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Afridi, Anjum bowl out SA for 197

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Bangalore: Disciplined bowling display coupled with good work on the field helped Pakistan bowl out South Africa for 197 in the third one-dayer at the Iqbal Stadium in Faislabad on Tuesday.

Skipper Smith and his deputy Kemp were the major contributors scoring 48 and 42 respectively.

Leg-spinner Afridi who initiated the collapse with two vital scalps up the order was the pick among the Pak bowlers with 3 for 37 in his 10 overs while Anjum struck in the death overs to return with the figures of three for 33 in his eight overs.

South Africa opting to bat first had got off to a fine start. Gibbs and Smith raised 43 runs in just over eight overs before Gibbs the more aggressive of the duo edging the away moving Gul delivery to give a regulation catch to gloveman Akmal.

However Pak came back strongly and plucked wickets at regular intervals not allowing the visitors to forge partnerships. Skipper Smith, who took some time to settle before finding his rhythm played some eye-catching shots on the either side of the wickets. He struck five boundaries in his 68-ball 48 run knock before being dismissed in a freakish run-out.

His deputy Kemp (42 off 76) played an untypical sluggish innings before giving away his wicket trying to hit Afridi out of the park only to be deceived completely off a flighted delivery to see his woodwork disturbed.

Earlier Pakistan made one change to the squad. Yasir Hameed drafted in for inconsistent Imran Nazir while South Africa named an unchanged side for the day-night match. The series is level at 1-1.

Brief Score:

South Africa 197 all out in 49.2 overs (Smith 48, Kemp 42; Afridi 3 for 37, Iftikhar Anjum 3 for 33Gul 2 for 25) Vs Pakistan.

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