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    0.4 and Steyn his has man! That looked dead to me, but Masood confers with his partner and goes for the review. Might well turn out to be another wasted review for Pakistan. Steyn jagged this one back in after offering a trio of outswingers. Masoon wasn't ready for it and is struck on the pads well below the knee-roll. The umpire gave it out straight away and his decision stands 0/1
    1.5 and he's gone as well, a pair for Khurram Manzoor after his century from the previous Test. This was back of a length outside off stump and he hung his bat out without any conviction in the stroke. Kallis leapt to his right to hold on to a good catch and Pakistan go in to lunch at 2 for 2, trailing by 416 runs 2/2
    25.1 and he strikes first ball! The two batsmen confer and Younis sends Azhar on his way. Might well have been a very good decision there. It was full and turned wildly into the batsman. Azhar was not expecting that as the ball sneaks low and hits him on the pads with him in front of off stump. Replays however show the impact was outside the line of off stump, but it would have been umpire's call either way 48/3
    33.2 beated in the flight and the turn. This was the googly from Tahir and he is off on his run, arms stretched wide. Younis charged him and looked for a rank slog over midwicket, but the ball snuck between bat and pad, turned in, struck him on his thigh and went on to hit the stumps 70/4
    108.4 Misbah, what have you done?! After surviving so many sterner tests yesterday and today, Misbah gives part-time spinner Dean Elgar his first Test wicket. He cannot believe what he has done and trudges of the field so slowly. Elgar delivered an innocuous little tossed up ball outside off stump and Misbah wound up to slog that into oblivion. Instead, he got an outside edge that was held by Kallis at first slip. A brainfade similar to what Younis had last evening. Visible relief on the faces of the South Africans. Smith is thrilled with his bowling change. 267/5
    135.1 Shafiq's been stumped and I think that is the end of the Test. The injured Babar will not bat. Shafiq jumped out of his crease but was beaten by Duminy, who bowled it quicker and wider outside off stump to beat the bat. AB de Villiers did the rest. South Africa have leveled the two-Test series 1-1. Shafiq's played superbly for his 130, but the first innings failure from Pakistan was just too much to overcome 326/10
    115.4 he's been given lbw! Will Akmal review? He will. After facing several googlies Akmal decided to pad up to a ball that pitched on middle. A dangerous decision no matter what sort of delivery it is. It was the legbreak and it spun past the thrust-out front pad and clipped the back pad in front of off stump. Replays indicate that it would have just clipped off stump and that's all the umpire needs for his decision to be upheld. 278/6
    123.1 that looks plumb and the umpire's given him lbw! Ajmal is not about to review that. Tahir pitched the quicker and straight delivery on off stump and it skidded on to Ajmal, who moved across to play the ball on the leg side and was hit flush on the pad. That would have hit middle stump. 301/7
    131.1 he does it for South Africa! First-ball strike! He bowls a quick offbreak into the right-hander, Irfan defends on the front foot with a gap between bat and pad. The ball takes the inside edge, brushes the pad and then hits the stumps 323/8
    not out
    absent hurt
    23 (b 10, lb 5, nb 2, w 1, pen 5)
    326 all out (135.1 Overs, RR: 2.41)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Shan Masood, 0.4 ov), 2-2 (Khurram Manzoor, 1.5 ov), 3-48 (Azhar Ali, 25.1 ov), 4-70 (Younis Khan, 33.2 ov), 5-267 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 108.4 ov), 6-278 (Adnan Akmal, 115.4 ov), 7-301 (Saeed Ajmal, 123.1 ov), 8-323 (Mohammad Irfan, 131.1 ov), 9-326 (Asad Shafiq, 135.1 ov)
    DW Steyn22.094812.1800
    VD Philander19.073411.7811
    M Morkel22.074702.1301
    Imran Tahir42.0149832.3300
    JH Kallis7.03901.2800
    JP Duminy21.136733.1600
    D Elgar2.00311.5000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

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Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

23,24,25,26 October 2013 (5-day match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 23 Oct - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 128/3 (GC Smith 67*, DW Steyn 3*, 49 ov)
  • Thu, 24 Oct - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 460/4 (GC Smith 227*, AB de Villiers 157*, 134 ov)
  • Fri, 25 Oct - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 132/4 (Misbah-ul-Haq 42*, Asad Shafiq 28*, 55 ov)
  • Sat, 26 Oct - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 326 (135.1 ov) - end of match

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