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January 8, 2007
Pakistanis 96 for 2 (Hafeez 48*, Iqbal 11*) and 485 for 9 (Hafeez 108 retd, Farhat 106 retd) drew with Rest of South Africa 383 (Jacobs 143, van Wyk 102, Nazir 5-61)
Shahid Nazir took 5 for 61, and there were hundreds for Morne van Wyk and Arno Jacobs, as Pakistan's warm-up match against a Rest of South Africa XI petered out into a draw at Kimberley although the major news of the day was the recall of Shoaib Akhtar.
van Wyk brought up his hundred from 191 balls, guiding 13 fours, before falling to Mohammad Sami ending a fine 188-run partnership with Jacobs. But Jacobs found good support from Johan Botha, who stayed for over an hour to put on a useful seventh-wicket stand of 52.
van Wyk was finally dismissed for 143, caught by Younis Khan off Nazir, and Danish Kaneria's hard toil was eventually rewarded with the final, lone wicket of Garnett Kruger as the South Africans were dismissed for 383.
In reply, Mohammad Hafeez continued his fine form with an unbeaten 48, adding to his 108 on the first day. The match was stripped of its first-class status as the Pakistanis took the opportunity to allow some other players - including Sami - valuable match time before the first Test.
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