Pakistan tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion, Jan 11-15, 2007
South Africa won by 7 wickets
11,12,13,14,15 January 2007 (5-day match)
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c †Boucher b Ntini 19 102 80 3 0 23.75
23.2 Ntini strikes again! short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle. Hafeez leans back and drops his wrists but the ball stays low and brushes the gloves. Boucher dives across full length to his left and takes a fantastic catch. Umpire Bucknor as usual took his time to make his decision but in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler 50/2
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Amla b Ntini 26 93 58 4 0 44.82
21.4 and gone! another short and wide delivery outside the off stump, had 'four' written all over it but Farhat fails to get on top of the bounce and in the end the cut goes straight to Amla at point. Easy catch held, Ntini with the much needed breakthrough 48/1
View dismissal Yasir Hameed c Ntini b Nel 65 186 135 8 1 48.14
64.4 Finally Yasir, after numerous near-fatal pull shots, succeeds. This is suicidal. There is a man at deep square leg. Banged in short, again outside the off stump and Yasir hits it straight to Ntini placed exactly for that. Pakistan have hit the self-destruct button in the last session. 193/4
View dismissal Younis Khan c Nel b Pollock 68 161 110 10 0 61.81
61.3 The fatal pull shot. Younis Khan has fallen to the bait. Banged in short, on the middle and leg stump line, Younis pulls it straight down the throat of fine leg. He had top edged a bouncer earlier in this session, but has not learned the lesson. Big wicket this and a huge partnership comes to an end. Enters Inzamam-ul-Haq. 183/3
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c Amla b Ntini 42 121 71 6 0 59.15
87.4 Got im! And would you believe it, another dismissal due to a pull shot. Banged in short, and Inzamam goes for a pull, and sends it straight down the waiting palms at deep square leg. He didn't have to move an inch, the cherry just came hurtling straight to him. 256/6
View dismissal Faisal Iqbal c †Boucher b Kallis 1 37 26 0 0 3.84
71.3 Would you believe it? The fatal Pakistani attraction with the pull shot continues. Kallis banged it short, at the body of Faisal who goes for an impulsive pull, doesn't make proper contact and it bounds off the gloves, in the air, for Boucher to hold a dolly. 204/5
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Pollock b Nel 29 85 55 4 0 52.72
90.6 outrageous! Another batsman falls to the pull shot, Nel banged that in and Akmal went for the pull, the ball got big on him and he top-edged that high in the air, Pollock took a well-judged catch at wide mid-on 276/7
View dismissal Shahid Nazir c Gibbs b Ntini 15 22 17 2 0 88.23
95.1 short and vicious, and a dolly of a catch to gully! Another one bites the dust and that was just too good for a tailender. Angled in, bursting off the pitch, and a tangled evasive shot took the simplest of top-edges. South Africa continue to chip away 300/8
95.1 short and vicious, and a dolly of a catch to gully! Another one bites the dust and that was just too good for a tailender. Angled in, bursting off the pitch, and a tangled evasive shot took the simplest of top-edges. South Africa continue to chip away 300/8
View dismissal Naved-ul-Hasan c & b Nel 30 49 29 4 1 103.44
96.5 and that's the end of that! Short again, Naved goes for the big heave-ho, and a spiralling top-edge lands in the safe hands of Andre Nel, jogging down the pitch in his followthrough. 313/10
View dismissal Danish Kaneria c Kallis b Ntini 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
95.6 there's nothing Kaneria can do about this one though! A brute of a length for a tailender, and that's Ntini's five-for! He was halfway to square leg when he played at that ball, and second slip gobbled up a simple chance 311/9
Mohammad Asif not out 1 6 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 6, lb 6, w 2, nb 3) 17
  Total (all out; 96.5 overs; 433 mins) 313 (3.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Ntini 24 3 83 5 3.45 107 11 1
21.4 to Imran Farhat, and gone! another short and wide delivery outside the off stump, had 'four' written all over it but Farhat fails to get on top of the bounce and in the end the cut goes straight to Amla at point. Easy catch held, Ntini with the much needed breakthrough 48/1
23.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, Ntini strikes again! short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the angle. Hafeez leans back and drops his wrists but the ball stays low and brushes the gloves. Boucher dives across full length to his left and takes a fantastic catch. Umpire Bucknor as usual took his time to make his decision but in the end adjudicated in favour of the bowler 50/2
87.4 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Got im! And would you believe it, another dismissal due to a pull shot. Banged in short, and Inzamam goes for a pull, and sends it straight down the waiting palms at deep square leg. He didn't have to move an inch, the cherry just came hurtling straight to him. 256/6
95.1 to Shahid Nazir, short and vicious, and a dolly of a catch to gully! Another one bites the dust and that was just too good for a tailender. Angled in, bursting off the pitch, and a tangled evasive shot took the simplest of top-edges. South Africa continue to chip away 300/8
95.1 to Shahid Nazir, short and vicious, and a dolly of a catch to gully! Another one bites the dust and that was just too good for a tailender. Angled in, bursting off the pitch, and a tangled evasive shot took the simplest of top-edges. South Africa continue to chip away 300/8
95.6 to Danish Kaneria, there's nothing Kaneria can do about this one though! A brute of a length for a tailender, and that's Ntini's five-for! He was halfway to square leg when he played at that ball, and second slip gobbled up a simple chance 311/9
View wickets A Nel 26.5 3 100 3 3.72 115 16 0 (1w)
64.4 to Yasir Hameed, Finally Yasir, after numerous near-fatal pull shots, succeeds. This is suicidal. There is a man at deep square leg. Banged in short, again outside the off stump and Yasir hits it straight to Ntini placed exactly for that. Pakistan have hit the self-destruct button in the last session. 193/4
90.6 to Kamran Akmal, outrageous! Another batsman falls to the pull shot, Nel banged that in and Akmal went for the pull, the ball got big on him and he top-edged that high in the air, Pollock took a well-judged catch at wide mid-on 276/7
96.5 to Naved-ul-Hasan, and that's the end of that! Short again, Naved goes for the big heave-ho, and a spiralling top-edge lands in the safe hands of Andre Nel, jogging down the pitch in his followthrough. 313/10
View wicket SM Pollock 18 5 38 1 2.11 88 5 0
61.3 to Younis Khan, The fatal pull shot. Younis Khan has fallen to the bait. Banged in short, on the middle and leg stump line, Younis pulls it straight down the throat of fine leg. He had top edged a bouncer earlier in this session, but has not learned the lesson. Big wicket this and a huge partnership comes to an end. Enters Inzamam-ul-Haq. 183/3
View wicket JH Kallis 15 3 55 1 3.66 68 7 1 (3nb, 1w)
71.3 to Faisal Iqbal, Would you believe it? The fatal Pakistani attraction with the pull shot continues. Kallis banged it short, at the body of Faisal who goes for an impulsive pull, doesn't make proper contact and it bounds off the gloves, in the air, for Boucher to hold a dolly. 204/5
  PL Harris 13 2 25 0 1.92 61 2 0
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 4 19 15 0 0 26.66
4.2 GODDIM! What a fabulous ball, angling into the right hander before cutting away from the batsman who came forward, meekly, edging it to second slip 8/2
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 0 11 5 0 0 0.00
2.5 and there's the breakthrough! And it's the skipper who's on his way. It's that late seam movement that does for him as well - pushing forward and done like a kipper off the pitch. Kamran Akmal completes the catch 3/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asif 71 169 152 11 0 46.71
44.4 Asif strikes back with a beauty! good length delivery, pitched in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away late. Amla is sucked forward into the defensive push and the edge is produced. Akmal makes no mistake and a fine partnership comes to an end. 143/4
View dismissal JH Kallis c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 18 53 44 4 0 40.90
14.6 Asif gets his man! Lands slightly back of length, outside the off stump and holds its line, Kallis ends up pushing away from his body and Younis, at second slip, holds a neat low catch. Well pouched and well bowled. Obviously, I am wrong, the no balls are not affecting Asif. South Africa are in trouble here. 53/3
View dismissal AG Prince st †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria 138 349 214 19 0 64.48
98.2 Got him! Akmal almost messed up! Prince charges out and is beaten by the flight and by the turn. It was tossed up on the stumps, dipped rapidly and turned past Prince's legs and Akmal gathered it smartly, down the leg side, and tried to whip off the bails but his gloves just miss the stumps. But he recovered very quickly and got his hands down on the top of the stumps, and Prince's bat was on the line when the bails were dislodged. And that's lunch. A fine innings from the man-in-form Prince comes to an end. 356/5
View dismissal HH Gibbs lbw b Naved-ul-Hasan 94 279 205 15 0 45.85
107.1 and he strikes straightaway! Gibbs departs on 94. Good length delivery and this one reversed in sharply, he normally gets the ball to swing away. Gibbs pushes forward to defend but ends up playing down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the pad. Umpire Bucknor as usual takes his time, first he nods his head as if to indicate that it was not out and then raises his finger - cruel ! 383/7
View dismissal MV Boucher c & b Danish Kaneria 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
100.1 Kaneria strikers again! full and on the pads, turning across. Boucher tries to work it away on the leg side, ball clips the leading edge and pops up straight back to the bowler. Easy catch held and that's a crucial wicket. 358/6
SM Pollock not out 39 79 58 5 1 67.24
View dismissal PL Harris b Danish Kaneria 3 6 4 0 0 75.00
108.3 gone! tossed up outside the leg stump, ball hits the rough and turns in a long way. Harris goes down on one knee in an effort to sweep it away fine but fails to make contact, ball drifts in nicely and clips the top of the leg stump. Classic dismissal - South African eight down. 386/8
View dismissal A Nel b Naved-ul-Hasan 5 6 5 0 0 100.00
109.3 bowled'm! fuller in length and reversing in, too good a delivery for Nel who plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes into the woodwork. Rana is on a roll here, he is getting the ball to reverse in prodigiously and the South African line-up is melting. 391/9
View dismissal M Ntini c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 5 36 23 1 0 21.73
117.5 Asif finishes it off with a five-for. What a comeback this bloke has had. Short of length, around the off stump line, holds its line, Ntini is squared-up a touch and pushes out at it, and the outside edge is swallowed up by Younis Khan, bending low to his front. Good smart catch and SA's lead stands at a very healthy 104. Pollock left stranded but his wonderful cameo has lifted South Africa to a great position. 417/10
Extras (lb 13, nb 25) 38
  Total (all out; 117.5 overs; 508 mins) 417 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 27.5 4 89 5 3.19 137 12 0 (15nb)
2.5 to Smith, and there's the breakthrough! And it's the skipper who's on his way. It's that late seam movement that does for him as well - pushing forward and done like a kipper off the pitch. Kamran Akmal completes the catch 3/1
4.2 to de Villiers, GODDIM! What a fabulous ball, angling into the right hander before cutting away from the batsman who came forward, meekly, edging it to second slip 8/2
14.6 to Kallis, Asif gets his man! Lands slightly back of length, outside the off stump and holds its line, Kallis ends up pushing away from his body and Younis, at second slip, holds a neat low catch. Well pouched and well bowled. Obviously, I am wrong, the no balls are not affecting Asif. South Africa are in trouble here. 53/3
44.4 to Amla, Asif strikes back with a beauty! good length delivery, pitched in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away late. Amla is sucked forward into the defensive push and the edge is produced. Akmal makes no mistake and a fine partnership comes to an end. 143/4
117.5 to Ntini, Asif finishes it off with a five-for. What a comeback this bloke has had. Short of length, around the off stump line, holds its line, Ntini is squared-up a touch and pushes out at it, and the outside edge is swallowed up by Younis Khan, bending low to his front. Good smart catch and SA's lead stands at a very healthy 104. Pollock left stranded but his wonderful cameo has lifted South Africa to a great position. 417/10
View wickets Naved-ul-Hasan 17 2 92 2 5.41 68 15 1 (1nb)
107.1 to Gibbs, and he strikes straightaway! Gibbs departs on 94. Good length delivery and this one reversed in sharply, he normally gets the ball to swing away. Gibbs pushes forward to defend but ends up playing down the wrong line and the ball hits the pad right in front of the pad. Umpire Bucknor as usual takes his time, first he nods his head as if to indicate that it was not out and then raises his finger - cruel ! 383/7
109.3 to Nel, bowled'm! fuller in length and reversing in, too good a delivery for Nel who plays down the wrong line and the ball crashes into the woodwork. Rana is on a roll here, he is getting the ball to reverse in prodigiously and the South African line-up is melting. 391/9
  Shahid Nazir 20 1 96 0 4.80 77 12 0 (9nb)
View wickets Danish Kaneria 41 8 97 3 2.36 192 13 0
98.2 to Prince, Got him! Akmal almost messed up! Prince charges out and is beaten by the flight and by the turn. It was tossed up on the stumps, dipped rapidly and turned past Prince's legs and Akmal gathered it smartly, down the leg side, and tried to whip off the bails but his gloves just miss the stumps. But he recovered very quickly and got his hands down on the top of the stumps, and Prince's bat was on the line when the bails were dislodged. And that's lunch. A fine innings from the man-in-form Prince comes to an end. 356/5
100.1 to Boucher, Kaneria strikers again! full and on the pads, turning across. Boucher tries to work it away on the leg side, ball clips the leading edge and pops up straight back to the bowler. Easy catch held and that's a crucial wicket. 358/6
108.3 to Harris, gone! tossed up outside the leg stump, ball hits the rough and turns in a long way. Harris goes down on one knee in an effort to sweep it away fine but fails to make contact, ball drifts in nicely and clips the top of the leg stump. Classic dismissal - South African eight down. 386/8
  Mohammad Hafeez 11 1 24 0 2.18 50 2 0
  Imran Farhat 1 0 6 0 6.00 3 1 0
  Pakistan 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Smith b Kallis 15 64 48 2 0 31.25
14.3 there you go, he strikes straightaway! Kallis does justice to our belief. Short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and drifting in with the arm. Hafeez is drawn forward into the drive and the edge goes straight to Smith at first slip. Hafeez was clearly done in by the line and length. Well bowled Kallis. 41/1
View dismissal Imran Farhat c de Villiers b Harris 68 260 168 10 0 40.47
56.6 Harris nails Farhat. Valuabe knock from the youngster comes to an end. Flighted delivery outside off stump, turns in, Farhat lunges forward in defence but is beaten by the spin. The ball hits the pad and then on to the bat and goes low towards de Villiers, at silly point, who takes a smart catch 154/4
View dismissal Yasir Hameed c †Boucher b Kallis 9 30 26 2 0 34.61
20.4 Gone! Pakistan trail by 46 and have eight wickets standing. Full and in the channel outside the off stump, holds its line, Hameed goes for a drive, and strangely it appears as if he was trying to whip it across the line, only succeeds in nicking it behind to the wet glove of Boucher. South Africa are right on top under gloomy skies. 58/2
View dismissal Younis Khan lbw b Pollock 38 96 64 5 0 59.37
42.2 ripper! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump and this one nipped back in. Khan pushes forward to defend but is beaten by the angle, ends up playing down the wrong line and he is caught stone dead. Umpire Bucknor took exactly a minute to make up his mind. Pollock never stopped appealing until he saw the finger go up. 115/3
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c de Villiers b Pollock 35 143 90 3 0 38.88
75.1 de Villiers takes a beauty! Inzy falls. Huge wicket! Pakistan slip into deep crisis. Fullish, on the middle stump line, Inzamam, against the run of play, tries to whip it across the line and it flies to the left of de Villiers at short midwicket who dives to take a stunner. That ball was travelling at some speed and he took it inches from the ground. Was quicker than gravity there! 187/6
View dismissal Faisal Iqbal c Gibbs b Harris 9 35 30 1 0 30.00
66.5 That's the end of that! Iqbal throws it away. Bowled from round the stumps, flat and turning away. Iqbal dances down the track and drives it in the air and straight to Gibbs at cover who snaffles it cleanly. Pakistan, five down and sinking. 175/5
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Gibbs b Harris 15 50 42 2 0 35.71
78.4 That strangling line tightens the noose around Akmal. Tossed up outside the leg stump, full in length, Akmal , who had two fours in the over and was in a positive mood, goes for a sweep shot. Fatal. The ball bounces from the rough, gets the top edge and lobs up to short fine leg. 199/7
View dismissal Naved-ul-Hasan c Prince b Pollock 33 79 41 4 1 80.48
91.2 Slice of death. Short of length, just outside off stump, sliced straight to Prince at deep point. A cracking knock comes to an end but he has done his bit and has stretched Pakistan's lead which stands at 179 now. Each run is an extra inch of rope to noose around South Africa later. It might not be enough but they are trying. SA would be very happy to see the back of Rana, to say the least. 283/9
View dismissal Shahid Nazir b Ntini 40 50 35 4 1 114.28
88.5 Ntini nails Nazir! A fun-filled cameo comes to an end. Speared in full and straight, on the stumps, Nazir goes, yet, again for his special slog across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed. 255/8
View dismissal Danish Kaneria c Gibbs b Harris 23 38 23 3 1 100.00
96.2 Harris brings the innings and the entertainment to close. Tossed up outside leg stump line, Kaneria goes for a sweep shot, top edges it high over square-leg. Gibbs runs from fine leg to take a good running catch. 302/10
Mohammad Asif not out 8 24 15 1 0 53.33
Extras (lb 5, nb 4) 9
  Total (all out; 96.2 overs; 436 mins) 302 (3.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  A Nel 22 6 69 0 3.13 103 13 0
View wicket M Ntini 16 2 78 1 4.87 61 9 1
88.5 to Shahid Nazir, Ntini nails Nazir! A fun-filled cameo comes to an end. Speared in full and straight, on the stumps, Nazir goes, yet, again for his special slog across the line, misses and the furniture is disturbed. 255/8
View wickets SM Pollock 22 7 60 3 2.72 105 6 2 (1nb)
42.2 to Younis Khan, ripper! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump and this one nipped back in. Khan pushes forward to defend but is beaten by the angle, ends up playing down the wrong line and he is caught stone dead. Umpire Bucknor took exactly a minute to make up his mind. Pollock never stopped appealing until he saw the finger go up. 115/3
75.1 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, de Villiers takes a beauty! Inzy falls. Huge wicket! Pakistan slip into deep crisis. Fullish, on the middle stump line, Inzamam, against the run of play, tries to whip it across the line and it flies to the left of de Villiers at short midwicket who dives to take a stunner. That ball was travelling at some speed and he took it inches from the ground. Was quicker than gravity there! 187/6
91.2 to Naved-ul-Hasan, Slice of death. Short of length, just outside off stump, sliced straight to Prince at deep point. A cracking knock comes to an end but he has done his bit and has stretched Pakistan's lead which stands at 179 now. Each run is an extra inch of rope to noose around South Africa later. It might not be enough but they are trying. SA would be very happy to see the back of Rana, to say the least. 283/9
View wickets JH Kallis 16 0 44 2 2.75 69 4 0 (3nb)
14.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, there you go, he strikes straightaway! Kallis does justice to our belief. Short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and drifting in with the arm. Hafeez is drawn forward into the drive and the edge goes straight to Smith at first slip. Hafeez was clearly done in by the line and length. Well bowled Kallis. 41/1
20.4 to Yasir Hameed, Gone! Pakistan trail by 46 and have eight wickets standing. Full and in the channel outside the off stump, holds its line, Hameed goes for a drive, and strangely it appears as if he was trying to whip it across the line, only succeeds in nicking it behind to the wet glove of Boucher. South Africa are right on top under gloomy skies. 58/2
View wickets PL Harris 20.2 6 46 4 2.26 100 5 0
56.6 to Imran Farhat, Harris nails Farhat. Valuabe knock from the youngster comes to an end. Flighted delivery outside off stump, turns in, Farhat lunges forward in defence but is beaten by the spin. The ball hits the pad and then on to the bat and goes low towards de Villiers, at silly point, who takes a smart catch 154/4
66.5 to Faisal Iqbal, That's the end of that! Iqbal throws it away. Bowled from round the stumps, flat and turning away. Iqbal dances down the track and drives it in the air and straight to Gibbs at cover who snaffles it cleanly. Pakistan, five down and sinking. 175/5
78.4 to Kamran Akmal, That strangling line tightens the noose around Akmal. Tossed up outside the leg stump, full in length, Akmal , who had two fours in the over and was in a positive mood, goes for a sweep shot. Fatal. The ball bounces from the rough, gets the top edge and lobs up to short fine leg. 199/7
96.2 to Danish Kaneria, Harris brings the innings and the entertainment to close. Tossed up outside leg stump line, Kaneria goes for a sweep shot, top edges it high over square-leg. Gibbs runs from fine leg to take a good running catch. 302/10
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 199 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 32 87 49 5 0 65.30
17.2 Big wicket! The captain exits. Landed on a length, around middle stump line and turned. The last one had went on straight with the arm, so Smith was unsure about this one and went back and pushed the bat down the wrong line. It turned past his blade and rapped him on the back foot, in front of middle and off stump line. Would have clipped the off stump. Doctrove raises the fatal finger. What a time to get a wicket! just when the curtains are about to come down on the day's play 67/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif 12 20 15 2 0 80.00
4.1 game on! Asif does the trick with a fuller length delivery and a hint of away swing. Excellent line and length and de Villiers is sucked forward into the drive, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Younis Khan. He doesn't drop many. That's the breakthrough they were looking for and Asif has once again produced the goods just when his team needed. 20/1
HM Amla not out 64 226 165 9 0 38.78
View dismissal PL Harris c Faisal Iqbal b Mohammad Asif 7 25 25 0 0 28.00
23.5 Harris departs! Hopefully that will change things. Asif puts it in the slot inviting Harris to drive and he falls for it, good looking drive but the ball went straight to Faisal Iqbal at cover. Easy catch held and South Africa are three down. 80/3
JH Kallis not out 60 133 123 6 0 48.78
Extras (b 8, lb 4, nb 12) 24
  Total (3 wickets; 60.5 overs; 246 mins) 199 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 14 2 56 2 4.00 66 7 0 (9nb)
4.1 to de Villiers, game on! Asif does the trick with a fuller length delivery and a hint of away swing. Excellent line and length and de Villiers is sucked forward into the drive, ball clips the outside edge and goes straight to Younis Khan. He doesn't drop many. That's the breakthrough they were looking for and Asif has once again produced the goods just when his team needed. 20/1
23.5 to Harris, Harris departs! Hopefully that will change things. Asif puts it in the slot inviting Harris to drive and he falls for it, good looking drive but the ball went straight to Faisal Iqbal at cover. Easy catch held and South Africa are three down. 80/3
  Naved-ul-Hasan 7 3 21 0 3.00 34 3 0 (3nb)
  Shahid Nazir 3 1 13 0 4.33 14 3 0
  Danish Kaneria 24.5 5 61 0 2.45 110 6 0
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 12 2 36 1 3.00 48 3 0
17.2 to Smith, Big wicket! The captain exits. Landed on a length, around middle stump line and turned. The last one had went on straight with the arm, so Smith was unsure about this one and went back and pushed the bat down the wrong line. It turned past his blade and rapped him on the back foot, in front of middle and off stump line. Would have clipped the off stump. Doctrove raises the fatal finger. What a time to get a wicket! just when the curtains are about to come down on the day's play 67/2

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - HM Amla (South Africa)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and BR Doctrove (West Indies)
TV umpire - KH Hurter
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - JD Cloete
Close of play
  • Thu, 11 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 242/5 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 35*, Kamran Akmal 18*, 84 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 254/4 (AG Prince 77*, HH Gibbs 58*, 75 ov)
  • Sat, 13 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 103/2 (Imran Farhat 41*, Younis Khan 32*, 33 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 69/2 (HM Amla 17*, PL Harris 1*, 18 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 199/3 (60.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Pakistan 1st innings
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 31/0 in 15.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 14, Imran Farhat 16)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 22.4 overs (139 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 64/2 in 27.0 overs (Yasir Hameed 4, Younis Khan 10)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 37.4 overs (229 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (Yasir Hameed 22, Younis Khan 29, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 115/2 in 42.0 overs (Yasir Hameed 31, Younis Khan 34)
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 78 balls (8 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 53.5 overs (327 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 184 balls (Yasir Hameed 44, Younis Khan 54, Ex 2)
    • Yasir Hameed: 50 off 102 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 160/2 in 56.0 overs (Yasir Hameed 53, Younis Khan 55)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 66.5 overs (405 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 201/4 in 69.0 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 12, Faisal Iqbal 1)
    • Bad Light: Pakistan - 242/5 in 84.0 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 35, Kamran Akmal 18)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 242/5 in 84.0 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 35, Kamran Akmal 18)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 85.2 overs (517 balls), Extras 12
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (Inzamam-ul-Haq 27, Kamran Akmal 22, Ex 2)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 94.6 overs (575 balls), Extras 17
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 32/2 in 9.0 overs (HM Amla 13, JH Kallis 9)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (91 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 90/3 in 22.0 overs (HM Amla 40, AG Prince 16)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 24.5 overs (161 balls), Extras 12
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (HM Amla 25, AG Prince 24, Ex 1)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 89 balls (8 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 130/3 in 40.0 overs (HM Amla 62, AG Prince 30)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 48.4 overs (308 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: South Africa - 172/4 in 55.0 overs (AG Prince 45, HH Gibbs 13)
    • AG Prince: 50 off 98 balls (7 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (AG Prince 21, HH Gibbs 26, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 58.4 overs (370 balls), Extras 22
    • HH Gibbs: 50 off 89 balls (10 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 153 balls (AG Prince 42, HH Gibbs 50, Ex 8)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (463 balls), Extras 26
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 254/4 in 75.0 overs (AG Prince 77, HH Gibbs 58)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 277/4 after 80.1 overs (AG Prince 87, HH Gibbs 66)
    • AG Prince: 100 off 178 balls (13 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 249 balls (AG Prince 69, HH Gibbs 66, Ex 15)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 85.5 overs (535 balls), Extras 33
    • Drinks: South Africa - 308/4 in 88.0 overs (AG Prince 114, HH Gibbs 68)
    • 5th Wicket: 200 runs in 309 balls (AG Prince 100, HH Gibbs 83, Ex 18)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 95.2 overs (596 balls), Extras 37
    • Lunch: South Africa - 356/5 in 98.2 overs (HH Gibbs 88)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 111.6 overs (697 balls), Extras 38
    • Drinks: South Africa - 408/9 in 113.0 overs (SM Pollock 30, M Ntini 5)
    • Pakistan 2nd innings
    • Tea: Pakistan - 12/0 in 5.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 9, Imran Farhat 3)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 49/1 in 19.0 overs (Imran Farhat 29, Yasir Hameed 1)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (119 balls), Extras 4
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (190 balls), Extras 6
    • Bad Light: Pakistan - 103/2 in 33.0 overs (Imran Farhat 41, Younis Khan 32)
    • End Of Day: Pakistan - 103/2 in 33.0 overs (Imran Farhat 41, Younis Khan 32)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Imran Farhat 16, Younis Khan 32, Ex 2)
    • Imran Farhat: 50 off 124 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 126/3 in 47.0 overs (Imran Farhat 51, Inzamam-ul-Haq 7)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 55.2 overs (335 balls), Extras 8
    • Lunch: Pakistan - 160/4 in 59.0 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 22, Faisal Iqbal 0)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 187/5 in 75.0 overs (Inzamam-ul-Haq 35, Kamran Akmal 4)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 78.6 overs (478 balls), Extras 9
    • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 210/7 after 81.2 overs (Naved-ul-Hasan 5, Shahid Nazir 7)
    • Tea: Pakistan - 243/7 in 87.0 overs (Naved-ul-Hasan 14, Shahid Nazir 31)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 88.2 overs (534 balls), Extras 9
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 58 balls (Naved-ul-Hasan 16, Shahid Nazir 38, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 95.6 overs (580 balls), Extras 9
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 45/1 in 9.0 overs (GC Smith 18, HM Amla 9)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 7
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 69/2 in 18.0 overs (HM Amla 17, PL Harris 1)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.1 overs (190 balls), Extras 13
    • Lunch: South Africa - 122/3 in 38.0 overs (HM Amla 35, JH Kallis 22)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (HM Amla 18, JH Kallis 28, Ex 7)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 45.6 overs (288 balls), Extras 16
    • HM Amla: 50 off 137 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 168/3 in 51.0 overs (HM Amla 57, JH Kallis 44)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 191 balls (HM Amla 37, JH Kallis 49, Ex 16)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 102 balls (6 x 4)
 
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