Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Sami
    16
    27
    23
    3
    0
    69.56
    c Faisal Iqbal b Waqar Younis
    11
    41
    25
    2
    0
    44.00
    c Younis Khan b Saqlain Mushtaq
    56
    171
    118
    9
    0
    47.45
    b Mohammad Sami
    105
    319
    236
    11
    1
    44.49
    c †Kamran Akmal b Saqlain Mushtaq
    1
    10
    7
    0
    0
    14.28
    b Waqar Younis
    24
    62
    41
    4
    0
    58.53
    c Faisal Iqbal b Saqlain Mushtaq
    55
    187
    108
    7
    0
    50.92
    c †Kamran Akmal b Waqar Younis
    21
    42
    27
    3
    0
    77.77
    not out
    37
    93
    58
    4
    0
    63.79
    c Taufeeq Umar b Saqlain Mushtaq
    0
    3
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    b Mohammad Sami
    10
    31
    18
    2
    0
    55.55
    Extras
    32 (b 4, lb 5, nb 23)
    TOTAL
    368 all out (107 Overs, RR: 3.43, 497 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (GC Smith, 5.6 ov), 2-33 (HH Gibbs, 8.4 ov), 3-155 (G Kirsten, 44.5 ov), 4-159 (HH Dippenaar, 46.6 ov), 5-214 (ND McKenzie, 60.5 ov), 6-252 (JH Kallis, 79.6 ov), 7-286 (SM Pollock, 88.1 ov), 8-344 (MV Boucher, 99.1 ov), 9-344 (M Ntini, 99.4 ov), 10-368 (M Hayward, 106.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Waqar Younis2539133.6400
    Mohammad Sami2659233.5309
    Abdul Razzaq1935703.0004
    Saqlain Mushtaq37411943.2109
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    lbw b Boje
    39
    152
    111
    4
    0
    35.13
    c Smith b Ntini
    18
    121
    85
    2
    0
    21.17
    c †Boucher b Kallis
    30
    114
    77
    4
    0
    38.96
    c Gibbs b Boje
    13
    52
    49
    1
    0
    26.53
    c McKenzie b Hayward
    42
    96
    48
    6
    0
    87.50
    b Kallis
    17
    33
    35
    2
    0
    48.57
    c †Boucher b Hayward
    22
    46
    35
    3
    1
    62.85
    c †Boucher b Ntini
    29
    51
    30
    6
    0
    96.66
    c †Boucher b Pollock
    4
    24
    18
    0
    0
    22.22
    c Kirsten b Pollock
    15
    45
    28
    0
    1
    53.57
    not out
    11
    34
    16
    0
    1
    68.75
    Extras
    10 (lb 2, nb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    250 all out (f/o) (87.3 Overs, RR: 2.85, 390 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Saleem Elahi, 27.6 ov), 2-64 (Taufeeq Umar, 36.3 ov), 3-88 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 49.2 ov), 4-132 (Younis Khan, 56.4 ov), 5-156 (Faisal Iqbal, 64.2 ov), 6-184 (Mohammad Yousuf, 71.1 ov), 7-199 (Abdul Razzaq, 73.5 ov), 8-216 (Saqlain Mushtaq, 79.1 ov), 9-226 (Kamran Akmal, 80.6 ov), 10-250 (Waqar Younis, 87.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini2127323.4714
    SM Pollock17.342921.6502
    JH Kallis1753021.7600
    M Hayward1316324.8401
    N Boje1925322.7800

Close of Play

  • Thu, 26 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 250/5 (JH Kallis 104*, MV Boucher 13*, 75.3 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 120/8 (Kamran Akmal 0*, Waqar Younis 0*, 43.2 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 218/8 (Kamran Akmal 21*, Waqar Younis 2*, 80 ov)
  • Sun, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 45/0 (9 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • South Africa go one up with clinical win over Pakistan

    The South African opening pair of Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith made short work of scoring the 44 runs required to beat Pakistan by ten wickets in the First Castle Lager/MTN Test at Kingsmead in Durban

  • South Africa on the brink of victory in Durban

    A fine display of South African pace bowling has all but won the first Castle Lager/MTN Test at Kingsmead with Pakistan leading by 11 runs with two wickets in hand.

  • Pakistan collapse all but hands Test to South Africa

    South Africa have taken the First Castle Lager/MTN Test by the scruff of the neck as the visitors collapsed from 81/1 at tea to 120/8 when bad light brought another early end to proceedings in Durban.

  • Weather does not dampen Kallis hundred

    Rain, a slow pitch and bad light could not stop Jacques Kallis from scoring his eleventh, and first against Pakistan, Test hundred as South Africa took the honours on day one of the First Castle Lager/MTN Test ending on 250 for five wickets in an