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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.


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.