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SA v PAK, 5th ODI, Match Report
Matches - Reports Thursday, 11 November 2010 19:02
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5th ODI: South Africa v Pakistan (Winner: SA)

SA 317/5 (J Kallis 83, H Amla 62, AB de Villiers 61, S Afridi 2/59) beat PAK 260 (U Akmal 60, M Hafeez 59, J Kallis 3/30, R Peterson 3/42) by 57 runs.

   Match Scorecard  
Man of the Match: J Kallis Dubai International Cricket Stadium (8 Nov,2010)

After 4 cracking matches the 5th ODI was all set to be the perfect decider but got overshadowed by the events off the field and it showed. Smith fell early, but Amla being Amla flourished in Kallis’ company as South Africa raced away to 96/1 after 14 with COW of 55%. Once Amla fell for 62 off mere 47, AB joined Kallis and they put together a century stand with brilliant fifties before 3 wickets fell in quick succession to leave Saffers at 229/5 after 40 with COW of 52%. JP and Botha batted sensibly to take them to 317/5 with COW of 60%. Pakistan were going great at 81/0 with COW of 43% before 4 wickets left them at 101/4 after 18 with COW of 31%. Umar, Afridi and Razzak battled for a lost cause as they were bundled out for 260 in 45th over to hand South Africa a much deserved series win.

  First Inns (South Africa)-50 Overs Maximum  
arrow 12 Overs: SA 86/1 SA 56% South Africa had the best of the
      tournament as they galloped beyond 5. And although they lost Smith early, Amla ensured that the run-rate did not dip. South Africa’s chances increased by 5% during this period.
arrow 25 Overs: SA 152/2 SA 54% South Africa’s run-rate dipped slightly
      as the batsmen started consolidating. South Africa’s chances decreased by 2% during this period.
arrow 37 Overs: SA 219/2 SA 55% South’s Africa rate dropped below
      a run-a-ball, but they had enormous advantage in having 8 wickets up their sleeve. South Africa’s chances increased by 1% during this period.
arrow 50 Overs: SA 274/6 SA 60% South Africa had a mammoth batting
      powerplay, destroying the Pakistan bowling in the the death. South Africa’s chances increased by 5% during this period.
  Second Inns (Pakistan: Target 275)- 50 Overs Maximum  
arrow 11 Overs: PAK 77/0 SA 56% Pakistan start was as good as South
      Africa’s, the opening partnership was fantastic but they still had a long way to go.Pakistan’s chances increased by 4% during this period.
arrow 25 Overs: PAK 118/4 SA 72% Pakistan squandered a fantastic start
      by poor strokeplay , while also allowing the required rate to creep upwards . Pakistan’s chances decreased by 16% during this period.
arrow 33 Overs : PAK 179/6 SA 78% The situation was looking impossible
      for Pakistan but they still had a sliver of hope in the batsmen still at the crease. Pakistan’s chances decreased by 6% during this period.
arrow 44.5 Overs: PAK 260/10 SA 100% There was to be no last minute heroics
      as Pakistan fell well short of the target. South Africa won by 57 runs.

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