• BATSMEN
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    32.6 outside off, drives at the away swinger, front foot does not get too far forward, edges, and a low catch to Hafeez at Gully who does well to get two hands on that 109/2
    23.4 gets the quicker ball, fullish, Smith is caught on the back foot, plays across the line as well, into the pad, and the appeal is upheld, not much doubt in that 87/1
    81.6 outside off, comes back off the seam, Amla thinks he has it covered until he hears the dreaded click of ball on stumps, the new ball does it 279/3
    108.1 GONE, Kaneria is round the wicket and the change of angle works, pitched online, touch short, Kallis is on the back foot driving to the off, gets the edge and Akmal this time makes no mistake, Kallis still does not have a 200 352/4
    116.2 200 for Kaneria, stays around the wicket, flighted into the off, Prince comes down the pitch once too often, checks the shot as he sees the googly, ends up popping a low catch to Kaneria's left 373/5
    136.3 what a great ball, one of the best components of the inswinging yorker, starts that outside off, late reverse swing, de Villiers is completly beaten as the ball gets inside bat and pad, hitting the off stump on the bounce 450/10
    123.6 outside leg, sweeps, misses, ball goes up off the pad and loops to the keeper who appeals and the finger goes up, Boucher not very happy, but the umpire was 392/6
    127.6 Well, well, Nel you should have walked for that, pushed forward to the ball, played well in front of the front pad, lobbed a catch to short mid-off, started walking, then stopped when Benson asked for a replay, all Nel did was waste time, he knew that was out, and Tv replayed showed that was very far from a bump ball 408/7
    129.6 gets well forward, pushes at it, did not get forward enough, ball turns, takes the edge as he pushes at it, and a easy catch for Akmal and 3 wickets for the man on debut 412/8
    135.4 great bowling to the tail from Rehman, gets another one, this time fires in the near quick yorker, Steyn just not expecting that can not get the bat down on it but he also played across the line 448/9
    not out
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 6, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    450 all out (136.3 Overs, 569 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif26.068313.1900
    Umar Gul21.366022.7902
    Danish Kaneria36.0312423.4400
    Abdur Rehman31.0310543.3800
    Shoaib Malik8.023103.8702
    Mohammad Hafeez14.004012.8500
    Fall of wickets:1-87 (GC Smith, 23.4 ov), 2-109 (HH Gibbs, 32.6 ov), 3-279 (HM Amla, 81.6 ov), 4-352 (JH Kallis, 108.1 ov), 5-373 (AG Prince, 116.2 ov), 6-392 (MV Boucher, 123.6 ov), 7-408 (A Nel, 127.6 ov), 8-412 (PL Harris, 129.6 ov), 9-448 (DW Steyn, 135.4 ov), 10-450 (AB de Villiers, 136.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    18.4 WHAT A CATCH, Hafeez gets one a touch short just outside off, some turn and bounce, attempts a late cut, high off the bat, goes past Kallis at slip when the right hand springs out to hold onto it 82/2
    14.2 angled towards the legs, pitches just outside off, holds its line, no turn, pad bat, huge appeal, Benson thinks, thinks again and then raises the finger, good decision to what looked to be the arm ball 71/1
    19.1 Torpedoed, got one just short of a length, was almost on the back foot, ball hardly gets up, does not have any time to get the bat down, hits low on the stumps, no answer to something like that 84/3
    27.1 full on the off, goes on the drive but somehow gets the inside edge into the stumps, looked such an innocent ball, just played down the wrong line and the edge did the rest 97/4
    37.4 slower ball outside off, slight away swing, goes on the drive, swing beats him but gets the edge through to Boucher, Steyn loved that, punching at the air 120/5
    80.5 comes down the pitch once to often, maybe he was seen, Harris fires in the quicker ball, bites in the rough, turns back, Malik misses, Boucher takes right over the middle stump and has little to do but flick the bails off 238/8
    47.6 round the wicket to the left hander, gets him pushing forward just outside the off, Rehman has been trying this for a few over now, gets the edge and that does carry low to Boucher 149/6
    76.2 flighted up just outside off, Butt is caught on the back foot as he tries to play a fullish quicker ball to the on side with the turn, beats the bat, strikes the back foot just in line of the off and is given, very similar wicket to the Smith one in the South African innings 233/7
    86.6 gets his wicket anyway, Gul goes charging down the pitch, misses and Boucher has the bails, becoming the wicketkeeper with the most dismissals in test cricket, goes past the 395 by Ian Healy 259/9
    not out
    26
    49
    4
    0
    53.06
    97.3 Steyn gets one on line and length, angled outside off, swings back late, Asif is forward, plays outside that as it comes back and strikes the top of the off stump 291/10
    Extras
    25 (b 15, lb 7, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    291 all out (97.3 Overs, 421 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn13.325023.7002
    M Ntini11.024804.3600
    PL Harris36.0137352.0200
    A Nel20.045922.9500
    JH Kallis11.032111.9010
    GC Smith6.011803.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-71 (Kamran Akmal, 14.2 ov), 2-82 (Mohammad Hafeez, 18.4 ov), 3-84 (Younis Khan, 19.1 ov), 4-97 (Faisal Iqbal, 27.1 ov), 5-120 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 37.4 ov), 6-149 (Abdur Rehman, 47.6 ov), 7-233 (Salman Butt, 76.2 ov), 8-238 (Shoaib Malik, 80.5 ov), 9-259 (Umar Gul, 86.6 ov), 10-291 (Mohammad Asif, 97.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    13.2 Rehman slips in the wide ball, again slow flight and a touch short, Smith is falling away as he cuts, gets a thick edge and straight into Akmal's gloves, good catch with the keeper having to get across to the off 41/1
    16.4 oh dear, Gibbs gets down on one knee to sweep, ball beats the bat, off the pad, clips the gloves on the way up and a diving catch from silly mid-off has Gibbs walking 43/3
    15.3 flighted up, again slow flight, gets Amla forward, plays across the line, beaten, back foot just gets off the ground and some great glove work from Akmal, has the bails off before the toe can get back in the crease, great wicket keeping 43/2
    not out
    100
    201
    4
    1
    49.75
    50.2 Prince gets one a touch short outside the off, sharp turn and bounce from the rough, Prince is back playing that off the pitch, plays late, this time too late, off the face of the bat, bounces in the crease, almost slow motion loops up and comes down onto the off stump bail 131/4
    51.2 again he is drawn forward outside leg, plays a similar shot, flicking to the on side, balance is wrong, back leg again comes past the front foot, makes no difference as that turns back into the the top of the off stump 132/5
    67.3 outside off, flighted, tries the slog sweep, in the air, low off the bat, floats away to wide long on 188/6
    85.3 down the pitch, goes for the high lofted on drive, can not clear the man at long on 251/7
    not out
    1
    10
    0
    0
    10.00
    Extras
    12 (b 10, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    264/7d (89 Overs, 371 minutes)
    Did not bat: M Ntini, DW Steyn
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif6.011402.3300
    Umar Gul12.013502.9100
    Abdur Rehman38.0610542.7600
    Danish Kaneria28.038533.0300
    Mohammad Hafeez5.001302.6000
    Fall of wickets:1-41 (GC Smith, 13.2 ov), 2-43 (HM Amla, 15.3 ov), 3-43 (HH Gibbs, 16.4 ov), 4-131 (AG Prince, 50.2 ov), 5-132 (AB de Villiers, 51.2 ov), 6-188 (MV Boucher, 67.3 ov), 7-251 (A Nel, 85.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 starts very wide outside off, stays very low, plays at that well away from the body, inside edge, drags that back into the stumps 1/1
    5.2 WHAT A CATCH, brilliant by Amla at short leg, got forward on line, big inside edge, Amla dives forward, and claims a brilliant catch, TV replays shows that he did get fingers under the ball, a catch that we are going to see over and over a 20/2
    126
    160
    18
    1
    78.75
    55.4 Steyn has the reverse swing going now, gets that just short of length outside the off, swing brings it in, Khan is caught on the crease, ball does stay a bit low, but it is the reverse swing that beats the bat, played down the wrong line, BUT what a great innings 197/5
    29.3 flighted on the off, pushes forward, edges, off the gloves of boucher to Kallis at slip 134/3
    38.1 Asif gets forward on the front foot once too often, gets the shorter ball, tries to fend that off, gets bat to it or maybe even the bat handle, as the bottom hand comes off the bat, and it loops to short leg, another milestone in this match, 100 Test wickets for Nel 161/4
    69.4 Nel angles that in from the off, gets a bit of movement off the pitch back at the right hander, gets half forward, into the pad, huge apeals and Benson has the finger up 230/6
    84.5 Ntini goes short and Malik gets back on the pull, that was a bit quicker from Ntini, gets the top edge, goes high up into the air, Nel calls and runs in from mid-off to take next to the bowlers wickets 263/10
    74.2 flighted up on the off, Akmal gets well forward, but his time the ball does turn back sharply, gets the edge, Boucher fumbles once, twice after it came off his leg, but holds on with the third attempt 239/7
    81.2 that starts outside off, full, swings back late, into the pad, and that has to be out, huge appeals, Benson raises the finger 249/8
    83.5 gets forward to one that swings late, on the front foot, outside half of the bat, loops up towards extra cover, 3rd 5-fer for Steyn 257/9
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    13 (b 8, lb 4, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    263 all out (84.5 Overs, 374 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini12.543412.6400
    DW Steyn15.035653.7300
    A Nel19.055923.1001
    PL Harris30.085821.9300
    GC Smith3.0033011.0000
    JH Kallis4.03401.0000
    HM Amla1.00707.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.1 ov), 2-20 (Salman Butt, 5.2 ov), 3-134 (Faisal Iqbal, 29.3 ov), 4-161 (Mohammad Asif, 38.1 ov), 5-197 (Younis Khan, 55.4 ov), 6-230 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 69.4 ov), 7-239 (Kamran Akmal, 74.2 ov), 8-249 (Abdur Rehman, 81.2 ov), 9-257 (Umar Gul, 83.5 ov), 10-263 (Shoaib Malik, 84.5 ov)

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