Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    52.1 and another batsman holes out to a short ball. Riaz drops this short, on off stump line, and Smith takes the challenge to try and pull it all the way across to square leg. He looks to clear the ropes at deep backward square leg. Mistake. He was a touch late on the shot and ended up getting a bit of top edge. It gave Taufeeq Umar on the boundary a chance to run across and steady himself under it as it arced into his hands. Smith is disgusted with himself. End of a good innings, but he would have wanted a big hundred 190/2
    41.1 And a wicket! At long last! With probably the worst ball of the day! That is Test cricket. Rehman drops a rank-bad half-tracker that Petersen could have deposited into any corner of the Arabian Gulf, but he ended up pulling straight into the eager hands of Younis Khan at midwicket in the circle. That's the way the cookie crumbles. Pakistan have finally broken through 153/1
    86.4 Amla's gone, late and important breakthrough for Pakistan, he played away from his body to an unthreatening ball outside off, he gets a thin edge to the keeper, Adnan Akmal, who celebrates his first Test victim 307/3
    110.1 Kallis has been dismissed, Pakistan are running through the South African batting today, lovely flighted delivery outside off, turned in but only a hint, Kallis was looking to open the face to play it behind point, got a faint nick and Adnan Akmal made no mistake 347/8
    95.2 gone! Harris couldn't control himself there, 28 balls without a run, short of a good length outside off, went after it, looking to punch it off the back foot in front of cover, got a thick outside edge and Younis moved well to his right to snap a sharp catch 318/4
    99.6 bowled'im! Moved back in, lands on a good length outside off, AB was drawn forward and tried to defend towards cover, it moved in just at the right time to beat him through the gate and knock back off stump 327/5
    101.3 Gul is fighting hard and he traps Prince in front, bowled on a good length on leg, Prince opted to play at it off the back foot and turned the face, missed and was caught plumb in front, Pakistan are evening it out here 329/6
    107.2 Rehman gets Boucher, landed on a good length on middle, it went on straight, Boucher stretched forward to defend, playing for the away spin when there wasn't much, missed, caught on the pads and plumb! 345/7
    115.6 bowled'im, done in by the turn, round the wicket, angled in on leg stump and turned away to beat Botha as he came forward to defend, had enough turn on it to clip off stump, nine down now 363/9
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    23.80
    122.6 Ajmal finishes it off with a doosra. Reminiscent of Harbhajan's dismissal of Morne in that epic Kolkata Test earlier this year. It landed outside off and broke in as Morke pushed half forward, bat hidden behind pad, and pad not outside the line of off. It raps him in front of off and would have hit middle and leg. 380/10
    Extras
    15 (b 9, lb 2, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    380 all out (123 Overs, RR: 3.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-153 (AN Petersen, 41.1 ov), 2-190 (GC Smith, 52.1 ov), 3-307 (HM Amla, 86.4 ov), 4-318 (PL Harris, 95.2 ov), 5-327 (AB de Villiers, 99.6 ov), 6-329 (AG Prince, 101.3 ov), 7-345 (MV Boucher, 107.2 ov), 8-347 (JH Kallis, 110.1 ov), 9-363 (J Botha, 115.6 ov), 10-380 (M Morkel, 122.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul30410033.3301
    Wahab Riaz1836123.3811
    Abdur Rehman32210133.1500
    Saeed Ajmal3569522.7100
    Mohammad Hafeez10101.0000
    Younis Khan721101.5701
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    33.2 and as I say this, Hafeez throws away his wicket, dear me, it was flighted on middle, he came down the track, looking to go over mid on, but looped it up in the air for a simple catch to Smith, who accepts it gleefully, Hafeez trudges off, what a way to end a good innings 105/1
    38.4 the full delivery angling in from outside off gets him! it was homing in on off stump, he drove inside the line, missed and was hit on the back leg, umpire Harper thought for a while before raising the finger, South Africa have taken out the openers, Umar was batting so well 111/2
    92.5 Amla takes a blinder. Azhar Ali is gone. Pakistan are disintegrating in a hurry here. Short ball again from round the wicket, Azhar stays back and looks to defend, but he doesn't quite ride the bounce enough this time. Ends up popping it in the air to Amla's left at short leg. He sticks the left hand out and plucks it like a cherry. Or to be geographically accurate, should I say like a date? 228/8
    67.3 gone! Younis goes, tossed up and he is the mood for hunting for runs, he's been doing that successfully since morning but found the fielder, gets forward and chips it towards midwicket where de Villiers dives to his left to complete a sharp catch 176/3
    77.5 Misbah goes! Brilliantly taken by Amla at short leg, turned in from a good length, was a little wide, Misbah reached well forward to defend, got an inside edge onto his pads and Amla went full stretch to his left to snap a beauty 196/4
    79.4 Akmal comes and goes, his attacking streak resulting in his downfall, tossed up and he was tempted, charged down the track and tried to swing it over midwicket, a mindless shot that, got the leading edge and Steyn took a dolly at point, Botha gets one more, the pressure builds on Pakistan now 202/5
    89.1 I'm afraid this was a-coming. Adnan is known to be a bit of a flasher outside off and he fell to that tendancy here. Lovely delivery from Steyn, getting that hint of away shape that eludes an indiscreet swish and takes the outside edge. Adnan was not close to the pitch and should have been more careful. Mark Boucher was waiting like a hawk behind, diving away to the right and coming up with the prize 220/6
    90.4 another one bites the desert sand. Morne's round the wicket angle is clearly not up Rehman's alley and he perishes to a nothing prod outside off. That ball did nothing, except land on a length and hold a line. Sadly, Rehman did nothing either. Just hung his bat out there and guided it into the slips 225/7
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    94.2 second time not to lucky, more pace, more bounce from Morne on this bouncer and that's enough to take Wahab's top edge as he swings wildly with another pull that could have gone anywhere in the ground if he'd middled it. He didn't and it went into Bouch's gloves. 246/9
    94.6 That's that. Morne has five and Ajmal's gone. Pakistan are bowled out. Short ball again, angling into the body menacingly. Ajmal did well to get inside the line, but then went for a glance-tickle down the leg. Got a feather on it and Boucher has another catch. 248/10
    Extras
    12 (lb 12)
    TOTAL
    248 all out (95 Overs, RR: 2.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Mohammad Hafeez, 33.2 ov), 2-111 (Taufeeq Umar, 38.4 ov), 3-176 (Younis Khan, 67.3 ov), 4-196 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 77.5 ov), 5-202 (Umar Akmal, 79.4 ov), 6-220 (Adnan Akmal, 89.1 ov), 7-225 (Abdur Rehman, 90.4 ov), 8-228 (Azhar Ali, 92.5 ov), 9-246 (Wahab Riaz, 94.2 ov), 10-248 (Saeed Ajmal, 94.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn1835813.2200
    M Morkel2175452.5700
    PL Harris2574711.8800
    JH Kallis831602.0000
    J Botha2366132.6500
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    14.6 rapped on the pads, the finger goes up! Pakistan have made a breach after all. Tossed up in leg stump, that did straighten, but did it do enough to be hitting the stumps? Petersen played the forward defensive, but missed the line, it struck through and struck the front pad. Asoka de Silva nods his head and raises the fore-finger. Petersen does not look happy 47/1
    26.5 and finally Graeme gets himself out! it was floated up on leg, turning away from Smith who went for the sweep against the turn, missed it completely, got hit on the back leg, and Asoka raised his finger in a flash, the only question is would the turn have taken it away from off stump, end of a scratchy knock nevertheless, replays show it would have comfortably missed off stump, maybe even the fourth stump, if there was one 76/2
    not out
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    323
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    10
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    52.44
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    Extras
    5 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    318/2d (95 Overs, RR: 3.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (AN Petersen, 14.6 ov), 2-76 (GC Smith, 26.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Umar Gul1807304.0510
    Younis Khan301505.0001
    Abdur Rehman36510512.9100
    Mohammad Hafeez1132001.8100
    Saeed Ajmal27210213.7700
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    13.5 Steyn is pumped up, lovely delivery, some extra bounce there, kept it slightly short of a good length and got it to shoot away, Hafeez was on the front foot and played at it much to his regret, got the outside edge and Botha made no mistake at first slip 41/1
    32.1 did I just jinx him or what, tossed up outside off and turned away sharply, Taufeeq, eager to cash in on the width, went after it, got a thick edge and Kallis at slip dived to his left and made no mistake, crucial blow, Pakistan have lost two set batsmen this innings 75/2
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    59.6 bowled'im, South Africa needed that, beaten by the turn, just enough to dislodge the bails on the off stump, angling in towards middle and Azhar Ali gets forward to defend, it turns away to beat the bat and knock back off 157/3
    not out
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    Extras
    17 (b 6, lb 4, nb 2, w 5)
    TOTAL
    343/3 (117 Overs, RR: 2.93)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.5 ov), 2-75 (Taufeeq Umar, 32.1 ov), 3-157 (Azhar Ali, 59.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn2268213.7210
    M Morkel2244602.0901
    PL Harris31105711.8300
    J Botha38713813.6301
    JH Kallis421002.5000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

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

Match days

12,13,14,15,16 November 2010 (5-day match)

Test debut

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 12 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 311/3 (JH Kallis 53*, PL Harris 0*, 89.3 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 144/2 (Azhar Ali 12*, Younis Khan 21*, 55 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 139/2 (HM Amla 44*, JH Kallis 32*, 48 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Nov - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 109/2 (Azhar Ali 37*, Younis Khan 11*, 41 ov)
  • Tue, 16 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 343/3 (117 ov) - end of match

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