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Third Test Match

South Africa v Pakistan 2007-08

Apr 9, 2008: Wisden's match report of the third Test between South Africa and Pakistan, 2007-08

Neil Manthorp

Second Test Match

South Africa v Pakistan 2007-08

Apr 9, 2008: Wisden's match report of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan, 2007-08

Neil Manthorp

First Test Match

South Africa v Pakistan 2007-08

Apr 9, 2008: Wisden's match report of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan, 2007-08

Neil Manthorp

Threatens legal action against newspaper

Woolmer denies making racist remarks against Shoaib

Feb 16, 2007: Bob Woolmer, the Pakistan coach, has angrily denied reports that he racially insulted Shoaib Akhtar during the infamous heated altercation that took place between the two

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Woolmer attacks workload

Jan 28, 2007: The packed international calendar has again been blamed for a team's Test series loss with Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach, criticising a "ridiculous" schedule

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Kallis knew to bide his time

Jan 28, 2007: Jacques Kallis backed his years of experience to guide South Africa through a tough run chase on the third day at Cape Town. He and Ashwell Prince added 117 to carry their side to a five-wicket win, which secured the series 2-1

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South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Kallis and Prince complete tough series victory

Jan 28, 2007: South Africa gained their second Test series success of the season, but the five-wicket margin doesn't tell the whole story of the third and final day at Cape Town

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Woolmer surprised at tumbling wickets

Jan 28, 2007: On the first day Pakistan were bowled out for 157 with Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis getting four wickets each. South Africa batted for the 39 overs remaining in the day and lost five wickets

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Fab four hit right notes for entertainment

Jan 28, 2007: Osman Samiuddin's verdict on the thirdand final day at Cape Town

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

South Africa hold the edge in race for series

Jan 27, 2007: Try telling the batsmen that cricket's a game designed for them. This has been a series dominated by the bowlers, with just one individual century, and the theme continued as South Africa set up a series-winning opportunity at Cape Town

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Actions speak louder than words

Jan 26, 2007: Where are the stump mics when you really need them? Having suckered Herschelle Gibbs at Centurion, they failed to capture what might have been the most intriguing conversation of the day

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Pakistan fightback leaves Test in the balance

Jan 26, 2007: This has been a series of fast forward cricket and the start of the decisive Test at Newlands was no different as Pakistan refused to lie down despite numerous setbacks

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Teams battle against burn out

Jan 25, 2007: About the only guarantee when South Africa take on Pakistan in the third and final Test at Cape Town is that both sides should have eleven players, the pitch will be 22 yards long and each end will have three stumps and a couple of bails

Osman Samiuddin

Top Performer - Mohammad Asif

Returning with venom

Jan 24, 2007: Osman Samiuddin on Mohammad Asif's emphatic return to the international fold

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Inzamam hails win his best

Jan 22, 2007: Inzamam-ul-Haq has said Pakistan's five-wicket win at Port Elizabeth is his best as captain

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Inzamam's calm, steadying hand

Jan 22, 2007: Trying to prove that bowlers win you Test matches and batsmen only save them is a bit like trying to prove whether the chicken or the egg came first. Both are essentially self-defeating arguments

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Younis and Akmal take Pakistan home

Jan 22, 2007: A fascinating cut and thrust Test match was given a suitably thumping finale as a counter-attacking sixth-wicket stand of 99 between Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal guided Pakistan to a series-levelling victory at Port Elizabeth

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan in South Africa, 2006-07

Shabbir Ahmed called up

Jan 22, 2007: Shabbir Ahmed, the Pakistan fast bowler who served a 12-month ban for an illegal action, has been called up as a reinforcement following injuries to Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul, both of whom are on their way home.

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South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Test cricket at its best

Jan 21, 2007: Now that Jane Goody has been relieved of her duties as one of the prime exhibits in the freakshow that is Big Brother, people's attentions may divert to Port Elizabeth, where an equally almighty dogfight is currently underway

Osman Samiuddin

South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Pakistan chase 191 after Asif haul

Jan 21, 2007: Pakistan need 183 more to level the series after another absorbing day at Port Elizabeth which encapsulated the wonders of Test cricket

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan
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Series Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town - Jan 26-28, 2007
South Africa won by 5 wickets
South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth - Jan 19-22, 2007
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Jan 11-15, 2007
South Africa won by 7 wickets
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