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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, November 21, 2013
JOHANNESBURG --- Rain helped South
Africa to a sixth straight victory over
Pakistan in limited-overs cricket yes-
terday as the home team won the open-
ing Twenty20 by four runs on the Duck-
The weather interrupted with Pakistan
on 60-2 after 9.1 overs chasing South
Africa s 153-7 in their tour-opening game
at the Wanderers. The players couldn t
get back on and South Africa has now
won seven of its last eight limited-overs
games against Pakistan following their
recent series in United Arab Emirates.
South Africa appeared to have wasted
a 72-run opening partnership between
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla to
post a modest score.
But as Pakistan was about to launch
its attack, JP Duminy removed Nasir
Jamshed for 18 with a diving caught and
bowled to break his threatening partner-
ship with captain Mohammad Hafeez (13
not out), and the rain came soon after.
Umar Ukmal was stranded on 7 not
out with Hafeez when the rain, which
delayed the toss for around 30 minutes,
returned for good.
Earlier, South Africa s De Kock made
43 off 33 and Amla added 31 off 20 to
send South Africa racing away.
Pakistan s spinners pulled it back with
Hafeez (2-25) removing Amla and De
Kock within nine runs of each other.
Shahid Afridi s quicker ball then rattled
into Henry Davids stumps.
Captain Faf du Plessis attempted to re-
ignite the innings with his 22 and David
Miller helped with some late big hitting.
The left-hander struck a six and two fours
in his 19 from 11 balls and Morne Morkel
clubbed two boundaries off the last over.
But South Africa finished well short of
what it should have got after De Kock
and Amla served up 14 early boundaries
between them in a rapid start.
Amla was bowled in the eighth over
by offspinner Hafeez and De Kock holed
out to the Pakistan captain on the long-
on boundary and South Africa struggled
from then on until Miller connected with
a couple of big hits at the end.
Despite some wayward early bowling
from its seamers, Pakistan caught and
fielded efficiently to back up the spinners
progress. Seamer Junaid Khan then
returned at the death for 2-24.
For Pakistan, Jamshed and Hafeez had
combined for a 32-run partnership for
the second wicket after Ahmed Shehzad s
early dismissal to put the visitors in posi-
tion, but offspinner Duminy ended the
promising stand with his third ball.
Lonwabo Tsostsobe had the other wick-
et when Shehzad chopped onto his own
stumps in the third over.
The two teams are becoming familiar
rivals and are contesting their third series
this year. Pakistan agreed to a short-notice
tour of South Africa to follow up the Pro-
teas recent trip to UAE, where South
Africa won both T20 games and the one-
day series 4-1.
The teams will play another T20 and
three one-day games over the next two
weeks in South Africa.
BRISBANE --- Host broadcaster Chan-
nel 9 and developers of the real-time
Snickometer have reached an agreement
to include the technology among the
Decision Review System tools available
for umpires during the Ashes series.
Snickometer, previously used on TV
broadcasts but not available to umpire
reviews of disputed calls during Tests,
will join Hot Spot, Eagle-Eye ball tracking
and stump microphones as part of the
DRS technology package, the Interna-
tional Cricket Council confirmed on
Snickometer uses both sight and sound
to determine whether a batsman has
edged the ball but isn t on the ICC s
approved list of DRS technologies. How-
ever, the governing body in September
began a process of evaluating it for inclu-
sion in future series.
"Cricket Australia and the England
and Wales Cricket Board have agreed to
use the RTS as part of the DRS during
the upcoming Ashes series," the ICC
statement said. "The ICC and the host
broadcaster, the Nine Network, have sup-
ported this initiative."
ICC general manager Geoff Allardice
said Snickometer should "improve the
DRS by getting more decisions correct
involving faint edges, help the umpires
make those decisions faster, and help
spectators and viewers better understand
The last Ashes series in England was
blighted by poor umpiring decisions, both
on the field and on review by TV umpires,
and confusion over the implementation
of Hot Spot and audio technology.
Australian Associated Press reported
that Simon Taufel, the ICC head of
umpiring, and Allardice, met with
umpires Marais Erasmus, Aleem Dar and
Kumar Dharmasena at the Gabba on
Tuesday. Taufel and Erasmus also briefed
the Australia and England squads on the
Snickometer to be introduced for Ashes
South Africa beats Pakistan on D/L method
South Africa's bowler Morne Morkel, right, looks on as Pakistan's batsman Mohammed Hafeez, left, and
teammate Pakistan's batsman Nasir Jamshed, make runs during their T20 cricket match at Wanderers
stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday AP PHOTO
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