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Right. Time for introductions, I am Abhishek Purohit, and Venkat Raghav is on scoring duty. Players are out in the middle. Three slips and a gully welcome Graeme Smith. Umar Gul has the new ball.

Vikram: "The ultimate comeback man - Mohd. Sami - is back!!"

Pommie Mbangwa on Ten Cricket reckons there is some moisture, ever so slight, on the pitch. The first hour will be very crucial for the seamers to get some life out of the surface, as after that he thinks the wicket will dry out, and will become good for batting.

Ramiz Raja on air thinks that it could be a good toss to lose for South Africa in hindsight, though the pitch seems to have a little bit of moisture upfront. He says Tanvir Ahmed can be nippy, and can swing the ball around. The fact that they got out of jail in Dubai will have boosted Pakistan, he believes.

9.30 am Pakistan have won the toss, and will have a bowl first. Misbah: "Pitch looks like it has a bit of moisture, we are going in with three seamers. Saeed Ajmal and Umar Akmal are not playing, Asad Shafiq and Tanvir Ahmed make their Test debuts, and Mohammad Sami is back." South Africa are unchanged from the XI that played in Dubai.

Graeme Smith: "Having lost the toss and being put into bat, every run we get is going to put them under pressure. You never know these days how many runs are enough, but I think if we can get to 400-450, it should be really good."

Not only cricket, there's lots happening on the rugby front too. Scotland take on South Africa - KO 14.30 local time - 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. You can catch all this at espnscrum.

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Pakistan have been hit by the injury to Wahab Riaz, and Tanvir Ahmed, the right-arm fast bowler, could make his Test debut today, after having played 102 first-class games. But Pakistan also have the option to go with Mohammad Sami or Sohail Tanvir. Meanwhile, while we wait for the toss, you can head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you think about all the cricket action unfolding across the world.

Spinners from both sides struggled in Dubai, and Liam Brickhill and Sahil Dutta in their preview believe that South Africa's new-ball pair of Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn could provide them that extra spark.

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the second and final Test between Pakistan and South Africa in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan put up an unexpected fight to draw the first Test in Dubai. And it was that man, Younis Khan, who bailed them out on the final day with his 17th Test century.

0.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, and beats hims right away! it pitched on a length just outside off, and moved in sharply to beat the inside edge as Smith pushed tentatively forward

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, this one went across with the angle after pitching in the same zone as the previous one, produces the edge as Smith pushed forward again, the edge falls just short of Misbah at first slip, was he standing a bit too deep?

0.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, reverts to his normal back of a length, and Smith goes on the back foot to defend

0.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, remains on the back foot and pushes this back of a length ball outside off towards cover

0.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, angled across the batsman from short of a good length, this time there is no forward press from Smith, who shoulders arms

0.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, beats him again on the forward push, it was going across Graeme who decided to come half-forward and have a poke at it, and it zipped past the outside edge to Adnan

End of over 1 (maiden) South Africa 0/0
GC Smith    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0
AN Petersen    0* (0b)     

Tanvir Ahmed on Test debut to share the new ball

1.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Petersen, 2 runs, starts off with a full ball outside off, is driven down the ground by Alviro who gets off the mark

1.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Petersen, no run, banged in from short of a good length, a bit of inward seam movement as Alviro is hit high on the pads, and the ball rolls away to forward short leg

1.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Petersen, OUT, and he gets his first Test wicket with his third delivery, it was pitched full, inviting Alviro to drive, who went for it, the edge flew to first slip where Misbah made no mistake, Tanvir is pumped up, and why wouldn't he be? What a start for him, and for Pakistan!

AN Petersen c Misbah-ul-Haq b Tanvir Ahmed 2 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Hashim Amla, in the form of his life, makes an early entry. Aditya Gupta: "Why is that you guys always introduce yourselves just before the start of the play, and not, say, right at the start of your commentary? You guys have your own toss to decide who's going to do what?" No, no toss

1.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Amla, no run, generates sharp bounce from back of a length outside off, some inward movement too, Amla leaves

1.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Amla, no run, tries to do an Alviro to Hashim, with the full ball outside off, the 'Monk' is not getting lured though, and lets it go

1.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Amla, 1 run, bowls a high full toss just outside off which takes Hashim by surprise, he fends it off towards third slip, and straightaway Tanvir apologises

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 3/1
HM Amla    1* (3b)      Tanvir Ahmed    1-0-3-1
GC Smith    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0

2.1

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, back of a length from Gul outside off, he punches it down to mid off

2.2

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, lovely teasing line outside off, it was bowled on a length outside off, Hashim came forward and hung his bat at it, it moved away just as it passed the outside edge

2.3

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, played down in to the on side from short of a good length

2.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, starting a touch wide outside off now, Amla is not going to play at those

2.5

Umar Gul to Amla, 3 runs, pitched it much fuller this time, Amla gets his front foot close to the ball and leans into the drove through extra cover, Rehman gives chase and pulls it back near the ropes

2.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, gets forward to this length delivery angled across him and pushes it out to cover

End of over 3 (3 runs) South Africa 6/1
GC Smith    0* (7b)      Umar Gul    2-1-3-0
HM Amla    4* (8b)      Tanvir Ahmed    1-0-3-1

3.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Amla, no run, came back in sharply after pitching about two feet wide outside off, Amla shoulders arms, that was not far from off in the end

3.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Amla, OUT, Tanvir is on fire! he has taken out the immoveable object, it came in with the angle from back of a length outside off, cutting Hashim in half, who seemed to have got an edge on its way to the keeper, umpire de Silva thinks so as he sends Amla on his way, but replays show it came off the thigh, unlucky for Hashim, Pakistan are on a rampage here

HM Amla c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed 4 (8m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Kallis comes in

3.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, and is welcomed with a sharp rising bouncer on the stumps, at 133.6 kmph, and ducks underneath it quickly

3.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, that inward movement from a good length outside off again, Kallis shoulders arms

3.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, he is getting it to nip around sharply here, it came back in even more sharply from a good length outside off, Kallis shoulders arms again

3.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, digs this in back of a length, it rises on Kallis just outside off, he rides the bounce and plays it out towards gully, it was in the air for a while, and Tanvir was all excited

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) South Africa 6/2
JH Kallis    0* (4b)      Tanvir Ahmed    2-1-3-2
GC Smith    0* (7b)      Umar Gul    2-1-3-0

4.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, defended back down the track off the back foot, it was that back of a length from Umar

4.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, gets some bounce as he angles this from back of a length across Graeme, who lets it go through to Adnan

4.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, strays down the leg side, that I think is the first misdirected delivery Pakistan have bowled so far, Smith misses on the glance

4.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, fuller outside off inviting the drive, Smith obliges but finds Azhar Ali at short extra cover

Bilal: "That (Alviro) was tanvir's 400th first class wicket.. Couple days back andre russel got his first test wicket wit his 2nd ball but unfortunately for him that was all he could muster.. Lets hope better for tanvir :)" He's already got two

4.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, comes in from back of a length, but starts a touch wide outside off, Smith leaves it in the end

4.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, goes on with the angle outside off this time, this is awesome to watch, Smith lets it go again

End of over 5 (maiden) South Africa 6/2
GC Smith    0* (13b)      Umar Gul    3-2-3-0
JH Kallis    0* (4b)      Tanvir Ahmed    2-1-3-2

5.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, short of a good length and rising outside off, Kallis keeps it down off the front foot

5.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, nips back in from way outside off, Kallis couldn't do anything about it, and was struck high on the pads, but that would have gone down leg

5.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, pacy delivery on the stumps, making him play, kept a touch low too, Kallis brings his bat down it time to push it down the track

5.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, comes back in from outside off again, but it pitched a shade shorter and allowed Kallis to defend comfortably off the back foot

5.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, 1 run, some bounce for Tanvir outside off from back of a length, Kallis punches it off the back foot through covers

5.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, no run, 132.2 kmph delivery angling across Smith who shoulders arms wisely

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 7/2
GC Smith    0* (14b)      Tanvir Ahmed    3-1-4-2
JH Kallis    1* (9b)      Umar Gul    3-2-3-0

Amir Mir: "What an awful, awful decison from the umpire, a real shame for Amla. However I am impressed with Tanvir Ahmed, so far, he is this big lad charging in, giving it his all. He has been 12th man or on the sidelines for quite a while and now he is like a Tiger who has come out of his cage and is roaring for success."

6.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, on the pads from a length, tucked away behind square

6.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, that almost sneaked through Smith, it was came back in after pitching on a length on off, and Graeme got an inside edge down the track off the front foot, just as it looked to be sneaking through the gap between bat and pad

6.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, angled across Graeme, this time he gets right forward and pushes towards extra cover

6.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Smith pushes forward hopefully, and is beaten as this ball angled across him rushes past the outside edge

6.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, and again, he is drawing the batsman forward and making him play, and then beating him once more as the ball whizzes past the outside edge

6.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, pitching around leg this time, and moving across Graeme a bit, he goes back and plays it out to point

End of over 7 (1 run) South Africa 8/2
GC Smith    0* (19b)      Umar Gul    4-2-4-0
JH Kallis    2* (10b)      Tanvir Ahmed    3-1-4-2

Rizzy: "hey guys....im probabaly the ONLY person watching your commentary in Egypt so plz publish something of mine, i deserve it!" Are you sure you are the only person?

7.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, in the channel outside off on a length, left alone

7.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, 1 leg bye, angled short into Kallis, doesn't rise a lot as he goes for the pull and it goes through square off the pads and forward short leg chases it down

7.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, 1 run, taps this length delivery in front of cover and gets off the mark with a quick single off his 20th delivery

7.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, dug in short of a good length just outside off, Kallis is watchfully defending down the track off the back foot

7.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, punched away off the back foot towards cover

7.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, SIX, well bowled and well played, it was fast, short and climbing sharply into Kallis, who took his eyes off it but got the connection alright as he went for the hook, all the way for six over deep square leg

End of over 8 (8 runs) South Africa 16/2
JH Kallis    8* (15b 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    4-1-11-2
GC Smith    1* (20b)      Umar Gul    4-2-4-0

8.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, outside the off stump, defended down the track

8.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, draws him forward again into the forward push, who defends it towards gully off a thick edge

8.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Gul reverts to back of a length, Smith goes back to push it towards mid on

8.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, coming in a shade after pitching back of a length on off, Smith has enough time to go back and defend it back down the pitch

Lots of feedback about how UDRS would have saved Hashim. I agree

8.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, similar line and length from Umar, Graeme defends

8.6

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, down the pads, Smith likes it there, and turns it down to fine leg

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa 17/2
GC Smith    2* (26b)      Umar Gul    5-2-5-0
JH Kallis    8* (15b 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    4-1-11-2

9.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, no run, climbs high on Smith around off, he goes on his toes and keeps it down towards mid on

9.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, no run, nicely bowled, angling away in the corridor outside off, Smith lets it go

9.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, no run, a touch shorter this time outside off, played out to short extra cover

9.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, FOUR, bowls it fuller this time, and Smith cashes in and drives down the ground to the left of mid off who chases it but in vain

9.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, no run, homing in on off stump from a length, Smith carefully defends towards cover

short mid off comes in

9.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, FOUR, short delivery sits up, easy pickings for Smith as he pulls it through midwicket for another boundary

End of over 10 (8 runs) South Africa 25/2
GC Smith    10* (32b 2x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    5-1-19-2
JH Kallis    8* (15b 1x6)      Umar Gul    5-2-5-0

Serial comeback man, Mohammad Sami, comes on as first change

10.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, some away movement for Sami from outside off stump, Kallis leaves it alone

Kallis is not happy with some movement near the sightscreen and pulls out as Sami is almost in delivery stride

10.2

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, what a ball! delivered from close to the wickets, it angled in to Kallis on off, he went for the drive down the ground, and then it shaped away late as Kallis found thin air

10.3

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, FOUR, good reply from Jacques, it was pitched up looking for that away movement again, this time Kallis got his foot right to it, and drove it perfectly into the gap between extra cover and mid off for a boundary

10.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, FOUR, action replay! again Sami went full looking for the movement, and Kallis creamed it, bisecting those two men at extra cover and mid off

10.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, shortens the length this time, Kallis defends down the pitch

10.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, starts outside off and moves away, Kallis watches it all the way into Adnan's gloves

End of over 11 (8 runs) South Africa 33/2
JH Kallis    16* (21b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-8-0
GC Smith    10* (32b 2x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    5-1-19-2

Rizzy is quite sure: "Positive im the only one...In a country where football is the main attraction and cricket in completely unheard of. An egyptian friend was watching a cricket match with me and thought it was american baseball!!"

11.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Smith, OUT, Tanvir, you beauty! he gets the South African captain this time, it was short of a good legnth and moving away from outside the off stump, Smith had no need to play at it but had a poke nevertheless, the outside edge dipped on Adnan, who dived to his left and took it tumbling down, three for Tanvir, Pakistan are on top

GC Smith c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed 10 (53m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.30

AB de Villiers comes in now. Wouldn't have expected to be in so soon. Shadab Khan: "Its approaching midnight here in Northwest Territories, Canada and I'm here in the Arctic on assignment. Your commentary is my main entertainment as its -35 Celcius outside. Great to see Tanvir finally getting a game. I saw him in a couple matches last year for the Karachi Blues. This guy is good."

11.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, back of a length again and rising outside off, AB shoulders arms

11.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, nips back a touch from outside off on a length, AB jabs down his bat at it

11.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, that teasing line outside off again, comes in a touch, AB leaves it alone, that wasn't far from off

11.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 2 runs, bowls it fuller and right on the stumps, he drives it in between Kallis and the stumps to get off the mark

11.6

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, FOUR, goes for the slash to this short delivery wide outside off, and gets it over the infield for a boundary in the deep point region

End of over 12 (6 runs) South Africa 39/3
AB de Villiers    6* (5b 1x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    6-1-25-3
JH Kallis    16* (21b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    1-0-8-0

Shizy Khani: "Iv just finished work and stayed up to see what team would play for Pakistan, I'm in bed now following the live commentary thanks to tanvir and his two quick wickets! Iv got to be back in work again in a few hours! Oh pakistan, why do you do this to me!"

12.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, Sami continues to get some away movement, but starting a touch wide outside off, Kallis shoulders arms easily

12.2

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, nice shape away from the right-hander from just outside off stump on a length, Kallis that sage judge, leave it alone

12.3

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, FOUR, ends up bowling it on leg stump searching for that away movement, Kallis flicks through midwicket where the man chases it all the way to the boundary

12.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 2 runs, looks to go for the big cover drive to this one bowled fuller outside off, gets an inside edge through midwicket

12.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, FOUR, that sharp away movement has Kallis feeling for it outside off, and he gets a thick outside edge through the gap between gully and slips, unlucky for Sami

12.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 2 runs, on a good length and getting a bit of bounce, Kallis stands tall and pings the gap between cover and extra cover for a couple

End of over 13 (12 runs) South Africa 51/3
JH Kallis    28* (27b 4x4 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-20-0
AB de Villiers    6* (5b 1x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    6-1-25-3

Omer Hussain: "Watching Tanvir bowl here gives a good picture of the domestic cricket in Pakistan, through all the turmoil, still Pakistan cricket is full of zeal and promise." Which is so pleasing

Pavan Aditya: "Sami,please get some wickets today. These cricinfo guys pull out your average in every possible comparison." Now come on, when did I do that?

13.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, full and on the pads, flicked in the air down to fine leg

13.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, back of a length outside off, Kallis is surprised a touch by the bounce and nip, and jabs it out towards point

13.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, 2 runs, fuller outside off and driven down the ground to the right of mid off

13.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, on a length outside off in the channel, left alone, some bounce again for Tanvir

13.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, comes a shade slowly off the pitch from a length outside off, played out to cover off the back foot

13.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, gets right across outside off to this ball around off stump, and pushes it down to mid on, hmm

End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa 54/3
JH Kallis    30* (32b 4x4 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    7-1-28-3
AB de Villiers    7* (6b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    2-0-20-0

14.1

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, adjusts for the late away movement that Sami is getting, playing it late off the back foot towards cover

14.2

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, lovely delivery, had AB feeling for it outside the off stump, he limply hung his bat at it as it tailed away, Adnan went up for the catch, Sami did so half-heartedly, the slip cordon didn't, the umpire thinks there was no edge involved, replays seem to indicate some sound as ball passed bat

14.3

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, on the stumps this time, played late again down the track off the back foot

14.4

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, strays way down the leg side in his quest for the away movement, batsman misses out on the nudge

14.5

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, FOUR, creams this through extra cover and mid off, take that, it was full outside off and AB leant into the drive

14.6

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 2 runs, goes on side this time, Sami serves it up on the legs, and he drives through mid wicket

End of over 15 (6 runs) South Africa 60/3
AB de Villiers    13* (12b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-26-0
JH Kallis    30* (32b 4x4 1x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    7-1-28-3

qaisar jan: "sami will end up with 2/101 so that cricinfo guys remain happy" I am already happy, mate. Gul is back meanwhile

15.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, jags back in a shade from outside off, punched down the track off the back foot

15.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, invites the drive with this full delivery but it is a touch too far outside off to entice him, and he lets it go

15.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, gets forward and across, and shoulders arms to this length ball outside off

15.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, pushes at this length delivery outside the off stump, and gets an outside edge that goes through the gap between slips and gully, the gap has increased since a man from there was removed

15.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, fuller this time, presses forward and drives it towards point

15.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, jaffa! drew the batsman forward with the good length around off, and then tailed away late to beat him all ends up, what a delivery!

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 64/3
JH Kallis    34* (38b 5x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    6-2-9-0
AB de Villiers    13* (12b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-0-26-0

16.1

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, FOUR, short and wide, deserves to be put away, and AB does it in style, cuts it away in front of point for a boundary

16.2

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, better line and length this time, into the body from back of a length, plays it in front of midwicket and skips across for a quick single

Ramiz Raja informs us that this is Sami's 13th comeback, he is not the comeback king for nothing

16.3

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, shoulders arms to a length ball that bounces outside off

16.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, similar delivery outside off stump, bit of away movement, left alone

16.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, back of a length around off, defended down the track off the back foot

16.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, short and wide, slapped away to the man on the sweeper cover boundary

End of over 17 (6 runs) South Africa 70/3
JH Kallis    35* (42b 5x4 1x6)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-32-0
AB de Villiers    18* (14b 3x4)      Umar Gul    6-2-9-0

Anirudh: "@qaisir: Actually the cricinfo guys said nothing about sami..I think its u who wants sami to have bowling figures of 2-101!" See, I didn't say anything

17.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, pulls this back of a length delivery up and over midwicket on one knee, in "Greenidge fashion", Ramiz says, he is so quick to pick up the length, is Kallis

17.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, defended back down the track, it was dug into the body around off

17.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, fuller this time, and he is onto it in a flash, and drives it to the left of mid on for a boundary, good timing from the great man

17.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, post-humous inward movement after it passed the batsman from a length outside off, Kallis had already shouldered arms

17.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, steady back of a length ball in the channel, played out to cover off the back foot

17.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, drives this full delivery outside off powerfully, all the way down the ground for a boundary, there was no one near it at mid off

End of over 18 (12 runs) South Africa 82/3
JH Kallis    47* (48b 8x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    7-2-21-0
AB de Villiers    18* (14b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    4-0-32-0

Younis Khan comes on

18.1

Younis Khan to de Villiers, no run, gets some away swing outside off, AB mistimes the drive to extra cover

18.2

Younis Khan to de Villiers, no run, gentle length delivery outside off, left alone gently

Adnan comes up

18.3

Younis Khan to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, but gentle stuff nevertheless, head right on top of ball as he defende

18.4

Younis Khan to de Villiers, no run, looks to smash this one through the covers but has no pace to work with outside off, and hits it into the ground

18.5

Younis Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, straighter this time, gets across and turns it behind square

18.6

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, back of a length from Younis, Kallis punches to extra cover

End of over 19 (1 run) South Africa 83/3
JH Kallis    47* (49b 8x4 1x6)      Younis Khan    1-0-1-0
AB de Villiers    19* (19b 3x4)      Umar Gul    7-2-21-0

19.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, moves away from back of a length outside off, not enough temptation there to lure the batsman

19.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, a touch fuller this time outside off, but AB leaves it alone again

jack: "only problem with Sami is his hair coming on eyes when he is bowling and cannot concentrate on his line. It's all mistake of his hair and not him." Yeah, right

19.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, homes in on off stump this time, he gets half-forward and defends

19.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, much fuller, almost yorker length on middle, AB brings his bat down hard on it and it goes high in the air to Gul's right, but he plucks it out as if it were a harmless fruit, and then goes back to his bowling mark

19.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, the inward movement from outside off has him in some bother here, as he misses the line and is hit on the pads, but way outside off

19.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 20 (maiden) South Africa 83/3
AB de Villiers    19* (25b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-3-21-0
JH Kallis    47* (49b 8x4 1x6)      Younis Khan    1-0-1-0

20.1

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, Younis with his gentle seamers outside off and Kallis leaves it alone, Adnan messes up with the take, and it rolls away to slip

20.2

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, appreciable away swing for Younis, and good bounce too, Kallis shoulders arms, and Adnan messes up the take again, but no harm done

20.3

Younis Khan to Kallis, 4 byes, way down the leg side looking for the movement, poor Adnan had no chance this time, and it goes for four byes, you have three seamers, and Younis is bowling before lunch on the first day, poor

20.4

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

20.5

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, fuller this time, driven firmly to mid on

20.6

Younis Khan to Kallis, 2 byes, ends up spraying this one wide down the leg side again, Adnan has no chance to collect it

End of over 21 (6 runs, maiden) South Africa 89/3
JH Kallis    47* (55b 8x4 1x6)      Younis Khan    2-1-1-0
AB de Villiers    19* (25b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-3-21-0

21.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, good line outside off stump, no movement this time, left alone

21.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, some inward movement this time, but after it passed the batsman outside off, it dies down too on Adnan, he is having a rough time

21.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, thwack! AB gets forward and slams this half volley through covers for a boundary, no one moved, cover in fact had his hands on his knees as it sped past him

21.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, reverts to back of a length, back foot defence from AB down the pitch

21.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, this one gets really big on AB on the off stump, he jumps up in the air and keeps it down in front of midwicket, and whats more, even picks up a run, neatly done

21.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, keeps a bit low, this one on a length outside off, he gets across and drives it to mid on

End of over 22 (5 runs) South Africa 94/3
JH Kallis    47* (56b 8x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    9-3-26-0
AB de Villiers    24* (30b 4x4)      Younis Khan    2-1-1-0

22.1

Younis Khan to de Villiers, no run, back of a length from Younis outside off, defended back down to him, he picks it up in his followthrough

22.2

Younis Khan to de Villiers, FOUR, Pakistan are letting the advantage slip, Younis serves up short and wide gift outside off, and is smashed through covers for another boundary

22.3

Younis Khan to de Villiers, 1 no ball, bowls it fuller this time, driven to short extra cover, and Younis oversteps,

22.3

Younis Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, brings up the 100 with a booming drive that flies towards cover, who fails to stop it cleanly and concedes some runs

22.4

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, angled in to the batsman on a length, who plays it out to midwicket

22.5

Younis Khan to Kallis, FOUR, no clue what this is achieving, half volley wide outside off, and driven all along the ground to the extra cover boundary, bringing up yet another Test 50 for Kallis

22.6

Younis Khan to Kallis, no run, gets too close to this fullish delivery outside off and mistimes the drive close to the pitch

End of over 23 (10 runs) South Africa 104/3
JH Kallis    51* (59b 9x4 1x6)      Younis Khan    3-1-11-0
AB de Villiers    29* (34b 5x4)      Umar Gul    9-3-26-0

23.1

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, well bowled, effort ball from Gul, rises up from back of a length outside off, and beats him on the forward prod

23.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, and on the stumps, driven down without power or timing to mid off

23.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, gets right forward and defends this length delivery towards cover

23.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, creamed away through cover, it was short and wide outside off, and asking to be hit, SA are in the mood to oblige

23.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, better this time from the bowler, back of a length making him play, he hurriedly defends down the pitch

Umar is not happy with the mid off fielder, who was apparently shining the wrong side of the ball

23.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, in the zone outside off, and coming in just a shade, gets forward and shoulders arms

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 108/3
AB de Villiers    33* (40b 6x4)      Umar Gul    10-3-30-0
JH Kallis    51* (59b 9x4 1x6)      Younis Khan    3-1-11-0

And finally time for some spin. Abdur Rehman is on

24.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, skidding on with the arm around off, defended off the front foot

24.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, flatter on the stumps, he is watchfully forward in defence

24.3

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, out of nowhere, Kallis looks to loft this delivery over mid on's head, it was not full enough, and falls short of a diving mid on

24.4

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, pushed back down the track

24.5

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, SIX, gets the connection alright this time, it was tossed up further, he got to the pitch and lifted it back over the bowler's head for his second six, he's been in an aggressive mood right from the start

24.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, pulls it shorter this time, he goes on the back foot to punch it into the off side

Aamir Chaudhry: "What a first session it has been. Seaming track, three quick wickets by the debutant and the Proteas on the back foot. Then came Kallis and De Villiers who played the last hour as a 20:20 match taking the match to the Pakistani's. Sami disappointing again. Are we in for a 14th comback??" Now don't write him off so soon

And that will be lunch on the first day in Abu Dhabi. Tanvir Ahmed, on debut, rocked South Africa with three early strikes. But thereafter, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers have counter-attacked aggressively. Kallis has raced to a half-century, and is looking good for more. Pakistan have been hurt by the lack of control form their third seamer, Mohammad Sami. But they still have taken three wickets, and it makes for an interesting post-lunch session. Do join us in 40 minutes for the same. And meanwhile, check out Osman Samiuddin's bulletin, which should be up soon.

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End of over 25 (6 runs) South Africa 114/3
JH Kallis    57* (65b 9x4 2x6)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-6-0
AB de Villiers    33* (40b 6x4)      Umar Gul    10-3-30-0

Welcome back for the second session. Tanvir Ahmed to begin after lunch

25.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, strarts off proceedings with a fullish delivery outside off, driven down to mid off

25.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, bowls it in the channel outside off on a length, he shoulders arms

25.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, coming in a touch off the seam from a length outside off, but not that close to off stump to make him play

25.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, plays this full ball angled into him in front of midwicket and takes off for the single, the throw hits the stumps at the non-striker's, but AB is well in

25.5

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, FOUR, keeps this rising delivery outside off down, and plays it into the gap to the left of backward point for the first boundary after lunch

25.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, lurking in the corridor outside off is Tanveer, and Kallis has nothing to do with it

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 119/3
JH Kallis    61* (67b 10x4 2x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    8-1-33-3
AB de Villiers    34* (44b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-6-0

26.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, pushed out to cover off the front foot

26.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, comes down the track and plays this flat ball down the track

26.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, again he skips down the pitch, Rehman shortens the length, he can only defend

26.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, on the leg stump, played out to forward short leg

26.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, slower through the air and outside off, waits for it to come on and pushes out towards cover

26.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, quicker and on the stumps, punched back to the bowler off the back foot

End of over 27 (maiden) South Africa 119/3
AB de Villiers    34* (50b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-1-6-0
JH Kallis    61* (67b 10x4 2x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    8-1-33-3

27.1

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, Tanveer is right on a length outside that off stump of Kallis', who has the patience of a monk and leaves it alone

27.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, gets some room outside off, but can't beat gully with the cut

27.3

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, 1 run, comes forward to this full pitched delivery and drives, but they have protection at sweeper now, and gets only a single

27.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, goes wide of the crease and angles this length delivery in, AB pushes down the track off the back foot

27.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 2 runs, makes room to cut this rising delivery to the left of sweeper for a couple

27.6

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, too wide outside the off stump to end the over, left alone without fuss

End of over 28 (3 runs) South Africa 122/3
AB de Villiers    36* (53b 6x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    9-1-36-3
JH Kallis    62* (70b 10x4 2x6)      Abdur Rehman    2-1-6-0

28.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, drives through the line of this delivery outside off, but straight to extra cover, that was travelling fast

28.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, slower this time through the air, driven to mid off

28.3

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, still more slower, gets some bounce on middle, driven to extra cover

28.4

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, goes straight on after pitching, not much turn there, pushed back to the bowler

28.5

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, SIX, a shade fuller in length on the stumps, and it is enough for Kallis to lift it over the bowler's head for his third six, efficiently done

there is a man at long off now

28.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 2 runs, comes on the front foot and drives to the left of the man at long off for a couple

End of over 29 (8 runs) South Africa 130/3
JH Kallis    70* (76b 10x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    3-1-14-0
AB de Villiers    36* (53b 6x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    9-1-36-3

29.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, full outside off, crashed away off the front foot but cannot beat extra cover

29.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 2 runs, doesn't get hold of this short ball on middle, and pulls it in the air just over midwicket, AB is not happy with that shot

29.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, lets this one outside off go through to the keeper, there is not much movement now, and the ball is coming on nicely to the bat, ominous signs for the bowlers

29.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, gets some inward movement off the seam, but starting a touch wide outside off, and allows him to shoulder arms

29.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and taps this length delivery into covers for a single to bring up the 100 partnership

29.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, no run, length ball outside off, comes forward and drives forcefully to mid off

End of over 30 (3 runs) South Africa 133/3
JH Kallis    70* (77b 10x4 3x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    10-1-39-3
AB de Villiers    39* (58b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-1-14-0

30.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, on the leg stump, turned away fine on the on side but slip cuts off all thoughts of the single

30.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, shorter this time, but on leg stump again, worked away to midwicket

30.3

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

30.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed down to long off

30.5

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler

30.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, shortens the length a shade, Kallis comes forward and slaps it to extra cover who makes a tumbling stop

End of over 31 (1 run) South Africa 134/3
JH Kallis    70* (79b 10x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    4-1-15-0
AB de Villiers    40* (62b 6x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    10-1-39-3

31.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, perseveres with the line in the channel outside off, a touch shorter in length, left alone

31.2

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, jabbed away to gully off the back foot

31.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, more back of a length stuff outside off from Tanveer, good consistency, as this one came in a tad after pitching, left alone again

31.4

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, his bat turns in his hands as he looks to drive through mid off, the resultant inside edge takes it to mid on

31.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 2 runs, gets it in the slot outside off, and drives in textbook fashion past extra cover, sweeper tidies up

31.6

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, no run, he goes back to back of a length, but gets it to start wide outside off, and it moves further away, no need to play at it

End of over 32 (2 runs) South Africa 136/3
AB de Villiers    42* (68b 6x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    11-1-41-3
JH Kallis    70* (79b 10x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    4-1-15-0

32.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, flat on the leg stump, pushed down the track

Ten Cricket shows a smiling Aqib Javed bowling in the nets, the old fox

32.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up on off, pushed back towards mid off

32.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, pushed back to the bowler

32.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, right on the money on middle stump, defended off the front foot

32.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, opens the face a touch to drive this full delivery to long off

32.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, quicker on the leg stump, driven back down the pitch

End of over 33 (2 runs) South Africa 138/3
JH Kallis    71* (82b 10x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    5-1-17-0
AB de Villiers    43* (71b 6x4)      Tanvir Ahmed    11-1-41-3

33.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 no ball, a hardworking Tanveer oversteps as he looks to be in the channel outside off on a good length, gets some inward shape off the seam too

33.1

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, walks across and outside off to turn this length delivery into the on side for a single

33.2

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, 1 run, full on the leg stump, whipped away in the air down to fine leg, that seemed to surprise him for pace

33.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 no ball, oversteps again, it was dug in short outside off, and it came back in off the seam as AB had to hop in the air to keep it down, he is tiring here

33.3

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 1 run, strays on the leg stump from back of a length, worked away square

33.4

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, (no ball) 1 run, short and pulled away straight to the man at deep square leg, Tanveer has bowled another no ball

33.4

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

33.5

Tanvir Ahmed to de Villiers, 3 runs, what a shot! he just seemed to push at this fullish delivery outside off, and it went in the gap between extra cover and mid off, who had to chase it about a foot short of the ropes to pull it back in

33.6

Tanvir Ahmed to Kallis, 1 run, slapped away to sweeper to finally end a long over

End of over 34 (11 runs) South Africa 149/3
JH Kallis    74* (85b 10x4 3x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    12-1-52-3
AB de Villiers    48* (77b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-1-17-0

Murasoli: "I m staying near Zayed cricket stadium, i am gonna watch Kallis century there in the stadium, will he get?" Go and watch it anyways

34.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, shortish and going straight on middle, worked away to midwicket

34.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, gets forward and punches down to mid off

34.3

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, gets this one on leg to bounce on Kallis, he gets an inside edge onto pad to the right of forward short leg, no damage done

34.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, quicker and flatter, played out into the onside

34.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, FOUR, strays on the pads again, he gets it really fine with a neat tickle to bring up his 50

34.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, gets some turn this time from leg stump, goes on the back foot to defend to forward short leg

End of over 35 (5 runs) South Africa 154/3
AB de Villiers    52* (80b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-1-22-0
JH Kallis    75* (88b 10x4 3x6)      Tanvir Ahmed    12-1-52-3

Sami comes back

35.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, remains in the crease and taps this back of a length ball into the covers, for a quick single

35.2

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, on the money on off stump, played back to the bowler off the front foot

Vivek Bhandari: "@Murasoli: the question is whether you'll get there on time before he gets his hundred...really, Kallis has counter-attacked in a manner you don't associate him with"

35.3

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, strays on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg

35.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, FOUR, goes short and wide outside off this time, creamed away through cover off the back foot, and it was too quick for Rehman at sweeper cover

35.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, good comeback, almost yorker length on the stumps, dug out towards midwicket

35.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, length delivery close to off stump, left alone to end an erratic over from Sami

End of over 36 (6 runs) South Africa 160/3
JH Kallis    80* (92b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    5-0-38-0
AB de Villiers    53* (82b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-1-22-0

backward short leg in place now

36.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, going in on leg with the angle, played out to forward short leg

36.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, on middle this time, defended down the track off the front foot

36.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, tossed up a bit on leg, played out in front of forward short leg

36.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller delivery swept away to fine leg

36.5

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, Rehman is hardly getting any turn, ends up on leg again, pushed down the track

36.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, goes down leg side, Kallis misses with the sweep, Adnan gathers

End of over 37 (1 run) South Africa 161/3
JH Kallis    80* (94b 11x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    7-1-23-0
AB de Villiers    54* (86b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    5-0-38-0

37.1

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, in the zone outside off, gets forward and defends towards cover

washeem: "pakistan should have slip in place for the spinners" I know, but the problem is, Rehman is not getting any turn on this first day track

37.2

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, dug in too wide outside off and going further away, left alone

37.3

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, hops across outside his off stump to this back of a length delivery which is still wide enough for him to leave it alone

37.4

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, better line this time, much fuller, opens the face of the bat to turn it to backward point

37.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, gets some bounce now outside off from back of a length, he leaves it alone even as it comes in a tad after pitching

37.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, punched away to sweeper cover off the back foot

End of over 38 (2 runs) South Africa 163/3
JH Kallis    81* (96b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    6-0-40-0
AB de Villiers    55* (90b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-1-23-0

Chacha cricket pipes up: "out karo bhai out karo, jaldi jaldo out karo"

38.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, worked away to midwicket

38.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, fuller in length this time, driven down to long off

38.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 1 run, turning just a bit from off, goes on the back foot and whips it to mid on

38.4

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, easily done, driven down to deepish mid on for another single

38.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 2 runs, eased into the gap through midwicket, it was tossed up on leg stump

38.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 2 runs, going down the leg side, turned past the diving man there at wide leg slip / backward short leg

End of over 39 (7 runs) South Africa 170/3
AB de Villiers    60* (93b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-1-30-0
JH Kallis    83* (99b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    6-0-40-0

Agilan: "Beware SA.. Sami is nearing 50 and you are gonna lose a wicket.. "

39.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, goes away a bit after pitching wide outside off, Kallis is not having a go at those

39.2

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, fuller outside off, driven uppishly off a thick outside edge to gully

39.3

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, back of a length this time, punched off another thick edge on the bounce to gully

39.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, looks to carve this full ball through covers, but gets an inside edge towards midwicket, he went too hard at that

39.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 2 runs, dishes out the short and wide one, cut away to deep point where a diving Rehman saves the boundary

39.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 2 runs, goes on the back foot to punch this back of a length ball to the right of Rehman this time, who runs across and keep them to a couple

End of over 40 (4 runs) South Africa 174/3
JH Kallis    87* (105b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    7-0-44-0
AB de Villiers    60* (93b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-1-30-0

Noman sends out a fervent plea: "Oh Sami oh Sami ! please bowl wicket-to-wicket and get some wickets"

40.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, gets forward to this tossed up ball outside off, and defends down the track

40.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, again right forward in defence is AB to a ball on middle

40.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, quicker on off stump, pushed out towards extra cover off the front foot

40.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, skips down the track, Rehman sees him coming, bowls it flatter, he is hit on the pads, but is too far down the track for the umpire to uphold that leg before appeal, was there some bat on it, if there wasn't it was hitting middle of middle and leg

40.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, slower and flighted up, pushed down the track

40.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, 2 runs, punched off the back foot down to long off

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 176/3
AB de Villiers    62* (99b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-1-32-0
JH Kallis    87* (105b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    7-0-44-0

41.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, just outside off from back of a length, pushed out towards extra cover

41.2

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, goes wide of off stump, and gets it to move further away, Kallis shoulders arms

41.3

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, fuller and closer to the off stump, gets forward and drives to mid off

41.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, big shout for leg before it came back in off the seam from a length outside off, and struck him on the pads in front of the stumps, Sami was pretty confident but de Silva was not, that looked mighty close, was there some bat on it, if there wasn't it was hitting middle of middle and leg

41.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, full outside off, gets forward to push out to cover

41.6

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, quick outside off, pushed out to point off the back foot, much better over from Sami this

End of over 42 (maiden) South Africa 176/3
JH Kallis    87* (111b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    8-1-44-0
AB de Villiers    62* (99b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-1-32-0

42.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on off, played down the track

42.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, pushed back to the bowler

42.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, down the leg stump, played down back to the keeper

42.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, goes back and punches this tossed up ball to cover

42.5

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

42.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, some bounce off a length on middle, but no turn, punched back to Rehman

End of over 43 (maiden) South Africa 176/3
AB de Villiers    62* (105b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-2-32-0
JH Kallis    87* (111b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    8-1-44-0

43.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, played down the track

43.2

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, turned into the on side for a single

43.3

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, on a length outside off, looks to run it in to the gap between slip and gully, but it goes straight to the man at gully

43.4

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, pitched up fuller this time, gets some bounce too, left alone

43.5

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, sticks to that length just outside off, AB shoulders arms again, Sami has come back well in the last couple of overs

43.6

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, coming in on off with the angle, goes deep in the crease to push it down the track

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 177/3
AB de Villiers    62* (109b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-1-45-0
JH Kallis    88* (113b 11x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    10-2-32-0

44.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, on off stump, driven back to the bowler

44.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, lets this one come on to him and punches it, but can't beat cover

44.3

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, punched off the back foot to the right of extra cover where Azhar Ali dives and pulls off a fine save

44.4

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, going down leg with the angle, turned in front of midwicket

44.5

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, played back down the track

44.6

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, Kallis cannot beat Azhar Ali again with the back foot punch

End of over 45 (maiden) South Africa 177/3
JH Kallis    88* (119b 11x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    11-3-32-0
AB de Villiers    62* (109b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-1-45-0

45.1

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, short and wide outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover

45.2

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, gets an inside edge close to the stumps to a back of a length ball that came back in off the seam from outside off

45.3

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, punched back to the bowler off the back foot

45.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, no run, bounces a bit on Kallis, he calmly goes on the back foot and plays it back down the track to the right of Sami

45.5

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, drives with great timing through cover but the man on the sweeper boundary keeps him to a single

45.6

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, taps this back of a length ball and takes a quick single as cover is a bit deep

End of over 46 (3 runs) South Africa 180/3
AB de Villiers    64* (111b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    10-1-48-0
JH Kallis    89* (123b 11x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    11-3-32-0

46.1

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, full on the leg stump, reaches out to defend back to the bowler

46.2

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on off, gets forward and defends

46.3

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, this one rushed on after pitching on off, he gets bat and pad close together and defends

46.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, fuller in length on the middle stump line, he pushes out in to the of side

46.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, gets an inside edge to this quick delivery that goes behind forward short leg

46.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, floated up slower through the air, forward press from AB

End of over 47 (maiden) South Africa 180/3
AB de Villiers    64* (117b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    12-4-32-0
JH Kallis    89* (123b 11x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    10-1-48-0

Dr Tam: "On this slow pitch, I think that Hafeez can provide Misbah with another spin option. He was the 2nd highest wicket taker in the ODI series."

47.1

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, goes across to turn this length delivery outside off to the right of mid on for a quick single

47.2

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, he goes back and dead bats

Gunjan Gopal: "Kallis is the only one in top ten test run getters without a double century. Hope he does it in this match itself" Early days, I say

47.3

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, 1 run, played out in the gap towards midwicket for another single

47.4

Mohammad Sami to Kallis, 1 run, keeps a bit low outside off, he adjusts well to punch it to sweeper cover

47.5

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, played late to gully from back of a length outside off

47.6

Mohammad Sami to de Villiers, no run, there is absolutely nothing now in this surface for the bowlers, as another effort back of a length delivery is defended without any problem

End of over 48 (3 runs) South Africa 183/3
AB de Villiers    65* (121b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    11-1-51-0
JH Kallis    91* (125b 11x4 3x6)      Abdur Rehman    12-4-32-0

48.1

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, no run, on the leg stump, played down the pitch

48.2

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, FOUR, too predictable, again on the legs, he goes for the sweep and gets the placement right to the left of the man at fine leg

48.3

Abdur Rehman to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven down to long off

48.4

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, slower through the air, defended down the track

48.5

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, went for the paddle sweep to this flat delivery on middle stump, he was struck on the pads, huge shout for leg before turned down, he looked a goner there, replays show it hitting middle, lucky for AB, didn't look like there was any inside edge

48.6

Abdur Rehman to de Villiers, no run, tries to go for the conventional sweep this time, is beaten

End of over 49 (5 runs) South Africa 188/3
AB de Villiers    65* (124b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    13-4-37-0
JH Kallis    96* (128b 12x4 3x6)      Mohammad Sami    11-1-51-0

Gul is back

49.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, played down to mid on

49.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, back of a length outside off, played down the track

49.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, on a length outside off, kept low, left alone

49.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, punched away to extra cover off the back foot

49.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, driven straight down the ground where mid on running across pulls off a diving save

49.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, 3 runs, too straight this time, whipped away through midwicket

End of over 50 (3 runs) South Africa 191/3
JH Kallis    99* (134b 12x4 3x6)      Umar Gul    11-3-33-0
AB de Villiers    65* (124b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    13-4-37-0
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Nov 24, 2010

Misbah-ul-haq and Jacques Kallis share the winners cheque after drawing the series, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day, November 24, 2010

Misbah-ul-haq and Jacques Kallis share the winners cheque after drawing the series

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Nov 24, 2010

Misbah-ul-haq celebrates his third half-century in as many Tests, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day, November 24, 2010

Misbah-ul-haq celebrates his third successive half-century

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