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Razzaq ton helps Pakistan level series
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Ground:Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Scorecard:Pakistan v South Africa
Player:Abdul Razzaq, CA Ingram
Event:South Africa in United Arab Emirates 2010/11

DateLine: 1st November 2010

 

Belligerent Pakistani all-rounder Abdul Razzaq hammered an unbelievable 109 not out from 72 balls as Pakistan staged an astonishing recovery to beat South Africa. Chasing 287 to level up the five-match one-day series at 1-1, Pakistan needed an improbable 53 from the last 24 balls with three wickets standing. Razzaq took a hapless Albie Morkel and unimaginative Charl Langeveldt to help Pakistan seal a memorable win.

 

For South Africa Colin Ingram made his second century in only his fourth ODI innings as South Africa put up 286-8. Pakistan struggled to 70-4 in the 19th over before the middle order began to inject some life into the innings. For Pakistan Shahid Afridi hammered a rapid 49, though it was the stand between Fawad Alam and Razzaq that really set the tone. When Alam got out it ended an 81-run stand from 12.3 overs, the momentum was lost for a while.

 

Razzaq went ballistic in the 47th over, which began with a required run rate in an excess of 13. Three sixes were pummelled off Langeveldt, and although a succession of tail-enders were run out in the process Razzaq managed to retain enough of the strike to keep his team in with a hope. The next two overs went for a combined 19, leaving 11 wanted from the last over. He went to 99 from the second ball with his ninth six, hit the next one way over deep mid-wicket to go to 105 before carving the winning strike from Morkel's fifth delivery.


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