Pakistan v South Africa, 2000-01

At Kallang Ground, Singapore, August 23. Pakistan won by 28 runs. Toss: Pakistan. International debut: N. Pothas.
The talented Abdur Razzaq ensured Pakistan a hard-fought win and a place in the final. After a positive start on a slow pitch from Imran Nazir and Shahid Afridi, Pakistan were found wanting at 81 for four in the 19th over. Ijaz Ahmed rallied them again, scoring 56 of a 104-run stand with Razzaq. The South Africans were on track at 123 for three, then Razzaq bowled the ominous-looking Klusener, and Cullinan followed in the next over. All was not lost while McKenzie was adding 63 in 14 overs with wicket-keeper Nic Pothas, who was deputising for the injured Boucher after a 27-hour flight from Barbados, where he had just arrived with South Africa A. But the last five wickets fell for seven runs. Pothas scored 24, having earlier made three dismissals.

Man of the Match: Abdur Razzaq.

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