Pakistan vs South Africa : 5th ODI Review

Written by Fahd Mirza on February 15th, 2007   (500 views)

Pakistan’s abysmal performance didn’t fail to meet the dark expectations of cricket fans in the 5th ODI against South Africa. The match was a thorough show of Pakistan cricket’s misery, and the highly-paid bungling bunch of idiots managed to insult the country in front of millions of people.

For Pakistan, after winning the toss, Hafeez curtained the innings. The dismissal of chicken-hearted Hafeez started a gong of comical and queer pink slip of Pakistani batsmen. Imran Nazir again showed screamingly that he hasn’t got even a tad bit of skill and technique, but just a stale rush of blood. Younis Khan came, did some theatrics, scrubbed the pitch with his bat and heaved out of the ground by Pollock in utter disgust. The only hope for Pakistan, the only batsman worth talking, the only peace of mind, Mohammad Yousaf broke the heart by getting out casually. Kamran Akmal, the eternal incompetent was hobbling around in the batting order and finally larruped out of the field, when Prince took a gallant catch. Our gimcrack captain, the leader of lambpack, ousted in such a shameful way, this post even shudders to write. Shoaib Malik did some batting practice and batting wretchedness of Pakistan ended at the score of 153.

As far as Pakistan’s bowling was concerned, suffice is to say that only Asif troubled the SA batsman a little, and the rest was the amalgamation of lousiness, meekness and rotten bunking of Pakistani bowlers. Kallis and AB Devilliars put forth a empyrean show of salubrious batting. They reached the target with 22 overs to spare. They wanted to romp Pakistan more but to the good forture of Two R’s (Rana and Rao) and others, they couldn’t bat more after passing what was posted by Pakistan.

Though Pakistan was crushed painstakingly by Proteas, the loss was also suffered by South Africa, as they Pakistan skillfully didnt allow them much match practice. May this is that long-term secret planning, which Bob Woolmer has been weaving for the past couple of years for preparation of worldcup. Who knows?

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