South Africa tour of Pakistan, 2007/08 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Good Morning from the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for the Cricinfo coverage of the 2nd Test between Pakistan and South Africa. South Africa are one up and looking to win their first major subcontinent series since 2000 while Pakistan will look to make Inzamam's final Test one to remember. For all the latest news on this match please have a look at our preview at http://content-www.cricinfo.com/pakvrsa/content/story/314143.html

South Africa has won the toss and have decided to bat first. Pakistan have included Inzamam and Yousuf with Hafeez and Iqbal sitting out. Shoaib Malik, Salman Butt, Abdur Rehman, Danish Kaneria, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Yousuf, Umar Gul, Younis Khan.

South Africa has gone with the same team that won in Karachi, GC Smith, HM Amla, MV Boucher, AB de Villiers, HH Gibbs, PL Harris, JH Kallis, A Nel, M Ntini, AG Prince, DW Steyn

The pitch shows a big change from Karachi, this one the spinners do not have too much assistance available and will have to look at bowlers footmarks later in the Test. It looks hard and should have a lot more bounce as well. The ball may just come onto the bat a lot better.

The weather is fine and we are ready for the action.

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, Asif to starts and starts well, Gibbs is forward to one on line, that comes back at Gibbs off the seam, hits the outside half of the leading pad

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, good start again, that pitches outside off, cuts back again and gets through the defences

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside off

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, 1 run, starts that too straight, Gibbs clips into the leg side

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, just outside off, Smith is forward and is beaten as that does just enough to beat the edge

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Smith, 1 run, leg side ball, just wide of the stumps, Smith is half forward flicking that down to fine leg

End of over 1 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0
GC Smith    1* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-2-0
HH Gibbs    1* (4b)     

1.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, angled across the left hander, pitch just outside off, Smith forward, huge gap between bat and pad, ball comes back, inside edge to fine leg

1.2

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside off

1.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, outside off is weher it starts, away swing and movement off the pitch takes that wide of the off, Gibbs follows that, pulls the bat away, but did play at that

1.4

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, beaten by the away movement, Gibbs forward, does not get far enough across, pushes at it and is well beaten

1.5

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, just short of length, on line, back playing from the crease, punches to the off

1.6

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, full on the off, Gibbs drives, opens the face a touch, drives square at the backward point

End of over 2 (1 run) South Africa 3/0
HH Gibbs    1* (9b)      Umar Gul    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    2* (3b)      Mohammad Asif    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, beaten all ends up as he pushes forward, front foot comes straight down the pitch, ball cuts away off the pitch, beauty as that beats the edge

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, left alone just outside the off

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, straight ball, fuller than length, Smith very watchful now as he defends down the pitch

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, left alone outside off, good leave on line

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Smith, 1 run, slightly overpitched outside off, Smith carefully pushes into the gap at cover from the front foot

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, 2 runs, outside off, well forward, stroked square of the pitch again, backward point slides across but can not get hands to it

End of over 3 (3 runs) South Africa 6/0
HH Gibbs    3* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-5-0
GC Smith    3* (8b)      Umar Gul    1-0-1-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, starts a bit short, on line, gets back on the toes and defends to the on side

3.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, leg side, just short, worked from the back foot and off the hips towards fine leg

3.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, beats Gibbs again who is pushing forward on the off, slight movement just gets past the edge

3.4

Umar Gul to Gibbs, FOUR, just over pitched, outside off, driven cleanly forward of the point area

3.5

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, line and length, gets Gibbs forward on the front foot defending to the off

3.6

Umar Gul to Gibbs, 1 run, leg stump line, full, gets forward, clips to the on side just wide of the wide mid-on

End of over 4 (6 runs) South Africa 12/0
HH Gibbs    8* (14b 1x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-7-0
GC Smith    4* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    2-0-5-0

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, outside off, Gibbs gets the front foot across and forward this time, all defensive to the off, better foot movement

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, well forward to a straighter one, defends to the off

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, on the off, on length, gets into line well again, defends, looks like his feet have woken up now

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, no, the feet are back too sleep, comes straight down the pitch, pushes forward, beaten outside the off as he defends well away from the body

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside off

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, just short of length, outside off, Gibbs is jumping back, pushes at that and is beaten again

End of over 5 (maiden) South Africa 12/0
HH Gibbs    8* (20b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-5-0
GC Smith    4* (10b)      Umar Gul    2-0-7-0

5.1

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, short, leg stump, jumps inside that, worked fine off the chest, beats the fine leg

5.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, just short of length on the off, back, stands tall in the crease, defends into the gap at cover, quick run taken

5.3

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, left alone outside off

5.4

Umar Gul to Gibbs, 1 run, straight, line and length, pushes forward just ahead of the cover, early call, good running

5.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short outside off, Smith back on the cut, guiding that to the backward point

5.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, better line and length, defends down the off

End of over 6 (6 runs) South Africa 18/0
GC Smith    9* (14b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-13-0
HH Gibbs    9* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-5-0

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, good leave from Gibbs, leaving on length and line, great carry to Akmal

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, 2 runs, just too full on the off, Gibbs strokes that down the pitch inside mid-off, Gibbs wants three, Smith wants only two

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, just full again, straight, defensive push towards cover

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, line and length, Gibbs looks good to the straight one, defends to the off

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, no run, left alone just outside off

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Gibbs, 2 runs, full just on the off, that is defensively pushed to the off, great timing as that eases past the cover

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 22/0
HH Gibbs    13* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-9-0
GC Smith    9* (14b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-13-0

7.1

Umar Gul to Smith, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, that is a little short, outside off, Smith is half back, defends to the off, into the gap at cover

7.1

Umar Gul to Gibbs, no run, just on the off, Gibbs foot work no good this morning, pushes at that to the off, plays away from the body, outside half of the bat towards backward point

7.2

Umar Gul to Gibbs, OUT, poor foot work from Gibbs has him getting forward to one just outside off, plays away from the body, also gets the bat through a bit early, slices off the outside half of the bat, gully takes well and an identical wicket to the one he got his man with at Karachi

HH Gibbs c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 13 (36m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.33

7.3

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, line and length, gets half forward defending

7.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, keeps him honest just on the off, gets half forward, but right in behind it

7.5

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, Gul not giving anything away, well forward, and does get across to that, defends

7.6

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, Amla gets well across to the off, defends to the off side

End of over 8 (2 runs) South Africa 24/1
HM Amla    0* (4b)      Umar Gul    4-0-15-1
GC Smith    10* (15b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-9-0

8.1

Mohammad Asif to Smith, 1 run, just on the off, touch short, back and dabs to the on side, midwicket gets a foot to it

8.2

Mohammad Asif to Amla, no run, well forward on the off, defends

8.3

Mohammad Asif to Amla, 1 run, full on the legs, leans to the off and clips that wide of Yousuf who hauls it in

8.4

Mohammad Asif to Smith, 1 run, leg stump to the left hander, half back as he pushes into the gap at midwicket

8.5

Mohammad Asif to Amla, no run, left alone just a bit wide of the off

8.6

Mohammad Asif to Amla, no run, fullish ball on the off, crisp looking drive to the off, straight at mid-off

End of over 9 (3 runs) South Africa 27/1
HM Amla    1* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-12-0
GC Smith    12* (17b 1x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-15-1

9.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, touch short of length, angled across the left hander, left alone as that leaves him outside off

9.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, better line has Smith forward, soft hands to the off, early call and an easy run

9.3

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, too wide outside the off of the right hander, left alone

9.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, left alone outside off

9.5

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, left alone again, that was a lot closer to the off, Amla nearly played at that, pulls the bat away

9.6

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, widest of the lot, easy leave outside off

End of over 10 (1 run) South Africa 28/1
HM Amla    1* (12b)      Umar Gul    5-0-16-1
GC Smith    13* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-12-0

10.1

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, line and length on the off, firmly defended to cover

10.2

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, full, touch straight, strokes from the front foot towards mid-on

10.3

Mohammad Asif to Smith, FOUR, short, dug in very short, angled outside off, pulls that off the lower part of the bat well forward of midwicket, all along the ground as he pulled that to ground

10.4

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, now thats a good bouncer, quicker and straighter, Smith gets out of the shot early, drops the hands, leans back and watches that go past the chest

10.5

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, full on the middle, clipped firmly straight at midwicket

10.6

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, line and length, defends down the pitch

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa 32/1
GC Smith    17* (25b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-16-0
HM Amla    1* (12b)      Umar Gul    5-0-16-1

11.1

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, With only the two seamers in the team, Kaneria gets another early call into the attack, nearly strikes early, Amla is working to the leg side, nearly gets the leading edge

11.2

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, well forward and over that, plays with a straight bat as he defends down the pitch

11.3

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, left alone outside off

11.4

Danish Kaneria to Amla, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg, stroked to mid-on, Yousuf a bit slow off the mark, quick run taken

11.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted on the off, well fowards and across, gets the eyes well over that as he defends

11.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, well forward again and another solid looking defence to the off

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 33/1
GC Smith    17* (27b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    2* (16b)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-16-0

12.1

Mohammad Asif to Amla, no run, left alone outside off, Amla not interested

12.2

Mohammad Asif to Amla, 1 run, short of length, on the legs, jumps inside that and helps it to fine leg

12.3

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, line and length, Smith hurries the forward defence to the on side of the pitch

12.4

Mohammad Asif to Smith, 3 runs, just overpitches on the legs, clipped firmly to the longest past of the ground, Yousuf chases from mid-on

12.5

Mohammad Asif to Amla, 1 run, angled just short of length at the legs, Amla is hlaf forward, gets the inside edge into the pad to the on side, half an appeal is turned down

12.6

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, well forward on the off, defends to the off, takes the helmet off, and away for some drinks

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 38/1
GC Smith    20* (30b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-21-0
HM Amla    4* (19b)      Danish Kaneria    1-0-1-0

13.1

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, flighted on the off, not much turn, slight bounce as he defends

13.2

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, well forward, again very little spin, but he does get the edge to ground and Younis Khan at slip

13.3

Danish Kaneria to Amla, FOUR, long hop, short and wide, cut, four

13.4

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, flighted on the off, drives, and that one is quicker and does turn, beaten on the drive

13.5

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, flighted on the off, too wide, left alone

13.6

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, flighted up on the leg, gets well forward defends, but did get the bat a head of the leading pad

End of over 14 (4 runs) South Africa 42/1
HM Amla    8* (25b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-5-0
GC Smith    20* (30b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-21-0

14.1

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, left alone, angled across Smith

14.2

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, leg stump line, Smith half forward to the fuller ball, firmly stroked towards mid-on, early call has Amla scurrying back

14.3

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, well forward on the off, solid defence from Smith

14.4

Mohammad Asif to Smith, 1 run, half forward on the off, works that back on the line it came in, runs it wider of the mid-on, quick run taken

14.5

Mohammad Asif to Amla, no run, full on the off, Amla is driving, but straight at cover

14.6

Mohammad Asif to Amla, no run, good leave that, just short on the off, cuts back, not too far of the stumps, but well over them to Akmal

End of over 15 (1 run) South Africa 43/1
HM Amla    8* (27b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-1-22-0
GC Smith    21* (34b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-0-5-0

15.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, well forward on the off, defends

15.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, just full on the off, clipped firmly to a deep mid-on

15.3

Danish Kaneria to Amla, 1 run, full on the off, drives well, deep cover in place to cut off

15.4

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, short on the off, back, plays with the spin, worked to the on side wide of the midwicket

15.5

Danish Kaneria to Amla, no run, well forward, defending

15.6

Danish Kaneria to Amla, 1 run, short on the off, turns away, cuts, bottom half of the bat to the the depp cover

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 47/1
HM Amla    10* (30b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-0-9-0
GC Smith    23* (37b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-1-22-0

16.1

Mohammad Asif to Amla, OUT, outside off, just on length, Amla leaves, ball cuts back, stumps not covered, clips the top of the off stump, surprise on the face as Amla, joy on the face of Asif, Amla misread that completely

HM Amla b Mohammad Asif 10 (42m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 32.25

16.2

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward, he is not leaving, defends to the off

16.3

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, shorter ball, on line, bottom hand off the bat as he defends that down the line

16.4

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward on the off, fuller ball, looks to drive on the off, cuts back, inside edge down the on side of the pitch

16.5

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, all defensive to the off, gets the bat and pad so close together

16.6

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward on the off, firmly defends to the off, wicket maiden for Asif

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) South Africa 47/2
JH Kallis    0* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    9-2-22-1
GC Smith    23* (37b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-0-9-0

17.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, big turner that down the leg side, flicks but not near that

17.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted on the off, defends down the pitch

17.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, fullish ball on the off, defends down the pitch

17.4

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, full flight and dip on the off, looks to stroke the drive to the off, checks the shot, defends

17.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, defends down the pitch

17.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, full outside leg, looks to clip that sqaure, into the pad, appeal is cut short

End of over 18 (maiden) South Africa 47/2
GC Smith    23* (43b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-1-9-0
JH Kallis    0* (5b)      Mohammad Asif    9-2-22-1

18.1

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, 1 run, angled from wide of the crease, Kallis works that on the angle to the on side, gets off the mark

18.2

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, driving at the fuller ball outside off, feet went nowhere, beaten

18.3

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, defends just outside off, rolls that down the pitch

18.4

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, wide of the crease again, pitches outside leg, Smith half forward, looks to play straight, thuds into the pad

18.5

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, defends from the crease to the off

18.6

Mohammad Asif to Smith, no run, line and length, Smith forward and over that, defends down the middle of the pitch

End of over 19 (1 run) South Africa 48/2
GC Smith    23* (48b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    10-2-23-1
JH Kallis    1* (6b)      Danish Kaneria    4-1-9-0

19.1

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, short and outside off, back cutting, deep cover cuts off

19.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted just outside off, well forward smothering

19.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, full at the feet, stroked down the ground towards long-on

19.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, quicker ball is dragged down on the off, punches from the back foot to the cover sweeper

19.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted on the off, firmly pushed to the off

19.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, fullish ball on the off, stroked firmly straight at cover

End of over 20 (3 runs) South Africa 51/2
GC Smith    24* (52b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-1-12-0
JH Kallis    3* (8b)      Mohammad Asif    10-2-23-1

20.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, Asif given a rest after a 10 over spell, Gul back on, starts wide outside off, left alone

20.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 wide, a wide in a Test, tells you how wide that was outside the off

20.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, better line, touch short, gets back and across, defends to the off

20.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

20.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, too full, just otside off, in the Kallis slot, drives with timing through the covers

20.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, Gul does not take friendly to the boundary, sends down a beauty of a bouncer, has Kallis scrambling to get out the way

20.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, well forward on the off, defends

End of over 21 (5 runs) South Africa 56/2
JH Kallis    7* (14b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-21-1
GC Smith    24* (52b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-1-12-0

21.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, outside off, defends the googly to the off

21.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, leg spin now from outside off, well defended to the off

21.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, full on the legs, clips down the pitch, Kaneria can not get across in time, deep mid-on cleans up

21.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, well back on the off, defends to the on side

21.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, on the sweep, misses, into the pad, big appeal, but just pitched outside leg

21.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, defends from length, just on the off, rolls it away to the on side

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 57/2
JH Kallis    7* (17b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-1-13-0
GC Smith    25* (55b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-21-1

22.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, leg stump line, Smith gently works that off the pad to the on side

22.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, gets well across on the off, all defensive

22.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, good line and length now from Gul, all defensive to the off

22.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, good bouncer from Gul, 141 kph, Kallis well under that

22.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, another bouncer, this outside off, Kallis again under it

22.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, line and length, defends down the pitch back to Gul gathering with one hand

End of over 23 (1 run) South Africa 58/2
JH Kallis    7* (22b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-22-1
GC Smith    26* (56b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-1-13-0

23.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, well forward on the off, turns back into the defensive bat

23.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, gets back on the off, slightly shorter ball is defended to the off

23.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, googly gets Smith well forward defending outside the off

23.4

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted on the legs, half forward clips to the on side

23.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted on the off, touch full, drives to cover

23.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, FOUR, too full as he flights that right up outside off, drives again, this time through the cover area

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 62/2
GC Smith    30* (62b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-1-17-0
JH Kallis    7* (22b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-22-1

24.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, on the back foot just on the off, punches into the covers

24.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, draws Kallis forward on the front foot, drives straight at cover

24.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, outside off, just enough width for Kallis to drive, thick edge to ground and wide of backward point

24.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, (no ball) 2 runs, over steps as he tries to get the yorker in, dug out by Kallis, bounds away down the on side of the pitch, inside the mid-on who has to chase

24.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, fullish ball on the legs, gets half forward and stroked to the on side

24.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, beaten all ends up, just outside off, movement away off the seam, bounce as well, Kallis is sparring outside the off

24.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, just outside off, kallis leaves

End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 69/2
JH Kallis    13* (29b 2x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-29-1
GC Smith    30* (62b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-1-17-0

25.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, turns well across Smith on the back foot, clips the pad, fumbled down the leg side by Akmal

25.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, full outside off, forces that back straight at midwicket

25.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, full on the leg, plays towards a short mid-on

25.4

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, defends from line down the pitch

25.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, flighted on the legs, clips off the feet to the on side

25.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, sweeper comes up into a point position, quicker ball on the off, hurries the defensive push to the off as they head off to lunch

Good session for Pakistan, restricting South Africa to 70 and taking the two wickets, plus a good over rate with 26 overs in the two hours, we will be back in 35 minutes

End of over 26 (1 run) South Africa 70/2
JH Kallis    13* (30b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-1-18-0
GC Smith    31* (67b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-0-29-1

26.1

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, Gul continues after lunch, starts short and is pulled to the deep midwicket

26.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, short on the legs, Smith strong in that area nudges away behind square

26.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 run, full into the legs, clips the attempted yorker away towards mid-on

26.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, thats back on line and length, Smith well forward and over that, played late under the eyes, rolls away to the off

26.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, angled across Smith who leaves

26.6

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, just on the legs, but he enjoys it there, worked off the face to deep backward square leg

End of over 27 (5 runs) South Africa 75/2
GC Smith    35* (72b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-34-1
JH Kallis    14* (31b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-1-18-0

27.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, too straight, just short, gets back and plays with the turn towards the long leg

27.2

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flighted on length, well forward and defends to the off

27.3

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, full on the off, drives firmly down the ground, danish gets a hand to it

27.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, drives firmly back at Kaneria again, Kaneria fires back to Akmal, cheers from the crowd

27.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, short outside off, cuts, hits that firmly straight at cover

27.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, defends from the front foot to the off

End of over 28 (1 run) South Africa 76/2
JH Kallis    14* (36b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-1-19-0
GC Smith    36* (73b 3x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-34-1

28.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, slower ball, off-cutter left alone outside off

28.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 3 runs, full, on the legs, on drives well, Yousuf has to chase all the way to the longest boundary at wide long on

28.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, 1 no ball, full on the off, drives straight at cover

28.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, good length from Gul as he angles that towards the legs, Kallis defends to the on side

28.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, length and leg stump line is defended down the ground

28.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, 2 runs, full just outside off, drives, that does go away off the pitch, edges, short of Khan at 2nd slip, gets fingers on it as he dives to his right, just can not hold on

28.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, defends from line and length

End of over 29 (6 runs) South Africa 82/2
JH Kallis    16* (41b 2x4)      Umar Gul    10-0-40-1
GC Smith    39* (75b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-1-19-0

29.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted up on the off, Smith half back and clips to Malik at midwicket

29.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 1 run, too straight, Smith again half back, worked behind square on the leg side

29.3

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, on the back foot, pushes to the on side, into the foot of the short leg

29.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, gets way outside off, waits for the turn, dabs to the on side

29.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, too short on the off, turns away, slow turn, cuts that firmly to the cover sweeper

29.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, big stride in from SMith, gets well over that and smothers any turn

End of over 30 (2 runs) South Africa 84/2
GC Smith    40* (78b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-1-21-0
JH Kallis    17* (44b 2x4)      Umar Gul    10-0-40-1

30.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

30.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, 2 runs, just too full outside off, leans across and times the forward push well, cover has a teasing chase

30.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, line and length, gets so well into line, has little trouble in keeping it out

30.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, Kallis moving very well at the moment, while the ball movement is all but gone, gets forward and across, defends

30.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, fires in a very short bouncer, does get up, good carry as Kallis ducks under it

30.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, full on the off, stroked firmly straight at cover

End of over 31 (2 runs) South Africa 86/2
JH Kallis    19* (50b 2x4)      Umar Gul    11-0-42-1
GC Smith    40* (78b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-1-21-0

31.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, googly nearly gets the leading edge as Smith looks to work that legs side, googly not picked up that time

31.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, 2 runs, does work it well this time, plays with the leg spin wide of long leg

31.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, FOUR, sweeps well from length, races that away to backward square leg

31.4

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, defends firmly from the front leg towards cover

31.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, well flighted just onto the off, gets Smith getting a big stride in, defends to the off

31.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted into his zone just outside off, Smith again gets the big stride in, defends down the pitch

End of over 32 (6 runs) South Africa 92/2
GC Smith    46* (84b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-1-27-0
JH Kallis    19* (50b 2x4)      Umar Gul    11-0-42-1

32.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, line and length, patient Kallis defends that back down the pitch, he can switch off from everything when he is batting, such powers of concentration

32.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, bouncer, goes after it, top edges well over the keeper

32.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, driving outside the off, can not find the gap at cover

32.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, loose leg side full toss, flicks away fine for the 100 and the 50 partnership

32.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, back on line and length, defends to the off

32.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, full on the off, drives firmly, well fielded by Malik

End of over 33 (8 runs) South Africa 100/2
JH Kallis    27* (56b 4x4)      Umar Gul    12-0-50-1
GC Smith    46* (84b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-1-27-0

33.1

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, all defensive as he gets over the flight

33.2

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, defends to the off, keeping that line just wide of off

33.3

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, flighted on the off, well forward, defends, great length now from Kaneria

33.4

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, Flighted up, Smith uses his feet, down the pitch, flicks firmly straight at midwicket

33.5

Danish Kaneria to Smith, no run, keeps Smith honest now just outside off, turns it back well into the defensive bat

33.6

Danish Kaneria to Smith, OUT, flighted up just a touch more, maybe a slower ball, Smith is forward, that turns a bit more out of the footmarks and gets through whatever gap there is between bat and pad, top of the off stump, great bowling from Kaneria

GC Smith b Danish Kaneria 46 (153m 90b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.11

End of over 34 (wicket maiden) South Africa 100/3
     Danish Kaneria    12-2-27-1
JH Kallis    27* (56b 4x4)      Umar Gul    12-0-50-1

34.1

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, 1 run, Asif comes back on, starts just short outside off, kallis back and pushes behind square on the off

34.2

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, Prince is forward down the pitch, ball is angled across him, that was close, nearly gets the edge

34.3

Mohammad Asif to Prince, 1 run, well forward again, this is slightly leg stump line, nudges to the on side

34.4

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

34.5

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, leg side bouncer, goes under it

34.6

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 35 (2 runs) South Africa 102/3
JH Kallis    28* (60b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    11-2-25-1
AG Prince    1* (2b)      Danish Kaneria    12-2-27-1

35.1

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted right up on the off, Prince is forward defends to the off

35.2

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, just a bit shorter, Prince is on the backfoot, defends to the on side

35.3

Danish Kaneria to Prince, 2 runs, gets well forward, little lap sweep runs away fine, easy two runs

35.4

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, short fine leg in place now, flighted on the off, defends well to the off

35.5

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, just short of that area outside off, looking for the seamers footmark, Prince is back, flicks to Malik in the short fine leg position

35.6

Danish Kaneria to Prince, FOUR, over pitches that, width given, taken with both hands as he drives very neatly through the cover area

End of over 36 (6 runs) South Africa 108/3
AG Prince    7* (8b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    13-2-33-1
JH Kallis    28* (60b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    11-2-25-1

36.1

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, 1 run, short, leg stump bouncer, hooks well, gets over the ball, runs it towards deep backward square leg

36.2

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, beauty, pitched off, angled away, Prince is neither forward not back, hangs the bat out at that, beaten

36.3

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, commits himself on the front foot, much better shot, defends to the off

36.4

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, left alone outside off, Asif has a few words with Prince, the batsman is not interested, turns his back on the bowler

36.5

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, well forward defending, Asif again has a few words to say

36.6

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, round the wicket now, angled into the legs, on length, Prince is forward working that defensively to the on side

End of over 37 (1 run) South Africa 109/3
AG Prince    7* (13b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-2-26-1
JH Kallis    29* (61b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    13-2-33-1

37.1

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis gets well back to the off, spots the googly, worked down to long leg

37.2

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted on the off, drives into the silly point

37.3

Danish Kaneria to Prince, 1 run, shuffles down the pitch, clips to Rehamn at mid-on, Rehman a bit on the back foot, quick run taken, Kaneria not happy with the fielder

37.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, gets back on the off, works that against the slow turn wide of midwicket

37.5

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, well forward on the off, defends

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Prince, 1 run, gets well forward, defends, working it to the on side, easy quick run square of the wicket

End of over 38 (4 runs) South Africa 113/3
AG Prince    9* (17b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    14-2-37-1
JH Kallis    31* (63b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    12-2-26-1

38.1

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, another great ball to Prince, over the wicket again, the angle takes it away from Prince who pushes at it and is beaten yet again

38.2

Mohammad Asif to Prince, 1 run, too straight this time, Prince just tickles that behind square on the on side

38.3

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, 1 run, full on the legs, clips towards the on side

38.4

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, outside off, and he gets the edge at last, falls short of Inzamam at slip, Akmal may have reached that if he had dived, the ball comes off Inzamam's hand, rolls away and into the helmet, 5 penalty runs given

38.5

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, on the off, well forward and over that

38.6

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, defends to the off

End of over 39 (7 runs) South Africa 120/3
AG Prince    10* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12.5-2-28-1
JH Kallis    32* (64b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    14-2-37-1

39.1

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, left alone fairly wide of the off

39.2

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, on the sweep from outside off, sweeps, beaten, ouch, hits him between the big toes

Kallis walks away, that hurt, going straight into the protector

39.3

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, back at the crease, defends to the off

39.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, sweeps again at a fuller ball, turns into the pad

39.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, well forward this time, just on the off, defends to the off

39.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flighted well up on the off, gets well over that, runs it back down the pitch

post lunch drinks break taken, Kallis will enjoy that break, needs to recover from that sharp little blow

End of over 40 (maiden) South Africa 120/3
JH Kallis    32* (70b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    15-3-37-1
AG Prince    10* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    12.5-2-28-1

40.1

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, slower ball, just on the off, Prince shuffles down to defend to the off

40.2

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, well forward on the off, getting across to that, defends

40.3

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, straight ball at the off, Prince again is all defensive, seems to be trying to get well across to the off

40.4

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, Prince goes under the leg side bouncer

40.5

Mohammad Asif to Prince, 2 runs, low off stump full toss is steered, on the drive, past cover for an easy two

40.6

Mohammad Asif to Prince, no run, defends well from just outside off

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 122/3
AG Prince    12* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    14-2-30-1
JH Kallis    32* (70b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    15-3-37-1

41.1

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flighted on the off, hitting his length well, Kallis as well defends to the off

41.2

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flighted up on the off, defends to the off

41.3

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flighted up, that drifts into the legs, comes half forward, inside edge into the pads saves him as Kaneria appeals and runs down the pitch thinking he has got his man

41.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, quicker ball on the off, turns away, Kallis is beaten on the front foot

41.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, well forward, defending to the off

41.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, flighted onto the legs, flicked just wide of midwicket

End of over 42 (1 run) South Africa 123/3
JH Kallis    33* (76b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    16-3-38-1
AG Prince    12* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    14-2-30-1

42.1

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, full just on the off, Kallis drives, ball cuts back, and again Kallis is saved by the inside edge into the pad

42.2

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, left alone outside the off

42.3

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, short ball, kallis goes under that

42.4

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, just short of length, outside off, Kallis is back defending, Asif is down the wicket, Kallis turns his back

42.5

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, fuller ball on the off, gets forward, defends

42.6

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward again on the off, all defensive from Kallis, almost seems like he is still trying to shake off the blow he received a few overs back

End of over 43 (maiden) South Africa 123/3
JH Kallis    33* (82b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    15-3-30-1
AG Prince    12* (28b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    16-3-38-1

43.1

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted well up into the rough outside the off, Prince is well over that smothering

43.2

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, uses the feet well, clips towards mid-on, Rehman is wide awake this time, has Prince scurrying back

43.3

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, well flighted on the off, Prince reads the googly, dabs out to the off

43.4

Danish Kaneria to Prince, 1 run, uses the feet again, gets to the pitch, stroked wide of Rehamn, easy quick run this time

43.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flighted on the legs, drifts into the pad, well defended getting the bat inside the front foot

43.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, gently forward on the off, dabs to the on side

End of over 44 (2 runs) South Africa 125/3
JH Kallis    34* (84b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    17-3-40-1
AG Prince    13* (32b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    15-3-30-1

44.1

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, another inside edge from Kallis as he gets well forward, ball cuts back, slight bounce, high inside edge into the leading knee

44.2

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward from kallis this time, gets a full blade meeting the ball, Asif has a little banter with Kallis, Kallis refusses to even look in the direction of the bowler

44.3

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward, defends down the pitch

44.4

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward on the off, good battle between Asif and Kallis now

44.5

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward just on the off, that cuts back into the front pad, huge appeals, Benson says no, too high, that did hit him high above the knee but must have been very close, Asif nearly wins the battle

44.6

Mohammad Asif to Kallis, no run, well forward, defends to the off, excellent over from Asif

End of over 45 (maiden) South Africa 125/3
JH Kallis    34* (90b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    16-4-30-1
AG Prince    13* (32b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    17-3-40-1

45.1

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, well forward on the off, defends the googly down the off side of the pitch

45.2

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, outside off, well forward defending, Kaneria looking for that rough

45.3

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run

45.4

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted a bit shorter, hits the rough, Prince on the back foot has time to keep that out to the on side

45.5

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted on the off, gets back, plays that off the pitch as he works it to the on side

45.6

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, plays that from the crease as it turns back from the rough, dabs to the on side

End of over 46 (maiden) South Africa 125/3
AG Prince    13* (38b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    18-4-40-1
JH Kallis    34* (90b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    16-4-30-1

46.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, Gul now back on for Asif, left alone outside off

46.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, too full outside off, full blooded drive from Kallis, thick edge past and wide of gully

46.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, well forward on the off, crisp drive straight at cover

46.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, shorter ball, gets back and across, pushes that towards cover

46.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, full outside off, drives well, wide of Yousuf at mid-off who gets across, dives and saves the four, smiles from Inzamam in the slips, and now smiles from Yousuf as well

46.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, defended to the off

End of over 47 (4 runs) South Africa 129/3
JH Kallis    38* (96b 5x4)      Umar Gul    13-0-54-1
AG Prince    13* (38b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    18-4-40-1

47.1

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted up, Prince is on the back foot, nudges the full ball to the on side

47.2

Danish Kaneria to Prince, 1 run, back again to a full flight, dangerous technique, worked with the spin behind square on the leg

47.3

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, FOUR, on the back foot, punching at one turning away, stays a bit low, off the bottom of the bat, Akmal has no chance there

47.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run, leg stump line, gets half forward and works that, wristy flick, to the on side

47.5

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, well forward this time, confusing Kaneria by going back, coming forward, defends to the off

47.6

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, flighted well up on the off, Prince this time forward again, defends to the off

End of over 48 (6 runs) South Africa 135/3
AG Prince    14* (42b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    19-4-46-1
JH Kallis    43* (98b 6x4)      Umar Gul    13-0-54-1

48.1

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off, not much swing, either way at the moment

48.2

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

48.3

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, Kallis not interested in playing at it outside the off, leaves again

48.4

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, SHOT of the morning, just a touch full, gets forward, classic cover drive, races away with timing through the covers

48.5

Umar Gul to Kallis, no run, back into his defensive mould, pushes out to the off

48.6

Umar Gul to Kallis, FOUR, 50 for Kallis, number 45, a off stump full toss is crashed through the covers

End of over 49 (8 runs) South Africa 143/3
JH Kallis    51* (104b 8x4)      Umar Gul    14-0-62-1
AG Prince    14* (42b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    19-4-46-1

49.1

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, well forward, defends to the on side, playing gently with the turn

49.2

Danish Kaneria to Prince, no run, spots the googly, gets forward and strokes to the off

49.3

Danish Kaneria to Prince, 1 run, drives the flighted ball, against the spin, wide of the mid-off

49.4

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, left alone outside off

49.5

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, flights that into the pads, Kallis gets well forward, foot outside the pitch of the ball, makes room for the defensive bat

49.6

Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run, well forward on the off, defends down the pitch

End of over 50 (1 run) South Africa 144/3
JH Kallis    51* (107b 8x4)      Danish Kaneria    20-4-47-1
AG Prince    15* (45b 1x4)      Umar Gul    14-0-62-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
Pakistan v South Africa at Lahore - Oct 8-12, 2007
Match drawn
Pakistan v South Africa at Karachi - Oct 1-5, 2007
South Africa won by 160 runs
More results »

Match Coverage

Photos

Oct 12, 2007

Inzamam-ul-Haq poses with his son, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Lahore, 5th day, October 12, 2007

Inzamam-ul-Haq poses with his son

© Getty Images

Oct 12, 2007

Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher are all smiles after wrapping up the series, Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Lahore, 5th day, October 12, 2007

Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and Mark Boucher are all smiles after wrapping up the series

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries