Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    34.4 Lucky break for Pakistan. They've snaffled Markram down the leg side for 90. Another loose ball, straying down the leg side, all it needed was a tickle. Markram can't get enough bat onto it and deflects it away to Sarfraz diving away to his left and catching the ball. Ultra Edge detects a spike and Markram walks back 10 short of a ton 132/2
    1.4 Abbas strikes with his fourth ball and finds the outside edge of Elgar. Good length and angling across off, seaming away. Elgar feels for the ball and tickles it behind. Sarfraz snaffles it and Abbas roars in delight. After leaving the previous two balls, Elgar nicks this one off 6/1
    42.4 got him! Amla left the last ball and that's what he should have done with this one too. Similar line and length, just outside off, short of a length length. Jumping up. He gets leg side of it and looks to punch it this time. There wasn't enough room and it flew off the outside edge. Slip leaps two-handed, high to his right, and holds on 154/3
    60.2 Another appeal for lbw from Abbas. Umpire Wilson raises his finger, de Bryun knows he has been trapped in front. Nice and full, reverses in, de Bryun, having shuffled across, does not lay bat on ball and is pinned in front of middle. That's adjacent and the batsman doesn't even bother to review. Abbas finally has some success after the break 229/4
    65.6 No fifty on debut for Hamza (at least in the first innings)! Amir has him nicking off. Good length and reverses away outside off, Hamza thinks about letting this go, he is late to pull his bat away. Ends up feathering it behind to the keeper. Lovely little debut innings, nevertheless 244/6
    61.6 Amir finds reverse swing, finds the outside edge, and it settles into the gloves of Sarfraz. Good length and curving away close to off stump, which means Bavuma to play at it. He wafts and sends an outside edge to the keeper, who makes no mistake this time. Pakistan are thriving with the old ball 238/5
    75.2 picks out deep midwicket! Seemed to have made a nice swing at this, but it appears that came off the toe-end. Short ball across off stump. Pulled straight to the fielder out there. More evidence that this is a relatively slow pitch 262/9
    70.5 Hasan Ali draws an appeal for lbw. Not given. Nice full, swerves back in, Philander plays around his front pad and falls over the flick. No inside edge and this seems to be heading down the leg? Nope, the tracker suggests it would have gone on to clatter into leg stump. Three reads and Philander has to go. This is the fourth wicket for Pakistan after tea 249/7
    72.4 pitched further up and running away outside off, Rabada chases it with a big drive. Plays a long way away from the body and feeds an outside edge to Sarfraz. Fifth wicket after tea. 257/8
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    77.4 taken at fine leg! Olivier takes on the bouncer and can only get a top edge down to Abbas. Off stump line, closes his eyes and swats at it, doesn't work for the best of them. Won't work for him 262/10
    Extras
    7 (lb 2, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    262 all out (77.4 Overs, RR: 3.37, 339 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (D Elgar, 1.4 ov), 2-132 (AK Markram, 34.4 ov), 3-154 (HM Amla, 42.4 ov), 4-229 (TB de Bruyn, 60.2 ov), 5-238 (T Bavuma, 61.6 ov), 6-244 (Zubayr Hamza, 65.6 ov), 7-249 (VD Philander, 70.5 ov), 8-257 (K Rabada, 72.4 ov), 9-262 (Q de Kock, 75.2 ov), 10-262 (D Olivier, 77.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir15.423622.2901
    Mohammad Abbas1864422.4400
    Hasan Ali1737524.4110
    Faheem Ashraf1525733.8003
    Shadab Khan1023913.9000
    Asad Shafiq20904.5000
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    33.2 The extra bounce gets the better of Imam. Kicks up from a length outside off, Imam spars it at. Takes the outside edge near the shoulder of the bat and flies to Elgar diving to his left from slip 91/5
    3.5 has he got him? No, says the umpire. Catch behind appeal. South Africa review. Sensational ball from Philander. Curves it in towards middle stump and gets it to zip away off the surface. Batsman looks to defend on the front foot....and Ultra Edge shows a murmur! His angled bat is coming down at the ball and the ball is jumping away from it. Then decides to have some of it and kisses the edge. What a delivery 6/1
    3.6 another for Philander! Jumps up at Azhar in the corridor and takes a proper bit of the outside edge this time! QDK lunges to his right and takes it. Marginal shape away from Philander. Starts at off, moves into the channel. Azhar defends with an open face and is gone first ball 6/2
    24.2 edged and somebody finally catches the ball. De Bruyn grabs it to his right at third slip and ends nightwatchman Abbas' little vigil. On a good length, angling in, and straightening away. Olivier tempts Abbas into wafting at it and nicking off 53/3
    24.5 No wickets in the first hour. Then Pakistan give away two wickets in five balls. Olivier runs in hard and hits the deck harder. Banged in short and outside off, Shafiq ducks into it but hangs his bat and hands up. He looks away and takes his eyes off the ball.lt brushes the bottom glove and carries through to de Kock. Not great technique from Shafiq, and just like that Olivier has lifted SA 53/4
    44.1 holes out to fine leg! Some lessons still not learnt, it appears. Cuts, ramps, pulls, hooks - Olivier has been impossible to get away with those shots all day today. Not to mention the previous Tests. Hurries him and he is falling away, into the off side and backwards. Never a good sign when you're hooking. Top edge and Rabada runs in to hold on low 169/7
    43.3 taken at first slip! Second attempt. Amla finally gets a go at this whole slip catching thing, and he doesn't disappoint. Short of a length and shaping away. Some extra bounce. Sarfraz looks to jab it behind square with a horizontal bat. Amla gets his hand up and lays it off to take it on the second attempt 169/6
    49.4 Rabada wraps up Pakistan for 185. Back of a length and outside off, Shadab chases after it. He jabs hard at it and hands a catch to de Bruyn at gully 185/10
    44.2 that is woeful. Another bouncer, in the corridor. Faheem is looking to pump him through midwicket with a pull, first ball. It slams the sticker of the bat and lobs harmlessly to short leg's right. Easy catch, taken without fuss 169/8
    48.3 straight to short leg. Five-for number three in the series for Olivier! Short ball at the ribs. He gets up to try and defend it. Dabs it straight to the fielder. Simple. Couldn't get that down, it was too quick 185/9
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    Extras
    15 (b 5, lb 10)
    TOTAL
    185 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 3.72, 226 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Shan Masood, 3.5 ov), 2-6 (Azhar Ali, 3.6 ov), 3-53 (Mohammad Abbas, 24.2 ov), 4-53 (Asad Shafiq, 24.5 ov), 5-91 (Imam-ul-Haq, 33.2 ov), 6-169 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 43.3 ov), 7-169 (Babar Azam, 44.1 ov), 8-169 (Faheem Ashraf, 44.2 ov), 9-185 (Mohammad Amir, 48.3 ov), 10-185 (Shadab Khan, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn1243502.9100
    VD Philander1344333.3000
    K Rabada11.404123.5100
    D Olivier1325153.9200
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    4.1 Amir pitches it full and gets this to swing back into Elgar. Elgar is caught on the crease, the ball moves in to graze the back leg and carry through to Sarfraz, The Pakistan captain wants a review. He thinks Elgar has nicked this and Ultra Edge detects a spike. He has tickled it behind off the back pad to the keeper. Inside edge. Fine review from Pakistan, but SA's lead has already passed 100 24/1
    8.4 good catch! Sarfraz leaps to his right and grabs it one-handed. That wasn't carrying to slip, he needed to get there. Length ball shapes away late and Markram chases with his hands, away from his body. Dipping on Sarfraz but he hangs on 29/2
    49.6 got him! This one does rise, and Amla's resistance ends. Length ball, cutting away and rising at the same time. Amla looks to defend on the front foot and it gets him on the glove. Floats to Sarfraz's right and he takes an easy catch 195/6
    14.3 good catch! Shafiq crouches and grabs one in front of his face at second slip. That went quick. Short of a length just outside off, swipes at it away from the body. There's not much in terms of deviation. Flies off the edge. The cordon is possibly closer than they usually are. Well held 45/3
    14.5 that's plumb! A bit of pitch misbehaviour and Hamza can't do anything about this. Short of a length ball, belted into the pitch. Keeps low as he gets on the back foot and is hit bang in front of halfway up middle stump 45/4
    28.3 Delicious legbreak from Shadab. Lobbed up just a shade outside off, breaks away just enough to catch the outside edge and Sarfraz snaffles another catch behind the stumps. It's his eighth catch - most by him in any Test 93/5
    78.2 De Kock holes out to Hasan Ali at deep square leg. Dragged down on leg or even outside, de Kock eyes up a pull but hits it straight to the man in the deep. He raises his bat and walks off for a punchy 129. Steyn pats him on the back as he walks out to bat 302/8
    58.6 this is vintage Amir. Top yorker from Amir, swings back in so very late. Philander hastily jabs his bat down and cops it on the front boot. This looks adjacent, but Philander chances a review. Boot first and then some bat. This is crashing into the base of middle stump. The lead, though, is 300 223/7
    79.2 Faheem has bounced out Rabada. But guess what Rabada has more runs in this series than Azhar Ali. Short and angling away outside off, he can't get on top of the ball. Rabada pulls weakly and splices it to extra-cover 302/9
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    80.3 Shadab has No.11 Olivier nicking off with a biting legbreak. On a length, starts just a shade outside off, and turns away. Shadab finds the edge and Sarfraz pockets his 10th catch of the match - the Pakistan record for most dismissals in a Test match 303/10
    Extras
    11 (b 2, lb 6, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    303 all out (80.3 Overs, RR: 3.76, 393 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (D Elgar, 4.1 ov), 2-29 (AK Markram, 8.4 ov), 3-45 (TB de Bruyn, 14.3 ov), 4-45 (Zubayr Hamza, 14.5 ov), 5-93 (T Bavuma, 28.3 ov), 6-195 (HM Amla, 49.6 ov), 7-223 (VD Philander, 58.6 ov), 8-302 (Q de Kock, 78.2 ov), 9-302 (K Rabada, 79.2 ov), 10-303 (D Olivier, 80.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Amir2025622.8000
    Mohammad Abbas1837314.0510
    Hasan Ali1718314.8800
    Faheem Ashraf1434233.0002
    Shadab Khan11.304133.5600
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    19.4 got him! In, in, in. One holds the line and gets Imam to defend inside the line. This was the reason he went around the wicket. Belts it in, short of a length in the corridor. Imam looks to defend the off stump ball and gets a tiny, faint edge. Not much he can do there. Was defending quite close to the body too. Falls after another good start 67/1
    23.6 big appeal for catch behind. Wilson says not out. South Africa review. This short of a length ball jumps into Masood and cuts him in half. There's a sound as it passes him and sails over the stumps. QDK takes it down leg side...there is thigh guard on it. But was there an edge first? Ultra Edge awaited...a disturbance as it passes bat. Thin edge, thigh guard, and taken down leg. Decision overturned. Masood doesn't look happy about that. Big angry strides up the tunnel. 74/2
    30.5 Nasty, nasty delivery from Olivier and it puts Azhar out of his misery. Olivier roars right in the face of the outgoing batsman. Back of a length and explodes from the pitch outside off, Azhar jumps off the ground and is airborne as he desperately fends at the ball. Gloves it through to de Kock diving away to his right. Vicious bounce. What a miserable tour for Azhar Ali 104/3
    47.1 taken at second slip. Was a matter of time before one went up instead of down. Length outside off. Gets forward to defend. Perhaps stretching out a little too far away from the body, but that's a marginal shout. It gets big on him and he fends to Elgar. Replays show he walked down at that too 179/6
    42.4 got him! Doesn't give you a chance, this guy! Short ball again. Just gets so steep when he hits that length, more so than any other bowler in this line-up. Babar wants to get on the back foot to defend this. It's not a bad option at all. But it gets to throat height and he can't control it from there. A glove and QDK takes a simple catch 162/4
    42.5 bowled him! He continues this double-wicket over trend! Third time for him in the Test. Sarfraz is hanging back in the crease expecting a bouncer. They've just brought in short leg. It's a trap. This is a short of a length and ball and it tonks the top of off, coming in with the angle. Sarfraz is too late on the defence 162/5
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    52.3 oh great catch! Markram at wide gully. He's not squatting like a normal cordon fielder does. On his toes and walking in, ever so slightly as the bowler runs in. Then he gets static and is ready to spring at it with a crouch as Faheem looks to cut a ball that is too close for the cut. It flies high to Markram's left but his initial momentum from the faux walk-in means he is in a good position to explode to his left. And he does it. And he gets two hands at it to grab on. Tumbles gracefully to his left to arrest the momentum too. Superb. 204/7
    54.2 Grabbed by Markram at gully, but this is a much simpler catch. Back of a length and on a sixth-stump line, not as short as the previous delivery. Amir chases after it and slices an edge to Markram. SA two wickets away from 3-0 208/8
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    58.4 Rabada calls for the catch and takes it himself! 146ks short ball aimed at the chest, Hasan is hurried into a hook. He can only top-edge it in the air. The ball drops down into the lap of Rabada. He collects it near the midwicket region. SA one away from 3-0 242/9
    65.4 A mix-up between the wickets and that aptly sums up Pakistan's tour. SA sweep them 3-0! Tossed full around off, forced away towards mid-on, Abbas risks a single, he's eventually sent back by Shadab. Horrible running. Markram, I think, swoops down on the ball and throws it to de Kock, who finishes off the game 273/10
    Extras
    3 (lb 2, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    273 all out (65.4 Overs, RR: 4.15, 304 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-67 (Imam-ul-Haq, 19.4 ov), 2-74 (Shan Masood, 23.6 ov), 3-104 (Azhar Ali, 30.5 ov), 4-162 (Babar Azam, 42.4 ov), 5-162 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 42.5 ov), 6-179 (Asad Shafiq, 47.1 ov), 7-204 (Faheem Ashraf, 52.3 ov), 8-208 (Mohammad Amir, 54.2 ov), 9-242 (Hasan Ali, 58.4 ov), 10-273 (Mohammad Abbas, 65.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn2028024.0000
    VD Philander1444112.9200
    D Olivier1527434.9301
    K Rabada1627534.6800
    D Elgar0.40101.5000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 11 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 17/2 (Imam-ul-Haq 10*, Mohammad Abbas 0*, 9 ov)
  • Sat, 12 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 135/5 (HM Amla 42*, Q de Kock 34*, 37 ov)
  • Sun, 13 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 153/3 (Asad Shafiq 48*, Babar Azam 17*, 40 ov)
  • Mon, 14 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 273 (65.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st67Shan MasoodImam-ul-Haq
2nd7Azhar AliShan Masood
3rd30Azhar AliAsad Shafiq
4th58Asad ShafiqBabar Azam
5th0Sarfraz AhmedAsad Shafiq
6th17Asad ShafiqShadab Khan
7th25Faheem AshrafShadab Khan
8th4Mohammad AmirShadab Khan
9th34Hasan AliShadab Khan
10th31Mohammad AbbasShadab Khan