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Irfan finds the right length

Oct 21, 2013: Not too many tall fast bowlers can pitch it up to good effect. Pakistan now have one, and he has the makings of a skilful customer

Osman Samiuddin

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Pakistan of Abu Dhabi v Pakistan of Harare

Oct 17, 2013: Self-belief, brave selection and an aggressive mindset helped Pakistan bounce back from a loss to Zimbabwe to beating the No. 1 Test team comprehensively

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Misbah proud of UAE record

Oct 17, 2013: Misbah-ul-Haq has credited his bowlers and top-order batsmen for the special roles they played in defending their proud history of being unbeaten in the UAE since they adopted the emirate as home terrirtory

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Disappointed Smith promises to bounce back

Oct 17, 2013: South Africa lost a Test for the first time in 15 matches and Graeme Smith said "it should hurt" but added that his side "have the ability to bounce back"

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v SA, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Ajmal rewarded, Akmal redeemed

Oct 17, 2013: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v SA, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 4th day

Pakistan wrap up huge upset

Oct 17, 2013: Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series by beating South Africa inside four days in Abu Dhabi

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

'We are focusing on fourth-day finish' - Shafiq

Oct 16, 2013: Asad Shafiq has warned South Africa they could have less than 24 hours left in the Abu Dhabi Test match as he predicted a result in Pakistan's favour by tomorrow.

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

The end of an 83-innings wait

Oct 16, 2013: Stats highlights from an eventful third day in Abu Dhabi, when Misbah-ul-Haq scored a rare century, and South Africa hurtled towards a huge defeat

S Rajesh

Pakistan v SA, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Misbah leaves SA with a big 'if'

Oct 16, 2013: His batting may not always be poetry to watch but Misbah-ul-Haq again showed he can 'wait and not be tired by waiting'

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Misbah's relief, and an unmemorable birthday for Kallis

Oct 16, 2013: Plays from the third day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v SA, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day

Pakistan sniffing big upset

Oct 16, 2013: Nearly everyone in the Pakistan team contributed as South Africa were left facing defeat in Abu Dhabi

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

From wildcard to senior

Oct 15, 2013: Khurram Manzoor looked tentative on his Pakistan comeback but, two Tests later, made a century against the No. 1 Test attack alongside a debutant opening partner

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South African, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

South Africa err in length and selection

Oct 15, 2013: The over-reliance on short-pitched bowling and lack of a penetrative spinner forced South Africa to endure their toughest day in the field in 11 months

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Misbah's fire and fury

Oct 15, 2013: Plays of the day from the second day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa in Abu Dhabi

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

Manzoor ton breaks top-order drought

Oct 15, 2013: Pakistan's new opening pair, Khurram Manzoor and Shan Masood, put on 135 runs and heaped the pressure on South Africa

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Amla, a master of patience and adaptability

Oct 14, 2013: Hashim Amla began his innings like he has often done this year - inside the first ten overs - and batted with simplicity and consideration to bring up his 20th Test century

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Pakistan ruing lack of third seamer

Oct 14, 2013: Mohammad Irfan's temporary exit from the field illuminated the issue of not having a third seaming option, with captain Misbah-ul-Haq having Saeed Ajmal operate at one end in order to rotate his depleted attack

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Masood's birthday gift

Oct 14, 2013: Plays of the day from the first day of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa in Abu Dhabi

Firdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Amla makes century, Pakistan make inroads

Oct 14, 2013: Hashim Amla made his 20th Test century but couldn't prevent Pakistan from taking the advantage on the first day

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Spin and heat lessen mismatch

Oct 13, 2013: Pakistan won't be pushovers on the spin-friendly tracks of the UAE, while South Africa will be out to improve their record in Asia

The Preview by Siddarth Ravindran
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