Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    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
    13 (b 8, lb 4, nb 1)
    263 all out (84.5 Overs, RR: 3.10, 374 minutes)
    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)
    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

Close of Play

  • Mon, 1 Oct - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 294/3 (JH Kallis 118*, AG Prince 3*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 2 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 127/5 (Shoaib Malik 9*, Abdur Rehman 1*, 40 ov)
  • Wed, 3 Oct - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 76/3 (JH Kallis 18*, AG Prince 11*, 32 ov)
  • Thu, 4 Oct - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 146/3 (Younis Khan 93*, Mohammad Asif 1*, 33 ov)
  • Fri, 5 Oct - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 263 (84.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes