South Africa tour of Pakistan, 1st Test: Pakistan v South Africa at Karachi, Oct 1-5, 2007
South Africa won by 160 runs
1,2,3,4,5 October 2007 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Mohammad Hafeez to Smith, OUT, gets the quicker ball, fullish, Smith is caught on the back foot, plays across the line as well, into the pad, and the appeal is upheld, not much doubt in that

GC Smith lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 42 (102m 66b 5x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

South Africa 87/1   HH Gibbs 41* (79b 5x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 1.4-0-5-1

Umar Gul to Gibbs, OUT, outside off, drives at the away swinger, front foot does not get too far forward, edges, and a low catch to Hafeez at Gully who does well to get two hands on that

HH Gibbs c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 54 (139m 106b 8x4 0x6) SR: 50.94

South Africa 109/2   HM Amla 9* (29b 1x4)   Umar Gul 6-1-24-1

Mohammad Asif to Amla, OUT, outside off, comes back off the seam, Amla thinks he has it covered until he hears the dreaded click of ball on stumps, the new ball does it

HM Amla b Mohammad Asif 71 (225m 158b 6x4 1x6) SR: 44.93

South Africa 279/3   JH Kallis 106* (165b 12x4)   Mohammad Asif 14-2-48-1

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, OUT, GONE, Kaneria is round the wicket and the change of angle works, pitched online, touch short, Kallis is on the back foot driving to the off, gets the edge and Akmal this time makes no mistake, Kallis still does not have a 200

JH Kallis c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria 155 (304m 249b 19x4 0x6) SR: 62.24

South Africa 352/4   AG Prince 23* (74b 1x4)   Danish Kaneria 28.1-2-85-1

Danish Kaneria to Prince, OUT, 200 for Kaneria, stays around the wicket, flighted into the off, Prince comes down the pitch once too often, checks the shot as he sees the googly, ends up popping a low catch to Kaneria's left

AG Prince c & b Danish Kaneria 36 (144m 97b 2x4 0x6) SR: 37.11

South Africa 373/5   AB de Villiers 8* (26b 1x4)   Danish Kaneria 32.2-2-101-2

Abdur Rehman to Boucher, OUT, outside leg, sweeps, misses, ball goes up off the pad and loops to the keeper who appeals and the finger goes up, Boucher not very happy, but the umpire was

MV Boucher c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman 1 (29m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 4.00

South Africa 392/6   AB de Villiers 26* (47b 3x4)   Abdur Rehman 25-3-81-1

Abdur Rehman to Nel, OUT, Well, well, Nel you should have walked for that, pushed forward to the ball, played well in front of the front pad, lobbed a catch to short mid-off, started walking, then stopped when Benson asked for a replay, all Nel did was waste time, he knew that was out, and Tv replayed showed that was very far from a bump ball

A Nel c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rehman 2 (19m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

South Africa 408/7   AB de Villiers 36* (63b 3x4)   Abdur Rehman 27-3-87-2

Abdur Rehman to Harris, OUT, gets well forward, pushes at it, did not get forward enough, ball turns, takes the edge as he pushes at it, and a easy catch for Akmal and 3 wickets for the man on debut

PL Harris c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman 1 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

South Africa 412/8   AB de Villiers 39* (70b 3x4)   Abdur Rehman 28-3-88-3

Abdur Rehman to Steyn, OUT, great bowling to the tail from Rehman, gets another one, this time fires in the near quick yorker, Steyn just not expecting that can not get the bat down on it but he also played across the line

DW Steyn b Abdur Rehman 0 (31m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 448/9   AB de Villiers 75* (98b 7x4 1x6)   Abdur Rehman 30.4-3-105-4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, OUT, what a great ball, one of the best components of the inswinging yorker, starts that outside off, late reverse swing, de Villiers is completly beaten as the ball gets inside bat and pad, hitting the off stump on the bounce

AB de Villiers b Umar Gul 77 (124m 101b 7x4 1x6) SR: 76.23

South Africa 450/10   M Ntini 0* (2b)   Umar Gul 21.3-6-60-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10.00 start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.00-15.20, Close 17.30

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