov), 3-157 (Younis Khan, 34.5 ov),4-165 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 37.2 ov), 5-167 (Shahid Afridi, 37.5 ov), 6-173 (Abdul Razzaq, 39.4 ov), 7-177 (Fawad Alam, 40.5 ov),8-183 (Umar Gul, 43.5 ov), 9-196 (Saeed Ajmal, 47.1 ov), 10-203 (Shoaib Akhtar, 48.6 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers———O—M–R–W-Econ————-

    CK Langeveldt 10 1 47 2 4.70 (3w)
    LL Tsotsobe 10 3 27 4 2.70 (1w)
    M Morkel 8 0 32 1 4.00 (2w)
    JH Kallis 6 0 22 0 3.66
    J Botha 10 0 40 2 4.00 (1w)
    JP Duminy 5 0 31 0 6.20 (1w)

     

    South Africa Innings:

    Greame Smith & Hashim Amla provide good start to the innings. But Smith injured (retired not out) by Shoaib Akhtar’s ball which hits his fingers & arm. It hits twice. It was terrible. At that time the score of South Africa was 29/0.

    Jacques Kallis was sent to complete the innings. Amla & Kallis played really great. At last Ajmal succeeded in taking the wicket of Hashim Amla. He scored 35 runs of 29 balls with 3 fours & 1 six. The score of South Africa was 70/1 in 12.4 overs.

    AB de Villiers played well but again Saeed Ajmal’s strike forced him to leave the crease. He scored 51 runs of 52 balls with 6 fours. At that time the score of South Africa was 147/2 in 28.3 overs.

    At the score of 188, Kallis injured himself by playing a short pitched ball of Umar Gull. He was shrieking at that time with pain. Something went wrong with his legs & thighs. He was unable to walk so he went back on the drink car. He scored 66 runs of 88 balls with 5 fours & 1 six.

    Once again Duminy & Ingram completed the innings for South Africa. South Africa scored 207/2 in 39.3 overs.

     

    Scorecard of South African’s Innings:

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

    GC Smith* retired hurt 18 23 2 0 78.26
    HM Amla lbw b Saeed Ajmal 35 57 29 3 1 120.68
    JH Kallis retired hurt 66 88 5 1 75.00
    AB de Villiers† c & b Saeed Ajmal 51 60 53 6 0 96.22
    JP Duminy not out 10 50 29 0 0 34.48
    CA Ingram not out 12 16 17 2 0 70.58
    Extras (lb 7, w 6, nb 2) 15
    Total (2 wickets; 39.3 overs) 207 (5.24 runs per over)
    Did not bat: DA Miller, J Botha, M Morkel, LL Tsotsobe, CK Langeveldt
    Fall of wickets: 0-29* (Smith, retired not out), 1-70 (Amla, 12.4 ov), 2-147 (de Villiers, 28.3 ov), 2-188* (Kallis, retired not out)

     

    Bowling:

    ————Bowlers———–O—M–R–W–Econ———————-

    Shoaib Akhtar 8 0 46 0 5.75 (2nb, 2w)
    Umar Gul 6.3 0 34 0 5.23
    Mohammad Hafeez 1 0 14 0 14.00
    Shahid Afridi 10 0 36 0 3.60 (2w)
    Saeed Ajmal 10 1 42 2 4.20 (1w)
    Abdul Razzaq 4 0 28 0 7.00 (1w)

     

    Result: South Africa won by 8 wicket.

    Man Of The Match: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (South Africa).

     

    Note: For highlights of the 1st ODI between Pakistan & South Africa please click here.


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    Abu Dhabi: South Africa won the series after beating Pakistan with six wickets in the 2nd T20I. Again Pakistani Batsmen proved dried leaves.


    Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to bat.

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    Pakistan Cricket Team was unchanged & the same batsmen were sent to open the innings {Imran Farhat & Shahzaib Hassan}. Again Shahzaib failed to convince the crowd & went back to pavilion at the last ball of the 2nd over.

    Mohammad Hafeez came in & tried to set the things, he was looking good but the luck was not in his favor. A sharp inside edge wrecked the bails. Pakistani management sent Misbah-ul-Haq at no. 4, which was indeed a good decision.

    Misbah-ul-Haq was playing as a test & it was the need of the time. But on the other hand no one was supporting him. After Imran Farhat, no one tried to stand at that end. Everyone was trying to smash the ball.

    Today, captain of Pakistan Cricket Team Shahid Afridi disappointed his fans & went back to pavilion after scoring just 3 runs of 3 balls.

    Abdul Razzaq tried its best & scored 25 runs of 29 balls with 2 massive sixes. He was unlucky too & caught by the fielder.

    Zulqarnain Haider who is a young talented wicket keeper succeeded in adding 17 precious runs of 17 balls with 1 four.

    Misbah-ul-Haq was struggling & tried his best to boost up the score by adding 33 runs of 38 balls with the help of  2 fours & 1 six.

    Last over was the best over for South Africa & for their bowler Rusty Theron. He took 3 wickets in that over for just 4 runs.

    At last Pakistan managed to score 120/9 in 20.0 overs. This was a good recovery because 5 wickets were gone when Pakistan was on 39.

     

    Scorecard of Pakistan Innings:

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

    Shahzaib Hasan c Botha b Tsotsobe 6 7 6 1 0 100.00
    Imran Farhat b Tsotsobe 9 25 12 1 0 75.00
    Mohammad Hafeez b M Morkel 14 10 9 2 0 155.55
    Misbah-ul-Haq c JA Morkel b Theron 33 65 38 2 1 86.84
    Umar Akmal run out (Tsotsobe/†de Villiers) 5 5 4 1 0 125.00
    Shahid Afridi* c Smith b Theron 3 3 3 0 0 100.00
    Abdul Razzaq c Theron b JA Morkel 25 26 29 0 2 86.20
    Zulqarnain Haider† b Theron 17 23 17 1 0 100.00
    Umar Gul b Theron 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
    Saeed Ajmal not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
    Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
    Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 120 (6.00 runs per over)
    Did not bat:Shoaib Akhtar
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Shahzaib Hasan, 1.5 ov), 2-29 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.2 ov), 3-29 (Imran Farhat, 5.1 ov),4-36 (Umar Akmal, 6.2 ov), 5-39 (Shahid Afridi, 7.2 ov), 6-84 (Abdul Razzaq, 14.6 ov), 7-119 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 19.3 ov),8-119 (Umar Gul, 19.4 ov), 9-120 (Zulqarnain Haider, 19.6 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers——-O—M–R–W-Econ———-

    JA Morkel 4 0 31 1 7.75
    LL Tsotsobe 4 0 20 2 5.00
    M Morkel 4 1 22 1 5.50 (1w)
    J Botha 4 0 17 0 4.25 (2w)
    J Theron 4 0 27 4 6.75 (1w)


    South Africa Innings:

    Greame Smith & Loots Bosman were the openers from South Africa. Shoaib Akhtar was on the bowling track. Spectators were expecting the good performance of Shoaib Akhtar as he performed in the 1st T20I. But he failed to do so.

    South Africa’s first wicket went down on the score of 39.AB de Villeres also helped Smith. But Smith was facing problems in playing against Afridi. Today, the Afridi’s bowling was very tight. South Africa’s batsmen were thinking about solving this problem.

    A single over was not given to Pakistan’s All Rounder Abdul Razzaq by his captain because of his poor form. In the 16th-17th over, the game was completely in the hand of Pakistan. Pakistani spinners performed really good.

    But Umar Gul & then Shoaib Akthar failed to maintain their line & length, Ingram smashed each & every single ball with Duminy.

    Spectators in the Shiekh Zaid Cricket Stadium were in deep pain because Ex-World T20I Champion Pakistan was once again defeated by South Africa.

     

    Scorecard of South African’s Innings:

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

    GC Smith st †Zulqarnain Haider b Saeed Ajmal 38 61 42 4 0 90.47
    LL Bosman lbw b Shahid Afridi 11 29 16 2 0 68.75
    AB de Villiers† c Imran Farhat b Mohammad Hafeez 11 20 15 0 0 73.33
    JP Duminy not out 20 35 16 0 2 125.00
    CA Ingram c Umar Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 31 17 17 4 1 182.35
    DA Miller not out 6 7 6 1 0 100.00
    Extras (lb 2, w 6) 8
    Total (4 wickets; 18.4 overs) 125 (6.69 runs per over)
    Did not bat: JA Morkel, J Botha*, M Morkel, J Theron, LL Tsotsobe
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Bosman, 6.2 ov), 2-63 (de Villiers, 11.3 ov), 3-68 (Smith, 13.2 ov), 4-109 (Ingram, 16.5 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ————Bowlers———–O—M–R–W–Econ————

    Shoaib Akhtar 4 0 36 1 9.00 (1w)
    Umar Gul 3.4 0 32 0 8.72 (1w)
    Mohammad Hafeez 4 0 19 1 4.75 (3w)
    Shahid Afridi 4 0 13 1 3.25
    Saeed Ajmal 3 0 23 1 7.66 (1w)

     

    Result: South Africa won the match by 6 wickets.

    Man Of The Match: Rusty Theron (South Africa).

     

    Winner Of The Series: South Africa won the series by 2-0.

    Man Of The Series: Johan Botha (South Africa).

     

    Note: For watching the highlights of the 2nd T20I, please click here.


    Abu Dhabi – Pakistan lost the 1st T20 against South Africa by 6 wickets. There are many questions which are searching perfect answers.


    Points to be noted:

    1 ) Why Imran Farhat sent as an opener, when M. Hafeez performed good as an opener.

    2 ) Why Misbah-ul-Haq in the T20 squad, when Fawad was performing good!

    3 ) Why Shahid Afridi was trying to hit every ball even he knew that there is no one after him except Razzaq?

    4 ) What kind of shot M. Hafeez played against spinner & what he was expecting? (Even he knew there was a fielder).

    5 ) Why Abdul Razzaq was trying to cut the ball instead of making singles or doubles?

    6 ) Every batsman of Pakistan was trying to smash the ball out of the park instead of making singles or doubles. Why?

    7 ) Why Younis Khan was not in the squad, when M. Yousuf was injured?

    8 ) Why Afridi asked Abdul Razzaq to bowl in the last powerplay when Pakistan was in trouble? M. Hafeez was there.

    9 ) Still Misfielding problems, why?

    Can you please answer!!!


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    Abu Dhabi : South Africa won the first T20I of ‘Cool & Cool T20 Cup 2010’ against Pakistan by 6 wickets. Pakistan batting line-up again collapsed.


    Toss: Pakistan won the toss & elected to bat.

     

    Pakistan Innings:

    Because of appendicitis operation, Kamran Akmal (The opener & wicket keeper) was not playing. Pakistani management went through a new experiment. Instead of sending Mohammad Hafeez as an opener, they sent Imran Farhat & Shahzaib Hassan.

    Imran Farhat is in the team because his father-in-law is in PCB selection committee. Both openers disappointed Pakistan & Pakistan Cricket Team with their performance.

    Only the sun of Afridi shone but for sometime. He scored 25 runs of just 7 balls with the help of 1 four & 3 sixes.

    Misbah-ul-Haq (New Captain of Pakistan Test Team) was the only batsman who was struggling with dismal batting. He scored 27 runs of 32 balls with 2 fours & 1 six. He remained not-out.

    In result, the complete team got out in 19.5 overs for just 119 runs. South Africa was pretty good in fielding. Brilliant catches & the quote is definitely true.

     

    Catches win Matches


    Scorecard of Pakistan’s Innings:

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

    Shahzaib Hasan c Duminy b Tsotsobe 9 28 14 0 0 64.28
    Imran Farhat c Smith b Tsotsobe 10 10 8 2 0 125.00
    Mohammad Hafeez c Ingram b Botha 13 26 17 2 0 76.47
    Umar Akmal c Botha b JA Morkel 14 30 21 1 0 66.66
    Shahid Afridi* c Bosman b Botha 25 8 7 1 3 357.14
    Misbah-ul-Haq not out 27 43 32 2 1 84.37
    Abdul Razzaq b Botha 4 3 5 0 0 80.00
    Zulqarnain Haider† c Duminy b M Morkel 1 2 4 0 0 25.00
    Umar Gul c Smith b Tsotsobe 0 4 5 0 0 0.00
    Saeed Ajmal run out (Miller) 4 8 7 0 0 57.14
    Shoaib Akhtar run out (Miller) 3 9 2 0 0 150.00
    Extras (lb 1, w 5, nb 3) 9
    Total (all out; 19.5 overs) 119 (6.00 runs per over)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Imran Farhat, 1.6 ov), 2-38 (Shahzaib Hasan, 5.1 ov), 3-46 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.2 ov),4-75 (Shahid Afridi, 9.4 ov), 5-84 (Umar Akmal, 12.4 ov), 6-90 (Abdul Razzaq, 13.5 ov), 7-91 (Zulqarnain Haider, 14.3 ov),8-92 (Umar Gul, 15.3 ov), 9-99 (Saeed Ajmal, 17.3 ov), 10-119 (Shoaib Akhtar, 19.5 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ——Bowlers——-O—M–R–W-Econ————–

    JA Morkel 4 0 28 1 7.00 (4w)
    LL Tsotsobe 4 0 16 3 4.00
    M Morkel 4 1 18 1 4.50 (3nb)
    J Theron 3.5 0 25 0 6.52
    J Botha 4 0 31 3 7.75 (1w)

    The sun of Afridi shone but for sometime


    South Africa Innings:

    Gream Smith & Loots Bosman were the openers & Shoaib Akhtar was on the bowling track. First two overs gone for 16 runs but in the third over, Shoaib Akhtar kicked two batsmen of South Africa out of the crease . (Bosman & AB de Villiers).

    The game was in the favor of Pakistan at that time. The second over was expensive because of Abdul Razzaq’s bad bowling like a street boy.

    Jean Paul Duminy played really good cricket in such moment. He scored 41 runs on 46 balls with the help of 5 fours. Colin Ingram also helped the team by adding 46 precious runs. He scored 46 runs on just 38 balls with 4 fours & 2 sixes.

    In the last power play, Afridi failed to make the right decision & instead of giving over to Mohammad Hafeez, he gave it to Abdul Razzaq & the whole match from their went against them.

    South Africa easily won the match in 18.2 overs with 6 wickets.

    If we judge the captaincy of Shahid Khan Afridi, it was very good except some tricky points. In his batting & then in the bowling section about Abdul Razzaq’s bowling.

     

    Scorecard of South African’s Innings:

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

    GC Smith b Mohammad Hafeez 13 26 12 3 0 108.33
    LL Bosman c Imran Farhat b Shoaib Akhtar 2 12 4 0 0 50.00
    AB de Villiers† b Shoaib Akhtar 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
    JP Duminy c Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 41 54 46 5 0 89.13
    CA Ingram not out 46 54 38 4 2 121.05
    DA Miller not out 13 12 7 3 0 185.71
    Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
    Total (4 wickets; 18.2 overs) 120 (6.54 runs per over)
    Did not bat:JA Morkel, J Botha*, M Morkel, J Theron, LL Tsotsobe
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Bosman, 2.1 ov), 2-16 (de Villiers, 2.4 ov), 3-26 (Smith, 5.1 ov), 4-92 (Duminy, 15.5 ov)

     

    Bowling:

    ————Bowlers———–O—M–R–W–Econ————–

    Shoaib Akhtar 4 1 29 2 7.25
    Abdul Razzaq 2 0 20 0 10.00 (1w)
    Mohammad Hafeez 3 0 10 1 3.33
    Umar Gul 3.2 0 17 0 5.10
    Saeed Ajmal 4 0 18 1 4.50 (1w)
    Shahid Afridi 2 0 23 0 11.50

     

    Result: South Africa won by 6 wickets.

     

    Man Of The Match: Jean Paul Duminy (South Africa).

     

    Note: For highlights of the 1st T20I, please click here.