Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.3 And he is gone now. Short in length, on the middle and off, angling away, Salman couldn't resist the urge to play away from the body and edges it to third slip. SA breakthrough. 15/1
    54.5 Dragged it on! Harris gets the breakthrough. Poor defensive stroke from Akmal. It was short in length - was ripped across quicker, landed outside leg stump and spun in with a bit of bounce. Akmal went back, backed away a touch and offered a horizontal bat to it, trying to defend. The bat was facing the ground and the ball dropped off the face of the bat in front of the stumps and bounced on to the stumps. Gone. 176/2
    89.2 The round-the-wicket strategy works. Length delivery going with the angle outside the off stump and Younis nicks a intended slash to Boucher. What a fine innings. 265/3
    not out
    90.1 OMG! he is gone. What a tame anticlimactic end to a great career. He charged out, aiming to hit Harris out of the ground but was beaten in the flight. He never reached the pitch of the ball but still went through with the shot. The ball spun past the bat and Boucher did the last rites. Gone. Javed Miandad' record stays intact. 272/4
    not out
    23 (b 3, lb 14, nb 1, w 5)
    316/4 (107 Overs, RR: 2.95, 454 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Salman Butt, 5.3 ov), 2-176 (Kamran Akmal, 54.5 ov), 3-265 (Younis Khan, 89.2 ov), 4-272 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 90.1 ov)
    DW Steyn15.025603.7301
    M Ntini17.036013.5200
    JH Kallis15.004813.2000
    A Nel20.017503.7510
    PL Harris40.0146021.5000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.00-15.20, Close 16.50

Match days

8,9,10,11,12 October 2007 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Mon, 8 Oct - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 259/6 (MV Boucher 9*, A Nel 0*, 83 ov)
  • Tue, 9 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 140/4 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 10*, Misbah-ul-Haq 10*, 37 ov)
  • Wed, 10 Oct - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 154/2 (GC Smith 75*, JH Kallis 37*, 55 ov)
  • Thu, 11 Oct - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 108/1 (Kamran Akmal 49*, Younis Khan 48*, 31 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Oct - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 316/4 (107 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Inzi: a comedy

    Let the first dismissal be "… amam-ul-Haq". To us he is simply "Inzi" and all that encapsulates: chubby big brother with a bit about him turned avuncular bearded wonder. Inzamam-ul-Haq sounded ov

  • Exit Inzamam, the modest legend

    The end was not what had been anticipated, especially the hasty manner in which it arrived. Ultimately, it did not matter as Pakistan cricket bade a teary, emotional farewell to Inzamam-ul-Haq