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As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd T20


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Nov 23, 2013 at 09:03am IST

Cape Town: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the second and last Twenty20 against South Africa here on Friday.

The visitors have made one change by including Saeed Ajmal in place of Anwar Ali while for South Africa, AB de Villiers, Aaron Phangiso return and Lonwabo Tsotsobe sits out.

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Pakistan were unlucky to lose the first T20 by D/L method.

As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd T20

Mohammad Hafeez made 63, while Umar Akmal scored 64 as Pakistan posted a challenging total in the second T20 in Cape Town.

Teams:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Umar Akmal(w), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal

Commentary (South Africa 1st Innings)

Welcome back for the chase! Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are the openers. Mohammad Hafeez will start off proceedings for Pakistan.

That's it from us here. Do join us for the 1st ODI between these two sides on 24th November. Until then, good bye and take care.

Man of the Match and Man of the Series Mohammad Hafeez says that they have been working really hard and some strong performances from the team helped them. Everyone contributed today. The game awareness and luck helped them too. Players like Bhatti were impressive. Adds that the team management worked really hard and says that it's good to contribute well for the team.

Faf du Plessis says that they weren't as good in the bowling department as they were earlier, they were erroneous and that cost them. Adds that it was a very good wicket but they bowled well at the death. Mentions that they deserved to lose today as they did not play the best cricket tonight. Says that they tried a few combinations tonight and tried to give chances to different people which might help when one of the main players gets injured during the T20 World Cup.

Amla played well but couldn't carry on far. Duminy and Miller tried their best at the death but some very clever bowling by Bhatti and Tanvir made sure that Pakistan turned out eventual winners.

A very good win for Pakistan and they have managed to level the series. Hafeez and Akmal helped Pakistan post a competitive total. The Proteas got off to a brisk start but the match turned around when Afridi came into the attack as he scalped three important wickets.

19.6 S Tanvir to D Miller, FOUR! That's it! Pakistan win by 6 runs! Very full outside off, Miller squeezes it through backward point for a boundary. The Pakistan camp is ecstatic. They level the two-match series 1-1! 170/4

19.5 S Tanvir to D Miller, Terrific delivery! Not clever stuff from the fielder though! Very full outside off, Miller just manages to dig it to point, they take a single. The fielder has an unnecessary shy at the bowler's end and they get another one on the overthrow. 166/4

19.4 S Tanvir to JP Duminy, This is really good stuff from Tanvir! Delivers a low full toss on off again. Duminy mistimes his drive to extra cover for a single. 13 needed from 2 balls now. 164/4

19.3 S Tanvir to D Miller, Low full toss on middle, Miller whips it but straight to deep mid-wicket for a single. 163/4

19.2 S Tanvir to JP Duminy, Low full toss outside off, Duminy only manages to squeeze it to deep cover for a single. 15 needed from 4 now! 162/4

19.1 S Tanvir to D Miller, Just a single! A tad full outside off, Miller goes for a hoick but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 161/4

Sohail Tanvir to bowl the final over with 16 runs to defend!

18.6 J Khan to JP Duminy, FOUR! That's what the Proteas needed! Full outside off, Duminy lofts it over covers for a boundary. 17 needed off the last over. 160/4

18.5 J Khan to JP Duminy, Short on off, Duminy top edges his pull over short fine leg for a couple. 21 needed from 7 balls now. 156/4

18.4 J Khan to D Miller, Ah...Short of a length delivery on off, Miller is late on his pull and completely miscues it over point, Afridi running backwards, has totally lost it in the lights and it falls safely. They take a single. 154/4

18.3 J Khan to D Miller, SIX! Thrashed! Fullish outside off, Miller walks down the track and hammers it over extra cover for a flat maximum. 24 needed from 9 balls now. 153/4

18.3 J Khan to D Miller, WIDE! Drifts it full and wide outside off, Duminy chases and misses. 147/4

18.2 J Khan to JP Duminy, Full toss outside off, Duminy crashes it but straight to deep point for a single. 146/4

18.1 J Khan to JP Duminy, FOUR! Nicely placed! Full on off, Duminy smashes it through extra cover for a boundary. 145/4

Junaid Khan back on.

17.6 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, In the air but falls safe! Length delivery on off, Duminy goes for a loft but completely miscues it high in the air, the long off fielder can't reach it and the ball falls safely. They take a single. 36 needed from 12 balls now! 141/4

17.5 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, FOUR! Just wide of the fielder! Backs away and cracks a low full toss wide of the diving long on fielder for a one bounce boundary. 140/4

17.4 S Ajmal to D Miller, Terrific bowling! Miller backs away. Ajmal follows him with a yorker, Miller only manages to dig it to long on for a single. 136/4

17.3 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, Chips down the track, makes it into a yorker and jams it towards long off for a single. 135/4

17.2 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, SIX! Short and punished! On off, Duminy rocks back and pulls it over square leg for a maximum. A much needed six for South Africa! 134/4

17.1 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, Low full toss outside off, Duminy uses his feet and drives it wide of long off for a couple. 128/4

16.6 B Bhatti to D Miller, Yorker length delivery outside off, Miller looks to squeeze but misses. 126/4

16.5 B Bhatti to JP Duminy, Very full on middle, Duminy looks to squeeze but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. 126/4

16.4 B Bhatti to D Miller, This is good bowling! Very full outside off, Miller backs away and only manages to squeeze it to point for a single. 125/4

16.3 B Bhatti to JP Duminy, Short on the leg stump, Duminy mistimes his pull to square leg for a single. 124/4

16.2 B Bhatti to D Miller, Very full on middle and leg, Miller looks to drive but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. 123/4

16.1 B Bhatti to D Miller, Low full toss outside off, Miller square drives it to deep point for a couple. 122/4

15.6 S Ajmal to D Miller, Stays back and works it to square leg for one. 120/4

15.5 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, Drifts onto his pads, Duminy turns it to short fine leg for a single. 119/4

15.4 S Ajmal to D Miller, Short outside off, Miller punches it to deep point for a single. 118/4

David Miller is the new batsman.

15.3 S Ajmal to H Amla, OUT! Amla holes out! Length delivery on middle and leg, Amla dances down the track and heaves it straight into the hands of Bhatti at deep square leg. Amla misses out on his fifty, out for 48! 117/4

15.2 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, Very full on middle and leg, Duminy drills it to long on for a single. 117/3

15.1 S Ajmal to H Amla, Length delivery on middle and leg, Amla clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 116/3

Ajmal back on.

14.6 B Bhatti to H Amla, Good delivery! Yorker on middle and leg, Amla digs it to the leg side for a single. 115/3

14.6 B Bhatti to H Amla, NO BALL! Darts in a short delivery way over the bowler's head. Amla misses out on his pull. 114/3

14.5 B Bhatti to H Amla, Length delivery outside off, a slower on and stays low too. Amla shuffles across and looks to clip but misses. A loud shout for LBW by the bowler but the umpire says no. 113/3

14.4 B Bhatti to JP Duminy, Good length delivery outside off, slower one. Duminy steers it to third man for a single. 113/3

14.3 B Bhatti to JP Duminy, Short of a length delivery on off, Duminy sways away from the line. 112/3

14.2 B Bhatti to H Amla, Good length delivery outside off, a touch wide. Amla punches it to deep point for a single. 112/3

14.1 B Bhatti to JP Duminy, Slower and very full outside off, Duminy drives it to the off side for a single. 111/3

Bhatti back on.

13.6 S Afridi to H Amla, FOUR! Fab shot! Loopy and full outside off, Amla just lofts it wide of long off for a boundary. 110/3

13.5 S Afridi to JP Duminy, Works it to the leg side for a single. 106/3

13.4 S Afridi to JP Duminy, Fullish outside off, Duminy squeezes it wide of point for a couple. 105/3

13.3 S Afridi to H Amla, Goes back and turns it to the leg side for a single. 103/3

13.2 S Afridi to JP Duminy, Full on the leg stump, Duminy mistimes his reverse sweep to short third man for a single. 102/3

13.1 S Afridi to JP Duminy, SIX! Nice use of the feet! Fullish outside off, Duminy dances down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum. 101/3

12.6 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, Length delivery on off, Duminy turns it to deep square leg for a single. 95/3

12.5 S Ajmal to H Amla, Stays in his crease and clips it to mid-wicket for one. 94/3

12.4 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, In the air but safe! Uses his feet and looks to turn it to the leg side but the ball spins away, Duminy gets a leading edge to point for a single. 93/3

12.3 S Ajmal to H Amla, Length delivery outside off, Amla chops it to short third man and they scamper through for a single. 92/3

12.2 S Ajmal to JP Duminy, Loopy and full outside off, Duminy drives it to long off for a single. 91/3

12.1 S Ajmal to H Amla, Stays in his crease and turns it to the leg side for a single. 90/3

Ajmal back on. He is coming round the wicket.

11.6 S Afridi to H Amla, Good length delivery outside off, Amla cuts it to point for a single. 89/3

11.5 S Afridi to JP Duminy, Stays back and turns it to the leg side for a single. 88/3

JP Duminy strides out to the middle.

11.4 S Afridi to de Villiers, OUT! de Villiers chops it on! Length delivery outside off, de Villiers backs away a long way but then stretches out and looks to cut, slips a touch and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. This is a massive wicket for Pakistan. 87/3

11.3 S Afridi to H Amla, Length delivery outside off, Amla punches it to deep cover for a single. 87/2

11.2 S Afridi to de Villiers, Goes back and turns it to the leg side for a single. 86/2

11.1 S Afridi to H Amla, Length delivery on off, Amla pushes it to covers for a single. 85/2

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