Pakistan managed to win after their explosive top order committed collective suicide. They were reduced to 76/7. Umar Gul, of all people, provided the most spectacular batting performance of the match which in the end was just enough.
South Africa succumbed to spin but they also succumbed to two Umars who came of age. When Pakistan’s batsmen fritter away their opportunity, Umar Gul sometimes smites a few long balls as a release valve on everybody’s frustration.
Dav Whatmore has work to do. He knows that. But his team are doing what they do best, strutting the fine and life-shortening line between success and failure.
It's very unlike the Australian way: crushing the opponents.