Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RJ Peterson
84(106) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 0 0 1 4 1
Asad Shafiq
111(230) 14x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

VD Philander
O26.0
M10
R59
W5
Eco2.26
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O42.0
M9
R96
W6
Eco2.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

PAKISTAN 338(116.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 326(102.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

PAKISTAN 169(75.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 182(43.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

Presentation:

Misbah: "Improved performance especially the batting. It was Peterson who took the advantage from us. If we had set 250 target that would have been tricky on this wicket. Credit to the South African bowlers today, we could not score fully. The pressure created leads to wickets. Ajmal always puts us in commanding situations.

Smith: "It was a tough Test. The conditions reminded me of the subcontinent. Ajmal's not the No.1 bowler for no reason. It's a quality bunch of guys. We were hoping to strike with the second new ball but Vernon struck for us. We turned it around in our first innings. Robbie's 84 really contributed well for us."

The Man of the Match is Robin Peterson: "I'm pleased we got over the line. All week the coaching staff had been hammering it to me to play with more positive intent. Everyone did their part, even though we missed Morne. I've said it before that Ajmal is a genius. To take those wickets and not get the Man of the Match must be disappointing for him."

Win for Smith in his 100th Test as captain of South Africa. Plenty to read on this match in the next few hours. Thanks for your company and the mails. We'll see you all for the Centurion Test starting on Friday. Cheers!

End of match: South Africa take an unassailable 2-0 series lead with one to play. They were pushed close in this Test but showed the character to bounce back after struggling in the first innings. Peterson's knock helped get them close to Pakistan's score, but the visitors couldn't capitalise as well as they would have liked. There was a turnaround today when the ball was changed after the first drinks break, triggering off a collapse. From then on it was all South Africa.

Pakistan fought hard and they shouldn't be too despondent. Their errors were obvious. At the start, they erred by not playing an extra spinner in Abdur Rehman. Ajmal had to shoulder almost all the burden. To say that Mohammad Hafeez was underbowled would be an understatement. Misbah will have a lot to answer. Selection cost Pakistan here. Tanvir was hardly a seam option. He didn't have the pace, nor the movement. Expect changes at Centurion. Ajmal toiled manfully, and Shafiq and Younis showed fine character under pressure in the first innings.

43.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, 1 run, Game, set, series to South Africa! Slog to finish things things off, tossed up and he gets on his knee and clears midwicket

END OF OVER:
43 | (maiden) | SA: 181/6

  • RJ Peterson1 (9b)
  • D Elgar10 (12b)
  • Mohammad Hafeez2-1-11-0
  • Saeed Ajmal17-2-50-4
42.6
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, still no win! Fine over from Hafeez, tossed up on the pads and he works it to midwicket
42.5
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, cramped him for room as he tried to cut, chops it to point
42.4
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, turn and bounce again and it clips his pads and rolls away
42.3
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, stays back and he pushes it to mid-on
42.2
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, where did that turn from! Gosh! That kicked up and turned so far that Younis collected it at first slip

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RJ Peterson
84(106) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 4 0 0 1 4 1
Asad Shafiq
111(230) 14x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

VD Philander
O26.0
M10
R59
W5
Eco2.26
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O42.0
M9
R96
W6
Eco2.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF