Pakistan v SA

Ingram powers Protea victory

2010-10-26 21:36
Colin Ingram (Gallo Images)
Abu Dhabi - JP Duminy produced a man of the match performance and Colin Ingram and Lonwabo Tsotsobe produced career best performances to get the Proteas’ tour of the United Arab Emirates off to an excellent start at Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

The Proteas beat Pakistan by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare in the opening Pro20 International match. The second match takes place at the same venue on Wednesday evening.

Tsotsobe (3/16) and Johan Botha (3/21) spearheaded the Proteas’ bowling effort after Pakistan had won the toss. They managed to restrict their opponents to 119 all out in 19.5 overs. The Proteas also turned on their best fielding performance for some time with several excellent catches being taken, notably by Duminy, and David Miller providing two direct hit run outs.

The Proteas found themselves under early pressure when they batted with Loots Bosman, AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith all being dismissed in quick succession but Duminy and Ingram then settled the ship with a fourth wicket partnership of 66 in 10.4 overs.

Duminy fell to an excellent catch by Umar Akmal for 41 (46 balls, 5 fours) but Ingram then saw the team over the line in partnership with David Miller. Ingram finished on 46 (38 balls, 4 fours and 2 sixes) for his highest Pro20 International score while Miller contributed 13 off only 7 balls (3 fours).

Complete scoreboard:


Shahzaib Hasan c Duminy b Tsotsobe 9
Imran Farhat c Smith b Tsotsobe 10
Mohammad Hafeez c Ingram b Botha 13
Umar Akmal c Botha b A.Morkel 14
Shahid Afridi c Bosman b Botha 25
Misbah-ul-Haq not out 27
Abdul Razzaq b Botha 4
Zulqarnain Haider c Duminy b M.Morkel 1
Umar Gul c Smith b Tsotsobe 0
Saeed Ajmal run out 4
Shoaib Akhtar run out 3

Extras: (lb1, nb3, w5) 9

Total (all out, 19.5 overs) 119

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Farhat), 2-38 (Hasan), 3-46 (Hafeez), 4-75 (Afridi), 5-84 (Akmal), 6-90 Razzaq), 7-91 (Haider), 8-92 (Gul), 9-99 (Ajmal)

Bowling: M. Morkel 4-0-28-1 (4w), Tsotsobe 4-0-16-3, A. Morkel 4-1-18-1 (3nb), Theron 3.5-0-25-0, Botha 4-0-31-3 (1w)

South Africa

G. Smith b Hafeez 13
L. Bosman c Farhat b Akhtar 2
AB de Villiers b Akhtar 0
J. Duminy c Akmal b Ajmal 41
C. Ingram not out 46
D. Miller not out 13

Total: (for four wickets, 18.2 overs) 120

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Bosman), 2-16 (de Villiers), 3-26 (Smith), 4-92 (Duminy) Did not bat: A. Morkel, J. Botha, M. Morkel, J. Theron, L. Tsostobe

Bowling: Akhtar 4-1-29-2, Razzaq 2-0-20-0 (1w), Hafeez 3-0-10-1, Gul 3.2-0-17-0, Ajmal 4-0-18-1 (1w), Afridi 2-0-23-0

Result: South Africa won by six wickets

Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK), Ahsan Raza (PAK)
TV umpire: Nadeem Ghouri (PAK)
Match referee: A. Pycroft (ZIM)


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