South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi, Oct 14-17, 2013
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
14,15,16,17 October 2013 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Mohammad Irfan to Petersen, OUT, caught at short leg! And they're checking for the no-ball I suppose. The short leg fielder juggled and took it in the second attempt and the umpires are checking if the catch was clean. Irfan's safe, half his boot was behind the line, he pitched it short and the extra bounce took Peterson by surprise, fended it to short leg and Masood fumbled and took it in the second attempt very low off the ground, the umpires are convinced

AN Petersen c Shan Masood b Mohammad Irfan 3 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

South Africa 6/1   GC Smith 2* (2b)   Mohammad Irfan 1.5-0-3-1

Mohammad Irfan to Smith, OUT, Big appeal for a caught behind! Given not out and Pakistan are reviewing it, lands outside off and Smith didn't cover the line because the ball had straightened, there was a sound as the ball passed the bat, Akmal immediately signalled for the review, Smith didn't look back though, no real deviation, there's no Hot Spot in this series and after quite a while the message came from the third umpire that Smith had to go

GC Smith c †Adnan Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 15 (33m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

South Africa 19/2   HM Amla 0* (7b)   Mohammad Irfan 3.2-1-14-2

Junaid Khan to Kallis, OUT, inside edge and well taken by Adnan! Junaid didn't get much movement before this but on this occasion got the ball to bend back in sharply from round the wicket, Kallis was forward to drive but didn't cover the line, the ball took the inside edge and Adnan moved quickly to his left and took the catch on the dive, Paul Reiffel was certain he nicked it

JH Kallis c †Adnan Akmal b Junaid Khan 5 (46m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.85

South Africa 43/3   HM Amla 18* (41b 2x4)   Junaid Khan 6.4-1-11-1

Zulfiqar Babar to de Villiers, OUT, Appeal for a run-out! AB's back foot is on the line when Akmal whips off the bails but it doesn't see like a part of it was behind the line and he's been give out. AB looks to defend and he gets an inside edge to the pad and the ball rolls to Younis at first slip, Younis tosses it to Akmal and the alert wicketkeeper notices that AB never really bothered to drag his back foot back, he breaks the bails and after several replays the third umpire gives him out

AB de Villiers run out 19 (92m 76b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

South Africa 104/4   HM Amla 59* (109b 8x4)   Zulfiqar Babar 8.3-0-28-0

Zulfiqar Babar to Duminy, OUT, first Test wicket for Babar and that's thanks to some smart field placement! Tossed up from over the wicket, Duminy goes for the sweep, this time he fails to keep it down and ends up playing it in the air, Shafiq was stationed in the region behind the conventional square leg, takes the catch easily

JP Duminy c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 57 (122m 94b 6x4 1x6) SR: 60.63

South Africa 199/5   HM Amla 95* (192b 11x4)   Zulfiqar Babar 18-0-65-1

Zulfiqar Babar to du Plessis, OUT, Caught at gully by Shafiq! Babar was bowling from round the wicket to the right-hander, Faf rocks back and looked to punch it to the off side, he gets an outside edge and Shafiq dives forward and takes the catch, there were fielders close to the bat

F du Plessis c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 1 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

South Africa 205/6   HM Amla 100* (201b 11x4)   Zulfiqar Babar 19.3-0-69-2

Zulfiqar Babar to Peterson, OUT, through the gate and make that three for Babar! Bowls from over the wicket to the left-hander, lands it outside off and he gets some generous turn off the rough, Peterson was forward and looked to push at it and left a gap between bat and pad

RJ Peterson b Zulfiqar Babar 5 (20m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

South Africa 217/7   HM Amla 106* (221b 12x4)   Zulfiqar Babar 22.2-0-72-3

Saeed Ajmal to Philander, OUT, Philander has been given lbw and he wants it reviewed, bowled from over the wicket, pitched a touch wide outside off and spun back in, it bounced as well and struck him just above the knee roll, Reiffel gave him out immediately, Philander reviewed it because there was the issue of height, Hawkeye showed that just clipping the top of the leg stump, the umpire's call stays

VD Philander lbw b Saeed Ajmal 3 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

South Africa 222/8   HM Amla 108* (226b 12x4)   Saeed Ajmal 26.1-5-55-1

Mohammad Irfan to Amla, OUT, Irfan's struck second ball and it's the Big Fish! Amla's staying on to check the no-ball but Irfan's safe here, caught at second slip, moved across the right-hander, fine delivery, Amla merely poked at it outside off, very indecisive with his footwork, it went flat to Younis Khan

HM Amla c Younis Khan b Mohammad Irfan 118 (372m 252b 13x4 0x6) SR: 46.82

South Africa 245/9   DW Steyn 13* (23b 1x4 1x6)   Mohammad Irfan 16.4-3-42-3

Saeed Ajmal to Steyn, OUT, forget about what I wrote the last ball! Ajmal's finished off the innings, it was the doosra, Ajmal cleverly holds back the pace, flights it more, gets Steyn dancing down the track to loft, beaten in flight and Akmal does the rest

DW Steyn st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 15 (47m 32b 1x4 1x6) SR: 46.87

South Africa 249/10   M Morkel 2* (8b)   Saeed Ajmal 29.1-6-59-2
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100





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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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