Home > Innings report >

South Africa restrict Pakistan to 209 in 2nd ODI

image_20131101201022

Ahmed Shehzad (58) scored his second half-century in the series in as many matches © AFP

Nov 1, 2013

Ahmed Shehzad’s 58 and some long handle used at the end by Shahid Afridi (26) and Wahab Riaz (18) helped Pakistan to post 209 in the second One-Day International against South Africa at Dubai. Ryan McLaren though got crucial wickets which restricted the score.
 
Pakistan began the match with a determination to improve from their mistakes in the previous game. However, their start was almost a déjà vu since Nasir Jamshed fell in the third over of the match to Morne Morkel. Jamshed, tried to pull the lanky pacer and the thick edge from his bat flew towards fine-leg where Lonwabo Tsotsobe covered a fair bit of distance taking the catch inches before it touched the ground.
 
After the early jolt, Mohammad Hafeez and Shehzad played watchfully as Tsotsobe and Morkel dominated for the first 10 overs. The pair brought the fifty runs for Pakistan. Hafeez then plotted his own downfall by shuffling across to Ryan McLaren and in the process chopped the ball on to his stumps.
 
His dismissal brought skipper Misbah-ul-Haq who stitched a valuable partnership with Shehzad to build a base for Pakistan. Shehzad continued from where he left off in the previous ODI anchoring the innings. While Pakistan didn’t lose wickets then, the run-rate too wasn’t as healthy as the batsmen would have desired for. Shehzad completed his fifty in the 23rd over.
 
While they could have improved their pace of scoring, the fall of wickets at regular intervals from thereon didn’t help their cause. The partnership was finally broken when Misbah fetched a delivery outside off and tried to despatch it on the leg-side. However, it travelled only as far as David Miller at deep mid-wicket. Imran Tahir got the most important wicket soon as Shehzad lobbed an easy catch back to the bowler being dismissed for 58 — the same score he achieved in the first ODI.
 
Umar Akmal and Umar Amin did get some start but couldn’t capitalise on it. Both the batsmen were dismissed in the powerplay overs for 18 and 14 runs respectively.
 
The much-needed boost was provided by Afridi who hit some sparkling shots. In the 44th over Afridi went past Javed Miandad‘s 7,381 ODI runs to become Pakistan’s fourth highest run-getter in the 50-over format. He was finally dismissed by Morkel after he failed to clear the infield. He was caught by Graeme Smith at mid-off. He scored a 20-ball 26.
 
The late wickets though choked Pakistan in reaching to a healthy score, which on this ground is predicted to be around 230. Apart from Afridi, it was Riaz who fired with some wild swings which fetched them valuable runs. He was finally dismissed in the last over by Wayne Parnell.
 
Brief scores:

Pakistan 209 in 49.4 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 58, Shahid Afridi 26; Ryan McLaren 4 for 34, Morne Morkel 3 for 38)  vs South Africa

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

Pakistan vs South Africa — Live on Ten Cricket

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 27, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 13 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 27, 2014  at Bengaluru

Lahore Lions won by 16 runs

Photos

Cricket on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Videos

Brian Lara speaks on the art of batting

Live Cricket Score Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014 Match 19: Perth Scorchers win the toss and decide to field

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers Match 19 — Key Battles

Consecutive century opening partnerships in ODIs for each team

Have Manish Pandey’s T20 performances eclipsed his impressive First-Class record?

Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 2014 Match 19 at Bangalore: Perth Scorchers’ likely XI

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Barbados Tridents Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Incheon Asian Games 2014 India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Perth Scorchers

Waqar Younis not impressed on ICC’s timing of suspect bowling action

James Taylor eyeing England Test recall

Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers: Live streaming CLT20 2014 Match 19 at Bangalore

Sarfaraz Khan, Arman Jaffer named in Mumbai U-19 squad for Vinoo Mankad Trophy

Live Scorecard: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014 Match 19

Gautam Gambhir becomes second player after MS Dhoni to captain in 100 T20 matches

Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers Match 19 CLT20 2014: Lahore likely XI

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers Match 19 — Key Battles

Consecutive century opening partnerships in ODIs for each team

Players scoring 50-plus in both innings of a Test match most number of times

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Asian Games 2014: India in men’s hockey final with win over South Korea

सेब करता है मोटापा से संबंधित बीमारियों को दूर

Karbonn Titanium S20 affordable Android KitKat smartphone launched on Amazon India, priced at Rs 4,999

Shah Rukh Khan shows off his abs to prove they are not FAKE but REAL!

Orkut is shutting down today, here’s your last chance to safely export your data

Sushmita Sen and Hrithik Roshan to glam up Myntra Fashion Weekend

Post Yaan, Ravi K Chandran to work on a sex comedy!

Spiritual guru Dalai Lama: I’m not seeking separation from China

Sarfaraz Khan, Arman Jaffer named in Mumbai U-19 squad for Vinoo Mankad Trophy

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here