Razzaq's magical ton carries Pak to nerve wrecking win in Second ODI!

Tags: South Africa vs Pakistan in UAE - 2010, SA vs PAK 2nd ODI at Abu Dhabi - Oct 31, 2010, South Africa, Pakistan, Abdul Razzaq, Colin Alexander Ingram

Published on: Nov 01, 2010

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Pakistan pulled off a sensational 1-wicket win with one ball to spare in the Second ODI at Abu Dhabi on Sunday night.

Pakistan pulled off a sensational one-wicket win with one ball to spare in the Second ODI at Abu Dhabi on Sunday night. Needing a daunting target of 290 from 50 overs, Pakistan were ruled out of the contest at 136 for 5 when they lost Skipper Shahid Afridi in the 30th over. Razzaq joined the middle and got a useful 81-run partnership with Fawad Alam (48 from 63 balls) and even when the latter was dismissed, Pakistan needed a difficult target of 70 runs from 47 balls!

Razzaq blasted his way to an unbeaten 109 from 72 balls with 7 fours and a stunning number of 10 sixes to help Pakistan level the 5-ODI Series 1-1! The last over needed 14 to win and Razzaq sealed the game with two sixes and a boundary off Albie Morkel to finish off the match in style. Razzaq's knock was even more special considering that he hardly got any assistance at the other end barring the partnership with Fawad Alam. For the Proteas, Lonwabo Tsotsobe with 10-1-39-1 and Morne Morkel with 10-0-39-0 bowled really well.

Earlier in the afternoon, South Africa had won the toss and elected to bat first. Banking on Colin Ingram's maiden century, 100 from 119 balls (with 10 fours and a six), South Africa posted 286 for 8. Ingram laid the foundation for the big total through a 2nd wicket partnership of 84 with opener Hashim Amla who scored 65 from 62 balls. JP Duminy provided the fireworks with a lovely 54 from 43 balls with 3 fours and a six. Left arm quick Wahab Riaz bowled well for Pakistan with 2 for 43 in 10 overs.

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