Pakistan v South Africa, Singapore August 27, 2000
by Muhammad Asim

Scorecard:Pakistan v South Africa

South won a rain-shortened match by 93 runs to take the final of the Singapore Challenge tournament at Singapore. South Africa made 197 for seven at the end of their 35 overs, with a further 17 runs added under the Duckworth-Lewis system for a rain-disrupted innings, leaving Pakistan a target of 215. Boje, the man of the match, was promoted up the order to join Kirsten when South Africa were struggling at 29 for two after 10 overs. Kirsten, the man of the series, scored 62 off 77 balls, while Boje, who was out soon afterwards, faced 48 balls for his 54 which included six fours and a six.


On a slow outfield because of the rain, 215 runs at over six an over was always going to be difficult for Pakistan. But the task was beyond Pakistan, who were unable to recover from a middle-order collapse and were all out for 121 in the 29th over. Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed put on 39 for the fourth wicket before Saeed was run out for 24, starting a middle-order collapse in which three wickets fell in the space of 11 balls for just two runs, and Pakistan never recovered.


(Article: Copyright © 2003 Muhammad Asim


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