Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.6 and Philander has got one already. Not what South Africa would have planned but they will take this. Length ball, nips back in from off, Hafeez looks to nudge it around the corner, but manages an edge down leg, and is gone 7/1
    21.5 soft dismissal. Jamshed has fought hard so far, but he has ended it tamely. Short, just outside off, but he has short-arm-pulled it straight to short midwicket. Steyn is charged up. And Peterson is finally on the scorecard 64/2
    24.4 given. This might be reviewed. Yes it is being reviewed. Azhar Ali has been pegged back with some fiery short-pitched balling, and Kallis slips in a length ball this time, and he is caught on the crease. On a length, outside off, seams back in, beats the bat, hits him on the knee roll in front of middle and off. At first viewing, I thought there might have been an inside edge. Replays show nothing, and he has to walk off 70/3
    29.5 and he has edged one while trying to leave it alone. That's an embarrassing dismissal. They are checking for a no-ball, which has put a halt to the celebrations, but the replays show he has about an inch behind the line. This is another wide length ball, Younis looks to defend it, but realises it late that he can leave it alone. It's too late, though, and the ball takes the edge. Indecision for Younis, first wicket of the match for Morne 82/4
    84.4 Steyn is unstoppable, and unplayable, he's out to finish off this match in a hurry, no shame in getting out to that sort of delivery, it was just back of a length and moved away a hint after pitching around off, Misbah had to play at it, he looks to defend, a thin outside edge to AB de Villiers 210/6
    82.4 this was coming, Steyn has been superb with the new ball, this was just outside off, Shafiq looked to push off the back foot, that hits low on the bat, Shafiq was a bit slow to bring the bat down, takes the edge through to second slip where Kallis makes a difficult catch seem oh-so-simple, this was inches off the ground, Kallis pouches that easily, and the big stand is broken 209/5
    87.1 there's No. 7, Philander gets his first of the day, Sarfraz wasn't sure whether to leave that or play, it was back of a length and just outside off, at the last moment he decides to lift his bat, but he is too late, canons off the bat and on to the stumps, Sarfraz joins the procession, can't see this Test lasting more than a few overs now 218/7
    98.1 is that caught-behind? review after it is turned down, that was back of a length and outside off, Gul swipes and there was a sound as it passed the bat, HotSpot acting up as usual, but the decision is overturned and Junaid is gone, another ten-for for Dale Steyn, and that's catch No. 11 for AB de Villiers, that equals the world record 261/9
    91.6 short ball angling in, Ajmal fends at it and that is off the gloves and loops through to give AB his 10th catch, to go with a century as well 240/8
    100.4 given lbw, review time, short of length ball on middle and that strikes him low on the front pad, batsman was deep in the crease, that was going on take out middle and leg, it's all over at Jo'burg, Steyn gets another five-for, undoubtedly the world's greatest bowler 268/10
    not out
    15 (b 4, lb 4, nb 4, w 3)
    268 all out (100.4 Overs, RR: 2.66, 456 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Mohammad Hafeez, 3.6 ov), 2-64 (Nasir Jamshed, 21.5 ov), 3-70 (Azhar Ali, 24.4 ov), 4-82 (Younis Khan, 29.5 ov), 5-209 (Asad Shafiq, 82.4 ov), 6-210 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 84.4 ov), 7-218 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 87.1 ov), 8-240 (Saeed Ajmal, 91.6 ov), 9-261 (Umar Gul, 98.1 ov), 10-268 (Junaid Khan, 100.4 ov)
    DW Steyn28.4105251.8100
    VD Philander22.036022.7201
    M Morkel25.078923.5603
    JH Kallis15.053512.3310
    RJ Peterson10.032402.4000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 1 Feb - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 6/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 6*, Nasir Jamshed 0*, 2 ov)
  • Sat, 2 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 207/3 (HM Amla 50*, AB de Villiers 63*, 53 ov)
  • Sun, 3 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 183/4 (Misbah-ul-Haq 44*, Asad Shafiq 53*, 75 ov)
  • Mon, 4 Feb - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 268 (100.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes