South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates, 2nd Test: Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Nov 20-24, 2010
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
20,21,22,23,24 November 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

Usman: "Aaaaah, UDRS I love you, miss u buddy"

50.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, turned backward of square to bring up Test hundred number 37 for Jacques Kallis, he goes on and on, this man, and yet again he has bailed South Africa out of trouble

50.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and defends outside off

50.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, shorter this time, punched down to long off

50.4

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 2 runs, tossed up but on leg stump, worked away through square leg

50.5

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, languidly driven down to long off for yet another single

50.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, goes on the back foot and whips this shortish delivery to the left of mid on

End of over 51 (6 runs) South Africa 197/3

    • AB de Villiers 67 (127b 7x4)
    • JH Kallis 103 (137b 12x4 3x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 14-4-43-0
    • Umar Gul 11-3-33-0
51.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, punched through extra cover

51.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, goes for the pull to a short delivery on the leg stump, misses, and they all go up for the caught behind appeal, umpire de Silva shakes his head

51.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, connects with the pull this time, and it goes down to fine leg

51.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, gets half forward and defends this length ball outside off

51.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward to this length delivery outside off and taps it into the covers for a single, and the 200 is up for South Africa

51.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, comes in from back of a length outside off, Kallis remains in his crease and defends it into the off side

End of over 52 (3 runs) South Africa 200/3

    • JH Kallis 104 (140b 12x4 3x6)
    • AB de Villiers 69 (130b 7x4)
    • Umar Gul 12-3-36-0
    • Abdur Rehman 14-4-43-0
52.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, SIX, down the track skips AB, he has been looking to do this for quite some time now, and lifts him high over long on for a six, good clean hit

52.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, bowls it a tad shorter this time, slower too, AB defends back to the bowler

52.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, angled into the pads, played back down the track

52.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, nicely flighted up on middle, gets some bounce, he defends off the front foot

52.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, goes on the back foot and pings deepish mid on

52.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, outside the off stump, punched down to mid off

End of over 53 (7 runs) South Africa 207/3

    • JH Kallis 104 (141b 12x4 3x6)
    • AB de Villiers 76 (135b 7x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 15-4-50-0
    • Umar Gul 12-3-36-0
53.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, hops across outside off and defends this back of a length ball towards cover

53.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, driven hard but straight to extra cover

53.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, dug in short but down the leg side, he does not go for the pull

53.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, fuller on the stumps, driven to mid on

53.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, remains on the back foot and punches this back of a length ball to extra cover

53.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, punched down to mid off this time, it was again back of a length outside off from Gul

End of over 54 (maiden) South Africa 207/3

    • AB de Villiers 76 (141b 7x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 104 (141b 12x4 3x6)
    • Umar Gul 13-4-36-0
    • Abdur Rehman 15-4-50-0

This should be the last over before tea. And Mohammad Hafeez will bowl that

54.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, 1 run, punched down to long on, it was shortish and turning in a bit

54.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, flat outside the off stump, punched back to the bowler

54.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, floated up outside off, defended off the front foot

54.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, pushed down the track

54.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, FOUR, shot! it was fuller outside off, he got to the pitch and drove it in the gap between extra cover and mid off for a boundary, all along the ground

54.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, turned away to midwicket, and that will be tea on the first day

Jacques Kallis walks back to applause all around for what is his fastest Test century, according to Ten Cricket. Pakistan came close to picking up a wicket on a couple of occasions, but apart from that, it has been South Africa's session all the way. Join us in 20 minutes for the final session. Also check out Osman Samiuddin's bulletin.

While cricket takes a break, there is lots of rugby action coming up. The Springboks look to continue their unbeaten run against the Scots, having already beaten Ireland and Wales on their current tour. Scotland were crushed by New Zealand last time out and have it all to do if they are to register their first win over SA since 2002. But SA are battling injuries - Bryan Habana ruled out of the tour - and the drugs test drama - Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle sent home after failing a recent drugs test. The match kicks off at 1430 GMT, you can follow it live on ESPNscrum. For starters, here's the preview.

End of over 55 (5 runs) South Africa 212/3

    • AB de Villiers 80 (146b 8x4 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 105 (142b 12x4 3x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-5-0
    • Umar Gul 13-4-36-0

Welcome back to the final session on day one. Kallis and de Villiers, who have had 10 century stands together, walk out to the middle. Tanveer Ahmed to start off after tea

55.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, comes in a touch after pitching on a good length outside off, left alone

55.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, similar line and length, but no inward movement this time, again he shoulders arms

55.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, this one came back sharply in alright, he had planted his front foot across to shoulder arms, and was taken by surprise as it jagged back in

55.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, looks for that prodigious inward movement again, but starts it off wide outside off, and does not get much shape in, Kallis shoulders arms

55.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, OUT, got 'em! he has his man this time, again this one jagged back in sharply off the seam after pitching back of a length outside off, Kallis had no clue how to deal with it, and looked to bring his bat down, but could only inside edge it onto his stumps, Tanveer strikes, big wicket

JH Kallis b Tanvir Ahmed 105 (225m 147b 12x4 3x6) SR: 71.42

Prince is the new man in, to three waiting slips and a gully

55.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, no run, looks to angle this across Prince, who gets forward and pushed down the track

End of over 56 (wicket maiden) South Africa 212/4

    • AG Prince 0 (1b)
    • AB de Villiers 80 (146b 8x4 1x6)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 13-2-52-4
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-5-0
56.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish and outside off, punched down to long off

silly point comes in for Price, in addition to forward short leg and slip

56.2

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, on off stump, played out to forward short leg

56.3

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, turning in to Price from outside off, he defends to forward short leg

56.4

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, looks to skip down the track, but does not get the length for the drive

56.5

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, this time he gets the drive down to long on

56.6

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, turning in from outside off, tossed up too, cautiously defended off the front foot

End of over 57 (1 run) South Africa 213/4

    • AG Prince 0 (6b)
    • AB de Villiers 81 (147b 8x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 16-4-51-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 13-2-52-4

ateet: "I dont think Kallis is ever gonna make a double century in his career, its jinxed....." By whom?

57.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, driven to extra cover off the front foot, it was bowled full outside off stump

57.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, short and wide, carved away to sweeper cover

57.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, 1 no ball, gives him the bouncer on leg, Prince ducks, and Tanveer has overstepped

57.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, FOUR, drives well in to the gap to the left of extra cover, it was full and angled across him and he got it right out of the middle and it tricked into the boundary

57.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, 1 run, on the leg stump, tucked away behind square

57.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, FOUR, boom! smashes this half volley outside off into the gap between mid off and extra cover, and it crashes into the boundary

57.6

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, gets on his toes and pushes this back of a length delivery to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 58 (12 runs) South Africa 225/4

    • AB de Villiers 87 (151b 9x4 1x6)
    • AG Prince 5 (9b 1x4)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 14-2-64-4
    • Abdur Rehman 16-4-51-0
58.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, comes forward to this tossed up ball and drives down to long off

58.2

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, turns in from outside off, Prince goes right back and defends

58.3

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 2 runs, turning down the leg side, and helped away down to fine leg

58.4

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, pushes forward to defend this one outside off as forward and backward short leg, and a slip watch

58.5

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, sprayed down the legs with the angle from over the wicket

58.6

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 1 run, again he goes down the leg side, this angle isn't working

End of over 59 (4 runs) South Africa 229/4

    • AG Prince 8 (14b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 88 (152b 9x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 17-4-55-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 14-2-64-4

round the wicket to the left-handed Prince

59.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, no run, gets it to lift from short of a good length outside off, Prince leaves

59.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, no run, goes on the back foot and punches down to mid off

59.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, no run, goes fuller this time, he drives but backward point throws himself to his right to save some runs for Pakistan, he has been brilliant in the field today, Azhar Ali

59.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, no run, straightens after pitching back of a length outside off, he shoulders arms

59.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, 1 run, comes in on the stumps with the angle, Prince works into the gap to the left of mid on for a single

over the wicket to AB

59.6

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, tip and run, goes AB in front of cover, to a short of a good length ball

End of over 60 (2 runs) South Africa 231/4

    • AB de Villiers 89 (153b 9x4 1x6)
    • AG Prince 9 (19b 1x4)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 15-2-66-4
    • Abdur Rehman 17-4-55-0
60.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, on the off stump, played out to cover

60.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, lunges well forward to defend this tossed up ball outside off

60.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, quicker this time, again outside off, comes forward in defence

60.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, similar line, similar length, same shot, forward defence

60.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, goes on the back foot and hits this shortish one down to long on

60.6

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, nicely tossed up on middle, played out into the on side

End of over 61 (1 run) South Africa 232/4

    • AG Prince 9 (20b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 90 (158b 9x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 18-4-56-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 15-2-66-4
61.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, looks to come forward to this length delivery outside off, and then decides to let it go at the last instant

61.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, goes for the cut, but doesn't get the timing, and underedges it on the bounce to slip

61.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, fuller on the leg stump, he plays it out to midwicket

61.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, he has bowled exceptionally on his debut this man, another one in the zone outside off and AB leaves it alone after getting his front leg across

61.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, sprays it wide outside off, AB throws his bat at it, but gets an underedge again, over the keeper this time, slip runs across to field

61.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Prince, no run, bowls a high full toss outside off, seemed to lose his run up there, Prince plays it down towards mid off

End of over 62 (1 run) South Africa 233/4

    • AG Prince 9 (21b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 91 (163b 9x4 1x6)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 16-2-67-4
    • Abdur Rehman 18-4-56-0
62.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, bit of turn outside the off stump for Rehman, played out to cover off the back foot

62.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, gets well forward and pushes this flatter one on off down the track

62.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, comes down the track but Rehman shortens the length, and he defends towards the off side

62.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, punched back down the track to the bowler

62.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, goes straight on after pitching on off, he gets an inside edge towards the on side

62.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, shorter and quicker, played back down the pitch

End of over 63 (maiden) South Africa 233/4

    • AB de Villiers 91 (169b 9x4 1x6)
    • AG Prince 9 (21b 1x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 19-5-56-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 16-2-67-4

Gul is back. Can he get some reverse swing?

63.1

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, bangs in a short delivery on the stumps, and Prince ducks underneath

63.2

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, goes on the backfoot to this one angled across on a length and punches to mid off

63.3

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, bowls it closer to the stumps, bit of away seam movement, Prince defends towards cover off the back foot

63.4

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, nicely bowled, angled across on a length, he looked to push at it but pulled his bat away at the last moment

63.5

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, keeps a bit low on the off stump, remains in the crease and defends

63.6

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, serves up a full toss around off, Prince misses out and drives it to mid on without any power

End of over 64 (maiden) South Africa 233/4

    • AG Prince 9 (27b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 91 (169b 9x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 14-5-36-0
    • Abdur Rehman 19-5-56-0
64.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on leg, turned to midwicket

64.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, flatter on the stumps, defended off the front foot

64.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, punched to the man at short mid off

64.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted a bit, gets forward and drives down to long on

64.5

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, comes down the track and turns it to midwicket

64.6

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 1 run, gets some bounce that surprises Prince, keeps it down ungainly towards backward short leg

End of over 65 (2 runs) South Africa 235/4

    • AG Prince 10 (29b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 92 (173b 9x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 20-5-58-0
    • Umar Gul 14-5-36-0
65.1

Umar Gul to Prince, 2 runs, gets a thick outside edge into the gap between backward point and gully, it was a length delivery that was going across him

65.2

Umar Gul to Prince, 1 run, well directed and well played, it was the quick bouncer into the body, he hopped on his toes and kept it down towards square leg

65.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, fuller, just outside off, searching for some reverse swing, driven down to mid on

65.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, digs it short into the batsman, and AB does well to fend it down in the region of backward square leg

65.5

Umar Gul to Prince, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, punched into the gap at covers off the back foot

65.6

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, hits him on the pads, but too high, and it also pitched outside leg, but well bowled nevertheless

End of over 66 (6 runs) South Africa 241/4

    • AG Prince 15 (33b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 93 (175b 9x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 15-5-42-0
    • Abdur Rehman 20-5-58-0
66.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, turning away from the leg stump, pushed back off the front foot down the track

66.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, driven down the ground to long on

66.3

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, turning in a tad from outside off, defended off the back foot

66.4

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 1 run, worked away off the back foot through midwicket

66.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he reaches out to defend it

66.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, short outside off, punched away to Misbah at extra cover who dives and picks up the ball

End of over 67 (3 runs) South Africa 244/4

    • AB de Villiers 95 (179b 9x4 1x6)
    • AG Prince 16 (35b 1x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 21-5-61-0
    • Umar Gul 15-5-42-0
67.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, bang on target, played down the track, Gul lets rip with a throw after fielding the ball on his followthrough, it just about misses AB, and it goes for four overthrows, and AB moves to 99

67.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, gets to his 11th Test hundred with a nudge towards midwicket off a length delivery, takes off his helmet and raises his bat to acknowledge the cheers, it's his first century against Pakistan

67.3

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, around off on a length, Prince remains in the crease and defends down the track

67.4

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, fends this shortish delivery towards midwicket off the back foot

goes round the wicket

67.5

Umar Gul to Prince, FOUR, has a slash at this length ball outside off, and it flies in the gap between slips and gully for a boundary, lucky, very lucky

67.6

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, angled in around off, stays back and pushes this one back towards mid on

End of over 68 (9 runs) South Africa 253/4

    • AG Prince 20 (39b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 100 (181b 10x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 16-5-51-0
    • Abdur Rehman 21-5-61-0
68.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, he's done this many times today, and does so again, skips down the track, the ball isn't there for the shot, and defends

68.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, played down the track

68.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, pads up to this delivery outside off stump, and is hit on the pads, they belt out an appeal but they are not getting that one

68.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, played back down the track, it was quicker and on the stumps

68.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, punched away to short extra cover off the back foot

68.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and across, and defends into the off side

End of over 69 (maiden) South Africa 253/4

    • AB de Villiers 100 (187b 10x4 1x6)
    • AG Prince 20 (39b 2x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 22-6-61-0
    • Umar Gul 16-5-51-0

shafi: "Those who were dying for Sami's return should get the message now"

69.1

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, back of a length in to the batsman, played out to cover off the back foot

69.2

Umar Gul to Prince, no run

69.3

Umar Gul to Prince, no run

69.4

Umar Gul to Prince, 2 runs, angled into the pads, guided fine for a couple as Tanvir is understandably slow off the blocks at fine leg, Gul is not satisfied

69.5

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, an angry Gul digs it in short, it flies over Prince, and Adnan leaps in the air to take it

69.6

Umar Gul to Prince, no run, played towards midwicket, it was back of a length from Gul

End of over 70 (2 runs) South Africa 255/4

    • AG Prince 22 (45b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 100 (187b 10x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 17-5-53-0
    • Abdur Rehman 22-6-61-0

Hafeez gets another bowl

70.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

70.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, turns in a touch from outside off, punched away to long on

70.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, tossed up around off, he remains on the back foot, and jams down his bat as it hurries on to him, the fielders are pretty excited

70.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, played off the back foot again

70.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, comes down the pitch, and gets an inside edge down the track, that was nicely bowled, beat him in the flight

70.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, turned behind square

End of over 71 (1 run) South Africa 256/4

    • AG Prince 22 (49b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 101 (189b 10x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-6-0
    • Umar Gul 17-5-53-0
71.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, tossed up around off, patted back down the pitch

71.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, played down to long on off the back foot

Ahmed: "If Sami doesn't get 2 wkts in this innings, i will shave my head.. It's a Challenge, go SAMI go........"

71.3

Abdur Rehman to Prince, FOUR, he gets down the track, reaches the pitch of the delivery and lifts it through midwicket for a welcome boundary, well controlled shot

71.4

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 1 run, short and turning down the leg side, tucked away behind square

71.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, flat and quick on off, he gets forward and defends this one

71.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, ripper, out of nowhere, this one turned, and bounced outside off stump, and beat AB completely on the forward press, they need more of those

End of over 72 (6 runs) South Africa 262/4

    • AB de Villiers 102 (193b 10x4 1x6)
    • AG Prince 27 (51b 3x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 23-6-67-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-6-0
72.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, turning away a touch from middle, punched to mid on

72.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, turned straight to forward short leg

72.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

72.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, bowls it quicker, he defends down the track

72.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, on the middle line, defended off the front foot

72.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, 1 run, turned behind square leg

End of over 73 (1 run) South Africa 263/4

    • AG Prince 28 (57b 3x4)
    • AB de Villiers 102 (193b 10x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-7-0
    • Abdur Rehman 23-6-67-0
73.1

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, opens the face of the bat to guide this one outside off to slip

73.2

Abdur Rehman to Prince, no run, pushed through flatter, defended back to the bowler

73.3

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he takes a step or two down the pitch, and pushes into the gap at covers for a single

73.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, now AB skips down the track, has no room or flight to work with and pushes down the track

73.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

73.6

Abdur Rehman to Prince, 1 run, goes across his stumps to play the paddle scoop, gets some bat on ball as it goes fine down the leg side, what was the need for that shot?

End of over 74 (3 runs) South Africa 266/4

    • AG Prince 30 (61b 3x4)
    • AB de Villiers 103 (195b 10x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 24-6-70-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-7-0
74.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, gets an inside edge into the on side as he presses forward

74.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, no run, he is getting a bit restless, goes down the track and looks to heave him over mid on, but can;t get the timing right as it trickles down to mid on

74.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, 2 runs, worked away off his pads behind square for a couple

74.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Prince, OUT, got 'em! he could have hit this anywhere, it was a halftracker, and he picked out the man at midwicket, Asad Shafiq, who made no mistake, Hafeez gets the breakthrough, Prince departs

AG Prince c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Hafeez 32 (76m 65b 3x4 0x6) SR: 49.23

khalid: "@Ahmed...start looking for a barber...Sami wont get a single wicket." But Hafeez has managed to get one. Boucher is the next man in

74.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, turns in from outside off, he gets an inside edge off the back foot to forward short leg

74.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, works this full ball towards mid on, and they go across for the single, throw misses at the non-striker's, if it had hit, he would have struggled

End of over 75 (3 runs) South Africa 269/5

    • MV Boucher 1 (2b)
    • AB de Villiers 103 (195b 10x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-10-1
    • Abdur Rehman 24-6-70-0

the lights have come on, still bright sunshine

75.1

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, driven back to the bowler

75.2

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, defended off the front foot, he is just firing them in

75.3

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, strays down the leg side now

75.4

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, flat on the leg stump, defended to forward short leg

75.5

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, fired into the legs, he takes it on the pads, as he looks to hit it over square. it bobs into the on side

75.6

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, defended off the front foot

End of over 76 (maiden) South Africa 269/5

    • MV Boucher 1 (8b)
    • AB de Villiers 103 (195b 10x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 25-7-70-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-10-1
76.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down the ground to long on off the back foot

76.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, turning in a tad from outside off, defended down the track

76.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, played with the turn to mid on

76.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, gets his bat in front of pad to work it to midwicket

76.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 2 runs, cut away towards deep point for a couple

76.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, turning in to the pads, worked away behind square leg

End of over 77 (4 runs) South Africa 273/5

    • MV Boucher 4 (13b)
    • AB de Villiers 104 (196b 10x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-14-1
    • Abdur Rehman 25-7-70-0
77.1

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, short and turning away a touch from middle, patted down the track

77.2

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, gets forward and pushes to cover

77.3

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, 3 runs, gives it air on the leg stump, driven through midwicket, good running gives them three

77.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, reaches out to defend to short mid off

77.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, again pushes well forward to defend down the track

77.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, flat on the stumps, well forward in defence is AB

End of over 78 (3 runs) South Africa 276/5

    • AB de Villiers 104 (199b 10x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 7 (16b)
    • Abdur Rehman 26-7-73-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5-0-14-1

Ahmed: "Misbah : Please bring back sami - THE PHANTOM, to finish off... iam heading to the stadium now........" There is only one Phantom, and he bats brilliantly for New Zealand

78.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, lunges forward to push this one on off down the track

78.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, again presses well forward to push this one down the track

78.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, worked away to midwicket

78.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, 1 run, gives it a bit of air this time, flicked away through midwicket

78.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, goes forward and plays it with the turn down to long on

78.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Boucher, no run, watchfully forward in defence to this one on off stump

End of over 79 (2 runs) South Africa 278/5

    • MV Boucher 8 (21b)
    • AB de Villiers 105 (200b 10x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-16-1
    • Abdur Rehman 26-7-73-0

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79.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, pushed through the air flat, punched down the pitch

79.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, comes down the track and drives to long on

79.3

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, defended down the track off the back foot

79.4

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, defended off the front foot

79.5

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, gets a bit of turn this time, Boucher is well forward in defence

79.6

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, defended off the inside edge onto pad, towards silly point

End of over 80 (1 run) South Africa 279/5

    • MV Boucher 8 (25b)
    • AB de Villiers 106 (202b 10x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 27-7-74-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-16-1

They haven't taken the new ball

80.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, pushed back down the track

80.2

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, driven to extra cover off the front foot

80.3

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, FOUR, serves up a full toss on the leg stump, and he drives it for a boundary all along the ground past a despairing dive by the long on fielder

80.4

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, played out towards forward short leg

80.5

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, defended off the inside edge into the on side

80.6

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, no run, on off stump, pushed back down the track

End of over 81 (4 runs) South Africa 283/5

    • AB de Villiers 110 (208b 11x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 8 (25b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-20-1
    • Abdur Rehman 27-7-74-0
81.1

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, defended to forward short leg

81.2

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, flat and on the stumps, punched back to the bowler

81.3

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, 1 run, on the pads, turned away through square leg

81.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, skips down the pitch, and defends back to the bowler

81.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, flighted this time just a shade, defended off the front foot

81.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, punched down to long on off the back foot

End of over 82 (2 runs) South Africa 285/5

    • AB de Villiers 111 (211b 11x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 9 (28b)
    • Abdur Rehman 28-7-76-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-20-1

The new ball has been taken. Sami is warming up. Gul has the shiny red cherry

82.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, homes in off stump from a length, pushed off the front foot into the covers for a single

82.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, this one came back in from outside off on a length, Boucher had no clue, that wan't far from off stump as well

82.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, gets right behind the line of this length ball on the stumps, and pushes it back to Gul

82.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, produces an edge, but it falls short of a diving Adnan, it shaped back in from a length outside off, and Boucher pushed outside the line, getting a thin inside edge

82.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, gets forward and drives it handsomely towards backward point

82.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, 3 runs, too straight this time, he waits for it to come onto him, and turns it into the gap at midwicket

End of over 83 (4 runs) South Africa 289/5

    • MV Boucher 12 (33b)
    • AB de Villiers 112 (212b 11x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 18-5-57-0
    • Abdur Rehman 28-7-76-0

Sami to share the second new ball with Gul

83.1

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, gets some shape away from the right-hander from a length outside off, he goes on the back foot and pushes out to cover

83.2

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, FOUR, Sami strays down the leg side, and Boucher flicks it to the right of Gul at fine leg, who puts in a valiant dive but can't get to the ball

83.3

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, on target this time, around off stump on a length, he pushes forward in defence

83.4

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, 1 run, a touch wide outside off, guided towards point for a single

83.5

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 3 runs, pitches it full this time, and AB drives down the ground, there is no mid off and they take three as extra cover chases

83.6

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, 3 runs, worked away through wide mid on, end of an expensive over from Sami

End of over 84 (11 runs) South Africa 300/5

    • MV Boucher 20 (38b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 115 (213b 11x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Sami 12-1-62-0
    • Umar Gul 18-5-57-0
84.1

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, short and bouncing outside off, the extra bounce beats Boucher on the cut shot

84.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, fuller outside off, solidly driven down to mid off

84.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, 1 run, gives him the bouncer with two men on the deep square boundary, Boucher controls the pull well, hitting into the ground

84.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, short outside off, slapped away to extra cover

84.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, half volley outside off, he can't beat extra cover with the front foot drive

84.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, outside off on a length, patted down the track off the back foot

End of over 85 (1 run) South Africa 301/5

    • AB de Villiers 115 (216b 11x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 21 (41b 1x4)
    • Umar Gul 19-5-58-0
    • Mohammad Sami 12-1-62-0
85.1

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, punched off the back foot, but does not get the timing right, and it rolls away to mid off

85.2

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, squared him up a but with the away movement, the ball goes away towards point as he defends

85.3

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, 1 run, pushed out in front of midwicket, it was back of a length on the stumps

85.4

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, goes for the drive off the front foot, but cannot beat extra cover yet again

85.5

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, strays down the leg side, he does so at least once each over

85.6

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, gets a bit of extra bounce from back of a length on the stumps, played down with soft hands in to the on side for a quick single

End of over 86 (2 runs) South Africa 303/5

    • AB de Villiers 116 (219b 11x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 22 (44b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Sami 13-1-64-0
    • Umar Gul 19-5-58-0
86.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, 135.8 kmph bouncer, saw AB standing outside his crease, and gave him the treatment, he saw it coming, and ducked underneath

86.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, that short ball seems to have worked, he could have easily dragged this one onto the stumps, as he went hard at it

86.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, this is good bowling, it was in the channel outside off, he went for the drive with an angled bat, and got a leading edge that fell well short of extra cover

86.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, coming in from outside off stump, defended off the front foot

86.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, solidly punched off the back foot to mid on, it was back of a length around off stumps

86.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, comes on the front foot and drives this fullish delivery towards the covers

End of over 87 (1 run) South Africa 304/5

    • MV Boucher 22 (48b 1x4)
    • AB de Villiers 117 (221b 11x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 20-5-59-0
    • Mohammad Sami 13-1-64-0
87.1

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a a length on leg stump, tucked away off the pads to square leg

87.2

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, FOUR, sprays this short and wide outside off, Boucher has a go at it, gets a bottom edge that goes in the gap between slips and gully for another boundary off SAmi

87.3

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, squared him up this time, it was on a length on middle, and moved away a touch as he shaped to defend, no harm done though

87.4

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, back of a length around middle, defended calmly down the track

87.5

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, this back of a length stuff sits up nicely on this placid pitch, defended off the back foot again, needs to pitch it further up

87.6

Mohammad Sami to Boucher, no run, gets some away shape going on this length delivery, Boucher defends down to mid on off the back foot

End of over 88 (5 runs) South Africa 309/5

    • MV Boucher 26 (53b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 118 (222b 11x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Sami 14-1-69-0
    • Umar Gul 20-5-59-0

Amir Mir: "Have I missed something? Why the flippin hell is Tanvir Ahmed not bowling?: No clue at all, unless he is not feeling well, he has bowled a lot today

88.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, more back of a length, this time from Gul, gets across and pushes down the pitch

88.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, similar line and length, he is watchfully defending off the back foot, getting outside off to cover the line of the ball

88.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, outside the off stump on a length, left alone

88.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, presses forward in defence, point is pretty deep, and they have enough time to take the single

88.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, this one takes off from short of a good length, but a touch down the leg side, took the batsman by surprise, he put a lot of effort into that, did Gul

88.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, another bouncer, well directed this time, just outside off, he weaves out of the line

End of over 89 (1 run) South Africa 310/5

    • MV Boucher 26 (55b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 119 (226b 11x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 21-5-60-0
    • Mohammad Sami 14-1-69-0

Time for spin to bowl the last over

89.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, thuds into the bat off the pitch, he was pushing forward in defence, it hit the upper part of the blade

89.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, presses forward to push this one outside off down the track

89.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, huge appeal for leg before, but there was an even bigger inside edge onto pad as he pushed forward in defence

89.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, skips forward, he bowls it flatter, the batsman is hit on the pads

silly mid off comes in

89.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, bolws it shorter, punched down to long on

89.6

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, no run, flights it a bit, he looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pad to end a day of splendid recovery for South Africa

With that, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off for the day, along with Venkat Raghav. See you tomorrow. And thanks for all the feedback mails. Cheers!

Amir Mir sums up Pakistan's day: "A mixed day for Pakistan, they were in a superb position after that Tanvir Ahmed spell, they will be dissapointed that they did'nt manage to get more wickets considering the position they were in."

Tanvir Ahmed picked up four wickets on debut, but none of the other three front line bowlers got a wicket, and that hurt Pakistan. Mohammad Sami, especially, was unable to exercise control over his line, and went for nearly five an over. Kallis and de Villiers hit hundreds to lead South Africa's recovery from 33 for 3. They are sitting pretty now on 311 for 5, de Villiers is still there, and Boucher has supported him well. Can they go on make around 450, which Graeme Smith reckoned at the toss would be a very good score? Or will Pakistan restrict them to under 400? Do join us tomorrow for the second day. Meanwhile, Osman Samiuddin has captured today's action in his bulletin, which should be up soon.

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Meanhwile, the Springboks look to continue their unbeaten run against the Scots having already beaten Ireland and Wales on their current tour. Scotland were crushed by New Zealand last time out and have it all to do if they are to register their first win over SA since 2002. But SA are battling injuries - Bryan Habana ruled out of the tour - and the drugs test drama - Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle sent home after failing a recent drugs test. The match starts at 1430 GMT. You can follow it live here on ESPNscrum.

End of over 90 (1 run) South Africa 311/5

    • MV Boucher 26 (56b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 120 (231b 11x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Rehman 29-7-77-0
    • Umar Gul 21-5-60-0

Pakistan are out in the middle. de Villiers and Boucher walk out. This is Abhishek Purohit, and on scoring duty is Venkat Raghav. All set for the second day. Tanvir has the ball.

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irfan with this encouraging comment: "The play should start on time as the sun is out...i am living very near to stadium..."

Tanvir Ahmed speaking to Ramiz Raja on air says that he could not sleep the night before the game, after he came to know he would be making his debut. The pitch eased out as the day progressed, he feels. "I have learnt a lot from the seniors how they survive at this level, and hopefully I would do well in future as well."

Play should start as scheduled, at 10 am local time. While that is good news for cricket fans, there is not such good news for South African rugby fans. Scotland ended South Africa's hopes of a first successful Grand Slam tour in 50 years with a gritty 21-17 triumph at Murrayfield on Saturday. Here's the match report. You can follow all the rugby action on ESPNscrum.

9.45 am Pommie Mbangwa doing the pitch report on Ten Cricket says there was a bit of rain around 20 km from the ground, but the groundstaff do not expect it to rain here. He points to some indentations on the pitch that are red in colour, saying that the ball has been responsible for them. That means the surface is not as hard as it seems. He reckons that the first two hours will be very crucial for both sides, especially with the overcast conditions expected to help the seamers.

9.35 am The news from Abu Dhabi is that the playing area is under covers. It is a bit overcast at the moment, but no drizzle.

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second day's play between Pakistan and South Africa in Abu Dhabi. Tanvir Ahmed, the debutant fast bowler, had South Africa in trouble at 33 for 3, but that man Jacques Kallis, and AB de Villiers, launched a thrilling counterattack as South Africa ended the first day on 311 for 5. Will Pakistan get them for below 400?

90.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, starts off from the opposite end from which he got all his wickets yesterday, with a delivery full outside off, AB mistimes the drive

90.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, on a length outside off, gets watchfully forward in defence

90.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, bowls it on the stumps this time, gets a bit of shape into the batsman, he drives to midwicket

90.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, angles it in on the stumps, letting out a loud grunt as he delivers the ball, defended off the front foot

90.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, a touch wider of of stump this time, bit of bounce too, he shoulders arms

90.6

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, some inward movement off the seam from outside off, comes forward and gets an inside edge towards midwicket

End of over 91 (maiden) South Africa 311/5

    • AB de Villiers 120 (237b 11x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 26 (56b 2x4)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 17-3-67-4
    • Abdur Rehman 29-7-77-0

Faraz Ahmed needlessly drags the comeback king into this: "Tanvir couldnt sleep the night before, What about Sami? Wat was he doin that night?"

91.1

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, gets it to dart in off the seam from a length outside of, Boucher is hit high on the pads as he plays all around it

91.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, again gets it to jag back in off the seam, this time Boucher hops in the air and keeps it down into the on side

91.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, pitches it closer to off this time, gets it to bounce on Boucher who gets right behind the line and defends it off the back foot

91.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, bowls it much fuller and hits him on the pads, but that angle from over the wicket would have taken it down the leg side, Umar knows that and grimaces

91.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, this is beautifully bowled, was pitched wider outside off stump, and for the first time this over, it moved away, and Boucher was beaten as he came forward and looked to drive through cover

91.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, on a length and getting big outside off, he shoulders arms this time

End of over 92 (maiden) South Africa 311/5

    • MV Boucher 26 (62b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 120 (237b 11x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 22-6-60-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 17-3-67-4
92.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, gets right forward to this fullish delivery just outside off, pushes it in front of cover, and they steal a quick single

92.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, he is getting a bit of inward movement off the seam from outside of stump, Boucher went for the drive, but hits it off the inner half and it goes back to the bowler

92.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, again in the channel outside off, came back in sharply, Boucher was up to the task, and let it go at the last instant, good cricket all around

92.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, this one went the other way, just a bit, but started about two feet outside off, and allowed Boucher enough of a look to shoulder arms

92.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, and now this one nipped back from a length outside off, he is rapped on the pads, above the knee roll, Pakistan appeal in unison, but it looked too high there, and umpire Harper was not convinced

92.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, FOUR, my word, what was the need for that? it was a full delivery driven back to Tanvir, who decided to have a go at the striker's stumps, missed completely, even Adnan missed the collection, and it went for four runs

End of over 93 (5 runs) South Africa 316/5

    • MV Boucher 30 (67b 3x4)
    • AB de Villiers 121 (238b 11x4 1x6)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 18-3-72-4
    • Umar Gul 22-6-60-0
93.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, comes forward and pushes this length ball towards mid off

93.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, length delivery outside off, defended with an open face to point

93.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, a touch shorter this time outside off, more bounce for Gul, he gets across and then decides to leave it alone

93.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, coming in with the angle on off from a length, he meets the ball with a straight defensive bat, solidly defended

93.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, drags this one wide outside off stump, AB is not interested

93.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, superbly driven off the front foot, getting to the pitch of this full delivery outside off, and easing it into the gap through covers

End of over 94 (4 runs) South Africa 320/5

    • AB de Villiers 125 (244b 12x4 1x6)
    • MV Boucher 30 (67b 3x4)
    • Umar Gul 23-6-64-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 18-3-72-4
94.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, bowls a straight delivery in the corridor outside off, nice probing line, left alone

94.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, misses out here, it was short and wide outside off, but he was too early in to the cut and ended up hitting it to extra cover

94.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, gets that inward movement from a length outside off, but it starts a touch wide, and Boucher shoulders arms

94.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, bouncing in from back of a length outside off, defended down the track off the back foot

94.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, bags it in short, but it was misdirected, going high down the leg side as Boucher ducked

94.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, he is generating some good inward movement from a length outside off, but its again starting wide, and the batsman can let it go

End of over 95 (maiden) South Africa 320/5

    • MV Boucher 30 (73b 3x4)
    • AB de Villiers 125 (244b 12x4 1x6)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 19-4-72-4
    • Umar Gul 23-6-64-0

Imran gives a twist to the comeback saga: "I would like to ask the readers, what will you do if your employer fires and hires you 13 times ? Will you still believe in love if you get dumped by 13 gals ? This man Sami is in and out of the team for his whole life, how can you expect him to just come back and play with intensity ? Always you need to put yourself in others shoes first before you comment."

95.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, on a length outside off, nicely behind the line as he defends this off the back foot

95.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, looking to remain on the back foot, it was pitched much fuller this time, and he pushed it back down the track

95.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, shuffles across and tucks this back of a length ball into the gap at midwicket for a single

95.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, well bowled, it was dug in short just outside off stump, Boucher saw it coming and weaved out of the line

95.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, bowls the full delivery on the wickets after the short one previous ball, good thinking from the bowler, driven airily on the bounce to midwicket

95.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, FOUR, short of a good length sitting up outside off, Boucher stands tall and punches hard in the gap between cover and extra cover for a boundary

End of over 96 (5 runs) South Africa 325/5

    • MV Boucher 34 (76b 4x4)
    • AB de Villiers 126 (247b 12x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 24-6-69-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 19-4-72-4
96.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, wide outside the off stump on a length, no need to have a go at those, left alone

96.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, comes in from a length outside off, he waits for the movement and then plays it behind square for a single

96.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, driven crisply off the front foot, but straight to mid off

96.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, short and wide, Boucher hits it into the ground as he is too early into the cut shot, second time he's done that

96.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, 1 wide, good effort ball, but bouncing too high over the batsman, and called a wide

96.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, bouncer again, he thought this one would bounce high too, looked to duck underneath, it didn't bounce much, went around chest height just outside off, Boucher played it well in the end, adjusting to drop his wrists and let it go through to the keeper

96.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, FOUR, gets another short one, but its on the leg stump this time, and he pulls it to deep square leg where Shafiq lets it go for a boundary through his hands

End of over 97 (6 runs) South Africa 331/5

    • MV Boucher 38 (80b 5x4)
    • AB de Villiers 127 (249b 12x4 1x6)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 20-4-78-4
    • Umar Gul 24-6-69-0
97.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, in the zone outside off on a length, pushed into the gap at covers for a comfortable single

97.2

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, had a look at this one outside off stump, but left it alone in the end as he saw it bouncing high

97.3

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, good bowling this, hitting that length around off, Boucher has another look and shoulders arms again

97.4

Umar Gul to Boucher, 2 runs, similar line, bit of bounce outside off, he has had enough of leaving, and has a go this time, gets an inside edge that goes perilously close to the stumps, and then rolls away behind the keeper

97.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, gets solidly behind the line this time to this back of a length ball, and punches it towards cover

97.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, FOUR, bowls it fuller, and Boucher gets forward and drives it past the bowler for a boundary, mid on chases in vain

End of over 98 (7 runs) South Africa 338/5

    • MV Boucher 44 (85b 6x4)
    • AB de Villiers 128 (250b 12x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 25-6-76-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 20-4-78-4
98.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, sprays it wide outside off stump, too far away from the batsman who shoulders arms

98.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, sticking to the wide outside off line, left alone again

98.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, short and wide, cut away fiercely to point, where Shafiq makes up for his misfield a couple of overs go, and dives to save a certain boundary

98.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, ooh! this one came back in a ling way from a length outside off, he was already forward and brought his bat in front of pad to work it to mid on, they went for the quick single, the throw missed the stumps at the non-striker's

98.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, reverts to that wide outside off stump line, left well alone with a flourish

98.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Boucher, no run, jagged back in sharply from short of a good length outside off, similar to the one that got Kallis yesterday, Boucher hops on his toes and keeps it down with an angled bat

End of over 99 (1 run) South Africa 339/5

    • MV Boucher 44 (87b 6x4)
    • AB de Villiers 129 (254b 12x4 1x6)
    • Tanvir Ahmed 21-4-79-4
    • Umar Gul 25-6-76-0
99.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, gets to the pitch of this full delivery outside off, and drives without power to mid off

99.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, banged in short, but it goes down the leg side with the angle from over the wicket

99.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, he is not looking comfortable with these short balls, as he ungainly weaves out of the line of this bouncer on leg stump, Umar lets him know what he thinks about it

99.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, another short ball on the leg stump, this time he plays it down in front of square and gets off the strike

Maryam Siddiqui: "Can somebody please inform Boucher that I do not appreciate this whole 'hit a boundary at the end of each over' attitude? Please and thank you."

AB and Umar are still having a go at each other, Mishbah and Sami look on, Asoka smiles, surprisingly. Mike Haysman says the conversation is about de VIlliers seemingly being out the previous day, that was given not out by the umpire.

99.5

Umar Gul to Boucher, no run, banged in short again over the stumps

99.6

Umar Gul to Boucher, 1 run, driven solidly to the left of mid off who fields

End of over 100 (2 runs) South Africa 341/5

    • MV Boucher 45 (89b 6x4)
    • AB de Villiers 130 (258b 12x4 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 26-6-78-0
    • Tanvir Ahmed 21-4-79-4
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