Pakistan tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion, Jan 11-15, 2007
South Africa won by 7 wickets
11,12,13,14,15 January 2007 (5-day match)
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21.4

Ntini to Imran Farhat, OUT, and gone! another short and wide delivery outside the off stump, had 'four' written all over it but Farhat fails to get on top of the bounce and in the end the cut goes straight to Amla at point. Easy catch held, Ntini with the much needed breakthrough

Imran Farhat c Amla b Ntini 26 (93m 58b 4x4 0x6) SR: 44.82

Pakistan 48/1   Mohammad Hafeez 18* (73b 3x4)   M Ntini 7.4-1-23-1
23.2

Ntini to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Ntini strikes again! short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle. Hafeez leans back and drops his wrists but the ball stays low and brushes the gloves. Boucher dives across full length to his left and takes a fantastic catch. Umpire Bucknor as usual took his time to make his decision but in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler

Mohammad Hafeez c †Boucher b Ntini 19 (102m 80b 3x4 0x6) SR: 23.75

Pakistan 50/2   Yasir Hameed 0* (4b)   M Ntini 8.2-1-23-2
61.3

Pollock to Younis Khan, OUT, The fatal pull shot. Younis Khan has fallen to the bait. Banged in short, on the middle and leg stump line, Younis pulls it straight down the throat of fine leg. He had top edged a bouncer earlier in this session, but has not learned the lesson. Big wicket this and a huge partnership comes to an end. Enters Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Younis Khan c Nel b Pollock 68 (161m 110b 10x4 0x6) SR: 61.81

Pakistan 183/3   Yasir Hameed 61* (124b 8x4 1x6)   SM Pollock 14.3-4-32-1
64.4

Nel to Yasir Hameed, OUT, Finally Yasir, after numerous near-fatal pull shots, succeeds. This is suicidal. There is a man at deep square leg. Banged in short, again outside the off stump and Yasir hits it straight to Ntini placed exactly for that. Pakistan have hit the self-destruct button in the last session.

Yasir Hameed c Ntini b Nel 65 (186m 135b 8x4 1x6) SR: 48.14

Pakistan 193/4   Inzamam-ul-Haq 5* (8b 1x4)   A Nel 18.4-3-61-1
71.3

Kallis to Faisal Iqbal, OUT, Would you believe it? The fatal Pakistani attraction with the pull shot continues. Kallis banged it short, at the body of Faisal who goes for an impulsive pull, doesn't make proper contact and it bounds off the gloves, in the air, for Boucher to hold a dolly.

Faisal Iqbal c †Boucher b Kallis 1 (37m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 3.84

Pakistan 204/5   Inzamam-ul-Haq 15* (23b 2x4)   JH Kallis 10.3-2-37-1
87.4

Ntini to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, Got im! And would you believe it, another dismissal due to a pull shot. Banged in short, and Inzamam goes for a pull, and sends it straight down the waiting palms at deep square leg. He didn't have to move an inch, the cherry just came hurtling straight to him.

Inzamam-ul-Haq c Amla b Ntini 42 (121m 71b 6x4 0x6) SR: 59.15

Pakistan 256/6   Kamran Akmal 22* (49b 4x4)   M Ntini 19.4-2-54-3
90.6

Nel to Kamran Akmal, OUT, outrageous! Another batsman falls to the pull shot, Nel banged that in and Akmal went for the pull, the ball got big on him and he top-edged that high in the air, Pollock took a well-judged catch at wide mid-on

Kamran Akmal c Pollock b Nel 29 (85m 55b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.72

Pakistan 276/7   Naved-ul-Hasan 9* (14b 2x4)   A Nel 24-3-87-2
95.1

Ntini to Shahid Nazir, OUT, short and vicious, and a dolly of a catch to gully! Another one bites the dust and that was just too good for a tailender. Angled in, bursting off the pitch, and a tangled evasive shot took the simplest of top-edges. South Africa continue to chip away

Shahid Nazir c Gibbs b Ntini 15 (22m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Pakistan 300/8   Naved-ul-Hasan 18* (22b 3x4)   M Ntini 23.1-3-72-4
95.1

Ntini to Shahid Nazir, OUT, short and vicious, and a dolly of a catch to gully! Another one bites the dust and that was just too good for a tailender. Angled in, bursting off the pitch, and a tangled evasive shot took the simplest of top-edges. South Africa continue to chip away

Shahid Nazir c Gibbs b Ntini 15 (22m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

Pakistan 300/8   Naved-ul-Hasan 18* (22b 3x4)   M Ntini 23.1-3-72-4
95.6

Ntini to Danish Kaneria, OUT, there's nothing Kaneria can do about this one though! A brute of a length for a tailender, and that's Ntini's five-for! He was halfway to square leg when he played at that ball, and second slip gobbled up a simple chance

Danish Kaneria c Kallis b Ntini 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 311/9   Naved-ul-Hasan 29* (25b 4x4 1x6)   M Ntini 24-3-83-5
96.5

Nel to Naved-ul-Hasan, OUT, and that's the end of that! Short again, Naved goes for the big heave-ho, and a spiralling top-edge lands in the safe hands of Andre Nel, jogging down the pitch in his followthrough.

Naved-ul-Hasan c & b Nel 30 (49m 29b 4x4 1x6) SR: 103.44

Pakistan 313/10   Mohammad Asif 1* (1b)   A Nel 26.5-3-100-3
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