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)
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Gul comes back


Umar Gul to de Villiers, SIX, what a shot! clubbed away over deep midwicket for a flat six, it was short and sitting up outside off from Umar, and AB just lifted it over midwicket


Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, goes for another swing at a yorker this time, gets it off the toe end towards long on


Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, Gul bowls another pinpoint yorker on the stumps, but Morne digs it out, thrilling stuff


Umar Gul to Morkel, FOUR, take that! this time it's Morne, swings hard at this full delivery outside off and gets it to the left of mid off for another boundary

goes round the wicket


Umar Gul to Morkel, 1 run, on the stumps, has another almighty swing, gets the connection down the ground, but there is a man at long on


Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, slower one, AB picks it up and guides it through cover for a single

And that will be a belated tea on the second day. Younis Khan rushes to congratulate AB, so does Adnan Akmal. The South Africa dressing room stand to applaud the man, Graeme Smith embraces him. The last pair has added 91 in 70 deliveries. This must be tough, very tough, for Pakistan. They were just waiting for the declaration in the end, and AB took advantage of some liberal fields to go well past his previous highest Test score. Will South Africa declare during tea? Join us in 15 minutes for the final session

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End of over 151 (13 runs) South Africa 568/9

    • AB de Villiers 263 (411b 22x4 5x6)
    • M Morkel 34 (35b 5x4)
    • Umar Gul 35-6-134-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 11-0-45-1

Welcome back for the final session. South Africa haven't declared, AB has a chance to overtake Smith (277) for the highest score by a South Africa batsman. Hafeez will bowl after tea

Usman Shakil: "Well well well... I think Waqar should try to take the last wicket. Come on Waqar"

Maryam Siddiqui cannot take it any longer: "*beware of mental breakdown*: Oh My Lord declare already please declare i want to cry please declare for all the babies and flowers and everything sweet and nice please declare. " Oh my, what an impassioned plea!


Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away through square leg


Mohammad Hafeez to Morkel, 1 run, driven down to long off, AB back on strike


Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, SIX, comes down the track, Hafeez fires it in on leg stump, but in this mood it makes no difference to AB, as he lifts it powerfully over wide long on for a big six


Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, FOUR, brings up the 100 partnership with a straight bunt that evades the fielder running across from long off, he tries to take it on the bounce but it goes over the boundary


Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, 1 run, hit down the ground for another single


Mohammad Hafeez to Morkel, no run, solidly defended off the front foot

End of over 152 (13 runs) South Africa 581/9

    • M Morkel 35 (37b 5x4)
    • AB de Villiers 275 (415b 23x4 6x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 11-0-58-1
    • Umar Gul 35-6-134-0

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, bowls it very wide outside off, AB tries hard to reach for it but it eludes him


Umar Gul to de Villiers, 2 runs, goes outside off to counter the wide length, and works it through point in the end, they risk a very close second, AB on 276 puts in the dive, to equal Smith as the highest individual scorer for South Africa


Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, flicked through midwicket, and he stands alone now as South Africa's highest individual scorer, Smith cheers the loudest from the dressing room as he acknowledges the applause


Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, gives him the bouncer, it goes high over Morne


Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, another bouncer, he looks to pull it, but weaves out of the line as it goes down the leg side


Umar Gul to Morkel, no run, gets on the back foot to keep this back of a length delivery on leg stump down, and Graeme Smith signals the declaration, so no chance for a triple for AB, who raises his arms in celebration as he walks back, gets pats and handshakes from all his team mates

Touseef: "I am looking for Mr. Ahmad, who claimed yesterday that SAMI will take 2 wickets otherwise he will shave his Head..."

End of over 153 (3 runs) South Africa 584/9

    • M Morkel 35 (40b 5x4)
    • AB de Villiers 278 (418b 23x4 6x6)
    • Umar Gul 36-6-137-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 11-0-58-1
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