4th ODI: Steyn, De Kock guide South Africa to 28-run win over Pakistan
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4th ODI: Steyn, De Kock guide South Africa to 28-run win over Pakistan ====================================================================================

Zee Media Bureau/Suyash Srivastava

South Africa defeated Pakistan by 28 runs in the fourth ODI match played between the two sides at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

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Pakistan innings:

Over 49.2 || Score 238/10

Dale Steyn bowled a brilliant last over which proved to be the turning point of the match. Umar Akmal was caught at third man off the first ball of the over and with pressure mounting, even Misbah-ul-Haq was caught at midwicket one ball later. Steyn picked a five-wicket haul when he bowled Saeed Ajmal off the last ball of his ninth over. Shahid Afridi was the ninth batsman to be dismissed as he was run-out trying to get back the strike. McLaren knocked Junaid Khan’s stumps as South Africa won the match by 28 runs. The AB de Villiers-led side has also won the series with this victory.

Junaid Khan b McLaren 4 (8b)

Shahid Afridi run out 3 (5b)

Saeed Ajmal b Steyn 0 (1b)

Misbah-ul-Haq c de Villiers b Steyn 65 (76b)

Umar Akmal c Morkel b Steyn 22 (23b)

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Over 40 || Score 195/5

A magnificent knock from Sohaib Maqsood came to an end when he tried to play a shot too many and was brilliantly caught by AB de Villiers behind mid-off. Surprisingly, Sohail Tanvir was promoted up the order but his stay didn’t last long and he was dismissed by Steyn off a perfect bouncer. Misbah-ul-Haq slapped Mclaren for a six over deep midwicket to bring his half-century in style. Pakistan’s progress from here onwards will depend a lot on how Misbah shapes his innings. Umar Akmal is the new man in.

Sohail Tanvir c Amla b Steyn 1 (5b)

Sohaib Maqsood c de Villiers b Steyn 56 (54b)

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Over 30|| Score 126/3

Pakistan lost two more wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq within three balls and while they looked all set to stumble yet again after a good start, Misbah and Sohaib Maqsood have come to their rescue as the duo has so far added unbeaten 40 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. Hafeez got out to a soft dismissal as he played a poor shot and the ball knocked his stumps. Shafiq’s stay at the crease lasted for just two balls as he was surprised by a bouncer from Tsotsobe and was caught. Pakistan have scored 46 runs in the last ten overs and Sohaib Maqsood has enthralled the crowd with some superb strokes so far.

Asad Shafiq c Morkel b Tsotsobe 1 (2b)

Mohammad Hafeez b Imran Tahir 33 (60b)

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Over 20|| Score 80/1

Pakistan lost their first wicket in the most unfortunate manner when Ahmed Shahzad was run-out after playing a good knock of 43 runs. Hafeez played a delivery from JP Duminy and ran for a single, Shahzad immediately responded but wasn’t quick enough as AB de Villiers throw sent him back to the pavilion. Hafeez and Shahzad added 74 runs for the first wicket. Misbah-ul-Haq is the new man at the crease.

Ahmed Shehzad run out 43 (59b)

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Over 10 || Score 31/0

Pakistani openers Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad who stitched in a half-century partnership in the previous match have once again made a cautious start. While the Proteas are still searching for their first breakthrough, these two are making sure to lay a solid foundation for the batsmen to follow.

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South Africa innings:

Over 50 || Score 266/5

Junaid Khan picked his first wicket of the match when AB de Villiers failed to clear the off-side field and Hafeez took a good catch running backwards at cover. Junaid went on to end de Kock’s resistance as the left-hander worked a ball towards mid-off where Misbah took a good diving catch. Hafeez got rid of the dangerous David Miller who missed a quicker delivery and was trapped in front of the wicket. While one could sense a sudden collapse from South Africa, JP Duminy and Ryan McLaren came to the rescue work as they added unbeaten 52 runs for the sixth wicket. Pakistan need 277 runs to win the match.

DA Miller lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 5 (10b)

Q de Kock c Misbah-ul-Haq b Junaid Khan 112 (135b)

AB de Villiers c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 30 (40b)

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Over 40 || Score 198/2

Quinton de Kock reached his maiden ODI century when he clobbered Mohammad Irfan over wide of long on for a six that brought his maiden ODI ton. Everybody spoke a lot about the talent he had and today the 20-year-old made his teammates proud with a gutsy knock. AB and de Kock added 69 runs for the second wicket and the Proteas now should look to accelerate from here onwards.

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Over 40 || Score 198/2

Junaid Khan picked his first wicket of the match when AB de Villiers failed to clear the off-side field and Hafeez took a good catch running backwards at cover. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock reached his maiden ODI century when he clobbered Mohammad Irfan over wide of long on for a six that brought his maiden ODI ton. AB and de Kock added 69 runs for the second wicket and the Proteas now should look to accelerate from here onwards.

AB de Villiers c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 30 (40b)

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Over 30 || Score 139/2

Du Plessis’ shaky innings came to an end when he played a loose shot by charging down the wicket and working the ball high towards cover where Ajmal took an easy catch. Du Plessis wasn’t looking comfortable at the crease. Skipper AB de Villiers is the new man in. Meanwhile, de Kock is playing exceptionally well and he looks all set to score a big one here. Proteas scored 45 runs in the last ten overs.

F du Plessis c Saeed Ajmal b Mohammad Irfan 10 (23b)

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Over 20 || Score 94/1

Mohammad Hafeez got the first breakthrough for Pakistan when he dismissed set batsman Hashim Amla four runs short of his half-century. It was an off-spin delivery as Amla was looking to guide it towards third man, missed the lined and his leg-stump was knocked off. That dismissal ended the 87-run opening stand. Faf du Plessis who played an impressive knock in the previous match, is the new man at the crease.

HM Amla b Mohammad Hafeez 46 (50b)

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Over 10 || Score 45/0

Proteas openers have got their side to a great start as they have so far added unbeaten 45 runs for the first wicket. The partnership is now looking dangerous and these two have provided South Africa a platform to score a big total.

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First Published: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 00:38


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